In light of Angelina Jolie's recent announcement, breast cancer surgery is back in the news. But her case raises larger issues: Notably, whether insurance will cover the considerable costs of BRCA testing and, if necessary, preventative surgery.
Major changes were enacted to the Psychiatry codes in the American Medical Association's 2013 manual on Current Procedural Terminology. Here is a brief overview of the critical updates.
Social media, email, and other communication technologies have created great opportunities for physicians to communicate with patients. But being social must be balanced with medical professionalism. MPR investigates.
A growing evidence base supports the use of telepsychiatry, which has demonstrated to quickly becoming a cost-effective way to treat underserved patients. Yet many issues, like treating across state lines, remain unresolved.