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March 2014 Bulletin Available

Articles

March 2014 Bulletin

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Materia Medica ……………….. 110
Riociguat (Adempas®): novel treatment option in WHO Group 1 and 4 pulmonary hypertension
Lauren Finoli, PharmD
Legal Report …………………… 114
Practical considerations to protect against being ‘out of network’
Michael A. Cassidy, Esq.

Special Report ……………….. 119
Rebuilding our broken mental health system
Rep. Tim Murphy, PhD

Special Report ……………….. 120
Project Prom aims to help students
Margi Shrum

Special Report ……………….. 121
Study: 59 percent of Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime
Beth Piraino, MD

Special Report ……………….. 122
ICD-10 action steps for payers

Special Report ……………….. 123
How should Congress pay for repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate?
Harold D. Miller

Perspectives

President’s Message ………… 90
The evolution of the EMR is up to us
Kevin O. Garrett, MD, FACS

Editorial …………………………… 92
What do you do when everything goes wrong?
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial …………………………… 94
Curbing overutilization of health care resources
Michael Best, MD

Perspective ……………………… 96

The controversy on screening mammography continues
Marcela Böhm-Vélez, MD, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM

Perspective ……………………… 99
Barriers to bariatric surgery: An effective, yet underutilized treatment for obesity
Carol McCloskey, MD, FACS

Perspective ……………………. 101
Health care solutions are age-old American solutions
Patrick McMahon, MD

Departments

Letter to the Editor …………. 104

Society News …………………. 104
• Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
• Practice Managers
• Board of Directors
• Editorial Board
• PMSLIC Risk Management event
• NIDA releases addiction resources
• PAMED assistance for physicians

Activities & Accolades ……. 106

ACMS Alliance News ……… 107

In Memoriam ………………….. 108
• Richard E. Hershey, MD
• Betty Peirsol Hoffman, MD
• David H. Rhodes Jr., MD

Continuing Education …….. 109

Reportable Diseases ………. 117

Classifieds …………………….. 126

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