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The RCM Rundown for Rheumatologists: A Webinar on Process Success Got questions about revenue cycle management (RCM) and related reports? United Rheumatology is here to help.Georgia Bonney, practice manager at Virginia Rheumatology Clinic…

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International study identifies more than 200 long COVID symptoms

Four papers offer new insight into long COVID symptoms, duration, onset and prevalence, with one paper documenting more than 200 symptoms of long COVID.The findings were published shortly before President Joe Biden announced…

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Congress of Clinical Rheumatology adapts again, going hybrid for first 2021 meeting

Like so many rheumatology meetings over the last year and a half, the 2021 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology – East has adapted to suit the rolling waves of the pandemic.The Congress will be…

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CARRA, PReS issue guidance for corticosteroid dosing in childhood-onset lupus nephritis

Patients with childhood-onset lupus nephritis should receive up to three infusions of methylprednisolone at 30 mg/kg per dose upon diagnosis, with a maximum 60 mg of daily oral corticosteroids in the first 4…

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FDA revises emergency use authorization of baricitinib for COVID-19

The FDA has authorized emergency use of baricitinib alone for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients aged 2 years and older who are hospitalized with COVID-19.The authorization applies to infected patients who…

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Rheumatoid arthritis-ILD associated with excess mortality

Rheumatoid arthritis-related interstitial lung disease was associated with significantly higher rates of excess mortality compared with the general population, according to new research published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine.“Rheumatoid arthritis-ILD is associated with decreased…

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Sleep and Rheumatoid Arthritis Create a Vicious Cycle. Here’s How I Broke It and Finally Got Some Rest

“While my rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was responsible for a lot of my sleep problems, at the same time, getting poor sleep was also making my arthritis worse,” says Eileen Davidson, who has RA…

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12 Ways to Make Road Trips and Car Rides Easier When You Have Arthritis

From adding a little extra cushion to researching your rental car, here are 12 doctor- and patient-approved tips that make road trips easier when you have arthritis. The post 12 Ways to Make…

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What Immunocompromised People Need to Know About the CDC’s Updated COVID-19 Masking and Testing Guidance

The CDC now says that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in public, indoor settings and get tested for COVID-19 if they’ve been exposed to the virus, regardless of whether they show symptoms….

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What’s the Difference Between Arthritis and Bursitis? Here’s How These Conditions Are Related

Arthritis and bursitis both cause painful inflammation, but the two conditions affect different parts of the body. Learn the difference between arthritis, which involves joint inflammation, and bursitis, which involves bursa inflammation. The…

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Study: Autoimmune Disease Patients Have a Slightly Lower Antibody Response to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Here’s what to know about the latest COVID vaccine research if you have an underlying condition that makes you immunocompromised. The post Study: Autoimmune Disease Patients Have a Slightly Lower Antibody Response to…

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Rep. DelBene: How Congress can help deliver right incentives to providers for value-based care

Rep. DelBene: How Congress can help deliver right incentives to providers for value-based carerkingFri, 07/30/2021 – 13:20

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Even providers with robust cybersecurity programs are struggling to secure their supply chain systems

Even providers with robust cybersecurity programs are struggling to secure their supply chain systemsdmuoioFri, 07/30/2021 – 12:59

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In record-setting quarter, these 5 telehealth startups raked in $1.6B in funding

In record-setting quarter, these 5 telehealth startups raked in $1.6B in fundinghlandiThu, 07/29/2021 – 16:19

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Insurers push back on CMS' proposals to extend ACA open enrollment, bring back standardized plans

Insurers push back on CMS’ proposals to extend ACA open enrollment, bring back standardized plansrkingThu, 07/29/2021 – 15:24

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Study: Medicare access narrows racial gaps in coverage, healthcare costs

Study: Medicare access narrows racial gaps in coverage, healthcare costspminemyerThu, 07/29/2021 – 13:39

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Unproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics

JAMA features a report on the controversy of stem cell treatments for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Stem cell clinics are popular and proliferating as they are largely a cash business and fall outside of…

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Treat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs

Implementing a treat-to-target approach for the care of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) did not result in an increase in adverse events or resource use, a post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial showed. In an…

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An Association between GCA and IBD ?

A population based analysis from Israel suggests that giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients may be at increased risk for  inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) mainly target. This research was based on sporadic reports in…

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FDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized

In response to the growing opioid crisis, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), designed to reduce the risk of abuse, misuse,…

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Breast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?

The Annals of Surgery reports on an anlaysis of FDA-mandated postmarket studies, including nearly 100,000 breast implant pprocedures, that showed silicone implants to be associated with higher rates of  Sjögren’s syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid…

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