Cover Story

Advances in Lower Extremity Repair

While living longer has its advantages, lower extremity joints often can’t withstand the stress we place on them. Our orthopaedic surgeons discuss the latest in complex ankle repair, plus robot-assisted total hip and cementless knee arthroplasty.

Enhancing Diagnostic Accuracy

An explosion in the types and complexity of diagnostic tests makes it challenging for physicians to order and interpret with confidence. Here’s a guide for ensuring more accurate diagnoses without running into reimbursement issues.

PCMHs and ACOs: Are They Working?

How effective are Patient Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations? Maryland experts describe how both models are improving care and why the new Maryland Medicare waiver may provide an impetus to both.

Avoiding Billing Pitfalls in the Age of the ACA

In the second decade of the 21st century, many healthcare providers are struggling to decide whether or not to accept patients who have Medicaid. A key issue is the provider’s ability to ensure compliance with its myriad reimbursement regulations.

KISS-IT: Keeping It Simple with Information Technology

KISS IT and optimize the operation of your medical practice by bridging the gap between delivering superior healthcare services and utilizing technology to support your patient care and engagement initiatives.

Current Departments

Good Deeds

Rappel for Kidney Health

On June 7, 2014, approximately 100 people made their way up to the rooftop of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, suited up, and stepped to the edge of the 32-story building. Demonstrating not only their adventurous sides but most importantly their commitment to supporting program development and research efforts for kidney disease patients, each participant of “Rappel for Kidney Health” [...]

Cases

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Fast Relief for Intractable Pain

A 54-year-old male presents with a four-year history of severe back pain, sciatica and difficulty walking. He has spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis at L4-L5. The patient has loss of sensation and weakness. He is no longer able to work out or even enjoy recreational activities with his wife due to intense pain and the need for opiates. [...]

Heritage

Dr. Beans: The Forgotten Man in the Star-Spangled Banner Story

The Medical & Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland (MedChi) was founded in 1799, just years after the birth of our country. Many of MedChi’s early members fought in the American Revolution, and were prepared to fight again in the War of 1812 – and in the Battles of North Point and Baltimore, which took place in September of 1814. [...]