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Certain steps should be taken when discharging a patient for failure or inability to meet financial obligations

Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice

Letter should be sent informing patient of their discharge, providing at least 30 days' notice
Patient portals have not taken off as expected

Patient Portals Don’t Appear to Have Much Traction

Patients not accessing them, physicians not using full range of features
Recognizing the barriers to care for minority patients with type 2 diabetes could reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes nationwide

Two Strategies for Preventing Diabetes in Minority Patients

Physicians can stress the factors in a patient's control and change messaging about the condition
After the expanded coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act were implemented in 2014

ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance

Reduction in uninsurance rate among this group larger than that of not-employed adults
Smoking cessation accompanied by weight gain is linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking May Up T2DM Risk

But temporary increase in type 2 diabetes risk does not attenuate benefits on total, CVD mortality
Physicians boarded in both medicine and psychiatry can offer a way to address some of the challenges associated with caring for medical patients with psychiatric comorbidities

Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases

Dually trained med/psych physicians can effectively care for hospital patients with psychiatric issues
There are six broad factors that can affect inclusion within health care organizations

6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID’d

Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion
Bariatric surgery is tied to lower overall incidence of microvascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk

Findings based on large study of patients with type 2 diabetes
An eight-week low-energy diet induces different effects in men and women

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

Men had larger reductions in metabolic syndrome Z-score, C-peptide, fat mass, heart rate
Consolidating electronic health records and practice management software allows practices to save time and money

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

Consolidating software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, protect privacy