A reader responds to the Coding Corner on malnutrition, published in our January issue. ... The severity and type of malnutrition are therefore both critical pieces of clinical information and should not be dismissed to a single non-MCC or non-CC code.
I am accustomed to the snide use of LMD (“local MD”) in university hospital history and physicals by ivory-tower residents who think no one but them knows anything about practicing ... Our initiative to encourage primary care physicians to contribute
They are not only costly to the health care system but can hurt other patients. ... They used to publish letters to the editor, even in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal