The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected every field of medicine, including allergy and immunology. On June 25, 2020, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) hosted a practice management workshop to discuss employment challenges and opportunities arising from the current health crisis. Read More ›

Ensuring the Safety of Patients and Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Medical practices entered a strange new world of patient safety requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, and life will never again be the same. Regardless of size or specialty, all medical practices face significant challenges to protect their patients, community, and staff by reducing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, while simultaneously maintaining their financial viability. Read More ›

Respiratory practices have faced unique challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Respiratory Practice Management recently interviewed Elizabeth Johnson, LPN, CPC, PACS, Lead Biologics Coordinator, Allergy Partners, Asheville, NC, to discuss these challenges and how practices can respond accordingly to maintain financial stability amid these uncertain times. Read More ›

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated and expanded its guidance on COVID-19 risk related to underlying medical conditions, adding underlying moderate-to-severe asthma to the list of conditions that may increase an individual’s risk for becoming severely ill from the virus.1 Read More ›

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, conducted a small, prognostic study to compare the diagnostic equivalence of patient-collected lower nasal swabs with that of the standard method of testing involving healthcare worker-collected oropharyngeal swabs. The results of this study, which were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that samples collected by patents who swabbed their own nasal passages yielded results for the COVID-19 virus that were as accurate as samples collected by the healthcare workers. Read More ›