ICD-10 advice; Dangers of labeling patients;

> There's much to do before October 1, 2013, but ICD-10-CM implementation can be a smooth transition if you take a systematic approach. Article  

> Physicians who poke fun at patients behind their backs travel a slippery slope between harmless stress relief and potentially affecting care, according to a recent piece in the New York Times. Article

> The war of the generations rages on, as both sides continue to think the other's priorities are off. Sharon Phelan, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center School of Medicine, writes about being an "older physician" in a commentary just published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Post

> Since gaining access to a powerful electronic database to combat prescription drug fraud in June, New York doctors have made more 7,000 requests for information. And within just a couple of days, one private practice physician says he used the database as grounds to turn away a number of doctor shopping patients. Article

> Maybe there's a reason meaningful use seems to favor primary care, according to FierceEMR editor Neil Versel. Hint: It may have to do with the current primary care crisis in the United States. Commentary

> A little-noticed provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aims to expand and test the use of decision aids and shared decision-making between patients and their physicians, which experts say will lead to increased patient satisfaction, more efficient use of clinicians' time, and even reduced use of some treatments, particularly elective surgery, writes FierceHealthPayer guest columnist Harris Meyer. Commentary

And finally... Robber gets nabbed nitpicking his press coverage. Article