Megha Garg

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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease I. General description. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in North America and Europe. In the United States, Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, transmitted mostly by Ixodes scapularis (deer ticks) in the eastern and northern mid-western states and by Ixodes pacificus ticks in the western states. In…

Consultations / Co-Management

I. Problem / Challenge. Consultation is an essential part of providing healthcare to complex patients with multiple comorbidities and to patients whose treatment involves a team of subspecialists. Defining the relationship (that is, consultation versus co-management) between different physicians is important for coding, billing, and coordinated delivery of healthcare to inpatients. Traditional medical consultation is…

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