September 2001 Observer Contents
IPAs down-but not out-with doctors
Despite a rash of recent IPA failures, physicians may have few other options
A coming shortage of foreign-trained doctors?
Residencies have enough IMGs, but some see trouble ahead
Practices feel pain of industry-wide nursing shortage
Hiring and retaining nurses is becoming harder than ever
When family history is a patient's chief complaint
Insurers need to take genetic predisposition to disease more seriously
Members sound off about quality incentives, professionalism and generalist-specialist relationships
Is your waived lab compliant? Try these four tips
To avoid problems, know the limits of a waiver certificate and document well
How to bill Medicare for a pre-operative assessment
Many preoperative assessments can be billed as consultations
How to find a job after training that you really want
Tips for finding job leads and evaluating opportunities
How we can better care for an aging population
While time is our key diagnostic and therapeutic tool, it is sadly in short supply
Regents discuss recertification, position papers
In addition to recertification, the Regents looked at relations with industry, workforce issues and professionalism
It's time to get out the vote for chapter elections
Nineteen chapters will hold elections for Governor in October
College members elected to AMA office
Check your mail for new membership dues notice.
Two new books explore obesity, end-of-life care.
Board review, recertification review audio and videotapes available.
Young Physicians Subcommittee needs input on women in medicine.
Adult Immunization Initiative plans fall campaign.
ACP-ASIM works to support meaningful patient bill of rights
Medicare may be forced to release information without doctors' permission
College: Medicare drug benefit must meet certain conditions
College says E/M guidelines still flawed, too complex
College continues to support Medicare reform legislation
PMC releases publications on Medicare compliance, new rules
Candidates elected to Fellowship in July 2001
Numerous members were approved to become College Fellows
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