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September 2001 Observer Contents

Features

IPAs down-but not out-with doctors
Despite a rash of recent IPA failures, physicians may have few other options
Sep. '01

A coming shortage of foreign-trained doctors?
Residencies have enough IMGs, but some see trouble ahead
Sep. '01

Practices feel pain of industry-wide nursing shortage
Hiring and retaining nurses is becoming harder than ever
Sep. '01

Commentary

When family history is a patient's chief complaint
Insurers need to take genetic predisposition to disease more seriously
Sep. '01

September letters
Members sound off about quality incentives, professionalism and generalist-specialist relationships

Your Practice

Is your waived lab compliant? Try these four tips
To avoid problems, know the limits of a waiver certificate and document well
Sep. '01

How to bill Medicare for a pre-operative assessment
Many preoperative assessments can be billed as consultations
Sep. '01

For Residents

How to find a job after training that you really want
Tips for finding job leads and evaluating opportunities
Sep. '01

College Watch

President's column
How we can better care for an aging population
While time is our key diagnostic and therapeutic tool, it is sadly in short supply
Sep. '01

Regents discuss recertification, position papers
In addition to recertification, the Regents looked at relations with industry, workforce issues and professionalism
Sep. '01

It's time to get out the vote for chapter elections
Nineteen chapters will hold elections for Governor in October
Sep. '01

College members elected to AMA office
Sep. '01

College Briefs

Check your mail for new membership dues notice.
Sep. '01

Two new books explore obesity, end-of-life care.
Sep. '01

Board review, recertification review audio and videotapes available.
Sep. '01

Young Physicians Subcommittee needs input on women in medicine.
Sep. '01

Adult Immunization Initiative plans fall campaign.
Sep. '01

Policy Briefs

ACP-ASIM works to support meaningful patient bill of rights
Sep. '01

Medicare may be forced to release information without doctors' permission
Sep. '01

College: Medicare drug benefit must meet certain conditions
Sep. '01

College says E/M guidelines still flawed, too complex
Sep. '01

College continues to support Medicare reform legislation
Sep. '01

PMC releases publications on Medicare compliance, new rules
Sep. '01

Member News

Candidates elected to Fellowship in July 2001
Numerous members were approved to become College Fellows
Sep. '01

Deaths
September

Obituaries
September

CME

September

Chapter Meetings

September

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