October 2001 Observer Contents
The changing face of therapy for HIV
How soon should asymptomatic HIV patients start antiretroviral therapy?
Fed up, some doctors turn to 'boutique medicine'
Despite ethical and legal concerns, physicians say they love the new model.
Overcoming delays and other barriers to immunizations
Tips for using reminder systems, standing orders and other techniques to boost your immunization rates.
Billing for a same-day service and minor procedure
How to code for an E/M service and minor procedure provided on the same day.
To succeed in medicine, try learning 'the rules'
Workplace etiquette and politics, as well as financial savvy, can be just as important as clinical skills.
Analyzing job opportunities: a checklist
How to determine if an available job is the right one for you.
The link between trust and physician satisfaction
By improving our skills in eliciting trust, we address a major quality concern and emerge more satisfied professionally.
Nominations for Foundation board due Dec. 3.
Washington's new agenda as the nation braces for war
After the terrorist attacks on America, expect health care legislation to take a back seat to other national priorities.
Regulatory relief must also focus on Medicare contractors.
Proposal to broaden access should be expanded.
CMS should not change reimbursement for post-critical care.
Obituaries: Harry F. Dowling, MACP and Howard L. Horns, FACP
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