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December Observer Contents

Features

What can internal medicine do to attract more students to careers in primary care?
Concerns about income and lifestyle are driving some students away from the specialty.
Dec '02

Clinical Medicine

Some surprising uses for ACE inhibitors
Besides preventing heart attacks, the drugs can delay kidney problems and diabetes.
Dec '02


CDC hopes new immunization charts will give vaccines for adults a boost
For the first time, the CDC has compiled all of its recommendations on adult vaccines into easy-to-use charts.
Dec '02

Your Practice

Medicare issues new rules to bill for shared services
How to bill for E/M services provided jointly with a nonphysician provider.
Dec '02

Changing your Medicare status? Here are some issues to consider
Each category of Medicare participation has benefits and drawbacks.
Dec '02

For Residents

Saddled with debt? Consider consolidating your loans
Today's historically low interest rates give some residents an opportunity to make their money go even farther.
Dec '02

Why forbearance is your last resort for relief
Forbearance provides a break from making payments, but not from accruing interest.
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College Watch

Regents approve name change, new Annals content
Regents OK 'ACP,' adding patient safety articles to Annals, more.
Dec '02

College, ABIM reach new agreement on recertification
In the future, internists will be able to get credit for answering MKSAP questions and take the exam online.
Dec '02

College Briefs

Call for spring 2003 Board of Governors resolutions.
Dec '02

College resources offer help with HIPAA.
Dec '02

Washington Perspective

Will Congress redeem its legacy of inexcusable inaction?
Congress' failure to reverse Medicare pay cuts was not a result of physicians' lack of effort to pressure legislators to act.
Dec '02

Policy Briefs

College continues fight to restore Medicare cuts.
Dec '02

CMS needs to improve communication between doctors, Medicare carriers.
Dec '02

College supports protections, care for refugees.
Dec '02

Member News

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