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January Observer Contents

Features

Medicare cuts forcing some hard choices
Cash-strapped practices are dropping Medicare patients and leaving the program.
Jan '03

As the country gears up for smallpox vaccinations, physicians find themselves on the front lines
Prophylactic immunizations may protect you, but are they necessary—or safe?
Jan '03

Clinical Medicine

Three developments that could change how you treat osteoporosis
New screening guidelines, fears about HRT and a breakthrough medication bring changes to skeletal care.
Jan '03

For Residents

Bearing bad tidings? Try these communication tips
Communicating bad news with frankness and empathy can help improve your bond with patients.
Jan '03

 

Your Practice

Medicare updates billing rules for teaching physicians
In a clear win for internists, attendings do not need to repeat documentation already provided by residents.
Jan '03

New tools to help you prepare your practice for HIPAA
To file claims electronically, you need to make sure your office software complies with the law.
Jan '03

College Watch

President's column
How health care for the elderly has gone awry in Alaska
Elderly patients in Alaska are having difficulty finding a physician, and the situation will likely become worse.
Jan '03

College, ABIM are working together on recertification
The organizations' leaders describe how a new agreement will help them cooperate.
Jan '03

College Brief

College chapters present 18 Laureate Awards.
Jan '03

Washington Perspective

What can internists expect from the 108th Congress?
Republicans now control both houses, but can they overcome gridlock that prevented progress last year?
Jan '03

Policy Brief

ACP-ASIM urges the Blues to cover screening colonoscopy.
Jan '03

Quiz

The MKSAP Challenge: influenza
Jan '03

Member News

Deaths
January

CME

January

Chapter Meetings

January

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