July-August Observer Contents
|Too close for comfort? How some physicians are re-examining their dealings with drug detailers
In the midst of greater attention on doctors' relationship with the drug industry, individual physicians' responses have been mixed.
How to make teaching in the office more time efficient
Developing a teaching culture that doesn't interfere with the practice's business goals.
A look at how three groups have kept their patients' hypertension in check
Improving blood pressure control through nurse-led clinics, local guidelines and healthy lifestyle campaigns.
Members discuss changing the College's name, recent Match results, diuretics and e-consults.
Caring for seniors: making the most of 20-minute visits
Innovative ways to save time while improving patient care for the elderly.
Geriatric assessment tools
A collection of forms to help you assess elderly patients for common geriatric conditions.
Trouble with health plans? Report problems online
A new complaint form will help organized medicine track problems with insurers.
HIPAA requires more than a new format for claims
If you don't start collecting and reporting certain information by Oct. 16, payers might reject your claims.
ACP calls for flexibility in upcoming HIPAA deadline
The College asks for a transition period for implementing the HIPAA transactions and code sets rule.
Tips to prepare for a rotation in outpatient medicine
Outpatient problems may seem mundane, but they can teach you new skills and a different approach.
To best serve our patients, we must embrace advocacy
Congress needs to see and hear from physicians if we want change in the national political agenda on health care.
One internist takes her advocacy efforts on the road
Key Contact of the Year Dawn Clancy, FACP, has a passion for improving access.
College chapters present 12 Laureate Awards.
Database helps connect young doctors with mentors.
Preparing for recertification? The College can help.
ACP Observer wins three editorial awards.
How ACP is working to reduce administrative hassles
The College's goal is to reduce the insurance hassles that unnecessarily limit internists' ability to provide patient care.
Medicare reforms must address medical liability, physician pay
ACP calls on legislators to deal with key issues to improve Medicare.
New House bill based on ACP proposals to expand access to care.
Tighter budget for Medicare carriers could hamper physician pay.
Medicare to put coding information on Web for free.
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