March Observer Contents
Presidential election focuses attention on American medicine
The candidates in this year's race for president are turning a sharp eye on the growing population of uninsured Americans and on problems in American medicine.
SSRIs: Too much—or too little—of a good thing?
Experts say a "one-dose-fits-all" approach does not work with antidepressants.
Physicians try to rein in runaway overhead
Innovations to cut overhead include scheduling software and fielding patients' phone calls at home.
New Medicare reform boosts pay for rural physicians
Recently enacted Medicare reform legislation increases payments for physicians in rural and other underserved areas.
Need practice management help? Try new ACP newsgroup
A new online discussion forum gives internists in small groups a place to share their solutions to everyday problems.
Giving Uncle Sam his due should be less taxing this year
The IRS now allows residents to deduct textbooks, job expenses and more interest from student loans.
Readers discuss revitalization, performance measures, reimbursement.
Want to fine-tune your practice? Visit Annual Session
This year's meeting will feature new clinical skills workshops and more opportunities for hands-on learning.
How ACP is reaching out to all of internal medicine
ACP has pledged itself to be the recognized leader in education, advocacy and career satisfaction for all of internal medicine.
Regents vote on PAC, streamlined Fellowship pathway, more
ACP leaders take action to simplify membership applications and consolidate clinical information online.
College announces service awardees and new Masters
The College will present 16 service awards and honor 41 new Masters at Convocation Ceremony in New Orleans.
College elects new officers.
New ACP catalog now available.
ACP and ABIM launch pilot CME project for Practice Improvement Modules.
New ACP Medicine reference text released.
Need help recertifying?
What's new in PIER.
Can we achieve reform in a presidential election year?
How ACP can move its agenda forward in a highly partisan election year.
College seeks clarification of CMS' quality improvement program.
ACP: Mental health benefits need parity with other health insurance.
College supports bill to reduce taxes on student loans.
The MKSAP Challenge
A 36-year old man with a long history of heavy alcohol use presents within 24 hours of his last drink.
Internist Archives Quick Links
MKSAP 16® Holiday Special: Save 10%
Use MKSAP 16 to earn MOC points, prepare for ABIM exams and assess your clinical knowledge. For a limited time save 10% when you use priority code MKPROMO! Order now.
Maintenance of Certification:
What if I Still Don't Know Where to Start?
Because the rules are complex and may apply differently depending on when you last certified, ACP has developed a MOC Navigator. This FREE tool can help you understand the impact of MOC, review requirements, guide you in selecting ways to meet the requirements, show you how to enroll, and more. Start navigating now.