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January-February Observer Contents

Special focus

Special focus: depression
New feature takes a look at this insidious disease.
Jan.-Feb. '05


Pay-for performance takes off in California
First bonus checks are slim, but physicians plan to stay the course to improve quality.
Jan.-Feb. '05

Texas tort reform: One year later, some physicians say they're reaping big benefits
However, not all liability carriers here have dropped premium rates.
Jan.-Feb. '05

Overcoming resistance to disease management
Key factors that drive acceptance are collaboration, competition and positive results.
Jan.-Feb. '05

Web only:
Managing disease: a healthy—and growing—trend?
Jan.-Feb. '05

Annual Session: showcasing internists' artistic talents
The College is soliciting exhibit entries from physicians who are about a lot more than practicing medicine.
Jan.-Feb. '05

Your Practice

How to fill for the new "Welcome to Medicare" exam
Billing tips and covered benefits for the new Medicare initial preventive physical exam.
Jan.-Feb. '05

College Watch

President's Column
A New Year's resolution: Tackle the problem of obesity
For many of us, the holidays mean overeating and an intemperate use of alcohol.
Jan.-Feb. '05

Washington Perspective

The brave new world of pay-for-performance programs
Are physicians ready for pay-for-performance?
Jan.-Feb. '05

College Briefs

ACP's MLE wins first place-place award.
Jan.-Feb. '05

ACP Ethics Committee member receives national ethics award.
Jan.-Feb. '05

College expands online recertification resources.
Jan.-Feb. '05

Policy Briefs

ACP: MedPAC should champion payment changes.
Jan.-Feb. '05

College-backed sickle-cell bill becomes law.
Jan.-Feb. '05

Member News

Chapters present Laureate Awards, others
Jan.-Feb. '05


The MKSAP Challenge
A young pregnant woman has a two-hour episode involving sudden onset of severe anterior chest pain that radiates to her neck.
Jan.-Feb. '05



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