January-February Observer Contents
Special focus: depression
New feature takes a look at this insidious disease.
Pay-for performance takes off in California
First bonus checks are slim, but physicians plan to stay the course to improve quality.
Texas tort reform: One year later, some physicians say they're reaping big benefits
However, not all liability carriers here have dropped premium rates.
Overcoming resistance to disease management
Key factors that drive acceptance are collaboration, competition and positive results.
Managing disease: a healthy—and growing—trend?
Annual Session: showcasing internists' artistic talents
The College is soliciting exhibit entries from physicians who are about a lot more than practicing medicine.
How to fill for the new "Welcome to Medicare" exam
Billing tips and covered benefits for the new Medicare initial preventive physical exam.
A New Year's resolution: Tackle the problem of obesity
For many of us, the holidays mean overeating and an intemperate use of alcohol.
The brave new world of pay-for-performance programs
Are physicians ready for pay-for-performance?
ACP's MLE wins first place-place award.
ACP Ethics Committee member receives national ethics award.
College expands online recertification resources.
ACP: MedPAC should champion payment changes.
College-backed sickle-cell bill becomes law.
Chapters present Laureate Awards, others
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.
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