April Observer Contents
Kaiser: California's big kid on the block
Bay Area physicians applaud the HMO's technology, lifestyle and team approach.
Will bylaws' clash change physicians' admitting privileges?
The current debate may radically affect the relationship between primary care physicians and hospitals.
MKSAP option part of enhanced recertification program
New modules will give immediate feedback about whether the answer is right or wrong.
ACP Services PAC: A growing force for internal medicine
This political action committee was formed to support internists' advocacy agenda.
New ACP guidelines target obesity management
Physicians should make referrals, study the drugs, and for some, consider surgery.
Prescribing DME? Tips to help keep your patients safe
Experts urge physicians to take a team approach to find out what equipment patients may need at home.
Medicare coverage changes that will affect internists
The CMS will now reimburse you for ordering some important screening tests and administering vaccines.
Think about exit strategies before signing that contract
Specific language should focus on noncompete clauses and your ability to tell patients that you are leaving.
Prevention, diagnosis and treatment overview.
ACP membership: United to meet today's challenges
The issue of unity has been a key factor in the growth of internal medicine, going back more than 100 years.
Free clinic's founder helps care for working uninsured
Created as a temporary measure, the facility keeps attracting more patients who cannot afford health care.
ACP announces new Masters and service awardees.
Candidates elected to ACP Fellowship in January 2005.
Nine College chapters present awards.
ACP Regent and Office nominations due Aug. 1.
College will offer online dues payment.
What's new in PIER.
ACP Expert Guides series features new rheumatology book.
New patient education brochures on heart failure and AIDS.
Here again: another round of looming Medicare cuts?
The flawed SGR may once again lead to cuts in physician payments.
ACP holds Hill briefing on physician payment system.
ACP issues recommendations on retiree drug benefits.
College, others, ask for increased QIO funding.
The MKSAP Challenge
A 63-year-old woman with a 30-year history of rheumatoid arthritis is evaluated prior to an elective hip arthroplasty.
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