November Observer Contents
CMS tests ways to help sickest patients
Home visits and innovative technology are helping improve care—at less cost.
Smokers take heart when doctors believe they can quit
Survey finds physicians devote little time to counseling and rarely give smokers the cessation tools they need.
New Feature - Practice Tips
Low-budget tools to market your practice
"PMC Tips" is a new regular feature on small-practice management from ACP's Practice Management Center.
More doctors tell patients, 'We'll see you today'
Physicians who offer open access report happier patients and healthier revenues.
New federal rules may spur switch to electronic systems
Anxious to link inpatient and outpatient data, some hospitals seize chance to help fund EHR conversion.
Checking in with residents on the discharge summary.
Billing tips to ease the aches and pains of flu season
Plus, how to tell which Medicare patients are covered for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening.
Waiting for Congress to act: Is it déjà vu all over again?
Advocacy tops busy agenda of a College president.
College names nominees for ACP officers and regents.
Regents name new Chair-elect.
Candidates for the Chair-elect of the Board of Governors.
How the election of College leaders works.
Chronic Heart Failure
Current recommendations about care.
Readers express views on pay-for-performance, Web-based health records and universal health care.
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