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Current Issue - November/December 2014


Featured Articles

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Lupus

Lupus presentation may be an ‘imitator’

Lupus presentation may be an ‘imitator’

By Terri D’Arrigo

Lupus can involve multiple organ systems and shares the same, sometimes nonspecific presentation as other conditions. But a diligent internist—an “excellent generalist” in the words of one expert—can pick up on the correct diagnosis.

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New technology

Virtual visits pose real issues for physicians

By Charlotte Huff

There could be 1 million virtual health consultations done by phone or video by the end of 2014, with growth expected in 2015. Observers are weighing the benefits of access against the potential lack of an ongoing doctor-patient relationship.

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Perspectives

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President's Message

ACP's international presence reflects familiar domestic needs

By David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP

Internists globally share many of the same problems and concerns as those in the U.S., so ACP plays an immensely important role in influencing the growth, practice, and sustainability of internal medicine in many other countries.

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Washington Perspective

Putting patients before paperwork, and playing Whack-a-Mole

By Robert B. Doherty

ACP has decided to once again take on the problem of excessive paperwork and other administrative burdens, including those imposed by the advent of electronic health records.

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Practice Management

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Practice Rx

There's more to Medicare's Annual Wellness Visit

By Brian Outland

Clinicians and office staff can benefit from a refresher course about how to code claims correctly for prompt payment.

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Practice Tips

Practice Tips: The 3 Ps of physician compensation

By Margo Williams

Performance, productivity, and profitability are the 3 components of getting paid. These elements all affect one another, so balancing them is key.

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College Watch

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College Elections

Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians placed in nomination candidates for officers and Regents.

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College Awards

College awards announced

In recognition of their outstanding service, exceptional individuals received chapter awards in the fall of 2014.

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ACP Internist Weekly

From the December 16, 2014 edition

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