Current Issue - October 2015
New legislation in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that insurance plans cover alcohol treatment as an essential health care benefit, prompting internists to integrate care for alcohol use disorders into their practices.
Research is increasingly indicating a relationship, if not a causal link, between depression and anxiety and heart disease.
A reflection on recent tragedies leads to embracement of initiatives meant to stem the tide of gun violence.
The single most important factor in promoting adult immunization is strong advocacy from a physician, and the recommendation of a general internist is a vital factor in whether patients receive needed vaccines.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will allow for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes while the medical community gains experience using the new ICD-10 code set.
This update covers possible confusion between an antidepressant and an anti-clotting drug, as well as 2 sterility warnings.
After years of effort and negotiation, ACP and the American Society of Internal Medicine officially merged in 1998.
ACP Internist Weekly
From the September 29, 2015 edition
- ACP issues best practice advice on evaluating suspected PE
- Spironolactone may be effective as add-on treatment for drug-resistant hypertension
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