As a former National Health Scholarship recipient and long time primary care internist, I believe that increasing the number of NHSC recipients is not a good solution to the primary care ... The NAA has chapters all over the country. I belong to the New
First, there's an ironic juxtaposition of one of the cover stories, “Taking team care from policy to practice,” with the lengthy letter to the editor about Maintenance of Certification (MOC) ... Michael E. Miller, MD, ACP Member. Boston. I am
Payment reform is not the only step needed to increase medical students' interest in primary care. ... Richard Holm, MD, FACP. Brookings, S.D. Editor's Note: Dr. Holm is Governor of the South Dakota chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Editor's Note: Dr. Centor is the outgoing Chair of the Board of Regents. ... 5. Maintenance of competence, for whatever it's worth, is more flexible and can be tailored to the specific clinical practice.
Some rural docs simply leave for the city (see those recruiting letters with “practices with no call”) or do locum tenems work. ... No estimate was available as to the exact cost. It was certainly not helpful for my solo practice.
Reimbursement issues are fundamental to the success of the entire enterprise, and not dealing with them appropriately early on was a huge mistake, no matter the political calculus involved. ... Association I took a group of 50 individuals interested in
The large insurers will just pass the cost of their new toy on to patient premiums. ... Currently there is widespread antagonism generated by the reform proposals which add to the tax burden of wealthy persons in order to pay for the health insurance of
Prescriptions should be in electronic form and sent to the patient's choice of pharmacy. ... B.P. Rajesh, ACP Member. St. Johns, Mich. Editor's Note: The College supports the efforts of the CCHIT in identifying EHRs that meet baseline functional,
and business communities, in addition to the Governor's office and the physicians. ... Sharad Swami, FACP. Clinton, Okla. William C. Waters III, MACP, objects [Letters to the Editor, ACP Internist, May 2009] to any conclusions being drawn about PSAs from
is finally getting a clue to the impending collapse of primary care, and somehow one of our very own totally missed the boat. ... Unbelievable! Jacqueline W. Fincher, FACP. Thomson, Ga. Editor's note: After ACP InternistWeekly highlighted the GAO's report