Prudent approaches to treating community-acquired pneumonia in the hospital include achievable goals, such as using the lowest number and spectrum of antibiotics and shortening treatment durations.
Moving patients efficiently through the hospital, or ideally keeping them out entirely, should be a major focus for internists and hospitalists.
About 80% of the time, a good history and physical can diagnose a patient with true heart failure.
ACP members will continue to have free access to DynaMed Plus™ through Dec. 31, 2017.
ACP is advocating for legislation that covers more people; maintains and builds upon existing requirements that insurers and Medicare cover essential benefits; lowers deductibles; makes premiums more affordable; and preserves the existing federal commitment to Medicaid.
Consolidating Medicare's quality reporting programs into a single program should make reporting less cumbersome and complicated, but it can be extremely difficult to implement a new system in practice.
A key feature of the meeting is the presentation of ACP's priorities for 2017-2018 by Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions following Dr. Moyer's presentation.