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October Observer Contents

Features

In tough markets, three primary care groups are learning how to make their size count
Making sure that bigger is better.
Oct '02


Fed up, two West Virginia physicians run for office
Malpractice premiums and a provider tax are pushing two political novices to try their hand at politics.
Oct '02

Clinical Medicine

Flu season brings news about supply, updates from CDC
Plenty of flu vaccine should be available in October.
Oct '02


When it comes to chronic kidney disease, new guidelines call for a bolder approach
Experts are urging primary care physicians to do more to detect and treat kidney disease.
Oct '02

For Residents

Strategies to help you cope with violent patients
By spotting the warning signs and working with problem patients, you can learn how to protect yourself.
Oct '02

Your Practice

Is your practice ready for the first HIPAA deadline?
File for an extension to HIPPA Transactions rule by Oct. 16.
Oct '02

Changes to ICD-9-CM codes that will affect internists
New and changed ICD-9 Codes will change how you bill.
Oct '02

College Watch

Regents to take final vote on new name for ACP-ASIM
After a lengthy process, the College's Board of Regents is getting ready to consider a familiar moniker: 'ACP'
Oct '02

President's Column
Something on your mind? ACP-ASIM wants to know
Communicate your concerns with the College.
Oct '02

MKSAP 12 adds 50 new topics with electronic Update
College takes steps to keep MKSAP 12 current.
Oct '02

Survey wants physicians' views on liability insurance
Fill out the survey and help reform the medical liability system.
Oct '02

Washington Perspective

Why participating in politics is the right thing to do
Get involved and make Washington work for you.
Oct '02

Make your voice heard through the ACP-ASIM Key Contact Program
Talk medical politics with members of Congress.
Oct '02

Policy Briefs

College: Medicare must reverse 'severe' reimbursement cuts.
Oct '02

College supports bill to reform liability insurance for physicians.
Oct '02

Medicare needs to improve pay for immunization administration.
Oct '02

Rising drug costs hurting Medicare pay for physicians.
Oct '02

Smallpox vaccine should target 'first-contact' health providers.
Oct '02

Member News

Deaths
October

CME

October

Chapter Meetings

October

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