Current Issue - May 2013
Early interventions overlooked in OA
Osteoarthritis has been somewhat neglected, according to a recently formed consortium that is advocating for more proactive diagnosis and intervention. Earlier screening and a less reactive approach might head off some of the worst of the difficulties and related treatment costs.
Careers in Medicine
Look before leaping into a large health system
Many physicians are leaving private practice and turning to large health systems to give them breathing room to care for their patients and restore work-life balance. But before making the leap, physicians should ensure that the move is the best one.
Doctor as Patient
Reflections from a physician who faced his mortality
A physician who developed severe heartburn recalls his thinking as he reflects on his own progressively severe symptoms and increasingly worrisome differential diagnosis.
Professional excellence, service make ACP essential
In her first column, ACP’s incoming president reflects on how internists can make themselves essential to their patients through membership in the College.
Business experts urge small-practice doctors to take action
Speakers at a recent Business of Medicine Summit had some grim predictions and urgent alerts for attendees: “Start preparing for that storm that’s partly on the coast but not here yet.”
Medicare clarifies, updates several claims payment issues
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released statements regarding claims payment issues that it will be correcting in the near future, including enforcing coding conventions and restructuring system edits.
ACP announces chapter awards for Members, Fellows and Masters who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, or service to their community, their chapter, and the College.
ACP Internist Weekly
From the May 21, 2013 edition
- Three questions improve physicians' predictions of musculoskeletal pain treatment outcomes
- Age, comorbidity should inform decisions on how to treat low- or intermediate- risk prostate cancer
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