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Hepatitis

Hepatitis C drugs offer new options

Hepatitis C drugs offer new options

By Stacey Butterfield

The approval of multiple drugs in 2013 and 2014 that are able to cure hepatitis C without the use of interferon has dramatically changed the screening, treatment, and epidemiologic paradigms of the virus. Soon, internists will be involved in this rapidly changing area of health care.

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Practice Models

New practice model evolves: ‘direct care’

New practice model evolves: ‘direct care’

By Charlotte Huff

Proponents of direct-pay practice models argue that such alternatives are a badly needed intervention for both doctors and patients frustrated by the limited care that can be provided in 15-minute intervals or less. Other physicians are concerned that such models could shut out lower-income patients, creating a 2-tiered health system and further straining an already overstretched primary care workforce.

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Perspectives

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President's Message

Students and residents are also burning out

By David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP

Burnout and the loss of joy in being a doctor have become an ever-expanding concern and a major part of our rhetoric these days. For many physicians, it begins in training.

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Washington Perspective

What do we know about Obamacare's enrollees?

By Robert B. Doherty

Based on Obamacare's year 1 enrollment numbers, the law has been very successful in bringing down the numbers and percentages of people without health insurance. But these data also show why it struggles to win support among the broader public.

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Practice Management

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Practice Rx

Chronic care management at last, and how to code for it

By Brian Outland

Understand how to bill and code for a final rule that updates payment policies and rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, making it certain that Medicare will pay for chronic care management services.

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Practice Tips

Motivational interviewing tips for the whole practice

By Margo Williams

Try motivational interviewing as a method of communication in which the physician coaches—or rather coaxes—the patient toward lifestyle changes via his or her motivations.

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College Watch

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College Centennial

ACP begins: College history from 1915 to 1924

This is the first in a series of articles about ACP's history that will be published in 2015 to mark the College's centennial year.

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Physician Profile

An internist with many interests

Jock Murray, MD, MACP, is like an 18th-century physician, not in the sense that he prescribes bloodletting or mercury, but in the wide range of his knowledge and interests.

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