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Perspectives - September 2014

President’s Message

Employer exemptions can create gaps in preventive services

By David A. Fleming, MD, MA, FACP

The prospect of universal health insurance coverage was threatened when the Supreme Court carved out exemptions to employer-based health coverage, ACP’s president says in his column about the College’s support of the Affordable Care Act and preventive services without cost sharing.


Washington Perspective

Home sweet medical home

By Robert B. Doherty

Patient-centered medical homes work because they incorporate best practices, pay internists for coordinating care, and ensure accountability in achieving healthy outcomes. Results from early adopters are showing positive results.


Resident’s Corner

Transitioning from health care to a broader domain of services

By Joshua M. Liao, MD, ACP Resident/Fellow Member

Clinicians and the organizations in which they practice are moving beyond episode-based health care delivery and into the communities in which they exist, delivering services that would normally seem outside the scope of medical practice.


Editor’s Note

Managing gluten sensitivity can mean managing patient expectations

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

This issue covers topics including clinical research on gluten sensitivity, proper preoperative assessments, and how to effectively prescribe methadone.


Letters to the Editor

DME woes

Readers respond to ACP Internist’s coverage about how handling durable medical equipment requests poses problems to their practices.


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