Some rural docs simply leave for the city (see those recruiting letters with “practices with no call”) or do locum tenems work. ... No estimate was available as to the exact cost. It was certainly not helpful for my solo practice.
First, there's an ironic juxtaposition of one of the cover stories, “Taking team care from policy to practice,” with the lengthy letter to the editor about Maintenance of Certification (MOC) ... Michael E. Miller, MD, ACP Member. Boston. I am
The large insurers will just pass the cost of their new toy on to patient premiums. ... Currently there is widespread antagonism generated by the reform proposals which add to the tax burden of wealthy persons in order to pay for the health insurance of
Prescriptions should be in electronic form and sent to the patient's choice of pharmacy. ... B.P. Rajesh, ACP Member. St. Johns, Mich. Editor's Note: The College supports the efforts of the CCHIT in identifying EHRs that meet baseline functional,
and business communities, in addition to the Governor's office and the physicians. ... Sharad Swami, FACP. Clinton, Okla. William C. Waters III, MACP, objects [Letters to the Editor, ACP Internist, May 2009] to any conclusions being drawn about PSAs from
Reimbursement issues are fundamental to the success of the entire enterprise, and not dealing with them appropriately early on was a huge mistake, no matter the political calculus involved. ... Association I took a group of 50 individuals interested in
Readers respond to the ACP Internist cover story that questioned the value of the annual physical exam. ... Yul Ejnes, FACP. Cranston, R.I. EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Ejnes is a College Regent and chair of the Medical Service Committee.
The escalating volume of PBM letters and facsimiles into our offices, demanding attention, interferes with our ability to best serve patients. ... There are staffing overhead and billing costs. Personally, I have refused to respond to the fax requests.
How would Dr. Baron respond to the increasing evidence that MOC is detested by those forced to participate? ... Dr. Baron's predecessor at ABIM, Christine K. Cassel, MD, MACP, stated in a 2012 letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Medical
to point out until late in the piece the easiest and least expensive way to diagnose it—examine the patient. ... As a matter of fact, if the patient has good-quality pedal pulses it is unlikely that those above will be impaired; they need to be