Precise language is apparently required to get authorization, to the point that without a template, internists need to resubmit their notes or insert an addendum, requiring additional paperwork. ... But patients feel they are entitled to the shoes
is finally getting a clue to the impending collapse of primary care, and somehow one of our very own totally missed the boat. ... Unbelievable! Jacqueline W. Fincher, FACP. Thomson, Ga. Editor's note: After ACP InternistWeekly highlighted the GAO's report
Dr. Baum also commented that using scribes in his practice reduces the time spent with a patient to less than five minutes. ... Mary Noble, FACP. Spokane, Wash. Editor's note: As our disclaimer indicates, articles in ACP Internist do not reflect the
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,
While the convenience of electronic storage and retrieval of medical tests is undeniable, I am concerned about the likelihood of having to pay attention to the laptop to the detriment of ... We old-timers understand the importance of the emotional
Kinsman [“Letters to the Editor: Fed up with SGR, “ ACP Internist, January 2011] for bringing the Denver Post's November 2010 article to our attention and for emphasizing the frustrations and ... Our reports were transcribed, returned to us for
don't even want to go into the cost and inefficiency of the electronic medical record, which according to the government is supposed to pay for itself by effectively allowing doctors ... But physicians can't just ignore the evidence that higher prices
Payment reform is not the only step needed to increase medical students' interest in primary care. ... Richard Holm, MD, FACP. Brookings, S.D. Editor's Note: Dr. Holm is Governor of the South Dakota chapter of the American College of Physicians.
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.
Editor's Note: Dr. Centor is the outgoing Chair of the Board of Regents. ... 5. Maintenance of competence, for whatever it's worth, is more flexible and can be tailored to the specific clinical practice.