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.
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,
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
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
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
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 go to the hospital to care for the patient with sudden critical illness. ... That illness, and the doctor's struggle to help, is not caused by global warming at all.