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Palliative care doctors are working on introducing the concept of palliative care across disciplines, with a particular focus on primary care. The goal is to introduce it earlier in the process of patient care, and earlier in the educational process of the physicians themselves.
1 Oct 2014
A Consumer Reports check found that five chain drugstores in the New York area provided different warnings for the same warfarin prescription. A College Fellow who is the magazine's chief medical advisor explains how primary care physicians can help their patients stay abreast of their prescriptions.
1 Feb 2012
Both physicians and patients have a role in developing good communication.
1 Jul 2014
ACP's outgoing EVP/CEO reflects on his 6 years at the College's helm and his plans for the future.
1 Nov 2016
A research letter uncovers how often physicians face malpractice claims, and builds a case for policy reform that ensures fair compensation for patients who are harmed and less time spent on cases that are eventually dismissed.
1 Oct 2012
Value-based payments are meant to adjust Medicare and Medicaid payments according to performance. Take concrete actions to recoup more reimbursement and avoid nonparticipation penalties.
1 Mar 2013
ACP's Governor for its Puerto Rico chapter describes his experiences during Hurricane Maria, the ongoing challenges facing the island, and the College's efforts to help the island's medical community.
1 Jan 2018
Physicians who wonder why a patient is still taking a discontinued medication might look to their EHRs for the answer. Unlike with new prescriptions, a doctor's orders to stop a drug usually aren't automatically transmitted to pharmacies. This widespread problem requires an old-fashioned solution: talking to patients to ensure they know what medications they are meant to be taking.
1 Apr 2013
Patients are using physician rating websites to find their doctors and find out more about them. ACP Member Kevin Pho, MD, of KevinMD.com, explains why doctors need a plan in place to make sure that accurate and positive information makes its way to the top of a search engine.
1 Nov 2013
Home health care now requires face-to-face certification of eligibility based on the patient's current condition, a burden that doesn't have to be one. A few simple tips can ensure that the patient's needs and Medicare's paperwork are both satisfied.
1 Feb 2012