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A doctor seeks ways to encourage earlier palliative care talks

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

Combating conflicting information on prescription drug labels

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

Understand patient expectations as part of a negotiation

Both physicians and patients have a role in developing good communication.
1 Jul 2014

Former EVP/CEO reflects on his tenure at the College

ACP's outgoing EVP/CEO reflects on his 6 years at the College's helm and his plans for the future.
1 Nov 2016

What's your malpractice risk? Depends on your specialty

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 a new source of reimbursement, penalties

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

Update on medicine in post-hurricane Puerto Rico

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

‘Discontinued’ medications a problem when using EHRs

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

Doctors have an online presence, even if they don't know it yet

Patients are using physician rating websites to find their doctors and find out more about them. ACP Member Kevin Pho, MD, of, 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

Lessen the burdens of Medicare's home health requirements

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

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