Among the most common legal myths the ACP-ASIM
consensus panel identified are:
and several other medical groups said that the OIG or the Health Care Financing Administration should be responsible for creating the initial binder and for providing updates for the binder.
is the second-largest physician group in the United States, with a membership of more than 115,000 internal medicine physicians and medical students.
guidelines list NSAIDs-including aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen-as first-line treatment.
Compliance guidelines should not impose unnecessary costs on physicians, ACP-ASIM
Executive Vice President Walter McDonald told HHS Inspector General June Gibbs Brown in a recent letter.
funded the study as part of its million-dollar Decision 2000 campaign to raise awareness about the struggles the 43 million uninsured Americans face everyday.
In a letter to the ACP-ASIM
leadership written just before the annual meeting, ABIM President Dr.
Cecil Wilson, chair of the ACP-ASIM
board of regents.
It would be much more descriptive and proper if you changed the name to the American College of Internal Medicine," ACP-ASIM
member Robert Sklaroff suggested at the meeting.
Compensation for providers must be adequate if doctors in practice will continue, and if medical students are to choose careers in primary care, said ACP-ASIM
Overall, 88% of the surveyed ACP-ASIM
members said they plan to limit the number of Medicare patients, close their practices to new Medicare patients, or--in some cases--stop caring for Medicare patients entirely Among those who responded to the survey, fewer than two-thirds of participating physicians are renewing their Medicare contracts for 2003.
guidelines, which will appear later this year in the Annals of Internal Medicine, were adapted from guidelines issued in 2000 by the American Academy of Neurology, Dr.