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Strengthening Primary Care With a New Professional Congress

Brian Klepper Posted 10/01/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog Three months ago a post on this blog argued that America’s primary care associations, societies and membership groups have splintered into narrowly-focused specialties. Individually and together, they have proved unable to resist decades … Continue reading

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The RUC’s Empty Gesture

Brian Klepper and Paul Fischer Posted 05/11/2012 on Medscape Business of Medicine Recently, the leaders of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) lavished praise on the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) for announcing the … Continue reading

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The ACP’s Cognitive Dissonance

Brian Klepper Relative to their specialist colleagues, primary care physicians have been generally passive about the politics that shape their professional lives, and they have been big losers. It is important for them to consider whether their societies are genuinely … Continue reading

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Why Primary Care Needs A New Organization

Paul M. Fischer First published on 6/15/11 on MedPage Today A few weeks ago, the Board of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) announced that, for now, it would continue participating in the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), the … Continue reading

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