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December Issue

In this issue:

Presidents Page:
CME – When is Enough, Enough?
David L. Pohl, MD, FACR

Is Maintaining Certification Becoming too Burdensome?
Physicians raise concerns about time, cost; boards say recertification requirements must keep pace with changes in care and market expectations

American Board of Internal Medicine CEO Responds to Questions about Changes in Recertification
Editor’s Note:
By Jim Braibish

Asbestosis–The Scam That Refuses to Die
Attorneys pursue fraudulent diagnosis of asbestosis to gain settlements
By Arthur Gale, MD

How Much Flexibility Do I Have in Billing the Patient?
Weighing the risks of waiving insurance copays
By Stuart J. Vogelsmeier, J.D., Lashly & Baer, P.C.

SCAM Q:
Richard J. Gimpelson, MD
"If You Like The Insurance You Have, You Can Keep It. Period!"


October Issue

In this issue:

Presidents Page:
Medical Education … The Never-Ending Story
David L. Pohl, MD, FACR

Nominees Announced for SLMMS 2014 Officers and Councilors
Election takes place online November 1-25

Q & A With St. Louis’ Medical Schools
Deans comment on issues and trends impacting medical education

SCAM Q:
Richard J. Gimpelson, MD
Good Morning Sunshine


August Issue

In this issue:

Presidents Page:
Hitting the Reset Button
David L. Pohl, MD, FACR

Executive Vice President
The Right Time to Look Within Ourselves and Our Organization
By David M. Nowak

Protecting Against Burnout
Recent Surveys Show Prevalence of Physician Burnout
- 12 Tips on protecting against burnout and maintaining wellness

By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

Advice on Issues You May Encounter in Your Practice
By Susan Martin, PHR, Member Answer Center Coordinator, AAIM Employers’ Association

SCAM Q:
Richard J. Gimpelson, MD
How insurance companies, hospitals, government, etc. Slice Costs And Maintain Quality
-A Three-Act Ploy on Health Care


June Issue

In this issue:

Presidents Page:
Affordable Care Act Threatens to Increase Government Involvement in the Practice of Medicine
David L. Pohl, MD, FACR

The Electronic Medical Records Fiasco Promised savings fail to materialize
By Arthur Gale, MD

Reining in an Epidemic How physicians can play a key role in preventing opioid abuse
By Daniel K. Duncan, LCSW, and Howard Weissman, LCSW, DCSW, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Advice on Issues You May Encounter in Your Practice
By Susan Martin, PHR, Member Answer Center Coordinator, AAIM Employers’ Association

SCAM Q:
Richard J. Gimpelson, MD
Health Care Is a Right: The World According to Sheila Jackson Lee and Nancy Pelosi


April Issue

In this issue:

Presidents Page:
Physician-Patient Relationships – Communication and Advocacy
David L. Pohl, MD, FACR

Executive Vice President:
Advancing the Society with Energy and Enthusiasm
David M. Nowak, EVP

Cyber Security and Electronic Protected Health Information
The Omnibus Final Rule and what it means
By Dennis King, Working Security

Improving Patient Safety Through Effective Physician Communication Techniques
by John P. McGuire, FACHE, FHFMA, Anders Health Care

SCAM Q:
Richard J. Gimpelson, MD
The Frustration of Sequestration easily Solved by decimation


February Issue

In this issue:

Presidents Page:
May We Live in Interesting Times
Installation Address by 2013 SLMMS President
David L. Pohl, MD, FACR

Past President:
Medical Society Keeps Long-Term Focus on Primary Goals
Address to the 2013 Installation Banquet by outgoing
President Robert McMahon, JD, MD

Medical Society Welcomes 2013 Leadership
Photos of the 2013 Installation Banquet

SLSMSE Donates to Missouri Physicians Health Program

SCAM Q:
Richard J. Gimpelson, MD
Happy New Year???


   
   
 

 


   
 

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