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December 2015 BULLETIN Available

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Articles
Legal Report ………………….. 526
May hospitals require indemnification as a prerequisite to credentialing?
Michael A. Cassidy, Esq.

Legal Report ………………….. 528
Holding patient credit card information
Sarah L. Carlins, Esq.

Feature ………………………….. 540
2015 ACMSF award winners
Christina E. Morton

Materia Medica ……………….. 546
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors in type II diabetes
Nosarieme Osagiede
Elizabeth Travers
Karen Fancher, PharmD, BCOP

Materia Medica ……………….. 552
Updates in the treatment of VTE
Paige Coleman, PharmD candidate
Ryan Tercho, PharmD candidate
Lodge Bliznesky, PharmD, BCPS,CACP
Amanda Rojeski, PharmD

Practice Management …….. 556
Alphabet soup: Understanding the latest health care acronyms
Kenneth Hogue

Special Report ……………….. 557
Fighting opioid abuse in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Medical Society

Special Report ……………….. 558
Virtual credit cards: One more kick in the pants?
Dave Jakielo, CHBME

Technology & Medicine …… 559
Password protocol
Martin Stranges

Perspectives

Editorial …………………………. 518
Hygge
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial …………………………. 520
Living well and dying well
Brahma Sharma, MD, FACC

Perspective ……………………. 523
Perspectives on health care reform
Jonas T. Johnson, MD

Perspective ……………………. 524
Healthy mothers, healthy babies: Focus on interconception care
Sukanya Srinivasan, MD, MPH

Departments
Reportable Diseases ………. 522
Community Notes …………… 530
Society News …………………. 530
• Medical Record FAQs update
• Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
• Geriatrics Teacher of the Year Award
• PAMPAC meets at ACMS
• ACMS hosts Mcare discussion
• ACMS Practice Managers Section
• 2015 ACMS Board of Directors
In Memoriam ………………….. 536
• Jeanne A. Cooper, MD
ACMS Alliance News ………. 537
Activities & Accolades ……. 538
Editorial Index ………………. 560
Advertising Index ………….. 562

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