Apr 1999

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Features

Turtles and Rabbits: Family Physicians Under Time Pressure

A Team Approach to Quality Improvement

Making Wellness Medicine Work

Reducing Delays and Waiting Times With Open-Office Scheduling

Departments

Editor's Page

When Practice Styles Clash
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management Training
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

13 Ways to Be More Efficient
William D. Soper

Computers

A Comparison of Voice Recognition Programs
Thomas G. Savel

Salaried FP

Overcoming Roadblocks on the Path to the Boardroom
Richard E. Thompson

Balancing Act

Family Mission Statements
Marc L. Rivo

Letters

Discouraging Cover

Ambulatory-Only Care

Coding Challenge

Coding & Documentation

Coding a Combination Vaccine AdministrationBilling for Preoperative PhysicalsDisability Evaluations and Regular Office VisitsPayment for Family-Member Visits?Coding for Routine Diabetes Follow-UpCoding Foley Catheter Placement

Monitor

Anti-Fraud Campaign Hits the StreetsY2K Update: GAO Says HCFA Isn't Ready After AllY2K Update: Health Care Worst Prepared, Says Senate ReportMatch Numbers Drop Again for Family PracticePhysicians Targeted for Unionization Drive

Ask FPM

Pediatricians Joining Family PhysiciansUsing "Reciprocal Billing" ArrangementsContracting with MSOsMedicare HMOs and Out-of-Network Providers

Practice Diary

Mistaken First ImpressionsAn Office Manager With ConnectionsGetting Into Med SchoolRelaxing

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