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

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

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

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

Letters

Discouraging Cover

Ambulatory-Only Care

Coding Challenge

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