Jul-Aug 1999

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Features

Readers Speak Out on the Turtle vs. Rabbit Controversy

Improve Your ICD-9 Coding Accuracy

A Quick-Reference Card for Identifying Level-4 Visits

Becoming a Physician Executive: Where to Look Before Making the Leap

Monitoring Your Practice's Financial Data: 10 Vital Signs

Departments

Editor's Page

The Patient vs. Physician Relationship
Robert L. Edsall

Editorial

The Ideal Physician Leader: A Family Physician
Perry Pugno

Getting Paid

How Medicare Views Concurrent Care
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

Tips for Boosting Efficiency and Morale
Thomas J. Weida ; Gail L. Horning

Computers

WebMD: The Online Future for Physicians?
David C. Kibbe

Salaried FP

Bonuses and Incentives: Three Key Questions
Kent J. Moore

Balancing Act

Kick the Procrastination Habit
Pamela J. Vaccaro

Coding & Documentation

Payment for Extra TimeFine-Needle AspirationPreadmission OB servicesSports Physicals, RevisitedMultiple Same-Day TestsSuture RemovalA Summertime Vaccination

Ask FPM

Handling an EEO ComplaintIntoxicated PatientsGroup Averages

Practice Diary

Close CallsDrug RepsRoutinesThe Art of Nudging

Monitor

Physician Groups Call for Universal CoverageFamily Physicians See Small Income GainAMA Delegates Vote to Create UnionPhysician Report Cards Receive Low GradeHHS Expands 'Senior Patrols,' Billing EducationY2K Update: More Medical Devices Found to Be NoncompliantRural Hospitals StrugglingStudies: Social Status Determines Health

Letters

Guidelines and Flowcharts

Thriving on Money

Physicians Know Best

NPs and MDs Working Together

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