Nov-Dec 1999

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Features

You Can't Always Get What You Want ... But Sometimes You Can

Using Standardized Admit Orders to Improve Inpatient Care

What Does Walt Disney Know About Patient Satisfaction?

Disintegration: How Employed Doctors Are Landing on Their Feet

Departments

Editor's Page

Smaller Is Looking Better
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

When to Bill for a Consultation
Kent J. Moore

Identifying Patterns of Over- and Undercoding
George E. Kikano ; Jason Chao ; Robin Gotler ; Kurt C. Stange

Improving Patient Care

Building a Patient Registry From the Ground Up
Brandi White

Computers

Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Selecting an EMR System
Brian Stello ; Eileen M. Charlton

Salaried FP

A Team Approach to Reducing a Financial Deficit
Glen R. Couchman ; Don B. Cauthen ; Samuel N. Forjuoh ; Janine C. Edwards

Balancing Act

Do the Holidays Leave You Feeling Snowed Under?
Pamela J. Vaccaro

Coding & Documentation

Diagnostic Tests and an Office VisitPeak Flow and an Office VisitCoding Multiple Simultaneous DeterminationsDiagnosis Code for ADDGlobal Surgical Service ExclusionsChronic Conditions and Prevention in One Exam

Ask FPM

Compensation Plans, the IRS and Stark LawsThe Physician-Patient RelationshipTranscribing Encounter Notes

Practice Diary

Patient ComplianceA Picture Is Worth ...The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Monitor

HCFA Delays Making ICD-9 ChangesE/M Documentation Guidelines Still on HCFA's Back BurnerPhysicians Working Harder to Maintain Income LevelsY2K Update: Medicare Contractors, Providers Still Generally UnpreparedAMA Union Won't Support StrikesTeens Seeking STD Services Place Importance on Provider TraitsAmericans Don't Know What 'Managed Care' MeansPatients, Physicians Support E-mail Communication

Letters

Foolhardy Advice?

Rewarding Work

Sexual Harassment Update

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