May 2000

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Features

Strategies for Expanding Your Patient Base in Diverse Communities

Off the Charts: Teaching Students in Compliance With HCFA Guidelines

Readers Speak Out on Family Physicians' Scope of Practice

As Good As It Could Get: Remaking the Medical Practice

Departments

Editor's Page

The Revolution Has Begun
Robert L. Edsall

Editorial

Building for Tomorrow: The Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practices
Bruce A. Bagley

Getting Paid

A Bonus Deal From Medicare
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

Understanding the Risks of Medical Interventions
Eric Henley

Salaried FP

Assessing Benefits Packages
Jeffrey B. Sansweet

Balancing Act

Grieving the Death of a Patient
C. Carolyn Thiedke

Coding & Documentation

Follow-Up VisitsAlternative ModifiersInconclusive DiagnosesInpatient for a DayComplementary MedicineSubsequent Hospital Care

Ask FPM

RVU ScalesCounseling and StarkWorkplace Violence

Practice Diary

CarlThe Last StrawJuggling Act

Monitor

Physicians Sidestep Health Plan Rules to Help Patients Receive CareWhat Are You Paying Your Office Manager?HMO Accused of Using Flawed Data for ReimbursementsPatients May Not Be Revealing Drug ComplicationsPhysician Computer UseDisintegrationPatients' rightsSeniors' medical expensesAdolescents

Letters

The Future of Family Medicine

A Word of Thanks

Practice Diary

Reducing Medical Errors

Standardized Admit Orders

About The CME Quiz

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