May 2001

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Features

'Work Smarter, Not Harder' to Save Your Practice Money

Electronic Paper & Pencil: How to Develop Your Own Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued

Departments

Editor's Page

Tech Shock and the Virtues of Incrementalism
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

An Update on Certifying Home Health Care
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

Putting Clinical Guidelines Into Practice
Brian Schulte ; Erin L. O'Hea ; Patricia Darling

Computers

Using Your Palm-Top's Date Book as a Reminder System
Matt Lewis

Balancing Act

Spirituality and Your Practice
William Zeckhausen

Coding & Documentation

E/M Code + Procedure Code?"Incident to" BillingNormal Newborn CareLab Results Review, Revisited

Ask FPM

Charging for FormsPatient Appointment SoftwarePractice Start-Up ResourcesRVUs and Compensation

Practice Diary

AnthonyOn-The-Job TrainingSelf-Care

Monitor

Family Practice Match Numbers Drop AgainHIPAA Privacy Rules Take EffectAsk "Why" Five TimesImproving the History and ExamWarning! Poor Employee PerformanceBack to the BasicsGreat ExpectationsNature and Well-BeingHealth Care RacketeeringHow Would You Fix Medicare?Continuity WorksAsk Your RabbiMedicaid's Mysteries Revealed

Letters

Compliance: A Lose-Lose Situation?

Coding Group Visits

Adapting Flow Sheets

About The CME Quiz

AAFP members and FPM subscribers can take the CME quiz online at http://www.aafp.org/fpmquiz.

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