Jan 2003

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Features

Coding Better for Better Reimbursement

Choosing Between Clinical Practice and Administration

Providing Charity Care: A Primer on Liability Risk

Implementing Change: From Ideas to Reality

Departments

Editor's Page

Small Change: Nickel and Dime Stuff Can Make a Difference
Robert L. Edsall

Editorial

FPM and the Family Physician's Journey to Medical Excellence
Marc L. Rivo

Getting Paid

CPT Coding Update for 2003
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

Open Access as an Alternative to Patient Combat
John J. Giannone

Computers

10 Quick Tips for a More User-Friendly PDA
Anil Chandrashekhar

Balancing Act

Staying in the Loop at Work
Evelyn Fang

Coding & Documentation

1995 or 1997 Guidelines?HIV CounselingPure Tone Testing: 92551 or 92552?Transfer With Discharge and AdmissionHome Visit Codes for Homebound PatientsUsing Modifiers -GZ and -GYPostpartum CareAmbulatory Blood-pressure MonitoringInjection Code 20550

Ask FPM

Keeping Old Patient RecordsCash-only PracticeReferring to MAs as Nurses

Practice Diary

Another Panic AttackHorses vs. Zebras III

Monitor

Patients, Physicians Underestimate Medical ErrorsMedicare Payment Cuts Yet to Be CorrectedPrimary Care Patient Safety Research Under WayStop SearchingLearn About Your Patients

Letters

Successful Test-result Tracking

Refills: Clinical Not Clerical

Correction

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