Jan 2004

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Features

Five Strategies for a More Vital Practice

Creating a Successful After-Hours Clinic

Three Steps to an Effective Practice Budget

Departments

Editor's Page

Two Ways of Looking at a Healthy Practice
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

CPT: What's in Store for 2004
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Clinical Interventions
Philip J. Mohler

Computers

Creating an Electronic Filing Cabinet
Dean A. Seehusen

Balancing Act

If
William R. Phillips

Coding & Documentation

Emergency Office ServicesCoding Multiple Same-Day, Same-Diagnosis VisitsExcision vs. Destruction

Ask FPM

Selling a PracticeCalculating RVUs for FPsWhat's Worth Scanning Into an EMR?

Practice Diary

MentorsIs the Customer Always Right? Part II

Monitor

Medicare Payments to Increase as Part of Rx Drug BillMalpractice Premium Rates Could Rise Despite New State LawsTracking Office-Visit Cycle TimeReduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Usage With a SNAP

Letters

Stepping Up to the Challenge

Recapturing Job Satisfaction

Solo Is Best

Reinventing Solo Practice

Keeping Medicine Meaningful

Focusing on the Positive

Words of Encouragement

"Overcoding" the Statistics

Documenting History

"Doing It All" With Open Access

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