Nov-Dec 2004

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Features

Why It's Time to Purchase an Electronic Health Record System

Negotiating Your Semi-Retirement Package

What Motivates Staff?

Five Ways to Retain Good Staff

Do You Have the Right Malpractice Insurance Policy?

Departments

Editor's Page

A Gift For Our Peer Reviewers: CME Credit
Robert L. Edsall

Editorial

Spoofing Spurious Science
Thomas L. Horton

Getting Paid

Navigating the Medicare Web Site
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

Estimating the Risks of Coronary Angioplasty
Mark H. Ebell

Balancing Act

Using Updates to Ease Your Workday and Your Mind
Pamela J. Vaccaro

Coding & Documentation

A Limit to 99214?When Someone Else Discharges Your Hospitalized PatientCoding a Flu ShotCoding for a Delivery by the ResidentSame-day E/M & CircumcisionCoding Assessment and CPRObservation to Inpatient StatusCoding for Sports Event CoverageICD-9 Code for Hearing LossMaintenance of a PICC Line

Ask FPM

Starting a Practice in a Health Professional Shortage AreaDictation RemindersMedicare Teaching Rules

Practice Diary

Horses vs. Zebras VIA Missed Appointment

Monitor

AAFP Congress Moves to Create Political Action Committee, Approves Other ResolutionsAdministrative Tasks Cost Practices ThousandsWhat Patients WantMake Sure Patients Are Ready for the Doctor

Letters

An Apostle of "Big Ideas"

Including Deaf Patients in the Conversation

Rational World a Better Environment for Physicians

Accentuating the Positive in Family Medicine

Creating the Lifestyle You Want

Put Yourself in Patients' Shoes

Crunching the Numbers

"Listen" Article Inspires Med Student

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