Mar 2005

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Features

Should You Treat Yourself, Family or Friends?

What You Need To Know About the Prescription Drug Act

Answers to Your Questions About Same-Day Scheduling

Departments

Editor's Page

Open Access: Nothing This Good Can Be Easy
Robert L. Edsall

Editorial

Establishing Rules of the Road for Pharmaceutical Representatives
Jason Evans

Getting Paid

The Value of a Coding Education
John Rowe ; Blake Fagan ; David Mouw ; Dottie King ; Kelly Christianson

Improving Patient Care

A Tool for Evaluating Patients with a Knee Injury
Mark H. Ebell

Computers

How to Cure a Bad Case of Fax-o-rrhea
Tripp Bradd

Balancing Act

How to Become A Defensive Filer
Anna K. Cox-Havron

Coding & Documentation

Coding Forms CompletionAn Office Visit With Multiple ProceduresVenipuncture on a Medicare PatientCoding a Pre-Operative, Consultative ExamTrigger-point InjectionsInterpreting Diagnostic TestsCritical-care Transport"Reviewing" vs. "Interpreting" an X-Ray

Ask FPM

Semi-retirement Within a Productivity-based GroupSalary Comparison ResourcesAppointment of Counsel

Practice Diary

Vitamin VA Transcription Error

Monitor

Physicians' Quality Report Cards to Go PublicMedicare Pay-for-Performance Demo Under WayHealth Care Professionals Unlikely to Address Colleagues' ErrorsPhysicians Sue Health Plan Over Fee Reduction

Letters

MOC Triggers Resignation

MOC Implementation Unfair

Grace Period Could Make MOC Less Time-Demanding

Days Too Short for MOC

Enough Is Enough

Asthma Days Worth Further Chronicling

Conflict of Interest.

EHR Vendor Rating Tool

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