Jun 2005

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Features

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas

Five Tips for Generating Patient Satisfaction and Compliance

Expanding Your Practice Through Niche Services

Departments

Editor's Page

Electronic Records: Helping Other FPs Learn From Your Experience
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding?
Cindy Hughes ; Trevor Stone

Improving Patient Care

Helping Needy Patients Get Needed Medications
Lisa M. McTavish ; Susie Gray

Computers

An Easy Way to Evaluate Software for Your PDA
Robert C. Oh

Balancing Act

Handling Administrative Burdens
Jennifer E. Frank

Coding & Documentation

CPT Code for Tick RemovalDocumentation for Review of Systems99283 for an Urgent Care VisitProthrombin TimeBilling for ArthrocentesisBilling for Cervical Biopsy

Ask FPM

Insurers Must Come Clean to Get Medical RecordsHow to Handle Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)Social Security Number Not Always Necessary, but Helpful

Practice Diary

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix ItLost to Follow Up

Monitor

E-mail Consults Get Thumbs-UpPractice Pearl From Here and ThereCommunity-based Project Offers Help With Depression CodingSmall Practices Struggle to Adopt Quality Improvement Methods

Letters

Alternative Treatments Merit Our Attention, Study

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

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