Jun 2005

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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


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


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


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


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


Alternative Treatments Merit Our Attention, Study

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