Oct 2005

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Features

An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians

Get Better Results With Staff Performance Standards

Don't Get Burned Coding Common Skin Procedures

A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician

Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice

Departments

From The Editor

Get the Most Out of FPM by Putting Our Tools to Work
Robert L. Edsall

Coding & Documentation

99000 for Transferring LabsChange of StatusCounseling and Vaccinations for TravelersLaser Treatment of Rosacea

News & Trends

Aetna Goes Public With Physicians' Payment RatesP4P Programs Should Offer True Bonuses, Says PanelAre You Giving Patients More Care Than They Want?Committee Addresses Hassles of Verifying Patients' InsuranceSmall Practices May Profit From EHRs, Says StudyConcerns Over Inappropriate Screening Tests Spark Ethical GuidelinesNew Resource Offers Rx Help for Needy PatientsPrimary Care Sees Larger Pay Jump Than Other Specialties

Practice Pearls

Give Your Waiting Area a MakeoverDiscounts for Self-Pay PatientsEight Tips for Physician Buy-InMake Conflict ProductiveSecrets to Effective Physician-Administrator PartnershipsLiability and Administrative SurchargesStay on Top of Third-Party Payers

Letters

High Earning in the Practice of Family Medicine

Homogenized Lemmings

The Last Word

Coding Nonsense, NOS
Bobby J. Newbell

About The CME Quiz

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

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