Nov-Dec 2005

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Features

A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care

Look Beyond Your Practice's Bottom Line

Take Your Personal Digital Assistant to the Next Level

Choosing the Right Practice Entity

Improving Chronic Illness Care: Lessons Learned in a Private Practice

Departments

From The Editor

Chronic Care in an Acutely Ill System
Robert L. Edsall

Editorial

1-800-Chronic Disease Management
Roger C. Shenkel

The Last Word

So How Are You Doing?
Richard E. Waltman

Coding & Documentation

Coding an Initial Consultation"Worried Well" ExamSports Physicals for StudentsBilling for Care Plan Oversight

News & Trends

Humana Settles With PhysiciansHealth Plans vs. Banks: Who Treats Their Customers Better?Delegates Debate Recertification, Health Plan Hassles, Retail ClinicsProject Focuses on Billing ComplexitiesStudy Finds Modest Improvement with P4P Programs

Practice Pearls

Make Scheduling Job No. 1Implement Disease-Specific Dictation RemindersFind the Medicare Allowable for a Particular ServiceSurprise Your Staff With Extra Paid Time OffSystematize Exam Room RestockingDon't Let Your Numbers Tell the StoryMake Well-Informed Decisions

Letters

No Easy Answers to "Ten Hard Questions"

Your Clinical Questions Answered

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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