Feb 2006

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Features

Coding Level-IV Visits Without Fear

Minimizing the Risk of Financial Fraud

Physician Leadership: A New Model for a New Generation

Free Software for Your Practice

Cash-Only Practice: Could It Work for You?

2,500 Cash-Paying Patients and Growing

Cashing in on House Calls

A New Future With an Old Business Model

Departments

From The Editor

First-Party Payers: Should You Cut Out the Middle Plan?
Robert L. Edsall

Coding & Documentation

Emergency Care Outside an EDModifiers for Multiple BirthsHistory and Physical for Hospital ReadmittanceHome Health CertificationMaterials for Fiberglass SplintsCoding Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears99173 With an E/M Service

News & Trends

Medicare Payment Cut Likely to Be RestoredMedicare Part D Formulary HelpBilling, Insurance Tasks Account for 20 Percent of SpendingHealth Plans Clash With Physicians Over Payment IssuesHealth Care Spending Still GrowingBoard Offers 10-Year Recertification OptionMedicare Revises Physician Voluntary Reporting Program

Practice Pearls

Allocate Overhead FairlyStreamline the Rx Refill ProcessMake Better Decisions by Improving Your MeetingsDo Your Homework Before Offering Online ConsultsGo to the Right Source for Help With Medicare Reimbursement Questions

Letters

Chronic Disease Management

Where's the Fire?

Make Notes Better With Macros

Group Visits for Chronic Illness Care

How Are You Doing?

The Last Word

Doctorhood and Motherhood
Sarina B. Schrager

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