Mar 2006

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Features

Creating a High-Performing Clinical Team

EHRs in the Exam Room: Tips on Patient-Centered Care

Patient Balances: Getting to the Root of the Problem

Implementing Open-Access Scheduling in an Academic Practice

How Consumer-Driven Health Plans Will Affect Your Practice

Departments

From The Editor

Fishing for 'Pearls'
Robert L. Edsall

Editorial

Disabled ... or Otherwise Enabled?
James L. Glazer

Coding & Documentation

Hospital Admission Following an Office VisitWhen PAs Perform Minor Surgical ProceduresEmergency Office ServicesICD-9 Code for Tick RemovalImmunizations at a Preventive VisitPerforming and Interpreting X-rays

News & Trends

Aetna Makes It Official: No More Bundling of E/M CodesMedicare Pilot Uses Care Coordinators to Manage Patients' Chronic DiseasesInternists Predict "Impending Collapse of Primary Care"EHR Adoption Could Be Slower Than ExpectedFPs Implement New Approaches to CareLegal Opinion Supports FPs Who Perform Endoscopic Procedures

Practice Pearls

Create a Coding Resource GuideBenchmark for SuccessAllot Salaries and Distributions CorrectlyPromote ProfessionalismReduce Your Malpractice Risk

Letters

Medicare Part D

Rekindling the Fire, Continued

Medical Necessity and Level-IV Visits

The Last Word

What to Do When the Thrill Is Gone
J. LeBron McBride

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