Jul-Aug 2006

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Features

A Refresher on Medical Necessity

Finding the Perfect Job

The Top PDA Resources for Family Physicians

How to Plan an Open House for Your Practice

How Does Your Practice Measure Up?

What Family Physicians Need to Know About Pay for Performance

Departments

From The Editor

Sinking Toward a Fertile Chaos
Robert L. Edsall

The Last Word

Diagnosis Du Jour
Zach Flake

Coding & Documentation

Billing for Group VisitsMultiple Physicians for One PatientCommunicating With Nursing Home StaffLaser Therapy"Get-Acquainted" VisitsWound RepairE Codes as Secondary DiagnosesTelephone Counseling

News & Trends

Medicare Proposes Substantial Changes to Physician Fee SchedulePhysician Income Declines Between 1995 and 2003Health Plans Reverse Troubling Payment PoliciesCourt Tosses Out Suit Against Health Plans

Practice Pearls

Simplify Your Phone ServiceInitiating Background Checks on Potential EmployeesRemind Patients to Get A1C ChecksManage by Walking AroundHost a Tailgate With Drug RepsEncourage VacationsFollow up With Your PatientsCreate Templates for Study Orders

Letters

Family Medicine vs. Retail Medicine

Reinventing the Specialty, Continued

The Health Plan's Job

The Pros and Cons of Sole Proprietorship

Dressing the Part

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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