Jul-Aug 2007

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Billing for Medicare Part D Vaccines

Improving Care With an Automated Patient History

The Art of Apology: When and How to Seek Forgiveness


From The Editor

Practice a Half Century Ago and Now
Robert L. Edsall


Passion: The Power of Family Medicine
David S. Switzer

Coding & Documentation

Multiple Procedures at the Same VisitLesion ExcisionsPerforming CPR in the OfficeVitamin B12 InjectionsSupplying Oxygen to PatientsNew VaccinesGlucose Tolerance TestsOrdering the CMS-1500 Form

News & Trends

Union Barred From Helping Doctors Negotiate With InsurersAMA Issues Separate Challenges to United Healthcare, Retail ClinicsAcademic Practice vs. Private PracticeIRS OKs EHR Donations From HospitalsPay-for-Performance Doesn't Necessarily Improve Care, Study SaysMedical Group Goes Public With Its FeesMedicare Makes Last-Minute Changes to PQRI CodesSpending Study Prompts Call for Diabetes Czar

Practice Pearls

Reducing No-ShowsPrevent Medication DiversionHighlight Immunizations in Charts


More on High-Low Agreements

TransforMED and Rebuilding Family Medicine

Managing Your Panel Size

How Do You Define "New Patient"?


The Last Word

Making the Most of the Daily Commute
Mitchell L. Cohen

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