Oct 2007

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Features

Virtual Office Visits: A Reachable and Reimbursable Innovation

Are Your Patients Ready for Electronic Communication?

Recruiting and Retaining the Right Physicians

Coding Flu Shots: Immunize Against Lost Revenue

Departments

From The Editor

Let Your Ideas Shine: The 2008 Reader Challenge
Robert L. Edsall

Opinion

Rebuilding Family Medicine From the Foundation Up
Douglas A. Smith

Coding & Documentation

Determining the Chief ComplaintBiopsy vs. ExcisionBilling for a Hospital DischargeFollow-Up Visits and Global PeriodsSwing Bed CareE/M Visit + VaccinationAssessment After a Car AccidentBilling for Teaching Rounds

News & Trends

Insurer to Pay $12 Million to Settle Claims-Related ComplaintsCompanies Make Unhealthy Employees PayMore Physicians Move to Mid-Size Practices

Practice Pearls

Manage Expectations and Waiting TimeNote Pronunciation of Patient NamesUnderstand Lease TermsOffering Vaccines in Your OfficeCreate a Clear Objective for Your EmployeesDevelop a Clear Policy on Personal Computer UseKeep Good Staff Members on Board

Letters

Do You Think We Need Primary Care?

The Huddle Agenda

Grade Your Payers

The Last Word

Moving Beyond "Noncompliance"
Bill Cayley

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