Apr 2008

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Features

A Systematic Approach to Identifying Drug-Seeking Patients

A New Approach to Group Visits: Helping High-Need Patients Make Behavioral Change

Closing the Physician-Staff Divide: A Step Toward Creating the Medical Home

Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 2)

How to Protect Your Data When You're on the Web

What You Need to Know When Called Upon to Be a Good Samaritan

Departments

From The Editor

A Quick Tour of the Changes in FPM
Robert L. Edsall

Opinion

Why Teamwork Will Make or Break Your Practice
Bruce A. Bagley

Coding & Documentation

Tobacco Cessation CodesSpecimen Transfer to LabHome Health ServicesDiagnosis Code for Prothrombin Time TestingHospital Discharge When the Patient DiesHepatitis TestNebulizer Supplies

News & Trends

2008 Match Results: Family Medicine Shows Slight ImprovementCommunities Needed for EHR Demonstration ProjectMajority of FPs Wouldn't Do It Again Despite Strong Job Market

Practice Pearls

Monitor Records TransfersUse Analogies to Increase Patient ComplianceHave a Garage SaleFocus on Special NeedsTracking Follow-Up Care

Letters

Contemplating Robin Hood Practice

Patient vs. "Customer-Owner"

Evaluating the RUC

Curing Baumol's Disease

The Last Word

A New Epidemic: Administrative Fibrillation
William E. Chavey

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