September/October 2012

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Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice

Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Durable Medical Equipment

A Toolkit to Improve the Treatment of CA-MRSA

Managing Messages


From The Editor

My Last Issue
Robert L. Edsall


Rationing Time
Roger Barrow

The Last Word

Five Reactions to a New EHR
Elizabeth Rose Cochran Ward


Managing Referrals and Referral Specialists

Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Health Risk Assessment

"Heartsink" Patients


Practice Pearls

Use Discretion With Drug Expiration DatesReview E/M Coding PatternsWho Gets to Keep the EHR Incentive Checks?

Coding & Documentation

Smoking CessationSubsequent Observation CareNo ICD-9 Updates for 2012-2013Medicare Annual Wellnes Visit EligibilityDefinition of "New Patient"

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