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Preventive care

November/December 2013 Issue
ACP Immunization Advisor [SPPACES: App Reviews]

The ACP Immunization Advisor app provides mobile access to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) current adult immunization schedule and adult vaccine indications and information.


September/October 2012 Issue
Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice [Feature]

The authors, whose practice delivers the Medicare annual wellness visit in the form of a nurse pre-visit and a 15-minute physician visit, offer advice, workflows and protocols for achieving similar levels of efficiency in other practices.


July/August 2012 Issue
Documenting and Coding Preventive Visits: A Physician's Perspective [Feature]

The authors offer advice on coding for preventive care visits with non-Medicare patients.


March/April 2012 Issue
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: Don't Forget the Health Risk Assessment [Feature]

The author explains the circumstances surrounding the 2012 Medicare requirement that annual wellness visits include review of a health risk appraisal completed by the patient before the visit.


September/October 2011 Issue
Remove Roadblocks and Improve Access to Preventive Care [Feature]

A family medicine residency clinic improved care for children with Medicaid by removing internal obstacles and using reminders to help ensure that preventive care is delivered, among other changes.


July/August 2011 Issue
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Made Easier [Feature]

The author explains how to efficiently provide Medicare well visits (the new Annual Wellness Visit as well as the Welcome to Medicare Physical) and code and bill for the services to maximize benefit to the patient and efficiency for the practice.


January/February 2011 Issue
What You Need to Know About the Medicare Preventive Services Expansion [Feature]

A summary of the clinical preventive services Medicare covers and the circumstances under which they're covered as well guidance about how to get paid for them.


May-Jun 2009 Issue
The Problem With Diet and Exercise Plans [Opinion]

Patients don't need more knowledge; they need a number to shoot for.


Jan-Feb 2009 Issue
New Year, New Medicare Preventive Coverage [Feature]

The article provides a summary of the clinical preventive services Medicare covers, the circumstances under which they're covered and guidance about how to get paid for them.


Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
Vaccination Management: Is Your Practice on Target? [Feature]

The availability of expensive vaccines for HPV and herpes zoster have made the issue of payment for vaccinations more critical than ever for family medicine practices. The author offers coding and billing advice to help physicians secure the payment they're entitled to.


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