ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Equipment and supplies

November/December 2012 Issue
A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities [Feature]

A lack of appropriate bedside equipment can impede thorough clinical evaluations, but this can be easily remedied.


May/June 2010 Issue
How to Clean Up in Family Medicine [The Last Word]

As costs increase, medical practices need to get creative.


May/June 2010 Issue
The 12-Step Way to Reduce Practice Expenses: Part 2, Operational Efficiencies [Feature]

Even small cuts in your operational expenses can add up to big savings for your practice.


Feb 2007 Issue
Simple Strategies to Avoid Medication Errors [Feature]

Safe medication use is achievable and affordable if you follow these recommendations.


Feb 2005 Issue
How to Select an Electronic Health Record System [Feature]

These 12 steps will help make the selection process easier and lead you to the EHR that's right for your practice.


Mar 2004 Issue
How to Decide Whether to Buy New Medical Equipment [Feature]

These tips and tools will help you determine whether this type of investment will be beneficial to your practice.


Jun 2003 Issue
Diagnostic Testing and Medicare: How to Get Paid Without Getting in Trouble [Getting Paid]

Diagnostic testing is an increasingly important clinical and financial adjunct to family practice. This article examines how to provide and bill for these services while avoiding false claims liability, Stark violations and breach of the reassignment rules.


May 2001 Issue
'Work Smarter, Not Harder' to Save Your Practice Money [Feature]

When this family practice learned how to delegate, make wise use of technology and trim its staff, it gained $200,000 per year.


Feb 2001 Issue
Getting the Most From Your Phone System [Feature]

Looking at your system through the eyes of a patient will help you understand what you need.


Feb 1999 Issue
Time Savers [Improving Patient Care]

A family physician offers practical advice about organizing supplies in exam rooms, supplementing information in paper medical records and accessing common paperwork (e.g., referral forms, prescription blanks, etc.).



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