ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Many articles have offered advice on how to reinvigorate the joy of practice, with ideas such as "slow down," "use laughter," or "reduce overhead." But if we really want joy in practice, we need to address the absurdities in our health care system and advocate for systems and processes that make sense.
Technology was supposed to eliminate paper in our offices, so what happened?
The author pokes fun at the unique junk mail physicians receive.
The author describes steps she has taken to redesign her practice systematically, implementing advanced access, pre-visit planning and other steps to cope with her own declining job satisfaction and to improve the quality of care delivered in her practice.
This article describes changes in the CMS claim form that will take effect in January 2007.
The article will explain how standardized admission orders can assist family physicians and will point readers to the updated versions of 38 orders previously published in FPM.
The article presents a model superbill developed specifically for use in family physicians' offices with input from FPM readers.
The author describes how to maximize your efficiency by organizing your incoming and outgoing messages and other patient-related information.
The article suggests five tips for physicians to decrease the amount of administrative work they encounter on a daily basis.
This article describes how medical practices can better cope with the large volume of incoming faxes they receive and streamline their communication processes.