Appointments and schedules, general

March/April 2015 Issue
Inefficiency in Primary Care: Common Causes and Potential Solutions [Feature]

This practice-based research project highlights key sources of inefficiency in primary care and real-world suggestions for how to improve.

September/October 2010 Issue
Five Ways to Improve Access to Care [The Last Word]

If we fail at access, we fail at the most fundamental piece of the relationship.

May/June 2010 Issue
How to Be an Efficient and Effective Preceptor [Feature]

Having assembled tips from preceptors across the country, the authors offer a variety of ways to make precepting work in a highly efficient and productive practice.

May-Jun 2009 Issue
How to Maximize Revenue With Minimal Effort [Feature]

The author describes how to ensure that you're coding and billing accurately for the services you perform and how to generate more revenue.

Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Panel Size: Answers to Physicians' Frequently Asked Questions [Feature]

The author answers physicians' questions related to determining the appropriate patient panel size, managing workload and transitioning to the ideal panel size.

Oct 2007 Issue
Virtual Office Visits: A Reachable and Reimbursable Innovation [Feature]

The article will describe how to conduct e-visits and will address reimbursement issues associated with these visits.

Apr 2007 Issue
Panel Size: How Many Patients Can One Doctor Manage? [Feature]

The article explains how to calculate the ideal number of patients a physician should have on his or her panel in order to optimize patient access to care, continuity of care and quality of care.

Apr 2007 Issue
The Right Number: Optimizing Panel Size [From The Editor]

How many patients should you have, and how many do you have? Two simple questions, right?

Nov-Dec 2006 Issue
Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder [Feature]

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.

Feb 2005 Issue
Managing the Habitual No-Show Patient [Improving Patient Care]

The author describes how his practice addressed the problem of patients who frequently missed appointments by implementing an alternative form of scheduling for such patients.

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