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Documentation, general

July/August 2012 Issue
How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk [Feature]

Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.


March/April 2012 Issue
A Nursing Home Documentation Tool for More Efficient Visits [Feature]

This one-page form can help improve care, keep visits patient-centered, and even save you some time.


July/August 2011 Issue
Structure and Synchronicity for Better Charting [Feature]

The author outlines an approach to the progress note that emphasizes including the rationale for diagnoses and treatment plans in order to make notes better reflect the physician's thought processes.


May/June 2011 Issue
Why I Let My Patients See My Notes [Opinion]

A $1.5 million study is underway to determine whether this practice is a good idea. Spoiler alert: It is.


July/Aug 2010 Issue
Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making [Feature]

The article, the third in a three-part series, details the section of Medicare's E/M documentation guidelines pertaining to medical decision making and explains how to comply and practice efficiently with them.


May/June 2010 Issue
Exam Documentation: Charting Within the Guidelines [Feature]

The article, the second in a three-part series, details the section of Medicare's E/M documentation guidelines pertaining to exams and explains how to comply and practice efficiently with them.


March/April 2010 Issue
Documenting History in Compliance With Medicare's Guidelines [Feature]

The author details Medicare's guidelines for documenting the history portion of E/M visits. Medicare and many private payers use the guidelines to determine whether physicians' documentation supports the level of service they code.


January/February 2010 Issue
Tools and Strategies for Improving Asthma Management [Feature]

The article describes the quality-improvement tools and strategies the authors used to increase adherence to evidence-based guidelines and improve asthma care in their family medicine clinic.


January/February 2010 Issue
The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative: Secrets to Success [Feature]

This article shares one practice's success story with the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and provides readers with experienced advice and tips on reporting successfully.


Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Chart Audit: Is Your Practice Billing What It Should? [Feature]

A simple review may save your practice loads of money.


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