Mar 1999

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Quality Improvement: First Steps

How to Evaluate and Implement Clinical Policies

Take Charge of Coding: Don't Lose Income to Neglect

Practicing Without Paper

Tips for Making Inpatient Care More Efficient


Editor's Page

Rescuing Managed Care From the Wreckage of Managed Care
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

What to Consider When Choosing a Billing Service
Judy Capko

Improving Patient Care

Beginning With a Vision
Stacey Eubanks


Three Sites for Patient Health Information
David C. Kibbe

Balancing Act

Tips for Life Balance and Time Management
Pamela J. Vaccaro


Cover Critique

Broke and Miserable

Patients Should Pay

The Benefits of the Hospitalist Movement

Coding & Documentation

Coding Treatment of "Road Rash"A Diagnosis Code for Poor PostureDestruction of Multiple LesionsCoding for House CallsServices in an Adult Day-Care CenterCoding Inpatient Care of an InfantObservation Care or a Nursing Facility Admission?Getting Paid for FMLA Paperwork


Y2K Update: HCFA Says It'll Be Ready, But Will You?HMO, POS Enrollment Slows; Overall Health Plan Costs RiseBoomers Will Demand Greater AccountabilityThe Future of Family Practice: A Glass Half Full?Medicare Overpayments Continue to FallGroups Collaborate on Performance MeasuresNew York HMO Complaints Double


Discounting Self-Pay PatientsBalance Billing HMO PatientsPracticing in a Strip MallWaiving a Co-Payment

Practice Diary

A Lesson in Serving PatientsComputer FixMystery Diagnosis

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