Sep 1999

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22 Tips for Improving Your Practice

Could Your Office Cope With Disaster?

Rebuilding After a Fire

Re-engineering a Family Practice Center

Sneak Preview of the (Revised) Revised E/M Documentation Guidelines


Editor's Page

The Draft Documentation Guidelines: Unloading the Last Straw
Robert L. Edsall


An Alarming Case of Viagra Abuse
Ted J. Stuart

Getting Paid

How to Prevent a Prepayment Review From Becoming a No-Payment Review
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

Practical Ways to Improve Patient Satisfaction With Visit Length
George E. Kikano ; David A. Gross ; Kurt C. Stange


Four Tips for More Efficient Word Processing
Gil L. Solomon

Balancing Act

What Your Body, Mind and Spirit Can Tell You
Marshall O. Zaslove

Coding & Documentation

Two Physicians, One AdmissionTwo Physicians, One DeliveryCoding a Limited Well-Woman ExamRe-established PatientMinor Procedures Without Their Own CodesVitamin B-12 InjectionX-ray Code Components


Patient-Discharge LetterAssignment AgreementsStark Regulations

Practice Diary

Seven Ways of Looking at Hepatitis C


Accountability, Measurement Can Increase PerformancePatients Value Coordination of Care, Not 'Gatekeeping'Fraud-Fighters Suspected of FraudY2K Update: HCFA Urges Providers to Test Claims ProcessingNew Vaccine RequirementsMarket for Primary Care Physicians Cools a LittleRural Physicians Face Challenges in Providing High-Quality Care


Learning to Relax

Joy in Teaching

Make the Most of What You Have

Joy and Faith

Cutting Back


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