Mar 2000

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Documentation Tips for Reducing Malpractice Risk

Regrouping After Disintegration

A Model for Successful Rural Practice

Helping Patients Take Charge of Their Chronic Illnesses


Editor's Page

Is the Doctor-Patient Relationship Finally Growing Up?
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

Getting New Physicians Credentialed Quickly
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

Are You Practicing 'Opportunistic' Prevention?
George E. Kikano ; Susan A. Flocke ; Robin Gotler ; Kurt C. Stange

Balancing Act

Which Type of Planner Is Right for You?
Pamela J. Vaccaro

Coding & Documentation

Drug ScreensCoding Pelvic ExamsSuture RemovalPreventive MedicineICD-9 Code for a Strained Trapezius Muscle


RVUs and Established Patient VisitsTreating Family MembersUnlawful Restraint of Trade?

Practice Diary

Caring for FamilyMaking ItHealthTrends


Informed Choice Rare in Health CareBetter-Performing Groups Pay More, Generate MoreQuality Doesn't Ensure Profitability for HMOsPhysicians Influenced by Pharmaceutical PerksQuality of Care Varies Widely Among Medicaid Health PlansMore Patients to Shop Online for Health ProductsWhite Coats: Doctors Deliberate Hemlines


What About Solo Docs?

On the Other Hand ...

Victim of Disintegration

Important Code for FPs

Stark and Rural Offices

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