May 2002

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Coding and Billing Software for Palm-Top Computers

Answers to Your Questions on Solo, Idealized Practice

HIPAA Compliance: How to Get an Extension

Enjoying Family Practice Despite It All


Editor's Page

Call for Peer Reviewers
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

Dealing With Patients Who Don't Pay
Maria V. Ciletti

Improving Patient Care

Does Health Habit Advice Affect Patient Satisfaction?
Robin Gotler ; David A. Barzilai ; George E. Kikano ; Kurt C. Stange

Salaried FP

A Productivity Primer
Kent J. Moore

Balancing Act

Reconnecting With the Joy of Medicine
W. Jefferson Pendergrast, Jr. ; Jim Henry

Coding & Documentation

Initial Hospital Care CodesPeak-Flow Rate and E/MDigital Nerve Block and Nail Removal


Benefits TrendsMedicare Recredentialing FormsCollaborating With an NP

Practice Diary

Taking AdvantageLow OverheadSearch and RescueMentors


HIPAA Privacy Rules Await Proposed ChangesThe Top 20 in 2000Family Practice Match Numbers Drop Slightly; Fill Rate Goes UpIncrease Revenue With Improved CodingWhile They Wait


Coding for Diagnostic Tests

Practice Diary: The Real Deal

Anticoagulation Device Accuracy

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