Sep 2003

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Features

Understanding When to Use the New Patient E/M Codes

Why Did That Idea Flop?

Creating a Vital, Burnout-Proof Practice

Help With the HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets Standards

Departments

Editor's Page

A Challenge for You
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

Spanning the Global Surgical Package
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

Making Decisions at the Point of Care: Sore Throat
Mark H. Ebell

Balancing Act

Eight Ways to Improve Your Relationships
J. LeBron McBride

Coding & Documentation

Preventive Exam & E/MStarred vs. Nonstarred ProceduresThe Elements of an Exam99211 for BP & LabCoding a Nebulizer TreatmentICD-9 Codes for MVA ServicesTuberculosis Skin TestsConsultation Codes for Pre-Operative Clearance

Ask FPM

Medicare ParticipationHIPAA and HomeworkTracking Performance

Practice Diary

Complementary MedicineA Failure to CommunicateI Would If I Could - But I Won't

Monitor

Roughly Half of Adults Receive Recommended CareUnderstanding Modifier -59Faster, More Accurate Prescription WritingStudy Reveals FP Income, Malpractice Premiums

Letters

Coding Controversy

EMRs Aren't for Everyone

Change Attitudes; Save Hospitals

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Disclosure

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