Feb 2004

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Features

The Outcomes of Open-Access Scheduling

The Stark Truth About the Stark Law: Part II

Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice

Departments

Editor's Page

The Evidence-Based Medicine Heresy
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

How to Code for Observation Services
Betsy Nicoletti

Improving Patient Care

Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism
Mark H. Ebell

Computers

A Primer on Wireless Networks
Matt Lewis

Balancing Act

The Fine Art of Refusal
Frances Spickerman

Coding & Documentation

Preventive & E/M Services at a New Patient VisitScreening Fecal OccultTime-Based CodingDesferal InjectionSame-Day Hospital-to-Hospital TransferReplacing a PEG Tube

Ask FPM

HIPAA AuthorizationsDocumenting Sick-Leave ExcusesCredentialing Delays

Practice Diary

A Pain in the NeckScoped!

Monitor

Physicians' Reimbursement Claims Face Greater Scrutiny"Rational Rationing" Would Improve Quality, Cut CostsIs Your Practice Ready for Change?Helping Patients Get Politically Involved

Letters

What Makes a Leader?

Is That Patient New?

Tips for Coding 99214

Changing the Perception of Family Medicine

Diagnosing and Treating Strep Throat

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