Apr 2004

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Features

Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine

Calculating Your Costs per Visit

Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding

Departments

Editor's Page

Respecifying the Specialty
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

Why Every Practice Needs a Payment Policy
Maria V. Ciletti

Improving Patient Care

Using a Tracking Book for Unresolved Issues
P. Schludermann

Computers

Online Communication With Patients: Making It Work
Joseph E. Scherger

Balancing Act

Teaching Kindness
James R. Dykes

Letters

The Range of a Wireless Network

Vital Practices Need Adequate Reimbursement

Electronic Filing Cabinet Tips

Coding & Documentation

Coding Translator TimeBlood-Pressure ChecksTracheostomy TubePatient RepresentativeCerumen RemovalOffice SpirometryICD-9 "Omit Code"

Monitor

Aetna, CIGNA Settlements Promise Improved Claims Processing, Better Relations With PhysiciansReduce Errors With Incentives

Ask FPM

Charging for Missed AppointmentsFinancial Arrangements for New PhysiciansCompensation FormulasMalpractice Insurance Policies

Practice Diary

What's in a Name?

About the CME Quiz

AAFP members and FPM subscribers can take the CME quiz online at http://www.aafp.org/fpmquiz.

Disclosure

All editors and editorial advisory board members in a position to control content for this activity, FPM journal, are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. View disclosures.

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