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How to Use Scheduling Data to Improve Efficiency

Using Bilingual Staff Members as Interpreters

Should You Charge Your Patients for "Free" Services?


Editor's Page

Exploring the Limits of an Insane System
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

Billing for Your Work With Surgeons
Kent J. Moore

Patient Education

Do I Need an Interpreter? (Spanish version)
Deanna R. Willis ; Javier F. Sevilla Matir

Improving Patient Care

Sticking the Landing: How to Create a Clean End to a Medical Visit
Michelle E. Lutton

Balancing Act

Managing Family Dynamics
J. LeBron McBride


Patients Are Customers Too

Waiting Room Entertainment and Copyright Laws

Coding & Documentation

99211 & Immunizations"Self-Limited, Minor" ProblemsAfter Office HoursMultiple Procedures at the Same VisitHCPCS Codes for Nubain & PhenerganBenadryl Injection


Backlog in Medicare Enrollment Processing ContinuesSupreme Court Limits Lawsuits Against HMOs


Billing CostsOnline Consultations Outside Your Patient BaseDocumenting E/M Services With ChecklistsDelayed Dictation

Practice Diary

Role ModelsHorses vs. Zebras V

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