Apr 2006

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Creating a Lean Practice

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care

Same-Day E/M Services: What to Do When a Health Plan Won't Pay

Can Your Patients Afford the Medications You Prescribe?


From the Editor

How Do You Cope With Bundled Claims?
Robert L. Edsall


Reinventing Family Medicine
Sanford J. Brown


Should You Cut Out the Middle Plan?

Level-IV Visits


Practice Pearls

Know When to Ask for HelpSend Reminders for Needed Lab WorkEncourage Appropriate Dress in Your OfficeED Work and Opting Out of MedicarePromote Patient Education With PodcastsShow Your Appreciation for Your Staff

Coding & Documentation

List the Chief Diagnosis Code FirstConsultation or Subsequent Care in Hospital Rehab Unit?New vs. Established PatientsAcupuncturePsychotherapyManaging Home INR DrawsE/M + Trigger Point Injections Swing Bed StaysWhen to Use 99361

News & Trends

Family Medicine Sees Small Gains in Filling Residency PositionsWork Setting Affects Physicians' Quality of Work LIfePhysicians Urged to Prepare Now for 2006-2007 Flu SeasonCoalition Aims to Reduce Physicians' Administrative Hassles99214s on the Rise

The Last Word

Turning Frustration Into Fulfillment
Sweety Jain

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