Jun 2006

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Features

New Drugs: How to Decide Which Ones to Prescribe

Improve Your ICD-9 Coding With Voice-Recognition Macros

Precertification, Denials and Appeals: Reducing the Hassles

Getting Off the Collections Treadmill

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit

Departments

From the Editor

34 Pieces of Advice Worth Repeating
Robert L. Edsall

Letters

Reinventing the Specialty

Practice Pearls

Identify Patients Who Need a CheckupRemember to Consider 99214Reconsider Records RequestsCreate an Electronic Filing CabinetBuild Staff Morale

Coding & Documentation

99211 for a Blood Pressure CheckOB Care Before and After a C-SectionCounseling When the Patient Is Not PresentDiagnosis Codes for Medicare's Initial Exam

News & Trends

CMS Proposes Edits of More Than 10,000 CPT, HCPCS CodesSmall but Growing Numbers of Physicians Drop Health PlansColonoscopy Guideline Could Aid FPs Seeking PrivilegesUnited Tests Program to Pay Patients' Share of Medical BillsWho Has the Best Job in America?"Steep Decline" in Competition Benefits Health InsurersResearchers Examine What Makes a Small Medical Group Exemplary

The Last Word

Dressed to Ill
Bobby J. Newbell

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