Sep 2006

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ICD-9 Changes: The New Codes Are Here

In Search of a Super Superbill

Providing Consistent Care With Standardized Admission Orders

A Toolbox of Resources to Simplify Your Practice

The FPM Encounter Forms Collection: 'Paper Automation' of Your Progress Notes

Improving Communication With Older Patients: Tips From the Literature


From the Editor

A Whole Issue of Doctor Tools
Robert L. Edsall


Affordable Medications in India

Creating a Registry for Patients With Chronic Disease

Precertification, Denials and Appeals

Which Drugs to Prescribe


Practice Pearls

Explain the Benefits of Pneumonia ImmunizationCoordinate Refills and AppointmentsHold a Staff Appreciation LunchUse Your PDA as a Reminder ToolHIPAA and Filling Out Forms in the Waiting RoomWrite It Where You'll Need ItLet Your Patients Do Their JobsKeep Up With Clinical StudiesDisplay Data in Graph Form

Coding & Documentation

Pre- and Post-op ConsultationsMultiple Allergy ShotsOB Care After HoursTyphoid ImmunizationsCare Plan Oversight and Nursing FacilitiesExam Documentation for 99214Documenting Review of SystemsBilling for Pap Smear CollectionsSTD Screening

News & Trends

Connecticut Physicians Plan to Open Retail Health ClinicsMedicare Changes Enrollment Process for PhysiciansFP Recruitment Sees an UpswingCertification, Safe Harbors Announced for EHRsAetna Goes Public With Physicians' Payment RatesIOM Report Addresses Medication Errors

The Last Word

Why I Never Had an Atari Video Game System
Mitchell L. Cohen

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