Nov-Dec 2006

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Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder

How to Fire a Staff Member

Effective Work Relationships: A Vital Ingredient in Your Practice

Negotiating a Contract With a Health Plan


From the Editor

FPM Is Expanding Its Panel of Reviewers
Robert L. Edsall


Closing the Sample Closet

Practice Pearls

Hold a Flu Shot ClinicDetecting Warning Signs of FraudDocument Visits With Instant Text

Coding & Documentation

Using 82270 and G0107 for Fecal Occult TestAverage Charges for E/M CodesTime-Based CodingPreoperative Consultations

News & Trends

Take Care Clinics in Portland Close QuicklyAnother Flu Season, Another Vaccine DelayStudy Examines Surveys of EHR UsageIOM Issues Report on Pay for Performance in MedicarePhysicians Clash With United Over Contracts, Payments, Policies

The Last Word

Fixing Patients vs. Fixing Bicycles
Christopher Wenner

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