May 2007

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TransforMed Tries to Rebuild Family Medicine

Getting Beyond Blame in Your Practice

Family Medicine Meets the Blogosphere

How High-Low Agreements Work in a Malpractice Case

Efficient Office Design for a Successful Practice


From the Editor

Sharing the Fruits of EHR Experience
Robert L. Edsall

Coding & Documentation

99214 + Welcome to Medicare Exam?Billing for Nutritional EducationDressing Changes86580 for Tuberculosis Testing

News & Trends

CMS Flexible on May 23 NPI Deadline1 In 10 Children Have Used Retail ClinicsColorado Governor Signs Health Plan Contract Bill

Practice Pearls

Give Your Staff KudosDisplay Waiting TimesExamine Your Waiting AreaWriting Off Charges to Deter Malpractice Litigation


Saving Generalist Medicine

Medicare and Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Another EHR Myth

The Last Word

Avoiding Ambiguous Documentation
Samuel N. Grief

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