May 2008

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'Would You Like to See a Doctor Today?'

Making a Case for Online Physician-Patient Communication

Preparing for a Medicare Fee Cut

What the Military Taught Me About Practice Management

Is Your Practice Merger Doomed to Fail?

The Art and Science of Clinical Decision Making


From the Editor

Being All Things to All Patients
Robert L. Edsall


'Just-in-Time' Business Education for Family Physicians
Dennis F. Saver

Medicare's (Un)sustainable Growth Rate
Steven M. Wilk ; Robert L. Phillips, Jr


e-Nirvana: We're Not There Yet

Practice Pearls

Strengthen Your Patient RelationshipsUse Screen Savers to Convey Information to PatientsUnderstanding Private, Fee-for-Service Medicare Plans

Coding & Documentation

Stress TestsReviewing Old RecordsSkin Tag RemovalSports PhysicalsDiagnosis Coding for Anticoagulation TherapyICD-9 Coding for Palliative Care

News & Trends

Physician Wins Suit, Bills PBM for Time Spent on PaperworkFormer Senators Tackle Health System ReformCharacteristics of High-Performing GroupsCongress Considers More Funds for Residency Programs

The Last Word

A Night at the Nursing Home
Richard E. Waltman

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