Nov-Dec 2008

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Time Is on Your Side: Coding on the Basis of Time

Coding From the Bottom Up

Six Payment Opportunities You May Have Overlooked

CPT and ICD-9 Coding: The Right Tools for the Job


From the Editor

FPM Enters the Blogosphere
Robert L. Edsall


Marcus Welby and the Medical Home
Jason Marker


FP Snapshot
Sarina B. Schrager

Coding & Documentation

Coding Blood-Pressure ChecksDevelopmental MilestonesInstructions on Use of CrutchesMedicare and Lab Test CoverageTime RequirementsWound CareOffice Visit or Emergency Service?99058 for In-Office EmergencyPQRI ReportingMental Health Status Assessment

Practice Pearls

"Puzzle" Your Patients While They WaitFind ICD-9 Codes in a SnapStart Later, End LaterDictate Chart Notes With the Patient PresentDisplay Art From StudentsCreate a Protocol for Drug Substitutitons


Vaccination Management

The Value in Not Being Busy

Paper Is Here to Stay

The Last Word

Learning From Troubled Patients
Sweety Jain

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