Sep-Oct 2009

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Features

ICD-9 Updates 2010: New and Noteworthy Codes

Five Communication Strategies to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Illness

Immediate Action Protocol: A Tool to Help Your Practice Assess Suicidal Patients

What You Can Do to Help Your Uninsured Patients

Offering Financial Assistance to Newly Uninsured Patients

Departments

From the Editor

Preparing for Health Care Unreform
Robert L. Edsall

Coding & Documentation

Home Health Services and Private PayersThree-Day Observation StayDocumenting Surgical AssistsProlonged Services

Practice Pearls

Give Cash-Paying Patients Some Cash BackDress Up Your Ceiling LightsCalculating Average Work RVUs for Family PhysiciansThink Like an Athlete When Assessing Injuries

Letters

Dr. Starfield Brings It Home

The Feds and EHRs

Cell Phone Communication With Patients: Love it or Hate it?

Working With the "Right People" and the "Wrong People"

The Last Word

Are You Thinking Right?
Katia L. Mercado-Castro

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