May/June 2010

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How Health Care Reform Will Affect Family Physicians

How to Be an Efficient and Effective Preceptor

Exam Documentation: Charting Within the Guidelines

The 12-Step Way to Reduce Practice Expenses: Part 2, Operational Efficiencies


From the Editor

Your Piece of the Deficit
Robert L. Edsall


Why the Medicare Fee Schedule and RVUs Matter to Employed Family Physicians
Kent J. Moore

Practice Pearls

Show "Signs" of Your Patient CommitmentMake Use of a Free, Medical Spanish ResourceUse Analogies to Increase Patient ComplianceDecorate Your Stirrup Covers"Treat Every Defect as a Treasure"Code Diagnoses With a Free, Web-Based Look-Up ToolImprove Your Patients' Check-in Experience

Coding & Documentation

Pre-Colonoscopy Visit Punch BiopsyWound Repair Global PeriodsCryotherapy for Warts


Letters to Health Plans That Send Letters

Documenting the HPI

The Last Word

How to Clean Up in Family Medicine
Bobby J. Newbell

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