May/June 2011

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Registries Made Simple

Keys to High-Functioning Office Teams

Encouraging Patients to Change Unhealthy Behaviors With Motivational Interviewing

An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care


From the Editor

Special Issue: Chronic Illness Care
Robert L. Edsall


Why I Let My Patients See My Notes
Douglas Iliff


Medicare's New Home Health Services Requirement

Medicare's Preventive Services Expansion

Keep On Keeping On

Practice Pearls

Provide Patients With a Clear Timeline Regarding Lab ResultsWhistle to Calm Children During Ear ExamsKeep Legible Notes to Defend Against MalpracticeAsk New Patients How They Heard About Your PracticeRequest Payment at Check-In

Coding & Documentation

Pap Smear CollectionsDriving AssessmentsPediatric Nutritional Education

The Last Word

My Favorite Patient of the Day
Sweety Jain

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