Preventive care

January/February 2022 Issue
Combining a Wellness Visit With a Problem-Oriented Visit: a Coding Guide [Feature]

In the exam room, the distinction between one type of visit and another isn’t always clear. It’s important to know when — and how — you can bill for both.

March/April 2019 Issue
Medicare Wellness Visits: Reassessing Their Value to Your Patients and Your Practice [Feature]

Providing Medicare wellness visits can be challenging but can improve quality and practice revenue.

March/April 2018 Issue
Helping Your Adolescent and Young Adult Patients Get the Preventive Care and Services They Need [Supplement]

Make the most of opportunities to confidentially discuss health decisions and recommend screening tests and immunizations using this tool.

November/December 2017 Issue
Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates [Feature]

Getting more patients immunized against the flu does not require complicated strategies.

September/October 2017 Issue
How to Talk to Reluctant Patients About the Flu Shot [Feature]

This three-step framework can help you address patients' concerns about influenza immunization.

May/June 2017 Issue
Using Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention to Address Patients' Risky Drinking [Feature]

Asking patients about their drinking habits is a straightforward way to boost health and revenue.

March/April 2017 Issue
What Is the Best Approach to Annual Wellness Visits for Seniors? [From the Editor]

Maybe it is time to change the way I do things – yet again.

March/April 2017 Issue
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: How to Get Patients and Physicians on Board [Feature]

Patients are more likely to schedule a wellness visit if their physician recommends it, but that won't happen without staff support.

March/April 2017 Issue
Improving Daily Practice With Four Medical Apps [SPPACES: App Reviews]

These mobile apps can help physicians and patients with treatment recommendations, treatment adherence, and smoking cessation.

July/August 2016 Issue
How to Document and Code Medicare Preventive Services [Feature]

Think of this as your field guide to the rules surrounding Medicare preventive services.

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