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Preventive care

Mar 2007 Issue
Vaccine Administration: Making the Process More Efficient in Your Practice [Feature]

Appointing a vaccine champion and understanding the documentation rules are key steps toward improving your immunization process.


Feb 2007 Issue
What's New in Medicare Preventive Benefits [Feature]

The list of covered services has grown significantly in the last 10 years and includes some additions for 2007.


Jan 2006 Issue
Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Vaccine Prioritization [Feature]

Here’s how to determine which patients and employees in your practice should receive the influenza vaccine if a pandemic occurs.


Apr 2005 Issue
How to Conduct a "Welcome to Medicare" Visit [Getting Paid]

The author walks fellow physicians though Medicare's new Initial Preventive Pysical Exam, expaining how it differs from a tradiitonal complete physical exam and suggesting screening methods that will make the IPPE effective and efficient.


Oct 2004 Issue
Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care for Family Physicians [Feature]

Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.


Sep 2004 Issue
Starting Off on the Right Foot [Improving Patient Care]

The article describes an enrollment interview or family conference, which the author uses to introduce prospective patients to the practice and to lay the groundwork for a positive, long-term doctor-patient relationship.


Sep 2004 Issue
"Insuring" the Uninsured [Feature]

By offering uninsured patients a set of services in exchange for an affordable monthly fee, this practice has reduced no-shows and improved its patients’ health.


Jul-Aug 2003 Issue
Encounter Forms for Better Preventive Visits [Feature]

These two tools can help improve your care and documentation.


Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
Another Ounce of Prevention [Getting Paid]

Slowly but surely, Medicare coverage of preventive services has grown. Here's an update.


May 2002 Issue
Does Health Habit Advice Affect Patient Satisfaction? [Improving Patient Care]

The article will explore how patients feel about and respond to health habit counseling provided by their family physician, relying on data from the Direct Observation of Primary Care study.


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