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Here’s how to determine which patients and employees in your practice should receive the influenza vaccine if a pandemic occurs.
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.
Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.
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.
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.
These two tools can help improve your care and documentation.
A summary of the clinical preventive services Medicare covers and the circumstances under which they're covered as well guidance about how to get paid for them.
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.
This article explains how visit-specific encounter forms can help physicians improve their documentation and their care. The author shares the routine gynecological encounter form used in his practice.
The article, part of a continuing series on the Direct Observation of Primary Care study, will explore how race impacts the delivery of preventive services and how family physicians can improve preventive care to all populations.