Paperwork management

Jun 2001 Issue
Using a Scanner for Easier Forms Completion [Computers]

The author describes how he uses an inexpensive computer scanner in his office to help him complete forms legibly, cut down on errors and reduce duplication of effort when completing forms (e.g., workmens' compensation forms).

Jun 2001 Issue
Rx for Lost Prescriptions [Improving Patient Care]

The author presents a tool used in his practice to improve the documentation of patients' prescriptions, which makes for a more complete and useful medical record.

Jun 2000 Issue
Using Flow Sheets to Improve Diabetes Care [Improving Patient Care]

The article continues a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article explains how a practice can use flowcharts to keep track of and document the care of patients with diabetes.

Jun 2000 Issue
How a Salaried FP Computerized His Practice -- on His Own [Feature]

Not ready for a full-blown electronic medical record? You can do a lot of computerization with a little investment of time and money.

May 1999 Issue
Organize Your Data With Microsoft Excel [Computers]

This installment in an ongoing series on using computers will offer tips for using Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program in a medical practice.

Mar 1999 Issue
What to Consider When Choosing a Billing Service [Getting Paid]

This article will offer advice in choosing a billing company for a family practice.

Feb 1999 Issue
Time Savers [Improving Patient Care]

A family physician offers practical advice about organizing supplies in exam rooms, supplementing information in paper medical records and accessing common paperwork (e.g., referral forms, prescription blanks, etc.).

Nov-Dec 1998 Issue
Decrease Hassles and Costs by Integrating Your Plans' Formularies [Feature]

This practice reduced its plans' drug requirements to one document physicians can use easily to provide quality care less expensively.

Feb 1998 Issue
Making Patient Care Easier Under Multiple Managed Care Plans [Feature]

Are formularies, preauthorizations and referrals driving you crazy? Here are some tips to help you manage the hassles of managed care.

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