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In recent years, short or delayed supplies of flu vaccine have driven up costs, and reimbursement has not kept pace. The author offers suggestions for trying to turn the situation around for the 2002-2003 flu season.
Mar 2002 Issue
What Every Physician Should Know About Generic Drugs [Improving Patient Care]
The article explores the safety and cost-effectiveness of prescribing generic drugs over brand-name drugs.
Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.
The article explains how one family practice uses a "medication use agreement" to prevent medication misuse while helping patients who suffer from chronic pain.
Don’t let diversion of pain medication hamper your ability to treat chronic pain.
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.
With drug costs likely to increase significantly in the next decade, it's more important than ever to know when to say ‘no’ to risk contracts.
A family physician presents practical tips that can help physicians and their staff members be more efficient in their patient-care activities.
This article will describe changes in Medicare reimbursement for 1999, including the implementation of resource-based practice expense payments, changes in payments for drugs and biologicals, and payments for teleconsultations.
This practice reduced its plans' drug requirements to one document physicians can use easily to provide quality care less expensively.