2001 FPM Issues

FPM Past Issues:

January 2001 - EMR Vendor Survey
Electronic Medical Records: The FPM Vendor Survey • New Directions in Health Care Financing • The Job Hunt: Interviewing 101 • 7 Steps to Medicare Compliance • New CPT Codes • Quality Improvement Tips • Diary of a Family Physician • Working Smarter Doesn’t Work

February 2001 - Self-Test
The FPM Practice Self-Test • Getting the Most From Your Phone System • Strategic Planning Meeting • 14 Alternative Practice Styles • Coding Q&A • Waiving Co-pays and Deductibles • Preventive Care Flow Sheets • Time Management Exercise

March 2001 - HIPAA
What You Need to Know About HIPAA Now • 10 Questions for EMR Vendors • Tips for Easier Utilization Review • When Patients Use Alternative Medicine • Coding Q&A • How to Stop Hemorrhaging Red Ink • Family Orientation in Family Practice • Getting More From Voice Recognition

April 2001 - Physician Orientation
Tailoring New Physicians to Fit Your Practice • 50 Useful Web Sites • Reducing Staff Turnover • How to Effect Legislative Change • Coding Q&A • Getting Paid for Diabetes Training • Priority-Setting • Ways to Limit Restrictive Covenants • Practice Diary

May 2001 - Stress of Being Sued
Coping With the Stress of Being Sued • How One Group Gained $200,000 by Working Smarter • Six Easy Steps to a Low-Cost EMR • Implementing Clinical Guidelines • Getting Paid for Home Health Care Certification • Coding Q&A • Using a Palm-Top as a Reminder System • Spiritual Needs

June 2001 - Health Plan Denials
Making Sense of Health Plan Denials • Understanding a Balance Sheet • How to Manage Your Boss • New Medicare Screening Benefits • Coding Q&A • Rx for Lost Prescriptions • Forms Completion Using a Scanner • Palm-Tops at the Point of Care • Family Physicians’ Life Balance Tips

July/August 2001 - HIPAA Security Standards
A Problem-Oriented Approach to the HIPAA Security Standards • Learning the Business of Medicine • Deposition Tips • How Your Medicare Regional Office Can Help You • Coding Q&A • Tips for Buying a Palm-Top Computer • Responding to an Unfavorable Quality Audit • Practice Diary • How to Protect Your Time

September 2001 - Re-examining Family Practice
Is It Time to Re-examine Family Practice? • Tips for Better Web Browsing • 7 Reasons to Dictate in the Exam Room • Get Paid for Preop Services • Coding Q&A • Patient Handout: Understanding Your Health Plan • Participatory Decision Making • Using E-mail Discussion Lists • Blending Work and Family

October 2001 - Coding 99214
How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve • Revolutionizing Office-Based Care • Preventing Diversion of Pain Medication • Tear-Out ICD-9 Coding Tool • Coding Q&A • Standardized Admit Orders • How to Download PDA Applications • Reflections from the Daughter of a Family Physician

November/December 2001 - Strategic Marketing
Nine Steps to a Strategic Marketing Plan • The Ins and Outs of “Incident-To” Reimbursement • HIPAA and Code Set Standards • Four Medicare Myths Exposed • Coding Q&A • Medication Use Agreement • Ask FPM • Keeping a Journal