The author's physician-friendly tool can help you to code more confidently.
David J. Keulen
Here's how one family physician used his computer to simplify the referral process.
Bruce V. Davis
A 12-month respite gave this family physician a new perspective on his personal and professional lives — and on himself.
Robert P. Carlson
More family physicians are joining forces with the likes of PhyCor and MedPartners. Find out what PPMCs have to offer.
Although staffing is the greatest expense on most family practices' income and expense reports, it's also the most essential. Practices can't succeed without high-quality employees to do everything from answering the phone to drawing blood. And you can't find and keep good...
David M. Morris
Whether you're looking for a better salaried position or just now thinking about moving from private to employed practice, you have a lot to consider before you make your switch. Too often, physicians see the advantages of a salaried position, such as more predictable patient...
James R. Hill
Robert L. Edsall
“The American Academy of Family Physicians strongly believes that the new E/M documentation guidelines as currently constructed are unacceptable and cannot be fixed by minor alterations. Accordingly, we urge the Health Care Financing Administration to recall the guidelines...
Patient satisfaction surveys can be useful tools for quality improvement, but don't expect your patients to be 100 percent satisfied. According to data gathered by the American Medical Group Association from 20 multispecialty groups, 47 percent of patients rate family...
Colorado IPA prevails in antitrust case | Panel doesn't endorse patients' rights law
Kent J. Moore
They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Unfortunately, federal law — and Medicare, by extension — has not put much stock in the old adage. However, the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) has begun to remedy that. The new law liberalizes coverage for some...
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