• Features

    What Lies Ahead for Family Physicians?

    What challenges and opportunities await in the next few years? Here's the answer, from 14 perspectives.

    Practicing in the New Millennium: Do You Have What It Takes?

    Marc L. Rivo

    Tomorrow's family physicians need new knowledge and skills to help them be old-fashioned family doctors.

    Building the Future of Health Care on the Foundations of Family Practice

    William R. Phillips

    Hold on to your heritage as a family physician. It may save the health care system, or at least save your patient from it.

    The Emergence of Consumer-Driven Health Care

    Norman E. Vinn

    As patients shoulder a larger share of their own health care costs, they'll expect more from physicians — and reward those who meet their expectations.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Forget Y2K; Worry About 2001

    Robert L. Edsall

    At this point, the world seems to be divided into two camps: those who believe that 1,999 years are enough for two millennia and those who believe that we're not quite finished with the second millennium yet. If, like me, you find yourself in the second camp, there's good...

    LETTERS

    Listen to your body, mind and spirit

    Bruce D. Greenberg

    Naturally speaking

    Charles E. Morris

    The art of dictation

    Maureen Lemek

    Is it no wonder?

    William M. Fuchs

    Coding reference cards

    GETTING PAID

    CPT Changes for 2000

    Kent J. Moore

    Codes for emergency and critical care, lab panels and immunizations are noteworthy.

    Coding and Documentation

    Coding and Documentation

    Kent J. Moore

    Workers' compensation visits | Same-day office visit and hospital admission | Sharing a global maternity care code | Blood gases interpretation | Hospital discharge and nursing home admission | Initial inpatient care not provided by the admitting physician

    MONITOR

    Monitor

    IOM calls for system-wide changes to prevent errors | Medicare finalizes 2000 fee schedule | New physicians frustrated by coding, managed care, journal deluge | Uncertainty continues as health systems seek workable models | Residents can unionize — and strike | Physician...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    The Value of Brief, Targeted Smoking-Cessation Advice

    George E. Kikano, Carlos R. Jaén, Robin S. Gotler, Kurt C. Stange

    Even one minute of counseling can inspire your patients to give up smoking.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Practice Diary

    Sanford J. Brown

    House calls | Y2K and dinosaurs | Business 101

    COMPUTERS

    Two Excellent Sources for Alzheimer's Information

    David C. Kibbe

    While designing a Web site for a community-based program for the frail elderly, I recently had the opportunity to review dozens of Web sites aimed at the needs of seniors and their family members. Two of the best sites I found are www.alz.org and www.alzheimers.com.

    Expect More From the Internet

    David C. Kibbe

    Emerging Internet technologies will enable family physicians to benefit from less complicated, less expensive software applications.

    ASK FPM

    Ask FPM

    Stanley E. Burgin, Kenneth Bowden, Tom McGuinness

    Rewarding a physician executive | Compensation for collecting capitation payments | Nonprofit family practice?

    SALARIED FP

    Negotiation Gambits

    James M. Giovino

    Successful negotiation often depends on recognizing the games people play and determining how you will react to them.

    BALANCING ACT

    Running on Empty

    Jennifer Bush

    Many people don't realize how out of kilter their lives have become until a crisis hits. That's what happened to this young physician.



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    All editors and editorial advisory board members in a position to control content for this activity, FPMjournal, are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. View disclosures.



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