George Rust, Harry Strothers
Diversification can help your practice thrive — and deepen your humanity.
Kathryn G. Chappelle, Shawn H. Blanchard, Miguel F. Ramirez-Williams, Scott A. Fields
Play it safe when documenting E/M services: Keep your medical students' documentation out of patient chart notes.
Is the scope of family practice narrowing? See how your colleagues answer this question.
Charles M. Kilo, Scott Endsley
A national initiative may forever change the way medical practices operate. Isn't it about time?
Robert L. Edsall
The Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practices (IDCOP) initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement has attracted a great deal of attention recently, and deservedly so. It is one of the most ambitious quality improvement projects in medicine. It seeks ...
Are you frustrated by the current chaos of your office systems? Are your patients complaining about the telephone service, about having to wait days and weeks for an appointment and then having to wait more after they arrive at the office?
Charles A. Cefalu
Kurt C. Stange
H. Wm. Bardenwerper
William S. Davis
Kent J. Moore
Depending on where you provide services, you may be entitled to take advantage of HCFA's 10 percent incentive payment program.
Kent J. Moore
Follow-up visits | Alternative modifiers | Inconclusive diagnoses | Inpatient for a day | Complementary medicine | Subsequent hospital care
Physicians sidestep health plan rules to help patients receive care | What are you paying your office manager? | HMO accused of using flawed data for reimbursements | Patients may not be revealing drug complications | Physician computer use | Disintegration | Patients' rights...
Three simple calculations will help you decide whether a treatment will truly benefit your patient.
Sanford J. Brown
Carl | The last straw | Juggling act
Kent J. Moore, Denise L. Sanders, Donald F. Burke
RVU scales | Counseling and Stark | Workplace violence
Jeffrey B. Sansweet
There are certain benefits every job offer should include. If you don't know what they are, you should.
C. Carolyn Thiedke
Acknowledging the pain of a loss is often healthier than trying to remain objective.
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