• Features

    The Future of Health Care Financing

    Brandi White

    In most sectors of the U.S. economy, consumers control their dollars. What if that were to happen in health care?

    Interviewing 101

    Rebecca Ann Beach

    An on-site interview is your opportunity to assess how well your values and those of a potential employer align.

    Seven Steps to Medicare Compliance

    Mark S. Kennedy

    The OIG’s voluntary compliance guidance can help your solo or small group practice prevent fraud and abuse.

    Electronic Medical Records: The FPM Vendor Survey

    Susan Rehm, Susan Kraft

    The advent of Internet-based EMR systems gives you new options. Here we report on 23 conventional systems and five Internet-based ones.

    EDITOR’S PAGE

    The EMR: Not Just a Computerized Chart

    Robert L. Edsall

    What do you think of when you think of electronic medical records (EMRs)? Your answer would almost certainly depend to a surprising degree on whether you already have experience with an EMR system. The fact is that EMRs have the potential to transform practice so thoroughly...

    LETTERS

    Group inefficiency

    Are same-day visits the answer?

    Questionable terminology

    GETTING PAID

    New Year, New Codes: Highlights From CPT and HCPCS 2001

    Kent J. Moore

    Changes in critical care, care plan oversight, lab services and vaccines are most likely to affect family physicians.

    Coding and Documentation

    Coding and Documentation

    Kent J. Moore

    Well-child visits | Teaching-physician services | Antepartum care only | E/M or consult? | Nursing facility consult | Typhoid vaccine | ED consult | Interpreting outside lab work

    MONITOR

    Monitor

    Is quality of care getting more difficult to provide? | Inflation returns to health care; workers less concerned | Practice Pearls from here and there | More work, not much more pay | National database flawed | Can insurers sue patients? | Healing the healer | Surfing for...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work?

    Brandi White

    When 45 doctors and their staffs decide to redesign their diabetes care system, success comes one step at a time.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Practice Diary

    Sanford J. Brown

    Paperwork | Professional courtesy | Urgent care without walls

    ASK FPM

    Ask FPM

    Kenneth Bowden, Dorothy R. Sweeney, Alice G. Gosfield, Gail Levy

    Accounting for capitation payments | Employment contracts | Payment for hospital committee work | Starting a practice

    BALANCING ACT

    Why Working Smarter Isn’t Working Anymore

    Pamela J. Vaccaro

    When you’re doing more and it still isn’t enough, it may be time to re-evaluate your priorities.



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