• Features

    ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’ to Save Your Practice Money

    Gregory J. Mertz

    When this family practice learned how to delegate, make wise use of technology and trim its staff, it gained $200,000 per year.

    Electronic Paper & Pencil: Six Easy Steps to a Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record

    Jack Jue, Anthony F. Jerant

    If you know how to use modern word-processing software, you can create your own electronic medical records.

    Coping With the Stress of Being Sued

    Chantal M.L.R. Brazeau

    Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here's how to withstand the pressure.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Tech Shock and the Virtues of Incrementalism

    Robert L. Edsall

    You have heard it from any number of sources now, including the Institute of Medicine: Information technology is vital to the future of health care.1 And chances are very good that, some day in the bright, not-too-distant future, you will be part of a computer network...

    LETTERS

    Compliance: a lose-lose situation?

    Coding group visits

    Adapting flow sheets

    GETTING PAID

    An Update on Certifying Home Health Care

    Kent J. Moore

    Here's how to get paid for certifying and recertifying home health care for your Medicare patients.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    E/M code + procedure code? | “Incident to” billing | Normal newborn care | Lab results review, revisited

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Family practice match numbers drop again | HIPAA privacy rules take effect | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Back to the basics | Great expectations | Nature and well-being | Health care...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Putting Clinical Guidelines Into Practice

    Brian Schulte, Erin L. O'Hea, Patricia Darling

    Do you and your colleagues provide care consistent with evidence-based clinical guidelines? Perhaps you just need a reminder.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Anthony | On-the-job training | Self-care

    COMPUTERS

    Using Your Palm-Top's Date Book as a Reminder System

    Matt Lewis

    Your PDA's date book isn't just a calendar. With a few simple steps, it can help you lose fewer patients to follow-up.

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Jamie L. Claypool, Pamela S. Hawks, Julie Henry, Kent Moore

    Charging for forms | Patient appointment software | Practice start-up resources | RVUs and compensation

    BALANCING ACT

    Spirituality and Your Practice

    William Zeckhausen

    A renewed openness to spirituality is occurring in medicine. It can provide sustenance, both to you and to your patients.



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