• Features

    Making Your Balance Sheet Work for You

    F. Michael Arnow, George C. Xakellis, Jr.

    Once you know how to read it, your balance sheet will tell you volumes about the financial health of your practice.

    Managing Your Boss

    Thomas J. Zuber, Erika H. James

    You can hate your boss, kiss up to your boss or learn to manage your boss. Only one of these options is worth it for everyone in the long run.

    Making Sense of Health Plan Denials

    James Bare

    The first step to understanding and responding to denials is recognizing the difference between medical necessity and medical benefits.

    EDITOR’S PAGE

    Toward a More Useful Journal

    Robert L. Edsall

    If you’re a regular reader of Family Practice Management, chances are it’s because you have found a number of useful articles in here; maybe you have pulled out some of our quick-reference tools to use in your practice or taken the FPM Practice Self-Test. I certainly hope you...

    LETTERS

    Electronic transmissions: HIPAA’s definition

    Call me doctor, please

    Life as a “free-range physician”

    Medicare angst

    Oguchi H. Nkwocha

    Coding observation stays

    Cartoon

    GETTING PAID

    Medicare Expands Preventive Screening Benefits

    Kent J. Moore

    On July 1, new rules take effect that cover colorectal screening for more patients as well as more frequent Pap smears and pelvic exams.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Telephone care reimbursement | Lead-toxicity screening | Inpatient admission | Emergencies in the office | ICD-9 code for fibromyalgia | CLIA-waived strep test

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Physicians urged to practice evidence-based medicine | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Can I get a witness? | Out-of-pocket spending | Nutritional supplements | Hello, MAMA

    Information From Your Family Doctor

    Understanding Your Insurance Coverage

    Download in pdf format.

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Rx for Lost Prescriptions

    William Davis

    By using a prescription pad that provides duplicates, you can improve your records and save time.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    The clavicle: Part II | Curbside consult | Organ donation

    COMPUTERS

    Using a Scanner for Easier Forms Completion

    Matthew W. Levin

    This FP learned he could tackle his paperwork with some inexpensive products from his local computer store.

    How a Palm-Top Computer Can Help You at the Point of Care

    Marc S. Chasin

    Over 20 percent of American physicians currently carry personal digital assistants (PDAs). Here’s how one puts his to use.

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Matt Lewis, C. Carolyn Thiedke, Kent Moore

    Charting with PDAs | Part-time call schedules | Teaching physician rules

    BALANCING ACT

    Life Balance: 17 Tips From Doctors, for Doctors

    Jennifer Bush

    How do family physicians balance their personal and professional lives? We decided to ask the experts – you!



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