• Features

    Going Solo: Making the Leap

    Gordon Moore

    Why one family physician left the security of salaried practice to pursue ideal patient care completely on his own.

    Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care

    Anne E. Caffee, Peter G. Teichman

    Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

    Test Your Coding Skills

    Olivia K. Maresh

    Go head to head with our review panel in coding six troublesome progress notes.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Getting Paid: Wrestling With the System

    Robert L. Edsall

    Don’t you just hate coding? I have to think you do – especially coding for evaluation and management (E/M) services. After all, articles on E/M coding are among the most popular FPM publishes.

    LETTERS

    Majority of visits equal 99214

    Philip S. Whitecar

    HIPAA and mental health notes

    Praise for help with 99214s

    B. Crownover

    GETTING PAID

    Seven Tips to Improve Your ICD-9 Coding for Diagnostic Tests

    Kent J. Moore

    You can prevent costly claims denials by following these guidelines.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Critical care on the day of admission | Allergy history | Developmental testing

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Six health plans to begin paying for quality | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Compliance date extended for HIPAA transactions rules | It’s official | Health insurance costs rise | The price of noncompliance | Complaints wanted | Free publicity online | Ignoring the...

    Information From Your Family Doctor

    Prescriptions: Why They’re So Complicated

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    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Results From the FPM Practice Self-Test

    Brandi White

    Family physicians rate how they are doing and what they think it takes to succeed.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Horses vs. zebras II | Moving on | Excuses

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Matt Lewis, Mark Smith, Kent J. Moore

    Creating a practice Web site | Unwilling support staff | Teaching-physician rules & physicals

    SALARIED FP

    It’s Not Too Early to Prepare for Semi-Retirement

    Vasilios J. Kalogredis

    Adding a semi-retirement clause to your current contract will free you to broaden your horizons later.

    BALANCING ACT

    Precepting: Help Yourself While Helping Students

    Jeff Suzewits

    Has your enthusiasm for medicine begun to wane? Precepting may help improve your perspective.



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