• Features

    Going Solo: One Doc, One Room, One Year Later

    Gordon Moore

    This unorthodox practice, built on four “ideal” principles, is steadily proving itself a success.

    How to Recruit New Residency Graduates

    James M. Giovino

    Begin by understanding what makes them tick.

    Reducing Waits and Delays in the Referral Process

    Mark Murray

    By formalizing your referral relationships, you can make life easier for you and your patients.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Reducing Practice to Its Essentials

    Robert L. Edsall

    How many a poor immortal soul have I met well-nigh crushed and smothered under its load, creeping down the road of life, pushing before it a barn seventy-five feet by forty, its Augean stables never cleansed, and one hundred acres of land, tillage, mowing, pasture, and woodlot!

    LETTERS

    Coding discrepancies

    Jaymi S. Meyers

    Learning from those who’ve left family practice

    Time to re-examine physician training

    Paul Henderson

    GETTING PAID

    11 Tips for More Productive Billing

    Maria V. Ciletti

    Keep cash flowing with these easy-to-implement strategies.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Answers to Your Questions

    Kent J. Moore

    Comparing excision codes | Extra prenatal visits | Coding flexible sigmoidoscopy

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Renewed debate: Is there a physician shortage? | Severe vaccine shortage results in rationing | Why patients leave | Updating the Hippocratic oath | Waived test list available online | Get ready to haggle

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    What Every Physician Should Know About Generic Drugs

    Phil Mohler, Steve Nolan

    Are generic drugs second-class medicine or prudent prescribing?

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Community relations | First refusal

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    David C. Kibbe, Keith Borglum

    HIPAA translation software | Creating an employee manual

    BALANCING ACT

    Time Management Tips That Work

    Pamela J. Vaccaro

    The best strategies first help you identify what really matters to you in life.



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