• Features

    Coding and Billing Software for Palm-Top Computers

    K. Meg Morrison

    Your PDA can help you code more efficiently and accurately.

    Answers to Your Questions on Solo, Idealized Practice

    How does a solo doc with no support staff manage his referrals, order his supplies and give immunizations? Gordon Moore, MD, answers those questions and more.

    HIPAA Compliance: How to Get an Extension

    David C. Kibbe

    The government will give you another year to comply with the transactions and code sets standards, but you have to ask for it.

    Enjoying Family Practice Despite It All

    Sarah Smiley

    Given lemons, some family physicians are still finding ways to make lemonade.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Call for Peer Reviewers

    Robert L. Edsall

    You may not think of Family Practice Management as a peer-reviewed journal because it’s not a scientific journal. But the nature of the articles we publish makes peer review crucial.

    LETTERS

    Coding for diagnostic tests

    Practice Diary: the real deal

    Tom Sommers

    Anticoagulation device accuracy

    GETTING PAID

    Dealing With Patients Who Don’t Pay

    Maria V. Ciletti

    You can give your staff strategies for effectively enforcing your practice’s payment policies.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Initial hospital care codes | Peak-flow rate and E/M | Digital nerve block and nail removal

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    HIPAA privacy rules await proposed changes | The Top 20 in 2000 | Family practice match numbers drop slightly; fill rate goes up | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | High marks for health care | Ask and you shall receive | Non-MD...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Does Health Habit Advice Affect Patient Satisfaction?

    Robin S. Gotler, David A. Barzilai, George E. Kikano, Kurt C. Stange

    Physicians play an important role in encouraging healthy behaviors, but does this advice help or harm patient satisfaction?

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Taking advantage | Low overhead | Search and rescue | Mentors

    SALARIED FP

    A Productivity Primer

    Kent J. Moore

    Physician productivity is measured in many ways today. Here’s a look at some of them.

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Jeffrey B. Sansweet, Kent J. Moore, Alice G. Gosfield

    Benefits trends | Medicare recredentialing forms | Collaborating with an NP

    Feature

    Reconnecting With the Joy of Medicine

    Jeff Pendergrast, Jim Henry

    What can you do when the passion for serving others comes at too high a personal price?



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