• Features

    Call RVUs: One Way to Make Call More Equitable

    Allen Daugird

    By acknowledging that not all call is created equal, one group has made its call schedule less contentious.

    Achieving a More Minority-Friendly Practice

    Amy Glenn-Vega

    How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.

    Strategies for Better Patient Flow and Cycle Time

    Leigh Ann Backer

    These tried-and-true techniques will increase revenue, reduce expenses and improve satisfaction with your practice.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Is Your Practice Wasting Away?

    Robert L. Edsall

    When you hear about waste in health care these days, it seems often to be in the company of fraud and abuse, as in the FBI's warm invitation, “Anyone with information on health care fraud, waste or abuse may … call the HHS-OIG hotline, 1–800-HHS-TIPS.”1 I'm not sure what the...

    LETTERS

    Patient flow and real estate

    Thank you

    Ann D. Thomas

    EMR costs

    James S. Waldron

    GETTING PAID

    New Medicare Payment Opportunities

    Kent J. Moore

    Here's how to get paid for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and medical nutrition therapy.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Coding E/M services in addition to other services | Vision test + annual exam? | Compazine injection | Interpreting an ECG

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Malpractice insurance rates on the rise | Physicians challenge insurers over payment issues | Why health care costs are rising | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Fixing the Medicare fee schedule | Money isn't everything | $10 for...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    A Simple Technology to Improve Office Efficiency

    Jonathan Vinson

    Sometimes, the best solutions to a practice's problems are as simple as two tin cans and a string.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    A high index of suspicion | The ED | The annual exam

    COMPUTERS

    Security Software for Hand-Held Computers

    K. Meg Morrison

    Protecting the patient information stored on your PDA isn't just a good idea; it could be required under HIPAA.

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Jeffrey B. Miller, Jack Jue, Jr., George Conomikes

    Patient refusal to release records | Documentation shortcuts | Bonus formula

    BALANCING ACT

    Adding a Dose of Levity to Practice

    Kent J. Moore

    Medicine is serious business, but a little humor may be just what you need when the going gets tough.



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