• Features

    A Job-Share Model for the New Millennium

    Michael J. Worzniak, Margit Chadwell

    This approach to family practice assures continuity of care for your patients as well as a healthy life balance and a decent paycheck for you.

    Choosing a Practice Facility

    Olivia K. Maresh

    Taking the time to plan ahead will improve your chances of selecting a facility that meets your needs and those of your patients.

    How Many Staff Members Do You Need?

    Crystal S. Reeves

    While there’s no one staffing formula that fits every practice, industry benchmarks can point you in the right direction.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Recreating Family Practice

    Robert L. Edsall

    Do you find your scope of practice yielding to outside pressure? Certainly, the combined weight of outrageous malpractice premiums, decreasing reimbursement, hospitalist programs, privileging problems and competition from limited specialists (to name a few of the pressures)...

    LETTERS

    Weighing the costs and benefits of family practice

    Pharmaceutical freebies

    Corrections

    GETTING PAID

    Using Advance Beneficiary Notices to Maximize Your Medicare Collections

    Todd A. Rodriguez

    The rules enable you to bill Medicare patients when Medicare will not pay because it determines a service is not medically necessary.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Coding a preoperative visit | Coding group medical visits | CPT code for the rapid flu test | ICD-9 code for sports physicals | Manipulation & E/M

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    HIPAA privacy rule modified | Liability crisis fuels talk of reform | An average workweek | Home sweet home | Simple fixes overlooked | $1.5 million for hospitals | White coat phobia

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Elizabeth W. Woodcock

    Are irrational office procedures contributing to your phone problem?

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Bartering | Trauma! | Toothache

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    George Conomikes, Jeffrey B. Sansweet, Mark Murray

    Sick-leave policy for physicians and midlevel providers | Balancing semi-retirement and overhead costs | Open-access scheduling

    BALANCING ACT

    12 Tips for Increasing Your Job Satisfaction

    Jennifer Bush

    For those days when being a family physician feels more like a burden than a calling, consider this advice from your colleagues.



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