• Features

    Why I Love My EMR

    William D. Soper

    Two years after he took his practice digital, the author addresses the concerns of others who contemplate leaving paper records behind.

    10 Reasons to Be a Self-Employed Family Physician and 10 Ways to Do It

    Sanford J. Brown

    Independent practice could revive your career, but do you have what it takes to succeed?

    Understanding the Physician Liability Insurance Crisis

    Richard G. Roberts

    Just when you thought declining reimbursement and rising expenses had squeezed your practice dry, liability insurance premiums began to climb dramatically. Here’s what’s behind the increases.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Escapist Medicine

    Robert L. Edsall

    “I just want to practice medicine.” I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve heard that comment over the years – often enough from doctors who say it in an injured tone, with the implied follow-up, “Is that too much to ask?” They actually seem to think it is a...

    EDITORIAL

    The Elephant in the Room

    Nancy Wilson Ashbach

    Why does nobody talk about the real problems with health care today?

    LETTERS

    Is discounting fees fraudulent?

    Great guide to error reduction

    Quality resources for diverse populations

    GETTING PAID

    New ICD-9 Codes Take Effect This Month

    Kent J. Moore

    Our summary of the changes and updated coding tools will help you to code more accurately and efficiently.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Face-to-face time | CPT codes for NP visits | Coding prolotherapy

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Medicare payment increases expected, R<sub>x</sub> drug benefit less certain | Physician productivity jumps; compensation rises slightly | Process errors most common in primary care | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | HIPAA extension...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Rethinking Refills

    Jodie Escobedo

    Here’s an easy way to improve service, decrease errors, facilitate compliance and go home earlier.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Sniffers | Risky business | The preceptor

    COMPUTERS

    Good Medicine: E-Prescribing

    Louis Spikol

    Electronic prescribing improves patient safety and increases efficiency by providing important drug information at the point of care.

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Gerry Keenan, Alice G. Gosfield, Kent J. Moore

    RHC protocols | Supervising an NP | Closed to new Medicare patients

    BALANCING ACT

    Taking Time Out

    Jennifer Bush

    If you find you can’t fully escape from the office even on the weekend, consider taking a personal retreat.



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