• Features

    THE HIPAA PRIVACY RULE: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    Alice G. Gosfield

    How will the privacy rule affect your practice? We took that question and others to a health care attorney to find out.

    Serving Up the Feedback Sandwich

    Anne Dohrenwend

    Negative feedback is never easy to give, but sandwiching criticism between layers of praise makes it more palatable and more effective.

    How to Help Your Low-Income Patients Get Prescription Drugs

    Karen Montemayor

    Accessing affordable medications can be a hassle. Here's how you and your patients can make the most of the available resources.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    A Piece of Your Mind

    Robert L. Edsall

    I usually use this space to talk, but as I'm sure someone has said, I've never learned anything by talking. And as editor of a journal that is supposed to help family physicians practice, I have a pressing and continuous need to learn. I need to learn about the problems you...

    EDITORIAL

    What's in a Name?

    Dale Glenn

    Are you merely a family practitioner?

    LETTERS

    Payment for care plan oversight

    Cartoon

    The cost of translation

    GETTING PAID

    Another Ounce of Prevention

    Kent J. Moore

    Slowly but surely, Medicare coverage of preventive services has grown. Here's an update.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Hospital observation/admission/discharge | G0101 & E/M services | ICD-9 code for tobacco dependence

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Despite increased health care costs, consumer confidence rises | Jackson Hole Group renews push for health care reform | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Medicare giveback bill unlikely | It almost pays for itself | Sample...

    Information From Your Family Doctor

    Resources for Affordable Prescription Medicine

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    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    “Oh, by the Way…”: Agenda Setting in Office Visits

    Kenneth P. Olson

    To manage patients' long lists and add-on complaints, elicit and negotiate their agendas up front.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Doctor's day off | Grounded! | Zero tolerance

    SALARIED FP

    A Primer on Employment Contracts

    Michael R. Burke

    Defuse legal land mines by learning all you can about your employment contract. Here are five key areas to consider.

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Gail Levy, F. Michael Arnow, Gordon Moore

    The cost of office equipment | Acceptable overhead | Patient satisfaction survey

    BALANCING ACT

    How to Cope if You Feel Attracted to a Patient

    Frances Spickerman

    Developing romantic feelings for a patient may be a symptom of burnout.



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