• Features

    The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Three Key Forms

    Jennifer Bush

    Complying with the HIPAA privacy rule may seem trickier than pulling a rabbit out of a hat, but these forms should help.

    Develop Your Own Practice Intranet

    Floyd “Tripp” Bradd, III

    It really can be a do-it-yourself project – and you probably have the basic tools already.

    Putting Measurement Into Practice With a Clinical Instrument Panel

    Scott Endsley

    A few key measures can help you gauge whether your practice is headed in the right direction.

    EDITOR’S PAGE

    Better Practice Through Better Information

    Robert L. Edsall

    Given that evaluation and management starts with gathering information about a patient’s history and condition, information management has to be one of the fundamental skills of the family physician – at least information management on the level of the patient visit.

    LETTERS

    Is malpractice risk higher for employed physicians?

    Thomas C. Erdmann

    Costs of e-prescribing

    What’s in a name? A lot, apparently.

    Making independent practice work

    Attraction dilemma

    GETTING PAID

    Coding Hospital Admissions From Other Sites of Service

    Kent J. Moore

    Here’s how to untangle the various categories of codes that come into play.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    “Status” of a chronic disease | Anoscopy & E/M | Pulse oximetry & E/M | Rehab ward

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Medicare cuts could be postponed | AAFP pushes for affordable EMR system | Bold initiatives could transform health care | Non-MDs don’t reduce MD demand | Business is booming | Employees strike back | What malpractice insurance crisis? | Generic drug use climbs | Good news...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Ideas for Optimizing Your Nursing Staff

    Rick E. Weymier

    Wise utilization of your nursing staff will improve efficiency, patient care and your bottom line.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    All in the family | A great diagnosis | Disability insurance

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Jeffrey B. Miller, Steven Masley, Mark Murray

    Initialing medical record entries | Group-visit consent forms | “Appointmentless” systems?

    BALANCING ACT

    Organizing Your Desk

    Pamela J. Vaccaro

    If you haven’t seen the surface of your desk in a while, try these strategies for clearing the clutter.



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