• Features

    The Integrated Summary: A Documentation Tool to Improve Patient Care

    Michael A. Stelman

    This easy-to-use template enables you to see the full context of a patient’s health on a single page.

    Making Family Practice Doable in Everyday Life

    J. LeBron McBride

    Having trouble coping with the demands of your profession? Self-examination can make your work more meaningful and manageable.

    Evaluating Health Plans: Finding the Keepers

    Rod Aymond

    Dropping certain health plan contracts can boost your bottom line and reduce hassles. The author’s spreadsheet will enable you to choose carefully.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    A Request for Further Guidance

    Robert L. Edsall

    Some time ago in this space, I asked you to let me know what was on your mind – what problems in your practice were attracting your attention, what you had done to solve them, and where we might be able to help (“A Piece of Your Mind,” November/December 2002, page 8). The...

    EDITORIAL

    The Challenge of Urban Family Medicine

    Denise Hooks-Anderson

    After an eye-opening move to a new community, one physician discovers she is more than just a doctor to her patients.

    LETTERS

    Open access worth the effort

    William L. Melahn

    No quick fixes

    Cary D. Douglass

    The career path less traveled

    Camille Dillard

    A typical day off

    Clay I. Campbell

    GETTING PAID

    Anatomy of the Medicare Appeals Process

    Kent J. Moore

    Recent changes speed up the process and make additional levels of appeal more accessible.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Night admission | New or established patient? | Allergy injections

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Malpractice crisis spreads; legislation pending | Physicians, patients have differing views on disclosing errors | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | How low can you go? | Medicare spending vs. private spending | Backlog reduction 101 ...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Making Paper Charts More Efficient

    Lisa McTavish

    Simple interventions, such as using self-inking stamps to document lab results, can make your charts more legible, consistent and complete in less time.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Coding consult | A bold woman | Schooled!

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    K. Meg Morrison, Kent J. Moore, Jeffrey B. Miller

    PDAs and HIPAA | Using RVUs in compensation formulas | Paper for paperless systems?

    BALANCING ACT

    Keeping the Human Touch

    Frank H. Boehm

    The more high-tech we get, the more we need the healing power of the human touch.



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