• Features

    Seven Ways to Help Your Hospital Stay in Business

    Kathryn Stewart

    Your inpatient care decisions could make or break your local hospital.

    Implementing an EMR System: One Clinic’s Experience

    Paul D. Smith

    This residency’s implementation plan succeeded by leaving as little as possible to chance.

    Dealing With a Health System That Fails to Honor Your Employment Agreement

    David R. Dearden

    Vague contract language makes it tough – but not impossible – to make your case.

    Caring for Frequent-Visit Patients

    Robert D. Gillette

    Patients who keep coming back often require physicians to walk the line between diagnosis and judgment.

    EDITOR’S PAGE

    Perverse Incentives, Perverted System

    Robert L. Edsall

    In the old days of managed care, say 10 years ago, we heard a lot about aligning incentives. Incentive alignment was, for some, the holy grail. In essence, the idea was to pay physicians and hospitals and other providers in such a way that they all did the best financially...

    LETTERS

    Affirming a difficult choice

    William R. Phillips

    Electronic MOM Care forms

    PDA software features

    Anticipating open access

    Christopher Morache

    Expanding the role of nurses

    Peter A. Cardinal

    GETTING PAID

    An Update on the E/M Codes and Documentation Guidelines

    Kent J. Moore

    There’s a movement afoot to radically alter the way you choose the level of service of E/M codes.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Documenting observation and admission | Defining an E/M service | NDC numbers on claims | Pharmacologic management | Mini Mental Status Exam

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Supreme Court affirms “any willing provider” law | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Family practice match numbers continue to decline | Doctors, hospitals try new response to medical errors | Help with HIPAA | Managing long waits |...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Group Visits 101

    Suzanne Houck, Charles Kilo, John C. Scott

    Group visits can improve patient care and relieve you from the treadmill of office practice. Here’s how to get started.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Office manager for a day | Life insurance | A friend in need II

    COMPUTERS

    Evidence-Based-Medicine Tools for Your Palm-Top Computer

    Matt Lewis

    Personal digital assistants are the perfect solution for bringing evidence-based medicine to the point of care.

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    John Giannone, Kent J. Moore, Alice Gosfield, Thomas J. Weida

    Transition to open access | Medicare Secondary Payer forms | Billing for temporary physicians | Documentation forms for preventive exams

    BALANCING ACT

    Forget About Time Management

    Pamela J. Vaccaro

    Focusing your attention is the key to getting more done.



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