• Features

    Encounter Forms for Better Preventive Visits

    Peter A. Cardinal

    These two tools can help improve your care and documentation.

    Practical Evidence-Based Internet Resources

    Brian S. Alper

    If you’ve got a clinical question and want an immediate answer based on the most current and valid information available, check out these Web sites.

    How to Make Your Meetings More Productive

    Roger Shenkel

    By gathering the right people, using your time wisely and focusing on action, you’ll conduct meetings everyone will want to attend.

    The KISS Principle in Family Practice: Keep It Simple and Systematic

    Leif I. Solberg

    A clear, deliberate, consistent approach will beat the alternative every time.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Systematizing Your Practice

    Robert L. Edsall

    I am particularly pleased to be able to offer you this issue’s cover story by Leif I. Solberg, MD, both because it carries a message that is vital to family physicians today and because it articulates clearly a major theme of Family Practice Management – that systematic...

    LETTERS

    E/M coding: Everything old is new again

    Keeping hospitals afloat

    Physicians must take charge

    Simplifying with stamps

    Reducing risk with consultations

    GETTING PAID

    Best Practices in Claims Processing

    Leigh Ann Backer

    These strategies will help you minimize claims delays and denials and revive your practice’s revenues.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Observation status and consultations | Coding the treatment of depression | Medicare certification and recertification | Venipuncture | Reimbursement for a surgical tray | CPT code for semen analysis | Paperwork codes | Counseling codes | Urine sample & 99211

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Physicians lobby to stop more Medicare payment cuts | Clinical support staff salaries | Solutions proposed to ease malpractice insurance crisis | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Thirty ways to be safe | What would you do with $142? | Health care on the Net | Would you...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    I Do House Calls!

    Samantha Pozner

    Home visits aren’t just a thing of the past. They can benefit patients and doctors, even today.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Is the customer always right? | Unprofessional conduct

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Todd Rodriguez, Jeffrey B. Sansweet, Keith Borglum

    Vacation coverage | Disability insurance | Discouraging no-shows

    BALANCING ACT

    Eight Principles for Stronger Relationships

    J. LeBron McBride

    Married to your work? Try working on your marriage.



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