• Features

    Understanding When to Use the New Patient E/M Codes

    Emily Hill

    Even an old patient can be new.

    Why Did That Idea Flop?

    Brian Crownover

    Three common mistakes will ensure your good ideas never fly.

    Creating a Vital Burnout-Proof Practice

    L. Gordon Moore

    If you’re feeling disillusioned and burned-out in your current mode of practice, why not start over? Here’s how to build a strong foundation.

    Help With the HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets Standards

    David C. Kibbe

    Don’t let HIPAA stop your cash from flowing on Oct. 16. Here’s how to prepare.

    EDITOR’S PAGE

    A Challenge for You

    Robert L. Edsall

    We’re looking for a few good ideas. And we know you’ve got them.

    LETTERS

    Coding controversy

    EMRs aren’t for everyone

    Change attitudes; save hospitals

    GETTING PAID

    Spanning the Global Surgical Package

    Kent J. Moore

    Taking a few minutes to learn the basics can really pay off for your practice.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Preventive exam & E/M | Starred vs. nonstarred procedures | The elements of an exam | 99211 for BP & lab | Coding a nebulizer treatment | ICD-9 codes for MVA services | Tuberculosis skin tests | Consultation codes for pre-operative clearance

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Roughly half of adults receive recommended care | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Study reveals FP income, malpractice premiums | R<sub>x</sub>errors increase for seniors | Managing diabetes online | Discussing uncovered treatments?...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Making Decisions at the Point of Care: Sore Throat

    Mark H. Ebell

    This evidence-based encounter form can help improve your diagnosis of strep throat.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Complementary medicine | A failure to communicate | I would if I could – but I won’t

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Kent J. Moore, Alice G. Gosfield, Todd A. Rodriguez, A.J. Stinnett, Anthony Restuccio

    Medicare participation | HIPAA and homework | Tracking performance

    BALANCING ACT

    8 Ways to Improve Your Relationships

    J. LeBron McBride

    There’s no time like the present to work on being a better partner.



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