• Features

    CPT: What’s in Store for 2004?

    Kent J. Moore

    Multiple changes have been made to the vaccine codes.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Emergency office services | Coding multiple same-day, same-diagnosis visits | Excision vs. destruction

    Creating an Electronic Filing Cabinet

    Dean A. Seehusen

    Find out how to move the overflowing file cabinet in your office to a CD in your pocket.

    Five Strategies for a More Vital Practice

    Betsy Nicoletti

    Frustrated with the status quo? Here’s how to take your practice from so-so to stellar.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Two Ways of Looking at a Healthy Practice

    Robert L. Edsall

    Follow your beliefs and your practice expenses. Both will lead you to a better practice.

    LETTERS

    Stepping up to the challenge

    Debra Krieg

    Recapturing job satisfaction

    Jeff Brenner

    Solo is best

    Robert W. Shreck

    Reinventing solo practice

    Marsha McKay

    Keeping medicine meaningful

    Elizama Montalvo

    Focusing on the positive

    David Uirab

    Words of encouragement

    Paul Mensah

    “Overcoding” the statistics

    Gil Solomon

    Documenting history

    Susan Welsh, null CPC

    “Doing it all” with open access

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Medicare payments to increase as part of R<sub>x</sub> drug bill | Malpractice premium rates could rise despite new state laws | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Discounts for computerization | Suit against health plans continues |...

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    Creating a Successful After-Hours Clinic

    James Quackenbush, Roger Shenkel, Victoria Schatzel

    If you’d like to tame your call load, increase patient satisfaction and make money while you sleep, consider opening an after-hours clinic.

    Three Steps to an Effective Practice Budget

    Keith Borglum

    By tracking your expenses and comparing them to benchmarks, you can create a practice budget that's useful and easy to maintain.

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Clinical Interventions

    Phil Mohler

    A 62-year-old male patient presents to your office for a routine checkup and asks whether he should be taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart attack. His wife apparently read this recommendation in a women’s magazine and asked him to seek your advice. The patient has no...

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Mentors | Is the customer always right? Part II

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Keith Borglum, KentJ. Moore, JeffreyB. Miller

    Selling a practice | Calculating RVUs for FPs | What’s worth scanning into an EMR?

    BALANCING ACT

    If

    William R. Phillips

    If you can keep your head when one is crowning,



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