• Features

    The Outcomes of Open-Access Scheduling

    C. Dennis O’Hare, John Corlett

    Good things happen when patients are seen "today" by their own physicians.

    The Stark Truth About the Stark Law: Part II

    Alice G. Gosfield

    Find out whether one or more of the many exceptions to the Stark statute apply to you

    Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice

    Brandi White

    Finding the evidence you need is getting easier than you ever thought possible.

    A Primer on Wireless Networks

    Matt Lewis

    A wireless network can give you the freedom to access your EMR on a laptop, PDA or tablet PC.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    The Evidence-Based Medicine Heresy

    Robert L. Edsall

    EBM may be ready for the real world of practice, but is the world ready for it?

    LETTERS

    What makes a leader?

    Is that patient new?

    Tips for coding 99214

    Changing the perception of family medicine

    Diagnosing and treating strep throat

    GETTING PAID

    How to Code for Observation Services

    Betsy Nicoletti

    These six tips make coding for observation services easier and more productive.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Preventive & E/M services at a new patient visit | Screening fecal occult | Time-based coding | Desferal injection | Same-day hospital-to-hospital transfer | Replacing a PEG tube

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Physicians' reimbursement claims face greater scrutiny | "Rational rationing" would improve quality, cut costs | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | New CPT code for online consultations | Malpractice premiums | Choosing a...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism

    Mark H. Ebell

    This evidence-based encounter form will help you rule in or rule out PE.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    A pain in the neck | Scoped!

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Alice G. Gosfield, Todd A. Rodriguez, Alice G. Gosfield, Jeffrey B. Miller, Michael R. Burke, null Esq.

    HIPAA authorizations | Documenting sick-leave excuses | Credentialing delays

    BALANCING ACT

    The Fine Art of Refusal

    Frances Spickerman

    These pointers will help you stand your ground with patients who don’t want to take “no” for an answer.



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