• Features EDITOR'S PAGE

    Open Access: Whatever You May Think, It Works

    Robert L. Edsall

    They didn’t believe man could fly, either.

    LETTERS

    EBM in AFP

    Proceduralism would boost interest in the specialty

    Natan Schleider

    Physician couples and the Stark statute

    Defending EBM

    Fredric J. Romm

    Evaluating the efficiencies of technology

    Valerie Richey

    GETTING PAID

    Simplifying the Credentialing Process

    James Bare

    A new system replaces multiple plan-specific applications with one universal form.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J Moore

    Documenting time | Low-level initial hospital care | Office visit & injection | Emergency inpatient consultations | Two skin lesion biopsies | Lab prep codes | Coding the use of Dermabond | Splinter removal | Coding a comparison X-ray

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Family medicine match numbers rise | A warning about charging extra fees | Outpatient medical errors | The HIPAA privacy rule: one year later

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    Implementing Advanced Access in a Group Practice Network

    Steven Pierdon, null MMM, Thomas Charles, Karen McKinley, Lee Myers

    This group’s improved availability has contributed to increases in patient satisfaction, new patients and productivity.

    How to Make the Media Your Public Health Partner

    Russell G. Robertson, Laura Currey

    Your local media can help you promote good health care to your entire community.

    A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature

    Robert J. Flaherty

    The “PP-ICONS” approach will help you separate the clinical wheat from the chaff in mere minutes.

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Patient-Physician Partnering to Improve Chronic Disease Care

    Donald Denmark

    Partnership agreements can help you and your patients to better manage diabetes.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Skunked! | A Good Samaritan

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    AliceG. Gosfield, KentJ. Moore, JeffreyB. Miller, AliceG. Gosfield

    PAs and the Stark statute | Medicare overpayments | Handling patients who don’t pay | Referral to a specialist

    COMPUTERS

    What Do You Need to Know About Information Technology?

    The results of this survey will help us to better meet your needs.

    BALANCING ACT

    Blending Work and Family

    Carla Jardim

    Your professional life and your personal life can cohabit peacefully.



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