• Features

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    School physical forms | Hospital care for partner’s patients

    Big Ideas to Help Your Practice Thrive

    Your family physician colleagues share their best ideas for energizing and strengthening the practice of medicine.

    Group Visits Hit the Road

    Douglas Dreffer

    By taking group visits to his elderly patients, this physician found a way to meet their needs and those of his practice – and have fun at the same time.

    Making Time to Listen

    James R. Dykes

    This family physician created a model of practice that allows him to spend quality time with patients.

    “Insuring” The Uninsured

    Javier Vazquez, Claudia Aguero-Vazquez

    By offering uninsured patients a set of services in exchange for an affordable monthly fee, this practice has reduced no-shows and improved its patients’ health.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    18 Glimpses of Tomorrow

    Robert L. Edsall

    The “big ideas” described in this issue offer 18 different views of the future, individually incomplete, but collectively suggestive of a shared vision.

    LETTERS

    How different are internists and FPs?

    Charles G. Perl

    Money and status

    Charles Friend

    Just what is a family physician, anyway?

    Kirsten Stoesser

    GETTING PAID

    ICD-9 Changes: Update Now or Pay Later

    Kent J. Moore

    Failing to update your ICD-9 codes by the Oct. 1 effective date could cost you.

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Starting the Doctor-Patient Relationship on the Right Foot

    Robert E. Smith

    Enrollment interviews will help you educate potential patients about your practice and assess whether it’s a good match.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Preserving the solo physician | The vampire

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Tom McGuinness, null CPA, null CVA, Mary Jean Sage

    Writing off patient balances | Billing for precepting

    BALANCING ACT

    Making a Living and a Life

    Eugene Guazzo, CHARLIE BYRD

    “A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life.” – CHARLIE BYRD, CLASSICAL JAZZ GUITARIST.



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