• Features

    Can You Negotiate Better Reimbursement?

    Gregory J. Mertz, null FACMPE

    With the right data and a reasonable approach, you can overcome some inequities in payers’ fee schedules.

    An Introduction to Tablet PCs

    Ronald L. Machado

    With this technology, you can access and update electronic medical records from anywhere – with a keyboard or a pen.

    Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care

    Kurtis S. Edward, null FAAFP

    Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    High-Energy, High-Return Practice

    Robert L. Edsall

    If you can find the energy for practice improvement, you can make life better – and not just for your patients.

    LETTERS

    Determining a proper sample size

    Evaluating clinical literature

    Putting the family in family medicine

    Scott A. Murkin

    GETTING PAID

    Understanding When to Use Modifier -25

    Thomas A. Felger, Marie Felger

    This code can help you to get reimbursed for the extra work you do at certain visits.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    CPT’s pharmacologic management code | ECG code for symptomatic patients | Biopsy code 11100 | Cryotherapy for multiple warts | Failed venipuncture | CPT codes for wound care | Reporting INR | Trigger-point injection codes | ICD-9 code for a TB test

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Investing in IT could get easier | FP income comparisons | Medicare bonuses for shortage areas | Determining the physician workforce | FPs seeing fewer kid patients

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    A Tool for Evaluating Patients With Cold Symptoms

    Thomas J. Weida

    A problem-specific encounter form can simplify your documentation and improve patient care.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Family medicine | Pearl

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Alice G. Gosfield, null Associates, null PC, Kent J. Moore, Jeffrey B. Sansweet, F. Michael Arnow

    Visitors in the office | Getting paid for depression care | Signing a contract addendum | Employment for residents

    BALANCING ACT

    The Big Deal About Small Talk

    Carla Jardim

    Chitchat isn’t idle. It can actually improve the doctor-patient relationship and increase your job satisfaction.



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