• Features

    Why It’s Time to Purchase an Electronic Health Record System

    Kenneth G. Adler

    The old reasons for holding off may have lost their validity.

    Negotiating Your Semi-Retirement Package

    Daniel M. Bernick

    The right contract can help you reduce your workload and ease into retirement on your terms.

    What Motivates Staff?

    C. Carolyn Thiedke

    Good wages and pleasant working conditions are important, but true motivation stems from something deeper.

    Five Ways to Retain Good Staff

    Roger Shenkel, Cathy Gardner

    The most effective strategies won’t cost you a dime.

    Do You Have the Right Malpractice Insurance Policy?

    David R. Dearden, Michael R. Burke

    Here’s how to make sure your expensive policy doesn’t contain any unpleasant surprises.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    A Gift for Our Reviewers: CME Credit

    Robert L. Edsall

    FPM’s peer reviewers will soon have something more than satisfaction to show for their efforts.

    EDITORIAL

    Spoofing Spurious Science

    Thomas L. Horton

    Statistics can be skewed, as shown in this satirical study of the risks surrounding premature aging and death.

    LETTERS

    An apostle of “big ideas”

    George C. Xakellis

    Including deaf patients in the conversation

    Rational world a better environment for physicians

    Douglas Iliff

    Accentuating the positive in family medicine

    Brenda O’Hara

    Creating the lifestyle you want

    Anthony Valdini

    Put yourself in patients’ shoes

    Michael D. White

    Crunching the numbers

    “Listen” article inspires med student

    Kathryn Winslow

    GETTING PAID

    Navigating the Medicare Web Site

    Kent J. Moore

    A guide to unearthing answers at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Web site.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    A limit to 99214? | When someone else discharges your hospitalized patient | Coding a flu shot | Coding for a delivery by the resident | Same-day E/M & circumcision | Coding assessment and CPR | Observation to inpatient status | Coding for sports event coverage | ICD-9...

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    AAFP Congress moves to create political action committee, approves other resolutions | Administrative tasks cost practices thousands | What patients want | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Medicare changes for 2005 | Withholding pay for medical errors | R<sub>x</sub>...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Estimating the Risks of Coronary Angioplasty

    Mark H. Ebell

    Clinical decision rules make it easy to give patients more precise estimates of their risks of complications.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Horses vs zebras VI | A missed appointment

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Keith Borglum, Debra Phairas, Kent J. Moore

    Starting a practice in a health professional shortage area | Dictation reminders | Medicare teaching rules

    BALANCING ACT

    Using Updates to Ease Your Workday and Your Mind

    Pamela J. Vaccaro

    Providing simple updates can relieve worried patients, calm stressed-out colleagues and give you peace of mind.



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