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    2005 FPM Past Issues

    January 2005 

    Maintenance of Certification

    Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? • What a “Community of Practice” Can Do for You • Preparing Your Office for a Medical Emergency • New CPT Codes for the New Year • Dictating in the Exam Room • Answers to Your Coding Questions • The Art of Coping With Change

    February 2005 

    Electronic Health Records

    Electronic Health Records: Making the Right Choice • Is a Low-Cost EHR Right for Your Practice? • How to Select an EHR System • One Practice’s Journey From Paper to EHRs • Getting Paid for the “Welcome to Medicare” Physical • Coding Q&A • Managing Habitual No-Show Patients • Slowing Down

    March 2005 

    Same-Day Scheduling

    Same-Day Scheduling: Answers to Your Questions • Should You Treat Yourself, Family or Friends? • The Medicare Prescription Drug Act: What You Need to Know • Coding Q&A • An Evidence-Based Tool for Evaluating Knee Injuries • How to Manage a Flood of Faxes • Coding Education Pays Off • Streamlining Your Files

    April 2005 

    Office Efficiency

    Making Every Minute Count: Practice Efficiency Tools • 10 Steps to HIPAA Security Compliance • What a Medical Assistant Can Do for Your Practice • Is Recruiting for FPs on the Upswing? • Encounter Form for Better “Welcome to Medicare” Exams • Coding Q&A • Learning to Listen All Over Again • Good, Free PDA Software • Combining Practice and Parenting

    May 2005 

    Toxic Practices

    The Danger of a Dysfunctional Medical Practice • The New Model of Family Medicine: What It Means for You • Is the New Model Financially Viable? • How to Improve Your Phone Management • Getting Paid for Care Plan Oversight • Anticoagulation Flow Sheet and Reminder Chart • Coding Q&A • Mining EHR Data to Improve Quality • Managing Stress From the Inside Out

    June 2005 

    Niche Services

    Expanding Your Practice Through Niche Services • How to Harness the Power of Your Ideas • Tips for Improving Patient Satisfaction and Compliance • Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? • Managing Meds for Indigent Patients • Coding Q&A • How to Evaluate PDA Software • Coping With Administrative Burdens

    July/August 2005 

    Caring for Children

    Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician’s Role • Responding to a Pertussis Outbreak • How to Answer Your Clinical Questions More Efficiently • What Makes a High-Earning Family Physician? • Coding Q&A • The A to Z of Cross-Cultural Medicine • How to Prioritize Your Incoming Messages

    September 2005 

    Coding "Routine" Office Visits

    Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? • Terminating a Patient: Is It Time to Part Ways? • Make Medical Notes Better and Faster With Macros • ICD-9 Changes: It's Time to Tend to Your Superbill • Special Feature: ICD-9 Reference Card • Ten Hard Questions About the Future of the Specialty • Coding & Documentation • Practice Pearls • Meet Dr. Wonderful

    October 2005 

    Reducing Errors in Your Practice

    Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice • An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians • Get Better Results With Staff Performance Standards • Don’t Get Burned Coding Common Skin Procedures • A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician • Coding & Documentation • Practice Pearls • Coding Nonsense, NOS

    November/December 2005 

    Chronic Illness Care

    Improving Chronic Illness Care in a Private Practice • A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care • Financial Analysis: Look Beyond Your Practice’s Bottom Line • Take Your Personal Digital Assistant to the Next Level • Choosing the Right Practice Entity • 1-800-Chronic Disease Management • Coding & Documentation • Practice Pearls • So How Are You Doing?