• Features

    Should You Treat Yourself, Family or Friends?

    Robyn Latessa, Lisa Ray

    It boils down to a personal decision in most situations.

    What You Need to Know About the Medicare Prescription Drug Act

    Jennifer Brinckerhoff, Eric A. Coleman

    Congress passed the legislation. Now physicians must learn the details.

    Answers to Your Questions About Same-Day Scheduling

    Mark Murray

    The concept’s founder explains how to do “today’s work today” and improve patient access to your practice.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Open Access: Nothing This Good Can Be Easy

    Robert L. Edsall

    Practice is too complicated for improvements to be simple.

    EDITORIAL

    Establishing Rules of the Road for Pharmaceutical Representatives

    Jason Evans

    Being up-front can help prevent back-door tactics.

    LETTERS

    MOC triggers resignation

    Stephen Welk

    MOC implementation unfair

    Glenn Mizarch

    Grace period could make MOC less time-demanding

    Karen Suttle

    Days too short for MOC

    Paul Houston

    Enough is enough

    Luis Garcia-Rivera

    Asthma Days worth further chronicling

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    GETTING PAID

    The Value of a Coding Education

    John Rowe, Blake Fagan, David Mouw, Dottie King, Kelly Christianson

    This practice sent an employee to coding school and saw dramatic revenue gains.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Coding forms completion | An office visit with multiple procedures | Venipuncture on a Medicare patient | Coding a pre-operative, consultative exam | Trigger-point injections | Interpreting diagnostic tests | Critical-care transport | “Reviewing” vs. “interpreting” an X-ray

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Physicians’ quality report cards to go public | Medicare pay-for-performance demo under way | Health care professionals unlikely to address colleagues’ errors | Physicians sue health plan over fee reduction

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    A Tool for Evaluating Patients With Knee Injury

    Mark H. Ebell

    The most widely used tests may not be the most effective.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Vitamin V | A transcription error

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Daniel M. Bernick, Julie Henry, David R. Dearden

    Semi-retirement within a productivity-based group | Salary comparison resources | Appointment of counsel

    COMPUTERS

    How to Cure a Bad Case of Fax-o-rrhea

    Tripp Bradd

    Feeling overwhelmed by faxes? Try this doctor’s fix: a mix of technology and diplomacy.

    BALANCING ACT

    How to Become a Defensive Filer

    Anna K. Cox-Havron

    Saving information you don’t need could be costing you more than you think.



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