• Features

    The Danger of a Dysfunctional Medical Practice

    John-Henry Pfifferling

    Toxic offices take a toll on everyone, including your patients. Here's how to improve your practice's health.

    Improving Telephone Management in Your Practice

    George Conomikes

    With a few simple changes, you can give your patients better service and your staff a break.

    The New Model of Family Medicine: What's In It for You

    Bruce Bagley

    Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line.

    Is the New Model of Family Medicine Financially Viable?

    Stephen J. Spann

    Findings from the Future of Family Medicine project suggest the New Model could boost your income or enable you to work fewer hours.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Working in a Toxic Environment

    Robert L. Edsall

    A bubble of sanity may be the best you can hope for.

    EDITORIAL

    A New Identity for Family Medicine: Physicians for the Underserved

    Hans Elzinga

    By emphasizing the family physician's role as a caregiver for patients in underserved areas, we can strengthen our specialty.

    LETTERS

    High praise for maintenance of certification

    Kent S. Jeffery

    Human touch trumps technology

    Gary Arvary

    Coding ECG and IPPE

    Chaperoning becomes catch-22

    The “Aurora rule”

    Frank P. Reynolds

    GETTING PAID

    How to Document and Bill Care Plan Oversight

    Betsy Nicoletti

    You're probably already doing the work. Here's how to get paid for it, too.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Diagnosis code for prescriptions | V code for well-child visit | Colonoscopy consult | Latent tuberculosis | Face-to-face requirements for E/M visits | Exam for a prospective adoptive parent | Allergen immunotherapy units | Fecal-occult blood tests

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Doctors protest insurer's rating program | How to report complaints against insurers | Study shows how simple interventions can increase colorectal cancer screening | Patients could pay more for unhealthy lifestyles | Consumers willing to trade more options for lower costs |...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    A Systematic Approach to Managing Warfarin Doses

    Mark H. Ebell

    Standard protocols make it easy to do the right thing when adjusting warfarin doses.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Horses vs. zebras VII | Remind me

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Julie Henry, Jeffrey Miller, Mark Murray

    Can no-pays get the heave-ho? | Releasing deceased patients' records | Open access in an academic setting

    COMPUTERS

    Beyond Charting: Using Your EHR's Data to Improve Quality

    Robin Helm, James Slawson, Beth Damitz, Sandra Olsen

    The ability to turn mountains of data into useful reports improved patient adherence – and physicians' acceptance of their EHR.

    BALANCING ACT

    Managing Stress From the Inside Out

    Frances Spickerman

    If you think effective stress relief comes with a big price tag, think again.



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