• Features

    Innovation in Practice: 6 Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas

    Scott Endsley, Margaret Kirkegaard, Michael Magill, John Hickner

    With a clear aim, some basic innovation tools and a willingness to experiment, your team can produce some remarkable ideas.

    Five Tips for Generating Patient Satisfaction and Compliance

    Pawar Manoj

    These lessons from the business world can work in your practice, too.

    Expanding Your Practice Through Niche Services

    Mara Reichman

    More and more family physicians are adding new services and getting rave reviews. Here’s how to find the niche that’s right for you.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Electronic Records: Helping Other FPs Learn From Your Experience

    Robert L. Edsall

    Time is running out on your opportunity to help hundreds of your colleagues.

    LETTERS

    Alternative treatments merit our attention, study

    GETTING PAID

    Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding?

    Cindy Hughes, Trevor J. Stone

    Put your compliance plan together before a payer challenges your practice.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    CPT code for tick removal | Documentation for review of systems | 99283 for an urgent care visit | Prothrombin time | Billing for arthrocentesis | Billing for cervical biopsy

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    E-mail consults get thumbs-up | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Community-based project offers help with depression coding | Small practices struggle to adopt quality improvement methods

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Helping Needy Patients Get Needed Medications

    Lisa McTavish, Susie Gray

    A volunteer patient advocate can help your patients navigate pharmaceutical companies' patient assistance programs.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it | Lost to follow up

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Alice G. Gosfield, Trevor J. Stone, Edward Shay

    Insurers must come clean to get medical records | How to handle health savings accounts (HSAs) | Social Security number not always necessary, but helpful

    COMPUTERS

    An Easy Way to Evaluate Software for Your PDA

    Robert C. Oh

    Maximize your handheld computer by picking programs that fit you best.

    BALANCING ACT

    Handling Administrative Burdens

    Jennifer E. Frank

    Administrative work shouldn't consume all your time. Try these tips for minimizing unnecessary tasks.



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