• Features

    How to Manage a Pertussis Outbreak in Your Practice

    Michael P. Flanagan

    A physician shares the lessons he learned after unknowingly exposing patients and staff to whooping cough.

    How to Answer Your Clinical Questions More Efficiently

    Jeffrey M. Weinfeld, Kate Finkelstein

    Asking focused questions and knowing where to look can lead to quicker answers.

    Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician's Role

    Leigh Ann Backer

    New research suggests that the care of children has become less central to family medicine than it used to be, and some family physicians want to reverse the trend.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Coming Soon: A New FPM

    Robert L. Edsall

    A new, improved FPM is on the way, both in print and online.

    LETTERS

    Rolls-Royces and family medicine

    Stuart Andrews

    Tests, tests and more tests

    Andrew Minigutti

    “Welcome to Medicare” visits

    Update

    GETTING PAID

    What Makes a High-Earning Family Physician?

    Jan Carter

    A recent survey of active AAFP members found some surprising results.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Decision making and 99215 | Billing separate services for ob patients | Immune globulin injections | Dilated eye exams

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Chronic care guidelines prove impossible to follow | Bill would offer up to $15,000 for EHR implementation | AMA, AAFP take note of reimbursement problems | Malpractice award caps result in more physicians, better access

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    The A to Z of Cross-Cultural Medicine

    William Ventres, Robert Gobbo

    Cultural differences need not separate us from our patients.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    CME | Informed consent

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Kent J. Moore, Keith Borglum, Steve Waldren

    Opting out of Medicare | Negotiating salary as a percentage of collections | Converting to numerical filing

    BALANCING ACT

    Prioritizing Your Incoming Messages

    Anna K. Cox-Havron

    Decide which communications are urgent and tackle them first.



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