• Features

    An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians

    Robert L. Edsall, Kenneth G. Adler

    Contemplating the purchase of an EHR? Results of our informal survey may help.

    Get Better Results With Staff Performance Standards

    Judy Capko

    By involving all of your employees, you can set more realistic job expectations and make your practice better.

    Don’t Get Burned Coding Common Skin Procedures

    Keith Millette

    This encounter form can help you to prevent minor operations from becoming major billing headaches.

    A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician

    James D. Wall

    From tail coverage to giving notice, here’s how to prepare yourself, your partners and your patients for your departure.

    Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice

    Stephen Elgert

    These seven principles can help ensure that your patients receive the right care at the right time every time.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Get the Most Out of FPM by Putting Our Tools to Work

    Robert Edsall

    Teach a man to fish, and he’ll starve … until he can get his hands on a fish hook and line.

    LETTERS

    High earning in the practice of family medicine

    Homogenized lemmings

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    99000 for transferring labs | Change of status | Counseling and vaccinations for travelers | Laser treatment of rosacea

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Aetna goes public with physicians’ payment rates | P4P programs should offer true bonuses, says panel | Are you giving patients more care than they want? | Committee addresses hassles of verifying patients’ insurance | Small practices may profit from EHRs, says study |...

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Give your waiting area a makeover | Discounts for self-pay patients | Eight tips for physician buy-in | Make conflict productive | Secrets to effective physician-administrator partnerships | Liability and administrative surcharges | Stay on top of third-party payers

    THE LAST WORD

    Coding Nonsense, NOS

    Bobby J. Newbell

    The absurdity of diagnostic coding can be a source of frustration – and amusement.



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