• Features

    A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care

    Kent J. Moore

    Here’s how to get paid when you’re not the only doctor in the hospital room.

    Look Beyond Your Practice’s Bottom Line

    Albert Y. Yu, Jonathan E. Rodnick

    Two tools – gap analysis and root cause analysis – can work together to tell you where and why you might be lagging financially.

    Take Your Personal Digital Assistant to the Next Level

    Louis Spikol

    Move beyond the basics with easy-to-learn programs that manage patient data.

    Choosing the Right Practice Entity

    JEFFREY B. SANSWEET

    How you structure your practice can have big consequences when it comes to liability and taxes.

    Improving Chronic Illness Care: Lessons Learned in a Private Practice

    Philip J. Mohler, Nancy B. Mohler

    The chronic care model offers a proactive, organized approach that can improve outcomes and satisfaction, but no paradigm shift comes easy.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Chronic Care in an Acutely III System

    Robert Edsall

    Taking the long view in a short-sighted world takes courage and commitment.

    EDITORIAL

    1-800-Chronic Disease Management

    Roger Shenkel

    Primary care physicians should be doing chronic disease management, and it should be a billable service.

    LETTERS

    No easy answers to “Ten Hard Questions”

    Your clinical questions answered

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Coding an initial consultation | “Worried well” exam | Sports physicals for students | Billing for care plan oversight

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Humana settles with physicians | Health plans vs. banks: Who treats their customers better? | Delegates debate recertification, health plan hassles, retail clinics | Project focuses on billing complexities | Study finds modest improvement with P4P programs

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Make scheduling job No. 1 | Implement disease-specific dictation reminders | Find the Medicare allowable for a particular service | Surprise your staff with extra paid time off | Systematize exam room restocking | Don’t let your numbers tell the story | Make well-informed...

    THE LAST WORD

    So How Are You Doing?

    Richard E. Waltman

    After facing a serious illness, one physician found new meaning in this common question.



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