• Features

    CPT 2006: Another Year, Another Round of Updates

    Cindy Hughes

    The E/M codes for consultations and nursing facility visits reflect some of this year’s significant changes.

    Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Vaccine Prioritization

    Jonathan L. Temte

    Here’s how to determine which patients and employees in your practice should receive the influenza vaccine if a pandemic occurs.

    Group Visits for Chronic Illness Care: Models, Benefits and Challenges

    Raja Jaber, Amy Braksmajer, Jeffrey Trilling

    With proper planning, group visits can expand your options for managing the care of chronically ill patients.

    Seven Characteristics of Successful Work Relationships

    Alfred F. Tallia, Holly J. Lanham, Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr, Benjamin F. Crabtree

    Your clinical and financial success may depend on work relationships within your practice.

    Are You Ready for Medicare Part D?

    Holly Biola

    Understanding the basics will help you field patients’ questions about the new prescription drug benefit.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Influenza Pandemic: Preparing for the Unpredictable

    Robert Edsall

    How much should you prepare for a crisis that may not happen?

    EDITORIAL

    Rekindling the Fire of Family Medicine

    William J. Hueston

    Dissatisfaction is growing among family physicians and throughout primary care. Can the trend be reversed?

    LETTERS

    Pure nonsense

    Homogenized lemmings, continued

    Chris Basham

    EHRs and disaster management

    David M. Newman

    Improving chronic care

    Matt Cushing

    The survey says …

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Vaccination codes for Hib and influenza | Penile nerve blocks during a circumcision | Charging for a sterile surgical pack

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Physicians await action to prevent Medicare payment cuts | Medicare takes first steps toward pay-for-performance

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Let your dog be your receptionist | Reduce credentialing hassles | Motivate with numbers | Modify patient handouts and forms “just in time” | Avoid burnout | Get rid of waste

    THE LAST WORD

    The Firing Squad

    Zachary Flake

    Breaking up is hard to do, even with difficult patients.



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