• Features

    Creating a High-Performing Clinical Team

    L. Gordon Moore

    Delivering top-notch care requires more than individual skill and motivation.

    EHRs in the Exam Room: Tips on Patient-Centered Care

    William Ventres, Sarah Kooienga, Ryan Marlin

    With a thoughtful approach, you can maintain your focus on the patient.

    Patient Balances: Getting to the Root of the Problem

    Kristen Dillon

    In less than a year, this practice cut its accounts receivable in half by changing its approach to billing.

    Implementing Open-Access Scheduling in an Academic Practice

    Jeffrey R. Steinbauer, Karla Korell, Jennifer Erdin, Stephen J. Spann

    This group overcame staffing complexities on the road to open access.

    How Consumer-Driven Health Plans Will Affect Your Practice

    Brandi White

    This new way of paying for health care could realign the doctor-patient relationship and reduce the role of third-party payers, but only if it’s done right.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Fishing for ‘Pearls’

    Robert Edsall

    You can turn practice tips into money and fame (well, a little of each, anyway).

    EDITORIAL

    Disabled … or Otherwise Enabled?

    James Glazer

    Family physicians have become the arbiters of disability, and it’s a tough job.

    LETTERS

    Medicare Part D

    Rekindling the fire, continued

    Medical necessity and level-IV visits

    Jeffrey J. Sourbeer

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Aetna makes it official: no more bundling of E/M codes | Medicare pilot uses care coordinators to manage patients' chronic disease | Internists predict “impending collapse of primary care” | EHR adoption could be slower than expected | FPs implement new approaches to care |...

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Hospital admission following an office visit | When PAs perform minor surgical procedures | Emergency office services | ICD-9 code for tick removal | Immunizations at a preventive visit | Performing and interpreting X-rays

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Create a coding resource guide | Benchmark for success | Allot salaries and distributions correctly | Promote professionalism | Reduce your malpractice risk

    THE LAST WORD

    What to Do When the Thrill Is Gone

    J. LeBron McBride

    With a little soul-searching, you can conquer boredom in your life and work.



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