• Features

    ICD-9 Changes: The New Codes Are Here

    Cindy Hughes

    You should start using the updated diagnosis codes Oct. 1.

    In Search of a Super Superbill

    Leigh Ann Backer

    This superbill incorporates the best characteristics of superbills submitted by FPM readers.

    Providing Consistent Care With Standardized Admission Orders

    Robert M. Wiprud

    Incorporating these orders into your hospital admission routine will ensure that patients receive comprehensive, appropriate care every time.

    A Toolbox of Resources to Simplify Your Practice

    FPM’s online toolbox equips you with more than 150 practice management tools.

    The FPM Encounter Forms Collection: ‘Paper Automation’ of Your Progress Notes

    Robert L. Edsall

    Our forms can make documentation faster, easier and more accurate while providing decision support and coding help. What more do you want for nothing?

    Improving Communication With Older Patients: Tips From the Literature

    Thomas E. Robinson, II, George L. White, Jr, John C. Houchins

    Poor communication with this vulnerable and growing population can undermine your efforts to provide good patient care.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    A Whole Issue of Doctor Tools

    Robert Edsall

    Your practice toolkit isn’t complete without these.

    LETTERS

    Affordable medications in India

    Sunil Abraham

    Creating a registry for patients with chronic disease

    Scott Lee

    Precertification, denials and appeals

    Craig M. Wax

    Which drugs to prescribe

    Correction

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Connecticut physicians plan to open retail health clinics | Medicare changes enrollment process for physicians | FP recruitment sees an upswing | Certification, safe harbors announced for EHRs | Aetna goes public with physicians' payment rates | IOM report addresses...

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Pre- and post-op consultations | Multiple allergy shots | OB care after hours | Typhoid immunizations | Care plan oversight and nursing facilities | Exam documentation for 99214 | Documenting review of systems | Billing for Pap smear collections | STD screening

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Linwood Watson, David Lubin, Jennifer Donohue, Julian T. Hsu, Alice G. Gosfield, Wendy Dicranian, Nancy Griffith, Nate Hitzeman

    Explain the benefits of pneumonia immunization | Coordinate refills and appointments | Hold a staff appreciation lunch | Use your PDA as a reminder tool | HIPAA and filling out forms in the waiting room | Write it where you’ll need it | Let your patients do their jobs | Keep...

    THE LAST WORD

    Why I Never Had an Atari Video Game System

    Mitchell L. Cohen

    Technology won’t solve all our problems, and it may even cause a few.



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