• Features

    Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder

    Christine A. Sinsky

    Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

    How to Fire a Staff Member

    Gino J. Benedetti

    Following clear guidelines will help you handle this sensitive situation efficiently and professionally.

    Effective Work Relationships: A Vital Ingredient in Your Practice

    J. LeBron McBride

    It takes time and effort to create positive work relationships, but the payoff is worth it.

    Negotiating a Contract With a Health Plan

    Christine L. Jones, Terry L. Mills, Jr.

    You'll manage the process confidently if you ask these questions before it starts.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    FPM Is Expanding Its Panel of Reviewers

    Robert Edsall

    We need your help to keep FPM practical, authoritative, readable and, above all, useful.

    LETTERS

    Closing the sample closet

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Take Care clinics in Portland close quickly | Another flu season, another vaccine delay | Study examines surveys of EHR usage | IOM issues report on pay for performance in Medicare | Physicians clash with United over contracts, payments, policies

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Using 82270 and G0107 for fecal occult test | Average charges for E/M codes | Time-based coding | Preoperative consultations

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Daniel Pound, Donna K. Dietz, Herbert Snyder, Ku-Lang Chang

    Hold a flu shot clinic | Detecting warning signs of fraud | Document visits with Instant Text

    THE LAST WORD

    Fixing Patients vs. Fixing Bicycles

    Christopher Wenner

    “If X then Y” rarely works when you're dealing with patients.



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