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  • FEATURES

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Hospital admission and discharge | Assessing older drivers | Tdap injections

    Level-II vs. Level-III Visits: Cracking the Codes

    Thomas A. Waller

    Once you learn the rules, choosing the right code is easier than you think.

    CPT 2007: New Codes, New Rules and New Opportunities

    Cindy Hughes

    Your superbill should reflect revised codes related to anticoagulation management, lesion destruction and more on Jan. 1.

    What Do We Really Know About Patient Satisfaction?

    C. Carolyn Thiedke

    A review of the literature reveals practical ways to improve patient satisfaction and compelling reasons to do so.

    Grade Your Payers: The Final Call for Survey Responses

    Take our survey online or on paper by March 1 to grade your health plans on their payment rates, claims processing, contracts and more.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Where We're Coming From

    Edsall Robert

    FPM's aim is to help you succeed now and in the long term.

    LETTERS

    Saving the sample closet

    James A. Taylor

    Flu vaccine distribution

    M. Birch, David R. Birch

    Pharmacists as nonphysician practitioners

    Gary Noronha, Jeanna Miller, Jeffrey M. Brewer

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    CMS bumps pay for point-of-care A1C tests | Congress halts Medicare cuts at last hour, establishes bonus for data reporting | Rising overhead hurts FP profits | Retail clinics continue to make news

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Cindy Hughes, Hien Nguyen, Basil Rodansky, Jean Antonucci, John Machata, Ted J. Triana

    Enrolling in Medicare | Escort your geriatric patients to the exam room | Keep your staff safe | Use metaphors to increase patient compliance | Get to know your staff with games at staff meetings | Display family pictures in your exam rooms

    THE LAST WORD

    AULD LANG SYNE: Practice Management Resolutions for the New Year

    Mitchell L. Cohen

    It's time to set some practical goals that will improve your life as a family physician



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