• Features

    EHRs Fix Everything — and Nine Other Myths

    David E. Trachtenbarg

    Realistic expectations can help your conversion to electronic health records succeed.

    Helping Your Patients Avoid Counterfeit Medicines

    PETER G. TEICHMAN

    Four simple steps will help safeguard patients from this growing threat to their pocketbooks and their health.

    Is Moonlighting Right For You?

    JOSHUA S. COREN

    A moonlighting position can help you hone your medical skills while boosting your income.

    A Refresher on Coding Consultations

    Cindy Hughes

    Here's a guide to the sometimes confusing documentation requirements for consultations.

    Vaccine Administration: Making the Process More Efficient in Your Practice

    Barry L. Hainer

    Appointing a vaccine champion and understanding the documentation rules are key steps toward improving your immunization process.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    FPM Peer Reviewers Can Now Earn CME Credit

    Robert Edsall

    A thorough manuscript review can be educational for the reviewer. Why not get the credit you're due?

    OPINION

    You, Your Public Health Department and the Next Flu Pandemic

    Douglas Campos-Outcalt

    Optimal outcomes will depend on close collaboration between family physicians and public health officials. Is your practice ready?

    LETTERS

    No time for practice management resolutions

    Natascha Lautenschlaeger

    Starting the year off right

    Gregory Bentz

    No more coding!

    Ann Ewalt Hamilton

    Radiating courtesy and professionalism

    Wm. Jackson Epperson

    Family medicine and innovation

    Douglas Smith

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Doctors' attire doesn't matter, study says | Income gap between primary care, specialists must be addressed | Health plan contract bill gets a second chance | Judge allows antitrust suit against United to proceed | Reminder: Are you ready for the revised CMS-1500 form? | <i...

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Billing for Welcome to Medicare exams | Documenting the ROS and HPI | Critical care codes | Diagnosis coding for vaccines | Emergent and time-based coding | Screening for immunity | Proper units | 99204 at an urgent care clinic | Infusion time + hydration time | Modifier -32...

    Information From Your Family Doctor

    Avoiding Counterfeit Drugs

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    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Terry L. Mills, Jr., Kevin Elder, Hien Nguyen, Nate Hitzeman, Basil Rodansky

    Document a SOAMP note | Cross train your staff | Observe patients before their exams | Role-play with children | Use online resources to address patient concerns | Manage patient encounters away from the office

    THE LAST WORD

    Dealing With Medical Junk Mail

    Bobby J. Newbell

    If you can't stop the deluge, you might as well laugh at it.



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