• Features

    TransforMED Tries to Rebuild Family Medicine

    Drew Sullivan

    The national demonstration project nears the halfway mark with many hard lessons already learned.

    Getting Beyond Blame in Your Practice

    Manoj Pawar

    If your group is prone to blame, accusation and finger-pointing, your improvement efforts will be doomed.

    Family Medicine Meets the Blogosphere

    Mitchell L. Cohen

    An introduction to blogs may help take the fear out of the blogosphere.

    How High-Low Agreements Work in a Malpractice Case

    Peter G. Teichman

    They can offer protection and predictability if you're ever faced with the prospect of a huge jury award.

    Efficient Office Design for a Successful Practice

    Jon E. Wells

    A little attention to design can go a long way toward improving workflow and patient satisfaction.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Sharing the Fruits of EHR Experience

    Robert L. Edsall

    Family physicians have accumulated a wealth of EHR wisdom. The trick is to get it to those who need it.

    LETTERS

    Saving generalist medicine

    Medicare and tobacco cessation counseling

    Another EHR myth

    Kevin M. Coonan

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    CMS flexible on May 23 NPI deadline | Survey: 1 in 10 children have used retail clinics | Health Plan Contracts: Colorado governor signs health plan contract bill

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    99214 + Welcome to Medicare exam? | Billing for nutritional education | Dressing changes | 86580 for tuberculosis testing

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Hien Nguyen, Nate Hitzeman, Basil Rodansky, Patrick C. Carey, Wyatt Fine, P.C. Carey

    Give your staff kudos | Display waiting times | Examine your waiting area | Writing off charges to deter malpractice litigation

    THE LAST WORD

    Avoiding Ambiguous Documentation

    Samuel N. Grief

    Unclear terms can weaken medical documentation and confuse your colleagues, and this physician has had enough.



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