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  • FEATURES

    Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day

    Brian R. Forrest

    Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.

    Huddles: Improve Office Efficiency in Mere Minutes

    Elizabeth E. Stewart, Barbara C. Johnson

    Daily gatherings of your care team can help you meet daily challenges.

    How to Manage Difficult Patient Encounters

    Sharon K. Hull, Karen Broquet

    These strategies will help you turn problematic encounters into productive ones.

    Measuring for Medicare: The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative

    Bruce Bagley

    The new initiative from CMS can add a little to your bottom line and prepare your office for future reporting programs.

    A Report Card for 32 Payers: Not Making the Grade

    Brandi White

    In this survey of physicians' experiences, payers fall short.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    ‘Grade Your Payers’: Solo Docs Speak Up

    Robert L. Edsall

    If you're not feeling their pain, is it just because you're anesthetized?

    OPINION

    Do We Need Primary Care?

    Douglas Iliff

    Here are six reasons to answer in the affirmative and to believe that the status quo is ripe for revolution.

    LETTERS

    Optimizing vaccine administration

    Christian T.K.-H. Stadtländer

    Maximizing workflow with an EHR

    Sonja Van Hala

    Saving the best for last

    Judy Capko

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Payments on medical malpractice claims approach $4 billion | Senate committee investigates insurers' hard-sell tactics targeting seniors

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Preventive and problem-oriented services at the same visit | Pulmonary function testing | House calls for Medicare patients

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Mona Ellis, Jay H. Lee, Cheryl Iverson, Alice G. Gosfield, Alice G. Gosfield, Hien Nguyen

    Stay on top of documentation | Welcome your patients back to your practice | Use a template to improve your documentation | How to handle overpayments from insurers | Show appreciation for other departments

    THE LAST WORD

    Balancing a Personal Life With OB Care

    Sarina Schrager

    Family physicians can deliver babies and have a life, but not without setting some guidelines.



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