• Features

    Are You Ready to Discuss Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

    Janine A. Blackman

    If you haven't been communicating openly about these therapies with your patients, you may be missing a valuable opportunity.

    Billing for Medicare Part D Vaccines

    Kent J. Moore

    CMS introduced vaccine administration code G0377 for 2007, but what you will report next year is still unknown.

    Improving Care With an Automated Patient History

    John Bachman

    The best way to fill your EHR with patient data might be to let your patients do it themselves.

    The Art of Apology: When and How to Seek Forgiveness

    RICHARD G. ROBERTS

    If a medical mistake in your practice is worthy of an apology, make sure you offer it skillfully.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Practice a Half Century Ago and Now

    Robert Edsall

    What good old days? You're $1.35 an hour better off today.

    OPINION

    Passion: The Power of Family Medicine

    David Switzer MD

    To save the specialty, we need to recognize what makes a good family physician.

    LETTERS

    More on high-low agreements

    TransforMED and rebuilding family medicine

    Managing your panel size

    E.H. “Bert” Krikke

    Correction

    How do you define “new patient”?

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Union barred from helping doctors negotiate with insurers | AMA issues separate challenges to United Healthcare, retail clinics | Academic practice vs. private practice | IRS OKs EHR donations from hospitals | Pay-For-Performance Doesn't Necessarily Improve Care, Study Says |...

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Multiple procedures at the same visit | Lesion excisions | Performing CPR in the office | Vitamin B12 injections | Supplying oxygen to patients | New vaccines | Glucose tolerance tests | Ordering the CMS-1500 form

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Mark Murray, Craig Freyer, David Abend

    Reducing no-shows | Prevent medication diversion | Highlight immunizations in charts

    THE LAST WORD

    Making the Most of the Daily Commute

    Mitchell L. Cohen

    Technology can make your commuting time more productive, but don't underestimate the value of simply watching the trees go by.



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