• Features

    Payer Trend: ‘Tiering’ Physicians and ‘Steering’ Patients

    Trevor J. Stone, Drew Sullivan

    Insurers are experimenting with plans that drive patients to physicians deemed to be high-quality and low-cost.

    Panel Size: Answers to Physicians' Frequently Asked Questions

    Mark Murray, Mike Davies, Barbara Boushon

    Does one size fit all? What do you do if your patient panel is too big – or too small? The experts answer these questions and more.

    The Makings of a Good Meeting

    Milisa K Rizer, Doug Knutson

    Don't waste time on bad meetings. Here's how to make sure your meetings are necessary and productive.

    Optimizing Referrals and Consults With a Standardized Process

    Mara Reichman

    Successful referrals and consultations depend on open and succinct communication between you, your patients and your consultants.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Becoming a Superpractice

    Robert Edsall

    You don't need a phone booth for a changing room.

    LETTERS

    Contemplating complementary medicine?

    OPINION

    Baumol's Disease

    Bobby J. Newbell

    Health care in general may suffer from an incurable disease. (Are you surprised?)

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    State task force studying doctor pay | Industry and teaching physicians | Study adds up cost of annual physicals

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Same code for same procedure | Initial hospital care and 99221 | Prothrombin time testing with 99211 | Trigger point injections | Removing multiple lesions | 90805 includes E/M services | Using test results as a diagnosis | NPs and care plan oversight

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Hien Nguyen, Keith Borglum

    Walk the walk | Make a good first impression | Increase the time you have for patients | Retrieving medical records

    Feature

    Thanks to the FPM peer reviewers

    Family Practice Management thanks the following peer reviewers for their help in 2007:

    THE LAST WORD

    Aiding the Wounded Among Us

    Mitchell L. Cohen

    When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.



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