• Features

    CPT 2008: A Glimpse of the Future of Family Medicine?

    Cindy Hughes

    This year's new codes cover evaluations done over the phone or online.

    Preventive Medicine: Giving Patients the Hard Sell

    Linwood W. Watson

    Your patients will be better off if you take a more active approach and consistently advocate for prevention.

    Demystifying Computer Networks for Small Practices

    Glen Stream, Justin Fletcher

    With the right features and proper security, your network can improve your practice's efficiency and make your job easier.

    Transforming Your Practice: What Matters Most

    Katherine Gottlieb, Ileen Sylvester, Douglas Eby

    When customers drive the system, it changes everything – for the better.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    The Snake on the Torch

    Robert Edsall

    The Academy's new symbol gives it a lot to live up to.

    OPINION

    Does Primary Care Need Medicare?

    Douglas Iliff

    Its payment system undervalues primary care, and its regulations include jail time for physicians' mistakes. What's not to love?

    LETTERS

    Home sweet medical home

    Roger K. Howe

    The latest word on OB care in family medicine

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Congress delays potential cuts in Medicare pay for six months | ACP backs single-payer system | Study examines doctors' professionalism | United Healthcare paying attention to image

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Beth Sullivan, J.G. Goddard, Pamela Wible

    Find formulary information quickly online | Remember the power of “we” | Let the EOB substitute for a bill | Create a partnership between billing and front-desk employees | Ease children's fear of exams

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Diagnosis codes for PPD test | Comparing E/M code usage | Denials for injury codes | Requirements for 99374 | Coding for cosmetic procedures | Medicaid and G codes | Instructions for inhaler use

    THE LAST WORD

    Doing What Has Always Worked

    Sanford J. Brown

    Progress is never free, and it isn't all it's cracked up to be.



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