• Features

    Discussing End-of-Life Care With Your Patients

    Jerry L. Old

    The conversation may not be easy, but your patients will be grateful.

    Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 1)

    ALICE G. GOSFIELD

    Find out how the latest round of self-referral regulations affects your practice.

    Beyond EHRs: How Technology Can Help You Treat Chronic Illness

    Paul J. Heinzelmann, Joseph C. Kvedar, David C. Kibbe

    New tools may soon connect you to your patients at home.

    Have You Really Addressed Your Patient's Concerns?

    Ronald M. Epstein, Larry Mauksch, Jennifer Carroll, Carlos Roberto Jaén

    These simple strategies will help you structure the medical encounter to ensure that you and your patient are on the same page.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Changes Coming to FPM online

    Robert Edsall, Editor-in-Chief

    The FPM Web site will soon be redesigned in more ways than one.

    OPINION

    e-Nirvana: Are We There Yet?

    Christine A. Sinsky

    Health information technology may revolutionize care … someday.

    LETTERS

    Do we need Medicare?

    Baumol's disease

    Jay R. Jackson

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    United Healthcare to pay same-day E/M claims retroactive to Aug. 27 | Californians can complain online about insurers | One key NPI deadline passes, another approaches

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Coding a brief service for urinalysis | Preoperative testing | Teaching patients to administer injections | Chronic venous stasis ulcers

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Oded Zmora, Rich Sagall, Kent J. Moore

    Encourage patient payments at time of visit | Use online tools to identify drug seekers | Simplify refill requests | Charging Medicare for a missed appointment

    THE LAST WORD

    Looking Out for Others

    William E. Cayley, Jr.

    What do you do when serving others becomes drudgery?



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