• Features

    ‘Would You Like to See a Doctor Today?’

    Michael Fine, Steven Busselen

    If you offer same-day appointments, this simple question can save your staff – and your patients – hours of time.

    Making a Case for Online Physician-Patient Communication

    Kenneth G. Adler

    It can improve communications, practice efficiency and maybe even the bottom line. Just don't expect all your patients to join you online … yet.

    Preparing for a Medicare Fee Cut

    Kent J. Moore

    Doctors have several options to cope with the impending July 1 payment reduction.

    What the Military Taught Me About Practice Management

    Jennifer E. Frank

    These nine characteristics of military life have a place in medical practices.

    Is Your Practice Merger Doomed to Fail?

    Peter Valenzuela

    Before you partner with another practice, make sure you've addressed these four questions.

    The Art and Science of Clinical Decision Making

    Donald (Raj) R. Woolever

    Thinking about how you make clinical decisions is the first step toward making better ones.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Being All Things to All Patients

    Robert Edsall

    You can do it all, or do some of it better.

    OPINION

    ‘Just-in-Time’ Business Education for Family Physicians

    Dennis F. Saver

    Why try to teach residents practice management when they don't care about it?

    Medicare's (Un)sustainable Growth Rate

    Steven Wilk, Robert L. Phillips, Jr.

    Even paying physicians too little may be too much for Medicare.

    LETTERS

    e-Nirvana: We're not there yet

    NEWS TRENDS

    NEWS & TRENDS

    Physician wins suit, bills PBM for time spent on paperwork | Former senators tackle health system reform | Characteristics of high-performing groups | Congress considers more funds for residency programs

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Stress tests | Reviewing old records | Skin tag removal | Sports physicals | Diagnosis coding for anticoagulation therapy | ICD-9 coding for palliative care

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Julian T. Hsu, Tripp Bradd, Kent J. Moore

    Strengthen your patient relationships | Use screen savers to convey information to patients | Understanding private, fee-for-service Medicare plans

    THE LAST WORD

    A Night at the Nursing Home

    Richard E. Waltman

    Sometimes, our patients give us gifts far greater than anything we've given them.



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