• Features

    ICD-9 Codes: Time for the Annual Update

    Cindy Hughes

    Put the new and revised codes to use in your practice on Oct. I

    The Key to Implementing Change In Your Practice

    BARBARA C. JOHNSON, ELIZABETH E. STEWART

    Even the most well-thought-out plans will fail unless you engage the hearts and minds of your staff.

    Launching a Community-Wide Flu Vaccination Plan

    Zachary Bechtol

    When this community took a more organized approach to providing vaccinations rather than simply reacting to public demand, everyone benefited.

    Vaccination Management: Is Your Practice on Target?

    Kent J. Moore, Cindy Hughes, Trevor Stone

    These strategies will protect your patients and your bottom line.

    10 Big Ideas That Could Make Your Practice Better

    Bob Newbell, Dee Schafer, John L. Pfenninger, Sharon McCoy George, Brenda K. Fann, Carrie E. Nelson, John L. Pfenninger, David A. Lynch, Robert Shreck, Omar Khan, null Gilani, null Khan, Christine A. Sinsky

    Could your practice benefit from some fresh thinking? Get inspired by these 10 ideas that have made a difference for your colleagues.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    How Important Is FPM to You?

    Robert Edsall

    Is it important enough to pay for?

    OPINION

    Patient History and Malpractice Defense

    Douglas Iliff

    Good records can help defend against a meritless malpractice suit, but it takes more than good records to prevent one.

    LETTERS

    A view from the other side

    Ensuring follow-up care

    Dr. Ness' E/M rule

    Kudos

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Coding & Documentation

    Cindy Hughes

    99211 for nursing visit | Same-day admission and discharge | ICD-9 code for CPK | No-show tracking | RSV testing in the office

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Practice Pearls

    Berdi Safford, Rich Sagall, Barbara McCollum, Julea Garner

    Be creative in finding time for retreats, meetings | Streamline nursing home care procedures | Add insight to hiring process | Reward staff for meeting productivity goals

    THE LAST WORD

    Is ‘Busy’ Good?

    Jean Antonucci

    One family physician thinks we should stop pretending that it is.



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