• Features

    Preparing Your Office for an Infectious Disease Epidemic

    Charles W. Mackett, III

    If your practice doesn't have a written preparedness plan, now is the time to develop one.

    The Patient-Centered Medical Home: 12 Tips to Help You Lead the Way

    Marly McMillen, Elizabeth Stewart

    Physicians involved in the TransforMED national demonstration project share what they've learned about practice transformation.

    “Will the Feds Really Buy Me an EHR?” and Other Commonly Asked Questions About the HITECH Act

    Steven Waldren, David C. Kibbe, Jason Mitchell

    The economic stimulus package offers $19 billion in health IT incentives, but it also creates new penalties. Here's what you need to know.

    Why I Give My Cell Phone Number to My Patients

    Winthrop C. Dillaway

    You may gain more rapport without losing sleep.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Two Pictures of a Medical Home

    Robert Edsall

    It's hard to hit a moving target.

    OPINION

    Family Medicine Should Shape Reform, Not Vice Versa

    Barbara Starfield

    If the PCMH represents good primary care, why isn't it defined by the criteria of good primary care?

    Toward a Modular EHR

    David C. Kibbe

    Imagine being able to buy just the parts of an EHR system that you need.

    LETTERS

    Positive patient reviews are possible

    Angie Hicks

    Keeping the door open to pharma

    Jack Harris

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes, null CPC

    Unbilled services | Same-day office visit and observation care | Is transcription an “incident-to service”? | Same-day preventive and E/M services | Fluorescein eye testing

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Lynette I. Iles, Nancy Neighbors, Donald T. Stewart, Anette Mnabhi, William Conner, Alan T. Falkoff, Pennie Marchetti

    Give your exam rooms a face-lift | Simplify compliance with the Red Flags Rule

    THE LAST WORD

    The Importance of Closing the Loop

    Sanford J. Brown

    Never assume that a critical message has been delivered.



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