• Features

    CPT 2010: Ring in the New Decade With These New Codes

    Cindy Hughes

    The changes take effect Jan. 1.

    Tools and Strategies for Improving Asthma Management

    Ronald Adler, Jeanne McBride

    A clear goal, staff buy-in and simple tools – such as an asthma flow sheet – can help your practice follow asthma guidelines more consistently.

    The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative: Secrets to Success

    Sally I. Roland

    Successful reporting begins with preparation.

    Reaching Out to an Impaired Physician

    Joseph R. Yancey, Harry D. McKinnon, Jr.

    Effectively addressing a colleague's impairement requires care, planning and courage.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Climbing One Step at a Time

    Robert Edsall

    Start training by rebuilding a piece of your practice; eventually you'll be able to rebuild the whole.

    OPINION

    The More Things Change

    Bobby J. Newbell

    The challenges we face as primary care physicians may not be unique to our generation.

    LETTERS

    Quiznos and health care

    Health care reform should emphasize person-focused care

    Using patient lists to enhance care

    Correction

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Diagnosis code order | STD screening requested by patient | Immunizations provided by a nurse | Exam documentation needed for 99214? | Pap smear collections | Office visit with patient's parent | ICD-10 timing

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    William D. Soper, Doug Iliff, Kent J. Moore

    Offer patients interesting reading materials | Prepare to impress | Getting into Medicare after opting out | Thank your staff regularly

    THE LAST WORD

    The Power of Apology

    Mitchell L. Cohen

    When a patient suffers from a medical mistake, two words can usher in healing.



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