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  • FEATURES

    How Health Care Reform Will Affect Family Physicians

    BRANDI WHITE

    The legislation isn't perfect, but it makes an important point – that primary care deserves more attention.

    How to Be an Efficient and Effective Preceptor

    Frances E. Biagioli, Kathryn G. Chappelle

    It is possible to do the important work of precepting students and still get home in time for dinner.

    Exam Documentation: Charting Within the Guidelines

    KENT J. MOORE

    Yes, it's complicated, but don't make it harder than it has to be.

    The 12-Step Way to Reduce Practice Expenses: Part 2, Operational Efficiencies

    Reed Tinsley

    Even small cuts in your operational expenses can add up to big savings for your practice.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Your Piece of the Deficit

    Robert Edsall

    How does it feel to benefit from federal red ink?

    OPINION

    Why the Medicare Fee Schedule and RVUs Matter to Employed Family Physicians

    Kent J. Moore

    When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.

    LETTERS

    Letters to health plans that send letters

    Documenting the HPI

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Pre-colonoscopy visit | Punch biopsy | Wound repair global periods | Cryotherapy for warts

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    William D. Soper, Dan Fitzsimmons, Hien Nguyen, Holly Baab, Gily Ionescu

    Show “signs” of your patient commitment | Make use of a free, medical Spanish resource | Use analogies to increase compliance | Decorate your stirrup covers | “Treat every defect as a treasure” | Code diagnoses with a free, web-based look-up tool | Improve your patients'...

    THE LAST WORD

    How to Clean Up in Family Medicine

    Bob Newbell

    As costs increase, medical practices need to get creative.



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