• Features

    Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making

    Robert L. Edsall, Kent J. Moore

    The third article in our series on Medicare's documentation guidelines will help you determine whether what's on your mind is what's on the patient's record.

    Strategies for Reducing Costs in Your Medical Community: The Grand Junction Experience

    ROGER SHENKEL, DAVID WEST

    With the right data, primary care physicians can help reduce costs while improving quality.

    EHR Satisfaction: User Characteristics Matter

    Kenneth G. Adler, Joel Shields, Robert L. Edsall

    How satisfied you are with your EHR system depends on more than how well it is designed, implemented and supported by the vendor.

    Is Your Medicare Payer Playing by the Rules?

    Cindy Hughes

    Don't let varying interpretations of the evaluation and management guidelines keep you from getting paid.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Does Your Practice Deserve an Award?

    Robert Edsall

    If you've recently made real improvements in how your practice works, you might just win one.

    OPINION

    Three Bright Ideas for Improving Electronic Health Record Usability

    Jeff Belden

    Don't just complain about your EHR system; help make it better.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Preventive care visit + procedure? | 23-hour observation stay | Defining new patients in a group practice

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Christine A. Sinsky, Marguerite Duane, Ernesto Barrera Linares

    Invite patients to listen while you dictate the note | Help patients differentiate good and bad cholesterol | Revive the physician-patient relationship | Create a “web dashboard” | Communicate well with patients when using an EHR

    THE LAST WORD

    Stay Out of the “Teachers' Lounge”

    Teresa Kulie

    You have to be vigilant, or the complainers will eat you alive.



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