• Features

    ICD-9 Update 2011: Approaching the Change to ICD-10

    CINDY HUGHES

    It's that time again, but this ICD-9 update is almost the last.

    A Physician's Guide to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: The Basics

    David C. Kibbe

    With the changes made in the final rule, earning the EHR incentives is still not easy, but at least it's easier.

    Health Coaching for Patients With Chronic Illness

    Heather D. Bennett, Eric A. Coleman, Carla Parry, Thomas Bodenheimer, Ellen H. Chen

    Does your practice “give patients a fish” or “teach patients to fish”?

    The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Still a Work in Progress

    Leigh Ann Backer

    Pilot projects are producing encouraging results as well as new challenges.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Translating Learning Into Practice

    Robert Edsall

    With the “Translation to Practice” pilot, the extra-credit assignment comes to CME.

    LETTERS

    EHR satisfaction in large medical groups

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Documenting medication review | Pre-op medical clearance | Discharge and transfer to another hospital

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Craig Endo, Marguerite Duane, Inez Pagnotta

    Reach staff easily with a handheld phone system | Help patients understand blood sugar tests | Strengthen your interpersonal communication skills | Inform patients of wait times | Consider online yoga for patients with back pain

    THE LAST WORD

    Five Ways to Improve Access to Care

    Jean Antonucci

    If we fail at access, we fail at the most fundamental piece of the relationship.



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