• Features

    CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More

    CINDY HUGHES

    Changes include new codes for pediatric vaccine administration and subsequent hospital observation care.

    Should Your Practice Participate in a Quality-Reporting Program?

    Jacqueline R. Halladay, Philip D. Sloane, Ann Lefebvre, Samuel W. Warburton, Marti Wolf

    To answer this question, you must balance anticipated costs with potential gains.

    The 2011 FPM Survey of User Satisfaction with EHR Systems

    KENNETH G. ADLER, ROBERT L. EDSALL

    The survey takes just minutes, and your response matters more than ever to your colleagues. Besides, you just might win an iPad.

    Integrating a Behavioral Health Specialist Into Your Practice

    RANDALL REITZ, PETER FIFIELD, PATRICE WHISTLER

    Close collaboration may be the best solution for your patients and your practice.

    What You Need to Know About the Medicare Preventive Services Expansion

    CINDY HUGHES

    This guidance and our downloadable tools will make the new rules easier to implement.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    A Microcosm of the Health Care ‘System’

    Robert Edsall

    Should a patient ask you what's wrong with health care today, where do you start?

    LETTERS

    PCMH, ACOs and health care “systems”

    Steve Deal

    “Refills” for schedule II controlled substances?

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Immunization billing when Medicare is secondary payer | Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm | Noninvasive diagnostic vascular studies | Flu and pneumococcal vaccines administered by nurses

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Parul Sud, Karen M. Bigby

    Uncover medication non-adherence with a simple question | Protect against contamination during colposcopies | Provide specific prescription directions | Call about unpaid claims | Learn to say no

    THE LAST WORD

    The Efficiencies of Meandering

    Mary P. Guerrera

    Could being productive really be so effortless?



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