• Features

    Answers to Your Questions About Medicare Annual Wellness Visits

    Cindy Hughes

    Our previous issue described the requirements and introduced an encounter form for documenting these visits. Now we answer your questions about this newest Medicare benefit.

    Four Strategies for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Your Practice

    Janet Ann McAndrews, Sarah McMullen, Susan L. Wilson

    When practices promote fitness as the treatment of choice for all patients, good things happen.

    Using a Simple Spreadsheet to Improve Intra-Office Communication and Patient Flow

    DAVID MARGOLIUS, MARK GHALY

    Does your patient flow suffer because communication between front and back offices is awkward? Here's a solution to the problem -- for free.

    Five Common Coding Mistakes That Are Costing You

    Emily Hill

    Fix these problems to increase your bottom line.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    The Problem With Health IT

    Robert Edsall

    It will do great things – someday. But what do you do until then?

    LETTERS

    EHRs: Attitude isn't everything

    Richard Gibula

    Controlled substance refill program: A sign of a broken health care system?

    Change in Medicare annual wellness visit elements

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Using medical assistants to scribe with EHRs | ICD-9 codes and combination vaccines | Same-day discharge and readmission to another hospital with transfer to another doctor in the same group | 99211 visits | High-dose influenza vaccine

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    G. Swartz

    Dialogue with patients about over-the-counter medications | Go green for the environment and your bottom line | Registering for the EHR incentive programs

    THE LAST WORD

    The Hope and the Hype of Health IT

    Bob Newbell

    Diagnosing illness and treating patients: There's just not an app for that.



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