• Features

    Registries Made Simple

    BRUCE BAGLEY, JASON MITCHELL

    Organizing chronic illness care with a registry will streamline your workflow, improve patient outcomes and provide data for quality improvement.

    Keys to High-Functioning Office Teams

    ANTON J. KUZEL

    Trying to do it all yourself is not only unwise but increasingly impractical.

    Encouraging Patients to Change Unhealthy Behaviors With Motivational Interviewing

    ELIZABETH E. STEWART, CHESTER FOX

    This simple interviewing technique is designed to stimulate patients' desire to change and give them the confidence to do so.

    An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care

    ROBERT K. LYON, JAMES G. SLAWSON

    Delivering better chronic disease care is a team sport that requires a clear game plan.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Special Issue: Chronic Illness Care

    Robert Edsall

    You need teamwork, data and a new approach to involving your patients.

    OPINION

    Why I Let My Patients See My Notes

    Douglas Iliff

    A $1.5 million study is underway to determine whether this practice is a good idea. Spoiler alert: It is.

    LETTERS

    Medicare's new home health services requirement

    Medicare's preventive services expansion

    Keep on keeping on

    Feature

    Important Announcement About CME Credit Changes

    Dear Reader,

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Pap smear collections | Driving assessments | Pediatric nutritional education

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Lani Stover, Mary Fairbanks, Tom N. Edwards

    Provide patients with a clear timeline regarding lab results | Whistle to calm children during ear exams | Keep legible notes to defend against malpractice | Ask new patients how they heard about your practice | Request payment at check-in

    THE LAST WORD

    My Favorite Patient of the Day

    Sweety Jain

    Defiant, defensive and depressed, he was the highlight of my day.



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