• Features

    Evaluating Employment Agreements

    Michael R. Burke

    The first challenge of employed practice is to analyze your contract – before you sign.

    Documenting and Coding Preventive Visits: A Physician’s Perspective

    Timothy Owolabi, Isac Simpson

    It’s not hard, once you get the hang of it, but the differences from E/M coding can be confusing.

    Rethinking the Difficult Patient Encounter

    JENNIFER EDGOOSE

    Before you can help a "difficult" patient, you may need to change how you view that person.

    How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk

    Suraj Achar, Wiggin Wu

    Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.

    The Anatomy of an ICD-10 Code

    Cindy Hughes

    An ICD-10 code is one thing you can’t assemble without consulting the instruction book.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    “Tell Me About Yourself”

    Leigh Ann Backer

    Time is short, but getting to know your patients can be invaluable.

    LETTERS

    Nurse practitioners as valuable partners

    Effects of inclusive leadership

    More app suggestions for family physicians, from family physicians

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Debra Seyfried, Kent Moore

    Medicare annual wellness exam during a home visit | Modifier 25 for new patient visits? | Payment for physician assistants | IUD removal | Will ICD-9 codes be updated this year?

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Michael S. Niziol, Tripp Bradd, Renae Moch

    Stop providing secretarial services for referrals | Use technology to store all your notes, tasks, and ideas | HIPAA business associate agreements

    THE LAST WORD

    A Family Physician’s Legacy

    Kari Lima

    Some shoes can never be filled.



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