• Features

    Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice

    Arnold E. Cuenca

    Taking a systematic, team-based approach can make these services valuable for physicians and patients.

    Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Durable Medical Equipment

    Stanley Borg

    With commercials for “free” equipment and supplies running daily, you need to be ready to respond when a patient requests a prescription.

    A Toolkit to Improve the Treatment of CA-MRSA

    Elizabeth E. Stewart, Douglas Fernald, Elizabeth W. Staton

    This simple strategy may save time and increase awareness of care guidelines.

    Managing Messages

    Paula Eaton

    Three principles helped this small primary care practice conquer the dreaded inbox and its mountain of messages.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    My Last Issue

    Robert Edsall

    The editor will change, but the journal won't.

    OPINION

    Rationing Time

    Roger Barrow

    We decry rationing care, yet we ration our time every day.

    LETTERS

    Managing referrals and referral specialists

    Medicare annual wellness visit health risk assessment

    “Heartsink” patients

    Clarification

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Debra Seyfried, Kent Moore

    Smoking cessation | Subsequent observation care | Medicare annual wellness visit eligibility | Definition of “new patient”

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Nathan Hitzeman, Steven Waldren

    Use discretion with drug expiration dates | Review E/M coding patterns | Who gets to keep the EHR incentive checks?

    THE LAST WORD

    Five Reactions to a New EHR

    Elizabeth Rose Cochran Ward

    If your initial reaction isn't positive, hang in there. You're not alone.



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