• Features

    CPT Update for 2013

    Debra Seyfried

    This year's changes include some promising new codes for care coordination.

    A Streamlined Approach to Prescription Management

    THOMAS A. SINSKY, CHRISTINE A. SINSKY

    Synchronizing each patient's prescriptions so they're handled all at once could save your practice at least an hour a day.

    A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities

    Natalie Roeser, D. Maggie McEvoy, Amber Scaletta, Don Pine, Teresa Quinn

    A lack of appropriate bedside equipment can impede thorough clinical evaluations, but this can be easily remedied.

    A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care

    Daniel P. Marlowe, Eron G. Manusov, Deborah J. Teasley

    Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

    The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family Physicians

    Robert L. Edsall, Kenneth G. Adler

    Where else can you get EHR advice from a few thousand colleagues?

    FROM THE EDITOR

    The Role of Peer Review in FPM

    Leigh Ann Backer

    The FPM editorial team includes dozens of family physicians and other subject matter experts.

    LETTERS

    Difficult patients teach us important lessons

    Chrisanna Johnson

    Solo practice can equal happiness

    Jamiel Ambrad

    Documenting and coding preventive visits

    Corrections

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Debra Seyfried

    Documenting time | Initial vs. subsequent nursing facility care | Modifier 52 | Medicare annual wellness visit shortcut

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Bernard Harris, Deepthi Buddha, Hien Nguyen, Renae Moch

    Create a wallet-sized medication list | Eat a meal with your staff | View the family as an ally in treatment adherence | Stop seeing your colleagues' patients | Follow up on a patient's bad behavior

    THE LAST WORD

    Appreciate the Now

    J. LeBron McBride

    Worries about the past or future can sap your joy and productivity in the present.



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