• Features

    Transitional Care Management Services: New Codes, New Requirements

    Jacqueline Bloink, Kenneth Adler

    Two new codes will help you get paid for managing a patient’s transition from the inpatient to outpatient setting, but they come with new expectations.

    HIPAA Again: Confronting the Updated Privacy and Security Rules

    DANIEL F. SHAY, ALICE G. GOSFIELD

    New regulations will require practices to revisit and adapt their privacy policies.

    The Use of Symptom Diaries in Outpatient Care

    BRYAN HODGE

    Symptom diaries can help organize the details of a patient's history.

    Generation Gap: Effectively Leading Physicians of All Ages

    Anthony Lim, Ted Epperly

    Learning what makes physicians of different eras tick can go a long way toward making them happy and productive.

    Health Coaching: Teaching Patients to Fish

    Amireh Ghorob

    Used in combination with traditional medical treatment, health coaching can help improve outcomes by getting patients more involved in their own health.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Transitional Care Management: Why Bother?

    Kenneth G. Adler

    Think of it as a way to help your patients, potentially save the system money, and help your bottom line all at the same time.

    OPINION

    Making EHR Notes More Readable

    Jeffery L. Belden, Richelle J. Koopman

    A filtered display would make notes easier to read, assimilate, and use.

    LETTERS

    Medication adherence

    Use templates for procedures

    Embrace change

    Long-term relationships

    Feature

    Engaging Patients in Collaborative Care Plans

    LARRY MAUKSCH, BERTHA SAFFORD

    This important self-management support strategy can produce quality outcomes for your patients and your practice.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Debra Seyfried, Kent Moore

    Immunization administration during preventive visits | "Incident to" charges for counseling | Subsequent annual wellness visits

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Darla Grossman, John Metz, Hien Nguyen, Jason Mitchell

    Use your EHR to better prepare for appointments | Don't let injection supplies play hooky | Recognize good and punctual performers | Use your technology powers for good, not evil | Defining “smoking” for EHR meaningful use rules

    THE LAST WORD

    “All I Wanted Was Something for the Cough”

    Dana Petersen

    Is the health system in your community truly focused on what the patient wants? Are you sure?



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