• Features

    A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication

    MELISSA MARTINEZ, JESSICA BIGNEY, JENNIFER JERNIGAN

    Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

    Practice Transformation: Taking the Direct Primary Care Route

    David Twiddy

    This practice cured its insurance headaches by switching to a cash-only payment model and charging annual retainer fees.

    ICD-10 Coding for the Undiagnosed Problem

    Cindy Hughes

    To find the correct code for a symptom, sign, or test result, pay close attention to ICD-10's exclusion, code-first, and inclusion notes.

    The New Normal: Helping Patients Navigate the Changing Insurance Landscape

    Maria V. Ciletti

    Health care reform and the spread of high-deductible plans can mean confusion for patients -- and uncertainty for your practice.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Solo Practice: Can It Survive?

    Kenneth G. Adler

    The environment is tougher than ever. Proactive revenue management and direct pay models provide opportunities for small practices.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    E/M coding and preventive visits | Transitional care management | E-prescribing penalties

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Ben Brown, Floyd “Tripp” Bradd, III, Tiffany Nelson

    Use a glove as a mini tourniquet | Prioritize phone calls and emails | Manage conflicts of interest as a group | Control the focus of patient visits

    SPPACES: MEDICAL APP REVIEWS

    Safe Opioids

    Kenny Lin

    The Safe Opioids app provides resources and tools to help clinicians safely prescribe opioid medications for pain.

    THE LAST WORD

    Seven Sins in Modern Medicine

    Aaron Garman

    Admit it, you're guilty of at least one of these.



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