• Features

    ICD-10 Simplifies Preventive Care Coding, Sort Of

    Cindy Hughes

    FPM's ICD-10 coding series continues with a look at how to code immunizations, routine health exams, and common preventive screenings.

    Social Media: Strategies for Building Greater Connections With Your Patients

    DAVID TWIDDY

    Joining online networks can lead to faster and better communication with patients.

    Achieving Sustainable Increases in Childhood Immunization Rates

    GIANG T. NGUYEN, HEATHER A. KLUSARITZ, PETER F. CRONHOLM

    Analyzing and eliminating physical and procedural barriers to immunization allowed this practice to improve its performance.

    The FPM Survey of Family Physicians Who Have Changed EHR Systems

    Kenneth G. Adler, Robert L. Edsall

    Spend a few minutes responding to the survey, and you can help hundreds of colleagues – and just maybe win yourself an iPad Air.

    Offering Oral Health Services in Your Office

    HUGH SILK, MARK DEUTCHMAN

    Health problems of the mouth can affect the whole patient, making primary care physicians a natural ally.

    The Art of Medicine: Seven Skills That Promote Mastery

    Thomas R. Egnew

    With a little practice, these seven vital skills can become a natural part of your patient consultations.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    EHR Dissatisfaction: Is It Time to Switch Your EHR?

    Kenneth G. Adler

    A new FPM survey will explore why physicians change EHRs and whether doing so increases their EHR satisfaction.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Influenza diagnosis | Emergency department services | Home health certification

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Hogai Nassery, Megan Janson, Asia Blunt

    Dealing with hard-of-hearing patients | Encouraging creative ideas from staff | Managing expectations for antibiotics | Incorporating HMO, PPO patients in panels

    THE LAST WORD

    The Shifting Role of the Primary Care Physician

    Scott A. Weinstein

    “A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man – he must view the man in his world.” — Dr. Harvey Cushing



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