• Features

    How to Monitor Opioid Use for Your Patients With Chronic Pain

    Stefani A. Hudson, Leslie A. Wimsatt

    A written policy, systematic process, and simple tools can help you to prescribe opioids safely and securely.

    When Is It Right to Code 99215?

    Christian Hermansen, Joan Jackson

    Knowing the rules will give you the confidence to submit this seldom-used code.

    Coding Common Respiratory Problems in ICD-10

    Kenneth D. Beckman

    Once you understand a few peculiarities, you'll be ready to code common diseases of the respiratory system.

    Team-Based Care: Saving Time and Improving Efficiency

    Kevin D. Hopkins, Christine A. Sinsky

    Physicians can maximize their time – and their practice's income – by delegating more documentation tasks to well-trained staff.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Teamwork: Is It Always More Efficient?

    Kenneth G. Adler

    If it isn't thoughtfully applied, the team model may have unintended consequences.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Getting paid for consultation codes | Obesity counseling as an incident-to service | Foreign body removal from the eye

    SPPACES: MEDICAL APP REVIEWS

    SHOTS 2014

    David Rebedew

    SHOTS 2014 enables health care professionals to review immunization schedules and readily answer vaccine questions at the point of care.

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    David Mittman, Susan Thompson, Nipa R. Shah, John W. Bachman, Mark Murray

    Help patients avoid a fungal outbreak | Reduce scar tissue from a skin biopsy | Remind patients to control their salt intake | Have patients visualize the source of their stress | Incorporating part-time physicians into panels

    THE LAST WORD

    Three Questions to Guide Any Change Effort

    David A. Lynch

    The change you're pursuing is more likely to succeed if you can answer “yes” to each of these questions.



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