• Features

    Beating the Prior Authorization Blues

    David Twiddy

    Getting insurer approval for treatment can take hours out of your week. Here are some ways to reduce the pain.

    HCC Coding, Risk Adjustment, and Physician Income: What You Need to Know

    John P. Yeatts, Devdutta G. Sangvai

    Accurate coding drives accurate risk adjustment, which will increasingly affect your bottom line.

    Instant Messaging: A Simple Tool to Improve Teamwork and Wait Times

    Arnold E. Cuenca

    On-screen alerts can help a spread-out staff work together to keep patient care moving smoothly.

    Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Healthy Weight

    Kathleen G. Reims, Denise Ernst

    Encouraging patients to talk about their goals rather than their obstacles can lead to long-term change.

    Feature

    The Unexpected Challenge of Motivational Interviewing

    Kenneth G. Adler

    Successful use requires us to change our thinking about ourselves.

    OPINION

    Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis?

    Edmond S. Weisbart

    While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.

    In Defense of Direct Primary Care

    Philip Eskew

    Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    ICD-10 changes for 2016-2017 | Screening for depression | New or established patient?

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Jared Ellis, Brian C. Reed

    Answer patients' questions <i>before</i> the visit | Inform patients about delays

    THE LAST WORD

    Practical Ways to Improve Medication Adherence

    Toni L. Apgar, Mark Nunlist

    Half of our patients do not take their medications, but we can change that.



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