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10 Steps to a Patient-Centered Medical Home
The concept of a patient-centered medical home looks to encourage comprehensive health care, improve patient outcomes, and lower medical costs. Here are ten steps towards that goal.
What You Can Do to Help Your Uninsured Patients
Here's how to make your care more accessible to patients who might otherwise miss getting the services they need.
"Will the Feds Really Buy Me an EHR?" and Other Commonly Asked Questions About the HITECH Act
The economic stimulus package offers $19 billion in health IT incentives, but it also creates new penalties. Here's what you need to know.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home: 12 Tips to Help You Lead the Way
Physicians involved in the TransforMED national demonstration project share what they've learned about practice transformation.
How to Maximize Revenue With Minimal Effort
Finding time for more patient visits may be easier and more lucrative than you think.
Online Reviews of Physicians: What Are Your Patients Posting About You?
A growing number of Web sites enable patients to publicly rant or rave about their physicians. Here's what you need to know.
Five Ways to Respond to a Medical Mistake
You can make things right if you don't give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.
Offering Financial Assistance to Newly Uninsured Patients
With planning, you can be prepared to assess financial need, provide discounts and share helpful resources.
Reducing Improper Internet Use in Your Office: A Quick, Easy and Free Solution
In just a few minutes, you can set up your computer system to block Web sites that aren't appropriate at work.
Charting Then and Now
Chart notes used to be primarily for doctors but, times have changed.
E-Prescribing: Why the Fuss?
If its increased safety and other benefits haven't convinced you to get into e-prescribing, maybe Medicare's promised financial incentives will.
Building the Case for the Patient-centered Medical Home
A coalition is working to prove the concept and create an imperative for change. Payers and policymakers are getting on board. Are you?
New Year, New Medicare Preventive Coverage
Your practice and your patients will happily ring in these three changes.
Out With the Old, In With the New
Learning From Troubled Patients
Though we may sometimes be tempted to look down on troubled patients, they have much to teach us.
CPT and ICD-9 Coding: The Right Tools for the Job
This article presents an enhanced version of FPMs pocket guide and adds power to the FPM toolbox.
Coding From the Bottom Up
When coding, this article suggests you start from the presenting problem to get to the right code faster.
Time Is on Your Side: Coding on the Basis of Time
Evaluation and management coding can be so complex that you forget those visits where it's just a matter of time.
6 Payment Opportunities You May Have Overlooked
The first step to improving your bottom line is to make sure you bill for the services you are already providing.
Marcus Welby and the Medical Home
The public has an idea of what a patient-centered medical home is, but they haven't yet identified it with us.