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Abortion

  • Teenage abortion: Parents need to know. Mar 21, p. 130

Alternative Medicine

  • Alternative medicine ain't disco. Mar 7, p. 90

Assistants

  • Practice Pointers: Let employees know where they stand. Feb 7, p. 38
  • I don't want "indispensable employees". Feb 21, p. 46
  • How do your staff salaries stack up? Apr 11, p. 32

Billings

  • Practice Pointers: When you ask for payment, do it right! Jan 10, p. 58
  • Missed the HIPAA deadline? Now what. Feb 7, p. 74
  • Practice Pointers: Better billing, better collections. May 9, p. 73
  • Practice Pointers: Outsource billing? Here's how. May 23, p. 30

Cars

  • 9 ways to curb car insurance costs. Feb 21, p. 72
  • Is your rental car covered? Apr 25, p. 51

Clinical Practice

  • Bone scans at the drug store? Jan 10, p. 67
  • Have you been vaccinated? Apr 25, p. 57
  • Can "phase IV" trials work for you? Jun 6, p. 58

Coding

  • Coding Consult: What's the difference between these modifiers? Jan 10, p. 16
  • Coding Consult: Answers to your questions about. . . repeat treatment for removing a wart · discharging the dead · emergency treatment. Jan 24, p. 17
  • Coding Consult: Casting and strapping rules. Feb 7, p. 22
  • Coding Consult: Answers to your questions about. . .reduced price for -52 · IV infusion therapy · the difference between nail avulsion and excision. Feb 21, p. 19
  • Coding Consult: Getting paid for house calls. Mar 7, p. 24
  • Coding Consult: Answers to your questions about . . . Holter monitor · same-day discharge · Medicare and ABNs. Mar 21, p. 30
  • Coding Consult: Ambulatory BP monitoring. Apr 11, p. 20
  • Coding Consult: Answers to your questions about. . .DRE payment · O2 administration · coding an admission that goes bad. Apr 25, p. 19
  • Coding Consult: Calling—and coding—the shots. May 9, p. 24
  • Coding Consult: Answers to your questions about. . . choosing V-codes · doing sports physicals · fluorescein staining. May 23, p. 19
  • Coding Consult: Make valve coding an open-and-shut case. Jun 6, p. 22
  • Coding Consult: Answers to your questions about. . . telephone orders · stool testing · stitch removal. June 20, p. 18

Colleagues

  • Are you liable for a colleague's mistake? June 20, p. 33

Compensation

  • Where has all the money gone? Jan 10, p. 72
  • The HMO lawsuit: Is the end in sight? Jun 6, p. 33

Competition

  • FTC to doctors: Price fixing won't fly. May 9, p. 85

Computers

  • Five ways to save money on printers. Jan 10, p. 20 Computer Consult
  • "What's your e-mail address, Doctor?". Jan 24, p. 66
  • Don't play solitaire, and other office computer rules. Feb 7, p. 31 Computer Consult
  • Missed the HIPAA deadline? Now what. Feb 7, p. 74
  • Practice Management Systems: Here's what to look for. Feb 7, p. TCP1 Special Technology Section
  • Are tablets the right computer Rx? Mar 7, p. 28 Computer Consult
  • The key to a HIPAA-safe computer system. Apr 11, p. 62
  • HIPAA update and other computer news. May 9, p. 30 Computer Consult
  • EMRs: What you need to know. May 9, p. TCP1 Special Technology Section
  • Build an EMR for next to nothing. Jun 6, p. 29 Computer Consult

Death & Dying

  • The night I almost played God. Jan 24, p. 47
  • What do we steal? Mar 7, p. 52 Grand Prize: 2002 Doctors’ Writing Contest
  • Last Word: Why I go to patients' funerals. June 20, p. 88

Drugs

  • Compliance: Focus on the basics. Jan 10, p. 53
  • Rx cost control: What's your role? Feb 21, p. 27
  • Pain control: Did Dr. Lewis cross the line? Mar 7, p. 106
  • 16 Rx safeguards that also safeguard you. Apr 11, p. 99
  • Can "phase IV" trials work for you? Jun 6, p. 58
  • Hire a pharmacist? June 20, p. 23

Education

  • The Way I See It: It's med school, not boot camp. Jan 10, p. 76
  • Financial Problem Solved! "My kids' college fund is low." Feb 7, p. 50
  • Financial Problem Solved! "College costs are $70,000 a year". May 23, p. 63

Employment

  • Structuring a buy-in that works. Feb 21, p. 69
  • Is the locum lifestyle right for you? Mar 21, p. 78
  • For us, workers' comp may not work. May 23, p. 49

Equipment

  • Add services without big debt. Apr 11, p. 49
  • High-tech phones: Saving way more than a buck or two. Jun 6, p. 84

Estate Planning

  • Having a baby? Don't forget these financial safety nets. Jan 24, p. 60
  • Financial problem solved! "I'll have huge capital gains taxes!" Apr 25, p. 70

Ethics

  • The night I almost played God. Jan 24, p. 47
  • What would you do? Fraud and hospital privileges. Jun 6, p. 50

Expenses

  • How do your staff salaries stack up? Apr 11, p. 32

Family

  • Major commitment, minor investment. Jan 10, p. 44
  • Having a baby? Don't forget these financial safety nets. Jan 24, p. 60
  • It's not easy to quit medicine. Jan 24, p. 77
  • Go with your gut. Mar 21, p. 86
  • How I got my wake-up call. Apr 25, p. 80

Fees

  • The payoff in house calls. Mar 21, p. 63
  • Last Word: Shoplifting? No, reimbursement. May 23, p. 110

Foreign Health Care

  • Practical tips for medical volunteers. Mar 21, p. 57

Government & Politics

  • FTC to doctors: Price fixing won't fly. May 9, p. 85

Group Practice

  • Structuring a buy-in that works. Feb 21, p. 69
  • My longest year. Mar 7, p. 59 Young Doctor Award: 2002 Doctors’ Writing Contest
  • What's your practice worth? Apr 11, p. 106

Health Insurance

  • What's the fallout if patients pay? Mar 7, p. 32
  • We fired our biggest payer. Mar 7, p. 94
  • Credentialing made easy. Apr 11, p. 90

Health Policy

  • Have you been vaccinated? Apr 25, p. 57

Home

  • Interest-only mortgage? Think hard. May 9, p. 100

Hospitals

  • Overworked doctors sue for a breather. Apr 25, p. 44

Humor

  • Last Word: Shoplifting? No, reimbursement. May 23, p. 110

Insurance

  • Having a baby? Don't forget these financial safety nets. Jan 24, p. 60
  • 9 ways to curb car insurance costs. Feb 21, p. 72
  • Malpractice: Is going bare the only option? Mar 21, p. 97
  • Financial problem solved! "I need another retirement vehicle". Apr 11, p. 104
  • Is your rental car covered? Apr 25, p. 51
  • Practice Pointers: Insurance every practice absolutely must have. Apr 25, p. 73
  • Could a malpractice mega-verdict wipe you out? May 23, p. 89

Internet

  • "What's your e-mail address, Doctor?". Jan 24, p. 66
  • Don't play solitaire, and other office computer rules. Feb 7, p. 31 Computer Consult
  • Will sex merchants invade your Web site? Apr 11, p. 25 Computer Consult
  • HIPAA update and other computer news. May 9, p. 30 Computer Consult

Investments

  • How to work with a financial planner. Jan 24, p. 18 Investment Consult
  • Financial problem solved! "I need another retirement vehicle". Apr 11, p. 104
  • The lessons I've learned. Apr 25, p. 20 Investment Consult
  • Investment Consult: Dividends look better than ever. May 23, p. 20
  • If you get a cold call from a broker. May 23, p. 40
  • Investment scams. Jun 6, p. 73
  • Financial Problem Solved! "This investment seems risky". June 20, p. 45

Investments—Bonds

  • Making bonds pay off. Mar 21, p. 33 Investment Consult

Investment—Mutual Funds

  • Financial Problem Solved! "We don't know what funds to keep". Feb 21, p. 76
  • Financial Problem Solved! "I'm leery about mutual funds". Mar 7, p. 79
  • Know your mutual funds. Mar 21, p. 90
  • Picking a mutual fund. Apr 11, p. 59
  • Investment Consult: Don't buy high-flying funds. June 20, p. 20

Investments—Real Estate

  • Have real estate prices peaked? Feb 21, p. 23 Investment Consult
  • Financial Problem Solved! "Being a landlord sounds good". May 9, p. 83

Investments—Stock

  • Investments: Sound tips for your situation. Jan 24, p. 25
  • Investment Insider: Martin Weiss on the future of Wall Street. Mar 7, p. 43
  • Financial Problem Solved! "I'm leery about mutual funds". Mar 7, p. 79
  • My do-it-myself mutual fund. Apr 11, p. 83
  • Investment Derby: Can three pros pick winners? Apr 25, p. 87
  • How to find the truth in an annual report. Jun 6, p. 47

Law

  • The threat worse than malpractice. Feb 21, p. 38
  • Pain control: Did Dr. Lewis cross the line? Mar 7, p. 106
  • The target of a "shotgun" suit fires back. Apr 11, p. 43
  • HIV: To tell or not to tell. May 9, p. 35
  • For us, workers' comp may not work. May 23, p. 49

Malpractice

  • Can your patient's victim sue you? Jan 10, p. 24
  • A legal crusader's solution to the malpractice mess. Jan 24, p.42
  • You've been sued. There's help. Feb 7, p. 56
  • Protect your assets before you're sued. Feb 21, p. 82
  • The threat worse than malpractice. Feb 21, p. 38
  • Malpractice: Healthy baby--hefty award? Mar 7, p. 83
  • "The medical liability system is melting down". Mar 21, p. 49
  • Malpractice: Is going bare the only option? Mar 21, p. 97
  • The target of a "shotgun" suit fires back. Apr 11, p. 43
  • 16 Rx safeguards that also safeguard you. Apr 11, p. 99
  • Malpractice: The big secret about confidential settlements. Apr 25, p. 22
  • HIV: To tell or not to tell. May 9, p. 35
  • My very weird lawsuit. May 9, p. 51
  • The Way I See It: Tort reform isn't enough. May 9, p. 101
  • Could a malpractice mega-verdict wipe you out? May 23, p. 89
  • Alter records, lose the case. Jun 6, p. 40
  • The Way I See It: No-fault is the way to go. Jun 6, p. 71
  • Are you liable for a colleague's mistake? June 20, p. 33

Managed Care

  • We fired our biggest payer. Mar 7, p. 94
  • Shedding light on the "dark side". Mar 21, p. 74
  • Why I wouldn't give in to Rachel. Mar 21, p. 93
  • Credentialing made easy. Apr 11, p. 90
  • Clip and Copy: Helping patients appeal insurance denials. May 9, p. 118
  • When an insurer won't pay. May 9, p. 91
  • The HMO lawsuit: Is the end in sight? Jun 6, p. 33
  • How IPAs are changing. June 20, p. 52

Medical Economics Interview

  • Medicare Cuts: Frank words from the top. Jan 10, p. 96
  • A legal crusader's solution to the malpractice mess. Jan 24, p. 42
  • Investment Insider: Martin Weiss on the future of Wall Street. Mar 7, p. 43
  • "The medical liability system is melting down". Mar 21, p. 49
  • FTC to doctors: Price fixing won't fly. May 9, p. 85
  • Investment Insider: Gary Shilling on the dangers of deflation. June 20, p. 28

Medical Economics Surveys

  • Teenage abortion: Parents need to know. Mar 21, p. 130

Medical Profession

  • What an FP's week is really like. Jan 10, p. 36
  • The Way I See It: It's med school, not boot camp. Jan 10, p. 76
  • It's not easy to quit medicine. Jan 24, p. 77
  • Who taught you what medicine is? Feb 7, p. 47
  • My longest year. Mar 7, p. 59 Young Doctor Award: 2002 Doctors’ Writing Contest
  • Teenage abortion: Parents need to know. Mar 21, p. 130
  • "My first inclination was to hit him in the mouth". Apr 11, p. 70 Honorable Mention: 2002 Doctors’ Writing Contest
  • Don't quit your day job. Apr 11, p. 89
  • Retire early? These docs did—and came back. May 23, p. 43
  • Do you care too much? May 23, p. 64
  • Stressed out? Try this. May 23, p. 74

Medicare/Medicaid

  • Medicare Cuts: Will patients pay the price? Jan 10, p. 81
  • Medicare Cuts: Frank words from the top. Jan 10, p. 96
  • Medicare audit? You can handle it. Jan 24, p. 53
  • Missed the HIPAA deadline? Now what. Feb 7, p. 74
  • Rx cost control: What's your role? Feb 21, p. 27
  • The payoff in house calls. Mar 21, p. 63
  • Thinking of opting out of Medicare? June 20, p. 62
  • Clip and Copy: Letting patients know why you've quit Medicare. June 20, p. 74

Office

  • Get the best deal on an office lease. May 9, p. 62
  • Adding a lab: Is it right for you? Jun 6, p. 90

Organized Medicine

  • "The medical liability system is melting down". Mar 21, p. 49

Patients

  • "What's your e-mail address, Doctor?". Jan 24, p. 66
  • Last Word: When all else fails... Jan 24, p. 112
  • Extra! Extra! A practice newsletter. Feb 7, p. 61
  • What do we steal? Mar 7, p. 52 Grand Prize: 2002 Doctors’ Writing Contest
  • Alternative medicine ain't disco. Mar 7, p. 90
  • The payoff in house calls. Mar 21, p. 63
  • Why I wouldn't give in to Rachel. Mar 21, p. 93
  • Want more young patients? Apr 25, p. 30
  • Look behind a patient's words. Apr 25, p. 52
  • Last Word: Experience or evidence? Apr 25, p. 112
  • When the snowbirds return. May 9, p. 105
  • My Wednesday off. May 23, p. 77
  • When the doctor is in(accessible). June 20, p. 47
  • Last Word: Why I go to patients' funerals. June 20, p. 88

Peer Review

  • What would you do? Fraud and hospital privileges. Jun 6, p. 50

Personal Finances

  • Major commitment, minor investment. Jan 10, p. 44
  • Financial Problem Solved! "My daughter wants a loan." Jan 10, p. 57
  • Got cash for emergencies? Jan 10, p. 65
  • Investments: Sound tips for your situation. Jan 24, p. 25
  • Finanical Problem Solved! "I'm too deep in debt." Jan 24, p. 51
  • Financial Problem Solved! "My kids' college fund is low." Feb 7, p. 50
  • Personal records: What to keep, what to toss. Feb 7, p. 73
  • Call your financial adviser--asap. Feb 21, p. 58
  • Financial Problem Solved! "We don't know what funds to keep". Feb 21, p. 76
  • Protect your assets before you're sued. Feb 21, p. 82
  • Financial Problem Solved! "I'm leery about mutual funds". Mar 7, p. 79
  • What to keep in a safe deposit box. Mar 7, p. 96
  • Financial Problem Solved! "I'll never be able to retire!" Mar 21, p. 73
  • My do-it-myself mutual fund. Apr 11, p. 83
  • Financial problem solved! "I need another retirement vehicle". Apr 11, p. 104
  • Top tips from top financial advisers. Apr 25, p. 39
  • Financial problem solved! "I'll have huge capital gains taxes!" Apr 25, p. 70
  • Will you outlive your nest egg? May 9, p. 41
  • Tax "tips" that can land you in jail. May 9, p. 69
  • Financial Problem Solved! "Being a landlord sounds good". May 9, p. 83
  • Interest-only mortgage? Think hard. May 9, p. 100
  • Make the most of pension law changes. May 23, p. 24
  • Financial Problem Solved! "College costs are $70,000 a year". May 23, p. 63
  • Grading your financial adviser. Jun 6, p. 57
  • Investment scams. Jun 6, p. 73
  • Financial Problem Solved! "I need to choose a pension plan". Jun 6, p. 89
  • Investment Insider: Gary Shilling on the dangers of deflation. June 20, p. 28
  • A guide to advisers' credentials. June 20, p. 61

Personal Life

  • Practical tips for medical volunteers. Mar 21, p. 57
  • Carpe diem, my new mantra. Apr 11, p. 94
  • How I got my wake-up call. Apr 25, p. 80
  • For us, workers' comp may not work. May 23, p. 49
  • Do you care too much? May 23, p. 64
  • Stressed out? Try this. May 23, p. 74

Practice Management

  • Point/Counterpoint: Do you really need an office manager? Jan 24, p. 88
  • Extra! Extra! A practice newsletter. Feb 7, p. 61
  • Practice Management Systems: Here's what to look for. Feb 7, p. TCP1 Special Technology Section
  • Don't have time? Read this. Mar 7, p. 72
  • We fired our biggest payer. Mar 7, p. 94
  • Practice Pointers: Outsourcing is in. Mar 21, p. 38
  • Credentialing made easy. Apr 11, p. 90
  • Practice Pointers: Better billing, better collections. May 9, p. 73
  • Clip and Copy: Helping patients appeal insurance denials. May 9, p. 118
  • Faster, cheaper transcription. May 23, p. 54 Honorable Mention: 2002 Doctors’ Writing Contest
  • Clip and Copy: Medical record evaluation form. May 23, p. 92
  • We've always been HIPAA-compliant. Jun 6, p. 80
  • High-tech phones: Saving way more than a buck or two. Jun 6, p. 84
  • Adding a lab: Is it right for you? Jun 6, p. 90
  • Clip and Copy: Keeping tabs on practice finances. Jun 6, p. 104
  • When the doctor is in(accessible). June 20, p. 47

Practice, Special Types

  • Is the locum lifestyle right for you? Mar 21, p. 78

Primary Care

  • What an FP's week is really like. Jan 10, p. 36

Professions, Other

  • Bone scans at the drug store? Jan 10, p. 67
  • Onion root mitosis, fetal pigs, and me. Mar 21, p. 68
  • Shedding light on the "dark side". Mar 21, p. 74
  • If you get a cold call from a broker. May 23, p. 40
  • Retire early? These docs did—and came back. May 23, p. 43
  • Grading your financial adviser. Jun 6, p. 57
  • Hire a pharmacist? June 20, p. 23
  • A guide to advisers' credentials. June 20, p. 61

Records

  • Personal records: What to keep, what to toss. Feb 7, p. 73
  • The key to a HIPAA-safe computer system. Apr 11, p. 62
  • HIPAA update and other computer news. May 9, p. 30 Computer Consult
  • EMRs: What you need to know. May 9, p. TCP1 Special Technology Section
  • Faster, cheaper transcription. May 23, p. 54 Honorable Mention: 2002 Doctors’ Writing Contest
  • Clip and Copy: Medical record evaluation form. May 23, p. 92
  • Build an EMR for next to nothing. Jun 6, p. 29 Computer Consult
  • Alter records, lose the case. Jun 6, p. 40
  • We've always been HIPAA-compliant. Jun 6, p. 80

Retirement

  • Financial Problem Solved! "I'll never be able to retire!" Mar 21, p. 73
  • Will you outlive your nest egg? May 9, p. 41
  • Make the most of pension law changes. May 23, p. 24
  • Retire early? These docs did—and came back. May 23, p. 43
  • Financial Problem Solved! "I need to choose a pension plan". Jun 6, p. 89

Solo Practice

  • Last Word: Whatever happened to service? Feb 21, p. 100
  • Going solo: How four doctors are making it work. May 9, p. 106
  • Going solo: Start-up basics. May 9, p. 114

Specialty Practice

  • Overworked doctors sue for a breather. Apr 25, p. 44

Taxes

  • Answers to your tax questions . . . About family affairs. Jan 10, p. 32
  • Answers to your tax questions . . . About itemized deductions. Jan 24, p. 82
  • Your 2002 taxes: Find all the breaks you can. Feb 7, p. 78
  • Your 2002 taxes: Getting organized pays off. Feb 7, p. 99
  • Your 2002 taxes: Moves you shouldn't make. Feb 7, p. 102
  • Answers to your tax questions . . . About business income and expenses. Feb 7, p. 109
  • Answers to your tax questions. . . About investment income and losses. Feb 21, p. 35
  • Answers to your tax questions. . . About education and retirement. Mar 7, p. 65
  • Answers to your tax questions. . . About special situations. Mar 21, p. 53
  • Financial problem solved! "I'll have huge capital gains taxes!" Apr 25, p. 70
  • Tax "tips" that can land you in jail. May 9, p. 69

Travel

  • Traveling safely in an unsafe world. Apr 11, p. 77

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