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Preventive care

March/April 2017 Issue
What Is the Best Approach to Annual Wellness Visits for Seniors? [From The Editor]

Maybe it is time to change the way I do things – yet again.


March/April 2017 Issue
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: How to Get Patients and Physicians on Board [Feature]

Patients are more likely to schedule a wellness visit if their physician recommends it, but that won't happen without staff support.


March/April 2017 Issue
Improving Daily Practice With Four Medical Apps [SPPACES: App Reviews]

These mobile apps can help physicians and patients with treatment recommendations, treatment adherence, and smoking cessation.


July/August 2016 Issue
How to Document and Code Medicare Preventive Services [Feature]

Think of this as your field guide to the rules surrounding Medicare preventive services.


March/April 2015 Issue
Immunizations: How to Protect Patients and the Bottom Line [Feature]

Minimizing costs and maximizing reimbursement can make immunizations profitable.


November/December 2014 Issue
SHOTS 2014 [SPPACES: App Reviews]

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


July/August 2014 Issue
Offering Oral Health Services in Your Office [Feature]

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


July/August 2014 Issue
Achieving Sustainable Increases in Childhood Immunization Rates [Feature]

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


July/August 2014 Issue
ICD-10 Simplifies Preventive Care Coding, Sort Of [Feature]

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


March/April 2014 Issue
Resolving Patients' Vaccination Uncertainty: Going From "No Thanks!" to "Of Course!" [Feature]

In recent years, there has been an increase in patients refusing to get immunized, concerned with potential side effects or unconvinced that the shots are necessary. That has allowed some previously declining diseases to make a resurgence. Physicians, who remain the biggest influence on whether patients get vaccinated, need to find ways to address and overcome these reservations when talking with patients about getting immunized. Strategies include explaining the risks and benefits of vaccination; steering patients toward factual, pro-vaccination websites and literature; and working with community leaders and clergy who may also influence patients' decisions about vaccination.


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