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The author explains the circumstances surrounding the 2012 Medicare requirement that annual wellness visits include review of a health risk appraisal completed by the patient before the visit.
A family medicine residency clinic improved care for children with Medicaid by removing internal obstacles and using reminders to help ensure that preventive care is delivered, among other changes.
The author explains how to efficiently provide Medicare well visits (the new Annual Wellness Visit as well as the Welcome to Medicare Physical) and code and bill for the services to maximize benefit to the patient and efficiency for the practice.
A summary of the clinical preventive services Medicare covers and the circumstances under which they're covered as well guidance about how to get paid for them.
Patients don't need more knowledge; they need a number to shoot for.
The article provides a summary of the clinical preventive services Medicare covers, the circumstances under which they're covered and guidance about how to get paid for them.
The availability of expensive vaccines for HPV and herpes zoster have made the issue of payment for vaccinations more critical than ever for family medicine practices. The author offers coding and billing advice to help physicians secure the payment they're entitled to.
The article describes one family physician's efforts to organize flu vaccination for an entire rural county in Oklahoma and the resulting improvements in vaccine coverage and office efficiency.
When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.
The article describes how to more effectively advocate that your patients receive needed preventive services.