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Preventive care

Oct 2004 Issue
Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care for Family Physicians [Feature]

The author, a member of the faculty for the AAFP/NICHQ asthma collaborative, describes his practice's approach to planned asthma care and offers an approach that other practices can use.


Sep 2004 Issue
"Insuring" the Uninsured [Feature]

The author describes how his practice developed a pool of money that uninsured self-pay patients who demonstrate financial need contribute to and that the practice draws from to be compensated for the care they provide to these patients.


Sep 2004 Issue
Starting Off on the Right Foot [Improving Patient Care]

The article describes an enrollment interview or family conference, which the author uses to introduce prospective patients to the practice and to lay the groundwork for a positive, long-term doctor-patient relationship.


Jul-Aug 2003 Issue
Encounter Forms for Better Preventive Visits [Feature]

The author describes and provides two preventive visit documentation and reminder tools – one for male patients and one for female patients.


Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
Another Ounce of Prevention [Getting Paid]

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.


May 2002 Issue
Does Health Habit Advice Affect Patient Satisfaction? [Improving Patient Care]

The article will explore how patients feel about and respond to health habit counseling provided by their family physician, relying on data from the Direct Observation of Primary Care study.


Apr 2002 Issue
A Tool for Better Well-Woman Exams [Improving Patient Care]

This article explains how visit-specific encounter forms can help physicians improve their documentation and their care. The author shares the routine gynecological encounter form used in his practice.


Jan 2002 Issue
Race and Preventive Services Delivery [Improving Patient Care]

The article, part of a continuing series on the Direct Observation of Primary Care study, will explore how race impacts the delivery of preventive services and how family physicians can improve preventive care to all populations.


Jun 2001 Issue
Medicare Expands Preventive Screening Benefits [Getting Paid]

Starting on July 1, 2001, Medicare coverage of preventive medicine services will be expanded to include biennial screening pap smears and pelvic exams (currently, coverage is limited to once every three years) and coverage for screening colonoscopies for all beneficiaries (currently only individuals at high risk receive this coverage). The article explains what physicians need to know to get reimbursed for these services.


Feb 2001 Issue
Implementing Preventive Care Flow Sheets [Improving Patient Care]

The article describes how one practice improved its delivery of preventive services, in part by increasing physicians' use of preventive care flowsheets.


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