Supplements to Family Practice Management

AAFP-Produced Resources


Making Sense of MACRA: The Value of Quality and Cost(4 page PDF)

This guide to the quality and cost performance categories of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) will help you understand how your scores will affect your future Medicare payments. 3/17

Making Sense of MACRA: Pick Your Pace(2 page PDF)

Avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2019 by participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017. Use this guide to choose the participation level that will work for your practice. 3/17

Making Sense of MACRA: Annual Wellness Visit(3 page PDF)

Learn how to optimize revenue today while improving Medicare quality and cost. 1/17

Making Sense of MACRA: Understanding Your Pathway(3 page PDF)

Physicians will participate in one of two payment pathways when the MACRA performance period begins in 2017. This supplement can help you decide which pathway works best for your practice. 11/16

Making Sense of MACRA: Using Data to Prepare(6 page PDF)

To discover practice improvements that maximize payments both now and when MACRA begins, review your practice's "QRUR." This report displays scores for the quality and cost of care you provide Medicare patients. 9/16

Making Sense of MACRA: The Big Picture (4 page PDF) 

Payment reform is coming. This supplement describes the changes and the steps you should be taking now. 4/16

Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians.

COPD and Asthma: Differential Diagnosis

Differentiating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from asthma can be complicated. The diagnostic criteria and management advice in this supplement can aid treatment and prevent exacerbations, and a patient education handout encourages self-management. 11/16

Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.

FPM Editorial Supplements

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Patient Self-Management Support

Engaging Patients in Collaborative Care Plans

This important self-management support strategy can produce quality outcomes for your patients and your practice. 5/13

Health Coaching: Teaching Patients to Fish

Used in combination with traditional medical treatment, health coaching can help improve outcomes by getting patients more involved in their own health. 5/13

Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.