Solo Practice Doctors & Small Practice Central

Keep your practice running smoothly with the AAFP by your side. From government regulations to payment issues, we offer useful information and effective solutions for your practice.

Find answers to your practice-related questions. Bookmark Solo Practice Doctors and Small Practice Central to access relevant payment resources, earn and report CME, member discounts, peer discussion groups, a direct line to practice management experts, and more.

Coding and Payment

Coding is an important aspect of the medical practice. Accurate medical coding can increase revenue, and knowledge of new billable services can help ensure the viability of a practice.

ICD-10 Tools from the AAFP


Order the AAFP Coding Flash Cards 2017
Get this handy reference, which includes over 1,200 of the top ICD-10 diagnosis codes for family medicine practices--that's more than 400 additional codes from the 2016 version.

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

In April 2015, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The law:

  • Repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for determining updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule.
  • Establishes annual positive or flat fee updates for 10 years and institutes a two-track fee update beginning in 2019

Find more information on MACRA and resources to help you prepare for the transition to value-based payment.

MACRA FAQGet answers to common questions related to MACRA

MACRA Pathway - View MACRA path options and determine which pathwat works best for your practice.

MACRA Timeline(1 page PDF) - See how MACRA will roll out in an easy-to-view format.

MACRAcronyms - An acronym table of the programs, organizations, and terms related to MACRA.

Technical Assistance

Quality Payment Program for Small, Underserved & Rural Support (QPP-SURS)(qpp.cms.gov) - Learn about this CMS-funded program to help eligible clinicians prepare.

Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) - Learn more about this practice transformation program program.

Medicare Care Coordination Resources

Learn about coding and implementation on Medicare’s cognitive care services:

•    Annual Wellness Visits
•    Chronic Care Management
•    Transitional Care Management
•    Advance Care Planning
 

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Regulatory Compliance Resources

HIPAA
Learn more about the updated privacy and security rules that went into effect in 2013, and the transaction standards change from 4010/4010A1 to 5010. Resources for members include:


Anti-kickback & Stark Compliance

Frequently asked questions about anti-kickback and Stark Regulation.



Americans with Disability Act
Information on how the ADA is defined, as well as physician and practice responsibilities to patients who have disabilities.

Breach Notification Requirements
Details on the practice's responsibilities when breach of information occurs.

Identity Theft Protection
Tips on protecting your patients and practice from identity theft.


Other Resources

Family Practice Management (FPM) Topic Collection for Independent and Solo Practice
Find articles written in FPM’s how-to style and tailored to the needs of small practice owners.

AAFP Blogs: Leader Voices, American Family Physician, Fresh Perspectives, Getting Paid, and In the Trenches
Stay up-to-date on family medicine news, insights, and opinions when you follow the AAFP blogs.

 

Member Interest Group for Independent, Solo, and Small Practice Doctors
Discuss the challenges you face and share the solutions you find among your peers. In this online forum, you can advocate policies that will deliver the highest quality of care while remaining financially viable in a small practice setting.

Free CME
Take AAFP journal CME quizzes. Offered in every issue, your CME quiz is a quick, efficient, and free way to earn credits. Earn up to: