Topic Collection

Administrative Simplification

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The documentation, paperwork, and quality reporting burden on physicians is immense. What can physicians do to reduce their administrative hassles, and what are organizations doing on their behalf? This FPM topic collection explores these issues.

Last Update: 02/13/2020

FPM Articles

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10/01/2016 Beating the Prior Authorization Blues
12/01/2019 Practical Ways to Address Physician Burnout and Improve Joy in Practice
08/01/2018 Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right
06/01/2019 Seven Habits for Reducing Work After Clinic
02/01/2020 The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update

FPM Blog Posts

Final rule on the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule delays major changes to E/M documentation [FPM Getting Paid blog]
Medicare eases burden for E/M documentation involving medical students [FPM Getting Paid blog]
Thirteen ways to reduce the burden of prior authorizations [FPM In Practice blog]

Other Resources

AAFP Policy on Principles for Administrative Simplification [AAFP policy]
AAFP Policy on Prior Authorizations [AAFP policy]
Here's How We're Battling Administrative Burden for You [AAFP In the Trenches blog]
Overview of Administrative Simplification [AAFP advocacy]
Patients Over Paperwork Initiative [CMS]
Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles [AMA, AAFP, et al]

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