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: 07/13/2021


FPM Articles

08/01/2021 The Quest for Administrative Simplification: What's Being Done new
10/01/2016 Beating the Prior Authorization Blues
04/01/2021 Durable Medical Equipment: A Streamlined Approach new Tool
02/01/2021 E/M Changes for 2021: The Beginning, Not the End new
08/01/2021 FMLA Does Not Need to Be a Four-Letter Word new
12/01/2019 Practical Ways to Address Physician Burnout and Improve Joy in Practice
08/01/2021 Practical Ways to Manage Your EHR Inbox new
08/01/2018 Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right
06/01/2019 Seven Habits for Reducing Work After Clinic
08/01/2020 Ten EHR Strategies for Efficient Documentation
02/01/2020 The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update
02/01/2021 The 2021 Medicare Payment and CPT Coding Update new
12/01/2020 What Can a Scribe Do for You?

FPM Blog Posts

A different way to measure primary care performance [FPM Getting Paid blog]
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

Administrative Simplification [AAFP initiatives]
AAFP Advocacy Focus: Administrative Simplification [AAFP advocacy]
Principles for Administrative Simplification [AAFP policy]
Prior Authorizations [AAFP policy]
Here's How We're Battling Administrative Burden for You [AAFP In the Trenches blog]
AAFP Innovation Lab
Patients Over Paperwork Initiative [CMS]
Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles [AMA, AAFP, et al]

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