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Opinion

Commentaries on hot topics in primary care.

January/February 2021 Issue
E/M Changes for 2021: The Beginning, Not the End

The E/M coding revisions aren’t perfect, but they represent a huge step forward in reducing physicians’ documentation burden, audit risk, and complexity of code selection.


January/February 2020 Issue
Why Family Physicians Should Not “Just” Be Family Physicians: Rethinking Roles in Community Health Centers and Beyond

In some settings, the cause of burnout isn’t having too much work — it’s having the wrong type of work.


September/October 2019 Issue
Beyond Burnout: Addressing System-Induced Distress

To describe the current phenomenon, we need a better term that puts the blame where it belongs and reminds us that the problem is responsive to multiple treatment strategies.


July/August 2019 Issue
In Support of Buprenorphine Deregulation

Family physicians should join the fight to remove limits on prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.


September/October 2018 Issue
The Case for Medical Chaperones

It's time for more discussion about how best to incorporate chaperones in primary care.


May/June 2018 Issue
What Needs to Change to Make Deprescribing Doable

Polypharmacy constitutes a real patient-safety issue. Recognizing that is the first step toward change.


September/October 2016 Issue
Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis?

While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.


September/October 2016 Issue
In Defense of Direct Primary Care

Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction.


January/February 2016 Issue
An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout

When we cannot give patients the care they need, we all suffer. But the converse is also true.


September/October 2014 Issue
Gambling on the Transition From Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care

Dedicating increasing amounts of income and personal time to lead and manage quality programs is not sustainable.


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