FPM Department Collection
Commentaries on hot topics in primary care.
When done well, precepting is a win-win-win for physicians, medical students, and patients.
Payers are being asked to commit to a change in primary care financing in the next two years.
The national COVID-19 crisis has proven that telehealth can transform access to care, but only if we unshackle it from outdated and unnecessary regulations.
With the stress of the pandemic exacerbating patients’ health issues, primary care physicians have an unparalleled opportunity to address both their physical and their mental health needs.
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.
In some settings, the cause of burnout isn’t having too much work — it’s having the wrong type of work.
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.
Family physicians should join the fight to remove limits on prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.
It's time for more discussion about how best to incorporate chaperones in primary care.
Polypharmacy constitutes a real patient-safety issue. Recognizing that is the first step toward change.