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Saturday Sep 26, 2020

How to respond more effectively to difficult patients or colleagues

When you are “emotionally hijacked” by difficult people, you tend to have less perspective and poorer judgment, while making more errors — and feeling certain you are right. Here’s a better response.


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Posted at 11:00PM Sep 26, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 25, 2020

Surprising findings about social determinants of health

Addressing patient's social needs can seem overwhelming, but this clinic found otherwise.


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Posted at 11:00PM Sep 25, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 18, 2020

Is a pandemic the perfect time to start group visits?

Are group visits a good idea during a global pandemic? Probably not in-person, but this might be the perfect time to establish a virtual group visit program.


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Posted at 11:00PM Sep 18, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 18, 2020

COVID-19 is increasing physician burnout

Physician burnout was already a growing problem, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse.


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Posted at 08:00PM Sep 18, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 18, 2020

Three things to know about the coming E/M coding changes

The most consequential changes to evaluation and management (E/M) coding in decades are coming soon, and it’s time to prepare now.


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Posted at 03:30PM Sep 18, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 07, 2020

Five keys to a happy career in medicine

Doctors who need to make money at the expense of work boundaries and professional satisfaction are rarely happy. But prudent management of personal finances leads to a more satisfying career.


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Posted at 11:30PM Sep 07, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 07, 2020

Tips for talking to reluctant patients about vaccines

You can’t convince every patient of the value of vaccines, so focus your efforts and follow these tips.


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Posted at 11:00PM Sep 07, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 28, 2020

Need more time? Train a nurse closer to wrap up patient visits

Training a nurse to finish patient visits can make your practice more efficient and improve patient outcomes.


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Posted at 04:00AM Aug 28, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 27, 2020

When a newborn is not a new patient

In most cases a newborn is considered a new patient under CPT rules for purposes of coding and documenting an office visit. There’s one exception, however.


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Posted at 08:00PM Aug 27, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 25, 2020

The trait physicians need during times of uncertainty

The best response in stressful times isn’t to ramp up urgency but to practice patience.


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Posted at 07:50AM Aug 25, 2020 | Comments [0]

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