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Monday Aug 20, 2018

Six keys to coding 99211 visits

Using CPT code 99211 can boost your practice’s revenue and improve documentation. Here's how to determine if a service qualifies.


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Posted at 09:00AM Aug 20, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 17, 2018

Four mobile apps for pain management

Mobile apps can help patients better understand the causes of their pain, which can help them better cope with their conditions, and provide you with data you need to recommend or alter treatment.


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Posted at 09:00AM Aug 17, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 10, 2018

Three steps to encourage flu vaccinations

Patients have numerous reasons for not wanting an influenza vaccination. To help them overcome their reluctance, Colleen Fogarty, MD, uses the “ask-tell-ask” technique.


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Posted at 09:00AM Aug 10, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 03, 2018

A four-step approach to clinical decision making

Although there is no one correct method for clinical decision making, it can be helpful to think about your approach so you can refine it as needed and improve patient care.


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Posted at 11:00AM Aug 03, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 02, 2018

Value-based care: Where to begin

To get started in value-based care, focus your efforts where they’ll have the most impact – on your high-need patients who have critical gaps in care, never come in, or drive up costs.


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Posted at 04:00PM Aug 02, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Monday Jul 30, 2018

Five habits for a more vital practice

Successful practices have some striking similarities. Consultant Betsy Nicoletti describes five distinguishing characteristics and advice for how to improve your practice’s performance.


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Posted at 09:00AM Jul 30, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 27, 2018

Teach-back: A simple way to enhance patients' understanding

Evidence shows that the teach-back technique benefits patient outcomes, but time constraints, fear that the patient will take offense, and a lack of training keep some physicians from using it. Here’s how to use teach-back quickly and sensitively.


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Posted at 04:00PM Jul 27, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 27, 2018

ICD-10 coding for patients with hypertension and heart failure

Here’s how to code for heart failure when it is not caused by your patient’s hypertension.


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Posted at 03:00PM Jul 27, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 20, 2018

How to respond to mid-air medical emergencies

There are laws designed to encourage physicians to help if a medical emergency develops on a commercial flight.


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Posted at 09:00AM Jul 20, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 12, 2018

Three tips to optimize care for refugee patients

Family physicians are well positioned to care for refugee patients. Three tips can help.


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Posted at 05:00PM Jul 12, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

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