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Thursday Dec 13, 2018

Coming soon: Medicare payment for virtual encounters

Among the new codes going into effect in 2019 are several that reimburse physicians for various types of virtual encounters.


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Posted at 12:00PM Dec 13, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Dec 12, 2018

Help patients remember to get their flu shot

Here's a method for helping your patients remember to get a flu shot in case they forget or don't know you have immunizations available.


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

Wednesday Dec 05, 2018

Two mobile apps to help patients lose weight

To supplement your normal advice to patients about healthy eating and exercise, you can also recommend these two mobile apps to help patients gain more control.


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Posted at 09:00AM Dec 05, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 30, 2018

How to say no to inappropriate patient requests

Saying no to these requests while preserving the patient relationship takes skill, but three tips can help.


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Posted at 08:00AM Nov 30, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Nov 29, 2018

12 ways to work smarter, not harder in practice

A primary care physician shares 12 strategies -- rooted in the principle of working smarter, not harder -- that transformed her practice.


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Posted at 09:00AM Nov 29, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 28, 2018

The difference between a good doctor and a great doctor

Yes, clinical knowledge, procedural expertise, and bedside manner are important. But what one skill differentiates a good doctor from a truly great doctor?


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Posted at 09:00AM Nov 28, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 23, 2018

What to do when your patient brings a list

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Following these five steps can help bring a patient's long list of items under control and create a useful agenda for the encounter.


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Posted at 09:00AM Nov 23, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

How to obtain a waiver to treat opioid use disorder with buprenorphine

Here are the five steps to securing a waiver to administer buprenorphine from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


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Posted at 12:00PM Nov 21, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 16, 2018

Difficult patient visits: five questions to help you manage them more effectively

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An estimated 15 percent of patient encounters are considered “difficult” by physicians. But these challenging visits can be professionally rewarding if you take the right approach.


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Posted at 12:00PM Nov 16, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Nov 15, 2018

How to boost your efficiency with team rooming

"Team rooming" can improve practice efficiency by reversing some traditional roles in the exam room.


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Posted at 09:00AM Nov 15, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

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