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Friday Aug 30, 2019

Three phrases you can use to help patient visits stay on track

When a patient visit goes on too long and puts you behind schedule, the rest of the day can feel rushed, chaotic, and frustrating. To keep visits running on time as you meet patients’ needs, try using these three phrases.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 30, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Aug 28, 2019

The problem with sharing patients

When patients seek primary care from multiple sources, it may seem convenient, but it ultimately fragments their health care. Here’s one way to address the issue.


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Posted at 08:00AM Aug 28, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 23, 2019

Drowning in paperwork requests? Try redirecting these three types

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Having to fill out paperwork for patients you haven't treated or diagnosed can be a burden. Follow this advice for sending that work where it belongs.


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Posted at 09:00AM Aug 23, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 22, 2019

Six simple symptom diaries to help your patients help you

Patients who keep track of their symptoms or activities can make diagnosis and treatment much easier. These examples of patient diaries can get you started.


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Posted at 09:00AM Aug 22, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 16, 2019

Eight tactics to identify and reduce your implicit biases

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Unconscious biases can affect the quality of care and make workplaces more difficult. These tips can help you discover and combat your own biases.


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Posted at 09:00AM Aug 16, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 15, 2019

Tips for getting more patients to agree to chronic care management services

Patients eligible for chronic care management services have to agree to receive them before their physicians can get reimbursed. Physicians who have gone through the process share their best practices.


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Posted at 09:00AM Aug 15, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 09, 2019

The secret to better communication with patients? Talk less

Instead of overloading patients with information they won’t remember, focus on communicating just three things your patients need to know.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 09, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 08, 2019

One time-saving task your nurse can do at the end of every visit

Expanding the role of nurses and medical assistants in your practice can help you be more efficient. Here’s one time-saving task they can start doing at the end of every patient visit.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 08, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 02, 2019

Three suggestions for addressing patients' sexual assault history

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If your patient has experienced sexual assault as an adult, discussing it with them could lead to improved recovery. Frame that discussion the right way by following these three suggestions.


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Posted at 08:30AM Aug 02, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 26, 2019

Three things to remember when choosing a code without a diagnosis

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Selecting the appropriate ICD-10 code depends on having a diagnosis. If you don't have a confirmed diagnosis, follow this advice to record your patient's signs and symptoms.


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Posted at 11:00AM Jul 26, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

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