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Wednesday Jun 13, 2018

Four steps to deprescribe unnecessary medications

Polypharmacy is a prevalent problem, particularly among older patients who may be taking multiple medications, many of which have become unnecessary and potentially harmful.


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Posted at 11:45PM Jun 13, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Monday Jun 11, 2018

When is it OK to treat friends and family?

At some point during your career as a family physician, a friend or family member has likely asked you for medical advice or treatment, perhaps because they couldn’t reach their regular doctor or didn’t have one.


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Posted at 04:00PM Jun 11, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 05, 2018

Which quality measures should you report?

Under MIPS, you might think you should report quality measures where your performance is best, but consider these four factors as well.


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

Monday Jun 04, 2018

The key to getting beyond blame

When behaviors such as blame, accusation and finger-pointing surface, improvement efforts are doomed.


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Posted at 09:00AM Jun 04, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Jun 01, 2018

Eight ways to stay happy in practice

A solo physician discusses the steps he has taken to avoid burnout and remain engaged in his practice for 43 years.


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Posted at 04:00PM Jun 01, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Three questions to ask before implementing a change in your practice

To make sure a change you’re considering will actually make things better in your practice, ask three essential questions.


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

Monday May 28, 2018

The seven characteristics of functional work relationships

Researchers point to seven characteristics that health care organizations should foster among physicians and staff.


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

Monday May 21, 2018

How to document newly diagnosed hypertension

If a patient’s elevated blood pressure has developed into hypertension, your documentation should clearly describe the basis for the new diagnosis.


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Posted at 09:00AM May 21, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday May 04, 2018

What does "24/7 access" to care really mean?

Providing chronic care management services comes with numerous requirements, including 24/7 access to care. But the definition of that access is confusing.


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Posted at 12:30PM May 04, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 27, 2018

A checklist of quality measures to help you succeed in value-based payment

Because different payers require different quality measures, keeping track of them can be a serious challenge for physicians and their staff. This quality measure checklist can help.


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Posted at 08:00AM Apr 27, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

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