• Features

    New Codes, New Payment Opportunities for 2017

    KENT MOORE, BARBARA HAYS

    This year's changes include opportunities to get paid for some services that were previously not billable.

    Making Sense of MACRA, Part 2: Value-Based Payment and Your Future

    Amy Mullins

    Your performance this year will affect your Medicare payment in 2019.

    Why Best Practices Fail to Spread

    John S. Toussaint, Montgomery “Monk” Elmer

    Most organizations want to get better, but most of their improvement efforts fail. Here's why.

    The State of Family Medicine: 2017

    Brandi White, David Twiddy

    With tremendous change taking place in health care, the mood among family physicians is anxious, but there are reasons to be hopeful.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Should We Fear the Unintended Consequences of MACRA?

    Kenneth G. Adler

    MACRA's methods of controlling health care costs could have unexpected results.

    Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers

    Quality peer reviews help the Family Practice Management editorial team select and publish articles that are accurate, authoritative, and useful to family physicians and others in primary care. We would like to thank the following peer reviewers for their valuable...

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    Vital signs | Noncontributory documentation | Preoperative exam | FX modifier for x-ray

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Jay Mercer

    Reduce faxed requests for Rx renewals | Create improvement that lasts | Rethink how you store patient records

    THE LAST WORD

    Ten Sins of Office Medicine

    Keith W. Millette

    None of us wants to be “that doctor.”

    SUPPLEMENT

    Making Sense of MACRA: Annual Wellness Visit

    Learn how to optimize revenue today while improving Medicare quality and cost.



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