• Features

    Protecting Adolescent Patient Privacy: Four Key Questions

    RICHELLE MARTING

    When an adolescent patient requests confidential services, here's what you need to know about their rights and your responsibilities.

    Tools for Better Dementia Care

    BRIAN K. UNWIN, NATALIA LOSKUTOVA, PATRICK KNICELY, CHRISTOPHER D. WOOD

    Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers.

    Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care

    JAMES JERZAK

    Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout.

    The 2019 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update

    KENT MOORE, AMY MULLINS, ERIN SOLIS, BARBARA HAYS

    This year's changes include some welcome documentation relief, new codes for portal and telephone encounters, and much more.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Changes of Note for the New Year

    Leigh Ann Backer

    Coding updates are just the tip of the iceberg as we begin 2019.

    Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers

    Quality peer reviews help the FPM editors 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, who completed at least one manuscript review in 2018....

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CINDY HUGHES

    PRESCRIPTION DRUG MANAGEMENT AND E/M CODE SELECTION | REVIEW OF SYSTEMS: HOW MANY SYSTEMS ARE TOO MANY? | DOCUMENTING EXAMS BY MEDICAL STUDENTS | CODING FOR REMOVAL OF SKIN LESIONS: BIOPSY OR NO?

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Alana Benjamin, Aaron Rubin

    SIMPLIFY THE CHECKOUT PROCESS | ENSURE YOUR SAFETY DURING PATIENT VISITS | KEEP YOUR EMPATHY FOR DIFFICULT PATIENT ENCOUNTERS

    THE LAST WORD

    High-Maintenance Patients

    SANFORD J. BROWN

    Don't let their bad behavior make you a bad doctor.



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