• FEATURES

    Easing Prior Authorization for Advanced Imaging

    ADRIENNE PARAD, CHRISTIN GALLO

    These insider tips can save you time by putting your imaging requests on the path to easier approval.

    How to ACE Daily Stressors in Medical Practice

    CATHERINE FLORIO PIPAS, HANI CHAABO, JOEDRECKA S. BROWN SPEIGHTS

    Maladaptive responses to stressors are ingrained in our profession, but we can unlearn them and embrace a culture of well-being.

    Tips to Help Your Patients File Successful Disability Applications

    WILLIAM MICHAEL, MORGAN WHITE, ANNE HARTWIG, DON BECKER, SARINA SCHRAGER

    Your professional, well-documented assessment of a patient’s functional limitations is key to a successful disability determination.

    2024 Medicare and CPT Update: Ups and Downs for Family Physician Payment

    KENT MOORE, EMILY HILL, ERIN SOLIS

    Despite annual threats to Medicare’s physician payment rate, primary care physicians will benefit from the implementation of a new code for visit complexity, among other key changes.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    The Simple Question That Made Me Go All-in on Team-Based Care

    JAMES DOMDERA

    Skilled primary care physicians spend an inordinate amount of time doing mundane tasks. Why?

    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 2023.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Coding & Documentation

    CINDY HUGHES

    SHOWING MEDICAL NECESSITY IN E/M CODING | PAYERS REDUCING E/M CODES | SERVICES PROVIDED ON FEDERAL HOLIDAYS | COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT AND CARE PLAN ON SAME DATE AS E/M

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Practice Pearls

    ADDRESS PREVENTIVE CARE GAPS AT ACUTE VISITS | EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN USING AI TOOLS LIKE CHATGPT | OVER-RECRUIT PATIENTS FOR SHARED MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS

    THE LAST WORD

    Why and How to Start a Family Medicine Book Club

    SAJIDA CHAUDRY, SCOTT WRIGHT

    Book clubs can help teams build rapport and empathize better with colleagues and patients.

    AAFP BEYOND THE BELTWAY

    Multi-stakeholder Engagement to Increase Primary Care Investment

    KATE FREEMAN, KAREN JOHNSON

    To achieve the goals of a high-performing health system, including equitable access to care, the American Academy of Family Physicians' public and private advocacy efforts center around protecting and increasing primary care investment across the United States.

    SUPPLEMENT

    Medicare Coverage of Continuous Glucose Monitoring — 2023 Updates

    SEAN M. OSER, TAMARA K. OSER

    This supplement discusses the potential utility of CGM in diabetes management, the updated Medicare coverage criteria, the CGM systems cleared by the FDA, and key steps and challenges in prescribing CGM.



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