• FEATURES

    G2211: Simply Getting Paid for Complexity

    THOMAS J. WEIDA, JANE A. WEIDA

    A majority of family medicine visits should qualify for the visit complexity add-on code. Here's how to start using it in your practice.

    The eProvider Model: A Novel Approach to the Modern Problem of Portal Message Overload

    MARIBETH MANDALL, BRIAN HALSTATER, MEGAN ARGUELLO, ANTHONY J. VIERA

    While staff can handle routine messages, practices need a system for converting complex messages into billable, same-day visits.

    Prescribing in the Nursing Facility: What Non-Nursing-Facility Doctors Need to Know

    DENISE ZWAHLEN, CANDICE COFFEY, JANELL JONES

    Having a basic knowledge of how nursing homes procure and administer medications can help you ensure your patients get theirs on time.

    The Promise and Pitfalls of AI in Primary Care

    STEVEN E. WALDREN

    Programs like ChatGPT have the potential to greatly diminish your administrative burden. But how do you get started — and can you trust them?

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Two Habits of Successful Physician Leaders

    JAMES DOMDERA

    Experience can be a cruel teacher, but it can shape us into better leaders.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Coding & Documentation

    CINDY HUGHES

    E/M CODING FOR MULTIPLE MINOR INJURIES | TOBACCO DEPENDENCE AS CHRONIC CONDITION | BIRTH DEFECT DISCOVERED IN ADOLESCENCE | E/M SERVICE FOR PATIENT WITH IMPENDING RESPIRATORY FAILURE | ORDER AND INDEPENDENT INTERPRETATION OF X-RAY

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Practice Pearls

    DEVELOP AN SOP TO DELEGATE PATIENT MESSAGES | GIVE BETTER FEEDBACK | RETAIN MEDICAL ASSISTANTS THROUGH INDIVIDUALIZED CAREER DEVELOPMENT

    THE LAST WORD

    How to Protect Adolescent Patient Confidentiality

    KEHINDE ENIOLA

    We need adolescents to talk to us openly. That's less likely when their parent is in the room.

    AAFP BEYOND THE BELTWAY

    AAFP Paves the Way: Engaging HCPLAN to Shape Increased Investment in Primary Care

    KATE FREEMAN, KAREN JOHNSON

    A significant revenue shift from fee-for-service to population-based payments is essential to support primary care practice transformation.

    SUPPLEMENT

    AAFP Resources for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

    SEAN M. OSER, TAMARA K. OSER

    These resources can help family physicians get started with CGM or improve the CGM process in their practice.

    Impact on Health Systems from COVID-19 and the Role of Social Determinants of Health

    Anne Schneider, DO

    Family physicians can ensure equitable access to care for COVID-19 and many other diseases and conditions by recognizing and addressing patients’ SDoH.



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