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Coding and Billing Rules in 2016: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - Incident-to rules and advance care planning top the list of changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p14.html

Coding Flu Shots: Immunize Against Lost Revenue -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - Make this hectic time of year a little smoother by reminding yourself and your staff how to code flu shots.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p35.html

Colonic Diverticular Disease - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2011 - What are the effects of treatments for uncomplicated diverticular disease and what treatments prevent complications? What are the effects of treatments for acute diverticulitis?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1163.html

Combination Vaccines for Childhood Immunization - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - An increasing number of new and improved vaccines to prevent childhood diseases are being introduced. Combination vaccines represent one solution to the problem of increased numbers of injections during single clinic visits. This statement provides general guidance on the use of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0501/p2565.html

Common Eye Emergencies - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2013 - Ocular emergencies such as retinal detachments, mechanical globe injuries, and chemical injuries can cause permanent vision loss if they are not recognized and treated promptly. Family physicians should be familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with each condition, and be able ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/p515.html

Common Questions About Wound Care

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/afp20150115p86.pdf

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children

...of age.8,35-37 Children should also be vaccinated against other potential causes of pneumonia, including influenza, H. influenzae type b, pertussis, varicella, and measles. Data Sources: PubMed Clinical Queries was searched using the key terms community acquired pneumonia,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/afp20121001p661.pdf

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Community-acquired pneumonia is a potentially serious infection in children and often results in hospitalization. The diagnosis can be based on the history and physical examination results in children with fever plus respiratory signs and symptoms. Chest radiography and rapid viral ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p661.html

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2004 - Community-acquired pneumonia is one of the most common serious infections in children, with an annual incidence of 34 to 40 cases per 1,000 children in Europe and North America. When diagnosing community-acquired pneumonia, physicians should rely mainly on the patient's history and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p899.html

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children - American Family Physician

...of CAP in older children and adolescents.10,11 Pertussis should be considered in all children with CAP, especially if immunizations are not current. Mycobacterium tubercu- losis also may cause CAP in children at risk for exposure. Coinfection with two or more microbial agents is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/afp20040901p899.pdf

Content for Office Websites

...• Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis [whooping cough]) vaccine: one dose recommended at age 11 or 12; if they did not receive the Tdap vaccine at this age, they should in their teen years • Flu vaccine: every year, ideally by October, but vaccinations can continue through...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/vaccines-teens/hops19-v4t-content-office.pdf

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2015 - ...and pertussis vaccine. The article should have stated that there is a small but real association between febrile seizures and concurrent administration of influenza plus pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine and/or diphtheria and tetanus toxoids, and acellular pertussis (DTaP)...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p353.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2014 - ...toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination in pregnant women. The article Recommendations for Preconception Counseling and Care (p. 499) contained an error in the second column (Recommendations) of the second to last row (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) of Table 2 (p. 501)....

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p316a.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2002 - ...was used for pertussis vaccine administered at the same time as diphtheria and tetanus toxoids. The correct abbreviation is DTaP. The text should read as follows: When administered at the same time as diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) at a...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p799a.html

Cough: Diagnosis and Management - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - On a typical day, a family physician will see at least one patient presenting with cough. Information on the diagnosis and management of coughs is available from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p567.html

CPT 2008: A Glimpse of the Future of Family Medicine? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - This year's new codes cover evaluations done over the phone or online.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p16.html

CPT 2009: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A new injection code and newborn codes are among this year’s most notable CPT changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p7.html

CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More

...pertussis (DTaP) Measles-mumps- rubella (MMR) Tetanus-diphtheria- pertussis (Tdap) Measles-mumps- rubella-varicella (MMR-V) Diphtheria-tetanus- pertussis, hepatitis B, inactivated poliovirus (DTaP- HepB-IPV) Diptheria- tetanus-pertussis, Hemophilus influenza type B,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/fpm20110100p5.pdf

CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More -- FPM

Feb 1, 2011 - Changes include new codes for pediatric vaccine administration and subsequent hospital observation care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/p5.html

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - Acute bronchitis is one of the top 10 conditions for which patients seek medical care. Physicians show considerable variability in describing the signs and symptoms necessary to its diagnosis. Because acute bronchitis most often has a viral cause, symptomatic treatment with protussives,...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2039.html

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bronchitis -- American Family Physician

...Bacteria: Bordatella pertussis, Bordatella parapertussis, Branhamella catarrhalis, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, atypical bacteria (e.g., Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Legionella species) Yeast and fungi: Blastomyces dermatitidis, Candida...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/afp20020515p2039.pdf

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2010 - Cough is the most common symptom bringing patients to the primary care physician’s office, and acute bronchitis is usually the diagnosis in these patients. Acute bronchitis should be differentiated from other common diagnoses, such as pneumonia and asthma, because these conditions may ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/p1345.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pyelonephritis in Women - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2011 - Acute pyelonephritis is a common bacterial infection of the renal pelvis and kidney most often seen in young adult women. History and physical examination are the most useful tools for diagnosis. Most patients have fever, although it may be absent early in the illness. Flank pain is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/p519.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Apr 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1998 - ...If you are still using diphtheria, tetanus, whole cell pertussis vaccine (DTwP) instead of diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP), a recent poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Society in Washington, D.C., will be of interest to you. This poster...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1526.html

Diary of a Family Physician - Dec 15, 2020 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2020 - First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.

American Family Physician : Diary of a Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1215/p758.html

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