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Physicians get a little more time for PQRS reporting -- FPM

Physicians get a little more time for PQRS reporting

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/physicians_get_a_little_more.html

Maximizing MACRA for Family Medicine

CMS asked for information regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and the AAFP replied with a 53-page response to the agency's 126 questions. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how the Academy is ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/maximizing_macra_for_family_medicine.html

SGR: Time to say goodbye to a familiar foe

Medicare will implement the largest and most damaging payment cut in its history in less than 30 days, as a result of the flawed and failed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin details how family physicians can ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/sgr_time_to_say_goodbye.html

A New Year, a New Congress and New Opportunities for Family Medicine

A New Year, a New Congress and New Opportunities for Family Medicine

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/a_new_year_a_new.html

EHR incentives and PQRS can work together -- FPM

EHR incentives and PQRS can work together

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/ehr_incentives_and_pqrs_can.html

Value-based Payment? Survey Says …

The AAFP partnered with Humana to survey family physicians regarding their engagement with, and attitudes toward, value-based payment models. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20171205ITT_VBP.html

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Family Practice Management

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AAFP Advocacy: Health IT

The AAFP's advocacy work around health information technology aims to improve communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it.html

December 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

...EHR Implementation Without Meaningful Use Can Lead to Worse Outcomes Jesse C. Crosson; Andrew Bazemore; Robert L. Phillips, Jr. AAFP News: AFP Edition AAFP News Now: AFP Edition Close-ups What My Cancer Taught Me: Quit Smoking Before It's Too Late Colleen T....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/

August 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

...Beyond Meaningful Use: Reconciling Medications Sanaz Majd Patient Information Rosacea Reader Services CME Course Information Evidence-Based Medicine Glossary Strength-of-Recommendation Taxonomy in AFP Classified Information Advertisement MOST RECENT ISSUE...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/

May/June 2013

...Play Hooky • Recognize Good and Punctual Performers • Use Your Technology Powers for Good, Not Evil • Defining E-Cigarette Smokers Under Meaningful Use Coding & Documentation • Immunization Administration During Preventive Visits • "Incident To" Charges for Counseling •...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/

November/December 2013

...How to Survive an EHR Meaningful Use Audit Andy Pasternak Physicians Assemble: Integrating Small Groups to Preserve Independent Practice David Twiddy The Benefits of Using Care Coordinators in Primary Care: A Case Study Amy Mullins; Josiah Mooney; Roger Fowler...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/

January/February 2014

...Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? Jason Mitchell; Steven E. Waldren Departments From the Editor 2014 Is Finally Here - Oh My! Kenneth G. Adler SPPACES: App Reviews Pre-Op Eval Kenneth Lin Practice Pearls • Use rewards with...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/

January/February 2016

...The Evolution of Meaningful Use: Today, Stage 3, and Beyond Steven E. Waldren; Erin Solis The Problem With Patient Satisfaction Scores John W. Bachman Four Tools for Reducing Burnout by Finding Work-Life Balance Dike Drummond Departments SPPACES: App Reviews...

Family Practice Management

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

Practice and Career

This AAFP News section features stories on professional issues that affect how family physicians run their practices and design their work teams to offer high-quality health care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues.html

AAFP Comments ONC Regulation Delaying Information Blocking Provisions - December 17, 2020

• The AAFP strongly supports delaying the effective date for information blocking requirements - we urge ONC to extend this delay until July 31, 2021 or the end of the PHE, whichever is later. • Improving interoperability is essential for reducing family physicians’ administrative ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-IFRInfoBlockingCOCDelay-121720.pdf

fpm20110100p15-rt1.pdf

...I am confident that I can achieve meaningful use and qualify for Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive dollars using this EHR. ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ Our EHR vendor provides excellent training and support. ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ This EHR enables me to practice higher quality medicine than I...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/fpm20110100p15-rt1.pdf

THE 2011 FPM SURVEY OF USER SATISFACTION WITH EHR SYSTEMS

...I am confident that I can achieve meaningful use and qualify for Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive dollars using this EHR. ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ Our EHR vendor provides excellent training and support. ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ This EHR enables me to practice higher quality medicine than I...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/fpm20110100p15.pdf

Should Your Practice Participate in a Quality-Reporting Program?

...meaningful-use requirements will most likely reduce this burden once the practices have gone through the necessary upgrades to their software. However, these software upgrades may require much time and effort. The practices that joined the IPIP program found the program’s quality...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/fpm20110100p9.pdf

fpm20110300p44.pdf

...and by leading figures of both major political parties. The federal government has even earmarked billions of dollars to incentivize meaningful use of EHRs and to encourage widespread adoption. (Full disclosure: I implemented an EHR in my practice almost nine years ago.) Although...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0300/fpm20110300p44.pdf

fpm20110300p6.pdf

...All that said, the government is probably right to offer incentives for the meaningful use of EHRs. Implementing an EHR these days is expen- sive and troublesome, and while it will bring benefits - lots of benefits in the long term, I believe - the intrinsic gains in the short term...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0300/fpm20110300p6.pdf

EHR Survey 2011 Appendix 5

...I am confident that I can achieve meaningful use and qualify for Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive dollars using this EHR. Our EHR vendor provides excellent training and support. This EHR enables me to practice higher quality medicine than I could with paper charts. Our...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/fpm20110700p23-rt1.pdf

fpm20110700p18.pdf

...At the July 13, 2010, announcement of the final rules for achieving meaningful use of elec- tronic health records (EHRs), U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stated, When electronic health records are well-designed and implemented correctly, they can be a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/fpm20110700p18.pdf

fpm20110900p17.pdf

...physician visit Medication reconciliation Admissions for uncontrolled diabetes Percentage of all physicians meeting stage-1 HITECH meaningful use requirements Patient safety Blood incompatibility Pressure ulcer, stages III and IV Falls and trauma Catheter-associated UTI...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0900/fpm20110900p17.pdf

fpm20120100p14.pdf

...gains in efficiency and net collections. It also facilitates the submission of claims data, which is required to earn government meaningful use incentives. Practices that use their new EHR but run billing through their old practice management system are adding to their informa- tion...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/fpm20120100p14.pdf

fpm20120100p20.pdf

...Given the upheaval in the health care system, including pressures for meaningful use of health IT, the need to prepare for ICD-10, and the desire to maintain a profitable prac- tice, what does it look like to practice family medicine today? According to AAFP data (see the graphs on...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/fpm20120100p20.pdf

fpm20120300p15.pdf

...• Meaningful use of EHRs is one of the quality measures, and it is double weighted to reflect the importance of health IT in redesigning care and providing actionable information at the point of care; however, it is no longer a requirement of participation. • Small ACOs may be...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/fpm20120300p15.pdf

Back to the Future: The Way Forward in Health Care Reform

...the private markets. The buzzwords are patient-centered medical home (PCMH), accountable care organization, value-based reimbursement, meaningful use, and others - all of which can be summarized under the rubric of accountability. What happened between 1995 and 2012? Quite...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/fpm20120500p5.pdf

fpm20120900p40.pdf

...and familiarity of handwritten notes, but with none of the advantages of the EHR, such as legibility or the ability to gather meaningful use data. 2. Anger. Often, those who reacted with anger to the EHR had computers that were too slow or would freeze just as they moved their...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/fpm20120900p40.pdf

fpm20131100p4.pdf

...ICD-10. The term strikes fear in the hearts of clinicians. First, there was HIPAA, then meaningful use, and now this. When are all these new rules going to stop? you ask. I can’t take it anymore, you plead. Well, your pleas will fall on deaf ears, Dr. Kenneth Beckman assures us...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/fpm20131100p4.pdf

fpm20140700p7.pdf

...McGowan BS, Wasko M, Vartabedian BS, Miller RS, Freiherr DD, Abdolrasulnia M. Understanding the factors that influence the adoption and meaningful use of social media by physicians to share medical information. J Med Internet Res. 2012;14(5);e117. 3. American Academy of Family...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/fpm20140700p7.pdf

fpm20150100p19.pdf

...Simplify your journey with the PCMH Planner, an online tool that guides you step-by-step through practice transformation and Meaningful Use. Right steps. Right time. Right for you. PCMH Planner hlf pg.indd 1 4/23/14 3:18 PM

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/fpm20150100p19.pdf

fpm20150100p4.pdf

...resistant to the technology, but that resistance is being overcome by the threat of not meeting meaningful use (MU) criteria. Patients, meanwhile, say they want online access to their physicians and their medical records. Yet, ironically, it requires a lot of effort to get them...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/fpm20150100p4.pdf

fpm20150900p56.pdf

...opportunity to help you. This often empowers patients and helps you connect. Even as you address billing criteria, quality metrics, or meaningful use measures, you can let the patient follow along with statements such as, I don’t see any family history of heart disease, or Remind me...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/fpm20150900p56.pdf

fpm20151100p10.pdf

...colon cancer screening rates, and now it is improving hypertension control. On top of this, it’s time to start working on the next meaningful use stage. You are feeling overwhelmed. What can be helpful during these times is asking why leadership is promoting a certain initiative....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/fpm20151100p10.pdf

fpm20160300p5.pdf

...Reform: Making Sense of MACRA (see page 12). On the face of it, MACRA makes sense - consolidate the Physician Quality Reporting System, Meaningful Use, and the Value-Based Payment Modifier into a single quality program and fur- ther promote value-based care. The Triple Aim, after...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/fpm20160300p5.pdf

fpm20170100p4.pdf

...MIPS combines four measures into one quality score. Three measures correspond to the current Physician Quality Report- ing System, Meaningful Use, and Value-Based Payment Modifier programs. The fourth measure throws in a bit of additional quality improvement. MIPS has what I...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/fpm20170100p4.pdf

fpm20170900p28.pdf

...Medicare’s meaningful use program and the new Qual- ity Payment Program have helped drive the adoption of patient portals, but most practices are still learning how to optimize them. When fully implemented as part of everyday workflows, patient portals can help practices serve and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/fpm20170900p28.pdf

Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out

...com-plex in recent years. The challenges are particu-larly evident in the Medicare program, where a host of initiatives (e.g., meaningful use, the Physician Quality Reporting System, Value-based Payment Modifier, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, and now the Quality...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/fpm20171100p17.pdf

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care

...reached a crossroads. I enjoyed my coworkers and loved caring for my patients, but I had come to hate my job. Administrative duties - meaningful use, patient-centered medical home certifi- cation, insurance hassles, etc. - kept me working after office hours and left little time for...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/fpm20200700p29.pdf

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...Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? [Feature] You need to prepare for the next round of electronic health record requirements to keep it from swamping your practice. Jan-Feb 2009 Issue E-Prescribing: Why the Fuss? [Feature] If its increased...

Family Practice Management

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...The Evolution of Meaningful Use: Today, Stage 3, and Beyond [Feature] The late-breaking regulations for electronic health records require practices to get up to speed quickly. September/October 2015 Issue Staying Connected: Eight Tips for Mindful Office Visits With an...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=121

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...How to Survive an EHR Meaningful Use Audit [Feature] Creating and keeping the right documents is key to answering reviewers' questions about electronic health record compliance. November/December 2011 Issue Is Your Practice at Risk for Fraud? [Feature] Without...

Family Practice Management

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...How to Survive an EHR Meaningful Use Audit [Feature] Creating and keeping the right documents is key to answering reviewers' questions about electronic health record compliance. May/June 2013 Issue HIPAA Again: Confronting the Updated Privacy and Security Rules [Feature]...

Family Practice Management

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...Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? [Feature] You need to prepare for the next round of electronic health record requirements to keep it from swamping your practice. May/June 2011 Issue Registries Made Simple [Feature] Organizing chronic illness...

Family Practice Management

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FPM Past Issues 2014

FPM 2014 Past Issues

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2014.html

Massachusetts Group Calls Physician Burnout Public Health Crisis

Four health care groups recently published a report that labels physician burnout a full-blown public health crisis and suggests steps that can be taken to reach short-, medium- and long-term solutions.

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20190208burnoutcrisis.html

Federal Budget Deal Brings Wins for Family Medicine

The Bipartisan Budget Act brings needed support for many AAFP priorities that will help family physicians and the nearly 200 million patients they care for.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180213federalbudget.html

Better EHRs Vital to Value-based Care, AAFP Tells ONC

The AAFP's latest feedback to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT about electronic health record interoperability addressed real-world clinical challenges.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190204oncletter.html

Academy Gives Senate Strong Prescription to Improve MACRA

In recent Senate testimony, the Academy recommended key fixes for the framework of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, including reducing complexity.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190515macrasenate.html

AAFP Sends Administration Detailed Advice on Interoperability

In three letters sent this month, the AAFP provided feedback on proposed health IT rules meant to promote exchange of information in EHRs.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190619HITletters.html

AAFP Joins Effort to Decrease 2018 MIPS Reporting Period

More than 40 medical organizations asked CMS to implement a 90-day quality measure reporting period for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20180424mipsreporting.html

Questions About Telehealth? Get Answers in Upcoming Webinar

Whether you’re in a solo or small practice trying to grow a sustainable telehealth operation, or you’ve been tasked with leading telehealth efforts in your large practice, an upcoming AAFP webinar can give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your practice and ...

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201125telehealthwebinar.html

Medicaid, Core Principles

Learn about AAFP's support of policies related to Medicaid care and payments.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medicaid-principles.html

AAFP News Now

...government’s push to get America’s physicians on board with integrating needed technology into their practices and meeting the required meaningful use objectives for EHRs. For more information, visit http://www.aafp.org/news-now/practice-management/ 20100901onccertification.html....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/afp20101001p745.pdf

NEWS NOW

...hospitals, and other eligible professionals that participate in Medi- care or Medicaid to adopt, upgrade, implement, and/or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technol- ogy. CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology opened registration...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/afp20110201p239.pdf

NEWS NOW

...activities; providing practices with technical assistance, tools, and shared resources to accomplish a variety of tasks; estab- lishing meaningful use and certification requirements to ensure health information technology promotes patient engagement; ensuring patients have...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/afp20110901p485.pdf

AAFP News Now

...have limited budgets, information technology staff, and broadband access, which are barriers to EHR adoption. Those who meet certain meaningful use criteria are eli- gible for incentive payments through Medicare and Med- icaid EHR Incentive Programs. One-half of those who have...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/afp20111215p1329.pdf

AAFP News Now

...Program, which provides incentive payment to eligible health care profes- sionals and hospitals to adopt, implement, upgrade, or meaningfully use certified EHR technology to improve Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright © 2012...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/afp20120715p125.pdf

afp20120915p497.pdf

...CMS believes that complying with electronic prescribing requirements may pose a significant hardship for eligible physicians who are meaningful EHR users. To avoid the 1.5 percent penalty for 2013, CMS is requiring physicians to manually apply for the hardship exemptions. Only...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/afp20120915p497.pdf

afp20130701p8.pdf

...physicians surveyed had at least a basic EHR system, but only 9.8% achieved mean- ingful use as defined by the federal government’s EHR meaningful use program. The physicians most com- monly used EHRs to view laboratory test results, order prescriptions electronically, view...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0701/afp20130701p8.pdf

"Family Medicine Residents: Increasingly Diverse, But Lagging Behind Underrepresented ...

July 1, 2014 Graham

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/afp20140715p80.pdf

Diagnostic Approach to Pleural Effusion

Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/afp20140715p99.pdf

Self-Administered GBS Testing in Pregnant Women

November 15, 2014 Clinical Inquiries

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/afp20141115p729.pdf

Methotrexate Therapy

January 1, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/afp20150101p26.pdf

afp20150401p444.pdf

April 1, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/afp20150401p444.pdf

afp20150401p445.pdf

April 1, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/afp20150401p445.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Editions

...participate in CMS quality programs such as the Physi- cian Quality Reporting System, the value-based payment modifier initiative, or meaningful use of electronic health records will not be penalized during the 2015 reporting year for failure to select a specific code, as long as...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/afp20150801p173.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...AAFP Urges Streamlining of MU Program The AAFP knows that family physicians are frustrated with meaningful use (MU) regulations and electronic health record (EHR) systems that do not help them take care of their patients. Thus, the AAFP wasted no time in evaluating and responding to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/afp20160101p13.pdf

afp20180515p666.pdf

...17 The Evolution of Meaningful Use: Today, Stage 3, and Beyond 28 Four Tools for Reducing Burnout by Finding Work-Life Balance 6 Opinion An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout 8 Employed Practice Be Present 34 Coding and Documentation Time-Based Coding • EHR Docu-mentation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/afp20180515p666.pdf

Integration of Primary Care and Public Health (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on Integration of Primary Care and Public Health.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integration-primary-care.html

AAFP Letter to CMS on E/M Documentation Requirements - April 23, 2018

...electronic health records (EHRs) or team-based care. They also negatively impact the usability of EHR software programs. In our study of Meaningful Use criteria, electronic documentation of the patient encounter was the most burdensome task. These guidelines also hinder...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-EMSuggestions-042318.pdf

digitalassistant-innovationlab--phase-1-whitepaper.pdf

...the level of complexity of a visit and therefore the value of the visit. Meaningful Use certification bloated the requirements for EHRs increasing clerical burden and time required of physicians. The AAFP Innovation Lab’s goal is to study solutions that offer not merely...

Press Center

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/digitalassistant-innovationlab--phase-1-whitepaper.pdf

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents Medical Informatics

Medical Informatics

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint288_Informatics.pdf

MACRA Timeline

...PQRS, Value-based Modifier, and Meaningful Use† +0.25%* +0.75%** *Non-qualifying AAPM Conversion Factor **Qualifying AAPM Conversion Factor Quality, Cost, Advancing Care Information, and Improvement Activities Qualifying Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM)...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/MACRATimeline.pdf

AAFP Letter with Comments to HHS on the Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

...• Inconsistent Claims Review - There are a multitude of post-claims review processes under Medicare alone: ZPIC, RAC, CERT, Meaningful Use, etc. Within these audit programs, there are a multitude of requirements, appeals processes (if any), differing deadlines, and governing...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-Draft2018-2022Framework-101917.pdf

FAQ on MACRA and Medicare Payment Reform

Find the answers to your questions regarding MACRA.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/macra/faq.html

January/February 2014

...Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? Jason Mitchell; Steven E. Waldren Departments From the Editor 2014 Is Finally Here - Oh My! Kenneth G. Adler SPPACES: App Reviews Pre-Op Eval Kenneth Lin Practice Pearls • Use rewards with...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100

November/December 2013

...How to Survive an EHR Meaningful Use Audit Andy Pasternak Physicians Assemble: Integrating Small Groups to Preserve Independent Practice David Twiddy The Benefits of Using Care Coordinators in Primary Care: A Case Study Amy Mullins; Josiah Mooney; Roger Fowler...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100

fpm20140100p26.pdf

...this way, thereby avoiding the multiple unsuc- cessful attempts to reach the patient in other ways, such as the telephone. Additionally, meaningful use Stage 2 requires that more than 50 percent of patients must have online chart access and 5 percent must use web portal messaging....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/fpm20140100p26.pdf

fpm20140900p29.pdf

...Simplify your journey with the PCMH Planner, an online tool that guides you step-by-step through practice transformation and Meaningful Use. Right steps. Right time. Right for you. PCMH Planner hlf pg.indd 1 4/23/14 3:18 PM WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Send questions and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/fpm20140900p29.pdf

fpm20150300p32.pdf

...physicians change systems. Physicians participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must review this analysis annually to meet meaningful use requirements. All physicians are also subject to the Breach Notification Rule, which assigns liability and fines for certain...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/fpm20150300p32.pdf

fpm20150900p50.pdf

...with them, my practice was concerned. These summaries contain valuable and per- sonal information and are required for compliance with meaningful use rules, but our patients were tossing them on the way out the door. Our solution? We removed the trash can. This change increased...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/fpm20150900p50.pdf

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...The Evolution of Meaningful Use: Today, Stage 3, and Beyond [Feature] The late-breaking regulations for electronic health records require practices to get up to speed quickly. November/December 2015 Issue What You Need to Know About Medicare's New "Quality and Resource...

Family Practice Management

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Our Wins Are Big Steps Toward Better Health Care Landscape

Michael Munger, M.D.; sustainable growth rate formula; SGR; MACRA; Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; MIPS; Quality Payment Program; QPP; American Board of Family Medicine; ABFM; continuing board certification; America Needs More Family Doctors: 25x2030

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AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_to_congress_primary_care.html

AAFP Statement on Regulatory and Adminstraive Reforms - January 30, 2017

...data and develop similar structures. Inconsistent Claims Review There are a multitude of post-claims review processes: ZPIC, RAC, CERT, Meaningful Use, etc. Within these audit programs, there are a multitude of requirements, appeals processes (if any), differing deadlines, and...

Advocacy

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Identifying and Addressing Patients' Social and Economic Needs in the Context of ...

...identifies domains and measures that capture the social determinants of health to inform the development of recommendations for the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). This report is the second part of a two-part study. The Phase 1 report identified 17 domains for...

Patient Care

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Tip Sheet for Physician Champions

...• The program's goals may align with other goals, such as smoking as a vital sign and EHR Meaningful Use requirements (addressing smoking). Choose interventions that help you in other ways. • Help your practice grow and gain publicity by offering group visits and/or utilizing the...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/tips-physician-champions.pdf

COVID-Town-Hall-032120.pdf

...What changes - if any - have been made around "meaningful use requirements" for telehealth visits? We have advocated that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) relax requirements for the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The payment system within the QPP is called the...

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AAFP Letter to CMS and ONC with Administrative Simplification Requests - February 7, 2018

...MACRA’s Advancing Care Information (ACI) significantly reduced reliance on measures using an electronic health record (EHR) compared to Meaningful Use (MU). However, inefficient uses of health information technology (HIT) are still required under ACI in the Merit-based Incentive...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-ONC-AdminSimplification-020718.pdf

Get Started

Begin using the Office Champions Adult Immunizations tool

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...The Evolution of Meaningful Use: Today, Stage 3, and Beyond [Feature] The late-breaking regulations for electronic health records require practices to get up to speed quickly. September/October 2015 Issue Staying Connected: Eight Tips for Mindful Office Visits With an...

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...How to Survive an EHR Meaningful Use Audit [Feature] Creating and keeping the right documents is key to answering reviewers' questions about electronic health record compliance. May/June 2013 Issue HIPAA Again: Confronting the Updated Privacy and Security Rules [Feature]...

Family Practice Management

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Data in (Direct) Primary Care: Striking the Right Balance

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., writes that the health care system has done a poor job of measuring quality overall, but says that direct primary care can start over with a blank slate.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190624fp-dpcmeasures.html

Primary Care: Defending What it Means and What It's Worth

Primary Care: Defending What it Means and What It's Worth

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/primary_care_defending_what_it.html

Safeguard Your Sanity -- and Your Specialty -- With a Bold 'No!'

Safeguard Your Sanity -- and Your Specialty -- With a Bold 'No!'

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/safeguard_your_sanity_and_your.html

Helping Patients Lose Weight Is Hard, but Don't Give Up

Human behavior is hard to change. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., ponders the challenge of helping patients achieve -- and sustain -- weight loss.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190806fp-weightloss.html

After Hitting the Wall, How Do I Bounce Back?

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that just three years out of residency she already is experiencing symptoms of burnout, but she has some ideas about how new physicians can cope.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/after_hitting_the_wall_how.html

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/high_deductibles_out_of_pocket.html

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