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'Oh, by the Way ...': Agenda Setting in Office Visits -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - The article will explain how physicians can deal with patients who present with lists of complaints and how managing these lists effectively can improve patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p63.html

"Vital Signs" for Assessing Your Practice's Financial Health -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - Paying attention to key metrics can help keep your practice operationally and financially healthy.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p25.html

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- Family ...

...administrator in charge of the ER asked my friend, How did you get the volume up? Can you do it again? Of course, the idea of increasing the number of emergencies in a given communi- ty is ludicrous, and my friend had to explain to the administrator that no, he couldn’t do it again....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/fpm20020100p33.pdf

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - Marketing doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated or unethical. To begin, simply treat your current patients right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p33.html

10 Big Ideas That Could Make Your Practice Better -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - Could your practice benefit from some fresh thinking? Get inspired by these 10 ideas that have made a difference for your colleagues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/p33.html

10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p9.html

10 Ways Family Practices Lose Money -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - Learn how to plug the leaks that deplete your practice’s income.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p51.html

13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - The article completes a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article offers lessons learned from the project and explores whether the principles of quality improvement were effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p55.html

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...1. Resort doctor Winters in Tahoe. Summers on the Caribbean. Could a career in medicine really be that idyllic? It could if you choose to be a resort doctor. The promise here is lifestyle. If you have a passion for skiing or travel and want your practice to pro- mote your...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/fpm20010200p33.pdf

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.html

18 Glimpses of Tomorrow -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Introduces Big Ideas issue, suggesting that most of the ideas featured have something to do with the FFM new practice model and that the authors may actually share a vision of the future of family medicine.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p13.html

21st Century Medicine, 20th Century People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Sometimes technology isn't the problem.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p40.html

28sixt.pdf

...my husband and I moved from the coast of Virginia to a small town in North Carolina to hang out our shingle and dive into the business of medicine. We selected a growing, rural town that was close to urban areas but still deeply underserved by physicians. Within a month, both of us...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p28.pdf

33 hill newpatient.qxd

...applies only to the categories of evaluation and management (E/M) services titled Office or Other Outpatient Services and Preventive Medicine Services, but as a family physician, most of the codes you sub- mit fall into these categories, and the defini- tion is hard to incorporate...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/fpm20030900p33.pdf

41simp.pdf

...In any given week, four out of five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, or dietary and herbal supplements. Nearly one-third of adults take five or more different medications.1 Given the volume of medications being taken, medication-related injuries...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p41.pdf

47 roberts.qxd

...factor in rising medical liability premiums appears to be the size of the awards, rather than the frequency of lawsuits. In Wisconsin, the number of claims filed actually decreased from 348 in 1990 to 249 in 2001.2 In 1995, the national median for jury awards was $500,000 and the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/fpm20021000p47.pdf

6 Easy Steps to Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record -- Family Practice Management

...of California-Davis Medical Group in Sacramento. Dr. Jerant is an assistant professor of clinical family medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UC-Davis. The EMR system described in this article was developed by Dr. Jue, based partly on ideas developed by John...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/fpm20010500p33.pdf

A Comparison of Voice Recognition Programs -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - This installment in an ongoing series on using computers will compare three software programs for physician voice recognition/dictation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p48.html

A Job-Share Model for the New Millenium -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - This approach to family practice assures continuity of care for your patients as well as a healthy life balance and a decent paycheck for you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/p29.html

A Job-Share Model for the New Millennium -- Family Practice Management

...has fragmented care, stressed the doctor-patient relationship and placed heavy productivity demands on physicians, who must provide a high number of office visits to meet the high overhead costs typical- ly associated with family practice. Family physicians who want to provide...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/fpm20020900p29.pdf

A Last-Minute Y2K Survival Guide -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - Doing some simple contingency planning now will enable your practice to run smoothly in January even if the dire predictions are true.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p21.html

A New Approach to Group Visits: Helping High-Need Patients Make Behavioral Change -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - The most difficult patients have one thing in common: They need to change their health habits. Group visits can help them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa6.html

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- Family Practice Management

...Over the next two decades, I was fortunate to practice family medicine in two different stable multi-physician practices, one rural and one suburban. But insurance coverage, managed care and integrated health care sys- tems added complexity to medical practice. High patient volume...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/fpm20060200p74.pdf

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Turning away third-party payers and requiring payment at the time of service restored this family physician's practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p74.html

A New Identity for Family Medicine: Physicians for the Underserved -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - By emphasizing the family physician's role as a caregiver for patients in underserved areas, we can strengthen our specialty.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p14.html

A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p12.html

A Physician’s Guide to Navigating a Bureaucracy

...Back in 2018, we reached a significant tipping point in medicine. For the first time, physician practice owners were not in the majority. Instead, most practicing physi-cians reported being employed, with family medicine having the highest share of employed physicians.1 Loss of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/fpm20200500p26.pdf

A Physician’s Guide to Navigating a Bureaucracy -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - To get what you need to create a more ideal practice, you must learn to navigate the bureaucracy of your organization. Here’s how.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p26.html

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health

...Dr. O’Gurek is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Henke serves as chief medical officer of Community of Hope, a community health center in Washington, D.C. Author...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p7.pdf

A Practical Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Office-Based Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Medical emergencies may not be common in the office setting, but that's precisely why you need to practice your response to them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p13.html

A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REFILLS

...About the Authors Dr. Willis is associate professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is also chief medical officer of quality and medical management at Indiana University Medical Group - Primary Care in Indianapolis. Gerald Eaton is a commercial...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/fpm20101100p22.pdf

A Proactive Approach to Controlled Substance Refills -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Using the recurring-calendar-event function in Microsoft Outlook, this practice created a systematic approach that ensures patient refills on the day they're due.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p22.html

A Productivity Primer -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - The author describes the different ways physician productivity is currently being measured and how those measurements are being used.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p72.html

A Refresher on Medical Necessity -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p28.html

A Request for Further Guidance -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - Follows up on A Piece of Your Mind (Nov/Dec 2002) by asking for more specific guidance on two topics FPM might cover.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p8.html

A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature -- Family Practice Management

...The article Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice in the February 2004 issue of FPM describes several organizations that can help us. These organizations, such as the Cochrane Library, Bandolier and Clinical Evidence, develop clinical questions and then review...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/fpm20040500p47.pdf

A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature -- FPM

May 1, 2004 - The PP-ICONS approach will help you separate the clinical wheat from the chaff in mere minutes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/p47.html

A Simple Technology to Improve Office Efficiency -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - The author explains how simple technologies, such as a handheld pager system, can improve communication among physicians and staff members within the office.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p55.html

A Streamlined Approach to Prescription Management -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Synchronizing each patient's prescriptions so they're handled all at once could save your practice at least an hour a day.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p11.html

A Sure Way to Improve Your Dictation -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The article explains the merits of dictating notes in the exam room with the patient present, as a way to increase efficiency and improve patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p55.html

A Systematic Approach to Identifying Drug-Seeking Patients -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - When patients present with suspicious complaints of pain, these seven steps can help you prevent the misuse of prescription drugs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa3.html

A Team Approach to Quality Improvement -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - To realize change, rely on the knowledge and experience of a team such as the authors', which improved the care of patients with diabetes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p25.html

A Team Approach to Reducing a Financial Deficit -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - This article describes how a multi-specialty group successfully handled a financial crisis at their institution using a bottom-up decision making process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p51.html

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...Medicine Center and associate program director of the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program in Denver. He led the APEX model transition at AF Williams. Dr. English is the associate medical director of practice transformation at the AF Williams Family...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p6.pdf

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.html

A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

A Tool for Safely Treating Chronic Pain -- FPM

Dec 1, 2001 - The article explains how one family practice uses a medication use agreement to prevent medication misuse while helping patients who suffer from chronic pain.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1100/p47.html

A Whole Issue of Doctor Tools -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Your practice toolkit isn’t complete without these.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p14.html

AAFP responds to proposed rule on 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule -- FPM

AAFP responds to proposed rule on 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Achieving a More Minority-Friendly Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p39.html

Achieving Sustainable Increases in Childhood Immunization Rates -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - Analyzing and eliminating physical and procedural barriers to immunization allowed this practice to improve its performance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p13.html

Addressing Ambulatory Patient Safety in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Reducing errors in care requires establishing a culture of safety, systematic reporting, consistent follow-up, and sustained commitment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p23.html

Addressing Common Ineffeciencies in Office Practice

...patients, staff and physicians. It’s no wonder, then, that efficiency was named one of the aims for improvement in the Institute of Medicine’s land- mark report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Despite the potential for serious consequences,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/fpm20101100p28.pdf

Addressing Common Inefficiencies in Office Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - A well-organized workflow will save you time, money and aggravation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p28.html

AdlerSurveyAlone.indd

...Your 7-digit AAFP membership number: ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ Your e-mail address (optional): Your age: ________ years EHR product name: EHR version number: Did you help select this EHR for your practice? ❍ Yes ❍ No How long have you used any EHR in...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/fpm20070400p27-rt1.pdf

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians -- Family Practice ...

...Because respondents were self-selected, the results of the survey do not necessarily reflect the state of EHR use in family medicine, but for physicians contemplating the purchase of an EHR, they may be even more useful. The results constitute the kind of advice you would get if you...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/fpm20051000p29.pdf

An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - Contemplating the purchase of an EHR? Results of our informal survey may help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p29.html

An Introduction to Online CME -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - Physicians rarely submit CME online, in spite of the large number of organizations now offering it. The author provides instructions for using online CME and offers resources for finding it on the Web.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p59.html

An Introduction to Personal Health Records -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Here's what you need to know about this growing trend to give patients access to a portable health record.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p57.html

An Introduction to Tablet PCs -- Family Practice Management

...PCs, which have just become available in the last couple of years, are another example of a new technol- ogy that has expanding utility in medicine. What is a tablet PC? A tablet PC is a truly portable computing tool. It is as powerful as a modern PC, but it doesn’t require a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/fpm20041000p36.pdf

An Introduction to Tablet PCs -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - With this technology, you can access and update electronic medical records from anywhere - with a keyboard or a pen.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p36.html

An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Delivering better chronic disease care is a team sport that requires a clear game plan.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p27.html

An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - When we cannot give patients the care they need, we all suffer. But the converse is also true.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p6.html

An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement -- Family Practice Management

...seled them about smoking were more satisfied with their care than patients whose physicians didn’t offer counsel- ing.1 In fact, as the number of counseling interventions increased, satisfaction with care increased. If you aren’t broaching the subject with patients, you’re not...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/fpm20060500p75.pdf

An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Slowly but surely, it's getting easier to help your patients kick the habit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p75.html

Answers to Your Questions About Medicare Annual Wellness Visits -- FPM

Apr 1, 2011 - Our previous issue described the requirements and introduced an encounter form for documenting these visits. Now we answer your questions about this newest Medicare benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0300/p13.html

Answers to Your Questions About Same-Day Scheduling -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - The concept’s founder explains how to do today’s work today and improve patient access to your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p59.html

Answers to Your Questions on Solo, Idealized Practice -- Family Practice Management

...practice in FPM in the February 2002 issue [page 29] and the March 2002 issue [page 25]. In response, FPM received an unprecedented number of letters, e-mails, phone calls and faxes containing hundreds of reader ques- tions and comments. FPM pulled the most commonly asked questions...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/fpm20020500p39.pdf

Answers to Your Questions on Solo, Idealized Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - How does a solo doc with no support staff manage his referrals, order his supplies and give immunizations? Gordon Moore, MD, answers those questions and more.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p39.html

Appendix to "The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family ...

...This EHR provides useful tools for preventive medicine (for instance, flow sheets, alerts, and patient education materials). This EHR makes it easy to qualify for meaningful use incentive dollars from Medicare or Medicaid. This EHR doesn’t just enable me to meet meaningful...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/fpm20121100p23-rt1.pdf

Applying the "Theory of Constraints" to Solve Your Practice's Most Vexing Problem -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - What stands in the way of your practice achieving its goal?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p18.html

Apr 1999

...Making Wellness Medicine Work Sanford J. Brown Reducing Delays and Waiting Times With Open-Office Scheduling Sue Herriott Departments Editor's Page When Practice Styles Clash Robert L. Edsall Getting Paid Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/

Apr 1999

...Making Wellness Medicine Work Sanford J. Brown Reducing Delays and Waiting Times With Open-Office Scheduling Sue Herriott Departments Editor's Page When Practice Styles Clash Robert L. Edsall Getting Paid Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400

Apr 2007

...The Right Number: Optimizing Panel Size Robert L. Edsall Opinion Are Your Payers' Fee Schedules Fair? Thomas A. Felger Coding & Documentation • Anticoagulation Management • New Patients for a New Physician? • Billing for Wet Mounts and KOH Preps • Using Documentation...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/

Apr 2007

...The Right Number: Optimizing Panel Size Robert L. Edsall Opinion Are Your Payers' Fee Schedules Fair? Thomas A. Felger Coding & Documentation • Anticoagulation Management • New Patients for a New Physician? • Billing for Wet Mounts and KOH Preps • Using Documentation...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400

Are the Edges of Family Practice Being Worn Away? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - A variety of forces, from hospitalists to burnout, may be chipping away at family physicians' scope of practice. Should you be concerned?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p35.html

Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The authors offer readers an action plan to use in reacting/responding to payers' accusations of incorrect coding.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p17.html

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- Family Practice Management

...recertification and continuing medical educa- tion of its diplomates. In contrast, the Ameri- can Board of Internal Medicine did not begin requiring recertification until 1990. The ABFP is one of 24 specialty boards belonging to the American Board of Medi- cal Specialties (ABMS),...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/fpm20050100p42.pdf

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The new board recertification process has garnered mixed reviews from family physicians. Find out how it will impact you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p42.html

Are You Ready for Medicare Part D? -- Family Practice Management

...Starting in January 2006, private organizations contract- ing with CMS will begin to offer Medicare beneficiaries a number of prescription drug plans. These plans will include some stand-alone, prescription-drug-only plans and some Medicare Advantage plans that will include...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/fpm20060100p58.pdf

Are You Ready for Medicare Part D? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - Understanding the basics will help you field patients’ questions about the new prescription drug benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p58.html

Are Your Patients Getting the Preventive Services They Need? -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - The article discusses the importance of preventive services and offers NCQA benchmarks. It also shows the process one practice used to identify its rates for mammograms, childhood immunizations and influenza vaccinations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p56.html

Are Your Patients Ready for Electronic Communication? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - This simple survey will help you gauge patients' ability to interact with your practice via the Internet.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p25.html

Are Your Payers' Fee Schedules Fair? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - If they use multiple conversion factors when determining what they'll pay, you may be at an even greater disadvantage than you realized.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p13.html

Ask FPM - Apr 2002 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - ...patients a 30-percent discount on all office visits. The discount applies only to the office visit charge; we charge our regular price for medicines and tests associated with the evaluation and management (E/M) service because our profit margin on these items is so small. We simply...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p60.html

Ask FPM - Apr 2005 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - ...Do a market analysis to find a location that will reach the greatest number of potential patients; Begin applying for provider ID numbers as soon as you have chosen your geographic location. There are two publications devoted specifically two this topic. The AAFP’s On Your Own:...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p72.html

Ask FPM - Feb 2004 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - ...the effective date listed on the enrollment application. Of course, such billing cannot take place until you have received your provider numbers from Medicare. Other payers that the practice contracts with may have a similar policy. In general, whether the payer is Medicare or a...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p67.html

Ask FPM - Jan 1999 -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - ...to a prescription when they are not authorized to prescribe medication may be charged under state law with the unauthorized practice of medicine. They may also be violating the federal Controlled Substances Act, which states that the prescribing practitioner must manually sign...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p55.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2005 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - ...What is the typical overhead percentage for a family medicine office? Is malpractice insurance usually included? And what is the typical compensation as a percentage of collections? A Average overhead for a family medicine practice with or without obstetrics is approximately 64...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p65.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2001 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2001 - ...with varied call arrangements throughout my career, but I’ve usually taken the same amount of call time as the full-time physicians for a number of reasons: I thought the gains in goodwill among my colleagues outweighed a few less call days a year, I realized my colleagues were...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0600/p52.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2003 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - ...means that you will have representation on the board. If so, you need to find out how much representation you will have (i.e., the number of seats on the board and votes required for board action) and how your board representative(s) will be selected (i.e., by the board or by...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p70.html

Ask FPM - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...are a number of sources of documentation forms for preventive exams, including the following: Milcom Medical Record System from Hollister (www.hollister.com/us/products/patient_info_systems/record_systems.htm), which is endorsed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine,...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p77.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2001 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - ...• Develop and continually update a listing of certified interpreters for hearing-impaired patients and LEP patients. Keep the numbers of over-the-phone translation services handy for emergency situations. These services are offered by many long-distance phone companies. • If LEP...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p57.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2004 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - ...Our family medicine residency program is trying to get precepting coverage for our resident physicians when our faculty has development workshops and retreats. Should we bill for these services through a reciprocal-billing or a locum-tenens arrangement? A To assess whether either of...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p60.html

Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care -- Family Practice Management

...Dr. Elward practices at Family Medicine of Albemarle, in Charlottesville, Va. He is also a member of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia. Conflicts of interest: None reported. IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y T IM O TH Y C O O K...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/fpm20041000p43.pdf

Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care for Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p43.html

Authors Guide

Authors Guide for FPM journal

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/authors.html

Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Selecting an EMR System -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - This article will address common misconceptions about what can and can't be accomplished by switching to computerized patient records.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p47.html

Avoiding Counterfeit Drugs -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - ...Use caution when shopping online for medicines. Approved online pharmacies should display the VIPPS seal, shown here. The seal should link you to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Web site (http://www.nabp.net), where you can view information about the pharmacy or...

Family Practice Management : Patient Education

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p36.html

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