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A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...satisfaction with health care access and quality of care received also increase in a medical home setting.10,11 Meanwhile, access to family medicine and primary care has been associated with increases in preventive screening tests and decreases in additional health care consumption,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/Valuing-FPs.pdf

A Toolkit for Building and Growing a Sustainable Telehealth Program in Your Practice

...to solidify family medicine as the cornerstone of a functioning health care system. We lobby government, negotiate with payers, partner with employers, educate patients, and champion family medicine on the national stage. The AAFP exists to support family physicians so they...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/telehealth/2020-AAFP-Telehealth-Toolkit.pdf

AAFPPlaybookProof5

...Verify your MIPS-eligibility status by entering your national provider identifier (NPI) number using the CMS Look-Up Tool Determine if you are reporting as an individual or as a group (must report all categories as a group if selecting the group option) Review reporting method...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/macra-playbook.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions about Core Quality Measures

...American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological Association, HIV Medicine Association, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Council of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/qi/CoreMeasuresFAQ.pdf

HIPAASecurity.docx

...safeguards: administrative safeguards, physical safeguards, and technical safeguards. Within each of these three safeguards, there are a number of specific security standards that must be satisfied by the practice. The security standards are intended to support the protection of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/restricted/HIPAASecurity.docx

HIPPAPrivacyManual.docx

...number 5. Fax number 6. Electronic mail address 7. Social Security number 8. Medical record number 9. Health plan beneficiary number 10. Account number maintained by the healthcare provider 11. Certificate or license number such as driver’s license number 12....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/restricted/HIPPAPrivacyManual.docx

macra-bundle.pdf

...If you only practice in the ambulatory medicine setting, many of the cost category measures will not apply to the care you provide. The one episode measure that may apply for ambulatory physicians is colonoscopy and biopsy. CMS calculates two other measures that must meet minimum...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/macra-bundle.pdf

MIPS-Measures-Ref-Guide.xlsx

...Measure Number Collection Type(s)* Note: Measures shown as X** are topped out and have a 7 point cap for 2020 Measure Title CMS eCQM ID NQF Quality Number Measure Description Measure Type High Priority Medicare Part B Claims CSV eCQM CMS Web Interface Administrative Claims MIPS...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/MIPS-Measures-Ref-Guide.xlsx

Primary Care First: Practice Assessment Checklist

...2. Determine if your practice is eligible to participate. • Know the number of traditional Medicare patients in your practice (defined as the physical brick-and-mortar’ location where you see patients). You need a minimum of 125 attributed patients to participate. • Have...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/dpa-pcf-checklist.pdf

Privileging-Credentialing%20Legal%20Opinion.pdf

...or exercising emergency medicine privileges because the family physician is not board certified in emergency medicine. While this inquiry may have been motivated by concerns about practice in the emergency rooms, the issue is broader than just emergency medicine and potentially...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/Privileging-Credentialing%20Legal%20Opinion.pdf

SampleBusinessAssocAgreement.docx

...by and between _________________(the "Business Associate") and ______________________________________, a {physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of ____________________ OR a professional corporation organized under the laws of the State of ____________________} (the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/SampleBusinessAssocAgreement.docx

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