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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

Documenting and Coding Preventive Visits: A Physician's Perspective -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - It’s not hard, once you get the hang of it, but the differences from E/M coding can be confusing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p12.html

Evaluating Employment Agreements -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - The first challenge of employed practice is to analyze your contract - before you sign.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p6.html

How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p21.html

Letters - Jul-Aug 2012 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - ...I’ve used PEPID (http://www.pepid.com/) for a number of years in both family medicine and emergency medicine. I have found it to be an indispensable point-of-care tool that I use multiple times daily. It has an integrated database of medical and drug information. It also has an...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p5b.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2012 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - ...Under Medicare, midlevel providers, including PAs, can see new patients and bill their services directly under their own Medicare billing numbers. Payment is provided at a reduced rate of 85 percent. A PA could be paid at the physician’s rate for providing an established patient...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p32.html

Six Characteristics of Effective Practice Teams -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - With a little effort, your team can take its performance to new heights.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p26.html

Preparing for and Recovering From a Natural Disaster -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - Three days after an EF5 tornado hit the town of Joplin, Mo., this small family medicine practice was up and running.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p15.html

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

Jun 1, 2012 - It's 1995 all over again. Let's get it right this time.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p5.html

Letters - May-Jun 2012 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - ...The state of family medicine Although I appreciated the article The State of Family Medicine [January/February 2012], I cannot agree with the conclusion that the ability to manage the dynamic tension between the challenges and rewards of family medicine signals a first-rate...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p7.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2012 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - ...same exam element toward both a body area and an organ system. You should also keep in mind that the level of xam may be determined by the number of body areas or organ systems examined, but not a combination of the two, according to the 1995 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p32.html

Medical Apps: Making Your Mobile Device a Medical Device -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - Here's how to make your smartphone or tablet an indispensable practice tool.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p10.html

Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: Don't Forget the Health Risk Assessment -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - Here’s one way to satisfy Medicare’s recent addition to the annual wellness visit requirements.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p11.html

ICD-10: What You Need to Know Now -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - The government is considering a delay, but that doesn't mean you should.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p29.html

The State of Family Medicine -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - This special report reviews the value of family medicine, the challenges it faces, and AAFP data on the nature of family medicine practice today.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p20.html

The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: What You Need to Know -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - A promising new multipayer demonstration project led by Medicare brings a blended payment model closer to reality.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p12.html

How to Avoid Conflicts Between Your New EHR and Your Old Billing Company -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - A proactive approach will help you get the most out of your investment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p14.html

How Inclusive Leadership Can Help Your Practice Adapt to Change -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - The most effective leaders realize that everyone's input is valuable.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p8.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2012 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - ...Medicare accepts G0434 with modifier QW for CLIA-waived tests that detect drugs. Bill one unit per patient encounter regardless of the number of drug classes tested. Your Medicare administrative contractor may have a local coverage determination that specifies coverage conditions...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p29.html

CPT 2012: Updated & Clarified -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - It's mostly small changes this year, but small changes can trip you up too.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p6.html

Letters - Jan-Feb 2012 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - ...name the patient is familiar with, which pharmacy filled the prescription, who prescribed it and when, dosage form, strength, number of units dispensed, number of refills allowed, and hopefully the indication for which it is being taken. All prescriptions should be required to have...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p5.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2012 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - ...Many physicians are accustomed to using the SOAP format to document their evaluation and management (E/M) services. A number of years ago, I developed an alternative format, which provides a bit more detailed way to document E/M services, to more easily and appropriately code those...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p30.html

Simple Tools to Increase Patient Satisfaction With the Referral Process -- FPM

Dec 1, 2011 - In six steps, you can make your referrals more efficient and please patients in the process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/1100/p9.html

Is Your Practice at Risk for Fraud? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2011 - Without reasonable controls, you may be inviting embezzlement.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/1100/p20.html

E/M Coding and the Documentation Guidelines: Putting It All Together -- FPM

Oct 1, 2011 - It's time to test your E/M coding skills.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0900/p33.html

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