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Should We Fear the Unintended Consequences of MACRA? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - MACRA's methods of controlling health care costs could have unexpected results.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p4.html

New Codes, New Payment Opportunities for 2017 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - This year's changes include opportunities to get paid for some services that were previously not billable.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p7.html

Making Sense of MACRA, Part 2: Value-Based Payment and Your Future -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - Your performance this year will affect your Medicare payment in 2019.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p12.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2017 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - ...To significantly reduce the number of fax renewal requests I receive, when I get the first request, I check the patient's chart or speak with the patient to see if any other prescriptions are also running out. If so, I renew all of them at the same time, regardless of whether the...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p36.html

What Makes a Good CV? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - Whether for your first job after residency or a career change, here are some keys to getting your curriculum vitae noticed by employers.

Family Practice Management : Employed Practice

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p7.html

Patient Attribution: Why It Matters More Than Ever -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - How payers assign patients to you will affect how your practice is evaluated and paid for value in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p25.html

Using Health Confidence to Improve Patient Outcomes -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - Tracking patient engagement is a key step to enhancing health and reducing costs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p21.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2016 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - ...It is valuable to have a policy for handling these calls. In my practice, if the number on the call display looks odd, staff ask the patient their location. They encourage patients calling from another jurisdiction to seek care from a local provider, if possible. If a call is...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p32.html

Some tips on MIPS included in the final MACRA rule -- FPM

Some tips on MIPS included in the final MACRA rule

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Healthy Weight -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Encouraging patients to talk about their goals rather than their obstacles can lead to long-term change.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p32.html

In Defense of Direct Primary Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p12.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2016 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - ...Most of the changes were requested by medical specialty organizations to fill gaps in diagnosis reporting. Changes that will affect family medicine include new codes for hypertensive crisis or emergency, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic bladder pain, prediabetes, bacteriuria,...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p40.html

Instant Messaging: A Simple Tool to Improve Teamwork and Wait Times -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - On-screen alerts can help a spread-out staff work together to keep patient care moving smoothly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p28.html

Survey shows troublesome practice environment could affect patient access -- FPM

Survey shows troublesome practice environment could affect patient access

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

How to Document and Code Medicare Preventive Services -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - Think of this as your field guide to the rules surrounding Medicare preventive services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p9.html

Home Care Gets a New Place in the Medical Neighborhood -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - Collaboration with home care providers allows family physicians to extend their influence over patient outcomes and health care costs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p18.html

Five Lessons for Working With a Scribe -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - Documentation personnel can free up physicians during visits to do what we do best.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p23.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2016 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - ...the information down in the progress note. During follow-up visits, I refer to these notes and ask my patients about these events. A good number of patients are surprised and appreciate that I am paying attention to their lives, not just their health. Mohammed Basha, MD Gainesville,...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p39.html

Four Coding and Payment Opportunities You Might Be Missing -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - You’re likely already doing the work, so why not get paid for it?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p30.html

Understanding the New 60-Day Overpayment Rule -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Federal regulations for identifying and reimbursing Medicare overpayments impose new obligations you can't afford to ignore.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p12.html

Maximizing Your Medical Assistant's Role -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Delegation, technology, and training enabled our MAs - and doctors - to grow.

Family Practice Management : Employed Practice

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p5.html

Seven Principles for Improving Service and Patient Satisfaction -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - A systematic approach that follows these seven principles can help you translate patient feedback into improved service.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p15.html

Encouraging Children’s Literacy in Your Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Providing free books to your youngest patients can improve literacy and patient satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p20.html

Lower Your Overhead With a Patient Portal -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Patients connecting with your practice through the Internet require fewer staff and generate lower costs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p21.html

Screening Your Adult Patients for Depression -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Family physicians are well-placed to catch depression in patients early - and get reimbursed for it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p16.html

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