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Transitional Care Management Services: New Codes, New Requirements -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - Two new codes will help you get paid for managing a patient’s transition from the inpatient to outpatient setting, but they come with new expectations.

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HIPAA Again: Confronting the Updated Privacy and Security Rules -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - New regulations will require practices to revisit and adapt their privacy policies.

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SUPPLEMENT: Health Coaching: Teaching Patients to Fish -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - Used in combination with traditional medical treatment, health coaching can help improve outcomes by getting patients more involved in their own health.

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Engaging Patients in Collaborative Care Plans -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - This important self-management support strategy can produce quality outcomes for your patients and your practice.

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Making EHR Notes More Readable -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - A filtered display would make notes easier to read, assimilate, and use.

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Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2013 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - ...originate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which intended the codes to collect data on cigarette smoking, leaving a number of tobacco/nicotine behaviors off the table. From a clinical and informatics perspective, I would recommend setting a policy for your...

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Medication Adherence: We Didn't Ask and They Didn't Tell -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Sometimes the best way to solve our patients' medical problems is to make sure they're taking their medicine.

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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.

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Think Again -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Sometimes the first step toward change is to reconsider what we think we know.

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Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Four key design elements could make your team more effective.

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Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2013 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - ...No. The AWV includes a number of required elements that depend on the patient providing information. For example, completing a health risk assessment (HRA) is required. If the patient chooses not to or can't provide the information required in the HRA, the service provided would not...

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Lies, damned lies, and statistics -- FPM

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

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Leadership in a Health Care Organization: Not Like Private Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - A family physician shares what he learned about leadership when he was no longer captain of the ship.

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Secure Messaging: Myths, Facts, and Pitfalls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - We assumed that our patients weren't ready for secure messaging or that, if they were, it would overburden our staff. We couldn't have been more wrong.

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Coming Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Even patients with specialized conditions such as sickle cell disease need primary care physicians.

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Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2013 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - ...Assuming the patient is established and the number of diagnostic problems led you to perform and document the key components required for a level-5 office visit, you should start by reporting code 99215, which typically represents 40 minutes of face-to-face time. Because the visit...

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The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family Physicians -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Where else can you get EHR advice from a few thousand colleagues?

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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.

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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.

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CPT Update for 2013 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - This year's changes include some promising new codes for care coordination.

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Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2012 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - ...making it difficult for their physicians to compile a complete medication history. A simple solution is to instruct patients to go to their medicine cabinet when they get home, write the name and dosage of each medication they are taking on a little piece of paper, fold it up, and...

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Managing Messages -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - Three principles helped this small primary care practice conquer the dreaded inbox and its mountain of messages.

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Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Durable Medical Equipment -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - With commercials for free equipment and supplies running daily, you need to be ready to respond when a patient requests a prescription.

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Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2012 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - ...dates has saved the military millions of dollars, and it could save you and your patients a few dollars as well. I don't recommend keeping medicines for decades, of course, but there's no need to throw out a bottle of aspirin that expired a few months ago. Nathan Hitzeman, MD...

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Rationing Time -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - We decry rationing care, yet we ration our time every day.

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