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Huddles: Improve Office Efficiency in Mere Minutes -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Daily gatherings of your care team can help you meet daily challenges.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p27.html

Helping Your Patients Avoid Counterfeit Medications -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Four simple steps will help safeguard patients from this growing threat to their pocketbooks and their health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p33.html

The View From the Top: Leadership Lessons From Family Physician Executives

...for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care and an instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Mary Theobald is chief of strategy and innovation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Tracey Allen-Ehrhart...

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Handling Administrative Burdens -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The article suggests five tips for physicians to decrease the amount of administrative work they encounter on a daily basis.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p78.html

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...Family Medicine Meets the Blogosphere [Feature] An introduction to blogs may help take the fear out of the blogosphere. Nov-Dec 2004 Issue Navigating the Medicare Web Site [Getting Paid] The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Web site offers useful forms,...

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...Family Medicine Meets the Blogosphere [Feature] An introduction to blogs may help take the fear out of the blogosphere. Nov-Dec 2004 Issue Navigating the Medicare Web Site [Getting Paid] The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Web site offers useful forms,...

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...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. Jul-Aug 2001 Issue Back to School: Options for Learning the Business of Medicine [Feature] From master’s...

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How to Document and Bill Care Plan Oversight -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - This article will describe how to bill for and document care plan oversight, balancing it as a billing opportunity and a compliance risk. It will include a form for documenting CPO.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p23.html

Letters - Oct 2007 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - ...a significant number of responses, many of them lengthy. Below are excerpts from selected letters. — FPM Thank you for Dr. Iliff's editorial. In the last six months in our community, five primary care physicians have called it quits. Some have gone into hospital medicine, some have...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p11.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2007 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - ...I am planning to perform several procedures in my new family medicine office. Is there a difference between the codes and modifiers I should report for a procedure and those other specialists report for the same procedure? Will my reimbursement be the same as theirs? A All...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p15.html

Purchasing an Affordable Electronic Health Record -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - An economy model may provide all the functionality your practice needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0200/p31.html

News & Trends - Mar 2007 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - ...These statistics from the Medical Group Management Association are reported in a Feb. 20 Annals of Internal Medicine article that cites four reasons for the widening income gap between primary care and specialty physicians: The volume of procedures is increasing more rapidly than...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p18.html

Strategies for Developing a Knowledge-Driven Culture in Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - Your practice's success may depend on getting those who work for you to share what they know. Here's how to do it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p32.html

Ten Steps to HIPAA Security Compliance -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - Protecting your patients’ health information is more difficult and more important than ever. The author’s strategy will help you meet this month’s deadline.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p43.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.

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

Practicing in an Absurd System -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - Argues that there are four reasonable responses to the current chaotic health care system: mastering it, changing it, working outside it and dropping out.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p17.html

Opinion: E/M Changes for 2021: The Beginning, Not the End

...during an encounter are still performing more work than the minimum requirements for a level 4 visit. CPT tried to address this, but the number of specialties involved, the desire to minimize adminis- trative burden, and the goal of keeping the MDM table as simple as pos- sible...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/fpm20210100p8.pdf

Results From the FPM Practice Self-Test -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - The article shares data from the Family Practice Management Practice Self-Test, in which roughly 1000 family physicians ranked the value of interventions such as e-mail communication and chronic disease registries in improving patient care and service.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p46.html

Part-Time Practice: Making It Work -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - Find out how and why growing numbers of family physicians are working less.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p45.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.

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

Helping Patients Take Charge of Their Chronic Illnesses -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - The best thing you can do for your patients with chronic diseases is to let them run with the ball.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p47.html

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...Patients don't need more knowledge; they need a number to shoot for. Jan 2008 Issue Preventive Medicine: Giving Patients the Hard Sell [Feature] Your patients will be better off if you take a more active approach and consistently advocate for prevention. Oct 2007...

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News & Trends - Jul 2006 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - ...to see how the proposed changes in the Medicare fee schedule would affect your bottom line. The tool allows you to input your estimated number of visits per week and calculate the additional income you could expect under the proposed changes. Click below to download the tool ....

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p20.html

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - Protect yourself with these tips from a family physician who has successfully defended his care and that of other physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p57.html

News & Trends - Sep 2006 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - ...the program or making changes to their current enrollment information are now required to provide their National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. Many physicians do not yet have their NPI, as its use on electronic and other HIPAA transactions is not required until May 23, 2007,...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p26.html

Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level

...director at the Banner University Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Phoenix. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Wild is the associate program director for...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p13.pdf

Why It's Time to Purchase an Electronic Health Record System -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - The old reasons for holding off may have lost their validity.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p43.html

Going Solo: Making the Leap -- Family Practice Management

...Institute of Medicine reports in the reading list on page 32.) In the summer of 1998, I heard Don Berwick, MD, MPH, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, describe the practice of the future and an IHI initiative called the Idealized Design of Clini- cal...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/fpm20020200p29.pdf

Practice Pearls - Apr 2007 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article The Right Number: Opti ... Next article >> Apr 2007 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Apr;14(4):52. Be ready to accommodate caregivers Ask patients for feedback Providing services as a professional courtesy Be ready...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p52.html

Seven Strategies for Creating a More Efficient Practice -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - Simple, low-cost technologies and strategic outsourcing have helped this solo physician practice efficiently, even without any staff.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p27.html

Quality Improvement: First Steps -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - QI can bring about substantial, lasting, positive change in your practice. It all begins with identifying the opportunities.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p23.html

Resetting Your Priorities in Family Medicine Post-Pandemic

...can be better going forward. The pandemic brought unprece- dented challenges to our profes- sional and personal lives. As always, family medicine physi- cians rose to the occasion, but not without a personal cost to us. Even before the pandemic, many of us could relate to...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/fpm20210700p38.pdf

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...good, and necessary, term "managed care." Promises a number of articles on quality improvement and evidence-based medicine in FPM. Feb 1999 Issue Bringing You Knowledge in Small Bites [Editor's Page] Highlights the number of small, easily digested bits of information in...

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

...willing to bring about dramatic change in how we practice medicine and committed to marked improve- ment in outcomes and efficiency, he wrote. Although his words were directed at those of us prac- ticing family medicine in the mid-1990s, they are no less relevant today. What...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/fpm20120500p5.pdf

Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Self-Care and Personal Transformation

...Dr. Pipas is a family physician and Professor of Community and Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and the Department of Medical Education at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is the author of A Doctor’s Dozen: 12...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/fpm20200300p17.pdf

Why We're In the Mess We're In -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - Three forces are making it difficult to be a family physician today, but there are reasons to be optimistic.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p27.html

Letters - Sep 2007 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - ...I enjoyed Dr. Forrest's article and would add my voice to the growing number of doctors who have discovered the meaning of overhead. I opened my practice in April 2005 in my home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our area is extremely poor and medically underserved. Nearly 50 percent of...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p11b.html

Five Strategies for a More Vital Practice -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - Frustrated with the status quo? Here’s how to take your practice from so-so to stellar.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p31.html

Creating a Lean Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - A highly efficient practice is within your reach if you’re willing to examine your processes and ruthlessly eliminate waste.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p34.html

New Drugs: How to Decide Which Ones to Prescribe -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - Four questions will help you identify which new drugs represent real advances in patient care.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p33.html

Seven Reasons Family Doctors Get Sued and How to Reduce Your Risk -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - By adopting a risk-management mind-set, physicians can avert not only malpractice claims but also patient injury.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p29.html

Letters - Feb 2007 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - ...practice guidelines and adopt EHRs, which can be easily data-mined. The trial lawyers will try this route to shut down the practice of real medicine. John White, MD Jackson, Tenn. Dr. Cohen's explanation for why he has not yet purchased an EHR sounds like a lot of rationalization to...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p16.html

How Much Paperwork Is Too Much? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The author reflects on the causes of unnecessary and burdensome paperwork in doctors' lives.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p12.html

CPT 2005: Another Case of Update Now or Pay Later -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - This article describes changes in CPT codes for 2005 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p17.html

Practical Evidence-Based Internet Resources -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - If you’ve got a clinical question and want an immediate answer based on the most current and valid information available, check out these Web sites.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p49.html

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...Find out how and why growing numbers of family physicians are working less. May 2004 Issue Blending Work and Family [Balancing Act] Although some physicians try to balance their busy lives by setting clear boundaries between work and home, this physician explains how she...

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News & Trends - Apr 2006 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - ...Family medicine sees small gains in filling residency positions Work setting affects physicians' quality of work life Physicians urged to prepare now for 2006-2007 flu season Coalition aims to reduce physicians' administrative hassles 99214s on the rise Family medicine sees small...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p26.html

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...Panel Size Is Just a Number: A Rubric for Opening and Closing Panels [Feature] Deciding whether primary care doctors have the capacity to take on more patients requires accounting for things like productivity, as well as panel size. November/December 2019 Issue The...

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...Panel Size Is Just a Number: A Rubric for Opening and Closing Panels [Feature] Deciding whether primary care doctors have the capacity to take on more patients requires accounting for things like productivity, as well as panel size. November/December 2019 Issue The...

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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

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