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Immunizations: How to Protect Patients and the Bottom Line -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Minimizing costs and maximizing reimbursement can make immunizations profitable.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p24.html

Six Mobile Apps to Get Patients Started Exercising -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Patients have many reasons for not being active. These apps can help push past some of those obstacles.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/oa1.html

How to Provide More Access Without Working More Hours -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - Working differently can be the key to greater access and satisfaction for both you and your patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p24.html

Practical Strategies to Achieve Your Health Policy Goals -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - As a physician, you can have a powerful voice in bringing about change in your community. Here’s how to go about it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p20.html

Managing Behavioral Health Issues in Primary Care: Six Five-Minute Tools -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - These practical strategies can help family physicians support patients with depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health issues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p30.html

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

An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - When we cannot give patients the care they need, we all suffer. But the converse is also true.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p6.html

Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: How to Get Patients and Physicians on Board -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - Patients are more likely to schedule a wellness visit if their physician recommends it, but that won't happen without staff support.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p12.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.

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

Deprescribing Unnecessary Medications: A Four-Part Process -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - With too many patients taking too many unnecessary medications, deprescribing has become a required skill for primary care physicians. Here’s how to go about it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p28.html

Using Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention to Address Patients' Risky Drinking -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - Asking patients about their drinking habits is a straightforward way to boost health and revenue.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p12.html

The secret to getting a 10 percent Medicare bonus in 2011

The secret to getting a 10 percent Medicare bonus in 2011

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Building Capacity to Care for Refugees -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - So you want to incorporate refugee health into your practice. Now what?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p21.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2018 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Know your RVUs | Set antibiotic expectations before a sore throat exam | Use a white board to track high-risk patients

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p34.html

What Can a PA or NP Do for Your Practice? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - If your workload is no longer sustainable, it may be time to consider adding a certified physician assistant or nurse practitioner to your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p19.html

Communicating Risks: Let's Talk Numeracy -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Understanding numeracy will make your risk conversations with patients more effective.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p4.html

Dealing with the opportunities and threats of the new Medicare data release

Dealing with the opportunities and threats of the new Medicare data release

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Evaluating Physician Employment Contracts: How Do Your Benefits Measure Up? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - From signing bonuses to relocation and continuing education allowances, your employment contract needs to provide more than a competitive salary.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p9.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

Establishing and Protecting Your Online Reputation -- FPM

Dec 1, 2015 - Proactively building a positive Internet presence for your practice can blunt the effect of a few bad reviews.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/p29.html

The 12-Step Way to Reduce Practice Expenses: Part 1, Staffing Efficiencies -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - Staff-related expenses consume the largest portion of your overhead, so that's where this 12-month plan begins.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p38.html

Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - Understanding the power of quality data and then starting with a few specific measures leads to improved blood pressure rates.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p23.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2019 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Reduce time spent doing other physicians’ paperwork | Send preventive service reminders according to birth months | Help put patients at ease during visits | Identify patients’ unmet social needs to facilitate referrals

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p35.html

Removing Six Key Barriers to Online Portal Use -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - Portals can benefit your practice and your patients, but you have to get them using the technology first.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/p26.html

Five Mobile Apps for Mindfulness -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Recommend these apps for patients interested in incorporating mindfulness into their care plan.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p21.html

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2019 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Create annual visit plans for your patients | Use your EHR to close care gaps | Use passwords to practice mindfulness

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p32.html

Improving Daily Practice With Four Medical Apps -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - These mobile apps can help physicians and patients with treatment recommendations, treatment adherence, and smoking cessation.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p27.html

The Match and the Future of Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - Argues that the depressing Match results suggest the future of family medicine unless all of family medicine can get behind the FFM initiative.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p8.html

Optimizing the Role of Nursing Staff to Enhance Physician Productivity: One Physician's...

Aug 1, 2013 - When capable nurses are given greater responsibility for each patient encounter, good results follow.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p18.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

Cardiac Risk Assessment -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - The Cardiac Risk Assist app allows health care professionals to calculate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p32.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p18.html

VisualDx -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - VisualDx is a decision support and clinical reference tool focused on skin diseases. It allows health care professionals to make dermatological differential diagnoses based on patient-specific findings, review medication-induced adverse effects, and search for specific diagnoses to ...

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/p33.html

Improving Communication With Older Patients: Tips From the Literature -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Poor communication with this vulnerable and growing population can undermine your efforts to provide good patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p73.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

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

Five Signs You May Have Joined the Wrong Practice -- FPM

Aug 1, 2011 - If you see these warning signs, run - don't walk - away from the practice.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/p44.html

Rebuilding Family Medicine From the Foundation Up -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - The mere fact that we talk about access to care is a sign of serious illness in the health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p9.html

Getting Ready for ICD-10: How It Will Affect Your Documentation -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - Once you understand the basic structure of ICD-10, you'll be able to capture the details needed to assign a correct code.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p22.html

Is the New Model of Family Medicine Financially Viable? -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Findings from the Future of Family Medicine project suggest the New Model could boost your income or enable you to work fewer hours.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p68.html

How to Fix a Flawed Process: The Four Rules of Work Design -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - Developed by Toyota but applicable to medical practice, these rules can transform the way you work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p29.html

The RUC Under Fire -- FPM

Oct 1, 2011 - Time may be running out for the group that helps divide the Medicare pie.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0900/p10.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

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?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p23.html

Reinventing Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - To maintain the dynamism of family medicine, we must define ourselves by what we can do better than everyone else. Family physicians need to combine skills in practice management, wellness medicine, information technology, home visits, family dynamics and community medicine.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p17.html

Solo Practice: Can It Survive? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - The environment is tougher than ever. Proactive revenue management and direct pay models provide opportunities for small practices

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p4.html

A New Identity for Family Medicine: Physicians for the Underserved -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - By emphasizing the family physician's role as a caregiver for patients in underserved areas, we can strengthen our specialty.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p14.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

Physicians Assemble: Integrating Small Groups to Preserve Independent Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - In the face of industry consolidation and employment, small practices are joining forces to control their own destinies and remain competitive.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p12.html

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