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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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p13.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

Responses to common concerns about the new E/M guidelines

As family physicians adjust to the new CPT guidelines for office/outpatient evaluation and management services, some common themes are beginning to emerge.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Electronic Access to Adolescents' Health Records: Legal, Policy, and Practice ...

Apr 1, 2015 - Letting minors view their health records online means finding a compromise between patient privacy and parental rights.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p11.html

Inefficiency in Primary Care: Common Causes and Potential Solutions -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - This practice-based research project highlights key sources of inefficiency in primary care and real-world suggestions for how to improve.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p18.html

Four Mobile Apps to Encourage Healthy Habits -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Recommend these mobile apps to patients as a way to reinforce recommended lifestyle changes.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/oa1.html

How to Survive an EHR Meaningful Use Audit -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - Creating and keeping the right documents is key to answering reviewers' questions about electronic health record compliance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p7.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

Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Where do you begin the enormous task of retooling family medicine and reforming health care? Family medicine’s leaders offer a road map.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p34.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

Treating Dementia With Shared Group Visits -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - Seeing patients with dementia in a group setting can streamline visits and help provide support for caregivers and families.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p16.html

How to Monitor Opioid Use for Your Patients With Chronic Pain -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - A written policy, systematic process, and simple tools can help you to prescribe opioids safely and securely.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p6.html

Stay Out of the "Teachers' Lounge" -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - You have to be vigilant, or the complainers will eat you alive.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p40.html

Addressing Ambulatory Patient Safety in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Reducing errors in care requires establishing a culture of safety, systematic reporting, consistent follow-up, and sustained commitment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p23.html

Level-II vs. Level-III Visits: Cracking the Codes -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Once you learn the rules, choosing the right code is easier than you think.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p21.html

Panel Size: How Many Patients Can One Doctor Manage? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - There are limits to the number of patients you can effectively care for. Here's how to determine that number, improve patient access and better manage your workload.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p44.html

Encouraging Patients to Change Unhealthy Behaviors With Motivational Interviewing -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - This simple interviewing technique is designed to stimulate patients' desire to change and give them the confidence to do so.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p21.html

Some tips on MIPS included in the final MACRA rule

Some tips on MIPS included in the final MACRA rule

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p9.html

The Perils of Employment -- FPM

Aug 1, 2011 - Make sure you're not just jumping from the fire into the frying pan.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/p6.html

CPT 2010: Ring in the New Decade With These New Codes -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - The changes take effect Jan. 1.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p13.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

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

Recruiting and Retaining the Right Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - Your practice can hire the best candidates by knowing its needs and anticipating theirs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p28.html

The 2011 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 2,719 Family Physicians -- FPM

Aug 1, 2011 - If you're shopping for an EHR system, you might appreciate this advice from several hundred colleagues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/p23.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

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2016 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - ...When advance care planning is provided in conjunction with a Medicare annual wellness visit, is it paid as a preventive medicine service? A Yes. Advance care planning is a preventive service only when provided in conjunction with an annual wellness visit and reported with modifier...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p32.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p17.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

Building the Case for the Patient-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A coalition is working to prove the concept and create an imperative for change. Payers and policymakers are getting on board. Are you?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p14.html

Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - The third article in our series on Medicare's documentation guidelines will help you determine whether what's on your mind is what's on the patient's record.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p10.html

Should Doctors Reject the Government's EHR Incentive Plan? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - It's a big hill to climb for a carrot that may not be there when you reach the top.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p8.html

There Is No Free Lunch -- Really -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - How will the Sunshine Act affect your relationship with pharma?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p5.html

Achieving Sustainable Increases in Childhood Immunization Rates -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - Analyzing and eliminating physical and procedural barriers to immunization allowed this practice to improve its performance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p13.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

The Evidence-Based Medicine Heresy -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - The tools and resources of evidence-based medicine (EBM) are extremely valuable. Just don't forget that EBM still has cult status in the eyes of many and that people still occasionally enjoy burning a heretic at the stake.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p13.html

Rekindling the Fire of Family Medicine -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - The article examines common causes of professional dissatisfaction among physicians and suggests possible solutions.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p15.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

Tying the Partnership Knot: Making It a Win for Both Practice and Associate -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - A sense of fair play and a carefully drawn buy-sell agreement can make the addition of a partnership-track associate a success for everyone involved.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p23.html

Incorporating Medical Interpretation Into Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Making sure you can understand your patients not only improves their care but avoids legal trouble.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p16.html

Vaccine Administration: Making the Process More Efficient in Your Practice -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Appointing a vaccine champion and understanding the documentation rules are key steps toward improving your immunization process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p48.html

The Art and Science of Clinical Decision Making -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Thinking about how you make clinical decisions is the first step toward making better ones.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p31.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p35.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

Social Media: Strategies for Building Greater Connections With Your Patients -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - Joining patients' Internet networks can lead to faster and better communication.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p7.html

A Proactive Approach to Controlled Substance Refills -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Using the recurring-calendar-event function in Microsoft Outlook, this practice created a systematic approach that ensures patient refills on the day they're due.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p22.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2016 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - ...task list, and the volume can be unpredictable. Each day, we review the task list on the whiteboard, noting two things: 1) the overall number of tasks and 2) the oldest referral. We can then decide how to allocate staff time to efficiently complete the tasks. Tracking safety. We...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p34.html

The New Model of Care in Family Medicine: What's In It For You? -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p59.html

Coding From the Bottom Up -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - Start from the presenting problem to get to the right code faster.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p22.html

Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician's Role -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - New research suggests that the care of children has become less central to family medicine than it used to be, and some family physicians want to reverse the trend.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p45.html

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