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Practice Pearls - Sep 2007 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - Advertisement << News & Trends Previous article Is Family Medicine Rea ... Next article >> Sep 2007 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Sep;14(8):42-43. Encourage employees to increase flu shot numbers Start a farmer's market at your office Prepare for patient visits with a...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p42.html

Quick Ways to Maximize Your Office Space -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - Try these strategies today that have worked for TransforMED practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p32.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

The Art of Apology: When and How to Seek Forgiveness -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - If a medical mistake in your practice is worthy of an apology, make sure you offer it skillfully.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p44.html

Billing for Medicare Part D Vaccines -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - CMS introduced vaccine administration code G0377 for 2007, but what you will report next year is still unknown.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p33.html

Letters - Jul 2007 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - ...of each week I would ask the office staff to total my office visits. I would accept one or two new patients the following week if my total number of office visits was less than 110. This system kept me busy but not overwhelmed, and my patients liked the continuity. Read the full...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p15b.html

Measuring for Medicare: The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - The new initiative from CMS can add a little to your bottom line and prepare your office for future reporting programs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p37.html

How to Manage Difficult Patient Encounters -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - These strategies will help you turn problematic encounters into productive ones.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p30.html

Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p19.html

Do We Need Primary Care? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Here are six reasons to answer in the affirmative and to believe that the status quo is ripe for revolution.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p11.html

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

Sharing the Fruits of EHR Experience -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - Family physicians have accumulated a wealth of EHR wisdom. The trick is to get it to those who need it.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p10.html

How High-Low Agreements Work in a Malpractice Case -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - They can offer protection and predictability if you're ever faced with the prospect of a huge jury award.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p43.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

Are Your Payers' Fee Schedules Fair? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - If they use multiple conversion factors when determining what they'll pay, you may be at an even greater disadvantage than you realized.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p13.html

News & Trends - Apr 2007 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - ...medicine stays flat New CMS-1500 claim form delayed by formatting error Conn. bill seeks to limit claim denials So many topics, so little time during office visits 2007 Match results: Family medicine stays flat The number of medical school seniors who matched with a family medicine...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p20.html

How to Analyze Your E/M Coding Profile -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - Your peers have been coding more 99214s. Is it time to review your coding habits?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p39.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

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

Health Care's Giant Hairball -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - When faced with organizational bureaucracy, physicians can either give in, get out or learn how to orbit.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p58.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

FPM Peer Reviewers Can Now Earn CME Credit -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - A thorough manuscript review can be educational for the reviewer. Why not get the credit you're due?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p10.html

EHRs Fix Everything - and Nine Other Myths -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Realistic expectations can help your conversion to electronic health records succeed.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p26.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

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

Letters - Mar 2007 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - ...I know the excuse for encumbering highly and expensively trained medical doctors with this clerical chore is that administrators think these numbers are the diagnosis. From a doctor's point of view, codes are not diagnoses. They are a translation of the accurate verbal diagnosis...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p15b.html

Avoiding Counterfeit Drugs -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - ...Use caution when shopping online for medicines. Approved online pharmacies should display the VIPPS seal, shown here. The seal should link you to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Web site (http://www.nabp.net), where you can view information about the pharmacy or...

Family Practice Management : Patient Education

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p36.html

Specialization in Family Medicine Education: Abandoning Our Generalist Roots -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - If family medicine stops being a specialty in breadth, is it still family medicine?

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p13.html

Six Tips for Improving Practice Efficiency and Patient Satisfaction -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - When this practice's initial success began to fade, the physicians and staff had to rethink business as usual.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p28.html

Simple Strategies to Avoid Medication Errors -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - Safe medication use is achievable and affordable if you follow these recommendations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p41.html

What's New in Medicare Preventive Benefits -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - The list of covered services has grown significantly in the last 10 years and includes some additions for 2007.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p25.html

Coding & Documentation - Feb 2007 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - ...to deny the claim on the basis that the work associated with the problem-oriented service is not distinct from that of the preventive medicine service. Coding for venipuncture Q If a patient presents to my office for fasting blood work only, with no E/M service needed, can we charge...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p23.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

Practice Pearls - Feb 2007 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article Can Family Medicine St ... Next article >> Feb 2007 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Feb;14(2):48. Share freebies with employees Manage your perfectionism Offer criticism with care Consider clinical trials Be aware...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p48.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

What Do We Really Know About Patient Satisfaction? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - A review of the literature reveals practical ways to improve patient satisfaction and compelling reasons to do so.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p33.html

CPT 2007: New Codes, New Rules and New Opportunities -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Your superbill should reflect revised codes related to anticoagulation management, lesion destruction and more on Jan. 1.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p27.html

Letters - Jan 2007 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - ...number also complete one or two years of postgraduate residency training. This education and training puts pharmacists in a unique position to enhance patient care in a family medicine practice. Pharmacists have long been established practitioners in academic outpatient clinics. A...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p11b.html

Negotiating a Contract With a Health Plan -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - You'll manage the process confidently if you ask these questions before it starts.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p49.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

News & Trends - Nov 2006 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - ...of providers' notes, electronic viewing of lab and radiology results, and electronic prescribing, as identified by the Institute of Medicine), the adoption rate dropped to 9 percent of physicians. Source: Jha AK, Ferris TG, Donelan K, et al. How common are electronic health records...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p22.html

Taming the Sample Closet -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Take control of your samples before they take control of you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p43.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2006 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - ...on the same date, see Same-Day E/M Services: What to Do When a Health Plan Won’t Pay, FPM, April 2006, and Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding, FPM, April 2004. Discontinued procedures Q How do I code an attempted endometrial biopsy that was unsuccessful because of a stenotic...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p29.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

In Search of a Super Superbill -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - This superbill incorporates the best characteristics of superbills submitted by FPM readers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p43.html

The FPM Encounter Forms Collection: 'Paper Automation' of Your Progress Notes -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Our forms can make documentation faster, easier and more accurate while providing decision support and coding help. What more do you want for nothing?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p63.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

A Whole Issue of Doctor Tools -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Your practice toolkit isn’t complete without these.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p14.html

Why I Never Had an Atari Video Game System -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Technology won’t solve all our problems, and it may even cause a few.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p90.html

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