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What the Military Taught Me About Practice Management -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - These nine characteristics of military life have a place in medical practices.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p23.html

Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine -- Family Practice Management

...medicine organi-zations embarked on a serious re-examination of the specialty and the U.S. health care system when they initi- ated the Future of Family Medicine (FFM) project. The group’s goal was ambitious: to develop strategies to renew and transform the discipline of family...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/fpm20040400p34.pdf

Working Together: Communities of Practice in Family Medicine -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - By sharing knowledge, concerns and passions, family physicians can use communities of practice as tools for change.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p28.html

Making a Case for Online Physician-Patient Communication -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - It can improve communications, practice efficiency and maybe even the bottom line. Just don't expect all your patients to join you online … yet.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/pa3.html

Seven Reasons to Dictate in the Presence of Your Patients -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - By simply moving dictation into the exam room, you may improve your practice in at least seven ways.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p37.html

Before You Sign That Office Lease -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Here's what to look for - and what to avoid.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p17.html

Transforming Your Practice: What Matters Most -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - When customers drive the system, it changes everything - for the better.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p32.html

The Stark Truth About the Stark Law: Part II -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - Find out whether one or more of the many exceptions to the Stark statute apply to you.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p41.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.

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

Back to School: Options for Learning the Business of Medicine -- Family Practice ...

...People talk about the art and scienceof medicine. In recent years, thebusiness of medicine has demandedphysicians’ attention as well. More and more physicians are pursuing business education, whether it’s to help them prepare for increased administrative responsibilities or a career...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/fpm20010700p27.pdf

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...Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Primer [Feature] You may be surprised by the number of your patients using CAM therapy. This primer provides the background and tips you’ll need to have a productive conversation about it. Jul-Aug 2000 Issue 'Problem Patients:' A...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=170&page=7

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

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

Take-Home Messages From the Academy's Managed Care Forum -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - From time management to alternative medicine to accounting, the Managed Care Forum of the 1998 AAFP Scientific Assembly offered pearls for family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p47.html

Letters - Jul-Aug 2012 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - ...I’ve used PEPID (http://www.pepid.com/) for a number of years in both family medicine and emergency medicine. I have found it to be an indispensable point-of-care tool that I use multiple times daily. It has an integrated database of medical and drug information. It also has an...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p5b.html

Rescuing Managed Care From the Wreckage of Managed Care -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Aruges that the mud slung at the managed care industry recently has sullied the perfectly good, and necessary, term managed care. Promises a number of articles on quality improvement and evidence-based medicine in FPM.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p8.html

Are Your Patients Ready for Electronic Communication? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - This simple survey will help you gauge patients' ability to interact with your practice via the Internet.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p25.html

Keys to High-Functioning Office Teams -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Trying to do it all yourself is not only unwise but increasingly impractical.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p15.html

Is the New Model of Family Medicine Financially Viable? -- Family Practice Management

...Is the New Model of Family Medicine FINANCIALLY VIABLE?Findings from the Future of Family Medicine project suggest the New Model could boost your income or enable you to work fewer hours. T he Future of Family Medicine project was initiated in 2002 with the goal of...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/fpm20050500p68.pdf

Preparing for a Medicare Fee Cut -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Doctors have several options to cope with the impending July 1 payment reduction.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p19.html

Structure and Synchronicity for Better Charting -- FPM

Aug 1, 2011 - Two key characteristics will help you to ensure that your notes communicate not only what you did, but also what you were thinking.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/p15.html

Escapist Medicine -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Argues that no physician can just practice medicine in the sense of ignoring management aspects of practice

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p12.html

Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - Finding the evidence you need is getting easier than you ever thought possible.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p51.html

Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 2) -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - The regulations include good news for physicians who work with hospitals.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p25.html

Compensation is up for family physicians

Family physicians saw their annual compensation increase an average of 5 percent over last year, reflecting an industrywide rise in physician pay.

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

"Vital Signs" for Assessing Your Practice's Financial Health -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - Paying attention to key metrics can help keep your practice operationally and financially healthy.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p25.html

The New Model of Family Medicine: What’s In It for You -- Family Practice Management

...THE NEW MODEL OF FAMILY MEDICINE: What’s In It for You Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line. Dr. Bagley is the AAFP’s medical director of quality improvement. He was...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/fpm20050500p59.pdf

Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care -- Family Practice ...

...ity care and contributes to the gap in performance documented in recent literature.1 As described in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Crossing the Quality Chasm, the gap exists in spite of our professionalism, hard work and dedication - and will not be closed with greater...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/fpm20060500p37.pdf

Practical lessons learned from administering COVID vaccine in a small office setting

Administering the COVID vaccine takes more effort than doing flu shots. Here are 13 lessons to help you prepare.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/drive_in_covid_vaccine_clinic.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.

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

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...Complementary and alternative medicine Jul-Aug 2007 Issue Are You Ready to Discuss Complementary and Alternative Medicine? [Feature] If you haven't been communicating openly about these therapies with your patients, you may be missing a valuable opportunity. Apr 2005 Issue...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=224

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...Medicine Takes Center Stage [Feature] As part of the Future of Family Medicine project, the specialty put itself under a glaring spotlight to see where it currently stands. Jun 2003 Issue A Funny Thing Happened Today at the Office [Balancing Act] Laughter is the best...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=171&page=4

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

Simple Strategies to Avoid Medication Errors -- FPM

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

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

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

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...the low earners ($100,000 or less). The strongest influence was number of patient visits. May 2005 Issue Is the New Model of Family Medicine Financially Viable? [Feature] Findings from the Future of Family Medicine project suggest the New Model could boost your income or...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=93&page=1

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.

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

Helping Needy Patients Get Needed Medications -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The article describes how one practice uses volunteers to implement its patient-assistance program, which helps needy patients receive free or discounted medicines from pharmaceutical companies.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p56.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2010 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - ...The family physicians who work in our hospital network's urgent care centers and primary care practices share the same tax ID number. Are we considered part of the same group? Let's say a patient has an initial encounter at one of the urgent care centers. The family physician...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p33.html

Demystifying Computer Networks for Small Practices -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - With the right features and proper security, your network can improve your practice's efficiency and make your job easier.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p25.html

Big Ideas to Help Your Practice Thrive -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Your family physician colleagues share their best ideas for energizing and strengthening the practice of medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p27.html

What Should You Do When Your Patient Brings a List? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2009 - Follow these five steps if your patient unfurls a long list of issues to discuss at today's visit.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0500/p23.html

Tools and Strategies for Improving Asthma Management -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - A clear goal, staff buy-in and simple tools - such as an asthma flow sheet - can help your practice follow asthma guidelines more consistently.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p16.html

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...Introduces Pierdon open access and highlights the number of open-access success stories we've published in the last couple of years. Feb 2004 Issue The Outcomes of Open-Access Scheduling [Feature] Good things happen when patients are seen "today" by their own physicians....

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=5&page=1

Four tips for better medication adherence

These tips can help your patients improve their medication adherence.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medication_adherence.html

Three Bright Ideas for Improving Electronic Health Record Usability -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - Don't just complain about your EHR system; help make it better.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p7.html

Successful EHR Implementations: Attitude Is Everything -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Commitment to success, engagement from all concerned and a shared interest in continuing improvement can take you far.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p9.html

Coding Flu Shots: Immunize Against Lost Revenue -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - Make this hectic time of year a little smoother by reminding yourself and your staff how to code flu shots.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p35.html

Maintaining a Medication List in the Chart -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - The article explains how a simple medication list can simplify charting and help physicians avoid medication errors; the author offers a sample medication list used in his practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p52.html

The Top PDA Resources for Family Physicians -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Here are 15 resources that can make you more effective with your handheld.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p44.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.

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

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