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Five issues to watch in 2015

Five issues to watch in 2015

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Chart Audit: Is Your Practice Billing What It Should? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - A simple review may save your practice loads of money.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p15.html

How Does Your Practice Measure Up? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - The ability to collect and use data to improve performance is becoming an essential practice management skill.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p59.html

Survey shows rise in solo practice physician searches

Survey shows rise in solo practice physician searches

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Time to bust some ICD-10 myths

Time to bust some ICD-10 myths

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

18 Glimpses of Tomorrow -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Introduces Big Ideas issue, suggesting that most of the ideas featured have something to do with the FFM new practice model and that the authors may actually share a vision of the future of family medicine.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p13.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

Retail Health Clinics Are Rolling Your Way -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Your patients will soon be able to choose between your office and the big-box retailer around the corner when they're feeling sick. Will this trend bring increased competition or cooperation?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p65.html

Letters - Sep-Oct 2009 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - ...As a family physician with almost 30 years of practice experience, I read Why I Give My Cell Phone Number to My Patients [July/August 2009] with a critical eye. Even though I have had devoted and loyal patients, some still tended to call after-hours for non-critical matters (and...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p6b.html

Readers Speak Out on the Turtle vs. Rabbit Controversy -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - Family physicians from across the country have strongly held and differing views on the clash of practice styles. Is there a solution?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p19.html

Same-Day Appointments: Exploding the Access Paradigm -- FPM

Sep 1, 2000 - To gain control over your schedule, you must do the unthinkable: Offer every patient an appointment for today.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0900/p45.html

An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Slowly but surely, it's getting easier to help your patients kick the habit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p75.html

Four Reasons Our Office is Pharma-Free -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - Those free gifts and samples might be costing you more than you realize.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p6.html

Surveyed physicans say burnout is increasing

Surveyed physicans say burnout is increasing

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Nov-Dec 2004

...• Accentuating the Positive in Family Medicine • Creating the Lifestyle You Want • Put Yourself in Patients' Shoes • Crunching the Numbers • "Listen" Article Inspires Med Student Coding & Documentation • A Limit to 99214? • When Someone Else Discharges Your...

Family Practice Management

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

Nov-Dec 2004

...• Accentuating the Positive in Family Medicine • Creating the Lifestyle You Want • Put Yourself in Patients' Shoes • Crunching the Numbers • "Listen" Article Inspires Med Student Coding & Documentation • A Limit to 99214? • When Someone Else Discharges Your...

Family Practice Management

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

Implementing Open-Access Scheduling in an Academic Practice -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - This group overcame staffing complexities on the road to open access.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p59.html

Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@46d08c8b

...The State of Family Medicine [Feature] This special report reviews the value of family medicine, the challenges it faces, and AAFP data on the nature of family medicine practice today. Sep-Oct 2008 Issue Is 'Busy' Good? [The Last Word] One family physician thinks we...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=149&page=1

What the Hospitalist Movement Means to Family Physicians -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - The jury's still out on how hospitalists affect patient care, but many family physicians are choosing to give up hospital service before the verdict comes in.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p54.html

Reducing Waits and Delays in the Referral Process -- FPM

Mar 1, 2002 - By formalizing your referral relationships, you can make life easier for you and your patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0300/p39.html

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - With a clear aim, some basic innovation tools and a willingness to experiment, your team can produce some remarkable ideas.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p37.html

Finding the Perfect Job -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Here's a plan for figuring out which practice is right for you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p37.html

Minimizing the Risk of Financial Fraud -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Implementing internal controls in your practice will help you stop embezzlement and keep what you earn.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p45.html

The Future of Health Care Financing -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - In most sectors of the U.S. economy, consumers control their dollars. What if that were to happen in health care?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p31.html

Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Who needs an EHR? Software you already have can help you make sure your patients get the care they need.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p47.html

Your Practice on Hold: Preparing for a Leave of Absence -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - Developing a leave plan can help your partners and your patients feel more comfortable with your time away.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p31.html

Health Information on the Net: A More Direct Route -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - Role of meta directories as clearinghouses for Internet links to the best and most comprehensive directories and the growing participation of patients in using and organizing health information on the Internet.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/p57.html

A Refresher on Medical Necessity -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p28.html

Vaccination Management: Is Your Practice on Target? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - These strategies will protect your patients and your bottom line.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/p28.html

Understanding the Physician Liability Insurance Crisis -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Just when you thought declining reimbursement and rising expenses had squeezed your practice dry, liability insurance premiums began to climb dramatically. Here’s what’s behind the increases.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p47.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2009 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - ...How should we code Pap tests for non-Medicare patients? We currently use a preventive medicine services code. Should we use 88142? A The codes for preventive medicine services, 99381–99397, include an age- and gender-appropriate exam. Collection of the Pap test specimen is part of...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p32.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

Don't Get Burned Coding Common Skin Procedures -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - This encounter form can help you to prevent minor operations from becoming major billing headaches.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p47.html

The Family Physician's Role in Reducing Medical Errors -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - The article will explain the kinds of medical errors that are common in medical practice and what physicians can do to improve patient safety.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p45.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

A New Approach to Group Visits: Helping High-Need Patients Make Behavioral Change -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - The most difficult patients have one thing in common: They need to change their health habits. Group visits can help them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa6.html

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Turning away third-party payers and requiring payment at the time of service restored this family physician's practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p74.html

How Consumer-Driven Health Plans Will Affect Your Practice -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - This new way of paying for health care could realign the doctor-patient relationship and reduce the role of third-party payers, but only if it’s done right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p71.html

Are Your Patients Getting the Preventive Services They Need? -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - The article discusses the importance of preventive services and offers NCQA benchmarks. It also shows the process one practice used to identify its rates for mammograms, childhood immunizations and influenza vaccinations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p56.html

How We Improved Our Practice and Our Bottom Line With a New EMR System -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - This four-physician practice has good reason to be enthusiastic about new technology.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p25.html

Making Wellness Medicine Work -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - Following a program like the author's, you can turn annual physical exams into an ongoing process of prevention and health improvement.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p33.html

Is Universal Coverage the American Way? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2000 - Seven physician organizations think so, and they're joining forces to place universal coverage on the national agenda this election year.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0700/p33.html

News & Trends - Apr 2008 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - ...medicine shows slight improvement Communities needed for EHR demonstration project Majority of FPs wouldn't do it again despite strong job market 2008 Match Results: Family medicine shows slight improvement The number of medical school seniors who matched with a family medicine...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p14.html

How to Evaluate and Implement Clinical Policies -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Here are step-by-step methodologies to help you select the right clinical policies and actually change practice with them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p28.html

Seven Characteristics of Successful Work Relationships -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - Your clinical and financial success may depend on work relationships within your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p47.html

How to Find the Job That's Right for You -- FPM

Dec 1, 2000 - Before you enter the job market, ask yourself, What do I really want?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1100/p30.html

Group Visits for Chronic Illness Care: Models, Benefits and Challenges -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - With proper planning, group visits can expand your options for managing the care of chronically ill patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p37.html

Immediate Action Protocol: A Tool to Help Your Practice Assess Suicidal Patients -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - If you've cared for patients with suicidal ideation, you'll know how valuable this tool can be.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p17.html

CPT 2006: Another Year, Another Round of Updates -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - The E/M codes for consultations and nursing facility visits reflect some of this year’s significant changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p28.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

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