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'Oh, by the Way ...': Agenda Setting in Office Visits -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - The article will explain how physicians can deal with patients who present with lists of complaints and how managing these lists effectively can improve patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p63.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- Family ...

...administrator in charge of the ER asked my friend, How did you get the volume up? Can you do it again? Of course, the idea of increasing the number of emergencies in a given communi- ty is ludicrous, and my friend had to explain to the administrator that no, he couldn’t do it again....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/fpm20020100p33.pdf

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - Marketing doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated or unethical. To begin, simply treat your current patients right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p33.html

10 Big Ideas That Could Make Your Practice Better -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - Could your practice benefit from some fresh thinking? Get inspired by these 10 ideas that have made a difference for your colleagues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/p33.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

10 Ways Family Practices Lose Money -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - Learn how to plug the leaks that deplete your practice’s income.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p51.html

13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - The article completes a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article offers lessons learned from the project and explores whether the principles of quality improvement were effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p55.html

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...1. Resort doctor Winters in Tahoe. Summers on the Caribbean. Could a career in medicine really be that idyllic? It could if you choose to be a resort doctor. The promise here is lifestyle. If you have a passion for skiing or travel and want your practice to pro- mote your...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/fpm20010200p33.pdf

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.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

21st Century Medicine, 20th Century People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Sometimes technology isn't the problem.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p40.html

28sixt.pdf

...my husband and I moved from the coast of Virginia to a small town in North Carolina to hang out our shingle and dive into the business of medicine. We selected a growing, rural town that was close to urban areas but still deeply underserved by physicians. Within a month, both of us...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p28.pdf

33 hill newpatient.qxd

...applies only to the categories of evaluation and management (E/M) services titled Office or Other Outpatient Services and Preventive Medicine Services, but as a family physician, most of the codes you sub- mit fall into these categories, and the defini- tion is hard to incorporate...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/fpm20030900p33.pdf

41simp.pdf

...In any given week, four out of five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, or dietary and herbal supplements. Nearly one-third of adults take five or more different medications.1 Given the volume of medications being taken, medication-related injuries...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p41.pdf

47 roberts.qxd

...factor in rising medical liability premiums appears to be the size of the awards, rather than the frequency of lawsuits. In Wisconsin, the number of claims filed actually decreased from 348 in 1990 to 249 in 2001.2 In 1995, the national median for jury awards was $500,000 and the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/fpm20021000p47.pdf

6 Easy Steps to Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record -- Family Practice Management

...of California-Davis Medical Group in Sacramento. Dr. Jerant is an assistant professor of clinical family medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UC-Davis. The EMR system described in this article was developed by Dr. Jue, based partly on ideas developed by John...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/fpm20010500p33.pdf

A Comparison of Voice Recognition Programs -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - This installment in an ongoing series on using computers will compare three software programs for physician voice recognition/dictation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p48.html

A Job-Share Model for the New Millenium -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - This approach to family practice assures continuity of care for your patients as well as a healthy life balance and a decent paycheck for you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/p29.html

A Job-Share Model for the New Millennium -- Family Practice Management

...has fragmented care, stressed the doctor-patient relationship and placed heavy productivity demands on physicians, who must provide a high number of office visits to meet the high overhead costs typical- ly associated with family practice. Family physicians who want to provide...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/fpm20020900p29.pdf

A Last-Minute Y2K Survival Guide -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - Doing some simple contingency planning now will enable your practice to run smoothly in January even if the dire predictions are true.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p21.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 -- Family Practice Management

...Over the next two decades, I was fortunate to practice family medicine in two different stable multi-physician practices, one rural and one suburban. But insurance coverage, managed care and integrated health care sys- tems added complexity to medical practice. High patient volume...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/fpm20060200p74.pdf

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

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

A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p12.html

A Physician’s Guide to Navigating a Bureaucracy

...Back in 2018, we reached a significant tipping point in medicine. For the first time, physician practice owners were not in the majority. Instead, most practicing physi-cians reported being employed, with family medicine having the highest share of employed physicians.1 Loss of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/fpm20200500p26.pdf

A Physician’s Guide to Navigating a Bureaucracy -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - To get what you need to create a more ideal practice, you must learn to navigate the bureaucracy of your organization. Here’s how.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p26.html

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health

...Dr. O’Gurek is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Henke serves as chief medical officer of Community of Hope, a community health center in Washington, D.C. Author...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p7.pdf

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

A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REFILLS

...About the Authors Dr. Willis is associate professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is also chief medical officer of quality and medical management at Indiana University Medical Group - Primary Care in Indianapolis. Gerald Eaton is a commercial...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/fpm20101100p22.pdf

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

A Productivity Primer -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - The author describes the different ways physician productivity is currently being measured and how those measurements are being used.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p72.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

A Request for Further Guidance -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - Follows up on A Piece of Your Mind (Nov/Dec 2002) by asking for more specific guidance on two topics FPM might cover.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p8.html

A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature -- Family Practice Management

...The article Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice in the February 2004 issue of FPM describes several organizations that can help us. These organizations, such as the Cochrane Library, Bandolier and Clinical Evidence, develop clinical questions and then review...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/fpm20040500p47.pdf

A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature -- FPM

May 1, 2004 - The PP-ICONS approach will help you separate the clinical wheat from the chaff in mere minutes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/p47.html

A Simple Technology to Improve Office Efficiency -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - The author explains how simple technologies, such as a handheld pager system, can improve communication among physicians and staff members within the office.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p55.html

A Streamlined Approach to Prescription Management -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Synchronizing each patient's prescriptions so they're handled all at once could save your practice at least an hour a day.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p11.html

A Sure Way to Improve Your Dictation -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The article explains the merits of dictating notes in the exam room with the patient present, as a way to increase efficiency and improve patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p55.html

A Systematic Approach to Identifying Drug-Seeking Patients -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - When patients present with suspicious complaints of pain, these seven steps can help you prevent the misuse of prescription drugs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa3.html

A Team Approach to Quality Improvement -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - To realize change, rely on the knowledge and experience of a team such as the authors', which improved the care of patients with diabetes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p25.html

A Team Approach to Reducing a Financial Deficit -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - This article describes how a multi-specialty group successfully handled a financial crisis at their institution using a bottom-up decision making process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p51.html

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...Medicine Center and associate program director of the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program in Denver. He led the APEX model transition at AF Williams. Dr. English is the associate medical director of practice transformation at the AF Williams Family...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p6.pdf

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.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

A Tool for Safely Treating Chronic Pain -- FPM

Dec 1, 2001 - The article explains how one family practice uses a medication use agreement to prevent medication misuse while helping patients who suffer from chronic pain.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1100/p47.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

AAFP responds to proposed rule on 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule -- FPM

AAFP responds to proposed rule on 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Achieving a More Minority-Friendly Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p39.html

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