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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

CPT Update for 2013 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - This year's changes include some promising new codes for care coordination.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2014 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - ...We use the priority numbering feature of our electronic health record (EHR) messaging system to help us make sure patient calls and emails get answered as promptly as possible – and in the correct order. Our front office and nursing staff simply assign one of the following priority...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

Why the Medicare Fee Schedule and RVUs Matter to Employed Family Physicians -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - These four components can help you provide care that is more proactive, organized and satisfying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2014 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - ...Look at your documentation for services provided for your practices' most common diagnoses. Start with a manageable number of conditions and charts per physician or other qualified health care professional. You can pull a report of the most commonly reported ICD-9 diagnosis codes...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

Step-by-Step Practice Transformation -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - Can you walk there, or do you need to fly?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Secure Messaging: Myths, Facts, and Pitfalls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - We assumed that our patients weren't ready for secure messaging or that, if they were, it would overburden our staff. We couldn't have been more wrong.

Family Practice Management : Articles

How to Protect Your Data When You're on the Web -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Every time you access the Internet, a world of criminals is trying to steal personal information - yours and your patients'. Here's how to stop them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Ten Steps to a Patient-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - Start with steps that increase practice revenue. Then you'll be better able to afford the steps that just make practice better and more satisfying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

CPT 2009: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A new injection code and newborn codes are among this year’s most notable CPT changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

How to Be an Efficient and Effective Preceptor -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - It is possible to do the important work of precepting students and still get home in time for dinner.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Coming Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Even patients with specialized conditions such as sickle cell disease need primary care physicians.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

Five keys to a happy career in medicine -- FPM

Doctors who need to make money at the expense of work boundaries and professional satisfaction are rarely happy. But prudent management of personal finances leads to a more satisfying career.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

E-Prescribing: Why the Fuss? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - If its increased safety and other benefits haven’t convinced you to get into e-prescribing, maybe Medicare’s promised financial incentives will.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Managing the Habitual No-Show Patient -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - The author describes how his practice addressed the problem of patients who frequently missed appointments by implementing an alternative form of scheduling for such patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Eight Steps to a Chart Audit for Quality -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - A simple chart review can help your group answer the question on everyone's mind: How are we doing?

Family Practice Management : Articles

Four steps to succeeding in the coming value-based system -- FPM

The shift from rewarding volume to rewarding value can feel daunting, but it may give family physicians new opportunities to prosper and to provide the kind of care patients want.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2014 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - ...To help patients avoid spreading tinea when they're getting dressed, I recommend that before they put on their underwear, they first put medicine on their feet and put on their socks. That way, they don't accidentally catch their toes in their underpants and spread the fungus...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

Why I Give My Cell Phone Number to My Patients -- FPM

Aug 1, 2009 - You may gain more rapport without losing sleep.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Do You Know What Is (or Isn't) in Your Documentation? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - Leaving out key information in patient documentation can compromise quality and cost you money.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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