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Apr 1999

...Making Wellness Medicine Work Sanford J. Brown Reducing Delays and Waiting Times With Open-Office Scheduling Sue Herriott Departments Editor's Page When Practice Styles Clash Robert L. Edsall Getting Paid Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management...

Family Practice Management

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

Apr 1999

...Making Wellness Medicine Work Sanford J. Brown Reducing Delays and Waiting Times With Open-Office Scheduling Sue Herriott Departments Editor's Page When Practice Styles Clash Robert L. Edsall Getting Paid Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management...

Family Practice Management

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

Apr 2007

...The Right Number: Optimizing Panel Size Robert L. Edsall Opinion Are Your Payers' Fee Schedules Fair? Thomas A. Felger Letters • EHRs Don't Fix Everything • Welcome to Medicare Visit and AAA Screening • Semiformal Attire and a Smile Practice Pearls • Be...

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Apr 2007

...The Right Number: Optimizing Panel Size Robert L. Edsall Opinion Are Your Payers' Fee Schedules Fair? Thomas A. Felger Letters • EHRs Don't Fix Everything • Welcome to Medicare Visit and AAA Screening • Semiformal Attire and a Smile Practice Pearls • Be...

Family Practice Management

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

Are the Edges of Family Practice Being Worn Away? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - A variety of forces, from hospitalists to burnout, may be chipping away at family physicians' scope of practice. Should you be concerned?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p35.html

Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The authors offer readers an action plan to use in reacting/responding to payers' accusations of incorrect coding.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p17.html

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- Family Practice Management

...recertification and continuing medical educa- tion of its diplomates. In contrast, the Ameri- can Board of Internal Medicine did not begin requiring recertification until 1990. The ABFP is one of 24 specialty boards belonging to the American Board of Medi- cal Specialties (ABMS),...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/fpm20050100p42.pdf

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The new board recertification process has garnered mixed reviews from family physicians. Find out how it will impact you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p42.html

Are You Ready for Medicare Part D? -- Family Practice Management

...Starting in January 2006, private organizations contract- ing with CMS will begin to offer Medicare beneficiaries a number of prescription drug plans. These plans will include some stand-alone, prescription-drug-only plans and some Medicare Advantage plans that will include...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/fpm20060100p58.pdf

Are You Ready for Medicare Part D? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - Understanding the basics will help you field patients’ questions about the new prescription drug benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p58.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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Ask FPM - Apr 2002 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - ...patients a 30-percent discount on all office visits. The discount applies only to the office visit charge; we charge our regular price for medicines and tests associated with the evaluation and management (E/M) service because our profit margin on these items is so small. We simply...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p60.html

Ask FPM - Apr 2005 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - ...Do a market analysis to find a location that will reach the greatest number of potential patients; Begin applying for provider ID numbers as soon as you have chosen your geographic location. There are two publications devoted specifically two this topic. The AAFP’s On Your Own:...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p72.html

Ask FPM - Feb 2004 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - ...the effective date listed on the enrollment application. Of course, such billing cannot take place until you have received your provider numbers from Medicare. Other payers that the practice contracts with may have a similar policy. In general, whether the payer is Medicare or a...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p67.html

Ask FPM - Jan 1999 -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - ...to a prescription when they are not authorized to prescribe medication may be charged under state law with the unauthorized practice of medicine. They may also be violating the federal Controlled Substances Act, which states that the prescribing practitioner must manually sign...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p55.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2005 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - ...What is the typical overhead percentage for a family medicine office? Is malpractice insurance usually included? And what is the typical compensation as a percentage of collections? A Average overhead for a family medicine practice with or without obstetrics is approximately 64...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p65.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2001 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2001 - ...with varied call arrangements throughout my career, but I’ve usually taken the same amount of call time as the full-time physicians for a number of reasons: I thought the gains in goodwill among my colleagues outweighed a few less call days a year, I realized my colleagues were...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0600/p52.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2003 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - ...means that you will have representation on the board. If so, you need to find out how much representation you will have (i.e., the number of seats on the board and votes required for board action) and how your board representative(s) will be selected (i.e., by the board or by...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p70.html

Ask FPM - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...are a number of sources of documentation forms for preventive exams, including the following: Milcom Medical Record System from Hollister (www.hollister.com/us/products/patient_info_systems/record_systems.htm), which is endorsed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine,...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p77.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2001 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - ...• Develop and continually update a listing of certified interpreters for hearing-impaired patients and LEP patients. Keep the numbers of over-the-phone translation services handy for emergency situations. These services are offered by many long-distance phone companies. • If LEP...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p57.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2004 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - ...Our family medicine residency program is trying to get precepting coverage for our resident physicians when our faculty has development workshops and retreats. Should we bill for these services through a reciprocal-billing or a locum-tenens arrangement? A To assess whether either of...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p60.html

Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care -- Family Practice Management

...Dr. Elward practices at Family Medicine of Albemarle, in Charlottesville, Va. He is also a member of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia. Conflicts of interest: None reported. IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y T IM O TH Y C O O K...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/fpm20041000p43.pdf

Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care for Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p43.html

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