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The Ideal Medical Practice Model: Improving Efficiency, Quality, and the Doctor-Patient...

Sep 1, 2007 - When you redesign a practice around these principles, you can step off the productivity treadmill and focus on excellent patient care.

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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.

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How to Bill for Services Performed by Nonphysician Practitioners -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Learning payers' rules will help you assess the value of hiring an NPP.

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Answers to Your Questions About Medicare Annual Wellness Visits -- FPM

Apr 1, 2011 - Our previous issue described the requirements and introduced an encounter form for documenting these visits. Now we answer your questions about this newest Medicare benefit.

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The Problem With Diet and Exercise Plans -- FPM

Jun 1, 2009 - Patients don't need more knowledge; they need a number to shoot for.

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The Medical Home Grows Up -- FPM

Jun 1, 2009 - Like many a promising idea, the medical home may be unrecognizable once the world has its way with it.

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Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Four key design elements could make your team more effective.

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Closing the Physician-Staff Divide: A Step Toward Creating the Medical Home -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - If your staff's job is to keep patients moving through the system and yours is to take care of the patients they supply, your practice is flawed.

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Practice Measurement: A New Approach for Demonstrating the Worth of Your Work -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - To obtain a true view of the quality of your practice, you must measure the patient's experience.

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Primer -- FPM

Mar 1, 2001 - 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.

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What Family Physicians Need to Know About ACOs -- FPM

Oct 1, 2011 - Accountable care organizations could be the next big thing in health care delivery. Here's what you need to know - and what you need to do - now.

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How to Avoid Conflicts Between Your New EHR and Your Old Billing Company -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - A proactive approach will help you get the most out of your investment.

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Practice Transformation: Running Your Business Like a Business -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - This medical practice uses technology and automaker-inspired productivity steps to modernize and rapidly grow its business.

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Resolving Patients' Vaccination Uncertainty: Going From "No Thanks!" to "Of Course!" --...

Apr 1, 2014 - Immunizations can help prevent disease breakouts but require being mindful of patient concerns and misconceptions.

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How Inclusive Leadership Can Help Your Practice Adapt to Change -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - The most effective leaders realize that everyone's input is valuable.

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The 12-Step Way to Reduce Practice Expenses: Part 2, Operational Efficiencies -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - Even small cuts in your operational expenses can add up to big savings for your practice.

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Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2014 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - ...Is a group class considered a service reportable with CPT code 97804? Is there a limit on the number of people who may be in a group? A Code 97804 is for Medical nutrition therapy; group (two or more individuals), each 30 minutes. According to CPT, Group therapy is applicable to...

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Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2013 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - ...No. The chief complaints are not treated as separate evaluation and management (E/M) codes. If the number and complexity of the problems increase your history, exam, and medical decision-making, you may be able to report a higher level of code than if you were addressing a single...

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Recovering patient volume and practice finances in the wake of COVID-19: 12 tips -- FPM

Patient volume has dropped 60% since the start of the pandemic, and practice revenues have declined 55%. Here’s what practices can do to recover.

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Why Did Your Productivity Decrease When We Hired You? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2011 - Before making the leap from private practice to employed practice, consider how the new arrangement will affect your productivity and your bottom line.

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The 2009 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 2,012 Family Physicians -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - If you're shopping for an EHR system, you might appreciate this advice from a couple of thousand colleagues.

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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.

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Three Building Blocks for Improving Access to Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - Your efforts to give patients same-day appointments won't succeed until you address three critical issues.

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The Medical Home: An Idea Whose Time Has Come ... Again -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - Physicians, employers, legislators and payers think medical homes may be the key to health system reform.

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What You Can Do to Help Your Uninsured Patients -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - Here's how to patients who might otherwise miss getting the services they need.

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