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It's Time to Get Serious About ICD-10 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - Our article series will help prepare you, and so will a sense of humor.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p7.html

It's Time to Go RAFing -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - What you don’t know about risk-adjustment factor scores could cost you.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p5.html

It's Time to Start Practicing Population-Based Health Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - You don't have to be part of an integrated delivery system to optimize care for populations of patients with common conditions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p37.html

Letters - Apr 2002 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - ...00–4084; October 2000; available online at rover.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/practgde.htm). The same is not true for patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus or most other chronic diseases. The article never advocated that physicians encourage patients not to lose weight...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p15a.html

Letters - Jan-Feb 2012 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - ...appointment, plus a little more. It's reasonable to prescribe three month's worth of medication with three refills for a patient with hypertension who is scheduled to see me once a year, even though I might suggest quarterly check-ups. No physician should prescribe medication for a...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p5.html

Letters - Jan-Feb 2013 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - ...Consider the example of a patient with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic sinusitis, and depression. He is taking metformin, hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, atorvastatin, fluticasone, and citalopram at the time of the annual comprehensive care visit. Vitals and...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p9.html

Letters - Jun 2007 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - ...EHRs are often marketed as being simple and streamlined with structured templates for a variety of medical conditions (e.g., hypertension and diabetes). Ironically, with the exception of some acute visits, the typical office visit of a family physician is neither simple nor...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p13a.html

Letters - Mar 2006 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - ...Almost all of this was quickly paid by my insurance carrier. Now, consider the care I provide an adult male patient who suffers from hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease and dyslipidemia. During the course of a year, I could see the patient four or five times for extended...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p23a.html

Letters - May 2002 -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - ...diagnoses, for example, in the case of a patient with chronic hypertension and diabetes who presents with a cough and whose subsequent X-ray indicates pneumonia. In the example given, would you report pneumonia, hypertension and diabetes? Obviously not at the initial visit if the...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p17.html

Letters - Nov-Dec 2012 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - ...problem with preventive visits is that patients often expect to get refills for at least three other chronic medical problems (diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, etc.) at the same time – and expect to not have to pay their copay because their insurer advised them to come in for...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p6b.html

Letters - Sep-Oct 2012 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - ...this requirement? Is it OK to use check boxes? I assume the risk factors should focus on well-being – not on chronic comorbidities like hypertension and diabetes, which are addressed separately during my simultaneously billed evaluation and management visit. Ashish Sitapara, MD...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/p10a.html

Level-II vs. Level-III Visits: Cracking the Codes -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Once you learn the rules, choosing the right code is easier than you think.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p21.html

Looking Beyond Diagnostic Criteria -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The power of family medicine is seeing patients as more than just signs and symptoms.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p36.html

Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice -- Family Practice Management

...he found that roughly 90 percent of visits dealt with 26 common conditions, includ- ing depression, low-back pain, headache, asthma and hypertension. 5. Use evidence-based clinical guide- lines - and ignore the rest. Until a few years ago, clinical guidelines were mostly junk,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/fpm20040200p51.pdf

Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - Finding the evidence you need is getting easier than you ever thought possible.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p51.html

Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding -- Family Practice Management

...new complaints (e.g., chest pain or irregular bleeding) and, in some instanc- es, a new or established chronic condition (e.g., hypertension or type-II diabetes), the visit becomes a combination of preven- tive and problem-oriented care. As long as the problem-oriented service is...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/fpm20040400p49.pdf

Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Find out how to properly code and bill for the preventive services you provide.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p49.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

Mar 2004

...A Tool for Evaluating Hypertension Mark H. Ebell Computers Communicating With Your Patients Online Joseph E. Scherger Balancing Act Rediscovering the Paper Planner Pamela J. Vaccaro Coding & Documentation • Prolonged Services Codes • Coding an "Interview"...

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Mar 2004

...A Tool for Evaluating Hypertension Mark H. Ebell Computers Communicating With Your Patients Online Joseph E. Scherger Balancing Act Rediscovering the Paper Planner Pamela J. Vaccaro Coding & Documentation • Prolonged Services Codes • Coding an "Interview"...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300

March/April 2020

...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Cindy Hughes Departments From the Editor On Baby Pictures and Empty Nests Sarina B. Schrager Practice Pearls • Make office redesign a collaborative project • Designate a vaccine update expert...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/

May/June 2018

...• ICD-10 coding for hypertension and diabetes • Physician certification of diabetic shoes • Umbilical cauterization The Last Word How to Be Happy in Practice for 30-Plus Years Douglas Iliff About the CME Quiz AAFP members and FPM subscribers can take the CME quiz online...

Family Practice Management

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

May/June 2018

...• ICD-10 coding for hypertension and diabetes • Physician certification of diabetic shoes • Umbilical cauterization The Last Word How to Be Happy in Practice for 30-Plus Years Douglas Iliff About the CME Quiz AAFP members and FPM subscribers can take the CME quiz online...

Family Practice Management

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

Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Made Easier -- FPM

Aug 1, 2011 - A systematic approach will help prevent these visits from overwhelming your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/p10.html

Medicare Clarifies Preoperative Services Reimbursement Policy -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - The author explains instructions recently issue by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about how to code for preoperative medical evaluations performed by family physicians at the request of surgeons outside the Medicare global surgical period.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p16.html

Medicare Preventive Physical Exam

...Hypertension Heart disease Stroke Kidney disease Obesity Genetic disorder Alcoholism MEDICARE PREVENTIVE PHYSICAL EXAM continued ➤ MEDICARE PREVENTIVE PHYSICAL EXAM 2 of 6 Patient Name ________________________________________________________________...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/fpm20110100p22-rt3.pdf

Medicare Wellness Visits: Reassessing Their Value to Your Patients and Your Practice

...1: A 67-year-old male, who is an established patient of your practice, is see- ing you for an initial AWV. His chronic prob- lems include hypertension and dyslipidemia. He is taking hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg per day and atorvastatin 20 mg at bedtime. His history and the health risk...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/fpm20190300p25.pdf

Medicare Wellness Visits: Reassessing Their Value to Your Patients and Your Practice --...

Apr 1, 2019 - Providing Medicare wellness visits can be challenging but can improve quality and practice revenue.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p25.html

Medication Adherence: We Didn't Ask and They Didn't Tell -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Sometimes the best way to solve our patients' medical problems is to make sure they're taking their medicine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p25.html

Microsoft Word - 0117226-1019454-pi.doc

...NQF 0013 Title: Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement Description: Percentage of patient visits for patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hypertension who have been seen for at least 2 office visits, with blood pressure (BP) recorded. AMA-PCPI Contact...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/fpm20100900p17-rt1.pdf

Monitor - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...Apart from hypertension, it is difficult to imagine that there would be enough cases per primary care physician to construct disease-specific profiles for almost any other chronic condition, said Sheldon Greenfield, MD, a co-author of the study, noting that physicians are sometimes...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p15.html

Monitor - Jun 2004 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - ...Those with hypertension received less than 65 percent of recommended care. Those with colorectal cancer received 54 percent of recommended care, but only 38 percent of adults were screened for colorectal cancer. Those with diabetes received 45 percent of recommended care. Those with...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p27.html

Monitor - Jun 2005 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - ...56 percent find it difficult or impossible to generate a list of patients by diagnosis or health risk (e.g., those with diabetes or hypertension); 18 percent have data on their patients' outcomes (e.g., the percentage of patients with diabetes who have good glycemic control)....

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p30.html

Monitor - May 2002 -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - ...Hypertension and diabetes topped the list of the most commonly used diagnosis codes in family practice in 2000. The full list is shown below. Enlarge Family practice match numbers drop slightly; fill rate goes up Although the number of medical students matching with family practice...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p26.html

Monitor - Oct 2001 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - ...feel prepared or very prepared to care for ambulatory and hospitalized patients and to diagnose and treat conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and depression, according to research published in the Sept. 5 Journal of the American Medical Association. However, over 25 percent...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1000/p25.html

Monitor - Sep 2000 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2000 - ...would categorize physicians as platinum, gold or silver based on clinical outcomes for 10 conditions, including diabetes, depression, hypertension and chest pain. Becky Cherney, president and chief operating officer of the coalition, said that under the plan, reimbursement rates...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0900/p24.html

Monitor - Sep 2003 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - ...receiving recommended care for senile cataracts to a low of 10.5 percent receiving recommended care for alcohol dependence. Recommended hypertension care was provided 64.7 percent of the time. Recommended diabetes care was provided 45.4 percent of the time. Only 24 percent of...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/p29.html

Moving Beyond "Noncompliance" -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - When we focus on our own agenda rather than our patient's, we too can become noncompliant.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p50.html

mproving Chronic Illness Care: Lessons Learned in a Private Practice -- Family Practice...

...into our chronic care improvement project, our group reluctantly agreed to initiate a series of group sessions with patients who have hypertension and dia- betes. Our nurse practitioner CDE and physi- cian champion will lead these groups. If these sessions are successful, they will...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1100/fpm20051100p50.pdf

Mr. Jones doesn’t have insurance anymore

Mr. Jones doesn’t have insurance anymore

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

New Codes, New Payment Opportunities for 2017 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - This year's changes include opportunities to get paid for some services that were previously not billable.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p7.html

New ICD-9 Codes Take Effect This Month -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Our summary of the changes and updated coding tools will help you to code more accurately and efficiently.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p21.html

New Medicare Payment Opportunities -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - On April 1, 2002, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) became a Medicare-covered service. Effective January 1, 2002, Congress extended Medicare coverage for MNT to beneficiaries with diabetes or a renal disease. The author explains how to take advantage of these new payment ...

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p18.html

New Year, New Medicare Benefits -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - The article explains what physicians need to know to get paid for providing a physical for all patients new to the Medicare program.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0200/p15.html

Now More Than Ever, Mental Health Care Needs Family Medicine -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - With the stress of the pandemic exacerbating patients’ health issues, primary care physicians have an unparalleled opportunity to address both their physical and their mental health needs.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/oa1.html

Nursing Home Documentation Form

...PMH: l HTN l HLP l CAD l DM l CHF l COPD l CVA l Dementia _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ ________...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/fpm20120300p19-rt1.pdf

Opinion: E/M Changes for 2021: The Beginning, Not the End

...address a condition pertaining to that medication during the visit, it doesn’t count. On the other hand, if you did, for example, address hypertension and determine at the visit that no changes should be made to the medica- tion dosing or no refill was necessary, then you still...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/fpm20210100p8.pdf

Opinion: Now More Than Ever, Mental Health Care Needs Family Medicine

...disorder com- pared to individuals without one.10 Patients with depression have a 40% greater risk of developing car- diac disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or obesity than the general popula- tion.10 Additionally, most top-tier evidence identifies...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/fpm20210500oa1.pdf

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- Family Practice ...

...A62-year-old man presents to you with cough, fever and chills, which he has had for threedays. He has well-controlled hypertension and diabetes but is otherwise healthy. His respiratory rate is 24 breaths per minute, and his blood pressure and pulse are in the normal range. He has...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/fpm20060400p41.pdf

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p41.html

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - When practicing medicine feels more like labor than a labor of love, take steps to heal the healer.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/p39.html

Panning for Gold: How to Find Money in Your Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2000 - Here are some tips for cutting your expenses and increasing your revenue - without losing staff.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1100/p37.html

Patient-Centered Care for Better Patient Adherence -- FPM

Mar 1, 1998 - Help your patients become medical decision makers who take an active role in their own care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0300/p46.html

Planning Group Visits for High-Risk Patients -- FPM

Jun 1, 2000 - You'll not only have more satisfied patients and better compliance, but you'll also be compensated for your services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0600/p33.html

Practical Ways to Improve Medication Adherence -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Half of our patients do not take their medications, but we can change that.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p52.html

Practice Diary - Feb 2005 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - ...I would have leapt to, especially after she denied chest pain or pressure, diaphoresis and shortness of breath, but she did have hypertension and took a statin. She also had a history of severe reflux disease and took a proton pump inhibitor daily. On examination, her belly was...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0200/p68.html

Practice Diary - Jan 2003 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - ...my office with a new complaint. It wasn’t as though she didn’t have enough problems already – chronic atrial fibrillation, recalcitrant hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity and a history of congestive heart failure. Now she noticed her belly had swollen markedly during the past...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p69.html

Practice Diary - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...Ron, a 57-year-old with severe diabetes and hypertension, had been my patient for six years. Recently, a Cardiolite reperfusion scan showed a small ischemic area in the septum. Ron was asymptomatic, but I prescribed some nitroglycerin for PRN use and consulted Gregg, a cardiologist....

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p46.html

Practice Diary - Jul 2002 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - ...that was it. Her office chart revealed her mother had died of emphysema at age 65 and her father of cirrhosis at age 44. She had neither hypertension nor diabetes, and her cholesterol was 187 with an HDL of 48. She had moderate COPD, a bipolar disorder and arthritis, but she had...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p55.html

Practice Diary - Jun 2003 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - ...for vomiting when I noted that his creatinine had risen from a baseline of 1.5 to 2.4. Earl was a 78-year-old man with diabetes and mild hypertension and was on two potentially nephrotoxic drugs, Glucophage and Zestril. The ER doctor had told him to stop the Glucophage. Two weeks...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p62.html

Practice Diary - Mar 2000 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - ...valve replacement and double CABG four years ago. Since then she has been largely non-compliant with medicines that I prescribed for her hypertension. One morning several weeks ago, she called me to say she was having severe chest pain unrelieved with baking soda. She sounded like...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p57.html

Practice Diary - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...personal physician, had a blood-pressure reading of 210/120. Has anyone ever told you that you have severe hypertension? I asked him. They always said it was white-coat hypertension, Mark said. In case you haven’t noticed, Mark, I don’t wear a white coat. Insurance companies like...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p71.html

Practice Diary - Oct 2000 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - ...I would have predicted to call with that complaint. She was only 45 years old, and her sole risk factors for heart disease were mild hypertension adequately controlled with atenolol and an LDL of 145. Does it feel like pressure? I asked. No, she said. Does it radiate? No. Does...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p63.html

Practice Diary - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - ...medication, to go on yet another pill? Truth be told, John cut all the pills I prescribed in half, and he rationalized everything. His hypertension was strictly white coat, his hypercholesterolemia was of minor import because of a negative heart scan five years ago, and his obesity...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p57.html

Practice Diary - Sep 1999 -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - ...years ago I referred him to a liver specialist, who did a biopsy, which showed fibrotic changes. Since then he has developed diabetes and hypertension. At his last visit, his enzymes were still in the 200 range and his platelets were decreased, but his prothrombin time and albumin...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p48.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p19.html

Practice Pearls

...• Hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia: once every six months with labs • Asthma and allergies: once a year • Physical exam: as needed, but at least once every two years • Annual wellness visit (for Medicare patients): once a year • Insomnia, gastroesophageal...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p32.pdf

Practice Pearls

...available. Patients with conditions such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes may be experienced at measuring glucose and blood pres- sure, but may require a gentle reminder to have those measure- ments ready for the appointment. With the judicious use of lab testing at this...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/fpm20200500p32.pdf

Practice Pearls - Jun 2008 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - ...one or more of five specified chronic diseases (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes and hypertension) are seen regularly at our practice, we use the reporting capabilities of our practice management system, AthenaNet...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p37.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2012 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - ...Hypertension Elavil (amitriptyline) 25 mg Once daily at bedtime Leg pain MedicationFrequencyReason for use Glucophage (metformin) 500 mg Twice daily with food Diabetes Lotensin (benazepril) 10 mg Once daily Hypertension Elavil (amitriptyline) 25 mg Once...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p34.html

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2019 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Create annual visit plans for your patients | Use your EHR to close care gaps | Use passwords to practice mindfulness

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p32.html

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2020 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - Check for COVID-19 updates on home isolation and work notes | Ask patients to submit vitals before telehealth | Adapt your documentation setup for telehealth

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p32.html

Practice Pearls Department Collection

Practice management tips from family physicians and the literature.

Family Practice Management : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDepartmentCollectionsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=2&page=0

Practice Pearls Department Collection

Practice management tips from family physicians and the literature.

Family Practice Management : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDepartmentCollectionsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=2

Practice Transformation: Lessons From a Safety Net Clinic -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Health system serving uninsured and needy patients improves efficiency and outcomes through medical home initiatives.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/oa1.html

Practicing Excellence: Your Role in Practice Transformation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - Physician leaders play a vital part in guiding the practice toward exceptional performance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p28.html

Precepting: Help Yourself While Helping Medical Students -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - The author describes how precepting medical students can reenergize you and help prevent burnout.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p68.html

Preventive Screening Code Crosswalk

...V81.1 Screening hypertension V81.2 Screening other and unspecified cardio- vascular conditions Z13.6 Encounter for screening for cardiovascular disorders Colorectal cancer screening V76.51 Screening malignant neoplasm colon Z12.11 Encounter for screening for malignant...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/fpm20140700oa1-rt1.pdf

Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System

...Mary is a 45-year-old with a his- tory of hypertension, tobacco use, and obesity. She recently lost her health insurance and cannot afford to regularly see a primary care phy- sician. She is not taking medication to treat her hypertension and has been experiencing headaches off and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/fpm20210700p6.pdf

Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System -- FPM

Aug 1, 2021 - Payers are being asked to commit to a change in primary care financing in the next two years.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p6.html

Putting Clinical Guidelines Into Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - The article follows a family practice through its quality improvement project to increase physician use of clinical guidelines for asthma.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p45.html

Quality & Safety -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 1, 2015 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of quality and safety -- from improving asthma care to reducing risks for patients receiving warfarin. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of quality and safety -- from improving asthma...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=39

Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right

...to influence an outcome, especially when results primarily reflect the patient’s socioeconomic status. For example, if patients with hypertension can- not afford their prescriptions or patients with diabetes cannot access healthy food options, their physicians cannot easily or...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/fpm20180700p23.pdf

Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Pay-for-performance programs have produced disappointing results. Fewer and more appropriate, evidence-based quality measures could help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p23.html

Quanitifying the Risk of Complications, Morbidity and Mortality

...One stable chronic illness (e.g., well-controlled hypertension or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, cataract, BPH) Acute uncomplicated illness or injury (e.g., cystitis, allergic rhinitis, simple sprain) Physiologic tests not under stress (e.g., pulmonary function tests)...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/fpm20100700p10-rt1.pdf

Quick Tips

Quick Tips, a blog from FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-320.html

Quick Tips

Quick Tips, a blog from FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-340.html

Racism in Health Care: Creating a More Equitable Health Care Experience -- FPM

Oct 1, 2020 - Imagine how it would feel to walk into a doctor’s office and see that everyone else looks different from you.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/p3.html

Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine -- Family Practice Management

...coronary artery disease, hypertension, osteo- arthritis, depression and preventive care. • The Continuity-of-Care record (http: //www.aafp.org/x24962.xml); a joint effort headed by the Massachusetts Medical Society to develop an electronic document standard for summarizing...

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Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Where do you begin the enormous task of retooling family medicine and reforming health care? Family medicine’s leaders offer a road map.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p34.html

Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice -- Family Practice Management

...ability to interject creativity into our work also contributes to flow. Consider the many options for treating headaches, depres- sion, hypertension and such - pharmaceuti- cals, lifestyle changes and cognitive therapy. With so many options, I get a great deal of pleasure working...

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Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - Developing a strong inner world helps us gain a new enthusiasm for our work, which in turn makes us better physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p57.html

Reducing Frustration and Increasing Fulfillment: Reframing -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - To better handle challenging patients or situations, try modifying the way you view them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p12.html

Registries Made Simple -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Organizing chronic illness care with a registry will streamline your workflow, improve patient outcomes and provide data for quality improvement.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p11.html

Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice -- Family Practice ...

...guidelines for the treatment of hypertension (such as those from the Sev- enth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; http:// www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/ jnc7card.htm) and translate them into...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/fpm20051000p59.pdf

Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - These seven principles can help ensure that your patients receive the right care at the right time every time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p59.html

Rethinking the Difficult Patient Encounter -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Before you can help a difficult patient, you may need to change how you view that person.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p17.html

Selected Generic Antihypertensive Medications

...• DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet - low in fat and high in fruit, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products, • Sodium restriction of 2.4 grams daily or fewer, • Weight reduction if body mass index is 25 kg/m2 or higher, • Exercise of at least 30 minutes...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/fpm20160500p23-rt2.pdf

Sep 2005

...• Hypertension Management • Coding a B12 Injection • Biofeedback Training • House Visits to Hospice Patients • Billing for Initial Hospital Care • Coding a Newborn Office Visit News & Trends • Bill Would Prevent Pay Cuts, Launch Pay for Performance • New Law Aims to Shift...

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Sep 2005

...• Hypertension Management • Coding a B12 Injection • Biofeedback Training • House Visits to Hospice Patients • Billing for Initial Hospital Care • Coding a Newborn Office Visit News & Trends • Bill Would Prevent Pay Cuts, Launch Pay for Performance • New Law Aims to Shift...

Family Practice Management

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