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Letters - Jul-Aug 2013 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - ...The article Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care [March/April 2013] presented many good ideas, but I disagree with the practice's decision to do away with private offices. Physicians and other clinical staff often need quiet space (and time) to think. Interruptions...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p6.html

Letters - Mar-Apr 2013 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - ...addition, a physician characteristic that was not mentioned in the article but that leads to burnout is the need to feel indispensable. Team-based care can elevate the importance of others and may as a result reduce our own sense of importance. On the other hand, working in a team...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p6.html

Letters - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...emphasis on ensuring that activities are performed by the appropriate level of staff. Nurses can assist in many additional aspects of patient care. Nurses can perform repetitive parts of the subjective and objective patient evaluation. They can assist in documenting pain parameters...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p12d.html

Letters - May-Jun 2013 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - ...From Patient-Centered Medical Homes [March/April 2013] mentions using a team-based approach, empowering medical assistants and nurses, and creating computer-based reminders of needed chronic care and preventive care. These may be buzzwords of the new family medicine practice, but...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p11b.html

Lock In Telehealth Flexibility, Protections, Says AAFP

In two recent letters, the AAFP and other groups asked Congress for permanent telehealth flexibility and laid out principles to ensure ongoing virtual care success.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200702telehealthletters.html

MACRAnyms: Acronyms and Terms Related to MACRA's Quality Payment Program

A list of MACRA-related acronyms for easy reference.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/macra/macranyns.html

Mainstream Media Can Help Us Share Our Stories

Mainstream Media Can Help Us Share Our Stories

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/mainstream_media_can_help_us.html

Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - Taking a systematic, team-based approach can make these services valuable for physicians and patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/p11.html

Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management With the Quality Payment ...

...Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management (TCM) with the Quality Payment Program (QPP) November 2017 Learn more | aafp.org/MACRAReady MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment Learn how coordinated care benefits patients, QPP performance, and your bottom...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/fpm20171100p21-rt1.pdf

Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management With the Quality Payment ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Learn how coordinated care benefits patients, QPP performance, and your bottom line.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p21.html

Making Sense of MACRA: Questions to Ask Your Employer

...Will my compensation be adjusted based on my performance? • What was our group’s previous MIPS score/performamce? • How did my individual or team’s performance contribute to the practice’s overall MIPS score/performance? Under the group reporting option, all physicians within the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p17-rt1.pdf

March 2017 Board of Directors Minutes Summary

...care to a system of comprehensive coordinated primary care for children, youth and adults. Patient centeredness refers to an ongoing, Summary of Actions from the March 2017 Board of Directors Minutes 5/24/2017 4 of 6 active partnership with a personal primary care physician...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/restricted/March2017BoardofDirectorsMinutesSummary.pdf

March/April 2013

...Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care Peter M. McGough; Matthew B. Jaffy; Thomas E. Norris; Pamela Sheffield; Molly Shumway Medication Adherence: We Didn't Ask and They Didn't Tell Marie T. Brown; Christine A. Sinsky Departments From the Editor...

Family Practice Management

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

March/April 2018

...A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction Corey Lyon; Aimee F. English; Peter Chabot Smith HIPAA: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions Richelle Marting Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment? Betsy Nicoletti Diagnosis Coding for...

Family Practice Management

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

March/April 2018

...A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction Corey Lyon; Aimee F. English; Peter Chabot Smith HIPAA: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions Richelle Marting Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment? Betsy Nicoletti Diagnosis Coding for...

Family Practice Management

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

Maximizing Your Medical Assistant's Role -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Delegation, technology, and training enabled our MAs - and doctors - to grow.

Family Practice Management : Employed Practice

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p5.html

May 2016 Board Minutes Summary

...4. Enhance medical school leadership development that prepares family physicians to be leaders in team-based primary care. 5. Support the development of medical school family medicine alumni networks that serve as clinical training sites for medical students. Medical School...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/restricted/May2016BoardMinutesSummary.pdf

Medical Home

Read the AAFP's position on medical home leading to a higher quality of patient care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-home.html

Medical Orgs Decry Attempt to Alter State Laws for APRNs

The AAFP joined more than 80 other medical organizations in objecting to interstate licensure compact language that is intended to grant advanced practice registered nurses prescriptive authority and allow them to practice independently.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180516aprnletter.html

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

...The Affordable Care Act of 2010 created the Medicare annual wellness visit (AWV) as a way to provide patients with com-prehensive preventive care services at no cost. Yet many practices have been slow to provide substantial numbers of these visits. Only 15.6 percent of eligible patients...

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

Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mental-health-services.html

Millennials Don't Have PCPs; Here's Why They Should

Nearly half of 18- to 29-year-olds say they don't have a primary care physician. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., makes the case for why they should.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181022fp-millennials.html

My Year as President: The Honor Has Been Mine

My Year as President: The Honor Has Been Mine

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/my_year_as_president_the.html

NAM Publishes New Research on Opioid Tapering

The National Academy of Medicine recently published a discussion paper on best practices for opioid tapering for patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200825opioidtapering.html

National Event Can Open Students' Eyes to What Primary Care Is Really About

National Event Can Open Students' Eyes to What Primary Care Is Really About

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/national_event_can_open_students.html

National Research Network Advisory Group Resident Representative 2020 Annual Report

...established in 1999 to conduct, support, promote, and advocate for primary care research in practice- based settings. The AAFP NRN assists in realizing overall strategies for achieving improved primary care for the nation. This includes asking important questions and advancing...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/2020/nc20-nrn-resident-2.pdf

New Research Shows Fewer Family Physicians Seeing Children

New longitudinal research conducted in Vermont shows that fewer family physicians are taking care of children. Rather, the researchers verified previous findings that showed a temporal trend of child visits moving from family medicine to pediatric practices.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190911fpschildren.html

New Transformation in Practice Series Simplifies Change

A new product created for family physicians is now available to be used as a team-based tool that makes practice improvement smoother and easier.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180525tips.html

News & Trends - Sep 2005 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - ...that the bill focus on practice performance, rather than individual physician performance, to promote a team-based, practice-wide approach to improving patient care. New law aims to shift culture from blame to prevention Nearly six years after the Institute of Medicine reported that...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p28.html

News Now

...Graduate medical education in the United States needs an overhaul if it is to keep up with an aging population and a rapidly changing health care system, according to a report from the Council on Graduate Medical Edu- cation (COGME). In the report, Improving Value in Graduate...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/afp20131101p568.pdf

Nonpharmacologic Management of Chronic Insomnia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2015 - Insomnia affects 10% to 30% of the population with a total cost of $92.5 to $107.5 billion annually. Short-term, chronic, and other types of insomnia are the three major categories according to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 3rd ed. The criteria for diagnosis are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1058.html

Not All Clinicians Are Trained Equally

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains why family physicians and nurse practitioners are not interchangeable.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190903itt-differences.html

November/December 2012

...A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities Natalie Roeser; Maggie McEvoy; Amber Scaletta; Don Pine; Teresa Quinn A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care Daniel P. Marlowe; Eron G. Manusov; Deborah J. Teasley The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction...

Family Practice Management

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

November/December 2012

...A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities Natalie Roeser; Maggie McEvoy; Amber Scaletta; Don Pine; Teresa Quinn A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care Daniel P. Marlowe; Eron G. Manusov; Deborah J. Teasley The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction...

Family Practice Management

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

November/December 2014

...Team-Based Care: Saving Time and Improving Efficiency Kevin Hopkins; Christine A. Sinsky Departments From the Editor Teamwork: Is It Always More Efficient? Kenneth G. Adler SPPACES: App Reviews SHOTS 2014 David Rebedew Practice Pearls • Help patients...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/

November/December 2014

...Team-Based Care: Saving Time and Improving Efficiency Kevin Hopkins; Christine A. Sinsky Departments From the Editor Teamwork: Is It Always More Efficient? Kenneth G. Adler SPPACES: App Reviews SHOTS 2014 David Rebedew Practice Pearls • Help patients...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100

NRN

The AAFP National Research Network (NRN) conducts and disseminates primary care research to improve primary care for the nation.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn.html

Nurse Midwives, Certified

Learn about the AAFP's guidelines for integrated practices and the supervision of nurse midwives.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-midwives.html

Nurse Practitioners

Read the AAFP's position on the role of nurse practitioners in an integrated practice environment and the physician's supervision role.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-practitioners.html

Nurse Practitioners No Substitute for Physician-led Team

Nurse Practitioners No Substitute for Physician-led Team

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/nps_no_substitute_for_physician.html

Nurses Play Vital Role

Nurses Play Vital Role

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/nurses_play_vital_role.html

NY Physicians, Health Officials Create EVALI Assessment Tool

A diverse group of medical professionals and public health officials, including a team of physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., recently created a vaping-related lung illness assessment tool.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191204evalitool.html

Office Champions FQHC Project - Final Report

...with their populations. Studies indicate that more than 40% of FQHCs’ patients use tobacco, according to the Mississippi Primary Health Care Association and the Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Tobacco Control FQHC Tobacco Project. FQHC patients are more likely to be...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/office-champions-tobacco-final-report.pdf

Office Facilities and Design -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 29, 2016 - ...04/01/2013 Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care Preparing for a Disaster 09/01/1999 Could Your Office Cope With Disaster? 05/01/1998 Five Steps to Recovering Flood-Damaged Records 12/01/2018 How to Prepare for and Survive a Violent Patient...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=100

Old Issues, New Year: A Look Back (and Ahead)

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin reflects on some key health care issues from 2016 and looks ahead to the new year.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/old_issues_new_year_a.html

Oncologic Emergencies: Recognition and Initial Management - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2018 - Most oncologic emergencies can be classified as metabolic, hematologic, structural, or treatment related. Tumor lysis syndrome is a metabolic emergency that presents as severe electrolyte abnormalities. Stabilization is focused on vigorous rehydration, maintaining urine output, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/p741.html

Opinion: Beyond Burnout: Addressing System-Induced Distress

...a deep sense of altruism and proven resilience. Our health care system, on the other hand, is broken: It is configured around and constrained by warped financial incentives, which often conflict with patient-centric values.5 It is hampered by many areas of inefficiency. In the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/fpm20190900p4.pdf

Opioid Use Disorder: Medical Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - Opioid use disorder is highly prevalent and can be fatal. At least 2.1 million Americans 12 years and older had opioid use disorder in 2016, and approximately 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017. Opioid use disorder is a chronic relapsing condition, the treatment of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p416.html

Optimizing the Role of Nursing Staff to Enhance Physician Productivity: One Physician's...

Aug 1, 2013 - When capable nurses are given greater responsibility for each patient encounter, good results follow.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p18.html

Overtime: Finishing the Story on Scope of Practice

Overtime: Finishing the Story on Scope of Practice

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/overtime_finishing_the_story_on.html

Palliative Care Is More Important Than Ever in Pandemic

Paul Tatum, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that the pandemic has made palliative care even more challenging, but it also presents an important opportunity to serve others.

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200817fl-palliativecare.html

Panel Size Is Just a Number: A Rubric for Opening and Closing Panels

...care redesign. If we could cap our panels at just the right number, we would provide better care for our patients and have more joy in our work, or so the conventional wisdom goes. But in leading the empanelment effort in our health care system of more than 20 sites and 130 primary...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/fpm20200300p7.pdf

Panel Size Is Just a Number: A Rubric for Opening and Closing Panels -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2020 - Deciding whether primary care doctors have the capacity to take on more patients requires accounting for things like productivity, as well as panel size.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p7.html

Panel Size: Answers to Physicians' Frequently Asked Questions -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - Does one size fit all? What do you do if your patient panel is too big - or too small? The experts answer these questions and more.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p29.html

Patient Attribution: Why It Matters More Than Ever -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - How payers assign patients to you will affect how your practice is evaluated and paid for value in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p25.html

Patient Care

AAFP News' Patient Care section features stories on preventive care services, community and public health, patient care protocols and more.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public.html

Patient Navigators Connecting Patients to Community Resources to Improve Diabetes Outcomes

...diabetes management, the use of available community resources by both patients and their primary care providers (PCPs) remains low. The patient navigator model, widely used in can- cer care, may have the potential to link PCPs and community resources for reduction of risk and...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/loskutova_citiesforlife_jabfm_2016.pdf

Patient Perspective Vital for Practice Improvement

Patient Perspective Vital for Practice Improvement

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/patient_perspective_vital_for_practice.html

Payment, Non-Physician Providers

Read the AAFP's policy on payment for services delegated by non-physician providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-non-physician.html

pcf-faq.pdf

...More information on the Primary Care First model can be found at CMMI’s PCF webpage. Additional questions can be directed to CMMI at PrimaryCareApply@telligen.com or 1-833-226-7278. Primary Care First Model: Frequently Asked Questions This document was developed as an...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/pcf-faq.pdf

People in the News/Awards -- November/December

AAFP members frequently receive various honors or are named to leadership positions. During the past two months, a pair of Academy members were so recognized.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20181221people-novdec.html

Pharmacists (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on the role of pharmacists in high-quality health care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pharmacists.html

Physician Assistants

Read the AAFP position on physician assistant training and payment for services provided by physician assistants.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-assistants.html

Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 19, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and family. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=43

Physician Burnout and Stress While Interacting with Patients - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2019 - Physicians, especially family physicians, face multiple stressors in modern medicine that can lead to disillusionment and burnout, which occur when the reality of practicing medicine does not match physicians' previous naive expectations.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p537.html

Physician Culture: Surviving vs. Thriving -- Physician Health First

By improving clinical practice culture, family physicians can improve their own well-being, patient care, and establish a more sustainable business model.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/surviving-to-thriving.acc.html

Physician Culture: Surviving vs. Thriving -- Physician Health First

By improving clinical practice culture, family physicians can improve their own well-being, patient care, and establish a more sustainable business model.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/surviving-to-thriving.html

Physician Leadership Lessons From the Business World -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - Every physician is a leader at some level. Here's how to be a better one.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p14.html

Physician Leadership: A New Model for a New Generation -- Family Practice Management

...the leader’s attitudes and behaviors have a direct impact on morale, employee retention and customer service. Following the spirit of team-based care outlined by the Future of Family Medicine project,2 the physician leader sets a tone that defines his or her practice. What’s your...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/fpm20060200p51.pdf

Physician Leadership: A New Model for a New Generation -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Today's leaders need more than vision and a high IQ.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p51.html

Physician, NP Roles Still Not Interchangeable

Physician, NP Roles Still Not Interchangeable

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/physician_np_roles_still_not.html

Planned Care: Some Assembly Required -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - (But each piece is useful in itself.)

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p14.html

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Treatment

April 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/afp20170401p442.pdf

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Treatment - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2017 - Postpartum hemorrhage is common and can occur in patients without risk factors for hemorrhage. Active management of the third stage of labor should be used routinely to reduce its incidence. Use of oxytocin after delivery of the anterior shoulder is the most important and effective ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p442.html

Poverty and Health - The Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians transforms health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/poverty-health.html

PowerPoint Presentation

...of primary care systems throughout the world. What you’ll learn more about here is what this means day to day: we’ll be looking at how family physicians live and work, why the future of the specialty is bright, and what sets family medicine apart from similar primary care fields....

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/meet_family_medicine.pptx

Practical Playbook II Offers Guide to Better Population Health

Members of the Practical Playbook initiative have released The Practical Playbook II, a new text that showcases the integration of public health and primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190612practicalplaybook2.html

Practice and Career

This AAFP News section features stories on professional issues that affect how family physicians run their practices and design their work teams to offer high-quality health care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues.html

Practice Diary - Oct 2003 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - ...their last visit, Marsha had driven Mom all around the Bay Area and was still working full time as a bookkeeper. Now, she couldn’t even take care of herself. Congestive heart failure had rendered her oxygen-reliant, and she was bed bound and wheelchair dependent. She was nearly...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p70.html

Practice Efficiency -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 21, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=44

Practice Improvement Checklist: Building on Change

View the practice improvement checklist to help you tackle the core principles of an advanced primary care practice to become a patient-centered medical home.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/checklists/build-on-change.html

Practice Improvement Checlklist: Getting Started

View the practice improvement checklist with key concepts to start transforming your practice to a patient-centered medical home.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/checklists/get-started.html

Practice Pearls

...Break the rules for better patient care Medical practices have many rules governing patient care, ranging from treatment protocols and HIPAA requirements to room- ing procedures. These rules are typically designed to make your practice operate smoothly and protect patients,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/fpm20171100p35.pdf

Practice Pearls - Jan 2006 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - ...I can update the computer file and never have to throw out an obsolete form. I take a similar approach to handicap sticker requests, health care proxies, school physical forms and even federal employment forms. The computer is a much better filing cabinet than a filing cabinet....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p65.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2009 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2009 - ...Practice Pearls presents readers' advice on practice operations and patient care, along with tips drawn from the literature. Send us your best pearl (250 words of less), and you'll earn $50 if we publish it. We also welcome questions for our QandA section. Send pearls, questions,...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0700/p27.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2017 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - ...Improve your team's effectiveness Measure your team's stress level Use QR codes for patient education Improve your team's effectiveness A high-functioning team is critical to the success of a medical practice. What steps can you take to improve its effectiveness? Create a mission...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p38.html

Practice Pearls - Nov 2007 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - ...Practice Pearls presents readers' advice on practice operations and patient care, along with tips drawn from the literature. Send us your best pearl (250 words of less), and you'll earn $50 if we publish it. We also welcome questions for our QandA section. Send pearls, questions,...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p44.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2009 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - ...covering for an absent physician is to divide the alphabet into equal parts for the remaining physicians. Each physician is responsible for caring for the patients whose first letter of their last name falls into the physician's assigned section of the alphabet. Our practice used to...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p31.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2017 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - ...Break the rules for better patient care Avoid portal overload Don't fear conflict within your team Break the rules for better patient care Medical practices have many rules governing patient care, ranging from treatment protocols and HIPAA requirements to rooming procedures. These...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p35.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2019 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Liven up your exam rooms | Be prepared for last-minute gynecologic exams | Use nudges to encourage behavior change

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p31.html

Practice Pearls - Oct 2005 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - ...You should not routinely waive co-payments, co-insurance or deductible amounts. Managed care plans require that you make a good-faith effort to collect these, and Medicare considers routine waivers of this type to be a potential kickback to the patient for receipt of services....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p64.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2009 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - ...I have a lot of cash-paying patients, and I reward them for taking good care of themselves by charging them less when appropriate. If I can see them for a five- or 10-minute visit to manage their refills instead of a 20-minute visit to explain that they should exercise and diet to...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p31.html

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 in the New Millennium: Do You Have What It Takes? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2000 - Tomorrow's family physicians need new knowledge and skills to help them be old-fashioned family doctors.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0100/p35.html

Practicing Without Paper -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Using information technology, this Texas practice is working smarter and serving patients better.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p40.html

Preparations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Office

...rural areas. Buprenorphine can be prescribed for the treatment of OUD by certified providers, widening the availability of MAT to pri- mary care practices. Buprenorphine, a partial agonist, is an effective alternative with several pharma- cokinetic features that favor its use...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/fpm20181100p21.pdf

Preparations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Office -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Use this guide to plan for offering medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p21.html

Preparing for Global Health Work as a Family Physician

Learn how family physicians are uniquely prepared to make a difference in global health and discover how physicians can become prepared to serve.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health/prepare.html

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