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Tobacco Cessation Telehealth Guide -- FPM

Dec 1, 2020 - Smoking cessation counseling and pharmacotherapy options are cost-effective ways to help patients quit smoking. Learn the role telehealth can play in your practice’s efforts, along with billing, coding, and documentation tips.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/1100/p13.html

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p29.html

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

Diagnosis Coding for Value-Based Payment: A Quick Reference Tool -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Use this cheat sheet to identify diagnosis codes that are weighted for risk adjustment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p26.html

Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - As payment models change, diagnosis coding is more important than ever. Here’s how to be sure your codes capture your patients’ severity of illness.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p21.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

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

It’s Time for ICD-10 Changes -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - The ICD-10 grace period has ended, so avoid using out-of-date and unspecified codes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p17.html

Improving Blood Pressure Control With Strategic Workflows -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p23.html

Does High Patient Satisfaction Mean High Quality of Care ? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Are they even related?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p4.html

How to Help Your Patients Choose Wisely -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - Steer patients away from inappropriate and overused procedures that can diminish health care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p28.html

New payment model seeks to reduce cardiovascular disease -- FPM

New payment model seeks to reduce cardiovascular disease

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Cardiac Risk Assessment -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - The Cardiac Risk Assist app allows health care professionals to calculate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p32.html

Coming Home -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p6.html

Letters - Nov-Dec 2012 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - ...due to an increase in gastrointestinal hemorrhage and by women ages 55 to 64 years when the potential benefit due to a reduction in ischemic stroke outweighs the potential harm due to an increase in gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The corrected algorithm, includes A- and B-rated...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p6c.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

Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - The third article in our series on Medicare's documentation guidelines will help you determine whether what's on your mind is what's on the patient's record.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p10.html

How Health Care Reform Will Affect Family Physicians -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - The legislation isn't perfect, but it makes an important point - that primary care deserves more attention.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p14.html

An Open Letter to All the Health Plans That Keep Sending Me Letters -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - How helpful are all those letters you receive from health plans? Not very, says this family physician.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p52.html

Five Communication Strategies to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Illness -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - How you communicate with your patients can enhance - or inhibit - their ability to manage their chronic illnesses.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p12.html

Coding From the Bottom Up -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - Start from the presenting problem to get to the right code faster.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p22.html

A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - With proper training and delegation, your team can see more patients, deliver better care and feel more satisfied at work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p35.html

How to Find Clinical Information Quickly at the Point of Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - You have one minute to identify the first-line therapy for a pregnant patient with tuberculosis. How will you find the answer?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p23.html

The Art and Science of Clinical Decision Making -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Thinking about how you make clinical decisions is the first step toward making better ones.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p31.html

A Night at the Nursing Home -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Sometimes, our patients give us gifts far greater than anything we've given them.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p46.html

Letters - May 2008 -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - ...are designed (by me) to present information logically where it can be easily read and acted upon. I choose new medications with minimal key strokes. Template notes are easy to follow. I'm reminded of routine health maintenance and disease management needs through pop-up reminders...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p11.html

What You Need to Know When Called Upon to Be a Good Samaritan -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Understanding your legal protections and ethical obligations can make it easier to respond when duty calls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p37.html

Preventive Medicine: Giving Patients the Hard Sell -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - Your patients will be better off if you take a more active approach and consistently advocate for prevention.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p22.html

Virtual Office Visits: A Reachable and Reimbursable Innovation -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - They're convenient, they're efficient, and for a growing number of physicians, they pay.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p20.html

Helping Your Patients Avoid Counterfeit Medications -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Four simple steps will help safeguard patients from this growing threat to their pocketbooks and their health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p33.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

Comfort Always -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Our most important role as a physician is being a comforter to the sick.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p74.html

Letters - Oct 2006 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - ...rheumatica will send some of them to the Internet for information. There they can read that this disease can lead to blindness or a stroke, it may be associated with the condition giant cell arteritis that damages the arteries and there is no known cure...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p16d.html

Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - Before choosing 99213 for routine visits, consider whether your work qualifies for a 99214.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p52.html

Letters - May 2004 -- FPM

May 1, 2004 - ...by patients. The Dec. 15, 2003, issue had a feature article on strategies for primary prevention of stroke. The article included a table on the effectiveness of various stroke prevention strategies that cited relative risk reductions (RRR), rather than the much more clinically...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/p21.html

Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Clinical Interventions -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - The article discusses the importance of engaging patients in cost-benefit discussions before deciding on their care plan. It also introduces several risk calculators (both paper and online versions) that physicians should become familiar with.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p53.html

Practice Diary - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...knew, with dread, what she was about to tell me: Oliver was dead at age 55. His doctors suspected he had died of either a heart attack or a stroke, and the memorial was set for the next Saturday. Would you like to speak at the service? Karen asked. Definitely, I said. A year...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

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

The Integrated Summary: A Documentation Tool to Improve Patient Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - This easy-to-use template enables you to see the full context of a patient’s health on a single page.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p33.html

Defining "Confined to the Home" -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - The author explains recent guidance from Medicare regarding how to determine whether a patient meets Medicare's definition of confined to the home (i.e., homebound).

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p20.html

Serving Up the Feedback Sandwich -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - Negative feedback is never easy to give, but sandwiching criticism between layers of praise makes it more palatable and more effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p43.html

Monitor - Nov 2002 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - ...samplers for the prevention and treatment of acute myocardial infarction, breast cancer, diabetes, heart failure, pneumonia and stroke. Insurers underpaying docs Nearly one in five health care claims are underpaid by insurers, costing practices millions of dollars annually, reports...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p31.html

Test Your Coding Skills -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Go head to head with our review panel in coding six troublesome progress notes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p41.html

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.html

Getting Paid: Wrestling With the System -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Argues that E/M coding is fundamentally unworkable as a way of determining charges because it functions in a system where incentives are not aligned.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p12.html

Worth While Web: 50 Useful Sites for Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - The World Wide Web can be a tremendous resource for you and your patients if you know where to look. Here's your guide.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p23.html

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan 2001 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - ...I was consulted to see a patient in the emergency department (ED) for an acute stroke and to admit him to the hospital. Upon the family’s request, the patient was transferred and admitted to another facility following my evaluation. What code should I submit? Would it be a code for...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p23.html

Practice Diary - May 2000 -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - ...a physician never wants to hear. Mrs. Thompson had called my house to say that her husband, Carl, had had a heart attack or possibly a stroke. An elderly man, Carl had been discharged from the hospital two weeks before after a bout of intractable nausea and vomiting that, for a...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p63.html

Helping Patients Take Charge of Their Chronic Illnesses -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - The best thing you can do for your patients with chronic diseases is to let them run with the ball.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p47.html

The Family Physician's Role in Reducing Medical Errors -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - The article will explain the kinds of medical errors that are common in medical practice and what physicians can do to improve patient safety.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p45.html

Improving Chronic Disease Care in the Real World: A Step-by-Step Approach -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - Tag along as we follow a network of physicians on the first leg of a 13-month journey to redesign their diabetes care one step at a time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p38.html

Monitor - Oct 1999 -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - ...Life expectancy has increased, reflecting a continuing drop in deaths from heart disease and stroke. The 44 percent of goals that are on schedule to be met include those related to childhood immunizations, breast-feeding, mammography screening and nutrition. Areas in which progress...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p17.html

Readers Speak Out on the Turtle vs. Rabbit Controversy -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - Family physicians from across the country have strongly held and differing views on the clash of practice styles. Is there a solution?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p19.html

Monitor - May 1999 -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - ...Highlights include projects that reduced heart attacks by 10 percent among Medicare beneficiaries, prevented an estimated 1,285 strokes per year in 20 states, and saved an estimated $325 million through diabetesrelated initiatives. The report, A Pillar of Quality: The Medicare Peer...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p20.html

Reducing Delays and Waiting Times With Open-Office Scheduling -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - Setting aside slots for same-day and follow-up appointments builds patients' trust - and boosts productivity. Here's how to do it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p38.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

Tips for Making Inpatient Care More Efficient -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - You may be surprised at what you can do to improve the quality and reduce the cost of hospital care - and strengthen your own position.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p45.html

Where to Look for Good Clinical Policies -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - Doctors increasingly need to know how to find, evaluate and implement clinical policies. Our primer begins with this first of two articles.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p28.html

Do-It-Yourself Disease Management -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - It's amazing what you can accomplish with your PC, some off-the-shelf software and a desire to improve patients' health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p34.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

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- Family Practice Management

...most common indication for war- farin therapy is to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Point-of-care antico- agulation assessment allows you to concur- rently address other factors that contribute to stroke risk (such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia). Billing...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/fpm20020200p35.pdf

hypertension.pdf

...l Left ventricular hypertrophy or chronic heart failure l Angina, prior myocardial infarction, revascularization l Stroke or transient ischemic attack l Chronic kidney disease l Peripheral arterial disease l Retinopathy Physical Examination Bilateral blood pressure measure:...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/hypertension.pdf

fpm20081100p22.pdf

...or a severe side effect of treatment, an illness posing a threat to life or function, or an abrupt neurological sta- tus change such as a TIA or seizure. To substantiate this level of coding with the history and physical, either of the following is sufficient: • A history that...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/fpm20081100p22.pdf

fpm20190500p10-rt2.xls

...cvdrisk You have a ____% chance of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. The American Heart Association guidelines recommend that you take a cholesterol lowering medicine (statin) to lower this risk. I want you to start taking ______. cxr chest X-ray cxrnl...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p10-rt2.xls

Hypertension Encounter Form

...l Left ventricular hypertrophy or chronic heart failure l Angina, prior myocardial infarction, revascularization l Stroke or transient ischemic attack l Chronic kidney disease l Peripheral arterial disease l Retinopathy Physical examination Bilateral blood pressure measure:...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/fpm20040300p79-rt1.pdf

From the Presenting Problem to the Code

...• Abrupt neurologic status change (TIA, seizure, weakness, sensory loss) 99205 60 minutes Decision Making (presenting problem) • 1 or more chronic illnesses with severe exacerbation, progression or side effects of treatment • Acute or chronic illnesses or injuries posing...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/fpm20081100p22-rt1.pdf

Family Practice Management

...is not really fine. She is very worried about her blood pressure since her aunt recently died of a stroke, but she does not feel confident about changing her diet. She does not understand why she has to take medication because it does not seem to help. Her pressure is always high,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/fpm20090900p12.pdf

fpm20150500p16.pdf

...examination room. We structured the visits so the members could support each other while receiving knowledge in a common setting. (See Demen- tia group visit schedule, page 19.) Key components of the group visit included the following: Introduction and group social period. The...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/fpm20150500p16.pdf

fpm20150700p28.pdf

...of her carotid arteries to look for blockages that could lead to a stroke. All of the interventions mentioned in these scenarios - antibiotics for uncomplicated otitis media, routine PSA screening for prostate cancer, and ultrasound screening for carotid artery stenosis - either...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/fpm20150700p28.pdf

fpm20170900p12.pdf

...that their blood pres- sure and cholesterol are under control, and that they make efforts to quit smoking. Because we don’t know about the stroke or cancer death If you’re running late, your impulse may be to work faster, but pausing for a moment may actually restore calm....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/fpm20170900p12.pdf

ICD-9 Codes for Family Medicine 2011-2012: The FPM Long List

...Postmastectomy lymphedema 415.19 Pulmonary embolism, not iatrogenic 443.0 Raynaud’s syndrome 451.9 Thrombophlebitis, unspec. 435.9 Transient ischemic attack, unspec. 454.9 Varicose veins, asymptomatic 454.1 Varicose veins w/ inflammation 454.0 Varicose veins w/ ulcer 454.2 Varicose...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/icd9/icd9-long.pdf

Medicare Preventive Physical Exam

...Stroke Kidney disease Obesity Genetic disorder Alcoholism MEDICARE PREVENTIVE PHYSICAL EXAM continued ➤ MEDICARE PREVENTIVE PHYSICAL EXAM 2 of 6 Patient Name ________________________________________________________________ Today’s Date / / Family history...

Family Practice Management

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

ICD-10 - HCC Coding Reference for Family Medicine

...Ischemic stroke Varies 100 0.265 ICD-10 - HCC CODING REFERENCE 3 of 3 Cardiac disease Angina I20.9 88 0.140 Coronary artery disease with angina I25.119 88 0.140 Unstable angina I20.0 87 0.218 Acute myocardial infarction I21.3 86 0.233 Pulmonary hypertension I27.2...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p26-rt1.pdf

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...but don’t be ashamed about this. When was the last time an intensivist helped a new mom with cracked nipples, or a surgeon managed a stroke? The rotating variety of hospitalist is more common for family physicians. For example, if there are five physicians in your practice, you...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/fpm20010200p33.pdf

Worth While Web: 50 Useful Sites for Family Physicians -- Family Practice Management

...Information on 24 health topics, includ- ing AIDS, cancer, heart disease and stroke, can be found in both English and Spanish at www.noah-health.org. The Web site is hosted by the New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) organization, whose mission is to provide high-quality,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/fpm20010400p23.pdf

Test Your Coding Skills -- Family Practice Management

...my, D/C, cyst removed (vaginal?). Medical: none, Hep B? Psychiatric: none. Obstetrical: G3P3 - C-sections x 3. Family History: F: 77, stroke, asthma. M: Alzheimer’s, 83 yo. Brs: 2 - tobacco, TB, bronchiectasis, both have lobectomies, good health. Sis: 1 - diet con- trolled DH, heart...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/fpm20020200p41.pdf

Serving Up the Feedback Sandwich -- Family Practice Management

...the assumption that excellence is expected, so praise is unnecessary. They fail to recognize that the main objective of praise is not to stroke the employee’s ego but to encourage the employee to repeat desired behav- iors. Changing and maintaining new behavior requires praise,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/fpm20021100p43.pdf

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- Family Practice ...

...as being patient centered, systems focused and quality oriented.1 The New Model of Care proposed by the FFM project defines in broad brush strokes a redesigned practice that is just being invented today. It includes ideas such as the following: • Group visits, • Advanced access...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/fpm20050600p37.pdf

fpm20050900p52-rt1.pdf

...• An abrupt change in neurological status (e.g., seizure, TIA, weakness, sensory loss). • Cardiovascular imaging, with contrast, with identified risk factors; • Cardiac EP studies; • diagnostic endoscopies with identified risk factors; • discography. • Elective major...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/fpm20050900p52-rt1.pdf

Make Medical Notes Better and Faster with Macros -- Family Practice Management

...is stored and ready to use. It will be remembered even when the computer is turned off. In the future, any time you’re using Word, the key- stroke combo Ctrl-P will execute what we have just typed. WordPerfect’s macro capabilities are compa- rable to those of Microsoft Word, but...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/fpm20050900p42.pdf

Coding "Routine" Office visits: 99213 or 99214? -- Family Practice Management

...• An abrupt change in neurological status (e.g., seizure, TIA, weakness, sensory loss). • Cardiovascular imaging, with contrast, with identified risk factors; • Cardiac EP studies; • diagnostic endoscopies with identified risk factors; • discography. • Elective major...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/fpm20050900p52.pdf

fpm20060100p32-rt2.pdf

...of cancer in last 12 months excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer, history of leukemia or lymphoma, chronic bronchitis, kidney failure, asthma, stroke, neuromuscular and myoneural disorders, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.) icD-9 list b 279-279.9, 042 (The conditions covered by...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/fpm20060100p32-rt2.pdf

41outp.pdf

...Stroke +10 Renal failure +10 Physical examination findings Altered mental status +20 Respiratory rate ≥ 30 breaths per minute +20 Systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg +20 Temperature < 95˚F (35˚C) or ≥ 104˚F (40˚C) +15 Pulse rate ≥ 125 beats per minute +10...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/fpm20060400p41-rt1.pdf

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

...Stroke +10 Renal failure +10 Physical examination findings Altered mental status +20 Respiratory rate ≥ 30 breaths per minute +20 Systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg +20 Temperature < 95˚F (35˚C) or ≥ 104˚F (40˚C) +15 Pulse rate ≥ 125 beats per minute +10...

Family Practice Management

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

Standardized Hospital Admissions Orders

...recent surgery or stroke). 2. Concurrent symptomatic pulmonary emboli. YES NO 3. Expected hospitalization greater than five days due YES NO to co-existing conditions. 4. Known hypercoagulability: familial or acquired. YES NO 5. Pregnant or breast-feeding. YES NO 6....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/fpm20060900p49-rt1.docx

fpm20060900p49-rt1.pdf

...which, in the judgment of the physician, there may be an increased risk of bleeding (e.g., hepatic or renal insufficiency, recent surgery or stroke). YES NO 2. Concurrent symptomatic pulmonary emboli. YES NO 3. Expected hospitalization greater than five days due to co-existing...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/fpm20060900p49-rt1.pdf

fpm20061100p28.pdf

...Potential adverse effects of the birth control pill, including hypertension, migraines, blood clots, stroke and heart attack, were reviewed with the patient. I also reviewed the small risk that concurrent use of antibiotics may decrease the contracep- tive effectiveness of the birth...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/fpm20061100p28.pdf

fpm20070300p33.pdf

...the progression of their illnesses and avoid life-threatening sequelae. The four Ontario, Canada, residents who died of heart attacks and strokes after their pharmacist dispensed Norvasc copycats made from pressed talc are testament to how fake drugs rob people of their money,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/fpm20070300p33.pdf

fpm20071000p20.pdf

...the complete visit documentation into my electronic health record (I could also print it for a paper chart, if needed). With a few key strokes, the prescrip- tion is electronically sent to the pharmacy, and the patient or insurance company is billed for the visit. This type of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/fpm20071000p20.pdf

fpm20080100p22.pdf

...often stops some of the most resistant strains of streptococcus pneumonia. Focus on the well-proven benefit of statins for heart attack and stroke prevention. 4. Be passionate. Passion speaks volumes and can greatly aid your delivery of a preventive one-liner. If you really...

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fpm20080400p37.pdf

...prognosis expressed in terms of time, for example, The patient has extremely high blood pressure, and there are indications she is having a stroke. The sooner she can be treated at a hospital, the better her prognosis will be. Just do your best As noted earlier, the odds of...

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fpm20080500p31.pdf

...yet to settle on a particular organ system or pathophysiologic process. Although we may have some ideas, our testing usually starts in broad strokes. If we don’t give some consid- eration to the pre-test probabilities and try to eliminate the tests that seem least likely to be...

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fpm20080600p23.pdf

...D: With two key strokes (Alt + Tab), you quickly see that the clinic EHR is right there for you to log in and proceed with your patient. The Alt + Tab command is very useful At iGoogle.com, you can create a personalized home page like the one shown here that lists the Web...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/fpm20080600p23.pdf

fpm20080700p35.pdf

...Based on measures used for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Heart Stroke recognition Program, Dr. Anderson’s quality of care, as well as his documentation, has improved since his implementation of team care in 2003. He made improvements in all measures except...

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Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Phone Triage Form

...l Neurological disorder/neurodevelopmental conditions/ seizure/stroke l Obesity, morbid/BMI 40 or higher

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/fpm20091100p31-rt1.pdf

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...On March 23, with the strokes of 22 pens,1 President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This sprawling health care reform bill has many unknowns - chief among them, will it really reduce the deficit by $143 billion over 10 years, as the...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/fpm20100500p14.pdf

Quanitifying the Risk of Complications, Morbidity and Mortality

...An abrupt change in neurologic status (e.g., seizure, TIA, weakness, sensory loss) Cardiovascular imaging studies with contrast with identified risk factors Cardiac electrophysiologic tests Diagnostic endoscopies with identi- fied risk factors Discography Elective...

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

Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making

...An abrupt change in neurologic status (e.g., seizure, tiA, weakness, sensory loss) Cardiovascular imaging studies with contrast with identified risk factors Cardiac electrophysiologic tests diagnostic endoscopies with identified risk factors discography elective major...

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

The 1997 Evaluation and Management Guidelines at a Glance

...life-threatening problems (e.g., acute MI, progressive severe RA, potential threat of suicide); abrupt neuro. change (e.g., seizure, TIA, weakness or sensory loss) Dx procedures: Dx endoscopy w/ risk factors Mx options: Parenteral controlled substances, Rx needing intensive...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0900/fpm20110900p33-rt1.pdf

fpm20110900p33.pdf

...life-threatening problems (e.g., acute MI, progressive severe RA, potential threat of suicide); abrupt neuro. change (e.g., seizure, TIA, weakness or sensory loss) Dx procedures: Dx endoscopy w/ risk factors Mx options: Parenteral controlled substances, Rx needing intensive...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0900/fpm20110900p33.pdf

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