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Taking Team-Based Care to the Next Level -- FPM

Jun 1, 2022 - The need to delegate tasks to other members of the health care team has never been more urgent. Here’s how to move toward advanced team-based care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p25.html

Team-Based Care

Read about AAFP's policy on team-based care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/team-based-care.html

Team-based Care

Dr. Marie Brown talks about the important shift to team-based care to improve the patient-physician relationship, increase efficiency, and support physician and staff well-being.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/physician-well-being/increasing-joy-in-practice/team-approach.html

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

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p17.html

Rural Study Explores Team-based Approach to Diabetes Care

Results of a study recently published in the Southern Medical Journal highlight the effectiveness of a team-based approach to managing diabetes in a rural primary care setting.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190522ruraldiabetes.html

Understanding and Improving Risk Adjustment in Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2020 - Understand the basics of risk adjustment and how it is used in value-based payment (VBP) arrangements. Learn strategies to thrive in VBP and risk-adjustment models to optimize payment while providing high-quality patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/1100/p29.html

How to Integrate Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - Clinical pharmacists can take team-based care to the next level.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p12.html

Diabetes-Related Foot Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Diabetes-related foot infections occur in approximately 40% of diabetes-related foot ulcers and cause significant morbidity. Clinicians should consider patient risk factors (e.g., presence of foot ulcers greater than 2 cm, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, poor vascular perfusion, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p386.html

Care Team & Staffing -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 13, 2020 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of teamwork and staffing -- from implementing team This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of teamwork and staffing -- from implementing team huddles to retaining good employees.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=37

How to Succeed in Value-Based Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Identifying your patients, sorting them by risk, and managing their chronic conditions as a team can help you make the most of value-based care programs

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p25.html

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.html

AAFP Sees Harms to Team-based Care in VA Interim Final Rule

The AAFP and other medical societies this month urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to rescind an interim final rule that would decrease the standard of care for U.S. veterans.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210127vascope.html

Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.2 million veterans were living in the United States in 2017, of whom 1.6 million were female. Less than one-half of all veterans receive care at a Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, leaving most to receive services from...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p544.html

Value-Based Care and Payment -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=105

Team-Based Care: Saving Time and Improving Efficiency -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - Physicians can maximize their time - and their practice's income - by delegating more documentation tasks to well-trained staff.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p23.html

Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A Practical Guide for Primary Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2020 - Ultrasound has head-to-toe applications for primary care, and the newest machines are portable and affordable enough to fit into almost any practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/1100/p33.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

Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - Family physicians should be proficient in geriatric assessment because, as society ages, older adults will constitute an increasing proportion of patients. Geriatric assessment evaluates medical, social, and environmental factors that influence overall well-being, and addresses ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p776.html

Frailty: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2021 - Frailty, which is a geriatric syndrome that affects 5% to 17% of older adults, is a state of increased vulnerability across multiple health domains that leads to adverse health outcomes. Frail older adults are at increased risk of falls, disability, hospitalizations, and death. Frailty ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/p219.html

Primary Brain Tumors in Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2016 - Primary intracranial tumors of the brain structures, including meninges, are rare with an overall five-year survival rate of 33.4%; they are collectively called primary brain tumors. Proven risk factors for these tumors include certain genetic syndromes and exposure to high-dose ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p211.html

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p5.html

A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p20.html

Care Management and the Quadruple Aim -- FPM

Apr 1, 2021 - Care management not only addresses the Triple Aim. It could also help improve our work life.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p5.html

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

Jul 1, 2021 - Can prioritizing primary care save the U.S. health care system?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p14.html

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

Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - Integrating behavioral health improves patient outcomes and makes medical practice more satisfying. Here’s one way to do it.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p3.html

Care Management in the Real World: A Small, Private Practice's Journey -- FPM

Apr 1, 2021 - Through the addition of a care management function, practices can help high-risk patients navigate complex conditions and vulnerable care transitions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p33.html

Tools for Better Dementia Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.html

Primary Care

Read the AAFP's definition of primary care related terms and appropriate usage recommendations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/primary-care.html

Researchers Investigate Primary Care Professional Burnout

Researchers surveyed physicians and other primary care professionals in a medical home setting to see how task-sharing is related to physician burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20180131burnoutstudy.html

The Medical Home: Planned Care and Population Health

Population health management helps practices identify health needs of its patient populations and develop care plans accordingly.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/planned-care-population-health.html

Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity - American Family ...

May 15, 2014 - Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedures have a favorable risk-benefit profile and are increasingly important as part of the overall management of obesity. These procedures are effective at inducing weight loss and improving comorbid conditions, including diabetes mellitus, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0515/p813.html

Documentation Guidelines -- FPM Topic Collection

Jan 13, 2021 - This collection of articles from FPM will help you comply with Medicare's E/M documentation guidelines. This collection of articles from FPM will help you comply with Medicare's E/M documentation guidelines.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=52

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) result from intrauterine exposure to alcohol and are the most common nonheritable causes of intellectual disability. The percentage of women who drink or binge drink during pregnancy has increased since 2012. FAS ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p515.html

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

Value-based care: 10 resources for getting started

Value-based care can lead to better patient outcomes and financial rewards. These 10 resources offer a starting point for physicians.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/value_based_care_resources.html

Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Acute kidney injury is characterized by abrupt deterioration in kidney function, manifested by an increase in serum creatinine level with or without reduced urine output. The spectrum of injury ranges from mild to advanced, sometimes requiring renal replacement therapy. The diagnostic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p631.html

Helping Ambivalent Patients Make Healthy Decisions About COVID-19 - Lown Right Care: ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p334.html

Frontotemporal Dementia: A Review for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2010 - Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is one of the most common forms of dementia in persons younger than 65 years. Variants include behavioral variant FTD, semantic dementia, and progressive nonfluent aphasia. Behavioral and language manifestations are core features of FTD, and patients have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/p1372.html

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care: Team-Based Approach for ...

...Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care team-based approach for advancing health equity page 2 © 2018 american academy of family physicians table of contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/team-based-approach.pdf

Practice Efficiency -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - 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

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

Jul 13, 2021 - 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

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 : Policies

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

Latest FPM Supplement Examines Innovative Care Delivery

The latest installment in the FPM journal’s supplement series on value-based payment, 'Innovative Care Delivery: Behavioral Health Integration and Home-based Primary Care,' highlights these two alternative care solutions.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210527innovcaredeliv.html

The Team to the Rescue -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Will team-based care be our salvation?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p3.html

CMS Primary Care Initiative provides new payment models

The Primary Care Initiative announced by CMS will give family physicians new payment streams aimed at increasing value-based care.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/CMS_Primary_Care_Initiative.html

Five ways to partner with urgent care centers

As more patients turn to urgent care, physicians will need to find ways to make their relationship with urgent care centers more productive. Here's how.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/urgent_care_centers.html

Coding clarification: coding for wound care

Selecting the proper code for wound care services requires an understanding of wound care techniques and the code descriptors and guidelines found in CPT.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/wound-care-coding-clarification.html

Continuity of Care, Definition of

Learn AAFP's definition of continuity of care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/continuity-of-care-definition.html

Making self-care a priority, even now

Now more than ever, physicians need to be practicing self-care so they can continue to care for others. Here are four things you can do — but just pick one.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/physician_self_care_ideas.html

Value-based care: Where to begin

To get started in value-based care, focus your efforts where they’ll have the most impact – on your high-need patients who have critical gaps in care, never come in, or drive up costs.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/value_based_care.html

An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Delivering better chronic disease care is a team sport that requires a clear game plan.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p27.html

Five ways to stop making excuses and start practicing self-care

You cannot effectively take care of others or sustain a career in medicine unless you take care of yourself. Here are five ways to start.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/physician_self_care.html

Initial Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - ...

Jan 1, 2015 - Eating disorders are life-threatening conditions that are challenging to address; however, the primary care setting provides an important opportunity for critical medical and psychosocial intervention. The recently published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p46.html

Adding care management to your practice: four steps

Care management has the potential to improve the health of a practice’s most at-risk patients while reducing costs. But how do you get started?

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/care_management.html

Responses to Medical Students' Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine - ...

Feb 1, 2016 - This article provides answers to many of the common questions that medical students ask about the specialty of family medicine. It describes the crucial role that family physicians have in the evolving health care environment, the scope of practice, the diverse career opportunities ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/od1.html

Transitional care management: four areas to improve

Patients sometimes fall through the gaps when moving from an acute care environment to home. Improve these four areas to prevent that from happening.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/transitional_care_management.html

AAFP Warns of More Harm in Scope-of-Practice Executive Order

In a recent letter, the AAFP said an executive order expanding scope of practice would disrupt team-based primary care in potentially harmful ways.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200121scopeletter.html

Transitional care management: four common questions

The rules for coding and billing transitional care management (TCM) services can be confusing. Here are four common questions.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/transitional_care.html

Three tips to optimize care for refugee patients

Family physicians are well positioned to care for refugee patients. Three tips can help.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/refugee_care.html

Tips for getting more patients to agree to chronic care management services

Patients eligible for chronic care management services have to agree to receive them before their physicians can get reimbursed. Physicians who have gone through the process share their best practices.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/chronic_care_management.html

Patients and physicians agree: not enough time for care

If you don’t feel you’re spending enough time with your patients during appointments to provide the best care, it’s likely your patients agree with you.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/patients_and_physicians_agree_not_enough_time_for_care.html

How to avoid bias in patient care

Implicit bias is the unconscious collection of stereotypes and attitudes that individuals develop toward certain groups of people. If left unchecked, it can affect patient relationships and care decisions.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/bias_in_patient_care.html

A checklist for better dementia care plans

Physicians may not be able to control many facets of dementia care, but this checklist can help you tackle the cognitive, functional, and behavioral losses that most matter to patients and their families.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/dementia_care.html

How to remind patients they're due for preventive care

Patients can forget to schedule preventive care visits. Sending out reminders is a good approach, but you have to be careful not to get too much of a good thing.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/preventive_care_scheduling.html

The New Model of Care in Family Medicine: What's In It For You? -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p59.html

Get Started in Value-based Care — With AAFP Resources

The November/December FPM takes a deep dive into value-based care and associated payment models, exploring this move away from quantity-focused fee-for-service in three different articles. Other new AAFP resources are also available.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211112vbcresources.html

How much is care management worth?

How much is care management worth?

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/how_much_is_care_management.html

Chronic care management: lots of questions and a few answers

Chronic care management: lots of questions and a few answers

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/chronic_care_management_lots_of.html

Change Is Hard: What Really Happens When You Try to Implement a New Care Model -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Even with a laudable goal, such as reducing physicians’ administrative burdens, it can be difficult to implement change. These real-world lessons can help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p10.html

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus regions announced

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus regions announced

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/comprehensive_primary_care_plus_regions.html

Quality care linked to physician satisfaction

Quality care linked to physician satisfaction

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/quality_care_linked_to_physician.html

Nine measurements for evaluating the quality of your dementia care

A nationally recognized, evidence-based, group of metrics physicians can use to evaluate their current level of dementia care and improve upon it.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/dementia_care_quality.html

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: Coming soon to a market near you?

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: Coming soon to a market near you?

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/comprehensive_primary_care_initiative_coming.html

Primary care pay rises faster than that of specialists

Primary care pay rises faster than that of specialists

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/primary_care_pay_rises_faster.html

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program reopening to practices

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program reopening to practices

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/comprehensive_primary_care_plus_program.html

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative resources

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative resources

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/comprehensive_primary_care_initiative_resources.html

Confusion over transitional care management leads to more resources

Confusion over transitional care management leads to more resources

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/confusion_over_transitional_care_management.html

Chronic care, expanded telehealth, SGR covered in final 2015 Medicare rules

Chronic care, expanded telehealth, SGR covered in final 2015 Medicare rules

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/chronic_care_payments_expanded_telehealth.html

AAFP Outlines Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care

The AAFP has created a position paper on quality measurement for primary care that features six guiding principles aimed at helping steer future development and use of measurement in practice improvement and physician payment.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190114measurespaper.html

ZDoggMD: Primary Care Key to Fixing Broken Health Care System

During a main-stage presentation at the Family Medicine Experience, Zubin Damania, M.D. -- known to fans of his comedic and musical talents as ZDoggMD -- used a mock patient visit with Winnie-the-Pooh to illustrate what's wrong with health care.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016fmx-zdoggmd.html

Primary Care Exception Needs Expansion, AAFP Tells CMS

In an Oct. 9 letter to CMS, the Academy advocated for the expansion of codes under the primary care exception rule -- an update that would reduce administrative complexity without compromising patient care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014exceptionrule.html

AAFP to Develop Value-based Payment Model for Primary Care

Noting that family physicians are foundational to the success of value-based care in United States, the AAFP Board of Directors has approved and funded a special project to empower Academy members to partner with payers to help improve quality and control total costs of care.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210107vision2025.html

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care

...Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Jerzak is a family physician with Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wis., and is...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/fpm20190100p17.pdf

Taking Team-Based Care to the Next Level

...Taking Team-Based Care to the Next Level The need to delegate tasks to other members of the health care team has never been more urgent. Here’s how to move toward advanced team-based care. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr. Hopkins is a staff physician in the Department of Family Medicine...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/fpm20220500p25.pdf

Researchers Make the Case for Home-based Medical Care

Noting an increase in the use of home-based medical care in the United States, researchers conclude that more primary care clinicians willing to provide this type of care are needed, and they call for improvements in value-based payment to help fill that gap.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181212homecare.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2021 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2021 - Coordinate care of high-risk patients with regular team check-ins | Respond to positive and negative online reviews | This guide helps diabetic patients fast safely

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p38.html

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr. Lyon is an associate professor and medical director of the AF...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p6.pdf

Chronic care management coding updates for 2020

Chronic care management has been hampered by reimbursements that don't match costs and complex rules for care plans. Some relief is coming this year.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/ccm_changes_2020.html

A sample workflow for transitional care management

Transitional care management can improve patient health outcomes, reduce the cost of care, and increase practice revenue. But getting started can be challenging if you don’t have a clear workflow in place.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/overcoming_tcm_barriers.html

What does "24/7 access" to care really mean?

Providing chronic care management services comes with numerous requirements, including 24/7 access to care. But the definition of that access is confusing.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/access.html

FPM/STFM award goes to MedStar Franklin Square for innovative care coordination program

The 2019 Practice Improvement Award recognizes Medstar Franklin Square Family Health Center for its efforts to improve care and reduce utilization for high-risk patients through intensive care coordination.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/practice_improvement_award_winner_2019.html

Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2017 - No single person can be responsible for the health of a population. However, there are a number of strategies for taking care of members of disadvantaged populations. These range from targeted compassion and interventions for the individual patient to broad advocacy for disadvantaged ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/p118.html

Practicing Self-care

Resources for family physicians to increase health, happiness and efficiency by practicing self-care.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/physician-well-being/practicing-self-care.html

Self-care: What Patients Want vs. What Physicians Can Provide

Family physician Wayne Jonas, M.D., writes that a survey shows a big disconnect between patients' interest in self-care and the amount of information they get from physicians on the subject.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191203guested-selfcare.html

Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's recommendations of the Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/vision-qualiitymeasurement.html

A different way to measure primary care performance

The Person-Centered Primary Care Measure survey has a low data collection burden for physicians.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/pcpcm_survey.html

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