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A Refresher on Coding Consultations -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Here's a guide to the sometimes confusing documentation requirements for consultations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p45.html

A Refresher on medical Necessity -- Family Practice Management

...pain. Then you would ask about the patient’s past medical history to identify potential risk factors for coronary artery disease such as hypertension or dyslipidemia. You would also ask about family history of cardiovascular dis- ease and perform a social history to determine if the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/fpm20060700p28.pdf

A Refresher on Medical Necessity -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p28.html

A Simple Approach to Shared Decision Making in Cancer Screening -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - When screening decisions aren't clear, this process can help you help your patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p5.html

A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests

...pulmonary involvement, dermatomyositis/polymyositis, inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial lung disease (early), primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, Wegener granulomatosis (also called granulomatosis with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/afp20140301p359.pdf

A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests - American Family...

Mar 1, 2014 - Office-based pulmonary function testing, also known as spirometry, is a powerful tool for primary care physicians to diagnose and manage respiratory problems. An obstructive defect is indicated by a low forced expiratory volume in one second/forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) ratio, which...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p359.html

A Swollen Thumb - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2014 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p663.html

A Systematic Approach to Managing Warfarin Doses -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - The article offers a systematic approach for the management of anticoagulation and adjustment of warfarin doses.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p77.html

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...Hypertension control Median time to new appointment New patient appts made in two business days New patient appointments 10 | FPM | March/April 2018 www.aafp.org/fpm support the model. A local market disrup- tor began offering significantly higher MA wages, we were not...

Family Practice Management

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

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

A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit -- FPM

Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/skin_procedure_coding.html

A Tool for Evaluating Hypertension -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - The article offers an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, based on the seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7), and includes an encounter form to aid physicians ...

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p79.html

A Tool for Evaluating Patients with a Knee Injury -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - The article is part of the Point-of-Care Guides series and provides an evidence-based encounter form for use with patients who present with knee injury.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p67.html

A Tool For Evaluating Patients With Cold Symptoms -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - The article describes an encounter form that can improve documentation of visits for patients with cold symptoms and reduce the amount of time spent documenting, which sometimes can take longer than the visit itself.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p53.html

A Widened Mediastinum - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1237.html

AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy

...preference and prior experience. However, the transder- mal route is recommended for certain clinical situations, such as in women with hypertension, hypertriglyc- eridemia, and an increased risk of cholelithiasis, and possibly to reduce the risk of thromboembolic disease. AACE...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/afp20121101p864.pdf

AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy - Practice Guidelines - ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Menopause is diagnosed in women who have not had menses for one year. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) convened a task force to review available evidence on therapies for menopausal symptoms. The task force's guidelines include recommendations for prescribing...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p864.html

AAFP Affirms Value of New Cholesterol Management Guideline

The AAFP recently gave its "affirmation of value" designation to a cholesterol management guideline jointly developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190320acc-ahacholguidln.html

AAFP and ACP Publish Recommendations on Diagnosis and Management of VTE - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2007 - Recommendations on diagnosis and management of venous throm-boembolism (VTE) have been published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1225.html

AAFP Backs Breastfeeding, Lactation for Medical Trainees

The AAFP has updated its policy supporting breastfeeding and lactation accommodations for medical trainees, which other medical organizations plan to use as model policy for their members.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190626breastfeedpolicy.html

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180103yir-clinical.html

AAFP Letter to CMS on the 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule with Comment Period -...

...specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with depression, adults with hypertension, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination, they treat...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018FinalQPP-121917.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...Two or more self- limited or minor problems One stable chronic illness, eg, well controlled hypertension, non- insulin dependent diabetes, cataract, BPH Acute uncomplicated illness or injury, eg, cystitis, allergic rhinitis, simple sprain Physiologic tests not under stress, eg,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congressional Leadership on Sustaining Primary Care During the COVID-19 ...

...be treated in the primary care setting. The underlying conditions that cause worse outcomes for COVID-19 infections such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease are the same ones that family physicians treat and control in an outpatient setting. Any loss of the family physician...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PrimaryCare-050720.pdf

AAFP Letter with Comments to HHS on the Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

...primary care specialists provide a wide variety of clinical services. They treat babies with ear infections, adolescents with hypertension, adults with depression, and seniors with multiple chronic illnesses. With a focus on prevention, primary care, and overall care coordination,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-Draft2018-2022Framework-101917.pdf

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