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Letters - Jul 2008 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - ...Risk Adjustment in Team-Based Care 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. Incorporating...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p14a.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

A Multiple-Service Rule for E/M Services -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p9.html

How to See Your Practice Through Your Patients' Eyes -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - It's as simple as entering through the front door and taking a walk around your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p18.html

Coding & Documentation - Jun 2008 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - ...Critical care and site of service Diagnosis code order Q Does the order in which diagnoses are listed on the claim matter? Must the order on the encounter form match the order on the claim? A Yes, the order does matter. The physician should list on the encounter form the diagnosis...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p35.html

How to Fix a Flawed Process: The Four Rules of Work Design -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - Developed by Toyota but applicable to medical practice, these rules can transform the way you work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p29.html

How to Say Goodbye to Medicare -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - With another payment cut looming, opting out of Medicare may be worth considering.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p13.html

Letters - Jun 2008 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - ...Tracking follow-up care Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Jun;15(6):12. I would suggest a different answer to the question Do we have a legal obligation to ensure that our patients receive necessary follow-up care? that appeared in the April edition of the Practice Pearls department. Failure...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p12a.html

EHR Meltdown: How to Protect Your Patient Data -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - Do you think your electronic data is safe just because you have a backup plan in place? These authors found out how wrong that can be.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/pa3.html

Practice Pearls - Jun 2008 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - ...recently asked me to fill out Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) paperwork so that he could be granted time off work to care for my patient. I have never provided care to the son, and I’m not designated as his primary physician. Shouldn’t he have his own physician fill out the...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

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

Letters - Jun 2008 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - Advertisement << How to Deliver Bad News Previous article Tracking Follow-Up Care Next article >> Jun 2008 Issue Letters Patient communication and health literacy Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Jun;15(6):12. In Have You Really Addressed Your Patient's Concerns? [March 2008], the authors...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p12.html

How to Deliver Bad News -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - When a patient gets a double whammy, deliver the bad news the way you would like to hear it.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p42.html

The 'Know-How' Special Issue -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - You expect practical advice from FPM - but this much?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p8.html

AAFP News - Jun 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0601/p1499.html

'Just-in-Time' Business Education for Family Physicians -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Why try to teach residents practice management when they don't care about it?

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p7.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

Coding & Documentation - May 2008 -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - ...ICD-9 coding for palliative care Stress tests Q Can I be paid for both supervision of a stress test conducted at the hospital and interpreting and reporting the results? Does the hospital bill facility charges under a different code? A Yes. You should bill for these services using...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p38.html

News & Trends - May 2008 -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - ...come together to study ways to fix the U.S. health system. Their coalition is called the Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care, and it is expected to present its bipartisan findings next year to Congress and the winner of this year's presidential election. The Robert...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p14.html

Letters - May 2008 -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - ...to program computers when I was 12 years old, and I went on to get a degree in electrical engineering before going to medical school. Health care software is currently dangerous to use, and no one knows that better than the doctors trying to use it. Carl Hasbargen, MD St. Paul,...

Family Practice Management : Letters

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

Being All Things to All Patients -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - You can do it all, or do some of it better.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p6.html

Medicare's (Un)sustainable Growth Rate -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Even paying physicians too little may be too much for Medicare.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p9.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

'Would You Like to See a Doctor Today?' -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - If you offer same-day appointments, this simple question can save your staff - and your patients - hours of time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/oa1.html

Preparing for a Medicare Fee Cut -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Doctors have several options to cope with the impending July 1 payment reduction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p19.html

Is Your Practice Merger Doomed to Fail? -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Before you partner with another practice, make sure you've addressed these four questions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p26.html

Practice Pearls - May 2008 -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - ...It is important to note that you are not required to furnish health care services to enrollees of a PFFS plan. However, when you choose to and the deeming conditions have been met, you are automatically a deemed physician for that enrollee and must follow the PFFS plan's rules. Note...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p41.html

Making a Case for Online Physician-Patient Communication -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - It can improve communications, practice efficiency and maybe even the bottom line. Just don't expect all your patients to join you online … yet.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/pa3.html

What the Military Taught Me About Practice Management -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - These nine characteristics of military life have a place in medical practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p23.html

Closing the Physician-Staff Divide: A Step Toward Creating the Medical Home -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - If your staff's job is to keep patients moving through the system and yours is to take care of the patients they supply, your practice is flawed.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p20.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

Letters - Apr 2008 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - ...significant relationship between this disease and escalating health care costs is not supported by any data. I agree that we should avoid the temptation to look for a single, simple explanation of rising health care costs, but this should not prevent us from recognizing that the...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p11c.html

A Systematic Approach to Identifying Drug-Seeking Patients -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - When patients present with suspicious complaints of pain, these seven steps can help you prevent the misuse of prescription drugs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa3.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2008 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - ...perform home health certification or recertification (codes G0180 and G0179), I document how much time I spend developing or reassessing the care plan, the patient's diagnosis and the treatment plan. For auditing purposes, do I also need to save a copy of the certification statement...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p42.html

A New Approach to Group Visits: Helping High-Need Patients Make Behavioral Change -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - The most difficult patients have one thing in common: They need to change their health habits. Group visits can help them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa6.html

Why Teamwork Will Make or Break Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Without it, practice transformation and optimal outcomes will be difficult to achieve.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p8.html

Practice Pearls - Apr 2008 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - ...Tracking follow-up care Monitor records transfers I've found that monitoring requests from patients to transfer their medical records can be an important tool for gauging patient satisfaction. Periodically my staff sends me a list of all the transfer requests. If I see a trend of...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p44.html

News & Trends - Apr 2008 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - ...This year's fill rate for other primary care programs showed minimal changes. Internal medicine-primary decreased 0.2 percent, pediatrics-primary increased 2 percent, and internal medicine-pediatrics decreased 1.2 percent. Of the family medicine positions filled, 1,172 (49 percent)...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p14.html

Letters - Apr 2008 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - ...are fleeing primary care. The RUC ensures this. As the article points out, there are only five votes out of 29 on the RUC advocating for primary care, and it requires a two-thirds majority to alter relative values. Is it any wonder that primary health care is undercompensated?...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p11b.html

Letters - Apr 2008 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - ...FPM (a testimony to FPM's relevance). After reading about Dr. Forester's successful nonprofit concierge practice [ A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice, February 2008], I felt a tinge of practice envy at first. After all, I have a practice with more than 6,000...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p11.html

Letters - Apr 2008 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - ...I think the authors have it backward. The term patient is defined in Webster's dictionary as a person who is under medical care. This concept is not anathema, though we are being conditioned to think so. If a physician is seeing a person as a patient first, the physician will be...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p11a.html

Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 2) -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - The regulations include good news for physicians who work with hospitals.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p25.html

A New Epidemic: Administrative Fibrillation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - If you're prone to overcommitment, you may be at risk for A-fib.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p48.html

How to Protect Your Data When You're on the Web -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Every time you access the Internet, a world of criminals is trying to steal personal information - yours and your patients'. Here's how to stop them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p29.html

A Quick Tour of the Changes in FPM -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Board here. The tour bus is about to depart.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p7.html

Discussing End-of-Life Care With Your Patients -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - The conversation may not be easy, but your patients will be grateful.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p18.html

e-Nirvana: Are We There Yet? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - Health information technology may revolutionize care … someday.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p6.html

Have You Really Addressed Your Patient's Concerns? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - These simple strategies will help you structure the medical encounter to ensure that you and your patient are on the same page.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p35.html

Beyond EHRs: How Technology Can Help You Treat Chronic Illness -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - New tools may soon connect you to your patients at home.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p29.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar 2008 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - ...coordinating care. Patient and family education are components of physician counseling, according to CPT. For more information, see Time Is of the Essence: Coding on the Basis of Time for Physician Services, FPM, June 2003. Instruction to the patient by qualified health care staff...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p41.html

Looking Out for Others -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - What do you do when serving others becomes drudgery?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p48.html

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