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Letters - Mar 2008 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - ...I read Does Primary Care Need Medicare? [Opinion, January 2008] by Douglas Iliff, MD, with great interest. Dr. Iliff summarizes one of the many problems we physicians have with third-party payers. We are de facto government employees who operate in an environment of price controls....

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p12.html

Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 1) -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - Find out how the latest round of self-referral regulations affects your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p25.html

Practice Pearls - Mar 2008 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - ...Practice Pearls presents the best advice on effective, efficient practice operations and patient care drawn from the medical and business literature, along with tips developed from your experience. Send us your best pearl (250 words or less), and if we publish it, you'll earn $25....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p42.html

Letters - Mar 2008 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - ...Electronic health records have enabled us to play similar music, but I suspect that our health care encounters are sounding ever more hollow and canned. Certainly we know the difference, and I suspect that both Mr. Baumol and our audience know the difference as well. Read the full...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p12a.html

News & Trends - Mar 2008 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - ...Acute care Health care system, general Practice entities MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan-Feb 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter Sign up to receive FPM's free, weekly e-newsletter, "Quick Tips and Insights." Sign Up Now AAFP...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p13.html

Changes Coming to FPM Online -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - The FPM Web site will soon be redesigned in more ways than one.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p5.html

AAFP News - Feb 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p423.html

A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p12.html

Defending the Real Standard of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p48.html

Coding & Documentation - Feb 2008 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - ...chronic problems were the reason for the services provided. The primary diagnosis is the one that accounted for the greatest portion of your care. INR testing at a nursing home Q Our practice has been taking our CLIA-waived INR instrument to the nursing home and managing warfarin...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p40.html

What Every Physician Should Know About the RUC -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - A small group of physicians has a big say in what you get paid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p36.html

Practice Measurement: A New Approach for Demonstrating the Worth of Your Work -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - To obtain a true view of the quality of your practice, you must measure the patient's experience.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p19.html

Practice Pearls - Feb 2008 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - ...Manage care in the patient's presence Flag reports to aid searching in patient charts To find information quickly in large patient files, such as those of geriatric patients with multiple chronic conditions, I use color-coded page flags. The type of flags normally used to indicate...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p42.html

User Satisfaction With EHRs: Report of a Survey of 422 Family Physicians -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - If you're thinking of moving to electronic records, the results of this survey may help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p25.html

Letters - Feb 2008 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - ...of managed care-based residency training can be daunting. Our program graduated a resident many years ago who now has a retainer-fee-based solo practice. I wanted to be a family physician to form meaningful patient relationships and deliver unparalleled quality of care, but I'm...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p8a.html

News & Trends - Feb 2008 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - ...An annual study of U.S. health care spending from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Office of the Actuary found that prescription drug spending accelerated in 2006 after six straight years of slowing growth. Retail drug spending increased 8.5 percent in 2006, compared...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p11.html

Coming Changes in FPM -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - Starting in April, FPM will have more to offer AAFP members and subscribers.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p7.html

Letters - Feb 2008 -- FPM

Feb 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/2008/0200/p8.html

Does Primary Care Need Medicare? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - Its payment system undervalues primary care, and its regulations include jail time for physicians' mistakes. What's not to love?

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p7.html

Transforming Your Practice: What Matters Most -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - When customers drive the system, it changes everything - for the better.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - ...I care for a quadriplegic patient who has 12-hour nursing care at home. I typically spend at least 15 minutes filling out forms and signing orders for him each month. I perform a house call once or twice a year. Is it appropriate to bill care plan oversight code 99374 for my...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p43.html

CPT 2008: A Glimpse of the Future of Family Medicine? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - This year's new codes cover evaluations done over the phone or online.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p16.html

Letters - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - ...statement … the pressures of managed care have made this vision harder to achieve. Where is the evidence to support the contention that it is managed care that has made the medical home a more remote possibility? In fact, the basis of the managed care movement was an effort to...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p13.html

News & Trends - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - ...The American College of Physicians (ACP) has taken a look at health care in the United States and in other countries, and it has decided that the former has a lot to learn from the latter. The ACP shared its conclusions in a position paper published this month in Annals of Internal...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p14.html

The Snake on the Torch -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Practice Pearls Previous article Does Primary Care Need ... Next article >> Jan 2008 Issue FROM THE EDITOR The Snake on the Torch The Academy's new symbol gives it a lot to live up to. Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Jan;15(1):6. You may have noticed that the familiar AAFP...

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p6.html

Letters - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - ...word on OB care in family medicine Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Jan;15(1):13. The article by Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, Balancing a Personal Life With OB Care [The Last Word, June 2007] was so commonsense and helpful. We're going to use it as a starting point at our new maternity care...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p13a.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

Demystifying Computer Networks for Small Practices -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - With the right features and proper security, your network can improve your practice's efficiency and make your job easier.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p25.html

Doing What Has Always Worked -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - Progress is never free, and it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p48.html

Practice Pearls - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - ...Practice Pearls presents the best advice on effective, efficient practice operations and patient care drawn from the medical and business literature, along with tips developed from your experience. Send us your best pearl (250 words or less), and if we publish it, you'll earn $25....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p41.html

Baumol's Disease -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - Health care in general may suffer from an incurable disease. (Are you surprised?)

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p10.html

Practice Pearls - Nov 2007 -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Optimizing Referrals & Consults With a Standardized Process -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - Successful referrals and consultations depend on open and succinct communication between you, your patients and your consultants.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p38.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2007 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - ...Initial hospital care and 99221 Prothrombin time testing with 99211 Trigger point injections Removing multiple lesions 90805 includes E/M services Using test results as a diagnosis NPs and care plan oversight Same code for same procedure Q I am planning to perform several procedures...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p15.html

Payer Trend: 'Tiering' Physicians and 'Steering' Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - Insurers are experimenting with plans that drive patients to physicians deemed to be high-quality and low-cost.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p24.html

Letters - Nov 2007 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - ...it with their patients. Because we have been conditioned throughout our professional lives to feel obliged to know everything about health care, we are at risk for being taken in by the implication that we are ignorant about something important. A careful reading of the article...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p9.html

Becoming a Superpractice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - You don't need a phone booth for a changing room.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p8.html

The Makings of a Good Meeting -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - Don't waste time on bad meetings. Here's how to make sure your meetings are necessary and productive.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p35.html

News & Trends - Nov 2007 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - ...The state's Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement, created as part of a bill passed during the Maryland General Assembly's 2007 legislative session, is exploring the problem of low reimbursement and its potential effects on patients. The issues of access and...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p12.html

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

Rebuilding Family Medicine From the Foundation Up -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - The mere fact that we talk about access to care is a sign of serious illness in the health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p9.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

Recruiting and Retaining the Right Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - Your practice can hire the best candidates by knowing its needs and anticipating theirs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p28.html

Coding Flu Shots: Immunize Against Lost Revenue -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - Make this hectic time of year a little smoother by reminding yourself and your staff how to code flu shots.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p35.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2007 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - ...Swing bed care E/M visit + vaccination Assessment after a car accident Billing for teaching rounds Determining the chief complaint Q We have been advised that we cannot bill a level-III or level-IV office visit unless the patient has a chief complaint. Is this accurate? What is...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p15.html

Letters - Oct 2007 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - ...Do you think we need primary care? Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Oct;14(9):11. The Opinion piece Do We Need Primary Care? by Douglas Iliff, MD [June 2007], generated a significant number of responses, many of them lengthy. Below are excerpts from selected letters. — FPM Thank you for Dr....

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p11.html

Letters - Oct 2007 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - ...supplies and equipment can be discussed and signed off on by the physician. Huddles can be of great assistance in our efforts to improve our care of patients with special needs. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p11a.html

Practice Pearls - Oct 2007 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - ...Practice Pearls presents the best advice on effective, efficient practice operations and patient care drawn from the medical and business literature, along with tips developed from your experience. Send us your best pearl (250 words or less), and if we publish it, you'll earn $25....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p41.html

Are Your Patients Ready for Electronic Communication? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - This simple survey will help you gauge patients' ability to interact with your practice via the Internet.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p25.html

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