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Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - Protect yourself with these tips from a family physician who has successfully defended his care and that of other physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p57.html

How to Bill for Services Performed by Nonphysician Practitioners -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Learning payers' rules will help you assess the value of hiring an NPP.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p45.html

Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - These four components can help you provide care that is more proactive, organized and satisfying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p37.html

What Do Retail Clinics Mean for Family Medicine? -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Whatever we do in response to the advent of retail clinics, it seems that they have a place in health care as long as they are able to improve access, decrease costs and improve quality.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p19.html

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p41.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2006 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - ...A rehabilitation physician has requested my consultation for management of problems such as hypertension and diabetes. His patients are in the acute rehab unit of the hospital and have no other primary care physician. He is recognized as the attending. How should I code these...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p31.html

Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Who needs an EHR? Software you already have can help you make sure your patients get the care they need.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p47.html

Can Your Patients Afford the Medications You Prescribe? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Patient adherence may depend on the answer to this question, so it must be asked.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p67.html

Letters - Mar 2006 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - ...Almost all of this was quickly paid by my insurance carrier. Now, consider the care I provide an adult male patient who suffers from hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease and dyslipidemia. During the course of a year, I could see the patient four or five times for extended...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p23a.html

Cashing in on House Calls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - A cash-only, house call practice enabled this physician to earn more while spending less.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p67.html

Improving Chronic Illness Care: Lessons Learned in a Private Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2005 - The chronic care model offers a proactive, organized approach that can improve outcomes and satisfaction, but no paradigm shift comes easy.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1100/p50.html

Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - These seven principles can help ensure that your patients receive the right care at the right time every time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p59.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

Coding & Documentation - Sep 2005 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - ...Hypertension management Coding a B12 injection Biofeedback training House visits to hospice patients Billing for initial hospital care Coding a newborn office visit Hypertension management Q I recently saw an asymptomatic patient in the clinic for hypertension management. His blood...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p26.html

ICD-9 Changes: It's Time to Tend to Your Superbill -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - You’ve got until Oct. 1 to weed out incorrect codes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p49.html

How to Answer Your Clinical Questions More Efficiently -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - Asking focused questions and knowing where to look can lead to quicker answers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p37.html

Helping Needy Patients Get Needed Medications -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The article describes how one practice uses volunteers to implement its patient-assistance program, which helps needy patients receive free or discounted medicines from pharmaceutical companies.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p56.html

Monitor - Jun 2005 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - ...56 percent find it difficult or impossible to generate a list of patients by diagnosis or health risk (e.g., those with diabetes or hypertension); 18 percent have data on their patients' outcomes (e.g., the percentage of patients with diabetes who have good glycemic control)....

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p30.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.

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

New Year, New Medicare Benefits -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - The article explains what physicians need to know to get paid for providing a physical for all patients new to the Medicare program.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0200/p15.html

Practice Diary - Feb 2005 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - ...I would have leapt to, especially after she denied chest pain or pressure, diaphoresis and shortness of breath, but she did have hypertension and took a statin. She also had a history of severe reflux disease and took a proton pump inhibitor daily. On examination, her belly was...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0200/p68.html

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The new board recertification process has garnered mixed reviews from family physicians. Find out how it will impact you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p42.html

Estimating the Risks of Coronary Angioplasty -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - The article presents an evidence-based approach to estimating the likelihood of in-hospital complications in a patient undergoing coronary angioplasty.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p71.html

Spoofing Spurious Science -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - A send-up of retrospective studies.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p15.html

Understanding When to Use Modifier -25 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - A coding expert explains how and why modifier -25 can be used in family practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p21.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

Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care for Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p43.html

Practice Diary - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - ...medication, to go on yet another pill? Truth be told, John cut all the pills I prescribed in half, and he rationalized everything. His hypertension was strictly white coat, his hypercholesterolemia was of minor import because of a negative heart scan five years ago, and his obesity...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p57.html

Group Visits Hit the Road -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - By taking group visits to his elderly patients, this physician found a way to meet their needs and those of his practice - and have fun at the same time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p39.html

Billing for Your Work With Surgeons -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Coding and billing for services when a patient is undergoing surgery and is also under the care of a surgeon can be challenging for family physicians; the author explains how to do it right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p16.html

Monitor - Jun 2004 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - ...Those with hypertension received less than 65 percent of recommended care. Those with colorectal cancer received 54 percent of recommended care, but only 38 percent of adults were screened for colorectal cancer. Those with diabetes received 45 percent of recommended care. Those with...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p27.html

Acute Otitis Media in Children -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - The article presents an evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating otitis media and provides an encounter form.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p52.html

Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Find out how to properly code and bill for the preventive services you provide.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p49.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2004 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - ...if a physician tells a patient with hypertension to return to the office every six months for a blood-pressure check, 99211 should be used because the blood-pressure check is medically necessary to evaluate and manage the patient’s hypertension. On the other hand, if every patient...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p23.html

Using a Tracking Book for Unresolved Issues -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - The article outlines a tracking system physicians can use to log problematic patient issues requiring follow-up.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p56.html

Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Where do you begin the enormous task of retooling family medicine and reforming health care? Family medicine’s leaders offer a road map.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p34.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

Fighting for Hospital Privileges -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - When faced with a privileging conflict, don’t panic. Follow these tips for a well-fought battle.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p69.html

Communicating With Your Patients Online -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - This is the first in a two-part series that reviews what the current options are for online communication with patients, how to integrate online communication with patients into a busy practice, and what the relevant guidelines are for privacy and financial success.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p93.html

Ask FPM - Mar 2004 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - ...of topics. These can focus on prevention, nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation or common conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension. Some practices have a TV nook where educational videos are available for patients to choose to view. Nature programs, music and art videos...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p86.html

Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - Finding the evidence you need is getting easier than you ever thought possible.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p51.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

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2003 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2003 - ...for hip surgery and, subsequent to the surgery, asks you for your opinion and advice regarding evaluation and/or management of the hypertension the patient is having in the hospital, you may code that service as a consultation, provided that you document the request and any services...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1100/p19.html

How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you. [FPM Classics issue.]

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p31.html

Two Tried-and-True Documentation Tools -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - They don’t just help you code better. They also help make the documentation guidelines less annoying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p51.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2003 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - ...and separately identifiable from the G0101 service. An example would be if an established Medicare patient with chronic essential hypertension on a multiple-drug regimen presents for a periodic check-up of her condition, you note that the patient is overdue for a screening pelvic...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p16.html

Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - Developing a strong inner world helps us gain a new enthusiasm for our work, which in turn makes us better physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p57.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep 2003 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - ...the patient’s fitness for surgery, especially if the patient has chronic or comorbid conditions that may be relevant (e.g., diabetes, hypertension). If the family physician documents the surgeon’s request, the resulting advice and any services ordered or performed and then provides...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/p25.html

Monitor - Sep 2003 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - ...receiving recommended care for senile cataracts to a low of 10.5 percent receiving recommended care for alcohol dependence. Recommended hypertension care was provided 64.7 percent of the time. Recommended diabetes care was provided 45.4 percent of the time. Only 24 percent of...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/p29.html

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