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Mr. Jones doesn’t have insurance anymore

Mr. Jones doesn’t have insurance anymore

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/mr_jones_doesn_t_have.html

Tips for using total time to code E/M office visits in 2021

Some tips for coding using total time under the new rules for E/M office visits that take effect Jan. 1, plus an example of a visit well-suited for time-based coding.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/total_time_tips.html

How to create simple annual visit plans for your patients

Family physicians often have to think through a patient's future care needs during a visit, which can hurt efficiency and allow things to go unaddressed. Creating annual visit plans with each patient may help.

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

The No. 1 question about team documentation

To ease physicians’ administrative burdens, many practices are adopting team documentation, which involves increasing the MA-to-physician ratio and delegating more tasks to MAs. How do you convince your practice to try it?

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

How to collect patient vitals for telehealth visits, including AWVs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently clarified how physicians can collect biometric data for Medicare annual wellness visits from patients who are in their homes.

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

FPM Past Issues 2004

FPM issues 2004

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2004.html

FPM Past Issues 2014

FPM 2014 Past Issues

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2014.html

FPM Past Issues 2020

FPM issues for the year 2020

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2020.html

Video

FPM videos

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Sep 2005

...• Hypertension Management • Coding a B12 Injection • Biofeedback Training • House Visits to Hospice Patients • Billing for Initial Hospital Care • Coding a Newborn Office Visit News & Trends • Bill Would Prevent Pay Cuts, Launch Pay for Performance • New Law Aims to Shift...

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

September/October 2014

...Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier Jennifer L. Brull Departments From the Editor Tools of the Trade Kenneth G. Adler Opinion Gambling on the Transition From Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care Mark M. Nunlist ; Sean Uiterwyk ;...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900

September/October 2017

...• ICD-10 code updates for Oct. 1 • Billing for the new influenza vaccination • Diagnosis coding for hypertension and heart failure • Medicare payment for telemedicine home visits The Last Word Creating a Space Where Doctors Can Be Vulnerable Ani A. Bodoutchian Remission!...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900

Patient care

FPM "In Practice" blog posts on the topic of patient care

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/patientcare.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-140.html

Quick Tips

Quick Tips, a blog from FPM journal

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-320.html

Quick Tips

Quick Tips, a blog from FPM journal

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-340.html

It's Time to Get Serious About ICD-10 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - Our article series will help prepare you, and so will a sense of humor.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p7.html

Letters - Jan-Feb 2012 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - ...appointment, plus a little more. It's reasonable to prescribe three month's worth of medication with three refills for a patient with hypertension who is scheduled to see me once a year, even though I might suggest quarterly check-ups. No physician should prescribe medication for a...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p5.html

Health Coaching for Patients With Chronic Illness -- FPM

Oct 1, 2010 - Does your practice give patients a fish or teach patients to fish?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p24.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2011 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2011 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Four Medicare Myths Exposed Another Ounce of Prevention Editor's Collections Billing & Claims Medicare Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Getting Paid Coding & Documentation Related Topic...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/1100/p39.html

Structure and Synchronicity for Better Charting -- FPM

Aug 1, 2011 - Two key characteristics will help you to ensure that your notes communicate not only what you did, but also what you were thinking.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/p15.html

Registries Made Simple -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Organizing chronic illness care with a registry will streamline your workflow, improve patient outcomes and provide data for quality improvement.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p11.html

Documenting History in Compliance With Medicare's Guidelines -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - The difference between one level and the next may be no more than a word or two.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p22.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.

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

Eight Steps to a Chart Audit for Quality -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - A simple chart review can help your group answer the question on everyone's mind: How are we doing?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/pa3.html

What a Patient's Numbers Don't Tell -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Sometimes, what matters most is how far a patient has come.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p44.html

ICD-9 Update 2011: Approaching the Change to ICD-10 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2010 - It's that time again, but this ICD-9 update is almost the last.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p15.html

Is Your Medicare Payer Playing by the Rules? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - Don't let varying interpretations of the evaluation and management guidelines keep you from getting paid.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p27.html

Level-II vs. Level-III Visits: Cracking the Codes -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Once you learn the rules, choosing the right code is easier than you think.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p21.html

What Should You Do When Your Patient Brings a List? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2009 - Follow these five steps if your patient unfurls a long list of issues to discuss at today's visit.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0500/p23.html

Six Payment Opportunities You May Have Overlooked -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - The first step to improving your bottom line is to make sure you bill for the services you are already providing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p27.html

Practicing Excellence: Your Role in Practice Transformation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - Physician leaders play a vital part in guiding the practice toward exceptional performance.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p28.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2008 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - ...diabetic checkup, which we billed using CPT code 99213 and ICD-9 code 250.02. A few hours later, this patient came in with a migraine and hypertension issues. Could we have reported code 99058 for the second visit? A Code 99058 is to be reported in addition to the code for an...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p37.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.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p52.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.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p31.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 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 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

Practice Pearls - Jun 2008 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - ...one or more of five specified chronic diseases (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes and hypertension) are seen regularly at our practice, we use the reporting capabilities of our practice management system, AthenaNet...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

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

Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p19.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

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

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

Moving Beyond "Noncompliance" -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - When we focus on our own agenda rather than our patient's, we too can become noncompliant.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p50.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

Letters - Jun 2007 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - ...EHRs are often marketed as being simple and streamlined with structured templates for a variety of medical conditions (e.g., hypertension and diabetes). Ironically, with the exception of some acute visits, the typical office visit of a family physician is neither simple nor...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p13a.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

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

EHRs Fix Everything - and Nine Other Myths -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Realistic expectations can help your conversion to electronic health records succeed.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p26.html

The FPM Encounter Forms Collection: 'Paper Automation' of Your Progress Notes -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Our forms can make documentation faster, easier and more accurate while providing decision support and coding help. What more do you want for nothing?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p63.html

Improve Your ICD-9 Coding With Voice-Recognition Macros -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - A voice-recognition system can automatically insert the correct ICD-9 codes into your dictated note.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p39.html

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