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Are You Practicing 'Opportunistic' Prevention? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - The article, part of a series based on research from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, will explore the effectiveness of delivering preventive services during illness visits and how it affects patient satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p56.html

Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The authors offer readers an action plan to use in reacting/responding to payers' accusations of incorrect coding.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p17.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

Are You Ready for Medicare Part D? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - Understanding the basics will help you field patients’ questions about the new prescription drug benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p58.html

Are You Ready to Discuss Complementary and Alternative Medicine? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - If you haven't been communicating openly about these therapies with your patients, you may be missing a valuable opportunity.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p26.html

Are You Thinking Right? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - Learning to challenge negative thoughts can vastly improve our lives.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p36.html

Are Your Patients Getting the Preventive Services They Need? -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - The article discusses the importance of preventive services and offers NCQA benchmarks. It also shows the process one practice used to identify its rates for mammograms, childhood immunizations and influenza vaccinations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p56.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

Are Your Payers' Fee Schedules Fair? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - If they use multiple conversion factors when determining what they'll pay, you may be at an even greater disadvantage than you realized.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p13.html

Art of the Pivot: Redeployment as a Family Physician

Michael Hanak, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that family medicine played a key role in handling a COVID-19 surge at a Chicago hospital.

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200723fl-covidsurge.html

As Good As It Could Get: Remaking the Medical Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - A national initiative may forever change the way medical practices operate. Isn't it about time?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p48.html

Ask FPM - Apr 1999 -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - ...Communities, and hence primary care practices, usually demand more adult care than care for children (since the elderly tend to require more visits per person annually). In a small practice, one pediatrician is usually more than enough to care for all the children. While adding the...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p50.html

Ask FPM - Apr 2001 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - ...of organizations this size makes them best run by either a higher-qualified administrator or a physician willing to trade some patient-care hours for administrative duties. A practice administrator should handle liaison duties with other entities, verify profit-and-loss statements...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p52.html

Ask FPM - Apr 2002 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - ...How can we provide adequate medical care to our uninsured patients without going broke? A Our practice offers our uninsured patients a 30-percent discount on all office visits. The discount applies only to the office visit charge; we charge our regular price for medicines and tests...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p60.html

Ask FPM - Apr 2003 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - ...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 : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p58.html

Ask FPM - Apr 2004 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - ...Access to Care Billing & Claims Related Topic Searches Appointments and schedules, general Financial management, general Fee schedules MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter Sign up to receive...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p62.html

Ask FPM - Apr 2005 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - ...How to build more maternity care into your practice Choosing the right legal structure Q I am setting up a legal structure for my practice. What options do I have? A The most common choices are a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation....

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p72.html

Ask FPM - Feb 1999 -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - ...(PA). We currently have the NPs and PA working separately on acute care problems, but we've discussed pairing them with doctors to create teams. How can we set this up to help our physicians as well as our acute care patients? A It depends on your practice's requirements for...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p50.html

Ask FPM - Feb 2000 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - ...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 : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p52.html

Ask FPM - Feb 2001 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - ...Is there a high ratio of patients to primary care providers in your area? Are credentialing delays likely to affect your patient volume? Now you can calculate the quantity of forms you’ll need based on your projected patient volume. To get an idea of how many supplies to order,...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p58.html

Ask FPM - Feb 2002 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - ...Your site will automatically include links to a host of health education resources from familydoctor.org, such as patient handouts, self-care charts and a drug interaction calculator. If you aren’t an AAFP member or you simply want to explore other free Web site offers, check out...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p54.html

Ask FPM - Feb 2003 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - ...What Primary Care Physicians Want for Christmas Improving the Waiting Room Experience Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes Editor's Collections Documentation Guidelines Related Topic Searches Documentation, general MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020 Access the...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/p56.html

Ask FPM - Feb 2004 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - ...I would recommend that you and your future practice obtain qualified health care legal counsel to make sure the enrollment application is completed accurately so that it may be processed as soon as possible. Michael R. Burke, Esq.* Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, Ltd....

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p67.html

Ask FPM - Feb 2005 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - ...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 : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0200/p70.html

Ask FPM - Jan 1998 -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - ...the primary consideration is the well-being of your patients. With every patient, the family physician accepts general responsibility to care for any known health problems. To fulfill this responsibility, write to your patients at least 90 days in advance of closing. Tell them when...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p13.html

Ask FPM - Jan 1999 -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - ...(ASC) for our community. However, our consultant told us that primary care physicians cannot participate with surgeons according to the Stark II law. Can you explain this? A Nothing in Stark II prevents primary care physicians from participating with surgeons in ASCs, but this...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p55.html

Ask FPM - Jan 2000 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2000 - ...The reality is that today's health care environment makes so many demands on a physician executive's time that he or she must reduce his or her clinical time by as much as 10 percent to 20 percent per week and work extra hours to make time for management responsibilities. The...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0100/p58.html

Ask FPM - Jan 2001 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - ...service is a recipe for disaster. Each managed care contract spells out what the capitation covers, so when covered services are rendered, the practice should immediately write off the charge (less the patient’s co-pay) as a managed care adjustment. Remaining charges should be...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p62.html

Ask FPM - Jan 2002 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - ...Transitional Care Management Services: New Codes, New Requirements How to Help Your Low-Income Patients Get Prescription Drugs Editor's Collections Hospital/Inpatient Care Related Topic Searches Physician-hospital relations, general Dictation MOST RECENT ISSUE...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p52.html

Ask FPM - Jan 2003 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - ...medical records, it is a good idea, as they are often preferred as evidence in court and may contain the most readable indications of the care provided. As you mention, storage space for these records is often a challenging issue. If necessary, consider purchasing or renting...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p74.html

Ask FPM - Jan 2004 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - ...or by individual payer agreements, physicians are generally not required to maintain copies of records produced by other physicians or health care entities. Nor are physicians actually required from a risk management/medical liability standpoint to keep these records. However, even...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p62.html

Ask FPM - Jan 2005 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - ...are waivers of cost-sharing amounts based upon financial need or reasonable collection efforts and certain incentives to promote preventive care services. Many states have standards that apply as well. Whether the item was for services at your practice or from a restaurant or other...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p58.html

Ask FPM - Jul 1998 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1998 - ...If you decide the counseling is a service to the patient, then billing becomes more problematic. With the exception of care plan oversight and services billed incident to, Medicare generally assumes that when you bill an E/M service for the patient, you actually saw the patient on...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0700/p22.html

Ask FPM - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...Care Team & Staffing Related Topic Searches Risk management Employee policies Staff management MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter Sign up to receive FPM's free, weekly e-newsletter, "Quick...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p50.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2000 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2000 - ...In order to prevent sexual-assault claims from patients, our primary care group would like to establish a policy about the supervision of physician examinations of members of the opposite sex. Are there also risks of unsupervised same-sex exams? What might such a policy A Any...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0700/p70.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2001 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - ...face exclusion from participation in federal health care programs such as Medicare. Also known as the Patient Anti-Dumping Statute, EMTALA is intended to ensure that all patients who go to a hospital emergency department receive care, regardless of their insurance or ability to pay....

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p52.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2002 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - ...by or for a covered entity that is: (i) the medical records and billing records about individuals maintained by or for a covered health care provider; (ii) the enrollment, payment, claims adjudication and case or medical management record systems maintained by or for a health plan;...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p56.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...or not, it is always important to notify patients of your impending absence far enough in advance for them to make alternate arrangements for care if they choose to do so. Todd Rodriguez, JD* Alice G. Gosfield and Associates Philadelphia Disability insurance Q I am a solo physician...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p74.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2004 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - ...are online physicians offering advice to patients without an established physician-patient relationship. Such care should be limited to advice rather than the primary care management given by a family physician. Once more family physicians are available to their patients online,...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p63.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2005 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - ...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 : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p65.html

Ask FPM - Jun 1998 -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - ...A managed care plan that contracts with our practice sent patient satisfaction surveys to many of our patients asking about the care our practice provides. Should we be conducting these types of surveys, too? A Patient satisfaction surveys can be used to assess office efficiency and...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p12.html

Ask FPM - Jun 1999 -- FPM

Jun 1, 1999 - ...The Health Care Group, a consulting firm based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., publishes an annual staff salary survey that includes average salary ranges for 25 medical office positions. The ranges are based on region and years of experience. The survey includes practices of various...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0600/p52.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2000 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2000 - ...care contract. Since patient education begins in your office, consider posting a sign that reminds managed care patients that they must obtain your authorization prior to seeking care from other specialists. Also, let them know that managed care organizations will not cover care...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0600/p70.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2001 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2001 - ...Under the primary care exception to the Medicare teaching physician rules, if a billing faculty physician supervises three residents, can he or she also supervise one physician assistant? Also, if two billing physicians are supervising eight residents, can resident A be supervised...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0600/p52.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2002 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - ...My partner and I are in the process of hiring physicians to staff several local urgent care centers we own. We currently pay a generous hourly wage, but we would also like to offer some type of bonus to encourage the physicians to commit to a long-term agreement. What kind of bonus...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p61.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2003 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - ...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 : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p70.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2004 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - ...(CMS) requires that you submit the requested change to your local carrier on CMS’ 855B form, version 11/2001 (the application for health care providers that will bill Medicare carriers, which is available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/providers/enrollment/forms/). Mark the section where...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p63.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2005 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - ...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 : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p64.html

Ask FPM - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article Rescuing Managed Care ... Next article >> Mar 1999 Issue Ask FPM Fam Pract Manag. 1999 Mar;6(3):54. Discounting self-pay patients Balance billing HMO patients Practicing in a strip mall Waiving a co-payment Discounting self-pay...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p54.html

Ask FPM - Mar 2000 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - ...The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) maintains the RBRVS and assigns RVUs to each code with the advice of the public and organized medicine. You can find all the RVUs for the 2000 edition of the RBRVS in the Nov. 2, 1999, Federal Register. Manager, Health Care Financing...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p60.html

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