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Ask FPM - Mar 2001 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2001 - ...The Health Care Group, Inc. Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up to 6 CME credits per issue. Already a member/subscriber? Log in >> Purchase Access:See My...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

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Ask FPM - Mar 2002 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2002 - ...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

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Ask FPM - Mar 2003 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - ...know or believe to be false. Beyond that, you may want to contact a health care attorney who can advise you on your exposure, if any, to legal liability in this kind of situation. If you do not have a health care attorney, you can find one through FP Assist, the Academy’s...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

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Ask FPM - Mar 2004 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - ...A simple appointment reminder will not raise problems, but leaving messages containing health care information on answering machines is not a good idea. Even if a patient’s test results are normal, it is not advisable to leave such information on an unprotected voice mail system or...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

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

Ask FPM - Mar 2005 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - ...The Health Care Group Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Salary comparison resources Q What resources can I use to compare my salary to other physicians’? A The AAFP conducts an annual survey of physician earnings that is broken down by census division, type of practice, location, gender and...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p74.html

Ask FPM - May 1999 -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - ...It is normally the health care provider's obligation to pay for the interpreter unless it can be shown that the cost would impose an undue burden on the provider. The financial resources of both parties and the impact of the cost on the practice are relevant. The cost of the...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p53.html

Ask FPM - May 2000 -- FPM

May 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/2000/0500/p67.html

Ask FPM - May 2001 -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - ...Health Care Consulting, Inc. Greensboro, N.C. Practice start-up resources Q I'm planning on opening my own practice. Are there any flow sheets, itemized expense sheets or schedules I can use to plan my move? A Start-up publications that offer the kinds of items you mention are...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p52.html

Ask FPM - May 2002 -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - ...1. Long-term care insurance. If a practice is a C corporation (i.e., it’s not a partnership, S corporation, sole proprietorship or limited liability company (LLC)), it can deduct 100 percent of the premiums it pays for long-term care insurance without creating any tax liability for...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p74.html

Ask FPM - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...Deposit Family Care Center Deposit, N.Y. Medicare Secondary Payer forms Q If a patient has Medicare coverage and no secondary insurance, do I have to ask him or her to fill out the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) questionnaire? A You are not required to have your Medicare patients...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p77.html

Ask FPM - May 2004 -- FPM

May 1, 2004 - ...Once physician-patient relationships have been established, physicians are generally under both legal and ethical duties to provide care as long as care is needed. However, as provided in the AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics, there are appropriate circumstances for discharging patients...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/p60.html

Ask FPM - May 2005 -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - ...Physicians are not obligated to continue providing care to patients who do not pay their bills, with the exception of patients who are under close medical supervision. If you've documented your efforts to collect what the patient owes, you may discharge the patient. Your contract...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p88.html

Ask FPM - Nov 1998 -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - ...to revamp utilization management (UM) at our hospital. I'm having trouble getting the administration to understand that UM is a way of taking care of patients, not just a way to do business. They're trying to set up a UM hierarchy that has virtually no clinical input or guidance....

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p11.html

Ask FPM - Nov 1999 -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - ...If you think the financial impact of this situation is significant enough, you and your colleagues may want to hire a health care consultant or attorney who is knowledgeable in this area and who can advise you on the particulars of your situation. One resource for finding such a...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p49.html

Ask FPM - Nov 2000 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2000 - ...A reasonable rate for most primary care practices — group or solo — is generally between 9 percent and 13 percent of a practice's total collections. The rate a billing company charges is based on several factors: the practice's average charge and collection per patient, the number...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1100/p50.html

Ask FPM - Nov 2001 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2001 - ...where managed care plans do not have such a strong foothold tend to have fewer write-offs. F. Michael Arnow, CPA, CFP* Arnow and Associates Glendale, Wis. Appropriate staffing Q My solo practice averages 35 to 40 patient visits per day and provides mostly well-patient care to...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1100/p51.html

Ask FPM - Nov 2002 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - ...Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A Practical Guide for Primary Care Improving Physician Well-Being Through Organizational Change Editor's Collections Office Facilities and Design Related Topic Searches Equipment and supplies Fax machines Printers MOST RECENT ISSUE...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p78.html

Ask FPM - Nov 2003 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2003 - ...formal training, but we have had success with employees we have trained ourselves. The characteristics that great MOAs have in common are a caring personality, interest in people, industriousness and reliability. There are no specific educational or certification requirements for...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1100/p55.html

Ask FPM - Nov 2004 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - ...There are also loan repayment programs sponsored by national, state and local governments (and some private organizations) where health care providers are recruited to practice in designated HPSAs. Organizations include the National Health Services Corps, the Indian Health Service,...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p77.html

Ask FPM - Oct 1999 -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - ...FMLA allows employees to take leave for their own serious health condition, to care for a family member with a serious health condition or for certain events such as the birth or adoption of a child. For an employee to receive leave for any of these reasons, certification is...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p48.html

Ask FPM - Oct 2000 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - ...a physician is usually required to sign off on all significant nurse decisions. Find out exactly what your state regulations and your managed care contracts require. For more information about triage, here is a list of recommended books: Telephone Triage for Pediatric and Adult...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p68.html

Ask FPM - Oct 2001 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - ...should have a policy to that effect. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) will require all health care providers to ensure the privacy of personally identifiable health information, which may affect how patients are notified of test results;...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1000/p55.html

Ask FPM - Oct 2002 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - ...Our rural health clinic (RHC) is in the process of becoming accredited, and we are trying to develop patient care protocols. Can you offer some tips for developing such protocols? A The Rural Health Clinics Act, PL95–210, requires RHCs to have guidelines in place for the medical...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p67.html

Ask FPM - Oct 2003 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - ...How often will you be reimbursed for the procedure? If you contract with a lot of managed care plans, you’ll need to check each contract to determine whether you can even be reimbursed for this procedure. You can be reimbursed under Medicare and Medicaid for performing ultrasounds,...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p72.html

Ask FPM - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - ...Getting paid for depression care Signing a contract addendum Employment for residents Visitors in the office Q I’m in a multispecialty clinic of 60 doctors, and we often have our spouses, children or even our parents visiting us in our offices. Sometimes the nurses come in on their...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p58.html

Ask FPM - Sep 1998 -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - ...The statement should deal with patient care, physician and staff interaction and ethical behavior. It can be an idealistic portrait of the practice, but to be effective, it should capture what you and your staff really want your practice to accomplish. The truer the statement is to...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p12.html

Ask FPM - Sep 1999 -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - ...The letter should first explain why the care is being withdrawn and then should recommend that the patient find another medical practice. The recommendation should be accompanied by phone numbers or addresses of other practices. The letter should state that for a defined period of...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p57.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2000 -- FPM

Sep 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/2000/0900/p66.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2001 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - ...• Create an anti-discrimination policy that includes specific instructions to your employees on how to handle situations such as caring for LEP patients. Train current and new employees on your anti-discrimination policy. • Develop and continually update a listing of certified...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p57.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2002 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - ...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/2002/0900/p60.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2003 -- FPM

Sep 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/2003/0900/p73.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2004 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - ...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/2004/0900/p60.html

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

...risk for CRC (for example, persons with a family or personal history of CRC or famil- ial adenomatous polyposis)6 should consult their health care provider. ▲ See related Putting Prevention into Practice on page 661. As published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/afp20161015od1.pdf

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

Oct 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults aged 50 to 59 years who have a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk, are not at increased risk for bleeding, have a life expectancy of at ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/od1.html

Assessing Benefits Packages -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - This article will provide salaried FPs or physicians considering salaried positions with information about what kinds of benefits are currently being offered, what to look for and what to avoid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p68.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

Auld Lang Syne: Practice Management Resolutions for the New Year -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - It's time to set some practical goals that will improve your life as a family physician.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p52.html

Authors Guide

Authors Guide for FPM journal

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/authors.html

Avoiding Ambiguous Documentation -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - Unclear terms can weaken medical documentation and confuse your colleagues, and this physician has had enough.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p60.html

Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Selecting an EMR System -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - This article will address common misconceptions about what can and can't be accomplished by switching to computerized patient records.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p47.html

Avoiding Counterfeit Drugs -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - ...Patient-Centered Care Quality & Safety Related Topic Searches Patient education Pharmaceutical industry Drug therapy Safety More in Pubmed Citation Related Articles MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the...

Family Practice Management : Patient Education

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p36.html

Back Issues

Get information about ordering current and back issues of FPM, as well as information about print and online subscription rates.

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Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Getting more patients immunized against the flu does not require complicated strategies.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p30.html

Back to School: Options for Learning the Business of Medicine -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - From master’s programs to certificate programs to CME courses, the options are plentiful. But what’s right for you?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p27.html

Back to the Future: The Telemedicine House Call -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - This pilot project showed that high-tech can mean high-touch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p18.html

Back to the Future: The Way Forward in Health Care Reform -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - It's 1995 all over again. Let's get it right this time.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p5.html

Balancing a Personal Life With OB Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Family physicians can deliver babies and have a life, but not without setting some guidelines.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p60.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

Be Present -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - When demands and distractions intrude on your patient encounters, practice these tips for being fully present.

Family Practice Management : Employed Practice

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p8.html

Beating the Prior Authorization Blues -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Getting insurer approval for treatment can take hours out of your week. Here are some ways to reduce the pain.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p15.html

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