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Tobacco Cessation Telehealth Guide -- FPM

Dec 1, 2020 - Smoking cessation counseling and pharmacotherapy options are cost-effective ways to help patients quit smoking. Learn the role telehealth can play in your practice’s efforts, along with billing, coding, and documentation tips.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/1100/p13.html

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p29.html

Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Pay-for-performance programs have produced disappointing results. Fewer and more appropriate, evidence-based quality measures could help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p23.html

Diagnosis Coding for Value-Based Payment: A Quick Reference Tool -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Use this cheat sheet to identify diagnosis codes that are weighted for risk adjustment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p26.html

Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - As payment models change, diagnosis coding is more important than ever. Here’s how to be sure your codes capture your patients’ severity of illness.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p21.html

Reducing Frustration and Increasing Fulfillment: Reframing -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - To better handle challenging patients or situations, try modifying the way you view them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p12.html

Patient Attribution: Why It Matters More Than Ever -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - How payers assign patients to you will affect how your practice is evaluated and paid for value in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p25.html

It’s Time for ICD-10 Changes -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - The ICD-10 grace period has ended, so avoid using out-of-date and unspecified codes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p17.html

Improving Blood Pressure Control With Strategic Workflows -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p23.html

Does High Patient Satisfaction Mean High Quality of Care ? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Are they even related?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p4.html

How to Help Your Patients Choose Wisely -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - Steer patients away from inappropriate and overused procedures that can diminish health care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p28.html

New payment model seeks to reduce cardiovascular disease -- FPM

New payment model seeks to reduce cardiovascular disease

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Cardiac Risk Assessment -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - The Cardiac Risk Assist app allows health care professionals to calculate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p32.html

Coming Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Even patients with specialized conditions such as sickle cell disease need primary care physicians.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p6.html

Letters - Nov-Dec 2012 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - ...due to an increase in gastrointestinal hemorrhage and by women ages 55 to 64 years when the potential benefit due to a reduction in ischemic stroke outweighs the potential harm due to an increase in gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The corrected algorithm, includes A- and B-rated...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p6c.html

Rethinking the Difficult Patient Encounter -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Before you can help a difficult patient, you may need to change how you view that person.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p17.html

Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - The third article in our series on Medicare's documentation guidelines will help you determine whether what's on your mind is what's on the patient's record.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p10.html

How Health Care Reform Will Affect Family Physicians -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - The legislation isn't perfect, but it makes an important point - that primary care deserves more attention.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p14.html

An Open Letter to All the Health Plans That Keep Sending Me Letters -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - How helpful are all those letters you receive from health plans? Not very, says this family physician.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p52.html

Five Communication Strategies to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Illness -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - How you communicate with your patients can enhance - or inhibit - their ability to manage their chronic illnesses.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p12.html

Coding From the Bottom Up -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - Start from the presenting problem to get to the right code faster.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p22.html

A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - With proper training and delegation, your team can see more patients, deliver better care and feel more satisfied at work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p35.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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

A Night at the Nursing Home -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Sometimes, our patients give us gifts far greater than anything we've given them.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p46.html

Letters - May 2008 -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - ...are designed (by me) to present information logically where it can be easily read and acted upon. I choose new medications with minimal key strokes. Template notes are easy to follow. I'm reminded of routine health maintenance and disease management needs through pop-up reminders...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p11.html

What You Need to Know When Called Upon to Be a Good Samaritan -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Understanding your legal protections and ethical obligations can make it easier to respond when duty calls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p37.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

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

Helping Your Patients Avoid Counterfeit Medications -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Four simple steps will help safeguard patients from this growing threat to their pocketbooks and their health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p33.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

Comfort Always -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Our most important role as a physician is being a comforter to the sick.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p74.html

Letters - Oct 2006 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - ...rheumatica will send some of them to the Internet for information. There they can read that this disease can lead to blindness or a stroke, it may be associated with the condition giant cell arteritis that damages the arteries and there is no known cure...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p16d.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

Letters - May 2004 -- FPM

May 1, 2004 - ...by patients. The Dec. 15, 2003, issue had a feature article on strategies for primary prevention of stroke. The article included a table on the effectiveness of various stroke prevention strategies that cited relative risk reductions (RRR), rather than the much more clinically...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/p21.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

Practice Diary - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...knew, with dread, what she was about to tell me: Oliver was dead at age 55. His doctors suspected he had died of either a heart attack or a stroke, and the memorial was set for the next Saturday. Would you like to speak at the service? Karen asked. Definitely, I said. A year...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p71.html

The Integrated Summary: A Documentation Tool to Improve Patient Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - This easy-to-use template enables you to see the full context of a patient’s health on a single page.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p33.html

Defining "Confined to the Home" -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - The author explains recent guidance from Medicare regarding how to determine whether a patient meets Medicare's definition of confined to the home (i.e., homebound).

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p20.html

Serving Up the Feedback Sandwich -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - Negative feedback is never easy to give, but sandwiching criticism between layers of praise makes it more palatable and more effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p43.html

Monitor - Nov 2002 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - ...samplers for the prevention and treatment of acute myocardial infarction, breast cancer, diabetes, heart failure, pneumonia and stroke. Insurers underpaying docs Nearly one in five health care claims are underpaid by insurers, costing practices millions of dollars annually, reports...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p31.html

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.html

Test Your Coding Skills -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Go head to head with our review panel in coding six troublesome progress notes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p41.html

Getting Paid: Wrestling With the System -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Argues that E/M coding is fundamentally unworkable as a way of determining charges because it functions in a system where incentives are not aligned.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p12.html

Worth While Web: 50 Useful Sites for Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - The World Wide Web can be a tremendous resource for you and your patients if you know where to look. Here's your guide.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p23.html

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan 2001 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - ...I was consulted to see a patient in the emergency department (ED) for an acute stroke and to admit him to the hospital. Upon the family’s request, the patient was transferred and admitted to another facility following my evaluation. What code should I submit? Would it be a code for...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p23.html

Practice Diary - May 2000 -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - ...a physician never wants to hear. Mrs. Thompson had called my house to say that her husband, Carl, had had a heart attack or possibly a stroke. An elderly man, Carl had been discharged from the hospital two weeks before after a bout of intractable nausea and vomiting that, for a...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p63.html

Helping Patients Take Charge of Their Chronic Illnesses -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - The best thing you can do for your patients with chronic diseases is to let them run with the ball.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p47.html

The Family Physician's Role in Reducing Medical Errors -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - The article will explain the kinds of medical errors that are common in medical practice and what physicians can do to improve patient safety.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p45.html

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