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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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...shifting the risk of providing health care from payers to physicians and other health care providers by tying reimbursement to value. This shift is part of an effort to achieve the triple aim of improving population health, reducing health care costs, and improving the patient care...

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Practice Pearls - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - a free Web site with formulary information for hundreds of health plans including Medicare Part D programs. The site allows you to look up medications by generic or trade name and specify a health plan, and it tells you which tier the drug is in and whether there are restrictions...

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...range of motion testing (95831) as part of your driving assessment, you can bill Medicare for it separately. However, vision screening, health risk assessment and preventive medicine counseling are not separately payable services under Medicare Part B. If the patient is eligible...

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Sports Physicals: A Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Here’s how to make sure you get paid for this common and valuable service.

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Ask FPM - Jan 2005 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - ...our privacy policies and procedures as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Do we need to be able to definitively identify a patient over the phone before discussing protected health information (PHI)? If so, can you recommend a reasonable...

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Dealing With Patients Who Don't Pay -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - Presents strategies that staff can use when dealing with patients who don't want to pay their copayments or other balances at the time of service.

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Family Practice Management • Feature article manuscript

...a result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This notice describes how health information about you (as a patient of this practice) may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to your individually identifiable health...

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The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Three Key Forms -- Family Practice Management

...HIPAA requires, among other things, that you safeguard patients’ individu- ally identifiable information (also referred to as protected health information or PHI) by restricting access to it and seeking patient permission to disclose it in certain circum- stances. Some (but not all)...

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How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care

...of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) in Madison, Wis., where she directs the school’s Diversity and Inclusion Advocates Program and her department’s Office of Community Health. Dr. Quiogue is an...

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Risk Stratification: A Two-Step Process for Identifying Your Sickest Patients

...Risk Stratification: A Two-Step Process for Identifying Your Sickest Patients Assessing the health risk of your patients can yield improvements in efficiency and use of resources. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Dom Dera is a family physician in private practice in Fairlawn, Ohio. Author...

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Protecting Family Well-Being Through Social Connectivity and Time Management

...Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and the Department of Medical Education at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is the author of A Doctor’s Dozen: 12 Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness and has been...

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"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- Family ...

...Instead, it is nothing more than influencing choice by demonstrating the real value of a particular product or service - in this case, health care. Understanding patient choice To understand how marketing can help your medical practice, you first need to under- stand patient...

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Emotional Intelligence: Five Ways to Have Better Interactions and Improve Your Work Life

...for the Academic Affairs department of Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee. She speaks and writes about physician wellness and is the author of Well to Do: A Guide to Take Charge, Set Goals, and Improve Your Health. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed....

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...How do we as family physicians benefit not only the health outcomes of the children we serve but also their broader development? How can we help position our young patients to succeed as they enter and go through school? And how can we do these things while providing essential...

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Coding and Documentation

...HOME HEALTH OR HOSPICE CARE SUPERVISION Q What date of service should I report for home health or hospice care supervision codes G0181 and G0182? A Verify your Medicare Admin-istrative Contractor’s policy, but typically you would report the first and last dates care planning...

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...of ordinary negligence and gross negligence. Ordinary negli- gence means that the individual providing aid did not act as a reasonable health care provider would under similar circumstances. Contrast that with gross negligence, which generally means not only that the individual did...

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...the problem and in developing a treatment plan. We must con- sider our patients’ life circumstances, including their socioeconomic status, health insurance coverage, work schedule, support structure, and religious and cultural preferences, and ask ourselves how likely the patient is...

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Coding & Documentation - Mar 2004 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - ...How should I code for a visit in which a pregnant patient interviews me to decide whether she wants me to be her unborn child’s physician and I spend 20 minutes discussing her concerns and my education, philosophy of care, etc.? I tried submitting 99212 (based on 20 minutes of...

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...Note: The following macros are offered as examples, which users can adapt for their own electronic health record systems. The "quick key" and "macro text" can be edited as needed. QUICK KEY MACRO TEXT 5210 Each day I recommend you eat 5 servings of colored foods (fruits and...

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...a couple of options. Each requires proactive effort to determine what the patient’s health plan covers and how best to report the services: Perform a full preventive service and bill the health plan. Most payers reimburse one preventive exam annually or provide fixed-dol- lar...

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Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice -- Family Practice Management

...source of a particular article that caught our eye, reliving a conversation with the family of a hospitalized patient, thinking about our child’s baseball game. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, head of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the Universi- ty of Massachusetts Medical...

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...With your life calendar in hand, if some- one at work asks, Can you cover a few extra hours on Thursday? or if someone at your child’s school asks, Can you come to the book fair meeting next week? you can pull out your cell phone and say, Let me check my calendar. If you are already...

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Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Medicine

...Physician parents are more likely to experience work-life imbal- ance because of our workloads,2 and this can potentially affect a child’s formative years. To achieve balance, physicians must develop and refine personalized practices. We have personally found the following...

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...physicals should not replace the annual well-child exam. The annual well-child exam allows us to discuss any health problems your child may have, including acne or chronic health conditions. It is also our opportunity to discuss with your child important topics such as peer...

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