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FPM Past Issues 2014

FPM 2014 Past Issues

Family Practice Management

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...

Family Practice Management

September/October 2014

...Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier Jen 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 ; Betsy...

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...Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier [Feature] Understanding the power of quality data and then starting with a few specific measures leads to improved blood pressure rates. September/October 2014 Issue Health Confidence: A Simple,...

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...Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control. January/February 2016 Issue Ring In the New Year With Five Five-Star Apps [SPPACES: App Reviews] From keeping up with preventive service recommendations...

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What standing orders can do for your practice -- FPM

Standing orders allow nurses, medical assistants, or other health care team members to perform certain clinical tasks, freeing the physician to focus on complex care. Here's how to make standing orders work for you.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

How to create simple annual visit plans for your patients -- FPM

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.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit -- FPM

Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

The No. 1 question about team documentation -- FPM

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?

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

Mr. Jones doesn’t have insurance anymore -- FPM

Mr. Jones doesn’t have insurance anymore

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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?

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

Practicing Excellence: Your Role in Practice Transformation -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

Charting Then and Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - Chart notes used to be primarily for doctors, but oh how times have changed.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

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

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

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

Practice Pearls - Jun 2008 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - 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

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