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Three ways to nurture the family in family medicine -- FPM

Your well-being is affected by not only the quality of your workplace but also the quality of your family life. Here are three ways physicians can protect family well-being.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/family_wellbeing.html

Help patients remember to get their flu shot -- FPM

Here's a method for helping your patients remember to get a flu shot in case they forget or don't know you have immunizations available.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/flu_shot_reminders.html

Surprising findings about social determinants of health -- FPM

Addressing patients' social needs can seem overwhelming, but this clinic found otherwise.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/findings_about_social_determinants.html

Two tips for faster chart completion -- FPM

Here's a quick dose of encouragement to keep your EHR from consuming more of your valuable time than it should.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/faster_chart_completion.html

Unconventional career advice: a physician reflects on her dad -- FPM

With Father’s Day approaching, one family physician looks back on her father’s words of wisdom that inspired her quest to become a doctor.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/fathers_day_advice.html

Don’t miss these four important coding changes for 2018 -- FPM

Several noteworthy new payment opportunities and code revisions took effect on Jan. 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/four_important_coding_changes_for_2018.html

How to respond to mid-air medical emergencies -- FPM

There are laws designed to encourage physicians to help if a medical emergency develops on a commercial flight.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/good_samaritan.html

A quick reminder about flu shot billing -- FPM

A quick reminder: Medicare covers influenza immunizations as soon as new seasonal vaccines are received.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/flu_vaccines.html

FPM at 25: Our favorite articles and covers from the last 25 years -- FPM

For the last 25 years, FPM has published practical, authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to better practice, healthier patients, and a rewarding career. To mark this milestone, we’ve picked 25 of our favorite articles from the archives.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/fpm_anniversary.html

The first thing to do before you see your next patient -- FPM

Here's how to take a minute to calm your mind during a hectic day and refocus before you move on to your next patient.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/focus_on_next_patient.html

Four things to focus on as you set new goals for the new year -- FPM

Four evidence-based factors can guide you to goals that are attainable and sustainable, but also challenging and meaningful.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/goal_setting_theory.html

When is it OK to treat friends and family? -- FPM

At some point during your career as a family physician, a friend or family member has likely asked you for medical advice or treatment, perhaps because they couldn’t reach their regular doctor or didn’t have one.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/friends_and_family.html

Meet FPM’s new medical editor -- FPM

FPM's new medical editor lays out her vision for the future of the journal and how it can help physicians make their patient care experience more productive and satisfying.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/FPM_medical_editor.html

Two strategies to keep healthy teams healthy and get dysfunctional teams functioning --...

TCOVID-19, financial struggles, racial injustice, civil unrest - these are stressful times. If your team has navigated them successfully so far, establishing these two habits can help keep it on track. If your team is falling into backbiting and dysfunction, they can help you turn ...

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/healthy_team_habits.html

Eight ways to stay happy in practice -- FPM

A solo physician discusses the steps he has taken to avoid burnout and remain engaged in his practice for 43 years.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/happy_practice.html

Six ways to get the practice culture you’ve always wanted -- FPM

A practice’s culture develops in one of two ways: by design or by default. Here's how to create a culture in which people can thrive.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/healthy_culture.html

Three habits of top-performing medical groups -- FPM

A new report highlights the habits of better-performing medical practices and shows that they focus their time, effort, and resources on three key areas.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/habits_of_top_practices.html

The skill that differentiates good doctors and great doctors -- FPM

Being a great doctor may have more to do with biography than biology. Here’s how to cultivate this critical skill.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/good_to_great_doctor.html

Four apps to encourage healthy habits -- FPM

Family physician David Rebedew, MD, used FPM's SPPACES app review criteria to find apps that best support patients' positive health behaviors.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/healthy_habits_apps.html

Help patients protect genetic testing results -- FPM

Patients look to us for health care advice. We can also help them in protecting themselves and their health care information.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/help_patients_protect_genetic_testing_results.html

Five ways to orbit the "hairball" of red tape and regulations -- FPM

Within your organizational boundaries, try to find new, invigorating, and satisfying ways to practice medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/health_care_hairball.html

How to evaluate patients for opioid therapy -- FPM

Following a standard process for determining whether a patient is a good candidate for opioid therapy is a key component of a patient-centered approach to treating patients with chronic pain.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/how_to_evaluate_patients_for_opioid_therapy.html

One thing every physician can do to help change health policy -- FPM

Physicians, who see firsthand the effects poor health policy can have on a community, can be a powerful voice to help bring about change. Here’s how.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/health_policy_change_tip.html

Perform a quick HIPAA security check -- FPM

Here are three safeguards you need to have in place under the HIPAA Security Rule.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/hipaa-security-check.html

The right way to respond to high-maintenance patients -- FPM

When patients are pushy, needy, or entitled, you may be tempted to give in to their demands or refer them away, but there’s a better way to respond.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/high_maintenance_patients.html

High-maintenance patients: protecting yourself and your practice -- FPM

Every physician has a patient or two (or more) who make frequent and unreasonable demands for treatment, tests, or referrals, treat staff poorly, and drain the physician’s time and energy. Rather than allow these patients’ bad behavior to affect yours, follow this simple advice.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/high_maintenance.html

How not to be "that doctor" -- FPM

You have heard your patients describe bad experiences with other physicians. Deserved or not, their complaints should cause all of us to strive not to be that doctor.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/how_not_to_be_that_doctor.html

Three myths about HIPAA -- FPM

Although HIPAA has existed for more than 20 years, many organizations still struggle to interpret the law correctly. When their interpretations are too strict, it can make physician and staff jobs harder than they need to be. Here are three common myths about HIPAA.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/hipaa_myths.html

How to respond to a negative online review -- FPM

Patients and employers are checking on your online reputation, and you should be too.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/how_to_respond_to_a_negative_online_review.html

ICD-10 coding for patients with hypertension and heart failure -- FPM

Here’s how to code for heart failure when it is not caused by your patient’s hypertension.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/hypertension_heart_failure.html

How to code for immunization refusal -- FPM

Uses these ICD-10 codes to document why a patient refuses an immunization.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/immunization_refusal.html

Huddles: jump start your practice today -- FPM

A few minutes spent in a morning huddle preparing with your team for the day’s schedule can improve your efficiency.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/huddles.html

How to confront an impaired physician colleague -- FPM

When a physician is suffering from addiction, depression, or another impairment, here's how to confront or intervene.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/impaired_physicians.html

Why being humble can make you a better leader -- FPM

Physician leaders do not necessarily need big, self-confident personalities to attract and inspire their teams. Here are some reasons why some humility can go a long way.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/humble_leader.html

Eight tactics to identify and reduce your implicit biases -- FPM

Unconscious biases can affect the quality of care and make workplaces more difficult. These tips can help you discover and combat your own biases.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/implicit_bias.html

Why did that idea flop? -- FPM

Are you committing one of three key mistakes that can prevent sustainable change from taking hold in your practice?

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/idea_flop.html

Three ways to be a better, humbler leader -- FPM

Follow these three steps for becoming a humbler, more effective leader.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/humility_in_leadership.html

Four quick tips for bringing humor to your practice -- FPM

Medicine is serious business. Some comic relief may be just what you and those around you need to get through a tough day.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/humor.html

Five factors that affect patient satisfaction -- FPM

Research shows that physicians can increase patient satisfaction rates by improving the way they interact with patients in five key areas.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/improve_patient_satisfaction.html

Don't forget the immunization administration code -- FPM

To get paid for the costs associated with administering vaccines, including staff time and supplies, be sure to report a code for the administration.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/immunization_administration_codes.html

Are your patients taking their medications? Seven questions to help you find out -- FPM

Asking your patients directly if they are taking their prescribed medication may not give you an accurate answer. Use these more specific questions to get a better feel for their adherence.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/improving_medication_adherence.html

Six ways to make your practice more efficient and your patients more satisfied -- FPM

Tips for making sure patient phone calls are returned, appointment scheduling is user-friendly, insurance changes have been logged, and more.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/improving_practice_efficiency.html

How to say no to inappropriate patient requests -- FPM

Saying no to these requests while preserving the patient relationship takes skill, but three tips can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/inappropriate_requests.html

How to de-escalate troubling patient encounters -- FPM

Here are four techniques to try when you face stressful or demeaning exchanges with patients or their families.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/incivility_in_the_exam_room.html

COVID-19 is causing a mental health crisis: here’s one model to help these patients -- FPM

Family physicians can play a key role in managing behavioral health conditions, especially in areas where psychiatric resources are scarce.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/integrating_behavioral_health.html

Six codes to remember as COVID-19 cases surge across the country -- FPM

COVID-19 cases are surging again in many states, with the U.S. setting new records for daily infections. These are the key codes to remember when testing for or diagnosing the illness.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/key_covid_codes.html

Three phrases you can use to help patient visits stay on track -- FPM

When a patient visit goes on too long and puts you behind schedule, the rest of the day can feel rushed, chaotic, and frustrating. To keep visits running on time as you meet patients’ needs, try using these three phrases.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/key_phrases.html

Make your EHR more efficient -- FPM

In your frustration with your electronic health record system, don’t overlook ways to make it more efficient. These eight tips can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/improving_EHR_usability.html

The secret to motivation at work -- FPM

People who receive extrinsic rewards for doing their jobs learn and produce more slowly, but those with intrinsic motivation invest more deeply and progress farther. Three factors make all the difference.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/intrinsic_motivation.html

Three principles for improving patient satisfaction with service -- FPM

Practices can focus on improving these three areas to boost patient satisfaction with the quality of their care.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/improving_service.html

Your next job: How to find the right work environment -- FPM

Physicians investigating a new job will naturally be concerned about compensation. But you should also ask these five questions to see if the new workplace is right for you.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/job_hunting.html

Johnston Memorial Hospital wins 2018 FPM Award for Practice Improvement -- FPM

The family medicine residency program and family physician-led hospitalist team at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va., have won this year’s FPM Award for Practice Improvement.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/Johnston_Memorial_2018_Practice_Improvement.html

Do you know your RVUs? -- FPM

Knowing how many relative value units (RVUs) you generate for each service can help improve your productivity and your payment.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/know_your_rvus.html

Seven essential skills for leading up -- FPM

Leading up is essential to garnering the resources and support physicians need to do their jobs well. Seven skills can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/leading_up.html

How to find joy in medicine, one day at a time -- FPM

A Grand Rapids, Mich., physician discusses what her team does every day to remember why they're in medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/joyful_medicine.html

Was that a level 4 E/M visit? Find the answer in just three questions -- FPM

Under-coding level 4 evaluation and management (E/M) visits is a costly mistake. The new E/M coding rules offer an easier way to code these visits and capture the value of your work.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/level4_emcoding.html

Four tips for maintaining patient relationships despite COVID-19 -- FPM

Fragmentation of care was already making it harder to maintain close ties with patients. Now a viral pandemic has many reluctant to come for office visits. Here are four ways to stay connected.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/maintain_patient_relationships.html

This app tracks licenses, certifications, and CME -- FPM

This free mobile app can keep track of your state licenses and certifications and send you alerts when they’re close to expiring.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/license_certification_app.html

MDM data FAQs: Don’t double-count the order and review of a single test -- FPM

The new rules for coding outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) office visits have drawn questions about what physicians can count toward the data portion of medical decision making (MDM).

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/mdm_data_faqs.html

Three things physician leaders need to clarify -- FPM

To manage all the tasks, projects, and requests for your time, you have to be clear on three things.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/leadership_three_things.html

The right way to leave your job -- FPM

When it’s time to say goodbye to a job you have invested significant time and energy to, there’s a right way and a wrong way to end things.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/leaving_your_job.html

Eight things to do before you quit your job -- FPM

High demand and job dissatisfaction may have family physicians considering leaving their practice for a new one. These eight steps could make the transition easier.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/leaving_a_practice.html

Three questions to ask before making a major change -- FPM

Asking these three questions before making a big change in your practice can help everyone affected stay united.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/major_change_questions.html

When should you code for marijuana use? -- FPM

If patients report marijuana use in their social history, but have no related complaints, should you list an ICD-10 code for it?

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/marijuana_use.html

Coding E/M visits by medical decision making -- FPM

Starting Jan. 1, physicians will be able to code evaluation and management visits based solely on medical decision making, which is made up of three elements.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medical_decision_making.html

The best way to handle medical misinformation -- FPM

The key? Don’t get defensive or drawn into a debate with your patients. Instead, briefly state the facts and then move on with the rest of the visit.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medical_misinformation.html

Nine tips for managing your boss -- FPM

Here's how to work together to advance your goals, their goals, and your organization.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/managing_your_boss.html

Five changes that will affect physician payment and productivity in 2020 and beyond -- FPM

There are new codes for online digital E/M, blood pressure monitoring and other common services.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medicare_update_2020.html

Seven ways your medical assistant can help you provide patient-centered care -- FPM

Need new resources to provide better patient care? How about following these seven strategies to better use the medical assistants you already have?

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medical_assistants.html

Four tips for better medication adherence -- FPM

These tips can help your patients improve their medication adherence.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medication_adherence.html

Medical emergencies: Do you have these items at the ready? -- FPM

The availability of certain equipment and medications in your office is key to your ability to respond effectively to a medical emergency.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medical_emergencies.html

Five signs of possible medication diversion in your practice -- FPM

The misuse by patients of prescription medications, especially controlled substances, is a major problem for primary care physicians. Look for these signs of potential medical diversion.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medication_diversion.html

Two reasons to provide Medicare annual wellness visits -- FPM

With less than 16 percent of eligible patients receiving a Medicare annual wellness visit, patients and practices are missing out on two key benefits.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/Medicare_AWV_value.html

How to opt out of Medicare -- FPM

These steps will help you opt out of Medicare safely.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/Medicare_opt_out.html

The Medicare Quality Payment Program: Four things to do now -- FPM

The following steps will help you to participate more successfully in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Medicare Quality Payment Program.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/Medicare_quality_payment_program.html

Coming soon: Medicare payment for virtual encounters -- FPM

Among the new codes going into effect in 2019 are several that reimburse physicians for various types of virtual encounters.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/Medicare_coding_virtual_encounters.html

Treating migraines? There's an app for that -- FPM

Treating migraines is difficult because of the many factors that can trigger an attack. Suggest this mobile app to patients so they can be more engaged in their own care.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/Migraine_Buddy.html

A creative solution for helping more patients get the mental health care they need -- FPM

When referred for counseling by their physician, patients may avoid scheduling an appointment because of logistics, stigma, cost, etc. To remove these barriers, one primary care practice tried a new approach.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/mental_health_barriers.html

Four apps to help patients better manage anxiety and depression -- FPM

Here are four mobile apps to help patients better manage anxiety and depression.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/mental_health_apps.html

One simple question can uncover medication nonadherence -- FPM

Finding instances of medication nonadherence means asking patients more than just if they took their medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medication_nonadherence.html

Five mobile apps to encourage mindfulness -- FPM

Five mobile applications to help patients use mindfulness to treat depression, chronic pain, tobacco use disorder, and other problems.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/mindfulness_apps.html

Two ways to find meaning in medicine -- FPM

Mindful interactions can help you feel more effective and fulfilled. To practice mindfulness during patient visits, focus on cultivating connection and curiosity.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/mindfulness_connection.html

How to respond to patients’ misconceptions about antidepressants -- FPM

You can play a vital role in dispelling myths and illuminating your patients’ decision making regarding antidepressant treatment.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/misconceptions_about_antidepressants.html

Motivational interviewing: four steps to get started -- FPM

Motivational interviewing is a brief counseling technique that can be effective at helping patients overcome reluctance and make behavioral changes, such as losing weight or quitting smoking. The OARS acronym highlights four essential aspects.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/motivational_interviewing.html

Three nasal spray mistakes your patients are probably making -- FPM

If patients say their nasal spray isn’t working, they might just need some instruction about how to use it correctly.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/nasal_spray.html

Improve preventive care by reducing missed and canceled appointments: four tips -- FPM

Practices can take these steps to improve the rate of successful appointments, which avoids lost revenue and missed opportunities to help patients manage their health.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/missed_appointments.html

Two mobile apps to help patients lose weight -- FPM

To supplement your normal advice to patients about healthy eating and exercise, you can also recommend these two mobile apps to help patients gain more control.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/mobile_apps_lose_weight.html

A quick and simple technique for delivering negative feedback -- FPM

A feedback sandwich can help you to organize feedback in a way that makes it more effective and easier to deliver.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/negative_feedback.html

Is moonlighting right for you? -- FPM

Moonlighting can help your pocketbook or your career. But follow these steps to make sure it doesn't cause new problems.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/moonlighting.html

Four mobile apps for pain management -- FPM

Mobile apps can help patients better understand the causes of their pain, which can help them better cope with their conditions, and provide you with data you need to recommend or alter treatment

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/mobile_apps_for_pain.html

Three keys to motivate care teams -- FPM

Follow these steps to get team members' buy-in o quality improvement initiatives.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/motivating_care_teams.html

Billing for multiple skin procedures: three steps -- FPM

If you perform more than one skin procedure for the same patient on the same day, follow these three special billing rules to get the correct payment.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/multiple_skin_procedures.html

Need more time? Train a nurse closer to wrap up patient visits -- FPM

Training a nurse to finish patient visits can make your practice more efficient and improve patient outcomes.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/nurse_closer_steps.html

Ten steps to better practice efficiency -- FPM

Proven techniques borrowed from the manufacturing industry could help your practice operate more efficiently. Here are 10 steps to help eliminate bottlenecks in your workflow and save time.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/office_efficiency.html

When a newborn is not a new patient -- FPM

In most cases a newborn is considered a new patient under CPT rules for purposes of coding and documenting an office visit. There’s one exception, however.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/newborn_new_patient.html

Got a new colleague? Do these things on day one -- FPM

A well-organized orientation process can help maximize physician performance and retention. Here are three ways you can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/new_physician_orientation.html

How to start off on the right foot in a new practice: three pointers -- FPM

To succeed in practice as a new physician, stay humble, avoid office politics, and set yourself up for work-life balance.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/new-physicians.html

How to handle negative reviews -- FPM

As patients increasingly use online reviews to express their opinions about their medical care and search for doctors, practices need to be paying attention to this information.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/negative_online_reviews.html

Patients will soon have expanded rights to read your clinical notes: how to make them ...

Next year, the 21st Century Cures Act goes into effect, giving patients the right to immediate electronic access to their health records. Here are four tips for writing patient-friendly notes in an open notes world.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/open_notes.html

Get certified to prescribe opioid withdrawal meds in four steps -- FPM

Family physicians write more opioid prescriptions by volume than any other specialty, but most don’t have the federal waiver required to prescribe medications that treat opioid addiction. Here’s how to get it.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/opioid_abuse_waiver.html

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