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Reflections on Surviving a Malpractice Case

Reflections on Surviving a Malpractice Case

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/reflections_on_surviving_a_malpractice.html

Answers to Your Questions About Chronic Care Management -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - From what constitutes 24/7 access to how to document the 20 minutes of required monthly services, we fill in the blanks about this new Medicare benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p7.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - Selected health and policy issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p678.html

Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/your_opinion_matters_here_s.html

Physician compensation rises but so do frustrations -- FPM

Physician compensation rises but so do frustrations

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

FPs Have Ability to Inspire, Be Inspired by, One Another

FPs Have Ability to Inspire, Be Inspired by, One Another

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fps_have_ability_to_inspire.html

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/high_deductibles_out_of_pocket.html

The Backbone of American Health Care: Serving Small Practice Family Physicians

The number of regulatory burdens family physician face-meaningful use, PQRS, and ICD-10 to name a few-is daunting, especially for small practices. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin highlights the resources the Academy has developed to help practices ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/the_backbone_of_american_health.html

Remember Ebola? How the 24/7 News Cycle Impacts Health Care

Remember Ebola? How the 24/7 News Cycle Impacts Health Care

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/remember_ebola_how_the_24.html

Direct Primary Care Doc Sets Record Straight

Direct Primary Care Doc Sets Record Straight

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/direct_primary_care_doc_sets.html

Getting Engaged: Patient Input Can Spark Improvement

Getting Engaged: Patient Input Can Spark Improvement

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/getting_engaged_patient_input_can.html

Analyze This: Graham Center's Work Shows Value of Primary Care

Analyze This: Graham Center's Work Shows Value of Primary Care

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/analyze_this_graham_center_s.html

Initiatives Highlight Family Medicine as Top Choice for Students

Initiatives Highlight Family Medicine as Top Choice for Students

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/initiatives_highlight_family_medicine_as.html

Make It Easy: Convenient Communication Can Boost Patient Adherence

Make It Easy: Convenient Communication Can Boost Patient Adherence

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/make_it_easy_convenient_communication.html

Called to Serve: Being Patient-Centered Puts Joy Back Into Practice

Called to Serve: Being Patient-Centered Puts Joy Back Into Practice

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/called_to_serve_being_patient.html

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/frequently_asked_questions_and_answers.html

Bringing You Up To Date: New Information on Previous Posts

Bringing You Up To Date: New Information on Previous Posts

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/bringing_you_up_to_date.html

On Air: AAFP President Engages With Students in Online Forum

On Air: AAFP President Engages With Students in Online Forum

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/on_air_aafp_president_engages.html

Physician recruiter sees continued plunge in private practive -- FPM

Physician recruiter sees continued plunge in private practive

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Average family physician income up, but not equally -- FPM

Average family physician income up, but not equally

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/is_direct_primary_care_right.html

Practicing Workplace Medicine at the Point of Care

Practicing Workplace Medicine at the Point of Care

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/practicing_workplace_medicine_at_the.html

Practice Transformation: Taking the Direct Primary Care Route -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - This practice cured its insurance headaches by switching to a cash-only payment model and charging annual retainer fees.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p10.html

Solo Practice: Can It Survive? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - The environment is tougher than ever. Proactive revenue management and direct pay models provide opportunities for small practices

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p4.html

ICD-10 Coding for the Undiagnosed Problem -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - To find the correct code for a symptom, sign, or test result, pay close attention to ICD-10's exclusion, code-first, and inclusion notes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p17.html

A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p5.html

Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income

Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/acos_can_reduce_costs_improve.html

Member Interest Groups to Provide Forum to Share Interests, Connection to Academy

Member Interest Groups to Provide Forum to Share Interests, Connection to Academy

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/member_interest_groups_to_provide.html

Tedious Paperwork, Government Regs: Why I Still Love Being a Physician

Tedious Paperwork, Government Regs: Why I Still Love Being a Physician

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/why_i_love_being_a.html

Practice Transformation: Lessons From a Safety Net Clinic -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Health system serving uninsured and needy patients improves efficiency and outcomes through medical home initiatives.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/oa1.html

Direct Primary Care -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 18, 2014 - Some physicians are breaking ties with insurance companies and offering a direct-pay or cash-only approach to primary care services. This topic collection highlights several practices that have had success with variations of this model. Some physicians are breaking ties with insurance ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=90

Wording of CMS Proposed Rule Causing Undue Angst About Medicare

Wording of CMS Proposed Rule Causing Undue Angst About Medicare

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/wording_of_cms_proposed_rule.html

Physicians Assemble: Integrating Small Groups to Preserve Independent Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - In the face of industry consolidation and employment, small practices are joining forces to control their own destinies and remain competitive.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p12.html

Scientific Assembly Gets High Marks From FPs, But Can We Do Better?

Scientific Assembly Gets High Marks From FPs, But Can We Do Better?

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/scientific_assembly_gets_high_marks.html

Practice Transformation: Running Your Business Like a Business -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - This medical practice uses technology and automaker-inspired productivity steps to modernize and rapidly grow its business.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p18.html

A New Assembly Experience: Discussing Real Issues; Providing Real Answers

A New Assembly Experience: Discussing Real Issues; Providing Real Answers

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/redesigned_assembly_experience_discussing_real.html

Demoralization: A Precursor to Physician Burnout? - Curbside Consultation - American ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Demoralization is a state of hopelessness and helplessness that is akin to, but separable from, depression.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p861.html

Letters - May-Jun 2012 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - ...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Why I Don't Share Patients Editor's Collections Independent and Solo Practice Career Options Related Topic Searches Independent practice Family medicine, general MOST RECENT ISSUE Sep-Oct 2020 Access the latest issue of...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p7b.html

Primary and Subspecialty Care: Building a Collaborative Relationship - Curbside ...

Feb 1, 2012 - For the referring physician, proper etiquette includes identifying the clinical reason for the referral, confirming the appropriateness with respect to the subspecialty, providing the subspecialist with accurate and timely information, and maintaining an open and effective line of ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/p279.html

Refocusing Geriatricians' Role in Training to Improve Care for Older Adults - Graham ...

Jan 1, 2012 - The current number of geriatricians cannot keep up with the health care needs of the growing number of older adults. To fill the gap, more geriatricians should focus on training primary care and other specialty physicians to care for older adults.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p59.html

Use of Hospice Care for Patients Without Cancer - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2010 - As the Medicare population expands with the baby boomer generation, the need for greater mastery of clinical and interpersonal skills regarding end-of-life care is essential for meeting the wishes and needs of patients.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1196.html

Career Options -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 22, 2010 - Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many flavors as there are family physicians. This collection of articles is designed to display a variety of flavors of practice and give you a ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=46

Primary Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - There are approximately 300,000 survivors of childhood cancer in the United States, and most of them receive their medical care from primary care physicians. Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at considerable risk of long-term morbidity and mortality beyond the recurrence of their ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1250.html

Recognizing Patients' Transitions Toward the End of Their Life - Letters to the Editor ...

Feb 15, 2010 - ...for hospice support for the patient and his or her family, as well as an understanding that a patient's preferences and goals should direct the care. There is sometimes a gradual shift in interventions as a patient moves from curative treatments to palliative care. However, there is...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p401a.html

Letters - Nov 2008 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - ...Direct Primary Care Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance Career Options Related Topic Searches Job satisfaction Workload Cash-only practice MOST RECENT ISSUE Sep-Oct 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter Sign up to...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p16a.html

A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p12.html

Rebuilding Family Medicine From the Foundation Up -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - The mere fact that we talk about access to care is a sign of serious illness in the health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p9.html

Letters - Sep 2007 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - ...Direct Primary Care Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance Rural Practice Career Options Related Topic Searches Solo practice Cash-only practice Time management Physician productivity MOST RECENT ISSUE Sep-Oct 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p11b.html

Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p19.html

News & Trends - Jun 2006 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - ...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Fighting for Hospital Privileges The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update Editor's Collections Coding Related Topic Searches Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Procedure coding,...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p25.html

Letters - May 2006 -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - ...Direct Primary Care Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Locum tenens practice Job satisfaction MOST RECENT ISSUE Sep-Oct 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p25b.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2006 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - ...This code is for case management services that require the physician to be responsible for direct care of the patient. It also requires that the physician coordinate or supervise other health care services needed by the patient. For example, some Medicaid carriers accept this code...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p31.html

Letters - Apr 2006 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - ...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? In Defense of Direct Primary Care Editor's Collections Billing & Claims Working With Insurers Direct Primary Care Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Health plans, general...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p23.html

Cash-Only Practice: Could It Work for You? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - The cash-only model involves some risk, but it can also bring many rewards.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p61.html

Cashing in on House Calls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - A cash-only, house call practice enabled this physician to earn more while spending less.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p67.html

2,500 Cash-Paying Patients and Growing -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - This physician is expanding his cash-only practice to keep up with demand.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p64.html

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Turning away third-party payers and requiring payment at the time of service restored this family physician's practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p74.html

First-Party Payers: Should You Cut Out the Middle Plan? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - How much of the world can you set right simply by asking your patients to pay for their care?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p14.html

Making Decisions with Families at the End of Life - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - Because advance directives are not yet the norm, end-of-life decisions for patients without medical decision-making capacity are made regularly within discussions between the patient's physician and family. Communication and decision making in these situations require a complex ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p719.html

Why Does a U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce Crisis Matter? - Editorials - American...

Aug 1, 2004 - ...in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, where she directs the Primary Care Policy Center. Address correspondence to Robert L. Phillips, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H., The Robert Graham Center, 1350 Connecticut...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p440.html

Why Does a U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce Crisis Matter? - Editorials - American...

Oct 15, 2003 - ...in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, where she directs the Primary Care Policy Center. Address correspondence to Robert L. Phillips, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H., The Robert Graham Center, 1350 Connecticut...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1494.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Managing the Habitual No-Show Patient Going Solo: Making the Leap Editor's Collections Independent and Solo Practice Direct Primary Care Rural Practice Career Options Related Topic Searches Call...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p74.html

ACIP Issues Guidelines on the Use of Smallpox Vaccine in a Pre-Event Vaccination ...

Aug 1, 2003 - Recommendations for the use of smallpox vaccine in a pre-event vaccination program are now available from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC), and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p554.html

Letters - Feb 2003 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - ...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care How to Be Happy in Practice for 30-Plus Years Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Editor's Collections Independent and Solo Practice Career Options Related Topic Searches Independent practice MOST...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/p14c.html

The Elephant in the Room -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Complains that boutique medicine gets undeserved attention while truly important issues such as health care for all go undiscussed.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p15.html

Strategies for Better Patient Flow and Cycle Time -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - These tried-and-true techniques will increase revenue, reduce expenses and improve satisfaction with your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p45.html

Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Many of the infections result from asymptomatic cervical shedding of virus after a primary episode of genital HSV in the third trimester. Antibodies to HSV-2 have been detected in approximately 20 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1138.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2001 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2001 - ...that all requirements of the rule are satisfied. Two requirements relevant to your question are that the teaching physician must direct the care of no more than four residents at a time and must have no other responsibilities at the time of the service for which payment is sought....

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0600/p52.html

A Model for Successful Rural Practice -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - This community-supported practice meets the needs of both the community and the physicians serving it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p41.html

Letters - Mar 2000 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - ...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Editor's Collections Independent and Solo Practice Career Options Employed Practice Related Topic Searches Employed practice Independent practice MOST RECENT ISSUE Sep-Oct 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p15b.html

Somatizing Patients: Part I. Practical Diagnosis - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - The phenomenon of somatization, which results in unexplained physical complaints, is ubiquitous in primary care settings although it often goes unrecognized. Medical training emphasizes the identification and treatment of organic problems and may leave physicians unprepared to recognize...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1073.html

Re-engineering a Family Practice Center -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - The authors' success can be a lesson to physician groups as well as residency clinics.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p36.html

Elder Mistreatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 1999 - Elder mistreatment is a widespread problem in our society that is often under-recognized by physicians. As a result of growing public outcry over the past 20 years, all states now have abuse laws that are specific to older adults; most states have mandated reporting by all health care ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0515/p2804.html

School Problems and the Family Physician - American Family Physician

May 15, 1999 - Children with school problems pose a challenge for the family physician. A multidisciplinary team of professionals can most appropriately assess and manage complex learning problems, which are often the cause of poor school performance. The family physician's primary role in this ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0515/p2816.html

Ask FPM - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - ...Direct Primary Care Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Getting Paid Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Reimbursement Billing and claims Medicare MOST RECENT ISSUE Sep-Oct 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p54.html

Letters - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - ...Direct Primary Care Getting Paid Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Medically uninsured Reimbursement MOST RECENT ISSUE Sep-Oct 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter Sign up to receive FPM's...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p11b.html

Does Your IPA Act Like an HMO? -- FPM

Oct 1, 1998 - Physician-led independent practice associations (IPAs) are supposed to be more physician-friendly than managed care organizations, but that may not be the case for IPAs in highly competitive markets.

Family Practice Management : FP Stat

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1000/p72.html

It's Time to Start Practicing Population-Based Health Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - You don't have to be part of an integrated delivery system to optimize care for populations of patients with common conditions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p37.html

Restoring the Balance: The Sabbatical Year of a Family Physician -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - A 12-month respite gave this family physician a new perspective on his personal and professional lives - and on himself.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p37.html

Direct Primary Care (DPC)

The AAFP supports a physician's choice to provide health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the DPC practice setting.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/dpc.html

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: DPC Overview

Direct primary care (DPC) is a payment model that has grown, in large part, from the discipline of family medicine. The model is an alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing. This activity provides an overview of the direct primary care model and key characteristics of the model.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-overview.html

Direct Primary Care Toolkit Starter Pack

A well-written business plan for your direct primary care (DPC) practice is one of the most important steps to position your new business for success. This course will help you determine the initial steps to establish and launch a new DPC practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-starter-pack.html

Direct Primary Care Regulatory and Legal Impacts Toolkit

The direct primary care (DPC) model is an attractive option for family physicians who want to practice comprehensive, patient-centered family medicine. However, there are several significant regulatory and legal requirements you need to be aware of when practicing in a DPC model.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-regulatory-legal-impacts.html

Direct Primary Care Business Planning Toolkit

A well-written business plan for your direct primary care (DPC) practice is one of the most important steps to position your new business for success. This course will help you determine the initial steps to establish and launch a new DPC practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-business-planning.html

Direct Primary Care Marketing and Patient Engagement Toolkit

The direct primary care (DPC) model has significant benefits for both the physician and the patient. It is important to effectively and clearly explain the value you are providing. Having an effective marketing strategy will be a key to your success.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-marketing-patient-engagement.html

DPC Toolkit

The AAFP DPC Toolkit is designed to help you evaluate and plan for your conversion or start-up to a direct primary care practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/toolkit.html

Direct Primary Care

Read the AAFP's policy statement on direct primary care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/direct-primary-care.html

DPC Was His Solution for Affordable, Full-scope Care

Nicholas Tomsen, M.D., was determined to use the full scope of his training, including obstetrics. He's doing it all in direct primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200629fdf-tomsen.html

Academy Praises Bill Lowering Direct Primary Care Barrier

The Academy recently applauded legislation that would revise the federal tax code to allow health savings account funds to be applied to direct primary care fees.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190826pceact.html

Building a Direct Primary Care Practice

After more than eight years in the fee-for-service world, Jeffrey Gold, M.D., needed a change. He found a model that "makes sense" in direct primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180709fdf-gold.html

DPC Doc Shares Vision in State Leadership Role

Molly Rutherford, M.D., M.P.H., combined addiction medicine and direct primary care in one practice. Now Rutherford, the Kentucky AFP's Board chair, is letting others know her model works.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190923fdf-rutherford.html

Direct Primary Care

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https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care.html

AAFP Comments on IRS Proposed Rule on Direct Primary Care Arrangements - August 10, 2020

...medical care arrangements including direct primary care arrangements, as published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the June 10, 2020 Federal Register. The IRS proposed rule would treat expenses related to direct primary care (DPC) arrangements as eligible medical expenses...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-IRS-ProposedDPCRule-081020.pdf

AAFP Offers Senate Suggestions for Improved Primary Care

The AAFP recently advised a Senate committee to support work on advanced primary care, social determinants of health, direct primary care and CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181210senatetestimony.html

FP Is Taking a Direct Approach to Making Things Better

Allison Edwards, M.D., isn't shy about sharing her opinion when things need improvement. At two upcoming AAFP events, she'll share her perspective as a direct primary care practice owner.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190415fdf-edwards.html

CMS Considers New Direct Provider Contracting Model

The AAFP took advantage of CMS' request for information on a proposed new payment model to highlight the benefits of direct primary care and the Academy's own alternative payment model.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180611dpcrfi.html

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care

...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Kauffman is the founder of Hickory Medical Direct Primary Care in Bellefontaine,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/fpm20200700p29.pdf

July/August 2020

...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Ryan D. Kauffman Departments From the Editor Maintaining Patient Relationships in the Age of Hospitalists, Urgent Care, and a Pandemic - Free Full Text Sarina B. Schrager Supplement Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates...

Family Practice Management

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

July/August 2020

...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Ryan D. Kauffman Departments From the Editor Maintaining Patient Relationships in the Age of Hospitalists, Urgent Care, and a Pandemic - Free Full Text Sarina B. Schrager Supplement Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates...

Family Practice Management

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

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...Direct primary care July/August 2020 Issue Transitioning to Direct Primary Care [Feature] Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch. September/October 2016 Issue In Defense of...

Family Practice Management

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