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The secret to job satisfaction? Ask for what you need -- FPM

Many practices exist within a vast bureaucracy of rules and policies. To create a more satisfying practice, you must ask for what you need. Here's how.

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

Three tips for being present -- FPM

When demands and distractions intrude on your patient encounters, practice these three tips for being fully present.

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

10 characteristics of better quality measures -- FPM

To advocate for care measures that better measure physician quality, make sure they meet these criteria.

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

Tips for better communication with older patients -- FPM

These tips for communicating with older adults can help improve care and the doctor-patient relationship.

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

Ask your patients with chronic disease this key question -- FPM

Help patients with chronic disease make needed behavior change by asking them this one question that helps them set goals.

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

How to avoid bias in patient care -- FPM

Implicit bias is the unconscious collection of stereotypes and attitudes that individuals develop toward certain groups of people. If left unchecked, it can affect patient relationships and care decisions.

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

Four ways to target blood pressure control -- FPM

Four steps to get your patients on the path to better blood pressure.

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

The key to getting beyond blame -- FPM

When behaviors such as blame, accusation and finger-pointing surface, improvement efforts are doomed.

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

Four ways to manage stress and prevent burnout as an employed physician -- FPM

Employed physicians face unique stresses in practice as they often lack autonomy and influence. Here are four ways to protect your well-being.

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

Burnout prevention: get rid of stupid stuff in your practice -- FPM

Although burnout in health care is largely a system problem, individual physicians can take steps to lighten their burden. Here are five ideas to help you get started.

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

How to immunize against burnout -- FPM

Although nearly two-thirds of family physicians report symptoms of burnout, Philip Kaplan, MD, FAAFP, says he still finds joy in going to the office after more than 40 years in practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/burnout-immunization.html

Adding care management to your practice: four steps -- FPM

Care management has the potential to improve the health of a practice’s most at-risk patients while reducing costs. But how do you get started?

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

What can a care team coordinator do for you? -- FPM

In some practices coordinators lighten the load by taking on administrative and clinical duties so physicians can focus on patients.

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

How to attract more kid patients to your practice: four tips -- FPM

Having young patients on your schedule can add some fun and variety to your workday. To grow this patient population, consider these four tips.

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

Add continuous glucose monitoring to your practice: a step-by-step guide -- FPM

Continuous glucose monitoring provides more data about daily glucose trends than finger-stick measurements. Here’s how to start a CGM program in your practice.

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

Three questions to ask before implementing a change in your practice -- FPM

To make sure a change you’re considering will actually make things better in your practice, ask three essential questions

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

Fewer kids are getting vaccinations during COVID-19: what you can do -- FPM

The CDC reports a troubling drop in childhood vaccinations as a result of families staying home during the pandemic. Here are two ways practices can help reverse this trend.

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

How organizations cause burnout — and what can be done -- FPM

A National Academy of Medicine report identified numerous factors that contribute to physician burnout, many of which were organizational in nature.

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

The problem with the term physician burnout -- FPM

To describe the current phenomenon and address it effectively, a new term is needed, one that puts the blame where it belongs and also acknowledges that the problem is responsive to multiple treatment strategies.

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

How to get your staff or colleagues to make a change -- FPM

Even when the status quo is no longer working, it can be difficult to change. These seven strategies can help your group move toward needed change.

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

Tips for getting more patients to agree to chronic care management services -- FPM

Patients eligible for chronic care management services have to agree to receive them before their physicians can get reimbursed. Physicians who have gone through the process share their best practices.

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

Five problems with clinic design -- FPM

The success of a clinic is often tied to how it is laid out and operated. If your practice has any of these five features, you could have a problem.

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

A tool to smooth out your checkout process -- FPM

A New Mexico family physician uses checkout sheets to highlight what needs to happen before a patient leaves the office.

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

Chaperoned exams: How to get the conversation started -- FPM

If your practice doesn’t have clear policies and procedures regarding chaperoned exams, or if they aren’t consistently followed, it may be time to revisit this important subject.

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

Four ways to better care for patients with a history of childhood trauma -- FPM

When caring for patients with a history of childhood trauma, some simple shifts in your communication habits can signal to patients that your practice is a safe space for them and help avoid re-traumatization.

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

Six keys to coding 99211 visits -- FPM

Using CPT code 99211 can boost your practice’s revenue and improve documentation. Here's how to determine if a service qualifies.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_99211.html

99213 vs. 99214: Three tips for spotting the difference -- FPM

One of the most confounding aspects of evaluation and management (E/M) coding is the distinction between a 99213 and a 99214 established patient office visit. The following tips can help you recognize when a visit meets the requirements of a 99214, as opposed to a 99213.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_99214.html

Coding COVID-19 exposure -- FPM

Use this diagnosis code for encounters with patients who have suspected exposure to the coronavirus but do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

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

Three ways to help patients choose more effective care -- FPM

Many patient interventions are unnecessary or unhelpful. Here's how to help patients choose more meaningful care.

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

How to code flu shots correctly -- FPM

New flu shot codes and payment allowances go into effect each year on Aug. 1 for Medicare, allowing vaccination efforts to begin as soon as the seasonal influenza vaccine is available.

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

Coding office visits the easy way - based on time -- FPM

An E/M office visit may be coded based solely on face-to-face time when more than half is devoted to counseling or coordination of care.

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

Three steps to coding for Medicare wellness visits -- FPM

The Medicare annual wellness visit and the initial preventive physical examination provide a number of benefits to patients and physicians. Follow these suggestions to get properly reimbursed.

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

Three things to remember when choosing a code without a diagnosis -- FPM

Selecting the appropriate ICD-10 code depends on having a diagnosis. If you don't have a confirmed diagnosis, follow this advice to record your patient's signs and symptoms.

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

Using cognitive reframing to encourage behavior change -- FPM

Negative experiences can lead to negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. But cognitive reframing can stop the pattern.

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

How to avoid burnout in a broken health care system -- FPM

The administrative barriers facing physicians who want to provide quality care keep growing. How do you avoid lose sight of what's important?

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

Coronavirus: six ways to prepare your practice now -- FPM

After months of successful containment, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they expect to see widespread transmission of the illness known as COVID-19 in the United States soon

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

Patient triage, scheduling, and rooming: three ways to adapt your workflows for ...

As increasing numbers of patients contact physicians’ offices to report symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory infection, practices need to adapt their workflows to minimize exposure. Here are three recommended changes.

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

Close that physician-staff divide -- FPM

Practice leaders need to bridge the dual organizations within their offices to achieve peak performance. Three strategies will help.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/closing_the_physician-staff_divide.html

Test your E/M coding skills -- FPM

E/M coding for repeat patient visits during the same day can be tricky. How would you code this scenario?

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

How to tell policymakers what you need to fight COVID-19 -- FPM

Telling state or federal representatives what’s going on in your practices can not only make them better informed, it can also help ward off feelings of helplessness.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_advocacy_tips.html

Communication checkup: How many of these skills do you practice? -- FPM

Good communication is the bedrock of good care. In the busyness of day-to-day practice, don’t neglect these seven basic skills.

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

A template for referring seniors to community organizations -- FPM

Community partners can help geriatric patients stay healthy. Here’s a ready-made template for referring patients to services offered by organizations near you.

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

Connecting with your patients despite the EHR -- FPM

The following tips can help you to keep the EHR from dominating your patient visits.

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

When can recovering COVID-19 patients leave isolation, and do they need return-to-work ...

As the COVID-19 outbreaks continues, more physicians may be fielding calls from recovering patients who want to know when they can return to daily activities, including work.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_work_notes.html

Why a cover letter is important -- FPM

A cover letter that quickly tells potential employers and recruiters who you are, what you can do for them, and why you are interested in their opportunity is as important as your CV.

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

How to leave coronavirus behind when you come home -- FPM

Providing patient care during the pandemic means you and your family are at risk for exposure. Here's how to limit the risk as you return home at the end of your workday.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_home.html

Four algorithms that answer key questions about COVID-19 -- FPM

For quick guidance on virtual visits, ending home isolation, patient scheduling, and staff illness, download these algorithms.

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

Employed physicians: will your contract protect you from COVID-19 budget cuts? -- FPM

If you’re among the physicians already affected by budget cuts, or think you might be soon, here’s what you need to know about your employment contract.

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

COVID-19 diagnosis coding explained in a flowchart -- FPM

Four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, questions still remain about how to code these cases. This flowchart has the answers.

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

Gallows humor in the time of COVID-19 -- FPM

Gallows humor has long been a part of medicine, and research shows that when deployed appropriately, it can relieve tension in stressful situations.

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

COVID-19 is increasing physician burnout -- FPM

Physician burnout was already a growing problem, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse

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

Three common sense ways to practice medicine more cost-effectively -- FPM

To deliver high-quality, cost-effective care, physicians need not just medical knowledge but good clinical judgment so they can focus on what’s important and avoid useless tests and ineffective treatments.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/cost-effectiveness.html

Three tips for making a referral for counseling -- FPM

Some patients may still believe there is a stigma attached to seeking counseling. But if you believe it would benefit him or her, here are some suggestions to help make the process easier.

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

Six tips for a better CV -- FPM

Whether you are looking for your first job out of residency or making a career change, getting your curriculum vitae noticed by potential employers is your goal.

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

A four-step approach to clinical decision making -- FPM

Although there is no one correct method for clinical decision making, it can be helpful to think about your approach so you can refine it as needed and improve patient care.

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

Coping with COVID stress -- FPM

Feelings of grief, anger, fear, and guilt are real, but these tips can help you navigate them.

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

How to communicate bad news to your patients -- FPM

Family physicians are increasingly responsible for giving patients and their families devastating news. A systematic approach can help you feel more confident and reduce your patients’ suffering.

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

Decoding the CPT midpoint rule -- FPM

If the time of service listed in a CPT code descriptor exceeds the time you spend providing the service, you may still be able to bill for it.

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

The difference between a good doctor and a great doctor -- FPM

Yes, clinical knowledge, procedural expertise, and bedside manner are important. But what one skill differentiates a good doctor from a truly great doctor?

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

Five tips to build resilience -- FPM

Building resilience can help you quickly recover from the pressures that cause burnout.

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

Leaving a practice? This checklist will help you prepare -- FPM

If you’re considering a change in practice, following this 10-step checklist can help you prepare and make the change less stressful.

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

Four tools to help you identify patient medications that need to be deprescribed -- FPM

If your patient is taking multiple medications, some of which may have become unnecessary or harmful, use these four tools to begin the process of deprescribing.

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

Do your diagnosis codes capture your patients' severity of illness? -- FPM

Accurate diagnosis coding may have a positive effect on your payment in the future as more payers move to risk-adjusted payment models.

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

Three factors that cause difficult patient encounters, and how to manage them -- FPM

The causes of difficult patient encounters can be broken down into three categories: patient factors, physician factors, and situational factors.

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

Dealing with disruptive minor patients -- FPM

Being direct with the patient and family so they understand the decision can help bring closure and discourage further bad behavior and retaliation on social media websites.

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

Reduce malpractice risk with a SOOOAAP note -- FPM

You can improve the quality of your communication and decrease malpractice risk with this revised version of SOAP.

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

Nine measurements for evaluating the quality of your dementia care -- FPM

A nationally recognized, evidence-based, group of metrics physicians can use to evaluate their current level of dementia care and improve upon it.

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

A checklist for better dementia care plans -- FPM

Physicians may not be able to control many facets of dementia care, but this checklist can help you tackle the cognitive, functional, and behavioral losses that most matter to patients and their families.

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

A five-step approach to documenting uncertain diagnoses -- FPM

Disciplined note construction is critical to effective communication between physicians and may also contribute to clearer medical decision making.

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

Two ways to address difficult emotions in the exam room -- FPM

When patients display negative emotions in the exam room, such as anger or frustration, asking them about their feelings can feel risky. Using these two strategies can help you better address patients’ difficult emotions and protect the healing process.

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

Difficult patient visits: five questions to help you manage them more effectively -- FPM

An estimated 15 percent of patient encounters are considered difficult by physicians. But these challenging visits can be professionally rewarding if you take the right approach.

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

Practical lessons learned from administering COVID vaccine in a small office setting --...

Administering the COVID vaccine takes more effort than doing flu shots. Here are 13 lessons to help you prepare.

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

Are scribes effective? -- FPM

This summary of the literature on scribes shows improvement in key metrics and no change in others.

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

EHRs occupy 24 percent of doctors’ time, says survey -- FPM

Family physicians spend 51 hours in practice each week, with 24 percent of that time spent interacting with the electronic health record (EHR). What can physicians do to make their EHR work less frustrating?

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

Considering direct primary care? Here are five tips to get started -- FPM

Interest in DPC was growing even before the pandemic took a chunk out of fee-for-service revenues. If you’re among those interested in the model, here are five tips for making the switch.

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

Two tasks highly efficient practices delegate to their patients -- FPM

Achieving greater practice efficiency often requires addressing key workflows, rethinking who does what, and delegating appropriately. In some instances, this can mean delegating tasks to patients.

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

When being right makes things go wrong -- FPM

It's important to be right, but sometimes it's more important to be effective. Recognizing which battles to fight and which are counterproductive is the first step to implementing this leadership strategy.

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

Is your EHR slowing you down? -- FPM

No one got into medicine for the typing. Here are ways to speed up your use of electronic health record systems.

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

It’s the weekend: Are you spending it with your EHR? -- FPM

Physicians spend one to two hours each night on their electronic health record (EHR) or paperwork, including weekends.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/ehr-after-hours.html

What’s new with E/M coding? This chart can help you remember -- FPM

Physicians and other qualified health professionals will now be able to level visits based solely on either medical decision making or total time.

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

Six EHR documentation tips to save you time -- FPM

To reduce your work after clinic, consider ways to make the documentation process more efficient so that you can complete most (if not all) of this work during the visit. Here are six tips to get started.

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

How to get support for your health policy goals -- FPM

Public officials can be a great resource for helping you achieve changes in local health policy. Here are four steps to get elected leaders on your side.

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

Five steps to diffusing difficult emotions in the exam room -- FPM

Ignoring a patient’s negative emotions, such as rudeness, defensiveness, or anger, can hinder the healing process and complicate the doctor-patient relationship.

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

How does your benefits package stack up? -- FPM

Aspects other than salary and bonuses must be reviewed to ensure a physician's employment contract is fair and competitive.

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

How to respond when an employee makes a mistake -- FPM

The challenge of responding to employee mistakes is finding a way that not only holds people accountable for their actions but also provides a supportive environment in which they can learn.

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

Four bad habits you need to break when it comes to email -- FPM

To reduce the intrusion of email into your daily work life, stop doing these four things.

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

2021 outpatient office E/M changes FAQ -- FPM

Documentation and coding requirements for outpatient evaluation and management services will change starting Jan. 1. Here are some answers to common questions about the changes.

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

The trait physicians need during times of uncertainty -- FPM

The best response in stressful times isn’t to ramp up urgency but to practice patience.

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

Provide employee criticism the right way -- FPM

Providing employees with critical feedback can be difficult. One physician shares how he does it, and how to increase the likelihood that the worker listens.

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

Five ways to add some warmth and personality to your exam rooms -- FPM

Exam rooms don’t have to feel cold and boring. Here are five ideas for adding some personal touches that will make the space more inviting to patients and more comfortable for you and your staff.

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

Big changes in E/M coding: 10 tools to help you prepare -- FPM

To help you prepare for the coming change in E/M coding, here are 10 resources from FPM and the AAFP.

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

Physician employment trends: salaries, compensation models, benefits, and more -- FPM

Hiring is down, starting salaries are flat, but the long-term job prospects remain promising for family physicians. Here’s what to expect.

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

What does your exam room's appearance say about you? -- FPM

Patients probably spend the most time during a visit in the exam room. Are they receiving a good experience there?

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

Seven tips for encouraging your patients to exercise -- FPM

These seven steps can help you develop personalized physical activity plans for your patients.

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

One time-saving task your nurse can do at the end of every visit -- FPM

Expanding the role of nurses and medical assistants in your practice can help you be more efficient. Here’s one time-saving task they can start doing at the end of every patient visit.

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

Five ways to fight system-induced distress before it causes burnout -- FPM

A multilevel approach to resisting a health care system that relies on overworking physicians to make up for its own inefficiencies.

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

Three quick tips for exam room safety -- FPM

You don't typically enter the exam worried about the potential for violence, but increased awareness of your surroundings can help keep you safe during visits.

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

Unhealthy family dynamics in the exam room: how to respond -- FPM

When family members complicate a patient visit, consider these five questions to get to the root of the problem and respond appropriately.

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

Six exercise apps to get your patients moving -- FPM

To help your patients get more exercise, recommend these six highly rated mobile apps.

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

Five reasons you can’t get things done in your organization -- FPM

Author Peter Senge offers several laws that govern organizational behavior. Five of them are particularly apropos to physicians who are trying to build something new within their organizations but facing resistance.

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

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