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Find Your Side Gig: Extra Income Opportunities for Family Physicians -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Traditional offerings still abound, but advances in technology have also opened up new possibilities.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p25.html

Life After Residency: Exploring Practice Options in Family Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Your options are limitless, so start your job search with a clear understanding of your personal and professional interests.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p30.html

The View From the Top: Leadership Lessons From Family Physician Executives -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Family physician leaders share their 10 keys to success.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p6.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Delegate more tasks to your team with clinic protocols | Answer these five questions before your next big career move | Bond with patients by asking about their passions

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p37.html

Navigating Physician Employment Contracts -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Explore information on physician employment contracts including common terms, advice on specific provisions, and key steps to follow before signing a contract.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p17.html

How to Spot and Tactfully Handle Discrimination in the Health Care Setting -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - In the moment, it can be difficult to respond effectively, but practicing these four skills and tactics can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p21.html

A Practical Guide to Physician Disability Insurance -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Insurance policies can keep you financially whole if a disability reduces your earning potential, but it’s important to choose the right combination of coverage

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p10.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - New vs. established patients when covering for other physicians | Coding for weekend clinic services | Incident-to rules for Medicare Advantage plans | Correcting scribe documentation | Removing earwax using instrumentation

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p36.html

A Bonus, Not a Burden: How Medical Students Can Add Value to Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2021 - When done well, precepting is a win-win-win for physicians, medical students, and patients.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/oa1.html

Tips for Writing Effective CVs and Cover Letters -- FPM

Oct 1, 2021 - Putting a little extra effort into these materials can help you make a good first impression with potential employers.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p4.html

Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - With limits and support, it can be done.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p40.html

Questions to ask about work-life balance when job hunting -- FPM

When comparing potential employers, consider these six questions to assess the work-life balance each offers.

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

Medicare announces influenza vaccine payment rates for 2021-2022 -- FPM

The payment allowances range from about $10 to $66, depending on brand and formulation

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

Five side gigs physicians can do from home to earn extra income -- FPM

With a wide knowledge base and scope of practice, family physicians are well-suited for many side gigs beyond just seeing patients in a clinic. The internet has only expanded such opportunities.

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

HHS offers another $25.5 billion in provider relief funds and more time to report -- FPM

The funding includes $8.5 billion for those who serve rural areas and an additional $17 billion for Phase 4 of the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund.

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

OHSU Primary Care Scappoose Clinic wins 2021 FPM Award for Practice and Quality ...

Oregon Health and Science University's Scappoose Clinic has won this year’s FPM Award for Practice and Quality Improvement for their rapid deployment of COVID-19 vaccine in a primary care clinic.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/fpm_award_2021.html

OHSU Primary Care Scappoose Clinic wins 2021 FPM Award for Practice and Quality ...

Oregon Health and Science University's Scappoose Clinic has won this year’s FPM Award for Practice and Quality Improvement for their rapid deployment of COVID-19 vaccine in a primary care clinic.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/fpm_award_2021..html

Seven strategies for beating the prior authorization blues -- FPM

Delays in care due to prior authorization can affect patient outcomes. Here’s a list of ways to speed up the approval process and prevent insurers and other payers from causing harm.

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

CMS expands Medicare payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccines -- FPM

Clinicians will now be able to receive an enhanced payment up to five times when they administer COVID-19 vaccines to multiple residents of the same house.

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

How to code third doses of COVID-19 vaccines -- FPM

The CDC has recommended third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna shots for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.

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

How to spot workplace violence before it happens — and how to respond if it occurs -- FPM

Physicians must be prepared for the possibility that they will face violence on the job. Here are some things to watch out for to spot potential violent behavior before it happens.

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

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Aug 17, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Aug 17, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_194

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Aug 17, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_686

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Aug 17, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_195

Coding and Documentation -- FPM Toolbox

Aug 17, 2021 - Download tools to help you understand coding and documentation requirements for new and established patient visits.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=6

Coding: CPT -- FPM Toolbox

Aug 17, 2021 - Download tools to help you optimize your coding of patient encounters.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=4

How to request a review of your MIPS 2022 payment adjustment -- FPM

Disagree with your MIPS score and corresponding payment adjustment? You have until Oct. 1 to request a review.

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

CMS releases 2022 payment adjustments for 2020 MIPS performance -- FPM

The Merit-based Incentive Program System final scores for 2020 performance reflect changes put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2022_mips_payment.html

New surprise billing rule takes effect soon. Find out if it applies to you -- FPM

The rule applies to emergency services, as well as non-emergency care by out-of-network physicians working at in-network facilities.

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

Major insurer reviewing, downgrading some E/M codes for outlier physicians -- FPM

Claims will be selected from physicians who code at higher E/M levels compared to their peers with similar risk-adjusted patients.

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

A four-step process for quicker, easier evaluation and management coding -- FPM

The majority of visits can be optimally coded without worrying about data at all, if you follow these four steps.

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

FMLA Does Not Need to Be a Four-Letter Word -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - These tips can help you complete FMLA paperwork quickly and accurately.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p12.html

Practical Ways to Manage Your EHR Inbox -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - These 10 tips can help reduce your workload during and after clinic, so you can focus on what matters most.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p27.html

A Step-by-Step Time-Saving Approach to Coding Office Visits -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Follow these four steps to code quickly and accurately, while reducing the need to count up data points.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p21.html

Resetting Your Priorities in Family Medicine Post-Pandemic -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - What if we stopped saying yes to new demands and reallocated our time based on our priorities? This three-part exercise can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p38.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Staff documentation of the patient history | Modifiers for multiple procedures | Counting data for medical decision making | AWV work by medical assistants | What counts when ordering and reviewing tests

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p32.html

The Quest for Administrative Simplification: What's Being Done -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Progress has been made on several fronts, including prior authorization reform and reducing documentation burdens. But there’s more work to do.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p8.html

Addressing Administrative Simplification -- FPM

Aug 1, 2021 - Physicians are spending too much time on paperwork and EHR-related tasks, but what can be done?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p5.html

A Compassionate Communication Refresher for Clinicians Experiencing COVID Fatigue -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - If the stress of the pandemic has challenged your patient communication skills, here’s how you can reestablish rapport.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/oa1.html

Talking About Vaccines During Pregnancy -- FPM

Aug 1, 2021 - Immunization is a vital component of prenatal care, offering protection from preventable diseases to patients who are pregnant and their fetuses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends immunizing every patient ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p17.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Use dedicated staff to ease prior authorizations | Leverage your EHR to save time on drug recalls | Use reminder slips to simplify follow-up appointment scheduling

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p34.html

Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System -- FPM

Aug 1, 2021 - Payers are being asked to commit to a change in primary care financing in the next two years.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p6.html

New diagnosis codes are coming. Here are some family physicians should know -- FPM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released this year’s slate of changes. Start preparing now, so your claims can be paid smoothly.

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

CMS releases 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and QPP proposals -- FPM

The proposed rule has implications for telehealth, vaccine administration payment, and work RVUs, among other things.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2022_mpfs_proposal.html

Here’s how to find out if you’re a 2021 qualifying participant for Medicare’s ...

CMS updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool this month based on the first snapshot of 2021 Alternative Payment Model data.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2021_qualifying_participants.html

10 tips for managing your EHR inbox -- FPM

For every hour physicians spend providing direct patient care, they spend nearly two hours on EHR and desk work within the clinic day, plus one to two hours after clinic. Here's how to save some time.

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

Why you may not have seen a pay increase from the 2021 E/M code revaluation -- FPM

Given the significant increases in wRVUs for E/M services, many primary care physicians have been asking, Why hasn’t my pay increased? There are two main factors to consider.

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

Three areas where progress is being made on administrative simplification -- FPM

Administrative tasks take up too much of family physicians’ time, but efforts are underway to streamline burdensome processes.

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

How to use today’s visit to plan for the next one -- FPM

Pre-visit planning is a way to ensure that your patients get the tests they need, and you get the results you need, before their next visit.

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

Topic Collections -- FPM

Jul 13, 2021 - FPM editors' choice of best available content for family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=113

Practice Efficiency -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=44

Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and family. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=43

Administrative Simplification -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - The documentation, paperwork, and quality reporting burden on physicians is immense. What can physicians do to reduce their administrative hassles, and what are organizations doing on their behalf? This FPM topic collection explores these issues. The documentation, paperwork, and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=112

Electronic Health Records -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of electronic health records -- from selecting an EHR system to optimizing an EHR in your practice. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of electronic health records -- from selecting an ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=34

Facing recoupment of COVID-19 advanced payments? This updated info could be useful -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently updated its FAQ page for the COVID-19 Accelerated or Advanced Payment program.

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

First reporting period for Provider Relief Funds now open -- FPM

Recipients of one or more payments exceeding $10,000 total during the first payment period are required to report the use of those funds during the current reporting period.

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

How to bill for osteopathic manipulative treatment and E/M in a single visit -- FPM

If you provide OMT, or are considering offering it, here’s how to get paid for all your work.

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

CMS distributing Alternative Payment Model bonuses -- FPM

The bonus is 5% of the estimated aggregate payment amounts for Medicare Part B covered professional services that the qualifying participants provided in 2020.

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

HHS extends deadlines to spend and report Provider Relief Fund money -- FPM

Physicians will have more time to report information, and those who received payments after June 30, 2020, will have more time to spend their relief money.

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

Six tips for treating opioid use disorder -- FPM

Nearly 70% of drug overdose deaths involve an opioid, and rural communities are disproportionately affected. Here are six tips for managing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) when practice resources are limited.

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

MACRA and Value-Based Payment -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 16, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=105

Medicare adds bonus for some at-home COVID-19 vaccine administrations -- FPM

Effective June 8, Medicare will pay an additional $35 per dose for administering the COVID-19 vaccine in the home for certain patients.

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

The financial impact of COVID-19 on practices -- FPM

Surveys show COVID-19 has had a harsh financial impact on primary care practices, despite government aid.

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

The GATHER model: six principles for integrating behavioral health -- FPM

Using a behavioral health consultant and focusing on these six areas of emphasis can lead to better outcomes for patients.

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

Five tasks to delegate to a clinical pharmacist -- FPM

With increased demands on your time, collaborating with clinical pharmacists is a promising way to expand team-based care. Here's how.

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

ICD-10 Coding -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 1, 2021 - ICD-10 coding requires significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and technology compared with ICD-9 coding. This topic collection features how-to articles from FPM's popular ICD-10 coding series. ICD-10 coding requires significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=79

These Four Telehealth Changes Should Stay, Even After the Pandemic -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - The national COVID-19 crisis has proven that telehealth can transform access to care, but only if we unshackle it from outdated and unnecessary regulations.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p9.html

Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - Integrating behavioral health improves patient outcomes and makes medical practice more satisfying. Here’s one way to do it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p3.html

Now More Than Ever, Mental Health Care Needs Family Medicine -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - With the stress of the pandemic exacerbating patients’ health issues, primary care physicians have an unparalleled opportunity to address both their physical and their mental health needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/oa1.html

How to Integrate Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Clinical pharmacists can take team-based care to the next level.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p12.html

What Millennials Want Out of Primary Care, and How to Deliver It -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - As the largest adult generation in the U.S., millennials will have an outsized impact on the future of health care. Here are some ways to make primary care more appealing to all patients, including the first group raised with the internet.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p29.html

House Calls: Providing Care Beyond the Office Walls -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Interest in home-based primary care is growing as payments increase, technology improves, and the population ages.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/oa2.html

Demystifying Documentation and Billing for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Osteopathic manipulative treatment is indicated for several common ailments, but documenting and coding it can be daunting for beginners. Here’s how it’s done.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p18.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Home health or hospice care supervision | Advance care planning via telehealth | Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring | Counseling patients about foreign travel | Catching up on children's vaccines

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p34.html

Six Tips to Effectively Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Overcome barriers to care by using telehealth, supporting home-based treatment, and partnering with local and state services.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p23.html

Coping With Impostor Syndrome -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Even accomplished physicians can experience self-doubt. These tips can help you move past it.

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Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Bring these two items to home health visits | Pair medical assistants with specific physicians | Expand buprenorphine treatment via telehealth

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p35.html

Innovative Care Delivery: Behavioral Health Integration and Home-based Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Identify opportunities to integrate behavioral health into clinical practice to improve quality and reduce cost for patients with mental and behavioral health needs. Explore how providing home-based primary care can improve outcomes and reduce utilization.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p5.html

More evidence that telehealth is here to stay -- FPM

Virtual visits were popular among Medicare beneficiaries during the pandemic, but there’s one major caveat.

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

Three ways to draw more millennial patients into your practice -- FPM

Millennials are now the largest adult generation in the United States, and multiple studies have shown they’re less likely to have a primary care physician than other generations.

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

Considering DPC? These resources can help -- FPM

Transitioning to direct primary care is a major change, but there are several places to get helpful information.

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

Four tips for adding house calls to your practice -- FPM

As payment rates for house calls increase, technology improves, and the population ages, interest in home-based primary care is growing. Here are four tips for getting started.

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

Practical ways to help your patients afford their prescriptions -- FPM

It starts with asking this single screening question.

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

Medicare offers additional QPP reporting relief -- FPM

CMS recently announced that it will automatically reweight the cost performance category for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in performance year 2020.

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

Behavioral Health -- FPM Topic Collection

May 13, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Behavioral Health Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This article collection features popular FPM content on topics such as substance use disorders or other addictions and mental health conditions. Categories Collaboration Mental...

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Care Management -- FPM Toolbox

May 11, 2021 - Download tools to help you manage patient care tasks, from agenda-setting to controlled substance refills.

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Career Options -- FPM Topic Collection

May 11, 2021 - 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 ...

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Prescription Management -- FPM Topic Collection

May 10, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Prescription Management Editors' Choice of Best Available Content How do you prescribe and manage medications efficiently and safely, particularly when it comes to opioids? This article collection features popular FPM content on the topic....

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Virtual Visits -- FPM Topic Collection

May 10, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Virtual Visits Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Categories Virtual Visits Virtual Visits During COVID-19 Other Resources Last Update: 05/10/2021 Virtual Visits 08/01/2015 Should You Treat Patients Virtually?...

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How to get paid if a patient’s health plan doesn’t cover the COVID-19 shot -- FPM

While most health plans are required to cover the cost of administering the COVID-19 vaccine without cost-sharing, there are a few exceptions.

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

Rural Practice -- FPM Topic Collection

May 3, 2021 - This article collection features FPM content addressing the special needs, challenges, and rewards of providing family medicine in rural and similarly underserved communities. This article collection features FPM content addressing the special needs, challenges, and rewards of providing...

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Pain management tips -- FPM

Before prescribing opioids for chronic pain, follow these tips for evaluating patients.

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

Opioid Management -- FPM Topic Collection

May 1, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Opioid Management Editors' Choice of Best Available Content How do you safely prescribe and manage opioids and other controlled substances for patients with chronic pain? This article collection features popular FPM content on the topic....

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Medicare contractors recouping advanced COVID payments from clinicians with same ...

CMS has instructed the MACs to use the taxpayer ID number for the recoupment of the advanced payment regardless of which provider transaction access number received the payment.

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

Four reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among health care workers, and ways to ...

Understanding and addressing health care workers' concerns is crucial to promoting COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and can provide important lessons for other infectious disease crises.

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

Five ways to streamline the durable medical equipment ordering process -- FPM

Durable medical equipment is often life-changing for patients, but getting it to them can be an onerous process. Here are five things you can do in your practice to make it easier.

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

CMS to give physicians information on CCM billing patterns -- FPM

The agency will issue Comparative Billing Reports that compare an individual physician’s CCM billing practices with the billing practices of that physician’s peers and national averages.

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

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