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Outpatient E/M Coding Simplified -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Getting clear on the new coding rules can help you eliminate bloated documentation and improve reimbursement to reflect the value of your visits.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p26.html

Combining a Wellness Visit With a Problem-Oriented Visit: a Coding Guide -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - In the exam room, the distinction between one type of visit and another isn’t always clear. It’s important to know when - and how - you can bill for both.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p15.html

Key CPT and Medicare Changes for Family Medicine in 2022 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - The 2022 updates don’t include massive E/M coding changes like last year, but several changes are much-needed and relevant to family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p9.html

Medicare 101: Navigating the Rules for Coverage and Benefits in Clinical Practice -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - From wellness visits to opting out, here are nine commonly asked questions about Medicare.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p21.html

E/M Coding Since the 2021 Changes: It Really Is Better -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - There’s more work to be done, but the new rules simplified documentation and coding criteria and should result in increased revenue.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p7.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2022 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Problem not addressed until follow-up visit | Incident-to annual wellness visits | Treating second-degree burns | Diagnosis codes for infant with problem ruled out during visit

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p32.html

The Vaccine Dilemma -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - In this short poem, a physician processes the dilemma of caring for patients who won’t take advice when it comes to vaccination.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/oa1.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2022 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Simplify documentation of history and physical exam for inpatient coding | Capture all of your time for outpatient E/M coding

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p33.html

Improving Time Management Through Modern-Day To-Do Lists -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? - Henry David Thoreau

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p5.html

Shouldn't Every Practice Be a "Concierge" Practice? -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Providing excellent patient service isn't an add-on. It's what we're supposed to do.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p36.html

Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers (2021) -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - A list of the FPM peer reviewers for 2021.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p4.html

New Research Addresses Inequities in FP Workforce

Researchers from the AAFP, the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and the American Board of Family Medicine are joining forces to examine diversity and equity issues in the family physician workforce.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20220119dei.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Jan 18, 2022 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

COVID-19 - American Family Physician

Jan 18, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC COVID-19 Editors' Choice of Best Available Content COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by an enveloped single-stranded RNA novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), that was declared a pandemic by the World...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=117

About FMX 2022 | AAFP

AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference is the place for family physicians to earn CME, get inspired, connect with peers, and find patient care solutions. September 20-24, 2022, Washington DC.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about.html

Exhibitor Badge Reg and Housing | AAFP FMX

Exhibitors badge registration and house information for AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/manage-my-booth/exhibitor-registration-housing.html

Register for FMX 2022 | AAFP

Register now for 2022 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, September 20-24, in Washington, DC.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/register.html

Why Exhibit at FMX | AAFP

Exhibiting at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience brings the opportunity to interact live with family docs and industry leaders while building your brand.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/why-exhibit.html

Family’s Immigration Experience Shaped Health Equity Champion

Family physician J. Nwando Olayiwola, M.D., M.P.H., was recently honored with election to the National Academy of Medicine for her work in health equity.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20220118fdf-olayiwola.html

ACLF 2022 Schedule | AAFP

View the schedule for the AAFP's Annual Constituency Leader Forum (ACLF) conference, April 28-30, 2022.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf/schedule.html

Manage My FMX Booth | AAFP

Exhibitors at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24, will find helpful resources to prepare the exhibit space.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/manage-my-booth.html

Exhibitor Service Manual | AAFP FMX

The Exhibitor Service Manual for AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24, details official vendor information, links, and order forms.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/manage-my-booth/exhibitor-service-manual.html

Exhibit at FMX | AAFP

Learn more about how to network with the more than 4,000 family physician attendees at the 2022 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, Sept 20-24 in Washington, DC.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors.html

Sign Up to Exhibit | AAFP FMX

Sign up to Exhibit at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24, 2022 and learn about important dates and payment details.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/sign-up.html

FMX Exhibitor FAQs | AAFP

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Exhibitors at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference, Sept 20-24

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/sign-up/exhibitor-faq.html

FMX 2022 | AAFP

AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference, Sept 20-24 in Washington, DC. is the place for family physicians to earn CME, get inspired, connect with peers, and find patient care solutions.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx.html

Important Deadlines for Exhibitors | AAFP FMX

Find exhibitor important dates and deadlines for AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/manage-my-booth/important-dates-deadlines.html

CGM First for Type 2 Diabetes Management

Listen to Aimée from Steady Health (now Carbon Health) describe her experience of starting continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) at the initial diabetes visit that sets everyone up for success. She shares that when using CGM first, her patients are more prepared and look forward to their ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/cgm-first-for-type-2-diabetes-management.html

Could Your Patients With Bad Headaches Have Migraine?

When patients present with headache, do time constraints in clinical practice keep you from discussing in detail? A simple algorithm can help guide conversations to THINK, TALK, and TREAT migraine. THINK: Know the signs and symptoms that have positive predictive value for diagnosing ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/could-your-patients-with-bad-headaches-have-migraines.html

Family Physicians Help Answer Patients’ COVID-19 Questions

Progress continues in the fight against COVID-19. More patients are eligible to be vaccinated or receive boosters. More testing options exist. More treatment options are available. Your patients will have more questions, and they will turn to you as their trusted physician for answers ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/family-physicians-help-answer-patients-covid-19-questions.html

Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=7

Hypertension - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and blood pressure monitoring and screening. This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=12

Headache - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, and treatment of headaches. This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=10

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. This collection features AFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Dementia - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies. This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=5

Family Planning and Contraception - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on family planning and contraception, including emergency contraception, hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, infertility, in vitro fertilization, intrauterine devices, preconception care, tubal sterilization, and vasectomy. This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=71

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on stroke and related issues, including acute ischemic stroke, statins, and transient ischemic attacks. This collection features AFP content on stroke and related issues, including acute ischemic stroke, statins, and transient ischemic attacks.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=24

Menstrual Disorders - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on menstrual conditions and related issues, including abnormal uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, endometrial ablation, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, menorrhagia, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, premenstrual syndrome, and uterine...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=81

Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues, including allergies and asthma, allergens, allergy testing, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and latex allergies. This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=58

Sleep Disorders in Adults - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Sleep Disorders in Adults Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on sleep disorders in adults and related issues, including continuous positive airway pressure...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=83

Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Peripheral Vascular Disease Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on peripheral vascular disease and related issues, including atherosclerosis, critical limb...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=82

Nutrition - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Nutrition Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on nutrition and related issues, including diets, physical activity, prevention of cardiovascular disease,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=86

Substance Abuse - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Substance Abuse Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on substance abuse and related issues, including addiction, drug dependence, and urine drug screening. New...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=27

January/February FPM Delivers Practicum on Coding, Payment

If you still have questions about how to apply last year’s evaluation and management guideline changes, you can find answers in the January/February issue of FPM. The journal issue is loaded with E/M coding and documentation guidance, as well as information about other payment updates ...

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20220114fpm-paycode.html

FP Essentials #512 Stroke | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition includes primary prevention; diagnostic evaluation; hospital management; long-term poststroke management.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/512-ed.html

The Academy — and Family Physicians — Prevailed in Congress

AAFP advocacy delivered major payment wins to members last month when Congress passed Medicare legislation. Now family physicians can join in an effort to keep those wins secure.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20220110wfp-wins.html

State Legislative Conference | AAFP

Learn about issues influencing health care and how to effect change at the AAFP's State Legislative Conference, May 22, 2022.

Events : State Legislative Conference (SLC)

https://www.aafp.org/events/slc.html

Emergency and Urgent Care Virtual Course | AAFP CME

Learn the latest from experts on acute medical issues at AAFP's Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream course, April 6-9.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/emergency/streaming.html

Family Medicine: A Natural Home for Office-based Addiction Care

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., shares her experiences with office-based addiction treatment and explains why it’s a perfect fit for the practicing family physician.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20220113fp-obat.html

AAFP: All Options Must be on the Table to Get Americans Vaccinated

AAFP: All Options Must be on the Table to Get Americans Vaccinated

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/all-options-must-be-on-the-table-to-get-americans-vaccinated.html

Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

Jan 12, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=55

Reporting Credit for Learners Webcast | AAFP Credit System

This webcast from AAFP Credit System provides CME providers with how to report CME credit for their learners to AAFP.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/reporting-credit-for-learners.html

PCLC Helps Students Put Ideas Into Action

The Primary Care Leadership Collaborative, which teaches medical students leadership skills and coaches them to apply those skills in their own communities, is taking applications for its next cohort through Feb. 28.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20220112pclc.html

Therapeutics Table

Outpatient treatment options for patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 who are at increased risk for progression to severe disease.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-clinical-resources/therapeutics-table.html

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jan 11, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

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

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jan 11, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

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

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jan 11, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

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

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jan 11, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

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

Coding and Documentation -- FPM Toolbox

Jan 11, 2022 - Download tools to help you understand coding and documentation requirements for new and established patient visits.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding and Documentation

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

Coding: CPT -- FPM Toolbox

Jan 11, 2022 - Download tools to help you optimize your coding of patient encounters.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding: CPT

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

Telehealth Key to Maintaining Access to Addiction Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a significant rise in substance use disorders. At the same time, temporary regulatory waivers and increased insurance coverage have paved the way for greater telemedicine access to meet that need. Those changes must be made permanent.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20220111guested-telemedsud.html

The ‘Best Medicine’ Is Good for Us, Too

Amanda Stisher, M.D., who recently hosted an AAFP livestream event for residents with Will Flanary, M.D. — aka Dr. Glaucomflecken — writes that humor and self-expression are vital in medicine.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20220111lv-humor.html

Satellite CME Application

Apply to offer Satellite CEM at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor/satellite-cme/satellite-cme-application.html

Physician Health and Well-being Conference | AAFP

Feel revitalized and discover solutions for improved professional satisfaction and patient care. Attend March 30 - April 2, 2022, CME conference in Naples, FL.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/physician-well-being/physician-health-and-well-being-conference.html

ACLF Registration and Hotel | AAFP

View registration and hotel information about AAFP's ACLF conferences in Kansas City, MO.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf/registration-hotel.html

NCCL Registration and Hotel | AAFP

View registration and hotel information about AAFP's ACLF and NCCL conferences in Kansas City, MO.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl/registration-hotel.html

Alaska FP Going Extra Mile to Bring Vaccine to Villages

Whether by plane, four-wheeler, snowmobile or ice road, Elizabeth Roll, M.D., and her colleagues are delivering COVID-19 vaccine to nearly 60 rural Alaska villages in a region the size of Oregon.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20220110fdf-roll.html

AAFP Gathers Latest on Boosters, Guidance, Treatment, More

During the past few weeks, the federal government has implemented a series of actions designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the omicron variant, and the Academy is making sure family physicians have the latest information and tools.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20220110covidupdates.html

FPM Past Issues 2022

FPM issues for the year 2022

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2022.html

In-person Congress of Delegates Canceled

Although the delayed regular session of the 2021 Congress of Delegates will no longer be held, members are invited to guide policy-making decisions by participating in virtual reference committees Jan. 22-23.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20220107codcanceled.html

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Events : FMX 2022

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Unauthorized Vendors

Listed companies are NOT third-party providers for the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience and are not associated with the AAFP in any way.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/manage-my-booth/exhibitor-service-manual/unauthorized-vendors.html

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening Youth for Diabetes

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force called for further research after finding inconclusive evidence on the balance of benefits and harms of screening youth for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20220106uspstfdiabetes.html

PerformanceNavigator PI CME Workshop | AAFP

The AAFP’s PerformanceNavigator livestream, evidence-based CME workshop will help you satisfy your Family Medicine Certification.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/performancenavigator/spring-workshop.html

Health and Safety Protocols | AAFP

Learn about AAFP's Health and Safety Protocols for live events in Florida.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/physician-well-being/physician-health-and-well-being-conference/safety-protocols.html

More information on reporting codes for social determinants of health

The National Center for Health Statistics has clarified who can document and assign ICD-10 codes related to patients’ unmet social needs.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Updated Medicare physician fee schedule conversion factor for 2022 nearly the same as 2021

A law recently passed by Congress wiped out most of a nearly 10% cut in Medicare payments that family physicians would have otherwise incurred in 2022.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Nuance Communications

Nuance Communications

Family Physician : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/fpm/nuance-communications.html

Cluster Headache: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Cluster headache, the most common form of trigeminal autonomic cephalgia, is a rare primary headache disorder that affects less than 1% of the population. The mean age of onset is 30 years, and it is two to three times more common in males. Cluster headache consists of attacks of severe...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p24.html

Orthostatic Hypotension: A Practical Approach - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a decrease in blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or more systolic or 10 mm Hg or more diastolic within three minutes of standing from the supine position or on assuming a head-up position of at least 60 degrees during tilt table testing. Symptoms are due to...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p39.html

Adenomyosis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Adenomyosis is a clinical condition where endometrial glands are found in the myometrium of the uterus. One in three patients with adenomyosis is asymptomatic, but the rest may present with heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, or infertility. Heavy menstrual bleeding is the most ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p33.html

Pruritus: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Pruritus is the sensation of itching; it can be caused by dermatologic and systemic conditions. An exposure history may reveal symptom triggers. A thorough skin examination, including visualization of the finger webs, anogenital region, nails, and scalp, is essential. Primary skin ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p55.html

Transient Global Amnesia - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a clinical syndrome characterized by anterograde amnesia, mild retrograde amnesia, and confusion up to 24 hours. Most commonly seen in patients older than 50 years, TGA results from the temporary impairment of short-term memory formation. Clinically, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p50.html

Arterial Atherosclerosis: Vascular Surgery Interventions - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Atherosclerotic vascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Atherosclerotic stenosis of the internal carotid or intracranial arteries causes up to 15% of strokes. Peripheral artery disease affects up to one in five people in the United States who are 60 years and older and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p65.html

Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - Putting Prevention into ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - A 36-year-old, D.P., presents to your clinic as a new patient for a wellness visit. D.P. has no current health concerns but states that they had gestational diabetes during their last pregnancy three years ago. The patient reports that their father has diabetes mellitus and takes ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p73.html

Can Walking Lower Blood Pressure in Patients With Hypertension? - Cochrane for ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Walking lowers systolic blood pressure by 4.11 mm Hg. It lowers diastolic blood pressure by 1.79 mm Hg and resting heart rate by 2.76 beats per minute.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p22.html

Rapidly Progressive Erythroderma - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - A man presented with a progressive pruritic rash affecting his entire body.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Massive Scrotal Swelling - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - A man presented with a 10-year history of severe scrotal swelling. The scrotal skin was tender, thickened, and hyperpigmented.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke: Updated Guidelines From AHA/ASA - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Stroke is a common source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) published updated guidelines for preventing recurrent ischemic stroke, focusing on overall cardiovascular risk reduction and targeted ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Compression Stockings for Preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis in Airline Passengers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Compression stockings are effective at reducing asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis in airline passengers taking flights longer than five hours in both high-risk and low-risk populations.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Behavioral and Psychological Treatments for Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Chronic insomnia is a common sleep disorder that causes impairment, and treatment historically has been limited to sleep hygiene recommendations. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has updated its clinical practice guidelines on behavioral treatments for chronic insomnia disorder.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Fever in Children, Labor Pain, Mobility Devices, Lung Cancer ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

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Determining When to Recommend Glucose-Lowering Drugs That Reduce Cardiovascular Risk - ...

Jan 1, 2022 - Treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus have increased with the addition of three new drug classes. Large clinical trials have investigated cardiovascular outcomes with all three classes in patients who have diabetes. The primary outcome was a composite of nonfatal ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Preventing Cognitive Decline - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - Because of the lack of effective treatments, prevention remains the best strategy for reducing the burden of dementia. Rather than attempting to identify and intervene on early disease through screening, a primary prevention strategy seeks to prevent cognitive decline by addressing ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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PrecivityAD for Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease - Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - The PrecivityAD test is a widely available blood test for older persons with mild cognitive impairment and is marketed to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease. The APS produced by the test is accurate in predicting the likelihood of positive PET findings, which may reduce the need ...

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

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Is the Use of Hormonal Contraception Associated With Suicide and Suicide Attempts? - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - There may be an association between the use of hormonal contraception and suicide. Women using oral contraceptives had an increase in completed suicides and suicidal behaviors (i.e., suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts without success).

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

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Platelet-Rich Plasma for Androgenic Alopecia - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Platelet-rich plasma injections more effectively increase hair density vs. usual treatment in men with androgenic alopecia.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

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Harm Reduction for Patients With Substance Use Disorders - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Patients engaged in high-risk activities are often ambivalent about changing their behavior. Harm reduction is an approach that focuses on limiting harm and improving quality of life for patients who persist with high-risk behaviors; the foundations of harm reduction are pragmatism and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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Peanut Allergen Powder (Palforzia) for Peanut Allergy - STEPS - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - For individuals with severe peanut allergy, peanut allergen powder may lessen the likelihood of life-threatening consequences of accidental ingestion of small amounts of peanuts. Patients must still adhere to a peanut-avoidant diet, which likely has far bigger preventive impact than ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

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