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2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

2020 Member Survey Is Your Change to Steer AAFP's Work

The AAFP's 2020 Member Satisfaction Survey was emailed on Feb. 29 to all active members who have not opted out of email surveys. There's still time for members who had opted out to receive the survey before the March 31 deadline.

2020 National Residency Match Program Results: Where Does Family Medicine Stand and ...

Aug 15, 2020 - Although overshadowed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, results of the 2020 National Residency Match Program (The Match) are in.

American Family Physician : Editorials


...Handbook a proficiency testing program for office laboratories The right choice for proficiency testing PT Central Quick Start Instructions Login at: Find your login and password on enrollment confirmation or previous evaluation...

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2021 E/M Coding Reference Cards

Order the 2021 E/M coding reference cards to assist in the family physician's practice. Maximize payment and reduce the stress associated with audits by understanding how to properly document and code for E/M services.

2021 E/M Payment Boost Intact, Academy Reports

An AAFP summary of CMS' proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule confirms that the increase in payment to family physicians announced last year is still set to begin in 2021.

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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...Orders are not complete until an order form and a purchase order have been received. ORDER INFORMATION Enroll in AAFP-PT by November 1, 2020 to guarantee specimen availability for the following year! However, AAFP-PT accepts enrollments throughout the year at a prorated cost...

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...Have other labs with AAFPPT: Mailing: Website: Exhibit: Other: undefined: AAFPPT: SHIP TO INFORMATION: Practice Name: undefined_2: Yes AAFP Member: No: Is the Medical Director or other staff physician a member of the AAFP: Street Address: City...

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...Hepatitis A STEPHANIE C. BRUNDAGE, M.D., M.P.H., South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, South Carolina A. NICOLE FITZPATRICK, M.P.H., South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Greenville, South Carolina T argeted use of...

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...Medical Care of Adults with Mental Retardation CHRISTOPHER D. PRATER, M.D., and ROBERT G. ZYLSTRA, ED.D., L.C.S.W. University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee A pproximately 1 percent of the gen- eral population has mental retar- dation.1 The...

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...Esophageal Cancer: A Review and Update JOHN C. LAYKE, D.O., University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois PETER P. LOPEZ, M.D., DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida E pithelial...

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...Management of Hip Fracture: The Family Physician’s Role SHOBHA S. RAO, M.D., and MANJULA CHERUKURI, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas O f those who survive one year after hip fracture, only 40 percent can perform all routine activities of daily...

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21st Century Medicine, 20th Century People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Sometimes technology isn't the problem.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

22 Tips for Improving Your Practice -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - ‘Good enough’ is no longer good enough. For today's family practice, it's improve it or lose it.

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...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit Developed by Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH. Copyright © 2020 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights...

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...A SUMMARY OF MEDICARE PREVENTIVE SERVICES The table below lists all of the Part B covered preventive services for 2007. Service Who and what is eligible? How often can a Medicare beneficiary get this service? Is it subject to coinsurance or deductible? Flu shot All people...

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...KENT J. MOORE In case you missed the news, 2007 brought some new preventive benefits and changes to existing preventive benefits under Medicare. Knowing what Medicare will pay for, how often, and whether coinsurance and deductibles apply should facilitate your billing of these...

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...Tips for Improving and Patient BETH G. HODGES, MD Seven years ago, my husband and I moved from the coast of Virginia to a small town in North Carolina to hang out our shingle and dive into the business of medicine. We selected a growing, rural town that was close to urban areas but...

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3 Day Survival Kit Checklist

...preparedness checklists A basic survival kit includes necessities for at least 72 hours following an emergency. Three-day survival kit checklist Kit last updated ___________________________ Basic kits should include the following supplies: Essentials Water, one gallon...

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3. Implement and Test Interventions

Step 3: Implement and test interventions.

30 Standardized Hospital Admission Orders -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - This updated and expanded collection of orders can help you admit patients more efficiently and effectively.

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30-hour Shifts? Only If It Makes Us Better Physicians

30-hour Shifts? Only If It Makes Us Better Physicians

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

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...September 2003 ■ / fpm ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ 33 IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y J O Y C E H ES SE LB ER TH N ew patient visits used to be easy to distinguish from those with estab- lished patients. A new patient...

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...Indications for Intrapartum GBS Prophylaxis Online figure A. Algorithm for the prophylaxis of GBS during labor. (GBS = group B streptococcus.) *- If amnionitis is suspected, broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy that includes an agent known to be active against GBS should replace GBS...

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