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A checklist for reopening your practice for non-essential face-to-face visits

The decision to reopen a practice for non-essential in-person visits depends on many factors, including the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in your area. When it’s time to reopen, use this checklist to help ease the process and keep everyone safe.

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

New opportunity to get paid for treating uninsured COVID-19 patients

The Department of Health and Human Services will soon start accepting claims for COVID-19-related testing and treatment of uninsured patients, to be reimbursed at Medicare rates.

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

Two welcome changes for audio-only telephone visits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is increasing Medicare payments for audio-only telephone visits to match payments for similar office or outpatient visits. CMS has also broadened the list of services it will cover as telephone visits.

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

Life Balance -- FPM Toolbox

Apr 27, 2020 - Download tools to help you manage your time and prevent burnout.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=18

CMS suspends advance payment program

Early on in the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS is expanded the program for all Medicare providers throughout the country. The agency now says that other funding is available to those on the front lines of the coronavirus response.

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

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/offer/fpm-last-chance-for-hcps.html

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Members get print FPM in addition to online access.

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Get full access to FPM, in print and online.

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Prepare now for next round of Paycheck Protection Program funding

Given how quickly the first round of funding was exhausted, businesses are advised to apply as soon as possible.

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

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New codes for COVID-19 antibody tests

Antibody tests could play a role in determining the true prevalence of the illness in a given area and determining who can return to normal activities as states gradually begin to lift lockdowns.

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

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CMS waives telehealth restrictions for FQHC and RHC physicians

Under the new guidelines, there are no restrictions on where telehealth service is provided, meaning physicians or practitioners may provide the service from their homes.

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

Six things to know about the CARES Act provider relief fund payments

The federal government recently started doling out an initial $30 billion in COVID-19 aid payments to Medicare fee-for-service providers. Here's what physicians should know about them.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/COVID19_relief_payments.html

Four principles for handling stress during a crisis

In times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 public health emergency, stress can be heightened by factors such as secondary trauma, fatigue, and lack of control. To deal with the added stress you might be feeling right now, focus on four principles.

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

CMS provides more information on patients’ eligibility for pneumonia vaccines

A change in Medicare reporting should make it easier to identify when a patient is eligible for a pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine.

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

What coding modifiers to use for Medicare telehealth services and COVID-19 testing

Recent regulatory changes affect how you should code for telehealth services and COVID-19 testing when billing Medicare.

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

How to access small business loans for COVID-19 financial relief

Some of the loans now available offer 1% interest or even full loan forgiveness if you keep your employees on the payroll.

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

Medicare provides more regulatory relief in response to COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an interim final rule that made many significant Medicare payment policy changes effective March 1, 2020, and for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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

10 communication tips for physician phone visits during COVID-19

Telephone visits may pose fewer technology challenges than telehealth (video) visits, but they present unique communication challenges of their own as a result of the lack of face-to-face communication.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/telephone_visit_tips_2.html

Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - As risk-adjustment scoring increases, the pressure is on to code hypertension correctly. Here’s an overview using common patient scenarios.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p23.html

Is This Some Kind of Joke? Understanding and Using Humor in the Clinical Setting -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The wrong joke at the wrong time can shatter the doctor-patient relationship, but humor used wisely has health benefits and strengthens bonds in stressful situations.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p11.html

Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Self-Care and Personal Transformation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Want to see change in your team, your organization, or beyond? Start by filling your own tank.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p17.html

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