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Seven security measures to help prevent workplace violence

Appropriate security measures can help prevent workplace violence. Consider whether these seven measures are present in your clinic.

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

Why a cover letter is important

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

Is your MIPS score/Medicare payment adjustment incorrect? Time is running out to ...

Physicians must submit a targeted review request by Sept. 30, 2019, if they feel their 2018 MIPS final score/2020 MIPS payment adjustments are incorrect.

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

Group Visits -- FPM Topic Collection

Sep 9, 2019 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of group visits. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of group visits.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=42

Three phrases you can use to help patient visits stay on track

When a patient visit goes on too long and puts you behind schedule, the rest of the day can feel rushed, chaotic, and frustrating. To keep visits running on time as you meet patients’ needs, try using these three phrases.

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

How to code flu shots correctly

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

The problem with sharing patients

When patients seek primary care from multiple sources, it may seem convenient, but it ultimately fragments their health care. Here’s one way to address the issue.

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

Cigna to stop paying for consultation codes

Cigna is set to stop paying CPT codes for consultations provided to their customers. Here's how to avoid losing that revenue.

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

Drowning in paperwork requests? Try redirecting these three types

Having to fill out paperwork for patients you haven't treated or diagnosed can be a burden. Follow this advice for sending that work where it belongs.

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

Patient Surveys/Questionnaires -- FPM Toolbox

Aug 22, 2019 - Download sample patient satisfaction surveys and other questionnaires.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=23

Practice Improvement -- FPM Toolbox

Aug 22, 2019 - Download worksheets and self-assessments to aid practice improvement.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=24

Six simple symptom diaries to help your patients help you

Patients who keep track of their symptoms or activities can make diagnosis and treatment much easier. These examples of patient diaries can get you started.

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

Your next job: How to find the right work environment

Physicians investigating a new job will naturally be concerned about compensation. But you should also ask these five questions to see if the new workplace is right for you.

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

Eight tactics to identify and reduce your implicit biases

Unconscious biases can affect the quality of care and make workplaces more difficult. These tips can help you discover and combat your own biases.

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

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

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

Provide employee criticism the right way

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

Anthem plans to shorten timely filing limit for claims

Anthem is notifying practices that they may have less time to timely file patient claims.

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

The secret to better communication with patients? Talk less

Instead of overloading patients with information they won’t remember, focus on communicating just three things your patients need to know.

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

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

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

The right way to leave your job

When it’s time to say goodbye to a job you have invested significant time and energy to, there’s a right way and a wrong way to end things.

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

Three suggestions for addressing patients' sexual assault history

If your patient has experienced sexual assault as an adult, discussing it with them could lead to improved recovery. Frame that discussion the right way by following these three suggestions.

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

How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Taking steps to recognize and correct unconscious assumptions toward groups can promote health equity.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p29.html

Communication Tips for Caring for Survivors of Sexual Assault -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - You can support your patients’ recovery from sexual assault by interacting with them in an empowering, compassionate manner.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p19.html

A New Approach to New Physician Orientation: Six Key Components -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - In an era of patient-centered medical homes and value-based care, the old approach to physician orientation just doesn’t cut it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p24.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2019 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Using the new chronic care management code | Pessary care | Documenting an interval history

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p34.html

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