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In Support of Buprenorphine Deregulation -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Family physicians should join the fight to remove limits on prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p6.html

The Nurse Closer: Using Nonclinician Staff to Make Patient Visits More Efficient -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - With a little training, nurses can wrap up the patient visit, reducing errors, improving patient satisfaction, and freeing up time for providers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p13.html

Why I Don't Share Patients -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Health care is fragmented enough, so why would we want to fragment it even more?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p40.html

Introducing FPM's New Medical Editor -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - We welcome Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, to the FPM editorial team.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p4.html

Focusing on the Patient and Physician Experience -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Let FPM help you take care of your patients and find the joy in practice.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p5.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2019 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Reduce time spent doing other physicians’ paperwork | Send preventive service reminders according to birth months | Help put patients at ease during visits | Identify patients’ unmet social needs to facilitate referrals

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p35.html

Adolescent Vaccination: Protect Their Future -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Strategies to improve your adolescent patients’ immunizations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p9.html

How to help sustain a quality improvement initiative

Quality improvement efforts require motivated staff. These three suggestions can help keep employees engaged.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Is moonlighting right for you?

Moonlighting can help your pocketbook or your career. But follow these steps to make sure it doesn't cause new problems.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Medicare releases proposed rule on 2020 physician fee schedule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its proposed physician fee schedule for 2020. Here are some of the highlights affecting family physicians.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2020_physician_payment_fee_schedule.html

Three things to remember when choosing a code without a diagnosis

Selecting the appropriate ICD-10 code depends on having a diagnosis. If you don't have a confirmed diagnosis, follow this advice to record your patient's signs and symptoms.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

The first step to better patient visits and satisfaction

There are many simple steps physicians can take to make their visits more successful and satisfying for the patient. The first is making sure to sit down.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

How to remind patients they're due for preventive care

Patients can forget to schedule preventive care visits. Sending out reminders is a good approach, but you have to be careful not to get too much of a good thing.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Five ways to add some warmth and personality to your exam rooms

Exam rooms don’t have to feel cold and boring. Here are five ideas for adding some personal touches that will make the space more inviting to patients and more comfortable for you and your staff.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Three myths about patient access

Research has shown that one of the most effective ways to improve outcomes and reduce costs is to improve patients’ access to primary care. But many practices are going about access improvement all wrong.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Got a new colleague? Do these things on day one

A well-organized orientation process can help maximize physician performance and retention. Here are three ways you can help.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Evidence-Based Medicine -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2019 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of evidence-based medicine -- from evaluating the literature to finding clinical information at the point of care. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of evidence-based medicine -- from ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=40

2019 qualifying APM participant data now available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated its online database to help physicians participating in alternative payment models to determine if they have to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System this year.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_qualifying_APM_participant.html

Three big benefits of small talk

Making time for a few seconds of friendly conversation at the beginning and end of each patient visit may be more productive than you’d think. Here are three benefits of making small talk with your patients.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

How to cultivate a warm handoff for patient referrals

Both you and your patients can benefit when referrals are characterized by a warm handoff. Focus on these three key elements.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Meet FPM’s new medical editor

FPM's new medical editor lays out her vision for the future of the journal and how it can help physicians make their patient care experience more productive and satisfying.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

MIPS feedback reports for 2018 now available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released reports showing how physicians fared during the 2018 Quality Payment Program performance year.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2018_QPP_Feedback_Reports.html

How to avoid burnout in a broken health care system

The administrative barriers facing physicians who want to provide quality care keep growing. How do you avoid lose sight of what's important?

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Thirteen ways to reduce the burden of prior authorizations

If you've spent any time on the phone with an insurer seeking approval for certain medications or procedures, you likely wished for an easier way. Here are a number of possible avenues to shorten the process.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Treating migraines? There's an app for that

Treating migraines is difficult because of the many factors that can trigger an attack. Suggest this mobile app to patients so they can be more engaged in their own care.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

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