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CMS releases 2022 payment adjustments for 2020 MIPS performance -- FPM

The Merit-based Incentive Program System final scores for 2020 performance reflect changes put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2022_mips_payment.html

New surprise billing rule takes effect soon. Find out if it applies to you -- FPM

The rule applies to emergency services, as well as non-emergency care by out-of-network physicians working at in-network facilities.

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

Major insurer reviewing, downgrading some E/M codes for outlier physicians -- FPM

Claims will be selected from physicians who code at higher E/M levels compared to their peers with similar risk-adjusted patients.

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

A four-step process for quicker, easier evaluation and management coding -- FPM

The majority of visits can be optimally coded without worrying about data at all, if you follow these four steps.

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

Resetting Your Priorities in Family Medicine Post-Pandemic -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - What if we stopped saying yes to new demands and reallocated our time based on our priorities? This three-part exercise can help.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p38.html

Practical Ways to Manage Your EHR Inbox -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - These 10 tips can help reduce your workload during and after clinic, so you can focus on what matters most.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p27.html

FMLA Does Not Need to Be a Four-Letter Word -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - These tips can help you complete FMLA paperwork quickly and accurately.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p12.html

A Step-by-Step Time-Saving Approach to Coding Office Visits -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Follow these four steps to code quickly and accurately, while reducing the need to count up data points.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p21.html

Addressing Administrative Simplification -- FPM

Aug 1, 2021 - Physicians are spending too much time on paperwork and EHR-related tasks, but what can be done?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p5.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Staff documentation of the patient history | Modifiers for multiple procedures | Counting data for medical decision making | AWV work by medical assistants | What counts when ordering and reviewing tests

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p32.html

The Quest for Administrative Simplification: What's Being Done -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Progress has been made on several fronts, including prior authorization reform and reducing documentation burdens. But there’s more work to do.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p8.html

Talking About Vaccines During Pregnancy -- FPM

Aug 1, 2021 - Immunization is a vital component of prenatal care, offering protection from preventable diseases to patients who are pregnant and their fetuses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends immunizing every patient ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p17.html

A Compassionate Communication Refresher for Clinicians Experiencing COVID Fatigue -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - If the stress of the pandemic has challenged your patient communication skills, here’s how you can reestablish rapport.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/oa1.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Use dedicated staff to ease prior authorizations | Leverage your EHR to save time on drug recalls | Use reminder slips to simplify follow-up appointment scheduling

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p34.html

Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System -- FPM

Aug 1, 2021 - Payers are being asked to commit to a change in primary care financing in the next two years.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p6.html

New diagnosis codes are coming. Here are some family physicians should know -- FPM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released this year’s slate of changes. Start preparing now, so your claims can be paid smoothly.

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

CMS releases 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and QPP proposals -- FPM

The proposed rule has implications for telehealth, vaccine administration payment, and work RVUs, among other things.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2022_mpfs_proposal.html

Here’s how to find out if you’re a 2021 qualifying participant for Medicare’s ...

CMS updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool this month based on the first snapshot of 2021 Alternative Payment Model data.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2021_qualifying_participants.html

10 tips for managing your EHR inbox -- FPM

For every hour physicians spend providing direct patient care, they spend nearly two hours on EHR and desk work within the clinic day, plus one to two hours after clinic. Here's how to save some time.

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

Why you may not have seen a pay increase from the 2021 E/M code revaluation -- FPM

Given the significant increases in wRVUs for E/M services, many primary care physicians have been asking, Why hasn’t my pay increased? There are two main factors to consider.

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

Three areas where progress is being made on administrative simplification -- FPM

Administrative tasks take up too much of family physicians’ time, but efforts are underway to streamline burdensome processes.

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

How to use today’s visit to plan for the next one -- FPM

Pre-visit planning is a way to ensure that your patients get the tests they need, and you get the results you need, before their next visit.

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

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=113

Topic Collections -- FPM

Jul 13, 2021 - FPM editors' choice of best available content for family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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

Practice Efficiency -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=44

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