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Care Management in the Real World: A Small, Private Practice's Journey -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Through the addition of a care management function, practices can help high-risk patients navigate complex conditions and vulnerable care transitions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p33.html

Prolotherapy: An Evidence-Based Adjunctive Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis - Letters to...

Apr 1, 2021 - Prolotherapy: An Evidence-Based Adjunctive Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p395.html

Implementing Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Clinical Practice -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Finger-stick blood glucose measurements provide a snapshot in time. Continuous glucose monitoring gives patients with diabetes a bigger picture.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p7.html

In High-Risk Older Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, Rhythm Control Reduces ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - In high-risk older patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation, a strategy of rhythm control results in fewer cardiovascular deaths and fewer strokes.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p440.html

Durable Medical Equipment: A Streamlined Approach -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Durable medical equipment helps patients live healthier, more independent lives. Here’s how to minimize the hassles of getting it to them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p15.html

iCanQuit Smartphone App Is Effective in Helping with Smoking Cessation - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Use of the iCanQuit smartphone app by smokers, who were recruited through Facebook and other Internet tools, produced higher cessation rates at 12 months (28.2%) than the QuitGuide app (21.1%).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p441.html

Musculoskeletal Surgery for Nontraumatic Pain: Not a Great Analgesic - POEMs - American... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Musculoskeletal surgery is invaluable for unintentional injury. But for conditions associated with chronic pain (e.g., knee, shoulder, wrist, neck, back pain), even patients with objective changes on imaging that need intervention will not have better long-term pain relief with surgery ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p439.html

Paving the Path to Value: Care Management and Coordination -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Explore how care management and coordination can improve quality and reduce unnecessary utilization for success in value-based payment arrangements with all payers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p21.html

The Role of Family Medicine in Reducing the Risk of Myopia - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 2021 - The Role of Family Medicine in Reducing the Risk of Myopia

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p394.html

A Method for Establishing Patient Rapport -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - It starts with being mindful - not only of what we say, but also of how it is being heard.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p42.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Coordinate care of high-risk patients with regular team check-ins | Respond to positive and negative online reviews | This guide helps diabetic patients fast safely

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p38.html

Case Report: Chest-Wall Lump Yields a Surprising Diagnosis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Case Report: Chest-Wall Lump Yields a Surprising Diagnosis Am Fam Physician. 2021 Apr 1;103(7):393-394. To the Editor: A 17-year-old patient presented with a solitary lump over the right chest wall of three years' duration. The patient reported...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p393.html

Medicare claims may be delayed in April, as Congress mulls postponing cut -- FPM

Medicare claims may be delayed as contractors hold them rather than process them with the 2% cut only to have to then reprocess them if the U.S. House of Representatives reverses the cut.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Strengthening the ACA Starts With Payment Parity

ACA, parity, Medicaid

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210331itt-kapca.html

Answering Your Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

Patients and members have questions about COVID-19 vaccination related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Danielle Carter, M.D., has answers.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210330lv-vaccspregnancy.html

Three easy ways to add risk stratification to your workflow -- FPM

As value-based payment models grow, identifying at-risk patients has become even more important.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Agenda setting: start visits this way, and they’re more likely to end on time -- FPM

How do you keep patients from bringing up more concerns late in a visit and making it difficult for you to get to the next visit on schedule? Comprehensive agenda setting. Here’s how get started.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Adding care management to your practice: four steps -- FPM

Care management has the potential to improve the health of a practice’s most at-risk patients while reducing costs. But how do you get started?

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

When and how to count data under the revised E/M office guidelines -- FPM

When the new rules for evaluation and management office visits went into effect at the beginning of the year, they immediately caused confusion about how to count data to determine the level of medical decision making.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Primary Care First alternative payment model applications open, deadline in April -- FPM

The Primary Care First model offers a multi-payer system for practices ready to take on more risk through payments based on utilization and outcomes.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Six Ways to Practice Family Medicine

With Match Day approaching, we asked our new physician bloggers to share how they practice family medicine and what they enjoy about their respective niches. Their answers offer a glimpse at the breadth of the specialty.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210318fp-match.html

Our Advocacy Is Building Momentum for Primary Care

From passage of the American Rescue Plan Act to a welcome increase in Medicare payment for the COVID-19 vaccines, the AAFP is charting big family medicine wins.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210318itt-arpa.html

CMS raises payment for COVID-19 vaccine administration -- FPM

The increase, which the American Academy of Family Physicians and other groups advocated for, reflects the additional resources and work required to safely store and administer the vaccines.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Match QandA: ‘Bring It On’

Cindy Ciccotelli, the student member of the AAFP Board of Directors, and her resident counterpart Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., share their thoughts - and hopes - regarding this year’s virtual Match.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210317lv-match.html

Being an FP Means Always Stretching Your Scope, Knowledge

In this Fresh Perspectives post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., recounts her experiences learning about and providing gender-affirming care at a federally qualified health center.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210316fpgendercare.html

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