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A quick and simple technique for delivering negative feedback

A feedback sandwich can help you to organize feedback in a way that makes it more effective and easier to deliver.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A quick intervention for helping your depressed patients

To help patients break the depression cycle -- sad mood, low energy, avoidance of pleasurable activities, and social isolation -- start by helping them recognize it.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A quick reminder about flu shot billing

A quick reminder: Medicare covers influenza immunizations as soon as new seasonal vaccines are received.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A Quick Review of Reassignment Can Help Avert Fraud Accusations -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - The author explains the Medicare policy on reassignment, the exceptions and why it's important in the current climate of increased fraud and abuse enforcement.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p21.html

A quick tip for last-minute gynecologic exams

This prep method can save time when a patient needs an unplanned Pap smear.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A Quick Tour of the Changes in FPM -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Board here. The tour bus is about to depart.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p7.html

A Quick-Reference Card for Identifying Level-4 Visits -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - The author's tool will help you keep in mind what qualifies a visit for a 99214 or a 99204.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p32.html

A Rational Approach to the Treatment of Hypertension in Special Populations - American ...

Jul 1, 1999 - Hypertension in blacks is usually characterized by low renin, expanded volume and sensitivity to salt. Diuretics are the preferred initial therapy, but response to calcium channel antagonists is also good. The blood pressure response to monotherapy with beta blockers or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p156.html

A Refresher on Coding Consultations -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Here's a guide to the sometimes confusing documentation requirements for consultations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p45.html

A Refresher on medical Necessity -- Family Practice Management

...Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.A Refresher on MEDICAL NECESSITY Peter R. Jensen, MD, CPC At some point in our careers, most of us have received a denial from a health plan claiming that we performed a service...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/fpm20060700p28.pdf

A Refresher on Medical Necessity -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p28.html

A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care -- Family Practice Management

...Refresher C Kent J. Moore F amily physicians often treat hospitalized patients with complicated conditions that require other specialists’ involvement. For example, a patient hospitalized with diabetes mellitus and a serious heart condition might need your care as well as that of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1100/fpm20051100p29.pdf

A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2005 - Here’s how to get paid when you’re not the only doctor in the hospital room.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1100/p29.html

A Report Card for 32 Payers: Not Making the Grade -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - In this survey of physicians' experiences, payers fall short.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p43.html

A Request for Further Guidance -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - Follows up on A Piece of Your Mind (Nov/Dec 2002) by asking for more specific guidance on two topics FPM might cover.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p8.html

A Resolving Rash on the Breast

February 15, 2016 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/afp20160215p297.pdf

A Resolving Rash on the Breast - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2016 - A woman presented with a rash that began as a large plaque affecting one-fourgh of her breast then decreased to a small plaque affecting only the nipple.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p297.html

A Revealing Stain - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p541.html

A Review of HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2004 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jul 15, 2004 Issue Inside AFP A Review of HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral JANIS WRIGHT Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jul 15;70(2):227. In an article on page 295, Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H., John Hopkins University School of...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p227.html

A rule to remember when administering COVID-19 vaccines to Medicare Advantage patients

When you file a COVID-19 vaccine administration claim for a Medicare Advantage patient, you have to know the patient's traditional Medicare ID number.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A Salute to 30 Years of Light-hearted Art in AFP - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2005 Issue Inside AFP A Salute to 30 Years of Light-hearted Art in AFP JOYCE A. MERRIMAN Am Fam Physician. 2005 Dec 1;72(11):2157. The Quantum Sufficit (QS) column in AFP was created more than 40 years ago. It is intended to...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2157.html

A Sample Diabetes Prep Sheet

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Sumana Reddy, MD, FAAFP. Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights reserved....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p10-rt1.pdf

A sample handout

...A SAMPLE HANDOUT ON SPECIALTY REFERRALS Specialty Referrals and Managed Care If you belong to an HMO, your insurance company may have asked you to choose a primary care provider to manage all your health care needs. Family physicians are well-qualified to fulfill this role. We...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/fpm19990200p54-rt1.docx

A Sample Welcome Letter

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Carolyn Thiedke, MD. Copyright © 1999 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights reserved....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/fpm19990500p23-rt1.pdf

A sample welcome letter

...A SAMPLE WELCOME LETTER Dear Mrs. Smith: Welcome to my practice. I’m honored to be your physician, and I’m committed to providing you with the best care I can. My hope is that we form a partnership to keep you as healthy as possible, no matter what your current state of health. I...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/fpm19990500p23-rt1.docx

A sample workflow for transitional care management

Transitional care management can improve patient health outcomes, reduce the cost of care, and increase practice revenue. But getting started can be challenging if you don’t have a clear workflow in place.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A sample workflow to address medication nonadherence related to cost

To quickly screen for and address prescription cost concerns, use this sample workflow.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A Serpiginous Eruption on the Buttocks - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2000 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2000 Issue Photo Quiz A Serpiginous Eruption on the Buttocks Am Fam Physician. 2000 Dec 1;62(11):2493-2494. A 25-year-old woman presented with a one-month history of a pruritic eruption on the buttocks (see the accompanying...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1201/p2493.html

A Sex Offender as a Patient - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - Before addressing the particulars of this scenario, it may be helpful to review the current status of notification laws, which have evolved in the last decade. It is important to keep in mind that the presumptive purpose of community notification through registration is solely to inform...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1386.html

A Shiny Red Papule in an Older Person - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2013 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p261.html

A Shoe-in for Malpractice - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - The questions being asked in this case scenario can be consolidated into one, Should I continue as this patient's physician? An attorney's typical answer to such a query is often a cautious It depends. In this case, a more definite answer is appropriate: No.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p565.html

A short reprieve from Medicare cuts and a little something extra, too

A short reprieve from Medicare cuts and a little something extra, too

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A Shrinking Primary Care Workforce in Puerto Rico - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - ...

Jan 1, 2020 - In 2018, two-thirds of primary care physicians in Puerto Rico were older than 55 years, compared with 43% nationwide. Meanwhile, only four out of every 10 graduates of family medicine residencies from 2011 to 2017 remained on the island in 2018, placing Puerto Rico’s new family ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p13.html

A side-by-side comparison of six apps for easier prescribing

A family physician reviews six commonly used pharmaceutical apps to identify which ones offered the most critical features.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A Sigmoidoscopic Gallery - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 1999 Issue Inside AFP A Sigmoidoscopic Gallery Am Fam Physician. 1999 Jan 15;59(2):244. As you can see by the reproduction of the montage below, AFP's cover takes a different twist this issue: a collection of 16 color images...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0115/p244.html

A Simple Approach to Shared Decision Making in Cancer Screening -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - When screening decisions aren't clear, this process can help you help your patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p5.html

A simple communication technique to increase patient satisfaction and empowerment

Quickly obtaining a patient's psychosocial information can improve the physician's connection with the patient. The BATHE technique can help.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A Simple Cough Algorithm for Children with Chronic Cough - POEMs - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2013 - In children with chronic cough, a simple approach of ruling out specific indicators of cause, followed by treating a wet cough with antibiotics, results in a significant decrease in the duration of cough. Some of the causes of chronic cough were reactive airway disease, bronchiectasis, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/od1.html

A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature -- Family Practice Management

...May 2004 ■ www.aafp.org / fpm ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ 47 Keeping up with the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment is a challenge we all face as phy- cians. We need information that is both valid (that is, accurate and correct) and relevant to our...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/fpm20040500p47.pdf

A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature -- FPM

May 1, 2004 - The PP-ICONS approach will help you separate the clinical wheat from the chaff in mere minutes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/p47.html

A simple question for better scheduling

This practice found a single question helped save staff and patients time when scheduling a same-day appointment.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A simple solution to avoid Physician Quality Reporting System penalty

A simple solution to avoid Physician Quality Reporting System penalty

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A Simple Technology to Improve Office Efficiency -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - The author explains how simple technologies, such as a handheld pager system, can improve communication among physicians and staff members within the office.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p55.html

A simple test for spotting stress before it becomes a crisis

To spot the warning signs of stress overload in yourself or your team, take the Stress-APGAR test.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A simple way to build trust with young patients

Doing this one thing during a visit can get pediatric appointments off to a good start by showing kids you care about them and respect them.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A Single Corticosteroid Burst in Children Is Associated With Harms - POEMs - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Although corticosteroid bursts have potential for improving outcomes for many acute illnesses, this study shows that the potential harms are not trivial.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p94.html

A Special Issue to Kick Off the New Year - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2001 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2001 Issue Inside AFP A Special Issue to Kick Off the New Year Janis Wright Am Fam Physician. 2001 Jan 1;63(1):13. To start the year off right, AFP has prepared a special issue with some features you won't want to miss: On page...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0101/p13.html

A Special Issue, A Special Celebration: AFP Reaches Its 50th Anniversary - Inside AFP -...

Apr 1, 2000 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 2000 Issue Inside AFP A Special Issue, A Special Celebration: AFP Reaches Its 50th Anniversary JANIS WRIGHT Am Fam Physician. 2000 Apr 1;61(7):1951. View/Print Figure Jay Siwek, M.D., editor of AFP, and his father, Stanley J....

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p1951.html

A Special Needs Child - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2009 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1001/p676.html

A Specific Probiotic Decreases Crying in Infants Younger than Two Months with Colic - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2020 - Is probiotic supplementation effective in decreasing crying in infants with colic?

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1115/od5.html

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