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Getting to No: How to Respond to Inappropriate Patient Requests -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - The five-step FAVER approach can help you say no to uncomfortable requests while preserving the patient relationship.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p25.html

Is It Ethical to Accept Gifts From Patients? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - To make the right decision, first consider the patient’s motives.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p40.html

Rethinking Workflow: Team Rooming for Greater Efficiency -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - This physician and medical assistant jump-start patient visits by teaming up and reversing some traditional roles in the exam room.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p15.html

Ten Strategies for Building Emotional Intelligence and Preventing Burnout -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - You couldn’t have made it through medical school and residency without a high intellect, but have you developed your emotional intelligence?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p11.html

Four Mobile Apps to Encourage Healthy Habits -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Recommend these mobile apps to patients as a way to reinforce recommended lifestyle changes.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/oa1.html

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p5.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Reciprocal billing during extended absences | ICD-10 coding for accidents without injury | Removal of impacted cerumen

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p33.html

Making Sense of MACRA in 2018: Six Things You Need to Know -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - The rules for complying with Medicare’s Quality Payment Program are getting stricter.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p21.html

Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers (2017) -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - We would like to thank the following peer reviewers for their valuable contributions to FPM during 2017.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p36.html

FPM: Your Partner in Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Practicing medicine may be more challenging than ever, but FPM is here to help - redesigned and focused on what family physicians need today.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p4.html

Making Sense of MACRA: Advance Care Planning -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - You can get paid for advance care planning and satisfy a high-priority quality measure for MACRA.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p9.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Warn patients about privacy issues associated with genetic testing | Use text messages to boost flu shots | Encourage employee recognition

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p34.html

Help patients protect genetic testing results -- FPM

Patients look to us for health care advice. We can also help them in protecting themselves and their health care information.

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

How not to be "that doctor" -- FPM

You have heard your patients describe bad experiences with other physicians. Deserved or not, their complaints should cause all of us to strive not to be that doctor.

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

Why a top-down approach to change doesn't work -- FPM

Instead of applying a top-down, cookie-cutter approach, leaders should give clinics a playbook not to simply copy but to copy-improve.

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

Recruitment strategies for medicare annual wellness visits -- FPM

To increase the number of patients who receive Medicare annual wellness visits, physicians and staff both have a role to play.

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

The Medicare Quality Payment Program: Four things to do now -- FPM

The following steps will help you to participate more successfully in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Medicare Quality Payment Program.

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

Connecting with your patients despite the EHR -- FPM

The following tips can help you to keep the EHR from dominating your patient visits.

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

A quick intervention for helping your depressed patients -- FPM

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

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

CMS: rate of physicians receiving Value Modifier penalties falls in final year -- FPM

CMS has announced that fewer physicians will receive a negative payment adjustment under the Value Modifier program this year than in the past two years.

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

Tips for better communication with older patients -- FPM

These tips for communicating with older adults can help improve care and the doctor-patient relationship.

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

Don’t miss these four important coding changes for 2018 -- FPM

Several noteworthy new payment opportunities and code revisions took effect on Jan. 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/four_important_coding_changes_for_2018.html

How to respond to a negative online review -- FPM

Patients and employers are checking on your online reputation, and you should be too.

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

An easier way to report data for QPP has arrived -- FPM

Physicians participating in the Quality Payment Program can now submit all of their MIPS data through a single platform. Here's how.

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

Resolved! Eight goals for the new year for family physicians -- FPM

Family physicians share their practice-related resolutions for the new year.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/new-year-resolutions.html

How to practice mindfulness and increase your fulfillment at work -- FPM

Mindfulness: Would you rather go to work each day feeling stressed, rushed, and distracted or fully present, engaged, and fulfilled? You have a choice.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Are you getting paid for non-face-to-face prolonged care? -- FPM

CMS in January created a set of CPT codes that allows physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to bill for non-face-to-face prolonged care of patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/are_you_getting_paid_for_non-face-to-face_prolonged.html

Getting Paid for Screening and Assessment Services -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - If you're not coding and billing for these services, you might be leaving money on the table.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p25.html

How to Lead Up in Your Organization -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Leading up is about setting an example and building influence so you can be more effective. It starts with these seven skills.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p6.html

Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Physicians can cut ties with Medicare and privately contract with Medicare beneficiaries, but doing it incorrectly can be costly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p17.html

Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Getting more patients immunized against the flu does not require complicated strategies.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p30.html

How to Make Friends With Urgent Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Most of our patients will eventually seek urgent care, so we need to get along.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p40.html

Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management With the Quality Payment ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Learn how coordinated care benefits patients, QPP performance, and your bottom line.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p21.html

Change Is Hard: What Really Happens When You Try to Implement a New Care Model -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Even with a laudable goal, such as reducing physicians’ administrative burdens, it can be difficult to implement change. These real-world lessons can help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p10.html

You Can and Should Be a Leader – Even if You Aren't a Natural -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - With a few basic skills, you can expand your influence and make your organization a better place to work.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p5.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2017 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Advertisement << How to Make Friends Wi ... Previous article Practice Pearls Next article >> Nov-Dec 2017 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Nov-Dec;24(6):34. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. This content...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p34.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2017 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article You Can and Should Be ... Next article >> Nov-Dec 2017 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Nov-Dec;24(6):35. Break the rules for better patient care Avoid portal overload Don't fear conflict within your team Break the...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p35.html

University of Southern California program wins 2017 FPM Award for Practice Improvement ...

The University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine has won this year’s FPM Award for Practice Improvement.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/USC_program_wins_2017_FPM_Award_Practice_Improvement.html

Career management -- FPM

FPM In Practice blog posts on the topic of career management

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

Patient care -- FPM

FPM In Practice blog posts on the topic of patient care

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

Practice management -- FPM

FPM In Practice blog posts on the topic of practice management

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

Quick Tips -- FPM

Quick Tips, a blog from FPM journal

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

FPM Blogs -- FPM

FPM journal blogs - Getting Paid and In Practice

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/blogs.html

Medicare payment news for 2018: the key takeaways -- FPM

As 2017 draws to a close, the Medicare program is notifying physicians how they will be evaluated and paid for treating patients in 2018. In case you’re not an avid reader of the Federal Register (and most people aren’t), let’s go over some details.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

New resource for those with questions about new Medicare card -- FPM

New Medicare identification cards for beneficiaries are in the works. Here's what CMS is doing to prepare.

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

CMS extends preview period for Physician Compare -- FPM

Technical problems have forced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for physicians wanting to review the information about them and their practices that the agency plans to be release publicly through the Physician Compare website.

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

Use 30-day window to review what Physician Compare says about you -- FPM

Beginning, Oct. 18, CMS is giving physicians 30 days to preview the information about them on Physician Compare before publicly releasing it online.

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

In a small group? Combine with others now to participate in MIPS -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says physicians in solo or small group practices have until Dec. 1 to formally notify Medicare that they are participating in a virtual group. These groups make it easier for small practices to participate fully in MIPS.

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

Patients and physicians agree: not enough time for care -- FPM

If you don’t feel you’re spending enough time with your patients during appointments to provide the best care, it’s likely your patients agree with you.

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

Medicare payments for lab tests to change in 2018 -- FPM

Does your office perform lab tests for Medicare beneficiaries? The amount of Medicare reimbursement your office receives for those tests is likely changing, and not positively.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/Medicare_lab_payments_to_change_in_2018.html

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