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Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and family. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=43

Administrative Simplification -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - The documentation, paperwork, and quality reporting burden on physicians is immense. What can physicians do to reduce their administrative hassles, and what are organizations doing on their behalf? This FPM topic collection explores these issues. The documentation, paperwork, and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=112

Electronic Health Records -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of electronic health records -- from selecting an EHR system to optimizing an EHR in your practice. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of electronic health records -- from selecting an ...

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Facing recoupment of COVID-19 advanced payments? This updated info could be useful -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently updated its FAQ page for the COVID-19 Accelerated or Advanced Payment program.

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

First reporting period for Provider Relief Funds now open -- FPM

Recipients of one or more payments exceeding $10,000 total during the first payment period are required to report the use of those funds during the current reporting period.

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

How to avoid bias in patient care -- FPM

Implicit bias is the unconscious collection of stereotypes and attitudes that individuals develop toward certain groups of people. If left unchecked, it can affect patient relationships and care decisions.

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

How to bill for osteopathic manipulative treatment and E/M in a single visit -- FPM

If you provide OMT, or are considering offering it, here’s how to get paid for all your work.

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

CMS distributing Alternative Payment Model bonuses -- FPM

The bonus is 5% of the estimated aggregate payment amounts for Medicare Part B covered professional services that the qualifying participants provided in 2020.

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

HHS extends deadlines to spend and report Provider Relief Fund money -- FPM

Physicians will have more time to report information, and those who received payments after June 30, 2020, will have more time to spend their relief money.

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

Six tips for treating opioid use disorder -- FPM

Nearly 70% of drug overdose deaths involve an opioid, and rural communities are disproportionately affected. Here are six tips for managing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) when practice resources are limited.

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

MACRA and Value-Based Payment -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 16, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=105

Medicare adds bonus for some at-home COVID-19 vaccine administrations -- FPM

Effective June 8, Medicare will pay an additional $35 per dose for administering the COVID-19 vaccine in the home for certain patients.

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

The financial impact of COVID-19 on practices -- FPM

Surveys show COVID-19 has had a harsh financial impact on primary care practices, despite government aid.

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

The GATHER model: six principles for integrating behavioral health -- FPM

Using a behavioral health consultant and focusing on these six areas of emphasis can lead to better outcomes for patients.

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

Five tasks to delegate to a clinical pharmacist -- FPM

With increased demands on your time, collaborating with clinical pharmacists is a promising way to expand team-based care. Here's how.

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

ICD-10 Coding -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 1, 2021 - ICD-10 coding requires significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and technology compared with ICD-9 coding. This topic collection features how-to articles from FPM's popular ICD-10 coding series. ICD-10 coding requires significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=79

These Four Telehealth Changes Should Stay, Even After the Pandemic -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - The national COVID-19 crisis has proven that telehealth can transform access to care, but only if we unshackle it from outdated and unnecessary regulations.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p9.html

Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - Integrating behavioral health improves patient outcomes and makes medical practice more satisfying. Here’s one way to do it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p3.html

How to Integrate Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Clinical pharmacists can take team-based care to the next level.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p12.html

House Calls: Providing Care Beyond the Office Walls -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Interest in home-based primary care is growing as payments increase, technology improves, and the population ages.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/oa2.html

Now More Than Ever, Mental Health Care Needs Family Medicine -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - With the stress of the pandemic exacerbating patients’ health issues, primary care physicians have an unparalleled opportunity to address both their physical and their mental health needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/oa1.html

What Millennials Want Out of Primary Care, and How to Deliver It -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - As the largest adult generation in the U.S., millennials will have an outsized impact on the future of health care. Here are some ways to make primary care more appealing to all patients, including the first group raised with the internet.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p29.html

Demystifying Documentation and Billing for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Osteopathic manipulative treatment is indicated for several common ailments, but documenting and coding it can be daunting for beginners. Here’s how it’s done.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p18.html

Coping With Impostor Syndrome -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Even accomplished physicians can experience self-doubt. These tips can help you move past it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p40.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Home health or hospice care supervision | Advance care planning via telehealth | Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring | Counseling patients about foreign travel | Catching up on children's vaccines

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p34.html

Six Tips to Effectively Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Overcome barriers to care by using telehealth, supporting home-based treatment, and partnering with local and state services.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p23.html

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Bring these two items to home health visits | Pair medical assistants with specific physicians | Expand buprenorphine treatment via telehealth

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p35.html

Innovative Care Delivery: Behavioral Health Integration and Home-based Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Identify opportunities to integrate behavioral health into clinical practice to improve quality and reduce cost for patients with mental and behavioral health needs. Explore how providing home-based primary care can improve outcomes and reduce utilization.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p5.html

More evidence that telehealth is here to stay -- FPM

Virtual visits were popular among Medicare beneficiaries during the pandemic, but there’s one major caveat.

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

Three ways to draw more millennial patients into your practice -- FPM

Millennials are now the largest adult generation in the United States, and multiple studies have shown they’re less likely to have a primary care physician than other generations.

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

Considering DPC? These resources can help -- FPM

Transitioning to direct primary care is a major change, but there are several places to get helpful information.

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

Four tips for adding house calls to your practice -- FPM

As payment rates for house calls increase, technology improves, and the population ages, interest in home-based primary care is growing. Here are four tips for getting started.

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

Practical ways to help your patients afford their prescriptions -- FPM

It starts with asking this single screening question.

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

Medicare offers additional QPP reporting relief -- FPM

CMS recently announced that it will automatically reweight the cost performance category for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in performance year 2020.

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

Behavioral Health -- FPM Topic Collection

May 13, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Behavioral Health Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This article collection features popular FPM content on topics such as substance use disorders or other addictions and mental health conditions. Categories Collaboration Mental...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=111

Care Management -- FPM Toolbox

May 11, 2021 - Download tools to help you manage patient care tasks, from agenda-setting to controlled substance refills.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=2

Career Options -- FPM Topic Collection

May 11, 2021 - Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many flavors as there are family physicians. This collection of articles is designed to display a variety of flavors of practice and give you a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=46

Virtual Visits -- FPM Topic Collection

May 10, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Virtual Visits Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Categories Virtual Visits Virtual Visits During COVID-19 Other Resources Last Update: 05/10/2021 Virtual Visits 08/01/2015 Should You Treat Patients Virtually?...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=116

Prescription Management -- FPM Topic Collection

May 10, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Prescription Management Editors' Choice of Best Available Content How do you prescribe and manage medications efficiently and safely, particularly when it comes to opioids? This article collection features popular FPM content on the topic....

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=99

How to get paid if a patient’s health plan doesn’t cover the COVID-19 shot -- FPM

While most health plans are required to cover the cost of administering the COVID-19 vaccine without cost-sharing, there are a few exceptions.

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

Rural Practice -- FPM Topic Collection

May 3, 2021 - This article collection features FPM content addressing the special needs, challenges, and rewards of providing family medicine in rural and similarly underserved communities. This article collection features FPM content addressing the special needs, challenges, and rewards of providing...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=92

Pain management tips -- FPM

Before prescribing opioids for chronic pain, follow these tips for evaluating patients.

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

Opioid Management -- FPM Topic Collection

May 1, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Opioid Management Editors' Choice of Best Available Content How do you safely prescribe and manage opioids and other controlled substances for patients with chronic pain? This article collection features popular FPM content on the topic....

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=107

Medicare contractors recouping advanced COVID payments from clinicians with same ...

CMS has instructed the MACs to use the taxpayer ID number for the recoupment of the advanced payment regardless of which provider transaction access number received the payment.

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

Four reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among health care workers, and ways to ...

Understanding and addressing health care workers' concerns is crucial to promoting COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and can provide important lessons for other infectious disease crises.

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

Five ways to streamline the durable medical equipment ordering process -- FPM

Durable medical equipment is often life-changing for patients, but getting it to them can be an onerous process. Here are five things you can do in your practice to make it easier.

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

CMS to give physicians information on CCM billing patterns -- FPM

The agency will issue Comparative Billing Reports that compare an individual physician’s CCM billing practices with the billing practices of that physician’s peers and national averages.

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

CMS innovation center to end CPC+ alternative payment model for all participants this ...

The model was previously scheduled to end this year for participants who joined in 2017, but not until a year later for those who joined in 2018.

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

Tips to streamline workflow and increase likelihood of coverage for CGM -- FPM

Save time and ensure payment for continuous glucose monitoring with these tips.

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

Medical liability insurance premiums are on the rise, says new study -- FPM

For a second consecutive year, there has been surge in the percentage of medical liability insurance premiums with a year-to-year increase, according to a new analysis from the AMA based on data from an annual survey of professional liability insurers conducted by Medical Liability ...

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

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