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Ask FPM - Nov 2004 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article A Gift for Our Peer Re ... Next article >> Nov 2004 Issue ASK FPM Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Nov-Dec;11(10):77. Starting a practice in a health professional shortage area Dictation reminders Medicare teaching rules Starting a practice in a...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p77.html

Practice Diary - Nov 2004 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Monitor Previous article Ask FPM Next article >> Nov 2004 Issue PRACTICE DIARY Chapter 60 Sanford J. Brown, MD Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Nov-Dec;11(10):74. Horses vs zebras VI A missed appointment Horses vs zebras VI Ron appeared in my office without an appointment...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p74.html

Understanding When to Use Modifier -25 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - A coding expert explains how and why modifier -25 can be used in family practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p21.html

Can You Negotiate Better Reimbursement? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - With the right data and a reasonable approach, you can overcome some inequities in payers’ fee schedules.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p31.html

A Tool For Evaluating Patients With Cold Symptoms -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - The article describes an encounter form that can improve documentation of visits for patients with cold symptoms and reduce the amount of time spent documenting, which sometimes can take longer than the visit itself.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p53.html

An Introduction to Tablet PCs -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - With this technology, you can access and update electronic medical records from anywhere - with a keyboard or a pen.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p36.html

Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care for Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p43.html

The Big Deal About Small Talk -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - The author describes how spending a few minutes of small talk with a patient can strengthen the patient-physician relationship and improve quality of care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p68.html

High-Energy, High-Return Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Argues that, even given all the barriers, practice improvement effort can pay off in enough ways that it is worth the effort.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p12.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Letters Previous article Monitor Next article >> Oct 2004 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Answers to Your Questions Kent J. Moore Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Oct;11(9):25-26. This content conforms to AAFP CME criteria. See FPM CME Quiz. CPT’s pharmacologic management code...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p25.html

Letters - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Determining a Proper S ... Previous article Putting the Family in ... Next article >> Oct 2004 Issue LETTERS Evaluating clinical literature Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Oct;11(9):14-15. To the Editor: Physicians need reliable methods for appraising studies for validity and...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p14a.html

Letters - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Evaluating Clinical Li ... Previous article Coding & Documentation Next article >> Oct 2004 Issue LETTERS Putting the family in family medicine Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Oct;11(9):16. To the Editor: Dr. Sanford Brown’s article [ What’s in a name? Practice Diary, April...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p14b.html

Letters - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Advertisement << The Big Deal About Sma ... Previous article Evaluating Clinical Li ... Next article >> Oct 2004 Issue LETTERS Determining a proper sample size Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Oct;11(9):14. To the Editor: In the article A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p14.html

Monitor - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article Practice Diary Next article >> Oct 2004 Issue MONITOR Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Oct;11(9):28. Investing in IT could get easier FP income comparisons Medicare bonuses for shortage areas Determining the physician workforce FPs seeing...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p28.html

Practice Diary - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Monitor Previous article Ask FPM Next article >> Oct 2004 Issue PRACTICE DIARY Chapter 59 Sanford J. Brown, MD Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Oct;11(9):57. Family medicine Pearl Family medicine Everything that goes on in my office is privileged, but sometimes I get...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p57.html

Ask FPM - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article High-Energy, High-Retu ... Next article >> Oct 2004 Issue ASK FPM Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Oct;11(9):58. Visitors in the office Getting paid for depression care Signing a contract addendum Employment for residents Visitors in the office Q...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p58.html

Group Visits Hit the Road -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - By taking group visits to his elderly patients, this physician found a way to meet their needs and those of his practice - and have fun at the same time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p39.html

18 Glimpses of Tomorrow -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Introduces Big Ideas issue, suggesting that most of the ideas featured have something to do with the FFM new practice model and that the authors may actually share a vision of the future of family medicine.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p13.html

ICD-9 Changes: Update Now or Pay Later -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Failing to update your ICD-9 codes by the Oct. 1 effective date could cost you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p17.html

Big Ideas to Help Your Practice Thrive -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Your family physician colleagues share their best ideas for energizing and strengthening the practice of medicine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p27.html

Making Time to Listen -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - This family physician created a model of practice that allows him to spend quality time with patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p45.html

Starting Off on the Right Foot -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - The article describes an enrollment interview or family conference, which the author uses to introduce prospective patients to the practice and to lay the groundwork for a positive, long-term doctor-patient relationship.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p55.html

"Insuring" the Uninsured -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - By offering uninsured patients a set of services in exchange for an affordable monthly fee, this practice has reduced no-shows and improved its patients’ health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p51.html

Making a Living and a Life -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - The author outlines a goal-setting process he has used throughout his career to help him achieve personal and professional satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p70.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep 2004 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Letters Previous article Practice Diary Next article >> Sep 2004 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Answers to Your Questions Kent J. Moore Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Sep;11(8):23. This content conforms to AAFP CME criteria. See FPM CME Quiz. School physical forms Hospital...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p23.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2004 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article 18 Glimpses of Tomorrow Next article >> Sep 2004 Issue ASK FPM Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Sep;11(8):60. Writing off patient balances Billing for precepting Writing off patient balances Q Our practice currently writes off all patient...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p60.html

Letters - Sep 2004 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Advertisement << How Different Are Inte ... Previous article Just What Is a Family ... Next article >> Sep 2004 Issue LETTERS Money and status Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Sep;11(8):14. To the Editor: Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine appears to be right on the mark. Given...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p14a.html

Letters - Sep 2004 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Money and Status Previous article Coding & Documentation Next article >> Sep 2004 Issue LETTERS Just what is a family physician, anyway? Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Sep;11(8):14. To the Editor: I agree with Dr. Sanford Brown’s concerns that the name family physician does...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p14b.html

Letters - Sep 2004 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Making a Living and a ... Previous article Money and Status Next article >> Sep 2004 Issue LETTERS How different are internists and FPs? Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Sep;11(8):14. To the Editor: Not only do many patients misunderstand the difference between internists and...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p14.html

Practice Diary - Sep 2004 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article Ask FPM Next article >> Sep 2004 Issue PRACTICE DIARY Chapter 58 Sanford J. Brown, MD Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Sep;11(8):59. Preserving the solo physician The vampire Preserving the solo physician After a two-year hiatus, I...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p59.html

Should You Charge Your Patients for "Free" Services? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Some family physicians are charging for refills, forms - and even phone calls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p43.html

Using Bilingual Staff Members as Interpreters -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - If you don't have access to a professionally trained interpreter, these tips will help you maximize the resources you do have available.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p34.html

How to Use Scheduling Data to Improve Efficiency -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - The first step is simply to take a closer look at your appointment book.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p27.html

Sticking the Landing: How to Create a Clean End to a Medical Visit -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Seven skills will help you end the medical visit with greater satisfaction for both you and your patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p51.html

Billing for Your Work With Surgeons -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Coding and billing for services when a patient is undergoing surgery and is also under the care of a surgeon can be challenging for family physicians; the author explains how to do it right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p16.html

Managing Family Dynamics -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Family dynamics can impact the doctor-patient relationship even when the doctor cares for only one member of a family. The author provides a list of key questions doctors should ask to help them better understand the wider context within which they care for the patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p70.html

Exploring the Limits of an Insane System -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Argues that physicians profiled in cover story about charging patients for free services are inadvertently conducting experiments in the future of the health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p11.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul 2004 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Letters Previous article Monitor Next article >> Jul 2004 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Answers to Your Questions Kent J. Moore Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Jul-Aug;11(7):19-20. This content conforms to AAFP CME criteria. See FPM CME Quiz. 99211 and immunizations...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p19.html

Do I Need an Interpreter? (Spanish version) -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Using Bilingual Staff ... Previous article Should You Charge Your ... Next article >> Jul 2004 Issue Information From Your Family Doctor ¿Qué hacer si necesito un interprete? Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Jul-Aug;11(7):39. Download in PDF format. An article on this topic is...

Family Practice Management : Patient Education

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p39.html

Monitor - Jul 2004 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article Practice Diary Next article >> Jul 2004 Issue MONITOR Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Jul-Aug;11(7):23. Backlog in Medicare enrollment processing continues Supreme Court limits lawsuits against HMOs Twenty states in crisis Health care...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p23.html

Letters - Jul 2004 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Patients Are Customers ... Previous article Coding & Documentation Next article >> Jul 2004 Issue LETTERS Waiting room entertainment and copyright laws Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Jul-Aug;11(7):14. To the Editor:: I am sure that FPM respects copyright laws and the...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p12a.html

Letters - Jul 2004 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Managing Family Dynami ... Previous article Waiting Room Entertain ... Next article >> Jul 2004 Issue LETTERS Patients are customers too Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Jul-Aug;11(7):12. To the Editor: After reading Drs. James Glazer and Kimberly Merris’ editorial When...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p12.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2004 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article Exploring the Limits o ... Next article >> Jul 2004 Issue ASK FPM Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Jul-Aug;11(7):63. Billing costs Online consultations outside your patient base Documenting E/M services with checklists Delayed dictation Billing...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p63.html

Practice Diary - Jul 2004 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Monitor Previous article Ask FPM Next article >> Jul 2004 Issue PRACTICE DIARY Chapter 57 Sanford J. Brown, MD Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Jul-Aug;11(7):54. Role models Horses vs. zebras V Role models Independent practice was a foregone conclusion for me, since all of my...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p54.html

Understanding When to Use 99211 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - Using CPT code 99211 can boost your practice’s revenue and improve documentation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p32.html

Part-Time Practice: Making It Work -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - Find out how and why growing numbers of family physicians are working less.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p45.html

Getting the Most From Language Interpreters -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - Communicating with patients who have limited English proficiency requires more than simply finding someone who speaks their language.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p37.html

Are You Coding Accurately? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - This article provides readers with step-by-step instructions for checking their E/M coding distribution with national guidelines established in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Family Practice Profile.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p20.html

Acute Otitis Media in Children -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - The article presents an evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating otitis media and provides an encounter form.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p52.html

Practicing in an Absurd System -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - Argues that there are four reasonable responses to the current chaotic health care system: mastering it, changing it, working outside it and dropping out.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p17.html

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