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Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p19.html

News & Trends - Jun 2006 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - ...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Fighting for Hospital Privileges The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update Editor's Collections Coding Related Topic Searches Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Procedure coding,...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p25.html

Letters - May 2006 -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - ...Direct Primary Care Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Locum tenens practice Job satisfaction MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan-Feb 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p25b.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2006 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - ...This code is for case management services that require the physician to be responsible for direct care of the patient. It also requires that the physician coordinate or supervise other health care services needed by the patient. For example, some Medicaid carriers accept this code...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p31.html

Letters - Apr 2006 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - ...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? In Defense of Direct Primary Care Editor's Collections Billing & Claims Working With Insurers Direct Primary Care Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Health plans, general...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p23.html

Cash-Only Practice: Could It Work for You? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - The cash-only model involves some risk, but it can also bring many rewards.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p61.html

Cashing in on House Calls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - A cash-only, house call practice enabled this physician to earn more while spending less.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p67.html

2,500 Cash-Paying Patients and Growing -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - This physician is expanding his cash-only practice to keep up with demand.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p64.html

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Turning away third-party payers and requiring payment at the time of service restored this family physician's practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p74.html

First-Party Payers: Should You Cut Out the Middle Plan? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - How much of the world can you set right simply by asking your patients to pay for their care?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p14.html

Making Decisions with Families at the End of Life - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - Because advance directives are not yet the norm, end-of-life decisions for patients without medical decision-making capacity are made regularly within discussions between the patient's physician and family. Communication and decision making in these situations require a complex ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p719.html

Why Does a U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce Crisis Matter? - Editorials - American...

Aug 1, 2004 - ...in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, where she directs the Primary Care Policy Center. Address correspondence to Robert L. Phillips, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H., The Robert Graham Center, 1350 Connecticut...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p440.html

Why Does a U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce Crisis Matter? - Editorials - American...

Oct 15, 2003 - ...in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, where she directs the Primary Care Policy Center. Address correspondence to Robert L. Phillips, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H., The Robert Graham Center, 1350 Connecticut...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1494.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Managing the Habitual No-Show Patient Going Solo: Making the Leap Editor's Collections Independent and Solo Practice Direct Primary Care Rural Practice Career Options Related Topic Searches Call...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p74.html

ACIP Issues Guidelines on the Use of Smallpox Vaccine in a Pre-Event Vaccination ...

Aug 1, 2003 - Recommendations for the use of smallpox vaccine in a pre-event vaccination program are now available from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC), and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p554.html

Letters - Feb 2003 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - ...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care How to Be Happy in Practice for 30-Plus Years Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Editor's Collections Independent and Solo Practice Career Options Related Topic Searches Independent practice MOST...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/p14c.html

The Elephant in the Room -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Complains that boutique medicine gets undeserved attention while truly important issues such as health care for all go undiscussed.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p15.html

Strategies for Better Patient Flow and Cycle Time -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - These tried-and-true techniques will increase revenue, reduce expenses and improve satisfaction with your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p45.html

Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Many of the infections result from asymptomatic cervical shedding of virus after a primary episode of genital HSV in the third trimester. Antibodies to HSV-2 have been detected in approximately 20 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1138.html

Ask FPM - Jun 2001 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2001 - ...that all requirements of the rule are satisfied. Two requirements relevant to your question are that the teaching physician must direct the care of no more than four residents at a time and must have no other responsibilities at the time of the service for which payment is sought....

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0600/p52.html

A Model for Successful Rural Practice -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - This community-supported practice meets the needs of both the community and the physicians serving it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p41.html

Somatizing Patients: Part I. Practical Diagnosis - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - The phenomenon of somatization, which results in unexplained physical complaints, is ubiquitous in primary care settings although it often goes unrecognized. Medical training emphasizes the identification and treatment of organic problems and may leave physicians unprepared to recognize...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1073.html

Re-engineering a Family Practice Center -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - The authors' success can be a lesson to physician groups as well as residency clinics.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p36.html

Elder Mistreatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 1999 - Elder mistreatment is a widespread problem in our society that is often under-recognized by physicians. As a result of growing public outcry over the past 20 years, all states now have abuse laws that are specific to older adults; most states have mandated reporting by all health care ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0515/p2804.html

School Problems and the Family Physician - American Family Physician

May 15, 1999 - Children with school problems pose a challenge for the family physician. A multidisciplinary team of professionals can most appropriately assess and manage complex learning problems, which are often the cause of poor school performance. The family physician's primary role in this ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0515/p2816.html

Ask FPM - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - ...Direct Primary Care Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Getting Paid Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Reimbursement Billing and claims Medicare MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan-Feb 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p54.html

Letters - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - ...Direct Primary Care Getting Paid Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Medically uninsured Reimbursement MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan-Feb 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter Sign up to receive FPM's...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p11b.html

Does Your IPA Act Like an HMO? -- FPM

Oct 1, 1998 - Physician-led independent practice associations (IPAs) are supposed to be more physician-friendly than managed care organizations, but that may not be the case for IPAs in highly competitive markets.

Family Practice Management : FP Stat

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1000/p72.html

It's Time to Start Practicing Population-Based Health Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - You don't have to be part of an integrated delivery system to optimize care for populations of patients with common conditions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p37.html

Restoring the Balance: The Sabbatical Year of a Family Physician -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - A 12-month respite gave this family physician a new perspective on his personal and professional lives - and on himself.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p37.html

Direct Primary Care (DPC)

The AAFP supports a physician's choice to provide health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the DPC practice setting.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/dpc.html

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: DPC Overview

Direct primary care (DPC) is a payment model that has grown, in large part, from the discipline of family medicine. The model is an alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing. This activity provides an overview of the direct primary care model and key characteristics of the model.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-overview.html

Direct Primary Care Toolkit Starter Pack

A well-written business plan for your direct primary care (DPC) practice is one of the most important steps to position your new business for success. This course will help you determine the initial steps to establish and launch a new DPC practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-starter-pack.html

Direct Primary Care Regulatory and Legal Impacts Toolkit

The direct primary care (DPC) model is an attractive option for family physicians who want to practice comprehensive, patient-centered family medicine. However, there are several significant regulatory and legal requirements you need to be aware of when practicing in a DPC model.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-regulatory-legal-impacts.html

Direct Primary Care Business Planning Toolkit

A well-written business plan for your direct primary care (DPC) practice is one of the most important steps to position your new business for success. This course will help you determine the initial steps to establish and launch a new DPC practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-business-planning.html

Direct Primary Care Marketing and Patient Engagement Toolkit

The direct primary care (DPC) model has significant benefits for both the physician and the patient. It is important to effectively and clearly explain the value you are providing. Having an effective marketing strategy will be a key to your success.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-marketing-patient-engagement.html

DPC Toolkit

The AAFP DPC Toolkit is designed to help you evaluate and plan for your conversion or start-up to a direct primary care practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/toolkit.html

Direct Primary Care

Read the AAFP's policy statement on direct primary care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/direct-primary-care.html

DPC Was His Solution for Affordable, Full-scope Care

Nicholas Tomsen, M.D., was determined to use the full scope of his training, including obstetrics. He's doing it all in direct primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200629fdf-tomsen.html

Academy Praises Bill Lowering Direct Primary Care Barrier

The Academy recently applauded legislation that would revise the federal tax code to allow health savings account funds to be applied to direct primary care fees.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190826pceact.html

Building a Direct Primary Care Practice

After more than eight years in the fee-for-service world, Jeffrey Gold, M.D., needed a change. He found a model that "makes sense" in direct primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180709fdf-gold.html

DPC Doc Shares Vision in State Leadership Role

Molly Rutherford, M.D., M.P.H., combined addiction medicine and direct primary care in one practice. Now Rutherford, the Kentucky AFP's Board chair, is letting others know her model works.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190923fdf-rutherford.html

Direct Primary Care

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https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care.html

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AAFP Position American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports physician and patient choice to provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. The DPC model is consistent...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/BKG-DPC.pdf

AAFP Comments on IRS Proposed Rule on Direct Primary Care Arrangements - August 10, 2020

...medical care arrangements including direct primary care arrangements, as published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the June 10, 2020 Federal Register. The IRS proposed rule would treat expenses related to direct primary care (DPC) arrangements as eligible medical expenses...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-IRS-ProposedDPCRule-081020.pdf

AAFP Offers Senate Suggestions for Improved Primary Care

The AAFP recently advised a Senate committee to support work on advanced primary care, social determinants of health, direct primary care and CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181210senatetestimony.html

FP Is Taking a Direct Approach to Making Things Better

Allison Edwards, M.D., isn't shy about sharing her opinion when things need improvement. At two upcoming AAFP events, she'll share her perspective as a direct primary care practice owner.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190415fdf-edwards.html

CMS Considers New Direct Provider Contracting Model

The AAFP took advantage of CMS' request for information on a proposed new payment model to highlight the benefits of direct primary care and the Academy's own alternative payment model.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180611dpcrfi.html

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care

...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Kauffman is the founder of Hickory Medical Direct Primary Care in Bellefontaine,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/fpm20200700p29.pdf

July/August 2020

...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Ryan D. Kauffman Departments From the Editor Maintaining Patient Relationships in the Age of Hospitalists, Urgent Care, and a Pandemic - Free Full Text Sarina B. Schrager Supplement Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/

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