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Practical Ways to Manage Your EHR Inbox -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - These 10 tips can help reduce your workload during and after clinic, so you can focus on what matters most.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p27.html

A Step-by-Step Time-Saving Approach to Coding Office Visits -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Follow these four steps to code quickly and accurately, while reducing the need to count up data points.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p21.html

FMLA Does Not Need to Be a Four-Letter Word -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - These tips can help you complete FMLA paperwork quickly and accurately.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p12.html

Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System -- FPM

Aug 1, 2021 - Payers are being asked to commit to a change in primary care financing in the next two years.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p6.html

The Quest for Administrative Simplification: What's Being Done -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Progress has been made on several fronts, including prior authorization reform and reducing documentation burdens. But there’s more work to do.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p8.html

Talking About Vaccines During Pregnancy -- FPM

Aug 1, 2021 - Immunization is a vital component of prenatal care, offering protection from preventable diseases to patients who are pregnant and their fetuses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends immunizing every patient ...

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p17.html

A Compassionate Communication Refresher for Clinicians Experiencing COVID Fatigue -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - If the stress of the pandemic has challenged your patient communication skills, here’s how you can reestablish rapport.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/oa1.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Staff documentation of the patient history | Modifiers for multiple procedures | Counting data for medical decision making | AWV work by medical assistants | What counts when ordering and reviewing tests

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p32.html

Resetting Your Priorities in Family Medicine Post-Pandemic -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - What if we stopped saying yes to new demands and reallocated our time based on our priorities? This three-part exercise can help.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p38.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Use dedicated staff to ease prior authorizations | Leverage your EHR to save time on drug recalls | Use reminder slips to simplify follow-up appointment scheduling

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p34.html

Addressing Administrative Simplification -- FPM

Aug 1, 2021 - Physicians are spending too much time on paperwork and EHR-related tasks, but what can be done?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p5.html

CMS releases 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and QPP proposals -- FPM

The proposed rule has implications for telehealth, vaccine administration payment, and work RVUs, among other things.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2022_mpfs_proposal.html

Here’s how to find out if you’re a 2021 qualifying participant for Medicare’s ...

CMS updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool this month based on the first snapshot of 2021 Alternative Payment Model data.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2021_qualifying_participants.html

10 tips for managing your EHR inbox -- FPM

For every hour physicians spend providing direct patient care, they spend nearly two hours on EHR and desk work within the clinic day, plus one to two hours after clinic. Here's how to save some time.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Why you may not have seen a pay increase from the 2021 E/M code revaluation -- FPM

Given the significant increases in wRVUs for E/M services, many primary care physicians have been asking, Why hasn’t my pay increased? There are two main factors to consider.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Three areas where progress is being made on administrative simplification -- FPM

Administrative tasks take up too much of family physicians’ time, but efforts are underway to streamline burdensome processes.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

How to use today’s visit to plan for the next one -- FPM

Pre-visit planning is a way to ensure that your patients get the tests they need, and you get the results you need, before their next visit.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Topic Collections -- FPM

Jul 13, 2021 - FPM editors' choice of best available content for family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=113

Practice Efficiency -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=44

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 ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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 ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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 ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=34

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jul 12, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jul 12, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_194

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jul 12, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_686

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jul 12, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_195

Coding and Documentation -- FPM Toolbox

Jul 12, 2021 - Download tools to help you understand coding and documentation requirements for new and established patient visits.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding and Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=6

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.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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 ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

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

Family Practice Management : Opinion

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

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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