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Employment and Contract Considerations for Family Physicians in the Era of COVID-19 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - Family physicians may encounter unfamiliar employment challenges in the short-term, but long-term job prospects remain promising.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p11.html

Topic Collections -- FPM

Nov 11, 2020 - FPM editors' choice of best available content for family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p29.html

Understanding Value-Based Payment: A Primer for Family Physicians -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Public and private payers are transitioning away from fee-for-service and emphasizing value-based payment models. This supplement from the American Academy of Family Physicians describes what you need to know about the transition and how it may affect you and your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p25.html

Ten Tips for Cultivating Patience During Uncertain Times -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - It’s easy to feel impatient with ourselves and others these days. But research suggests impatience can be bad for our health. Here’s a better way to respond.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p43.html

Considering direct primary care? Here are five tips to get started -- FPM

Interest in DPC was growing even before the pandemic took a chunk out of fee-for-service revenues. If you’re among those interested in the model, here are five tips for making the switch.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

CMS opens Direct Contracting alternative payment program applications -- FPM

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has opened applications for its Direct Contracting program.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

One thing every physician can do to help change health policy -- FPM

Physicians, who see firsthand the effects poor health policy can have on a community, can be a powerful voice to help bring about change. Here’s how.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Do you have the right number of patients on your panel? Here’s a process and a spreadsheet for calculating and adjusting your panel based on actual patient behavior.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p23.html

Family physician pay goes up, satisfaction with pay goes down -- FPM

An annual survey of physician compensation shows a healthy gain for physicians. How do you compare?

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_compensation.html

Practical Strategies to Achieve Your Health Policy Goals -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - As a physician, you can have a powerful voice in bringing about change in your community. Here’s how to go about it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p20.html

How to Excel at Access -- and Why It Matters -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Patients do better and cost less when they have ready access to primary care, but could your practice be thinking about access all wrong?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p27.html

Medicare looks to contract directly with physicians and suppliers -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is investigating a new payment model that would directly contract with Medicare providers and suppliers.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Compensation is up for family physicians -- FPM

Family physicians saw their annual compensation increase an average of 5 percent over last year, reflecting an industrywide rise in physician pay.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Technology Tools and Trends for Better Patient Care: Beyond the EHR -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - From remote monitoring of chronic diseases to virtual assistants in the exam room, technology will improve practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p28.html

The State of Family Medicine: 2017 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - With tremendous change taking place in health care, the mood among family physicians is anxious, but there are reasons to be hopeful.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p26.html

In Defense of Direct Primary Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p12.html

Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p10.html

Beating the Prior Authorization Blues -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Getting insurer approval for treatment can take hours out of your week. Here are some ways to reduce the pain.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p15.html

The Unexpected Challenge of Motivational Interviewing -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Successful use requires us to change our thinking about ourselves.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p9.html

Employment Contracts for Family Physicians in an Evolving Market -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - A review of the broad market trends can help you evaluate the specifics of your contract.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p28.html

Compensation for family physicians rises in new survey -- FPM

Compensation for family physicians rises in new survey

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

Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p42.html

The Physician Employment Trend: What You Need to Know -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - How will the emerging trend take shape? Is it good for medicine - for doctors? And will there still be a place for independent physicians?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p11.html

Answers to Your Questions About Chronic Care Management -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - From what constitutes 24/7 access to how to document the 20 minutes of required monthly services, we fill in the blanks about this new Medicare benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p7.html

Physician compensation rises but so do frustrations -- FPM

Physician compensation rises but so do frustrations

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

Physician recruiter sees continued plunge in private practive -- FPM

Physician recruiter sees continued plunge in private practive

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

Average family physician income up, but not equally -- FPM

Average family physician income up, but not equally

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

Practice Transformation: Taking the Direct Primary Care Route -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - This practice cured its insurance headaches by switching to a cash-only payment model and charging annual retainer fees.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p10.html

Solo Practice: Can It Survive? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - The environment is tougher than ever. Proactive revenue management and direct pay models provide opportunities for small practices

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p4.html

ICD-10 Coding for the Undiagnosed Problem -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - To find the correct code for a symptom, sign, or test result, pay close attention to ICD-10's exclusion, code-first, and inclusion notes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p17.html

A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p5.html

Practice Transformation: Lessons From a Safety Net Clinic -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Health system serving uninsured and needy patients improves efficiency and outcomes through medical home initiatives.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/oa1.html

Direct Primary Care -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 18, 2014 - Some physicians are breaking ties with insurance companies and offering a direct-pay or cash-only approach to primary care services. This topic collection highlights several practices that have had success with variations of this model. Some physicians are breaking ties with insurance ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=90

Physicians Assemble: Integrating Small Groups to Preserve Independent Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - In the face of industry consolidation and employment, small practices are joining forces to control their own destinies and remain competitive.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p12.html

Practice Transformation: Running Your Business Like a Business -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - This medical practice uses technology and automaker-inspired productivity steps to modernize and rapidly grow its business.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p18.html

Career Options -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 22, 2010 - 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 ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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

Letters - Nov 2008 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - ...Direct Primary Care Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance Career Options Related Topic Searches Job satisfaction Workload Cash-only practice MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan-Feb 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter Sign up to...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p16a.html

A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p12.html

Rebuilding Family Medicine From the Foundation Up -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - The mere fact that we talk about access to care is a sign of serious illness in the health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p9.html

Letters - Sep 2007 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - ...Direct Primary Care Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance Rural Practice Career Options Related Topic Searches Solo practice Cash-only practice Time management Physician productivity MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan-Feb 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p11b.html

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

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