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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

QuantiFERON-TB Gold+ for the Diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - QuantiFERON-TB Gold+ testing for the diagnosis of active or latent TB is easily interpreted and more specific than tuberculin skin testing in BCG-vaccinated populations. In environments with an easily accessible laboratory, it may be a preferred option for diagnosing latent TB.

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p177.html

Slow-Growing Thumb Nodule - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - A patient presented with a small, firm nodule on the volar aspect of the interphalangeal joint of the left thumb.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p179.html

Building Community Well-being Through Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Reframing --... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - With communities facing so much unrest, here are two skills you can apply to help promote healing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p23.html

Screening for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia with Patient-Collected HPV Samples - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - How useful are patient-collected human papillomavirus vaginal swabs as a screening test for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia?

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p181.html

"Quick, Grab the Naloxone": Overdose Preparedness for Ambulatory Clinics -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - With opioid overdoses rising, practices should consider stocking this safe rescue drug alongside other emergency devices and medications.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p17.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - Try this mental status exam for telehealth visits | Use personal stories to prepare patients for a COVID-19 vaccine | Send orders directly to patients' preferred labs or imaging centers

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p36.html

Exercise vs. No Exercise for the Occurrence, Severity, and Duration of Acute ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - For adults, regular exercise may reduce the overall severity of acute respiratory tract infections and the number of days with symptoms, but there is no evidence that exercise reduces the overall occurrence or duration of these infections.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p144.html

Widening Disease Definitions: What Can Physicians Do? - Editorials - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2021 - Disease definitions are often broadened over time to include milder and earlier cases. A strong driver for such definitional changes is the belief that they will benefit patients by preventing more severe disease or future complications.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p138.html

C. difficile, Migraines, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Reducing Falls, Neurologic ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p143.html

Symphysiotomy for Shoulder Dystocia - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2021 - Letter to the Editor explaining the reasons why symphysiotomy may be lifesaving for the baby, the mother, or both.

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p136.html

Systemic Racism and Health Disparities: A Statement from Editors of Family Medicine ...

Feb 1, 2021 - Today there is a renewed call to action for family medicine to both confront systemic racism and eliminate health disparities.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p5.html

The Ultimate Balancing Act -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - Balancing a family and a career in medicine isn’t easy, but these tips can help.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p40.html

Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers (2020) -- FPM

Feb 1, 2021 - << The 2021 Medicare Paym ... Previous article Systemic Racism and He ... Next article >> Jan-Feb 2021 Issue FROM THE EDITOR Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers Fam Pract Manag. 2021 Jan-Feb;28(1):4. Quality peer reviews help the FPM editors select and publish articles that are accurate,...

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p4.html

Physician employment trends: salaries, compensation models, benefits, and more -- FPM

Hiring is down, starting salaries are flat, but the long-term job prospects remain promising for family physicians. Here’s what to expect.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Sexual Assault of Women - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Feb 1, 2021 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p168-s1.html

New MIPS participation option has streamlined reporting -- FPM

Beginning this year, Medicare is offering a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation option intended to streamline reporting requirements.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

What you need to know about MIPS eligibility for 2021 -- FPM

As you wrap up the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2020 performance year, here are some important things to remember about MIPS eligibility for performance year 2021.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

MDM data FAQs: Don’t double-count the order and review of a single test -- FPM

The new rules for coding outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) office visits have drawn questions about what physicians can count toward the data portion of medical decision making (MDM).

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Tips From the Virtual Interview Trail

Virtual residency interviews may remain part of the Match process beyond the pandemic. Fourth-year student Cynthia Ciccotelli offers future applicants her insights.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210127lv-virtualinterview.html

Was that a level 4 E/M visit? Find the answer in just three questions -- FPM

Under-coding level 4 evaluation and management (E/M) visits is a costly mistake. The new E/M coding rules offer an easier way to code these visits and capture the value of your work.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/level4_emcoding.html

Cigna institutes new reimbursement policy for virtual care -- FPM

Cigna, one of the country’s largest private health insurers, has implemented a new virtual care reimbursement policy as of Jan. 1. The policy builds on billing and coding flexibilities spurred by COVID-19.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Encouraging Signs in Washington for Family Medicine

There’s reason to hope that the incoming administration is ready to recognize primary care’s importance as it works to improve vaccination efforts and health care policy as a whole.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210121itt-newadministration.html

Important MIPS deadlines approaching -- FPM

Here are some important dates and deadlines to keep in mind as you wrap up the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2020 performance year.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2020_mips_deadlines.html

How the E/M code RVU increases could affect family physicians’ pay -- FPM

The relative value units (RVUs) for several key E/M codes increased on Jan. 1. Here’s how this could affect your payment rates.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

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