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'Problem Patients:' A Fresh Look at an Old Vexation -- FPM

Aug 1, 2000 - Every practice has at least one. Here's how to reduce irritation and improve outcomes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0700/p57.html

'Tis the season...influenza season, that is -- FPM

Nov 2, 2012 - 'Tis the season...influenza season, that is

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

"All I Wanted Was Something for the Cough" -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - Is the health system in your community truly focused on what the patient wants? Are you sure?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p52.html

"Vital Signs" for Assessing Your Practice's Financial Health -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - Paying attention to key metrics can help keep your practice operationally and financially healthy.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p25.html

10 Big Ideas That Could Make Your Practice Better -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - Could your practice benefit from some fresh thinking? Get inspired by these 10 ideas that have made a difference for your colleagues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/p33.html

10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p9.html

10 Steps to Staying Sane -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - Physicians face more than their share of stress. Here are some tips for preventing problems down the road.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p65.html

2,500 Cash-Paying Patients and Growing -- Family Practice Management

...his experiment have far exceeded his expectations. Last year, just three years after opening Access Healthcare in Apex, N.C., Forrest had to close the practice to new patients. Later in the year he hired a nurse practitioner, whose practice is on pace to be full within six months of...

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

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

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

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

2008 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Access the 2008 issues of FPM.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2008.html

2009 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Access the 2009 issues of FPM.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2009.html

2010 Medicare physician fee schedule: Stop me if you've heard this one before -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - 2010 Medicare physician fee schedule: Stop me if you've heard this one before

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2010_medicare_physician_fee_schedule1.html

2019 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 3, 2018 - 2019 issues of FPM journal

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2019.html

28sixt.pdf

...to a small town in North Carolina to hang out our shingle and dive into the business of medicine. We selected a growing, rural town that was close to urban areas but still deeply underserved by physicians. Within a month, both of us were averaging 17 new patients daily, and we were...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p28.pdf

33howt.pdf

...in this area, partly perhaps due to variation in EHR soft- ware. With regard to specific phased implemen- tation strategies, you should pay close attention to your EHR vendor’s recommendations. Training. Many implementations use a train-the-trainer approach, in which a core group...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p33.pdf

41outp.pdf

...2 69/1,019 (6.8) Short inpatient hospitalization or closely supervised outpatient treatment 3 79/563 (14.0) Severe pneumonia; hospitalize and consider admitting to intensive care 4 or 5 44/158 (27.8) CRB-65 score‡ Deaths/total (%)* Recommendation† 0 2/212 (0.9) Very low...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/fpm20060400p41-rt2.pdf

41simp.pdf

...Separate problematic drugs. Do not store drugs with look-alike names or similar pack- aging in close proximity to each other in the medication storage area, exam rooms or sample closet. Alpha- betized drug storage can cause inadvertent mix-ups. In addi- tion, segregate any...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p41.pdf

79/Rural managed care

...a quality review and credentialing process that involves biannual office reviews by two physicians (one being a peer practi- tioner), close hospital review, a thorough appeal process and a medical practice review committee selected by the IPA, not by the HMO. The HMO contracts for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/199310managed.pdf

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum

...For example, if the total duration of face-to-face physician-patient time is 21 minutes, select code 99214 because the duration of visit is closer to 25 minutes, the average time for a 99214, than it is to 15 minutes, the average time for a 99213. www.aafp.org/fpm July/August 2018...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p5.pdf

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p5.html

A Family Physician's Legacy -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Some shoes can never be filled.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p40.html

A Last-Minute Y2K Survival Guide -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - Doing some simple contingency planning now will enable your practice to run smoothly in January even if the dire predictions are true.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p21.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.

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

A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - With proper training and delegation, your team can see more patients, deliver better care and feel more satisfied at work.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p35.html

A New Approach to New Physician Orientation: Six Key Components

...Orientation 2: After moving to be closer to family, a physician starts a new job with a new organization. She arrives feel- ing uncertain about what to expect but is pleasantly surprised by the clinic’s efficient, organized, and well-thought-out orienta- tion plan. The clinic...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p24.pdf

A New Approach to New Physician Orientation: Six Key Components -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - In an era of patient-centered medical homes and value-based care, the old approach to physician orientation just doesn’t cut it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p24.html

A New Epidemic: Administrative Fibrillation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - If you're prone to overcommitment, you may be at risk for A-fib.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p48.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.

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

A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - If you've ever been curious about this unique practice option, here's how one family physician made it work.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p41.html

A Physician's Guide to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

...EHR tech- nology. The programs are voluntary, but the incentives for participation and the penalties for non-participation warrant a close look by all doctors regardless of practice size, location, specialty or payer mix. This physician’s guide is intended to help you learn about...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p17.pdf

A Physician's Guide to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: The Basics -- FPM

Oct 1, 2010 - With the changes made in the final rule, earning the EHR incentives is still not easy, but at least it's easier.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p17.html

A Primer on Wireless Networks -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - The author, a family physician, explains the benefits and pitfalls of using local wireless networks in a busy clinical practice (for example, to access electronic medical records wirelessly).

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p69.html

A Problem Oriented Approach to the HIPAA Security Standards -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - Every practice will have to comply with HIPAA. You can take the first step by performing a self-audit of your practice’s current security measures.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p37.html

A Problem-Oriented Approach to HIPAA Security Standards -- Family Practice Management

...security standards in a systematic manner, starting with a self-audit of your practice’s current security measures. Then, concen- trate on closing the gap where the security risks and the benefits of addressing them are highest. A Problem-Oriented Approach to the HIPAA Security...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p37.pdf

A quick and simple technique for delivering negative feedback -- FPM

Jun 29, 2018 - A feedback sandwich can help you to organize feedback in a way that makes it more effective and easier to deliver.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A Sample Welcome Letter

...that is so important to your well- being. Few of us, myself included, have a completely healthy lifestyle, but each day we can take a step closer to a healthier life. Here are some important steps you can take toward better health: • Don’t smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/fpm19990500p23-rt1.pdf

A sample welcome letter

...that is so important to your well-being. Few of us, myself included, have a completely healthy lifestyle, but each day we can take a step closer to a healthier life. Here are some important steps you can take toward better health: • Don’t smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/fpm19990500p23-rt1.docx

A Systematic Approach to Identifying Drug-Seeking Patients -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - When patients present with suspicious complaints of pain, these seven steps can help you prevent the misuse of prescription drugs.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa3.html

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...providers to observe what goes on in the exam room between the patient and provider. Prior to our go-live date, half the clinic was closed for two days for mock training with simu- lated patients. For the first two weeks of the new model, we gave providers 40-min- ute visits to...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.pdf

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.html

A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

A Tool for Better Well-Woman Exams -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - This article explains how visit-specific encounter forms can help physicians improve their documentation and their care. The author shares the routine gynecological encounter form used in his practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p51.html

A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - A lack of appropriate bedside equipment can impede thorough clinical evaluations, but this can be easily remedied.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p14.html

A Toolkit to Improve the Treatment of CA-MRSA -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - This simple strategy may save time and increase awareness of care guidelines.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/p21.html

Achieving a More Minority-Friendly Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p39.html

Addressing Ambulatory Patient Safety in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Reducing errors in care requires establishing a culture of safety, systematic reporting, consistent follow-up, and sustained commitment.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p23.html

Addressing Common Ineffeciencies in Office Practice

...recipient is the person responsible for following through, but in other cases, the person who originated the message may be responsible for closing the loop with the caller. The text of the message should make these responsibilities clear. Also, if an employee is absent, how will...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p28.pdf

Addressing Common Inefficiencies in Office Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - A well-organized workflow will save you time, money and aggravation.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p28.html

Adolescent Vaccination: Protect Their Future -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Strategies to improve your adolescent patients’ immunizations.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p9.html

Advancing Multidisciplinary Team Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - A novel approach to treating patients with eating disorders may be a model for those with other complex conditions.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p8.html

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