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FP Finds Move to PCMH Well Worth Investment

Feb 17, 2009 - Susan Andrews, M.D., of Family Practice Partners in Murfreesboro, Tenn., says she's a strong proponent of the patient-centered medical home, or PCMH, and continuously tries to find ways to make the model work even better for her practice and her patients. The practice, which was ...

AAFP News : Special Report: PCMH

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

How to See Your Practice Through Your Patients' Eyes -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - It's as simple as entering through the front door and taking a walk around your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

AAFP News - Jun 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

Press Release - Fixing Health Care: What Women Want

May 29, 2008 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - American women want a health care system in which they and their families can conveniently obtain preventive services, see their personal physicians the day they become sick, and receive coordinated follow-up care if they require hospitalization or care from other ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

AAFP News - Feb 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

Transforming Your Practice: What Matters Most -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - When customers drive the system, it changes everything - for the better.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Practice Pearls - Nov 2007 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - ...Practice Pearls presents readers' advice on practice operations and patient care, along with tips drawn from the literature. Send us your best pearl (250 words of less), and you'll earn $50 if we publish it. We also welcome questions for our QandA section. Send pearls, questions,...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

Panel Size: Answers to Physicians' Frequently Asked Questions -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - Does one size fit all? What do you do if your patient panel is too big - or too small? The experts answer these questions and more.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Is Family Medicine Ready for the Home? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - The medical home seems to hold out great hope, but getting there may not be easy.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

Quick Ways to Maximize Your Office Space -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - Try these strategies today that have worked for TransforMED practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Planned Care: Some Assembly Required -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - (But each piece is useful in itself.)

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

Retail Health Clinics Are Rolling Your Way -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Your patients will soon be able to choose between your office and the big-box retailer around the corner when they're feeling sick. Will this trend bring increased competition or cooperation?

Family Practice Management : Articles

Physician Leadership: A New Model for a New Generation -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Today's leaders need more than vision and a high IQ.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Practice Pearls - Jan 2006 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - ...I can update the computer file and never have to throw out an obsolete form. I take a similar approach to handicap sticker requests, health care proxies, school physical forms and even federal employment forms. The computer is a much better filing cabinet than a filing cabinet....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

Practice Pearls - Oct 2005 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - ...You should not routinely waive co-payments, co-insurance or deductible amounts. Managed care plans require that you make a good-faith effort to collect these, and Medicare considers routine waivers of this type to be a potential kickback to the patient for receipt of services....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

News & Trends - Sep 2005 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - ...that the bill focus on practice performance, rather than individual physician performance, to promote a team-based, practice-wide approach to improving patient care. New law aims to shift culture from blame to prevention Nearly six years after the Institute of Medicine reported that...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - With a clear aim, some basic innovation tools and a willingness to experiment, your team can produce some remarkable ideas.

Family Practice Management : Articles

The New Model of Care in Family Medicine: What's In It For You? -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line.

Family Practice Management : Articles

What a Medical Assistant Can Do for Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - Medical assistants can be versatile and valuable additions to family medicine practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

18 Glimpses of Tomorrow -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Introduces Big Ideas issue, suggesting that most of the ideas featured have something to do with the FFM new practice model and that the authors may actually share a vision of the future of family medicine.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

Shoulder Dystocia - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - Shoulder dystocia can be one of the most frightening emergencies in the delivery room. Although many factors have been associated with shoulder dystocia, most cases occur with no warning. Calm and effective management of this emergency is possible with recognition of the impaction and ...

American Family Physician : Article

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - ...Who are the most conscientious handwashers? A study published in BMJ measured a British primary care team's use of soap from dispensers for one year and found that the two nurses on the team paid greater attention to personal hygiene than the three physicians. The nurse who washed...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

Practice Diary - Oct 2003 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - ...their last visit, Marsha had driven Mom all around the Bay Area and was still working full time as a bookkeeper. Now, she couldn’t even take care of herself. Congestive heart failure had rendered her oxygen-reliant, and she was bed bound and wheelchair dependent. She was nearly...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

Letters - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...emphasis on ensuring that activities are performed by the appropriate level of staff. Nurses can assist in many additional aspects of patient care. Nurses can perform repetitive parts of the subjective and objective patient evaluation. They can assist in documenting pain parameters...

Family Practice Management : Letters

Ideas for Optimizing Your Nursing Staff -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - The article presents tips for making more efficient use of nurses in office-based practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Choosing a Practice Facility -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - Taking the time to plan ahead will improve your chances of selecting a facility that meets your needs and those of your patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Reducing Risks for Patients Receiving Warfarin -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - These practices built safety into their systems for managing oral anticoagulation therapy.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...across the parking lot. As it turned out, on that day six weeks ago, the asthmatic patient had gone home determined to start taking better care of her asthma and to quit smoking. She looked great and said she hadn't felt so good in years. How rewarding it is when we happen to be the...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

'Work Smarter, Not Harder' to Save Your Practice Money -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - When this family practice learned how to delegate, make wise use of technology and trim its staff, it gained $200,000 per year.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Diary from a Week in Practice - Mar 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - ...of the office manager, a nurse and a billing clerk/referral specialist, with JTL as the facilitator. After four one-hour meetings, the team's recommendations led to the development of a protocol for a triage nurse who will be responsible for handling all the prescription refill...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

How an Employed Group Redesigned Itself to Achieve Financial Viability -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - This 32-site medical group was facing financial ruin, until its employees (both physicians and staff members) came up with a radical plan.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Practicing in the New Millennium: Do You Have What It Takes? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2000 - Tomorrow's family physicians need new knowledge and skills to help them be old-fashioned family doctors.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Letters - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...representing our disciplines, get along as well as we can individually in practice? There are millions of Americans without health care. Working together, we can be part of the solution. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue,...

Family Practice Management : Letters

Developing "Groupthink" in a Multispecialty Group -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Following these ‘commandments’ leads doctors along a path of humility, commitment to the group - and success.

Family Practice Management : Articles

A Team Approach to Quality Improvement -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - To realize change, rely on the knowledge and experience of a team such as the authors', which improved the care of patients with diabetes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Ask FPM - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article Rescuing Managed Care ... Next article >> Mar 1999 Issue Ask FPM Fam Pract Manag. 1999 Mar;6(3):54. Discounting self-pay patients Balance billing HMO patients Practicing in a strip mall Waiving a co-payment Discounting self-pay...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

Practicing Without Paper -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Using information technology, this Texas practice is working smarter and serving patients better.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Ask FPM - Feb 1999 -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - ...(PA). We currently have the NPs and PA working separately on acute care problems, but we've discussed pairing them with doctors to create teams. How can we set this up to help our physicians as well as our acute care patients? A It depends on your practice's requirements for...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part I. Otitis Media and Acute ...

Oct 1, 1998 - Five conditions--otitis media, acute sinusitis, cough, pharyngitis and the common cold--account for most of the outpatient use of antibiotics in the United States. The first part of this two-part article presents guidelines that encourage physicians to make an appropriate distinction ...

American Family Physician : Article

Staff Retreats: Time for Reflection and Renewal -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - Want fresh ideas for improving your practice? Take your staff away from it all for a while.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Managing Patient Populations in Primary Care: Points of Leverage

Common quality metrics may represent the quality of care for large populations; however, they do not adequately represent quality in individual primary care settings, especially as stand-alone indices. Using discreet threshold values to measure quality in primary care may result in ...

Patient Care

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care: Team-Based Approach for ...

...Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care team-based approach for advancing health equity page 2 © 2018 american academy of family physicians table of contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Patient Care

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care

...Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Jerzak is a family physician with Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wis., and is...

Family Practice Management

How Team Based Care Can Achieve the Quadruple Aim

...How Team Based Care can Achieve the Quadruple Aim Kathy Kerscher, MBA Bradley Wozney, MD ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is...


A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr. Lyon is an associate professor and medical director of the AF...

Family Practice Management

Remodeling Family Medicine Centers to Meet Team-Based Care

...Team-Based Care Michael Arnold, DO Faculty Development Fellow Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. 2 Do you have...


Team-Based Care

...Team-Based Care Amy Mullins, MD, CPE, FAAFP What is Team-Based Care? • Care delivered by a multidisciplinary, integrated care team • Led by a physician • Goal is to provide care that is - Effective - Efficient -...

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