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Practice Pearls

...Break the rules for better patient care Medical practices have many rules governing patient care, ranging from treatment protocols and HIPAA requirements to room- ing procedures. These rules are typically designed to make your practice operate smoothly and protect patients,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p35.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p65.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2009 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2009 - ...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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0700/p27.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2017 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - ...Improve your team's effectiveness Measure your team's stress level Use QR codes for patient education Improve your team's effectiveness A high-functioning team is critical to the success of a medical practice. What steps can you take to improve its effectiveness? Create a mission...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p38.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2017 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - ...QandA Physician orders and transitional care management Shop around for malpractice insurance My practice has regularly sought bids before renewing most of our insurance policies to make sure we are getting the lowest possible rates. We began doing this after it became apparent that...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p37.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p44.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2009 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - ...covering for an absent physician is to divide the alphabet into equal parts for the remaining physicians. Each physician is responsible for caring for the patients whose first letter of their last name falls into the physician's assigned section of the alphabet. Our practice used to...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p31.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2017 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - ...Break the rules for better patient care Avoid portal overload Don't fear conflict within your team Break the rules for better patient care Medical practices have many rules governing patient care, ranging from treatment protocols and HIPAA requirements to rooming procedures. These...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p35.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2019 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - Liven up your exam rooms | Be prepared for last-minute gynecologic exams | Use nudges to encourage behavior change

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p31.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p64.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2009 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - ...I have a lot of cash-paying patients, and I reward them for taking good care of themselves by charging them less when appropriate. If I can see them for a five- or 10-minute visit to manage their refills instead of a 20-minute visit to explain that they should exercise and diet to...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p31.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

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0100/p35.html

Practicing Without Paper -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p40.html

Preparations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Office

...rural areas. Buprenorphine can be prescribed for the treatment of OUD by certified providers, widening the availability of MAT to pri- mary care practices. Buprenorphine, a partial agonist, is an effective alternative with several pharma- cokinetic features that favor its use...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p21.pdf

Preparations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Office -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Use this guide to plan for offering medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p21.html

Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right

...of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester, Mass., and co-founder of Care That Matters, a physician advocacy group. Sami Hamdan is a fourth-year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston. Dr....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p23.pdf

Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Pay-for-performance programs have produced disappointing results. Fewer and more appropriate, evidence-based quality measures could help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p23.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p32.html

Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Four key design elements could make your team more effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p20.html

Reducing Risks for Patient Receiving Warfarin -- Family Practice Management

...Think small Samantha Pozner, MD, a family physician in Springfield, N.J., cares for only a handful of patients on warfarin at any one time in her two-physician practice, so expensive, high-tech solutions weren’t viable options. Instead, she created her own low-cost track- ing system...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p35.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p35.html

Retail Health Clinics Are Rolling Your Way -- Family Practice Management

...by the in-store pharmacy to fill a prescription if needed. If the problem requires a physician, patients are referred to their primary care physicians. If they do not have one, the nurse practitioner refers them to one off the clinic’s referral list. s e a n k a n e...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p65.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p65.html

Rethinking Roles: Your Colleagues’ and Your Own -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - How can you foster teamwork when you aren’t the boss?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p4.html

Risk Stratification: A Two-Step Process for Identifying Your Sickest Patients

...provide immunizations to our most vulnerable patients quickly. But how could we find them out of the thou- sands who regularly look to us for care? Earlier in the year, through a process known as risk stratification, we had evaluated our entire patient panel and assigned a risk...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p21.pdf

Risk Stratification: A Two-Step Process for Identifying Your Sickest Patients -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Assessing the health risk of your patients can yield improvements in efficiency and use of resources.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p21.html

Seven Habits for Reducing Work After Clinic

...guidelines, and elec-tronic health records (EHRs) can all frustrate physicians’ efforts to focus on providing high-quality patient care. These administrative hassles undoubtedly contribute to the rise in work after clinic as well as physician dissatisfaction and burnout. A recent...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p10.pdf

Seven Habits for Reducing Work After Clinic -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Imagine shutting your office door at the end of the day and not having any work that you need to take home. These shifts in practice can help you reclaim your time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p10.html

Seven Principles for Improving Service and Patient Satisfaction -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - A systematic approach that follows these seven principles can help you translate patient feedback into improved service.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p15.html

SHOTS 2014 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - SHOTS 2014 enables health care professionals to review immunization schedules and readily answer vaccine questions at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p31.html

Six Characteristics of Effective Practice Teams -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - With a little effort, your team can take its performance to new heights.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p26.html

Six documentation tasks your team could be doing -- FPM

Apr 25, 2018 - Team documentation has been shown to improve patient outcomes and physician satisfaction. Here are six documentation tasks you can delegate.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Solutions Wanted -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - How have you made practice better for yourself, your staff, and your patients? Will you share what you've learned?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p5.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p56.html

Stop wasting time looking for medical supplies and equipment -- FPM

Mar 1, 2018 - How to say no to inappropriate patient requests, such as requests for opioids or work excuses.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

SUPPLEMENT: Engaging Patients in Collaborative Care Plans -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - This important self-management support strategy can produce quality outcomes for your patients and your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p35.html

Tasks your nurse could be doing to boost practice productivity -- FPM

Jan 17, 2019 - How to expand the roles of your care team registered nurses to help the practice serve more patients and increase revenue.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Team-Based Care: Saving Time and Improving Efficiency -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - Physicians can maximize their time - and their practice's income - by delegating more documentation tasks to well-trained staff.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p23.html

Teamwork: Is It Always More Efficient? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - If it isn't thoughtfully applied, the team model may have unintended consequences.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p5.html

The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family Physicians -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Where else can you get EHR advice from a few thousand colleagues?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p23.html

The 2019 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - This year’s changes include some welcome documentation relief, new codes for portal and telephone encounters, and much more.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p23.html

The Doctor-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Yes, it worked in the past. No, it won't work in the future.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p40.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p59.html

The New Model of Family Medicine: What’s In It for You -- Family Practice Management

...Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line. Dr. Bagley is the AAFP’s medical director of quality improvement. He was formerly in private practice for more than 25 years in...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p59.pdf

The No. 1 question about team documentation -- FPM

Jan 30, 2019 - To ease physicians’ administrative burdens, many practices are adopting team documentation, which involves increasing the MA-to-physician ratio and delegating more tasks to MAs. How do you convince your practice to try it?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

The Nurse Closer: Using Nonclinician Staff to Make Patient Visits More Efficient

...of First Care Clinic in Hays, Kan. Bryan Brady is CEO of First Care Clinic. Rhiannon Maier is the director of quality and data at First Care Clinic. Jordan Gabel is the nursing supervisor at First Care Clinic. Danielle Windholz is the operations manager at First Care Clinic. Author...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p13.pdf

The Nurse Closer: Using Nonclinician Staff to Make Patient Visits More Efficient -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - With a little training, nurses can wrap up the patient visit, reducing errors, improving patient satisfaction, and freeing up time for providers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p13.html

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

...to improve flow and reduce delays in the health care industry. Dr. Murray, who practiced family medicine for 25 years, is owner of Mark Murray and Associates consulting company. He has long been an authority on access in health care and has written numerous published articles on the...

Family Practice Management

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

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

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