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Malpractice -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 19, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of malpractice -- from defending your care in a deposition to ensuring you have the right malpractice insurance policy. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of malpractice -- from ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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Patient History and Malpractice Defense -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - Good records can help defend against a meritless malpractice suit, but it takes more than good records to prevent one.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/p11.html

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here's how to withstand the pressure.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p41.html

How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p21.html

FPM at 25: Our favorite articles and covers from the last 25 years -- FPM

Oct 29, 2018 - For the last 25 years, FPM has published practical, authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to better practice, healthier patients, and a rewarding career. To mark this milestone, we’ve picked 25 of our favorite articles from the archives.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- Family Practice Management

...Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here’s how to withstand the pressure. Chances are better than 50/50 thatyou’ll be sued for malpractice atleast once during your career.1So, what’s the good news? Most lawsuits don’t go to trial and those few that do usually...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p41.pdf

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

Sharing Visit Notes: Getting Patients and Physicians on the Same Page -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - Inviting patients to review your visit notes is a promising change in practice. Here’s how to get started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p10.html

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - Protect yourself with these tips from a family physician who has successfully defended his care and that of other physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p57.html

Do You Have the Right Malpractice Insurance Policy? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - Here’s how to make sure your expensive policy doesn’t contain any unpleasant surprises.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p64.html

Five Ways to Respond to a Medical Mistake -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p40.html

Incorporating Medical Interpretation Into Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Making sure you can understand your patients not only improves their care but avoids legal trouble.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p16.html

How Do You Manage Your Malpractice Risk? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - Invites readers to submit tips to supplement Roberts article in this issue.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p8.html

FPM Authors Guide -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Get information about submitting an article for publication in FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/authors/guide.html

2003 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Access the 2003 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2003.html

Seven Reasons Family Doctors Get Sued and How to Reduce Your Risk -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - By adopting a risk-management mind-set, physicians can avert not only malpractice claims but also patient injury.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p29.html

Depositions: Defending Your Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - If you’re sued for malpractice, follow these safe deposition tips and you may not have to go to court.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p34.html

Rethinking the Difficult Patient Encounter -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Before you can help a difficult patient, you may need to change how you view that person.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p17.html

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit - Family Practice Management

...Don’t Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit Edward G. Zurad, MD As you know, being a family physician is an extraordinary challenge. Each day, we take care of patients who present to us with multiple complaints affected by an infinite number of unknown variables. In the precious...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p57.pdf

The Danger of a Dysfunctional Medical Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Toxic offices take a toll on everyone, including your patients. Here's how to improve your practice's health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p40.html

A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - From tail coverage to giving notice, here’s how to prepare yourself, your partners and your patients for your departure.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p54.html

Reaching Out to an Impaired Physician -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - Effectively addressing a colleague's impairment requires care, planning and courage.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p27.html

Eight Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - Small changes can make a big difference in how you deal with the pressures of practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p35.html

How to Maximize Revenue With Minimal Effort -- FPM

Jun 1, 2009 - Finding time for more patient visits may be easier and more lucrative than you think.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0500/p18.html

Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout -- Family Practice Management

...to thrive despite their environment and others become depressed, failing to notice how their responses to their environ- ment add to their stress levels. In this article, I’d like to share some positive strategies to help you deal with the pressures medical practice imposes on you....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p35.pdf

Practice Pearls Department Collection

Practice management tips from family physicians and the literature.

Family Practice Management : Department Collection

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Practice Pearls Department Collection

Practice management tips from family physicians and the literature.

Family Practice Management : Department Collection

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The Last Word Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Time management Career and life management-Work-life balance Career and life management-Workload Certification, credentialing and licensure-Certification Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-Diagnosis...

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The Last Word Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Time management Career and life management-Work-life balance Career and life management-Workload Certification, credentialing and licensure-Certification Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-Diagnosis...

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Opinion Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Modifiers Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Office visit codes Documentation-Documentation, general Documentation-Evaluation and management guidelines Family medicine (the...

Family Practice Management

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Opinion Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Modifiers Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Office visit codes Documentation-Documentation, general Documentation-Evaluation and management guidelines Family medicine (the...

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From the Editor Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Workload Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-ICD-10 Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-Risk adjustment Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Evaluation and management codes Coding: Procedure coding (CPT,...

Family Practice Management

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From the Editor Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Workload Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-ICD-10 Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-Risk adjustment Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Evaluation and management codes Coding: Procedure coding (CPT,...

Family Practice Management

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The Art of Apology: When and How to Seek Forgiveness -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - If a medical mistake in your practice is worthy of an apology, make sure you offer it skillfully.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p44.html

34 Pieces of Advice Worth Repeating -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - You know it's really good advice if you want to hear it again.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p14.html

Your Practice on Hold: Preparing for a Leave of Absence -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - Developing a leave plan can help your partners and your patients feel more comfortable with your time away.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p31.html

Passion: The Power of Family Medicine -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - To save the specialty, we need to recognize what makes a good family physician.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p13.html

The Danger of a Dysfunctional Medical Practice -- Family Practice Management

...in Durham, N.C., which specializes in physician stress management. He is also a clinical associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Conflicts of interest: none reported. In my job as a consultant for stressed-out physicians, I hear all kinds of stories...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p40.pdf

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

Letters - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...trigger an assessment of risk in order to determine how urgently a diagnosis must be pursued. I have recently been consulted about two malpractice cases in which immediate consultation would likely have avoided horrendous outcomes. Peter Goodwin, MD Portland, Ore. Author’s response:...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p14d.html

The FPM Authors Guide -- FPM

Jun 1, 1999 - We try to make writing for FPM as easy and as rewarding as possible.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0600/p33.html

Providing Charity Care: A Primer on Liability Risk -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - If there’s a bright spot in the medical liability system, it’s in the laws protecting physicians who volunteer to care for the uninsured.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p52.html

Understanding the Physician Liability Insurance Crisis -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Just when you thought declining reimbursement and rising expenses had squeezed your practice dry, liability insurance premiums began to climb dramatically. Here’s what’s behind the increases.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p47.html

Should You Charge Your Patients for "Free" Services? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Some family physicians are charging for refills, forms - and even phone calls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p43.html

Expanding Your Practice Through Niche Services -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - More and more family physicians are adding new services and getting rave reviews. Here’s how to find the niche that’s right for you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p49.html

Letters - Sep 2001 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - ...A malpractice suit winner Fam Pract Manag. 2001 Sep;8(8):13. To the Editor: I found Coping With the Stress of Being Sued [May 2001, page 41] very interesting. I was recently tried for malpractice and was one of the lucky 80 percent of physicians who win. Of course, there is...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p13a.html

Letters - Mar 2005 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - ...and fourboard exams, I feel despair about the new maintenance of certification process. Why do we want to further complicate our already stressed lives? Is it not enough to comply with the old recertification requirements, in addition to completing 150 hours of CME every three...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p14d.html

Depositions: Defending Your Care

...Professional competency, clear com-munication and complete docu-mentation build a bulwark againstclaims of malpractice. Despite these fortifications, a window of vulnerability remains open to accusations of inferior or improper care. Closing this window proves difficult, especially...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p34.pdf

p21.pdf

...HOW TO REDUCE YOUR Malpractice Risk Suraj Achar, MD, and Wiggin Wu Approximately 5 percent of family physicians and 7 percent of all physicians are sued for malpractice in the United States each year, according to a recent study.1 The incidence of lawsuits is much greater in...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p21.pdf

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