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End-of-Life Care: Managing Common Symptoms

March 15, 2017

American Family Physician


...In addition to providing direct care to patients, family physicians can make a difference by advocating for commu- nity and school-based bullying prevention, as well as effec- tive multidisciplinary interventions for victims and bullies.9 This article updates a previous article...

American Family Physician

Strategies for Better Patient Flow and Cycle Time -- Family Practice Management

...for direct care and non-visit-related care) and carefully matching appointment times and lengths to resources. If continuous-flow processing seems like a more radical step than you’re ready to take, the following are more traditional approaches to help prevent...

Family Practice Management

Frequently Asked Questions: Medicare's Chronic Care Management (CCM) Services

...Q: Does the 24/7 access have to be with the direct care team or can it be with an after-hours call center staffed by nurses, provided that they have access to the EHR with the patient’s care plan. A: CMS requires the provision of 24/7 access to address the patinet’s urgent...

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...Q: Does the 24/7 access have to be with the direct care team, or can it be with an after-hours call center staffed by nurses, provided that they have access to the EHR with the patient’s care plan? A: A call center by itself would not meet the definition of 24/7 access unless it...

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...Some physicians are finding it easier to maintain their independence by converting to a direct primary care or concierge model, in which third-party payments are reduced or eliminated and patients pay directly for their primary care needs. In The Physicians Foundation survey, 7...

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p42.pdf believe a different practice model would be less stressful. How- ever, moving from an insurance-based practice model to concierge or direct pay, or from an independent setting to an employed setting, simply switches one set of stressors for another. 3. Having a life. In an...

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...Neuhofel has to seek prior authorization only a handful of times a month in his direct primary care practice. However, he said cases like this are especially frustrating because the medical need was clear and there was little chance the procedures would be denied. We feel like...

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How to Excel at Access-and Why It Matters

...• An increase in non-direct care system work such as preauthorizations, Family Medical Leave Act forms, wellness forms, and external screenings to review. At the same time, patients now have many more choices for where, when, and how they receive care. Combine this with the...

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Practical Strategies to Achieve Your Health Policy Goals

...that address issues as diverse as safe streets, food deserts, and sugary beverage taxes as well as raising the tobacco age, licensing direct primary care, and ensuring safe drinking water. You probably have one issue in your community - and likely more than one - that you would...

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Alpha Blockers to Speed Ureteral

February 1, 2014 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician


...Current AAFP MIGs include: • Direct Primary Care • Emergency Medicine/ Urgent Care • Global Health • Hospital Medicine • Independent Solo/Small Group Practice • Oral Health • Reproductive Health Care • Rural Health • Single Payer Health Care • Telehealth...

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Ask FPM - Jun 2001 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2001 - ...that all requirements of the rule are satisfied. Two requirements relevant to your question are that the teaching physician must direct the care of no more than four residents at a time and must have no other responsibilities at the time of the service for which payment is sought....

Family Practice Management : Q&As

News in Brief: Week of March 25-29

Mar 27, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Consumer Reports, AFP Offer Choosing Wisely Documents; Study Ties Population Health to Number of Primary Care Physicians; New Graphic Outlines Key PCMH Components; Daily News E-mail Focuses on Family Medicine; and Study Documents Economic...

AAFP News : News in Brief

It's Time to Start Practicing Population-Based Health Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - You don't have to be part of an integrated delivery system to optimize care for populations of patients with common conditions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Restoring the Balance: The Sabbatical Year of a Family Physician -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - A 12-month respite gave this family physician a new perspective on his personal and professional lives - and on himself.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Does Your IPA Act Like an HMO? -- FPM

Oct 1, 1998 - Physician-led independent practice associations (IPAs) are supposed to be more physician-friendly than managed care organizations, but that may not be the case for IPAs in highly competitive markets.

Family Practice Management : FP Stat

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Ask FPM - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - ...Direct Primary Care Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Getting Paid Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Reimbursement Billing and claims Medicare MOST RECENT ISSUE Jul-Aug 2019 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

Re-engineering a Family Practice Center -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - The authors' success can be a lesson to physician groups as well as residency clinics.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Letters - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - ...Direct Primary Care Getting Paid Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Medically uninsured Reimbursement MOST RECENT ISSUE Jul-Aug 2019 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter Sign up to receive FPM's...

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