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10 characteristics of better quality measures -- FPM

Aug 8, 2018 - To advocate for care measures that better measure physician quality, make sure they meet these criteria.

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

10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Assembling a dedicated QI team is only half the challenge. Here's how to build and sustain their momentum.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p23.html

12 ways to work smarter, not harder in practice -- FPM

Nov 29, 2018 - A primary care physician shares 12 strategies -- rooted in the principle of working smarter, not harder -- that transformed her practice.

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

2019 qualifying APM participant data now available -- FPM

Jul 12, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated its online database to help physicians participating in alternative payment models to determine if they have to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System this year.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_qualifying_APM_participant.html

2020 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 3, 2020 - 2020 issues of FPM journal

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2020.html

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

99213 vs. 99214: Three tips for spotting the difference -- FPM

Aug 22, 2018 - One of the most confounding aspects of evaluation and management (E/M) coding is the distinction between a 99213 and a 99214 established patient office visit. The following tips can help you recognize when a visit meets the requirements of a 99214, as opposed to a 99213.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_99214.html

A basic model for behavioral health integration -- FPM

Dec 6, 2019 - You can get paid to integrate basic behavioral health check-ins into your practice.

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

A checklist for better dementia care plans -- FPM

Feb 15, 2019 - Physicians may not be able to control many facets of dementia care, but this checklist can help you tackle the cognitive, functional, and behavioral losses that most matter to patients and their families.

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

A checklist of quality measures to help you succeed in value-based payment -- FPM

Apr 27, 2018 - This checklist of quality measures can help you improve quality and succeed in value-based payment.

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

A creative solution for helping more patients get the mental health care they need -- FPM

May 27, 2018 - When referred for counseling by their physician, patients may avoid scheduling an appointment because of logistics, stigma, cost, etc. To remove these barriers, one primary care practice tried a new approach.

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

A five-step approach to documenting uncertain diagnoses -- FPM

Sep 18, 2018 - Disciplined note construction is critical to effective communication between physicians and may also contribute to clearer medical decision making.

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

A four-step approach to clinical decision making -- FPM

Aug 3, 2018 - Although there is no one correct method for clinical decision making, it can be helpful to think about your approach so you can refine it as needed and improve patient care.

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

A Jury of One’s Peers -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - FPM depends on readers like you to review submitted manuscripts and help us deliver useful, high-quality content.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p6.html

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 Lexicon for Physicians: A Poem for Physicians Who Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - What if EHRs, MIPS, and MACRA all stood for something else--something truly meaningful?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p36.html

A new way to earn MIPS credit in 2019 -- FPM

Apr 5, 2019 - A new study of how physicians collect and report quality measures to Medicare is looking for participants. Successful members will get MIPS credit.

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

A one-stop shop for Medicare documentation requirements? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - CMS plans to list all the documentation that’s required for Medicare payment in one central location - the new Provider Documentation Manual.

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

A Practical Approach to Reducing Patients' Prescription Costs -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - A single screening question and an arsenal of cost-reducing strategies can help you help your patients afford their medications.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p5.html

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Screening patients to understand their social context is the gateway to addressing barriers and improving health.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p7.html

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.

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

A quick reminder about flu shot billing -- FPM

Jun 22, 2018 - A quick reminder: Medicare covers influenza immunizations as soon as new seasonal vaccines are received.

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

A quick tip for last-minute gynecologic exams -- FPM

Dec 12, 2019 - This prep method can save time when a patient needs an unplanned Pap smear.

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

A sample workflow to address medication nonadherence related to cost -- FPM

Jun 21, 2019 - To quickly screen for and address prescription cost concerns, use this sample workflow.

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

A side-by-side comparison of six apps for easier prescribing -- FPM

Oct 9, 2019 - A family physician reviews six commonly used pharmaceutical apps to identify which ones offered the most critical features.

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

A simple communication technique to increase patient satisfaction and empowerment -- FPM

Oct 18, 2018 - Quickly obtaining a patient's psychosocial information can improve the physician's connection with the patient. The BATHE technique can help.

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

A simple question for better scheduling -- FPM

Jul 19, 2018 - This practice found a single question helped save staff and patients time when scheduling a same-day appointment.

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

A simple test for spotting stress before it becomes a crisis -- FPM

Jun 14, 2018 - To spot the warning signs of stress overload in yourself or your team, take the Stress-APGAR test.

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

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 technique for easing advance care planning conversations -- FPM

Nov 16, 2019 - Advance care planning conversations can get emotional. Here's one way to prepare.

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

A template for referring seniors to community organizations -- FPM

Jan 16, 2020 - Community partners can help geriatric patients stay healthy. Here’s a ready-made template for referring patients to services offered by organizations near you.

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

A tool for calculating the right-sized patient panel -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - Here's a five-step method for right-sizing your patient panel.

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

A tool for more efficient Welcome to Medicare physicals -- FPM

Oct 3, 2019 - An encounter form that details the many requirements of a Medicare Initial Preventive Physical Examination can help these visits go much more smoothly.

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

A tool to smooth out your checkout process -- FPM

Jan 23, 2019 - A New Mexico family physician uses checkout sheets to highlight what needs to happen before a patient leaves the office.

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

A Week in the Life of a Family Physician (1 of 5) -- FPM

Aug 29, 2018 - A slideshow of family physician work hours, patient visits, etc.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/slideshows/entry/FP-hours-compensation/slide1.html

A Week in the Life of a Family Physician (2 of 5) -- FPM

Apr 23, 2019 - A slideshow of family physician work hours, patient visits, etc.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/slideshows/entry/FP-hours-compensation/slide2.html

A Week in the Life of a Family Physician (3 of 5) -- FPM

Apr 23, 2019 - A slideshow of family physician work hours, patient visits, etc.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/slideshows/entry/FP-hours-compensation/slide3.html

A Week in the Life of a Family Physician (4 of 5) -- FPM

Apr 23, 2019 - A slideshow of family physician work hours, patient visits, etc.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/slideshows/entry/FP-hours-compensation/slide4.html

A Week in the Life of a Family Physician (5 of 5) -- FPM

Apr 23, 2019 - A slideshow of family physician work hours, patient visits, etc.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/slideshows/entry/FP-hours-compensation/slide5.html

Add some fun to your practice -- FPM

Jun 19, 2019 - Patients often come to your practice feeling anxious, hurt, or afraid. Adding some levity can help put them at ease, and it can help your stressed-out colleagues as well.

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

Advance Care Planning: How to Have the Conversation You Want With Your Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - More patients are receiving intensive care in their last days of life, even though studies show that most don’t want it. Family physicians are uniquely positioned to make sure patients’ wishes are recorded and respected.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p18.html

An efficient workflow for alcohol misuse screening -- FPM

Apr 16, 2018 - Screening adult patients doesn’t have to be time-consuming, and the service is often billable, particularly when the results lead to a brief intervention.

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

Anthem plans to shorten timely filing limit for claims -- FPM

Aug 9, 2019 - Anthem is notifying practices that they may have less time to timely file patient claims.

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

Anthem rescinds modifier 25 cuts -- FPM

Feb 28, 2018 - Last week, Anthem, one of the nation's largest commercial health plans, notified the American Medical Association it has decided to not proceed with a policy to reduce payments by 25 percent for evaluation and management codes appropriately reported with CPT modifier 25.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/anthem_rescinds_modifier_25_cuts.html

App review: Aspirin Guide -- FPM

Mar 29, 2018 - A mobile app developed by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital can help you quickly determine whether a patient is a good candidate for low-dose aspirin therapy.

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

Are your patients taking their medications? Seven questions to help you find out -- FPM

May 17, 2019 - Asking your patients directly if they are taking their prescribed medication may not give you an accurate answer. Use these more specific questions to get a better feel for their adherence.

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

Ask your patients with chronic disease this key question -- FPM

Sep 20, 2019 - Help patients with chronic disease make needed behavior change by asking them this one question that helps them set goals.

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

Avoid mistakes when coding for preventive medicine services -- FPM

May 18, 2018 - Selecting the appropriate code will hopefully facilitate payment for preventive services and reduce some unpleasant questions from patients.

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

Behavioral Health -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 14, 2019 - Advertisement Topic Collection Behavioral Health Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This article collection features popular FPM content on topics such as substance use disorders or other addictions and mental health conditions. Categories Mental Health...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=111

Beyond Burnout: Addressing System-Induced Distress -- FPM

Oct 1, 2019 - To describe the current phenomenon, we need a better term that puts the blame where it belongs and reminds us that the problem is responsive to multiple treatment strategies.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/p4.html

Beyond IQ: How's your EQ? -- FPM

Feb 15, 2018 - EQ involves the ability to accurately recognize emotions in yourself and others and then manage those emotions as they are occurring.

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

Billing for multiple skin procedures: three steps -- FPM

Mar 27, 2019 - If you perform more than one skin procedure for the same patient on the same day, follow these three special billing rules to get the correct payment.

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

Billing, Collections and Claims Processing -- FPM Toolbox

Feb 23, 2018 - Download tools such as the FPM superbill to help you optimize your billing, collections, and claims processing.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=1

Bringing Behavioral Health Into Your Practice Through a Psychiatric Collaborative Care ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Learn how to implement an integrated behavioral health program that will more than pay for itself while increasing patients’ access to care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p11.html

Burnout prevention: get rid of stupid stuff in your practice -- FPM

Jan 6, 2020 - Although burnout in health care is largely a system problem, individual physicians can take steps to lighten their burden. Here are five ideas to help you get started.

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

Care Management -- FPM Toolbox

May 14, 2019 - Download tools to help you manage patient care tasks, from agenda-setting to controlled substance refills.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=2

Career Management -- FPM Toolbox

Oct 28, 2019 - Download tools to help you plan and manage your career.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=3

Changes of Note for the New Year -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Coding updates are just the tip of the iceberg as we begin 2019.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p4.html

Chaperoned exams: How to get the conversation started -- FPM

Oct 26, 2018 - If your practice doesn’t have clear policies and procedures regarding chaperoned exams, or if they aren’t consistently followed, it may be time to revisit this important subject.

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

Check your final 2019 MIPS eligibility status -- FPM

Dec 11, 2019 - The QPP Participation Status Tool tells physicians if they are required to report to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for the 2019 performance year.

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

Cigna to stop paying for consultation codes -- FPM

Aug 27, 2019 - Cigna is set to stop paying CPT codes for consultations provided to their customers. Here's how to avoid losing that revenue.

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

Close that physician-staff divide -- FPM

Mar 30, 2018 - Practice leaders need to bridge the dual organizations within their offices to achieve peak performance. Three strategies will help.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/closing_the_physician-staff_divide.html

CMS clarifies documentation for teaching physicians' E/M services -- FPM

May 10, 2019 - Physicians who bill for E/M services while teaching medical students may face some changes under newly clarified federal guidelines.

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

CMS finds errors in MIPS payment adjustments -- FPM

Mar 1, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it is working to fix errors in how this year's MIPS payment adjustments were applied to some physicians.

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

CMS looks for feedback on new MIPS cost measures -- FPM

Oct 19, 2018 - CMS is testing several new cost measures that could later be added to the cost category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and is looking for help.

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

CMS offers help for identifying 2019 MIPS payment adjustments -- FPM

Oct 26, 2018 - These codes will help physicians understand which Medicare payments in 2019 are affected by their MIPS scores.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_MIPS_payment_adjustment_codes.html

CMS Primary Care Initiative provides new payment models -- FPM

Apr 26, 2019 - The Primary Care Initiative announced by CMS will give family physicians new payment streams aimed at increasing value-based care.

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

CMS proposes simpler Medicare documentation guidelines in 2019 fee schedule -- FPM

Jul 13, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking to use its annual update of the Medicare physician fee schedule to address long-simmering complaints with how the program requires physicians and other clinicians to document evaluation and management visits.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_proposed_fee_schedule.html

CMS releases final rule on 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule -- FPM

Nov 2, 2018 - On Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the final rule of the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. Here are the highlights.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/CMS_releases_final_rule_2019.html

CMS testing diagnostic imaging referrals program in preparation for mandate -- FPM

Jan 23, 2020 - The Appropriate Use Criteria program will require an extra step before ordering advanced imaging starting in 2021, unless it's repealed.

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

CMS updates MIPS final scores, extends review deadline -- FPM

Sep 17, 2018 - The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has released updated final scores for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period.

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

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Reciprocal billing during extended absences | ICD-10 coding for accidents without injury | Removal of impacted cerumen

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p33.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2019 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Prescription drug management and E/M code selection | Review of systems: How many systems are too many? | Documenting exams by medical students | Coding for removal of skin lesions: biopsy or no?

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p30.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2020 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Vaping-related illness | Billing Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries | Electrocardiogram recorded by a Holter monitor | Lung function tests

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p33.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2018 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Medicare billing for well-woman exams | Pediatric hearing screening | Road rash treatment | Peak flow testing | Student documentation

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p31.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2019 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Using the new chronic care management code | Pessary care | Documenting an interval history

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p34.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2018 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Time spent on chronic care management vs. time spent on E/M services | ICD-10 coding for bug bites | Billing for palliative care visits

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p41.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2019 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - Coding for immunization counseling | How to report after-hours clinic services | Who is eligible for chronic care management?

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p31.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2018 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - ICD-10 coding for hypertension and diabetes | Physician certification of diabetic shoes | Umbilical cauterization

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p33.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2019 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Same-day return visit | Modifier for incident-to services | Inpatient care billing by teaching physician | Biopsy of the outer ear | Multiple X-rays

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p31.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2018 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - When the chief complaint is medication refill | 99221 for second hospital encounter? | Staph infection of a wound

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2019 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - Work relative value units | Vaccination refusal | Marijuana use | Lesion treatment for new patients | Patient discharge without seeing patient

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p30.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2018 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Initiating visits for chronic care management | Flu vaccine coding | Fish hook removal

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p34.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2019 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2019 - Established vs. new patient codes | Office visits for immunization | Advance care planning and time

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/p32.html

Coding and Documentation -- FPM Toolbox

May 14, 2019 - Download tools to help you understand coding and documentation requirements for new and established patient visits.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=6

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p5.html

Coding for wound care: Is your EHR leading you astray? -- FPM

Aug 30, 2018 - Remember these tips for properly coding three common types of wounds.

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

Coding office visits the easy way - based on time -- FPM

Feb 9, 2018 - An E/M office visit may be coded based solely on face-to-face time when more than half is devoted to counseling or coordination of care.

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

Coding: CPT -- FPM Toolbox

Feb 23, 2018 - Download tools to help you optimize your coding of patient encounters.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=4

Coding: ICD-10 -- FPM Toolbox

Feb 23, 2018 - Download FPM's coding guides and cheat sheets to help you understand ICD-10 coding and select the right codes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=30

Coming soon: Medicare payment for virtual encounters -- FPM

Dec 13, 2018 - Among the new codes going into effect in 2019 are several that reimburse physicians for various types of virtual encounters.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Communicating Risks: Let’s Talk Numeracy -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Understanding numeracy will make your risk conversations with patients more effective.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p4.html

Communication checkup: How many of these skills do you practice? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Good communication is the bedrock of good care. In the busyness of day-to-day practice, don’t neglect these seven basic skills.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Communication Tips for Caring for Survivors of Sexual Assault -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - You can support your patients’ recovery from sexual assault by interacting with them in an empowering, compassionate manner.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p19.html

Compensation is up for family physicians -- FPM

Apr 12, 2018 - Family physicians saw their annual compensation increase an average of 5 percent over last year, reflecting an industrywide rise in physician pay.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Creating a Culture of Intrinsic Motivation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - External motivators don’t work for long.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p36.html

Deadline to submit data for 2017 MIPS approaches -- FPM

Mar 27, 2018 - If you have not already done so, you have until March 31 to provide 2017 data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which could affect your Medicare payments in 2019.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/deadline_to_submit_data_for_2017_MIPS_approaches.html

Dealing with disruptive minor patients -- FPM

May 17, 2018 - Being direct with the patient and family so they understand the decision can help bring closure and discourage further bad behavior and retaliation on social media websites.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Decoding the CPT midpoint rule -- FPM

Oct 25, 2019 - If the time of service listed in a CPT code descriptor exceeds the time you spend providing the service, you may still be able to bill for it.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

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