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Direct Primary Care -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 18, 2014 - Some physicians are breaking ties with insurance companies and offering a direct-pay or cash-only approach to primary care services. This topic collection highlights several practices that have had success with variations of this model. Some physicians are breaking ties with insurance ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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In Defense of Direct Primary Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p12.html

Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p10.html

Practice Transformation: Taking the Direct Primary Care Route -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - This practice cured its insurance headaches by switching to a cash-only payment model and charging annual retainer fees.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p10.html

Solo Practice: Can It Survive? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - The environment is tougher than ever. Proactive revenue management and direct pay models provide opportunities for small practices

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p4.html

Career Options -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 22, 2010 - Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many flavors as there are family physicians. This collection of articles is designed to display a variety of flavors of practice and give you a ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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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

Practical Strategies to Achieve Your Health Policy Goals -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - As a physician, you can have a powerful voice in bringing about change in your community. Here’s how to go about it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p20.html

Family physician pay goes up, satisfaction with pay goes down -- FPM

Apr 18, 2019 - An annual survey of physician compensation shows a healthy gain for physicians. How do you compare?

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

How to Excel at Access—and Why It Matters -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Patients do better and cost less when they have ready access to primary care, but could your practice be thinking about access all wrong?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p27.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

Medicare looks to contract directly with physicians and suppliers -- FPM

Apr 26, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is investigating a new payment model that would directly contract with Medicare providers and suppliers.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Technology Tools and Trends for Better Patient Care: Beyond the EHR -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - From remote monitoring of chronic diseases to virtual assistants in the exam room, technology will improve practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p28.html

The State of Family Medicine: 2017 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - With tremendous change taking place in health care, the mood among family physicians is anxious, but there are reasons to be hopeful.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p26.html

Beating the Prior Authorization Blues -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Getting insurer approval for treatment can take hours out of your week. Here are some ways to reduce the pain.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p15.html

Employment Contracts for Family Physicians in an Evolving Market -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - A review of the broad market trends can help you evaluate the specifics of your contract.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p28.html

The Unexpected Challenge of Motivational Interviewing -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Successful use requires us to change our thinking about ourselves.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p9.html

Compensation for family physicians rises in new survey -- FPM

Apr 5, 2016 - Compensation for family physicians rises in new survey

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

The Physician Employment Trend: What You Need to Know -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - How will the emerging trend take shape? Is it good for medicine - for doctors? And will there still be a place for independent physicians?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p11.html

Answers to Your Questions About Chronic Care Management -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - From what constitutes 24/7 access to how to document the 20 minutes of required monthly services, we fill in the blanks about this new Medicare benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p7.html

ICD-10 Coding for the Undiagnosed Problem -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - To find the correct code for a symptom, sign, or test result, pay close attention to ICD-10's exclusion, code-first, and inclusion notes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p17.html

Physician compensation rises but so do frustrations -- FPM

Apr 22, 2015 - Physician compensation rises but so do frustrations

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p5.html

Average family physician income up, but not equally -- FPM

Jun 20, 2014 - Average family physician income up, but not equally

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Physician recruiter sees continued plunge in private practive -- FPM

Jun 30, 2014 - Physician recruiter sees continued plunge in private practive

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

2014 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 13, 2014 - Access the 2014 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2014.html

Practice Transformation: Running Your Business Like a Business -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - This medical practice uses technology and automaker-inspired productivity steps to modernize and rapidly grow its business.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p18.html

Opinion Department Collection

...Practice types-Direct primary care Practice types-Employed practice Practice types-Independent practice Quality and efficiency-Cost effectiveness Quality and efficiency-Drug therapy Quality and efficiency-Nonclinical process improvement Quality and...

Family Practice Management

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Opinion Department Collection

...Practice types-Direct primary care Practice types-Employed practice Practice types-Independent practice Quality and efficiency-Cost effectiveness Quality and efficiency-Drug therapy Quality and efficiency-Nonclinical process improvement Quality and...

Family Practice Management

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Physician compensation -- FPM

...Despite the continued focus on direct primary, concierge, or direct pay care models, those types of practices remain very much in the minority. Only 10 percent of family physicians reported being in a concierge or cash-only practice, the same amounts as in 2014. The researchers said...

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/physician-compensation.html

September/October 2016

...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Edmond S. Weisbart In Defense of Direct Primary Care Philip Eskew Practice Pearls • Answer patients' questions before the visit • Inform patients about delays Coding & Documentation • ICD-10 changes...

Family Practice Management

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May/June 2014

...Practice Transformation: Taking the Direct Primary Care Route David Twiddy ICD-10 Coding for the Undiagnosed Problem Cindy Hughes The New Normal: Helping Patients Navigate the Changing Insurance Landscape Maria V. Ciletti Departments From the Editor Solo...

Family Practice Management

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From the Editor Department Collection

...Practice types-Direct primary care Practice types-Employed practice Practice types-Hospital-physician joint ventures Practice types-Independent practice Practice types-Solo practice Quality and efficiency-Clinical process improvement Quality and efficiency-Cost...

Family Practice Management

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From the Editor Department Collection

...Practice types-Direct primary care Practice types-Employed practice Practice types-Hospital-physician joint ventures Practice types-Independent practice Practice types-Solo practice Quality and efficiency-Clinical process improvement Quality and efficiency-Cost...

Family Practice Management

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Letters - Nov 2008 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - ...Direct Primary Care Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance Career Options Related Topic Searches Job satisfaction Workload Cash-only practice MOST RECENT ISSUE Jul-Aug 2019 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM E-Newsletter Sign up to...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p16a.html

Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p19.html

A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p12.html

Rebuilding Family Medicine From the Foundation Up -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - The mere fact that we talk about access to care is a sign of serious illness in the health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p9.html

Letters - Sep 2007 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - ...Direct Primary Care Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance Rural Practice Career Options Related Topic Searches Solo practice Cash-only practice Time management Physician productivity MOST RECENT ISSUE Jul-Aug 2019 Access the latest issue of FPM journal...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p11b.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2006 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - ...This code is for case management services that require the physician to be responsible for direct care of the patient. It also requires that the physician coordinate or supervise other health care services needed by the patient. For example, some Medicaid carriers accept this code...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p31.html

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

News & Trends - Jun 2006 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - ...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Fighting for Hospital Privileges Skin Deep: How to Properly Code for Biopsies and Lesion Removal Editor's Collections Coding Related Topic Searches Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Procedure...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p25.html

Letters - Apr 2006 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - ...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? In Defense of Direct Primary Care Editor's Collections Billing & Claims Working With Insurers Direct Primary Care Career Options Related Topic Searches Cash-only practice Health plans, general...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p23.html

Cash-Only Practice: Could It Work for You? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - The cash-only model involves some risk, but it can also bring many rewards.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p61.html

2,500 Cash-Paying Patients and Growing -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - This physician is expanding his cash-only practice to keep up with demand.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p64.html

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Turning away third-party payers and requiring payment at the time of service restored this family physician's practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p74.html

First-Party Payers: Should You Cut Out the Middle Plan? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - How much of the world can you set right simply by asking your patients to pay for their care?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p14.html

Ask FPM - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Managing the Habitual No-Show Patient Going Solo: Making the Leap Editor's Collections Independent and Solo Practice Direct Primary Care Rural Practice Career Options Related Topic Searches Call...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p74.html

Strategies for Better Patient Flow and Cycle Time -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - These tried-and-true techniques will increase revenue, reduce expenses and improve satisfaction with your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p45.html

Letters - Feb 2003 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - ...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? In Defense of Direct Primary Care Editor's Collections Independent and Solo Practice Career Options Related Topic Searches Independent practice MOST RECENT ISSUE Jul-Aug 2019 Access the latest...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/p14c.html

The Elephant in the Room -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Complains that boutique medicine gets undeserved attention while truly important issues such as health care for all go undiscussed.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p15.html

p10.pdf

...These models, which include direct primary care, direct pay, concierge, and other subtly different forms, are collectively seen as a way for physicians to focus more tightly on patient care while normalizing reimbursement. David Albenberg, MD, has operated Access Health- care LLC...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p10.pdf

p10.pdf

...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Edmond S. Weisbart, MD, CPE, FAAFP While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system. Direct primary care (DPC), a reformulation of concierge medicine,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p10.pdf

p12.pdf

...In Defense of Direct Primary Care Philip Eskew, DO, JD, MBA Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction. Direct primary care (DPC) is a growing movement across the United States involving at least 429...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p12.pdf

FPM Cover

...Direct Primary Care Summit • Network with DPC physicians and thought leaders • Access exhibitors who specialize in DPC • Hear from expert speakers on a range of topics dpcsummit.org DPA19020445 June 28−30 | Chicago Register by May 31 to save $200 19020445 -...

Family Practice Management

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p4.pdf

...The environment is tougher than ever. Proactive revenue management and direct pay models provide opportunities for small practices. Like the apocryphal misquote of Mark Twain, The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated, solo private practice has been dying for a long...

Family Practice Management

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p28.pdf

...Concierge/direct pay options. This is an area of increasing interest. Do physicians have the opportunity to build their own concierge/ direct pay patient base while continuing to accept third-party payments from the majority of patients? If so, is the concierge/direct pay...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p28.pdf

p26.pdf

...doctor and the patients served, said Smith, alluding to alternative practice options such as direct primary care. Currently, just three percent of family physicians are in a direct primary care practice, according to AAFP data, but the model is spreading. Hollister believes that...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p26.pdf

p28.pdf

...also help you keep revenue within your practice by avoiding penalties and earning incentives under Medicare and other value-based or direct primary care payment models. Portals also help motivated patients be more engaged in their care, which can give them more control over their...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p28.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p45.pdf

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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/fpm20150100p7-rt4.pdf

p7.pdf

...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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p7.pdf

p11.pdf

...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...

Family Practice Management

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p42.pdf

...to 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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p42.pdf

p15.pdf

...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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p15.pdf

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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p27.pdf

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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p20.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0600/p52.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p37.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p41.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1000/p72.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p37.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p54.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p36.html

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...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p11b.html

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