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100+ Medical Organizations Urge Changes to Proposed Rule

Jul 1, 2016 - The AAFP joined more than 100 medical organizations in asking CMS to make changes to the proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

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...Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage: Managing the Third Stage of Labor KAREN L. MAUGHAN, M.D., STEVEN W. HEIM, M.D., M.S.P.H., and SIM S. GALAZKA, M.D. University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia T he third stage of labor is the time from the delivery of the...

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...Older Adult Drivers with Cognitive Impairment DAVID B. CARR, M.D., JANET M. DUCHEK, PH.D., THOMAS M. MEUSER, PH.D., and JOHN C. MORRIS, M.D. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri T he automobile typically is the most important form of...

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...Retinoblastoma ALEX MELAMUD, M.D., RAKHEE PALEKAR, M.D., and ARUN SINGH, M.D. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio R etinoblastoma is a neuroblastic tumor that usually is detected in primary care. It is the most com- mon primary intraocular malig- nancy of childhood, with...

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...Supplements and Sports DAVID M. JENKINSON, DO, and ALLISON J. HARBERT, MD, Department of Family Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee A lthough the use of performance- enhancing supplements by profes- sional athletes has...

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...The Patient with Excessive Worry STEVEN SHEARER, PH.D., and LAUREN GORDON, M.D., Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, Maryland W orry is an effective short- term response to uncer- tainty that can become self- perpetuating with adverse long-term consequences. Worry reduces...

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11 Tips for More Productive Billing -- FPM

Mar 1, 2002 - The author, a practice administrator, offers 10 tips for improving the efficiency of billing and collection processes.

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11 Years, 16 Patches, $154 Billion: Congress Must Act Now to Repeal the SGR

Feb 20, 2014 - Today marks the 11th anniversary of Congress’s first attempt to ‘fix’ the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. During the past 11 (yes, 11!) years, we have witnessed 16 short-term ‘patches’ that have cost tax payers $154 billion (and yes, that’s billion). These so called ...

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...For more information on the American Academy of Family Physicians and why physicians have the education, expertise, and experience necessary to ensure the highest quality care for patients, please visit MAKING HEALTH C ARE WORK BET TER FOR PATIENTS The...

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...For more information on the American Academy of Family Physicians and why only physicians have the education, expertise, and experience necessary to ensure the highest quality care for patients, please visit MAKING HEALTH C ARE WORK BET TER FOR PATIENTS The...

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...AND THEY BELIEVE PHYSICIANS EXEMPLIFY THESE TRAITS by more than 2:1 compared to non-physician counterparts. 72% Someone they trust 77% Experienced 77% Knowledgeable 80% Up-to-date on the latest medical advances and treatments AMERICANS BELIEVE PHYSICIANS POSSESS...

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12 Tips for Increasing Your Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - In this article, family physicians share the practical tips they use to get more satisfaction out of their patient interactions and their workday.

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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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...Trigeminal Neuralgia RUDOLPHM. KRAFFT, MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio T rigeminal neuralgia was first described at the end of the first century and was later given the name tic douloureux because of the distinctive facial spasms that often...

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13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - The article completes a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article offers lessons learned from the project and explores whether the principles of quality improvement were effective.

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13 Ways to Be More Efficient -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - A family physician presents practical tips that can help physicians and their staff members be more efficient in their patient-care activities.

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...Amenorrhea: Evaluation and Treatment TARANNUM MASTER-HUNTER, M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan DIANA L. HEIMAN, M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, Connecticut P rimary amenorrhea can be diag- nosed if a patient has normal sec-...

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14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...14 February 2001 ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ 33 James M. Giovino, MD Dr. Giovino is director of the Mercy Health System Family Practice Residency Program in Janesville, Wis., and is a contributing editor to Family Practice Management. IL LU ST R...

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14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

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...Caring for Patients After Bariatric Surgery AYAZ VIRJI, M.D., Morton Plant Mease Primary Care Weight Management Clinic, Largo, Florida MICHEL M. MURR, M.D., University of South Florida Health Science Center, Tampa, Florida S ixty-seven percent of Americans are obese or overweight,...

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...Resolution Form April 30-May 2, 2015-National Conference of Constituency Leaders-Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center To be included for consideration by this conference, resolutions must: 1. Address only one issue; 2. Include whereas clause(s) that are stated clearly,...


16-Year-Old Patients: Make Sure They Receive Their Annual Well Visit and Vaccinations

...Dear Colleague: August 1, 2019 The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Society for...

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17122154_MACRA_July_Aug FPM Supp.indd

...Making Sense of MACRA: Earning Bonus Points for MIPS July 2018 Learn more | The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) established the Quality Payment Program (QPP) to shift Medicare payment from volume to value by creating two payment tracks....

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