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Three phrases you can use to help patient visits stay on track -- FPM

Aug 30, 2019 - When a patient visit goes on too long and puts you behind schedule, the rest of the day can feel rushed, chaotic, and frustrating. To keep visits running on time as you meet patients’ needs, try using these three phrases.

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

Three practical skills that can help you be a better doctor -- FPM

Oct 30, 2019 - Good doctors have not only excellent clinical skills but also practical skills they likely learned outside of medical school.

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

Three practical ways to assign risk levels to your patients -- FPM

May 16, 2019 - Determining who your sickest patients are ahead of time can help you more proactively manage them and make better use of limited resources. Here's how.

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

Three principles for improving patient satisfaction with service -- FPM

Mar 15, 2019 - Practices can focus on improving these three areas to boost patient satisfaction with the quality of their care.

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

Three quick tips for exam room safety -- FPM

Nov 22, 2019 - You don't typically enter the exam worried about the potential for violence, but increased awareness of your surroundings can help keep you safe during visits.

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

Three steps to coding for Medicare wellness visits -- FPM

Apr 26, 2019 - The Medicare annual wellness visit and the initial preventive physical examination provide a number of benefits to patients and physicians. Follow these suggestions to get properly reimbursed.

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

Three suggestions for addressing patients' sexual assault history -- FPM

Aug 2, 2019 - If your patient has experienced sexual assault as an adult, discussing it with them could lead to improved recovery. Frame that discussion the right way by following these three suggestions.

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

Three things to consider before you start screening for social determinants of health ...

Mar 21, 2019 - Social needs can complicate a patient’s health issues, but before you add another screening, answer these three questions.

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

Three things to remember when choosing a code without a diagnosis -- FPM

Jul 26, 2019 - Selecting the appropriate ICD-10 code depends on having a diagnosis. If you don't have a confirmed diagnosis, follow this advice to record your patient's signs and symptoms.

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

Three tips for better risk-adjustment coding -- FPM

Feb 7, 2019 - Your payment is increasingly tied to the severity of your patients’ conditions. These three guidelines will help you make sure you’re using the codes that best reflect their level of risk.

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

Three tips for making a referral for counseling -- FPM

Jun 13, 2019 - Some patients may still believe there is a stigma attached to seeking counseling. But if you believe it would benefit him or her, here are some suggestions to help make the process easier.

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

Three ways to get patients to use your portal -- FPM

Apr 4, 2019 - If you want more of your patients to communicate with you through your online portal, follow these three strategies.

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

Three ways to make social determinants screening doable -- FPM

Sep 18, 2019 - A recent pilot project highlights three ways to lessen the workload related to screening for and addressing social determinants of health.

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

Time is running out to transition to new Medicare numbers -- FPM

Nov 11, 2019 - Soon physicians will no longer be able to use Medicare Health Insurance Claim Numbers and will have to switch to Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers.

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

Time to check your 2019 MIPS eligibility status -- FPM

Feb 15, 2019 - If you are unclear whether the Merit-based Incentive Payment System applies to you in 2019, use this tool to check your eligibility.

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

Time to choose your Medicare status for 2020 -- FPM

Nov 25, 2019 - Physicians have until Dec. 31 to decide how they plan to participate in Medicare in 2020.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2020_Medicare_status.html

Tips for getting more patients to agree to chronic care management services -- FPM

Aug 15, 2019 - Patients eligible for chronic care management services have to agree to receive them before their physicians can get reimbursed. Physicians who have gone through the process share their best practices.

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

Tools for Better Dementia Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.html

Transitional care management: four areas to improve -- FPM

May 30, 2019 - Patients sometimes fall through the gaps when moving from an acute care environment to home. Improve these four areas to prevent that from happening.

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

Transitional Care Management: Practical Processes for Your Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Helping patients safely bridge the gap from acute care to ambulatory care is good for patients and practices too.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p27.html

Treating migraines? There's an app for that -- FPM

Jun 26, 2019 - Treating migraines is difficult because of the many factors that can trigger an attack. Suggest this mobile app to patients so they can be more engaged in their own care.

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

Two mobile apps to help patients lose weight -- FPM

Dec 5, 2018 - To supplement your normal advice to patients about healthy eating and exercise, you can also recommend these two mobile apps to help patients gain more control.

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

Two simple ways to improve patient satisfaction with visit length -- FPM

Feb 22, 2019 - How do you prevent the patient complaint My doctor didn’t spend enough time with me, especially if you can’t increase visit length? Research points to two techniques that can help patients feel more satisfied with the amount of time you spend with them.

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

Two tasks highly efficient practices delegate to their patients -- FPM

Nov 1, 2019 - Achieving greater practice efficiency often requires addressing key workflows, rethinking who does what, and delegating appropriately. In some instances, this can mean delegating tasks to patients.

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

Two ways to address difficult emotions in the exam room -- FPM

Mar 1, 2019 - When patients display negative emotions in the exam room, such as anger or frustration, asking them about their feelings can feel risky. Using these two strategies can help you better address patients’ difficult emotions and protect the healing process.

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

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