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The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is trying to make Medicare documentation less burdensome and planning more changes that should result in a pay raise for family physicians in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p8.html

Why Family Physicians Should Not Just Be Family Physicians: Rethinking Roles in ...

Feb 1, 2020 - In some settings, the cause of burnout isn’t having too much work - it’s having the wrong type of work.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p5.html

Physician Well-Being: Prioritizing Your Own Health Through a Personal Health ...

Feb 1, 2020 - You can’t take care of others optimally unless you first take care of yourself. Start today.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p27.html

Improving the Waiting Room Experience -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Adding a touch of tech, a dose of education, and plenty of creature comforts to your waiting room can make it more palatable for patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p14.html

Social Media for Doctors: Taking Professional and Patient Engagement to the Next Level ...

Feb 1, 2020 - Some of the top family physicians on social media share their best practices for building a following and avoiding common pitfalls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p19.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2020 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Navigate patients’ anxiety about pelvic exams | Ask older patients these questions to assess dementia risk | Tell patients up front how much time you have

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p34.html

Primary Care First: Practice Assessment Checklist -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Starting in 2021, PCF will be open to primary care clinicians practicing in 26 participating states and regions. Use this checklist to assess your practice’s readiness to participate in PCF, including care delivery capabilities, data infrastructure, and potential financial impact.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p25.html

Listening to the Little Voice Inside -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - That nagging little voice can sometimes save you from a medical mistake, so don’t ignore it.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p38.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

Goal-Setting Theory for the New Year -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Research points to four factors that will help make your goals more effective.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p3.html

Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers (2019) -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - We would like to thank the following peer reviewers for their valuable contributions to FPM during 2019.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p4.html

A template for referring patients 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.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

CDC Issues Advisory on Elevated Influenza Activity

Jan 16, 2020 - The CDC recently released a Health Alert Network advisory to notify physicians that influenza activity nationally remains high, primarily due to heightened circulation of influenza B/Victoria viruses.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200116fluactivity.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Family Planning and Contraception - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on family planning and contraception, including emergency contraception, hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, infertility, in vitro fertilization, intrauterine devices, preconception care, tubal sterilization, and vasectomy. This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=71

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related issues, including acute and chronic COPD, spirometry, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, corticosteriods, and pulmonary complications. This collection features AFP content on chronic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=32

Functional Dyspepsia: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - Functional dyspepsia is defined as at least one month of epigastric discomfort without evidence of organic disease found during an upper endoscopy, and it accounts for 70% of dyspepsia. Symptoms of functional dyspepsia include postprandial fullness, early satiety, and epigastric pain or...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p84.html

Short-Term Systemic Corticosteroids: Appropriate Use in Primary Care - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Short-term systemic corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are frequently prescribed for adults in the outpatient setting by primary care physicians. There is a lack of supporting evidence for most diagnoses for which steroids are prescribed, and there is evidence against steroid use ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p89.html

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, antiplatelet therapy, arrhythmias, and palpitations. This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=33

Muscle Weakness in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Although the prevalence of muscle weakness in the general population is uncertain, it occurs in about 5% of U.S. adults 60 years and older. Determining the cause of muscle weakness can be challenging. True muscle weakness must first be differentiated from subjective fatigue or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p95.html

Dyspepsia - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP on dyspepsia and related issues, including Helicobacter pylori infection, general epigastric dysfunction, and GERD. This collection features AFP on dyspepsia and related issues, including Helicobacter pylori infection, general epigastric dysfunction, and GERD.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=8

Procedures - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Procedures Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best content from AFP, as...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=87

Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidance from the AHA, ACC, and HRS - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - This guideline on atrial fibrillation (AF) management from the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is an update of the 2014 version and is based on new evidence from clinical trials and the U.S. Food and Drug ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p123.html

Revefenacin (Yupelri) for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Revefenacin is a once-daily nebulized alternative to metered dose long-acting muscarinic antagonists for patients with moderate to severe COPD. Given its expense, complicated administration process, and lack of evidence that it improves key patient-oriented outcomes, its use should be ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p121.html

Pain Medications Before IUD Placement - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Topical lidocaine preparations including gels, creams, and sprays may modestly decrease pain with tenaculum placement but not during IUD insertion.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p119.html

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement -...

Jan 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p112.html

Depression After ACS, Amenorrhea, Physical Activity, Heart Failure, Erythema Multiforme...

Jan 15, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p75.html

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus in Pregnant Women - Putting Prevention into Practice - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - A 33-year-old U.S.-born pregnant clinician comes to your office for a first prenatal visit. Her most recent menstrual period was six weeks ago, and she has been taking prenatal vitamins for the past eight weeks. She was pregnant once more than two years ago, and at the time she screened...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p115.html

Nonpharmacologic Therapies Can Improve Chronic Pain Outcomes

Jan 15, 2020 - A review of military health records has found that veterans who received nonpharmacologic therapies to manage chronic pain are less likely than those who did not to experience long-term adverse outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200115nonpharmtx.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Implicit Bias Training Guide

Jan 15, 2020 - The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has introduced its Implicit Bias Training Guide to promote awareness among primary care physicians and their practice teams.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200115implicitbias.html

Acute Heart Failure in a 39-Year-Old Man - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2020 Issue Photo Quiz Acute Heart Failure in a 39-Year-Old Man DREW ASHBY, MD; FRANKLIN NIBLOCK, MD, MPH; KENNETH HERRING, MD; and LOGAN MIMS, MD, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):117-118. A...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p117.html

America Needs More Family Doctors: The 25x2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical ...

Jan 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2020 Issue Editorials America Needs More Family Doctors: 25×2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical Students into Family Medicine JACOB PRUNUSKE, MD, MSPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wausau, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p82.html

Identify Patients Likely to Benefit from Lung Cancer Screening - Letters to the Editor ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Jan 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Identify Patients Likely to Benefit from Lung Cancer Screening Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):69-70. Original Article: Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons [Lown Right Care] Issue Date: June 15, 2019 Available at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p69.html

Lung Cancer Screening Effective for Reducing Cancer Deaths - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Lung Cancer Screening Effective for Reducing Cancer Deaths Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):70-71. Original Article: Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons [Lown Right Care] Issue Date: June 15, 2019...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p70.html

PAMA Laboratory Reporting Delay a Win for AAFP

Jan 14, 2020 - In a move the Academy has advocated for months, Congress has mandated a one-year delay for required reporting of clinical laboratory data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200114pamadelay.html

Wanted: Bank information to pay APM bonuses -- FPM

Jan 13, 2020 - The federal government has posted a list of clinicians it owes bonus money. Here's how to find out if you're on it, and how to claim your cash if you are.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Beware Virulent Deer and Confounding EHR Notes

Jan 13, 2020 - We asked our new physician bloggers about the worst EHR notes they have seen. They shared their experiences in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200113fp-ehrnotes.html

Urologic Conditions in Infants and Children -- FP Essentials

Jan 13, 2020 - FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition is available for individual purchase.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/488-ed.html

Med Student Leader Helps Peers Find Family Medicine Path

Jan 13, 2020 - Mentors led Chase Mussard to family medicine. Now the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine student strives to do the same for others.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200113fdf-chase.html

ACP Guideline Addresses Age-related Low Testosterone

Jan 13, 2020 - The AAFP has endorsed the American College of Physicians' clinical practice guideline on treating adult men with age-related low testosterone, which recommends initiating testosterone treatment only for those experiencing sexual dysfunction.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200113age-relatedtestosterone.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 101 - January 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Jan 11, 2020 - This episode includes discussions on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, positional therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, lymphoma, tapering opioids, branched-chain amino acids for hepatic encephalopathy.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/101.html

Implicit Bias Resources

Jan 10, 2020 - Implicit bias

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/everyone-project/eop-tools/implicit-bias-resources.html

Family Physicians Are on the Front Lines of Mental Health Care in America

Jan 10, 2020 - Family Physicians Are On The Front Lines Of Mental Health Care In America

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/family-physicians-are-on-the-front-lines-of-mental-health-care-in-america.html

Try These Tips to Overcome Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

Jan 9, 2020 - During what is shaping up to be a severe flu season, Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips on vaccinating reluctant patients in this Leader Voices Blog post.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200109lv-fluvacc.html

AAFP Guides Agencies Away From Alternative Payment Roadblocks

Jan 9, 2020 - In letters to CMS and HHS' Office of the Inspector General, the Academy counseled regulators to make sure self-referral rules do not hinder practice transformation through new payment models.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200109selfreferralltrs.html

Study: Misuse of Certain Nonopioid Analgesics on the Rise

Jan 9, 2020 - Research suggests that as the number of prescriptions written for opioids has dropped, there has been a corresponding rise in the use of nonopioid medications such as gabapentin and baclofen to treat certain types of pain.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200109nonopioidmeds.html

Video -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Jan 9, 2020 -

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/office-champions/behavioral-health/video.html

Webcast: CMS Primary Care First Model Interactive Office Hours With CMS -- Physician ...

Jan 8, 2020 - Watch this webcast co-hosted by the AAFP, ACP, and AMA to learn about Primary Care First, a new advanced payment model for primary care physicians. Get your questions answered before the PCF application deadline.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/primary-care-first-model-q-and-a.mem.html

Webcast: CMS Primary Care First Model Interactive Office Hours With CMS -- Physician ...

Jan 8, 2020 - Watch this webcast co-hosted by the AAFP, ACP, and AMA to learn about Primary Care First, a new advanced payment model for primary care physicians. Get your questions answered before the PCF application deadline.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/primary-care-first-model-q-and-a.mem.html

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jan 7, 2020 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm

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