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"Insuring" the Uninsured -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - By offering uninsured patients a set of services in exchange for an affordable monthly fee, this practice has reduced no-shows and improved its patients’ health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p51.html

21st Century Medicine, 20th Century People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Sometimes technology isn't the problem.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p40.html

A Microcosm of the Health Care 'System' -- FPM

Feb 1, 2011 - Should a patient ask you what's wrong with health care today, where do you start?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/p3.html

A New Identity for Family Medicine: Physicians for the Underserved -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - By emphasizing the family physician's role as a caregiver for patients in underserved areas, we can strengthen our specialty.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p14.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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

An Alarming Case of Viagra Abuse -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - A letter of protest to a managed care company that protested his patient's use of 8 Viagra tablets in a single month when the average is 5.9

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p10.html

An Open Letter to the CEO of Our Health Plan -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - Open letter to the CEO of United Health Care, the Academy health plan, discussing improvements and user control.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p11.html

Are the Edges of Family Practice Being Worn Away? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - A variety of forces, from hospitalists to burnout, may be chipping away at family physicians' scope of practice. Should you be concerned?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p35.html

Ask FPM - Apr 2002 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article The Struggle Between E ... Next article >> Apr 2002 Issue ASK FPM Fam Pract Manag. 2002 Apr;9(4):60. Discounts for uninsured patients Covering call for ob/gyns Billing for patients seen in your absence Buying into a practice Discounts...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p60.html

Avoiding Counterfeit Drugs -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Helping Your Patients ... Previous article Is Moonlighting Right ... Next article >> Mar 2007 Issue Information From Your Family Doctor Avoiding Counterfeit Drugs Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Mar;14(3):36. Download in pdf format. An article on this topic is available in the...

Family Practice Management : Patient Education

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p36.html

Back to the Future: The Way Forward in Health Care Reform -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - It's 1995 all over again. Let's get it right this time.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p5.html

Baumol's Disease -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - Health care in general may suffer from an incurable disease. (Are you surprised?)

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p10.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

Building a New Health Care System -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - Reports on Don Berwick's plenary speech at the 2002 National Forum on Quality, focusing on the argument that there's no excuse for not trying to improve what you can improve in the system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p12.html

Building for Tomorrow: The Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practices -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - A response to the article in this issue by Kilo and Endsley.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p13.html

Building the Future of Health Care on the Foundations of Family Practice -- FPM

Jan 1, 2000 - Hold on to your heritage as a family physician. It may save the health care system, or at least save your patient from it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0100/p41.html

Can Your Patients Afford the Medications You Prescribe? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Patient adherence may depend on the answer to this question, so it must be asked.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p67.html

Creating a High-Quality, Low-Cost Health Care System: Lessons From Grand Junction, ...

Dec 1, 2009 - Physicians who have been instrumental in making Grand Junction, CO, one of the lowest cost health care marketplaces in the country offer the secrets of Grand Junction's success.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p7.html

Decline and Fall -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - Is it time to call in hospice for the health care system?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p10.html

Diagnosis Du Jour -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - When you happen upon a new diagnosis, a strange phenomenon occurs: Its prevalence increases in your practice.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p88.html

Do We Need Primary Care? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Here are six reasons to answer in the affirmative and to believe that the status quo is ripe for revolution.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p11.html

Does Primary Care Need Medicare? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - Its payment system undervalues primary care, and its regulations include jail time for physicians' mistakes. What's not to love?

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p7.html

Establishing Rules of the Road for Pharmaceutical Representatives -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - One physician's description of the boundaries of appropriate interactions with pharmaceutical sales representatives, including a letter that can readers can send to those who call on their practices.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p10.html

Family Practice Between the Waves -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - Argues that managed care and integration hit family practice like a huge wave, leaving the specialty wallowing and damaged in a trough between waves and that the circumstance is promoting lots of experimentation.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p10.html

Finally, a Medical Miracle -- FPM

Mar 1, 2001 - Complains about an outrageous newspaper ad for electron-beam tomography

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0300/p10.html

Four Reasons Our Office is Pharma-Free -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - Those free gifts and samples might be costing you more than you realize.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p6.html

Health Care's Giant Hairball -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - When faced with organizational bureaucracy, physicians can either give in, get out or learn how to orbit.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p58.html

Helping Needy Patients Get Needed Medications -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The article describes how one practice uses volunteers to implement its patient-assistance program, which helps needy patients receive free or discounted medicines from pharmaceutical companies.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p56.html

Helping Your Patients Avoid Counterfeit Medications -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Four simple steps will help safeguard patients from this growing threat to their pocketbooks and their health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p33.html

How Consumer-Driven Health Plans Will Affect Your Practice -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - This new way of paying for health care could realign the doctor-patient relationship and reduce the role of third-party payers, but only if it’s done right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p71.html

How Do You Like Your Universal Coverage? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2000 - Urges readers to read and comment on the Academy's universal coverage discussion paper.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1100/p11.html

How Is It Going? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - The beginning of the year is a good time to figure out where we are and where we're headed.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p4.html

How to Help Your Low-Income Patients Get Prescription Drugs -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - Accessing affordable medications can be a hassle. Here's how you and your patients can make the most of the available resources.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p51.html

Innovation and Organization -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - Applies Andre Delbecq's presentation at the 1999 ALF to health care, suggesting that the future might belong to innovative organizations built as networks of relatively independent business units.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p12.html

Is Universal Coverage the American Way? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2000 - Seven physician organizations think so, and they're joining forces to place universal coverage on the national agenda this election year.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0700/p33.html

Learning From Troubled Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - Though we may sometimes be tempted to look down on troubled patients, they have much to teach us.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p52.html

Letters - Apr 2001 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - Advertisement << Patient Privacy Previous article The Other Side of the ... Next article >> Apr 2001 Issue LETTERS Finding the balance Fam Pract Manag. 2001 Apr;8(4):13. To the Editor: How do we encourage – or force – people to take responsibility for their own health? This is one of...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p13a.html

Letters - Apr 2002 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - Advertisement << Putting Politeness Int ... Previous article Treating Obesity Next article >> Apr 2002 Issue LETTERS The future of medicine Fam Pract Manag. 2002 Apr;9(4):15. To the Editor: I really enjoyed Building a New Health Care System [Editor’s Page, January 2002, page 12]. It...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p15.html

Letters - Apr 2008 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Advertisement << A New Epidemic: Admini ... Previous article Patient vs. "Customer- ... Next article >> Apr 2008 Issue LETTERS Contemplating Robin Hood practice Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Apr;15(4):11. After completing rounds at two nursing homes and a hospital and watching my daughter's...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p11.html

Letters - Apr 2008 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Evaluating the RUC Previous article News & Trends Next article >> Apr 2008 Issue LETTERS Curing Baumol's disease Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Apr;15(4):12. I found Dr. Bobby Newbell's opinion piece on Baumol's Disease [November/December 2007] interesting, but any...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p11c.html

Letters - Feb 2001 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Advertisement << Living on Borrowed Time Previous article Commendable Advice Next article >> Feb 2001 Issue LETTERS Not-so incidental expenses Fam Pract Manag. 2001 Feb;8(2):12. Enlarge To the Editor: I received a letter the other day from an insurance company informing me it would...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p12.html

Letters - Jan 1998 -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - Advertisement << The Mental Health Care ... Previous article Ask FPM Next article >> Jan 1998 Issue LETTERS On bread baking and managed care Fam Pract Manag. 1998 Jan;5(1):9. To the Editor: It is not the fault of George Bernard Shaw that he was unable to follow his line of reasoning...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p9b.html

Letters - Jan 1999 -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Six Ways to Make Play ... Previous article On MDs and DOs Next article >> Jan 1999 Issue Letters Managed care vs. MSAs Fam Pract Manag. 1999 Jan;6(1):13. To the Editor: In recent issues, some of my colleagues have suggested that patients should be more grateful of...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p13.html

Letters - Jan 2007 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Auld Lang Syne: Practi ... Previous article Flu Vaccine Distributi ... Next article >> Jan 2007 Issue LETTERS Saving the sample closet Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Jan;14(1):11. Wow! Throw up a little difficulty and the anti-patient forces throw out the baby with the bath...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p11.html

Letters - Jan 2007 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Saving the Sample Clos ... Previous article Pharmacists as Nonphys ... Next article >> Jan 2007 Issue LETTERS Flu vaccine distribution Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Jan;14(1):11. The main reason physicians are still waiting for their flu vaccine was not addressed in the news...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p11a.html

Letters - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Doing What Has Always ... Previous article The Latest Word on OB ... Next article >> Jan 2008 Issue LETTERS Home sweet medical home Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Jan;15(1):13. The otherwise excellent article The Medical Home: An Idea Whose Time Has Come … Again [September...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p13.html

Letters - Jan-Feb 2010 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - Advertisement << Quiznos and Health Care Previous article Using Patient Lists to ... Next article >> Jan-Feb 2010 Issue LETTERS Health care reform should emphasize person-focused care Fam Pract Manag. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):10-12. I applaud Dr. Starfield's attempt to define our specialty...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p10a.html

Letters - Jan-Feb 2010 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - Advertisement << The Power of Apology Previous article Health Care Reform Sho ... Next article >> Jan-Feb 2010 Issue LETTERS Quiznos and health care Fam Pract Manag. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):10-12. If the woman in What If Quiznos Were Run Like Health Care? [The Last Word, November/December...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p10.html

Letters - Jan-Feb 2011 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2011 - Advertisement << The Efficiencies of Me ... Previous article "Refills" for Schedule ... Next article >> Jan-Feb 2011 Issue LETTERS PCMH, ACOs and health care systems Fam Pract Manag. 2011 Jan-Feb;18(1):4. I read with interest Dr. David Kibbe's article PCMH and ACO: Opposed or...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/p4.html

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