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Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2020 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Lab tests requiring modifier QW | Newborn: new patient or not? | Shared services for new patients | Coding sex-specific services for transgender patients | Pacemaker due to sick sinus syndrome

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p36.html

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p29.html

Ten EHR Strategies for Efficient Documentation -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Applying even one of these 10 strategies can help you reduce frustration, improve productivity, and get home earlier.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p5.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2020 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Use EHR sticky notes to connect with patients personally | Talking your team through a crisis | Get credit for pre- and post-exam work

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p38.html

Two Habits of a Healthy Team: Managing Conflict and Practicing Gratitude -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Most teams try to avoid conflict, yet can’t stop focusing on the negative. Healthy teams do the opposite.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p11.html

Developing Your Professional Career Plan -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - The key to a fulfilling career is to know what’s important to you - from your mission, identity, and direction to family, fun, and finances - and then pursue that.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p21.html

Understanding Value-Based Payment: A Primer for Family Physicians -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Public and private payers are transitioning away from fee-for-service and emphasizing value-based payment models. This supplement from the American Academy of Family Physicians describes what you need to know about the transition and how it may affect you and your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p25.html

Ten Tips for Cultivating Patience During Uncertain Times -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - It’s easy to feel impatient with ourselves and others these days. But research suggests impatience can be bad for our health. Here’s a better way to respond.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p43.html

Maintaining Patient Relationships in the Age of Hospitalists, Urgent Care, and a ...

Aug 1, 2020 - It was already difficult to get enough face-to-face time with patients before COVID-19 hit. Bonding with them now takes even more effort.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p4.html

Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - This supplement from the American Academy of Family Physicians shares learnings from state chapter quality improvement initiatives designed to increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates. The project was supported by a grant from Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p17.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Urinary Tract Infections/Dysuria - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on urinary tract infections/dysuria and related issues, including asymptomatic bacteriuria, bladder infections, cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, pyelonephritis, urinalysis, and urine dipstick testing. This collection features AFP content on ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=30

Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on heart failure and related issues, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), cardiomyopathy, cardioverter-defibrillators, congestive heart failure, and diastolic and systolic heart failure. This...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=26

Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=16

Arthritis and Joint Pain - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on arthritis and joint pain, including arthritis, gout, knee osteoarthritis, monoarthritis, osteoarthritis, polyarticular joint pain, Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, and shoulder osteoarthritis. This collection features AFP...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=77

Sexually Transmitted Infections - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, and syphilis. This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=23

Pneumonia - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=22

IRS says these COVID-19 relief funds are taxable -- FPM

Jul 14, 2020 - Money that doctors receive from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund will be subject to income tax in most cases.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

American Family Physician

Jul 14, 2020 - American Family Physician is a semi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. AFP’s chief objective is to provide high-quality continuing medical education for more than 190,000 family physicians and other primary care clinicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp.html

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs -- American Family Physician

Jul 14, 2020 - View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician in 2019.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/covid-19-daily-briefs.html

Health System Preparedness, Resilience Depend on PC, Says AAFP

Jul 14, 2020 - In separate letters to HHS and senate health committee leaders, the AAFP called for a sharper primary care strategy to better prepare the health care system for public health emergencies.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200714hhs-senateletters.html

Called to Heal: FP Ministers to Both Patients and Society

Jul 13, 2020 - Family physician and pastor Joedrecka Brown Speights, M.D., has a unique perspective on the many aspects of patients' well-being, including their spiritual health.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200713fdf-brownspeights.html

It's Official: 2020 Congress of Delegates Goes Virtual

Jul 13, 2020 - This year's Congress of Delegates will be held virtually to safeguard participants' health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join your colleagues online to weigh in on key policy issues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200713candannounce.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand -- CME

Jul 9, 2020 - Watch AAFP’s CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/covid-19-webinar-series-on-demand.html

Telemedicine Is Worthy of Payers' Long-term Investment

Jul 9, 2020 - John Cullen, M.D., writes that telemedicine has proven its worth during the pandemic. Now payers must ensure its viability as a long-term solution.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200709lv-telemedicine.html

Study: Data Show Primary Care Spend Is Lagging

Jul 9, 2020 - A recent report uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data to confirm that primary care expenditures are not rising relative to other sources of health care spending.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200709pcspend.html

Unemployment During Pandemic Amounts to a One-Two Punch

Jul 8, 2020 - Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the pandemic -- and the higher unemployment rates it has caused -- has exposed the precarious nature of employer-sponsored health insurance.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200708fp-esi.html

AAFP Family Medicine Conference

Jul 8, 2020 - Family Medicine Experience (FMX) is the AAFP's largest family medicine conference. Earn CME, hear dynamic keynote speakers, network with peers, and discover patient care solutions for your practice.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/family-medicine-conference.html

CDHE Awards Chapters Implicit Bias Training Grants

Jul 8, 2020 - Thanks to a grant from the AAFP Foundation, the Academy's Center for Diversity and Health Equity has awarded grants to 12 chapters to create implicit bias training events for members.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200708implicitbiasgrants.html

Henley's Portrait Unveiling Stirs Emotions, Sparks Memories

Jul 8, 2020 - On July 6, a small group of Academy leaders, staff and special guests gathered at AAFP headquarters in Leawood, Kan., to witness the unveiling of the official portrait of outgoing EVP and CEO Douglas Henley, M.D., who is retiring as of Aug. 1.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200708henleyportrait.html

Coming Soon: New AAFP Website and Mobile App

Jul 8, 2020 - A new aafp.org and AAFP mobile app are coming Aug. 17 with upgrades that will help members find the best family medicine resources for their needs.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200708newwebsite.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 113 - July 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Jul 8, 2020 - Episode 113 includes discussions on blood product transfusion in adults, nicotine replacement therapy, cervical colposcopy, antiemetics for acute gastroenteritis in children, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/113.html

ACA's Vital Progress Again in Jeopardy

Jul 7, 2020 - As the Supreme Court prepares to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog that the focus should be on building on aspects of the ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200707itt-aca.html

2020-21 AFP Podcast Team -- American Family Physician

Jul 7, 2020 - The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast-2020-21.html

Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. from the World Health Organization

Jul 7, 2020 - AAP, AAFP, ACP and AMA Statement on Withdrawal From WHO

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aap-aafp-acp-ama-who.html

New CPT code for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antigen testing -- FPM

Jul 6, 2020 - Antigen testing is designed to be quicker and simpler than other tests for the coronavirus and can be conducted at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Candidate Orientation

Jul 6, 2020 -

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/congresses/orientation-video.html

Medicare to require new Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage form -- FPM

Jul 5, 2020 - When you expect Medicare to deny payment, an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage form is useful. A new version of the form will soon be required.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

COVID-19 diagnosis coding explained in a flowchart -- FPM

Jul 5, 2020 - Four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, questions still remain about how to code these cases. This flowchart has the answers.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Assigning patient risk levels in two steps -- FPM

Jul 4, 2020 - Identifying which of your patients are at high risk can help you provide them with better care.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

How your team can help you finish your documentation -- FPM

Jul 3, 2020 - If you prefer taking visit notes with pen and paper, your staff can transfer them to the EHR. But make sure you do this.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Supports Legislation to Build on Successes of Affordable Care Act

Jul 3, 2020 - AAFP Supports Legislation to Build on Successes of Affordable Care Act

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-supports-legislation-to-build-on-successes-of-affordable-care-act.html

Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Lead

Jul 2, 2020 - With the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students approaching, Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that resident leadership roles led him to his current job and a state leadership position.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200702fp-leadership.html

Exhibiting at FMX | AAFP

Jul 2, 2020 - Learn more about how to network with the more than 4,000 family physician attendees at 2020 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, October 13-17.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors.html

Lock In Telehealth Flexibility, Protections, Says AAFP

Jul 2, 2020 - In two recent letters, the AAFP and other groups asked Congress for permanent telehealth flexibility and laid out principles to ensure ongoing virtual care success.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200702telehealthletters.html

Academy Objects to Scope Overreach by Veterans Affairs

Jul 2, 2020 - The AAFP recently joined a coalition of other medical groups in warning the Department of Veterans Affairs about the danger of allowing nonphysicians to practice without physician oversight.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200702vascope.html

AAFP Joins Boycott of Facebook, Instagram Ads

Jul 2, 2020 - The AAFP is joining hundreds of other companies and organizations in a monthlong advertising boycott to urge Facebook to address hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200702stophate.html

PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium

Jul 2, 2020 - Network and learn at the 2021 Program Directors Workshop (PDW) and Residency Program Solutions (RPS) conferences, Friday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Kansas City.

Events : PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium

https://www.aafp.org/events/pdw-rps.html

Important Information for Assigned Exhibitors

Jul 2, 2020 -

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/virtual-info.html

Back Pain in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - Back pain is a relatively common presenting symptom in children and adolescents. Typical causes include muscle strain or spasm, spinal deformities (e.g., Scheuermann kyphosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis), spondylolysis, bulging or herniated intervertebral disks, apophysitis of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p19.html

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