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AAFP Webinar: CMS Primary Care First Models -- Physician Payment

Aug 26, 2019 - Watch this AAFP webinar to learn more about CMS Primary Cares Initiative, which provides new alternative payment models to reward outcomes, increase data transparency, and reduce administrative complexities.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/cms-primary-care-first-models-webinar.html

Private Payer Issues -- Physician Payment

Aug 9, 2019 - Find out how the AAFP's private sector advocacy team is working to get better payments and contracts and less administrative hassle for family physicians.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/payer.html

Preparing to Transition to Value-based Care -- Physician Payment

Jul 29, 2019 - Learn how two family physicians are incorporating value-based concepts into their practices to ensure quality patient care and financial sustainability.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment/transition-to-value-based-care.html

Hospital Privileging for Family Physicians

Jun 28, 2019 - Explore ways to avoid hospital privileging disputes and ways to solve problems when they arise.

Practice Management : Practice Ownership, Administration, and Staffing

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/administration/privileging.html

AAFP-PT Central -- AAFP-PT

Jun 26, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP-PT online system that provides easy reporting and online access for your laboratory.

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/pt-central.html

Succeed in Value-based Care -- Physician Payment

Jun 10, 2019 - Take small steps today that will help you increase payment, enhance patient care, and succeed in value-based care.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment.html

Quality Payment Program Support for Small and Rural Practices in Alabama and Tennessee ...

May 24, 2019 - Learn how to get Quality Payment Program (QPP) support for small and rural practices in Alabama and Tennessee.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/qpp-surs/alabama-tennessee.html

CMS Primary Care Initiatives - New Alternative Payment Models for Primary Care ...

May 13, 2019 - Primary Cares Initiative, the program recently announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides new alternative payment models for primary care physicians, including Primary Care First and Direct Contracting.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative.html

AAFP TIPS - Agenda Setting -- Practice Management

Sep 6, 2019 - AAFP TIPS - Agenda Setting

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/agenda-setting.html

Team-based Care: Empowering Your Team to Increase Efficiency -- Physician Payment

Apr 3, 2019 - Learn how to implement team documentation in your practice, and how to evaluate the value of team-based care.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment/team-based-care.html

Direct Primary Care | American Academy of Family Physicians -- Physician Payment

Mar 21, 2019 - The DPC model gives family physicians a meaningful alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing and provides patients a greater degree of access to physicians.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/dpc.html

Direct Primary Care Toolkit | American Academy of Family Physicians -- Physician Payment

Mar 21, 2019 - The AAFP DPC Toolkit is designed to help you evaluate and plan for your conversion or start-up to a DPC practice.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/dpc/toolkit-offer.html

Direct Primary Care Toolkit | American Academy of Family Physicians -- Physician Payment

Mar 21, 2019 - The AAFP DPC Toolkit is designed to help you evaluate and plan for your conversion or start-up to a direct primary care practice.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/dpc/toolkit.html

The Medical Home: Access and Continuity -- Practice Management

Mar 15, 2019 - Improved access and continuity of care can positively affect patient outcomes and improve quality performance while reducing health care costs.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pcmh/key-functions/access-continuity.html

Quality Payment Program: Small Practice, Underserved, and Rural Support -- Physician ...

Mar 14, 2019 - QPP-SURS is one of four technical assistance (TA) programs funded by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to assure that at eligible clinicians (EC) in MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) have access to the support they need to prepare for the two payment tracks under QPP:...

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/qpp-surs.html

Technical Assistance Programs to Transition to the Quality Payment Program -- Physician...

Mar 14, 2019 - CMS offers several technical assistance programs to help physicians successfully participate in one of the two payment tracks under QPP: MIPS and AAPMs.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/qpp-ta.html

Hierarchical Condition Category Coding -- Physician Payment

Mar 4, 2019 - Hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding is a risk-adjustment model designed to estimate future health care costs for patients.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/hcc.html

Telemedicine and Telehealth -- Health IT Guides

Mar 4, 2019 - Read about telemedicine and how using technology to deliver care at a distance can improve patient access and continuity of care.

Practice Management : Health-IT Guides

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/health-it/telemedicine-telehealth.html

Transform Your Practice: Practice Improvement Checklists -- Practice Management

Mar 1, 2019 - View these practice improvement checklists to transform your practice into a medical home, no matter where you are on the practice transformation spectrum.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pcmh/checklists.html

The Medical Home: Care Management -- Practice Management

Mar 1, 2019 - Care management, such as risk stratification, increases patient satisfaction and improves outcomes while reducing costs to the health care system.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pcmh/key-functions/care-management.html

The Medical Home: Comprehensiveness and Coordination -- Practice Management

Mar 1, 2019 - Effective care coordination can improve patient care transitions and outcomes while providing comprehensive care across the medical neighborhood.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pcmh/key-functions/comprehensiveness-coordination.html

The Medical Home: Patient and Caregiver Engagement -- Practice Management

Mar 1, 2019 - Patient and caregiver engagement strategies such as motivational interviewing and shared decision making can improve patient outcomes in health care.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pcmh/key-functions/patient-caregiver-engagement.html

The Medical Home: Planned Care and Population Health -- Practice Management

Mar 1, 2019 - Population health management helps practices identify health needs of its patient populations and develop care plans accordingly.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pcmh/key-functions/planned-care-population-health.html

Care Management and Value-based Care -- Physician Payment

Feb 25, 2019 - Empanelment and risk-stratified care management can help you develop care plans to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment/empanelment-risk-stratification.html

Solo Practice Doctors and Small Practice Central -- Ownership, Administration, and ...

Feb 21, 2019 - Find tools and resources designed for solo practice doctors and small practice owners to help you get paid, stay compliant, and deliver optimal care.

Practice Management : Practice Ownership, Administration, and Staffing

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/administration/central.html

AAFP-PT Proficiency Testing -- AAFP-PT

Feb 14, 2019 - AAFP-PT is laboratory proficiency testing from a name you can trust

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/aafp-proficiency-testing.html

Laboratory Proficiency Testing -- AAFP-PT

Feb 14, 2019 - AAFP's Proficiency Testing Program is designed to ensure accurate office laboratory results. It's simple to follow and offers American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Professional Acknowledgment for CME. Rely on AAFP-PT to maintain lab excellence.

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/about.html

Proficiency Testing Kit Info -- AAFP-PT

Feb 14, 2019 - AAFP proficiency testing is simple to follow, with only 3 testing events a year. Find the shipment schedule, handling specifications, and testing instructions for the AAFP-PT program.

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/about/event-test-kit-info.html

AAFP-PT: Answers to Common Questions -- AAFP-PT

Feb 14, 2019 - Learn more about the AAFP laboratory proficiency testing program by viewing frequently asked questions, including ordering information, kit troubleshooting, and reporting.

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/about/faq.html

Chronic Care Management (CCM) -- Physician Payment

Feb 11, 2019 - Learn how to get paid for the new Medicare chronic care management fee.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/medicare-coordination-services/chronic-care.html

Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) FAQ -- Physician Payment

Feb 11, 2019 - Get the answers to your questions about Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPM) with the AAFP AAPM FAQ.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/aapm-faq.html

MIPS Payment Track: Virtual Groups -- Physician Payment

Feb 11, 2019 - Learn how virtual groups (VGs) can help solo and small practice physicians successfully participate in MIPS.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/mips/virtual-groups.html

Pathway to MACRA's QPP -- Physician Payment

Feb 11, 2019 - See a road map detailing the path to value-based payment through MACRA.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/pathway.html

Merit-based Incentive Payment System Payment Adjustments -- Physician Payment

Feb 8, 2019 - Understand how your MIPS final score in 2017 will affect your payment in 2019.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/2019-mips-payment-adjustments.html

MACRA Resources from the AAFP -- Physician Payment

Feb 6, 2019 - Information and resources on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment.html

MACRA 101 - Learn the Basics -- Physician Payment

Feb 6, 2019 - Are you just getting started with MACRA? Learn the basics about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101.html

FAQ on MACRA and Medicare Payment Reform -- Physician Payment

Feb 4, 2019 - Find the answers to your questions regarding MACRA.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/faq.html

What's the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? -- Physician Payment

Feb 1, 2019 - Information on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), one of the two new payment tracks created under MACRA.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/mips.html

MIPS: Promoting Interoperability (PI) -- Physician Payment

Feb 1, 2019 - Information on the Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category, formerly known as Advancing Care Information or ACI, under MIPS as part of MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/mips/aci.html

MIPS: Explaining the Cost Performance Category -- Physician Payment

Feb 1, 2019 - Information on the Cost performance category under MIPS as part of MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/mips/cost.html

Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs) -- Physician Payment

Jan 31, 2019 - Information on Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs), one of the two new payment tracks created under MACRA.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms.html

Merit-based Incentive Payment System Alternative Payment Model -- Physician Payment

Jan 31, 2019 - Information on Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Alternative Payment Models (APMs), or MIPS APMs, a subset of one of the two new payment tracks created under MACRA.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/mips-apms.html

MIPS: Explaining the Improvement Activities Performance Category -- Physician Payment

Jan 31, 2019 - Information on the Improvement Activities (IA) performance category under MIPS as part of MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/mips/ia.html

AAFP TIPS - Continuity of Care -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Continuity of Care can help you examine continuity in ambulatory primary care, including measurement and improvement.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/continuity-of-care.html

AAFP TIPS - Clinical Data Registries -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Clinical Data Registries can help you uncover the benefits of registries, and learn how to select and implement them in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/clinical-data-registries.html

AAFP TIPS - Empanelment -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Empanelment can help you learn about the importance of patient panels and how to create them for physicians and care teams.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/empanelment.html

AAFP TIPS - Quality Improvement -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Quality Improvement can help you explore the benefits, concepts, and steps for quality improvement that can enhance the care you provide.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/quality-improvement.html

AAFP TIPS - Team Documentation -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series can help you build a business case for team documentation and identify steps to implement it in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/team-documentation.html

Advance Care Planning -- Physician Payment

Jan 29, 2019 - Advance care planning (ACP) is the face-to-face time a physician or other qualified health care professional spends with a patient, family member, or surrogate to explain and discuss advance directives. Two CPT codes are used to report ACP services: 99497 and 99498.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/medicare-coordination-services/acp.html

Employment Contracting -- Physician Payment

Jan 29, 2019 - Read about the five key elements of physician employment contract agreements.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/contracts.html

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