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Three steps to encourage flu vaccinations -- FPM

Aug 10, 2018 - Patients have numerous reasons for not wanting an influenza vaccination. To help them overcome their reluctance, Colleen Fogarty, MD, uses the ask-tell-ask technique.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Leaving a practice? This checklist will help you prepare -- FPM

Aug 9, 2018 - If you’re considering a change in practice, following this 10-step checklist can help you prepare and make the change less stressful.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

10 characteristics of better quality measures -- FPM

Aug 8, 2018 - To advocate for care measures that better measure physician quality, make sure they meet these criteria.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

What Makes a Doctor Truly Great -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - This one skill separates the good from the great.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p40.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2018 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Know your RVUs | Set antibiotic expectations before a sore throat exam | Use a white board to track high-risk patients

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p34.html

A four-step approach to clinical decision making -- FPM

Aug 3, 2018 - Although there is no one correct method for clinical decision making, it can be helpful to think about your approach so you can refine it as needed and improve patient care.

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

Value-based care: Where to begin -- FPM

Aug 2, 2018 - To get started in value-based care, focus your efforts where they’ll have the most impact - on your high-need patients who have critical gaps in care, never come in, or drive up costs.

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

Six ways to get the practice culture you’ve always wanted -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - A practice’s culture develops in one of two ways: by design or by default. Here's how to create a culture in which people can thrive.

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

How to Excel at Access—and Why It Matters -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Patients do better and cost less when they have ready access to primary care, but could your practice be thinking about access all wrong?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p27.html

Communicating Risks: Let’s Talk Numeracy -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Understanding numeracy will make your risk conversations with patients more effective.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p4.html

Five habits for a more vital practice -- FPM

Jul 30, 2018 - Successful practices have some striking similarities. Consultant Betsy Nicoletti describes five distinguishing characteristics and advice for how to improve your practice’s performance.

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

Medicare card rollout update -- FPM

Jul 27, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has started mailing new Medicare cards to recipients living in states that represent the Wave 4 of the new card rollout that began this spring.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

ICD-10 coding for patients with hypertension and heart failure -- FPM

Jul 27, 2018 - Here’s how to code for heart failure when it is not caused by your patient’s hypertension.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Teach-back: A simple way to enhance patients' understanding -- FPM

Jul 27, 2018 - Evidence shows that the teach-back technique benefits patient outcomes, but time constraints, fear that the patient will take offense, and a lack of training keep some physicians from using it. Here’s how to use teach-back quickly and sensitively.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/teach-back.html

Getting Paid for Screening and Assessment Services -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - If you're not coding and billing for these services, you might be leaving money on the table.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p25.html

How to respond to mid-air medical emergencies -- FPM

Jul 20, 2018 - There are laws designed to encourage physicians to help if a medical emergency develops on a commercial flight.

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

A simple question for better scheduling -- FPM

Jul 19, 2018 - This practice found a single question helped save staff and patients time when scheduling a same-day appointment.

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

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Screening patients to understand their social context is the gateway to addressing barriers and improving health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p7.html

CMS proposes simpler Medicare documentation guidelines in 2019 fee schedule -- FPM

Jul 13, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking to use its annual update of the Medicare physician fee schedule to address long-simmering complaints with how the program requires physicians and other clinicians to document evaluation and management visits.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Evaluation and management (E/M) coding and documentation burden could lighten in 2019 ...

Jul 13, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule for the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 contains significant revisions to the coding, documentation, and payment of office visit evaluation and management services.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Four ways to manage stress and prevent burnout as an employed physician -- FPM

Jul 13, 2018 - Employed physicians face unique stresses in practice as they often lack autonomy and influence. Here are four ways to protect your well-being.

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

Three tips to optimize care for refugee patients -- FPM

Jul 12, 2018 - Family physicians are well positioned to care for refugee patients. Three tips can help.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

QPP feedback reports now available -- FPM

Jul 6, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released feedback reports telling eligible physicians and practice groups how they did during the first full year of complying with the Quality Payment Program.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2018 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Add a monitor to improve your productivity | Forget the feedback sandwich | Wipe your computer clean, literally | Track your time to look for efficiencies

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p35.html

Six Mobile Apps to Get Patients Started Exercising -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Patients have many reasons for not being active. These apps can help push past some of those obstacles.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/oa1.html

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