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How Service Agreements Can Improve Referrals and Shrink the Medical Neighborhood -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Defining expectations with consultants can make referrals easier for both you and your patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p18.html

Three documentation tips to reduce your malpractice risk -- FPM

Jun 25, 2018 - Careful documentation can mean the difference between a guilty verdict in a medical malpractice case and the case being thrown out. It’s worth the trouble to ensure you do it right.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Looking ahead to this year's new diagnosis codes -- FPM

Jun 22, 2018 - It’s not too early to start preparing for the annual round of ICD-10 diagnosis coding changes effective for dates of service on or after Oct. 1.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/New_ICD10_Codes_Fall_2018.html

A quick reminder about flu shot billing -- FPM

Jun 22, 2018 - A quick reminder: Medicare covers influenza immunizations as soon as new seasonal vaccines are received.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Four Mobile Apps for Pain Management -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - These apps can help you and your patients more effectively manage their acute and chronic pain.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/oa1.html

Five steps for standing orders -- FPM

Jun 21, 2018 - Whether you are writing a standing order from scratch or evaluating an existing one for use in your practice, be sure to address these issues.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

UnitedHealthcare to expand payment for after-hours primary care -- FPM

Jun 15, 2018 - UnitedHealthcare says it will begin on Aug. 18 paying for CPT code 99051, which recognizes the value of primary care practices improving convenience to patients by being open additional hours.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/UHC_code_99051.html

What family physicians are earning by region and by setting -- FPM

Jun 15, 2018 - Polypharmacy is a prevalent problem, particularly among older patients who may be taking multiple medications, many of which have become unnecessary and potentially harmful.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A simple test for spotting stress before it becomes a crisis -- FPM

Jun 14, 2018 - To spot the warning signs of stress overload in yourself or your team, take the Stress-APGAR test.

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

Four steps to deprescribe unnecessary medications -- FPM

Jun 13, 2018 - Polypharmacy is a prevalent problem, particularly among older patients who may be taking multiple medications, many of which have become unnecessary and potentially harmful.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2018 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Initiating visits for chronic care management | Flu vaccine coding | Fish hook removal

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p34.html

When is it OK to treat friends and family? -- FPM

Jun 11, 2018 - At some point during your career as a family physician, a friend or family member has likely asked you for medical advice or treatment, perhaps because they couldn’t reach their regular doctor or didn’t have one.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Use this database to answer questions about Medicare noncoverage -- FPM

Jun 8, 2018 - CMS offers the searchable Medicare Coverage Database to help physicians know when Medicare doesn't not cover a specific service, requiring an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Five factors that affect patient satisfaction -- FPM

Jun 8, 2018 - Research shows that physicians can increase patient satisfaction rates by improving the way they interact with patients in five key areas.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Three ways to be a better, humbler leader -- FPM

Jun 7, 2018 - Follow these three steps for becoming a humbler, more effective leader.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Which quality measures should you report? -- FPM

Jun 5, 2018 - Under MIPS, you might think you should report quality measures where your performance is best, but consider these four factors as well.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

The key to getting beyond blame -- FPM

Jun 4, 2018 - When behaviors such as blame, accusation and finger-pointing surface, improvement efforts are doomed.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Physician-Patient Communication: A Family Medicine Strength -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - But there is always room for improvement.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p4.html

A one-stop shop for Medicare documentation requirements? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - CMS plans to list all the documentation that’s required for Medicare payment in one central location - the new Provider Documentation Manual.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Eight ways to stay happy in practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - A solo physician discusses the steps he has taken to avoid burnout and remain engaged in his practice for 43 years.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Three questions to ask before implementing a change in your practice -- FPM

May 29, 2018 - To make sure a change you’re considering will actually make things better in your practice, ask three essential questions

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

The seven characteristics of functional work relationships -- FPM

May 28, 2018 - Researchers point to seven characteristics that health care organizations should foster among physicians and staff.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A creative solution for helping more patients get the mental health care they need -- FPM

May 27, 2018 - When referred for counseling by their physician, patients may avoid scheduling an appointment because of logistics, stigma, cost, etc. To remove these barriers, one primary care practice tried a new approach.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Patient Inducements: The New Dos and Don'ts -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - The limits on giving free goods and services to Medicare and Medicaid patients are complex. Here’s how to avoid regulatory trouble.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p16.html

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