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How to handle negative reviews -- FPM

Apr 10, 2019 - As patients increasingly use online reviews to express their opinions about their medical care and search for doctors, practices need to be paying attention to this information.

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

A new way to earn MIPS credit in 2019 -- FPM

Apr 5, 2019 - A new study of how physicians collect and report quality measures to Medicare is looking for participants. Successful members will get MIPS credit.

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

Five mobile apps to improve your personal and professional productivity -- FPM

Apr 5, 2019 - Physicians have lots on their plate and limited time. These top-rated mobile apps will help you make the most of it.

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

Three ways to get patients to use your portal -- FPM

Apr 4, 2019 - If you want more of your patients to communicate with you through your online portal, follow these three strategies.

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

What to say when antibiotics are unnecessary -- FPM

Apr 3, 2019 - This Oregon-based physician discusses how she handles discussions with patients who demand antibiotics when they are not necessary or useful.

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

Five signs of possible medication diversion in your practice -- FPM

Mar 29, 2019 - The misuse by patients of prescription medications, especially controlled substances, is a major problem for primary care physicians. Look for these signs of potential medical diversion.

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

Why being humble can make you a better leader -- FPM

Mar 28, 2019 - Physician leaders do not necessarily need big, self-confident personalities to attract and inspire their teams. Here are some reasons why some humility can go a long way.

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

Billing for multiple skin procedures: three steps -- FPM

Mar 27, 2019 - If you perform more than one skin procedure for the same patient on the same day, follow these three special billing rules to get the correct payment.

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

Few receive negative payment adjustment in first year of MIPS -- FPM

Mar 26, 2019 - The vast majority of clinicians who were eligible for and participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017 will avoid a negative payment adjustment to their Medicare claims during the 2019 payment year.

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

Rethinking Roles: Your Colleagues’ and Your Own -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - How can you foster teamwork when you aren’t the boss?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p4.html

How to attract more kid patients to your practice: four tips -- FPM

Mar 22, 2019 - Having young patients on your schedule can add some fun and variety to your workday. To grow this patient population, consider these four tips.

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

Five Mobile Apps to Help You Organize Your Work and Your Life -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - The demands on physicians’ time have never been greater. These apps can help you keep up.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p11.html

Three things to consider before you start screening for social determinants of health ...

Mar 21, 2019 - Social needs can complicate a patient’s health issues, but before you add another screening, answer these three questions.

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

The secret to motivation at work -- FPM

Mar 20, 2019 - People who receive extrinsic rewards for doing their jobs learn and produce more slowly, but those with intrinsic motivation invest more deeply and progress farther. Three factors make all the difference.

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

Three principles for improving patient satisfaction with service -- FPM

Mar 15, 2019 - Practices can focus on improving these three areas to boost patient satisfaction with the quality of their care.

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

How to get sedentary patients to exercise -- FPM

Mar 14, 2019 - This Maryland-based practice created a special area trail guide to help patients get out of their house and get walking.

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

Five mobile apps to encourage mindfulness -- FPM

Mar 13, 2019 - Five mobile applications to help patients use mindfulness to treat depression, chronic pain, tobacco use disorder, and other problems.

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

Less than a month left to submit 2018 MIPS data -- FPM

Mar 8, 2019 - Physicians eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2018 have only a few more weeks to report your quality measures.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/MIPS_2018_deadline.html

CMS finds errors in MIPS payment adjustments -- FPM

Mar 1, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it is working to fix errors in how this year's MIPS payment adjustments were applied to some physicians.

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

Two ways to address difficult emotions in the exam room -- FPM

Mar 1, 2019 - When patients display negative emotions in the exam room, such as anger or frustration, asking them about their feelings can feel risky. Using these two strategies can help you better address patients’ difficult emotions and protect the healing process.

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

Ten steps to better practice efficiency -- FPM

Feb 28, 2019 - Proven techniques borrowed from the manufacturing industry could help your practice operate more efficiently. Here are 10 steps to help eliminate bottlenecks in your workflow and save time.

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

How to properly code for a Pap smear -- FPM

Feb 27, 2019 - Screening for cervical cancer is often included in the physical exam portion of a preventive medicine service. Follow this advice to see when you can bill separately for a Pap smear.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

The accurate valuation of office visits: one thing you can do -- FPM

Feb 25, 2019 - The relative value of office-based E/M codes is being reviewed. To help inform that review, family physicians can take this one critical step.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

New reports look at family medicine office visit billing -- FPM

Feb 22, 2019 - Here's what to do with that Medicare comparative billing report you may have received analyzing how you bill family medicine office visits.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Two simple ways to improve patient satisfaction with visit length -- FPM

Feb 22, 2019 - How do you prevent the patient complaint My doctor didn’t spend enough time with me, especially if you can’t increase visit length? Research points to two techniques that can help patients feel more satisfied with the amount of time you spend with them.

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

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