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How to structure the patient visit for better communication -- FPM

Jan 4, 2019 - Patient visits tend to go better if you and your patient are on the same page. To accomplish this, try structuring your patient visits to start with a brief moment of collaborative agenda-setting.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Practical Strategies to Achieve Your Health Policy Goals -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - As a physician, you can have a powerful voice in bringing about change in your community. Here’s how to go about it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p20.html

EHRs occupy 24 percent of doctors’ time, says survey -- FPM

Jan 3, 2019 - Family physicians spend 51 hours in practice each week, with 24 percent of that time spent interacting with the electronic health record (EHR). What can physicians do to make their EHR work less frustrating?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Four mistakes to avoid when talking with patients about risk -- FPM

Jan 2, 2019 - Helping patients understand their risk of developing a certain disease or the risks associated with a screening test can be complicated. Don’t make these four mistakes.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p17.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2019 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - Pave a trail for sedentary patients | Identify what matters to older patients | Reduce the time you spend on email

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p32.html

Creating a Culture of Intrinsic Motivation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - External motivators don’t work for long.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p36.html

New Medicare card lookup tool gets update -- FPM

Dec 19, 2018 - Even if your Medicare patients haven't yet received their new ID cards, you can lookup their beneficiary identifier online.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Five ways to avoid problems with patient satisfaction scores -- FPM

Dec 14, 2018 - Patient satisfaction scores are being used to grade physician performance and even dictate salary. Here are ways to make sure the scores are correctly generated and used.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Coming soon: Medicare payment for virtual encounters -- FPM

Dec 13, 2018 - Among the new codes going into effect in 2019 are several that reimburse physicians for various types of virtual encounters.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Help patients remember to get their flu shot -- FPM

Dec 12, 2018 - Here's a method for helping your patients remember to get a flu shot in case they forget or don't know you have immunizations available.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Johnston Memorial Hospital wins 2018 FPM Award for Practice Improvement -- FPM

Dec 11, 2018 - The family medicine residency program and family physician-led hospitalist team at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va., have won this year’s FPM Award for Practice Improvement.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/Johnston_Memorial_2018_Practice_Improvement.html

How to check if you are MIPS-eligible in 2018 -- FPM

Dec 7, 2018 - CMS has taken a second look at whether physicians are eligible for MIPS in 2018. Find out if you have to report - and if your 2020 payments are at risk.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2018_MIPS_eligibility_status.html

Violence in the office: six questions to help you prepare -- FPM

Dec 7, 2018 - To prepare for potential violent incidents, every practice should develop an Emergency Operations Plan that answers these questions.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

How to properly code for a pre-op examination -- FPM

Dec 6, 2018 - Family physicians are often asked to preform pre-surgical evaluations for patients undergoing procedures. This requires selecting the correct codes.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Two mobile apps to help patients lose weight -- FPM

Dec 5, 2018 - To supplement your normal advice to patients about healthy eating and exercise, you can also recommend these two mobile apps to help patients gain more control.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Helping compare Medicare costs and copayments gets easier -- FPM

Nov 30, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched a new online tool that allows consumers to compare Medicare payments and copayments for certain procedures that are performed in both hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

How to say no to inappropriate patient requests -- FPM

Nov 30, 2018 - Saying no to these requests while preserving the patient relationship takes skill, but three tips can help.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Four Coding and Payment Opportunities You Might Be Missing -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - You’re likely already doing the work, so why not get paid for it?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p30.html

12 ways to work smarter, not harder in practice -- FPM

Nov 29, 2018 - A primary care physician shares 12 strategies -- rooted in the principle of working smarter, not harder -- that transformed her practice.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

The difference between a good doctor and a great doctor -- FPM

Nov 28, 2018 - Yes, clinical knowledge, procedural expertise, and bedside manner are important. But what one skill differentiates a good doctor from a truly great doctor?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

It's Time to Go RAFing -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - What you don’t know about risk-adjustment factor scores could cost you.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p5.html

What to do when your patient brings a list -- FPM

Nov 23, 2018 - Following these five steps can help bring a patient's long list of items under control and create a useful agenda for the encounter.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

How to obtain a waiver to treat opioid use disorder with buprenorphine -- FPM

Nov 21, 2018 - Here are the five steps to securing a waiver to administer buprenorphine from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2019 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Prescription drug management and E/M code selection | Review of systems: How many systems are too many? | Documenting exams by medical students | Coding for removal of skin lesions: biopsy or no?

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p30.html

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