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How to immunize against burnout -- FPM

Apr 4, 2018 - Although nearly two-thirds of family physicians report symptoms of burnout, Philip Kaplan, MD, FAAFP, says he still finds joy in going to the office after more than 40 years in practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/burnout-immunization.html

How to know when to bill for both preventive and added services -- FPM

Apr 19, 2018 - When a patient brings an additional complaint to a preventive visit, here's how to know whether it qualifies as a separate service and get paid for your work.

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

How to Lead Up in Your Organization -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Leading up is about setting an example and building influence so you can be more effective. It starts with these seven skills.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p6.html

How to legally provide free transportation to patients -- FPM

May 15, 2019 - Federal rules allow physicians to provide free transportation to Medicare and Medicaid patients. But the rules are strict. Here's how to stay out of trouble.

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

How to Make Friends With Urgent Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Most of our patients will eventually seek urgent care, so we need to get along.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p40.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.

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

How to opt out of Medicare -- FPM

Sep 28, 2018 - These steps will help you opt out of Medicare safely.

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

How to Prepare for and Survive a Violent Patient Encounter -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - When the unthinkable happens, having a plan that you have practiced regularly can make all the difference.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p5.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.

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

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

How to remind patients they're due for preventive care -- FPM

Jul 24, 2019 - Patients can forget to schedule preventive care visits. Sending out reminders is a good approach, but you have to be careful not to get too much of a good thing.

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

How to respond to a negative online review -- FPM

Jan 12, 2018 - Patients and employers are checking on your online reputation, and you should be too.

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

How to respond to inappropriate patient requests -- FPM

Feb 28, 2018 - How to say no to inappropriate patient requests, such as requests for opioids or work excuses.

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

How to respond to patients’ misconceptions about antidepressants -- FPM

Apr 2, 2018 - You can play a vital role in dispelling myths and illuminating your patients’ decision making regarding antidepressant treatment.

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

How to respond when an employee makes a mistake -- FPM

Sep 3, 2018 - The challenge of responding to employee mistakes is finding a way that not only holds people accountable for their actions but also provides a supportive environment in which they can learn.

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

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

How to start off on the right foot in a new practice: three pointers -- FPM

Mar 15, 2018 - To succeed in practice as a new physician, stay humble, avoid office politics, and set yourself up for work-life balance.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/new-physicians.html

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.

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

How to Talk to Reluctant Patients About the Flu Shot -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - This three-step framework can help you address patients' concerns about influenza immunization.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p6.html

How to Use Group Visits to Manage Obesity -- FPM

Oct 1, 2019 - Clinic and community resources combine to support patients in this unique group-visit model.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/p20.html

Huddles: jump start your practice today -- FPM

Apr 5, 2018 - A few minutes spent in a morning huddle preparing with your team for the day’s schedule can improve your efficiency.

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

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

Improve preventive care by reducing missed and canceled appointments: four tips -- FPM

Oct 19, 2018 - Practices can take these steps to improve the rate of successful appointments, which avoids lost revenue and missed opportunities to help patients manage their health.

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

Improving Vaccination Rates for the 2018-2019 Influenza Season -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - This organizational supplement summarizes information and resources the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develops, utilizes, and disseminates to family physicians and their health care teams to increase influenza vaccination rates.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p17.html

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