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14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...but don’t be ashamed about this. When was the last time an intensivist helped a new mom with cracked nipples, or a surgeon managed a stroke? The rotating variety of hospitalist is more common for family physicians. For example, if there are five physicians in your practice, you...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.pdf

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.html

41outp.pdf

...Stroke +10 Renal failure +10 Physical examination findings Altered mental status +20 Respiratory rate ≥ 30 breaths per minute +20 Systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg +20 Temperature < 95˚F (35˚C) or ≥ 104˚F (40˚C) +15 Pulse rate ≥ 125 beats per minute +10...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/fpm20060400p41-rt1.pdf

A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - With proper training and delegation, your team can see more patients, deliver better care and feel more satisfied at work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p35.html

A Night at the Nursing Home -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Sometimes, our patients give us gifts far greater than anything we've given them.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p46.html

An Open Letter to All the Health Plans That Keep Sending Me Letters -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - How helpful are all those letters you receive from health plans? Not very, says this family physician.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p52.html

Cardiac Risk Assessment -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - The Cardiac Risk Assist app allows health care professionals to calculate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p32.html

Coding "Routine" Office visits: 99213 or 99214? -- Family Practice Management

...• An abrupt change in neurological status (e.g., seizure, TIA, weakness, sensory loss). • Cardiovascular imaging, with contrast, with identified risk factors; • Cardiac EP studies; • diagnostic endoscopies with identified risk factors; • discography. • Elective major...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p52.pdf

Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - Before choosing 99213 for routine visits, consider whether your work qualifies for a 99214.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p52.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan 2001 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - ...I was consulted to see a patient in the emergency department (ED) for an acute stroke and to admit him to the hospital. Upon the family’s request, the patient was transferred and admitted to another facility following my evaluation. What code should I submit? Would it be a code for...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p23.html

Coding From the Bottom Up -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - Start from the presenting problem to get to the right code faster.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p22.html

Comfort Always -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Our most important role as a physician is being a comforter to the sick.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p74.html

Coming Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Even patients with specialized conditions such as sickle cell disease need primary care physicians.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p6.html

Defining "Confined to the Home" -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - The author explains recent guidance from Medicare regarding how to determine whether a patient meets Medicare's definition of confined to the home (i.e., homebound).

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p20.html

Diagnosis Coding for Value-Based Payment: A Quick Reference Tool

...Ischemic stroke Varies 100 0.265 ICD-10 - HCC CODING REFERENCE 3 of 3 Cardiac disease Angina I20.9 88 0.140 Coronary artery disease with angina I25.119 88 0.140 Unstable angina I20.0 87 0.218 Acute myocardial infarction I21.3 86 0.233 Pulmonary hypertension I27.2...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p26.pdf

Diagnosis Coding for Value-Based Payment: A Quick Reference Tool -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Use this cheat sheet to identify diagnosis codes that are weighted for risk adjustment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p26.html

Do-It-Yourself Disease Management -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - It's amazing what you can accomplish with your PC, some off-the-shelf software and a desire to improve patients' health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p34.html

Does High Patient Satisfaction Mean High Quality of Care ? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Are they even related?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p4.html

Family Practice Management

...is not really fine. She is very worried about her blood pressure since her aunt recently died of a stroke, but she does not feel confident about changing her diet. She does not understand why she has to take medication because it does not seem to help. Her pressure is always high,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p12.pdf

Family Practice Management

...On March 23, with the strokes of 22 pens,1 President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This sprawling health care reform bill has many unknowns - chief among them, will it really reduce the deficit by $143 billion over 10 years, as the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p14.pdf

Five Communication Strategies to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Illness -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - How you communicate with your patients can enhance - or inhibit - their ability to manage their chronic illnesses.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p12.html

fpm20050900p52-rt1.pdf

...• An abrupt change in neurological status (e.g., seizure, TIA, weakness, sensory loss). • Cardiovascular imaging, with contrast, with identified risk factors; • Cardiac EP studies; • diagnostic endoscopies with identified risk factors; • discography. • Elective major...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/fpm20050900p52-rt1.pdf

fpm20060100p32-rt2.pdf

...of cancer in last 12 months excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer, history of leukemia or lymphoma, chronic bronchitis, kidney failure, asthma, stroke, neuromuscular and myoneural disorders, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.) icD-9 list b 279-279.9, 042 (The conditions covered by...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/fpm20060100p32-rt2.pdf

fpm20060900p49-rt1.pdf

...which, in the judgment of the physician, there may be an increased risk of bleeding (e.g., hepatic or renal insufficiency, recent surgery or stroke). YES NO 2. Concurrent symptomatic pulmonary emboli. YES NO 3. Expected hospitalization greater than five days due to co-existing...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/fpm20060900p49-rt1.pdf

fpm20190500p10-rt2.xls

...cvdrisk You have a ____% chance of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. The American Heart Association guidelines recommend that you take a cholesterol lowering medicine (statin) to lower this risk. I want you to start taking ______. cxr chest X-ray cxrnl...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p10-rt2.xls

From the Presenting Problem to the Code

...• Abrupt neurologic status change (TIA, seizure, weakness, sensory loss) 99205 60 minutes Decision Making (presenting problem) • 1 or more chronic illnesses with severe exacerbation, progression or side effects of treatment • Acute or chronic illnesses or injuries posing...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/fpm20081100p22-rt1.pdf

Getting Paid: Wrestling With the System -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Argues that E/M coding is fundamentally unworkable as a way of determining charges because it functions in a system where incentives are not aligned.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p12.html

Helping Patients Take Charge of Their Chronic Illnesses -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - The best thing you can do for your patients with chronic diseases is to let them run with the ball.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p47.html

Helping Your Patients Avoid Counterfeit Medications -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Four simple steps will help safeguard patients from this growing threat to their pocketbooks and their health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p33.html

How Health Care Reform Will Affect Family Physicians -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - The legislation isn't perfect, but it makes an important point - that primary care deserves more attention.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p14.html

How to Find Clinical Information Quickly at the Point of Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - You have one minute to identify the first-line therapy for a pregnant patient with tuberculosis. How will you find the answer?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p23.html

How to Help Your Patients Choose Wisely -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - Steer patients away from inappropriate and overused procedures that can diminish health care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p28.html

Hypertension Encounter Form

...l Left ventricular hypertrophy or chronic heart failure l Angina, prior myocardial infarction, revascularization l Stroke or transient ischemic attack l Chronic kidney disease l Peripheral arterial disease l Retinopathy Physical examination Bilateral blood pressure measure:...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/fpm20040300p79-rt1.pdf

hypertension.pdf

...l Left ventricular hypertrophy or chronic heart failure l Angina, prior myocardial infarction, revascularization l Stroke or transient ischemic attack l Chronic kidney disease l Peripheral arterial disease l Retinopathy Physical Examination Bilateral blood pressure measure:...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/hypertension.pdf

ICD-10 - HCC Coding Reference for Family Medicine

...Ischemic stroke Varies 100 0.265 ICD-10 - HCC CODING REFERENCE 3 of 3 Cardiac disease Angina I20.9 88 0.140 Coronary artery disease with angina I25.119 88 0.140 Unstable angina I20.0 87 0.218 Acute myocardial infarction I21.3 86 0.233 Pulmonary hypertension I27.2...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p26-rt1.pdf

ICD-9 Codes for Family Medicine 2011-2012: The FPM Long List

...Postmastectomy lymphedema 415.19 Pulmonary embolism, not iatrogenic 443.0 Raynaud’s syndrome 451.9 Thrombophlebitis, unspec. 435.9 Transient ischemic attack, unspec. 454.9 Varicose veins, asymptomatic 454.1 Varicose veins w/ inflammation 454.0 Varicose veins w/ ulcer 454.2 Varicose...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/icd9-long.pdf

ICD-9 Codes for Family Medicine 2011-2012: The FPM Long List

...Postmastectomy lymphedema 415.19 Pulmonary embolism, not iatrogenic 443.0 Raynaud’s syndrome 451.9 Thrombophlebitis, unspec. 435.9 Transient ischemic attack, unspec. 454.9 Varicose veins, asymptomatic 454.1 Varicose veins w/ inflammation 454.0 Varicose veins w/ ulcer 454.2 Varicose...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/icd9/icd9-long.pdf

ICD-9 Codes for Family Medicine 2011-2012: The FPM Short List

...Rheumatic heart disease, unspec. 427.81 Sick sinus syndrome 427.0 Tachycardia, paroxysmal SVT 451.9 Thrombophlebitis, unspec. 435.9 Transient ischemic attack, unspec. 454.9 Varicose veins, asymptomatic 459.81 Venous insufficiency, unspec. VIII. Respiratory System 493.81 Asthma,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/icd9-short.pdf

ICD-9 Codes for Family Medicine 2011-2012: The FPM Short List

...Rheumatic heart disease, unspec. 427.81 Sick sinus syndrome 427.0 Tachycardia, paroxysmal SVT 451.9 Thrombophlebitis, unspec. 435.9 Transient ischemic attack, unspec. 454.9 Varicose veins, asymptomatic 459.81 Venous insufficiency, unspec. VIII. Respiratory System 493.81 Asthma,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/icd9/icd9-short.pdf

icd9-long.xls

...VII. Circulatory System Vascular 435.9 Transient ischemic attack, unspec. VII. Circulatory System Vascular 454.1 Varicose veins w/ inflammation VII. Circulatory System Vascular 454.0 Varicose veins w/ ulcer VII. Circulatory System Vascular 454.2 Varicose veins w/ ulcer,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/icd9-long.xls

icd9-short.xls

...VII. Circulatory System 435.9 Transient ischemic attack, unspec. VII. Circulatory System 454.9 Varicose veins, asymptomatic VII. Circulatory System 459.81 Venous insufficiency, unspec. VIII. Respiratory System 493.81 Asthma, exercise induced VIII. Respiratory System...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/icd9-short.xls

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- Family Practice Management

...most common indication for war- farin therapy is to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Point-of-care antico- agulation assessment allows you to concur- rently address other factors that contribute to stroke risk (such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia). Billing...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.pdf

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.html

Improving Blood Pressure Control With Strategic Workflows -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p23.html

Improving Chronic Disease Care in the Real World: A Step-by-Step Approach -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - Tag along as we follow a network of physicians on the first leg of a 13-month journey to redesign their diabetes care one step at a time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p38.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- Family Practice ...

...as being patient centered, systems focused and quality oriented.1 The New Model of Care proposed by the FFM project defines in broad brush strokes a redesigned practice that is just being invented today. It includes ideas such as the following: • Group visits, • Advanced access...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p37.pdf

Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment

...I-- Monoplegia and hemiplegia that are late effects of stroke G-- Quadriplegia and paraplegia BMI = body mass index For Sale 11,178 SF Owner/User Medical Building PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS: • Sale Price: $2,495,000 • 11,178 SF • Owner/User Suite: 8,346 SF • Strong Littleton...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p21.pdf

Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - As payment models change, diagnosis coding is more important than ever. Here’s how to be sure your codes capture your patients’ severity of illness.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p21.html

It's Time to Start Practicing Population-Based Health Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - You don't have to be part of an integrated delivery system to optimize care for populations of patients with common conditions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p37.html

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