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Compensation is up for family physicians -- FPM

Family physicians saw their annual compensation increase an average of 5 percent over last year, reflecting an industrywide rise in physician pay.

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Competition: The Challenge Isn't Turf, It's Bedrock -- FPM

Oct 1, 1998 - Could competition between family physicians and independent family nurse practitioners threaten their productive working relationships with one another?

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complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Primer -- Family Practice Management

...March 2001 � F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T � 37 IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y K A R EN W O O Like it or not, our patients are usingcomplementary and alternativemedicine (CAM). Studies showthat CAM is the fastest growing area in health care...

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Primer -- FPM

Mar 1, 2001 - You may be surprised by the number of your patients using CAM therapy. This primer provides the background and tips you’ll need to have a productive conversation about it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0300/p37.html

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative resources -- FPM

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative resources

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

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: Coming soon to a market near you? -- FPM

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: Coming soon to a market near you?

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

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program reopening to practices -- FPM

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program reopening to practices

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

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus regions announced -- FPM

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus regions announced

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

Conflict 101 -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - This article will help readers understand how they deal with conflict on a personal and emotional level.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p64.html

Confusion about the Medicare annual wellness visit -- FPM

Confusion about the Medicare annual wellness visit

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

Confusion over transitional care management leads to more resources -- FPM

Confusion over transitional care management leads to more resources

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

Congress passes legislation to provide meaningful use relief -- FPM

Congress passes legislation to provide meaningful use relief

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

Congress races calendar to repeal Medicare pay cut -- FPM

Congress races calendar to repeal Medicare pay cut

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

Connecting with your patients despite the EHR -- FPM

The following tips can help you to keep the EHR from dominating your patient visits.

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

Considering direct primary care? Here are five tips to get started -- FPM

Interest in DPC was growing even before the pandemic took a chunk out of fee-for-service revenues. If you’re among those interested in the model, here are five tips for making the switch.

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

CONSULTATION/REFERRAL REQUEST FORM

...CONSULTATION/REFERRAL REQUEST FORM To: Consultant Name: _________________________________ Address: _______________________________ Phone/fax: ______________________________ From: Primary physician Name: _________________________________ Address:...

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Consultation/Referral Request Form

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Reichman M. Copyright © 2007 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights reserved. Related...

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Contact FPM

How to contact the FPM journal editorial, production, sales, and circulation staff

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Content

FPM department collections, online-ahead-of-print articles, and more

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Controlled Substance Refill Program: Patient Agreement Form

...1 of 2 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REFILL PROGRAM: PATIENT AGREEMENT FORM Treatment Agreement for Chronic Opioids We want to ensure that patients and caregivers have clear communication and safe, effective procedures when patients use opioids. EFFECTIVENESS: For most patients and...

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Controlled Substance Refill Program: Patient Enrollment Form

...1 of 1 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REFILL PROGRAM: PATIENT ENROLLMENT FORM Patient name: _________________________________________________________________________ Date: ______________________ Patient DOB: ________________________________________ Patient ID number:...

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Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - Understanding the power of quality data and then starting with a few specific measures leads to improved blood pressure rates.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p23.html

Coping With Managed Care's Administrative Hassles -- FPM

Mar 1, 1998 - Feeling weighed down by details and paperwork? Here are some ideas for lightening the load of multiple managed care plans.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0300/p66.html

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- Family Practice Management

...May 2001 � F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T � 41 IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y B IL L B R U N IN G Dr. Brazeau is an assistant professor of psychiatry and family medicine at New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J. Malpractice accusations...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/fpm20010500p41.pdf

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here's how to withstand the pressure.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p41.html

Copyright

Get information about copyright and permission to use content from the AAFP, its websites, publications, and other materials.

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Coronary Disease Risk Prediction Score Sheet for Men Based on Total Cholesterol Level

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Copyright © 2004 American Academy of Family Physi- cians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all...

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Coronary Disease Risk Prediction Score Sheet for Women Based on Total Cholesterol Level

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Copyright © 2004 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): new telehealth rules and procedure codes for testing -- FPM

CMS has loosened restrictions on telehealth reimbursement for areas where the spread of the new coronavirus has been deemed an emergency.

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

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 30, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

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Coronavirus: six ways to prepare your practice now -- FPM

After months of successful containment, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they expect to see widespread transmission of the illness known as COVID-19 in the United States soon

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

Cost Effectiveness Begins Between Your Ears -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - The author explains the importance of clinical judgment and physicians' ability to focus on what's important. He shares lessons that have helped him meet patients' needs while avoiding useless tests and ineffective treatments.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p65.html

Could Your Office Cope With Disaster? -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - Medical practices should remember the Boy Scout motto and be prepared for a day when the unexpected happens.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p26.html

Could Your Practice Complete a Military Operation?

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Jennifer E. Frank, MD, FAAFP. Copyright © 2008 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/fpm20080500p23-rt1.pdf

COVID-19 diagnosis coding explained in a flowchart -- FPM

Four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, questions still remain about how to code these cases. This flowchart has the answers.

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

COVID-19 spurs CMS to delay mandatory use of new noncoverage form -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced last week it will delay a rule requiring physicians to use a new version of its Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage form.

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

CPT 2005: Another Case of Update Now or Pay Later -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - This article describes changes in CPT codes for 2005 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p17.html

CPT 2006: Another Year, Another Round of Updates -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - The E/M codes for consultations and nursing facility visits reflect some of this year’s significant changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p28.html

CPT 2006: Another Year,Another Round of Updates -- Family Practice Management

...The E/M codes for consultations and nursing facility visits reflect some of this year’s significant changes. CPT 2006: Another Year, Another Round of Updates I t happens every new year. Medical practices begin receiving denials for codes that have been paid for years. Practice...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/fpm20060100p28.pdf

CPT 2007: New Codes, New Rules and New Opportunities -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Your superbill should reflect revised codes related to anticoagulation management, lesion destruction and more on Jan. 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p27.html

CPT 2008: A Glimpse of the Future of Family Medicine? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - This year's new codes cover evaluations done over the phone or online.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p16.html

CPT 2009: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A new injection code and newborn codes are among this year’s most notable CPT changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p7.html

CPT 2010: Ring in the New Decade With These New Codes -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - The changes take effect Jan. 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p13.html

CPT 2012: Updated & Clarified -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - It's mostly small changes this year, but small changes can trip you up too.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p6.html

CPT and ICD-9 Coding: The Right Tools for the Job -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - An enhanced version of our popular pocket guide and the annual update of another favorite reference add power to the FPM Toolbox.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p36.html

CPT Changes for 1999 -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - This article describes changes in CPT codes for 1999 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians (e.g., E/M, radiology, lab work, immunizations, and OMT).

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p23.html

CPT Changes for 2000 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2000 - Summary of relevant CPT changes for family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0100/p15.html

CPT Coding Update for 2003 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - Among the changes this year are codes for skin lesion excisions, musculoskeletal therapeutic injections, routine venipuncture and colposcopy.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p14.html

CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More

...January/February 2011 | www.aafp.org/fpm | FAMILY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT | 5 CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More Changes include new codes for pediatric vaccine administration and subsequent hospital observation care. CINDY HUGHES, CPC E ach new year brings...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/fpm20110100p5.pdf

CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More -- FPM

Feb 1, 2011 - Changes include new codes for pediatric vaccine administration and subsequent hospital observation care.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/p5.html

CPT Update for 2013 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - This year's changes include some promising new codes for care coordination.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p8.html

CPT Update for 2014 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Changes this year include revisions to transitional care management codes and new interprofessional consultation codes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p6.html

CPT: What's in Store for 2004 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - Multiple changes have been made to the vaccine codes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p18.html

CPT: What's New in 2002? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - You should be aware of changes in E/M, integumentary, musculoskeletal and lab codes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p16.html

Creating a Culture of Intrinsic Motivation -- FPM

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

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

Creating a High-Performing Clinical Team -- Family Practice Management

...Creating a HIGH-PERFORMING Clinical Team Deliv ering top-not ch care requi res more than individual skill and motivation. M y goal as a physician is to deliver superb care in a vital and sustain-able practice. Some may say it is a lofty goal, but it gets to the root of...

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Creating a High-Performing Clinical Team -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - Delivering top-notch care requires more than individual skill and motivation.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p38.html

Creating a High-Quality, Low-Cost Health Care System: Lessons From Grand Junction, ...

Dec 1, 2009 - Physicians who have been instrumental in making Grand Junction, CO, one of the lowest cost health care marketplaces in the country offer the secrets of Grand Junction's success.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p7.html

Creating a Lean Practice -- Family Practice Management

...34 | FAMILY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT | www.aafp.org/fpm | April 2006 Creating a Lean Practice Scott Endsley, MD, MSc, Michael K. Magill, MD, and Marjorie M. Godfrey, MS, RN I magine a practice in which your patients get exactly what they want and need exactly when they want and need...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/fpm20060400p34.pdf

Creating a Lean Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - A highly efficient practice is within your reach if you’re willing to examine your processes and ruthlessly eliminate waste.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p34.html

Creating a Space Where Doctors Can Be Vulnerable -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - We shouldn't try to carry the stress of patient care alone.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p40.html

Creating a Successful After-Hours Clinic -- Family Practice Management

...An after-hours clinic is a great comple- ment to a busy family practice. It has the potential not only for improving revenue (and helping you make money while you sleep) but also for increasing satisfaction among patients, office staff and physicians. Primary Care Partners, now a...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/fpm20040100p39.pdf

Creating a Successful After-Hours Clinic -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - If you’d like to tame your call load, increase patient satisfaction and make money while you sleep, consider opening an after-hours clinic.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p39.html

Creating a Vital Burnout-Proof Practice -- Family Practice Management

...O ur profession is ripe to the point of rotting with burnout. Consider the case of one family physician who, two weeks after starting in her first post-residency practice, was so disillusioned that she quit. She didn’t just quit the practice; she quit being a doc- tor. While her...

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Creating a Vital, Burnout-Proof Practice -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - If you’re feeling disillusioned and burned-out in your current mode of practice, why not start over? Here’s how to build a strong foundation.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/p51.html

Creating an Electronic Filing Cabinet -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - This article describes how physicians can create an electronic filing cabinet that allows them to access select journal articles and other medical references easily, quickly and from any computer.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p65.html

Creating the Time of Your Life -- FPM

Dec 1, 2000 - The author explains how to use mindfulness or being in the moment as a time-management technique for busy physicians who want to find more time in their day.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1100/p64.html

Crossing the finish line -- FPM

Crossing the finish line

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

Cultural Competence -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - The article describes the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health care and explains how practices can improve their cultural competency.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p58.html

Dancing With the Federal Trade Commission -- FPM

Aug 1, 1998 - The author, whose IPA recently settled its antitrust lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission, relays his advice to family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0700/p17.html

Date of service decides whether you use ICD-9 or ICD-10 -- FPM

Date of service decides whether you use ICD-9 or ICD-10

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

Deadline approaches to join new MACRA payment model -- FPM

Deadline approaches to join new MACRA payment model

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

Deadline approaching for changing Medicare participation/non-participation status -- FPM

Deadline approaching for changing Medicare participation/non-participation status

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

Deadline extended for certain PQRS reporting -- FPM

Deadline extended for certain PQRS reporting

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

Deadline extended for Medicare Part D prescribing -- FPM

Deadline extended for Medicare Part D prescribing

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

Deadline for meaningful use hardship exception extended -- FPM

Deadline for meaningful use hardship exception extended

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

Deadline to submit data for 2017 MIPS approaches -- FPM

If you have not already done so, you have until March 31 to provide 2017 data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which could affect your Medicare payments in 2019.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/deadline_to_submit_data_for_2017_MIPS_approaches.html

Deadline to submit MIPS data fast approaching -- FPM

Failure to report Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data will result in a -7% adjustment to Medicare claims.

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

Dealing With a Health System That Fails to Honor Your Employment Agreement -- Family ...

...May 2003 ■ www.aafp.org / fpm ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ 53 IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y C .M . SC H N EI D ER As the economy continues to weaken, health system executives are under increasing pressure to cut expenses. This can be...

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Dealing With a Health System That Fails to Honor Your Employment Agreement -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - Vague contract language makes it tough - but not impossible - to make your case.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p53.html

Dealing with disruptive minor patients -- FPM

Being direct with the patient and family so they understand the decision can help bring closure and discourage further bad behavior and retaliation on social media websites.

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

Dealing With Medical Junk Mail -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - If you can't stop the deluge, you might as well laugh at it.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p60.html

Dealing With Patients Who Don't Pay -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - Presents strategies that staff can use when dealing with patients who don't want to pay their copayments or other balances at the time of service.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p19.html

Dealing with the opportunities and threats of the new Medicare data release -- FPM

Dealing with the opportunities and threats of the new Medicare data release

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

Dear Health Plan:

...Response to a Health Plan Audit Dear Health Plan: I am responding to your letter regarding the results of your administrative data analysis. I am a practicing family physician and actively participate with my specialty society, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The...

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Dear Pharmaceutical Representatives,

...Dear Pharmaceutical Representatives, We’re seeing a lot of new faces here lately. To maximize my time, minimize my frustration and demonstrate to my patients that drug companies do not influence my opinions, I have written down some helpful tips that I hope will guide our interactions...

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Decision tree for determining if a patient is new or established

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Emily Hill, PA-C. Copyright © 2006 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights reserved. Related...

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Decline and Fall -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - Is it time to call in hospice for the health care system?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p10.html

Decoding the CPT midpoint rule -- FPM

If the time of service listed in a CPT code descriptor exceeds the time you spend providing the service, you may still be able to bill for it.

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

Decoding the new transitional care management rules -- FPM

Decoding the new transitional care management rules

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

Decrease Hassles and Costs by Integrating Your Plans' Formularies -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - This practice reduced its plans' drug requirements to one document physicians can use easily to provide quality care less expensively.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p27.html

Defending the Real Standard of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p48.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).

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

Demand Management: Implementing Your Own Program -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - You don't have to spend a lot on bells and whistles. Instead, put the principles of managing demand to work in your practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p49.html

Demand Management: Putting Patients First -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - Where managed care may seem designed to thwart patients, demand management seeks to engage them.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p43.html

Demand Management: The Patient Education Connection -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - The easy, affordable demand management strategy might also be the most effective.

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Dementia Care Plan Checklist Dementia Care

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Brian K. Unwin, MD, Natalia Loskutova, MD, Patrick Knicely, and Christopher D. Wood, DO. Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or...

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Demystifying Common Terms in Employment Agreements -- Family Practice Management

...38 ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ www.aafp.org / fpm ■ June 2003 IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y C H R IS TI N E SC H N EI D ER Michael Burke is a shareholder with the health care law firm of Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke,...

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Demystifying Common Terms in Employment Agreements -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - A few key provisions can explain a lot about your contract.

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Demystifying Computer Networks for Small Practices -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - With the right features and proper security, your network can improve your practice's efficiency and make your job easier.

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