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When it's time to part ways with a patient -- FPM

When problematic patient behaviors strain your relationship or your practice, a standardized approach can help you to decide whether dismissal is warranted and terminate the relationship without running afoul of contractual guidelines.

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

What's your coding profile? -- FPM

Comparing your E/M coding distribution with national benchmarks will help you identify aberrant coding patterns and make adjustments before they raise a red flag with payers or cost your practice money.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Is It Ethical to Accept Gifts From Patients? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - To make the right decision, first consider the patient’s motives.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p40.html

Getting to No: How to Respond to Inappropriate Patient Requests -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - The five-step FAVER approach can help you say no to uncomfortable requests while preserving the patient relationship.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p25.html

Ten Strategies for Building Emotional Intelligence and Preventing Burnout -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - You couldn’t have made it through medical school and residency without a high intellect, but have you developed your emotional intelligence?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p11.html

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p5.html

Four Mobile Apps to Encourage Healthy Habits -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Recommend these mobile apps to patients as a way to reinforce recommended lifestyle changes.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/oa1.html

Rethinking Workflow: Team Rooming for Greater Efficiency -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - This physician and medical assistant jump-start patient visits by teaming up and reversing some traditional roles in the exam room.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p15.html

Making Sense of MACRA in 2018: Six Things You Need to Know -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - The rules for complying with Medicare’s Quality Payment Program are getting stricter.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p21.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Reciprocal billing during extended absences | ICD-10 coding for accidents without injury | Removal of impacted cerumen

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p33.html

Making Sense of MACRA: Advance Care Planning -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - You can get paid for advance care planning and satisfy a high-priority quality measure for MACRA.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p9.html

Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers (2017) -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - We would like to thank the following peer reviewers for their valuable contributions to FPM during 2017.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p36.html

FPM: Your Partner in Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Practicing medicine may be more challenging than ever, but FPM is here to help - redesigned and focused on what family physicians need today.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p4.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Warn patients about privacy issues associated with genetic testing | Use text messages to boost flu shots | Encourage employee recognition

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p34.html

Help patients protect genetic testing results -- FPM

Patients look to us for health care advice. We can also help them in protecting themselves and their health care information.

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

How not to be "that doctor" -- FPM

You have heard your patients describe bad experiences with other physicians. Deserved or not, their complaints should cause all of us to strive not to be that doctor.

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

Why a top-down approach to change doesn't work -- FPM

Instead of applying a top-down, cookie-cutter approach, leaders should give clinics a playbook not to simply copy but to copy-improve.

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

Recruitment strategies for medicare annual wellness visits -- FPM

To increase the number of patients who receive Medicare annual wellness visits, physicians and staff both have a role to play.

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

The Medicare Quality Payment Program: Four things to do now -- FPM

The following steps will help you to participate more successfully in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Medicare Quality Payment Program.

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

A quick intervention for helping your depressed patients -- FPM

To help patients break the depression cycle -- sad mood, low energy, avoidance of pleasurable activities, and social isolation -- start by helping them recognize it.

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

CMS: rate of physicians receiving Value Modifier penalties falls in final year -- FPM

CMS has announced that fewer physicians will receive a negative payment adjustment under the Value Modifier program this year than in the past two years.

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

Don’t miss these four important coding changes for 2018 -- FPM

Several noteworthy new payment opportunities and code revisions took effect on Jan. 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/four_important_coding_changes_for_2018.html

How to respond to a negative online review -- FPM

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

Tips for better communication with older patients -- FPM

These tips for communicating with older adults can help improve care and the doctor-patient relationship.

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

An easier way to report data for QPP has arrived -- FPM

Physicians participating in the Quality Payment Program can now submit all of their MIPS data through a single platform. Here's how.

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

Resolved! Eight goals for the new year for family physicians -- FPM

Family physicians share their practice-related resolutions for the new year.

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

How to practice mindfulness and increase your fulfillment at work -- FPM

Mindfulness: Would you rather go to work each day feeling stressed, rushed, and distracted or fully present, engaged, and fulfilled? You have a choice.

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

Are you getting paid for non-face-to-face prolonged care? -- FPM

CMS in January created a set of CPT codes that allows physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to bill for non-face-to-face prolonged care of patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/are_you_getting_paid_for_non-face-to-face_prolonged.html

Getting Paid for Screening and Assessment Services -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - If you're not coding and billing for these services, you might be leaving money on the table.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p25.html

Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Physicians can cut ties with Medicare and privately contract with Medicare beneficiaries, but doing it incorrectly can be costly.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p17.html

Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Getting more patients immunized against the flu does not require complicated strategies.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p30.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.

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

Change Is Hard: What Really Happens When You Try to Implement a New Care Model -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Even with a laudable goal, such as reducing physicians’ administrative burdens, it can be difficult to implement change. These real-world lessons can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p10.html

You Can and Should Be a Leader – Even if You Aren't a Natural -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - With a few basic skills, you can expand your influence and make your organization a better place to work.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p5.html

Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management With the Quality Payment ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Learn how coordinated care benefits patients, QPP performance, and your bottom line.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p21.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

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2017 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Advertisement << How to Make Friends Wi ... Previous article Practice Pearls Next article >> Nov-Dec 2017 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Nov-Dec;24(6):34. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. This content...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p34.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2017 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article You Can and Should Be ... Next article >> Nov-Dec 2017 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Nov-Dec;24(6):35. Break the rules for better patient care Avoid portal overload Don't fear conflict within your team Break the...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p35.html

University of Southern California program wins 2017 FPM Award for Practice Improvement ...

The University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine has won this year’s FPM Award for Practice Improvement.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/USC_program_wins_2017_FPM_Award_Practice_Improvement.html

Quick Tips -- FPM

In Practice, a blog from FPM journal

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

Medicare payment news for 2018: the key takeaways -- FPM

As 2017 draws to a close, the Medicare program is notifying physicians how they will be evaluated and paid for treating patients in 2018. In case you’re not an avid reader of the Federal Register (and most people aren’t), let’s go over some details.

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

New resource for those with questions about new Medicare card -- FPM

New Medicare identification cards for beneficiaries are in the works. Here's what CMS is doing to prepare.

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

CMS extends preview period for Physician Compare -- FPM

Technical problems have forced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for physicians wanting to review the information about them and their practices that the agency plans to be release publicly through the Physician Compare website.

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

Use 30-day window to review what Physician Compare says about you -- FPM

Beginning, Oct. 18, CMS is giving physicians 30 days to preview the information about them on Physician Compare before publicly releasing it online.

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

In a small group? Combine with others now to participate in MIPS -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says physicians in solo or small group practices have until Dec. 1 to formally notify Medicare that they are participating in a virtual group. These groups make it easier for small practices to participate fully in MIPS.

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

Patients and physicians agree: not enough time for care -- FPM

If you don’t feel you’re spending enough time with your patients during appointments to provide the best care, it’s likely your patients agree with you.

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

Medicare payments for lab tests to change in 2018 -- FPM

Does your office perform lab tests for Medicare beneficiaries? The amount of Medicare reimbursement your office receives for those tests is likely changing, and not positively.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/Medicare_lab_payments_to_change_in_2018.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

Technology Tools and Trends for Better Patient Care: Beyond the EHR -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - From remote monitoring of chronic diseases to virtual assistants in the exam room, technology will improve practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p28.html

Evaluating Physician Employment Contracts: How Do Your Benefits Measure Up? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - From signing bonuses to relocation and continuing education allowances, your employment contract needs to provide more than a competitive salary.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p9.html

Reducing Frustration and Increasing Fulfillment: Reframing -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - To better handle challenging patients or situations, try modifying the way you view them.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p12.html

Finding the Bright Spots in Value-Based Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - Taking one small step at a time, primary care practices can lead the way as the health care system begins to reward value.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p21.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

Making Sense of MACRA: A Guide for the Employed Physician -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - Use this checklist to ensure your administrator is capturing your data properly, which will help optimize revenue for you and your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p17.html

Remission! What Surviving Cancer Has Taught Me -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - Months of brutal chemotherapy will teach you a few things about yourself, your calling, and your community.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/oa1.html

From Frustration to Fulfillment in Practice and Patient Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - The ultimate goal is to improve your patients' experience receiving care and your experience providing it.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p5.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2017 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - Advertisement << Creating a Space Where ... Previous article Practice Pearls Next article >> Sep-Oct 2017 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Sep-Oct;24(5):34. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. This content...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p34.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2017 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article Remission! What Surviv ... Next article >> Sep-Oct 2017 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Sep-Oct;24(5):35. Use word of mouth to find great employees Improve your emotional intelligence Get help with your EHR – over...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p35.html

Oct. 2 represents key 2017 MIPS deadline for some physicians -- FPM

If you or your practice plans to participate fully or partially in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017, and you plan to report 90 consecutive days of data for the year, then Monday, Oct. 2, is the last day you can begin.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/MIPS_90_days_deadline_Oct_2.html

Medicare -- FPM Toolbox

Sep 20, 2017 - Download tools to help you comply with Medicare rules for annual wellness visits and more.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=20

What’s your Medicare quality report score? Find out here. -- FPM

Access your annual Physician Feedback report and Quality and Resource Use Report to find out if you'll receive a payment adjustment in 2018.

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

New details as we get closer to CMS replacing current Medicare cards -- FPM

As I announced in June, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to issue new Medicare identification cards that no longer carry Social Security numbers as a way to prevent fraud and fight identity theft. Last week, CMS unveiled the new cards.

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

Ask beneficiaries to designate you their primary clinician online -- FPM

If you treat Medicare patients, you and your patients likely value the relationships you’ve formed. As Medicare continues to change how it reimburses physicians for beneficiary care, it would be helpful if the program knew about and honored those relationships, right?

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

Wait times coming down for physician visits -- FPM

Physician offices in the U.S. have cut visit wait times for patients by five minutes in the past year, according to a new survey.

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

CMS: health plans can't force you to take virtual credit cards -- FPM

Physicians who have been confused or concerned about health plans wanting to use virtual credit cards to pay them for patient care are learning they have more say in the matter than they thought.

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

Medicare claim review to become more targeted -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it is expanding its medical review strategy, called Targeted Probe and Educate later this year. This actually appears to offer some advantages to physicians.

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

Are you ready to provide FAA BasicMed exams to pilots? -- FPM

As of May 1, pilots of small private planes can receive medical clearance to fly through their personal physician, rather than undergoing the full FAA-sanctioned physician exam.

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

MIPS tops list of most burdensome regulations for group practices -- FPM

A new survey of group medical practices shows that while many physicians expect they will be able to meet at least the minimum requirements of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year, most see it as a huge burden that affects their ability to care for patients.

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

QPP hardship application now open -- FPM

The application for a hardship exception to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for the 2017 transition year is now available on the QPP website.

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

Treating Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care: Reducing Barriers to Access -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - Colocating counseling and primary care services can help ensure that patients get the mental health care they need.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p11.html

The Ethics of Caring for Friends or Family -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - When should you say no?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p44.html

Reducing Frustration and Increasing Fulfillment: Mindfulness -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - Would you rather go to work each day feeling stressed, rushed, and distracted or fully present, engaged, and fulfilled? You have a choice.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p28.html

Which Quality Measures Should You Report? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - Here’s how to select the measures that will maximize your success under Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p5.html

Building Capacity to Care for Refugees -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - So you want to incorporate refugee health into your practice. Now what?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p21.html

Making Sense of MACRA: Simplifying Chronic Care Management -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - Learn how to optimize revenue today by using this step-by-step approach to add chronic care management to your practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p33.html

The Key to Getting Through Chemo -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - Yes, you need a good doctor, but one other thing is equally as important.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/oa1.html

What's on Your Mind? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - Mindfulness is not the solution to all your problems, but it can help.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p4.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2017 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - Advertisement << The Ethics of Caring f ... Previous article Practice Pearls Next article >> Jul-Aug 2017 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Jul-Aug;24(4):37. This content conforms to AAFP CME criteria. See FPM CME Quiz. Flu shot timing...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p37.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2017 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article The Key to Getting Thr ... Next article >> Jul-Aug 2017 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Jul-Aug;24(4):38. Improve your team's effectiveness Measure your team's stress level Use QR codes for patient education Improve...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p38.html

Getting Paid -- FPM

Getting Paid, a blog from FPM journal

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

CMS releases physician payment proposals for 2018 -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rules on the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule would increase overall rates in 2018 by 0.31 percent.

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

CMS expands prior authorization for DME -- FPM

CMS expands prior authorization for DME

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

Changes to 2018 Quality Payment Program aim to help participation -- FPM

Changes to 2018 Quality Payment Program aim to help participation

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/changes_to_2018_quality_payment.html

How to get ready for new Medicare cards -- FPM

How to get ready for new Medicare cards

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

CMS looking for feedback on website -- FPM

CMS looking for feedback on website

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

CMS renames and expands locum tenens arrangements -- FPM

CMS renames and expands locum tenens arrangements

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

Using Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention to Address Patients' Risky Drinking -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - Asking patients about their drinking habits is a straightforward way to boost health and revenue.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p12.html

Preparing for Value-Based Payment: Five Essential Skills for Success -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - As physician payment increasingly becomes tied to value, these five habits can help you succeed.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p25.html

A Simple Approach to Shared Decision Making in Cancer Screening -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - When screening decisions aren't clear, this process can help you help your patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p5.html

Lessons From the Road to EHR Usability -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - You may be able to get more out of your electronic health record by discovering the system's hidden tools.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p21.html

When It Comes to Quality, It's Not All About You -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - Report cards can feel personal unless you view them simply as feedback to make the whole team better.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p3.html

How a Doctor Acting as His Primary Care Physician, With a Little Luck, Tracked Down His...

Jun 1, 2017 - It started with a cough.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/oa1.html

Keeping Your Practice Going When You Can't -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - A physician battling illness has the added worry of who will care for his patients.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

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Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2017 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - Advertisement << Keeping Your Practice ... Previous article Practice Pearls Next article >> May-Jun 2017 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC Fam Pract Manag. 2017 May-June;24(3):34. This content conforms to AAFP CME criteria. See FPM CME Quiz. Billing for...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2017 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article How a Doctor Acting as ... Next article >> May-Jun 2017 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2017 May-June;24(3):35. Address disruptive minor patients Get smarter about brainstorming Increase hand-washing for physicians and...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

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Deadline approaches to join new MACRA payment model -- FPM

Deadline approaches to join new MACRA payment model

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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Medicare to require updated notice of noncoverage form -- FPM

Medicare to require updated notice of noncoverage form

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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How to avoid the unpaid Medicare annual wellness visit -- FPM

How to avoid the unpaid Medicare annual wellness visit

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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Opioid Management -- FPM Topic Collection

May 16, 2017 - Advertisement Topic Collection Opioid Management Editors' Choice of Best Available Content How do you safely prescribe and manage opioids and other controlled substances for patients with chronic pain? This article collection features popular FPM content on the topic....

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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