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Benefits Programs: Look Before You Leap -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - This article discusses what benefits salaried FPs should seek to negotiate into their employment contracts.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p67.html

Best Practices in Claims Processing -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - Developed by a committee representing health plans and medical specialty societies including the AAFP, these tips are designed to assist family physicians and their billing staff reduce payment delays attributed to problems related to coordination of benefits.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p19.html

Better Practice Through Better Information -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - Argues that information management on larger and larger scales is crucial to family practice; introduces Bradd article on practice intranet and Endsley article on clinical instrument panel.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/p8.html

Beyond Burnout: Addressing System-Induced Distress -- FPM

Oct 1, 2019 - To describe the current phenomenon, we need a better term that puts the blame where it belongs and reminds us that the problem is responsive to multiple treatment strategies.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/p4.html

Beyond Charting: Using Your EHR's Data to Improve Quality -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Author describes how his residency program uses Crystal Reports to produce reports from their EMR system -- reports that have been useful in QI programs that have improved A1c, LDL and other outcome parameters.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p90.html

Beyond EHRs: How Technology Can Help You Treat Chronic Illness -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - New tools may soon connect you to your patients at home.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p29.html

Beyond IQ: How's your EQ? -- FPM

EQ involves the ability to accurately recognize emotions in yourself and others and then manage those emotions as they are occurring.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Beyond Work-Life "Balance" -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Balance isn't sustainable, but perhaps we can achieve dynamic equilibrium.

Family Practice Management : Employed Practice

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p7.html

Big Business and Bad Medicine -- FPM

Jun 1, 1999 - Editorial arguing that efforts to make medicine into big business are doomed to failure because they are economically unsound and because medicine is an art, not a business, and an art that depends on the doctor being set apart as special, not shoved into a slot with other providers.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0600/p8.html

Big Ideas to Help Your Practice Thrive -- Family Practice Management

...In late 2003, a year marked by rising malpractice insurance premiums, HIPAA compliance deadlines, ongo-ing reimbursement struggles and questions about the future of family medicine, the editors of Family Practice Management decided enough was enough. Determined to counter the tumultuous...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/fpm20040900p27.pdf

Big Ideas to Help Your Practice Thrive -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Your family physician colleagues share their best ideas for energizing and strengthening the practice of medicine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p27.html

Billing & Claims -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 23, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of billing, claims, collections, and other ways to maximize revenue -- from reducing denials to implementing patient payment policies. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of billing, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=50

Billing E/M services with allergy procedures is getting Medicare's attention -- FPM

Billing E/M services with allergy procedures is getting Medicare's attention

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Billing for Medicare Part D Vaccines -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - CMS introduced vaccine administration code G0377 for 2007, but what you will report next year is still unknown.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p33.html

Billing for multiple skin procedures: three steps -- FPM

If you perform more than one skin procedure for the same patient on the same day, follow these three special billing rules to get the correct payment.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Billing for NP Services: What You Need to Know -- FPM

May 1, 1998 - The author explains Medicare rules related to reimbursement for patient care provided by midlevel providers.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0500/p12.html

Billing for Your Work With Surgeons -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Coding and billing for services when a patient is undergoing surgery and is also under the care of a surgeon can be challenging for family physicians; the author explains how to do it right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p16.html

Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management Training -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - Medicare now covers education for patients with diabetes, but be sure the right person is doing the educating.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p10.html

Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management Training (Update) -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - The reimbursement might make it worth your time to become an accredited diabetes educator.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p14.html

Billing, Collections and Claims Processing -- FPM Toolbox

Feb 23, 2018 - Download tools such as the FPM superbill to help you optimize your billing, collections, and claims processing.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Billing, Collections and Claims Processing

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=1

Blending Work and Family -- FPM

May 1, 2004 - Although some physicians try to balance their busy lives by setting clear boundaries between work and home, this physician explains how she benefits from letting her professional and personal lives overlap.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/p72.html

Blinded by a Patient's Age -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - When you see an 18-year-old patient, you don't expect to deliver bad news.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p40.html

Blood Glucose Tracker -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - The Blood Glucose Tracker app enables patients who have diabetes to quickly and easily track their blood glucose.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p32.html

Bonuses and Incentives: Three Key Questions -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - This article is the second of a two-part series offering advice to employed family physicians about how to evaluate various bonuses and incentives as part of their compensation packages.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p51.html

Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p19.html

Bridging the Physician-Counselor Divide -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - When patients need to be referred for counseling, these tips can ensure success.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p36.html

Bringing Behavioral Health Into Your Practice Through a Psychiatric Collaborative Care ...

...www.aafp.org/fpm November/December 2019 | FPM | 11 CME LEISA BAILEY, MD, GRACE WAGSTAFF, MS, AND DIANE LITTLE, APRN-PSYCHIATRIC Bringing Behavioral Health Into Your Practice Through a Psychiatric Collaborative Care Program Learn how to implement an integrated behavioral...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/fpm20191100p11.pdf

Bringing Behavioral Health Into Your Practice Through a Psychiatric Collaborative Care ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Learn how to implement an integrated behavioral health program that will more than pay for itself while increasing patients’ access to care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p11.html

Bringing You Knowledge in Small Bites -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - Highlights the number of small, easily digested bits of information in this issue.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p9.html

Building a Mind-Set of Service Excellence -- Family Practice Management

...April 2002 ■ 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 ■ 41 Today’s consumers experience high levels of service from Internet booksellers who seem to know thempersonally, credit card companies who process information instantaneously and banks with ATM...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/fpm20020400p41.pdf

Building a Mind-Set of Service Excellence -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - Here’s how to assess and improve the level of service your practice is currently providing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p41.html

Building a New Health Care System -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - Reports on Don Berwick's plenary speech at the 2002 National Forum on Quality, focusing on the argument that there's no excuse for not trying to improve what you can improve in the system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p12.html

Building a Patient Registry From the Ground Up -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - The article continues a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article explains how a practice can identify its patients who have diabetes and organize that information into a registry.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p43.html

Building Capacity to Care for Refugees -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Building for Tomorrow: The Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practices -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - A response to the article in this issue by Kilo and Endsley.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p13.html

Building the Case for the Patient-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A coalition is working to prove the concept and create an imperative for change. Payers and policymakers are getting on board. Are you?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p14.html

Building the Future of Health Care on the Foundations of Family Practice -- FPM

Jan 1, 2000 - Hold on to your heritage as a family physician. It may save the health care system, or at least save your patient from it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0100/p41.html

Bundled payments for chronic conditions may be tricky -- FPM

Bundled payments for chronic conditions may be tricky

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Burnout prevention: get rid of stupid stuff in your practice -- FPM

Although burnout in health care is largely a system problem, individual physicians can take steps to lighten their burden. Here are five ideas to help you get started.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Business Loans Made Easy -- FPM

Feb 1, 1998 - Thanks to a multibillion-dollar mistake by the government, loans for your practice are easier to get.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0200/p33.html

Buying Your First PDA -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - The author explains the features of a PDA and what to look for when shopping for one that will be used in a medical practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p50.html

Calculating Your Costs Per Visit -- Family Practice Management

...April 2004 ■ 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 ■ 41 Aunit cost analysis is one of the most useful yet underused tools for man- aging a family practice. It takes into account all of the resources associated with providing a particular service and...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/fpm20040400p41.pdf

Calculating Your Costs per Visit -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Do you know what it costs your practice to provide an adult physical, a well-child exam or an office procedure? A unit cost analysis will tell you that and more.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p41.html

Call for Peer Reviewers -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - A call for peer reviewers

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p14.html

Call RVUs: One Way to Make Call More Equitable -- Family Practice Management

...June 2002 ■ 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 ■ 31 It’s probably safe to say that few physi-cians actually enjoy call. It can causemore dissention among physicians thanmoney. And for family physicians, it can be even more intense, given that access...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/fpm20020600p31.pdf

Call RVUs: One Way to Make Call More Equitable -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - By acknowledging that not all call is created equal, one group has made its call schedule less contentious.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p31.html

Can Family Medicine Still Catalyze Social Change? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - 'Tis better to disrupt than be disrupted.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p8.html

Can We Avoid Errors in Family Practice? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - FPM's medical editor writes about research to identify sources of error in family practice.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p15.html

Can You Negotiate Better Reimbursement? -- Family Practice Management

...It has been more than a decade since increases in fees have resulted in increas-es in income. The introduction of the Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) and the adoption of a national fee schedule by Medicare virtually eliminated a practice’s ability to generate more income...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/fpm20041000p31.pdf

Can You Negotiate Better Reimbursement? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - With the right data and a reasonable approach, you can overcome some inequities in payers’ fee schedules.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p31.html

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