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Altruism in Practice Management: Caring for Your Staff -- FPM

Oct 1, 1998 - This article argues that FPs should put their altruistic values into practice as they interact with staff and manage their practices, not just in treating patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1000/p58.html

Ambulatory Patient Checklist for MAs

...1 of 1 AMBULATORY PATIENT CHECKLIST FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS This checklist was designed to help medical assistants remember key steps in a patient’s visit. The steps are color-coded to show which influence efficiency (blue), which influence reimbursement (green), and which...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/fpm20130900p18-rt1.pdf

An Alarming Case of Viagra Abuse -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - A letter of protest to a managed care company that protested his patient's use of 8 Viagra tablets in a single month when the average is 5.9

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p10.html

An Average Workload -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - Family physicians average 52 hours per week in practice, according to a recent AAFP survey.

Family Practice Management : FP Stat

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p86.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

An Easy Way to Analyze E/M Coding for Group Practices -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - The author describes how practices can analyze their CPT coding distributions and determine whether they are billing for an appropriate range of services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p20.html

An Easy Way to Evaluate Software for Your PDA -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - This article describes an approach to critically evaluating PDA medical applications for practicality, applicability and usefulness in medical practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p67.html

An efficient workflow for alcohol misuse screening -- FPM

Screening adult patients doesn’t have to be time-consuming, and the service is often billable, particularly when the results lead to a brief intervention.

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

An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians -- Family Practice ...

...Contemplating the purchase of an EHR? Results of our informal survey may help. An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians Robert L. Edsall and Kenneth G. Adler, MD, MMM D eciding whether to move to an electronic health record (EHR) system and which...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/fpm20051000p29.pdf

An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - Contemplating the purchase of an EHR? Results of our informal survey may help.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p29.html

An Example: Calculating the Cost of Providing an Adult Physical Exam

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Jeff Kullgren, MPH, and Maria D. Sibella, MA. Copyright © 2004 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/fpm20040400p41-rt1.pdf

An Expensive Dinner: Surviving a Failed Business Venture -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - There's no such thing as a free dinner when you're dealing with wanna-be medical entrepreneurs.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p45.html

An Introduction to Online CME -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - Physicians rarely submit CME online, in spite of the large number of organizations now offering it. The author provides instructions for using online CME and offers resources for finding it on the Web.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p59.html

An Introduction to Personal Health Records -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Here's what you need to know about this growing trend to give patients access to a portable health record.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p57.html

An Introduction to Tablet PCs -- Family Practice Management

...Many aspects of medical practice are being revolutionized by innova-tive technologies. The Internet, personal digital assistants (PDAs), electronic medical records (EMRs) and wire- less technology are gradually making their way into physician practices. Tablet PCs, which have just...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/fpm20041000p36.pdf

An Introduction to Tablet PCs -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - With this technology, you can access and update electronic medical records from anywhere - with a keyboard or a pen.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p36.html

An Invitation From Your Docgtor

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Suzanne Houck. Copyright © 2003 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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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/fpm20030500p66-rt1.pdf

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

An Open Letter to the CEO of Our Health Plan -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - Open letter to the CEO of United Health Care, the Academy health plan, discussing improvements and user control.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p11.html

An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Delivering better chronic disease care is a team sport that requires a clear game plan.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p27.html

An Ounce of Prevention -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - The author explains the effects of the Balanced Budget Amendment of 1997 on Medicare coverage for preventive services.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p10.html

An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - When we cannot give patients the care they need, we all suffer. But the converse is also true.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p6.html

An Update on Certifying Home Health Care -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - The author explains a clarification of Medicare's definition of homebound and introduces readers to new HCPCS codes that must be used when certifying home health care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p16.html

An Update on the E/M Codes and Documentation Guidelines -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author explains recent developments surrounding the revision of the documentation guidelines for evaluation and management services.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p14.html

An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement -- Family Practice Management

...Slowly but surely, it’s getting easier to help your patients kick the habit. An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement Mary Theobald, MBA, and Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD, PhD E ven when your patients aren’t ready to quit smoking, they want you to encourage them to quit....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/fpm20060500p75.pdf

An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Slowly but surely, it's getting easier to help your patients kick the habit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p75.html

Anatomy of the Medicare Appeals Process -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - The law has made significant structural and procedural changes in the Medicare appeals process. This article outlines those changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p23.html

And so it begins ... Medicare claims pay out today, fees cut 21 percent -- FPM

And so it begins ... Medicare claims pay out today, fees cut 21 percent

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

Another opportunity for ICD-10 acknowledgement testing -- FPM

Another opportunity for ICD-10 acknowledgement testing

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/another_opportunity_for_icd_10.html

Another Ounce of Prevention -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - Slowly but surely, Medicare coverage of preventive services has grown. Here's an update.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p25.html

Another patch and another cliff -- FPM

Another patch and another cliff

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

Another patch and more time to prepare for ICD-10 -- FPM

Another patch and more time to prepare for ICD-10

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

Another PQRS option -- FPM

Another PQRS option

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

Another urban myth about coding -- FPM

Another urban myth about coding

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

Answers to Your Questions About Chronic Care Management -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - From what constitutes 24/7 access to how to document the 20 minutes of required monthly services, we fill in the blanks about this new Medicare benefit.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p7.html

Answers to Your Questions About Medicare Annual Wellness Visits -- FPM

Apr 1, 2011 - Our previous issue described the requirements and introduced an encounter form for documenting these visits. Now we answer your questions about this newest Medicare benefit.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0300/p13.html

Answers to Your Questions About Same-Day Scheduling -- Family Practice Management

...Downloaded from the Family Practice Management Web site at www.aafp.org/fpm. Copyright © 2005 American Academy of Family Physicians. For the private, noncommercial use of one individual user of the Web site. All other rights reserved.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/fpm20050300p59.pdf

Answers to Your Questions About Same-Day Scheduling -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - The concept’s founder explains how to do today’s work today and improve patient access to your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p59.html

Answers to Your Questions on Solo, Idealized Practice -- Family Practice Management

...? May 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 ■ 39 Office-based practice is getting amajor makeover in many partsof the country in response togrowing concerns about the quality of care and service in the current health care system. Remaking the...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/fpm20020500p39.pdf

Answers to Your Questions on Solo, Idealized Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - How does a solo doc with no support staff manage his referrals, order his supplies and give immunizations? Gordon Moore, MD, answers those questions and more.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p39.html

Anthem plans to shorten timely filing limit for claims -- FPM

Anthem is notifying practices that they may have less time to timely file patient claims.

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

Anthem rescinds modifier 25 cuts -- FPM

Last week, Anthem, one of the nation's largest commercial health plans, notified the American Medical Association it has decided to not proceed with a policy to reduce payments by 25 percent for evaluation and management codes appropriately reported with CPT modifier 25.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/anthem_rescinds_modifier_25_cuts.html

App review: Aspirin Guide -- FPM

A mobile app developed by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital can help you quickly determine whether a patient is a good candidate for low-dose aspirin therapy.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Appendix to "The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family ...

...Appendix to ‘The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family Physicians’ Robert L. Edsall and Kenneth G. Adler, MD, MMM Family Practice Management, November/December 2012:23-30. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p23.html. TABLE OF CONTENTS...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/fpm20121100p23-rt1.pdf

Applying the "Theory of Constraints" to Solve Your Practice's Most Vexing Problem -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - What stands in the way of your practice achieving its goal?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p18.html

Appreciate the Now -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Worries about the past or future can sap your joy and productivity in the present.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p40.html

Apr 1998

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Apr 1999

Advertisement Apr 1999 Previous Issue | Next Issue Features Turtles and Rabbits: Family Physicians Under Time Pressure Robert D. Gillette A Team Approach to Quality Improvement Miriam Schwarz; Suzanne E. Landis; John Rowe Making Wellness Medicine Work...

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

Apr 1999

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Apr 2000

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