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A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment July 2016 Family physicians are invaluable assets in the health care system. Focused on the whole patient (as compared to subspecialists who typically focus on a single...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/Valuing-FPs.pdf

Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

...3-7-07 Page 1 of 3 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) American College of Physicians (ACP) American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home March 2007...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/pcmh/initiatives/PCMHJoint.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions about Core Quality Measures

...1 Multistakeholder Collaborative Leads Initiative on Health Care Quality Measurement Frequently Asked Questions: What is the goal of the Collaborative? Answer: There is a great demand today for accurate, useful information on health care quality that can inform the...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/qi/CoreMeasuresFAQ.pdf

MedSampContractAff.doc

...SAMPLE MEDICARE PRIVATE CONTRACT OPT-OUT AFFIDAVIT IN COMPLIANCE WITH 42 U.S.C. §1395a; 42 C.F.R. §405, SUBPART D I, ___________________________, attest under the penalty of perjury that the following is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief: 1....

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/MedSampContractAff.doc

MedSampPrivContract.doc

...SAMPLE MEDICARE PRIVATE CONTRACT IN COMPLIANCE WITH 42 U.S.C. §1395a; 42 C.F.R. § 405, SUBPART D This contract is entered into by and between [insert name of physician] (hereinafter called physician), whose principal medical office is located at _____________________ and [insert...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/MedSampPrivContract.doc

HIPAASecurity.docx

...HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) SECURITY STANDARDS A Guide for Physician Practices Copyright Notice For the Manual, generally: Copyright © 2013 American Academy of Dermatology Association The American Academy of Dermatology Association...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/restricted/HIPAASecurity.docx

HIPPAPrivacyManual.docx

...HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) PRIVACY MANUAL UPDATE A Guide for Your Medical Practice Copyright Notice For the Manual, generally: Copyright © 2013 American Academy of Dermatology Association and the American Osteopathic Association The...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/restricted/HIPPAPrivacyManual.docx

SampleBusinessAssocAgreement.docx

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS’ SAMPLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT (2013 Updated Security Rule Implementation) DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this document does not constitute legal or other professional advice, Nor is it a substitute for legal or other...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/SampleBusinessAssocAgreement.docx

SampleNoticePrivacyPractice.docx

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS’ SAMPLE NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES The AAFP has developed this sample Notice of Privacy Practices. It is intended for use as a resource and outline only, and does not constitute nor substitute for legal or other professional advice. Members...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/SampleNoticePrivacyPractice.docx

ACO-MSSP-Comparison.pdf

...Participants considering the MSSP need a broad understanding of the available tracks. The table below outlines similarities and differences of the risk and rewards associated with each. Topic/Subject Track 1 One-Sided Risk Model Track 1+ Two-Sided Risk Model Track 2...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/ACO-MSSP-Comparison.pdf

Side-by-Side Comparison of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Clinically ...

...Side-by-Side Comparison of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) ACOs and CINs allow physicians and other providers to come together to improve care and reduce cost across the medical neighborhood. These relationships promote a new approach...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/ACO-CINComparison.pdf

EM-Employed-Checklist.pdf

...The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) coordinated fundamental changes in the methodology to document and select CPT levels for office visit evaluation and management (E/M) services. The documentation changes will go into effect...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/EM-Employed-Checklist.pdf

2021 Office Visit Evaluation and Management Documentation Changes

...The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) coordinated fundamental changes in the methodology to document and select CPT levels for office visit evaluation and management (E/M) services. The American Academy of Family Physicians...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/EM-Practice-Training-Outline.pdf

2021 Office Visit Evaluation and Management Documentation Changes

...The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) coordinated fundamental changes in the methodology to document and select CPT levels for office visit evaluation and management (E/M) services. These changes will impact multiple aspects of...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/EM-Questions-Payers.pdf

EM-Payer-Letter-Template.docx

...[Date] [Payer Name] [Payer Address] [Payer City, State, ZIP code] Dear [Provider Relations Representative] : I am writing to strongly urge [Payer Name] to align its payment policy with the changes made to the guidelines and descriptors for the office visit evaluation and...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/EM-Payer-Letter-Template.docx

EM-Questions-Vendors.pdf

...The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) coordinated fundamental changes in the methodology to document and select CPT levels for office visit evaluation and management (E/M) services. These changes will impact multiple aspects of...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/EM-Questions-Vendors.pdf

EM-Solo-Independent-Checklist.pdf

...The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) coordinated fundamental changes in the methodology to document and select CPT levels for office visit evaluation and management (E/M) services. The documentation changes will go into effect...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/EM-Solo-Independent-Checklist.pdf

macra-employedfps.pdf

...Making Sense of MACRA: A Guide For The Employed Physician September 2017 Learn more | aafp.org/MACRAReady MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment AAFP ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPLEMENT The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law in April 2015....

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/macra-employedfps.pdf

measures-expression-of-Interest-form.pdf

...Clinical- or condition-specific topics  Behavioral Health  Cancer  Cardiovascular  Multiple Chronic Conditions  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  Critical Care  Dementia  Diabetes  Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat  Emergency Medicine  Gastrointestinal  Genitourinary ...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/measures-expression-of-Interest-form.pdf

NGACO.pdf

...To be successful, participants considering a NGACO need a broad understanding of the model. The table below provides an overview of its key features and outlines the associated risks and rewards. Topic/Subject Performance Year • NGACO is a five-year initiative that began...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/NGACO.pdf

start-a-practice.xlsx

...README Checklist Start-up Costs Start-up Expenses Estimated Cost Actual Cost Clinic Space Deposit/Down Payment $0.00 $0.00 Deposit/down payment amount Estimated Cost Actual Cost Deposit for Public Utilities $0.00 $0.00 Water Gas Electric...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/start-a-practice.xlsx

questions-for-your-employer.pdf

...Making Sense of MACRA: Questions to Ask Your Employer May 2018 Learn more | aafp.org/MACRAReady ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ?? ? ?? The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law in 2015. The legislation established the Quality Payment...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/questions-for-your-employer.pdf

dept-fam-med.pdf

...1 Departments of Family Medicine In departmentalized hospitals, family physicians may have their own department, be subsumed as members of a larger department (e.g., medicine), or be represented within a larger department through a division of family medicine. The American...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/admin_staffing/dept-fam-med.pdf

dept-fam-med-protocol.pdf

...1 American Academy of Family Physicians Protocol for Establishing a Department of Family Medicine The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) strongly supports the establishment of clinical departments of family medicine in departmentalized hospitals. A full clinical...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/admin_staffing/dept-fam-med-protocol.pdf

Point-of-Care Testing Policy

...Point-of-Care Testing Policy The American Academy of Family Physicians believes that point-of-care testing, performed in physician offices, offers timely diagnostics that can improve patient- centered care. Point-of-care tests should be accurate, reliable, and readily available for...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/covid-19/AAFP-COVID-Point-of-Care-Testing-Policy.pdf

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