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Tell Congress to Act on Children's Health, Physician Payment

Aug 24, 2017 - Family physicians who visit legislators in their districts before those lawmakers return to Washington next month can rely on fact sheets the AAFP has tailored to each state.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Help AAFP NRN Shape Patient Engagement Research

Aug 24, 2017 - The AAFP's National Research Network is asking family physicians to complete a survey on patient engagement to help shape its patient engagement research and share study results.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

AAFP Mapping Tool Aims to Enhance Immunization Advocacy

Aug 23, 2017 - Family physicians and other vaccine advocates can use the AAFP's new State Immunization Information System Legislation tool to aid them in immunization-focused outreach to state legislators.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Dive into AAFP's 2017 MIPS Playbook, Earn Free CME

Aug 23, 2017 - A free member resource guides family physicians through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and is approved for up to 5.0 AAFP Prescribed credits.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

AAFP Addresses Contraceptive Access and Coverage With FDA, CMS

Aug 21, 2017 - An Aug. 9 letter to FDA and CMS leaders stemmed from resolutions regarding contraception that were adopted by the 2016 Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Credit System Launches Blended Learning CME

Aug 18, 2017 - The AAFP Credit System's new blended learning activity type helps physicians earn AAFP CME credit in ways that best match their learning styles.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

AAFP to CMS: Set Minimum Coverage Standards for Preventive Services

Aug 17, 2017 - The AAFP asked CMS to require all insurance plans to cover all A and B recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Hospice Compare Website Now Open for Business

Aug 17, 2017 - CMS has launched its Hospice Compare website to help users compare hospice providers based on quality markers.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

For This FP, Faith and Family Life Help Stave Off Burnout

Aug 16, 2017 - When Stephen Dudley, M.D., swims in Puget Sound year-round, he's not just swimming. As he slices through the water, he's also praying. Dudley recently shared with AAFP News how his faith -- and a rich family life -- have helped protect him from burnout and made him a balanced, ...

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

Stay Current, Subscribe to Quality Payment Program Listserv

Aug 15, 2017 - Subscribing to CMS' Quality Payment Program listserv is a great way for family physicians to stay up-to-date on information that will affect their Medicare payment.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

Wealth of Resources Available to Help Boost Vaccination Rates

Aug 15, 2017 - The AAFP supports vaccines, vaccine science and disease prevention year-round, but the emphasis is heightened during National Immunization Awareness Month.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

Cyclosporiasis Cases on Upswing, Warns CDC Health Advisory

Aug 14, 2017 - The CDC released a Health Alert Network advisory on Aug. 7 saying this year has seen a notable increase in reported cases of cyclosporiasis.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP's Pick Your Pace Week Features Free Webinar, Twitter Chat

Aug 14, 2017 - The AAFP is offering a wide range of activities, including a free webinar and a Twitter chat, to prepare family physicians for the Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

Overcoming Barriers to Opioid Treatment Takes Center Stage

Aug 11, 2017 - Recommendations from a newly released presidential commission report align with findings from a recent Annals of Family Medicine study that identified barriers to treating opioid use disorder.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Study: Incentives Prompt Newly Insured to Seek Primary Care

Aug 11, 2017 - Researchers found that small financial incentives might make a big difference in encouraging low-income patients to visit a primary care physician.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Apply Now for Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception

Aug 9, 2017 - Physicians can now apply for a hardship exception related to their advancing care information performance category score for the 2017 transition year of CMS' Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

Learn to Maximize Your Success in CMS' Quality Payment Program

Aug 9, 2017 - An article in the July/August issue of Family Practice Management aims to help physicians maximize their success in the Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

AAFP Awards Third Round of Tobacco Control Mini-grants

Aug 8, 2017 - The AAFP's latest class of tobacco and nicotine prevention and control mini-grant recipients devised innovative approaches to controlling tobacco use at the state and local levels.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Chief Primary Care Officer Role Proposed to Improve Continuity

Aug 8, 2017 - If hospitals want to improve care coordination, they will need a heavy dose of primary care in their leadership ranks, argue two authors in a recent article.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Emerging Leader Institute Project Winners Honored

Aug 4, 2017 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute project award recipients from its second class.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

Physicians to Congress: Continue Funding Loan Repayment Program

Aug 4, 2017 - Funding for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program will expire Sept. 30 without legislative action, and the AAFP is helping members speak out.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Gain Confidence in QPP Participation, Earn CME Credit

Aug 3, 2017 - Get AAFP Prescribed credit for completing CME activities related to the Quality Payment Program, the next phase of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

Residents Vote to Protect Patients, Push Physician Wellness

Aug 2, 2017 - Participants in the 2017 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents discussed nearly 30 resolutions on a variety of issues.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

Students Focus on Health Equity for All Americans

Aug 2, 2017 - Delegates to the National Congress of Student Members adopted resolutions addressing issues that included health equity and lifestyle medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

Regulation, Competition Needed to Lower Drug Prices, Says Panel

Aug 2, 2017 - Health policy experts at a panel discussion hosted by the Alliance for Health Policy discussed the problem of high prescription drug prices and possible solutions.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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