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AAFP Questions Claims That Health Care Reform Will Reduce Role of Solo, Small Practices

Sep 15, 2010 - The AAFP has sent a letter to the White House regarding an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine written by top White House officials that gives the impression that health care reform will accelerate the establishment of larger group practices at the expense of solo and small ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20100915whitehouseletter.html

AAFP Reprint No. 287 | Global Health

...of the resident’s knowledge will be gained by caring for ambulatory patients who visit the family medicine center, although additional experience gained in various other settings (e.g., an inpatient setting, a patient’s home, a long-term care facility, the emergency department, the...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint287_Global.pdf

AAFP Reprint No. 289c | Practice Based Learning and Improvement

...of the resident’s knowledge will be gained by caring for ambulatory patients who visit the family medicine center, although additional experience gained in various other settings (e.g., an inpatient setting, a patient’s home, a long-term care facility, the emergency department, the...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint289C_Learning.pdf

AAFP Resources Encourage FPs to Promote, Support Breastfeeding

Nov 18, 2014 - The AAFP recently released a set of breastfeeding resources, including an updated version of its position paper on the topic, to help physicians support expectant and new mothers. The position paper includes new scientific research that has been distilled into a condensed core paper ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141118breastfeedingpaper.html

AAFP Response to CMS on Administrative Burdens - August 7, 2019

...2019, Federal Register. Family physician practices continue to be deeply overburdened by administrative functions at the point of care and after patient care hours. We appreciate the agency’s continued focus on this important issue and for the provisions included in the 2020...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-AdminSimp-080719.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2018 Proposed Quality Payment Program Regulation

...Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the June 30, 2017, Federal Register. Family medicine plays a critical role in delivering care to patients in communities across the country. Family physicians are the most visited specialty-especially in underserved areas. Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018ProposedQPP-081817.pdf

AAFP Response to OIG on Anti-kickback Request for Information - October 25, 2018

...and medical students across the country, I write in response to the request for information (RFI) titled, Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse as published by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the August 27, 2018, Federal Register. The AAFP welcomes and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-OIG-Antikickback-102518.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...program for all beneficiaries-and in improving access to high-quality, comprehensive, and coordinated care, especially your efforts to support family medicine and primary care. We look forward to working with CMS on designing and implementing policies that support these shared goals...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

AAFP Rolls Out Well-being Planner to Help Fight Burnout

Apr 24, 2018 - The AAFP has expanded its Physician Health First initiative to include an online well-being planner as part of an ongoing effort to combat physician burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20180424wbplanner.html

AAFP Seizes Momentum, Articulates MACRA Vision for Family Medicine

Apr 19, 2016 - The AAFP conveyed to CMS key recommendations for implementation of MACRA that would help ensure success.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160419MACRArecommendations.html

AAFP Showing Strong Support for DPC

Jun 21, 2016 - The direct primary care model (DPC) is a patient-centered model that eliminates much of the administrative burden associated with modern primary care practice. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights how the Academy is supporting ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_showing_strong_support_for.html

AAFP Statement on Regulatory and Adminstraive Reforms - January 30, 2017

...Primary care - and particularly family medicine - is foundational to continued progress in reforming our nation’s health care system. Family medicine and primary care are delivered by dedicated individual family physicians and their health care teams in urban and rural communities....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/ST-Reg-Admin-Reform-013117.pdf

AAFP Statement on Senate Finance Markup of Chronic Care Act - May 18, 2017

...(CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 May 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 Page 2 of 5 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 129,000 family physicians and medical students across the country, thank you for the opportunity to submit a statement for the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-SenateFinanceCHRONIC-051717.pdf

AAFP Statement to Senate Finance Committee on EHB Bulletin -- July 11, 2011

Comments to the Senate Committee on Finance Regarding EHB Bulletin

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-SenateFinanceCommittee-RegardingEHBBulletin-071112.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Energy and Commerce Comittee on MACRA and APMs - November, 8, 2017

...MACRA and Alternative Payment Models: Developing Options for Value-based Care November 9, 2017 On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), representing 129,000 family physicians and medical students, thank you for the opportunity to submit this Statement for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-ECComm-MACRA-APMS-110817.pdf

AAFP Statement: American Academy of Family Physicians Responds to President Obama’s ...

Jun 15, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends President Obama for calling out the importance of primary care in his speech to the AMA today as the cornerstone for establishing a high-quality, affordable and efficient health care system that ensures health care for all and the ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/obama-speech-americanmedicalassociation.html

AAFP Submission to House Ways and Means Medicare Red Tape Relief Project

...and medical students in the United States, and is the largest physician organization in the United States dedicated entirely to primary care. This year, the AAFP celebrates its 70th anniversary. The over 70,000 active members of AAFP form a cornerstone of the delivery of Medicare...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/ST-WaysMeans-RedTapeRelief-082417.pdf

AAFP Summary of Principles to Support Patient-Centered Alternative Payment Models - ...

...(APMs). The AAFP believes APMs should support the delivery of comprehensive, longitudinal care for patients and promote quality of care over volume. Family medicine’s commitment to models of care that are built for patients is clear-among AAFP’s clinically active members, 45%...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/ES-PatientCenteredAPM-121310.pdf

AAFP Supports Integration of Oral Health Into Primary Care

Dec 24, 2015 - The AAFP has announced its support for a new preventive oral health care delivery model that pairs primary and dental care teams.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20151224oralhealth.html

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Complexity for Family Medicine

Aug 15, 2019 - AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/aafp-sustains-fight-to-reduce-administrative-burden-for-family-medicine.html

AAFP_TeambasedCare_Infographic_1.pdf

...THE VALUE OF TEAM-BASED CARE Family medicine practices across the country are shifting to team-based care. Practices can choose from several models, or approaches, to more appropriately distribute workload, capitalize on strengths, and increase efficiency. Physician and staff benefits...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/membership/AAFP_TeambasedCare_Infographic_1.pdf

AAFP TIPS - Clinical Data Registries -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Clinical Data Registries can help you uncover the benefits of registries, and learn how to select and implement them in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/clinical-data-registries.html

AAFP TIPS - Continuity of Care -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Continuity of Care can help you examine continuity in ambulatory primary care, including measurement and improvement.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/continuity-of-care.html

AAFP TIPS - Empanelment -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Empanelment can help you learn about the importance of patient panels and how to create them for physicians and care teams.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/empanelment.html

AAFP TIPS - Quality Improvement -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Quality Improvement can help you explore the benefits, concepts, and steps for quality improvement that can enhance the care you provide.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/quality-improvement.html

AAFP TIPS - Team Documentation -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series can help you build a business case for team documentation and identify steps to implement it in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/patient-outcomes.html

AAFP TIPS - Team Documentation -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series can help you build a business case for team documentation and identify steps to implement it in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/team-documentation.html

AAFP TIPS Team Documentation

Family practice teams can use these specially designed tools and training resources to implement team documentation in their practice. Support individual and team learning on this topic by using the practical tools and related instructional videos, interactive online learning courses, ...

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Nonmember Price $58.00

Catalog

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AAFP TIPS Team Documentation

Family practice teams can use these specially designed tools and training resources to implement team documentation in their practice. Support individual and team learning on this topic by using the practical tools and related instructional videos, interactive online learning courses, ...

Member Price $0.00

Nonmember Price $58.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/Shop/product/DetailByName?categoryName=practice-transformation&productName=aafp-tips-team-documentation

AAFP to HHS: Let Physicians Transform Their Practices

Nov 6, 2018 - In response to a request for information, the AAFP urged HHS' Office of Inspector General to confirm that any new CMS action would allow for physician collaboration and partnerships to improve care delivery and appropriate beneficiary incentives.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181106hhsoigltr.html

AAFP Urges Comprehensive Approach to Increasing FP Workforce

Mar 21, 2014 - The AAFP recently released a policy document that outlines how the nation could resolve its chronic shortage of family physicians by implementing targeted policies that value primary care. The revised policy paper, titled Family Physician Workforce Reform: Recommendations of the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140321workforcereform.html

AAFP Urges FDA to Revise Plans for Physician Opioid Education

Jul 12, 2017 - In a recent letter to the FDA, the AAFP spoke out strongly against mandatory one size fits all CME for prescribers of opioids.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170712opioidcme.html

AAFP Urges Improvements to Fledgling Patient Data Initiative

Mar 22, 2018 - The AAFP made detailed suggestions to improve CMS' recently announced initiative to improve patients' access to and control of their electronic health data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180322myhealthedata.html

AAFP Working to Improve Community Health Outcomes

Jul 3, 2018 - The AAFP played a key role in the recent release of a new framework to spark collaboration between the public health and health care sectors to improve community health outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180703hlthframewrk.html

AAFP Works to Resolve Members' Practice Management Issues in 2010

Jan 6, 2011 - In 2009, family physicians learned that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would provide bonuses for physician practices that incorporated the meaningful use of electronic health records, or EHRs. However, physicians and the AAFP were left scratching their heads about just what ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110106yrinrev.html

AAFP, CMS Clarify 'Incident to' Rules Relating to Pharmacists' Services

Apr 16, 2014 - The complexity of Medicare billing regulations can baffle even the most business-savvy family physician. So recently, when the AAFP and family physician members had questions regarding Medicare rules for billing incident to services, the Academy went straight to CMS Administrator ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140416incidenttoltr.html

AAFP, Family Physicians Embraced New Ideas, Fought Through Regulations

Jan 5, 2015 - 2014 marked a year of progress for America's family physicians as they embraced practice innovations and fought back against cumbersome regulations.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150105yir-practprof.html

AAFP, Other Groups Approve Guidelines for Standardization of PCMH Recognition Programs

Feb 16, 2011 - As the patient-centered medical home, or PCMH, model of health care gains prominence in the United States, a number of entities are developing or offering medical home recognition or accreditation programs.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110216pcmhaccredguidelines.html

AAFP, Others Criticize Bill That Interferes with Physician-Patient Relationship

...In their joint statement, the organizations point out that safety and injury prevention are crucial components of preventive medical care. The Florida measure, HB 155, which is expected to become law, would prohibit physicians from intentionally entering firearms ownership...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/p13.pdf

AAFP, Others Protest VA's Attempt to Expand APRNs' Scope of Practice

Nov 22, 2013 - The AAFP joined the AMA and a host of other national physician organizations -- as well as 43 state medical societies and associations -- in asking the Department of Veterans Affairs to hit the pause button before finalizing the draft version of a handbook that establishes guidelines ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20131122valetteraprn.html

AAFP: Deficit Reduction Must Address Medicare Payment, Primary Care Physician Shortage

Jun 21, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Congress can reduce the federal deficit by reforming Medicare physician payment and increasing the primary care physician workforce to meet patient needs, according to Lori Heim, MD, chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. Heim urged the ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/deficit-reduction-medicare-payment.html

AAFP's Annual Meeting Offers Plenty to 'Experience' in Denver

Sep 15, 2015 - Thousands of family physicians will gather two weeks from today in Denver for an opportunity to learn, network, and have fun at the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience (FMX). AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some of what is to come ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_s_annual_meeting_offers.html

AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

Nov 19, 2018 - AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-healthlandscape-awarded-seven-million-five-year-hrsa-contract-extension-for-uds-mapper.html

AAPF Letter to Ways and Means on Stark Law and MACRA

AAFP response to a request for information from the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, on the topic of what modifications to the Stark Law are needed for MACRA implementation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-WaysandMeans-StarkLaw-020516.pdf

Access Denied: A Look at America's Medically Disenfranchised

...high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and community directed for all underserved populations. The Robert Graham Center Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/monographs-books/Access%20Denied.pdf

Access to Quality and Cost Effective Health Care

PPCW Letter to the President Regarding Access to Quality and Cost Effective Health Care for All Americans

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Obama-AccessQualityCostEffectiveHealthCare-071211.pdf

Access Transformed: Building a Primary Care Workforce in the 21st Century

Access transformed: Building a primary care workforce for the 21st century

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/monographs-books/Access%20Transformed.pdf

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Jan 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the ACO model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/acos.html

Accountable Care Organizations and Health Care Spending

Accountable Care Organizations: Can They Rein In Health Care Spending for States?

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/ES-ACOsReinInHealthCareSpendingforStates-011011.pdf

Accountable Care Organizations: CMS Letter

Letter to CMS Regarding Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-Clark-CMSRegardingAccountableCareOrganizations-092710.pdf

ACGME Releases Revised Common Program Requirements

Mar 15, 2017 - New residency program requirements from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education stress patient safety, care quality and physician well-being and return to the 24-hour cap for first-year residents.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170315workcap.html

Achieving Sustainable Increases in Childhood Immunization Rates -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - Analyzing and eliminating physical and procedural barriers to immunization allowed this practice to improve its performance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p13.html

ACO Participation Prepares FPs for MACRA Implementation

Aug 2, 2016 - Family physicians who have experience with accountable care organizations are well prepared to tackle new payment models on the health care horizon.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20160802macraacos.html

ACOs Are Coming: Should You Sell Your Practice? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - If a hospital or health system comes knocking, make sure you’ve considered these key issues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p15.html

ACP Guidelines Address Prevention, Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

Mar 4, 2015 - This week, the American College of Physicians released a pair of evidence-based clinical guidelines that address prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150304acpbedsoreguides.html

Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management

...kidney injury is two to three cases per 1,000 persons.3 Seven percent of hospitalized patients and about two-thirds of patients in intensive care units develop acute kidney injury,2 often as part of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.4 Acute kidney injury is associated with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p631.pdf

Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Acute kidney injury is characterized by abrupt deterioration in kidney function, manifested by an increase in serum creatinine level with or without reduced urine output. The spectrum of injury ranges from mild to advanced, sometimes requiring renal replacement therapy. The diagnostic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p631.html

Adding Health Education Specialists to Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - These multifaceted employees can improve patient care, generate additional net revenue, and prepare your practice for the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p10.html

Addressing Rural Workforce Shortages and Healthcare Disparities: An Annotated Bibliography

...Quality Outcomes and the Impact of Risk Adjustment. Med Care. 2017;55(9):823-829. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000000761 Due to difficulty with adjusting quality measures based on risk of a population, the authors sought to discern quality outcomes in rural populations versus...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/reports/RuralHealth-AnnotatedBibliography-COGME.pdf

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care: Team-Based Approach for ...

...Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care team-based approach for advancing health equity page 2 © 2018 american academy of family physicians table of contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/team-based-approach.pdf

Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

...• Team-based, co-located care (PA, MA’s, PRR, Care Coordinators) • Extended team members: Care Managers, PharmD, Behavioral Health Health Care Transformation Flexible Services AKA - Air Conditioner Bill What are flexible services? Flexible services are health related...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/handouts/res-64-navarre.pdf

admin-simplification-principles.pdf

...Principles for Administrative Simplification The regulatory framework with which primary care physicians must comply is daunting and often demoralizing. Standardization is not required among public or private payers, and many physicians participate with 10 or more payers. Physicians are...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/policies/admin-simplification-principles.pdf

Adolescent Depression Management and Bullying Mitigation: Interventions That Make A ...

...demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person. Physicians may care to check specific details such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application. This material might...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-215-216.pdf

Adult Depressive Disorder Updates: Improving Treatment in Primary Care

...Adult Depressive Disorder Updates: Improving Treatment in Primary Care Cerrone Cohen, MD ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-267-268.pdf

Adult Immunization Tip Sheet

...■ If the patient is inactive, look to see if your practice remains their primary care center. If so, inform the patient that it’s time for a vaccine and remind him/her to make an appointment with their doctor. Follow-up to confirm the patient has scheduled an office visit and...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/what-were-doing/awards-grants/immunization/2011AdultIZTipSheet.pdf

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

Jun 23, 2016 - AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Program Celebrates 20 Years, Care Improved ...

Oct 28, 2013 - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), a widely adopted training program credited with saving the lives of thousands of mothers and babies across the globe since its launch, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement5.html

Advanced SGR Draft Bill

AAFP Response to Energy and Commerce Committee Advanced SGR Draft Bill

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Upton-SGRrepeal-071613.pdf

Advances in the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

For over a decade, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has invested in research and implementation projects to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in diverse health care settings. AHRQ’s commitment to HAI prevention has been expressed in activities within ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/brandt-advances-prevention-control-hais.pdf

Advancing Multidisciplinary Team Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - A novel approach to treating patients with eating disorders may be a model for those with other complex conditions.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p8.html

Affordable Health Choices Act

Letter in Response to Senate HELP Committee Regarding the Affordable Health Choices Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senate-ChoicesAct-062209.pdf

Affordable Health Choices Act

Summary: The Affordable Health Choices Act (Senate HELP Committee Bill)

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/commission/ES-070809.pdf

Affordable Health Choices Act Response Letter

Letter in Response to Senate HELP Committee Regarding the Affordable Health Choices Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-Senator-ResponseToHELPCommitteeHealthChoicesAct-062209.pdf

AFMAC Letter to Congress on FY14 Spending Priorities - December 20, 2013

Letter to Congress from the AAFP and the Council of Academic Family Medicine to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies in support of our FY 2014 spending priorities.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-FY14SpendingPriorities-122013.pdf

AFMRD Presentation - Clinic First and FM-NICCE 8-18-18

...10+3 Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care Resident Scheduling Resident Engagement Resident Worklife Clinic First 8/3/18 2 AFMRD’s Road to Clinic First Collaborative • Sep 7, 2017 - BoD Discussion - Fits in our Strategic Plan - Investigate...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/Internal/workingparty/AFMRD_ClinicFirst.pdf

AFP Clerkship 2012-2013

... Care of Special Pop  CHD  COPD  Dementia  Depression  Diabetes  DVT  Dyspepsia  End of Life Care  Eye  Family Planning  Gastroenteritis  Genetics  Geriatric Care  Headache  Health Maintenance  Heart Failure ...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/AFPClerkship.pdf

ALSO Armed Forces -- ALSO

Jun 22, 2017 - Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for Department of Defense-mandated training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program. Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the ...

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/armed-forces.html

ALSO Changes One-Day Format and Blended Learning

...of time spent away from patient care, and how it lowers overall costs related to the ALSO Provider Course. 5 Gap Validated • In a survey conducted by the ALSO Advisory Board in January 2007, more than 80% of all Family Medicine residency training programs reported...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/handouts/res18-68-also-changes.pdf

ALSO Course Questions -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/course.html

ALSO Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Nov 4, 2013 - In October, the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training program celebrated its 20th year in business, having trained more than 160,000 maternity care providers worldwide in that time. An evidence-based, multidisciplinary training program that prepares health care ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/201301104also20thanniv.html

ALSO Provider Course in Chicago, IL -- CME

Oct 15, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Chicago, IL.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/chicago.html

ALSO Provider Course in Seattle (Bellevue), WA -- CME

Sep 2, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Seattle (Bellevue), WA.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/bellevue.html

ALSO Sponsor Questions -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Sponsors can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/sponsor.html

America's Healthy Future Act

Legislative Summary of America's Healthy Future Act, Chairman's Mark-up

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-HealthyFutureAct-092209.pdf

America's Healthy Future Act Legislative Summary

Legislative Summary of the Senate Finance Committee's Bill, America's Healthy Future Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-LegislativeSummaryHealthyFutureAct-092209.pdf

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

Aug 17, 2015 - America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/america_s_most_wanted_family.html

American Medical Association Resident Delegate 2017 Annual Report

...• Supporting Team-based Healthcare Delivery, including Translator Services • Elucidating the Benefits and Harms of Electronic Cigarettes and other Nicotine Delivery Systems 7/24/2017 4 of 5 AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting 2017 June 8-14, 2017; Hyatt Regency...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc17-ama-res-del.pdf

American Medicine Voices Support for AAFP Report on Physician-Led, Team-Based Care

Sep 18, 2012 - America’s top medical organizations have voiced their support for a new report saying the U.S. health care system can meet the nation’s demand for primary care by fully implementing the physician-led patient centered medical home. The report, Patient Care for the 21st Century, was ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/support-for-primary-care-21st-century.html

Americans Want Physicians Handling Their Health Care

Dec 18, 2013 - It's the season of giving, and family physicians just received one of the best possible gifts from the American public -- a huge thumbs up and vote of confidence as to whom they want overseeing their health care. That's the headline news pulled from survey results released today.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20131218ipsossurvey.html

An Inside Look at Three Decades of AAFP Advocacy

Mar 7, 2012 - In October 1979, the AAFP hired a new director of government relations and, essentially, put her in charge of leading the AAFP's advocacy and legislative efforts in Washington. During the 32-plus years that followed, Rosemarie Sweeney and her AAFP colleagues worked hard to promote the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120307sweeneyinterview.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/andrew-carroll.html

Annual Report 2005

...and Primary Care Sixth Year Annual Report June 2005 RGC Annual Report 2 BACKGROUND The Robert Graham Center: Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care is a research center created and operated to bring a family medicine and primary care...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/about/annual-reports/RGCAnnualReport2005.pdf

Annual Report 2012

...Care 2011-2012 Report The Robert Graham Center was created to improve individual and The Robert Graham Center was created to improve individual and population health by enhancing the delivery of primary care. The Cen-population health by enhancing the delivery of...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/about/annual-reports/RGCAnnualReport2012.pdf

Annual Report 2013

...and Primary Care 2012-2013 Report Table of Contents Our Impact Letter from the Director Themes of the Graham Center Primary Care Provider Workforce Trends Informing State and Regional Primary Care Planning A Growing Geospatial Portfolio Graduate...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/about/annual-reports/RGCAnnualReport2013.pdf

Annual Wellness Visit: What's in it for Me?

...demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person. Physicians may care to check specific details such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application. This material might...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-195-196.pdf

APC-APM for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Proposal to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee regarding the Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APC-APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/PR-PTAC-APC-APM-41417.pdf

Applying Six Sigma to Pain Management

Primary care practices would benefit from improved understanding of how to make and sustain fundamental changes in their delivery systems. An improvement collaborative project was conducted in 2005 to not only improve the quality of depression care but help participating practices adopt...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/ImrpovDepCare-JQPSMain-2.pdf

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part I. Otitis Media and Acute ...

Oct 1, 1998 - Five conditions--otitis media, acute sinusitis, cough, pharyngitis and the common cold--account for most of the outpatient use of antibiotics in the United States. The first part of this two-part article presents guidelines that encourage physicians to make an appropriate distinction ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1113.html

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1335.html

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