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Arkansas Program Illustrates Promise of Practice Transformation

Dec 12, 2016 - Transforming the way physicians are paid was never billed as an easy task, yet one Medicaid official says that many primary care practices in Arkansas have already completed the difficult steps of changing how they deliver care.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20161212arkansastransform.html

Arkansas Shared Savings Initiative Sparks FPs' Interest

Sep 28, 2015 - A Medicaid shared savings program titled, the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative seeks to improve quality of care and reduce unnecessary hospital and ER visits.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150929arkansaspayment.html

Arranging Generalism in the 2020 Primary Care Team

Arranging generalism in the 2020 primary care team

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/monographs-books/Generalism.pdf

Ask FPM - Feb 1999 -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - ...(PA). We currently have the NPs and PA working separately on acute care problems, but we've discussed pairing them with doctors to create teams. How can we set this up to help our physicians as well as our acute care patients? A It depends on your practice's requirements for...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p50.html

Ask FPM - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article Rescuing Managed Care ... Next article >> Mar 1999 Issue Ask FPM Fam Pract Manag. 1999 Mar;6(3):54. Discounting self-pay patients Balance billing HMO patients Practicing in a strip mall Waiving a co-payment Discounting self-pay...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p54.html

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

...risk for CRC (for example, persons with a family or personal history of CRC or famil- ial adenomatous polyposis)6 should consult their health care provider. ▲ See related Putting Prevention into Practice on page 661. As published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/od1.pdf

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

Oct 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults aged 50 to 59 years who have a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk, are not at increased risk for bleeding, have a life expectancy of at ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/od1.html

Attack the WAC (Work After Clinic): Building Resilience and Efficiency

...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/fmx18-232-233.pdf

Attack the WAC (Work After Clinic): Building Resilience and Efficiency

...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/fmx19-197-198.pdf

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2012 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Jan 30, 2014 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2012 Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2012-winners.mem.html

AWV Uncorks New Revenue Stream, Improves Health Care Quality

Feb 24, 2017 - Incorporating the Medicare annual wellness visit into the overall care picture is good for Medicare patients, helps achieve quality measures and earns new practice revenue.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20170224awv.html

Before You Sign That Office Lease -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Here's what to look for - and what to avoid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p17.html

Big Drop Seen in Diabetes-related Kidney Disease in Native Americans

Jan 18, 2017 - A recently released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed diabetes-related end-stage renal disease among Native American adults decreased 54 percent from 1996 to 2013.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170118mmwrdiabetesesrd.html

Bill Extending Home-based Chronic Care Project Wins AAFP Support

Sep 12, 2016 - A Senate bill would make permanent CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project, which provides home-based primary care for patients with chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160912iahletter.html

BLSO Provider Course -- CME

Oct 29, 2013 - Learn to effectively provide pre-hospital care in normal labor and obstetrical emergencies in this one-day, hands-on course designed for first responders, emergency personnel, and medical, nursing, and PA students.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Board Index - 2011-July 2018

...AND ASPIRING LEADERS (Formerly ALF and NCSC) ..................................88 AAFP NATIONAL NETWORK FOR FAMILY PRACTICE AND PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH (See: NATIONAL RESEARCH NETWORK under N) AAFP PRACTICE RESOURCE CENTER (See: TRANSFORMED under T) (Changed to TransforMED in 2005)...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/BoardIndex_2011-July2018.pdf

Board Index 2011-July 2019

...AND ASPIRING LEADERS (Formerly ALF and NCSC) ..................................96 AAFP NATIONAL NETWORK FOR FAMILY PRACTICE AND PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH (See: NATIONAL RESEARCH NETWORK under N) AAFP PRACTICE RESOURCE CENTER (See: TRANSFORMED under T) (Changed to TransforMED in 2005)...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/board_of_directors/restricted/BoardIndex_2011-July2019.pdf

Board Index 2011-July 2019

...AND ASPIRING LEADERS (Formerly ALF and NCSC) ..................................96 AAFP NATIONAL NETWORK FOR FAMILY PRACTICE AND PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH (See: NATIONAL RESEARCH NETWORK under N) AAFP PRACTICE RESOURCE CENTER (See: TRANSFORMED under T) (Changed to TransforMED in 2005)...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/board_of_directors/restricted/BoardIndex_2011-July2019.pdf

Board Report C - Payment Issues

...(4) Lastly, CMS finalized policies to pay separately for new coding that describes chronic care remote physiologic monitoring (CPT codes 99453 [$19.46], 99454 [$64.15], and 99457 [$51.54]) and interprofessional Internet consultation (CPT codes 99451 [$37.48], 99452 [$37.48], 99446...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2019/BoardReportCPaymentIssues.pdf

Board Report C - Payment Issues

...(4) Lastly, CMS finalized policies to pay separately for new coding that describes chronic care remote physiologic monitoring (CPT codes 99453 [$19.46], 99454 [$64.15], and 99457 [$51.54]) and interprofessional Internet consultation (CPT codes 99451 [$37.48], 99452 [$37.48], 99446...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2019/BoardReportCPaymentIssues.pdf

Board Report G - Policy Statement Review

...Activities • Intimate Partner Violence • Medicare/Medicaid Abuses • Nuclear Waste Disposal • Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives • Patient Care, Concurrent • Physician and Patient Relationships, Professional Responsibility • Physician Dispensing of Drug Samples • Physician Expert...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2019/BoardReportG-PolicyStatementReview.pdf

Board Report G - Policy Statement Review

...Activities • Intimate Partner Violence • Medicare/Medicaid Abuses • Nuclear Waste Disposal • Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives • Patient Care, Concurrent • Physician and Patient Relationships, Professional Responsibility • Physician Dispensing of Drug Samples • Physician Expert...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2019/BoardReportG-PolicyStatementReview.pdf

Board Report H - Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

...Background (1) The 2018 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress of Delegates (COD) adopted two resolutions related to maternity care as follows: • Resolution No. 408 - Support Measures to Decrease Maternal Mortality in the United States which states: RESOLVED, That...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2019/BoardReportH-MaternalMorbidityandMortality.pdf

Board Report H - Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

...Background (1) The 2018 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress of Delegates (COD) adopted two resolutions related to maternity care as follows: • Resolution No. 408 - Support Measures to Decrease Maternal Mortality in the United States which states: RESOLVED, That...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2019/BoardReportH-MaternalMorbidityandMortality.pdf

Board Report H - Policy Statement Review

...• Comprehensive Care, Access to • Comprehensive Care, Definition of • Confidentiality, Patient/Physician • Criminalization of the Medical Practice • Driver Education • Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies • Good Samaritan Law • Health Benefits • Health...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/BoardReportH-PolicyStatementReview.pdf

Board Report I - Payment Issues

...(5) The AAFP continues to publish FPM supplements as part of its Making Sense of MACRA series. Recent supplement topics include Medicare care management services, a 2017 performance period recap, and 2018 performance period updates. Since it is important for all physicians,...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/BoardReportI-PaymentIssues.pdf

Board Report J - AAFP NonDues Revenue

...journals, AFP’s advertising market share remains strong in both up years and down years, and AFP is still the top advertising buy in primary care. However, extreme volatility in this market creates dramatic revenue swings of as much as $4 million from one year to the next for the...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/BoardReportJ-AAFPNonDuesRevenue.pdf

Body copy is Arial Font

...the AAFP shares the Committee’s goals: improving population health in the United States, and at the same time reducing the overall cost of care. We encourage the Committee to continue exploring the notion that addressing the needs of Americans with chronic illness is a promising way...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/ST-Finance-ChronicIllness-072514.pdf

brand-guide.pdf

...Our Brand Promise We are family physicians: The foundation of health care in America. We provide continuing and comprehensive medical care to patients, regardless of gender, age, or issue. We are passionate, highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to serving our patients,...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/brand_guide/brand-guide.pdf

Bright Spots in Care Management

...BRIGHT SPOTS IN CARE MANAGEMENT AUTHORS (Listed in alphabetical order) Tyler Barreto, MD Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH Megan Coffman, MS Yalda Jabbarpour, MD Winston Liaw, MD, MPH ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Support for this research was provided by Better Medicare Alliance. The...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/reports/BrightSpotsCareManagement%20.pdf

Broader Look Shows How PCMH Touches Practices, Patients

Jul 25, 2017 - The annual report of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative examines how elements of the patient-centered medical home affect cost, quality and utilization.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170725pcpccreport.html

Building Block Model Could Provide Road Map to Practice Transformation

Apr 1, 2014 - Family physicians interested in elevating their practices to new heights when it comes to patient care will be interested in reviewing a new conceptual model for getting there put together by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, Center for Excellence in Primary ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140401tenbldgblocks.html

Building Blocks of Primary Care and RC-FM Requirements

...Primary Care and RC-FM Requirements Peter J. Carek, MD, MS C. Sue and Louis C. Murray, M.D. Professor and Chair Department of Community Health and Family Medicine University of Florida College of Medicine Samuel M. Jones, MD Professor and Program Director, Fairfax...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/handouts/res18-01-18-building-blocks-of-primary-care.pdf

Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

Sep 16, 2015 - Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

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

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

Building the Diverse Workforce

...Diversity Team’s Metric Ideas • What is the school’s mission statement? Does the mission statement commit to increasing diversity? • Does the medical school have a family medicine department? • Does the medical school have a social determinant/accountability curriculum? - How...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/handouts/nc17-diverse-work.pdf

Bureau of Health Professionals Performance Data Collection

Joint Letter to HRSA Regarding Bureau of Health Professionals Performance Data Collection

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HRSA-DataCollection-071211.pdf

Burned Out or Fired Up? Transforming You, Your Team, and Your Culture

...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/fmx18-236-237.pdf

California AFP's Success Shows What Chapters, FPs Can Accomplish at State Level

Nov 5, 2014 - California AFP's Success Shows What Chapters, FPs Can Accomplish at State Level

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

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

Call for Proposals Topic List

... Health Care and Payment Reform  Health Disparities  Local, Regional, and/or National Advocacy Efforts  Resources for Advocacy  Teaching Global Health  Other Family medicine educators and supporting staff have historically focused on advocacy. These same...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/res18-topic-list.pdf

call-for-proposals.xlsx

...1 Administrator / Coordinator ● Advanced Care Models ● Career Planning ● Changes in the WebADS and ACGME sites ● Evaluation and Feedback ● Managing Other Professionals ● Organizational and Time Management Skills ● Professional Development ● Resources for Admins and Coords...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/call-for-proposals.xlsx

Can Design Thinking Improve Health Care for Patients, Physicians?

Feb 5, 2019 - Design thinking requires decision-makers to empathize with, and test potential solutions with, users and stakeholders. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., shares insights from a crash course on the process.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190205fp-designthinking.html

Care Coordination - Enabled by Health IT -- National Research Network Studies

Jun 23, 2014 - Find out more information about this study to better understand the feasibility and perceived value of electronic health record (EHR) system functions that support care coordination.

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/studies/all/care-coordination.html

Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.2 million veterans were living in the United States in 2017, of whom 1.6 million were female. Less than one-half of all veterans receive care at a Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, leaving most to receive services from...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p544.html

Care Team & Staffing -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 16, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of teamwork and staffing -- from implementing team This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of teamwork and staffing -- from implementing team huddles to retaining good employees.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=37

Caring for Olympic Team a Golden Opportunity

May 21, 2018 - Allyson Howe, M.D., wanted a career that included caring for athletes. She achieved that goal as the head physician for the Olympic champion U.S. women's hockey team.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180521fdf-howe.html

Case Study of a Primary Care-Based Accountable Care System Approach to Medical Home ...

We report a case study of a mature primary care-based accountable care organization that is both a health plan and a network of medical homes. Over 20 years, WellMed Inc (San Antonio, Texas) implemented many patient-centered services, experimenting to find which belong within clinics ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/1phillipsjacm2010.pdf

CaseStudy_MethodistCharlton

AAFP Foundation

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

CCC and TCM Codes

Joint Letter to CMS Regarding CCC and TCM Codes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMSonCCCandTCM-120312.pdf

CDC Launches #HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series

Aug 13, 2019 - The CDC launched a new website for its #HowIRecommend videos series, featuring health care professionals talking about how they recommend vaccines to different types of patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190813reccvaccvideos.html

CDC Releases Final Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Mar 16, 2016 - The CDC's final guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain is intended for primary care health professionals in outpatient settings.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160316opioidguideline.html

Change Is Hard: What Really Happens When You Try to Implement a New Care Model

...a New Care Model 10 | FAMILY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT | www.aafp.org/fpm | November/December 2017 © L A U R E N T C IL L U F F O Downloaded from the Family Practice Management website at www.aafp.org/fpm. Copyright © 2017 American Academy of Family...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p10.pdf

Change Is Hard: What Really Happens When You Try to Implement a New Care Model -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Even with a laudable goal, such as reducing physicians’ administrative burdens, it can be difficult to implement change. These real-world lessons can help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p10.html

chapter-q.pdf

...Introduction The Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents: Maternity and Gynecologic Care, which was jointly created by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), describes core and...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/also-content/chapter-q.pdf

Characteristics of Primary Care Physicians Working in the Same Practice as Behavioral ...

2015 American Association of Medical Colleges Health Workforce Research Conference

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/presentations/HenryTL-%20PettersonSM-%20Characterisitics%20of%20PCP%20working%20w%20BH%20prov%20-final.pdf

Choose Family Medicine Poster

...lives of the people you care for. You won’t just be a doctor; you’ll be a confidant, a coach, and a shoulder to lean on. Family medicine is at the heart of it all. Location doesn’t matter- urban, rural, hospital, solo practice-take your pick. Family medicine will...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/choose-fammed-posters.pdf

Choosing a Practice Facility -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - Taking the time to plan ahead will improve your chances of selecting a facility that meets your needs and those of your patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/p37.html

Chorus of Groups Urges Adoption of Competencies for Interprofessional Health Education

Jun 1, 2011 - Two reports from six national health professional education associations and three private foundations are urging that new competencies for interprofessional health education be adopted, along with action strategies to implement them in academic institutions across the country.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110601interprofessionalcomps.html

Chronic Kidney Disease Guideline Implementation in Primary Care

The TRANSLATE CKD study is an ongoing national, mixed-methods, cluster randomized control trial that examines the implementation of evidence-based guidelines for CKD into primary care practice. A complete study protocol has been published elsewhere. Thirty-eight primary care practices ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/vest-ckd-guidelines-2015.pdf

Clerical Staff Serve Critical Role on Patient-Centered Care Team

Aug 31, 2016 - New research shows that all members of the care team -- including clerical staff -- play a crucial role in delivering efficient, patient-centered care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160831pcmhclerks.html

Clif Knight: Introducing the Challenge

...Not face-to-face patient care tasks 2.7 1.7 4.4 Other non-clinical tasks 2.5 1.4 3.9 Prior authorization 1.7 0.9 2.6 4 51 hours 7 Patient panel age distribution 0-10 years, 8% 11-19 years, 9% 20-64 years, 42% 65+ years, 36% Q. What is the percentage of...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/partner-summit/knight.pdf

Clinic First : The road to excellence in primary care teaching clinics

...primary care teaching clinics Marianna Kong MD and Tom Bodenheimer, MD Center for Excellence in Primary Care University of California, San Francisco When I started in the clinic, there was chaos. There were too many patients and we couldn’t take good care of them. [The...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/handouts/res18-257-276-clinic-first-deep-dive.pdf

Clinic First Pre-Reading Material

...patient-centered care and medical educa- tion-as currently practiced-cannot coexist,’’ a medical educator graphically wrote last year.1 Teach- ing clinics are often poorly organized, discouraging trainees from choosing primary care or outpatient- based careers.2,3...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/res18-clinic-first-pre-reading-material.pdf

Clinic First: 6 Actions to Transform Ambulatory Residency Training

...patient-centered care and medical educa- tion-as currently practiced-cannot coexist,’’ a medical educator graphically wrote last year.1 Teach- ing clinics are often poorly organized, discouraging trainees from choosing primary care or outpatient- based careers.2,3...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/handouts/res18-257-276-clinic-first-deep-dive-ho1.pdf

Clinical Transformation-Population Team based Care

...Clinical Transformation-Population Team based Care Barbara Keber, MD, FAAFP 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 constantly...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-240-241.pdf

Clinician Suspicion of an Alcohol Problem

n clinical practice, detection of alcohol problems often relies on clinician suspicion instead of using a screening instrument. We assessed the sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of clinician suspicion compared with screening-detected alcohol problems in patients.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/clinician-suspicion-alcohol-problem.pdf

CMS Issues Proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Jul 17, 2017 - CMS has released proposed 2018 updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule and invited public comment on ways to reduce the administrative burden that physicians face.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170717mpfs.html

COD 4th Session

...His work in the public health sector began in 1994. At that time he made a commitment to improve quality and access to care for North Carolina’s poor by co-founding the North Carolina Physicians Advisory Group. Under his leadership, the group of volunteer physicians from all medical...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2007/COD4thSession.pdf

COD 4th Session

...His work in the public health sector began in 1994. At that time he made a commitment to improve quality and access to care for North Carolina’s poor by co-founding the North Carolina Physicians Advisory Group. Under his leadership, the group of volunteer physicians from all medical...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2007/COD4thSession.pdf

COD Transactions 2014

...Board Report A - Health Care Reform ......................................................................................... 74-76 Board Report B - Working Group on Rural Health ....................................................................... 76-79 Board Report C -...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2014/CODTransactions2014.pdf

COD Transactions 2014

...Board Report A - Health Care Reform ......................................................................................... 74-76 Board Report B - Working Group on Rural Health ....................................................................... 76-79 Board Report C -...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2014/CODTransactions2014.pdf

COD Transactions 2015

...Board Report F - Health Care Reform ..................................................................................... 133-135 Board Report G - AAFP Non-Dues Revenue ........................................................................... 135-149 Board Report H - AAFP...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2015/CODTransactions2015.pdf

COD Transactions 2015

...Board Report F - Health Care Reform ..................................................................................... 133-135 Board Report G - AAFP Non-Dues Revenue ........................................................................... 135-149 Board Report H - AAFP...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2015/CODTransactions2015.pdf

COD Transactions 2016

...Board Report C - Health Care Reform...................................................................................... 116-117 Board Report D - Practice and Payment Transformation ......................................................... 117-121 Board Report E - AAFP...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2016/CODTransactions2016.pdf

COD Transactions 2016

...Board Report C - Health Care Reform...................................................................................... 116-117 Board Report D - Practice and Payment Transformation ......................................................... 117-121 Board Report E - AAFP...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2016/CODTransactions2016.pdf

COD Transactions 2017

...F - Single Payer Health Care System ................................................................ 160-192 Board Report G - Board Certification in Family Medicine Update ............................................ 193-195 Board Report H - Health Care...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2017/CODTransactions2017.pdf

COD Transactions 2017

...F - Single Payer Health Care System ................................................................ 160-192 Board Report G - Board Certification in Family Medicine Update ............................................ 193-195 Board Report H - Health Care...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2017/CODTransactions2017.pdf

COD Transactions 2018

...Report F - GME Financing Policy Revision .................................................................... 188-191 Board Report G - Health Care for All ........................................................................................ 191-198 Board Report H - AAFP Policy...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/CODTransactions2018.pdf

COD Transactions 2018

...Report F - GME Financing Policy Revision .................................................................... 188-191 Board Report G - Health Care for All ........................................................................................ 191-198 Board Report H - AAFP Policy...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/CODTransactions2018.pdf

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018

...COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT AND CARE PLAN SERVICES A new CPT code enables payment for the in-depth assessment and care planning that is often needed for patients who are suffering from cognitive decline. Code 99483, Assessment of and care planning for a patient with cognitive...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p5.pdf

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p5.html

Coding Common Respiratory Problems in ICD-10 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - Once you understand a few peculiarities, you'll be ready to code common diseases of the respiratory system.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p17.html

COGME Report Focuses on Recommendations to Ensure Value in GME

Sep 18, 2013 - Graduate medical education in the United States needs an overhaul if it is to have any hope of keeping up with an aging population and a rapidly changing health care system, according to a recently released report from the Council on Graduate Medical Education. Ensuring value for ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130918cogmereport.html

COGME Report Puts Family Medicine on Priority List

Sep 16, 2013 - COGME Report Puts Family Medicine on Priority List

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

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

Collaboration Improves Patient Outcomes, Lowers Cost

Sep 4, 2019 - Researchers found that an interprofessional collaborative practice model used in an ambulatory care center led to better care, lower costs and greater clinician satisfaction.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190904annalscollaboration.html

Collaborative Care: Adolescent Depression Management and Bullying Mitigation - Tackling...

...Collaborative Care: Adolescent Depression Management and Bullying Mitigation - Tackling Tough Topics in Your Office (Workshop) Celia Neavel, MD, FSAHM, FAAFP Geordi Cortez-Neavel Sasha D. Jaquez, PhD ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-191-192.pdf

Collaborative Care: Coordinating Care In the Medical Neighborhood

...Collaborative Care: Coordinating Care In the Medical Neighborhood James Dom Dera, MD, FAAFP Nancy Myers, PhD 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...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-199-200.pdf

Collaborative Care: Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care

...Collaborative Care: Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care Jennifer Funderburk, PhD Andrew S. Valeras, DO, MPH ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-228-229.pdf

Combine Medical Home Culture, EHR for 'One-Two' Punch

Jun 10, 2014 - New research shows that organizational changes associated with the patient-centered medical home combined with use of an electronic health record system can boost the quality of care delivered in primary care practices of all sizes.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140610pcmhehrstudy.html

Commission on Continuing Professional Development 2017 Annual Report

...and a broad set of criteria for assessing competence, professionalism, commitment to continuous professional development, and quality of care provided, as opposed to mandatory maintenance of certification. We also made a bold recommendation to maintain (10 year) Board Certification...

Events

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

Commission on Countinuing Professional Development 2018 Annual Report

...and physicians who share my same interest and passions. I was pleasantly surprised by how much AAFP staff and other commission members cared about the input that students and residents can offer. The future of CME continued: {Christian} I have come to appreciate the fact that as a...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc18-cocpd.pdf

Common Misperceptions About Buprenorphine Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder - ...

Oct 1, 2019 - The antidote to the opioid use disorder epidemic is the thoughtful use of evidence-based medicine and an honest understanding of what we know—and what we don't know—about caring for people with substance use disorders.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p396.html

Communication is the Key to Success in Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Practice-based ...

This discussion is based on extensive experience of 2 groups who have worked collaboratively on several large, federally funded, pragmatic trials in a practice-based research network. The goal of this article is to summarize lessons learned to facilitate the work of other research teams.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/Bertram_Communication%20in%20PBRN%20studies_JABFM_2013.pdf

Compendium 2008

...Family Medicine and Primary Care Publications, Scholars and Primary Care Fora 1999-2008 The Robert Graham Center Compendium 1999-2008 1 The Robert Graham Center: Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care is a research center...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/about/annual-reports/RGCCompendium2008.pdf

Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity

...Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has several typical complications, and family physicians should recognize these as part of a team-based approach to the management of obesity. Gastric band slippage, port or tubing malfunction, stomal obstruction, band erosion, pouch dilation,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0515/p813.pdf

Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity - American Family ...

May 15, 2014 - Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedures have a favorable risk-benefit profile and are increasingly important as part of the overall management of obesity. These procedures are effective at inducing weight loss and improving comorbid conditions, including diabetes mellitus, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0515/p813.html

Comprehensive Primary Care Payment Background Report

...Comprehensive Primary Care Payment Background Report Health Data Decisions John Hoff, Principal May 2017 NOT FOR DUPLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION 2 Table of Contents I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..............................................

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/initiatives/calculator/fmah19-cpcp-background.pdf

Comprehensive Primary Care Payment Calculator

...Comprehensive Primary Care Payment (CPCP) Rate Estimation Calculator Updated December 2017 Overview This model is designed to estimate the prospective global payment necessary to support primary care. Please adjust the inputs below to view the estimated per member...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/initiatives/calculator/fmah19-calculator.xlsx

Comprehensive Primary Care Payment Methodological Brief

...Comprehensive Primary Care Payment Methodological Brief Health Data Decisions John Hoff, Principal June 2017 NOT FOR DUPLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION 2 Table of Contents I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..........................................

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/initiatives/calculator/fmah19-cpcp-methodology.pdf

Concern Over Draft VHA Handbook

Joint Letter to the Veteran Affairs Expressing Strong Concern Regarding the Draft VHA Handbook that designates APRNs as Independent Providers Regardless of State Practice Acts

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-VHA-Handbook-102813.pdf

Conflicting Beliefs Shouldn't Hinder Patient Care

Aug 28, 2018 - Recent news of pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions raises a question: What happens when the beliefs of a health care professional conflict with those of a patient?

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180828lv-pharmrefusal.html

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