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HPNEC Letter to House and Senate HHS Appropriations Subcommittee on FY2018 - July 12, 2017

...is an alliance of national organizations representing schools, programs, health professionals, and students dedicated to ensuring the health care workforce of tomorrow has the training and resources needed to adequately serve the country’s healthcare needs, including those in the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HPNEC-HHSAppropriationsFY18-071217.pdf

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...Health Care, Confidentiality (/content/aafp/about/policies/all/adolescent- confidentiality.content.pdflist.html) Adolescent Health Care, Role of the Family Physician (/content/aafp/about/policies/all/adolescent- role.content.pdflist.html) Adolescent Health Care, Sexuality and...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/AAFP_AllPoliciesApril2019.pdf

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all.pdflist.html

...Health Care, Confidentiality (/content/aafp/about/policies/all/adolescent- confidentiality.content.pdflist.html) Adolescent Health Care, Role of the Family Physician (/content/aafp/about/policies/all/adolescent- role.content.pdflist.html) Adolescent Health Care, Sexuality and...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/policies/AAFP_AllPoliciesApril2019.pdf

I Hired a Community Health Worker and Now We Work Miracles

Sep 17, 2018 - Patients need doctors, but some need more help to achieve better health. Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes about the dramatic difference a community health worker has made in her practice.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180917fp-commhealth.html

I LIVE PC: International Learning on Increasing the Value and Effectiveness of Primary ...

View the conference packet from the 2011 International Learning on Increasing the Value and Effectiveness of Primary Care (I LIVE PC) conference, held April 4-5 in Washington, D.C.

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

Idaho Embraces Medical Home Model

Dec 10, 2014 - Two medical home pilot projects are continuing in Idaho, where state government and private insurers are providing strong support for practice transformation.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20141210idahomedhome.html

Ideas for Optimizing Your Nursing Staff -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - The article presents tips for making more efficient use of nurses in office-based practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/p51.html

Identification of and Treatment for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - We have identified the ways in which family physicians can implement the USPSTF screening recommendation for unhealthy alcohol use and then intervene when a patient has a positive screen.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p733.html

Identifying High-risk, High-cost Patients Is Step One to Improving Practice Efficiency

Nov 4, 2014 - One way to improve practice efficiency is to identify patients at highest risk for hospitalization, ER visits and high-cost care, and then pour dedicated practice resources into the care of those patients. The AAFP has a tool that can help practices get started.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20141104riskstratify.html

Identifying Priorities Is First Step to Better Outcomes

Mar 27, 2019 - Researchers recently designed and tested a waiting room Visit Planner tool that aims to help patients identify and voice their top priorities for the visit before seeing their physician.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190327visitplanner.html

Illinois.pdf

...• A current project between the ABFM and Robert Graham Center showed that FPs are saving more than they cost (study of % spend on primary care with 9 payers). This behind-the-scenes work continues to inform our leadership at the state and national level as family medicine’s value is...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/slc/reports/Illinois.pdf

Immunization Summit -- Immunization Awards

...funding is under threat, Senior Immunization Awards are an exceptional stimulus for improving practice and providing excellent patient care. The 2015 Senior Immunization Awards are made possible by the AAFP Foundation through support from Pfizer Inc. The Brooklyn...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/immunization_summit/immunization-awards.pdf

Implement PCMH Nationwide, Says FP Who Has Made Journey

Feb 8, 2012 - Congress should mandate adoption of the patient-centered medical home on a nationwide basis to improve the overall quality of care and to help reverse escalating costs that are burdening the American taxpayer. That was the gist of testimony given by family physician John Bender, M.D., ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20120208bendertestifies.html

Implement Team-Based Care to Support Patient Self-Management

Jul 17, 2013 - A free TransforMED webinar series that began in May and explores the topic of patient self-management soon will conclude with its third offering. Register now to learn how to assemble and fine-tune a clinical team that can effectively support strategies to enhance patient ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130717ptmgt3webinar.html

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Statement to the Senate Finance Committee Regarding Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/TS-SenateFinanceCommit-RegardingImplementationACA-031611.pdf

Implementing Advanced Access in a Group Practice Network -- Family Practice Management

...Primary care practices face numerous challenges on their way to improving patient access. Patients compare the service they receive in health care to the service they receive in other industries and expect equivalent convenience. Since patients are increas- ingly likely to choose or...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/p35.pdf

Improving Blood Pressure Control With Strategic Workflows -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p23.html

Improving the Delivery of Preventive Services to Children - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2011 - How should a busy family physician approach well-child visits and the delivery of preventive services to children? Although there is a lack of robust patient-oriented evidence that addresses this question, several interventions improve the delivery of preventive services to children.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p659.html

In an Emergency, Family Physicians Have it Covered

Sep 2, 2015 - In an Emergency, Family Physicians Have it Covered

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

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

Incentive Payments Lead to Healthier Patients, Say Michigan FPs

Mar 9, 2015 - Three primary care physicians in Michigan discuss their experiences with a payment incentive program offered by a private insurer.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150309tieredpayments.html

Increasing Adult Pneumococcal Immunization Rates Through AAFP State Chapters

Mar 8, 2019 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) grants are being utilized to support quality improvement (QI) initiatives that will increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates through three AAFP state chapters: Kansas, ...

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/immunizations/pneumococcal-grant.html

Independent Evaluation Team Shares Second Round of Preliminary Findings From ...

May 28, 2009 - A team of independent evaluators today released the second round of preliminary findings from the TransforMED medical home national demonstration project. The two-year pilot, undertaken by TransforMED LLC, was supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians. These most recent ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/natioinaldemonstrationproject-findings.html

Independent Practice Authority for NPs Threatens to Splinter Care, Undermine PCMH, Says...

Sep 18, 2012 - Even as the United States moves to a health system based on the team-based care called for by the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, it's important to ensure projected physician shortages don't lead to substituting other health care professionals for primary care physicians. ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120918nppolicyreport.html

Index to COD Transactions 2001-2018

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS below) ABORTION (See: REPRODUCTIVE DECIONS under R) ABUSE (See: VIOLENCE AND ABUSE under V) ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS (ACOs) ..................................................................................... 49 ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/CODINDEXTOTRANS_2011-2018.pdf

Index to COD Transactions 2001-2018

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS below) ABORTION (See: REPRODUCTIVE DECIONS under R) ABUSE (See: VIOLENCE AND ABUSE under V) ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS (ACOs) ..................................................................................... 49 ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/CODINDEXTOTRANS_2011-2018.pdf

Index to COD Transactions 2001-2018

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS below) ABORTION (See: REPRODUCTIVE DECIONS under R) ABUSE (See: VIOLENCE AND ABUSE under V) ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS (ACOs) ..................................................................................... 49 ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/INDEXTOTRANS_2011-2018.pdf

Index to Trans - 2011-2017

...CARE ORGANIZATIONS (ACOs) ..................................................................................... 46 ADDICTION TREATMENT (See: DRUGS AND DEVICES under "D") ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN (See: PHYSICIANS, ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY BURDEN under P) ADOLESCENT HEALTH CARE...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/INDEXTOTRANS_2011-2017.pdf

Index to Trans - 2011-2017

...CARE ORGANIZATIONS (ACOs) ..................................................................................... 46 ADDICTION TREATMENT (See: DRUGS AND DEVICES under "D") ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN (See: PHYSICIANS, ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY BURDEN under P) ADOLESCENT HEALTH CARE...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/INDEXTOTRANS_2011-2017.pdf

Index to Transactions_2005-2012

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS below) ABORTION (See: REPRODUCTIVE DECIONS under R) ABUSE (See: VIOLENCE AND ABUSE under V) ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS (ACOs) .................................................................................... 59 ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2005-2012%20Index.pdf

Inducing Sustainable Improvement in Depression Care in Primary Care Practices

Improving primary care depression care is costly and challenging to sustain. The feasibility and potential success of a modified improvement collaborative model to create sustained improvements in depression care was assessed. Sixteen practices from the American Academy of Family ...

Patient Care

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

Infectious Disease handouts

...HIV Pre‐exposure Prophylaxis and Post‐Exposure Prophylaxis in Primary Care: Stepping Into PrEP and PEP (CME138‐139) Office Immunization Management: It Takes A Team! (CME140‐141) Office Immunization Management: It Takes A Team! (Workshop) (CME142‐143) Screening and Treating...

Events

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

Initial Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - ...

Jan 1, 2015 - Eating disorders are life-threatening conditions that are challenging to address; however, the primary care setting provides an important opportunity for critical medical and psychosocial intervention. The recently published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p46.html

Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) -- Physician Payment

Nov 29, 2018 - Learn about the initial preventive physical examination (IPPE), a preventive visit offered to newly-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/medicare-coordination-services/ippe.html

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- Family Practice ...

...New Model of Care proposed by the FFM project defines in broad brush strokes a redesigned practice that is just being invented today. It includes ideas such as the following: • Group visits, • Advanced access scheduling, • Online appointment scheduling, • Planned care for...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p37.pdf

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - With a clear aim, some basic innovation tools and a willingness to experiment, your team can produce some remarkable ideas.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p37.html

Innovations in Family Medicine Education: Early Learnings from the P4 Initiative

Innovations in primary care residency education

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/press-events/primary-care-forum/innovations-family-education.pdf

Innovative Teaching Strategies in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: The Halifax ...

...and high value care Regulatory agencies (ACGME) are requiring that residency programs integrate safety and quality training into the curriculum Residents are interested in learning and acquiring tools to provide high quality, cost effective care that will be necessary to...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/handouts/res-58-verzal.pdf

Integrating Cost-of-Medication Conversations into Primary Care -- National Research ...

May 18, 2017 - Cost of Care project

Patient Care : National Research Network

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

Integration of Primary Care and Public Health (Position Paper)

Oct 20, 2015 - aafp policy, Integration of Primary Care and Public Health Position Paper

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integprimarycareandpublichealth.html

Integumentary handouts

...Wound Care Management: The Art and Science of Wound Healing (CME152‐153) 1 Common Skin Infections Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, FAAFP ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational...

Events

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

Interactive Resource Center

Interactive Resource Center

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/Internal/workingparty/InteractiveResourceCenter.PDF

International Efforts to Reduce Disparities

...Primary Care Means Checking More than Blood Pressure. Learning Objectives After participating in this learning module, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe the critical role of primary care in global health. 2. Provide examples of approaches to patient-centered care...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/health-equity-toolkit/hops19-econ-international.pdf

International Update Newsletter

...After the defeat of Taliban in 2001, a new health care system was created for continued on page 4… Healthcare Training in Afghanistan: the challenges and opportunities John Parks, medical student, Washington, DC In July of 2008, I left the familiarity of medical school...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/international/Newsletter-Winter-2010.pdf

Intimate Partner Violence

...identify intimate partner violence, make brief office interventions, offer continuity of care, and refer them for subspecialty and community-based evaluation, treat- ment, and advocacy. Primary care physicians are ideally positioned to work from a preventive framework and address...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1165.pdf

Intimate Partner Violence - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Intimate partner violence is a common source of physical, psychological, and emotional morbidity. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men annually are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to be injured, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1165.html

Introduction to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) -- Health IT Guides

Jun 13, 2013 - Learn the basics of electronic health records including common terms and the benefits to your practice.

Practice Management : Health-IT Guides

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/health-it/product/intro.html

Investigating in Primary Care: A State-level Analysis

...Investing in Primary Care A STATE-LEVEL ANALYSIS Authors Yalda Jabbarpour, MD Ann Greiner, MCP Anuradha Jetty, MPH Megan Coffman, MS Charles Jose, MD Stephen Petterson, PhD Karen Pivaral Robert Phillips, MD, MSPH Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH Alyssa Neumann Kane...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/reports/Investing-Primary-Care-State-Level-PCMH-Report.pdf

Involving both a physician and a non-physician as coleaders enables improvement teams ...

Making the kind of improvement changes necessary to move toward a patient-centered medical home will continue to challenge small, independent primary care practices. Here we describe further analysis of a successful program to understand the roles of coleaders of a change management ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/6ittakestwojabfm2010.pdf

Iora Primary Care Gets Creative in Tackling Chronic Disease

Jul 19, 2016 - Iora Health and its Seattle-based primary care practices have found success using creative approaches to treating patients with chronic diseases.

AAFP News : Family Medicine for America's Health

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-medicine-americas-health/20160719fmah-chronic.html

Is Family Medicine Ready for the Home? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - The medical home seems to hold out great hope, but getting there may not be easy.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p8.html

It's Humbling to Be Reminded How Much There Is to Know

Apr 30, 2019 - Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a moment of self-doubt provided motivation for her to learn more and do better.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190430fp-keeplearning.html

It's Not Hard to Be Humble: The Role of Humility in Leadership -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Here’s how to keep ego from getting in the way of effective teamwork.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p25.html

It's Not Just the Doc!

Learn about how to engage your team to sustain your DPC practice.

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/dpc/2019slidepresentations/ItsNotJustDoc.pdf

It's Time to Go RAFing -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - What you don’t know about risk-adjustment factor scores could cost you.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p5.html

It’s Not Hard to Be Humble: The Role of Humility in Leadership

...arro-gant leaders who have soured company culture and driven valuable employees to underperform or leave. In health care, the ongoing evolution toward team-based care and quality measure- ment calls for leaders who can attract and inspire followers, but a big, self-confident...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p25.pdf

It’s the weekend: Are you spending it with your EHR? -- FPM

Mar 22, 2018 - Physicians spend one to two hours each night on their electronic health record (EHR) or paperwork, including weekends.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/ehr-after-hours.html

January/February 2019

...Tools for Better Dementia Care Brian K. Unwin; Natalia Loskutova; Patrick Knicely; Christopher D. Wood Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care James Jerzak The 2019 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update Kent J. Moore; Amy...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/

Joint Grant Awards Program 2014 Abstract: Health-Promoting Primary Care Team Models of ...

...Health-Promoting Primary Care Team Models of Care (G1401JG) Principal Investigator: Christine Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C Co-investigators: Justine Strand de Oliveira, DrPH, PA-C Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C Sharon Hull, MD, MPH Truls Ostbye, MD, PhD Institution: Department of Community and...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/what-were-doing/awards-grants/joint-grant/2014Everett.pdf

Joint HPNEC Letter to Congress on FY17 Appropriations - March 21, 2016

The AAFP signed a joint letter from the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) to House and Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee leadership recommending $524 million for HRSA’s Title VII and Title VIII programs in the FY2017 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-FY2017-032116.pdf

Joint HPNEC Letter to House and Senate on Title VII Funding - October 14, 2016

...professionals, and students dedicated to ensuring the health care workforce is trained to meet the needs of our diverse population. HRSA’s Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs are the only federally-funded programs that seek to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-CON-TileVII-101416.pdf

Joint Letter to Energy and Commerce on GME Reform - January 15, 2015

This is a letter from AAFP and CAFM responding to 7 questions regarding GME reform provided by leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. The response outlines many of the problems with the current GME payment system that does not make the ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-EC-GME-011515.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s Seniors ...

...adopted team-based approach to health care. Scope of practice of health care professionals should be based on standardized, adequate training and demonstrated competence in patient care, not politics. While all health care professionals share an important role in providing care to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-HHS-ProtectingImprovingMedicareSeniorsEO-102919.pdf

Joint Principles for Accountable Care Organizations Released by Organizations ...

Nov 19, 2010 - Four physician membership organizations today released Joint Principles for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Care delivered through ACOs may help improve quality of care, increase efficiency, and reduce overall health care spending.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/aco-jointprinciples.html

July 2016 Board Minutes Summary

...of the Executive Committee electronic ballot approving AAFP Sponsorship of the National Coalition on Health Care three-part Congressional briefing series, Primary Care Policy and Achieving Delivery Transformation. 1 Ratification of the Executive Committee electronic ballot ceasing...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/restricted/July2016BoardMinutesSummary.pdf

July 2016 Board Minutes Summary

...of the Executive Committee electronic ballot approving AAFP Sponsorship of the National Coalition on Health Care three-part Congressional briefing series, Primary Care Policy and Achieving Delivery Transformation. 1 Ratification of the Executive Committee electronic ballot ceasing...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/restricted/July2016BoardMinutesSummary.pdf

July/August 2017

...Treating Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care: Reducing Barriers to Access Karen Colorafi; Jillian Vanselow; Tiffany Nelson Building Capacity to Care for Refugees Jeffrey Walden; Olga Valdman; Ranit Mishori; Martha Carlough Reducing Frustration and Increasing...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/

Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center Family Medicine Residency: Around and Through the ...

...energetic team of UCLA medical students. For many in the area’s homeless and transient population, the clinic has become their only point of care. Alejandro was already a regular at the West Hollywood mobile clinic when Natalie Rose Mourra began her medical training at UCLA,...

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

Keeping It Real: Preceptorship Exposes Students to Importance of Rural Family Medicine

Jul 30, 2014 - Keeping It Real: Preceptorship Exposes Students to Importance of Rural Family Medicine

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

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

Kern-ricular Method: A Curriculum Development Workshop for Faculty

...• Quality of health care • Use of resources • Medical and nonmedical costs • Patient/provider satisfaction • Work and productivity • Societal function 12 7 Activity #1 • Think of an area of curriculum you would like to develop or refine. - What healthcare...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/handouts/res18-64-kern-ricular-method.pdf

Keys to High-Functioning Office Teams -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Trying to do it all yourself is not only unwise but increasingly impractical.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p15.html

Know, Live Your Purpose, Says Assembly Keynote Speaker

Sep 26, 2013 - Let's be honest. Are you the kind of person who brightens up a room when you come into it or when you leave it? If you answered the latter, motivational speaker and author Glenna Salsbury has a few tips for you on how to build back your energy, connect with those around you and add to ...

AAFP News : News From 2013 Annual Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-cod-assembly/20130926assemkeynote.html

Large Numbers of NPs, PAs Practice in Subspecialty Fields, Graham Center Study Finds

Aug 20, 2013 - Increasing numbers of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are working outside of primary care in subspecialty fields, raising serious questions as to whether NPs and PAs are a solution to the nation's growing shortage of primary care physicians. That's according to ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130820np-pa-grahamcenter.html

Larry A. Green Visiting Scholars Interest Form

Larry A Green Scholar Applicant Interest Form

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/scholars-fellows/scholar-interest-040815.pdf

Leading the Way: Family Physicians Advancing Health Equity

...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/fmx18-291-292.pdf

Leading While Learning

Mar 10, 2014 - Leading While Learning

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/leading_while_learning.html

Learn the Essentials of Practice-based Teamwork

May 23, 2012 - Teamwork is an essential element of an efficient medical practice. And family physicians eager to provide their staff members with the support they need to embrace team-based care can take advantage of a one-hour webinar offered by TransforMED's Delta-Exchange network and titled Six ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120523tmedteamwebinar.html

Lessons Learned From a Legislative Victory

Jun 22, 2018 - Tennessee AFP President Sherry L. Robbins, M.D., writes that courage and collaboration were critical in shutting down a potentially harmful scope-of-practice bill in her state legislature.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180622gsted-tennafp.html

Let's End Health Care Disparities, Urges NCSC Keynote Speaker

Apr 29, 2013 - Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. That quote, attributed to Martin Luther King Jr., set the tone for a message delivered at the opening plenary session of the 2013 Annual Leadership Forum/National Conference of Special ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130429ncscopening.html

Letter re E and M Documentation Changes

...by others. Historically, Medicare contractors and others have interpreted this guideline to mean that the physician or other qualified health care professional under whose name the service is to be billed must document the other parts of the E/M service, including the history of...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2013/LetterreEandMDocumentationChangesRes301.pdf

Letter re E and M Documentation Changes

...by others. Historically, Medicare contractors and others have interpreted this guideline to mean that the physician or other qualified health care professional under whose name the service is to be billed must document the other parts of the E/M service, including the history of...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2013/LetterreEandMDocumentationChangesRes301.pdf

Letter to Biden re: rebalance of health care system to restrain costs adding to federal...

...our health care system to restrain costs that are adding to the federal deficit. The AAFP recognizes the need to control the growth of federal spending on Medicare and Medicaid. However, we strongly recommend that proposals to address rising costs in the health care system also...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-BidenPanel-062011.pdf

Letter to Biden re: recommendations on how to rebalance our health care system to ...

...our health care system to restrain costs that are adding to the federal deficit. The AAFP recognizes the need to control the growth of federal spending on Medicare and Medicaid. However, we strongly recommend that proposals to address rising costs in the health care system also...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-BidenDeficitReductionPanel-062011.pdf

Letter to FTC with further comments following their Examining Health Care Competition ...

...Re: Examining Health Care Competition Dear Chairwoman Ramirez: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 110,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write in response to the Examining Health Care Competition request for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/antitrust/LT-FTC-HealthCareCompetitionHearing-0428.pdf

Letters - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...representing our disciplines, get along as well as we can individually in practice? There are millions of Americans without health care. Working together, we can be part of the solution. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue,...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p9c.html

Letters - Jul-Aug 2013 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - ...The article Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care [March/April 2013] presented many good ideas, but I disagree with the practice's decision to do away with private offices. Physicians and other clinical staff often need quiet space (and time) to think. Interruptions...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p6.html

Letters - Mar-Apr 2013 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - ...addition, a physician characteristic that was not mentioned in the article but that leads to burnout is the need to feel indispensable. Team-based care can elevate the importance of others and may as a result reduce our own sense of importance. On the other hand, working in a team...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p6.html

Letters - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...emphasis on ensuring that activities are performed by the appropriate level of staff. Nurses can assist in many additional aspects of patient care. Nurses can perform repetitive parts of the subjective and objective patient evaluation. They can assist in documenting pain parameters...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p12d.html

Letters - May-Jun 2013 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - ...From Patient-Centered Medical Homes [March/April 2013] mentions using a team-based approach, empowering medical assistants and nurses, and creating computer-based reminders of needed chronic care and preventive care. These may be buzzwords of the new family medicine practice, but...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p11b.html

List of AMA Model Legislation

...Care Coverage Affordable Care Act  Honoring Patient’s Assignment of Benefits Act  Meaningful Access to Accurate Provider Directories  Physician Due Process Protections Act  Physician’s Choice of Health Insurance Product and Panel Act Medicaid  Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/AMA%20Model%20Legislation.pdf

Longitudes and Latitudes: An Educational Map that Fits Tight Schedules

...• Perform an assessment of resident and curricular needs to identify topics pertinent to residents medical knowledge and patient care responsibilities • Visualize a longitudinal curriculum that incorporates ACGME competencies and how it can fit tight training schedules •...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/handouts/res-03-kelley.pdf

LT-Illinois-PhysicianBillResponse-041113.pdf

...and Training Differences - A Psychologist Is NOT an MD Physicians, nurses, psychologists, physicians’ assistants, pharmacists -- all health care professionals want to help their patients achieve optimal health. All health professionals undertake different levels of education and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-Illinois-PhysicianBillResponse-041113.pdf

LT-Nebraska-013014.pdf

...This proposal would further fracture an already fragmented health care system, divert attention from the establishment and implementation of team-based care models, and potentially lower the quality of care for thousands of Nebraskans. The AAFP opposes legislation that would allow...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-Nebraska-013014.pdf

LT-NevadaGov-060413.pdf

...Bill 170, as it further fractures an already fragmented health care system, diverts attention away from the establishment and implementation of team-based care models, and potentially lowers the quality of care for thousands of Nevada citizens. The AAFP opposes legislation that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-NevadaGov-060413.pdf

LT-WestVirginia-Scope-081613.pdf

...Virginia. This proposal further fractures an already fragmented health care system, diverts attention away from the establishment and implementation of team-based care models, and potentially lowers the quality of care for thousands of West Virginians. The AAFP opposes any type of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-WestVirginia-Scope-081613.pdf

macra-tcm-qpp.pdf

...Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management (TCM) with the Quality Payment Program (QPP) November 2017 Learn more | aafp.org/MACRAReady MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment Learn how coordinated care benefits patients, QPP performance, and your bottom...

Practice Management

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

MACRAnyms: Acronyms and Terms Related to MACRA's Quality Payment Program -- Physician ...

Feb 5, 2019 - A list of MACRA-related acronyms for easy reference.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/acronyms.html

Main Stage: Artificial Intelligence and its Role in Reducing Administrative Burden, and...

...and Improving Patient Care Lily Peng, MD, PhD Punit Soni Steven Waldren, 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 constantly...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-268.pdf

Mainstream Media Can Help Us Share Our Stories

Mar 25, 2013 - Mainstream Media Can Help Us Share Our Stories

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

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

Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - Taking a systematic, team-based approach can make these services valuable for physicians and patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/p11.html

Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management With the Quality Payment ...

...Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management (TCM) with the Quality Payment Program (QPP) November 2017 Learn more | aafp.org/MACRAReady MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment Learn how coordinated care benefits patients, QPP performance, and your bottom...

https://www.aafp.org/journalpdfrestricted/fpm/2017/1100/fpm20171100p21-rt1.pdf

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