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Team-based Care: Empowering Your Team to Increase Efficiency -- Physician Payment

Apr 3, 2019 - Learn how to implement team documentation in your practice, and how to evaluate the value of team-based care.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment/team-based-care.html

Physician Wellness: Team-Based Care - Do What You Do Best -- Physician Health First

Sep 11, 2017 - Why family medicine practices are shifting to team-based care to improve relationships with patients, increase efficiency, and support physician well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/go-team-based-care.acc.html

Physician Wellness: Team-Based Care - Do What You Do Best -- Physician Health First

Sep 11, 2017 - Why family medicine practices are shifting to team-based care to improve relationships with patients, increase efficiency, and support physician well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/go-team-based-care.mem.acc.html

Team-Based Care

Nov 1, 2017 - Read about AAFP's policy on team-based care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/teambased-care.html

Rural Study Explores Team-based Approach to Diabetes Care

May 22, 2019 - Results of a study recently published in the Southern Medical Journal highlight the effectiveness of a team-based approach to managing diabetes in a rural primary care setting.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190522ruraldiabetes.html

Team-based Training Key to Providing Team-based Care

Apr 27, 2015 - Team-based Training Key to Providing Team-based Care

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

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

Team-based Care Aids Response to Pain Crisis

Oct 26, 2016 - Thousands of patients with chronic pain needed help after several pain clinics in Washington closed this summer. Helen Gray, M.D., writes that a team-based approached, including working with clinical pharmacists and registered nurses who serve as care managers, allowed her practice to ...

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

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

Team-based Care Needs Greater Support

Aug 13, 2018 - Intern John Heafner, M.D., M.P.H., writes that students and residents understand the value of learning and working in a team-based model. He says payers need to follow suit.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180813lv-teamcare.html

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p17.html

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Treatment - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2017 - Postpartum hemorrhage is common and can occur in patients without risk factors for hemorrhage. Active management of the third stage of labor should be used routinely to reduce its incidence. Use of oxytocin after delivery of the anterior shoulder is the most important and effective ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p442.html

AAFP Advocates Team-based Care, Workforce Development at IOM Event

Jun 3, 2015 - AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., spoke May 28 before an Institute of Medicine committee charged with evaluating the impact of The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health five years after the report's release. His primary message: Team-based care in the patient-centered ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150603iomnursingevent.html

Panelists Say Payment Must Support Team-based Care

May 4, 2016 - Speakers at a recent forum said new payment models must address the need for greater spending on primary care and put a sharper focus on team-based care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160504grahamforum.html

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.html

AAFP Cautions Against Stop-Gap Efforts to Solve Primary Care Shortage

Sep 18, 2012 - The U.S. health care system can meet the nation’s need for primary care providers by fully implementing physician-led patient-centered medical homes, according to a new report released today by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The report, Primary Care for the 21st Century, ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

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

Team-Based Care, Principles for Employed Physicians Take Top Spots at AMA Interim Meeting

Nov 20, 2012 - The roles of independent and salaried physicians in the nation's health care system were primary topics for delegates at this year's AMA House of Delegates interim meeting in Honolulu, Nov. 10-13. Delegates discussed how physicians of either type can successfully employ team-based care....

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20121120amainterim.html

Team-based Care Fuels Patient Self-management Success

Jul 17, 2013 - In a busy family medicine practice, it often is difficult to get patients to engage in and contribute to their own health care, a concept popularly labeled patient self-management, but one family physician in Wisconsin found that changing some basic processes and empowering his nursing ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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

AAFP Director Touts Benefits of Team-based Care During Scope-of-Practice Forum

Mar 19, 2013 - Granting nurse practitioners (NPs) independent practice authority would undermine the concept of team-based collaborative care, while further fragmenting an already disjointed U.S. health care system. That was one of the main messages delivered by AAFP Director Wanda Filer, M.D., of ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20130319politico-forum.html

Team-Based Care: Saving Time and Improving Efficiency -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - Physicians can maximize their time - and their practice's income - by delegating more documentation tasks to well-trained staff.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p23.html

Physician Wellness: Finding Joy in Care -- Physician Health First

Sep 11, 2017 - Family physicians can learn to use Lean transformation strategies to bring joy back to patient care.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/returning-joy-to-patient-care-with-lean-transformation.acc.html

The Medical Home: Planned Care and Population Health -- Practice Management

Mar 1, 2019 - Population health management helps practices identify health needs of its patient populations and develop care plans accordingly.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pcmh/key-functions/planned-care-population-health.html

Team-Based Care Leads to Financial Success

Feb 17, 2009 - In 2003, Peter Anderson, M.D., a member of the Riverside Medical Group at Hilton Family Practice in Newport News, Va., had all but given up. Two to three pay cuts during a four-year period and the possible resignation of nurses he had worked with for 20 years because they could make ...

AAFP News : Special Report: PCMH

https://www.aafp.org/news/pcmh/20090217anderson-q-a.html

Resolution No. 301 (Arizona A) - Developing the Medical-Behavioral Primary Care Model ...

Apr 30, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians draft a letter to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the types of licensed behavioral health providers that can be credentialed by CMS to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/arizona-a.mem.html

Primary Care

Oct 4, 2017 - Read the AAFP's definition of primary care related terms and appropriate usage recommendations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/primary-care.html

Report Examines Exemplary Approaches to Team-based Care

Jun 16, 2017 - In a new report, researchers highlight four Medicare Advantage practices that have found success in coordinating primary care and support services.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170616medicareadvantage.html

Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Aug 24, 2018 - Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mental-services.html

A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

Managing Patient Populations in Primary Care: Points of Leverage

Common quality metrics may represent the quality of care for large populations; however, they do not adequately represent quality in individual primary care settings, especially as stand-alone indices. Using discreet threshold values to measure quality in primary care may result in ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/EidusMgnPtPopulations2012.pdf

Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Four key design elements could make your team more effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p20.html

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Jan 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the development of this primary care 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

Could Self Care or Telehealth Curb Overuse of Health Care?

Oct 14, 2016 - More Americans now have health insurance, but there is a still a physician shortage. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., ponders solutions to overconsumption of health care.

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

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

Continuity of Care, Definition of

Oct 4, 2017 - Learn AAFP's definition of continuity of care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/definition-care.html

Panel Highlights Team Approaches to Patient-centered Primary Care

Nov 14, 2016 - Panelists at the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Fall Conference discussed successful team-based tactics and what primary care might look like in the future.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20161114pcpccteams.html

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

Grant Program Fosters Stronger Team-based Primary Care

Mar 9, 2016 - The Professionals Accelerating Clinical and Educational Redesign program teaches faculty members in primary care residencies and other health professions to work in teams.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160309pacer.html

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

Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care (Position Paper)

Mar 14, 2019 - Read AAFP's recommendations of the Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/visionprinciples-qualitymeasurement.html

Primary Brain Tumors in Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2016 - Primary intracranial tumors of the brain structures, including meninges, are rare with an overall five-year survival rate of 33.4%; they are collectively called primary brain tumors. Proven risk factors for these tumors include certain genetic syndromes and exposure to high-dose ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p211.html

Oncologic Emergencies: Recognition and Initial Management - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2018 - Most oncologic emergencies can be classified as metabolic, hematologic, structural, or treatment related. Tumor lysis syndrome is a metabolic emergency that presents as severe electrolyte abnormalities. Stabilization is focused on vigorous rehydration, maintaining urine output, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/p741.html

Primary Care Needs a Raise -- All of Us

Mar 6, 2017 - Family physicians and the rest of the primary care team deserve better compensation. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes that investing more money in primary care would benefit not only physicians, but also their patients, staff and communities.

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

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

Tools for Better Dementia Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.html

Treating Elderly as Treasures Improves Empathy, Care Quality

Oct 28, 2016 - Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. By the time the last baby boomers reach that age in 2030, 18 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. Unfortunately, some people have difficulties when it comes to providing care for the elderly, whether it is because of the complexity of ...

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

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

Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - Family physicians should be proficient in geriatric assessment because, as society ages, older adults will constitute an increasing proportion of patients. Geriatric assessment evaluates medical, social, and environmental factors that influence overall well-being, and addresses ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p776.html

Rx for Success: PBS Film Shines Light on Health Care Triumphs

Apr 2, 2015 - Rx for Success: PBS Film Shines Light on Health Care Triumphs

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

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

Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Does Little to Build Primary Medical Care ...

Jul 14, 2017 - Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Does Little to Build Primary Medical Care Foundation

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/proposed-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-does-little-to-build-primary-medical-care-foundation.html

Health Insurance Exchange Plans Must Emphasize Primary Care

Sep 8, 2010 - WASHINGTON - Health insurance exchanges must require that participating plans provide access to team-based, coordinated primary health care if they are to successfully improve outcomes, address health care disparities and bend the cost curve. That was the message taken to the HHS ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/hhs-payment-reform.html

Practice Facilitators, Care Managers Can Improve Patient Care in FP Offices

Feb 18, 2013 - Many family physicians in practice today feel overworked and overwhelmed by an influx of patients with complex health care needs. Some physicians might long for more hours in the day or a larger staff to help carry the load. Team-based care -- and, in particular, practice facilitators ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130218teamcareannals.html

Researchers Push Primary Care Teams to 'Power Up'

Jul 16, 2019 - Researchers describe a new model that extends clinician visits to team visits by pairing each physician with highly trained nurses or medical assistants.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190716primarycareteams.html

Increase Physician Wellness and Reduce Burnout

Feb 5, 2018 - Caring for your patients starts with caring for yourself. Discover resources to improve your well-being and reduce family physician burnout and fatigue.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first.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

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

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

Dec 1, 2017 - Learn how coordinated care benefits patients, QPP performance, and your bottom line.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p21.html

Succeed in Value-based Care -- Physician Payment

Jun 10, 2019 - Take small steps today that will help you increase payment, enhance patient care, and succeed in value-based care.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment.html

Students Gather to Ponder Primary Care, Team-based Training

Feb 18, 2014 - Invite 23 inquisitive graduate-level students to an event with a keynote speaker steeped in knowledge about a shared topic of interest, and watch the passion explode. That's exactly what happened recently at American Medical Student Association headquarters in Sterling, Va., where the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140218amsamtg.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

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/studies/all/costofcare.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

Frontotemporal Dementia: A Review for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2010 - Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is one of the most common forms of dementia in persons younger than 65 years. Variants include behavioral variant FTD, semantic dementia, and progressive nonfluent aphasia. Behavioral and language manifestations are core features of FTD, and patients have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/p1372.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

The New Model of Care in Family Medicine: What's In It For You? -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p59.html

Resolution No. 401 (New York State F) - Institutional Racism in the Health Care System ...

Aug 8, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians adopt a policy opposing segregation of patient care within the health care system and within health care institutions by race, insurance status, or other demographics and, be it further that the American Academy of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/newyork-f.mem.html

New Initiative Supports Compassionate, Collaborative Care

Feb 10, 2016 - A new initiative launched by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation stresses compassionate, collaborative and team-based care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160210goldfoundation.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

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

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

The Team to the Rescue -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Will team-based care be our salvation?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p3.html

Part 3: The Future of EHRs - The Future is Now -- Physician Health First

Mar 12, 2019 - Learn how IORA Health's business model centered around value-based care uses technology to offer quality care and increases professional satisfaction.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/future-of-ehrs-3.acc.html

Royal Pain: Team's Chickenpox Incident Offers Lesson for Patients

Sep 4, 2015 - Royal Pain: Team's Chickenpox Incident Offers Lesson for Patients

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

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

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

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/studies/all/care-coordination.html

National Event Can Open Students' Eyes to What Primary Care Is Really About

Oct 1, 2013 - National Event Can Open Students' Eyes to What Primary Care Is Really About

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

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

State of Union Address Points to Progress in Health Care Reform; Continued Bipartisan ...

Jan 28, 2014 - The data on implementing the Affordable Care Act are still rolling in, but there is much to be acknowledged about the implementation of the law. As President Obama noted in his State of the Union address, health care reform is taking shape and millions of Americans now have access to ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/state-of-the-union-response-2014.html

Primary Care Education at Forefront of Obama Budget Proposal

Feb 27, 2014 - Primary Care Education at Forefront of Obama Budget Proposal

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

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

Responses to Medical Students' Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine - ...

Feb 1, 2016 - This article provides answers to many of the common questions that medical students ask about the specialty of family medicine. It describes the crucial role that family physicians have in the evolving health care environment, the scope of practice, the diverse career opportunities ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/od1.html

Family Physicians Delivering Emergency Medical Care - Critical Challenges and ...

Dec 13, 2017 - Read AAFP's position paper about family physicians delivering emergency medical care - critical challenges and opportunities.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/critical-challenges.html

AAFP Defines Role of Pharmacists, Family Physicians in Health Care Delivery System

Jan 18, 2012 - The AAFP has issued a revised position paper that helps to define the professional relationship between pharmacists and family physicians in an integrated health care delivery system. The AAFP recognizes the evolving complexity and proliferation of pharmaceutical agents and (the) ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120118pharmacypaper.html

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

Quality Incentive Payments: Team-based or Individualized?

Jul 6, 2015 - Recently published research explores the question of whether physicians and other health care professionals favor a team-based or individual-level quality incentive payment model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150706incentivepayments.html

Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2017 - No single person can be responsible for the health of a population. However, there are a number of strategies for taking care of members of disadvantaged populations. These range from targeted compassion and interventions for the individual patient to broad advocacy for disadvantaged ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/p118.html

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) result from intrauterine exposure to alcohol and are the most common nonheritable causes of intellectual disability. The percentage of women who drink or binge drink during pregnancy has increased since 2012. FAS ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p515.html

Researchers Investigate Primary Care Professional Burnout

Jan 31, 2018 - Researchers surveyed physicians and other primary care professionals in a medical home setting to see how task-sharing is related to physician burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20180131burnoutstudy.html

Tasks your nurse could be doing to boost practice productivity -- FPM

Jan 17, 2019 - How to expand the roles of your care team registered nurses to help the practice serve more patients and increase revenue.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/team_care_RNs.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

Pharmacists (Position Paper)

Mar 27, 2018 - Read the AAFP's position paper on the role of pharmacists in high-quality health care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care

...Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Jerzak is a family physician with Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wis., and is...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p17.pdf

How Team Based Care Can Achieve the Quadruple Aim

...How Team Based Care can Achieve the Quadruple Aim Kathy Kerscher, MBA Bradley Wozney, 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/fmx18-334-337.pdf

Resolution No. 306 - Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Liability -- Congress of ...

Apr 16, 2014 - This resolution proposes the AAFP investigate the issue of Accountable Care Organization (ACO) liability, and based on the findings, make recommendations for member education and determine appropriate advocacy.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2013/resolutions/resolution-306.mem.html

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr. Lyon is an associate professor and medical director of the AF...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.pdf

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Should Be Included in Patient Health Care Teams - ...

Feb 1, 2019 - Letters to the Editor from AFP readers regarding previously published articles.

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p142.html

New 'Shared Principles' Lay Out Vision of Primary Care

Aug 30, 2017 - The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative recently released a list of shared principles that can serve as a vision statement for the future of primary care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170830pcpccprinciples.html

Four Tips to Improve Your Relationship With Health IT -- Physician Health First

Mar 16, 2018 - Family physician John W. Beasley offers practical tips for how to use health IT to foster human connections and keep your EHR from being a barrier to care.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/tips-hit.acc.html

Four Tips to Improve Your Relationship With Health IT -- Physician Health First

Mar 16, 2018 - Family physician John W. Beasley offers practical tips for how to use health IT to foster human connections and keep your EHR from being a barrier to care.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/tips-hit.mem.acc.html

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

Remodeling Family Medicine Centers to Meet Team-Based Care

...Team-Based Care Michael Arnold, DO Faculty Development Fellow Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. 2 Do you have...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/handouts/res-86-arnold.pdf

Team-based Education Helps Fulfill PCMH Promise

Mar 20, 2014 - What's the best way to bring a good idea to fruition? Make sure people know about it. That's exactly what the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative did last year when it launched an interactive database that features academic and training institutions that have embraced ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140320team-based.html

When Physician Family Members Are Involved in Patients' Care - Curbside Consultation - ...

Mar 1, 2016 - It is not unusual for physicians to care for patients who have physician family members. This can be advantageous for patients, their families, and the clinical team because physician family members often better understand the clinical situation, its severity, and the treatment options....

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p388.html

Primary Care Physicians Call for Medical School Curricula That Prepare Graduates for ...

Jan 18, 2011 - WASHINGTON - America’s primary care physicians today released the Joint Principles for the Medical Education of Physicians as Preparation for Practice in the Patient-Centered Medical Home. The principles will guide medical school curricula in ensuring that all physicians, regardless of ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/medical-school-curricula-pcmh.html

Team-Based Care

...Team-Based Care Amy Mullins, MD, CPE, FAAFP What is Team-Based Care? https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/teambased-care.html • Care delivered by a multidisciplinary, integrated care team • Led by a physician • Goal is to provide care that is - Effective - Efficient -...

About AAFP

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

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

How to Excel at Access—and Why It Matters -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Patients do better and cost less when they have ready access to primary care, but could your practice be thinking about access all wrong?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p27.html

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