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Envisioning New Roles for Medical Assistants: Strategies From Patient-Centered Medical ...

Apr 1, 2013 - In an era of do more with less, MAs can play a pivotal and flexible role in family medicine practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p7.html

Medication Adherence: We Didn't Ask and They Didn't Tell -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Sometimes the best way to solve our patients' medical problems is to make sure they're taking their medicine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p25.html

A Practical Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Office-Based Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Medical emergencies may not be common in the office setting, but that's precisely why you need to practice your response to them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p13.html

Overtime: Finishing the Story on Scope of Practice

Mar 29, 2013 - Overtime: Finishing the Story on Scope of Practice

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

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

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

Medical Schools Need to Change Approach in Training Primary Care Physicians, Says Panel

Mar 21, 2013 - Most medical school faculties are not well versed in the fundamental changes taking place in the nation's health care system, which makes it difficult for them to adequately prepare medical school students and residents for practicing in the changing health care environment. That was a ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130321medschoolchange.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

Ranks of Family Medicine Residents Grow for Fourth Consecutive Year

Mar 15, 2013 - Medical student interest in family medicine continued its growth this year, according to the 2013 National Residency Matching Program results released today. This year, family medicine training programs attracted 2,938 students compared to 2,611 in 2012. (LINK to US MED STUDENTS MATCH ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/match2013.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p400.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

Residencies Face Barriers to Teaching PCMH

Feb 18, 2013 - Residencies Face Barriers to Teaching PCMH

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

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

New Guideline Recommends Insulin Therapy in Some Younger Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Feb 6, 2013 - A new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages physicians who are managing newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents ages 10-18 years to use insulin as first-line treatment for patients who present with ketosis or frank ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130206aapt2dmguide.html

The Doctor-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Yes, it worked in the past. No, it won't work in the future.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p40.html

Need for More FPs, Changing Demographics, Threatened GME Funding Key Education Issues

Jan 3, 2013 - Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 created a number of challenges for primary care, not the least of which was providing enough primary care physicians to care for the millions more patients that would be insured according to provisions in the ACA. All ...

AAFP News : 2012: Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2012-year-in-review/20130103yireducation.html

QI Efforts Can Produce Real Increases in Influenza, Pneumococcal Immunization Rates

Dec 11, 2012 - A recent meta-analysis in the Annals of Family Medicine suggests that assigning vaccination responsibilities to non-physician office staff and having clinicians remind patients of needed immunizations may help improve influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates. Canadian researchers at...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121211teamvacratesstudy.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

A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - A lack of appropriate bedside equipment can impede thorough clinical evaluations, but this can be easily remedied.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p14.html

The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family Physicians -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Where else can you get EHR advice from a few thousand colleagues?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p23.html

Virginia Academy Helps Craft State Legislation Clarifying Physician, NP Roles

Nov 30, 2012 - The interests of family physicians and nurse practitioners (NPs) used to collide regularly in the Virginia General Assembly, largely because the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP) and their legislative allies had for a few years been advocating legislation that would grant ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20121130virginiachapter.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

Patients at Heart of Health Care Decisions Theme of Recent PCPCC Conference

Nov 7, 2012 - The need to engage patients and their families in making decisions about their health care emerged as a unifying theme that tied together disparate parts of the most recent Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) conference in Chicago on Oct. 25. It was another reminder that...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/2012117pcpccptengage.html

New AAFP President Looks Forward to Tackling, Resolving Difficult Issues

Oct 23, 2012 - AAFP President Jeffrey Cain, M.D., of Denver, a self-described optimist, has some very specific priorities when it comes to the work he wants to see the Academy accomplish during his presidential year. Cain wants the AAFP to continue moving forward in its quest to ensure that every ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20121023cainqa.html

Teamwork Within a Practice Can Relieve Patient Overload

Oct 9, 2012 - The average patient panel size for a U.S. primary care physician is about 2,300 patients, according to a team of California-based primary care physician researchers. Couple that with statistics showing new physicians often choose medical specialties other than primary care, and it ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20121009teambasedcare.html

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

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

Glossary of Terms

Sep 21, 2012 - This glossary provides definitions for a number of terms related to the AAFP News Now special report Primer on Payment Reform: Rewarding Value Over Volume.

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921paymentsrglossary.html

Nurse Practitioners No Substitute for Physician-led Team

Sep 19, 2012 - Nurse Practitioners No Substitute for Physician-led Team

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/nps_no_substitute_for_physician.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

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

News in Brief: Week of Aug. 27-31

Aug 29, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: PCMH Provides Platform For Managing Diabetes Care, Study Says; AHRQ Calls for Information on Quality Measurement Tools; Free Handbook on Using Interactive Preventive Care Records Available; Consumer Reports Publishes Second Report Rating ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20120829wklynewsbrfs.html

Meet Shawn Martin, AAFP's New Vice President of Advocacy and Practice Advancement

Jul 20, 2012 - Shawn Martin, the AAFP's new vice president of advocacy and practice advancement, has spent the past 13 years working in the health care field, developing a vast knowledge of primary care and its role in the evolving health care system. In the process, he has become an acknowledged ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120720martinqa.html

Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Improving Adult and Childhood ...

Jun 14, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is excited to announce the 2012 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Award winners. These awards recognize family medicine residency programs for identifying and developing solutions to overcome barriers to childhood ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/2012-pfizer-immunization-awards.html

Six Characteristics of Effective Practice Teams -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - With a little effort, your team can take its performance to new heights.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p26.html

House Committee Asks for AAFP Input on Solving Payment Problem

May 30, 2012 - For the second year in a row, a key congressional committee has formally solicited the AAFP's views on ways to improve the quality and efficiency of the Medicare physician payment system, and the Academy has again provided its prescription for fixing a flawed Medicare payment system: ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20120530housepaymentltr.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

Meaningful Use Stage Two Proposed Rules Spark AAFP Concerns

May 7, 2012 - CMS needs to exercise ample restraint in modifying existing stage one meaningful use criteria. That is according to a May 7 letter to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, M.A., from AAFP Board Chair Roland Goertz, M.D., M.B.A., of Waco, Texas. Too many changes too fast will lead ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20120507mustage2response.html

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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p675.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p553.html

An Inside Look at Three Decades of AAFP Advocacy

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

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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

U.S. Military Focuses on Patient Care by Implementing PCMH Model

Feb 29, 2012 - When Army major and family physician Julie Hundertmark, M.D., started working in 2005 as a resident at a family medicine clinic in Fort Benning, Ga., she often felt as though she was practicing alone, isolated from her physician colleagues and other members of the health care team. In ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20120229militarypcmh.html

News in Brief: Week of Feb. 27-March 2

Feb 29, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Zostavax Back to Normal Shipping; ProQuad, VAQTA Unavailable to Order; New Report Identifies Core Concepts for PCMH Transformation; HRSA Seeks Nominations For Primary Care Workforce Advisory Council; and AHA Launches Open-access, ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20120229wklynewsbrfs.html

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

TransforMED’s Delta-Exchange Now Free to AAFP Members

Feb 1, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians and its subsidiary, TransforMED, today announced that TransforMED’s award-winning professional networking site, Delta-Exchange, will be made available free of charge to AAFP members. Delta-Exchange is a first-of-its-kind ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/delta-exchange-free.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

Texas AFP Overcomes Attempts to Legislate Independent Practice for Nurses

Dec 28, 2011 - A mostly rural state, Texas is experiencing a shortage of family physicians and other primary care physicians. In response, both local and national organizations representing advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNS, have tried to obtain rights for these nurses to practice ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20111228texasspotlight.html

FPs Share Their Experiences With PCMH Pilot Projects

Nov 30, 2011 - In 2005, Tracy Hofeditz, M.D., stood at a crossroads. He'd been in a large group practice in Lakewood, Colo., for several years. But he increasingly found that the way he had to practice -- cramming maximum patients into each day -- was unsustainable and even degrading for him and his ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20111130pcmhpilots.html

Medicare Payment: Value Is as Important as Volume

Nov 16, 2011 - In its continuing quest for a resolution to the Medicare payment problem, the AAFP once again has weighed in on the issue by calling on Congress to repeal the sustainable growth rate, or SGR, formula and enact permanent payment reform that includes a positive payment differential of at ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20111116helptestimony.html

Government and Medicine News

Nov 10, 2011 - Government and Medicine articles including federal government, state government, health policy, health legislation, and related stories.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

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