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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

Sweeping Overhaul of Content, Format Is Needed to Ensure Future of GME

Oct 19, 2011 - A document recently released by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation reinforces the AAFP's long-held views on needed reforms in graduate medical education, or GME. The report, which was released by a GME workgroup convened by the Macy Foundation in May, calls for major reforms in the content ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111019macyreportgme.html

News in Brief: Week of Oct. 10-14

Oct 12, 2011 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: AAFP Leaders Meet With Insurance Company Executives Regarding Payment, FDA Recalls Testosterone Booster Uprizing 2.0, a Synthetic Steroid, MedPAC Finalizes Recommendations on Repealing SGR, HHS Releases Grants to Help Community Health ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20111012wklynewsbrfs.html

FPs Carry PCMH Model Forward on State, Local Levels

Aug 31, 2011 - The nation's family physicians have emerged as major catalysts in promoting the patient-centered medical home, or PCMH, on the state and local levels, using both their advocacy and leadership skills to thrust the PCMH to the forefront of health care reform.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20110831medhomecatalysts.html

AAFP News - Jul 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

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

Georgia AFP Provides Funds, Support to Launch 'PCMH University'

Jun 30, 2011 - If the Georgia AFP has its way, the state soon will be known for more than its abundance of juicy peaches. By the end of 2012, chapter leaders envision Georgia as a state ripe with family physicians who can, with full confidence, call their practices bona fide patient-centered medical ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20110630georgiachapter.html

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

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

Young Adults Want a Medical Home, National Survey Finds

Jun 14, 2011 - In spite of perceptions that they consider themselves young and invincible, the majority of Americans aged 18 to 26 are taking an active role in maintaining their health by seeing a family physician at least once a year for check ups and preventive services. That was the finding of a ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/young-adult-insurance-coverage.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

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

Chorus of Groups Urges Adoption of Competencies for Interprofessional Health Education

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

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

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

On Capitol Hill: AAFP President Proposes Blended Payment Model to Fix Medicare Payment ...

May 10, 2011 - In the ongoing battle to fix the Medicare payment system for family physicians, the AAFP took its message to Capitol Hill on May 5, when the Academy was invited to testify before a House panel about alternatives to the sustainable growth rate, or SGR, formula.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20110510blendedpayment.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

Family Physicians, Physician Assistants Join Forces

Feb 22, 2011 - WASHINGTON - Family physicians and physician assistants have joined forces in calling for national workforce, regulatory and payment policies that ensure Americans have access to high quality primary care in a team-oriented practice such as the patient-centered medical home. The ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/team-based-family-medicine.html

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

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

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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

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

AAFP News - Jan 15, 2011 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p113.html

AAFP Works to Resolve Members' Practice Management Issues in 2010

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

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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

AAFP News - Dec 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/p1437.html

AAFP Awarded $1 Million to Help Family Medicine Practices Enhance Care for Patients ...

Dec 6, 2010 - Leawood, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has received a $1 million grant to help support a unique new performance improvement (PI) continuing medical education (CME) program that will help family physicians enhance the comprehensive care they provide to patients with ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/healthy-communities-collaborative.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

Before You Sign That Office Lease -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

Nurse Practitioners Are Team Members, Not Leaders, in the PCMH

Nov 12, 2010 - This year, the U.S. Congress passed landmark health care reform legislation that has been, and continues to be, hotly debated. Whatever happens with the reform legislation, however, there is no doubt that health care in the United States needs to be rebuilt. And that requires all health...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20101112editorial-nps.html

Screening for Depression in Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services...

Oct 15, 2010 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening adults for depression when staff-assisted depression care supports are in place to assure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and follow-up.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p976.html

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

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

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 Efficiency -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 21, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=44

Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 19, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and family. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=43

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

Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Increasing Childhood Immunizations ...

Jun 24, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Awards. These celebrated family medicine residency programs have achieved excellence in clinical practice by developing creative solutions that result ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/pfizer-immunization-awards.html

TransforMED Patient-Centered Medical Home Model Continues to Evolve in Part Based on ...

Jun 7, 2010 - - Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians and its subsidiary, TransforMED, announced the release of a report by the independent evaluation team of TransforMED’s two-year, physician practice redesign initiative titled the National Demonstration Project. The report is published ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/transformed-nationaldemonstrationproject.html

TransforMED’s Delta-Exchange Teams with Group Practice to Present Free Webinar Series ...

May 26, 2010 - TransforMED, a national leader in patient-centered medical home transformation, and Group Practice Forum (GPF), an independent network of physician group experts and education professionals, today announced a partnership to deliver patient-centric clinical education to primary care ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/transformed-deltaexchange-grouppractice.html

TransforMED Launches New Service Offering to Accelerate Medical Home Adoption in Small ...

May 25, 2010 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced a new service offering aimed at helping small primary care practices implement the TransforMED patient-centered medical home model of care. TransforMED’s Small Practice ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/transformed-ndp.html

For Practices Large and Small, Here's Good News About the Patient-Centered Medical Home

May 10, 2010 - Even with the growing popularity of the patient-centered medical home, or PCMH, model of care, some family physicians still think the rewards of transforming their practices into PCMHs are not worth the cost and effort. But if you are one of those FPs, I encourage you to think again.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100510transformedgstop.html

Policy Analysis: Healthy People, Healthy Communities Require Strong Primary Care

May 4, 2010 - Successful health care reform relies on building up primary care infrastructure, particularly in moving to more comprehensive models such as the patient-centered medical home.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p823.html

AAFP Board Revises Retail Health Clinic Policy

Feb 24, 2010 - The AAFP Board of Directors has revised its official policy on retail health clinics to reflect the Academy's opposition to a growing expansion of scope of services provided by many such clinics.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20100224retail-policy.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2009 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - ...covering for an absent physician is to divide the alphabet into equal parts for the remaining physicians. Each physician is responsible for caring for the patients whose first letter of their last name falls into the physician's assigned section of the alphabet. Our practice used to...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p31.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2009 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - ...I have a lot of cash-paying patients, and I reward them for taking good care of themselves by charging them less when appropriate. If I can see them for a five- or 10-minute visit to manage their refills instead of a 20-minute visit to explain that they should exercise and diet to...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p31.html

TransforMED Launches First-Ever Professional Social Networking Site For Primary Care ...

Aug 11, 2009 - TransforMED LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced the launch of Delta-Exchange (www.transformed.com/delta-exchange/media.cfm) a first-of-its-kind collaborative networking site dedicated to helping primary care practices implement ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/transformed-deltaexchange.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2009 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2009 - ...Practice Pearls presents readers' advice on practice operations and patient care, along with tips drawn from the literature. Send us your best pearl (250 words of less), and you'll earn $50 if we publish it. We also welcome questions for our QandA section. Send pearls, questions,...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0700/p27.html

Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Increasing Childhood Immunizations ...

Jul 21, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 AAFP Foundation Wyeth Immunization awards. These celebrated family medicine residency programs have achieved excellence in clinical practice by developing creative ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/wyeth-immunization-awards.html

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

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

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