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Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline

Sep 10, 2018 - Julie Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., is using research to understand the factors that influence student choice and, ultimately, improve the family physician pipeline.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180910fdf-phillips.html

Resolution No. 608 (New Mexico C) - Removal of Language from ACGME Program Requirements...

Sep 6, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians request that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Review Committee for Family Medicine remove from the common program requirements and the program requirements for graduate medical education ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 205 (New Mexico D) - Non-Physician Faculty Membership -- Congress of ...

Sep 6, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians create a nonvoting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine training programs, and be it further that upon creation of a nonvoting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

AAFP Pushes CMS to Clear 'Safe Harbors' in Stark Law

Sep 5, 2018 - The AAFP told CMS in a recent letter how the agency could change self-referral rules that unduly burden physicians who adopt innovative payment models.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180905starkletter.html

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative

Sep 5, 2018 - A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180905twentyfiveby2030.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

The EveryONE Project Tool Kit

Aug 28, 2018 - Find team-based, patient-based, and community-based tools to address social determinants of health in your practice.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/everyone-project/eop-tools.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

Physician Culture: Surviving vs. Thriving -- Physician Health First

Aug 14, 2018 - By improving clinical practice culture, family physicians can improve their own well-being, patient care, and establish a more sustainable business model.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/surviving-to-thriving.acc.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

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

Why Am I a Family Physician? Because FPs Are the 'Real Docs'

Aug 3, 2018 - Why family medicine? In this Leader Voices Blog post, Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes the case for students to choose the specialty and for policymakers to invest more in it.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180803lv-fmchoice.html

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p5.html

Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Pay-for-performance programs have produced disappointing results. Fewer and more appropriate, evidence-based quality measures could help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p23.html

The EveryONE Project Introduces Neighborhood Navigator

Jul 25, 2018 - The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has launched another user-friendly tool to help family physicians address social determinants of health at the point of care: The Neighborhood Navigator.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180725neighbornav.html

Resolution No. 606 (Arizona C) - Addressing Physician Burnout Through Support of ...

Jul 23, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians address member burnout from work after clinic (WAC) by studying strategies that improve individual clinical efficiency of family physicians in the outpatient clinical setting, and developing toolkits, education at ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

AAFP Working to Improve Community Health Outcomes

Jul 3, 2018 - The AAFP played a key role in the recent release of a new framework to spark collaboration between the public health and health care sectors to improve community health outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180703hlthframewrk.html

Why I'm Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care

Jul 2, 2018 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., shares lessons she has learned from the students and residents she trains, saying they give her hope for our future.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180702fp-trainees.html

Three tools for screening for social determinants of health -- FPM

Jun 27, 2018 - These screening instruments can aid physicians in identifying social determinants of health in a primary care setting.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Study Suggests Link Between FP Scope of Practice, Burnout

Jun 27, 2018 - New research published in Annals of Family Medicine suggests FPs with a broader scope of practice early in their careers may be less likely to feel burned out.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20180627burnout.html

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline in the Golden State

Jun 25, 2018 - Jo Marie Reilly, M.D., M.P.H., developed an innovative program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California to draw more medical students to primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180625fdf-reilly.html

Family Physicians Help Patients and Families Confront Bullying

Jun 25, 2018 - Family Physicians Help Patients and Families Confront Bullying

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/family-physicians-help-patients-and-families-confront-bullying.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

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

What I Learned as a New Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - In her final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Beth Oller, M.D., reflects on what she has learned in her first seven years as a small, rural practice owner.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180615fp-ollerfinale.html

AAFP National Research Network (NRN)

Jun 12, 2018 - Discover AAFP's National Research Network, a resource for primary care research in practice-based settings.

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn.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

The Need for Systems of Care and a Trauma-Informed Approach to Intimate Partner ...

Jun 1, 2018 - ...The Need for Systems of Care and a Trauma-Informed Approach to Intimate Partner Violence Am Fam Physician. 2018 Jun 1;97(11):online. Original Article: Intimate Partner Violence Issue Date: October 15, 2016 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p646.html To the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/ol1.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

Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Use this seven-step plan to create protocols that improve efficiency and reduce physician workloads.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p13.html

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Screening patients to understand their social context is the gateway to addressing barriers and improving health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p7.html

HealthLandscape Introduces Population Health Profiler

May 29, 2018 - HealthLandscape, an innovation the AAFP acquired in 2014, has released its new Community Vital Signs Population Health Profiler, a free tool that could be incredibly helpful for family physicians.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180529pophealthprofiler.html

The seven characteristics of functional work relationships -- FPM

May 28, 2018 - Researchers point to seven characteristics that health care organizations should foster among physicians and staff.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

New Transformation in Practice Series Simplifies Change

May 25, 2018 - A new product created for family physicians is now available to be used as a team-based tool that makes practice improvement smoother and easier.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180525tips.html

What Influences Scope of Practice for Rural FPs?

May 25, 2018 - A new study published in Family Medicine attempts to answer questions surrounding the decision to practice family medicine in rural areas and the factors that cause some rural FPs to limit their scope of practice.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180525ruralscope.html

Caring for Olympic Team a Golden Opportunity

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

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

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

AAFP Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit

May 17, 2018 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is recruiting 10 family physicians for the Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/immunizations/imms-summit.html

Happy World Family Doctor Day!

May 15, 2018 - The AAFP celebrates World Family Doctor Day, a day to highlight the contributions of family doctors in health care around the world.

Patient Care : Global Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/global-health/wfdd.html

AAFP News - May 1, 2018 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p558.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

Resolution No. 310 (Mississippi A) - Allowing PAs to Perform Face-To-Face Exam for ...

Apr 30, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow both physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) to satisfy the requirement for hospice face-to-face visits for recertification with appropriate ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Working to Eliminate Health Disparities

Apr 30, 2018 - Family physician Denise Rodgers, M.D., is leading a broad community effort to eliminate health disparities related to nutrition, fitness, housing and mental health in Newark, N.J.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180430fdf-rodgers.html

AAFP Offers Solutions to Ease E/M Documentation Burdens

Apr 27, 2018 - The AAFP has offered recommendations to CMS regarding changes to evaluation and management documentation guidelines.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180427burdensletter.html

Six documentation tasks your team could be doing -- FPM

Apr 25, 2018 - Team documentation has been shown to improve patient outcomes and physician satisfaction. Here are six documentation tasks you can delegate.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Rolls Out Well-being Planner to Help Fight Burnout

Apr 24, 2018 - The AAFP has expanded its Physician Health First initiative to include an online well-being planner as part of an ongoing effort to combat physician burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20180424wbplanner.html

Family Medicine Cares USA Supports Free Medical Clinics

Apr 19, 2018 - The AAFP Foundation's Family Medicine Cares USA program awards grants to free health clinics in the United States to help purchase needed medical equipment.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180419fmcusa.html

Publications of the AAFP NRN -- National Research Network

Apr 13, 2018 - Explore the listing of AAFP NRN publications.

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/publications.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Team-based Resources

Apr 6, 2018 - To help family physicians modify their practices to better address their patients' social determinants of health, The AAFP's The EveryONE Project has released its latest toolkit and implementation guide.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180406everyoneteam-based.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

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

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