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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

AAFP Lends Experienced Voice to 2018 Fee Schedule Proposal

Sep 6, 2017 - The AAFP has informed CMS what it likes and what needs to be changed in the proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170906mpfsltr.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

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2017 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - ...Improve your team's effectiveness Measure your team's stress level Use QR codes for patient education Improve your team's effectiveness A high-functioning team is critical to the success of a medical practice. What steps can you take to improve its effectiveness? Create a mission...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p38.html

Should Medication-assisted Treatment Be Part of Primary Care?

Jul 28, 2017 - Two physicians consider the role of family physicians in addiction treatment in the latest issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170728mat.html

Broader Look Shows How PCMH Touches Practices, Patients

Jul 25, 2017 - The annual report of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative examines how elements of the patient-centered medical home affect cost, quality and utilization.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170725pcpccreport.html

CMS Issues Proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Jul 17, 2017 - CMS has released proposed 2018 updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule and invited public comment on ways to reduce the administrative burden that physicians face.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170717mpfs.html

Epilepsy: Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - The occurrence of a single seizure does not always require initiation of antiepileptic drugs. Risk of recurrent seizures should guide their use. In adults, key risk factors for recurrence are two unprovoked seizures occurring more than 24 hours apart, epileptiform abnormalities on ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/p87.html

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2017 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/p80.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

AAFP Urges FDA to Revise Plans for Physician Opioid Education

Jul 12, 2017 - In a recent letter to the FDA, the AAFP spoke out strongly against mandatory one size fits all CME for prescribers of opioids.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170712opioidcme.html

Embracing Whole-Person Care Key to Beating Burnout, Says FP

Jul 5, 2017 - Jamie Osborn, M.D., a married mother of two, relied on spirituality to help her regain a sense of balance after leaving her post as director of a fast-paced family medicine residency.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20170705burnout-osborn.html

ALSO Armed Forces -- ALSO

Jun 22, 2017 - Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for Department of Defense-mandated training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program. Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the ...

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/armed-forces.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

AAFP Pushes for Revisions, Easing of Regulatory Burden

Jun 16, 2017 - The AAFP's response to CMS' 2018 inpatient payment proposal covered a variety of topics important to family physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170616ipps.html

Panelists Highlight Unique Value of Primary Care Research

Jun 1, 2017 - Panelists at a recent forum discussed how research with a focus on primary care is improving patient care despite inadequate funding.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170601researchforum.html

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

May 18, 2017 - Cost of Care project

Patient Care : National Research Network

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

AAFP Accepts Challenge, Submits Primary Care-based Payment Proposal

Apr 24, 2017 - The AAFP recently sent a proposal detailing its advanced primary care alternative payment model to the newly formed Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee for review.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20170424ptac.html

Webcast: Medicare Annual Wellness Visit -- Physician Payment

Apr 5, 2017 - Purchase access to this webcast to learn about the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) requirements and identify how AWV findings can close care gaps and engage patients.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/medicare-coordination-services/awv/getting-paid.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

What Can a PA or NP Do for Your Practice? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - If your workload is no longer sustainable, it may be time to consider adding a certified physician assistant or nurse practitioner to your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p19.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2017 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - ...QandA Physician orders and transitional care management Shop around for malpractice insurance My practice has regularly sought bids before renewing most of our insurance policies to make sure we are getting the lowest possible rates. We began doing this after it became apparent that...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p37.html

Get Paid with the Annual Wellness Visit -- Physician Payment

Mar 20, 2017 - The Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) allows practices to gain information about the patient, including medical and family history, health risks, and specific vitals.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

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

ACGME Releases Revised Common Program Requirements

Mar 15, 2017 - New residency program requirements from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education stress patient safety, care quality and physician well-being and return to the 24-hour cap for first-year residents.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170315workcap.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

Nurse Midwives, Certified

Mar 3, 2017 - Learn about the AAFP's guidelines for integrated practices and the supervision of nurse midwives.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-midwives.html

AWV Uncorks New Revenue Stream, Improves Health Care Quality

Feb 24, 2017 - Incorporating the Medicare annual wellness visit into the overall care picture is good for Medicare patients, helps achieve quality measures and earns new practice revenue.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20170224awv.html

Physician Payment and Risk -- Physician Payment

Feb 2, 2017 - As health care moves from volume-based to value-based models, physicians must consider business models focusing on quality of care and risk sharing.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/risk.mem.html

AAFP News - Feb 1, 2017 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p143.html

Big Drop Seen in Diabetes-related Kidney Disease in Native Americans

Jan 18, 2017 - A recently released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed diabetes-related end-stage renal disease among Native American adults decreased 54 percent from 1996 to 2013.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170118mmwrdiabetesesrd.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

Old Issues, New Year: A Look Back (and Ahead)

Dec 20, 2016 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin reflects on some key health care issues from 2016 and looks ahead to the new year.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/old_issues_new_year_a.html

AAFP Blasts VA Decision Granting APRNs Full Practice Authority

Dec 16, 2016 - The AAFP slammed a final rule issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs that grants advanced practice registered nurses independent practice authority.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161216vaaprns.html

Arkansas Program Illustrates Promise of Practice Transformation

Dec 12, 2016 - Transforming the way physicians are paid was never billed as an easy task, yet one Medicaid official says that many primary care practices in Arkansas have already completed the difficult steps of changing how they deliver care.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20161212arkansastransform.html

Patient Attribution: Why It Matters More Than Ever -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - How payers assign patients to you will affect how your practice is evaluated and paid for value in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p25.html

Physician Leadership Lessons From the Business World -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - Every physician is a leader at some level. Here's how to be a better one.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p14.html

Study: Making the Most of Health Coaches in Primary Care

Nov 30, 2016 - California-based researchers conducted a qualitative study to learn how health coaches support and work with patients, identifying seven themes they used to create a conceptual model showing how the two groups collaborate.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20161130healthcoaches.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

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

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

Family Medicine Residencies Aim to Improve Immunization Rates in Seniors This Flu Season

Oct 24, 2016 - Family Medicine Residencies Aim to Improve Immunization Rates in Seniors This Flu Season

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/aafp-foundation-immunizationawards2016.html

Only Physicians Should Participate in Federal Diabetes Program, Says AAFP

Oct 24, 2016 - The AAFP told a federal agency to be careful of moving too far in expanding a federal exemption program for commercial vehicle operators who have diabetes.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161024dotdiabetes.html

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

Oct 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults aged 50 to 59 years who have a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk, are not at increased risk for bleeding, have a life expectancy of at ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/od1.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

Despite Flaws, Potential Vast for Health IT

Oct 10, 2016 - Carl Olden, M.D., writes that new payment models and delegating documentation work may be keys to getting the most value out of electronic health records.

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

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

Physicians Explore Office of the Future Exhibit

Sep 27, 2016 - A new exhibit called the Office of the Future drew family physician interest during the AAFP's 2016 Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160927officeoffuture.html

Bill Extending Home-based Chronic Care Project Wins AAFP Support

Sep 12, 2016 - A Senate bill would make permanent CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project, which provides home-based primary care for patients with chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160912iahletter.html

Clerical Staff Serve Critical Role on Patient-Centered Care Team

Aug 31, 2016 - New research shows that all members of the care team -- including clerical staff -- play a crucial role in delivering efficient, patient-centered care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160831pcmhclerks.html

Help Patients Conquer Obesity With Education, Empathy -- Not Shame

Aug 31, 2016 - Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. How physicians broach the subject with these patients may determine whether or not they can help.

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

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

Family Physicians Can Cut Unnecessary Surgeries

Aug 29, 2016 - Robust clinical trials demonstrate relevant outcomes of various surgeries. Does a surgery extend a patient's life? Does the surgery decrease a patient's pain? Does it improve the patient's quality of life? Answering these questions, along with weighing risks and other treatment options,...

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

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

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