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Swing and a Miss: Do Quality Measures Have Dubious Value?

Aug 15, 2016 - With trends pointing to an emphasis on team-based care, Kyle Jones, M.D., questions the rationale for quality measures that focus on individual physicians.

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

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

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

Aug 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women. Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/od1.html

What You Need to Know on Path Through Residency and Beyond

Aug 9, 2016 - The transition from resident to new physician can be challenging. Our new-to-practice physician bloggers offer advice for those who will follow them.

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

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

ACO Participation Prepares FPs for MACRA Implementation

Aug 2, 2016 - Family physicians who have experience with accountable care organizations are well prepared to tackle new payment models on the health care horizon.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20160802macraacos.html

Five Lessons for Working With a Scribe -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - Documentation personnel can free up physicians during visits to do what we do best.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p23.html

AAFP Joins Push Against Greater Authority for APRNs in VA Facilities

Jul 26, 2016 - Dozens of medical organizations, including the AAFP, are pushing back against a proposal by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that would allow nurses to practice independently inside VA facilities.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160726vasign-on.html

Patient Panel Size Uncertainty Complicates Workforce Projections

Jul 20, 2016 - As physicians are increasingly being asked to monitor and report on their entire patient population, accurately determining panel size is more important than ever before.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160720rgc-panelsize.html

Iora Primary Care Gets Creative in Tackling Chronic Disease

Jul 19, 2016 - Iora Health and its Seattle-based primary care practices have found success using creative approaches to treating patients with chronic diseases.

AAFP News : Family Medicine for America's Health

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-medicine-americas-health/20160719fmah-chronic.html

Payment Primer Helps FPs Digest MACRA Implementation Details

Jul 19, 2016 - A free five-page supplement to the July/August Family Practice Management aims to help AAFP members prepare for implementation of new Medicare payment models.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20160719macrafpm2.html

AAFP Decries VA Plan to Expand Nurses' Scope of Practice

Jul 15, 2016 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking to expand the scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses in VA facilities by granting them independent practice authority.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160715valetter.html

Sweeping Opioid Bill Heads to President's Desk

Jul 15, 2016 - The Senate has joined the House in adopting the conference report on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 by an overwhelming margin; the measure now heads to the president's desk.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160715opioidbill.html

Passage of CARA Bolsters Efforts to End Prescription Opioid Drug Abuse, Heroin Use

Jul 14, 2016 - Passage of CARA Bolsters Efforts to End Prescription Opioid Drug Abuse, Heroin Use

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/cara-passage-to-help-end-opioid-abuse.html

Office Facilities and Design -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 29, 2016 - ...04/01/2013 Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care Preparing for a Disaster 09/01/1999 Could Your Office Cope With Disaster? 05/01/1998 Five Steps to Recovering Flood-Damaged Records 12/01/2018 How to Prepare for and Survive a Violent Patient...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=100

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

Jun 23, 2016 - AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also.html

AAFP Showing Strong Support for DPC

Jun 21, 2016 - The direct primary care model (DPC) is a patient-centered model that eliminates much of the administrative burden associated with modern primary care practice. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights how the Academy is supporting ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

FP Salaries Increasing, But How Much?

Jun 21, 2016 - FP Salaries Increasing, But How Much?

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

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

Student Choice of Family Medicine, Incentives for Increasing

Jun 6, 2016 - Read AAFP's position on strategies and incentives to encourage medical students' choice of family medicine as a career.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/student-choice.html

Improving Blood Pressure Control With Strategic Workflows -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p23.html

Maximizing Your Medical Assistant's Role -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Delegation, technology, and training enabled our MAs - and doctors - to grow.

Family Practice Management : Employed Practice

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p5.html

Seven Principles for Improving Service and Patient Satisfaction -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - A systematic approach that follows these seven principles can help you translate patient feedback into improved service.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p15.html

Resolution No. 511 (New Mexico A) - Expansion of Scope of Practice Review Panel -- 2015...

May 23, 2016 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians improve the process of informed decision making by state governments about health care professional scope of practice expansion requests, and be it further that the AAFP offer model legislation to chapters to promote ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2015/resolutions/newmexico-a.mem.html

Six Lessons From Six Months as Medical Director

May 17, 2016 - Six Lessons From Six Months as Medical Director

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

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

AAFP News - May 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/p820.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

AAFP Seizes Momentum, Articulates MACRA Vision for Family Medicine

Apr 19, 2016 - The AAFP conveyed to CMS key recommendations for implementation of MACRA that would help ensure success.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160419MACRArecommendations.html

AAFP News - Apr 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p640.html

HHS Releases Final Version of National Pain Strategy

Mar 30, 2016 - The new National Pain Strategy from HHS outlines the federal government's first coordinated plan for reducing the burden of chronic pain in the United States.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160330painstrategy.html

Global Health Education for Medical Students and Residents

Mar 22, 2016 - Understand what to look for in your during your training to nurture your interest in using you family medicine skills for global health.

Patient Care : Global Health

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

Preparing for Global Health Work as a Family Physician

Mar 22, 2016 - Learn how family physicians are uniquely prepared to make a difference in global health, and discover how physicians can become prepared to serve.

Patient Care : Global Health

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

CDC Releases Final Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Mar 16, 2016 - The CDC's final guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain is intended for primary care health professionals in outpatient settings.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160316opioidguideline.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2016 - ...of acquiring physician practices are pushing for the date to be extended. Patients should not be burdened with higher costs for similar care because a hospital acquired their physician's practice on Nov. 1 instead of Nov. 2, the letter states. For more information, go to...

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p434.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

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

Professor: Look to Residencies' Past for Primary Care's Future

Feb 19, 2016 - Solutions to the primary care shortage could benefit from a look at residency programs of the past, a medical educator suggested in a recent article.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160219residencylessons.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

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

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

Patient Perspective Vital for Practice Improvement

Jan 19, 2016 - Patient Perspective Vital for Practice Improvement

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

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

AAFP Supports Integration of Oral Health Into Primary Care

Dec 24, 2015 - The AAFP has announced its support for a new preventive oral health care delivery model that pairs primary and dental care teams.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20151224oralhealth.html

More Patients Seek Care from Facilities, Survey Reports

Dec 22, 2015 - A rising percentage of patients cite a facility rather than an individual clinician as their usual source of care, according to recent research.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20151222sourcesurvey.html

Principles for Physician Payment Reform to Support the Patient-Centered Medical Home ...

Dec 17, 2015 - Read the AAFP's position paper on physician payment reform to support patient-centered medical home.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-payment.html

Nonpharmacologic Management of Chronic Insomnia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2015 - Insomnia affects 10% to 30% of the population with a total cost of $92.5 to $107.5 billion annually. Short-term, chronic, and other types of insomnia are the three major categories according to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 3rd ed. The criteria for diagnosis are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1058.html

Eight Ways to Lower Practice Stress and Get Home Sooner -- FPM

Dec 1, 2015 - To avoid burnout, you have to address the stressors in your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/p13.html

Michigan Program Recruits Family Medicine Residents Who'll Stick Around

Nov 3, 2015 - A Michigan residency program director is looking to recruit residents who will stay in Kalamazoo after training; some may even transition to faculty positions.

AAFP News : Family Medicine for America's Health

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-medicine-americas-health/20151103hip-michiganresidency.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

Poverty and Health - The Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Oct 20, 2015 - Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians transforms health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/policy-povertyhealth.html

Arkansas Shared Savings Initiative Sparks FPs' Interest

Sep 28, 2015 - A Medicaid shared savings program titled, the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative seeks to improve quality of care and reduce unnecessary hospital and ER visits.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150929arkansaspayment.html

How Would You Describe a 'Complex' Patient?

Sep 18, 2015 - New research published in the Annals of Family Medicine describes how primary care physicians conceptualize patient complexity.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150918patientcomplexity.html

Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

Sep 16, 2015 - Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

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

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

Self-Study Formats -- CME

Sep 15, 2015 - CME. AAFP Continuing Medical Education by Self-Study Format.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/format.html

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