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California AFP's Success Shows What Chapters, FPs Can Accomplish at State Level

Nov 5, 2014 - California AFP's Success Shows What Chapters, FPs Can Accomplish at State Level

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

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

Identifying High-risk, High-cost Patients Is Step One to Improving Practice Efficiency

Nov 4, 2014 - One way to improve practice efficiency is to identify patients at highest risk for hospitalization, ER visits and high-cost care, and then pour dedicated practice resources into the care of those patients. The AAFP has a tool that can help practices get started.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20141104riskstratify.html

My Year as President: The Honor Has Been Mine

Oct 20, 2014 - My Year as President: The Honor Has Been Mine

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

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

Hold an ALSO Course -- ALSO

Oct 15, 2014 - Bring the very best training opportunity to maternity care providers in your area when you hold an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course. Begin the process here.

CME : Program Resources

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

We’re Doing Our Part to Keep SGR Issue on Congress' Radar

Oct 1, 2014 - We’re Doing Our Part to Keep SGR Issue on Congress' Radar

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

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

Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - Understanding the power of quality data and then starting with a few specific measures leads to improved blood pressure rates.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p23.html

Editorial Mission and Policies -- FPM

Sep 10, 2014 - Th FPM journal's editorial mission and policies.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/about/mission-policies.html

Sense of Community: CHCs Offer Way to Battle Health Disparities, Social Injustice

Aug 12, 2014 - Sense of Community: CHCs Offer Way to Battle Health Disparities, Social Injustice

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

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

Achieving Sustainable Increases in Childhood Immunization Rates -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - Analyzing and eliminating physical and procedural barriers to immunization allowed this practice to improve its performance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p13.html

Family Physicians Successfully Team With Nonphysician Health Professionals

Aug 1, 2014 - Interviews with two rural family physicians confirm results of a recent study that found many family physicians are working collaboratively with nonphysician health professionals -- with great success.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140801fpsandnonphys.html

Keeping It Real: Preceptorship Exposes Students to Importance of Rural Family Medicine

Jul 30, 2014 - Keeping It Real: Preceptorship Exposes Students to Importance of Rural Family Medicine

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

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

Family Medicine Residency Programs Receive Support to Improve Influenza and ...

Jul 21, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation announces grant winners.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Foundation_Flu_Vaccine_Grants.html

Teamwork: AAFP, PA Groups Find Common Ground

Jul 1, 2014 - Teamwork: AAFP, PA Groups Find Common Ground

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

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

Wisconsin AFP Leads Cross-disciplinary Effort to Bolster State's Primary Care Workforce

Jun 30, 2014 - Before 2012, the Wisconsin AFP had focused on helping members transform their practices into patient-centered medical homes and then on payment reform. That focus shifted in 2012, when the chapter convened a diverse group of stakeholders to tackle the state's primary care workforce ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140630wafp-chapspot.html

Care Coordination - Enabled by Health IT -- National Research Network Studies

Jun 23, 2014 - Find out more information about this study to better understand the feasibility and perceived value of electronic health record (EHR) system functions that support care coordination.

Patient Care : National Research Network

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

AAFP Endorses ACC/AHA Cholesterol Management Guidelines With Qualifications

Jun 18, 2014 - The AAFP recently endorsed, with qualifications, guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association on treatment of high cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk in adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140618cholesterolgdlnendorse.html

AAFP News - Jun 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p936.html

Combine Medical Home Culture, EHR for 'One-Two' Punch

Jun 10, 2014 - New research shows that organizational changes associated with the patient-centered medical home combined with use of an electronic health record system can boost the quality of care delivered in primary care practices of all sizes.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140610pcmhehrstudy.html

Winnable Battles: Family Physicians Play an Essential Role In Addressing Tobacco Use ...

Jun 1, 2014 - Tobacco use and obesity are linked to most deaths and significant disability in the United States, and family physicians are uniquely positioned to address these issues. This highlights a need for transforming primary care practices and teams to systematize the recognition and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p872.html

A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p5.html

Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity - American Family ...

May 15, 2014 - Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedures have a favorable risk-benefit profile and are increasingly important as part of the overall management of obesity. These procedures are effective at inducing weight loss and improving comorbid conditions, including diabetes mellitus, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0515/p813.html

Patients Are Paramount, AAFP Tells FTC

May 14, 2014 - The AAFP recently urged the Federal Trade Commission to be mindful of patient safety issues when considering policy recommendations related to increasing competition in health care. Existing state and federal regulations that govern physicians and other health care professionals ensure ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140514ftcltr2.html

Two Years Down the Road, Choosing Wisely Still Picking Up Steam

May 14, 2014 - To mark the two-year anniversary of the Choosing Wisely campaign, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation recently hosted a panel discussion to release results from a survey of physicians about the campaign.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140514choosewiselyyr2.html

Even as Diabetes Prevalence Triples, Rates of Serious Complications Drop

May 5, 2014 - A CDC study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that between 1990 and 2010, the number of adults with diabetes more than tripled, even as diabetes-related complications declined.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140505diabetescomps.html

News in Brief: Week of April 28-May 2

May 1, 2014 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: USPSTF Releases Draft Recommendations on Screening for Certain STDs, AAFP Mobile App Adds Immunization Resources, New National Poll Finds Older Americans Embrace Team-based Care, and Report Card: States Show Little Progress on 34 Health ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20140501wklynwsbrfs.html

Resolution No. 306 - Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Liability -- Congress of ...

Apr 16, 2014 - This resolution proposes the AAFP investigate the issue of Accountable Care Organization (ACO) liability, and based on the findings, make recommendations for member education and determine appropriate advocacy.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2013/resolutions/resolution-306.mem.html

AAFP, CMS Clarify 'Incident to' Rules Relating to Pharmacists' Services

Apr 16, 2014 - The complexity of Medicare billing regulations can baffle even the most business-savvy family physician. So recently, when the AAFP and family physician members had questions regarding Medicare rules for billing incident to services, the Academy went straight to CMS Administrator ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140416incidenttoltr.html

Modest Changes Lead to Better Quality, Lower Costs in Health Care

Apr 8, 2014 - Small changes can lead to big rewards. That's the key learning from new research that looks at the relationship between continuity of care among Medicare patients with certain chronic diseases and four cost/quality indicators: health care costs, complications, hospitalizations and ER ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140408continuityofcare.html

The Team to the Rescue -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Will team-based care be our salvation?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p3.html

Adding Health Education Specialists to Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - These multifaceted employees can improve patient care, generate additional net revenue, and prepare your practice for the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p10.html

Practice Transformation: Lessons From a Safety Net Clinic -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Health system serving uninsured and needy patients improves efficiency and outcomes through medical home initiatives.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/oa1.html

Building Block Model Could Provide Road Map to Practice Transformation

Apr 1, 2014 - Family physicians interested in elevating their practices to new heights when it comes to patient care will be interested in reviewing a new conceptual model for getting there put together by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, Center for Excellence in Primary ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140401tenbldgblocks.html

Connecting Primary Care, Public Health Is Focus of Practical Playbook

Mar 26, 2014 - For decades, the medical and public health communities each have struggled to fight the illnesses that threaten population health and boost overall health care costs. Although both sectors share the same goal, they come at the problem from different perspectives, with primary care ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140326practicalplaybook.html

AAFP Urges Comprehensive Approach to Increasing FP Workforce

Mar 21, 2014 - The AAFP recently released a policy document that outlines how the nation could resolve its chronic shortage of family physicians by implementing targeted policies that value primary care. The revised policy paper, titled Family Physician Workforce Reform: Recommendations of the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140321workforcereform.html

Team-based Education Helps Fulfill PCMH Promise

Mar 20, 2014 - What's the best way to bring a good idea to fruition? Make sure people know about it. That's exactly what the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative did last year when it launched an interactive database that features academic and training institutions that have embraced ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140320team-based.html

Family Physician Shortage Could End With Targeted Policies that Value Primary Care

Mar 13, 2014 - The United States could end the shortage of family physicians by increasing family medicine residency training positions to 4,475 by 2025, according to the recently issued Family Physician Workforce Reform: Recommendations of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In order to reach ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/familiy-physician-shortage-end-value-primary-care.html

News in Brief: Week of March 10-14

Mar 12, 2014 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: NCQA Set to Release New 2014 PCMH Recognition Standards, Insulin-related Hypoglycemia and Errors Send Patients to ERs, Primary Care Physicians Need More Functionality From Their EHRs, and CDC Announces New Twitter Account for Immunization...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20140312wklynwsbrfs.html

PCMH Model Is Alive and Well Despite One Negative Study

Mar 12, 2014 - The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative released a report in January that reviewed 20 patient-centered medical home studies released in the previous 17 months. The majority of those studies found overall cost reductions and decreases in ER visits, and 40 percent reported fewer ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140312pcmhjamaedl.html

FPM

Mar 11, 2014 - A peer-reviewed journal of the AAFP offering practical ideas for better practice, better patient care, and a better work life for family physicians.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm.html

Leading While Learning

Mar 10, 2014 - Leading While Learning

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

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

Primary Care Education at Forefront of Obama Budget Proposal

Feb 27, 2014 - Primary Care Education at Forefront of Obama Budget Proposal

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

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

AAFP Calls Legislation Repealing SGR Major Step to Improving Quality of Care

Feb 19, 2014 - The AAFP has announced it is supporting pending legislation in Congress that would repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate payment formula and create a payment system that encourages quality improvements instead of the current emphasis on volume. In a letter sent to House and Senate...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140219sgrrepealltr.html

Students Gather to Ponder Primary Care, Team-based Training

Feb 18, 2014 - Invite 23 inquisitive graduate-level students to an event with a keynote speaker steeped in knowledge about a shared topic of interest, and watch the passion explode. That's exactly what happened recently at American Medical Student Association headquarters in Sterling, Va., where the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140218amsamtg.html

Medical Economics Lays Out Physicians' Top Challenges in 2014

Feb 12, 2014 - Every profession has its challenges, but in 2014, America's physicians will face a head-spinning array of economic hurdles. As the final days of 2013 ticked away, Medical Economics published its Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2014 and offered a peek into the near future.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140212top10challenges.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2012 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Jan 30, 2014 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2012 Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2012-winners.mem.html

State of Union Address Points to Progress in Health Care Reform; Continued Bipartisan ...

Jan 28, 2014 - The data on implementing the Affordable Care Act are still rolling in, but there is much to be acknowledged about the implementation of the law. As President Obama noted in his State of the Union address, health care reform is taking shape and millions of Americans now have access to ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/state-of-the-union-response-2014.html

AAFP News - Jan 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p114.html

2014 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 13, 2014 - Access the 2014 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2014.html

Physician Pipeline, Workforce Issues Dominate Medical Education Scene

Jan 2, 2014 - Growing the nation's workforce of family physicians commanded a good deal of the AAFP's attention in 2013. Throughout the year, Academy leaders, primary care advocates and others strived, in particular, to hammer home the need for graduate medical education and other reforms designed to...

AAFP News : 2013: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-year-in-review/20140102yireducation.html

Family Physicians Embraced Health IT, Worked Through Challenges, Cheered Success

Jan 2, 2014 - Although 2013 was a tumultuous year for everyone involved in health care, physicians in particular were challenged to keep up with a revolving door of federal regulations, deadlines, extensions of those same deadlines, and a myriad of new experiences with practice and payment methods.

AAFP News : 2013: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-year-in-review/20140102yirpractproissues.html

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