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Fix for SGR Formula, Other Payment Issues Top AAFP's Advocacy Checklist

Jan 2, 2014 - The new year brings with it good news regarding a possible fix to the sustainable growth rate formula that has plagued family physicians for the past decade, but as 2013 began, FPs held out little hope that Congress could get its act together and actually do something about Medicare ...

AAFP News : 2013: The Year in Review

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

Americans Want Physicians Handling Their Health Care

Dec 18, 2013 - It's the season of giving, and family physicians just received one of the best possible gifts from the American public -- a huge thumbs up and vote of confidence as to whom they want overseeing their health care. That's the headline news pulled from survey results released today.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20131218ipsossurvey.html

The Path to PCMH: You May be Closer Than You Think

Dec 13, 2013 - The Path to PCMH: You May be Closer Than You Think

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

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

News in Brief: Week of Dec. 9-13

Dec 11, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Guide Aims to Help Practices Implement Comprehensive Health Assessment Programs, AAFP Spotlighted on AHRQ EHC Program's Partners in Action Web Page, HHS to Lay Out $50 Million in Mental Health Services Funding for CHCs, Free Database ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20131211wklynwsbrfs.html

FPs Doing Good Work in House of Medicine

Dec 3, 2013 - FPs Doing Good Work in House of Medicine

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

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

Nebraska FPs Betting on Success With Their Own ACO

Nov 30, 2013 - Can a small, mostly rural, family medicine-based accountable care organization provide high-quality, coordinated care for its Medicare patients while also saving Medicare money? Nine independent family medicine practices in Nebraska are betting that the answer is yes.

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20131130nebchapspot.html

AAFP, Others Protest VA's Attempt to Expand APRNs' Scope of Practice

Nov 22, 2013 - The AAFP joined the AMA and a host of other national physician organizations -- as well as 43 state medical societies and associations -- in asking the Department of Veterans Affairs to hit the pause button before finalizing the draft version of a handbook that establishes guidelines ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20131122valetteraprn.html

Proposed SGR Repeal Contains Elements Long-Advocated by AAFP

Nov 12, 2013 - Statement by Reid Blackwelder, MD, on SGR repeal proposal. The AAFP has long supported a reformed health care system based on primary care, the patient-centered medical home, support for chronic care management, and a payment system that appropriately values primary medical care that ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/SGR-statement.html

ALSO Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Nov 4, 2013 - In October, the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training program celebrated its 20th year in business, having trained more than 160,000 maternity care providers worldwide in that time. An evidence-based, multidisciplinary training program that prepares health care ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/201301104also20thanniv.html

AAFP News - Nov 1, 2013 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p568.html

BLSO Provider Course -- CME

Oct 29, 2013 - Learn to effectively provide pre-hospital care in normal labor and obstetrical emergencies in this one-day, hands-on course designed for first responders, emergency personnel, and medical, nursing, and PA students.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/blso-provider.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Program Celebrates 20 Years, Care Improved ...

Oct 28, 2013 - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), a widely adopted training program credited with saving the lives of thousands of mothers and babies across the globe since its launch, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement5.html

Satisfaction Jumps for Patients, Residents After Teaching Clinic Makes PCMH Changes

Oct 21, 2013 - When a safety-net teaching clinic in Los Angeles implemented some, but not all, of the components of the patient-centered medical home model as part of a yearlong study, patient satisfaction with access and overall care soared -- and so did the satisfaction of residents who worked in ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20131021clinic-pcmhchanges.html

National Event Can Open Students' Eyes to What Primary Care Is Really About

Oct 1, 2013 - National Event Can Open Students' Eyes to What Primary Care Is Really About

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

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

Three Building Blocks for Improving Access to Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - Your efforts to give patients same-day appointments won't succeed until you address three critical issues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p12.html

Membership Categories, Representation Focus of Delegates' Debate

Sep 27, 2013 - Every year about this time, the AAFP Board of Directors gets some of its marching orders for the coming year from the Academy's Congress of Delegates. What Board members will be getting from this year's Congress promises to keep them -- and the AAFP's various commissions -- busy for ...

AAFP News : News From 2013 Annual Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-cod-assembly/20130927orgfincod.html

Know, Live Your Purpose, Says Assembly Keynote Speaker

Sep 26, 2013 - Let's be honest. Are you the kind of person who brightens up a room when you come into it or when you leave it? If you answered the latter, motivational speaker and author Glenna Salsbury has a few tips for you on how to build back your energy, connect with those around you and add to ...

AAFP News : News From 2013 Annual Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-cod-assembly/20130926assemkeynote.html

COGME Report Focuses on Recommendations to Ensure Value in GME

Sep 18, 2013 - Graduate medical education in the United States needs an overhaul if it is to have any hope of keeping up with an aging population and a rapidly changing health care system, according to a recently released report from the Council on Graduate Medical Education. Ensuring value for ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130918cogmereport.html

COGME Report Puts Family Medicine on Priority List

Sep 16, 2013 - COGME Report Puts Family Medicine on Priority List

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

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

Residency Directors Tout Benefits of Teaching Health Center GME Program

Sep 6, 2013 - Although graduate medical education (GME) funded by Medicare typically is paid to hospitals, which then provide funds to residency programs for an array of specialties, that model has not always benefited family medicine. In response to a push from primary care organizations, including ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130906thcroundtable.html

Researchers Create New 'Education-Centered Medical Home' Teaching Model

Aug 26, 2013 - Researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago confronted two opposing truths back in 2011. The AAFP-supported patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care -- a team-based model that features easily accessible, high-quality health care ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130826edumedhome.html

Large Numbers of NPs, PAs Practice in Subspecialty Fields, Graham Center Study Finds

Aug 20, 2013 - Increasing numbers of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are working outside of primary care in subspecialty fields, raising serious questions as to whether NPs and PAs are a solution to the nation's growing shortage of primary care physicians. That's according to ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130820np-pa-grahamcenter.html

News in Brief: Week of Aug. 5-9

Aug 7, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: AAFP Praises Legislation to Eliminate Doubling of Student Interest Rates, AAMC Releases Results of Annual Medical School Questionnaire, Obama Administration Seeks Nominations for Local Change Agents by Aug. 9, and IOM Releases Report on ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20130807wklynewsbrfs.html

Advancing Multidisciplinary Team Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - A novel approach to treating patients with eating disorders may be a model for those with other complex conditions.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p8.html

Optimizing the Role of Nursing Staff to Enhance Physician Productivity: One Physician's...

Aug 1, 2013 - When capable nurses are given greater responsibility for each patient encounter, good results follow.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p18.html

Letters - Jul-Aug 2013 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - ...The article Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care [March/April 2013] presented many good ideas, but I disagree with the practice's decision to do away with private offices. Physicians and other clinical staff often need quiet space (and time) to think. Interruptions...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p6.html

Differences in Education, Training Between Family Physicians, NPs Are Focus of Webinar

Jul 23, 2013 - During a recent webinar on scope-of-practice issues, AAFP President-elect Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn., and the executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing agreed that team-based, coordinated care services are the most effective means of ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130723scopeforum.html

Team-based Care Fuels Patient Self-management Success

Jul 17, 2013 - In a busy family medicine practice, it often is difficult to get patients to engage in and contribute to their own health care, a concept popularly labeled patient self-management, but one family physician in Wisconsin found that changing some basic processes and empowering his nursing ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130717ptslfmgt-teamcare.html

Implement Team-Based Care to Support Patient Self-Management

Jul 17, 2013 - A free TransforMED webinar series that began in May and explores the topic of patient self-management soon will conclude with its third offering. Register now to learn how to assemble and fine-tune a clinical team that can effectively support strategies to enhance patient ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130717ptmgt3webinar.html

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p83.html

PCORI to Fund $17 Million Worth of Asthma Research

Jul 2, 2013 - The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) recently announced it is providing $17 million for research that aims to answer long-standing questions regarding disparities in controlling the asthma burden in both the black and Hispanic populations. According to the release, ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130702asthmafunding.html

Florida AFP Foundation's Diabetes Program Uses Registry, Team Approach to Enhance Care

Jun 28, 2013 - According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million people in the United States -- 8.3 percent of the population -- have diabetes, with the overall cost of diagnosed disease estimated at $245 billion, including $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130628floridaafp.html

Policy Brief Looks at FPs' Working Relationships with NPs, PAs

Jun 18, 2013 - Nearly 60 percent of family physicians work with nurse practitioners (NPs) physician assistants (PAs) or certified nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide a team-based model of care, which will be increasingly important as millions more people in the United States receive health insurance ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130618rgcteampolicy.html

Physician, NP Roles Still Not Interchangeable

Jun 18, 2013 - Physician, NP Roles Still Not Interchangeable

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

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

Summit Focuses on Lower Health Care Costs, Success of New Models

Jun 17, 2013 - According to presenters at a June 6 policy summit on health care innovation in Washington, D.C., the lower health care costs the United States is experiencing may be due, in part, to the growing use of innovative payment and delivery models of health care. This is backed up by results ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130617policyforum.html

Introduction to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) -- Health IT Guides

Jun 13, 2013 - Learn the basics of electronic health records including common terms and the benefits to your practice.

Practice Management : Health-IT Guides

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/health-it/product/intro.html

2013 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Access the 2013 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2013.html

Mental Health, Physician Responsibility

Jun 13, 2013 - Read AAFP's support for family physician's ability to diagnosis and and treat problems in mental health.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mental-responsibility.html

Resolution No. 305 (Texas B) entitled Improve Medicare Coverage of Mental Health ...

Jun 11, 2013 - This resolution proposed that the AAFP educate members about billing charges for counseling services.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2012/resolutions/resolution-305.mem.html

SUPPLEMENT: Engaging Patients in Collaborative Care Plans -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - This important self-management support strategy can produce quality outcomes for your patients and your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p35.html

Generation Gap: Effectively Leading Physicians of All Ages -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - Learning what makes physicians of different eras tick can go a long way toward making them happy and productive.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p29.html

Letters - May-Jun 2013 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - ...From Patient-Centered Medical Homes [March/April 2013] mentions using a team-based approach, empowering medical assistants and nurses, and creating computer-based reminders of needed chronic care and preventive care. These may be buzzwords of the new family medicine practice, but...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p11b.html

Renewing Joy in Primary Care Spotlighted in Annals Study

May 28, 2013 - Family physicians feeling the stress of practicing primary care medicine today need to know they are not alone. They also should be encouraged to learn that some of their colleagues have made practice changes that have reduced hassles and made medicine meaningful and fun again.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130528annalsjoy.html

Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Improving Adult and Childhood ...

May 23, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Awards. These awards recognize family medicine residency programs for helping overcome barriers to immunization among both children and...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/pfizer-immunization-awards.html

Nurses Play Vital Role

May 10, 2013 - Nurses Play Vital Role

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

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

Let's End Health Care Disparities, Urges NCSC Keynote Speaker

Apr 29, 2013 - Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. That quote, attributed to Martin Luther King Jr., set the tone for a message delivered at the opening plenary session of the 2013 Annual Leadership Forum/National Conference of Special ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130429ncscopening.html

Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Four key design elements could make your team more effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p20.html

Envisioning New Roles for Medical Assistants: Strategies From Patient-Centered Medical ...

Apr 1, 2013 - In an era of do more with less, MAs can play a pivotal and flexible role in family medicine practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p7.html

A Practical Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Office-Based Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Medical emergencies may not be common in the office setting, but that's precisely why you need to practice your response to them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p13.html

Medication Adherence: We Didn't Ask and They Didn't Tell -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Sometimes the best way to solve our patients' medical problems is to make sure they're taking their medicine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p25.html

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