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AAFP Names 2019–2020 Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - AAFP Names 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-names-2019-2020-board-of-directors.html

AAFP NRN Newsletter -- National Research Network

Feb 19, 2019 - x

Patient Care : National Research Network

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

AAFP Outlines Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care

Jan 14, 2019 - The AAFP has created a position paper on quality measurement for primary care that features six guiding principles aimed at helping steer future development and use of measurement in practice improvement and physician payment.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190114measurespaper.html

AAFP Pushes Against Executive Order on Equivalent Payment

Oct 14, 2019 - A recent White House executive order meant to bolster Medicare includes some good ideas -- but one element could impair high-quality, team-based primary care, the Academy warned in an Oct. 11 letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014execorder.html

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Complexity for Family Medicine

Aug 15, 2019 - AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/aafp-sustains-fight-to-reduce-administrative-burden-for-family-medicine.html

AAFP TIPS - Clinical Data Registries -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Clinical Data Registries can help you uncover the benefits of registries, and learn how to select and implement them in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/clinical-data-registries.html

AAFP TIPS - Continuity of Care -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Continuity of Care can help you examine continuity in ambulatory primary care, including measurement and improvement.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/continuity-of-care.html

AAFP TIPS - Empanelment -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Empanelment can help you learn about the importance of patient panels and how to create them for physicians and care teams.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/empanelment.html

AAFP TIPS - Quality Improvement -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Quality Improvement can help you explore the benefits, concepts, and steps for quality improvement that can enhance the care you provide.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/quality-improvement.html

AAFP TIPS - Team Documentation -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series can help you build a business case for team documentation and identify steps to implement it in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/team-documentation.html

AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

Nov 19, 2018 - AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-healthlandscape-awarded-seven-million-five-year-hrsa-contract-extension-for-uds-mapper.html

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Jan 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the ACO model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/acos.html

ALSO Course Questions -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

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

ALSO Provider Course in Chicago, IL -- CME

Oct 15, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Chicago, IL.

CME : CME by Topic

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

ALSO Provider Course in Seattle (Bellevue), WA -- CME

Sep 2, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Seattle (Bellevue), WA.

CME : CME by Topic

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

ALSO Sponsor Questions -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Sponsors can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

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

Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/andrew-carroll.html

Can Design Thinking Improve Health Care for Patients, Physicians?

Feb 5, 2019 - Design thinking requires decision-makers to empathize with, and test potential solutions with, users and stakeholders. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., shares insights from a crash course on the process.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190205fp-designthinking.html

Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.2 million veterans were living in the United States in 2017, of whom 1.6 million were female. Less than one-half of all veterans receive care at a Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, leaving most to receive services from...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p544.html

CDC Launches #HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series

Aug 13, 2019 - The CDC launched a new website for its #HowIRecommend videos series, featuring health care professionals talking about how they recommend vaccines to different types of patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190813reccvaccvideos.html

Collaboration Improves Patient Outcomes, Lowers Cost

Sep 4, 2019 - Researchers found that an interprofessional collaborative practice model used in an ambulatory care center led to better care, lower costs and greater clinician satisfaction.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190904annalscollaboration.html

Common Misperceptions About Buprenorphine Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder - ...

Oct 1, 2019 - The antidote to the opioid use disorder epidemic is the thoughtful use of evidence-based medicine and an honest understanding of what we know—and what we don't know—about caring for people with substance use disorders.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p396.html

Create Practice Efficiencies -- Physician Health First

Aug 8, 2019 - Find tools and resources to reduce paperwork, improve practice efficiencies, reclaim your time, and increase well-being and professional satisfaction.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/create-practice-efficiencies.html

Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines...

Jun 15, 2019 - The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations that are relevant to primary care for the screening and treatment of depression in patients following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/od2.html

Family Medicine Is Ticket to Wide World of Sports Medicine

Aug 26, 2019 - Amy Leu, D.O., combined two of her passions -- sports and health care -- in a career that has taken her around the globe.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190826fdf-leu.html

Five problems with clinic design -- FPM

May 22, 2019 - The success of a clinic is often tied to how it is laid out and operated. If your practice has any of these five features, you could have a problem.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Focusing on the Patient and Physician Experience -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Let FPM help you take care of your patients and find the joy in practice.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p5.html

FPs Opine on Practice Transformation Network Experience

May 28, 2019 - New research from the American Board of Family Medicine examines why physicians joined a practice transformation network, what they expected and what they got from the experience.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190528ptnetworsks.html

Health Care Professionals, Family Physician Training With

Oct 30, 2019 - Learn AAFP's support of the training of family medicine residents in collaborative teams with non-physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Here's What You Need to Know About Primary Care First

Nov 12, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes key points of the new Primary Care First program.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191112itt-PCF.html

How to calculate the value of team documentation -- FPM

Feb 6, 2019 - Having a medical assistant or nurse handle the paperwork related to patient visits can help you be more efficient and increase revenue. Here’s how to calculate the value.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/team_documentation_savings.html

How to help sustain a quality improvement initiative -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Quality improvement efforts require motivated staff. These three suggestions can help keep employees engaged.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Identification of and Treatment for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - We have identified the ways in which family physicians can implement the USPSTF screening recommendation for unhealthy alcohol use and then intervene when a patient has a positive screen.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p733.html

Identifying Priorities Is First Step to Better Outcomes

Mar 27, 2019 - Researchers recently designed and tested a waiting room Visit Planner tool that aims to help patients identify and voice their top priorities for the visit before seeing their physician.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190327visitplanner.html

Increasing Adult Pneumococcal Immunization Rates Through AAFP State Chapters

Mar 8, 2019 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) grants are being utilized to support quality improvement (QI) initiatives that will increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates through three AAFP state chapters: Kansas, ...

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/immunizations/pneumococcal-grant.html

Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) -- Physician Payment

Nov 29, 2018 - Learn about the initial preventive physical examination (IPPE), a preventive visit offered to newly-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

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

It's Humbling to Be Reminded How Much There Is to Know

Apr 30, 2019 - Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a moment of self-doubt provided motivation for her to learn more and do better.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190430fp-keeplearning.html

MACRAnyms: Acronyms and Terms Related to MACRA's Quality Payment Program -- Physician ...

Feb 5, 2019 - A list of MACRA-related acronyms for easy reference.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/acronyms.html

Margaret Jean Miller -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Margaret Jean Miller serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/margaret-jean-miller.html

Medicare Wellness Visits: Reassessing Their Value to Your Patients and Your Practice --...

Apr 1, 2019 - Providing Medicare wellness visits can be challenging but can improve quality and practice revenue.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p25.html

New Research Shows Fewer Family Physicians Seeing Children

Sep 11, 2019 - New longitudinal research conducted in Vermont shows that fewer family physicians are taking care of children. Rather, the researchers verified previous findings that showed a temporal trend of child visits moving from family medicine to pediatric practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190911fpschildren.html

Not All Clinicians Are Trained Equally

Sep 3, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains why family physicians and nurse practitioners are not interchangeable.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190903itt-differences.html

Nurse Practitioners

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the role of nurse practitioners in an integrated practice environment and the physician's supervision role.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Opioid Use Disorder: Medical Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - Opioid use disorder is highly prevalent and can be fatal. At least 2.1 million Americans 12 years and older had opioid use disorder in 2016, and approximately 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017. Opioid use disorder is a chronic relapsing condition, the treatment of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p416.html

Part 3: The Future of EHRs - The Future is Now -- Physician Health First

Mar 12, 2019 - Learn how IORA Health's business model centered around value-based care uses technology to offer quality care and increases professional satisfaction.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/future-of-ehrs-3.acc.html

Payment, Non-Physician Providers

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on payment for services delegated by non-physician providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

People in the News/Awards -- November/December

Dec 21, 2018 - AAFP members frequently receive various honors or are named to leadership positions. During the past two months, a pair of Academy members were so recognized.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20181221people-novdec.html

Physician Assistants

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP position on physician assistant training and payment for services provided by physician assistants.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Physician Burnout and Stress While Interacting with Patients - Curbside Consultation - ...

Nov 1, 2019 - Physicians, especially family physicians, face multiple stressors in modern medicine that can lead to disillusionment and burnout, which occur when the reality of practicing medicine does not match physicians' previous naive expectations.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p537.html

Practical Playbook II Offers Guide to Better Population Health

Jun 12, 2019 - Members of the Practical Playbook initiative have released The Practical Playbook II, a new text that showcases the integration of public health and primary care.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190612practicalplaybook2.html

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