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Team-based Care: Empowering Your Team to Increase Efficiency -- Physician Payment

Apr 3, 2019 - Learn how to implement team documentation in your practice, and how to evaluate the value of team-based care.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment/team-based-care.html

Physician Wellness: Team-Based Care - Do What You Do Best -- Physician Health First

Sep 11, 2017 - Why family medicine practices are shifting to team-based care to improve relationships with patients, increase efficiency, and support physician well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/go-team-based-care.acc.html

Physician Wellness: Team-Based Care - Do What You Do Best -- Physician Health First

Sep 11, 2017 - Why family medicine practices are shifting to team-based care to improve relationships with patients, increase efficiency, and support physician well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/go-team-based-care.mem.acc.html

Team-Based Care

Nov 1, 2017 - Read about AAFP's policy on team-based care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/teambased-care.html

Team-based Training Key to Providing Team-based Care

Apr 27, 2015 - Team-based Training Key to Providing Team-based Care

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/team_based_training_key_to.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

Team-based Care Needs Greater Support

Aug 13, 2018 - Intern John Heafner, M.D., M.P.H., writes that students and residents understand the value of learning and working in a team-based model. He says payers need to follow suit.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180813lv-teamcare.html

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p17.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

Rural Study Explores Team-based Approach to Diabetes Care

May 22, 2019 - Results of a study recently published in the Southern Medical Journal highlight the effectiveness of a team-based approach to managing diabetes in a rural primary care setting.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190522ruraldiabetes.html

AAFP Advocates Team-based Care, Workforce Development at IOM Event

Jun 3, 2015 - AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., spoke May 28 before an Institute of Medicine committee charged with evaluating the impact of The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health five years after the report's release. His primary message: Team-based care in the patient-centered ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150603iomnursingevent.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

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.html

AAFP Cautions Against Stop-Gap Efforts to Solve Primary Care Shortage

Sep 18, 2012 - The U.S. health care system can meet the nation’s need for primary care providers by fully implementing physician-led patient-centered medical homes, according to a new report released today by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The report, Primary Care for the 21st Century, ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/primary-care-21st-century.html

American Medicine Voices Support for AAFP Report on Physician-Led, Team-Based Care

Sep 18, 2012 - America’s top medical organizations have voiced their support for a new report saying the U.S. health care system can meet the nation’s demand for primary care by fully implementing the physician-led patient centered medical home. The report, Patient Care for the 21st Century, was ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/support-for-primary-care-21st-century.html

Team-Based Care, Principles for Employed Physicians Take Top Spots at AMA Interim Meeting

Nov 20, 2012 - The roles of independent and salaried physicians in the nation's health care system were primary topics for delegates at this year's AMA House of Delegates interim meeting in Honolulu, Nov. 10-13. Delegates discussed how physicians of either type can successfully employ team-based care....

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20121120amainterim.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

AAFP Director Touts Benefits of Team-based Care During Scope-of-Practice Forum

Mar 19, 2013 - Granting nurse practitioners (NPs) independent practice authority would undermine the concept of team-based collaborative care, while further fragmenting an already disjointed U.S. health care system. That was one of the main messages delivered by AAFP Director Wanda Filer, M.D., of ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20130319politico-forum.html

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

Team-Based Care: Saving Time and Improving Efficiency -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - Physicians can maximize their time - and their practice's income - by delegating more documentation tasks to well-trained staff.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p23.html

The Medical Home: Planned Care and Population Health -- Practice Management

Mar 1, 2019 - Population health management helps practices identify health needs of its patient populations and develop care plans accordingly.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pcmh/key-functions/planned-care-population-health.html

Succeed in Value-based Care -- Physician Payment

Jun 10, 2019 - Take small steps today that will help you increase payment, enhance patient care, and succeed in value-based care.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment.html

Team-Based Care Leads to Financial Success

Feb 17, 2009 - In 2003, Peter Anderson, M.D., a member of the Riverside Medical Group at Hilton Family Practice in Newport News, Va., had all but given up. Two to three pay cuts during a four-year period and the possible resignation of nurses he had worked with for 20 years because they could make ...

AAFP News : Special Report: PCMH

https://www.aafp.org/news/pcmh/20090217anderson-q-a.html

Resolution No. 301 (Arizona A) - Developing the Medical-Behavioral Primary Care Model ...

Apr 30, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians draft a letter to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the types of licensed behavioral health providers that can be credentialed by CMS to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/arizona-a.mem.html

Preparing to Transition to Value-based Care -- Physician Payment

Jul 29, 2019 - Learn how two family physicians are incorporating value-based concepts into their practices to ensure quality patient care and financial sustainability.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment/transition-to-value-based-care.html

Primary Care

Oct 4, 2017 - Read the AAFP's definition of primary care related terms and appropriate usage recommendations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/primary-care.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

Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Aug 24, 2018 - Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

Managing Patient Populations in Primary Care: Points of Leverage

Common quality metrics may represent the quality of care for large populations; however, they do not adequately represent quality in individual primary care settings, especially as stand-alone indices. Using discreet threshold values to measure quality in primary care may result in ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/EidusMgnPtPopulations2012.pdf

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

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Jan 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the development of this primary care 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

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

Continuity of Care, Definition of

Oct 4, 2017 - Learn AAFP's definition of continuity of care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/definition-care.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

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p5.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

Conflicting Beliefs Shouldn't Hinder Patient Care

Aug 28, 2018 - Recent news of pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions raises a question: What happens when the beliefs of a health care professional conflict with those of a patient?

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180828lv-pharmrefusal.html

Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care (Position Paper)

Mar 14, 2019 - Read AAFP's recommendations of the Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/visionprinciples-qualitymeasurement.html

Oncologic Emergencies: Recognition and Initial Management - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2018 - Most oncologic emergencies can be classified as metabolic, hematologic, structural, or treatment related. Tumor lysis syndrome is a metabolic emergency that presents as severe electrolyte abnormalities. Stabilization is focused on vigorous rehydration, maintaining urine output, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/p741.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

Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - Family physicians should be proficient in geriatric assessment because, as society ages, older adults will constitute an increasing proportion of patients. Geriatric assessment evaluates medical, social, and environmental factors that influence overall well-being, and addresses ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p776.html

Tools for Better Dementia Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.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

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

Rx for Success: PBS Film Shines Light on Health Care Triumphs

Apr 2, 2015 - Rx for Success: PBS Film Shines Light on Health Care Triumphs

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/rx_for_success_pbs_film.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

Health Insurance Exchange Plans Must Emphasize Primary Care

Sep 8, 2010 - WASHINGTON - Health insurance exchanges must require that participating plans provide access to team-based, coordinated primary health care if they are to successfully improve outcomes, address health care disparities and bend the cost curve. That was the message taken to the HHS ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/hhs-payment-reform.html

Practice Facilitators, Care Managers Can Improve Patient Care in FP Offices

Feb 18, 2013 - Many family physicians in practice today feel overworked and overwhelmed by an influx of patients with complex health care needs. Some physicians might long for more hours in the day or a larger staff to help carry the load. Team-based care -- and, in particular, practice facilitators ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130218teamcareannals.html

Researchers Push Primary Care Teams to 'Power Up'

Jul 16, 2019 - Researchers describe a new model that extends clinician visits to team visits by pairing each physician with highly trained nurses or medical assistants.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190716primarycareteams.html

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