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Big Drop Seen in Diabetes-related Kidney Disease in Native Americans

Jan 18, 2017 - A recently released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed diabetes-related end-stage renal disease among Native American adults decreased 54 percent from 1996 to 2013.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2017 - No single person can be responsible for the health of a population. However, there are a number of strategies for taking care of members of disadvantaged populations. These range from targeted compassion and interventions for the individual patient to broad advocacy for disadvantaged ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

Old Issues, New Year: A Look Back (and Ahead)

Dec 20, 2016 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin reflects on some key health care issues from 2016 and looks ahead to the new year.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

AAFP Blasts VA Decision Granting APRNs Full Practice Authority

Dec 16, 2016 - The AAFP slammed a final rule issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs that grants advanced practice registered nurses independent practice authority.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Arkansas Program Illustrates Promise of Practice Transformation

Dec 12, 2016 - Transforming the way physicians are paid was never billed as an easy task, yet one Medicaid official says that many primary care practices in Arkansas have already completed the difficult steps of changing how they deliver care.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

Patient Attribution: Why It Matters More Than Ever -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - How payers assign patients to you will affect how your practice is evaluated and paid for value in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Physician Leadership Lessons From the Business World -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - Every physician is a leader at some level. Here's how to be a better one.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Study: Making the Most of Health Coaches in Primary Care

Nov 30, 2016 - California-based researchers conducted a qualitative study to learn how health coaches support and work with patients, identifying seven themes they used to create a conceptual model showing how the two groups collaborate.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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

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

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

Family Medicine Residencies Aim to Improve Immunization Rates in Seniors This Flu Season

Oct 24, 2016 - Family Medicine Residencies Aim to Improve Immunization Rates in Seniors This Flu Season

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

Only Physicians Should Participate in Federal Diabetes Program, Says AAFP

Oct 24, 2016 - The AAFP told a federal agency to be careful of moving too far in expanding a federal exemption program for commercial vehicle operators who have diabetes.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

Oct 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults aged 50 to 59 years who have a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk, are not at increased risk for bleeding, have a life expectancy of at ...

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

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

Despite Flaws, Potential Vast for Health IT

Oct 10, 2016 - Carl Olden, M.D., writes that new payment models and delegating documentation work may be keys to getting the most value out of electronic health records.

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

Physicians Explore Office of the Future Exhibit

Sep 27, 2016 - A new exhibit called the Office of the Future drew family physician interest during the AAFP's 2016 Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

Bill Extending Home-based Chronic Care Project Wins AAFP Support

Sep 12, 2016 - A Senate bill would make permanent CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project, which provides home-based primary care for patients with chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Clerical Staff Serve Critical Role on Patient-Centered Care Team

Aug 31, 2016 - New research shows that all members of the care team -- including clerical staff -- play a crucial role in delivering efficient, patient-centered care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Help Patients Conquer Obesity With Education, Empathy -- Not Shame

Aug 31, 2016 - Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. How physicians broach the subject with these patients may determine whether or not they can help.

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

Family Physicians Can Cut Unnecessary Surgeries

Aug 29, 2016 - Robust clinical trials demonstrate relevant outcomes of various surgeries. Does a surgery extend a patient's life? Does the surgery decrease a patient's pain? Does it improve the patient's quality of life? Answering these questions, along with weighing risks and other treatment options,...

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

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

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

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

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

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