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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

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

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

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

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

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

Integration of Primary Care and Public Health (Position Paper)

Oct 20, 2015 - aafp policy, Integration of Primary Care and Public Health Position Paper

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integprimarycareandpublichealth.html

Increase Physician Wellness and Reduce Burnout

Feb 5, 2018 - Caring for your patients starts with caring for yourself. Discover resources to improve your well-being and reduce family physician burnout and fatigue.

Membership : Member Benefits

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

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