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AAFP: Deficit Reduction Must Address Medicare Payment, Primary Care Physician Shortage

Jun 21, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Congress can reduce the federal deficit by reforming Medicare physician payment and increasing the primary care physician workforce to meet patient needs, according to Lori Heim, MD, chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. Heim urged the ...

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Millennials Don't Have PCPs; Here's Why They Should

Oct 22, 2018 - Nearly half of 18- to 29-year-olds say they don't have a primary care physician. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., makes the case for why they should.

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

Family Physicians, Physician Assistants Join Forces

Feb 22, 2011 - WASHINGTON - Family physicians and physician assistants have joined forces in calling for national workforce, regulatory and payment policies that ensure Americans have access to high quality primary care in a team-oriented practice such as the patient-centered medical home. The ...

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Joint Principles for Accountable Care Organizations Released by Organizations ...

Nov 19, 2010 - Four physician membership organizations today released Joint Principles for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Care delivered through ACOs may help improve quality of care, increase efficiency, and reduce overall health care spending.

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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

Physician Culture: Surviving vs. Thriving -- Physician Health First

Aug 14, 2018 - By improving clinical practice culture, family physicians can improve their own well-being, patient care, and establish a more sustainable business model.

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Why I'm Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care

Jul 2, 2018 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., shares lessons she has learned from the students and residents she trains, saying they give her hope for our future.

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

Resolution No. *** (West Virginia A) - The AAFP Should Engage the AARP Regarding its ...

May 9, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) invite key leaders of the AARP to the AAFP headquarters office to offer informed conversation regarding the role of family medicine in cost-effective patient care, and be it further that a possible outcome of an ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

Family Physician Shortage Could End With Targeted Policies that Value Primary Care

Mar 13, 2014 - The United States could end the shortage of family physicians by increasing family medicine residency training positions to 4,475 by 2025, according to the recently issued Family Physician Workforce Reform: Recommendations of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In order to reach ...

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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

Happy World Family Doctor Day!

May 15, 2018 - The AAFP celebrates World Family Doctor Day, a day to highlight the contributions of family doctors in health care around the world.

Patient Care : Global Health

Policy Analysis: Healthy People, Healthy Communities Require Strong Primary Care

May 4, 2010 - Successful health care reform relies on building up primary care infrastructure, particularly in moving to more comprehensive models such as the patient-centered medical home.

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Clinical Transformation-Population Team based Care

...Clinical Transformation-Population Team based Care Barbara Keber, MD, FAAFP ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly...


ALSO Armed Forces -- ALSO

Jun 22, 2017 - Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for Department of Defense-mandated training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program. Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the ...

CME : Program Resources

Resolution No. 606 (Arizona C) - Addressing Physician Burnout Through Support of ...

Jul 23, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians address member burnout from work after clinic (WAC) by studying strategies that improve individual clinical efficiency of family physicians in the outpatient clinical setting, and developing toolkits, education at ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

Well-being Planner: Collect Resources -- Physician Health First

Feb 23, 2018 - Collect well-being resources organized by the five primary factors that affect family physicians' well-being to create your reading list and add it to your plan.

Membership : Member Benefits

FPM January/February 2019 Online Access

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care; Protecting Adolescent Patient Privacy: Four Key Questions; The 2019 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update; Tools for Better Dementia Care

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Study Calls for Clarity on SDOH, Related Terminology

Jun 10, 2019 - Researchers have found considerable differences in the way individual health care professionals, organizations and other stakeholders use shared language, such as social determinants of health and related terms.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Resolution No. 511 (New Mexico A) - Expansion of Scope of Practice Review Panel -- 2015...

May 23, 2016 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians improve the process of informed decision making by state governments about health care professional scope of practice expansion requests, and be it further that the AAFP offer model legislation to chapters to promote ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

AAFP National Research Network (NRN)

Jun 12, 2018 - Discover AAFP's National Research Network, a resource for primary care research in practice-based settings.

Patient Care : National Research Network

Poverty and Health - The Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Oct 20, 2015 - Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians transforms health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

Practice Improvement Checklist: Building on Change -- Practice Management

Mar 9, 2018 - View the practice improvement checklist to help you tackle the core principles of an advanced primary care practice to become a patient-centered medical home.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

Intimate Partner Violence - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Intimate partner violence is a common source of physical, psychological, and emotional morbidity. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men annually are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to be injured, ...

American Family Physician : Article

Wisconsin AFP Leads Cross-disciplinary Effort to Bolster State's Primary Care Workforce

Jun 30, 2014 - Before 2012, the Wisconsin AFP had focused on helping members transform their practices into patient-centered medical homes and then on payment reform. That focus shifted in 2012, when the chapter convened a diverse group of stakeholders to tackle the state's primary care workforce ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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