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Chronic Nonallergic Rhinitis - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2018 - Chronic nonallergic rhinitis encompasses a group of rhinitis subtypes without allergic or infectious etiologies. Although chronic nonallergic rhinitis represents about one-fourth of rhinitis cases and impacts 20 to 30 million patients in the United States, its pathophysiology is unclear...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0801/p171.html

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related issues, including acute and chronic COPD, spirometry, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, corticosteriods, and pulmonary complications. This collection features AFP content on chronic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=32

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -- ...

Apr 30, 2018 - The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/copd.html

Chronic Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care Varies Widely

Jun 4, 2019 - Chronic opioid prescribing in primary care varies significantly by patient and clinician characteristics, according to a study published in the May/June issue of Annals of Family Medicine. Practice setting -- urban versus suburban -- also seemingly played a role.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190604chronicopioidstudy.html

Chronic Pancreatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2018 - Chronic pancreatitis is an irreversible and progressive disorder of the pancreas characterized by inflammation, fibrosis, and scarring. Exocrine and endocrine functions are lost, often leading to chronic pain. The etiology is multifactorial, although alcoholism is the most significant ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p385.html

Chronic Rhinosinusitis - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory disease of the paranasal sinuses that occurs in 1% to 5% of the U.S. population. It may significantly decrease quality of life. Chronic rhinosinusitis is defined by the presence of at least two out of four cardinal symptoms (i.e., facial ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p500.html

Chronic Rhinosinusitis: What You Need to Know - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Oct 15, 2017 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p500-s1.html

Chronic Sinusitis: Saline Irrigation Helps Somewhat; Steroid Does Not Add More Benefit ...

Feb 1, 2019 - This study showed that patients with chronic rhinosinusitis who continue to use a saline nasal wash (NeilMed) will often experience an improvement in symptoms that can be clinically meaningful, but the addition of the corticosteroid budesonide has yet to show an extra benefit.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p188.html

Cigna to stop paying for consultation codes -- FPM

Aug 27, 2019 - Cigna is set to stop paying CPT codes for consultations provided to their customers. Here's how to avoid losing that revenue.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Civil Marriage for Same-Gender Couples

Oct 30, 2017 - Read the AAFP's policy on civil marriage for same-gender couples.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/civil-marriage.html

Clarification for Apixaban Dosing in Patients with Impaired Renal Function - Letters to...

Apr 15, 2018 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2018 Issue Letters to the Editor Clarification for Apixaban Dosing in Patients with Impaired Renal Function Am Fam Physician. 2018 Apr 15;97(8):496-497. Original Article: Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Current...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0415/p496.html

Climate Change and Environmental Health MIG -- Member Interest Groups

Mar 27, 2019 - Increase the understanding of family physicians about the health harms of climate change and environmental degradation and the health benefits of climate solutions and environmental justice.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/environmental-health.html

Clinical and Personal Utility of Genetic Risk Testing - Curbside Consultation - ...

May 1, 2018 - On April 6, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved marketing of the 23andMe Personal Genome Service, the first direct-to-consumer genetic test. This test uses genomic DNA collected from mail-in saliva collection kits to provide information on a patient's genetic risk...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p600.html

Clinical Diagnosis of Lyme Disease Frequently Misses the "Bull’s Eye" - POEMs - ...

Apr 1, 2018 - For children with suspected Lyme disease but without a classic bull's-eye lesion (erythema migrans of at least 5 cm), check serology rather than rely on your clinical impression. In this study, 12% of the children not suspected of having Lyme disease did have Lyme disease, and 31% of ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/p474.html

Clinical Outcomes, Disclosing Unanticipated: A Resource Guide for Family Physicians ...

Nov 1, 2017 - Read AAFP's position paper on the disclosure of mistakes in clinical settings.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-outcomes.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Aug 24, 2018 - Read the AAFP's policy on the development of patient-center clinical practice guidelines regardless of physician specialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/joint-development.html

Clinical Procedure Workshops

Feb 27, 2019 - Gain hands-on experience from expert faculty by attending a Clinical Procedures Workshop at AAFP FMX, September 24-28, 2019, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/workshops.html

Clinical Recommendations by Topic

Dec 14, 2018 - The AAFP equips you with the data, knowledge, competencies and skills to provide high quality, evidence-based care of your patients in the context of family and community. Our clinical recommendations provide you with evidence-based guidance about preventive care, diagnosis and ...

Patient Care : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/browse/all-recommendations-topic.html

Clinically Relevant Drug-Drug Interactions in Primary Care - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - Drug interactions are common in the primary care setting and are usually predictable. Identifying the most important and clinically relevant drug interactions in primary care is essential to patient safety. Strategies for reducing the risk of drug-drug interactions include minimizing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p558.html

Clopidogrel Plus Aspirin Provides More Net Benefit Than Aspirin Alone After Minor ...

Feb 1, 2019 - This study provides support for a strategy of adding clopidogrel to aspirin for the first week or so after a minor ischemic stroke or TIA because this is when the greatest benefit occurs. Harms were spread fairly evenly throughout the study period.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p188a.html

Close that physician-staff divide -- FPM

Mar 30, 2018 - Practice leaders need to bridge the dual organizations within their offices to achieve peak performance. Three strategies will help.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/closing_the_physician-staff_divide.html

Close Tobacco-friendly Loopholes in Trade Deal, Groups Urge

Dec 4, 2018 - The AAFP has joined 23 other organizations in advising that a new U.S.-Japan trade treaty should protect both countries against lawsuits from the tobacco industry.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181204tobaccotrade.html

Closing the Gap Between Public Health Goals and Reality

Apr 2, 2018 - Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A., wanted to influence health on a large scale. He found that opportunity as Virginia's deputy commissioner for population health.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180402fdf-oliver.html

Clostridium difficile Infection: Prevention and Treatment - Implementing AHRQ Effective...

Feb 1, 2018 - How effective are interventions to prevent and treat Clostridium difficile infection?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p196.html

Club Drugs: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2018 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jul 15, 2018 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0715/p85-s1.html

Club Drugs: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2018 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jul 15, 2018 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0715/p85-s2.html

Clues That Your High Blood Pressure Is Due to Some Underlying and Treatable Condition -...

Oct 1, 2017 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Oct 1, 2017 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p453-s1.html

CME Credit -- Program Directors Workshop (PDW) and Residency Program Solutions (RPS)

Jan 14, 2019 - CME accreditation information for the Residency Education Symposium, Friday, April 5 - Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Kansas City.

Events : PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium

https://www.aafp.org/events/pdw-rps/cme.html

CME Faculty Recognition -- CME

Feb 19, 2019 - Recognition of AAFP CME Faculty.

CME : CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty/awards.html

CME Mandatory for Relicensure

May 4, 2018 - Read the AAFP policy on chapter assistance in requiring continuing medical education as a requisite for medical licensure.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

CME Mission Statement

Oct 30, 2017 - Read the mission statement of the American Academy of Family Physician's continuing medical education.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cme-statement.html

CME Requirements

Feb 19, 2019 - Read the AAFP CME requirements and options for members to fulfillment AAFP membership requirements.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cme-requirements.html

CMS clarifies documentation for teaching physicians' E/M services -- FPM

May 10, 2019 - Physicians who bill for E/M services while teaching medical students may face some changes under newly clarified federal guidelines.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

CMS Considers New Direct Provider Contracting Model

Jun 11, 2018 - The AAFP took advantage of CMS' request for information on a proposed new payment model to highlight the benefits of direct primary care and the Academy's own alternative payment model.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180611dpcrfi.html

CMS Extends MIPS Targeted Review Request Deadline to Oct. 15

Sep 26, 2018 - Errors in score calculations prompted CMS to give physicians more time to request a targeted review of their Merit-based Incentive Program System 2017 performance reports.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20180926mipsreview.html

CMS extends preview period for Physician Compare -- FPM

Oct 30, 2017 - Technical problems have forced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for physicians wanting to review the information about them and their practices that the agency plans to be release publicly through the Physician Compare website.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

CMS finds errors in MIPS payment adjustments -- FPM

Mar 1, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it is working to fix errors in how this year's MIPS payment adjustments were applied to some physicians.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

CMS Health Benefits Proposal Raises Red Flags for AAFP

Nov 29, 2017 - The AAFP recently voiced concerns about CMS' proposed rule on payment and benefit parameters for marketplace plans beginning in 2019.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171129marketplaceltr.html

CMS Heeds AAFP Advice on New Payment Models

Apr 30, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the Primary Cares Initiative that CMS launched last week.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190430itt-primarycares.html

CMS Launches User-friendly QPP Data Submission System

Jan 4, 2018 - It's time for physicians to begin reporting their 2017 Quality Payment Program data, and now they can do so via CMS' new submission system.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20180104qppdatasubmit.html

CMS looks for feedback on new MIPS cost measures -- FPM

Oct 19, 2018 - CMS is testing several new cost measures that could later be added to the cost category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and is looking for help.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

CMS offers help for identifying 2019 MIPS payment adjustments -- FPM

Oct 26, 2018 - These codes will help physicians understand which Medicare payments in 2019 are affected by their MIPS scores.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_MIPS_payment_adjustment_codes.html

CMS Prescription Drug Final Rule Addresses AAFP Concerns

May 29, 2019 - CMS recently released a final rule on Medicare drug prices that held some wins for the AAFP and other physician organizations that are fighting for patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190529drugpricerule.html

CMS Primary Care Initiative provides new payment models -- FPM

Apr 26, 2019 - The Primary Care Initiative announced by CMS will give family physicians new payment streams aimed at increasing value-based care.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

CMS Primary Care Initiatives - New Alternative Payment Models for Primary Care ...

May 13, 2019 - Primary Cares Initiative, the program recently announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides new alternative payment models for primary care physicians, including Primary Care First and Direct Contracting.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative.html

CMS proposes simpler Medicare documentation guidelines in 2019 fee schedule -- FPM

Jul 13, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking to use its annual update of the Medicare physician fee schedule to address long-simmering complaints with how the program requires physicians and other clinicians to document evaluation and management visits.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_proposed_fee_schedule.html

CMS releases final rule on 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule -- FPM

Nov 2, 2018 - On Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the final rule of the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. Here are the highlights.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/CMS_releases_final_rule_2019.html

CMS Releases Planned Changes for 2019 Medicare Payments

Jul 13, 2018 - CMS has released its 2019 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule and has included proposed rules for the Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180713mpfsqpp.html

CMS Releases Updated 2018 MIPS Eligibility Tool

Apr 11, 2018 - CMS has finally updated an online tool that physicians need so they can check their eligibility for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20180411mipstool.html

CMS Resources Help Practices, Patients Transition to New Cards

Nov 20, 2017 - CMS is offering physicians free resources to help prepare patients for the new Medicare cards that are coming in April 2018.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171120medicarecards.html

CMS Unveils Interactive Advanced APM 'Look-up' Tool

Oct 16, 2017 - Physicians can use a new interactive tool from CMS to see whether they have achieved qualifying participant status in an advanced alternative payment model.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20171016aapmlookup.html

CMS updates MIPS final scores, extends review deadline -- FPM

Sep 17, 2018 - The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has released updated final scores for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

CMS: rate of physicians receiving Value Modifier penalties falls in final year -- FPM

Jan 18, 2018 - CMS has announced that fewer physicians will receive a negative payment adjustment under the Value Modifier program this year than in the past two years.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2018_Value_Modifier_penalties_falls.html

Coaching Patients About Successful Blood Pressure Management - Lown Right Care: ...

Mar 15, 2019 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering heath care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p357.html

COD Addresses Medical Aid in Dying, Institutional Racism

Oct 10, 2018 - Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates in New Orleans addressed a number of clinical and patient-oriented issues, including medical aid in dying and institutional racism in health care.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010cod-hops.html

COD Tentative Schedule of Activities -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 19, 2019 - Information about the Congress of Delegate schedule of activities.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/schedule.mem.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Reciprocal billing during extended absences | ICD-10 coding for accidents without injury | Removal of impacted cerumen

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p33.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2019 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Prescription drug management and E/M code selection | Review of systems: How many systems are too many? | Documenting exams by medical students | Coding for removal of skin lesions: biopsy or no?

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p30.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2018 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Medicare billing for well-woman exams | Pediatric hearing screening | Road rash treatment | Peak flow testing | Student documentation

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p31.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2019 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Using the new chronic care management code | Pessary care | Documenting an interval history

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p34.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2018 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Time spent on chronic care management vs. time spent on E/M services | ICD-10 coding for bug bites | Billing for palliative care visits

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p41.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2019 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - Coding for immunization counseling | How to report after-hours clinic services | Who is eligible for chronic care management?

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p31.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2018 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - ICD-10 coding for hypertension and diabetes | Physician certification of diabetic shoes | Umbilical cauterization

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p33.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2019 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Same-day return visit | Modifier for incident-to services | Inpatient care billing by teaching physician | Biopsy of the outer ear | Multiple X-rays

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p31.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2017 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Advertisement << How to Make Friends Wi ... Previous article Practice Pearls Next article >> Nov-Dec 2017 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Nov-Dec;24(6):34. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. This content...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p34.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2018 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - When the chief complaint is medication refill | 99221 for second hospital encounter? | Staph infection of a wound

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2017 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - Advertisement << Creating a Space Where ... Previous article Practice Pearls Next article >> Sep-Oct 2017 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Sep-Oct;24(5):34. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. This content...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p34.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2018 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Initiating visits for chronic care management | Flu vaccine coding | Fish hook removal

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p34.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2019 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2019 - Established vs. new patient codes | Office visits for immunization | Advance care planning and time

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/p32.html

Coding and Documentation -- FPM Toolbox

May 14, 2019 - Download tools to help you understand coding and documentation requirements for new and established patient visits.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding and Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=6

Coding Basics -- Physician Payment

Apr 24, 2018 - Find medical billing coding information so you can get paid for the services you offer in your practice.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/coding-basics.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

Coding for Evaluation and Management Services -- Physician Payment

Dec 10, 2018 - Maximize payment and reduce stress by understanding how to properly document and code for evaluation and management (E/M) services.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/evaluation-management.html

Coding for Newborn Care Services (99460, 99461, and 99463) -- Physician Payment

Dec 22, 2017 - Find out the coding procedures for care given to newborn patients.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/newborn.html

Coding for Vaccine Administration -- Physician Payment

Dec 22, 2017 - Find out the correct coding procedures for vaccine administration.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/admin.html

Coding for wound care: Is your EHR leading you astray? -- FPM

Aug 30, 2018 - Remember these tips for properly coding three common types of wounds.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Coding office visits the easy way - based on time -- FPM

Feb 9, 2018 - An E/M office visit may be coded based solely on face-to-face time when more than half is devoted to counseling or coordination of care.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Coding: CPT -- FPM Toolbox

Feb 23, 2018 - Download tools to help you optimize your coding of patient encounters.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding: CPT

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=4

Coding: ICD-10 -- FPM Toolbox

Feb 23, 2018 - Download FPM's coding guides and cheat sheets to help you understand ICD-10 coding and select the right codes.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding: ICD-10

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=30

Coding: Medicare Part B and Part D Vaccine Coverage -- Physician Payment

Jan 23, 2018 - Find out what vaccine coverage is offered by Medicare Part B and Part D.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/admin/partb.html

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Postpartum Depression - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - ...

Aug 15, 2019 - In women with postpartum depression, the addition of CBT reduces depressive symptoms more effectively than usual care alone (medication and other therapies), with a medium effect size at the end of the intervention and a residual small effect size six months later.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p244.html

Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults Toolkit Project -- National Research Network Studies

Feb 27, 2018 - Early and timely recognition of cognitive decline shows clear benefits from ethical, safety and financial planning perspectives

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/studies/all/cognitive-impairment-project.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

Collaborative Care Presentations

Feb 27, 2019 - Patient-centered care has more than one dimension, especially in the complex family medicine environment. Learn new insights and approaches to collaborate with your patients’ other care providers through these dynamic discussions. Lead family physician faculty are joined by other health...

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/collaborative.html

Collecting Racial, Ethnic, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Data in Surveys

Jul 23, 2019 - Read about the AAFP's policy on Collecting Racial, Ethnic, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Data in Surveys.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/racialethnic-sexualgenderdata.html

Colon Cancer - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2018 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p658-s1.html

Colonoscopy (Position Paper)

Sep 6, 2018 - Read the AAFP position paper on family physicians' scope of practice regarding a colonoscopy test.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/colonoscopy-positionpaper.html

Colonoscopy Privileging

Oct 4, 2017 - Read the AAFP's position on granting privileges to family physicians trained to perform colonoscopy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/colonoscopy-privileging.html

Colorado -- Tar Wars

Nov 13, 2017 - Access information on the Colorado Tar Wars coordinator and the state Tar Wars poster contest deadline.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/tar-wars/contact/state/co.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - Colorectal cancer is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Most colorectal cancers arise from preexisting adenomatous or serrated polyps. The incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer can be reduced with screening of average-risk adults 50 to 75 years of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p658.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance in Individuals at Increased Risk - ...

Jan 15, 2018 - Individuals at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer include those with a personal or family history of advanced adenomas or colorectal cancer, a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease, or genetic polyposis syndromes. In general, these persons should undergo more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p111.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening, Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -- ...

Apr 24, 2018 - Access the AAFP clinical preventive service recommendation on colorectal cancer in adults.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/colorectal-cancer-adults.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACS Updates Guideline for Adults with Average Risk - ...

Jan 15, 2019 - To support early identification and treatment, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its 2008 guidance on counseling and referring patients at average risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) based on new evidence regarding screening options and the ever-changing risk of CRC.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0115/p129.html

Colorectal Cancer, Osteoporosis, Knee Osteoarthritis, Suspected Dementia, Pacifier Use ...

Apr 15, 2019 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p478.html

Colposcopy (Position Paper)

Sep 10, 2018 - Read the AAFP position paper on family physicians' scope of practice regarding a colposcopy test to detect cervical cancer.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Columbia Family Physician Ada Stewart, MD, Named to Presidential Advisory Council on ...

Mar 15, 2019 - Columbia Family Physician Ada Stewart, MD, Named to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/ada-stewart-md-presidential-council-on-hiv-aids.html

Combination LABA Inhalers Compared with High-Dose Inhaled Steroids for Adults with ...

Mar 1, 2018 - We designated the use of long-acting beta agonist inhalers for adults with asthma as having no benefits because of a small potential benefit of questionable clinical utility (avoiding a brief burst of oral steroids) and the possibility of a fatal harm. Find out more.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0301/od1.html

Combined Inhaled Short-Acting Beta2 Agonist and Anticholinergic Agents for Asthma - ...

Jun 1, 2018 - Although the quality of evidence included in this review was low to moderate, the potential benefits of decreased hospitalization and relapse rates and the comparatively mild and limited adverse events suggest that patients presenting with acute asthma exacerbations are likely to ...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/od1.html

Coming Soon: Important Office Visit Survey

Feb 19, 2019 - On Feb. 25, 2019 all active AAFP members will have the opportunity to participate in an important survey by the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee for physician office visits (99202-99205, 99211-99215) and a new prolonged services code (99XXX).

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190219rucsurvey.html

Coming soon: Medicare payment for virtual encounters -- FPM

Dec 13, 2018 - Among the new codes going into effect in 2019 are several that reimburse physicians for various types of virtual encounters.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

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