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For New Intern, the Future Is Challenging -- and Bright

Sep 4, 2019 - In this Leader Voices Blog post, recent medical school graduate Chandler Stisher, M.D., shares the challenges of transitioning from student to intern as well as his excitement for what lies ahead.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190904lv-newintern.html

AAFP Tells FCC Telehealth Pilot Should Encompass Broad Scope

Sep 4, 2019 - The Academy told the Federal Communications Commission in an Aug. 28 letter that a proposed $100 million telehealth initiative must not be limited to rural physicians and patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190904fcctelehealth.html

Study: Preterm Infants Less Likely to Be Fully Vaccinated

Sep 4, 2019 - A recent study in Pediatrics found that more than half of all preterm infants had not received the full complement of vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices by age 19 months.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190904pretermvax.html

USPSTF: Screen Adults 18-79 for Hepatitis C Infection

Sep 4, 2019 - According to a recently issued draft recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all adults ages 18-79 for hepatitis C virus infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190904uspstf-hepc.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

Review for ABFM Board Exam and Earn CME in Houston, TX -- CME

Sep 3, 2019 - Prepare for the ABFM exam with the AAFP’s Board Review Express Live Course in Houston. Learn test-taking strategies from family medicine experts.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/board-review-express/houston.html

Social Media Influencers or FPs: Who Do Patients Trust?

Sep 3, 2019 - Michael Richardson, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that physicians can overcome the spate of false and misleading health reports that consumers find on social media by emphasizing the doctor-patient relationship.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190903fp-socialmedia.html

Not All Clinicians Are Trained Equally

Sep 3, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains why family physicians and nurse practitioners are not interchangeable.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190903itt-differences.html

Edwin R. Franks, MD -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 3, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Edwin R. Franks, MD, introduced by the Texas Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions-condolence/edwin-franks.mem.html

Paul Ray Smith, Sr., MD -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 3, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Paul Smith, Sr., MD, introduced by the Kentucky Chapter..

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions-condolence/paul-smith.mem.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 93 - September 1, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Sep 3, 2019 - Episode 93 includes discussions on treatment of the common cold, tonsillectomy in children, treatment of threatened miscarriage, venous ulcers, radicular low back pain, prostate cancer decision making.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/93.html

Get Started With the Physician Well-being Index -- Physician Health First

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Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/assess-well-being/get-started.mem.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Bellevue, WA -- CME

Sep 2, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Bellevue, WA. Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/bellevue.html

ALSO Provider Course in Bellevue, WA -- CME

Sep 2, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Bellevue, WA.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/bellevue.html

Diabetes KSA Working Group

Sep 2, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Diabetes Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Working Group in Chicago, IL, October 16, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/diabetes-ksa-chicago.html

AAFP Emergency CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Sep 2, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, November 4-7, 2020 in Orlando, FL.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/orlando.html

AAFP Emergency CME Course in St. Louis, MO -- CME

Sep 2, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, July 8-11, 2020 in St. Louis, MO.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/st-louis.html

Genomics KSA Working Group

Sep 2, 2019 - Earn up to 8 CME credits at the AAFP’s Genomics Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Working Group in Chicago, IL, October 15, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/genomics-ksa-chicago.html

Hypertension KSA Working Group

Sep 2, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Hypertension Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Working Group in Chicago, October 17, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/hypertension-ksa-chicago.html

Preventive Care KSA Working Group

Sep 2, 2019 - Earn up to 8 CME credits at the AAFP’s Preventive Care Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Working Group in Chicago, IL, October 14, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/preventive-care-ksa-chicago.html

Treatment of the Common Cold - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - Acute upper respiratory tract infections are extremely common in adults and children, but only a few safe and effective treatments are available. Patients typically present with nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, sore throat, cough, general malaise, and/or low-grade fever. Informing patients...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p281.html

Top POEMs of 2018 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign - ...

Sep 1, 2019 - In this article, we discuss the POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) of 2018 judged to be most consistent with the principles of the Choosing Wisely campaign. We selected these POEMs through a crowdsourcing strategy of the daily POEMs information service for Canadian Medical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p290.html

Venous Ulcers: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - Venous ulcers are the most common type of chronic lower extremity ulcers, affecting 1% to 3% of the U.S. population. Venous hypertension as a result of venous reflux (incompetence) or obstruction is thought to be the primary underlying mechanism for venous ulcer formation. Risk factors ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p298.html

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related issues, including the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of adults and children with ADHD. This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=68

Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=55

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=25

Respiratory Tract Infections - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Respiratory Tract Infections Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=29

Back Pain - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and acute low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica, and vertebral compression fractures. This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=109

Cancer - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=31

Use of Amphetamines for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults - Cochrane ...

Sep 1, 2019 - Amphetamines provide a clinician-rated 30% or greater reduction in ADHD symptoms when compared with placebo (number needed to treat = 5).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p278.html

Gabapentin for Treatment of Radicular Low Back Pain - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Sep 1, 2019 - Gabapentin is not effective for the treatment of radicular low back pain and is associated with adverse effects.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p309.html

Child with Swollen Eyes - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - A six-year-old child presented with eye swelling, cold-like symptoms, and fever.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p313.html

Treatment of Threatened Miscarriage with Progestogens - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Sep 1, 2019 - Progestogens reduce the risk of miscarriage when compared with placebo in patients with threatened miscarriage (number needed to treat [NNT] = 10.) Use of progestogens poses no significant risks to mother or baby.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p279.html

Tonsillectomy in Children: AAO-HNS Updates Guideline - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Sep 1, 2019 - The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) has updated its 2011 guideline on tonsillectomy indications and perioperative care in children one to 18 years of age.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p316.html

Gastroenteritis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis, COPD - ...

Sep 1, 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/2019/0901/p273.html

Prolaris Test for Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment - Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians ...

Sep 1, 2019 - The Prolaris test improves the accuracy of prognosis for patients with prostate cancer, especially those with low- or intermediate-grade disease who may be deciding between interventional and noninterventional treatment approaches.

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p311.html

Communicating Risk to Patients Who Get Their Information from the Internet - Curbside ...

Sep 1, 2019 - What can physicians do when our patients act on findings from the internet?

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p306.html

Discussing Life Expectancy with Older Patients: Prediction and Patient Preferences - ...

Sep 1, 2019 - Evidence shows that physicians need more training in discussing life expectancy, and there are resources available to support this process for certain conditions.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p265.html

Treating the Common Cold in Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Sep 1, 2019 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 health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p281-s1.html

Treating the Common Cold in Children - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Sep 1, 2019 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 health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p281-s2.html

AAFP Cardiovascular CME Course in St. Louis, MO -- CME

Aug 30, 2019 - Evidence-based CME to prevent, treat, and manage risk of cardiovascular conditions-attend the AAFP’s Care of Cardiovascular live course in St. Louis, MO, July 8-11, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/cardiovascular-live/st-louis.html

Three phrases you can use to help patient visits stay on track -- FPM

Aug 30, 2019 - When a patient visit goes on too long and puts you behind schedule, the rest of the day can feel rushed, chaotic, and frustrating. To keep visits running on time as you meet patients’ needs, try using these three phrases.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP, Other Groups Strongly Object to New Detention Policy

Aug 30, 2019 - The Academy and four other medical groups are voicing strong opposition to a new federal policy that poses significant short- and long-term health risks to immigrants being held in U.S. custody.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190830floresstatement.html

How to code flu shots correctly -- FPM

Aug 29, 2019 - New flu shot codes and payment allowances go into effect each year on Aug. 1 for Medicare, allowing vaccination efforts to begin as soon as the seasonal influenza vaccine is available.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Prescription Drug Issues

Aug 29, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug issues are a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/rxabuse.html

Assess Your Well-being -- Physician Health First

Aug 29, 2019 - Assess your well-being and risk of burnout with the Physician Well-being Index. The brief online assessment allows physicians to check their risk of burnout and take steps to improve well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

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

CDC Underscores Need to Boost HPV Vaccination Coverage

Aug 29, 2019 - A pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports the CDC recently released clearly demonstrate that the need to improve HPV vaccination coverage remains substantial.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190829hpvvacc.html

New AAFP Policy Pushes Payers to Accept Supplemental Data

Aug 29, 2019 - The AAFP has created a new policy to press payers to accept all performance data physicians want to submit so they do not lose out on value-based payments.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190829supplementaldata.html

Telehealth

Aug 29, 2019 - Follow developing payment policies supporting the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communications.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/telehealth.html

Family Medicine Residency Program Resources -- Residency Program Directors

Aug 29, 2019 - Designed for family medicine residency program directors and coordinators. Access curriculum guidelines, grant applications, and other tools to strengthen your program.

Med School and Residency : For Residency Program Directors and Staff

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/program-directors/central.html

AAFP ER course - Earn CME from the comfort of your own home or office -- CME

Aug 28, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME-without traveling. Live stream the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care course, Oct. 9-12.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/online-streaming-san-antonio.html

Livestream AAFP Rural Health CME Course -- CME

Aug 28, 2019 - AAFP Rural Health Livestream CME conference supports the uniqueness of physicians in rural communities. Earn Live CME credit from the comfort of home.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/rural-health-live/livestream.html

The problem with sharing patients -- FPM

Aug 28, 2019 - When patients seek primary care from multiple sources, it may seem convenient, but it ultimately fragments their health care. Here’s one way to address the issue.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Academy Pushes Lawmakers to Deliver Rural MOMS Act

Aug 28, 2019 - The AAFP recently applauded a Senate bill that aims to improve the critically compromised state of maternal health in rural communities.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190828momsact.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

2019 Handouts

Aug 27, 2019 - View handouts from the 2019 AAFP FMX.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/handouts.html

USPSTF Recommends Screening Adults for Illicit Drug Use

Aug 27, 2019 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said in a draft recommendation statement that screening for illicit drug use is recommended in adults if services for diagnosis, treatment and care are available.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190827uspstfdrugscreening.html

CDC: Report Possible Vaping-associated Pulmonary Illness

Aug 27, 2019 - The CDC is asking clinicians to report unexplained pulmonary illness that may be related to e-cigarette use after nearly 200 potential cases have been reported in 22 states.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190827vapingillness.html

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Aug 27, 2019 - The AAFP has a variety of resources to help family physicians with prevention, screening, treatment, and counseling of their patients regarding sexually transmitted infections. These include clinical preventive service recommendations, policies, continuing medical education (CME) ...

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/sti.html

Moving Practice Has Been Good for Me, Staff, Patients

Aug 26, 2019 - What's a family doc to do when rents skyrocket in a tight real estate market? Erica Swegler, M.D., writes that she turned her problem into an opportunity to improve her practice.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190826lv-moving.html

Resolution No. 213 (California A) - Increasing Family-Centeredness at AAFP Meetings -- ...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) adjusts its recommendations regarding children at AAFP meetings from out of consideration for others, please do not bring children to CME events to AAFP supports families. Please use your best judgment regarding ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 207 (California B) - Requiring Gender Pronouns on Nametags at all AAFP ...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) require all individuals to identify their preferred pronouns upon event registration, with the option to opt-out, to be printed on name badges at all AAFP-sponsored events and conferences starting in 2020.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 404 (California C) - Mifepristone Use in Early Pregnancy Loss Management...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support the safety and efficacy of mifepristone as the most evidence-based care for medical management of EPL, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians reaffirm its efforts to overturn ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 602 (Co-Sponsored E) - Educational Category -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)add the CME category: Health Care Systems, Health Care Economics, and Health Care Policy to help facilitate the development of online educational materials and facilitate CME lectures at National Conference of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/co-sponsored-e.mem.html

Resolution No. 205 (Co-Sponsored G) - Adopt a No Policy Policy -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) put member unity ahead of taking sides by developing a process for chapters or membership to bring forth to the Congress of Delegates (COD) resolutions, topics, or policies that they consider to be based on ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/co-sponsored-g.mem.html

Resolution No. 503 (Co-Sponsored A) - Data Completeness and Family Medicine -- Congress...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians direct its advocacy team to work with the National Academy for State Health Policy, the All-Payer Claims Database Council, the National Association of Health Data Organizations, and other interested organizations to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/cosponsored-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 401 (Co-Sponsored B) - Tar Wars and Vaping -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians expand the anti-vaping and e-cigarette information included in the Tar Wars program to prevent vaping from erasing years of progress Tar Wars has made in curbing youth tobacco use, and annually update their Tar Wars ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/cosponsored-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 608 (Florida A) - ABFM FMCLA Inconsistent with ABMS Vision Report ...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians officially recognize the American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA) to be a summative assessment process, not a formative assessment process, therefore ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/florida-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 424 (Illinois B) - Family Medicine's Role in Addressing and Preventing ...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develop a toolkit of resources to raise awareness of family medicine's role in addressing and preventing sexual harassment, including resources for the AAFP members affected by sexual harassment and resources to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/illinois-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 206 (Indiana A) - AAFP Committee on Ethics -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) create an Ethics committee.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/indiana-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 510 (Kansas A) - MAID/PAS Language of Choice -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians no longer reject the use of the phrases physician-assisted suicide and assisted suicide in formal statements or documents.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/kansas-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 520 (Member A) - Development of National Bureau for Gun Safety -- ...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support legislation creating a National Bureau for Gun Safety to lead a multidisciplinary, multifaceted campaign to reduce firearm injury and deaths based on proven public-health practices, employing sound ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/member-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 505 (Missouri B) - Eliminating Barriers in Rural Communities for Cardiac...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) request the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Coverage Determination for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs rules be modified to allow for cardiac rehabilitation programs in rural counties to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/missouri-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 302 (Ohio A) - Contraception Coverage as Part of Minimum Benefits ...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)support ensuring coverage of all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and products as well as voluntary sterilization procedures by private and public entities as part of a minimum ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/ohio-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 420 (Oregon C) - Decriminalization of Abortion Provision -- Congress of ...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) oppose legislation that targets family doctors who provide abortion services, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians issue a position paper against the practice of criminalizing physicians for ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/oregon-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 204 (Tennessee A) - Electronic Voting and Appropriate Transparency to ...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians utilize electronic voting for all resolutions brought before the AAFP Congress of Delegates not considered on a consent calendar beginning with the 2020 Congress of Delegates, and that in an effort to provide ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/tennessee-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 202 (Texas B) - Executive Membership Category -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) create a membership category for family physicians in executive leadership positions with no patient care duties considering the following eligibility, requirements, and privileges.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/texas-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 410 (Washington A) - Promoting Access to Abortion Care by Supporting ...

Aug 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support all clinicians who are trained in providing medication and first trimester aspiration abortions.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/washington-a.mem.html

Women's Health

Aug 26, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women, and call upon the insurance industry to support this standard of care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/women.html

Graduate Medical Education

Aug 26, 2019 - The AAFP believes that investment in the primary care workforce is vital and seeks to preserve funding for residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/gme.html

AAFP Credit System Unveils New Seal

Aug 26, 2019 - The AAFP Credit System has unveiled a new seal that CME providers can use to show their education has been vetted and approved by the AAFP.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190826creditsystemseal.html

Family Medicine Is Ticket to Wide World of Sports Medicine

Aug 26, 2019 - Amy Leu, D.O., combined two of her passions -- sports and health care -- in a career that has taken her around the globe.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190826fdf-leu.html

Academy Praises Bill Lowering Direct Primary Care Barrier

Aug 26, 2019 - The Academy recently applauded legislation that would revise the federal tax code to allow health savings account funds to be applied to direct primary care fees.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190826pceact.html

Screen At-risk Women for BRCA-related Cancer

Aug 26, 2019 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a final recommendation statement on risk assessment, genetic counseling and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer in women.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190826uspstfbrca.html

AAFP Webinar: CMS Primary Care First Models -- Physician Payment

Aug 26, 2019 - Watch this AAFP webinar to learn more about CMS Primary Cares Initiative, which provides new alternative payment models to reward outcomes, increase data transparency, and reduce administrative complexities.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

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

Direct Primary Care -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Aug 26, 2019 - The AAFP supports the physician choice to provide health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the DPC practice setting.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/dpc.html

FMX Learning Arcade

Aug 26, 2019 - Gain the most up-to-date information on diabetes care through a series of interactive, ACCME-accredited activities at the FMX Learning Arcade. FMX 2019, Philadelphia, PA

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

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

Drowning in paperwork requests? Try redirecting these three types -- FPM

Aug 23, 2019 - Having to fill out paperwork for patients you haven't treated or diagnosed can be a burden. Follow this advice for sending that work where it belongs.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Past Fellow Recipients -- Degree of Fellow

Aug 23, 2019 - Find out who was previously awarded the AAFP Degree of Fellow.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/fellow/past-recipients.mem.html

AAFP Commences Search for Next CEO/EVP

Aug 23, 2019 - The AAFP is actively engaged in the process of finding a successor to outgoing CEO/EVP Douglas Henley, M.D., who officially steps down in August 2020.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190823ceosearch.html

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening, Adolescents and Adults - Clinical ...

Aug 23, 2019 - Access the AAFP clinical recommendations for screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in adolescents and adults.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Aug 22, 2019 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm

Patient Surveys/Questionnaires -- FPM Toolbox

Aug 22, 2019 - Download sample patient satisfaction surveys and other questionnaires.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Patient Surveys/Questionnaires

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=23

Practice Improvement -- FPM Toolbox

Aug 22, 2019 - Download worksheets and self-assessments to aid practice improvement.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Practice Improvement

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=24

Six simple symptom diaries to help your patients help you -- FPM

Aug 22, 2019 - Patients who keep track of their symptoms or activities can make diagnosis and treatment much easier. These examples of patient diaries can get you started.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AFP Podcast: Episode 92 - August 15, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Aug 22, 2019 - Episode 92 includes discussions on Health maintenance in school-aged children, the primary care workforce, actinic keratoses, electronic cigarettes, and postpartum depression.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/92.html

Latest Announcements -- ALSO

Aug 21, 2019 - Latest Announcements regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/announcements.html

Your next job: How to find the right work environment -- FPM

Aug 21, 2019 - Physicians investigating a new job will naturally be concerned about compensation. But you should also ask these five questions to see if the new workplace is right for you.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. 502 (Mississippi A) - Payment by Health Insurers for Medically Necessary...

Aug 21, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocate through legislative and/or regulatory efforts to ensure payment of medically necessary covered benefits by health insurers such as prescriptions, diagnostic tests, and therapies by a duly licensed ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/mississippi-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 415 (Vermont A) - Vermont A - Affirming the Safety and Legality of ...

Aug 21, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to endorse the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists position paper of 2014 to defend access to safe and legal abortion across the US, and contribute to increased access to first trimester abortion by ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/vermont-a.mem.html

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