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AAFP Summarizes 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Nov 20, 2017 - Because few family physicians have time to read all 396 pages of the 2018 final Medicare physician fee schedule, the AAFP has released a four-page executive summary.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP Supports 'ACT for Better Diagnosis' Initiative

Sep 14, 2018 - As a member of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, the AAFP is supporting the ACT for Better Diagnosis initiative, which aims to improve the diagnostic process by calling on organizations to identify and spread practical steps to better ensure diagnoses are accurate, communicated and ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180914actbetterdx.html

AAFP Supports CMS Move Toward Equitable Payment Rules

Sep 26, 2018 - The AAFP said CMS should finalize a policy proposal in its proposed rule on the 2019 outpatient prospective payment system that would reduce payment differences between sites of service and also suggested another way to fix Medicare payment.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180926oppscomment.html

AAFP Supports Slate of Bills to Protect, Assist Patients

Mar 28, 2019 - The Academy has written in support of House bills to preserve safeguards in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and make generic drugs more available.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190328housebills.html

AAFP Survey Reveals DPC Trends

Jun 19, 2018 - As we prepare for the annual Direct Primary Care Summit, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results of the AAFP's recent survey related to DPC.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180619ITT_DPC.html

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Complexity for Family Medicine

Aug 15, 2019 - AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/aafp-sustains-fight-to-reduce-administrative-burden-for-family-medicine.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

AAFP Tells FDA to Stay Vigilant on Public Health Issues

Dec 12, 2017 - The AAFP told the FDA in a recent letter that no move to modify or repeal any regulation should come at the expense of public health.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171212fdaletter.html

AAFP TIPS - Agenda Setting -- Practice Management

Sep 6, 2019 - AAFP TIPS - Agenda Setting

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/agenda-setting.html

AAFP TIPS - Clinical Data Registries -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Clinical Data Registries can help you uncover the benefits of registries, and learn how to select and implement them in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/clinical-data-registries.html

AAFP TIPS - Continuity of Care -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Continuity of Care can help you examine continuity in ambulatory primary care, including measurement and improvement.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/continuity-of-care.html

AAFP TIPS - Empanelment -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Empanelment can help you learn about the importance of patient panels and how to create them for physicians and care teams.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/empanelment.html

AAFP TIPS - Quality Improvement -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Quality Improvement can help you explore the benefits, concepts, and steps for quality improvement that can enhance the care you provide.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/quality-improvement.html

AAFP TIPS - Team Documentation -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series can help you build a business case for team documentation and identify steps to implement it in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/team-documentation.html

AAFP to CMS: Ease Repayment Pressure on CPC+ Practices

Oct 17, 2018 - To ensure that innovation continues to be encouraged, the AAFP urged CMS to give participants more time to evaluate data before any incentive repayment comes due.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181017cpcplusltr.html

AAFP to CMS: Make 2019 MPFS Work for FPs, Primary Care

Jan 9, 2019 - In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP made recommendations on ways the agency can change portions of the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule to better support family physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190109mpfscomment.html

AAFP to Congress: Reauthorize THCGME Program Now

Sep 17, 2019 - The AAFP is pressing Congress to reauthorize funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program before it expires Sept. 30 and urges members to join a Speak Out campaign on this critical issue.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190917thcgmespeakout.html

AAFP to Congress: Time to Work on Bipartisan Health Care Legislation

Sep 26, 2017 - AAFP to Congress: Time to Work on Bipartisan Health Care Legislation

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/Graham-Cassidy.html

AAFP to FCC: Improve Rural Telehealth to Support Primary Care

Feb 5, 2018 - The AAFP has responded to a proposed rule on rural telehealth from the Federal Communications Commission by offering suggestions for supporting physicians and improving patient care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180205ruraltelehealth.html

AAFP to HHS: Let Physicians Transform Their Practices

Nov 6, 2018 - In response to a request for information, the AAFP urged HHS' Office of Inspector General to confirm that any new CMS action would allow for physician collaboration and partnerships to improve care delivery and appropriate beneficiary incentives.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181106hhsoigltr.html

AAFP to HHS: Protect the Patient-Physician Relationship; Preserve Access to Family ...

Jul 26, 2018 - AAFP to HHS: Protect the Patient-Physician Relationship; Preserve Access to Family Planning Methods

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-to-hhs-protect-patient-physician-relationship-preserve-access-to-family-planning-methods.html

AAFP to House Small Business Committee: Mandatory Prior Authorizations For Needed ...

Sep 11, 2019 - AAFP to House Small Business Committee: Mandatory Prior Authorizations For Needed Medical Services Delays Care, Increases Costs

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-to-house-small-business-committee-mandatory-prior-authorizations-for-needed-medical-services-delays-care-increases-costs.html

AAFP to Prepare Members for Full Participation in Quality Payment Program

Nov 3, 2017 - AAFP to Prepare Members for Full Participation in Quality Payment Program

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/QPP-final-rule.html

AAFP to Review AHA/ACC Redefinition of High Blood Pressure

Nov 15, 2017 - The AAFP will review a new hypertension guideline the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology unveiled Nov. 13 at the AHA's Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171115ahaacchbpguideline.html

AAFP to Senate Committee: Primary Care Key to Public Health

Dec 4, 2017 - The AAFP recently outlined its major priorities for improving public health in a detailed statement to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171204senatestatement.html

AAFP to Shape Future of Health Care With New Informatics Push

Oct 15, 2018 - The AAFP is establishing a new organizational pillar to stay at the fore of health IT -- and initiating a significant new push to drive innovation in family medicine.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181015cmio.html

AAFP Tools Offer Pointers on Assessing Patients for STIs

Sep 18, 2019 - Family physicians are ideally positioned to educate patients about the dangers of sexually transmitted infections, screen for these infections and provide appropriate care. New AAFP resources on STIs aim to help them do just that.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190918stismanual.html

AAFP Touts Wins for Family Medicine: 2019 Fee Schedule Cuts Administrative Burden, ...

Nov 6, 2018 - AAFP Touts Wins for Family Medicine: 2019 Fee Schedule Cuts Administrative Burden, Improves Patient Access to Care

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/2019-fee-schedule.html

AAFP Unveils Principles for Fair Measurement, Payment in APMs

May 18, 2018 - A new set of principles from the AAFP says physicians cannot address social determinants of health without adequate payment.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180518apmprinciples.html

AAFP Updates Its PSA Screening Recommendation

Jul 20, 2018 - The AAFP has issued an updated clinical preventive service recommendation on prostate-specific antigen-based screening that differs from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in its level of specificity.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180720aafppsarec.html

AAFP Updates Videos on Clinical Practice Guideline Process

Oct 3, 2018 - The AAFP recently updated a video series explaining its clinical practice guideline development and assessment process.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181003cpgvideos.html

AAFP Urges Fix to Medicaid Funding for U.S. Territories

Jul 1, 2019 - The AAFP recently urged leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health to quickly address looming federal Medicaid funding shortfalls in five U.S. territories.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190701medicaidterrcutoff.html

AAFP Urges Improvements to Fledgling Patient Data Initiative

Mar 22, 2018 - The AAFP made detailed suggestions to improve CMS' recently announced initiative to improve patients' access to and control of their electronic health data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180322myhealthedata.html

AAFP Urges Modifications to CMS' Proposed ACO Rule

Oct 31, 2018 - The AAFP responded in writing to CMS with suggestions on how to improve its proposed rule on accountable care organizations.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181031acoltr.html

AAFP Urges Quick Reunification of Families Separated at Border

Jul 3, 2018 - The AAFP recently called on the administration to quickly reunite families that have been separated at the border and to ensure that those still in custody receive appropriate health care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180703familyseparation.html

AAFP Urges Swift Passage of Primary Care Patient Protection Act

May 23, 2018 - The AAFP called on Congress to pass the Primary Care Patient Protection Act, which would make it easier for patients with high-deductible health plans to see their primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180523pcppa.html

AAFP Voices Concern About New 'Public Charge' Rule

Aug 21, 2019 - The AAFP has joined a call for the Department of Homeland Security to rescind a new public charge regulation that creates an unacceptable barrier between physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190821publiccharge.html

AAFP Voices Support for CMS Drug Transparency Proposal

Dec 19, 2018 - In a Dec. 12 letter, the AAFP welcomed a proposed CMS rule that would require prices to be included in prescription drug commercials.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181219rxpriceltr.html

AAFP Voices Support for FDA Tobacco Regulation

Jun 26, 2018 - On June 20, the AAFP sent the FDA letters stating the Academy's position on three separate tobacco-related issues: the use of flavors in tobacco products, premium cigars and nicotine levels in cigarettes.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180626fdaletters.html

AAFP Warns Against Expanding Association Health Plans

Mar 7, 2018 - The AAFP recently cautioned the Department of Labor that a proposed rule could lead to more health plans that provide fewer benefits at higher costs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180307assocplans.html

AAFP Warns Against Spread of Low-value Health Insurance

May 21, 2019 - Responding to an HHS request for information, the Academy strenuously objected to the idea of encouraging the proliferation of health insurance plans that do not include important patient protections.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190521insurancecompacts.html

AAFP Webinar Maps State Primary Care Spending Success

Feb 13, 2018 - A webinar on Feb. 21 will highlight state-level increases in primary care spending and offer tools to help spur similar success in more states.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180213advwebinar.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

AAFP Weighs in With Its 'Vision for the Future'

Jan 23, 2019 - The AAFP responded to a draft report by the American Board of Medical Specialties Vision for the Future Commission with recommendations to make continuing board certification work for family physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190123visioncomments.html

AAFP Welcomes Bipartisan Budget Agreement, Urges Passage

Feb 8, 2018 - AAFP Welcomes Bipartisan Budget Agreement, Urges Passage

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-welcomes-bipartisan-budget-agreement-urges-passage.html

AAFP Welcomes Congressional Focus on Reducing Health Care Costs

Jul 26, 2018 - AAFP Welcomes Congressional Focus on Reducing Health Care Costs

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-welcomes-congressional-focus-on-reducing-health-care-costs.html

AAFP Welcomes First Move by FDA to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

Mar 20, 2018 - AAFP Welcomes First Move by FDA to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-welcomes-first-move-by-fda-to-reduce-nicotine-in-cigarettes.html

AAFP Welcomes New Medical Editor to FPM Editorial Team

Jul 22, 2019 - description

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-welcomes-new-medical-editor.html

AAFP Welcomes New Primary Care Delivery and Payment Models

Apr 22, 2019 -

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/new-primary-care-models.html

AAFP Working to Improve Community Health Outcomes

Jul 3, 2018 - The AAFP played a key role in the recent release of a new framework to spark collaboration between the public health and health care sectors to improve community health outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180703hlthframewrk.html

AAFP Working to Improve Continuing Board Certification

Jan 22, 2018 - Family physicians are weary of the costs and effort involved in securing continuing board certification. Aaron Saguil, M.D., M.P.H., offers an update on how the AAFP is addressing the issue.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180122guested-cocpd.html

AAFP-ACOG Joint Statement on Cooperative Practice and Hospital Privileges

Jan 4, 2018 - Read the join statement by the AAFP and ACOG on cooperative practice and hospital privileges relating to maternity care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

AAFP-PT Central -- AAFP-PT

Jun 26, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP-PT online system that provides easy reporting and online access for your laboratory.

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/pt-central.html

AAFP-PT Proficiency Testing -- AAFP-PT

Feb 14, 2019 - AAFP-PT is laboratory proficiency testing from a name you can trust

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/aafp-proficiency-testing.html

AAFP-PT: Answers to Common Questions -- AAFP-PT

Feb 14, 2019 - Learn more about the AAFP laboratory proficiency testing program by viewing frequently asked questions, including ordering information, kit troubleshooting, and reporting.

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/about/faq.html

AAFP, Chapters Caution HHS on Changing Medicaid Eligibility

Feb 22, 2018 - The AAFP is assisting chapters that want to communicate with HHS or their state governments about proposals to impose work requirements on some Medicaid beneficiaries.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180222medicaidwaivers.html

AAFP, Medical and Public Health Organizations Call for Fast-tracking Policies To ...

Aug 7, 2019 - AAFP, Medical and Public Health Organizations Call for Fast-tracking Policies To Prevent Firearm-related Injury and Death

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-medical-and-public-health-organizations-call-for-fast-tracking-policies-to-prevent-firearm-related-injury-and-death.html

AAFP, Missouri Chapter Warn State About Opioids Overreach

Mar 15, 2018 - By treating voluntary recommendations based partly on insufficient evidence as a firm rule, state officials are undermining physicians and may harm patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180315missouriopioids.html

AAFP, Other Groups Demand HHS Stop Stalling on Regulations

Aug 9, 2018 - The AAFP and 13 other organizations recently pressed HHS to issue long-overdue regulations on information blocking related to the 21st Century Cures Act.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180809hhsblocking.html

AAFP, Other Groups Encourage Well Visits for 16-Year-Olds

Aug 12, 2019 - The AAFP and six other health organizations have published a Dear Colleague letter that encourages health care professionals to ensure that adolescent patients present for a well visit at age 16.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190812well16yo.html

AAFP, Other Groups File Amicus Brief in Texas v. U.S.

Jun 21, 2018 - The AAFP and other medical groups have filed an amicus brief supporting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a lawsuit that seeks to declare the ACA unconstitutional.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180621amicusbrief.html

AAFP, Other Groups Issue Joint Principles on Opioid Crisis

Jun 13, 2018 - The AAFP recently joined with five other medical organizations to release joint principles addressing the opioid epidemic that are intended to inform congressional policies on the issue.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180613opioidprinciples.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

AAFP, Other Medical Groups Update Sports Physical Guidance

Jun 11, 2019 - The AAFP has joined with five other medical organizations to update the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Monograph, which provides guidance to physicians and other clinicians on properly administering the PPE, also known as the sports physical.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190611ppeupdate.html

AAFP, Others Drive Home Opioid Message on Capitol Hill

Jun 22, 2018 - Leaders from the AAFP and five other physician organizations converged on Capitol Hill June 18 to advocate for solutions to the nation's opioid crisis. Michael Munger, M.D., gives more details in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180622lv-opioidvisits.html

AAFP, Others Meet With Legislators to Improve Health Care Law

Oct 2, 2017 - The AAFP and other primary care groups went to Capitol Hill recently to urge legislators to work together on improving the nation's health care law.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171002hillvisit.html

AAFP, Rhode Island Medical Board Pioneer New CME Benefit

Sep 11, 2018 - Rhode Island's Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has begun excluding AAFP members from its biennial CME audit for license renewals.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180911ricmeaudit.html

AAFP, Zipnosis Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide Virtual Care Solution for ...

Apr 3, 2018 - AAFP, Zipnosis Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide Virtual Care Solution for Family Physicians

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-zipnosis-announce-strategic-partnership.html

AAFP: Executive Order Sets Path for Opioid Crisis Response

Oct 26, 2017 - AAFP: Executive Order Sets Path for Opioid Crisis Response

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/executive-order-declaring-opioid-crisis-a-public-health-emergency-sets-the-path-for-robust-response.html

AAFP: Omnibus Appropriations Bill Moves in the Right Direction

Mar 23, 2018 - AAFP: Omnibus Appropriations Bill Moves in the Right Direction

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-omnibus-appropriations-bill-moves-in-the-right-direction.html

AAFP: Powering You

Dec 7, 2018 - Learn more about the key benefits that make AAFP membership a great value.

Membership : AAFP: Powering You

https://www.aafp.org/membership/powering-you.html

AAFP: Revised Graham-Cassidy Bill Continues to Threaten Americans’ Health Security

Sep 25, 2017 - AAFP: Revised Graham-Cassidy Bill Continues to Threaten Americans’ Health Security

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/revised-graham-cassidy0bill.html

AAFP: Rule on Association Health Plans May Threaten Comprehensive, Meaningful Insurance...

Jun 19, 2018 -

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-rule-on-association-health-plans.html

AAFP: To Delay Food Labeling Rule Would Be 'Preposterous'

Oct 24, 2017 - The AAFP recently told the FDA that a proposed delay in enforcing a rule that requires more accurate food nutrition labeling is unnecessary and harmful.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171024nutritionlabel.html

AAFP's Alternative Payment Model Wins Testing Recommendation

Dec 19, 2017 - The AAFP's Advanced Primary Care Alternative Payment Model has potential to improve the health care system and should be rolled out for testing, a committee told HHS.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20171219apc-apm.html

AAFP's Influence Clearly Visible in CMS' 2019 MPFS Final Rule

Nov 6, 2018 - CMS' 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule incorporates several key recommendations the Academy provided earlier this year in its comments to the agency.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181106mpfsfinalrule.html

AAFP's Innovation Fellow Studies Tech, Digital Scribes

Mar 20, 2019 - Medical student Erkin Otles, M.S.E., said the AAFP's Primary Care Innovation Fellowship opened doors, supplied resources and mentoring, and provided protected time for his research. Could you be next?

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190320itfellow.html

AAFP's NCCL Set Me on Leadership Path

Oct 2, 2017 - Benjamin Frankie Simmons III, M.D., the new physician member of the AAFP Board of Directors, writes that his leadership path began at the National Conference of Constituency Leaders, and he encourages others to follow.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171002lv-leadership.html

AAFP's Opioid Survey Seeks Powerful Firsthand Testimony

Aug 13, 2018 - The Academy is seeking member feedback regarding pain management and the opioid epidemic. Your response to a 10-minute survey will help support the AAFP's advocacy.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180813opioidsurvey.html

AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

Nov 19, 2018 - AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-healthlandscape-awarded-seven-million-five-year-hrsa-contract-extension-for-uds-mapper.html

AAO-HNS Dysphonia Guideline Earns AAFP Affirmation of Value

Mar 13, 2018 - The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recently published an updated clinical practice guideline on dysphonia; the AAFP has given the guideline its affirmation of value designation.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180313aao-hnsdysphonia.html

AAP Hypertension Guideline Garners AAFP Affirmation of Value

Apr 4, 2018 - The AAFP recently gave its affirmation of value designation to the American Academy of Pediatrics' guideline on screening for and managing high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180404aaphtnguideaffirm.html

AAP Updates Car Safety Seat Recommendations for Children

Sep 21, 2018 - The American Academy of Pediatrics has published an updated policy statement that includes revised recommendations on car safety seat use and related practices.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180921kidscarsafety.html

Abaloparatide (Tymlos) for Osteoporosis - STEPS - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2019 - Abaloparatide is a safe and effective medication used to reduce the likelihood of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in women at high risk. However, it is expensive and requires daily injections. It has not been evaluated for its effect on decreasing hip fractures.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0215/p260.html

Abdominal Pain, Acute - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related issues, including acute pelvic pain, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=73

Abdominal Wall Pain: Clinical Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment - ...

Oct 1, 2018 - Abdominal wall pain is often mistaken for intra-abdominal visceral pain, resulting in expensive and unnecessary laboratory tests, imaging studies, consultations, and invasive procedures. Those evaluations generally are nondiagnostic, and lingering pain can become frustrating to the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1001/p429.html

ABFM Certification Pilot Proves Worthy Alternative

Jul 24, 2019 - The American Board of Family Medicine has announced it is extending its Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment pilot through 2020. After six months as a participant, AAFP Senior Vice President for Education Clif Knight, M.D., shares his take on the alternative exam.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190724gst-ed-fmcla.html

ABFM Director Nominations

Oct 26, 2017 - During of the 2009 Congress of Delegates, it was decided that this nomination process will change and that the AAFP Boar d of Directors, at the recommendation of the Subcommittee on Screening wi ll choose members to present to the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). From these ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/ABFMdirector.html

ABFM to Pilot Longitudinal Assessment Alternative to Exam

Oct 9, 2018 - The American Board of Family Medicine is set to launch a continuing certification pilot in January 2019. Diplomates eligible to participate will have the option of completing a longitudinal assessment alternative to the 10-year certification exam.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20181009abfmcksa.html

ABMS Continuing Certification Initiative Issues Draft Report

Jan 11, 2019 - Last month, the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission convened by the American Board of Medical Specialties and its member boards released a draft report of its findings and recommendations, and is inviting further public comment.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190111abmsvision.html

Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Adults - Clinical Preventive ...

Apr 19, 2018 - Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Premenopausal Women - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2019 - Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common symptom in women. The acronym PALM-COEIN facilitates classification, with PALM referring to structural etiologies (polyp, adenomyosis, leiomyoma, malignancy and hyperplasia), and COEIN referring to nonstructural etiologies (coagulopathy, ovulatory ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p435.html

About ACLF: FAQs

Jan 2, 2018 - Learn about the AAFP's Annual Chapter Leader Forum Forum (ALF) for chapter leaders.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf/about.html

About Direct Primary Care

Jan 28, 2019 - AAFP - About Direct Primary Care

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/about-primary-care.html

About FamMedPAC

Mar 29, 2019 - Learn how FamMedPAC seeks to secure a place at the table for family physicians when legislative decisions are made.

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/about.mem.html

About FMX | AAFP

Jun 15, 2018 - Join over 4,000 of your family physician colleagues for AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), the family medicine event of the year. September 24-28, 2019, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about.html

About National Conference | AAFP

Jul 29, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP National Conference, including reasons to attend, scholarships, and more. July 30 - August 1, 2020 | Kansas City Convention Center | 301 W. 13th | Kansas City, MO

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/about.html

About NCCL

Jan 2, 2018 - Learn about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) in Kansas City, MO.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl/about.html

About Resident and Student Congresses

Jun 15, 2018 - Learn about the benefits of participating in student and resident congress sessions at the 2018 National Conference, August 2 - August 4, 2018, KC Convention Center, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/congresses/about.html

About the AAFP-PT Evaluation -- AAFP-PT

Jan 4, 2018 - Find out how to review the AAFP-PT evaluation report including necessary terms and criteria explanations.

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/pt-central/evaluation.html

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