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Resolution No. *** (New York I) - Insurance Coverage Must Equate to Access to Care -- ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) prioritize supporting a system of health care in which coverage equates to access to comprehensive healthcare including a medical home.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York H) - Single Payer to Be the Preferred System of Healthcare...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)affirm that single payer will be the preferred option of the AAFP in its support of health care system reform.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York J) - Addition of a New CME Category Health Care Systems, ...

Aug 15, 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 the National Conference ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York K) - Collective Bargaining as an Integral Part of Single ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support the right of physicians to organize and bargain collectively in any health care system reform plans which it recommends for consideration by policymakers.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York M) - Addressing Stealthing as a Form of Sexual Assault -- ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develop a policy defining sexual assault and include non-consensual condom removal as part of that definition and support legislative efforts that include non-consensual condom removal as a form of sexual assault.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York L) - Streamlined Administrative Environment in Any ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support the implementation of a single set of administrative rules and procedures in any form of health care system reform considered by policymakers or considered by the AAFP.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York O) - Applied Education in Billing and Coding in Family ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) offer applied education in billing and coding to family medicine residents, include in the next update of the AAFP practice management curriculum guidelines that residency annual billing and coding workshops ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York N) - Eliminate Race-Based Medicine -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) oppose the use of race /ethnicity as a proxy for biology or genetics in clinical evaluation and management guidelines, and that identifies race as a social construct, support members in critically evaluating ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York P) - Policy Related to the Exchange of Sex for Money or ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)support legislation that decriminalizes people who are solicited for sex or sexual activities in exchange for money or goods, support legislation that provides resources and support for those choosing to exit the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Lower Gastrointestinal Conditions -- FP Essentials

Aug 15, 2019 - FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition is available for individual purchase.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/483-ed.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

Report Examines Benefits of Investing in Primary Care

Aug 15, 2019 - A new study breaks down states' primary care spending patterns and what they mean for select patient outcomes.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190815statespending.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

A new way to earn MIPS credit in 2019 -- FPM

Apr 5, 2019 - A new study of how physicians collect and report quality measures to Medicare is looking for participants. Successful members will get MIPS credit.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Five mobile apps to improve your personal and professional productivity -- FPM

Apr 5, 2019 - Physicians have lots on their plate and limited time. These top-rated mobile apps will help you make the most of it.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Objection! Can We Bring Order to Documentation and Billing?

Apr 5, 2019 - Have you ever seen a lawyer documenting everything said during court? Neither has Allison Edwards, M.D., who ponders in this Fresh Perspectives blog post whether doctors could learn something about how attorneys document -- and bill for -- their work.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190405fp-billing.html

Resolution No. *** (Co-Sponsored C) - Divestment From Companies Producing Fossil Fuels ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work in a timely, incremental, and fiscally responsible manner, to the extent allowed by their legal and fiduciary duties, to reach a de minimis level of financial investment and/or relationship (divestment) with...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Illinois C) - Relationship of Non-Physician Practitioners to ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) reaffirm that non-physician practitioners are not the clinical equivalent of a residency-trained board-certified family physician, and oppose non-physician practitioners determining credentialing or privileging ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Nevada A) - Interstate Medical Licensure Compact -- Congress of ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) formally support the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and encourage the AAFP chapters to advocate for adoption by state legislatures.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New Jersey A) - Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture Treatment for ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks the American Academy of Family Physicians create policy supporting wide-spread insurance coverage of acupuncture for pain control when ordered by a licensed medical provider, and support legislation mandating insurance coverage for acupuncture for treatment of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New Jersey B) - Pharmacy Formularies -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks the American Academy of Family Physicians pursue legislation and/or regulation in New Jersey requiring that all generic medications in a class should be in a plan’s formulary, pursue legislation and/or regulation requiring that all pharmacy benefits managers ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New Jersey C) - Insurance Plan Participation Linked to Hospital ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians develop a policy against health insurance companies privileging doctors based on their hospital privileges and hospital letter of recommendations, open communications with the major health insurance companies to discuss...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New Jersey D) - Scope of Care in the Hospital Setting -- Congress ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians petition the American Hospital Association to create a policy stating that member hospitals remove undue barriers and restrictions of admitting privileges to hospitals and intensive care units for independent qualified ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New Jersey E) - Oppose Criminalization of Physicians Providing ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians publicly oppose any law which would criminalize physicians for providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New Jersey F) - Affirming the Safety and Legality of Abortion -- ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians affirm the legality of Roe vs. Wade in the form of a policy statement, partner with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in position papers to defend access to safe and legal abortion across the US, and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Highlights from 2019

Aug 14, 2019 - Thank you for participating in the 2019 National Conference. You and your peers pictured yourself in family medicine through workshops, main stage sessions, and networking with peers and potential employers.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/about/2019-highlights.html

Video Visits Tested in Homebound Geriatric Patients

Aug 14, 2019 - Researchers from New York and California developed a test pilot to assess the feasibility of video visits for homebound elderly patients.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190814videovisitresearch.html

Three ways to get patients to use your portal -- FPM

Apr 4, 2019 - If you want more of your patients to communicate with you through your online portal, follow these three strategies.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Saline Irrigation for Allergic Rhinitis - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

May 1, 2019 - asal saline irrigation reduces the severity of allergy symptoms for up to eight weeks vs. no treatment. It is uncertain if adding nasal saline to pharmacologic treatment further improves symptoms over pharmacologic treatment alone.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p544.html

Resolution No. *** (California E) - Paid Parental Leave Policy -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 13, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support policies that provide employees with reasonable job security, wage replacement, and continued availability of health plan benefits in the event leave by an employee becomes necessary due to documented medical ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (California F) - Improve Access to Health Care for Formerly ...

Aug 13, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support efforts to improve access to health care for formerly incarcerated persons following their release.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New Mexico B) - Non-Physician Faculty Membership -- Congress of ...

Aug 13, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians create a non-voting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine training programs, and that upon creation of a non-voting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine residency ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New Mexico A) - Family Separation -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 13, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to condemn in the strongest terms possible, the current U.S. policies of separating families seeking asylum, incarcerating families in substandard conditions and with inadequate age appropriate food and access to water ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Aug 13, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on adverse childhood experiences.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Faculty Advisors -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 13, 2019 - Review best practices and find tips and tools that you can use as a faculty advisor to help guide and develop the Family Medicine Interest Group on your campus and its student leaders.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/fmig-advisors.html

AAFP Guides CMS on Administrative Simplification Efforts

Aug 13, 2019 - The AAFP has offered recommendations to CMS on how the agency can improve its efforts to reduce time physicians spend on tasks not directly related to patient care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190813adminsimpletter.html

CDC Launches #HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series

Aug 13, 2019 - The CDC launched a new website for its #HowIRecommend videos series, featuring health care professionals talking about how they recommend vaccines to different types of patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190813reccvaccvideos.html

What to say when antibiotics are unnecessary -- FPM

Apr 3, 2019 - This Oregon-based physician discusses how she handles discussions with patients who demand antibiotics when they are not necessary or useful.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. *** (Virginia A) - Colonoscopy Screening -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 12, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to lobby the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to correct the practice of changing a screening colonoscopy to a diagnostic colonoscopy if a polyp or lesion is found, therefore, encouraging the participation of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Virginia B) - Reducing the Administration Burden and Misuse of ...

Aug 12, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to request regional and national pharmacy chains to do the following: • Allow local pharmacists to make permanent changes to their corporate database and not be overwritten by the main servers that continually change ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Washington B) - Assuring the Availability of Abortion -- Congress ...

Aug 12, 2019 - This resolution asks that the AAFP to release a policy statement protecting a person’s ability to access abortion services as demonstrated by Roe vs. Wade and their decision to have an abortion between themselves and their provider, partner with other medical organizations, such as the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

AAFP Promotes Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

Aug 12, 2019 - The AAFP has unveiled its Health Equity Curricular Toolkit, a structured curricular tool intended to facilitate discussions between clinical and public health learners and primary care faculty about social determinants of health and related issues.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190812healtheqcurrictoolkit.html

Following a Calling to Bolster Public Health

Aug 12, 2019 - Rear Adm. Michael Toedt, M.D., chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service, says he felt called to make a difference in public health.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190812fdf-toedt.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

Child Maltreatment Prevention - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -- Clinical ...

Aug 12, 2019 - The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on child maltreatment.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/child-maltreatment-prevention.html

HIV Prevention and Treatment with ART: International Antiviral Society Updates ...

Mar 15, 2019 - Antiretroviral therapy is the key to preventing and managing human immunodeficiency virus infection. Based on the availability of new medications and treatment options, the USA Panel of the International Antiviral Society has updated its 2016 recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p395.html

EAT-Lancet Recommendations Have Value, but Are They Feasible?

Apr 2, 2019 - A new report on diet and agriculture aims to improve the health of the earth and its human inhabitants. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., lauds the commission's effort but questions the feasibility of its recommendations.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190402fp-eatlancet.html

Trump Administration Rolling the Dice on Health Care

Apr 2, 2019 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the administration's recent decision to not defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an interesting gamble ahead of the 2020 elections.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190402itt-acalawsuit.html

Social Determinants of Health: Family Physicians’ Leadership Role - Editorials - ...

Apr 15, 2019 - Family physicians can be early adopters of SDOH tools and models for practice, and they can advocate for use of these tools across systems of care.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p476.html

High-deductible Plans Give 'Prevention' a New Meaning

Apr 1, 2019 - Robert Raspa, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that high-deductible plans are causing patients to delay needed care, which leads to more costly urgent care later.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190401lv-hdhp.html

Allison L. Burdick, Jr., MD, FAAFP -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 9, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Allison L. Burdick, Jr., MD, introduced by the Illinois Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Lawrence L. Hirsch, MD, FAAFP -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 9, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Lawrence L. Hirsch, MD, introduced by the Illinois Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Penelope K. Tippy, MD, FAAFP -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 9, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Penelope K. Tippy, MD, introduced by the Illinois Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

Aug 9, 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. *** (Illinois D) - EMR as a Condition of ACO Participation -- Congress ...

Aug 9, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) oppose a requirement to use a specific electronic medical record as a condition of Accountable Care Organizations’ participation will send an open letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Illinois E) - Hospitality Financing For AAFP Candidates -- Congress...

Aug 9, 2019 - This resolution asks that chapter contribution of $2,500 for the Candidates’ Hospitality Event be borne by the American Academy of Family Physicians and not by individual chapters running candidates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Past Fellow Recipients -- Degree of Fellow

Aug 9, 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

New MIGs Focus on Intimate Partner Violence, EMR Optimization

Aug 9, 2019 - The Academy's Board of Directors has given the thumbs up to two new AAFP member interest groups: the EMR Optimization and Intimate Partner Violence MIGs. That brings the total number of MIGs to 20.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190809ipv-emrmigs.html

Private Payer Issues -- Physician Payment

Aug 9, 2019 - Find out how the AAFP's private sector advocacy team is working to get better payments and contracts and less administrative hassle for family physicians.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

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

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

Aug 8, 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. *** (West Virginia A) - Engage the AARP Regarding its APRN Initiatives ...

Aug 8, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) invite key leaders of the AARP to the AAFP headquarters office to offer informed conversation regarding the role of family medicine in cost-effective patient care, and be it further that a possible outcome of an ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Health Insurance Marketplaces and CO-OPs

Aug 8, 2019 - The AAFP supports the increase to primary care access through health care marketplaces and consumer operated and oriented plans as presented in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca/marketplace.html

Women's Health

Aug 8, 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

Obtaining Funds for Your FMIG -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 8, 2019 - There a many funding options available for your Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG). AAFP helps you find them.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/funding.html

Risks of Elective Labor Induction vs. Expectant Management - FPIN's Help Desk Answers -...

May 1, 2019 - Elective labor induction at 39 weeks’ gestation leads to a mean 145-g (5.1-oz) lower birth weight compared with expectant management, but there is conflicting evidence about the effects on rates of cesarean delivery, perinatal mortality, operative vaginal birth, and admission to the ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p587.html

Five signs of possible medication diversion in your practice -- FPM

Mar 29, 2019 - The misuse by patients of prescription medications, especially controlled substances, is a major problem for primary care physicians. Look for these signs of potential medical diversion.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. *** (Co-Sponsored D) - Medicare for Pay -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 7, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians actively support legislation to offer individuals aged 55 to 64 the option to buy into Medicare, That legislation to offer individuals aged 55 to 64 the option to buy into Medicare be compliant with the previously ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Texas A) - End the Corporal Punishment of Children -- Congress of ...

Aug 7, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) oppose the use of corporal punishment of children in all settings, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians gather and make available on their website, patient education materials for family physicians ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

Aug 7, 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

Electronic Health Records

Aug 7, 2019 - The AAFP believes that EMRs are vital to the expansion of primary care and the patient centered medical home model of care delivery, and supports meaningful use efforts.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Aug 7, 2019 - Reducing the administrative burden on physicians is an important step toward reducing the cost of health care. The AAFP supports simplifying reimbursement processes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/simplification.html

Medicare Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Aug 7, 2019 - The AAFP refutes the SGR as an accurate indicator of physician cost in providing patient care and recommends study of the PCMH model to inform regulatory changes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Family Medicine Student Organization Grant Program -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 7, 2019 - Get information about applying for a grant to fund your FMIG.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/funding/initiative.html

Letter Urges Protection of Access to Military Health Care

Aug 7, 2019 - The AAFP and other medical groups recently called on House and Senate leaders to protect military medical staffing levels from a harmful proposed budget cut.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190807dodcuts.html

USPSTF: Don't Routinely Screen Adults for Pancreatic Cancer

Aug 7, 2019 - Based on current evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final recommendation statement against routinely screening asymptomatic adults for pancreatic cancer. This guidance does not apply to patients who are at high risk for the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190807uspstfpancreaticca.html

Why being humble can make you a better leader -- FPM

Mar 28, 2019 - Physician leaders do not necessarily need big, self-confident personalities to attract and inspire their teams. Here are some reasons why some humility can go a long way.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Launches New Audio Journal Products

Aug 6, 2019 - Two new audio products from the AAFP provide members easy access to select content from the Academy journals FPM and American Family Physician.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190806journalaudio.html

AAFP Recruiting for Alcohol SBI Office Champions Project

Aug 6, 2019 - The AAFP seeks to recruit as many as 25 family medicine practices to participate in its new Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Office Champions Project. The deadline to apply for the project is Aug. 31.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190806alcoholsbiproject.html

Billing for multiple skin procedures: three steps -- FPM

Mar 27, 2019 - If you perform more than one skin procedure for the same patient on the same day, follow these three special billing rules to get the correct payment.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. *** (Arizona A) - Oppose Legislation of Physician-Patient Decision ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) specifically support the medical appropriateness of gender affirmation care for transgender children and adolescents, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation limiting medical ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Illinois A) - Stigma and Bias Experienced by People with Obesity --...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ) support local, state and national policies that prohibit weight discrimination, and make available to its members educational materials to reduce the experience of weight stigma and bias for patients, including...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Minnesota B) - Health in All Policy Development -- Congress of ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)develop a formal policy entitled Health in All Policies (HiAP), where Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Minnesota D) - Oppose Criminalization of Physicians Providing ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) publicly oppose any law which would criminalize physicians for providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Minnesota C) - Denounce Race-Based Medicine -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians end the practice of using race as a proxy for biology or genetics in their educational events and literature, and require race be explicitly characterized ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

Aug 5, 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. *** (Ohio B) - Expand ACGME Core Faculty Member Requirements -- Congress...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) write a letter to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education encouraging them to expand core faculty requirements for inpatient pediatrics and/or obstetrics such that these requirements could be ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Oregon A) - Increasing Family-Centeredness at AAFP Meetings -- ...

Aug 5, 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 ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Oregon B) - Making Space for Gender Pronouns on Nametags at all ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ) include gender pronouns in all AAFP-sponsored event and conference registrations starting in 2020, with an opt-out option for individuals who do not wish to have gender pronouns included on their name badges.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

Aug 5, 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. *** (Oregon D) - Support for Breastfeeding Mothers in the Workplace -- ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support the enforcement of current law as well as additional legislation that supports the ability of working mothers to breastfeed.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Medical Home

Aug 5, 2019 - The AAFP believes that the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care, and supports the advancement of this primary care delivery system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/medhome.html

Graduate Medical Education

Aug 5, 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

From Homeless Teen to Family Doc

Aug 5, 2019 - Sheryl Recinos, M.D., M.A., can connect with patients experiencing homelessness because she has experienced it herself.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190805fdf-recinos.html

HHS Designates $20 Million for New Rural Residency Programs

Aug 5, 2019 - HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration will distribute $20 million over three years as part of an initiative to grow the rural physician workforce.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190805ruralhealthawards.html

Value of Physical Exam Is Far More Than Meets the Eye

Aug 5, 2019 - A new study documents family physicians' experiences and perceptions of the physical examination, which they reported can have both objective and subjective benefits in caring for patients.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190805physexamstudy.html

Few receive negative payment adjustment in first year of MIPS -- FPM

Mar 26, 2019 - The vast majority of clinicians who were eligible for and participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017 will avoid a negative payment adjustment to their Medicare claims during the 2019 payment year.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Measles Vaccine, Acute Appendicitis, Screening for Heart Disease, Abdominal Pain, ...

Jun 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/2019/0601/p675.html

Not Tough Enough? What More Do You Want?

Mar 25, 2019 - Leonard Reeves, M.D., offers a rebuttal to a speaker who questioned the toughness of physicians amid a burnout crisis.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190325lv-toughenough.html

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults - ...

May 15, 2019 - A.F., a 32-year-old woman, presents for a health maintenance visit. It has been more than a year since she was last seen. She has no significant medical history and has never used tobacco, alcohol, or any other substances.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p649.html

Environmental Concerns in Public Health

Aug 2, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for public health and prevention policies that support the work of family physicians and primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

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