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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

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

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

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

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

CMS Primary Care Initiative provides new payment models -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Three steps to coding for Medicare wellness visits -- FPM

Apr 26, 2019 - The Medicare annual wellness visit and the initial preventive physical examination provide a number of benefits to patients and physicians. Follow these suggestions to get properly reimbursed.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

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

Eight things to do before you quit your job -- FPM

Apr 25, 2019 - High demand and job dissatisfaction may have family physicians considering leaving their practice for a new one. These eight steps could make the transition easier.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

What standing orders can do for your practice -- FPM

Apr 24, 2019 - Standing orders allow nurses, medical assistants, or other health care team members to perform certain clinical tasks, freeing the physician to focus on complex care. Here's how to make standing orders work for you.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Ankle Sprains, Counseling Strategies, Dysphonia, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Egg Allergy -...

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

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p81.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

How Many Chances Should We Give Patients? It Depends

Apr 22, 2019 - Patients trying to recover from substance use disorders face numerous obstacles. Kurt Bravata, M.D., examines how family physicians can help.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190422fp-secondchance.html

Adolescent Vaccination: Protect Their Future -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Strategies to improve your adolescent patients’ immunizations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p9.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

Resolution No. 203 (Washington C) - Allying with Osteopathic Family Physicians -- ...

Aug 21, 2019 - This resolution asks that the AAFP and ACOFP partner around a common pathway to AAFP state chapter membership for ACOFP members in those states without a constituent state ACOFP chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

NY Residency Program Teaches Grads to Serve Underserved

Aug 21, 2019 - A recent research report details survey findings that show most graduates of a New York University residency practice primary care and serve underserved communities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190821underservedresidency.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 Calls for FDA Discretion in Compounding Guidance

Aug 21, 2019 - The AAFP and other medical organizations warned FDA officials that proposed guidance on compounded drug products could limit patient access to necessary and timely treatments.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

Family Medicine Is Poised to Lead on Addiction Care

Aug 21, 2019 - Millions of Americans are struggling with some form of addiction. Flora Sadri-Azarbayejani, D.O., M.P.F., outlines steps family physicians can take to address the problem.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190821guested-addiction.html

Preventing Spontaneous Abortion with Progestin Therapy - Medicine by the Numbers - ...

Jul 1, 2019 - The use of progestin therapy in women with recurrent pregnancy loss appears to reduce the incidence of spontaneous abortion, preterm labor, and stillbirth, and increase the rate of live birth. However, due to issues with the studies the authors were hesitant to give progestin their full...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/od1.html

AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education -- Student, Resident and ...

Aug 20, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, recognizing leadership, civic involvement and exemplary patient care.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2019 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Aug 20, 2019 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2019 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2019-winners.mem.html

Medical Schools for Family Medicine -- Medical School and Residency

Aug 20, 2019 - See which medical schools contribute most to the family medicine workforce pipeline.

Med School and Residency : For Pre-Med and Medical School Educators

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/faculty/medschools.html

Boost Naloxone Prescribing to Halt Opioid Overdose Deaths

Aug 20, 2019 - A report on nationwide naloxone dispensing practices found that the ratio of naloxone prescriptions to high-dose opioid prescriptions is surprisingly low and that significant differences exist between dispensing rates in rural versus metropolitan areas.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190820naloxoneprescript.html

Four tools to help you identify patient medications that need to be deprescribed -- FPM

Apr 19, 2019 - If your patient is taking multiple medications, some of which may have become unnecessary or harmful, use these four tools to begin the process of deprescribing.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Robert H. Taylor, MD -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 19, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Robert H. Taylor, MD, introduced by the South Carolina Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 409 (Minnesota A) - Impact of Social Media -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 19, 2019 - Congress of Delegates bring forward this resolution for national debate and action.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 512 (New Jersey G) - Prompt Discharge Summaries for Medicare Patients --...

Aug 19, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians petition the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to re-evaluate its current policy on the time requirements for discharge summaries and petition the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to require hospitals...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Keeping Family Physicians Up to Date

Aug 19, 2019 - A knack for combining statistics, clinical advice and humor has made Family Medicine Experience mainstage presenter Frank Domino, M.D., a popular speaker, editor and educator.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190819fdf-domino.html

Family physician pay goes up, satisfaction with pay goes down -- FPM

Apr 18, 2019 - An annual survey of physician compensation shows a healthy gain for physicians. How do you compare?

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Cultural Humility Is Critical to Health Equity

Apr 18, 2019 - Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that cultural competence is not the endpoint that physicians should be striving for in the care of diverse populations. Cultural humility is important, too.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190418lv-humility.html

How to get support for your health policy goals -- FPM

Apr 17, 2019 - Public officials can be a great resource for helping you achieve changes in local health policy. Here are four steps to get elected leaders on your side.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Make Your Voice Heard; Take the Member Survey

Apr 17, 2019 - The AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey plays a key role in directing Academy resources to meet family physicians' needs. AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., urges members to take advantage of this opportunity to make their voices heard.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190417lv-satisfaction.html

Surveys: Physician Salaries Are Increasing, Burnout Persists

Apr 16, 2019 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in the latest In the Trenches blog post that findings from a pair of Medscape surveys on compensation and burnout offer a mix of good and bad news.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190416itt-docsurveys.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

Resolution No. 402 (Co-Sponsored F) - The Environment and Human Health -- Congress of ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work with other medical groups to strategize how to influence relevant governmental regulatory bodies to investigate public safety of common pesticides and herbicides, and publish a joint statement with other ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 216 (Hawaii A) - Native Cultural Blessing at Annual AAFP COD -- Congress...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work with the host chapter of the city the Congress of Delegates (COD) will be in to identify and invite native people of that region to provide a native blessing at the start of each COD

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 511 (Michigan A) - AAFP Should Not be Prohibited from Using Accurate ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians avoid the use of vague and euphemistic terms when referring to lethal medications prescribed with the intention of ending a patient’s life and not prohibit use of the phrases physician assisted suicide and assisted ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 414 (Michigan B) - Affirming the Safety and Legality of Abortion -- ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians affirm the legality of Roe vs. Wade, support of the legality of medical abortion, partner with American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in position papers to preserve access to safe and legal abortion across ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 611 (Michigan E) - AAFP to Encourage New and Existing Clinical ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians encourage existing and starting new clinical behavioral health fellowships for family medicine physicians.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 419 (Michigan D) - Oppose Criminalization of Physicians Providing ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians will publicly and actively oppose any law that would criminalize physicians for providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 406 (Michigan C) - Mifepristone Use in Management of Early Pregnancy ...

Aug 16, 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 early pregnancy loss, and Physicians reaffirm its efforts to overturn restrictions on the prescribing of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 211 (Nebraska A) - AAFP Call to Action -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) devote the time and financial resources necessary to develop a campaign and formally address these concerning and misleading advertisements, to include AAFP media presence in print, online, social media, and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 605 (Texas C) - AAFP Membership CME Requirement -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) study whether the current continuing medical education requirement for active membership be maintained and report back to the 2020 AAFP Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 604 (Utah A) - Providing Financial Incentives to Encourage Graduating ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocate that, under a minimum monthly payment plan, the remaining balance for each 1 year of federal medical student loans be forgiven for every 2 years of full-time work in a primary care position within the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 601 (Utah B) - Promotion of Chapter CME Events -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) take an active role in helping chapters to cross promote continuing medical education (CME) events by providing an online listing of all chapter-sponsored CME events, and send a list of all scheduled continuing ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Getting into Medical School -- Medical School and Residency

Aug 16, 2019 - Learn about requirements when applying for medical school, including MCAT, work experience, and academic records and use expert tips to help you prepare.

Med School and Residency : Considering Medical School

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/premed/getting-into-med-school.html

Practicing in Rural Areas May Reduce Burnout, Study Finds

Aug 16, 2019 - Results of a small pilot study suggest that family physicians who practice in rural areas have significantly lower burnout rates than their nonrural peers.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20190816ruralburnout.html

New Research Examines FPs' Prediabetes Knowledge, Practices

Aug 16, 2019 - Researchers found that family physicians and other clinicians are highly skilled in screening for and managing prediabetes but are less aware of the National Diabetes Prevention Program and similar patient resources.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190816prediabetesstudy.html

HIV Infection: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) - Clinical Preventive Service ...

Aug 16, 2019 - The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection Preexposure Prophylaxis.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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

American Family Physician Videos -- American Family Physician

Aug 16, 2019 - American Family Physician video collection

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/video.html

Evaluating Diagnostic Tests: Introducing a New Feature in AFP - Editorials - American ...

Jul 1, 2019 - This new feature cuts through the hype and provides independent, objective assessments of new diagnostic tests that readers are considering incorporating into their practices.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p8.html

Resolution No. 606 (New York A) - Oppose Racism in Medicine -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ask that the Liaison Committee for Medical Education to add race to its existing Cultural Competence and Health Care Disparities section 7.6 of their Functions and Structure of a Medical School Standards for ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 412 (New York C) - Affirming the Safety and Legality of Abortion -- ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)affirm the legality of Roe v. Wade and issue a policy statement so declaring, partner with related stakeholders in position papers to defend access to safe and legal abortion services across the U.S., and support ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 405 (New York D) - Mifepristone Use in Early Pregnancy Loss (EPL) ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) promote the use of mifepristone for medical management of early pregnancy loss, reaffirms its efforts to overturn restrictions on the prescribing of mifepristone, especially in light of data supporting its use in...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 507 (New York B) - Support Breastfeeding Mothers in the Workplace -- ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)advocate for policies supporting the enforcement of legislation that supports the ability of working mothers to breastfeed, and advocate for additional legislation that supports the ability of working mothers to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 215 (New York E) - Increasing Family-Centeredness at AAFP Meetings -- ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provide an on-site play area for children and their caregivers at AAFP Family Medicine Experience and Congress of Delegates, provide on-site child care services at AAFP Family Medicine Experience and Congress of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 209 (New York G) - Facilitating Gender Pronouns on Name Tags and ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) allow registrants for AAFP-sponsored events and conferences to determine if/how they want their gender to be identified on printed name badges, and make gender pronouns an option on all AAFP electronic and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 417 (New York F) - Oppose Criminalization of Physicians Providing ...

Aug 15, 2019 - 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/newyork-f.mem.html

Resolution No. 516 (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. 518 (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. 603 (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. 517 (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. 504 (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. 425 (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. 427 (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. 610 (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. 519 (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

Satellite CME Symposia

Aug 15, 2019 - Earn extra CME at Satellite CME events available during AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), September 24-26, in Philadelphia.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

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

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