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Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2020 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - New code for vaping-related illness | Ultrasound services in the office | Autism screening | Does your documentation need codes or modifiers?

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p31.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2020 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Make office redesign a collaborative project | Designate a vaccine update expert | Handle disability exams with empathy and practicality

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p32.html

On Baby Pictures and Empty Nests -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Sharing life transitions is both a challenge and a joy of long-standing patient relationships.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p5.html

70 Years of American Family Physician - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - The mission of providing practical and clinically relevant information to busy physicians has been the force behind AFP's impressive improvements during the past 70 years.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p389.html

COVID-19: How to Apply for Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments

Apr 1, 2020 - The AAFP has rounded up exactly how each state and/or region can apply for accelerated and advance payments through Medicare during the COVID-19 crisis.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief/mac.html

CMS Heeds AAFP's Call to Dramatically Expand Telehealth

Apr 1, 2020 - Following intense AAFP lobbying, CMS on March 30 announced substantial measures to increase telehealth flexibility as FPs fight COVID-19.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200401cmstelehealth.html

Three federal telehealth rules that no longer apply during the COVID-19 pandemic -- FPM

Mar 31, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is waiving a number of telehealth rules during the COVID-19 public health emergency to encourage physicians to evaluate and treat patients remotely, when possible.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Taking Care of Each Other in This Time of Crisis

Mar 31, 2020 - Kimberly Becher, M.D., reports in this Fresh Perspectives blog post how she is caring for her rural community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how that community is supporting her clinic with needed supplies.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200331fp-covidcare.html

Telehealth Deserves Payment; the AAFP Is Helping Secure It

Mar 31, 2020 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's efforts to help family physicians during the pandemic, including securing payment for telephone-based services.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200331itt-telehealth.html

Small Business Administration Assistance for Family Physicians During COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020 - The SBA is providing targeted, low-interest loans to qualifying small businesses, including family physician practices, during the COVID-19 crisis.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief/sba.html

COVID-19: CMS Relaxes Regulatory Requirements for Physicians and Hospitals

Mar 31, 2020 - On March 30, CMS announced plans to temporarily relax several regulations to help the health care system deal with COVID-19 and expected patient surges. These adjustments, which are retroactive to March 1, reflect recent AAFP advocacy and are listed here.

Advocacy : Hub Archive

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/ffm-archive/cms-relaxes-reg-req.html

AAFP Eases CME, Dues Deadlines so FPs Can Focus on Pandemic

Mar 31, 2020 - To make sure nothing pulls FPs' attention away from the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP is easing CME requirements for membership and extending the deadline for payment of dues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200331membershipcovid.html

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 30, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=113

Medicare expanding accelerated and advance payments due to COVID-19 -- FPM

Mar 30, 2020 - The payments are typically offered during natural disasters. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS is expanding the program for all Medicare providers and suppliers throughout the country.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

How to leave coronavirus behind when you come home -- FPM

Mar 30, 2020 - Providing patient care during the pandemic means you and your family are at risk for exposure. Here's how to limit the risk as you return home at the end of your workday.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_home.html

FP Playing Key Role in States' Pandemic Response

Mar 30, 2020 - As chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, family physician Marcus Plescia, M.D., M.P.H., plays an important role in states' pandemic response.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200330fdf-plescia.html

Medicare Physicians' COVID-19 Payment Relief Is Underway

Mar 30, 2020 - Family physicians racing to quell the COVID-19 pandemic can expect a significant payment boost from CMS, thanks to the Academy's advocacy.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200330covidpayment.html

COVID-19: Financial Relief for Family Physicians

Mar 29, 2020 - The AAFP breaks down CARES Act, what it means for family physicians, and how to get the funding your practice needs now to battle COVID-19.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief.html

COVID-19: Changes to CME Requirements and Member Dues

Mar 29, 2020 - Learn more about AAFP membership requirements and dues relief for members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/membership-requirements-and-dues-relief.html

COVID-19: Financial Relief for Family Physicians

Mar 29, 2020 - The AAFP breaks down CARES Act, what it means for family physicians, and how to get the funding your practice needs now to battle COVID-19.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief.html/

AAFP Initial Response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Mar 27, 2020 - Initial response from the AAFP on the passing of the CARES Act related to COVID-19 and family physicians.

Advocacy : Hub Archive

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/ffm-archive/cares-act-response.html

COVID-19: Member Communications Town Hall QandA Archive

Mar 27, 2020 - The AAFP archive of questions and answers from Virtual Town Halls related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/q-a-archive.html

Annals of Family Medicine Issues Call for COVID-19 Content

Mar 27, 2020 - In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Annals of Family Medicine is announcing a call for papers and various other materials containing COVID-19 related content.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200327annalsfmcovid.html

Fix the Biggest Leak in the Primary Care Pipeline

Mar 27, 2020 - Despite record numbers of medical students matching into family medicine, AAFP Senior Vice President for Education Clif Knight, M.D., says U.S. allopathic medical schools must produce more family physicians.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200327guested-pipeline.html

R. Shawn Martin -- Executive Management Team

Mar 26, 2020 - Shawn Martin serves as executive vice president and chief executive officer designee for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/staff/shawn-martin.html

Stephanie Quinn -- Executive Management Team

Mar 26, 2020 - Stephanie Quinn, senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy at the AAFP, is responsible for overseeing the AAFP Division of Government Relations and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC, as well as the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/staff/stephanie-quinn.html

The parking lot visit: how it works -- FPM

Mar 25, 2020 - In an effort to minimize patient and staff exposure to infectious pathogens (such as COVID-19), some clinics are conducting parts or the entirety of the encounter in the parking lot or even in the patient's car.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

COVID-19 Pandemic: News and Views

Mar 25, 2020 - This AAFP News section features news and commentary about the global disease outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus. Check here often for the latest updates.

AAFP News : COVID-19 Pandemic: News and Views

https://www.aafp.org/news/covid-19-news.html

COVID-19: Member Communications Email Archive

Mar 25, 2020 - The AAFP archive of member emails related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/email-archive.html

COVID-19: Member Communications

Mar 25, 2020 - The AAFP archive of all member communications related to COVID-19, including emails and town hall replays.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications.html

COVID-19: Member Communications Town Hall Archive

Mar 25, 2020 - The AAFP archive of COVID-19 town halls, which are held live every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. CDT beginning March 25.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/town-hall-archive.html

COVID-19: CME

Mar 25, 2020 - Earn CME credit on new AAFP activities and access additional COVID-19 education resources.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19_cme.html

COVID-19: Practice Management

Mar 25, 2020 - Find resources that can help you manage your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/Covid-19-practice-management.html

COVID-19: Clinical Resources and Patient Education

Mar 25, 2020 - Get AAFP-vetted resources to prepare your practice, help your patients, and stay informed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/covid-19_resources.html

When can recovering COVID-19 patients leave isolation, and do they need return-to-work ...

Mar 24, 2020 - As the COVID-19 outbreaks continues, more physicians may be fielding calls from recovering patients who want to know when they can return to daily activities, including work.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_work_notes.html

Private Practice in a Time of Pandemic

Mar 24, 2020 - In this Leader Voices Blog post, Andrew Carroll, M.D., details how he changed processes and procedures in his practice -- including expanding telehealth -- after COVID-19 spread into his state.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200324lv-pandemic.html

AAFP to Host Weekly COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls

Mar 24, 2020 - As the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy will begin hosting a weekly Virtual Town Hall each Wednesday to give members the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200324covidtownhalls.html

CMS offers data reporting relief in response to COVID-19 -- FPM

Mar 23, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the deadline to submit 2019 performance data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System due to COVID-19.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

A virtual visit algorithm: how to differentiate and code telehealth visits, e-visits, ...

Mar 23, 2020 - There are three options for providing virtual visits: telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins. Here's how to tell them apart, and how to code for them.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Biography for Jennifer L. Brull, MD, FAAFP -- Jennifer L. Brull, MD, FAAFP

Mar 23, 2020 - Biography for Jennifer L. Brull, MD, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand1/bio.mem.html

COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Must Include Physicians, AAFP Says

Mar 23, 2020 - Stimulus legislation intended to ease burdens posed by the COVID-19 pandemic should support and sustain physicians and their practices during this unprecedented national emergency, said the Academy and four other groups in a March 20 letter to congressional leaders.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200323covidstimulus.html

Inside Look at Using Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 23, 2020 - The AAFP recently updated its guidance on using telehealth to specifically address caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members can also exchange information on virtual visits via a new online community.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200323covidtelehealth.html

Caring for School-Aged Patients

Mar 22, 2020 - Caring for School-Aged Patients

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/school-age-patients.html

Patient triage, scheduling, and rooming: three ways to adapt your workflows for ...

Mar 20, 2020 - As increasing numbers of patients contact physicians’ offices to report symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory infection, practices need to adapt their workflows to minimize exposure. Here are three recommended changes.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

COVID-19: FP Searches for Supplies, Information and Lessons

Mar 20, 2020 - As COVID-19 spreads across the country, Allison Edwards, M.D., describes the difficulty and frustration of preparing for the pandemic in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200320fp-ppesearch.html

Despite Canceled Celebrations, A Record Year for Family Medicine in the 2020 Match

Mar 20, 2020 - Match Day 2020: Despite Canceled Celebrations, Another Record Year for Family Medicine in the 2020 Match

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/match-day-2020.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 106 - March 15, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Mar 20, 2020 - Episode 106 includes Breathe by Renée Crichlow, MD, and discussions on combination therapy for hypertension, esketamine for depression, guidelines for group B Streptococcus disease, medication use to reduce breast cancer risk, genital ulcers, Clinical Answers quick-fire.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/106.html

Despite Canceled Celebrations, A Record Year for Family Medicine in the 2020 Match

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Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/match-2020.html

More U.S. Students Match to Family Medicine in Record Year

Mar 20, 2020 - In the first entirely unified match for allopathic and osteopathic medical students, the total number of U.S. students and graduates matching into the specialty increased by 103 while the overall family medicine match increased by nearly 500.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200320matchday.html

AAFP Tells Insurers to Meet Demand for Telehealth Payment

Mar 20, 2020 - To allow family physicians maximum flexibility to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP this week asked Congress and insurers to require that all health insurance plans expand coverage for virtual care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200320telehealthcoverage.html

How to tell policymakers what you need to fight COVID-19 -- FPM

Mar 19, 2020 - Telling state or federal representatives what’s going on in your practices can not only make them better informed, it can also help ward off feelings of helplessness.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_advocacy_tips.html

AAFP Grassroots Advocacy Tools for Engaging Federal Policymakers on COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 - Tools from the AAFP on how to engage federal policymakers to advocate for family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/advocacy-tools.html

Making self-care a priority, even now -- FPM

Mar 18, 2020 - Now more than ever, physicians need to be practicing self-care so they can continue to care for others. Here are four things you can do - but just pick one.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

New Physicians Share Match Day Memories, Advice

Mar 18, 2020 - With the results of the National Resident Matching Program scheduled to be released on March 20, we asked our new physician bloggers to share memories of their own Match Days. Read what they shared in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200318fp-matchmemories.html

Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 18, 2020 - What you need to know about providing telehealth services to patients during COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth.html

America’s Frontline Physicians Recommend Further Actions to Address COVID-19

Mar 18, 2020 - Today America’s frontline physicians issued a series of recommendations about steps that should be taken to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/covid19-further-actions.html

Gallup Survey: Support for Childhood Vaccination Declining

Mar 18, 2020 - Results of a recent Gallup survey indicate that overall support for childhood vaccinations has dropped 10% in the past two decades. The survey found that 84% of adults surveyed in 2019 said it was extremely or very important that parents vaccinate their children, down from 94% in 2001.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200318gallupvax.html

U.S. FP Shares COVID-19 Insights From Practice in China

Mar 18, 2020 - As thousands of U.S. family physicians brace for COVID-19 in their communities, AAFP member Laura Jordhen, M.D., shares her insights after experiencing the outbreak at her practice in China.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200318covid19qa.html

COVID-19: The AAFP Is Working to Keep You Informed, Prepared

Mar 17, 2020 - As COVID-19 spreads, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the resources the Academy is making available and the steps it is taking to help family physicians prepare for the pandemic.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200317itt-covidefforts.html

Match QandA: Will You Find What You're Looking For?

Mar 17, 2020 - Match Day is almost here. In this Leader Voices Blog post, fourth-year medical student Margaret Miller and family medicine resident Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., share a conversation about their Match experiences.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200317lv-match.html

Standout Student Eager for Match Results

Mar 16, 2020 - Elana Curry has been a medical student leader at Ohio State University. On March 20, she'll be one of the thousands of fourth-year students waiting to find out where they will complete their training.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200316fdf-curry.html

Academy Pushes for Strong Federal Response to COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020 - In a series of recent letters, the AAFP pressed lawmakers and administration officials to speed the flow of materials and data to family physicians and to reinforce the primary care safety net.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200316covidadvocacy.html

USPSTF: Screen All Adults 18-79 for HCV Infection

Mar 16, 2020 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a final recommendation statement that calls for screening all adults ages 18-79 for hepatitis C virus infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200316uspstfhcvscreen.html

Hypertension - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and blood pressure monitoring and screening. This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=12

Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2020 - More than 70% of adults treated for primary hypertension will eventually require at least two antihypertensive agents, either initially as combination therapy or as add-on therapy if monotherapy and lifestyle modifications do not achieve adequate blood pressure control. Four main ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p341.html

Office Spirometry: Indications and Interpretation - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2020 - High-quality, office-based spirometry provides diagnostic information as useful and reliable as testing performed in a pulmonary function laboratory. Spirometry may be used to monitor progression of lung disease and response to therapy. A stepwise approach to spirometry allows for ease ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p362.html

Genital Ulcers: Differential Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2020 - Genital ulcers may be located on the vagina, penis, and anorectal or perineal areas and may be infectious or noninfectious. Herpes simplex virus is the most common cause of genital ulcers in the United States. A diagnosis of genital herpes simplex virus infection is made through ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p355.html

Esketamine (Spravato) for Treatment-Resistant Depression - STEPS - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2020 - Esketamine is an in-office treatment for patients with a severe major depressive disorder to be used in addition to oral antidepressant therapy.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p339.html

Fracture Prevention in Older Adults - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse - ...

Mar 15, 2020 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p370.html

Group B Streptococcus Disease: AAP Updates Guidelines for the Management of At-Risk ...

Mar 15, 2020 - The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have updated guidelines for management of early- and late-onset group B streptococcus disease in infants.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p378.html

Integrating Breast Cancer Risk Management into Primary Care - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2020 - It is important that primary care physicians have the ability and resources to identify women eligible for genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p330.html

Medication Use to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer - Putting Prevention into Practice - ...

Mar 15, 2020 - E.F., a 40-year-old woman, comes to your office for a routine gynecologic visit. She is not taking any medications and is generally healthy. She is sexually active, and her last menstrual period started 10 days ago.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p373.html

Medication Use to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Mar 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer to prescribe risk-reducing medications, such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, or aromatase inhibitors, to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer and at low risk for adverse medication effects.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/od1.html

Common Cold, IV Fluids for Children, e-Cigarettes, Postpartum Depression, Actinic ...

Mar 15, 2020 - 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/2020/0315/p332.html

Conjunctival Lesion in a 10-Year-Old Girl - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Mar 15, 2020 Issue Photo Quiz Conjunctival Lesion in a 10-Year-Old Girl MATTHEW HAWKS, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland MEGAN COOK, DO, Nellis Family Medicine Residency, Las Vegas, Nevada Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p375.html

Evidence Lacking That Acupuncture Is More Effective Than Placebo - Letters to the ...

Mar 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Mar 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Evidence Lacking That Acupuncture Is More Effective Than Placebo Am Fam Physician. 2020 Mar 15;101(6):325-326. Original Article: Acupuncture for Pain Issue Date: July 15, 2019 See additional reader comments...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p325.html

Acupuncture Not Supported By Strong Scientific Evidence - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Acupuncture Not Supported By Strong Scientific Evidence Am Fam Physician. 2020 Mar 15;101(6):326-328. Original Article: Acupuncture for Pain; and Integrating Medical Acupuncture into Family Medicine Practice [Editorial] Issue Date: July 15,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p326.html

Genital Ulcers: What Causes Them? - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Mar 15, 2020 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p355-s1.html

Acute Coronary Syndrome -- FP Essentials

Mar 14, 2020 - 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/490-ed.html

New code for vaping-related illness may require a billing system update -- FPM

Mar 12, 2020 - Update your electronic health record and billing systems for a new diagnosis code for vaping-related illness that takes effect April 1.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Meeting Updates

Mar 12, 2020 - The AAFP has determined that it is necessary to cancel several upcoming live events due to information from the CDC and our experts regarding COVID-19.

Events : AAFP Meeting Updates

https://www.aafp.org/events/aafp-meeting-updates.html

AAFP Sees Strong Maternal Health Potential in 'Momnibus' Act

Mar 12, 2020 - The Academy expressed support for the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020, a set of proposals aimed at narrowing critical health disparities.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200312momnibus.html

AAFP Taps Veteran Family Medicine Advocate as Next CEO/EVP

Mar 12, 2020 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin was introduced March 11 as the successor to retiring Academy CEO and EVP Douglas Henley, M.D.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200312smartinceo.html

AHRQ Issues Guide for Improving Long-term Opioid Management

Mar 12, 2020 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new guide for primary care clinics that aims to improve management of patients with chronic pain who are on long-term opioid therapy.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200312ahrqopioidguide.html

Browse All AAFP Policies A-Z

Mar 11, 2020 - Browse all AAFP policies alphabetically.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/a-z.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Names Shawn Martin as Incoming CEO

Mar 11, 2020 - American Academy of Family Physicians Names Shawn Martin as Incoming CEO

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/american-academy-of-family-physicians-names-shawn-martin-as-incoming-ceo.html

Data Sharing and Information Blocking Rules a Step in the Right Direction

Mar 11, 2020 - Data Sharing and Information Blocking Rules a Step in the Right Direction

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/data-sharing-and-information-blocking-rules-a-step-in-the-right-direction.html

AAFP Creates COVID-19 Member Community, Preparation Checklist

Mar 11, 2020 - The AAFP continues to work with the CDC and state/local health departments to disseminate the latest COVID-19 guidance to members via one resource, while urging federal agencies to give FPs the tools they need to combat the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200311coronavirus4.html

Coronavirus (COVID-19): new telehealth rules and procedure codes for testing -- FPM

Mar 10, 2020 - CMS has loosened restrictions on telehealth reimbursement for areas where the spread of the new coronavirus has been deemed an emergency.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Tips for Landing Grants to Help Offer Mental Health Care

Mar 10, 2020 - Grant funding can make a big difference in delivering mental health care. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Kurt Bravata, M.D., shares lessons learned from successes and failures in pursuing funding.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200310fp-grants.html

Resolution No. 611 (New York State C) - Increased Research for Preventing and ...

Mar 10, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for greater federal and private-sector funding that will reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases/infections through prevention and environmental measures, and be it further that the American Academy of Family ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/newyork-c.mem.html

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

Mar 10, 2020 - 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

Worrisome Increase in Marijuana Vaping Seen Among Youth

Mar 10, 2020 - Findings from two recently published research letters show that rates of marijuana use in e-cigarettes have increased significantly among U.S. middle and high school students since 2017.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200310marijuanavape.html

Chronic care management coding updates for 2020 -- FPM

Mar 9, 2020 - Chronic care management has been hampered by reimbursements that don't match costs and complex rules for care plans. Some relief is coming this year.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/ccm_changes_2020.html

AAFP Goals Support Award-winning Primary Care From FPs

Mar 9, 2020 - Gary LeRoy, M.D., outlines in this Leader Voices Blog post the Academy's strategic priorities to support primary care's award-winning formula of first contact, coordination, comprehensiveness and continuity.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200309lv-egot.html

Embracing Challenge to Forge Family Medicine Workforce

Mar 9, 2020 - Program director Deborah Clements, M.D., is always on the lookout for prospective residents who have overcome challenges because she knows from experience that navigating hardships can make you a better doctor.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200309fdf-clements.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 105 - March 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Mar 6, 2020 - Episode 105 includes discussions on point-of-care ultrasonography, vitamin and mineral supplementation for maintaining cognitive function, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, probiotics for antibiotic-associated diarrhea, emotional support animals, music therapy for depression, and tai chi...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/105.html

Russell Kohl, M.D., Runs for AAFP Vice Speaker

Mar 6, 2020 - The Oklahoma AFP announces the candidacy of Russell Kohl, M.D., of Stilwell, Kan., for AAFP vice speaker.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200306kohl-cand-ann.html

2019 MIPS Data Submission Deadline Approaching Fast

Mar 6, 2020 - Family physicians and other eligible clinicians have until March 31 to report their 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System data.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20200306submitmipsdata.html

Coding for the new coronavirus and COVID-19 illness -- FPM

Mar 5, 2020 - There is no specific diagnosis code in the U.S. yet for COVID-19. Here's what to use instead.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

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