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Alternative Interventions for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Men -...

Jun 1, 2019 - In men with chronic pelvic pain and urinary dysfunction who have not responded to standard medical management, extracorporeal shock wave therapy reduces symptoms and increases quality of life. Acupuncture may also provide benefit to some patients.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p677.html

Transitional Care Management: Practical Processes for Your Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Helping patients safely bridge the gap from acute care to ambulatory care is good for patients and practices too.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p27.html

Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients with COPD - Medicine by the Numbers - American ...

Jun 1, 2019 - This research fails to determine whether the modest potential benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outweigh the risk of resistance. Find out more.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/od1.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

Benefits and Harms for Low-Dose Aspirin in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus - POEMs - ...

Jun 1, 2019 - The 7,740 patients who took low-dose aspirin experienced 51 fewer vascular deaths, nonfatal myocardial infarctions, or nonfatal ischemic strokes; 29 fewer transient ischemic attacks; and 44 fewer revascularizations than patients who took placebo over a mean of 7.4 years.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p718.html

Improving Vaccination Rates for the 2018-2019 Influenza Season -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - This organizational supplement summarizes information and resources the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develops, utilizes, and disseminates to family physicians and their health care teams to increase influenza vaccination rates.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p17.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

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2019 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Create annual visit plans for your patients | Use your EHR to close care gaps | Use passwords to practice mindfulness

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p32.html

An Unhappily Married Patient - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - Overall, marriage enhances health. Men gain greater health benefits from marriage than their wives. Conversely, wives are more negatively affected by a bad marriage than their husbands. In general, the health benefit of marriage is maximized in a good marriage but negated in a bad ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p708.html

Rethinking Roles: Your Colleagues’ and Your Own -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - How can you foster teamwork when you aren’t the boss?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p4.html

Aspirin, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, and Placebo Equally Effective in Preventing Colorectal ...

Jun 1, 2019 - After 12 months, neither aspirin nor EPA, alone or in combination, are any better than placebo at preventing colorectal adenomas in patients with high-risk neoplasia.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p717.html

A New Lexicon for Physicians: A Poem for Physicians Who Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - What if EHRs, MIPS, and MACRA all stood for something else--something truly meaningful?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p36.html

My Kidney Donation: Unexpected Twists - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - An altruistic kidney donation and an unexpected nephrectomy.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p672.html

Preoperative Nutritional Optimization in Older Patients Reduces Complications - Letters...

Jun 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Preoperative Nutritional Optimization in Older Patients Reduces Complications Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jun 1;99(11):665-666. Original Article: Preoperative Assessment in Older Adults: A Comprehensive Approach...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p665.html

Probiotic Ineffective for Treatment of Acute Gastroenteritis in Young Children - POEMs ...

Jun 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2019 Issue POEMs Patient-Oriented Evidence That Matters Probiotic Ineffective for Treatment of Acute Gastroenteritis in Young Children Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jun 1;99(11):717-718. Clinical Question Is the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p717a.html

Medical Content Should Be Equitable and Inclusive of Diverse Populations - Letters to ...

Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Medical Content Should Be Equitable and Inclusive of Diverse Populations Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jun 1;99(11):664-665. To the Editor: I am writing to bring your attention to the need for more racially inclusive language and equity-driven content...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p664.html

Corrections - Jun 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2019 Issue Reader Services Corrections Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jun 1;99(11):666. Strength of evidence. The article, The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems (November 1, 2018, p. 595), contained an error in the third...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p666.html

Corrections - Jun 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2019 Issue Reader Services Corrections Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jun 1;99(11):666. Incorrect disease risk. The article, The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems (November 1, 2018, p. 595), contained an error in the third...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p666a.html

Caregiver Care - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2019 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p699-s1.html

Seven ways your medical assistant can help you provide patient-centered care -- FPM

May 31, 2019 - Need new resources to provide better patient care? How about following these seven strategies to better use the medical assistants you already have?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

FMX CME Faculty

May 31, 2019 - View FMX CME faculty by name. 2019 FMX,October September 24-28, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

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

2019 News, Agendas, Resolutions, and Reports -- Member Constituency Resources

May 31, 2019 - Get access to the 2019 NCCL news, agendas, resolutions and reports.

About AAFP : Member Constituencies

https://www.aafp.org/about/constituencies/resources/past-ncsc/2019.html

Study Links Patient Appointment Times, Cancer Screening Rates

May 31, 2019 - New research suggests that patients' appointment time may factor into whether their primary care physician refers them for breast and/or colorectal cancer screening.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190531visit-time.html

Transitional care management: four areas to improve -- FPM

May 30, 2019 - Patients sometimes fall through the gaps when moving from an acute care environment to home. Improve these four areas to prevent that from happening.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

MIPS Measures Reference Guide -- Practice Management

May 30, 2019 - The MIPS Measures Reference Guide will help you select measures appropriate for your practice.

Practice Management : Quality Improvement

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/improvement/measures/mips-measures-guide.html

How to encourage more appropriate quality measures -- FPM

May 29, 2019 - Many quality measure do not help patients or are out of the physician's control. If facing such measures, here are two things physicians can do.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Weight of New 'M.D.' Carries Rewarding Responsibility

May 29, 2019 - Newly graduated family physician Chandler Stisher, M.D., M.P.H., reflects on what the two new letters after his name mean for him, his patients and his community.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190529lv-graduation.html

CMS Prescription Drug Final Rule Addresses AAFP Concerns

May 29, 2019 - CMS recently released a final rule on Medicare drug prices that held some wins for the AAFP and other physician organizations that are fighting for patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190529drugpricerule.html

AAFP Seeks Applicants for 2019-20 Health Equity Fellowship

May 29, 2019 - Building on a successful inaugural run, the AAFP and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors are seeking applicants for the yearlong 2019-20 health equity fellowship.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190529healthequityfellow.html

Sharp Rise Seen in Teen Self-Poisoning Suicide Attempts

May 29, 2019 - Rates of attempted suicide by self-poisoning among U.S. adolescents and young adults have more than doubled in the past decade. Among girls and young women, rates nearly tripled during that period.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190529self-poison.html

Research Highlights the Enigma of Primary Care Spending

May 29, 2019 - A recent analysis of overall health care spending on Medicare beneficiaries found that spending on primary care accounted for just a small percentage of total fee-for-service expenditures.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190529pcspendstudy.html

Taking Aim at the High Deductibles That Drive Off Patients

May 28, 2019 - A new coalition co-founded by the Academy aims to realign the incentives and design of health care, writes AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190528itt-consumersfirst.html

Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family ...

May 28, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Trump Administration to Protect Transgender ...

May 28, 2019 - America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Trump Administration to Protect Transgender Patients and Women’s Reproductive Health

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/americas-frontline-physicians-urge-trump-administration-to-protect-transgender-patients-and-womens-reproductive-health.html

FP Relies on Faith to Help Her Keep Blazing New Trails

May 28, 2019 - As a young girl living in inner-city Detroit, Ophelia Garmon-Brown, M.D., lacked the resources that many of her colleagues had as children. What Garmon-Brown had, however, was an abundance of faith that continues, even today, to guide her work.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190528fdf-garmon-brown.html

Lawmakers Need Guidance to Fix U.S. 'Wealth Care' Culture

May 28, 2019 - The Family Medicine Advocacy Summit opened with detailed advice on how FPs can use stories and data to win greater support from legislators for primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190528fmas-caseforpc.html

FPs Opine on Practice Transformation Network Experience

May 28, 2019 - New research from the American Board of Family Medicine examines why physicians joined a practice transformation network, what they expected and what they got from the experience.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190528ptnetworsks.html

The first step to changing your practice culture -- FPM

May 24, 2019 - If your practice's culture isn't inspiring you and your colleagues to do their best work, change it. Start by sitting down and answering this key question.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

May 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the AHRQ and its vital function in the development of quality patient care and healthcare system insight.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/research/ahrq.html

Quality Payment Program Support for Small and Rural Practices in Alabama and Tennessee ...

May 24, 2019 - Learn how to get Quality Payment Program (QPP) support for small and rural practices in Alabama and Tennessee.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/qpp-surs/alabama-tennessee.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 86 - May 15, 2019 -- American Family Physician

May 24, 2019 - Episode 86 includes discussions on pain in growing bones, chronic cough in children, lice and scabies, screening for intimate partner violence, colon cancer screening, deprescribing, Deprescribing Priorities game and song.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/86.html

Consumers First Coalition Launches With AAFP on Board

May 24, 2019 - The Academy this month helped launch the Consumers First Coalition, an alliance designed to examine and improve disparities in the U.S. health care system.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190524consumersfirst.html

How to create simple annual visit plans for your patients -- FPM

May 23, 2019 - Family physicians often have to think through a patient's future care needs during a visit, which can hurt efficiency and allow things to go unaddressed. Creating annual visit plans with each patient may help.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults - Clinical Preventive Service ...

May 23, 2019 - The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/domestic-violence.html

Resolution No. 411 (California B) - Endorse Restriction of Antibiotic Use in Food ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support legislation restricting the use of antibiotics in food animal production to the treatment of animals with active disease, equivalent to the use in humans, and be it further that the American Academy of Family ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/california-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 302 (Connecticut A) - Responsibilities of Commercial and Government ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians meet with all national insurers that undertake value-based contracts, including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to advocate for adjustment of Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) scores at least annually ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/connecticut-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 410 (Georgia B) - Maternity and Reproductive Health Care are Essential ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation that allows insurers to opt out of maternity and reproductive health coverage, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians issue a formal statement affirming that maternity and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/georgia-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 508 (Minnesota B) - Encourage Completion of a Health Impact Assessment ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support the requirement that all federal environmental impact statements be required to include a comprehensive and independently produced Health Impact Assessment.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/minnesota-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 401 (Minnesota A) - Military Tobacco 21 -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians adopt a policy position and lobby the United States congress to pass a law that makes it illegal for military commissaries to sell tobacco products to those under 21.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/minnesota-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 311 (Mississippi B) - Emphasizing Direct Clinical Care in Health Care ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians lobby to require that 85% of all health care expenditures go only to direct hands-on patient care, and be it further that the AAFP support strict restrictions and penalties for all insurance companies including the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/mississippi-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 509 (Mississippi C) - Stop the Blame the Doctors Game: Evidence Says ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support appropriate and individualized pain treatment by physicians as essential to quality medical care and continue their efforts to encourage physicians to prescribe opiates responsibly, and be it further that the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/mississippi-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 507 (New Jersey A) - Change the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians engage in a dialogue with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in effort to modify or eliminate the three-midnight rule in cases where the patient requires discharge to subacute care but does not require ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newjersey-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 412 (New Hampshire B) - Round Up Our Troops – Beware of Glyphosate -- ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians educate its members about the potential health hazards of human exposure to glyphosate, and be it further that the AAFP work with other agencies and organizations, in addition to the American Academy of Pediatrics, to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newhampshire-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 206 (New Mexico B) - Health in All Policies (HiAP) -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians provide education on the Health in All Policy (HiAP) approach at the annual Family Medicine Advocacy Summit and the National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newmexico-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 512 (New Mexico D) - Immigration Policy -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians actively oppose the current administration’s immigration policies and the building of a wall along the southern border of the United States given its detrimental effect on the economic, ecological, and community health ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newmexico-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 511 (New Mexico C) - Pharmaceutical Drug Pricing -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for marketplace solutions and federal cost control to reduce pharmaceutical drug pricing.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newmexico-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 209 (New York State A) - Support Paid Sick Leave for Employees -- ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for a Federal paid sick leave law.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newyork-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 506 (New York State B) - Loser Pays Tort Reform -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support loser pays tort reform for medical malpractice and personal liability cases, whereby the plaintiff and plaintiff’s attorney shall be jointly and severally liable for the costs of defendant’s legal and related ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newyork-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 502 (New York State E) - Oppose Non-Evidence-Based Restrictions to ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation that would prohibit telemedicine access to medication abortion or impose restrictions on access to medication abortion using telemedicine that are not placed on other medical services, and be it ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newyork-e.mem.html

Resolution No. 409 (New York State H) - Opposing Policies and Procedures Compelling ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate against policies and practices of incentivizing individuals involved in the justice system to seek family planning services including sterilization, contraception, and abortion, and be it further that the AAFP ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newyork-h.mem.html

Resolution No. 207 (New York State G) - Use of Reparative or Conversion Therapy -- ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physiciansreaffirm its policy opposing the use of ‘reparative’ or ‘conversion’ therapy of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that parents, ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newyork-g.mem.html

Resolution No. 515 (Puerto Rico A) - The Medicare and Medicaid Funding Shortage - ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians write a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to uncap Puerto Rico’s federal Medicare and Medicaid funds.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/puertorico-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 513 (Vermont A) - Support a Publicly Funded Universal Primary Care ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Physicians develop a policy statement in support of a publicly funded universal primary system in states who pursue this model, and be it further that the AAFP survey chapters about the feasibility of a legislative ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/vermont-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 510 (Virginia B) - Unsolicited Requests for Compound Topical Medications...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians request the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services consider requiring compound pharmacies to inform patients of what the actual cost is to the patient and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/virginia-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 407 (Washington A) - Support Housing Access for All -- Congress of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for policies supporting Housing First approaches (such as permanent housing with community-based, integrated treatment, rehabilitation and support services), including for policies that encourage Medicaid ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/washington-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 408 (Washington B) - Treating Substance Use Disorder in Jails and ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for increased access to evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders, including use of opioid-agonist therapy, in correctional facilities, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/washington-b.mem.html

Five problems with clinic design -- FPM

May 22, 2019 - The success of a clinic is often tied to how it is laid out and operated. If your practice has any of these five features, you could have a problem.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. 511 (Connecticut A) - National Guidelines Clearinghouse and ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians, as part of its ongoing efforts to provide family physicians with peer-reviewed, high-quality evidence to make treatment decisions for and with their patients at the point-of-care, join with the Agency for Healthcare ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 307 (Connecticut B) - Payer Acceptance of Supplemental Data in ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians develop educational materials for payers and physician members discussing the limitations of claims data, the importance of accurate quality reporting, the importance of supplemental data in assuring accurate quality ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 506 (Co-Sponsored C) - Removing Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians engage in efforts to overturn the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) classification on mifepristone.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 408 (Co-Sponsored D) - Support Measures to Decrease Maternal Mortality ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians engage in efforts to overturn the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) classification on mifepristone.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 507 (Co-Sponsored E) - Oppose the Criminalization of Self-Induced ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate against any legislative efforts to criminalize self-induced abortion.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 302 (Co-Sponsored F) - Big Data and Family Medicine -- Congress of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians study All Payer Claims Databases (APCDs) and their application to family physicians, including, but not limited to: ◾how APCDs can assist family physicians in clinical practice; ◾how APCDs can be used to advocate for ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 516 (Co-Sponsored L) - Primary Care Spending Rate -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians update and expand its toolkit to include all payers in its model templates for chapters to use to advocate for legislation or regulation in their state to establish favorable primary care spending rates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 417 (Indiana A) - Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Related Life and ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians work with its partners to develop and implement a strategy to advocate for ending insurers’ practice of denying life and disability insurance to HIV-negative patients who choose to protect themselves with pre-exposure ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 313 (Indiana B) - Health Care Effectiveness Data and Information Set ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians adopt a policy that recommends the reduction and/or elimination of Health Care Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) audits by Medicaid and their managed care plans.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 420 - Natural Disaster Contingency Plan -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians help create a natural disaster contingency plan that involves the logistics of the continuation of primary care services during, before, and after a natural disaster in consortium with each AAFP chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 615 - Puerto Rico Primary Care Physician Exodus -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians, in coordination with the Puerto Rico Academy of Family Physicians chapter, study the causes of primary care physician exodus, and be it further that the AAFP work with the Puerto Rico Academy of Family Physicians ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 407 (Massachusetts A) - Safe Injection Facilities -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support efforts to establish, and study the outcomes, of pilot safe injection facilities in the United States, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians call for leadership of pilot safe injection...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 304 (Michigan A) - PCP Modifiers to Increase Student Choice in Family ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians convene a meeting with the Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel, Relative Value Scale Update Committee, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other appropriate ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 305 (Michigan B) - All PCP Services are Preventive -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians convene a meeting with the Relative Value Scale Update Committee, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, United States Preventive Services Task Force, and other appropriate ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 306 (Michigan C) - Reimburse Family Physicians for Mental Health Care ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians convene a meeting with the Relative Value Scale Update Committee, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Health Plans, and other appropriate organizations to mandate ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 301 (Minnesota D) - Protect the Future of Family Physicians and Our ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians develop a policy to promote the appropriate compensation of physicians for oversight of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and be it further that the AAFP support legislation that ensures patients receive ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 512 (Missouri A) - Assistant Physician Licensure -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians educate chapters as to the category of assistant physician licensure, and be it further that the AAFP encourage chapters to advocate for safe standards of supervision and oversight of medical school graduates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 310 (New Jersey A) - Medicare HCC Amnesia -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians petition the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to redesign documentation requirements that take into account the historical relative risk in order to ensure that family physicians are truly being paid on the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 309 (New Mexico B) - Prior Authorization Reimbursement -- Congress of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians work with the American Medical Association to further research and establish time-based Current Procedural Terminology codes that are specific to and are only for compensation for completing prior authorizations by ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 604 (New York State A) - Increase Continuing Medical Education Credit ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians increase the allowable continuing medical education (CME) credit provided for teaching to a maximum of 50 percent of the CME hours required over a 3-year cycle [up to 75 hours of the presently required 150 hours].

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

May 22, 2019 - 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. 509 (New York State D) - Oppose Fetal Personhood Terminology in ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose the use of non-scientific language in the domain of reproductive health in governmental policies and legislative initiatives.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 602 (New York State I) - Worrisome Letter from the ABFM Warning of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians work with our partners at the American Board of Family Medicine to remove voluntary surrender of a license or practice privileges or voluntary limitations as cause for revoking Board Certification.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 410 (South Carolina A) - National Immunization Registry -- Congress of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for a national immunization registry for children and adults that is web-based accessible, and be it further that the AAFP request the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to monitor a national ...

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

AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

May 22, 2019 - AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-honors-two-with-congressional-primary-care-champion-award.html

Academy Lauds Lawmakers as Champions of Family Medicine

May 22, 2019 - During the 2019 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., the Academy recognized Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., with Congressional Primary Care Champion Awards.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190522fmasawards.html

CDC Updates TB Recommendations for Health Care Workers

May 22, 2019 - The CDC has updated its guidelines for TB screening, testing and treatment for health care personnel and published the revised guidance in a May 17 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190522tbguidelineupdt.html

Rural Study Explores Team-based Approach to Diabetes Care

May 22, 2019 - Results of a study recently published in the Southern Medical Journal highlight the effectiveness of a team-based approach to managing diabetes in a rural primary care setting.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190522ruraldiabetes.html

AAFP Warns Against Spread of Low-value Health Insurance

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

PCPs Discuss but Don't Document Social, Emotional Health

May 21, 2019 - New research shows that although nearly six minutes of primary care office visits with complex patients was devoted to discussing social and emotional topics, little of this data was recorded in the EHR.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190521ehrsocialhealth.html

FPs Can Lead on Changes That Keep Patients Out of Hospitals

May 20, 2019 - We know that social determinants of health can have immense effects on patients' health. In this Leader Voices Blog post, resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., asks family physicians to consider how they can address these factors.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190520lv-hospitalization.html

Philip D. Cleveland, MD -- Congress of Delegates

May 20, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Philip D. Cleveland, MD, introduced by the Washington Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Richard E. Rust, MD, FAAFP -- Congress of Delegates

May 20, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Richard E. Rust, MD, FAAFP, introduced by the Washington Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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