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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

Aug 14, 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

Highlights from 2019

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

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

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

Video Visits Tested in Homebound Geriatric Patients

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

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

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

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

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Adverse Childhood Experiences

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

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

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

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

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

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

AAFP Guides CMS on Administrative Simplification Efforts

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

CDC Launches #HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series

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

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

What to say when antibiotics are unnecessary -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Additional Rheumatologic Tests Critical in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis - Letters ...

Feb 15, 2019 - Letters to the Editor from AFP readers regarding previously published articles.

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0215/p221.html

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for UTIs in Patients with Neurogenic Bladder - FPIN's Help Desk ...

Feb 1, 2019 - Daily antibiotic prophylaxis should not be used in patients with acute and nonacute spinal cord injuries.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p186.html

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

Aug 12, 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. *** (Virginia A) - Colonoscopy Screening -- Congress of Delegates

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

AAFP Promotes Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

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

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

Following a Calling to Bolster Public Health

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

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

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

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

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

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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

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

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

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

Trump Administration Rolling the Dice on Health Care

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

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Deprescribing Is an Essential Part of Good Prescribing - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2019 - There are four important medication issues to discuss with patients as they get older. Find out more and learn the five steps to individualize deprescribing practices for each patient.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0101/p7.html

Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment with...

Dec 15, 2018 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk with the ankle-brachial index (ABI) in asymptomatic adults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1215/od1.html

High-deductible Plans Give 'Prevention' a New Meaning

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

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

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

Aug 9, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develop a toolkit of resources to raise awareness of family medicine's role in addressing and preventing sexual harassment, including resources for the AAFP members affected by sexual harassment and resources to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Illinois D) - EMR as a Condition of ACO Participation -- Congress ...

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Past Fellow Recipients -- Degree of Fellow

Aug 9, 2019 - Find out who was previously awarded the AAFP Degree of Fellow.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/fellow/past-recipients.mem.html

New MIGs Focus on Intimate Partner Violence, EMR Optimization

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

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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

Private Payer Issues -- Physician Payment

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

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

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

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

Aug 8, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians utilize electronic voting for all resolutions brought before the AAFP Congress of Delegates not considered on a consent calendar beginning with the 2020 Congress of Delegates, and that in an effort to provide ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (West Virginia A) - Engage the AARP Regarding its APRN Initiatives ...

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Health Insurance Marketplaces and CO-OPs

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

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Women's Health

Aug 8, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women, and call upon the insurance industry to support this standard of care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Obtaining Funds for Your FMIG -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

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

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

Aug 7, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) create a membership category for family physicians in executive leadership positions with no patient care duties considering the following eligibility, requirements, and privileges.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Electronic Health Records

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

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

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

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medicare Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

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

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Prescription Drug Issues

Aug 7, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug issues are a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

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

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

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

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

Letter Urges Protection of Access to Military Health Care

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

USPSTF: Don't Routinely Screen Adults for Pancreatic Cancer

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

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Ensuring Primary Care Access in States with an Aging Family Physician Workforce - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - In many states, at least 40% of family physicians are older than 55. Therefore, policymakers should support broad training models that produce enough primary care physicians to meet state population needs.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p743.html

AAFP Launches New Audio Journal Products

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

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

AAFP Recruiting for Alcohol SBI Office Champions Project

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

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

Billing for multiple skin procedures: three steps -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)support ensuring coverage of all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and products as well as voluntary sterilization procedures by private and public entities as part of a minimum ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Ohio B) - Expand ACGME Core Faculty Member Requirements -- Congress...

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ) adjusts its recommendations regarding children at AAFP meetings from Out of consideration for others, please do not bring children to CME events to AAFP supports families. Please use your best judgment ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) oppose legislation that targets family doctors who provide abortion services, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians issue a position paper against the practice of criminalizing physicians for ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Oregon D) - Support for Breastfeeding Mothers in the Workplace -- ...

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Medical Home

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

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Graduate Medical Education

Aug 5, 2019 - The AAFP believes that investment in the primary care workforce is vital and seeks to preserve funding for residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/gme.html

From Homeless Teen to Family Doc

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

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

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

HHS Designates $20 Million for New Rural Residency Programs

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

Value of Physical Exam Is Far More Than Meets the Eye

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

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Not Tough Enough? What More Do You Want?

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

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

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

Prasterone (Intrarosa) for Dyspareunia - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2019 - Prasterone is similarly effective to nonprescription options for treating vaginal dryness and itching associated with menopause and may offer a small benefit in the treatment of dyspareunia.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0115/p117.html

Environmental Concerns in Public Health

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

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Academy Takes First Look at Proposed Rule for 2020 MPFS

Aug 2, 2019 - As the AAFP begins formulating detailed comments to CMS on its proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule, several key elements already stand out. An initial summary the Academy has developed highlights those points.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190802mpfssummary.html

AHRQ Recruiting Clinics for Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Aug 2, 2019 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is recruiting 250-500 pediatric/adult ambulatory care clinics to participate in a free, 12-month antibiotic stewardship program.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190802ahrqabxprogram.html

Resolution No. *** (Colorado A) - Family Medicine Residency Closure -- Congress of ...

Aug 1, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Physicians request that the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) expand and alter the ABFM definition of hardship to create a new category of program, rather than individual resident hardship, that defines a ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Meet the FMIG Network Student Leaders -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 1, 2019 - Read QandAs and get contact information for the FMIG regional coordinators and SNMA student liaison.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/connect/leaders.html

Meet the FMIG Network National Coordinator -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 1, 2019 - A QandA with the current FMIG Network National Coordinator, who facilitates the work of the five Regional Coordinators to strengthen FMIGs nationwide.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/connect/national-coordinator.html

How to attract more kid patients to your practice: four tips -- FPM

Mar 22, 2019 - Having young patients on your schedule can add some fun and variety to your workday. To grow this patient population, consider these four tips.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Jul 31, 2019 - The AAFP summarizes details of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including regulatory requirements.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/medicare/internal/medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

Residents Focus Discussions on Training, Patient Care

Jul 31, 2019 - During this year's National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, participants adopted measures on various topics, including opioid use disorder treatment and support for residents whose programs close unexpectedly.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-rescongress.html

Many Maps, One Aim: Charting a Course to Family Medicine

Jul 31, 2019 - The 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students kicked off with a moving main-stage storytelling presentation centered on the theme Exploring More.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-storytelling.html

Students Focus on Physician Wellness, Additional Training

Jul 31, 2019 - During the 2019 National Congress of Student Members in Kansas City, Mo., delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting physician wellness and requested additional training.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-studentcongress.html

Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs. Warfarin to Prevent Stroke and Embolic Events in ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Direct oral anticoagulants are as likely as warfarin to prevent all strokes and systemic embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation and CKD stage 3. They do not increase the risk of major bleeding events. The evidence remains insufficient to make recommendations for the use of ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p422.html

Three things to consider before you start screening for social determinants of health ...

Mar 21, 2019 - Social needs can complicate a patient’s health issues, but before you add another screening, answer these three questions.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

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