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60-Second Survey Gives Insight Into Unmet Social Needs

Jun 12, 2019 - Researchers found that a brief survey administered to patients helped identify obstacles to maintaining good health.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190612minutesurvey.html

Breastfeeding and Lactation for Medical Trainees

Jun 11, 2019 - Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding and lactation for medical trainees.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-accommodations-trainees.html

Physician Health and Well-being Conference | AAFP

Jun 11, 2019 - Attend the AAFP’s Physician Health and Well-being Conference in San Antonio, TX, to rejuvenate, earn CME, and be the best you in a broken health care system.

Events : Physician Health and Well-being Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/fpwb-conf.html

AAFP Joins Supreme Court Filing Against Louisiana Law

Jun 11, 2019 - The Academy recently joined an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court saying that a Louisiana law threatens women's access to safe health care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190611geeamicus.html

AAFP, Other Medical Groups Update Sports Physical Guidance

Jun 11, 2019 - The AAFP has joined with five other medical organizations to update the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Monograph, which provides guidance to physicians and other clinicians on properly administering the PPE, also known as the sports physical.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190611ppeupdate.html

Screening for Atrial Fibrillation with Electrocardiography - Putting Prevention into ...

Mar 15, 2019 - M.T. is a 67-year-old woman who presents to your office requesting electrocardiography (ECG). Her brother was recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation after screening with ECG, and she is concerned that she may have the same condition.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p383.html

FIT Has Similar Yield as Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer and Advanced Adenoma Over 10...

May 15, 2019 - Over a 10-year period, the rates of detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas using FIT are similar to those seen in studies of screening colonoscopy. This does not prove that FIT reduces morbidity and mortality due to CRC as effectively as colonoscopy.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/od5.html

Going the Extra Mile for Transgender Patients

Jun 10, 2019 - When Izzy Lowell, M.D., M.B.A., realized how great the need was for transgender care in her region, she created a five-state practice to fill the void.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190610fdf-lowell.html

Study Calls for Clarity on SDOH, Related Terminology

Jun 10, 2019 - Researchers have found considerable differences in the way individual health care professionals, organizations and other stakeholders use shared language, such as social determinants of health and related terms.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190610sdohterms.html

Succeed in Value-based Care -- Physician Payment

Jun 10, 2019 - Take small steps today that will help you increase payment, enhance patient care, and succeed in value-based care.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment.html

AFP 2019: New Fellow, New Features, Top 20 Articles of 2018, and AFP Statistics - ...

May 1, 2019 - An overview of the past year and announcement of new features.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p538.html

HPV Vaccine for Prevention of High-Grade Precancerous Cervical Lesions - Medicine by ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Data suggest the benefits of HPV vaccination for reducing precancerous lesions outweigh the potential harms. Find out more.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/od1.html

Unlocking Clues to Current Health in Past History: Childhood Trauma and Healing -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - Adverse childhood events can have enduring effects on patients’ health, but these four steps can help promote healing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p5.html

Primary Care Leadership Collaborative -- Programs and Initiatives

Jun 7, 2019 - Through the Primary Care Leadership Collaborative (PCLC), medical students turn their passion for primary care into action under the guidance of family physician coaches trained in Relational Leadership and expert consultants.

About AAFP : Programs and Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/about/initiatives/pclc.html

CDC Offers Measles Outbreak Toolkit

Jun 7, 2019 - The CDC has released a measles outbreak toolkit for health care professionals that family physicians can use to better arm themselves to fight the current measles epidemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190607measlestoolkit.html

Transparency -- Legal Issues

Jun 6, 2019 - The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws, but advocates for a simplified process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Vaccines/Immunizations

Jun 6, 2019 - Affordable access to preventive care, including vaccinations and immunizations, is a central primary care health concern which deserves federal support.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

National Prevention Strategy

Jun 6, 2019 - The AAFP supports the efforts of the NPS to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Limited Data: Deprescribing is Safe, But at the Risk of Symptom Recurrence - POEMs - ...

May 15, 2019 - The limited rigorous data on deprescribing suggest that many patients can safely stop unnecessary medication, but symptom relapse is significant.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/od2.html

AAFP Advises CMS on Making Value-based Model Work for FPs

Jun 5, 2019 - The AAFP responded to a CMS request for information with suggestions on refining one of the five new payment models the agency announced this spring.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190605geopbp.html

Academy Lauds Bills Aimed at Curbing Teen Smoking, Vaping

Jun 5, 2019 - The AAFP is voicing support for several recent bills addressing the U.S. epidemic of youth tobacco and nicotine use.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190605tobacco21.html

AMA Opioid Task Force Outlines Road Map to End Epidemic

Jun 5, 2019 - The AMA Opioid Task Force, to which the AAFP belongs, released recommendations on May 30 that call on policymakers to eliminate barriers to treatment for opioid use disorder.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190605amaopioidtf.html

Study: Talking About Medication Costs Yields Rewards

Jun 5, 2019 - Researchers found that a 60-minute training intervention with physician practices helped increase the frequency of cost-of-medication conversations with patients, which, in turn, enabled clinicians to identify those for whom cost was a specific barrier.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190605costconversations.html

Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease -...

May 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/2019/0501/p543.html

Chronic Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care Varies Widely

Jun 4, 2019 - Chronic opioid prescribing in primary care varies significantly by patient and clinician characteristics, according to a study published in the May/June issue of Annals of Family Medicine. Practice setting -- urban versus suburban -- also seemingly played a role.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190604chronicopioidstudy.html

Dennis F. Salisbury, MD, FAAFP

Jun 3, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Dennis F. Salisbury, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand3.mem.html

FP Reflects on Service on Front Lines of Family Medicine

Jun 3, 2019 - During a 22-year stint in the Army, including more than a decade serving as a White House physician, Col. Kevin O'Connor, D.O., has found himself continually searching for ways to better serve his patients, whether it's in a classroom, at a hospital or in a war zone.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190603fdf-oconnor.html

Proposed Rule Would Hurt Transgender Patients, Women, Say Groups

Jun 3, 2019 - A coalition that includes the AAFP recently objected to an HHS proposed rule that could allow discrimination against transgender people and restrict women's access to health care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190603-1557rule.html

Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects in Newborns - Cochrane ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Pulse oximetry is an accurate screening test for critical congenital heart defects in newborns. Pulse oximetry is simple to use, widely available, and has moderate sensitivity (76.3%) and good specificity (99.9%). However, the prevalence of critical congenital heart defects is low, and ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p421.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

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

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

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

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

Tongue Ulcer in a Young Child - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2019 - A six-year-old boy presented with a painful ulcer on his tongue after receiving treatment at a dermatology clinic for foot lesions earlier in the day.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p385.html

Maternal Pertussis Vaccination During Pregnancy - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Women should receive the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy regardless of previous immunization history. Infants whose mothers received prenatal immunization had 50% fewer cases of pertussis compared with those whose mothers received postpartum immunization.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p454.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

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Statins Ineffective for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients 75 ...

Apr 1, 2019 - In this retrospective study, statin treatment in patients 75 years or older without preexisting CVD did not change the likelihood of developing CVD or reduce any-cause mortality. However, patients 75 to 84 years of age with diabetes mellitus benefitted from treatment. These results ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p461.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

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

Integrative Medicine, Credit for CME Activities

May 15, 2019 - Learn about AAFP's policy on the accreditation of educational activities about integrative medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integrative-medicine.html

AAFP Mission Statement

May 15, 2019 - Read the mission statement for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mission.html

Will a Feeding Tube Help? Deciding for a Father at the End of Life - Close-ups - ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Making caring, difficult choices on behalf of loved ones at the end of life.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p420.html

CMS Primary Care Initiatives - New Alternative Payment Models for Primary Care ...

May 13, 2019 - Primary Cares Initiative, the program recently announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides new alternative payment models for primary care physicians, including Primary Care First and Direct Contracting.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative.html

Safety and Violence

May 13, 2019 - Primary care providers play a crucial role in responding to safety and violence concerns. The AAFP shares policies relevant to the care of these situations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Pharmacologic Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder - FPIN's Help Desk Answers -...

Mar 1, 2019 - There is no pharmacotherapy regimen that improves the overall symptoms of borderline personality disorder. When used for six months or less, antipsychotics can improve paranoia, dissociation, mood lability, anger, and global functioning.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0301/od2.html

Aspirin’s Benefits and Harms Are Less Clear for Primary Prevention in Moderate-Risk ...

Apr 1, 2019 - In this study, after five years of treatment, patients at a moderate risk of heart disease who took low-dose aspirin did not show a decrease in coronary events and all-cause mortality and had slightly more gastrointestinal bleeding.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p459a.html

Continuing Medical Education, AAFP Activities and Industry Funding

May 10, 2019 - Read the AAFP policy on maintaining control over its continuing medical education program's development and speaker selection.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/continuing-education.html

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

May 9, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) adjusts its recommendations regarding children at AAFP meetings from out of consideration for others, please do not bring children to CME events to AAFP supports families. Please use your best judgment regarding ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (California B) - Requiring Gender Pronouns on Nametags at all AAFP ...

May 9, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) require all individuals to identify their preferred pronouns upon event registration, with the option to opt-out, to be printed on name badges at all AAFP-sponsored events and conferences starting in 2020.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Comprehensive Care, Definition of

May 9, 2019 - Read the AAFP's definition of comprehensive care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/care-definition.html

Comprehensive Care, Access to

May 9, 2019 - Read AAFP's support for healthcare access regardless of social or economic status.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/comprehensive-care.html

Family Physicians' Creed

May 9, 2019 - Read AAFP's family physician creed.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fp-creed.html

Tobacco: Preventing and Treating Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Use (Position Paper)

May 9, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position paper on the preventing and treating nicotine and tobacco use.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nicotine-tobacco-prevention.html

Guideline, with No Evidence, Suggests Annual Screening for Urinary Incontinence in ...

Apr 1, 2019 - The goal of screening is to identify a disorder before it becomes symptomatic if early treatment has the potential for greater benefit than waiting until symptoms are reported. Despite the failure to meet this definition, this guideline suggests annual screening of women for urinary ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p459.html

Physician Compensation for Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Oversight

May 8, 2019 - Read about the AAFP's policy on physician compensation for nurse practitioner and physician assistant oversight.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/compensation-oversight-nppa.html

Data Stewardship

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy regarding data stewardship.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/data.html

Medical Student Debt Relief

May 8, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP's support of medical student debt relief, a significant factor in family medicine as a career decision.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/debt-relief.html

Definition of Family Medicine

May 8, 2019 - Learn AAFP's definition of family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-medicine-definition.html

Role Definition of Family Medicine

May 8, 2019 - Learn AAFP's role definition of family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-medicine-roledefinition.html

Family Medicine Academic Department

May 8, 2019 - Learn AAFP's policy on U.S. medical school family medicine academic departments.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fm-department.html

Family Medicine Faculty

May 8, 2019 - Read about AAFP's policy on family medicine faculty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fm-faculty.html

Family Medicine, Specialist in

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's definition of specialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fm-specialist.html

Family Physician Workforce and Residency Education

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on family physician workforce and residency education.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fp-workforce.html

Family Physician, Definition

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's definition of a family physician.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fp-definition.html

Impaired and Clinically Deficient Physicians

May 8, 2019 - Read about AAFP's definitions for and policies about impaired or clinically deficient physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/impaired-physicians.html

Integrative Medicine

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on integrative medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integrative-medicine1.html

Marijuana Possession for Personal Use

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the use of marijuana.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/marijuana.html

Medicare/Medicaid Abuses

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the process for addressing Medicare/Medicaid abuses.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medicare-medicaid.html

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