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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, 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

Family Physician Workforce and Residency Education

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

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Nurse Practitioners

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the role of nurse practitioners in an integrated practice environment and the physician's supervision role.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-practitioners.html

Payment, Physician

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the physician's responsibility to devise a reliable payment system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-physician.html

Payer Acceptance of Supplemental Data

May 8, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP's position on payer acceptance of supplemental data.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payeraccept-supplementaldata.html

Payment, Non-Physician Providers

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on payment for services delegated by non-physician providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-providers.html

Physician Assistants

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP position on physician assistant training and payment for services provided by physician assistants.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-assistants.html

Physician Expert Witness in Medical Liability Suits

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on physicians serving as expert witnesses in medical liability cases.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-expert.html

Privileges in Family Medicine Departments

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's recommendations of the establishment of family medicine departments and granting of hospital privileges.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Privileges, Documentation of Training and Experience

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on the documentation of training and experience for residents and practicing physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-documentation.html

Professional Medical Liability

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the professional medical liability problem and its goals in advocating for patients and physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/professional-medical-liability.html

Professional Medical Liability, Lawsuits

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's opposition to the use of medical liability lawsuits as a means to pursue policy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/professional-medical-liability-lawsuits.html

Residency Training Leading to Dual Board Certification

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on preferred three-year residency programs leading to board certification.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/residency-training.html

Resident and Student Leadership

May 8, 2019 - Read about resident and student leadership in family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/resident-student.html

Teaching, Physician Responsibility

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's support of physicians engaged in physician education and serving in an active teaching role.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/teaching-responsibility.html

Visa (J-1) Fast Track

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's support of the J-1 VISA fast track process.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/visa-fast-track.html

Workforce Reform

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's recommendations of the reforms needed to address the family physician workforce.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Policy Brief Makes Case for Funding Teaching Health Centers

May 8, 2019 - Researchers find that family medicine residents who train in teaching health centers often practice in safety-net settings such as federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, public health clinics, institutional clinics and clinics that are part of the Indian Health Service.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190508thcfunding.html

Youth Tobacco Use Demands Stronger FDA Response, Groups Say

May 8, 2019 - The AAFP recently joined with 35 other organizations in signing on to a letter that calls on the FDA to take more forceful action against youths' use of e-cigarettes and related tobacco products.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190508youthsmoking.html

AAFP Recruiting for Ask and Act Office Champions Project

May 8, 2019 - The AAFP is recruiting 20 family medicine practices to participate in its yearlong Reimagining Ask and Act Office Champions Project. Practices have until May 31 to apply.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190508reimagineask-act.html

Study Finds Family Physicians Offer More Value for Services

May 8, 2019 - A comprehensive analysis of Medicare claims data revealed that on a per-patient basis, low-value care spending is less when care is provided by family physicians rather than by other primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190508low-value.html

AAFP Credit System News -- CME

May 7, 2019 - Learn how the AAFP Credit System is involved in making the jobs of CME providers easier so they can continue providing quality education for family physicians and other members of the health care team.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/news.html

Why Is Compassion So Important? Just Ask This Patient

May 7, 2019 - Family physicians know all about giving their patients compassionate care. In this Leader Voices Blog post, Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., shares the story of what happened when an ER team missed the mark.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190507lv-ervisit.html

Webcast: The Family Physician Who Cares for Transgender Patients in Five Southern ...

May 7, 2019 - Watch the webcast to hear from Izzy Lowell, MD, MBA, founder of QMed, a telehealth-based practice serving transgender and gender nonconforming patients.

Med School and Residency : Explore a Career in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/choosing-fm/webinar-caring-for-transgender-patients.html

Panelists Describe Turning Passion Into Patient Advocacy

May 7, 2019 - Panelists speaking at the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders on April 25 highlighted how they built on their passion for patient care to expand their advocacy efforts outside the office setting and effect change in their communities.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190507nccl-advocacypanel.html

Your Patient Is Crying. What Do You Do?

May 6, 2019 - What can you offer a crying patient besides a tissue? In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., discusses why patients cry, why it sometimes helps and how to react.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190506fp-crying.html

Scope of Practice

May 6, 2019 - The AAFP believes that the family physician is uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing primary care for patients.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

FP Mentor Guides Youths to Careers in Health Care

May 6, 2019 - Beulette Hooks, M.D., never met a black physician while she was growing up. Now she's working to ensure young people in her community have mentors in medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190506fdf-hooks.html

ACLF Speakers Urge FPs to Advocate for Health System Reform

May 6, 2019 - During a panel discussion on health system reform at the AAFP's 2019 Annual Chapter Leader Forum, speakers said politicians are unlikely to change the health care system without action by patients and physicians.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190506aclf-2020.html

States to lose ability to divert Medicaid payments -- FPM

May 5, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is eliminating a 2014 rule that allowed states to divert Medicaid payments to third parties.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

One way to increase physician autonomy and job satisfaction -- FPM

May 3, 2019 - Physician autonomy is crucial to fostering job satisfaction and a culture of continuous quality improvement and creative problem solving. Unfortunately, physician autonomy is shrinking in many health care organizations. Here's one solution.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

2019 Resolutions -- Congress of Delegates

May 3, 2019 - Access the resolutions proposed at the 2019 Congress of Delegates Annual Session.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Poised to Help FPs

May 3, 2019 - According to a breakout session on artificial intelligence and machine learning at the AAFP's 2019 Annual Chapter Leader Forum, AI is poised to augment the work physicians do but will not replace them in the exam room.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190503aclf-waldren.html

Family Physicians Go Big With Advocacy Agenda

May 3, 2019 - Family physicians at the 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders discussed and voted on several resolutions considered during the April 26 Reference Committee on Advocacy hearing.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190503nccl-advocacy.html

FPs Call for Expanding Education Topics in Residency

May 3, 2019 - During the 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, delegates acted on a number of resolutions considered during the Reference Committee on Education hearing that was held April 26.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190503nccl-educ.html

Motivational interviewing: four steps to get started -- FPM

May 2, 2019 - Motivational interviewing is a brief counseling technique that can be effective at helping patients overcome reluctance and make behavioral changes, such as losing weight or quitting smoking. The OARS acronym highlights four essential aspects.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Family Medicine Conference

May 2, 2019 - Family Medicine Experience (FMX) is the AAFP's largest family medicine conference. Earn CME, hear dynamic speakers, network with peers, and discover patient care solutions for practice.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/family-medicine-conference.html

Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia and related issues, including dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, kidney disease, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, statins, and triglyceride levels. This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=13

Osteoporosis - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on osteoporosis and related issues, including calcium supplementation, fracture prevention, hip fracture, radiologic bone assessment, and vitamin D deficiency. This collection features AFP content on osteoporosis and related issues, including calcium...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=20

Obesity - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance. This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=19

Clinically Relevant Drug-Drug Interactions in Primary Care - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - Drug interactions are common in the primary care setting and are usually predictable. Identifying the most important and clinically relevant drug interactions in primary care is essential to patient safety. Strategies for reducing the risk of drug-drug interactions include minimizing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p558.html

Top 20 Research Studies of 2018 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - In 2018, through regular surveillance of more than 110 English-language research journals, 255 research studies met the criteria to become POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters). Using a validated tool, physician members of the Canadian Medical Association rated these POEMs for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p565.html

Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues, including allergies and asthma, allergens, allergy testing, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and latex allergies. This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=58

Interventional Radiology: Indications and Best Practices - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - Interventional radiology employs image-guided techniques to perform minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Interventional radiology is often used to place central venous catheters and subcutaneous ports, with some evidence of benefit over surgical placement. Arterial...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p547.html

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Anxiety Disorders Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best content from...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=85

Inpatient Medicine - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Inpatient Medicine Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best content from...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=88

Cholesterol Management: ACC/AHA Updates Guideline - Practice Guidelines - American ...

May 1, 2019 - The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) task force on clinical practice guidelines has updated its 2013 cholesterol guideline.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p589.html

Aromatase Inhibitors Such as Letrozole (Femara) vs. Clomiphene (Clomid) for Subfertile ...

May 1, 2019 - When treated with letrozole, subfertile women with PCOS who are trying to conceive have increased chances of pregnancy (number needed to treat [NNT] = 11) and live birth (NNT = 10) compared with those treated with clomiphene.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p545.html

Psychological and Pharmacologic Treatments for Adults with PTSD - Implementing AHRQ ...

May 1, 2019 - What are the benefits and harms of psychotherapies and pharmacologic agents for the treatment of adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p577.html

Applying a Clinical Decision Rule for CAD in Primary Care to Select a Diagnostic Test ...

May 1, 2019 - Using the INTERCHEST chest pain decision rule to decide next steps when a patient presents to a primary care physician with chest pain.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p584.html

Four bad habits you need to break when it comes to email -- FPM

May 1, 2019 - To reduce the intrusion of email into your daily work life, stop doing these four things.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Denosumab for Reducing Risk of Fractures in Postmenopausal Women - Medicine by the ...

May 1, 2019 - Denosumab appears to be effective in reducing the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Treatment with denosumab does not increase the risk of cancer or death but might increase the risk of infection. However, more studies are required.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/od1.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

Risks of Elective Labor Induction vs. Expectant Management - FPIN's Help Desk Answers -...

May 1, 2019 - Elective labor induction at 39 weeks’ gestation leads to a mean 145-g (5.1-oz) lower birth weight compared with expectant management, but there is conflicting evidence about the effects on rates of cesarean delivery, perinatal mortality, operative vaginal birth, and admission to the ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p587.html

New-Onset Full-Body Rash Following Sore Throat in a Child - Photo Quiz - American ...

May 1, 2019 - A five-year-old presented with numerous small erythematous plaques throughout her body but sparing the palms and soles. Treatment with topical antibiotic cream was unsuccessful.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p575.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

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

HHS, CDC Address Ongoing Measles Outbreaks

May 1, 2019 - As the number of confirmed measles cases continues to rise, the CDC is pulling out all the stops to emphasize the importance of childhood vaccination and prevent more people from becoming infected.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190501latestmeasles.html

Academy Takes Aim at Maternal Mortality Crisis

May 1, 2019 - The AAFP is building a coalition and taking other concrete steps to address the nation's maternal mortality crisis and to ensure that family physicians can be part of the solution.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190501maternalmortality.html

Delegates Focus on Race in Medicine, Gender-affirming Care

May 1, 2019 - During the 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, delegates acted on numerous resolutions considered by the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science, many of which focused on addressing race-based aspects of medical care and implicit bias.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190501nccl-hops.html

FPs Hammer Out Practice-related Measures for AAFP to Take Up

May 1, 2019 - Members who testified before the National Conference of Constituency Leaders Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement on April 26 discussed issues that affect patient care, including obstetrical privileges and HIV preexposure prophylaxis.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190501nccl-practenhance.html

It's Humbling to Be Reminded How Much There Is to Know

Apr 30, 2019 - Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a moment of self-doubt provided motivation for her to learn more and do better.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190430fp-keeplearning.html

CMS Heeds AAFP Advice on New Payment Models

Apr 30, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the Primary Cares Initiative that CMS launched last week.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190430itt-primarycares.html

Descriptions of Commissions

Apr 30, 2019 - Read descriptions of AAFP commissions, which are appointed by the Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/description.mem.html

Family Physicians Voice Questions at Town Hall Meeting

Apr 30, 2019 - AAFP leaders took members' questions on topics ranging from board certification to midlevel provider training during the 2019 AAFP Leadership Conference Town Hall meeting on April 26.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190430alc-townhall.html

Member Constituency Delegates Reject Purity Politics for PAC

Apr 30, 2019 - Delegates to the National Conference of Constituency Leaders considered resolutions on FamMedPAC donation strategy and making AAFP meetings more welcoming to families, among other issues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190430nccl-orgfinance.html

Top 20 POEMs of 2018 -- American Family Physician

Apr 29, 2019 - View a directory of the top 20 POEMs of 2018.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-2018.html

Creating AI Tools That Work for Family Medicine

Apr 29, 2019 - When Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., decided he'd had enough of his EHR system and burdensome documentation, he quit his practice to do something about it.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190429fdf-sugimoto.html

AAFP Immunization Resources Keep FPs Informed

Apr 29, 2019 - The AAFP is mailing all active and resident family physician members full-color laminated copies of the 2019 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190429immschedsmailed.html

2019 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

Apr 27, 2019 - AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy's 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190427nccl-elections.html

CMS Primary Care Initiative provides new payment models -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Three steps to coding for Medicare wellness visits -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Family Physicians Learn to Say 'Yes, And …'

Apr 26, 2019 - When things get awkward, that's when you're learning something, Belinda Fu, M.D., told audience members during the April 25 plenary that launched the National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190426nccl-plenary.html

PerformanceNavigator Workshop Cardiometabolic Conditions -- CME

Apr 25, 2019 - AAFP’s PerformanceNavigator live evidence-based CME workshop in Atlanta, GA will help you satisfy your Family Medicine Certification.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/cardiometabolic-conditions.html

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

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Confirmed U.S. Measles Cases Now Highest in 25 Years

Apr 25, 2019 - The CDC reported this week that the number of confirmed measles cases in the United States had reached 695, the highest figure since 1994 and more than the total number of measles cases for 2016, 2017 and 2018 combined.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190425measlesupdt.html

What standing orders can do for your practice -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Browse All AAFP Policies A-Z

Apr 24, 2019 - Browse all AAFP policies alphabetically.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

2019 Resident and Student Congress Schedule

Apr 24, 2019 - View the 2019 Congress schedule at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 25-27, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/congresses/schedule.html

AAFP Advocates for State Primary Care Spending Bills

Apr 24, 2019 - The AAFP and state chapters are championing bills that would recognize the crucial role of primary care in ensuring patients' health.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190424statespending.html

HHS Announces CMS Primary Cares Initiative

Apr 24, 2019 - HHS recently announced new payment models influenced, in part, by AAFP input, with the intention of initiating valued-based transformation in primary care settings.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190424cmsprimarycares.html

Expert Lists Ways to Boost Adolescent Immunization Rates

Apr 24, 2019 - AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship alumnus John Merrill-Steskal, M.D., of Ellensburg, Wash., recently took time to speak with AAFP News about strategies he uses to keep adolescent immunization rates high in his practice.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190424vaccineq-a.html

AAFP Endorses Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism Dx

Apr 24, 2019 - The AAFP recently endorsed guidelines on the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) that were developed by the American Society of Hematology. The guidelines evaluated diagnostic strategies for pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis of the lower and upper extremities, and recurrent...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190424vtegdline.html

Attend a BLSO Course -- BLSO

Apr 23, 2019 - View the full schedule of upcoming Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Courses being offered by the AAFP and other approved course sponsors.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/schedule.html

Biography for Dennis F. Salisbury, MD, FAAFP -- Dennis F. Salisbury, MD, FAAFP

Apr 23, 2019 - Biography for Dennis F. Salisbury, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

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

Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism - Clinical Practice Guideline -- Clinical ...

Apr 23, 2019 - Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/venous-thromboembolism1.html

AAFP EVP and CEO Douglas E. Henley to Step Down Next Year

Apr 23, 2019 -

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-evp-ceo-douglas-henley-to-step-down-next-year.html

Questions About CME Credit? AAFP Has Answers

Apr 23, 2019 - In this QandA, Steven Furr, M.D., chair of the AAFP's Commission on Continuing Professional Development, tackles frequently asked questions about CME and AAFP credit.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190423aafpcme.html

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