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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 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

AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

Academy Lauds Lawmakers as Champions of Family Medicine

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

CDC Updates TB Recommendations for Health Care Workers

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

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

Rural Study Explores Team-based Approach to Diabetes Care

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

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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

AAFP Warns Against Spread of Low-value Health Insurance

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

PCPs Discuss but Don't Document Social, Emotional Health

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

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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

FPs Can Lead on Changes That Keep Patients Out of Hospitals

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

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

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

Philip D. Cleveland, MD -- Congress of Delegates

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

FP Delivers Best of Family Medicine Throughout Long Career

May 20, 2019 - During his 65-year career as a family physician, Alexander D. A.D. Brickler II, M.D., has cared for a remarkable number of Tallahassee families and delivered more than 30,000 babies. The recently retired 90-year-old also helped deliver racially integrated health care to his Florida city.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190520fdf-brickler.html

Are your patients taking their medications? Seven questions to help you find out -- FPM

May 17, 2019 - Asking your patients directly if they are taking their prescribed medication may not give you an accurate answer. Use these more specific questions to get a better feel for their adherence.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Objects to Interference With Doctor-Patient Relationship

May 17, 2019 - The Academy and five peer physician organizations are strongly objecting to aggressive political interference in the physician-patient relationship that jeopardizes patients' access to lawful care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190517interference.html

Four Projects Aim to Shape Future of Family Medicine

May 17, 2019 - The AAFP has launched new work that aims to move the needle for family medicine by focusing on administrative burden, public perception, advocacy and improving member interactions with the Academy.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190517specialprojects.html

Three practical ways to assign risk levels to your patients -- FPM

May 16, 2019 - Determining who your sickest patients are ahead of time can help you more proactively manage them and make better use of limited resources. Here's how.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update - American Family Physician

May 15, 2019 - Pediculosis and scabies are caused by ectoparasites. Pruritus is the most common presenting symptom. Head and pubic lice infestations are diagnosed with visualization of live lice. Nits (lice eggs or egg casings) alone are not sufficient to diagnose a current infestation. A no-nit ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p635.html

Apophysitis and Osteochondrosis: Common Causes of Pain in Growing Bones - American ...

May 15, 2019 - Apophysitis and osteochondrosis are common causes of pain in growing bones but have differing etiologies and required management. Apophysitis results from a traction injury to the cartilage and bony attachment of tendons in children and adolescents. Most often it is an overuse injury in...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p610.html

Depression and Anxiety Disorders: Benefits of Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation - American...

May 15, 2019 - Many people with depression or anxiety turn to nonpharmacologic and nonconventional interventions, including exercise, yoga, meditation, tai chi, or qi gong. Meta-analyses and systematic reviews have shown that these interventions can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p620.html

Risk of GI Bleeding Highest with Rivaroxaban, Lower with Apixaban, and Lowest with PPI ...

May 15, 2019 - Among patients using oral anticoagulants alone, the risk of hospitalization for upper GI tract bleeding is highest with rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and lowest with apixaban (Eliquis).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/od4.html

Chronic Cough After Acute Viral Bronchiolitis: Suggestions from the ACCP - Practice ...

May 15, 2019 - To address the high prevalence of bronchiolitis, the effects of chronic cough on patients' quality of life, and adverse effects from inappropriate use of medications, an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians performed systematic reviews to develop several ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p654.html

What Evidence Do We Need Before Recommending Routine Screening for Social Determinants ...

May 15, 2019 - Social determinants have a large effect on patients' health and well-being. Primary care clinicians need more evidence about their role in addressing social determinants of health, and community resources and public health support are needed to help patients with unmet social needs.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p602.html

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: ...

May 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) in women of reproductive age and provide or refer women who screen positive to ongoing support services.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/od1.html

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults - ...

May 15, 2019 - A.F., a 32-year-old woman, presents for a health maintenance visit. It has been more than a year since she was last seen. She has no significant medical history and has never used tobacco, alcohol, or any other substances.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p649.html

How to legally provide free transportation to patients -- FPM

May 15, 2019 - Federal rules allow physicians to provide free transportation to Medicare and Medicaid patients. But the rules are strict. Here's how to stay out of trouble.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Unpleasant Foot Odor and Skin Changes - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 15, 2019 - A woman presented with several months of increasingly problematic foot odor. Physical examination revealed small pits in the skin on her soles and a slight scale over the plantar surface of both feet.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p651.html

Glycopyrrolate (Lonhala Magnair) for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease...

May 15, 2019 - Glycopyrrolate is a safe alternative to long-acting muscarinic antagonists delivered by metered-dose inhaler for patients with moderate to severe COPD.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p643.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

Simple Clinical Prediction Rule Determines Risk of Heart Failure with Preserved ...

May 15, 2019 - A simple clinical prediction rule using noninvasive data can identify patients at low, moderate, and high risk for HFPEF.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/od3.html

Postoperative Pain, Acute Stroke, Hormone Therapy, Diet to Improve Cardiovascular Risk,...

May 15, 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/2019/0515/p606.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

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

Frontline Physicians Call on Politicians to End Political Interference in the Delivery ...

May 15, 2019 -

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/physicians-call-on-politicians-to-end-political-interference-in-the-delivery-of-evidence-based-medicine.html

Lice and Scabies - American Family Physician

May 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2019 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p635-s1.html

Academy Gives Senate Strong Prescription to Improve MACRA

May 15, 2019 - In recent Senate testimony, the Academy recommended key fixes for the framework of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, including reducing complexity.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190515macrasenate.html

CDC: Three in Five Pregnancy-related Deaths May Be Preventable

May 15, 2019 - Sixty percent of pregnancy-related deaths in 2011-2015 for which timing was known were preventable, according to a new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190515maternaldeath.html

Coding and Documentation -- FPM Toolbox

May 14, 2019 - Download tools to help you understand coding and documentation requirements for new and established patient visits.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding and Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=6

Care Management -- FPM Toolbox

May 14, 2019 - Download tools to help you manage patient care tasks, from agenda-setting to controlled substance refills.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Care Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=2

Electronic Health Records -- FPM Toolbox

May 14, 2019 - Download tools to help you evaluate, select, and optimize your electronic health record system.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Electronic Health Records

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=7

Disease Management: Diabetes -- FPM Toolbox

May 14, 2019 - Download encounter forms, patient agreements, and flow sheets to help you manage diabetes care.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Disease Management: Diabetes

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=10

Health Startups: Revolutionary or Threat to Primary Care?

May 14, 2019 - Startups based on health care algorithms are rapidly spreading. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., describes a model that allows family physicians to offer the convenience these companies tout while preserving the doctor-patient relationship.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190514fp-appbasedcare.html

Does Single Payer Have Friends in CBO Places?

May 14, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin finds no bogeyman in the Congressional Budget Office's report on single-payer health care.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190514itt-singlepayer.html

New Primer Lays Out AAFP Approach to Health Care Reform

May 14, 2019 - A new resource from the AAFP explains how the Academy will work to ensure that the voice of family medicine helps shape the future of health care in the United States.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190514lv-healthcareform.html

AAFP Joins Push to Delay New Diagnostic Imaging Requirements

May 14, 2019 - The AAFP and 21 other medical organizations recently urged CMS to delay the appropriate use criteria program's educational and operations testing year.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190514aucletter.html

FPs Support Postpartum Group Visits for Nutrition Education

May 14, 2019 - New research shows how family physicians can implement group visits to teach new mothers about nutrition for themselves and their infants.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190514postpartumgroup.html

Survey, FP Expert Agree: Interest in Telehealth on the Rise

May 14, 2019 - Recently published results of a physician survey on telehealth indicate that use of the technology has quadrupled since 2015 and is expected to continue to increase in the years to come.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190514telehealth.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

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

FP Aims to Stay on the Cutting Edge of Family Medicine

May 13, 2019 - Edward Bujold, M.D., isn't one to settle for the status quo. Rather, his passion for family medicine and drive to serve patients in his community keep him continually striving to be -- and do -- better.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190513fdf-bujold.html

CMS clarifies documentation for teaching physicians' E/M services -- FPM

May 10, 2019 - Physicians who bill for E/M services while teaching medical students may face some changes under newly clarified federal guidelines.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

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

AFP Podcast: Episode 85 - May 1, 2019 -- American Family Physician

May 9, 2019 - Episode 85 includes discussions on denosumab, cholesterol guidelines, drug-drug interactions, post-traumatic stress disorder, saline irrigation, and top research studies of 2018.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/85.html

CDC Warns of Misapplication of Its Opioid Guideline

May 9, 2019 - The CDC recently warned that misapplication of its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain -- United States, 2016, can risk patient health and safety. The guideline is intended for use solely by primary care physicians treating chronic pain in patients 18 and older.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190509cdcopioidgdln.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 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 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, 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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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