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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2020 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. This collection features AFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Obesity - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2020 - 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

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Osteoporosis - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2020 - 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

Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Cancer - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Immunizations (excluding Influenza) - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on child and adult immunizations (excluding influenza) and related issues, including travel immunizations and specific immunizations (hepatitis A and B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, meningococcus, pertussis, pneumococcus, rotavirus, smallpox,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=63

Tobacco Abuse and Dependence - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including addiction, behavioral and drug therapies, lifestyle counseling, and smoking cessation. This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=28

Will Medicare give you a pay bump next year? Check your MIPS score -- FPM

Aug 7, 2020 - Physicians and practices can now access their 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System feedback and final score through the Quality Payment Program website.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_mips_scores.html

American Family Physician

Aug 7, 2020 - American Family Physician is a semi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. AFP’s chief objective is to provide high-quality continuing medical education for more than 190,000 family physicians and other primary care clinicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp.html

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs -- American Family Physician

Aug 7, 2020 - View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician in 2019.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/covid-19-daily-briefs.html

Let's Amplify the Real Front-line Physicians

Aug 5, 2020 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn pushes back against misinformation about the pandemic -- and spotlights members who are doing the same on the ground.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200805itt-facts.html

Resolution No. (Georgia A) - Family Physicians Demand Less Barriers to Care - Prior ...

Aug 5, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support policies and mandates toward specialized procedures, diagnostic tests or hospitalizations ordered by the physician shall not have prior authorizations that require a peer to peer phone encounter for approval ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2020/resolutions2/georgia-a.mem.html

Students, Residents Elect 2021 Leadership

Aug 5, 2020 - In their first remote election, delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200805nc-election.html

FPs Urge Residents, Students to Be Voice for Patients

Aug 5, 2020 - Veteran family physicians urged attendees at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students not to underestimate their ability to make a difference outside the clinic.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200805nc-impact.html

Medicare taking comments on 2021 physician payment proposals -- FPM

Aug 4, 2020 - The changes are a mix of good news and bad news for family physicians, but taken as a whole CMS estimates they will result in a 13% increase in family physicians’ Medicare allowed charges in 2021.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

'Think Big' to Reimagine Family Medicine, Speakers Advise

Aug 4, 2020 - For their virtual main-stage event at the 2020 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, AAFP CEO/EVP Shawn Martin and Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.P.H., talked about the future of family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200804nc-future.html

Be Prepared: Program Directors Offer Advice on Virtual Match

Aug 4, 2020 - Program directors Deborah Clements, M.D., and Kristina Diaz, M.D., offered students advice on navigating the virtual match during a session at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200804nc-match.html

Medicare unveils influenza vaccine payment allowances for 2020-2021 flu season -- FPM

Aug 3, 2020 - The allowances range from about $10 to about $60.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Teenage Injuries Put FP on Sports Medicine Career Path

Aug 3, 2020 - His own athletic injuries sparked an interest in a health care career. Now Deepak Patel, M.D., is caring for athletes and sharing his expertise with medical students, residents and his peers.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200803fdf-patel.html

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources -- American Family Physician

Aug 3, 2020 - List of coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for health care professionals.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/COVID-19.html

AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 18 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 3, 2020 - AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 18 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-program-of-excellence-awards-recognize-18-family-medicine-interest-groups.html

Neck Pain: Initial Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - Neck pain is a common presenting symptom in the primary care setting and causes significant disability. The broad differential diagnosis requires an efficient but global assessment; therefore, emphasis is typically placed on red flags that can assist in the early recognition and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p150.html

Acute Pyelonephritis in Adults: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - Acute pyelonephritis is a bacterial infection of the kidney and renal pelvis and should be suspected in patients with flank pain and laboratory evidence of urinary tract infection. Urine culture with antimicrobial susceptibility testing should be performed in all patients and used to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p173.html

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - Continuous electronic fetal monitoring was developed to screen for signs of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and impending fetal death during labor. Because these events have a low prevalence, continuous electronic fetal monitoring has a false-positive rate of 99%. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p158.html

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand). This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=17

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

Menstrual Disorders - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on menstrual conditions and related issues, including abnormal uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, endometrial ablation, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, menorrhagia, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, premenstrual syndrome, and uterine...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=81

Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on the care of special populations and related issues, including ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons; homeless and uninsured persons; and mentally retarded persons. This collection features AFP content on the care of ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on complementary and alternative medicine, including herbs and dietary supplements, acupuncture, meditation, and yoga. This collection features AFP content on complementary and alternative medicine, including herbs and dietary supplements, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=60

Ten EHR Strategies for Efficient Documentation -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Applying even one of these 10 strategies can help you reduce frustration, improve productivity, and get home earlier.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p5.html

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p29.html

COVID-19, Acne Treatment, Threatened Miscarriage, Pilonidal Disease - AFP Clinical ...

Aug 1, 2020 - 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/2020/0801/p142.html

Two Habits of a Healthy Team: Managing Conflict and Practicing Gratitude -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Most teams try to avoid conflict, yet can’t stop focusing on the negative. Healthy teams do the opposite.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p11.html

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Premenopausal Patients and the Role of NSAIDs - Cochrane ...

Aug 1, 2020 - NSAIDs are effective for reducing heavy menstrual bleeding in premenopausal patients with menorrhagia when compared with placebo.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p147.html

VTE in Patients with Cancer: Guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology ...

Aug 1, 2020 - The American Society of Clinical Oncology has updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p188.html

Benefits of Teaching Medical Students: Perspectives from a Community Physician ...

Aug 1, 2020 - There is a need for more enthusiastic community family physician mentors to improve the shortage of medical students going into primary care and to reach the goal of 25% of students choosing family medicine by 2030.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p140.html

Acupuncture for Knee Osteoarthritis - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2020 - Electroacupuncture can be used to improve pain and physical function in adults with knee osteoarthritis.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p184.html

Understanding Value-Based Payment: A Primer for Family Physicians -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Public and private payers are transitioning away from fee-for-service and emphasizing value-based payment models. This supplement from the American Academy of Family Physicians describes what you need to know about the transition and how it may affect you and your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p25.html

Smoking Cessation with Text Messaging and App-Based Interventions - Cochrane for ...

Aug 1, 2020 - Automated text messaging interventions are more effective than minimal smoking cessation support (absolute risk reduction [ARR] = 3%; 95% CI, 1% to 5%).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p148.html

Developing Your Professional Career Plan -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - The key to a fulfilling career is to know what’s important to you - from your mission, identity, and direction to family, fun, and finances - and then pursue that.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p21.html

Rates of Adverse Effects of Treatment for Otitis Media Vary by Antibiotic and Dose - ...

Aug 1, 2020 - The rates of diarrhea and rashes associated with the treatment of children with acute otitis media vary depending on each specific antibiotic and its dosing. The rates of diarrhea and generalized rash were highest with amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) and high-dose amoxicillin, and ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p186.html

Ten Tips for Cultivating Patience During Uncertain Times -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - It’s easy to feel impatient with ourselves and others these days. But research suggests impatience can be bad for our health. Here’s a better way to respond.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p43.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2020 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Use EHR sticky notes to connect with patients personally | Talking your team through a crisis | Get credit for pre- and post-exam work

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p38.html

Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - This supplement from the American Academy of Family Physicians shares learnings from state chapter quality improvement initiatives designed to increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates. The project was supported by a grant from Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p17.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2020 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Lab tests requiring modifier QW | Newborn: new patient or not? | Shared services for new patients | Coding sex-specific services for transgender patients | Pacemaker due to sick sinus syndrome

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p36.html

Hyperpigmentation of the Tongue and Buccal Mucosa - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Photo Quiz Hyperpigmentation of the Tongue and Buccal Mucosa H.U. REHMAN, MBBS, FRCPC, FRCPI, FRCP (Glas), FACP, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada SARAH LOHRENZ, MD, University of...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p181.html

Maintaining Patient Relationships in the Age of Hospitalists, Urgent Care, and a ...

Aug 1, 2020 - It was already difficult to get enough face-to-face time with patients before COVID-19 hit. Bonding with them now takes even more effort.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p4.html

Race-Based Treatment Decisions Perpetuate Structural Racism - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Race-Based Treatment Decisions Perpetuate Structural Racism Am Fam Physician. 2020 Aug 1;102(3):136-137. Original Article: Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy Issue Date: March 15, 2020 Available...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p136.html

Fetal Fibronectin Testing in Threatened Preterm Labor - Medicine by the Numbers - ...

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP Fetal Fibronectin Testing in Threatened Preterm Labor DEAN A. SEEHUSEN, MD, MPH, and MARK SCHWADE, BS Am Fam Physician. 2020 Aug 1;102(3):145-146. Details for This...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p145.html

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 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/2020/0801/p158-s1.html

Racism in Health Care: Creating a More Equitable Health Care Experience -- FPM

Jul 31, 2020 - Devoting time to learn about race and racism may help us make the health care experience more equitable and rewarding for our patients of color.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/online/racism_in_health_care.html

CMS and CDC release guidance on counseling patients tested for COVID-19 -- FPM

Jul 30, 2020 - Counseling patients about the importance of isolating, in particular, can help reduce transmission of the illness.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Two strategies to keep healthy teams healthy and get dysfunctional teams functioning --...

Jul 30, 2020 - TCOVID-19, financial struggles, racial injustice, civil unrest - these are stressful times. If your team has navigated them successfully so far, establishing these two habits can help keep it on track. If your team is falling into backbiting and dysfunction, they can help you turn ...

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

During COVID-19 Pandemic, Public Health Is Personal

Jul 30, 2020 - In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, Jennifer Bacani McKenney, M.D., relates the challenges of trying to protect the community she grew up in during a pandemic as a family physician and county health officer.

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200730fl-publichealthpersonal.html

Resident Work Hours

Jul 30, 2020 - Read AAFP's policy on limitations and other regulations of resident work hours.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Teaching, Physician Responsibility

Jul 30, 2020 - 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

AAFP Advocacy Visible in Value-based Payment Legislation

Jul 30, 2020 - In a July 24 letter, the AAFP lauded the Value in Health Care Act's support of value-based care models and accountable care organizations.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200730vhcact.html

HHS Issues Reporting Requirements for COVID-19 Testing

Jul 30, 2020 - HHS has imposed new reporting requirements that implement the agency's June guidance establishing national standards for data elements and patient demographic information related to COVID-19 testing that must be collected and reported.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200730coviddatareporting.html

Study Examines Telehealth, Rural Disparities in Pandemic

Jul 30, 2020 - New research suggests that telehealth services can improve health disparities for patients in rural areas, but lack of broadband access remains a barrier for many.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200730ruraltelehealth.html

Yes, You Can Practice Full-scope Family Medicine

Jul 29, 2020 - MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that finding a job that allows her to use the full scope of her family medicine training was worth the second effort.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200729fp-scope.html

Issues Related to the Incarceration and Detention of Minors

Jul 29, 2020 - Read about AAFP's policy on Issues Related to the Incarceration and Detention of Minors.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/incarceration-minors.html

Membership Evaluation, Discrimination in

Jul 29, 2020 - Read the AAFP's statement on discrimination in any form.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/membership-evaluation.html

Mental Health, Physician Responsibility

Jul 29, 2020 - Read AAFP's support for family physician's ability to diagnosis and and treat problems in mental health.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Ethics and Advance Planning for End-of-Life Care

Jul 29, 2020 - Read about AAFP's policy on ethics and advance planning for end-of-life care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Sensitivity to Diversity and Cultural Proficiency in AAFP Education

Jul 29, 2020 - Read about AAFP's policy on Sensitivity to Diversity and Cultural Proficiency in AAFP Education.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/sensitivity-diversity.html

Your Patient Wants a Second Opinion? It's Not Personal

Jul 28, 2020 - Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes that her own experience as a patient offered a humbling reminder to not take it personally when a patient asks for a second opinion.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200728lv-secondopinion.html

Resolution No. 422 (California F) - Improve Access to Health Care for Formerly ...

Jul 28, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support efforts to improve access to health care for formerly incarcerated persons following their release.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 428 (Late A) - Public Health Should Apply to All -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 28, 2020 - That the American Academy of Family Physicians actively encourage the United States Congress to support the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation to administer annual influenza vaccines to all individuals age 6 months and older who are confined or held in U.S. ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 425 (New York M) - Addressing Stealthing as a Form of Sexual Assault -- ...

Jul 28, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develop a policy defining sexual assault and include non-consensual condom removal as part of that definition and support legislative efforts that include non-consensual condom removal as a form of sexual assault.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Healthy Foods

Jul 28, 2020 - Read AAFP's position on supporting the development of healthy food supply chains in supplemental nutrition programs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/heatlhy-foods.html

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Warfare

Jul 28, 2020 - Read about the AAFP's support of a moratorium on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nuclear-biological.html

Race Based Medicine

Jul 28, 2020 - Read AAFP's policy on Race Based Medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Sexual Assault as a Public Health Issue

Jul 28, 2020 - Read AAFP's position on Sexual Assault as a Public Health Issue.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/sexualconsent-publichealth.html

Rights, Protections, and Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Jul 28, 2020 - Read AAFP's position on Rights, Protections, and Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/sexual-assault-rights.html

Videos Offer Peek at New AAFP Website, Mobile App

Jul 28, 2020 - Three new videos highlight changes coming to aafp.org and the AAFP mobile app on Aug. 17 that promise to streamline content for practicing family physicians, residents and students.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200728launchvids.html

Striving for Birth Equity: Family Medicine's Role in Overcoming Disparities in Maternal...

Jul 27, 2020 - Read about striving for birth equity.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/birth-equity-pos-paper.html

Family Medicine Is Key to Her Career in Global Health

Jul 27, 2020 - When Erin Ferenchick, M.D., realized she needed more skills to make a difference in global health, she went back to school to become a family physician.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200727fdf-ferenchick.html

Transitional care management coding requirements -- FPM

Jul 25, 2020 - The CPT codes for TCM require one face-to-face visit, certain non-face-to-face services, and medication reconciliation and management during the 30-day service period.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Three steps to improve preventive service utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic -- FPM

Jul 24, 2020 - Patients are deferring routine office visits for chronic disease management and preventive services out of concern for their safety during COVID-19. But these visits are important, especially for patients with conditions that require close monitoring, or those who are due for ...

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Considering direct primary care? Here are five tips to get started -- FPM

Jul 24, 2020 - Interest in DPC was growing even before the pandemic took a chunk out of fee-for-service revenues. If you’re among those interested in the model, here are five tips for making the switch.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Art of the Pivot: Redeployment as a Family Physician

Jul 23, 2020 - Michael Hanak, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that family medicine played a key role in handling a COVID-19 surge at a Chicago hospital.

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200723fl-covidsurge.html

Dietary Guidelines Committee Issues 2020 Scientific Report

Jul 23, 2020 - The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently released its 2020 Scientific Report, with new consideration of early-life nutrition and dietary patterns.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200723dietaryreport.html

AAFP Updates Unhealthy Drug Use, OUD Screening Guidance

Jul 23, 2020 - The AAFP has published an updated recommendation statement on screening for unhealthy drug use and a separate recommendation on screening for opioid use disorder, which differ somewhat from guidance issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200723aafpdrugrecs.html

AAFP Seeks Candidates for 2020-2021 Health Equity Fellowship

Jul 23, 2020 - The AAFP and Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors are seeking applicants for the 2020-2021 Health Equity Fellowship; applications are due by Oct. 1.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200723healthequityfellows.html

Check your QPP participation status with updated CMS tool -- FPM

Jul 22, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool based on new data.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Welcomes Appeals Court Ruling on Site-Neutral Payments

Jul 22, 2020 - AAFP Welcomes Appeals Court Ruling on Site-Neutral Payments

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-welcomes-appeals-court-ruling-in-site-neutral-payments.html

HHS extends application deadline for Medicaid/CHIP Provider Relief Fund -- FPM

Jul 21, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has extended the Medicaid/CHIP Provider Relief Fund distribution provider application deadline.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

How to Improve Pandemic Response? Fortify Family Medicine

Jul 21, 2020 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn offers an overview of recent AAFP guidance on improving the nation's response to public health emergencies. It starts with making sure primary care is geared up and...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200721itt-fmpandemic.html

American Family Physician Podcast -- American Family Physician

Jul 21, 2020 - The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

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

Building an Outdoor Urgent Care Clinic During a Pandemic: One Clinic's Experience -- FPM

Jul 21, 2020 - When an infectious disease outbreak strikes, an outdoor clinic can reduce the risk of transmission and conserve personal protective equipment.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/online/outdoor_clinic.html

PDW RPS Content Available in On Demand Package

Jul 21, 2020 - Although the AAFP's PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium was canceled because of the pandemic, the Academy is making more than 18 hours of recorded content and materials available.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200721pdwrps.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 114 - July 15, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Jul 21, 2020 - Episode 114 includes discussions on D-dimer to rule out pulmonary embolism (2:20), syphilis (3:30), mind-body treatments for pain (8:10), asymptomatic bacteriuria (9:40), community-acquired pneumonia (13:00), colon cancer screening outreach by mail (17:40), dapagliflozin (19:10), and ...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/114.html

Six EHR documentation tips to save you time -- FPM

Jul 20, 2020 - To reduce your work after clinic, consider ways to make the documentation process more efficient so that you can complete most (if not all) of this work during the visit. Here are six tips to get started.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

National Conference Panelist's Message: Speak Out and Lead

Jul 20, 2020 - Tamieka Howell, M.D., wants other women and minorities to see that they can do what she's done: fill leadership roles at state and national levels.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200720fdf-howell.html

Setting up an outdoor clinic for COVID-19: key steps -- FPM

Jul 19, 2020 - If you haven’t treated patients with suspected COVID-19 in your parking lot yet, it may only be a matter of time. Four steps can help you get started.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

How to avoid bias in patient care -- FPM

Jul 18, 2020 - Implicit bias is the unconscious collection of stereotypes and attitudes that individuals develop toward certain groups of people. If left unchecked, it can affect patient relationships and care decisions.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Despite Challenges, Virtual Match Can Bring Positive Change

Jul 17, 2020 - Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that a virtual Match process will present challenges as well as opportunities for both medical students and residency programs.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200717lv-virtualmatch.html

Return-to-School Guidelines Should be Evidence-Based and Flexible

Jul 17, 2020 - Return-to-School Guidelines Should be Evidence-Based and Flexible

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/return-to-school-guidelines-should-be-evidence-based-and-flexible.html

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