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The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Do you have the right number of patients on your panel? Here’s a process and a spreadsheet for calculating and adjusting your panel based on actual patient behavior.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p23.html

Practical Ways to Address Physician Burnout and Improve Joy in Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - It starts with one simple principle: Get rid of stupid stuff in your practice. Here’s how.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p7.html

Advance Care Planning: How to Have the Conversation You Want With Your Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - More patients are receiving intensive care in their last days of life, even though studies show that most don’t want it. Family physicians are uniquely positioned to make sure patients’ wishes are recorded and respected.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p18.html

Bringing Behavioral Health Into Your Practice Through a Psychiatric Collaborative Care ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Learn how to implement an integrated behavioral health program that will more than pay for itself while increasing patients’ access to care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p11.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2019 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - Work relative value units | Vaccination refusal | Marijuana use | Lesion treatment for new patients | Patient discharge without seeing patient

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p30.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2019 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - Liven up your exam rooms | Be prepared for last-minute gynecologic exams | Use nudges to encourage behavior change

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p31.html

A Jury of One’s Peers -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - FPM depends on readers like you to review submitted manuscripts and help us deliver useful, high-quality content.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p6.html

Taking the Fear Out of Error Disclosure -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - What if we could talk about medical mistakes without fear of judgment or punishment?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p36.html

Care of Chronic Conditions Self-Study Package -- CME

Nov 18, 2019 - Gain a wide-ranging overview of family medicine-specific content related to chronic conditions with this AAFP self-study CME package.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Internal Medicine CME Course in Phoenix, AZ -- CME

Nov 18, 2019 - Earn CME, provide better care for adult patients, and directly apply knowledge in practice. Attend the AAFP’s Adult Medicine live course in Phoenix, AZ.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/internal-live/phoenix1.html

AAFP Dermatology CME Course in Phoenix, AZ

Nov 18, 2019 - Understand and diagnose challenging skin problems while earning CME. Attend the AAFP’s Skin Conditions and Diseases live course in Phoenix, AZ

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/skin-live/phoenix.html

Webinar: AAFP’s New Credit Application - What You Need to Know -- CME

Nov 18, 2019 - This short webinar on January 21 will address benefits of and changes to the new AAFP credit application and how to prepare for launch in spring/summer 2020.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/tutorials/webinar-new-credit-application-what-you-need-to-know.html

What to do when an MBI changes -- FPM

Nov 18, 2019 - It's time to start using Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers, if you aren't already. But how will you know if a patient's MBI changes?

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

FP Leads Residents in Care for Homeless Patients

Nov 18, 2019 - Debra Rothenberg, M.D., Ph.D., helped develop a program that aims to improve care for people experiencing homelessness while also training students and residents to care for vulnerable populations.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191118fdf-rothenberg.html

A technique for easing advance care planning conversations -- FPM

Nov 16, 2019 - Advance care planning conversations can get emotional. Here's one way to prepare.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - 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

Depression in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2019 - The prevalence of major unipolar depression in children and adolescents is increasing in the United States. In 2016, approximately 5% of 12-year-olds and 17% of 17-year-olds reported experiencing a major depressive episode in the previous 12 months. Screening for depression in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p609.html

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

The Changing Climate: Managing Health Impacts - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - Concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere at increasing rates, heating the Earth’s surface and destabilizing climate. Health impacts from climate change may include increased morbidity and mortality from worsening cardiopulmonary health, worsening ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p618.html

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=25

Specific Learning Disabilities: The Family Physician's Role - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - Academic underachievement, such as failing a class and the threat of being held back because of academic issues, is common. Family physicians can provide support and guidance for families as they approach their child’s unique academic challenges. Specific learning disabilities are a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p628.html

HIV/AIDS - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS and related issues, including antiretroviral therapy, behavioral counseling, HIV testing, sexually transmitted diseases, and infection prevention. This collection features AFP content on human ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=11

Diabetes, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia Workshop -- CME

Nov 15, 2019 - The AAFP’s PerformanceNavigator live, evidence-based CME workshop in Minneapolis, MN, will help you satisfy your Family Medicine Certification.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/cardiometabolic-conditions2.html

Fully Automated Blood Pressure Measurement Is the Way to Go in the Office - POEMs - ...

Nov 15, 2019 - automated measurement aligns better with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, the best predictor of cardiovascular events, than manual measurement; manual readings are an average 13.4 to 14.5 mm Hg (systolic) higher than daytime ambulatory or automated readings in patients with ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p646.html

Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - The sounds of alarm increasingly manifested across multiple sectors around the globe are warranted, and the science shows why.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/od3.html

Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG - Practice ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Globally, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the main causes of maternal death. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a practice bulletin to outline diagnosis and treatment recommendations for these conditions.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p649.html

Screening for HIV Infection and Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV ...

Nov 15, 2019 - J.S., a 29-year-old transgender woman, presents for her first maintenance visit with a new family physician. It has been three years since her previous visit with a primary care physician. She has no chronic illnesses, stopped using tobacco products four years ago, and reports that she ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p637.html

Aspirin for CVD, Scabies, Intimate Partner Violence, Maternal Vaccines, Caregiver ...

Nov 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/2019/1115/p606.html

Hydrogen Peroxide 40% (Eskata) for Seborrheic Keratosis - STEPS - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Hydrogen peroxide 40% topical solution is not particularly effective for removing seborrheic keratosis lesions, and skin reactions are common.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p643.html

What can a care team coordinator do for you? -- FPM

Nov 15, 2019 - In some practices coordinators lighten the load by taking on administrative and clinical duties so physicians can focus on patients.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Let People Taste Family Medicine and They'll See Our Value

Nov 15, 2019 - AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family medicine has been undervalued too long, a perception that the Academy is taking big steps to change.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191115lv-lobster.html

As-Needed Budesonide/Formoterol Similar to Maintenance Budesonide Plus SABA in Patients...

Nov 15, 2019 - In these patients with mild asthma (more than one-half used a short-acting beta-agonist [SABA] such as albuterol two or fewer times per week), as-needed use of a combined budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) inhaler was as effective at preventing exacerbations as daily maintenance ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p646a.html

Climate Change Health Impacts: A Role for the Family Physician - Editorials - American ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Why is climate change a matter of such importance to us as health care professionals, and why must we act?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p602.html

Early Cardioversion No Better Than Delayed Cardioversion for Recent-Onset Symptomatic ...

Nov 15, 2019 - For patients presenting to the emergency department with recent-onset symptomatic atrial fibrillation, early cardioversion is no better than delayed cardioversion in achieving sinus rhythm within four weeks.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p648.html

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Not Beneficial for Nonoperative Treatment of Rotator ...

Nov 15, 2019 - The review found no evidence that supports any additional benefit of platelet-rich plasma injections compared with various control interventions, including saline placebo, in the non-operative treatment of rotator cuff disease in adults.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p647.html

Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection: Recommendation Statement -...

Nov 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons who are at high risk of HIV acquisition.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/od1.html

Screening for HIV Infection: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task ...

Nov 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for HIV infection in adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65 years. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk of infection should also be screened.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/od2.html

Parental Leave in Family Medicine Residencies Varies Widely

Nov 15, 2019 - Parental leave policies and practices vary considerably among family medicine residency programs across the United States, according to a new study.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191115parentalleave.html

Transform Your Practice With AAFP TIPS -- Practice Management

Nov 15, 2019 - AAFP TIPS are the AAFP practice improvement modules to help you transform your practice with small changes that yield big results.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips.html

Resident Program Directors: Train Your Residents to Transform Their Practice With AAFP ...

Nov 15, 2019 - AAFP TIPS are the AAFP practice improvement modules to help residency program directors train residents to transform their practice with small changes that yield big results.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/aafptips_for_residents.html

Seizure with Brain Lesions - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Nov 15, 2019 Issue Photo Quiz Seizure with Brain Lesions MERIMA BUCAJ, DO; HENNA PARMAR, MD; and PHILIPPE BIERNY, MD, Abrazo Community Health Network, Phoenix, Arizona Am Fam Physician. 2019 Nov 15;100(10):639-641. A 42-year-old man presented after...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p639.html

Potential Drug Interactions in Patients Taking Oral Contraceptive Pills - Letters to ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Potential Drug Interactions in Patients Taking Oral Contraceptive Pills Am Fam Physician. 2019 Nov 15;100(10):599-600. Original Article: Clinically Relevant Drug-Drug Interactions in Primary Care Issue Date: May 1, 2019 See additional reader...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p599.html

Spinosad: A Low-Risk, Effective Treatment for Lice - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Nov 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Nov 15, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Spinosad: A Low-Risk, Effective Treatment for Lice Am Fam Physician. 2019 Nov 15;100(10):601. Original Article: Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update Issue Date: May 15, 2019 Available online at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p601.html

Electronic Cigarettes: More Questions Than Answers - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Electronic Cigarettes: More Questions Than Answers Am Fam Physician. 2019 Nov 15;100(10):600-601. Original Article: Electronic Cigarettes: Common Questions and Answers Issue Date: August 15, 2019 See additional reader comments at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p600.html

Depression in Children and Teens - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Nov 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/2019/1115/p609-s1.html

Behavioral Health -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 14, 2019 - Advertisement Topic Collection Behavioral Health Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This article collection features popular FPM content on topics such as substance use disorders or other addictions and mental health conditions. Categories Mental Health...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=111

Five ways to orbit the "hairball" of red tape and regulations -- FPM

Nov 14, 2019 - Within your organizational boundaries, try to find new, invigorating, and satisfying ways to practice medicine.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Respiratory Conditions -- FP Essentials

Nov 14, 2019 - FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition is available for individual purchase.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/486-ed.html

Erica Swegler, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

Nov 14, 2019 - The Texas AFP announces the candidacy of Erica Swegler, M.D., of Austin, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191114swegler-cand-ann.html

AAFP-PT Central -- AAFP-PT

Nov 14, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP-PT online system that provides easy reporting and online access for your laboratory.

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/pt-central.html

AAFP Emergency CME Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Nov 13, 2019 - Enhance your time-sensitive care skills and earn up to 26 CME credits at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, April 22-25, 2020, in Las Vegas, NV.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/vegas.html

HHS taking applications for Primary Care First alternative payment model -- FPM

Nov 13, 2019 - The bundled services model will offer performance bonuses of up to 50%, with downside risk of just -10%.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

My Rx Is Simple: Do Less

Nov 13, 2019 - Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free time is undervalued in our society and that it's OK to say no to things that might overwhelm our schedules.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191113fp-doless.html

Reproductive Decisions, Promoting Access to Medication and First Trimester Aspiration ...

Nov 13, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on Promoting Access to Medication and First Trimester Aspiration Terminations by Supporting Skilled Providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/supporting-skilledproviders.html

FMIG Network Faculty and Staff Advisors and Supporters Online Community -- Medical ...

Nov 13, 2019 - The FMIG Network Faculty and Staff Advisors and Supporters online community connects faculty and staff across the country working to promote family medicine and support family medicine interest groups at their institutions.

Med School and Residency : Internal

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/internal/online-community/fmig-faculty-community-form.html

AAFP Adds New Livestream Platform CME Options

Nov 13, 2019 - The AAFP is offering a new livestreaming CME format for two upcoming musculoskeletal and sports care and two adult medicine courses.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191113newlivestreamcme.html

AAFP Asks Senate to Prioritize Patient-centered Research

Nov 13, 2019 - The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute needs renewed funding so it can keep studying issues that family physicians face every day, the AAFP told senators.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191113pcoriletter.html

CDC: Preventing ACEs May Mitigate Chronic Health Issues

Nov 13, 2019 - At least five of the 10 leading causes of death are associated with adverse childhood experiences, according to a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and an accompanying Vital Signs report from the CDC.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191113mmwraces.html

Here's What You Need to Know About Primary Care First

Nov 12, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes key points of the new Primary Care First program.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191112itt-PCF.html

Fee Schedule Summary: AAFP Advice Visible in CMS Final Rule

Nov 12, 2019 - The 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule includes higher payment for family physicians in 2021 that the AAFP has been pressing CMS to implement.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191112mpfssummary.html

Neurology and Behavioral Health Self-Study Package -- CME

Nov 11, 2019 - Stay current in your practice with up-to-date strategies for your patients with neurological and behavioral health conditions while also earning CME.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-behavioral-health.html

Time is running out to transition to new Medicare numbers -- FPM

Nov 11, 2019 - Soon physicians will no longer be able to use Medicare Health Insurance Claim Numbers and will have to switch to Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Webinar: Primary Care, Fellowships, and More--Career Opportunities in Family Medicine ...

Nov 11, 2019 - Watch this webcast to explore the avenues you can pursue when you choose a career in family medicine.

Med School and Residency : Transition into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/post-residency/career-opportunities.html

Following Evidence Led FP to His Most Important Role

Nov 11, 2019 - John Epling, M.D., M.S.Ed., said his role in helping craft recommendations for his peers as a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is some of the most important work of his career.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191111fdf-epling.html

Academy Applauds Primary Care Patient Protection Act

Nov 11, 2019 - The Primary Care Patient Protection Act would alleviate financial worries and improve health outcomes for family physicians' patients who have high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191111pcppa.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Seattle (Bellevue), WA -- CME

Nov 7, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Bellevue, WA. Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/bellevue.html

Share the Art of Medicine by Embracing the Role of Mentor

Nov 7, 2019 - As the breadth of medical education expands, Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that physicians should make time to teach students the basic skill of building relationships with patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191107lv-precepting.html

Report Cites Urgent Need to Secure Connected Medical Devices

Nov 7, 2019 - The connected medical devices that are becoming so valuable to physicians and patients alike require a thoughtful approach to maintaining their security, according to a new report.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191107devicesecurity.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 97 - November 1, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Nov 7, 2019 - Episode 97 includes discussions on care of military veterans, eczema, physician burnout, hidradenitis suppurativa, telehealth consultations.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/97.html

Journal Audio -- CME

Nov 6, 2019 - Listen to American Family Physician topics in a convenient audio format. These recordings include chronic tendon injuries, adults with prediabetes, electronic cigarettes, and STEPs new drug reviews Secnidazole (Solosec).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/journal-audio.html

Medicare finalizes physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program for 2020 -- FPM

Nov 6, 2019 - Highlights from the 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule include new codes for chronic care management and principal care management.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2020_physician_fee_schedule.html

Should Appearance Matter in Medicine?

Nov 6, 2019 - When we asked our new physician bloggers for their opinions on a recent survey regarding physician footwear, the conversation quickly broadened to take in attire, appearance and professionalism. Read more in this Fresh Perspectives post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191106fp-attire.html

Submit a Practice Pearl -- FPM

Nov 6, 2019 - Submit a practice pearl to FPM journal.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/about/practice-pearls.html

Taking Hypertension Medication at Bedtime Improves CVD Risk

Nov 6, 2019 - The Hygia Chronotherapy Trial found that bedtime hypertension therapy better reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease than taking blood pressure medication on awakening, as previous studies have suggested.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191106bedtimehbpmeds.html

Vaccine Coverage in Young Children Holding Steady

Nov 6, 2019 - Two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports issued last month offer a snapshot of vaccination coverage among young children in the United States. In particular, coverage rates for three vaccines children need to start school are holding steady at close to the desired 95% threshold.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191106mmwrskidsvax.html

Thinking of Forming a MIPS Virtual Group for 2020?

Nov 6, 2019 - Family physicians who plan to form a virtual group for reporting during the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period must notify CMS of their intent by Dec. 31.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191106virtualgroup.html

AAFP Applauds Senate Introduction of Primary Care Patient Protection Act

Nov 6, 2019 - AAFP Applauds Senate Introduction of Primary Care Patient Protection Act

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-applauds-senate-introduction-of-primary-care-patient-protection-act.html

Resolution No. 509 (Arizona A) - Oppose Legislation of Physician-Patient Decision ...

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 213 (California A) - Increasing Family-Centeredness at AAFP Meetings -- ...

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 207 (California B) - Requiring Gender Pronouns on Nametags at all AAFP ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) require all individuals to identify their preferred pronouns upon event registration, with the option to opt-out, to be printed on name badges at all AAFP-sponsored events and conferences starting in 2020.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 404 (California C) - Mifepristone Use in Early Pregnancy Loss Management...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support the safety and efficacy of mifepristone as the most evidence-based care for medical management of EPL, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians reaffirm its efforts to overturn ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 421 (California D) - Decriminalization of Abortion Provision -- Congress...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians adopt policy opposing the criminalization of physicians providing abortion care.

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

Resolution No. 515 (California E) - Paid Parental Leave Policy -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support policies that provide employees with reasonable job security, wage replacement, and continued availability of health plan benefits in the event leave by an employee becomes necessary due to documented medical ...

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

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

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support efforts to improve access to health care for formerly incarcerated persons following their release.

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

Resolution No. 513 (Co-Sponsored D) - Medicare for Pay -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians actively support legislation to offer individuals aged 55 to 64 the option to buy into Medicare, That legislation to offer individuals aged 55 to 64 the option to buy into Medicare be compliant with the previously ...

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

Resolution No. 602 (Co-Sponsored E) - Educational Category -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)add the CME category: Health Care Systems, Health Care Economics, and Health Care Policy to help facilitate the development of online educational materials and facilitate CME lectures at National Conference of ...

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

Resolution No. 402 (Co-Sponsored F) - The Environment and Human Health -- Congress of ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work with other medical groups to strategize how to influence relevant governmental regulatory bodies to investigate public safety of common pesticides and herbicides, and publish a joint statement with other ...

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

Resolution No. 607 (Colorado A) - Family Medicine Residency Closure -- Congress of ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Physicians request that the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) expand and alter the ABFM definition of hardship to create a new category of program, rather than individual resident hardship, that defines a ...

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

Resolution No. 205 (Co-Sponsored G) - Adopt a No Policy Policy -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) put member unity ahead of taking sides by developing a process for chapters or membership to bring forth to the Congress of Delegates (COD) resolutions, topics, or policies that they consider to be based on ...

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

Resolution No. 503 (Co-Sponsored A) - Data Completeness and Family Medicine -- Congress...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians direct its advocacy team to work with the National Academy for State Health Policy, the All-Payer Claims Database Council, the National Association of Health Data Organizations, and other interested organizations to ...

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

Resolution No. 401 (Co-Sponsored B) - Tar Wars and Vaping -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians expand the anti-vaping and e-cigarette information included in the Tar Wars program to prevent vaping from erasing years of progress Tar Wars has made in curbing youth tobacco use, and annually update their Tar Wars ...

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

Resolution No. 212 (Co-Sponsored C) - Divestment From Companies Producing Fossil Fuels ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work in a timely, incremental, and fiscally responsible manner, to the extent allowed by their legal and fiduciary duties, to reach a de minimis level of financial investment and/or relationship (divestment) with...

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

Resolution No. 608 (Florida A) - ABFM FMCLA Inconsistent with ABMS Vision Report ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians officially recognize the American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA) to be a summative assessment process, not a formative assessment process, therefore ...

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

Resolution No. 216 (Hawaii A) - Native Cultural Blessing at Annual AAFP COD -- Congress...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work with the host chapter of the city the Congress of Delegates (COD) will be in to identify and invite native people of that region to provide a native blessing at the start of each COD

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

Resolution No. 424 (Illinois B) - Family Medicine's Role in Addressing and Preventing ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develop a toolkit of resources to raise awareness of family medicine's role in addressing and preventing sexual harassment, including resources for the AAFP members affected by sexual harassment and resources to ...

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

Resolution No. 308 (Illinois C) - Relationship of Non-Physician Practitioners to ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) reaffirm that non-physician practitioners are not the clinical equivalent of a residency-trained board-certified family physician, and oppose non-physician practitioners determining credentialing or privileging ...

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

Resolution No. 306 (Illinois D) - EMR as a Condition of ACO Participation -- Congress ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) oppose a requirement to use a specific electronic medical record as a condition of Accountable Care Organizations’ participation will send an open letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ...

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

Resolution No. 217 (Illinois E) - Hospitality Financing For AAFP Candidates -- Congress...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that chapter contribution of $2,500 for the Candidates’ Hospitality Event be borne by the American Academy of Family Physicians and not by individual chapters running candidates.

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

Resolution No. 206 (Indiana A) - AAFP Committee on Ethics -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) create an Ethics committee.

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

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