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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Hypertension - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and blood pressure monitoring and screening. This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Arthritis and Joint Pain - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on arthritis and joint pain, including arthritis, gout, knee osteoarthritis, monoarthritis, osteoarthritis, polyarticular joint pain, Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, and shoulder osteoarthritis. This collection features AFP...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Cancer - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - 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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Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=45

Genetics - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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The first thing to do before you see your next patient -- FPM

Oct 18, 2019 - Here's how to take a minute to calm your mind during a hectic day and refocus before you move on to your next patient.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Family Physician Couple Returns to Rural Roots in Minnesota

Oct 18, 2019 - Two family physicians who just happen to be married give AAFP News a firsthand view of their wide scope of practice and strong community ties in their small rural town of Sleepy Eye, Minn.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191018sleepyeye.html

How to manage unrealistic antibiotic expectations -- FPM

Oct 17, 2019 - Preempt requests for unnecessary antibiotics by having this quick conversation with patients before you examine them.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

End Surprise Medical Billing, AAFP Tells Lawmakers

Oct 17, 2019 - Congress must end surprise medical billing -- a practice that harms patients and damages the physician-patient relationship -- the AAFP said in a recent letter to lawmakers.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191017surprisebilling.html

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA -- CME

Oct 16, 2019 - Learn the latest on AFib, hypertension, stroke prevention, and more at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/san-diego1.html

Six steps to start a group visit program for chronic care -- FPM

Oct 16, 2019 - Group visits can help people with chronic conditions like obesity improve their health.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Survey Examines Marijuana Use Among U.S. Adults

Oct 16, 2019 - A survey of more than 169,000 American adults found that individuals with one or more documented medical conditions are far more likely to use marijuana than those without a medical condition.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191016marijuanasurvey.html

Vaccination Gaps Leave Pregnant Moms, Infants Unprotected

Oct 16, 2019 - According to recent research from the CDC, about 65% of mothers surveyed reported they had not received the seasonal influenza and tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccines before or during pregnancy.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191016vaccinpregnancy.html

AAFP Query Prompts CMS Order on Pneumococcal Vaccine Denial

Oct 16, 2019 - In response to AAFP concerns that some physicians' Medicare claims for administering pneumococcal vaccinations have been denied, CMS has instructed Medicare contractors to cease local pneumococcal vaccination frequency edits.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191016claimsedits.html

Toilet Training: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - Toilet training is a significant developmental milestone in early childhood. Most U.S. children achieve the physiologic, cognitive, and emotional development necessary for toilet training by 18 to 30 months of age. Markers of readiness for toilet training include being able to walk, put...

American Family Physician : Article

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Acne Vulgaris: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - Acne vulgaris is the most prevalent chronic skin disease in the United States, affecting nearly 50 million people per year, mostly adolescents and young adults. Potential sequelae of acne, such as scarring, dyspigmentation, and low self-esteem, may result in significant morbidity. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p475.html

Postpartum Care: An Approach to the Fourth Trimester - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - The postpartum period, defined as the 12 weeks after delivery, is an important time for a new mother and her family and can be considered a fourth trimester. Outpatient postpartum care should be initiated within three weeks after delivery in person or by phone, and may require multiple ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Oct 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

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Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity. This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=64

Influenza - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on influenza and related issues, including influenza vaccination and avian influenza. This collection features AFP content on influenza and related issues, including influenza vaccination and avian influenza.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=14

Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content from the Point-of-Care Guides collection on topics related to anticoagulation, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, mortality risk, musculoskeletal issues, neurologic issues, obstetric issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=75

ALSO Instructor Course in Chicago, IL -- CME

Oct 15, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Chicago, IL. Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

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

ALSO Provider Course in Chicago, IL -- CME

Oct 15, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Chicago, IL.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/chicago.html

What Family Physicians Can Do to Reduce Maternal Mortality - Editorials - American ...

Oct 15, 2019 - Family physicians can catalyze efforts to ensure the safety of all people who give birth and to support well-being during the postpartum period.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p460.html

Flu Vaccine, Car Seats, PTSD, Kidney Stones, Bridging Warfarin - AFP Clinical Answers -...

Oct 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/2019/1015/p462.html

Influenza Vaccination: Updated Recommendations from ACIP - Practice Guidelines - ...

Oct 15, 2019 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2019–2020 season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p505.html

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease - FPIN's Clinical ...

Oct 15, 2019 - Patients with established cardiovascular disease or risk factors (e.g., ischemic cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, high risk of atherothrombotic disease) should receive dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin plus clopidogrel, which confers additional benefit over ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p463.html

Predicting the Risk of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications - Point-of-Care Guides - ...

Oct 15, 2019 - What is the best approach to evaluate postoperative pulmonary risk?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p499.html

Elagolix (Orilissa) for Endometriosis Pain - STEPS - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - Elagolix can decrease pain in women with endometriosis, but it is expensive and has adverse effects similar to those of other medications that decrease estrogen levels.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p502.html

Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: Recommendation...

Oct 15, 2019 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/od1.html

Nail Changes Following a Viral Infection - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Oct 15, 2019 Issue Photo Quiz Nail Changes Following a Viral Infection MARTHA MCGAREY METZGAR, DO, FAAFP, and KEN ZHONGYU ZHANG, MD, St. Luke's Family Medicine Residency, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Am Fam Physician. 2019 Oct 15;100(8):497-498. A...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p497.html

Stop and Listen: Why We Need More Time With Patients

Oct 15, 2019 - Erica Swegler, M.D., writes that in the era of 15-minute office visits, patients aren't being heard -- and the results can be deadly.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191015lv-misseddiagnosis.html

Advocacy in All Arenas: Making the Case for Family Medicine

Oct 15, 2019 - Each year, the AAFP conducts face-to-face meetings with the nation's largest health insurers. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the goals of those meetings.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191015itt-privatesector.html

Improving Health Care Coverage

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP remains an aggressive advocate for health care coverage for all via primary care through family medicine, including the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care delivery model.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage.html

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP provides information for family physicians as health care reform established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca.html

Medicaid

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for fair and effective regulations impacting family physicians and patients served by this vital program that provides health care for vulnerable populations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/medicaid.html

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Oct 15, 2019 - Caring for uninsured children through Medicaid is a vital part of the current primary care system. The AAFP supports the continuing development and improvement of the CHIP initiative.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/chip.html

End-of-Life Care

Oct 15, 2019 - Learn how the AAFP is supporting federal efforts to cover voluntary discussions between physicians and patients about advance care plans.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/end-of-life.html

Health Information Technology

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes that health information technology should support communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies while protecting privacy.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit.html

Electronic Health Records

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes that EMRs are vital to the expansion of primary care and the patient centered medical home model of care delivery, and supports meaningful use efforts.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/emr.html

Navigating Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP offers information on legal concerns that impact family physicians and their patients, including regulatory, privacy, and payment concerns.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Antitrust / Collective Negotiation -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for the update of antitrust laws impacting family physicians and for the inclusion of health insurance companies within the scope of these regulations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Patient Privacy -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP provides family physicians with information regarding HIPAA regulations and monitors its impact on primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medical Liability -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports the reform of medical liability and litigation regulations that continue to have a negative impact on the cost of health care for patients and physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - Reducing the administrative burden on physicians is an important step toward reducing the cost of health care. The AAFP supports simplifying reimbursement processes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Transparency -- Legal Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws, but advocates for a simplified process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Protecting Physician Payment

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for fair compensation regulation for primary care physicians who serve patients through Medicare and Medicaid without excessive administrative burden.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment.html

Medicare Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP refutes the SGR as an accurate indicator of physician cost in providing patient care and recommends study of the PCMH model to inform regulatory changes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/medicare.html

Environmental Concerns in Public Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for public health and prevention policies that support the work of family physicians and primary care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Vaccines/Immunizations

Oct 15, 2019 - Affordable access to preventive care, including vaccinations and immunizations, is a central primary care health concern which deserves federal support.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address the significant health impact of obesity.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Preventive Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports efforts to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Prescription Drug Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug issues are a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Tobacco Use

Oct 15, 2019 - Primary care physicians play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction, as well as influencing legislation that promotes public health.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Building the Family Physician Workforce

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes that primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation. We work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support this vocation.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Medical Student Debt

Oct 15, 2019 - The cost of medical education can impact the specialty of family medicine. The AAFP supports alternative funding strategies for family medicine students.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Scope of Practice

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes that the family physician is uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing primary care for patients.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Graduate Medical Education

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes that investment in the primary care workforce is vital and seeks to preserve funding for residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Women's Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women, and call upon the insurance industry to support this standard of care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP calls on Congress to increase funding for this vital GME program and protect it as a fiscal commitment in the years to come.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/title-vii.html

AAFP Creates New MIG for Employed Physicians

Oct 15, 2019 - Employed family physicians have a new member interest group where they can network, communicate ideas and share common interests.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191015employedmig.html

Prevention and Public Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for primary care-centered public health and preventive medicine policies.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Injury Prevention and Violence

Oct 15, 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

Health Care Delivery

Oct 15, 2019 - AAFP supports access to basic health care services for all people

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery.html

Medicare Coverage

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for primary care physicians and their patients by calling for expanded health care coverage, including medicare coverage.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/medicare.html

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Oct 15, 2019 - Follow developing payment policies supporting the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communications.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/telehealth.html

Alternative Payment Models -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP refutes the SGR as an accurate indicator of physician cost in providing patient care and recommends study of the PCMH model or other alternative payment models to inform regulatory changes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/apms.html

Direct Primary Care -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports the physician choice to provide health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the DPC practice setting.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/dpc.html

Pharmacologic Treatment for Older Children with ADHD - Letters to the Editor - American...

Oct 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Oct 15, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Pharmacologic Treatment for Older Children with ADHD Am Fam Physician. 2019 Oct 15;100(8):455-456. Original Article: Right Care for Children: Top Five Do's and Don'ts Issue Date: March 15, 2019 See...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p455.html

Toilet Training - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Oct 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/2019/1015/p468-s1.html

Lifestyle Medicine Is My Prescription for Better Health

Oct 14, 2019 - Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., is determined to convince his patients that a healthy diet, exercise and adequate rest are better than any medication he can prescribe.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191014fp-lifestylemed.html

Family Medicine Is Key to Abundant Opportunities

Oct 14, 2019 - Former AAFP President Warren Jones, M.D., has been taking on leadership roles in family medicine for decades. At 71, he's not done yet.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191014fdf-jones.html

Primary Care Exception Needs Expansion, AAFP Tells CMS

Oct 14, 2019 - In an Oct. 9 letter to CMS, the Academy advocated for the expansion of codes under the primary care exception rule -- an update that would reduce administrative complexity without compromising patient care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014exceptionrule.html

AAFP Pushes Against Executive Order on Equivalent Payment

Oct 14, 2019 - A recent White House executive order meant to bolster Medicare includes some good ideas -- but one element could impair high-quality, team-based primary care, the Academy warned in an Oct. 11 letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014execorder.html

More Medicare claims problems -- FPM

Oct 11, 2019 - An issue with the Medicare eligibility contractor is causing claims to be incorrectly denied based on invalid beneficiary entitlement.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

How to de-escalate troubling patient encounters -- FPM

Oct 11, 2019 - Here are four techniques to try when you face stressful or demeaning exchanges with patients or their families.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Hematologic Conditions -- FP Essentials

Oct 11, 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/485-ed.html

AAFP Updates CME Search, Reporter Functions for Members

Oct 11, 2019 - The Academy has updated the CME Search and CME Reporter tools on AAFP.org, making it easier for members to find the specific CME products and activities they need.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191011cmesearch.html

Four tips to help you spend less time charting -- FPM

Oct 10, 2019 - To get through your routine documentation more efficiently and reduce work after clinic, try these tips.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Drug Pricing - AAFP Legislative Stance

Oct 10, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on drug pricing.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/drug-pricing.html

Family Physicians as Role Models for Underpresented Students

Oct 10, 2019 - Read the AAFP's strategies for addressing the underrepresentation of students in medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/minority-students.html

A side-by-side comparison of six apps for easier prescribing -- FPM

Oct 9, 2019 - A family physician reviews six commonly used pharmaceutical apps to identify which ones offered the most critical features.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Renews Push for Site-neutral Payment

Oct 9, 2019 - The Academy continued its extensive advocacy for site-neutral payment in a recent round of letters to CMS and Congress, saying that such payment parity would encourage patients to make decisions based on quality rather than cost.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191009oppsletters.html

In Wake of Measles Outbreaks, CDC Updates 2019 Case Totals

Oct 9, 2019 - The CDC is reporting details from this year's measles outbreaks after the New York State Department of Health declared that the state's nearly yearlong outbreak has ended. The good news: The United States has maintained its measles elimination status.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191009measlesupdt.html

AAFP to HRSA: Primary Care Services Best Delivered by FPs

Oct 9, 2019 - The AAFP has responded to a request for information from the Health Resources and Services Administration regarding rural communities' access to health care services. Noting that 17% of AAFP members currently practice in rural areas, the Academy said FPs are best-suited to deliver ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191009hrsaletter.html

AAFP Internal Medicine CME Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Oct 8, 2019 - Earn CME, provide better care for adult patients, and directly apply knowledge in practice. Attend the AAFP’s Adult Medicine live course in Las Vegas.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/internal-live/las-vegas1.html

AAFP Dermatology CME Course in Las Vegas, NV

Oct 8, 2019 - Understand and diagnose challenging skin problems while earning CME. Attend the AAFP’s Skin Conditions and Diseases live course November 6-9 in Las Vegas.

CME : CME by Topic

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

It Started With One Question: What Is High-value Care?

Oct 8, 2019 - Health policy wonk Kyle Leggott, M.D., and direct primary care physician Allison Edwards, M.D., debate the flaws and potential fixes of our health care system in this wide-ranging QandA.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191008fp-highvaluecare.html

AAFP Welcomes Proposed Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

Oct 8, 2019 - The Academy praised a proposed rule that would add stark warning labels to cigarette packs and called on regulators to go further to protect youth from nicotine.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191008cigarettewarnings.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 95 - October 1, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Oct 8, 2019 - Episode 95 includes discussions on hand-foot-and-mouth disease, opioid use disorder, thickened feedings for infants with gastroesophageal reflux, hypertension during pregnancy, antibiotics for acute rhinosinusitis, anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation, and a new song Health is Primary...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/95.html

Physician Dispensing of Drug Samples

Oct 7, 2019 - Learn about AAFP's policy on physician dispensing of drug samples.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/drug-samples.html

Equal Opportunity

Oct 7, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on equal opportunity.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/equal-opportunity.html

Family Medicine, Definition of

Oct 7, 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

Oct 7, 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

Fee-splitting

Oct 7, 2019 - Read about AAFP's policy on fee-splitting

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fee-splitting.html

Family Medicine Academic Department

Oct 7, 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 Physician, Definition

Oct 7, 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

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