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'Country Doc' Leading Health Advocacy in Lone Star State

Jul 23, 2018 - : As he winds down his fourth decade in practice, Douglas Curran, M.D., remains a leading physician advocate in his state as president of the Texas Medical Association.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180723fdf-curran.html

'I Am Convinced Family Medicine Is the Solution'

Feb 12, 2018 - Watching a family member struggle with illness and access to care inspired third-year family medicine resident Kristina Dakis, M.D., to pursue a career in medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180212focus-dakis.html

'Moving the Needle' on Student Choice

Oct 22, 2018 - Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181022fdf-roett.html

10 characteristics of better quality measures -- FPM

Aug 8, 2018 - To advocate for care measures that better measure physician quality, make sure they meet these criteria.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Assembling a dedicated QI team is only half the challenge. Here's how to build and sustain their momentum.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p23.html

12 ways to work smarter, not harder in practice -- FPM

Nov 29, 2018 - A primary care physician shares 12 strategies -- rooted in the principle of working smarter, not harder -- that transformed her practice.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

2015 quality data now available on Physician Compare website -- FPM

Dec 20, 2016 - 2015 quality data now available on Physician Compare website

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2015_quality_data_now_available.html

2016 AFP Peer Reviewers -- American Family Physician

May 18, 2017 - afp, peer reviewers, 2016

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/reviewers/lists/2016.html

2016 Board of Directors Meetings -- Board of Directors

May 24, 2017 - These summaries cover the cover the actions from the 2016 Board of Directors meetings. The actions are summarized with page reference given where full text may be found in the minutes of the meeting.* No attempt has been made to detail actions. The main substance of policy adopted is ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/2016board-minutesinbrief.html

2016 QRURs, PQRS Reports Ready to Review

Sep 26, 2017 - CMS recently released individual physician and group practice reports that can help physicians succeed in the new Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20170926pqrsreports.html

2016 Resolutions

Feb 6, 2017 - Access the resolutions considered at the 2016 Congress of Delegates annual session.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2016/resolutions.mem.html

2017 AFP Peer Reviewers -- American Family Physician

Mar 22, 2018 - afp, peer reviewers, 2017

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/reviewers/lists/2017.html

2017 American Family Physician -- American Family Physician

Jan 4, 2017 - Search 2017 issues of American Family Physician, a publication of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/past/2017.html

2017 Board of Directors Meetings Minutes in Brief -- Board of Directors

Jan 8, 2018 - These summaries cover the cover the actions from the 2017 Board of Directors meetings. The actions are summarized with page reference given where full text may be found in the minutes of the meeting.* No attempt has been made to detail actions. The main substance of policy adopted is ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/2017board-minutesinbrief.html

2017 Congress of Delegates -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 29, 2016 - View resolutions and event information for the 2017 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017.mem.html

2017 Donors by State Chapter

Sep 5, 2017 - A listing of 2017 FamMedPac donors by AAFP State Chapter.

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/recognition/2017bystate.mem.html

2017 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 3, 2017 - 2017 issues of FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2017.html

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Impact ACOs' Ability to Succeed

Feb 20, 2018 - The AAFP has asked for changes to a CMS interim final rule regarding 2017 disasters and accountable care organization policies.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180220msspdisaster.html

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Prompt Changes in MIPS Reporting

Dec 7, 2017 - CMS has announced it will ease the Merit-based Incentive Payment System reporting burden on family physicians affected by certain hurricanes and wildfires in 2017.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20171207uncontrollablemips.html

2017 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

Apr 29, 2017 - AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions during the Academy's 2017 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20170429ncclelections.html

2017 News, Agendas, Resolutions, and Reports -- Member Constituency Resources

Apr 4, 2018 - Get access to the 2017 NCCL news, agendas, resolutions and reports.

About AAFP : Member Constituencies

https://www.aafp.org/about/constituencies/resources/past-ncsc/2017.html

2017 Resolutions -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 25, 2017 - Resolutions submitted for the 2017 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2.mem.html

2017-18 AFP Podcast Team -- American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - 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-2017-18.html

2018 AFP Peer Reviewers -- American Family Physician

Mar 21, 2019 - afp, peer reviewers, 2018

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/reviewers/lists/2018.html

2018 American Family Physician -- American Family Physician

Jan 3, 2018 - Search 2018 issues of American Family Physician, a publication of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/past/2018.html

2018 Annual Reports

Jul 30, 2018 - The annual leadership reports from elected student and resident leaders, at National Conference, August 2 - 4, 2018, in Kansas City.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

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

2018 Congress of Delegates -- Congress of Delegates

Jun 19, 2018 - View resolutions and event information for the 2018 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

2018 Congress of Delegates Videos -- Congress of Delegates

Oct 8, 2018 - View archived videos from the 2018 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/videos.mem.html

2018 Congress of Delegates Videos -- Congress of Delegates

Oct 8, 2018 - View archived videos from the 2018 Congress of Delegates.

About : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/videos.mem.html

2018 Donors by Recognition Level

Jan 8, 2019 - 2018 FamMedPAC donors by club level

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/recognition/2018bylevel.mem.html

2018 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 3, 2018 - 2018 issues of FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2018.html

2018 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

Apr 28, 2018 - AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy's 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180428ncclelections.html

2018 News, Agendas, Resolutions, and Reports -- Member Constituency Resources

May 8, 2018 - Get access to the 2018 NCCL news, agendas, resolutions and reports.

About AAFP : Member Constituencies

https://www.aafp.org/about/constituencies/resources/past-ncsc/2018.html

2018 Resolutions -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 21, 2018 - Access the resolutions proposed at the 2018 Congress of Delegates Annual Session.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

2018-19 AFP Podcast Team -- American Family Physician

Jul 20, 2018 - 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-2018-19.html

2018-2019 Influenza Vaccine Is Effective, Says CDC

Feb 20, 2019 - On Feb. 15, the CDC released a pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that offer interim information on the 2018-2019 influenza season and address this season's flu vaccine effectiveness.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190220fluvaccine.html

2019 AAFP Commission Members

Dec 13, 2018 - Access a list of all members of 2019 AAFP commissions.

About : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/about/governance/commissions/2019-members.mem.html

2019 AAFP Commission Members

Dec 13, 2018 - Access a list of all members of 2019 AAFP commissions.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/2019-members.mem.html

2019 AAFP Health Equity Fellowship

Apr 11, 2019 - The 2019-20 AAFP Health Equity Fellowship is designed to develop family physicians into leaders who have subject matter expertise in the social, institutional, and cultural influences that impact health.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/health-equity-fellowship.html

2019 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Is Coming Soon

Apr 2, 2019 - Active AAFP and resident members will soon have an opportunity to tell the Academy what they think about being a member and what the AAFP can do to best serve the needs of members and drive the specialty forward.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190402membersatsurv.html

2019 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship

Feb 22, 2019 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has two vaccine science fellowship positions available for family physicians.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/immunizations/vaccine-fellowship.html

2019 American Family Physician -- American Family Physician

Jan 2, 2019 - Search 2019 issues of American Family Physician, a publication of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/past/2019.html

2019 CME Session Topics

Feb 27, 2019 - View the CME topics that will be discussed at the 2019 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), September 24-28, 2019, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/session-topics.html

2019 Congress of Delegates -- Congress of Delegates

Dec 18, 2018 - View resolutions and event information for the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

2019 Congress of Delegates Videos -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 25, 2019 - View archived videos from the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

2019 Donors by Recognition Level

Aug 8, 2019 - 2019 FamMedPAC donors by club level

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/recognition/2019bylevel.mem.html

2019 FMX Highlights

Sep 24, 2019 - 2019 FMX Highlights

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/highlights19.html

2019 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 3, 2018 - 2019 issues of FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2019.html

2019 Handouts

Aug 27, 2019 - View handouts from the 2019 AAFP FMX.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/handouts.html

2019 Late Resolutions and Reports -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 10, 2019 - Access the late resolutions and reports for consideration by the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/lateres-rpts11.mem.html

2019 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

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

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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

2019 News, Agendas, Resolutions, and Reports -- Member Constituency Resources

May 31, 2019 - Get access to the 2019 NCCL news, agendas, resolutions and reports.

About AAFP : Member Constituencies

https://www.aafp.org/about/constituencies/resources/past-ncsc/2019.html

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

Mar 15, 2019 - The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315matchday.html

2019 Preview Includes Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Jan 2, 2019 - Steven Waldren, M.D., M.S., shares some of the work the AAFP has started to ease physicians' administrative burden through the use of new and emerging technology.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190102waldrenqa.html

2019 qualifying APM participant data now available -- FPM

Jul 12, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated its online database to help physicians participating in alternative payment models to determine if they have to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System this year.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

2019 Resolutions -- Congress of Delegates

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

2019 Working Group on Rural Health

Jan 23, 2019 - These are the members of the 2019 AAFP Working Group on Rural Health.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/rural-health.mem.html

2019-20 AFP Podcast Team -- American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - 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-2019-20.html

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

Aug 20, 2019 - The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190820itt-2020mpfs.html

2020 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students Suggested ...

Oct 3, 2018 - View educational programming focus areas for the 2020 National Conference, July 30 - August 1, 2020, in Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/proposals/focus-areas.html

2020 Transitional Member Dues -- Become a Member

Oct 4, 2019 -

Membership : Join AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/transitional/transitional-dues.html

5% Fluorouracil Is the Preferred Treatment for Actinic Keratoses - POEMs - American ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The use of topical 5% fluorouracil is most likely to result in successful elimination of actinic keratoses in a field on the head or face.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p249a.html

60-Second Survey Gives Insight Into Unmet Social Needs

Jun 12, 2019 - Researchers found that a brief survey administered to patients helped identify obstacles to maintaining good health.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190612minutesurvey.html

70th Anniversary Video

Jun 5, 2017 - 70th Anniversary Video

Membership : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/membership/offer/seventy-anniversary-video.html

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p5.html

99213 vs. 99214: Three tips for spotting the difference -- FPM

Aug 22, 2018 - One of the most confounding aspects of evaluation and management (E/M) coding is the distinction between a 99213 and a 99214 established patient office visit. The following tips can help you recognize when a visit meets the requirements of a 99214, as opposed to a 99213.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_99214.html

A Bump on the Gum - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - A child presented with a painful, round, erythematous lesion on the gingiva of the left upper gum above the canine tooth.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p713.html

A Burning Red Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - A man presented with a painful rash that began on his left chest and spread to his left back. There are no lesions anywhere else on his body.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p543.html

A Champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

Nov 12, 2018 - When Jennifer Edgoose, M.D., M.P.H., objected to the lack of diversity in her residency program, her department chair challenged her to do something about it. She didn't stop there.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181112fdf-edgoose.html

A Changing Climate Threatens Our Health

Jun 1, 2017 - The health threats posed by climate change are alarming. Given the scope of the problem, everyone could potentially be affected -- and likely, many of us will be.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_changing_climate_threatens_our.html

A checklist for better dementia care plans -- FPM

Feb 15, 2019 - Physicians may not be able to control many facets of dementia care, but this checklist can help you tackle the cognitive, functional, and behavioral losses that most matter to patients and their families.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A checklist of quality measures to help you succeed in value-based payment -- FPM

Apr 27, 2018 - This checklist of quality measures can help you improve quality and succeed in value-based payment.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A Conversation About Violence as a Public Health Crisis

Oct 5, 2017 - Violence has become a public health crisis. Ending the ban on federal funding for research on violence involving firearms would be a good first step in addressing the problem.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171005lv-violence.html

A creative solution for helping more patients get the mental health care they need -- FPM

May 27, 2018 - When referred for counseling by their physician, patients may avoid scheduling an appointment because of logistics, stigma, cost, etc. To remove these barriers, one primary care practice tried a new approach.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A five-step approach to documenting uncertain diagnoses -- FPM

Sep 18, 2018 - Disciplined note construction is critical to effective communication between physicians and may also contribute to clearer medical decision making.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A four-step approach to clinical decision making -- FPM

Aug 3, 2018 - Although there is no one correct method for clinical decision making, it can be helpful to think about your approach so you can refine it as needed and improve patient care.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A Hiring Manager's Perspective on the Art of Interviewing

Sep 10, 2018 - Are you looking for a job or preparing for residency interviews? Hiring manager Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., tells you what she's looking for when she's interviewing candidates.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180910fp-interviewer.html

A Lesion on the Eye - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2018 - A woman presented with a small, asymptomatic corneal growth on the left eye.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0301/p337.html

A Look Ahead to Election Day and a Look Back at FMX

Oct 23, 2018 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers his thoughts on the upcoming election and his top five highlights from the recent Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181023itt-fmxtop5.html

A New Approach to New Physician Orientation: Six Key Components -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - In an era of patient-centered medical homes and value-based care, the old approach to physician orientation just doesn’t cut it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p24.html

A New Intern's Reflections From the ICU

Sep 1, 2017 - New resident Lauren Abdul-Majeed, M.D., M.P.H., is applying family medicine's holistic approach to patients during her ICU rotation and suggests that others should do likewise, regardless of practice setting.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170901lv-reflect.html

A New Lexicon for Physicians: A Poem for Physicians Who Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - What if EHRs, MIPS, and MACRA all stood for something else--something truly meaningful?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p36.html

A new way to earn MIPS credit in 2019 -- FPM

Apr 5, 2019 - A new study of how physicians collect and report quality measures to Medicare is looking for participants. Successful members will get MIPS credit.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

A Note About Clinical Preventive Service Recommendations -- Clinical Recommendation

May 30, 2018 - Read about the development of clinical preventive service recommendations, and a list of AAFP recommendations that differ from the USPSTF.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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

A one-stop shop for Medicare documentation requirements? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - CMS plans to list all the documentation that’s required for Medicare payment in one central location - the new Provider Documentation Manual.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

A Painless Facial Nodule - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2018 - A man presented with a solitary erythematous nodule on his chin that had persisted for three months despite antibiotic treatment.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p317.html

A Parent's Guide to Using Time Out - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2018 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...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p642-s1.html

A Pedunculated Mass on the Thigh - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2016 - A woman presented with a lesion on her thigh that had gradually increased in size over the previous five years.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p1003.html

A Persistent Lip Ulcer - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2018 - A man with a history of HIV, chlamydia, and genital herpes presented with a painful lip ulcer.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0801/p185.html

A Persistent Rash on the Back, Chest, and Abdomen - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2017 - A 62-year-old breast cancer survivor presented with an erythematous, pruritic, expanding rash on her back, chest, and left lower abdomen.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0915/p390.html

A Pigmented Thumbnail Lesion - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2018 - A man with no recent trauma presented with a pigmented lesion on his thumbnail.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0915/p377.html

A Practical Approach to Reducing Patients' Prescription Costs -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - A single screening question and an arsenal of cost-reducing strategies can help you help your patients afford their medications.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p5.html

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Screening patients to understand their social context is the gateway to addressing barriers and improving health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p7.html

A quick and simple technique for delivering negative feedback -- FPM

Jun 29, 2018 - A feedback sandwich can help you to organize feedback in a way that makes it more effective and easier to deliver.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A quick intervention for helping your depressed patients -- FPM

Jan 19, 2018 - To help patients break the depression cycle -- sad mood, low energy, avoidance of pleasurable activities, and social isolation -- start by helping them recognize it.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A quick reminder about flu shot billing -- FPM

Jun 22, 2018 - A quick reminder: Medicare covers influenza immunizations as soon as new seasonal vaccines are received.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A Right Way to Treat Opioid Addiction

Feb 9, 2018 - Some physicians remain reluctant to prescribe buprenorphine for medication-assisted therapy. Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., refutes two common arguments against the practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180209lv-opioidsmat.html

A sample workflow to address medication nonadherence related to cost -- FPM

Jun 21, 2019 - To quickly screen for and address prescription cost concerns, use this sample workflow.

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

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

A Simple Approach to Shared Decision Making in Cancer Screening -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - When screening decisions aren't clear, this process can help you help your patients.

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