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'Think Big' to Reimagine Family Medicine, Speakers Advise

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

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

10 communication tips for physician phone visits during COVID-19 -- FPM

Apr 6, 2020 - Telephone visits may pose fewer technology challenges than telehealth (video) visits, but they present unique communication challenges of their own as a result of the lack of face-to-face communication.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/telephone_visit_tips_2.html

2019 MIPS Data Submission Deadline Approaching Fast

Mar 6, 2020 - Family physicians and other eligible clinicians have until March 31 to report their 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System data.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20200306submitmipsdata.html

2020 Congress of Delegates -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 16, 2020 - View resolutions and event information for the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

2020 Member Survey Is Your Chance to Steer AAFP's Work

Mar 4, 2020 - The AAFP's 2020 Member Satisfaction Survey was emailed on Feb. 29 to all active members who have not opted out of email surveys. There's still time for members who had opted out to receive the survey before the extended deadline of April 30.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200304membersurvey.html

2020-21 AFP Podcast Team -- American Family Physician

Jul 7, 2020 - The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast-2020-21.html

70 Years of American Family Physician - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - The mission of providing practical and clinically relevant information to busy physicians has been the force behind AFP's impressive improvements during the past 70 years.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p389.html

A checklist for reopening your practice for non-essential face-to-face visits -- FPM

May 4, 2020 - The decision to reopen a practice for non-essential in-person visits depends on many factors, including the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in your area. When it’s time to reopen, use this checklist to help ease the process and keep everyone safe.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A checklist for starting virtual visits -- FPM

Feb 27, 2020 - The ability to see patients virtually can be useful, especially during outbreaks of infectious disease. Here’s how to get started.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A Familiar Voice for Family Medicine

Apr 27, 2020 - His prolific work as a family medicine researcher has given Douglas Kamerow, M.D., M.P.H., global platforms where he can discuss important health issues.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200427fdf-kamerow.html

A Needed Role Model and Advocate for Family Medicine

May 11, 2020 - Family physician Andrea Anderson, M.D., has helped her specialty take root at a school that had lacked a family medicine presence.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200511fdf-anderson.html

A Physician’s Guide to Navigating a Bureaucracy -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - To get what you need to create a more ideal practice, you must learn to navigate the bureaucracy of your organization. Here’s how.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p26.html

A Primary Care Approach to Adverse Childhood Experiences - Curbside Consultation - ...

Jul 1, 2020 - A 41-year-old long-time patient presented with concerns about irritability, depression, and anxiety after getting into another fight with her mother-in-law. The patient was concerned that her symptoms were getting worse, and she was worried about lacking control over her emotions and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p55.html

A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit -- FPM

Feb 8, 2020 - Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A virtual visit algorithm: how to differentiate and code telehealth visits, e-visits, ...

Mar 23, 2020 - There are three options for providing virtual visits: telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins. Here's how to tell them apart, and how to code for them.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Advocacy Visible in Value-based Payment Legislation

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP Advocacy Wins With CMS Telehealth Payment Boost

May 5, 2020 - CMS announced retroactive increased payment for audio-only telemedicine that covers more services, a change the AAFP has been urging since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200505telehealthboost.html

AAFP Applauds Funding Package for Coronavirus Response Efforts; Urges Communication and...

Mar 5, 2020 -

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-applauds-funding-package.html

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Hilton Head Island, SC has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/hilton-head-island.html

AAFP Commissions

May 8, 2020 - Commissions, AAFP commissions

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions.html

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

May 31, 2020 - AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-condemns-all-forms-of-racism.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand -- CME

Jul 9, 2020 - Watch AAFP’s CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/covid-19-webinar-series-on-demand.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand -- CME

Apr 13, 2020 - Watch AAFP’s weekly CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/covid-19-webinar-series-on-demand/sessions.html

AAFP Creates COVID-19 Member Community, Preparation Checklist

Mar 11, 2020 - The AAFP continues to work with the CDC and state/local health departments to disseminate the latest COVID-19 guidance to members via one resource, while urging federal agencies to give FPs the tools they need to combat the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200311coronavirus4.html

AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

Apr 15, 2020 - AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-deeply-concerned-about-funding-cuts.html

AAFP Delivers Pointed Congressional Briefing on COVID-19

May 7, 2020 - A recent virtual briefing that included the founders of the Primary Care Caucus laid out sobering new data on threatened primary care practices and advocated for legislative solutions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200507congressbriefing.html

AAFP Delivers Strong Advice to Reduce Maternal Morbidity

Apr 20, 2020 - The AAFP recently sent a detailed response to a Senate Finance Committee request for information on how to improve the nation's maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200420maternalrfi.html

AAFP Dermatology CME Course in Phoenix, AZ

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Phoenix, AZ has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Eases CME, Dues Deadlines so FPs Can Focus on Pandemic

Mar 31, 2020 - To make sure nothing pulls FPs' attention away from the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP is easing CME requirements for membership and extending the deadline for payment of dues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200331membershipcovid.html

AAFP Elderly Care CME Course in Vail, CO -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Vail, CO has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/geriatrics-live/vail.html

AAFP Emergency CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Orlando, FL has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Endorses Bill Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities

Jun 1, 2020 - In a May 28 letter, the Academy voiced support for legislation that would create a task force to address racial and ethnic health disparities associated with COVID-19.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200601coviddisparities.html

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

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Las Vegas, NV has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Family Medicine Conference

Jul 8, 2020 - Family Medicine Experience (FMX) is the AAFP's largest family medicine conference. Earn CME, hear dynamic keynote speakers, network with peers, and discover patient care solutions for your practice.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/family-medicine-conference.html

AAFP Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund to Benefit Family Medicine

Apr 16, 2020 - The AAFP Foundation this week announced the establishment of a COVID-19 relief fund to provide assistance to family physicians, their practices and patients.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200416fdtnrelieffund.html

AAFP Gives Administration Formula for Saving Primary Care

May 11, 2020 - In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200511sustainpractices.html

AAFP Gives Proposed Transparency Rules Cautious Thumbs-up

Feb 11, 2020 - Regulations on transparency of prices and cost-sharing and rules on medical loss ratios must focus on patients, the AAFP said in response to a CMS proposed rule on value-based payment models.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200211hhstransparency.html

AAFP Goals Support Award-winning Primary Care From FPs

Mar 9, 2020 - Gary LeRoy, M.D., outlines in this Leader Voices Blog post the Academy's strategic priorities to support primary care's award-winning formula of first contact, coordination, comprehensiveness and continuity.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200309lv-egot.html

AAFP Grassroots Advocacy Tools for Engaging Federal Policymakers on COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 - Tools from the AAFP on how to engage federal policymakers to advocate for family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/advocacy-tools.html

AAFP Immunization Materials Help Keep FPs Informed

May 1, 2020 - The Academy recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the 2020 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules developed by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to all active members.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200501immschedules.html

AAFP Initial Response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Mar 27, 2020 - Initial response from the AAFP on the passing of the CARES Act related to COVID-19 and family physicians.

Advocacy : Hub Archive

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/ffm-archive/cares-act-response.html

AAFP Issues COVID-19 Guidance on Breastfeeding, Medications

Apr 21, 2020 - To help guide family physicians in providing optimal patient care, the AAFP recently issued a policy on prescribing medications for COVID-19, as well as a statement on breastfeeding and COVID-19.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200421covidguidance.html

AAFP Joins Boycott of Facebook, Instagram Ads

Jul 2, 2020 - The AAFP is joining hundreds of other companies and organizations in a monthlong advertising boycott to urge Facebook to address hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200702stophate.html

AAFP Joins Call for Relief to Non-Medicare Physicians

Apr 30, 2020 - It's past time to throw a lifeline to non-Medicare physicians working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, three physician organizations told HHS Secretary Alex Azar this week.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200430covidrelief.html

AAFP Meeting Updates

Mar 12, 2020 - The AAFP has determined that it is necessary to cancel several upcoming live events due to information from the CDC and our experts regarding COVID-19.

Events : AAFP Meeting Updates

https://www.aafp.org/events/aafp-meeting-updates.html

AAFP Names Stephanie Quinn as Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and...

Apr 30, 2020 - AAFP Names Stephanie Quinn as Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-names-stephanie-quinn-as-senior-vice-president-advocacy-practice-advancement-and-policy.html

AAFP Neurology CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Orlando, FL has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-live/florida.html

AAFP NRN/Graham Center Surveys Track COVID-19's Effects

May 29, 2020 - Results from a series of weekly surveys from the AAFP National Research Network and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care demonstrate the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on family physicians and their practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200529covidsurveys.html

AAFP Praises Legislation to Restore Medicaid Payment Parity

Jul 1, 2020 - The AAFP and three other physician organizations voiced strong support for a Senate bill that would restore Medicaid payment parity with Medicare rates.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200701medicaidparity.html

AAFP Procedural CME on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine -- CME

Jun 24, 2020 - Apply techniques and therapy approaches with this self-study procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/osteopathic-manual-manipulation.html

AAFP Procedural CME on Splinting, Wrapping, Casting -- CME

Jun 24, 2020 - Determine the most effective mechanism for treatment with this self-study procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/splinting-wrapping-casting-taping.html

AAFP Procedural CME on Suturing Techniques -- CME

Jun 24, 2020 - Perform the most common suturing techniques with this self-study procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/suturing-techniques.html

AAFP Procedural CME Package on Nail Procedures -- CME

Jun 24, 2020 - Demonstrate proficiency in nail procedures with this self-study procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/nail-procedures.html

AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 18 Family Medicine Interest Groups

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

AAFP Seeks Candidates for 2020-2021 Health Equity Fellowship

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

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

AAFP Sees Strong Maternal Health Potential in 'Momnibus' Act

Mar 12, 2020 - The Academy expressed support for the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020, a set of proposals aimed at narrowing critical health disparities.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200312momnibus.html

AAFP Supports Legislation to Build on Successes of Affordable Care Act

Jul 3, 2020 - AAFP Supports Legislation to Build on Successes of Affordable Care Act

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-supports-legislation-to-build-on-successes-of-affordable-care-act.html

AAFP Taps Veteran Family Medicine Advocate as Next CEO/EVP

Mar 12, 2020 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin was introduced March 11 as the successor to retiring Academy CEO and EVP Douglas Henley, M.D.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200312smartinceo.html

AAFP Tells Insurers to Meet Demand for Telehealth Payment

Mar 20, 2020 - To allow family physicians maximum flexibility to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP this week asked Congress and insurers to require that all health insurance plans expand coverage for virtual care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200320telehealthcoverage.html

AAFP to CMS: Don't Add to Physicians' Administrative Burden

Mar 4, 2020 - CMS should maintain automatic reenrollment policies for exchange plans to protect physicians, patients and the market, the AAFP advised in a March 2 letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200304paymentparameters.html

AAFP to CMS: Medicare Rules Must Cut Burden, Empower FPs

Apr 16, 2020 - In response to a proposed rule for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans, the AAFP advised CMS to focus on changes that make it easier for family physicians to care for their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200416partscdrule.html

AAFP to CMS: Protect CPC+ Practices From COVID-19 Losses

Apr 16, 2020 - Comprehensive Primary Care Plus practices navigating the COVID-19 pandemic are endangered by financial pressures that CMS must ease, the AAFP and 28 other stakeholders told the agency in a recent letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200416cpcplus.html

AAFP to Congress: Restart Advance Payments Before It's Too Late

May 21, 2020 - The AAFP signaled strong support for new legislation that would revamp CMS' Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment program for Medicare Part B.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200521aapletter.html

AAFP to Host Weekly COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls

Mar 24, 2020 - As the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy will begin hosting a weekly Virtual Town Hall each Wednesday to give members the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200324covidtownhalls.html

AAFP Updates Unhealthy Drug Use, OUD Screening Guidance

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

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

AAFP Urges Continued Participation in World Health Organization for Vital Health Care ...

Jun 1, 2020 - AAFP Urges Continued Participation in World Health Organization for Vital Health Care Advancements

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-urges-continued-participation-in-world-health-organization-for-vital-health-care-advancements.html

AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 -- CME

Jun 22, 2020 - 7 - 8 pm CDT. Join AAFP leaders to discuss the latest updates and have a chance to ask your questions on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/town-hall-covid-19.html

AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 On Demand -- CME

Jun 18, 2020 - Watch AAFP's weekly Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Hear the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/town-hall-covid-19-on-demand.html

AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 On Demand Sessions -- CME

Apr 9, 2020 - Watch AAFP's weekly Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Hear the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/town-hall-covid-19-on-demand/sessions.html

AAFP Welcomes Appeals Court Ruling on Site-Neutral Payments

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

AAFP Welcomes Supreme Court Decision Preserving DACA

Jun 18, 2020 - AAFP Welcomes Supreme Court Decision Preserving DACA

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-welcomes-supreme-court-decision-preserving-daca.html

AAFP, Other Groups Issue Diabetes Self-management Report

Jun 9, 2020 - The AAFP has collaborated with several other health care and diabetes organizations to publish a consensus report on the use of diabetes self-management education and support in adults with type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200609diabetesconsensusrpt.html

AAFP, Others Warn Azar of Imminent Primary Care Closures

May 22, 2020 - Funding to independent and community-based primary care practices, including Medicaid participants, must come soon, the AAFP and other groups told HHS this week.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200522closurewarning.html

AAFP: Congress Must Take 'Bold Steps' to Steady Primary Care

Apr 14, 2020 - Congress must direct its next round of financial relief to a primary care system jeopardized by COVID-19, the AAFP said in an April 13 letter to lawmakers.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200414primarycarerelief.html

ACA's Vital Progress Again in Jeopardy

Jul 7, 2020 - As the Supreme Court prepares to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog that the focus should be on building on aspects of the ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200707itt-aca.html

Academy Calls for Detailed COVID-19 Patient Data From HHS

Apr 9, 2020 - In an April 3 letter, the Academy and several fellow medical groups urged HHS to release more granular patient data on COVID-19. It's a significant call to action, according to AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200409coviddata.html

Academy Debuts Weekly COVID-19 CME Webinar Series

Apr 3, 2020 - Beginning Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. CDT, the Academy will host a weekly series of CME webinars dedicated to topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200403covidcmewebinars.html

Academy Lauds Bills Recognizing Vital Need for IMGs

May 18, 2020 - Recapturing 15,000 unused physician immigrant visas from previous fiscal years would enable our U.S. physicians to have the support they need, the AAFP recently told lawmakers.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200518visaletters.html

Academy Objects to Scope Overreach by Veterans Affairs

Jul 2, 2020 - The AAFP recently joined a coalition of other medical groups in warning the Department of Veterans Affairs about the danger of allowing nonphysicians to practice without physician oversight.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200702vascope.html

Academy Pushes for Strong Federal Response to COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020 - In a series of recent letters, the AAFP pressed lawmakers and administration officials to speed the flow of materials and data to family physicians and to reinforce the primary care safety net.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200316covidadvocacy.html

Academy Reacts to Latest FDA E-cigarette Policy Delay

Apr 29, 2020 - After the FDA cited COVID-19 as a reason to delay stronger oversight of tobacco products, the AAFP and 49 allies urged the agency to work to protect the public health.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200429ecigdelay.html

Academy Urges Congress to Extend Medicaid Payment Increase

Jun 4, 2020 - Upping the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Medicaid is a vital response to COVID-19, the Academy and 18 other groups told congressional leaders in a June 2 letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200604fmapletter.html

Academy Urges HHS to Factor FPs Into COVID-19 Response

Mar 2, 2020 - Federal agencies need to start communicating faster and more fully with the primary care workforce about coronavirus disease 2019, the AAFP told HHS on March 2.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200302covidhhs.html

Academy's Digital Assistant Pilot Advances to Stage Two

Jun 25, 2020 - The AAFP is recruiting as many as 100 family physicians to participate in stage two of its pilot with Suki, a digital assistant that combines artificial intelligence and voice-enabled technology.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200625sukistagetwo.html

Acetaminophen for Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American ...

Jul 15, 2020 - Acetaminophen is no better than placebo for relief of hip or knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Although acetaminophen does provide some pain relief, the effect is small and not clinically significant.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0715/p113.html

ACIP Approves 2020 Adult and Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ...

Feb 15, 2020 - The 2020 adult and childhood/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p251.html

ACOs, Value-based Care Hang in COVID-19 Balance, AAFP Warns

May 14, 2020 - To safeguard the future of value-based care, relief is needed for Medicare Shared Savings Program participants affected by COVID-19, the AAFP told HHS in a May 14 letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200514covidacos.html

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

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

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

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

Acupuncture Not Supported By Strong Scientific Evidence - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Acupuncture Not Supported By Strong Scientific Evidence Am Fam Physician. 2020 Mar 15;101(6):326-328. Original Article: Acupuncture for Pain; and Integrating Medical Acupuncture into Family Medicine Practice [Editorial] Issue Date: July 15,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p326.html

Acute Altitude Illness: Updated Prevention and Treatment Guidelines from the Wilderness...

Apr 15, 2020 - Acute altitude illness comprises acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. The Wilderness Medical Society has updated prevention and treatment guidelines on acute altitude illness.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p505.html

Acute Coronary Syndrome -- FP Essentials

Mar 14, 2020 - 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/490-ed.html

Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evaluation and Management - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2020 - Evaluation and management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding focus on etiologies originating distally to the ligament of Treitz. Diverticular disease is the most common source, accounting for 40% of cases. Hemorrhoids, angiodysplasia, infectious colitis, and inflammatory bowel ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p206.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is noncardiogenic pulmonary edema that manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include onset within one week of a known insult or new or worsening respiratory symptoms, profound hypoxemia, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p730.html

Administrative Simplification -- FPM Topic Collection

Feb 13, 2020 - The documentation, paperwork, and quality reporting burden on physicians is immense. What can physicians do to reduce their administrative hassles, and what are organizations doing on their behalf? This FPM topic collection explores these issues. The documentation, paperwork, and ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=112

Adolescent Health Care, Sexuality and Contraception

Feb 11, 2020 - Read the AAFP's position on treating the sexual health and availability of contraception to adolescent patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adolescent-sexuality.html

Advanced Pathway Credit Application Tutorial -- CME

Feb 13, 2020 - This tutorial will cover how to apply for AAFP credit using the advanced pathway credit application.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/tutorials/advanced-pathway-app-tutorial.html

Advocacy, Social Determinants Must Be Part of Physician Training

Feb 14, 2020 - Family medicine resident Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family physicians should not only be trained to screen patients for the social determinants of health, but should also know how to advocate for their patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200214lv-advocacytraining.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

AFP Podcast: Episode 104 - February 15, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Feb 21, 2020 - Episode 104 includes discussions on coccidioidomycosis, cerebral palsy, immunization schedules, dupilumab for asthma, antidepressant treatment, and BRCA-related cancer testing.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/104.html

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