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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Ten EHR Strategies for Efficient Documentation -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Developing Your Professional Career Plan -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2020 -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2020 -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

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

Ten Tips for Cultivating Patience During Uncertain Times -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

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

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Urinary Tract Infections/Dysuria - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on urinary tract infections/dysuria and related issues, including asymptomatic bacteriuria, bladder infections, cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, pyelonephritis, urinalysis, and urine dipstick testing. This collection features AFP content on ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=30

Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on heart failure and related issues, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), cardiomyopathy, cardioverter-defibrillators, congestive heart failure, and diastolic and systolic heart failure. This...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=26

Arthritis and Joint Pain - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=77

Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=16

Sexually Transmitted Infections - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, and syphilis. This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=23

Pneumonia - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=22

American Family Physician

Jul 13, 2020 - American Family Physician is a semi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. AFP’s chief objective is to provide high-quality continuing medical education for more than 190,000 family physicians and other primary care clinicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

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

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

Jul 13, 2020 - View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician in 2019.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

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

Called to Heal: FP Ministers to Both Patients and Society

Jul 13, 2020 - Family physician and pastor Joedrecka Brown Speights, M.D., has a unique perspective on the many aspects of patients' well-being, including their spiritual health.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200713fdf-brownspeights.html

It's Official: 2020 Congress of Delegates Goes Virtual

Jul 13, 2020 - This year's Congress of Delegates will be held virtually to safeguard participants' health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join your colleagues online to weigh in on key policy issues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200713candannounce.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

Telemedicine Is Worthy of Payers' Long-term Investment

Jul 9, 2020 - John Cullen, M.D., writes that telemedicine has proven its worth during the pandemic. Now payers must ensure its viability as a long-term solution.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200709lv-telemedicine.html

Study: Data Show Primary Care Spend Is Lagging

Jul 9, 2020 - A recent report uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data to confirm that primary care expenditures are not rising relative to other sources of health care spending.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200709pcspend.html

Unemployment During Pandemic Amounts to a One-Two Punch

Jul 8, 2020 - Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the pandemic -- and the higher unemployment rates it has caused -- has exposed the precarious nature of employer-sponsored health insurance.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200708fp-esi.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

CDHE Awards Chapters Implicit Bias Training Grants

Jul 8, 2020 - Thanks to a grant from the AAFP Foundation, the Academy's Center for Diversity and Health Equity has awarded grants to 12 chapters to create implicit bias training events for members.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200708implicitbiasgrants.html

Henley's Portrait Unveiling Stirs Emotions, Sparks Memories

Jul 8, 2020 - On July 6, a small group of Academy leaders, staff and special guests gathered at AAFP headquarters in Leawood, Kan., to witness the unveiling of the official portrait of outgoing EVP and CEO Douglas Henley, M.D., who is retiring as of Aug. 1.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200708henleyportrait.html

Coming Soon: New AAFP Website and Mobile App

Jul 8, 2020 - A new aafp.org and AAFP mobile app are coming Aug. 17 with upgrades that will help members find the best family medicine resources for their needs.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200708newwebsite.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 113 - July 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Jul 8, 2020 - Episode 113 includes discussions on blood product transfusion in adults, nicotine replacement therapy, cervical colposcopy, antiemetics for acute gastroenteritis in children, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/113.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

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

Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. from the World Health Organization

Jul 7, 2020 - AAP, AAFP, ACP and AMA Statement on Withdrawal From WHO

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aap-aafp-acp-ama-who.html

New CPT code for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antigen testing -- FPM

Jul 6, 2020 - Antigen testing is designed to be quicker and simpler than other tests for the coronavirus and can be conducted at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Candidate Orientation

Jul 6, 2020 -

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

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

Medicare to require new Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage form -- FPM

Jul 5, 2020 - When you expect Medicare to deny payment, an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage form is useful. A new version of the form will soon be required.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

COVID-19 diagnosis coding explained in a flowchart -- FPM

Jul 5, 2020 - Four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, questions still remain about how to code these cases. This flowchart has the answers.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Assigning patient risk levels in two steps -- FPM

Jul 4, 2020 - Identifying which of your patients are at high risk can help you provide them with better care.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

How your team can help you finish your documentation -- FPM

Jul 3, 2020 - If you prefer taking visit notes with pen and paper, your staff can transfer them to the EHR. But make sure you do this.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Lead

Jul 2, 2020 - With the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students approaching, Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that resident leadership roles led him to his current job and a state leadership position.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200702fp-leadership.html

Exhibiting at FMX | AAFP

Jul 2, 2020 - Learn more about how to network with the more than 4,000 family physician attendees at 2020 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, October 13-17.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors.html

Lock In Telehealth Flexibility, Protections, Says AAFP

Jul 2, 2020 - In two recent letters, the AAFP and other groups asked Congress for permanent telehealth flexibility and laid out principles to ensure ongoing virtual care success.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

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

PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium

Jul 2, 2020 - Network and learn at the 2021 Program Directors Workshop (PDW) and Residency Program Solutions (RPS) conferences, Friday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Kansas City.

Events : PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium

https://www.aafp.org/events/pdw-rps.html

Important Information for Assigned Exhibitors

Jul 2, 2020 -

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/virtual-info.html

Back Pain in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - Back pain is a relatively common presenting symptom in children and adolescents. Typical causes include muscle strain or spasm, spinal deformities (e.g., Scheuermann kyphosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis), spondylolysis, bulging or herniated intervertebral disks, apophysitis of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p19.html

Blood Product Transfusion in Adults: Indications, Adverse Reactions, and Modifications ...

Jul 1, 2020 - Millions of units of blood products are transfused annually to patients in the United States. Red blood cells are transfused to improve oxygen-carrying capacity in patients with or at high risk of developing symptomatic anemia. Restrictive transfusion thresholds with lower hemoglobin ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p30.html

Cervical Colposcopy: Indications and Risk Assessment - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - The practice of colposcopy, a diagnostic procedure to evaluate for vaginal, vulvar, and cervical dysplasia, has evolved to incorporate patient risk factors for high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cancer. Changes in cervical cancer screening and guidelines, human ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p39.html

Back Pain - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and acute low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica, and vertebral compression fractures. This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=109

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related issues, including acute and chronic COPD, spirometry, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, corticosteriods, and pulmonary complications. This collection features AFP content on chronic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=32

Gastroenteritis and Diarrhea in Children - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on gastroenteritis and diarrhea in children and related issues, including dehydration, foodborne illnesses, probiotics, and rotavirus vaccination. This collection features AFP content on gastroenteritis and diarrhea in children and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=9

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related issues, including the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of adults and children with ADHD. This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=68

Cancer - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=31

Tobacco Abuse and Dependence - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including addiction, behavioral and drug therapies, lifestyle counseling, and smoking cessation. This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Nutrition - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Nutrition Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best content from AFP, as...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=86

Opioid Epidemic - Key Resources - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Opioid Epidemic - Key Resources Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=106

Substance Abuse - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Substance Abuse Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best content from...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=27

Beware of False-Positive Results with SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests - Letters to the Editor...

Jul 1, 2020 - Jul 1, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Beware of False-Positive Results with SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jul 1;102(1):5-6. To the Editor: Antibody testing will become increasingly important as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic progresses. In the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p5a.html

Knee Bruising and Swelling in a Teenager - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - A teenaged baseball player presented with left knee pain, bruising, and swelling, as well as subjective quadriceps weakness 10 days after sustaining a leg injury while sliding into home plate.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p49.html

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: AAP Updates Guideline for Diagnosis and ...

Jul 1, 2020 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed in 7% to 8% of children. It affects academic achievement and socioemotional well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated guidelines to emphasize evaluation for comorbid conditions and overcoming systemic ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p58.html

Role of Mucolytics in the Treatment of Chronic Bronchitis or COPD - Cochrane for ...

Jul 1, 2020 - Oral mucolytic agents may reduce the number of acute exacerbations in patients with chronic bronchitis or COPD (number needed to treat [NNT] = 8 over an average of nine months; 95% CI, 7 to 10).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p16.html

Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Smoking Cessation - Cochrane for Clinicians - American...

Jul 1, 2020 - Patients using a combination of nicotine patch and fast-acting NRT are more likely to quit smoking than those on any single therapy alone (number needed to treat [NNT] = 29; 95% CI, 20 to 47).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p17.html

COVID-19 and Remdesivir, Insulin Analogues, Opioid Use Disorder, Urinary Incontinence -...

Jul 1, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p14.html

Antiemetics for Acute Gastroenteritis in Children - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Jul 1, 2020 - Oral ondansetron (Zofran) may be given to children presenting to the emergency department with vomiting and mild to moderate dehydration from acute gastroenteritis. It reduces hospital admissions and the need for intravenous hydration.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p51.html

PAULA’s Test for Lung Cancer Screening - Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know...

Jul 1, 2020 - Because of insufficient evidence of benefit, no recommendations can be made regarding PAULA's test. Prospective cohort studies of a screening population and randomized controlled trials comparing cancer mortality outcomes using PAULA's test vs. low-dose CT and no screening are needed ...

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p53.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

Family Physicians Play Key Role in Bridging the Gap in Access to Opioid Use Disorder ...

Jul 1, 2020 - Buprenorphine prescribing in primary care is a key bottleneck in the access to medications for opioid use disorder (OUD). In a Medicare claims study including family medicine, internal medicine, general practice, and psychiatry, the largest share of buprenorphine prescribers were family...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p10.html

The Promise and Challenge of Home Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic - ...

Jul 1, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic presents family physicians with unique opportunities to work with home health providers to combat the pandemic, provide quality care, and ease the burden of fear among patients.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p8.html

Are You Ready to Whack Your WAC?

Jul 1, 2020 - Andrew Carroll, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that he reduced his work after clinic by 90% using Suki, a new artificial intelligence digital assistant. The AAFP is recruiting members to participate in stage two of its Suki pilot.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200701lv-suki.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

Coronavirus Remains Front and Center at June ACIP Meeting

Jul 1, 2020 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met virtually June 24 to discuss topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and issues pertaining to vaccines for influenza and meningococcal disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200701acipjunemtg.html

Vitamin D Supplementation and All-Cause Mortality - Medicine by the Numbers - American ...

Jul 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 1, 2020 Issue Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP Vitamin D Supplementation and All-Cause Mortality BRUCE M. LECLAIR, MD, MPH; CELINE SI, MD; and JONTU SOLOMON, MD Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jul 1;102(1):online. Details...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/od1.html

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Battle Against Disease, Fear, and Misinformation - Letters ...

Jul 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 1, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Battle Against Disease, Fear, and Misinformation Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jul 1;102(1):5. To the Editor: As a family physician from the United States involved in the coronavirus...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p5.html

CMS again offers QPP data reporting relief, but this time it's not automatic -- FPM

Jun 30, 2020 - Practices participating in MIPS that have been significantly impacted by the public health emergency can apply for the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Worth a Shot: Home Visits Keep Kids Up to Date in Pandemic

Jun 30, 2020 - Beth Oller, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that she's making home visits to pediatric patients to ensure that kids stay up to date on immunizations during the pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200630fpimmunization.html

Making Technology Work for Family Physicians

Jun 30, 2020 - Making Technology Work for Family Physicians

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/making-technology-work-for-family-physicians.html

CDC Issues Guidance on Immunizations During Pandemic

Jun 30, 2020 - The CDC has issued new interim guidance for family physicians and other clinicians on providing immunization services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200630covidimmunize.html

On Demand Recordings -- Program Directors Workshop (PDW) and Residency Program ...

Jun 30, 2020 - Extend your learning at AAFP’s PDW RPS 2020 conference with the on demand collection of 22 recorded workshop sessions (10 from PDW and 12 from RPS).

Events : PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium

https://www.aafp.org/events/pdw-rps/on-demand.html

Suki Clinical Digital Assistant Greatly Reduces EHR Documentation Time and Burden for ...

Jun 30, 2020 - Suki Clinical Digital Assistant Greatly Reduces EHR Documentation Time and Burden for Family Physicians

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/suki-clinical-digital-assistant-greatly-reduces-ehr-documentation-time-and-burden-for-family-physicians.html

Social Determinants of Health, Health Equity, and Diversity -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 29, 2020 - Advertisement Topic Collection Social Determinants of Health, Health Equity, and Diversity Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Categories Addressing Discrimination Social Determinants of Health Cultural Competence Addressing Discrimination...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=114

Major insurer extends COVID-related telehealth expansion through September -- FPM

Jun 29, 2020 - One of the nation's largest insurance companies announced it will continue to reimburse telehealth visits at the same level as in-person visits for several more months.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

DPC Was His Solution for Affordable, Full-scope Care

Jun 29, 2020 - Nicholas Tomsen, M.D., was determined to use the full scope of his training, including obstetrics. He's doing it all in direct primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200629fdf-tomsen.html

Supreme Court Decision Prohibits Interference in Providing Legal Medical Services

Jun 29, 2020 - Supreme Court Decision Prohibits Interference in Providing Legal Medical Services

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/supreme-court-decision-prohibits-interference-in-providing-legal-medical-services.html

Livestream AAFP Emergency CME Virtual Conference -- CME

Jun 26, 2020 - Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream lets you earn live CME and learn the latest recommendations from experts on acute medical issues, including COVID-19.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Hypertension KSA Working Group

Jun 26, 2020 - This course has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/hypertension-ksa-chicago.html

Maternity Care KSA Working Group

Jun 26, 2020 - This course has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/maternity-care-ksa-chicago.html

Pain Management KSA Working Group

Jun 26, 2020 - This course has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/pain-management-ksa-chicago.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 112 - June 15, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Jun 26, 2020 - Episode 112 includes discussions on Fever in infants and young children, anticoagulation in older adults, acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, and an ode to season 5.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/112.html

Diabetes, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia Workshop -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This event has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Beware Consequences of Delaying Primary Care in Pandemic

Jun 25, 2020 - Although it may make sense to delay elective procedures during a pandemic, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that primary care is essential.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200625fp-coviddelay.html

Studies Examine Antibiotic Resistance, Stewardship Issues

Jun 25, 2020 - New research suggests a link between increased influenza vaccine uptake and reduced antibiotic prescription rates, while a second study examines primary care physicians' attitudes about antibiotic stewardship.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200625antibxstudies.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

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