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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Apr 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

Apr 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

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand). This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=17

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Pain: Chronic - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on chronic pain and related issues, including end-of-life care, NSAIDs, and opioid therapy. This collection features AFP content on chronic pain and related issues, including end-of-life care, NSAIDs, and opioid therapy.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=61

Seizure Disorders - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic medications, epilepsy, febrile seizures, nonepileptic seizures, seizures in the elderly, and status epilepticus. This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=80

Oral and Dental Conditions - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related issues, including temporomandibular disorders, smell and taste disorders, dental infections, and salivary gland disorders. This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=108

Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content from the Point-of-Care Guides collection on topics related to anticoagulation, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, mortality risk, musculoskeletal issues, neurologic issues, obstetric issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Travel Medicine - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, pretravel consultation, and travel immunizations. This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=70

Genetics - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=56

Substance Abuse - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 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

Opioid Epidemic - Key Resources - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 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

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AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in Hilton Head Island, SC -- CME

Apr 6, 2020 - Learn the latest on chronic conditions at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in Hilton Head Island, SC, Sept 9-12, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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

Apr 6, 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.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series -- CME

Apr 6, 2020 - Every Friday from 7 - 8 pm CDT and get the latest updates and ask questions to expert peers to help you prepare for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Medicare provides more regulatory relief in response to COVID-19 -- FPM

Apr 6, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an interim final rule that made many significant Medicare payment policy changes effective March 1, 2020, and for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Pandemic Highlights the Need for Full-scope FPs

Apr 6, 2020 - Family physician MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., describes a day on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in a safety-net hospital.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200406fp-covidhospital.html

Robert Graham Family Physician Executive Award -- Family Physician Awards

Apr 6, 2020 - Read about the Robert Graham award honoring a family physician in his or her role as a physician executive.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/fp/graham.html

Family Physician Researcher, Mentor Takes Reins of USPSTF

Apr 6, 2020 - Family physician Alex Krist, M.D., M.P.H., has been following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendations for decades. Now he'll lead their development.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200406fdf-krist.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/2200403covidcmewebinars.html

AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 -- CME

Apr 2, 2020 - Every Wednesday from 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

New Credit Application Coming in 2020 -- CME

Apr 2, 2020 - Information for CME providers about the new AAFP CME credit application coming in 2020.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/new-credit-application.html

New Tobacco Rule Stands to Benefit Patients With COVID-19

Apr 2, 2020 - A new FDA final rule 'to establish new cigarette health warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements' aims to raise public awareness of the dangers of smoking, including its associated comorbidities.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200402cigwarnings.html

CDC Moves Forward With STD Awareness Week

Apr 2, 2020 - The CDC is offering several campaigns that family physicians and other health care professionals can participate in during STD Awareness Week, April 12-18.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200402stdawareness.html

Cutaneous Cryosurgery for Common Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Cryosurgery is the application of freezing temperatures to achieve the destruction of tissue. Cutaneous cryosurgery has become a commonly performed outpatient procedure because of the combination of its safety, effectiveness, low cost, ease of use, lack of need for injectable ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p399.html

Frequent Headaches: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Most frequent headaches are typically migraine or tension-type headaches and are often exacerbated by medication overuse. Repeated headaches can induce central sensitization and transformation to chronic headaches that are intractable, are difficult to treat, and cause significant ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p419.html

Sepsis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Guidelines published in 2016 provide a revised definition of sepsis: life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. The guidelines define septic shock as sepsis with circulatory, cellular, and metabolic dysfunction that is associated with a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p409.html

Headache - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, and treatment of headaches. This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=10

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. This collection features AFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Obesity - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance. This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=19

Inpatient Medicine - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Inpatient Medicine 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=88

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Anxiety Disorders 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=85

Tendinopathy, Medical Abortion, Counseling for Children and Adolescents, Cold ...

Apr 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/2020/0401/p398.html

Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - As risk-adjustment scoring increases, the pressure is on to code hypertension correctly. Here’s an overview using common patient scenarios.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p23.html

Persistent Infraorbital Plaque - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - A woman presents with a pruritic mass under one eye that had been growing slowly for three years.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p429.html

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training vs. Control for Urinary Incontinence in Women - Cochrane ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Use of pelvic floor muscle training to treat women with all subtypes of urinary incontinence results in improvement or cure vs. no treatment (number needed to treat [NNT] = 2.5; 95% CI, 1.4 to 5.4). Treatment with pelvic floor muscle training also results in one fewer episode of leakage...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p393.html

Benzodiazepines for Panic Disorder in Adults - Medicine by the Numbers - American ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Should benzodiazepeines continue to be prescribed during the initiation phase of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for acute relief of panic attacks? Find out more.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/od1.html

Frostbite: Recommendations for Prevention and Treatment from the Wilderness Medical ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Recommendations for prevention and treatment of frostbite from the Wilderness Medical Society.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p440.html

Probiotics to Augment Antifungal Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis - FPIN's ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Adding probiotics (typically Lactobacillus species) to antifungal therapy for vulvovaginal candidiasis improves short-term cure rates by 14% and reduces one-month relapse rates by 66%.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p432.html

Interventions for Reducing Childhood Obesity - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Individual dietary interventions alone fail to change body mass index or the standardized BMI z-score across all age groups. The impact of regular physical activity or combined dietary and physical activity interventions is modest at best.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p394.html

Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Self-Care and Personal Transformation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Want to see change in your team, your organization, or beyond? Start by filling your own tank.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p17.html

Panel Size Is Just a Number: A Rubric for Opening and Closing Panels -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Deciding whether primary care doctors have the capacity to take on more patients requires accounting for things like productivity, as well as panel size.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p7.html

Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly ...

Apr 1, 2020 - This study found a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity among patients who took their once-daily anti-hypertensive medications at bedtime instead of in the morning. No significant difference occurred in compliance rates between bedtime and morning ingestion times. Individual...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p434a.html

Is This Some Kind of Joke? Understanding and Using Humor in the Clinical Setting -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The wrong joke at the wrong time can shatter the doctor-patient relationship, but humor used wisely has health benefits and strengthens bonds in stressful situations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p11.html

Five Days of Penicillin for Strep Throat Is Equal to 10 Days - POEMs - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Five days of 800-mg penicillin four times a day produced noninferior results to 10 days of 1,000-mg penicillin three times a day, with shorter symptom duration. This is not the first study to show similar benefits with a shorter duration of oral antibiotics.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p434.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

Results of Fecal Immunochemical Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening Not Affected by ...

Apr 1, 2020 - The use of aspirin, NSAIDs, and oral anticoagulants has no clinically important effects on the positive predictive value of FIT in a screening population.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p435.html

No Benefit to Routine Antipsychotic Use for Treatment or Prevention of Delirium in ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Evidence does not support the routine use of haloperidol or second-generation antipsychotics for the treatment or prevention of delirium in hospitalized patients. Although second-generation antipsychotics may reduce the incidence of delirium in the postoperative setting, more research ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p435a.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2020 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - New code for vaping-related illness | Ultrasound services in the office | Autism screening | Does your documentation need codes or modifiers?

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p31.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2020 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Make office redesign a collaborative project | Designate a vaccine update expert | Handle disability exams with empathy and practicality

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p32.html

Looking Beyond Diagnostic Criteria -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The power of family medicine is seeing patients as more than just signs and symptoms.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p36.html

On Baby Pictures and Empty Nests -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Sharing life transitions is both a challenge and a joy of long-standing patient relationships.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p5.html

CMS Heeds AAFP's Call to Dramatically Expand Telehealth

Apr 1, 2020 - Following intense AAFP lobbying, CMS on March 30 announced substantial measures to increase telehealth flexibility as FPs fight COVID-19.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200401cmstelehealth.html

COVID-19: How to Apply for Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments

Apr 1, 2020 - The AAFP has rounded up exactly how each state and/or region can apply for accelerated and advance payments through Medicare during the COVID-19 crisis.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief/mac.html

AAFP Pediatric Medicine CME Course in Washington, DC -- CME

Mar 31, 2020 - The AAFP’s Child and Adolescent Health course offers the latest in family medicine, networking with other family physicians and Live CME.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/icam-live/reston.html

Three federal telehealth rules that no longer apply during the COVID-19 pandemic -- FPM

Mar 31, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is waiving a number of telehealth rules during the COVID-19 public health emergency to encourage physicians to evaluate and treat patients remotely, when possible.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Managing a telephone encounter: Five tips for effective communication -- FPM

Mar 31, 2020 - It can be hard to let patients know you understand them without the benefit of nonverbal cues. These tips can help.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Taking Care of Each Other in This Time of Crisis

Mar 31, 2020 - Kimberly Becher, M.D., reports in this Fresh Perspectives blog post how she is caring for her rural community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how that community is supporting her clinic with needed supplies.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200331fp-covidcare.html

Telehealth Deserves Payment; the AAFP Is Helping Secure It

Mar 31, 2020 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's efforts to help family physicians during the pandemic, including securing payment for telephone-based services.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200331itt-telehealth.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

COVID-19: Small Business Administration Assistance for Family Physicians

Mar 31, 2020 - The SBA is providing targeted, low-interest loans to qualifying small businesses, including family physician practices, during the COVID-19 crisis.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief/sba.html

COVID-19: CMS Relaxes Regulatory Requirements for Physicians and Hospitals

Mar 31, 2020 - On March 30, CMS announced plans to temporarily relax several regulations to help the health care system deal with COVID-19 and expected patient surges. These adjustments, which are retroactive to March 1, reflect recent AAFP advocacy and are listed here.

Advocacy : Hub Archive

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/ffm-archive/cms-relaxes-reg-req.html

COVID-19 -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 30, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=113

AAFP Dermatology CME Course in Phoenix, AZ

Mar 30, 2020 - Understand and diagnose challenging skin problems while earning CME. Attend the AAFP’s Skin Conditions and Diseases live course in Phoenix, AZ

CME : CME by Topic

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

Medicare expanding accelerated and advance payments due to COVID-19 -- FPM

Mar 30, 2020 - The payments are typically offered during natural disasters. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS is expanding the program for all Medicare providers and suppliers throughout the country.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

How to leave coronavirus behind when you come home -- FPM

Mar 30, 2020 - Providing patient care during the pandemic means you and your family are at risk for exposure. Here's how to limit the risk as you return home at the end of your workday.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_home.html

Operationalizing Virtual Visits During a Public Health Pandemic -- FPM

Mar 30, 2020 - Providing options for remote access to care can keep your practice running and your patients healthy when an infectious disease outbreak prevents you from seeing them in person.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/online/virtual_visits.html

FP Playing Key Role in States' Pandemic Response

Mar 30, 2020 - As chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, family physician Marcus Plescia, M.D., M.P.H., plays an important role in states' pandemic response.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200330fdf-plescia.html

Medicare Physicians' COVID-19 Payment Relief Is Underway

Mar 30, 2020 - Family physicians racing to quell the COVID-19 pandemic can expect a significant payment boost from CMS, thanks to the Academy's advocacy.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200330covidpayment.html

COVID-19: Changes to CME Requirements and Member Dues

Mar 29, 2020 - Learn more about AAFP membership requirements and dues relief for members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/membership-requirements-and-dues-relief.html

COVID-19: Financial Relief for Family Physicians

Mar 29, 2020 - The AAFP breaks down CARES Act, what it means for family physicians, and how to get the funding your practice needs now to battle COVID-19.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief.html

AAFP Emergency CME Livestream -- CME

Mar 27, 2020 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME-without traveling. Livestream the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care course, April 22-25, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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

Mar 27, 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

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

Mar 27, 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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources -- American Family Physician

Mar 27, 2020 - List of coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for health care professionals.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/COVID-19.html

Annals of Family Medicine Issues Call for COVID-19 Content

Mar 27, 2020 - In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Annals of Family Medicine is announcing a call for papers and various other materials containing COVID-19 related content.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200327annalsfmcovid.html

Fix the Biggest Leak in the Primary Care Pipeline

Mar 27, 2020 - Despite record numbers of medical students matching into family medicine, AAFP Senior Vice President for Education Clif Knight, M.D., says U.S. allopathic medical schools must produce more family physicians.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200327guested-pipeline.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

COVID-19: Member Communications Town Hall QandA Archive

Mar 27, 2020 - The AAFP archive of questions and answers from Virtual Town Halls related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/q-a-archive.html

Updated FMX Exhibit Policies

Mar 27, 2020 -

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/resources/policy-updates.html

Updated National Conference Exhibit Policies

Mar 27, 2020 -

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/exhibitors/policy-updates.html

R. Shawn Martin -- Executive Management Team

Mar 26, 2020 - Shawn Martin senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy at the AAFP, is responsible for overseeing the AAFP Division of Government Relations and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC, as well as the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/staff/r-shawn-martin.html

The parking lot visit: how it works -- FPM

Mar 25, 2020 - In an effort to minimize patient and staff exposure to infectious pathogens (such as COVID-19), some clinics are conducting parts or the entirety of the encounter in the parking lot or even in the patient's car.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

COVID-19 Pandemic: News and Views

Mar 25, 2020 - This AAFP News section features news and commentary about the global disease outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus. Check here often for the latest updates.

AAFP News : COVID-19 Pandemic: News and Views

https://www.aafp.org/news/covid-19-news.html

Physician tips for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 25, 2020 - A practicing family physician offers tips to help other family physicians answer patient questions, conduct screening protocols and recognize potential cases.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19.html

COVID-19: Member Communications

Mar 25, 2020 - The AAFP archive of all member communications related to COVID-19, including emails and town hall replays.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications.html

COVID-19: Practice Management

Mar 25, 2020 - Find resources that can help you manage your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/Covid-19-practice-management.html

COVID-19: Member Communications Email Archive

Mar 25, 2020 - The AAFP archive of member emails related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/email-archive.html

COVID-19: Member Communications Town Hall Archive

Mar 25, 2020 - The AAFP archive of COVID-19 town halls, which are held live every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. CDT beginning March 25.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/town-hall-archive.html

COVID-19: CME

Mar 25, 2020 - Earn CME credit on new AAFP activities and access additional COVID-19 education resources.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19_cme.html

COVID-19: Clinical Resources and Patient Education

Mar 25, 2020 - Get AAFP-vetted resources to prepare your practice, help your patients, and stay informed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/covid-19_resources.html

When can recovering COVID-19 patients leave isolation, and do they need return-to-work ...

Mar 24, 2020 - As the COVID-19 outbreaks continues, more physicians may be fielding calls from recovering patients who want to know when they can return to daily activities, including work.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_work_notes.html

Private Practice in a Time of Pandemic

Mar 24, 2020 - In this Leader Voices Blog post, Andrew Carroll, M.D., details how he changed processes and procedures in his practice -- including expanding telehealth -- after COVID-19 spread into his state.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200324lv-pandemic.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

Livestream from your device AAFP Internal Medicine CME Course -- CME

Mar 23, 2020 - Earn live CME credits and maximize your patient care with the AAFP’s Adult Medicine livestream.

CME : CME by Topic

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

CMS offers data reporting relief in response to COVID-19 -- FPM

Mar 23, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the deadline to submit 2019 performance data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System due to COVID-19.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Must Include Physicians, AAFP Says

Mar 23, 2020 - Stimulus legislation intended to ease burdens posed by the COVID-19 pandemic should support and sustain physicians and their practices during this unprecedented national emergency, said the Academy and four other groups in a March 20 letter to congressional leaders.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200323covidstimulus.html

Inside Look at Using Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 23, 2020 - The AAFP recently updated its guidance on using telehealth to specifically address caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members can also exchange information on virtual visits via a new online community.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200323covidtelehealth.html

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