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Rural Health Matters -- Programs and Initiatives

Jun 25, 2019 - The AAFP is committed to helping improve rural health care across our country. And in Summer 2019, the AAFP launched a plan to improve rural health.

About AAFP : Programs and Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/about/initiatives/rural-health-initiative.html

Humanitarian Award -- Family Physician Awards

Jun 12, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP Humanitarian Award recognizing humanitarian efforts both within and outside the United States.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

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

Exemplary Teaching Awards -- Family Physician Awards

Jun 12, 2019 - Read about the awards recognizing individuals who have implemented outstanding educational programs or innovative teaching models.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/teachers/exemplary.html

Breastfeeding and Lactation for Medical Trainees

Jun 11, 2019 - Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding and lactation for medical trainees.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-accommodations-trainees.html

Primary Care Leadership Collaborative -- Programs and Initiatives

Jun 7, 2019 - Through the Primary Care Leadership Collaborative (PCLC), medical students turn their passion for primary care into action under the guidance of family physician coaches trained in Relational Leadership and expert consultants.

About AAFP : Programs and Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/about/initiatives/pclc.html

Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family ...

May 28, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/socialdeterminantofhealth-positionpaper.html

Resolution No. 511 (Connecticut A) - National Guidelines Clearinghouse and ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians, as part of its ongoing efforts to provide family physicians with peer-reviewed, high-quality evidence to make treatment decisions for and with their patients at the point-of-care, join with the Agency for Healthcare ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 307 (Connecticut B) - Payer Acceptance of Supplemental Data in ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians develop educational materials for payers and physician members discussing the limitations of claims data, the importance of accurate quality reporting, the importance of supplemental data in assuring accurate quality ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 506 (Co-Sponsored C) - Removing Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians engage in efforts to overturn the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) classification on mifepristone.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 408 (Co-Sponsored D) - Support Measures to Decrease Maternal Mortality ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians engage in efforts to overturn the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) classification on mifepristone.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 507 (Co-Sponsored E) - Oppose the Criminalization of Self-Induced ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate against any legislative efforts to criminalize self-induced abortion.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 302 (Co-Sponsored F) - Big Data and Family Medicine -- Congress of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians study All Payer Claims Databases (APCDs) and their application to family physicians, including, but not limited to: ◾how APCDs can assist family physicians in clinical practice; ◾how APCDs can be used to advocate for ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 516 (Co-Sponsored L) - Primary Care Spending Rate -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians update and expand its toolkit to include all payers in its model templates for chapters to use to advocate for legislation or regulation in their state to establish favorable primary care spending rates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 417 (Indiana A) - Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Related Life and ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians work with its partners to develop and implement a strategy to advocate for ending insurers’ practice of denying life and disability insurance to HIV-negative patients who choose to protect themselves with pre-exposure ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 313 (Indiana B) - Health Care Effectiveness Data and Information Set ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians adopt a policy that recommends the reduction and/or elimination of Health Care Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) audits by Medicaid and their managed care plans.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 420 - Natural Disaster Contingency Plan -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians help create a natural disaster contingency plan that involves the logistics of the continuation of primary care services during, before, and after a natural disaster in consortium with each AAFP chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 615 - Puerto Rico Primary Care Physician Exodus -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians, in coordination with the Puerto Rico Academy of Family Physicians chapter, study the causes of primary care physician exodus, and be it further that the AAFP work with the Puerto Rico Academy of Family Physicians ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 407 (Massachusetts A) - Safe Injection Facilities -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support efforts to establish, and study the outcomes, of pilot safe injection facilities in the United States, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians call for leadership of pilot safe injection...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 304 (Michigan A) - PCP Modifiers to Increase Student Choice in Family ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians convene a meeting with the Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel, Relative Value Scale Update Committee, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other appropriate ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 305 (Michigan B) - All PCP Services are Preventive -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians convene a meeting with the Relative Value Scale Update Committee, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, United States Preventive Services Task Force, and other appropriate ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 306 (Michigan C) - Reimburse Family Physicians for Mental Health Care ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians convene a meeting with the Relative Value Scale Update Committee, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Health Plans, and other appropriate organizations to mandate ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 301 (Minnesota D) - Protect the Future of Family Physicians and Our ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians develop a policy to promote the appropriate compensation of physicians for oversight of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and be it further that the AAFP support legislation that ensures patients receive ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 512 (Missouri A) - Assistant Physician Licensure -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians educate chapters as to the category of assistant physician licensure, and be it further that the AAFP encourage chapters to advocate for safe standards of supervision and oversight of medical school graduates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 310 (New Jersey A) - Medicare HCC Amnesia -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians petition the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to redesign documentation requirements that take into account the historical relative risk in order to ensure that family physicians are truly being paid on the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 309 (New Mexico B) - Prior Authorization Reimbursement -- Congress of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians work with the American Medical Association to further research and establish time-based Current Procedural Terminology codes that are specific to and are only for compensation for completing prior authorizations by ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 604 (New York State A) - Increase Continuing Medical Education Credit ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians increase the allowable continuing medical education (CME) credit provided for teaching to a maximum of 50 percent of the CME hours required over a 3-year cycle [up to 75 hours of the presently required 150 hours].

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 611 (New York State C) - Increased Research for Preventing and ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for greater federal and private-sector funding that will reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases/infections through prevention and environmental measures, and be it further that the American Academy of Family ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 509 (New York State D) - Oppose Fetal Personhood Terminology in ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose the use of non-scientific language in the domain of reproductive health in governmental policies and legislative initiatives.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 602 (New York State I) - Worrisome Letter from the ABFM Warning of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians work with our partners at the American Board of Family Medicine to remove voluntary surrender of a license or practice privileges or voluntary limitations as cause for revoking Board Certification.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 410 (South Carolina A) - National Immunization Registry -- Congress of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for a national immunization registry for children and adults that is web-based accessible, and be it further that the AAFP request the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to monitor a national ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Richard E. Rust, MD, FAAFP -- Congress of Delegates

May 20, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Richard E. Rust, MD, FAAFP, introduced by the Washington Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions-condolence/richard-rust.mem.html

Philip D. Cleveland, MD -- Congress of Delegates

May 20, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Philip D. Cleveland, MD, introduced by the Washington Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions-condolence/philip-cleveland.mem.html

Continuing Medical Education, AAFP Activities and Industry Funding

May 10, 2019 - Read the AAFP policy on maintaining control over its continuing medical education program's development and speaker selection.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/continuing-education.html

Comprehensive Care, Definition of

May 9, 2019 - Read the AAFP's definition of comprehensive care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/care-definition.html

Comprehensive Care, Access to

May 9, 2019 - Read AAFP's support for healthcare access regardless of social or economic status.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/comprehensive-care.html

Tobacco: Preventing and Treating Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Use (Position Paper)

May 9, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position paper on the preventing and treating nicotine and tobacco use.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nicotine-tobacco-prevention.html

Physician Compensation for Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Oversight

May 8, 2019 - Read about the AAFP's policy on physician compensation for nurse practitioner and physician assistant oversight.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/compensation-oversight-nppa.html

Medical Student Debt Relief

May 8, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP's support of medical student debt relief, a significant factor in family medicine as a career decision.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/debt-relief.html

Data Stewardship

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy regarding data stewardship.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/data.html

Family Medicine Faculty

May 8, 2019 - Read about AAFP's policy on family medicine faculty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fm-faculty.html

Family Medicine, Specialist in

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's definition of specialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fm-specialist.html

Impaired and Clinically Deficient Physicians

May 8, 2019 - Read about AAFP's definitions for and policies about impaired or clinically deficient physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/impaired-physicians.html

Marijuana Possession for Personal Use

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the use of marijuana.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/marijuana.html

Nurse Practitioners

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the role of nurse practitioners in an integrated practice environment and the physician's supervision role.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-practitioners.html

Payer Acceptance of Supplemental Data

May 8, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP's position on payer acceptance of supplemental data.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payeraccept-supplementaldata.html

Payment, Physician

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the physician's responsibility to devise a reliable payment system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-physician.html

Payment, Non-Physician Providers

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on payment for services delegated by non-physician providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-providers.html

Physician Assistants

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP position on physician assistant training and payment for services provided by physician assistants.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-assistants.html

Privileges, Documentation of Training and Experience

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on the documentation of training and experience for residents and practicing physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-documentation.html

Privileges in Family Medicine Departments

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's recommendations of the establishment of family medicine departments and granting of hospital privileges.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-family.html

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