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'Think Big' to Reimagine Family Medicine, Speakers Advise

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

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

2019 MIPS Data Submission Deadline Approaching Fast

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

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

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

2020 Congress of Delegates -- Congress of Delegates

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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

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

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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

2020-21 AFP Podcast Team -- American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP Home

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

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

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A checklist for starting virtual visits -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A Familiar Voice for Family Medicine

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

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

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

A Needed Role Model and Advocate for Family Medicine

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

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

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

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Advocacy Visible in Value-based Payment Legislation

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP Advocacy Wins With CMS Telehealth Payment Boost

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

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

Mar 5, 2020 -

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course -- CME

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

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Commissions

May 8, 2020 - Commissions, AAFP commissions

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

May 31, 2020 - AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

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

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

CME : CME by Topic

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

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

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

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Creates COVID-19 Member Community, Preparation Checklist

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

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

AAFP Delivers Pointed Congressional Briefing on COVID-19

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP Delivers Strong Advice to Reduce Maternal Morbidity

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP Dermatology CME Course in Phoenix, AZ

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

CME : CME by Topic

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

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

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

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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

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

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

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Emergency CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

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

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Endorses Bill Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

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

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

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Family Medicine Conference

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

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

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

AAFP Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund to Benefit Family Medicine

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

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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

AAFP Gives Administration Formula for Saving Primary Care

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP Gives Proposed Transparency Rules Cautious Thumbs-up

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP Goals Support Award-winning Primary Care From FPs

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

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

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

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

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

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

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

AAFP Immunization Materials Help Keep FPs Informed

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

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

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

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

Advocacy : Hub Archive

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

AAFP Issues COVID-19 Guidance on Breastfeeding, Medications

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

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

AAFP Joins Boycott of Facebook, Instagram Ads

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

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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

AAFP Joins Call for Relief to Non-Medicare Physicians

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP Meeting Updates

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

Events : AAFP Meeting Updates

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

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

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

AAFP Neurology CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

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

CME : CME by Topic

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

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

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

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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

AAFP Praises Legislation to Restore Medicaid Payment Parity

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP Procedural CME on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine -- CME

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

CME : CME by Topic

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

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