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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia and related issues, including dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, kidney disease, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, statins, and triglyceride levels. This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Influenza - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on influenza and related issues, including influenza vaccination and avian influenza. This collection features AFP content on influenza and related issues, including influenza vaccination and avian influenza.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye examinations, glaucoma, LASIK surgery, ocular emergencies, red eye, vision loss, and vision screening. This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - 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

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Palliative Care KSA Working Group

Dec 11, 2019 - Earn up to 8 CME credits at the AAFP’s Palliative Care Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Working Group in Chicago, IL, October 15, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Check your final 2019 MIPS eligibility status -- FPM

Dec 11, 2019 - The QPP Participation Status Tool tells physicians if they are required to report to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for the 2019 performance year.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

CDC: Time to Ramp Up HIV Testing, Treatment, Prevention

Dec 11, 2019 - Too many Americans are unaware they have HIV infection, and when they know, they aren't treating it correctly, according to a new CDC report. A separate study found that distributing HIV self-tests increased awareness and prevented transmission.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191211mmwrhiv.html

USPSTF Recommends Screening Older Men Who Smoked for AAA

Dec 11, 2019 - On Dec. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in asymptomatic patients, with recommendations included in that statement varying based on sex, age, smoking status and family history.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191211uspstf-aaascreen.html

Study Examines Factors Linked to FPs' Use of E-Visits

Dec 11, 2019 - New research has found that less than 10% of practicing family physicians offer e-visits, with lack of payment and time thought to be primary factors behind the low adoption rate.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191211e-visits.html

Reflections on a Decade of Change

Dec 10, 2019 - Positive and sometimes negative, the 2010s saw massive shifts in health policy. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy Shawn Martin looks back at the issues he thinks made the biggest impact.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191210itt-lookback.html

Health Care for All: A Framework for Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health Care System ...

Dec 10, 2019 - Learn about AAFP's policy regarding health care for all and moving to a primary care-based health care system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Heads Up to FPs: Medicare Home Health Changes Coming Jan. 1

Dec 10, 2019 - Changes in Medicare rules for home health care that take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will reduce the payment timeframe and may require that physicians use more specific diagnosis codes.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191210mchomehealth.html

Coming Spring/Summer 2020: New Credit Application -- CME

Dec 9, 2019 - Information for CME providers about the new AAFP CME credit application launching in Spring/Summer 2020.

CME : AAFP Credit System

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

In Business -- Including Health Care -- Someone Has To Pay

Dec 9, 2019 - A group of physicians recently spoke out about their institution's aggressive collections tactics. Allison Edwards, M.D., asks in this Fresh Perspectives post whether anyone will follow their lead in standing up for patients regarding skyrocketing costs in the U.S. health care system.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191209fp-collections.html

Med Student's Rotation Ignites Passion for Rural Care

Dec 9, 2019 - Medical student Margaret Miller writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that rural clinical experiences have the potential to transform careers.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191209lv-ruralrotation.html

Charlotte Kerner, CPA -- Executive Management Team

Dec 9, 2019 - Charlotte Kerner, C.P.A., joined the AAFP in 2019 and is responsible for the financial operations of the AAFP, including financial reporting, budgets, investments and cash management.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/staff/charlotte-kerner.html

Resident's Fitness Focus Set Her on Family Medicine Course

Dec 9, 2019 - During her quest to become an elite athlete, Julie Foucher-Urcuyo, M.D., M.S., recognized the importance of prevention, healthy lifestyles and, ultimately, family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191209fdf-foucher.html

AAFP Schools Congressional Task Force on Rural Health

Dec 9, 2019 - In a recent letter, the AAFP advised a House task force on steps to address the nation's rural health crisis with more primary care physicians practicing at their full scope.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191209ruraltaskforce.html

Family Physicians Have Role in Care of Undocumented Patients

Dec 9, 2019 - Family medicine residents who serve predominantly immigrant communities partnered with anthropology and immigration specialists to answer questions about caring for undocumented patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191209guested-undocumented.html

Nine measurements for evaluating the quality of your dementia care -- FPM

Dec 7, 2019 - A nationally recognized, evidence-based, group of metrics physicians can use to evaluate their current level of dementia care and improve upon it.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A basic model for behavioral health integration -- FPM

Dec 6, 2019 - You can get paid to integrate basic behavioral health check-ins into your practice.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

FPM/STFM award goes to MedStar Franklin Square for innovative care coordination program...

Dec 6, 2019 - The 2019 Practice Improvement Award recognizes Medstar Franklin Square Family Health Center for its efforts to improve care and reduce utilization for high-risk patients through intensive care coordination.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/practice_improvement_award_winner_2019.html

Discussing Medications for Patients With Cognitive Impairment

Dec 6, 2019 - New research finds that family physicians and other primary care clinicians face numerous challenges -- and use a variety of approaches to overcome those challenges -- when treating older patients who have cognitive impairment.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191206olderptmeduse.html

Three questions to ask before making a major change -- FPM

Dec 5, 2019 - Asking these three questions before making a big change in your practice can help everyone affected stay united.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

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

Dec 4, 2019 - The AAFP Geriatric Medicine CME course in Vail, CO, features relevant, evidence-based information you can apply directly to your practice.

CME : CME by Topic

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

New Medicare home health payment feature has implications for physician orders -- FPM

Dec 4, 2019 - Home health changes coming to Medicare in 2020 won't affect physician payments, but could change how much information home health providers request in physician orders.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Harness AI to Enable Family Medicine's Health Care Vision

Dec 4, 2019 - Artificial intelligence is undeniably part of medicine's future. Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family physicians must be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities AI presents.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191204lv-ai.html

Robert Graham Family Physician Executive Award -- Family Physician Awards

Dec 4, 2019 - 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

Residency Innovation Creates Path to Physician Well-being

Dec 4, 2019 - A primary care residency program in Indiana has developed a winning formula to improve professional and personal well-being among both residents and faculty.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20191204wellbeingstudy.html

AAFP Sees Maternal Mortality Strategies in House Bills

Dec 4, 2019 - In letters to lawmakers, the AAFP expressed support for three House bills that would address the nation's maternal mortality crisis with complementary strategies.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191204matmortalitybills.html

NY Physicians, Health Officials Create EVALI Assessment Tool

Dec 4, 2019 - A diverse group of medical professionals and public health officials, including a team of physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., recently created a vaping-related lung illness assessment tool.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191204evalitool.html

Webcast: CMS Primary Care First Models -- Physician Payment

Dec 4, 2019 - Watch this AAFP webcast to learn more about CMS Primary Cares Initiative, which provides new alternative payment models to reward outcomes, increase data transparency, and reduce administrative complexities.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/cms-primary-care-first-models-webinar.mem.html

Webcast: CMS Primary Care First Models -- Physician Payment

Dec 4, 2019 - Watch this AAFP webcast to learn more about CMS Primary Cares Initiative, which provides new alternative payment models to reward outcomes, increase data transparency, and reduce administrative complexities.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/cms-primary-care-first-models-webinar.mem.html

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

Dec 3, 2019 - Explore the latest advancements in family medicine to improve patient care at the AAFP Family Medicine Update CME course in Las Vegas, NV, November 10-14, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Stay Current On Family Medicine with FP Comprehensive -- CME

Dec 3, 2019 - Identify knowledge gaps or prepare for the ABFM exam with this comprehensive review of family medicine. Features practice tests and questions by body system.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/fp-comprehensive.html

AAFP Neurology CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Dec 3, 2019 - Treat common mental health conditions that can span the lifetime and earn CME. Attend the AAFP Neurology and Behavioral Health course November 4-7, 2020 in Orlando (Lake Buena Vista), FL.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Patients Need to Know the True Cost of 'Free' Screenings

Dec 3, 2019 - Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free health screenings often come at a high cost and overshadow what patients actually need: prevention.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191203fp-screening.html

AAFP to CMS: Cut Prior Authorization to Preserve Programs

Dec 3, 2019 - In two recent letters, the Academy advised CMS to protect the integrity of health care programs by reducing physicians' administrative burden and financial risk.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191203programintegrity.html

Self-care: What Patients Want vs. What Physicians Can Provide

Dec 3, 2019 - Family physician Wayne Jonas, M.D., writes that a survey shows a big disconnect between patients' interest in self-care and the amount of information they get from physicians on the subject.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191203guested-selfcare.html

Five reasons you can’t get things done in your organization -- FPM

Dec 2, 2019 - Author Peter Senge offers several laws that govern organizational behavior. Five of them are particularly apropos to physicians who are trying to build something new within their organizations but facing resistance.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Physician Filmmaker Documents More Than Patient Records

Dec 2, 2019 - Physician and filmmaker Leo Lopez III, M.D., found himself on a family medicine career path after his own experience as a patient.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191202fdf-lopez.html

Study: FM Residents Tops in Correctly Prescribing Antimicrobials

Dec 2, 2019 - New research finds that family medicine residents with extra training in antimicrobial stewardship were more likely than residents in other specialties with only standard training to prescribe antibiotics appropriately.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191202antibxstewardship.html

Learn How to Utilize Patient-reported Outcomes

Dec 2, 2019 - The latest topic in the AAFP Transformation in Practice Series aims to help physicians improve quality of care by using questionnaires that ask patients to describe how they feel about what's going on with their health.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191202tipsoutcomes.html

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and resultant accumulation of metabolic waste products. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p687.html

Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Hypothermia, frostbite, and nonfreezing cold injuries predominantly affect older adults, homeless or intoxicated people, adventurers, and military personnel. Prevention begins with clothing that is clean, layered, and loose to promote circulation. Base layers made of moisture-wicking ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p680.html

Nonspecific Low Back Pain and Return To Work - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Nonspecific low back pain refers to a condition without a distinct etiology to explain its associated symptoms. This pain may become chronic and is a major cause of work loss around the world. Without a specific explanation for a patient’s symptoms, the family physician is charged with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p697.html

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

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