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The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Do you have the right number of patients on your panel? Here’s a process and a spreadsheet for calculating and adjusting your panel based on actual patient behavior.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p23.html

Practical Ways to Address Physician Burnout and Improve Joy in Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - It starts with one simple principle: Get rid of stupid stuff in your practice. Here’s how.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p7.html

Bringing Behavioral Health Into Your Practice Through a Psychiatric Collaborative Care ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Learn how to implement an integrated behavioral health program that will more than pay for itself while increasing patients’ access to care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p11.html

Advance Care Planning: How to Have the Conversation You Want With Your Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - More patients are receiving intensive care in their last days of life, even though studies show that most don’t want it. Family physicians are uniquely positioned to make sure patients’ wishes are recorded and respected.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p18.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2019 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - Work relative value units | Vaccination refusal | Marijuana use | Lesion treatment for new patients | Patient discharge without seeing patient

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p30.html

A Jury of One’s Peers -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - FPM depends on readers like you to review submitted manuscripts and help us deliver useful, high-quality content.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p6.html

Taking the Fear Out of Error Disclosure -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - What if we could talk about medical mistakes without fear of judgment or punishment?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p36.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2019 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - Liven up your exam rooms | Be prepared for last-minute gynecologic exams | Use nudges to encourage behavior change

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p31.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - 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

HIV/AIDS - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS and related issues, including antiretroviral therapy, behavioral counseling, HIV testing, sexually transmitted diseases, and infection prevention. This collection features AFP content on human ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=11

AAFP Emergency CME Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Nov 13, 2019 - Enhance your time-sensitive care skills and earn up to 26 CME credits at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, April 22-25, 2020, in Las Vegas, NV.

CME : CME by Topic

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

HHS taking applications for Primary Care First alternate payment model -- FPM

Nov 13, 2019 - The bundled services model will offer performance bonuses of up to 50%, with downside risk of just -10%.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

My Rx Is Simple: Do Less

Nov 13, 2019 - Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free time is undervalued in our society and that it's OK to say no to things that might overwhelm our schedules.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191113fp-doless.html

Reproductive Decisions, Promoting Access to Medication and First Trimester Aspiration ...

Nov 13, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on Promoting Access to Medication and First Trimester Aspiration Terminations by Supporting Skilled Providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/supporting-skilledproviders.html

FMIG Network Faculty and Staff Advisors and Supporters Online Community -- Medical ...

Nov 13, 2019 - The FMIG Network Faculty and Staff Advisors and Supporters online community connects faculty and staff across the country working to promote family medicine and support family medicine interest groups at their institutions.

Med School and Residency : Internal

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/internal/online-community/fmig-faculty-community-form.html

AAFP Adds New Livestream Platform CME Options

Nov 13, 2019 - The AAFP is offering a new livestreaming CME format for two upcoming musculoskeletal and sports care and two adult medicine courses.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191113newlivestreamcme.html

AAFP Asks Senate to Prioritize Patient-centered Research

Nov 13, 2019 - The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute needs renewed funding so it can keep studying issues that family physicians face every day, the AAFP told senators.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191113pcoriletter.html

CDC: Preventing ACEs May Mitigate Chronic Health Issues

Nov 13, 2019 - At least five of the 10 leading causes of death are associated with adverse childhood experiences, according to a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and an accompanying Vital Signs report from the CDC.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191113mmwraces.html

Here's What You Need to Know About Primary Care First

Nov 12, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes key points of the new Primary Care First program.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191112itt-PCF.html

Fee Schedule Summary: AAFP Advice Visible in CMS Final Rule

Nov 12, 2019 - The 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule includes higher payment for family physicians in 2021 that the AAFP has been pressing CMS to implement.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191112mpfssummary.html

Neurology and Behavioral Health Self-Study Package -- CME

Nov 11, 2019 - Stay current in your practice with up-to-date strategies for your patients with neurological and behavioral health conditions while also earning CME.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-behavioral-health.html

Time is running out to transition to new Medicare numbers -- FPM

Nov 11, 2019 - Soon physicians will no longer be able to use Medicare Health Insurance Claim Numbers and will have to switch to Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Webinar: Primary Care, Fellowships, and More--Career Opportunities in Family Medicine ...

Nov 11, 2019 - Watch this webcast to explore the avenues you can pursue when you choose a career in family medicine.

Med School and Residency : Transition into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/post-residency/career-opportunities.html

Following Evidence Led FP to His Most Important Role

Nov 11, 2019 - John Epling, M.D., M.S.Ed., said his role in helping craft recommendations for his peers as a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is some of the most important work of his career.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191111fdf-epling.html

Academy Applauds Primary Care Patient Protection Act

Nov 11, 2019 - The Primary Care Patient Protection Act would alleviate financial worries and improve health outcomes for family physicians' patients who have high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191111pcppa.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Seattle (Bellevue), WA -- CME

Nov 7, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Bellevue, WA. Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/bellevue.html

Share the Art of Medicine by Embracing the Role of Mentor

Nov 7, 2019 - As the breadth of medical education expands, Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that physicians should make time to teach students the basic skill of building relationships with patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191107lv-precepting.html

Report Cites Urgent Need to Secure Connected Medical Devices

Nov 7, 2019 - The connected medical devices that are becoming so valuable to physicians and patients alike require a thoughtful approach to maintaining their security, according to a new report.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191107devicesecurity.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 97 - November 1, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Nov 7, 2019 - Episode 97 includes discussions on care of military veterans, eczema, physician burnout, hidradenitis suppurativa, telehealth consultations.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/97.html

Journal Audio -- CME

Nov 6, 2019 - Listen to American Family Physician topics in a convenient audio format. These recordings include chronic tendon injuries, adults with prediabetes, electronic cigarettes, and STEPs new drug reviews Secnidazole (Solosec).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/journal-audio.html

Medicare finalizes physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program for 2020 -- FPM

Nov 6, 2019 - Highlights from the 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule include new codes for chronic care management and principal care management.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2020_physician_fee_schedule.html

Should Appearance Matter in Medicine?

Nov 6, 2019 - When we asked our new physician bloggers for their opinions on a recent survey regarding physician footwear, the conversation quickly broadened to take in attire, appearance and professionalism. Read more in this Fresh Perspectives post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191106fp-attire.html

Submit a Practice Pearl -- FPM

Nov 6, 2019 - Submit a practice pearl to FPM journal.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/about/practice-pearls.html

Taking Hypertension Medication at Bedtime Improves CVD Risk

Nov 6, 2019 - The Hygia Chronotherapy Trial found that bedtime hypertension therapy better reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease than taking blood pressure medication on awakening, as previous studies have suggested.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191106bedtimehbpmeds.html

Vaccine Coverage in Young Children Holding Steady

Nov 6, 2019 - Two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports issued last month offer a snapshot of vaccination coverage among young children in the United States. In particular, coverage rates for three vaccines children need to start school are holding steady at close to the desired 95% threshold.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191106mmwrskidsvax.html

Thinking of Forming a MIPS Virtual Group for 2020?

Nov 6, 2019 - Family physicians who plan to form a virtual group for reporting during the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period must notify CMS of their intent by Dec. 31.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191106virtualgroup.html

AAFP Applauds Senate Introduction of Primary Care Patient Protection Act

Nov 6, 2019 - AAFP Applauds Senate Introduction of Primary Care Patient Protection Act

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-applauds-senate-introduction-of-primary-care-patient-protection-act.html

Resolution No. 509 (Arizona A) - Oppose Legislation of Physician-Patient Decision ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) specifically support the medical appropriateness of gender affirmation care for transgender children and adolescents, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation limiting medical ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/arizona-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 213 (California A) - Increasing Family-Centeredness at AAFP Meetings -- ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) adjusts its recommendations regarding children at AAFP meetings from out of consideration for others, please do not bring children to CME events to AAFP supports families. Please use your best judgment regarding ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 207 (California B) - Requiring Gender Pronouns on Nametags at all AAFP ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) require all individuals to identify their preferred pronouns upon event registration, with the option to opt-out, to be printed on name badges at all AAFP-sponsored events and conferences starting in 2020.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 404 (California C) - Mifepristone Use in Early Pregnancy Loss Management...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support the safety and efficacy of mifepristone as the most evidence-based care for medical management of EPL, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians reaffirm its efforts to overturn ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 515 (California E) - Paid Parental Leave Policy -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support policies that provide employees with reasonable job security, wage replacement, and continued availability of health plan benefits in the event leave by an employee becomes necessary due to documented medical ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-e.mem.html

Resolution No. 421 (California D) - Decriminalization of Abortion Provision -- Congress...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians adopt policy opposing the criminalization of physicians providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 422 (California F) - Improve Access to Health Care for Formerly ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support efforts to improve access to health care for formerly incarcerated persons following their release.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-f.mem.html

Resolution No. 513 (Co-Sponsored D) - Medicare for Pay -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians actively support legislation to offer individuals aged 55 to 64 the option to buy into Medicare, That legislation to offer individuals aged 55 to 64 the option to buy into Medicare be compliant with the previously ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/co-sponsored-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 402 (Co-Sponsored F) - The Environment and Human Health -- Congress of ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work with other medical groups to strategize how to influence relevant governmental regulatory bodies to investigate public safety of common pesticides and herbicides, and publish a joint statement with other ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/co-sponsored-f.mem.html

Resolution No. 205 (Co-Sponsored G) - Adopt a No Policy Policy -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) put member unity ahead of taking sides by developing a process for chapters or membership to bring forth to the Congress of Delegates (COD) resolutions, topics, or policies that they consider to be based on ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/co-sponsored-g.mem.html

Resolution No. 607 (Colorado A) - Family Medicine Residency Closure -- Congress of ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Physicians request that the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) expand and alter the ABFM definition of hardship to create a new category of program, rather than individual resident hardship, that defines a ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/colorado-a.mem.html

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