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It's Humbling to Be Reminded How Much There Is to Know

Apr 30, 2019 - Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a moment of self-doubt provided motivation for her to learn more and do better.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190430fp-keeplearning.html

CMS Heeds AAFP Advice on New Payment Models

Apr 30, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the Primary Cares Initiative that CMS launched last week.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190430itt-primarycares.html

Improving Vaccination Rates for the 2018-2019 Influenza Season -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - This organizational supplement summarizes information and resources the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develops, utilizes, and disseminates to family physicians and their health care teams to increase influenza vaccination rates.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p17.html

CMS Primary Care Initiative provides new payment models -- FPM

Apr 26, 2019 - The Primary Care Initiative announced by CMS will give family physicians new payment streams aimed at increasing value-based care.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Three steps to coding for Medicare wellness visits -- FPM

Apr 26, 2019 - The Medicare annual wellness visit and the initial preventive physical examination provide a number of benefits to patients and physicians. Follow these suggestions to get properly reimbursed.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: ...

May 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) in women of reproductive age and provide or refer women who screen positive to ongoing support services.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/od1.html

Eight things to do before you quit your job -- FPM

Apr 25, 2019 - High demand and job dissatisfaction may have family physicians considering leaving their practice for a new one. These eight steps could make the transition easier.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

What standing orders can do for your practice -- FPM

Apr 24, 2019 - Standing orders allow nurses, medical assistants, or other health care team members to perform certain clinical tasks, freeing the physician to focus on complex care. Here's how to make standing orders work for you.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

New-Onset Full-Body Rash Following Sore Throat in a Child - Photo Quiz - American ...

May 1, 2019 - A five-year-old presented with numerous small erythematous plaques throughout her body but sparing the palms and soles. Treatment with topical antibiotic cream was unsuccessful.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p575.html

Aspirin, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, and Placebo Equally Effective in Preventing Colorectal ...

Jun 1, 2019 - After 12 months, neither aspirin nor EPA, alone or in combination, are any better than placebo at preventing colorectal adenomas in patients with high-risk neoplasia.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p717.html

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2019 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Create annual visit plans for your patients | Use your EHR to close care gaps | Use passwords to practice mindfulness

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p32.html

Resolution No. 605 (California E) - Increased Percentage of Women’s Reproductive Health...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate that the Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Curriculum Advisory Panel (CAP) increase the weight of women’s reproductive health topics at future FMX events and remove the four percent cap.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 201 (Co-Sponsored A) - Candidate Hospitality Event -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Candidate Campaign Activities and Rules regarding the candidate hospitality event be amended beginning in 2019 and forward as follows: Commit [the] AAFP to a minimum contribution of $10,000 to the joint reception, with ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 412 (Co-Sponsored K) - Non-pharmacologic Interventions, Pain, and ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians explore additional avenues beyond its current policy and practices that encourage and facilitate the incorporation of acupuncture and spinal manipulation by family physicians to treat pain and reduce opioid use.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 411 (Illinois A) - FDA and Low-Nicotine Products -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) revoke its support of the Food and Drug Administration standard of low-nicotine to minimally or non-addictive levels, while the AAFP reviews more studies on the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 613 - ABFM Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA) on Health Equity -- ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians develop a Knowledge Skills Assessment on Health Equity and formally request endorsement by the American Board of Family Medicine, and be it further that the AAFP make available to all chapters, educational materials and...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 504 (Minnesota A) - Health Care Payment Reform -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians ask the government to give a medical tax credit for U.S. citizens buying direct primary care to transform American medical care into a more efficient primary care based personal health care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 612 (New Mexico A) - Medical History of Applicants for New Mexico ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians work with our colleague organizations and other stakeholders to advocate and suggest new language for medical board applications that only asks about current medical or mental impairment and not about past.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 402 (New York State J) - Medical Aid in Dying -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians affirm that the use of medical aid in dying is an ethical, personal, end-of-life decision when the patient is terminally ill, is suffering and capable of making an informed decision to end his/her suffering through ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 607 (Washington A) - Climate CME and the Public Health -- Congress of ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians proactively expand its continuing medical education offerings that prepare physicians to identify, manage, and prevent health conditions related to human induced climate change.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 609 (Washington B) - Support National Paid Family Leave -- Congress of ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) adopt the following policy statement: The AAFP supports a comprehensive national paid family and medical leave program that guarantees all employees at least 12 weeks of paid family leave after the birth or ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 406 (Washington C) - Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Hospitals and Drug ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians endorse a position that hospitals should treat opioid use disorder as a chronic disease, including identifying patients with this condition; providing multiple evidence-based treatment options in the inpatient, ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Working to Inspire Fellow Medical Students

Jul 22, 2019 - Margaret Miller, student chair of the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, will see a year's worth of hard work come to fruition this week in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190722fdf-miller.html

CDC Urges Physicians to Rapidly Recognize, Report AFM Cases

Jul 22, 2019 - As the late summer/early fall season for acute flaccid myelitis nears, the CDC is reminding medical professionals what they should look for to quickly recognize AFM symptoms and report suspected cases to their health department.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190722mmwr-afm.html

COD Tentative Schedule of Activities -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 19, 2019 - Information about the Congress of Delegate schedule of activities.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/schedule.mem.html

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