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State Legislative Tracker

Dec 15, 2016 - AAFP State Legislative Tracker

Advocacy : Track and Discuss the Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/state-tracker.mem.html

Member Interest Groups (MIGs)

Oct 19, 2016 - Member Interest groups provide a forum for AAFP active members to address common concerns. Join an existing group or apply for designation as an AAFP member interest group.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig.html

FPs Can Shape Social Determinants of Health Outside Clinic

Nov 29, 2016 - Social factors can influence health more than medical advances. Stewart Decker, M.D., writes that family physicians have the perspective and influence needed to address social determinants of health beyond the exam room.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fps_can_shape_social_determinants.html

FMIG Family Medicine Programming Ideas -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Sep 15, 2016 - Find ways to promote the Family Medicine specialty from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/programming/poe-ideas/fmeducation.html

Physicians Making Eye Contact with Patients Is Important - Letters to the Editor - ...

Sep 15, 2016 - ...doctors, all of whom talk to me over their shoulders while tapping computer keys or stand behind the protection of a scribe. Only my direct primary care physician sits and looks me in the eye when we are talking. ROBERT B. TAYLOR, MD, FAAFP Portland, Ore. E-mail: taylorr@ohsu.edu...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p418a.html

Our Country Is Hungry for the Message of Family Medicine

Sep 13, 2016 - After more than 200 days on the road, AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., reflects on a whirlwind of meetings with legislators, policymakers, payers, media and medical students.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/our_country_is_hungry_for.html

Prior Authorization Call Shows Inefficiency, Absurdity of Process

Jul 18, 2016 - Family physicians waste hours each and every week on prior authorizations. Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., recorded one such call to illustrate the inefficiency of the process.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/prior_authorization_call_shows_inefficiency.html

The Physician Employment Trend: What You Need to Know -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - How will the emerging trend take shape? Is it good for medicine - for doctors? And will there still be a place for independent physicians?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p11.html

Compensation for family physicians rises in new survey -- FPM

Apr 5, 2016 - Compensation for family physicians rises in new survey

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Pain Management and Opioid Misuse

May 14, 2016 - Chronic pain management is a public health concern with significant increases in the use of opioids for pain relief. There is a corresponding growth in the number of opioids prescribed in the U.S. and overdose from those drugs.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/pain-opioids.html

Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Many of the infections result from asymptomatic cervical shedding of virus after a primary episode of genital HSV in the third trimester. Antibodies to HSV-2 have been detected in approximately 20 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1138.html

Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

Apr 7, 2016 - Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/rural_recruiting_retention_proves_daunting.html

Guiding Principles for Global Health Service Learning Programs

Mar 22, 2016 - Understand recommended, family-medicine oriented training and guidelines for global health service learning programs.

Patient Care : Global Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/global-health/guiding-principles.html

Answers to Your Questions About Chronic Care Management -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - From what constitutes 24/7 access to how to document the 20 minutes of required monthly services, we fill in the blanks about this new Medicare benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p7.html

Report: PCMH Improves Quality, Reduces Cost

Feb 16, 2016 - A recently published report found that advanced primary care practices built on the principles of the patient-centered medical home improve quality and reduce the cost of health care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/report_pcmh_improves_quality_reduces.html

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

Feb 1, 2016 - Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/should_we_reject_unvaccinated_patients.html

Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

Jan 6, 2016 - Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/telehealth_is_family_medicine_s.html

Direct Contracting with Businesses by Family Physicians (Discussion Paper)

Oct 20, 2015 - Read AAFP's discussion paper on direct contracting with businesses by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

AAFP's Annual Meeting Offers Plenty to 'Experience' in Denver

Sep 15, 2015 - Thousands of family physicians will gather two weeks from today in Denver for an opportunity to learn, network, and have fun at the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience (FMX). AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some of what is to come ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_s_annual_meeting_offers.html

Cloudy With a Chance of Misdiagnosis

Oct 6, 2015 - Cloudy With a Chance of Misdiagnosis

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/cloudy_with_a_chance_of.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2015 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Oct 27, 2015 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2015 Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2015-winners.mem.html

Eye on the Ball: Overreliance on EHRs Can Bring Disaster

Sep 21, 2015 - Eye on the Ball: Overreliance on EHRs Can Bring Disaster

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/eye_on_the_ball_overreliance.html

Making Decisions with Families at the End of Life - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - Because advance directives are not yet the norm, end-of-life decisions for patients without medical decision-making capacity are made regularly within discussions between the patient's physician and family. Communication and decision making in these situations require a complex ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p719.html

News From 2015 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience

Sep 14, 2015 - This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of the 2015 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Denver, Sept. 28-Oct. 3.

AAFP News : News From 2015 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2015-congress-fmx.html

FPs Can Help Curb Spending on Services Patients Don't Need

Jul 23, 2015 - FPs Can Help Curb Spending on Services Patients Don't Need

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fps_can_help_curb_spending.html

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