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$4.2 Million in Federal Grants Open to Rural Physicians

Feb 15, 2016 - Rural family physicians in public or nonprofit settings can apply for a portion of federal grant money totaling nearly $4.2 million annually for three years.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

$5 Million Grant Will Help AAFP Foundation Undertake Diabetes Research Project

Nov 17, 2010 - Peers For Progress -- an initiative of the AAFP Foundation -- has received a $5 million grant through the Foundation to evaluate how a combination of peer support, community outreach and an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician can affect outcomes and quality of life for ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy


...Benefits of AAFP Membership V 2018 The AAFP provides value to its members by advancing the specialty of family medicine, strengthening members’ collective voice, and providing solutions to enhance the patient care members provide. The AAFP knows you want to get the most...


...Benefits of AAFP Membership V 2018 The AAFP provides value to its members by advancing the specialty of family medicine, strengthening members’ collective voice, and providing solutions to enhance the patient care members provide. The AAFP knows you want to get the most...

1-800-Chronic Disease Management -- FPM

Dec 1, 2005 - It makes no sense for medical insurance companies to do chronic disease management. Their role is to manage money. Primary care physicians can do chronic disease management right and for the right reasons. We must be paid for implementing these programs and paid to sustain them.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

1,300 FPs Chosen to Participate in Multipayer Demonstration Project

Aug 22, 2012 - Today, CMS announced the names of 500 primary care practices located in seven regions across the country that have been selected to participate in CMS' Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative. According to CMS, the initiative will include more than 2,000 health care professionals ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

10 Big Ideas That Could Make Your Practice Better -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - Could your practice benefit from some fresh thinking? Get inspired by these 10 ideas that have made a difference for your colleagues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

10 characteristics of better quality measures -- FPM

Aug 8, 2018 - To advocate for care measures that better measure physician quality, make sure they meet these criteria.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

10 Quick Tips for a More User-Friendly PDA -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - The author provides tips for customizing a PDA so that it is more useful to the physician at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

10 Reasons to Be a Self-Employed Family Physician -- Family Practice Management

...IL LU ST R A TI O N S B Y C H R IS TI N E SC H N EI D ER It’s no secret that physician dissatisfactionis high in today’s health care environ-ment. In fact, many physicians say theywould not choose the same career path if they had it to do over...

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10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.

Family Practice Management : Articles

10 Steps to Staying Sane -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - Physicians face more than their share of stress. Here are some tips for preventing problems down the road.

Family Practice Management : Articles

10 Ways Family Practices Lose Money -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - Learn how to plug the leaks that deplete your practice’s income.

Family Practice Management : Articles

10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated September/October 2018 | FPM | 23 CME Primary care practices have been tasked with reporting an increasing amount of quality data to satisfy requirements for insurance companies, accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical home (PCMH)...

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10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Assembling a dedicated QI team is only half the challenge. Here's how to build and sustain their momentum.

Family Practice Management : Articles

10-Year History of Pitted Nails

October 1, 2015 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

10-Year History of Pitted Nails - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - A man presented with a 10-year history of itchy, scaly, brittle fingernails that were pitted but not painful. His toenails were unaffected. He also had patches of dry, scaly skin on his scalp, low back, and genitals.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz


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100+ Medical Organizations Urge Changes to Proposed Rule

Jul 1, 2016 - The AAFP joined more than 100 medical organizations in asking CMS to make changes to the proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready


...Childhood and Adolescent Sports-Related Overuse Injuries KYLE J. CASSAS, M.D., and AMELIA CASSETTARI-WAYHS, M.D., Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas E ach year in the United States, approximately 30 million children and teenagers participate in orga- nized sports.1 Sports are the...

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...Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage: Managing the Third Stage of Labor KAREN L. MAUGHAN, M.D., STEVEN W. HEIM, M.D., M.S.P.H., and SIM S. GALAZKA, M.D. University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia T he third stage of labor is the time from the delivery of the...

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...Older Adult Drivers with Cognitive Impairment DAVID B. CARR, M.D., JANET M. DUCHEK, PH.D., THOMAS M. MEUSER, PH.D., and JOHN C. MORRIS, M.D. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri T he automobile typically is the most important form of...

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...Retinoblastoma ALEX MELAMUD, M.D., RAKHEE PALEKAR, M.D., and ARUN SINGH, M.D. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio R etinoblastoma is a neuroblastic tumor that usually is detected in primary care. It is the most com- mon primary intraocular malig- nancy of childhood, with...

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...Supplements and Sports DAVID M. JENKINSON, DO, and ALLISON J. HARBERT, MD, Department of Family Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee A lthough the use of performance- enhancing supplements by profes- sional athletes has...

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...The Patient with Excessive Worry STEVEN SHEARER, PH.D., and LAUREN GORDON, M.D., Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, Maryland W orry is an effective short- term response to uncer- tainty that can become self- perpetuating with adverse long-term consequences. Worry reduces...

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