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New Mapping Tools Help Identify Uninsured Patients, Insurance Exchange Info

Oct 23, 2013 - Two new interactive mapping tools aim to make information about uninsured patients and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act coverage options more accessible to policymakers, family physicians and other health care professionals.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131023rgcmaptools.html

AAFP Is Beefing Up Website Security to Safeguard Your Information

Oct 23, 2013 - As an AAFP member, you already know the AAFP is looking out for your best interests with legislators, policymakers and third-party payers. Now, the Academy is stepping up its efforts to protect your privacy online. Late next week, the AAFP will launch an enhanced website security system...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131023aafp-authenticate.html

AAFP NRN Recruiting for Study to Test Opioid Management Toolkit

Oct 8, 2013 - The AAFP National Research Network is recruiting primary care practices to help test and refine an opioid management toolkit for use in treating chronic nonterminal pain. The project, which is funded through the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals-sponsored C.A.R.E.S. (Collaborating and Acting...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131008nrnpainstudy.html

AAFP Posts Step-by-Step Communications Videos for Choosing Wisely Recommendations

Oct 7, 2013 - The AAFP now is offering videos that include key communication concepts to accompany three of the recommendations on its Choosing Wisely list of 15 procedures or tests that physicians and patients should question.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131007choosingwiselyvideos.html

New AAFP President Thrives on Relationships, Problem Solving

Sep 25, 2013 - AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn., is a glass-half-full kind of guy who isn't afraid of confronting challenges head on, and he thrives on finding solutions. In a recent interview with AAFP News Now, Blackwelder says he is prepared to lead the Academy into a new ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130925blackwelderqa.html

AAFP Releases Third List of Tests, Procedures Patients, Physicians Should Question

Sep 24, 2013 - The AAFP released its third list of Choosing Wisely recommendations today during the 2013 Scientific Assembly, with the latest list focusing on issues such as routine prostate-specific antigen-based screening and physical examinations tied to prescribing oral contraceptive medications. ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130924choosingwisely3.html

AAFP Congress of Delegates: Live and Online

Sep 18, 2013 - If you are not able to attend the AAFP Congress of Delegates (COD) next week, you still can keep up with the policymaking body of your organization via live streaming videos from the AAFP Town Hall and COD business sessions in San Diego.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130918codlive.html

As Deadlines for Health Care Reform Approach, AAFP Works to Ensure FPs, Patients Are ...

Sep 4, 2013 - The AAFP has launched a Web page to help family physicians and their patients better understand and navigate the health insurance marketplaces and other key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The page provides an overview of the health care reform legislation ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130904acawebpage.html

AAFP President Named One of Most Influential People in Health Care

Aug 28, 2013 - AAFP President Jeff Cain, M.D., of Denver, has been named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The award honors individuals in health care who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130828caintop100.html

Gaps in Health Care Safety Net Identifiable Thanks to Graham Center Mapper Program

Aug 27, 2013 - The AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care has launched a revamped and expanded version of its online Uniform Data System (UDS) Mapper application, which gives users the ability to identify gaps in the health care safety net and pinpoint ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130827udsmapper.html

Patient Health, Safety a Priority for Family Medicine Residents

Aug 7, 2013 - Family medicine residents care deeply about their patients. That message came through loud and clear recently as residents who attended the 2013 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents spent the better part of two days writing -- and then discussing -- a myriad of resolutions ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130807residentcongress.html

Medical Students Focus on Public Health, Educational Issues

Aug 7, 2013 - Regulating population-level sodium intake was one of a number of hot issues medical students tackled during the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students held here on Aug. 1-3. The pros and cons of accelerated medical school curricula also provoked ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130807studentcongress.html

Epperly: U.S. Health Care System has 'Wrong Team on Field'

Aug 6, 2013 - When the World Health Organization assessed health care systems around the globe in 2000, the United States ranked first in expenditures. The nation's health care system, however, ranked 37th in performance, trailing Costa Rica. I'm not trying to bust on Costa Rica, it's a great little ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130806nc-epperly.html

Resident, Student Leaders Elected During National Conference

Aug 5, 2013 - This year's AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students had the highest attendance in at least the past decade. According to preliminary numbers, the AAFP hosted 3,542 people during the 2013 National Conference Aug. 1-3 in Kansas City, Mo., including 1,028...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130805ntlconfelection.html

New Mobile App Puts the AAFP at Your Fingertips

Jul 31, 2013 - Wherever you go, whatever you're doing, you now can take the AAFP along. Thanks to the AAFP's new mobile app for iOS and Android, you can have information, resources and tools from the Academy right at your fingertips.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130730aafpmobileapp.html

AAFP Checklist Helps Family Physicians Apply for Higher Medicaid Rate

Jul 31, 2013 - The AAFP has put together a one-page checklist to help family physicians who treat Medicaid patients receive a higher payment rate as called for by a provision in the health care reform law designed to pay FPs and other primary care physicians at a rate at least equal to Medicare ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130731paritytools.html

Tar Wars Winners Visit Capitol Hill; Deputy Surgeon General Applauds Activism

Jul 18, 2013 - Kinjal Gupta is saving for her education, and Delaney Reid is helping rescue her neighborhood playground. In addition, the two winners of AAFP's 2013 Tar Wars national poster and video contests, respectively, say they'll continue fighting to stop tobacco use in the United States. The ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130718tarwarswinners.html

Privacy Policy Update Should Save Time for AAFP Members Reporting CME

Jul 10, 2013 - The AAFP is announcing that it has revised its privacy policy to accommodate sharing CME records with medical licensing boards so that members only have to enter their CME records once with the AAFP, and that information then can be transmitted to a licensing board.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130710privacyupdate.html

2013 AAFP Congress of Delegates to Meet in San Diego

Jul 9, 2013 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates will meet Sept. 23-25 in Marriott Hall of the San Diego Marriott Marina and Marquis. The Congress will convene in conjunction with the AAFP Scientific Assembly, which will meet Sept. 24-28 in the San Diego Convention Center. During the Congress' reference ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130709cod-announcement.html

Candidates Vie for AAFP Leadership Positions

Jun 28, 2013 - Ten candidates are seeking election to Academy offices and the AAFP Board of Directors. The AAFP Congress of Delegates will elect officers and new directors Sept. 25 in San Diego. But before then, you can review each candidate's personal statement and find out what the candidates' views...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130628aafpcands-slate.html

AMA Delegates Defer Proposal to Extend 'Primary Care' Mantle to Subspecialists

Jun 26, 2013 - Primary care was an important focus during the 2013 annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates held June 15-19 in Chicago, but as the meeting went on, it became increasingly clear that delegates had very different views of what primary care truly means. Fortunately, as representatives...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130626ama-medicaid.html

Academy Providing Social Media Resources for Family Physicians

Jun 19, 2013 - Although delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, the National Congress of Student Members and the Congress of Delegates are at different stages in their training and careers and have disparate needs, all three groups adopted resolutions last year calling on the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130619socialmediaresource.html

Poor Medication Adherence Rates Prompt Formation of Broad-Based Coalition

May 7, 2013 - The AAFP has joined a broad-based coalition that wants to improve patient care and save billions in health care costs by implementing strategies to improve the nation's medication adherence rates. Known as Prescriptions for a Healthy America, the coalition is made up of 30 organizations...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130507prescripcoalition.html

OTC Oral Contraceptives Spur Debate at NCSC

May 1, 2013 - With unintended pregnancies accounting for about half of all pregnancies in the United States, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended last year that women be allowed to skip obtaining a doctor's prescription and instead purchase oral contraceptives ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130501advocacyncsc.html

Screening, Education for Sexual Perpetrators, Targeted Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Screening ...

Apr 30, 2013 - Delegates from the AAFP special constituencies -- women, minorities, new physicians, international medical graduates (IMGs) and physicians interested in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) issues -- got down to business on April 27 at the National Conference of Special ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130430ncschopsedu.html

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