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AAFP Coding Flash Cards Update Includes Risk-adjusted Payment

Aug 12, 2016 - AAFP coding flash cards have been updated with new content for 2017 including hierarchical condition category codes; they are available for pre-order at a discount.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160812flashcards.html

AAFP Collaborates With Caravan Health on CPC+ Readiness

Jun 30, 2016 - The AAFP is working with Caravan Health to help family physicians prepare for and succeed in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160630cpcpluscaravan.html

AAFP Collaborates With CDC on App to Prevent Group B Streptococcus Disease

Mar 5, 2014 - Despite significant progress made in preventing group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease since the 1990s, including the release of updated prevention guidelines in 2010, GBS remains the leading cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis in the United States, according to the CDC. In response, ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140305gbsapp.html

AAFP Comments on NIH's Draft National Pain Strategy

May 22, 2015 - In response to NIH's request for comments on a draft National Pain Strategy document developed by the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee, the AAFP expressed support for the draft document and the need for additional voluntary education and training to help physicians ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150522painstrategyltr.html

AAFP Commissions Legal Opinion to Aid Family Physicians

Nov 14, 2017 - AAFP members now have access to a legal opinion commissioned by the Academy that supports credentialing decisions based on a physician's qualifications.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20171114credentialing.html

AAFP Commissions Offer Opportunity to Contribute, Learn and Lead

Jul 19, 2012 - Eighteen family physicians from 18 different states -- some from academic backgrounds, others who are solo docs, large group practice physicians and everything in between. This is the variety that comprises the AAFP Board of Directors. But one thing this diverse group of FPs has in ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120719edlcommissions.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

AAFP Contact Center Renamed 'Member Resource Center'

Feb 23, 2016 - Starting March 1, the AAFP Contact Center will be renamed the Member Resource Center but it will continue to be the trusted source for members who need assistance.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20160223contactcenter.html

AAFP Continues Rigorous Oversight of New Payment Model Details

Dec 20, 2016 - The AAFP continues to keep a close eye on details associated with new payment models related to CMS' Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20161220macrafinalcomment.html

AAFP Continues to Fight for Reasonable Meaningful Use Rules

May 27, 2015 - In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP continued to push for rules that would help family physician succeed in the agency's meaningful use programs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150527mu2.html

AAFP Continues to Press Congress for Medicare Payment Solution

Oct 25, 2011 - The AAFP continues to press Congress for a long-term Medicare payment fix. In one of its latest efforts, the Academy has signed onto an AARP-circulated letter that calls on Congress to repeal the sustainable growth rate, or SGR, formula, which has triggered steep cuts in the Medicare ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20111025aarplette.html

AAFP Continues Work to Fix Issues With Diabetic Testing Supplies

Aug 9, 2016 - The AAFP received correspondence from CMS regarding diabetic testing supplies and other issues referenced in an April letter to the agency.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160809diabeticsupplies.html

AAFP Crafts QPP Executive Summary to Inform Family Physicians

Jun 27, 2017 - The AAFP has created a two-page executive summary of CMS' lengthy proposed rule outlining updates to the 2018 Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20170627qppsummary.html

AAFP Creates Primary Care Innovation Fellowship

Jul 19, 2017 - The application process is now open for the AAFP's new Primary Care Innovation Fellowship; applications are due by Aug. 31.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170719innovationfellowship.html

AAFP Credit System Launches Blended Learning CME

Aug 18, 2017 - The AAFP Credit System's new blended learning activity type helps physicians earn AAFP CME credit in ways that best match their learning styles.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170818blendedlearning.html

AAFP Credit System Reconsiders Functional Medicine Topics

Mar 28, 2018 - Effective immediately, the AAFP Credit System will begin approving functional medicine topics in accordance with its eligibility requirements and topic-specific guidance from the Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180328functionalmed.html

AAFP Cries Foul on Meaningful Use Attestation Portal Delay

Sep 24, 2014 - After learning of a technical oversight that could lead to penalties for thousands of family physicians trying to attest to meaningful use, the AAFP immediately fired off a letter to CMS asking for relief.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140924muportaldelay.html

AAFP Cries Foul Over Prescription Requirements for OTC Medications

May 15, 2012 - Many FPs and their patients were surprised to learn in January that a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required a physician's prescription to use funds from tax preferred health accounts to purchase OTC items. Now, the AAFP has joined with dozens of other ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20120515otcletter.html

AAFP Decides to Not Endorse AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline

Dec 12, 2017 - After a rigorous review, the AAFP has chosen to not endorse the recent hypertension guideline from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other health professional organizations.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171212notendorseaha-accgdlne.html

AAFP Decries 50 Percent Cut for E/M Codes with Modifier 25

Aug 21, 2018 - The AAFP has asked a major private payer in Rhode Island to reconsider a proposed 50 percent cut for certain evaluation and management services.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180821bcbsri.html

AAFP Decries VA Plan to Expand Nurses' Scope of Practice

Jul 15, 2016 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking to expand the scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses in VA facilities by granting them independent practice authority.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160715valetter.html

AAFP Defines Role of Pharmacists, Family Physicians in Health Care Delivery System

Jan 18, 2012 - The AAFP has issued a revised position paper that helps to define the professional relationship between pharmacists and family physicians in an integrated health care delivery system. The AAFP recognizes the evolving complexity and proliferation of pharmaceutical agents and (the) ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120118pharmacypaper.html

AAFP Delegates Choose Glen Stream, M.D., to Be President-elect

Sep 29, 2010 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates today elected Glen Stream, M.D., M.B.I., of Spokane, Wash., to be the Academy's next president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2010 Annual Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2010cod-assembly/20100929newpreselect.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2018-19

Oct 10, 2018 - On Oct. 10, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year and beyond. Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, was named the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010codelects.html

AAFP Delegates Debate Issues Past, Present and Future

Oct 22, 2014 - The Reference Committee on Organization and Finance heard testimony and made recommendations on a number of issues related to family medicine at the AAFP's 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141022orgfinrefcmte.html

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