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The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is trying to make Medicare documentation less burdensome and planning more changes that should result in a pay raise for family physicians in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p8.html

Headache - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, and treatment of headaches. This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=10

Menopause - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on menopause and related issues, including estrogen and progestogen therapy, hormone therapy, hot flashes, mood symptoms, sexual difficulties, and postmenopause. This collection features AFP content on menopause and related issues, including estrogen...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=59

Social Media for Doctors: Taking Professional and Patient Engagement to the Next Level ...

Feb 1, 2020 - Some of the top family physicians on social media share their best practices for building a following and avoiding common pitfalls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p19.html

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. This collection features AFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Immunizations (excluding Influenza) - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on child and adult immunizations (excluding influenza) and related issues, including travel immunizations and specific immunizations (hepatitis A and B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, meningococcus, pertussis, pneumococcus, rotavirus, smallpox,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=63

Pneumonia - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=22

Improving the Waiting Room Experience -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Adding a touch of tech, a dose of education, and plenty of creature comforts to your waiting room can make it more palatable for patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p14.html

Screening for childhood trauma history -- FPM

Jan 24, 2020 - Several screening tools can help you identify patients whose health may be affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Publication Ethics in American Family Physician -- American Family Physician

Jan 23, 2020 - afp, american family physician, publication ethics

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/publication-ethics-in-american-family-physician.html

Advanced APM Bonuses Hit New Snag: Missing Payee Data

Jan 22, 2020 - CMS is asking qualifying alternative payment model participants who are still owed advanced APM bonuses for performance year 2017 to verify their payment data by Feb. 28.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200122paymentinfo.html

Burnout by Numbers

Jan 21, 2020 - Recent surveys and studies paint a bleak landscape regarding physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in this In The Trenches blog post that the continued shortcomings of electronic health records are the prime driver.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200121itt-ehr.html

Study: FM Residencies Need More Telehealth Training

Jan 21, 2020 - Armed with survey results that show many residencies use telehealth infrequently, researchers say family medicine residents need more training in telehealth services.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200121residenttelehealth.html

Study Shows Ways to Effectively Manage Electronic Messages

Jan 21, 2020 - Two dozen primary care physicians, including several family physicians, share techniques and strategies for electronic messaging and inbox management in a new study.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200121manageinbox.html

Functional Dyspepsia: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - Functional dyspepsia is defined as at least one month of epigastric discomfort without evidence of organic disease found during an upper endoscopy, and it accounts for 70% of dyspepsia. Symptoms of functional dyspepsia include postprandial fullness, early satiety, and epigastric pain or...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p84.html

Short-Term Systemic Corticosteroids: Appropriate Use in Primary Care - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Short-term systemic corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are frequently prescribed for adults in the outpatient setting by primary care physicians. There is a lack of supporting evidence for most diagnoses for which steroids are prescribed, and there is evidence against steroid use ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p89.html

America Needs More Family Doctors: The 25x2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical ...

Jan 15, 2020 - ...America Needs More Family Doctors: 25×2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical Students into Family Medicine JACOB PRUNUSKE, MD, MSPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wausau, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):82-83. The United States faces a shortage of primary care...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p82.html

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related issues, including acute and chronic COPD, spirometry, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, corticosteriods, and pulmonary complications. This collection features AFP content on chronic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=32

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, antiplatelet therapy, arrhythmias, and palpitations. This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=33

Depression After ACS, Amenorrhea, Physical Activity, Heart Failure, Erythema Multiforme...

Jan 15, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p75.html

Pain Medications Before IUD Placement - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Topical lidocaine preparations including gels, creams, and sprays may modestly decrease pain with tenaculum placement but not during IUD insertion.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p119.html

Try These Tips to Overcome Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

Jan 9, 2020 - During what is shaping up to be a severe flu season, Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips on vaccinating reluctant patients in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200109lv-fluvacc.html

The Economics of Our Health Care System Are Horrifying

Jan 7, 2020 - Millions of Americans are forgoing health care because of cost while others are accruing staggering debt to pay for care. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Management and Policy Shawn Martin examines a growing crisis in this In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200107itt-economics.html

Health Equity Fellow Targets Obesity in Clinic, Community

Jan 6, 2020 - AAFP Health Equity Fellow Keisha Harvey, M.D., has embarked on a broad campaign to address obesity with efforts in physician offices and throughout the community.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200106fdf-harvey.html

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affects 1% to 3% of U.S. adolescents. It is defined by a lateral curvature of the spine (Cobb angle) of at least 10 degrees in the absence of underlying congenital or neuromuscular abnormalities. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis may be detected via the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p19.html

Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Lymphoma is a group of malignant neoplasms of lymphocytes with more than 90 subtypes. It is traditionally classified broadly as non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin lymphoma. Approximately 82,000 new U.S. patients are diagnosed with lymphoma annually. Any tobacco use and obesity are major modifiable ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p34.html

Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy - Medicine by the ...

Jan 1, 2020 - ...Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy AHMED HAMED, MD; AMIRA HAMED, MD; and KARISSA LAMBERT, MD Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 1;101(1):online. Enlarge Print BRANCHED-CHAIN AMINO ACIDS FOR...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/od1.html

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand). This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=17

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=25

Pain: Chronic - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on chronic pain and related issues, including end-of-life care, NSAIDs, and opioid therapy. This collection features AFP content on chronic pain and related issues, including end-of-life care, NSAIDs, and opioid therapy.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=61

Cancer - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=31

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=38

Intrapartum Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Length of Gestation - Cochrane for Clinicians...

Jan 1, 2020 - Omega-3 fatty acids, whether taken as supplements or consumed as part of the diet, reduce the risk of preterm birth (number needed to treat = 68) and early preterm birth (number needed to treat = 55).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p17.html

C-Reactive Protein Guidance Safely Reduces Antibiotic Use in Patients with Acute ...

Jan 1, 2020 - CRP guidance, regarding the likelihood that antibiotics will be helpful for patients with acute exacerbation of COPD, safely reduces antibiotic use (number needed to treat = 5).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p54.html

Positional Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Positional therapy for OSA reduces scores on the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale compared with no treatment. Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves AHI scores more than positional therapy, patients seem to better tolerate positional therapy ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p16.html

Nodules on the Knuckles - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - ...MICAH PIPPIN, MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Family Medicine Residency, Alexandria, Louisiana Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 1;101(1):47-48. A 55-year-old man presented with nonpainful, red masses on his knuckles that had been recurring for years. The lesions...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p47.html

Positive Chest Radiograph Findings Are Not Enough to Warrant Antibiotics in Patients ...

Jan 1, 2020 - ...Editor’s Note: Dr. Ebell is Deputy Editor for Evidence-Based Medicine for AFP. References 1. Ebell MH, Radke T. Antibiotic use for viral acute respiratory tract infections remains common. Am J Manag Care. 2015;21(10):e567–e575. 2. Van Vugt S, Broekhuizen BD, Lammens C, et al. Use of...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p5.html

Exercise to Reduce Falls in Older Adults - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Exercise programs should be recommended for community-dwelling adults 60 years and older because they lead to fewer falls.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p42.html

Study Highlights Lack of Self-care Among Medical Residents

Dec 24, 2019 - New research indicates that a concerning number of medical residents do not have a routine place for care, making them less likely to utilize valuable preventive screenings and services.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191224residentscare.html

Influenza: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - Influenza is an acute viral respiratory infection that causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Three types of influenza cause disease in humans. Influenza A is the type most responsible for causing pandemics because of its high susceptibility to antigenic variation. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p751.html

Cirrhosis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Newer research has established that liver fibrosis is a dynamic process and that early cirrhosis may be reversible. Only one in three people with cirrhosis knows they have it. Most patients with cirrhosis remain ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p759.html

Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia and related issues, including dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, kidney disease, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, statins, and triglyceride levels. This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=13

The Case Against Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring for Cardiovascular Disease Risk ...

Dec 15, 2019 - Although coronary artery calcium testing may slightly improve future risk prediction, this theoretical benefit is outweighed by its potential harms.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p734.html

One Month of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel Alone is Superior to 12 ...

Dec 15, 2019 - This study found that one month of dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin plus clopidogrel or prasugrel [Effient]) followed by clopidogrel monotherapy for up to five years is both noninferior and superior to 12 months of dual antiplatelet therapy followed by aspirin for up to five years for...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/od5.html

Baloxavir Reduces Symptom Duration Similar to Oseltamivir, Primarily Within 24 Hours of...

Dec 15, 2019 - Baloxavir has similar efficacy to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) (33-hour reduction in duration of symptoms compared with placebo) and, like oseltamivir, is most effective when given within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/od4.html

CDC: Time to Ramp Up HIV Testing, Treatment, Prevention

Dec 11, 2019 - Too many Americans are unaware they have HIV infection, and when they know, they aren't treating it correctly, according to a new CDC report. A separate study found that distributing HIV self-tests increased awareness and prevented transmission.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191211mmwrhiv.html

Study Examines Factors Linked to FPs' Use of E-Visits

Dec 11, 2019 - New research has found that less than 10% of practicing family physicians offer e-visits, with lack of payment and time thought to be primary factors behind the low adoption rate.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191211e-visits.html

Reflections on a Decade of Change

Dec 10, 2019 - Positive and sometimes negative, the 2010s saw massive shifts in health policy. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks back at the issues he thinks made the biggest impact.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191210itt-lookback.html

AAFP Schools Congressional Task Force on Rural Health

Dec 9, 2019 - In a recent letter, the AAFP advised a House task force on steps to address the nation's rural health crisis with more primary care physicians practicing at their full scope.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191209ruraltaskforce.html

Family Physicians Have Role in Care of Undocumented Patients

Dec 9, 2019 - Family medicine residents who serve predominantly immigrant communities partnered with anthropology and immigration specialists to answer questions about caring for undocumented patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191209guested-undocumented.html

Discussing Medications for Patients With Cognitive Impairment

Dec 6, 2019 - New research finds that family physicians and other primary care clinicians face numerous challenges -- and use a variety of approaches to overcome those challenges -- when treating older patients who have cognitive impairment.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191206olderptmeduse.html

AAFP Elderly Care CME Course in Vail, CO -- CME

Dec 4, 2019 - The AAFP Geriatric Medicine CME course in Vail, CO, features relevant, evidence-based information you can apply directly to your practice.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/geriatrics-live/vail.html

AAFP Family Medicine CME Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Dec 3, 2019 - Explore the latest advancements in family medicine to improve patient care at the AAFP Family Medicine Update CME course in Las Vegas, NV, November 10-14, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/fm-update-live/las-vegas.html

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women - Medicine ...

Dec 1, 2019 - ...Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women DONALD M. CHAFFEE, MD, and ELIZABETH T. HARPSTER, MD Am Fam Physician. 2019 Dec 1;100(11):online. Enlarge Print PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE TRAINING FOR...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/od1.html

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and resultant accumulation of metabolic waste products. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p687.html

Nonspecific Low Back Pain and Return To Work - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Nonspecific low back pain refers to a condition without a distinct etiology to explain its associated symptoms. This pain may become chronic and is a major cause of work loss around the world. Without a specific explanation for a patient’s symptoms, the family physician is charged with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p697.html

The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Do you have the right number of patients on your panel? Here’s a process and a spreadsheet for calculating and adjusting your panel based on actual patient behavior.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p23.html

Back Pain - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and acute low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica, and vertebral compression fractures. This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=109

Gabapentinoids for Pain: Potential Unintended Consequences - Editorials - American ...

Dec 1, 2019 - The widespread and often indiscriminate prescribing of gabapentinoids is not supported by robust evidence, and it carries known and unknown risks.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p672.html

Combined Hormonal Contraceptives for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - Cochrane for Clinicians...

Dec 1, 2019 - Combined oral contraceptives decrease the number of women reporting menorrhagia over six months compared with placebo (absolute risk reduction = 36.7%; number needed to treat = 2.7).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p677.html

You Earned That Raise; Here's How to Keep It

Nov 26, 2019 - Subspecialists are fighting a CMS final rule that would boost Medicare primary care payment by 12%. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin asks family physicians to join the Academy in protecting the win.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191126itt-payincrease.html

AAFP Tools Ready for Those Considering Primary Care First

Nov 26, 2019 - The Primary Care First program is structurally sound and directionally appropriate, but it isn't for everyone. The Academy has developed tools to help members decide whether to apply.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191126pcftools.html

AAFP Family Medicine CME Course in Atlanta, GA -- CME

Nov 25, 2019 - Explore the latest advancements in family medicine to improve patient care at the AAFP Family Medicine Update CME course in Atlanta, GA, June 23-27, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/fm-update-live/atlanta.html

AAFP Cardiovascular CME Course in St. Louis, MO -- CME

Nov 25, 2019 - The AAFP cardiology conference in St. Louis, MO takes place July 8-11, 2020. Learn evidence-based CME to prevent, treat, and manage risk of cardiovascular conditions.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/cardiovascular-live/st-louis.html

Leadership in State Government Advocacy -- Chapter Awards

Nov 25, 2019 - Read about the award for leadership in state government advocacy given to those who make outstanding contributions to improving a chapter's advocacy efforts.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/chapters/leadership.html

AAFP Emergency CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Nov 22, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, November 4-7, 2020 in Orlando, FL.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/orlando.html

Trump 'Absolutely Heard Us' on Vaping, Says AAFP President

Nov 22, 2019 - AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., joined a coalition of physician and health groups at the White House on Nov. 22 to call on President Trump to finalize a promised ban on nontobacco-flavored e-cigarette products.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191122whitehousevape.html

Tackling Patients' Social Needs May Reduce Clinician Burnout

Nov 20, 2019 - New research has found that when patients' social needs are adequately addressed, primary care clinicians may experience less burnout. Having social needs resources on site or nearby and having specialized staff in the clinic appeared to serve as an effective buffer to clinician burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20191120socialneeds-burnout.html

Should Fewer FPs Providing Hospital Care Cause Concern?

Nov 19, 2019 - New research from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care explores the declining presence of family physicians in hospital-based care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191119hospitalcare.html

Measles Infection Weakens Global Immune Defenses, Say Studies

Nov 19, 2019 - Recently published research shows the degree to which measles infection can adversely affect a person's immune system, a condition that can last for months or even years.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191119measlesimmunity.html

AAFP Internal Medicine CME Course in Phoenix, AZ -- CME

Nov 18, 2019 - Earn CME, provide better care for adult patients, and directly apply knowledge in practice. Attend the AAFP’s Adult Medicine live course in Phoenix, AZ.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/internal-live/phoenix1.html

Specific Learning Disabilities: The Family Physician's Role - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - Academic underachievement, such as failing a class and the threat of being held back because of academic issues, is common. Family physicians can provide support and guidance for families as they approach their child’s unique academic challenges. Specific learning disabilities are a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p628.html

Depression in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2019 - The prevalence of major unipolar depression in children and adolescents is increasing in the United States. In 2016, approximately 5% of 12-year-olds and 17% of 17-year-olds reported experiencing a major depressive episode in the previous 12 months. Screening for depression in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p609.html

Let People Taste Family Medicine and They'll See Our Value

Nov 15, 2019 - AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family medicine has been undervalued too long, a perception that the Academy is taking big steps to change.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191115lv-lobster.html

HIV/AIDS - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS and related issues, including antiretroviral therapy, behavioral counseling, HIV testing, sexually transmitted diseases, and infection prevention. This collection features AFP content on human ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=11

Diabetes, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia Workshop -- CME

Nov 15, 2019 - The AAFP’s PerformanceNavigator live, evidence-based CME workshop in Minneapolis, MN, will help you satisfy your Family Medicine Certification.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/cardiometabolic-conditions2.html

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in Hilton Head Island, SC -- CME

Nov 15, 2019 - Learn the latest on chronic conditions at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in Hilton Head Island, SC, Sept 9-12, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/hilton-head-island.html

Early Cardioversion No Better Than Delayed Cardioversion for Recent-Onset Symptomatic ...

Nov 15, 2019 - For patients presenting to the emergency department with recent-onset symptomatic atrial fibrillation, early cardioversion is no better than delayed cardioversion in achieving sinus rhythm within four weeks.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p648.html

As-Needed Budesonide/Formoterol Similar to Maintenance Budesonide Plus SABA in Patients...

Nov 15, 2019 - In these patients with mild asthma (more than one-half used a short-acting beta-agonist [SABA] such as albuterol two or fewer times per week), as-needed use of a combined budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) inhaler was as effective at preventing exacerbations as daily maintenance ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p646a.html

Resident Program Directors: Train Your Residents to Transform Their Practice With AAFP ...

Nov 15, 2019 - AAFP TIPS are the AAFP practice improvement modules to help residency program directors train residents to transform their practice with small changes that yield big results.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/aafptips_for_residents.html

AAFP Emergency CME Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Nov 13, 2019 - Enhance your time-sensitive care skills and earn up to 26 CME credits at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, April 22-25, 2020, in Las Vegas, NV.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/vegas.html

CDC: Preventing ACEs May Mitigate Chronic Health Issues

Nov 13, 2019 - At least five of the 10 leading causes of death are associated with adverse childhood experiences, according to a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and an accompanying Vital Signs report from the CDC.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191113mmwraces.html

Fee Schedule Summary: AAFP Advice Visible in CMS Final Rule

Nov 12, 2019 - The 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule includes higher payment for family physicians in 2021 that the AAFP has been pressing CMS to implement.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191112mpfssummary.html

Here's What You Need to Know About Primary Care First

Nov 12, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes key points of the new Primary Care First program.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191112itt-PCF.html

Academy Applauds Primary Care Patient Protection Act

Nov 11, 2019 - The Primary Care Patient Protection Act would alleviate financial worries and improve health outcomes for family physicians' patients who have high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191111pcppa.html

Share the Art of Medicine by Embracing the Role of Mentor

Nov 7, 2019 - As the breadth of medical education expands, Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that physicians should make time to teach students the basic skill of building relationships with patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191107lv-precepting.html

Resolution No. 301 (Virginia B) - Reducing the Administration Burden and Misuse of ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to request regional and national pharmacy chains to do the following: • Allow local pharmacists to make permanent changes to their corporate database and not be overwritten by the main servers that continually change ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/virginia-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 607 (Colorado A) - Family Medicine Residency Closure -- Congress of ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Physicians request that the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) expand and alter the ABFM definition of hardship to create a new category of program, rather than individual resident hardship, that defines a ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/colorado-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 610 (New York O) - Applied Education in Billing and Coding in Family ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) offer applied education in billing and coding to family medicine residents, include in the next update of the AAFP practice management curriculum guidelines that residency annual billing and coding workshops ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newyork-o.mem.html

Resolution No. 611 (Michigan E) - AAFP to Encourage New and Existing Clinical ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians encourage existing and starting new clinical behavioral health fellowships for family medicine physicians.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/michigan-e.mem.html

Resolution No. 307 (West Virginia A) - Engage the AARP Regarding its APRN Initiatives ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) invite key leaders of the AARP to the AAFP headquarters office to offer informed conversation regarding the role of family medicine in cost-effective patient care, and be it further that a possible outcome of an ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/westvirginia-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 604 (Utah A) - Providing Financial Incentives to Encourage Graduating ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocate that, under a minimum monthly payment plan, the remaining balance for each 1 year of federal medical student loans be forgiven for every 2 years of full-time work in a primary care position within the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/utah-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 505 (Missouri B) - Eliminating Barriers in Rural Communities for Cardiac...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) request the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Coverage Determination for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs rules be modified to allow for cardiac rehabilitation programs in rural counties to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/missouri-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 210 (New Mexico B) - Non-Physician Faculty Membership -- Congress of ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians create a non-voting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine training programs, and that upon creation of a non-voting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine residency ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newmexico-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 403 (Minnesota B) - Health in All Policy Development -- Congress of ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)develop a formal policy entitled Health in All Policies (HiAP), where Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/minnesota-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 422 (California F) - Improve Access to Health Care for Formerly ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support efforts to improve access to health care for formerly incarcerated persons following their release.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-f.mem.html

Resolution No. 203 (Washington C) - Allying with Osteopathic Family Physicians -- ...

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the AAFP and ACOFP partner around a common pathway to AAFP state chapter membership for ACOFP members in those states without a constituent state ACOFP chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/washington-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 508 (New Jersey B) - Pharmacy Formularies -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks the American Academy of Family Physicians pursue legislation and/or regulation in New Jersey requiring that all generic medications in a class should be in a plan’s formulary, pursue legislation and/or regulation requiring that all pharmacy benefits managers ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 202 (Texas B) - Executive Membership Category -- Congress of Delegates

Nov 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) create a membership category for family physicians in executive leadership positions with no patient care duties considering the following eligibility, requirements, and privileges.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/texas-b.mem.html

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