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Support your practice during the pandemic with information on virtual care, coding and payment, clinical care, and more.
Match season is complex—especially this year. Find tools, tips, and up-to-date information to help you through virtual interviews and more.
Connect with experts in geriatric patient care with the AAFP's Geriatric Medicine Livestream, December 2-5—now offered in flexible half-day sessions.
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Stay Dialed In on the Fight for Family Medicine
AAFP Digital Assistant Pilot Opportunities Available
Nov. 19, 2020 — On Nov. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement, evidence review and evidence summary on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents, citing a lack of evidence.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently adopted revised adult and children immunization schedules and discussed COVID-19 issues, including work on vaccines.
AAFP NRN Partnering in Study of MAT Methods for OUD
The AAFP National Research Network invites family physicians to join a study comparing different methods for starting medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
USPSTF: Expand Age Range for Colorectal Cancer Screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force seeks comments on a draft recommendation on colorectal cancer screening that lowers the age of first screening from 50 to 45 years.
New AAFP Public Campaign Highlights Vaccines
Key Preventive Tools
The AAFP will launch a consumer-facing campaign this month to stress to people the importance of visiting their family physician to get vaccinated.
The FBI and two other federal agencies recently warned health care professionals and facilities about an imminent cybercrime threat that already has ensnared hospitals across the country.
AAFP, Others Decry DEA Telemedicine Rule-making Delay
The Academy is urging the Drug Enforcement Administration to finalize a registration process to allow remote prescribing of controlled substances.
Are You Ready for Next Year’s E/M Coding Changes?
Prepare Now for 2021
A new AAFP video and other resources can keep members up to date on looming evaluation and management coding and documentation changes.
Ensure CMS Knows Where to Send Your APM Bonus
Update Billing Information
Physicians due an Advanced Alternative Payment Model bonus for the 2018 performance year should ensure CMS has their current billing information.
The AAFP has thrown its support behind a bill that would provide relief to all physicians affected by COVID-19 — and strongly opposes other legislation that values proceduralists over primary care.
Academy Lauds Bill That Would Relieve Some PPE Expenses
Much-needed Financial Relief
The AAFP has voiced approval of legislation that would allow small practices to write off some expenses for personal protective equipment.
HHS Delays Information Blocking Rule Compliance
April Is New Deadline
Citing the pressures of COVID-19, the administration has delayed the planned Nov. 2 implementation of a rule against information blocking.
Exclude Physicians From J-1 Visa Proposal, AAFP Urges DHS
Avoid Harmful Impact
The AAFP and the Group of Six have objected to a proposed rule that would affect physicians who are training in the United States on J-1 visas.
The AAFP Foundation recently announced the project award winners from the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leadership Institute’s fifth class
Students, Residents Elect 2021 Leadership
2020 National Conference
Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders in an Aug. 4 remote election.
FPs Urge Residents, Students to Be Voice for Patients
Panelists at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students told participants about ways they can make a difference in their communities.
‘Think Big’ to Reimagine Family Medicine, Speakers Advise
Virtual Main-stage Event
AAFP CEO/EVP Shawn Martin and Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.P.H., addressed the future of family medicine at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.
Meet the family physicians at the forefront of the specialty who are going the extra mile to care for their patients and communities.
New Docs in Practice
<b>Connecting Primary Care in COVID-19 Era</b><p> </p>Kyle Leggott, M.D., and his University of Colorado colleagues explain how their state is using Project ECHO to help primary care practices navigate the pandemic.
Leader Voices Blog
An AAFP Leaders Forum
<b>U.S. Must Work to Improve Maternal Mortality Rate</b><p> </p>Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that a pregnant physician’s recent death is a grim reminder that the United States must do more to address maternal mortality.
In the Trenches
AAFP Advocacy Updates
<b>We're a Broken Record — And We'll Just Get Louder</b><p> </p>Senior VP for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn calls on Congress to take important action before year’s end.
FPs on the Front Lines
Meeting the Challenge
<b>Rallying My Community to Fight COVID-19, Inequity</b><p> </p>Seeing COVID-19’s toll on North Carolina’s Hispanic population, Duke University medical faculty mobilized stakeholders to address it.
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