It’s time to reunite with your family medicine peers and celebrate the specialty. Be a part of the lucky ones to experience the energy and excitement of FMX ‘22. See you Sept. 20—23 in Washington, DC.
Keep up with the latest information on COVID-19 including developments in vaccine efficacy and availability, new variants, and more by visiting the AAFP's COVID-19 vaccine hub.
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Come experience the latest education. The live connections. Plus, all the inspiration, solutions, and can’t-miss energy. Be there as we reunite the best specialty Sept. 20—23 in Washington, DC.
AAFP Member Advantage program connects AAFP members with brands they know for discounts they can use! This month check out ForeSee Medical’s specialized software platform with AI designed to perfect HCC risk adjustment scoring.
Without congressional action, the Medicare physician fee schedule proposed rule will result in unsustainable payment cuts for family physicians in 2023. We’re advocating to swiftly avert these cuts and implement long-term reform.
With the number of U.S. monkeypox cases rising, vaccine and public health expert Jonathan Temte, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., answers your questions about the outbreak and what family physicians should know.
Aug. 16, 2022 — Results from the latest Kaiser Family Foundation Vaccine Monitor show that many parents continue to have concerns about the potential effects of COVID-19 vaccines on their children.
The AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science recently reviewed and approved an emergency use authorization that allows an alternate form of administration of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine.
U.S. Childhood Vaccination Rates Buck Global Trends
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Is Exception
New data from UNICEF and the World Health Organization suggest that childhood vaccination rates in the United States are relatively stable despite substantial declines in many other countries.
CME Session on Monkeypox Now Available for AAFP Members
View the 15-Minute Video
Family physicians can earn CME and learn the latest about monkeypox in a video from AAFP Senior Vice President for Education, Inclusiveness and Physician Well-Being Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H.
CMS Health Disparities, Equity Framework Reflects AAFP Efforts
Framework Builds on 2015 Plan
A new health equity framework from CMS outlines the agency’s plan for addressing health disparities and improving health equity over the next decade.
A patient-reported outcome measure featured in two recent FPM supplements has potential to reduce administrative burden and impact value-based payment.
AAFP Advocacy Helps Reopen HRSA PRF Reporting Portal
Following AAFP advocacy, recipients of Period 1 Provider Relief Funds who missed a key November deadline received more time to take action.
CMS Guidance on EFT/ERA Transactions Reflects AAFP Advocacy
Agency Answers Concerns
After staunch AAFP advocacy, CMS released new guidance for HIPAA-covered entities conducting certain electronic transactions that seeks to clarify regulations designed to streamline payer-to-physician electronic claims payments.
DPC Management Solution Completes Successful Innovation Lab
Shift From FFS
A recent AAFP Innovation Lab studied Hint Health’s direct primary care membership management solution, HintOS, which is designed to help physicians handle all aspects of prospective membership and payment as they shift to a DPC payment model.
The AAFP recently offered HHS detailed guidance in response to a request for information for an initiative to improve primary care.
HHS Seeks Input on Strengthening Primary Health Care
Aug. 1 Deadline
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health asked for suggestions on ways to strengthen and improve primary health care in the United States.
CMS Heeds Academy, Suspends AUC Program Penalty Phase
Cut Needless Diagnostic Imaging
In a win for the AAFP’s push for administrative simplification, CMS this month announced an indefinite suspension of the Appropriate Use Criteria program’s penalty phase.
AAFP to Congress: Pass Urgent Prior Authorization Reform
Prevent Patient Care Delays
In a letter to Congress, the Academy urged passage of two bills that would streamline prior authorization in Medicare Advantage plans and improve Medicare beneficiaries' health outcomes.
Thousands of students and residents took advantage of networking, learning and leadership opportunities during the first in-person National Conference in three years, July 28-30 in Kansas City, Mo.
Student Storytelling Event Delivers Strong, Unique Lessons
Four Speakers Share Their Journeys
A storytelling event offered inspiration for taking a leadership role, advancing equity, overcoming imposter syndrome and more at the 2022 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.
Speaker: Look Upstream to Improve Community Health
2022 National Conference Keynote
National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students mainstage speaker Bechara Choucair, M.D., urged students and residents to “think upstream” to improve the health of their communities.
Students, Residents Elect New Leaders
AAFP Board to Confirm
Delegates elected new leaders at the 2022 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, which returned to an in-person meeting for the first time since 2019.
Meet the family physicians at the forefront of the specialty who are going the extra mile to care for their patients and communities.
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New Docs in Practice
<b>Teetering on the Edge of the Moral Injury Cliff</b><p> </p>In her final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Kimberly Becher, M.D., describes how she nearly lost her life after ignoring for too long the emotional and physical symptoms of critical moral injury she traces back to patients’ COVID denial.
Leader Voices Blog
An AAFP Leaders Forum
<b>The ‘Best Medicine’ Is Good for Us, Too</b><p> </p>Amanda Stisher, M.D., who recently hosted an AAFP livestream event for residents with Will Flanary, M.D. — aka Dr. Glaucomflecken — writes that humor and self-expression are vital in medicine.
In the Trenches
AAFP Advocacy Updates
<b>Renewing Our Push to Correct Medicare Physician Payment</b><p> </p>The AAFP’s first look at 2023’s proposed Medicare physician fee schedule previews this year’s version of a familiar fight.
FPs on the Front Lines
Meeting the Challenge
<b>Small Talk About COVID-19 Can Make a Big Difference</b><p> </p>Maurice Duggins, M.D., shares a success story about his work to get the Wichita State men’s basketball team vaccinated against COVID-19.
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