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Stay Dialed In on the Fight for Family Medicine
AAFP Digital Assistant Pilot Opportunities Available
Sept. 21, 2020 — In a Sept. 11 letter to congressional leaders, the AAFP and 16 other organizations urged Congress to reauthorize funding for the THCGME program and other health extenders.
On Sept. 8, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for hearing loss in older adults.
ACIP Updates Flu Vaccine Recommendations for 2020-2021
COVID-19 a Consideration
The AAFP agrees with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' recommendations for the 2020-21 influenza season.
Survey Links Recent Tobacco Use to Higher COVID Risk
A survey of more than 4,300 adolescents and young adults found strong ties between inhaled tobacco product use and increased risk for COVID-19.
Provide Behavioral Counseling for STI Prevention
Advise Youth Routinely
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends behavioral counseling interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections.
AAFP members can now pre-order evaluation and management coding reference cards to prepare for E/M coding and documentation guideline changes coming in 2021.
Town Hall, White Paper Call Telehealth ‘New Normal’
New Resources Align
An AAFP Town Hall spotlights the Academy's new telehealth toolkit, while a recent white paper the AAFP helped develop offers context on recent policy changes.
Limited Time PPE Purchase Opportunity Begins
Don't Miss Your Chance
AAFP members can purchase personal protective equipment until 4 p.m. ET Sept. 3 through a collaboration between the Academy and not-for-profit Project N95.
AAFP Member Purchase Opportunity for PPE
Limited Time to Order
A collaboration between the AAFP and Project N95 will help members secure personal protective equipment during a limited-time opportunity.
In a Sept. 3 letter, the AAFP and 234 other organizations called on HHS to reverse a recent change to COVID-19 testing guidelines.
AAFP to Congress: Preserve Military Medical Workforce
Delay Changes in Pandemic
The Academy has called on Congress to maintain the military medical workforce
and delay changes that would be especially disruptive as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
2021 E/M Payment Boost Intact, Academy Reports
Still on Track
An AAFP summary of CMS' proposed 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule confirms that the expected payment increase for family physicians will start Jan. 1.
Update Cardiac Rule to Advance Rural Care, AAFP Advises
Ease Oversight Requirements
In a recent letter, the Academy urged CMS to update its cardiac rehabilitation program policy to eliminate barriers for residents of rural communities.
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>Do No (Financial) Harm</b><p> </p>Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., examines why understanding and addressing patients' financial health is as important as caring for their physical and mental health.
Leader Voices Blog
An AAFP Leaders Forum
<b>Help Kids Catch Up After Delays in Care </b><p> </p>Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips on how to catch kids up on vaccines after delays in preventive care from the pandemic.
In the Trenches
AAFP Advocacy Updates
<b>Retail Telehealth Isn’t the Answer </b><p> </p>A new telehealth policy report misses the mark, writes AAFP Senior VP of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn.
FPs on the Front Lines
Meeting the Challenge
<b>Is Returning to Sports Irresponsible?</b><p> </p>Kristina DeMatas, D.O., questions the safety of returning to sports before a safe return to school.
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