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Stay Dialed In on the Fight for Family Medicine
AAFP Digital Assistant Lab Opportunities Available
Sept. 23, 2021 — In a letter to President Joe Biden, the AAFP called for the administration's Path Out of the Pandemic plan to adopt recommendations that support primary care physicians.
The AAFP has approved updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on the use of influenza vaccines for the 2021-22 season.
USPSTF Lowers Screening Age for Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes
Replaces 2015 Recommendation
On Aug. 24, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
AAFP Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation
Academy Has Slightly Different Take
The AAFP’s updated recommendation on colorectal cancer screening differs slightly from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, including a finding that insufficient evidence exists to assess the benefits and harms of screening adults ages 45 to 49.
WPSI Opens Draft Recommendations for Comment
FPs’ Feedback Sought
Family physicians are invited to comment on three new draft recommendations and related implementation topics developed by the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative through Sept. 17.
HHS announced on Sept. 10 that a new round of $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funding for physicians and other health care professionals and facilities is on the horizon.
New AAFP Resources Can Help Streamline Prior Authorizations
Check Out Practice Hack Video
A new Family Medicine Practice Hack video offers tips to streamline prior authorization procedures, and a members-only workbook can simplify the process of assembling information needed to submit prior authorizations.
ONC Webinar to Outline How Information Blocking Affects You
Access Archived Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology hosted a Sept. 14 webinar designed to update physicians on recently implemented information-blocking regulations.
AAFP Toolkit Addresses Violence Prevention in Health Care
Diverse Collection of Resources
The AAFP developed a comprehensive toolkit to train team members in family medicine practices to identify situations that can precipitate violence and respond accordingly.
The Academy and 17 other medical and health care groups this month endorsed legislation supporting the collaborative care model.
AAFP Calls on CMS to Act to Stabilize Primary Care Practices
Family Medicine Is Foundational
The Academy’s detailed comments on CMS’ 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule pressed for policy improvements on a number of fronts.
Surprise Billing Rule Shouldn’t Levy New Burdens, AAFP Says
Interim Final Rule
The AAFP recently expressed support for new patient protections but called on CMS to minimize unnecessary regulatory burdens on primary care practices.
Fix Burdensome Relief Fund Reporting, AAFP Urges
Keep It Simple
In an Aug. 18 letter, the AAFP identified problems with the provider relief funds reporting portal and suggested fixes that would lessen physicians’ administrative burden.
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center physician Jarrod Harrall, D.O., answers our questions about The Osteopathic Approach: FMX Preconference Workshop.
Participants Share Lessons Learned From Virtual Match
Around the Table
With another residency interview season approaching, <i>AAFP News</i> gathered a program director, a student adviser and an intern to get their insights from the 2021 virtual Match and their thoughts regarding 2022.
Panelists Outline Anti-racism Advocacy Strategies for Students
Focus on Diversity, Equity
Members of a panel held during the 2021 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students identified six strategies medical students can take to help diversify the physician workforce and improve outcomes for patients of color.
Residents Address COVID-related Barriers to Training, More
2021 National Conference
Chapter delegates discussed resolutions on various issues — including training requirements and advance directives — during the virtual National Congress of Family Medicine Residents.
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>Are You a Champion of Family Medicine?</b><p> </p>The AAFP Degree of Fellow will mark its 50th anniversary in 2022. We asked four of our new physician bloggers what earning the distinction meant to them.
Leader Voices Blog
An AAFP Leaders Forum
<b>Students and Residents, Take the Lead</b><p> </p>AAFP resident and student leadership positions for the 2021-2022 academic year are open for applications. Resident Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., explains how state and national leadership roles shaped her path.
In the Trenches
AAFP Advocacy Updates
<b>We’re Back on the Hill for a Day of Intense Advocacy </b><p> </p>The AAFP, with the Group of Six, lobbied Congress this week to pass several key bills, Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog.
FPs on the Front Lines
Meeting the Challenge
<b>Stop Talking About Physician Well-being; Work to Change It</b><p> </p>The extra stress physicians experience during the pandemic has amplified the need to preserve mental health and highlighted health system failings. Kyle Jones, M.D., shares his thoughts on what to do about it.
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