CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONS LIVESTREAM—Review best practices on how to prevent, treat, and manage patients with cardiovascular conditions.
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Match Day results are here! She how many students matched to family medicine and what resources are available to help applicants matching next year.
New Course! OPIOID USE DISORDER LIVESTREAM—Take a patient-centered approach to opioid use disorders, focusing on reducing its harm and stigma.
Improve your practice on your schedule with AAFP TIPS' free online courses, ready-to-use tools, and customizable slide decks.
Meet with members of Congress on May 18 to advocate for family medicine.
AAFP Digital Assistant Pilot Opportunities Available
April 16, 2021 — The heightened stress we physicians experience as we continue to care for patients during the pandemic despite the risks amplifies the need to preserve our emotional and mental health, but it also highlights failings in our health care system. In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, Kyle Jones, M.D., shares his thoughts on what to do about it.
The Academy will host a Virtual Town Hall on Black maternal health and birth equity on April 14. It will be available for viewing on demand beginning the next day.
Research Examines Inclusion of Minorities in Vaccine Trials
Many Trials Don't Provide Race, Ethnicity Data
A review of demographic data from more than 200 clinical vaccine trials indicates that racial and ethnic minority groups and older adults are often underrepresented compared to the general population.
AAFP Updates Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening
Academy Aligned With USPSTF Recommendation
The Academy has published an updated recommendation that supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s final recommendation on screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT.
USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Hearing Loss
The U.S. Preventive Services Task force recently posted a final recommendation statement concluding that evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in older adults.
The Academy has selected five members to participate in the next Women’s Wellness Through Equity and Leadership Alliance cohort.
<i>FPM</i> Supplement Series Offers Intro to Value-based Payment
Explore VBP Options
A series of <i>FPM</i> journal supplements aims to spell out what the shift from volume- to value-based payment means for family physicians and how they can succeed in a burgeoning VBP environment.
CMS Offers MIPS Reporting Relief for 2020 Performance Year
In response to the pandemic, CMS says it will apply the Merit-based Incentive Payment System’s automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all individual MIPS-eligible clinicians for the 2020 performance year.
Behavioral Health Collaborative Seeks FPs for Study
The Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative is recruiting primary care clinicians to participate in a study on the effectiveness of the Collaborative’s existing resources.
With new regulations prohibiting physicians and other health care providers from blocking health information sharing recently having taken effect, it’s important for AAFP members to know what to expect.
AAFP Calls for Lasting Fix to Territorial Medicaid Funding
Pass H.R. 265
In a recent letter to leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Health Subcommittee , the AAFP again urged that Congress adopt a long-term plan for funding Medicaid in the territories.
Pass Medicaid Payment Parity Bill, AAFP Tells House
Fix Needed Now
The Academy recently urged passage of a House bill that would raise Medicaid payment rates for primary care services to at least Medicare payment levels.
Primary Care Is Key to Pandemic Recovery, AAFP Tells Senators
Message to HELP Committee
In member testimony and a letter, the AAFP asked the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on March 9 to center primary care in COVID-19 vaccination and other efforts.
Family physicians and other clinicians can earn free CME on maternal health care thanks to an online program offered by HHS’ Office of Minority Health.
Historic Level of NHSC Loan Repayment Funds Available
American Rescue Plan Funds
The National Health Service Corps is expected to make an unprecedented number of awards to health professionals through its loan repayment programs. The deadline to apply is May 6.
Match Day Is a Record-breaker for Family Medicine
Another Year of Gains
Match Day 2021 marked 12 years of growth for family medicine and the 10th consecutive year that an all-time record number of students had matched into the specialty.
Level 2 Performance Evaluations Postponed Indefinitely
On Hold for Now
The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners announced Feb. 11 that its COMLEX-USA Level 2 Performance Evaluation has been postponed indefinitely.
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>Discrepancies in Vaccine Uptake: What’s Really at Work?</b><p> </p>In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, AAFP Health Equity Fellow Brittney Anderson, M.D., explores why there are disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the Black community.
Leader Voices Blog
An AAFP Leaders Forum
<b>Answering Your Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy</b><p> </p>Patients and members have questions about COVID-19 vaccination related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Danielle Carter, M.D., offers answers.
In the Trenches
AAFP Advocacy Updates
<b>A Maternal Health Breakthrough and a PCF Model Update</b><p> </p>CMS has given Illinois the go-ahead for 12 months’ postpartum Medicaid coverage — a sixfold expansion from the previous 60-day allotment — reflecting an AAFP advocacy goal.
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 residents, Duke University physicians mobilized to help.
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