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RESIDENT EXCLUSIVE! AAFP resident members are invited to join ophthalmologist, writer, and comedian, Will Flanary, MD, who moonlights as Dr. Glaucomflecken, Nov. 30th at 4:30 p.m. CT!
Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream Dec 1-4: Learn the latest from experts on acute medical issues. Choose from half day sessions or complete the entire course. Earn up to 28 Prescribed credits.
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Stay dialed in on the fight for family medicine.
AAFP President Sterling Ransone, MD, testified to a Senate subcommittee that improved broadband access is essential for building on the success of telehealth and promoting health equity.
Nov. 23, 2021 — The AAFP has approved recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that allow for administration of a single booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in all U.S. adults 18 and older.
Immunization schedules for children, adolescents and adults, as well as vaccines for hepatitis B, orthopoxviruses and Ebola, were among the topics discussed at this month’s meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
<i>AFP</i> Updates Members on Asthma Management
AAFP to Review
<i>AFP</i> has published a summary of the federal government’s recent asthma management guideline update, as well as an editorial that explains how the update differs from recommendations released by other organizations.
USPSTF Publishes Draft Recommendations on Vision Problems
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force invites comments on draft recommendations that found insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary open-angle glaucoma or impaired visual acuity in certain populations.
Webinar Addresses Care for Multiple Chronic Conditions
A Nov. 18 webinar offers family physicians guidance on providing optimal care for patients with multiple chronic conditions. The webinar complements a November 2020 virtual research summit.
The November/December <i>FPM</i> takes a deep dive into value-based care and associated payment models, exploring this move away from quantity-focused fee-for-service in three different articles. Other new AAFP resources are also available.
In AAFP Win, CMS Reverses Course on MIPS Policy
Additional Guidance Offered
In an advocacy win for Academy members, CMS will automatically apply the “extreme and uncontrollable circumstances” exception to the 2021 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance year.
AAFP Pledges Support for Equity in Health Tech Tools
Four Areas Targeted
The AAFP has joined 40 other health care and advocacy organizations, health technology firms, and other stakeholders in committing to a set of principles that aim to ensure digital health technologies support diversity and promote equity.
Time to End Predatory Payment Practices, AAFP Tells CMS
Stop Practice Revenue Losses
In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP called on the agency to rein in health plans’ practice of using third-party vendors, which often charge mandatory extra fees, to process payments to physicians via the electronic funds transfer transaction standard.
In a win for the Academy’s advocacy, HHS has proposed to withdraw a rule that would have added further administrative complexity to physician practices.
HHS Loan Repayment Grants Answer Academy’s Workforce Push
April 8 Deadline to Apply
After extensive AAFP advocacy, HHS has announced $100 million of funding for state loan repayment programs to support primary care practices in underserved communities.
AAFP Backs Push for HDHP Primary Care Deductible Waivers
Telehealth Flexibility Addressed
The Primary and Virtual Care Affordability Act would waive primary care and telehealth deductibles through 2023 for patients in high-deductible health plans.
Title X Final Rule Reflects Academy Advocacy
Reproductive Health Win
Following three years of Academy advocacy, HHS this month finalized Title X rule-making in favor of family physicians and their patients.
A recent report called for a comprehensive overhaul of the process that transitions medical students to residency training. The AAFP already is taking steps that address many of the recommendations.
Live CME No Longer Required for AAFP Membership
Choose Your Preferred Format
The AAFP is making it easier to satisfy its CME membership requirement; family physicians can choose the educational formats that best suit their needs.
AAFP Rolls Out Free CME on Boosting Vaccine Confidence
Hone Your Vaccination Message
Beginning in October, the Academy will offer a free educational series for clinicians on addressing vaccine hesitancy and improving vaccine confidence; more than 20 CME credits will be available.
Osteopathic Workshop to Emphasize Comprehensive Approach
Q&A With Presenter
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center physician Jarrod Harrall, D.O., answers our questions about The Osteopathic Approach: FMX Preconference Workshop.
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New Docs in Practice
<b>Maintaining Empathy in Vaccine Discussions Is Key</b><p> </p>Tate Hinkle, M.D., M.P.H., reminds FPs why it’s important to keep talking with patients about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Leader Voices Blog
An AAFP Leaders Forum
<b>Inspirational FPs Speak Out to Protect Patients</b><p> </p>To mark National Primary Care Week, medical student Amy Hoffman writes in the Leader Voices Blog about family physicians who are making their voices heard and combatting misinformation during the pandemic.
In the Trenches
AAFP Advocacy Updates
<b>Giving Thanks for Good (and Maybe Better) Progress</b><p> </p>The AAFP is pushing Congress to solve the Medicare physician payment dilemma and lobbying to pass the family medicine wins in the Build Back Better Act. Learn more in this In the Trenches blog post.
FPs on the Front Lines
Meeting the Challenge
<b>How Our Community Practice Took On COVID ― and Beat It</b><p> </p>When COVID-19 came to Lazarus Gehring, M.D.’s upstate New York community last year, he and his practice partners and staff saw they had an opportunity to do something historic. Learn more in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post.
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