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Skin Conditions and Diseases Livestream, January 26-29, 2022. Advance your dermatological skillset, acquire diagnostic skills for rapid diagnosis of challenging skin problems, and gain experience to confidently conduct procedures in your office.
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A new report on COVID-19 vaccines from the Kaiser Family Foundation emphasizes the challenges family physicians and other health care professionals are facing as they try to combat misinformation and increase vaccine confidence.
Jan. 19, 2022 — Researchers from the AAFP, the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and the American Board of Family Medicine are joining forces to examine diversity and equity issues in the family physician workforce.
During the past few weeks, the federal government has implemented a series of actions designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the omicron variant, and the Academy is making sure family physicians have the latest information and tools.
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening Youth for Diabetes
Additional Studies Needed
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force called for further research after finding inconclusive evidence on the balance of benefits and harms of screening youth for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Report Finds Widespread Health Inequities in United States
Bolster Primary Care
A Commonwealth Fund analysis of state health systems found “pervasive” racial and ethnic inequities throughout the country, even in states that provide high-quality care to their residents. A family physician suggests a way forward.
Research Links E-cigarette Use to Erectile Dysfunction
Review Study Findings
New research has found that adult males who use e-cigarettes daily are much more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than those who have never used them. An FP expert explains how the findings can assist in conversations with patients.
The AAFP has released results from phase 2 of its Innovation Lab on the adoption, use and impact of an AI Assistant for Documentation by family physicians and other primary care physicians.
Overwhelmed by Documentation, Visit Prep Demands?
AAFP Innovation Lab
Academy members can join trials of two powerful digital tools that can shrink documentation burden, increase visit preparation effectiveness and efficiency, and optimize time with patients.
Get Started in Value-based Care
AAFP Resources Available
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.
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.
The Academy sees several family medicine wins in legislation centered on Medicare physician payment passed Dec. 9.
AAFP Cautions Against Mandatory Opioid Prescriber Training
Fighting Administrative Burden
In a recent letter, the AAFP urged the FDA to prioritize accessible training on opioid prescribing without making the training mandatory.
Academy Advocacy Clearly Visible in 2022 MPFS Final Rule
HHS has proposed to withdraw a rule that would have added further administrative complexity to physician practices.
In AAFP Win, HHS Moves to Repeal SUNSET Rule
Academy Expressed Concern
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.
The Primary Care Leadership Collaborative, which teaches medical students leadership skills and coaches them to apply those skills in their own communities, is taking applications for its next cohort through Feb. 28.
Students, Here’s How to Turn Interview Notes Into a Rank List
To help medical students making Match decisions during another virtual interview season, <i>AAFP News</i> gathered a faculty member, a fourth-year student and two family medicine interns to share their insights on comparing and evaluating programs.
New Residency Proposal Aims for Significant Changes
New proposed requirements for family medicine residency programs include eliminating the standard of 1,650 continuity patient encounters and other major changes. They are available for review and comment through Jan. 28.
Report: Overhaul Transition From Med School to Residency
AAFP Already Addressing Some Recommendations
A recent report from the Coalition for Physician Accountability called for a comprehensive overhaul of the process that transitions medical students to residency training.
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>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>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>White House Call for ‘Family’ Vaccination Needs Family Physicians</b><p> </p>The administration’s new plan to increase COVID-19 immunization in the face of the omicron variant needs a booster shot of primary care.
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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