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Stay Dialed In on the Fight for Family Medicine
AAFP Digital Assistant Pilot Opportunities Available
Jan. 19, 2021 — The AAFP will host a special panel on Jan. 26 to discuss the science behind COVID-19 vaccines and what they mean to FPs and their patients.
Updated asthma management guidelines will influence treatment of mild and persistent asthma in more patient-centered ways, says an FP who contributed to the work.
Report Finds Low Adverse Event Rate for COVID-19 Vaccine
New research published in <i>Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report</i> indicates that serious adverse reactions associated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are exceedingly rare.
Screen At-Risk Individuals for Hepatitis B Virus Infection
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement, evidence review and evidence summary on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults.
AAFP Joins Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative
New Resources Published
The Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative, a group of physician organizations that includes the AAFP, has published resources on integrating behavioral health services into overall health care.
The AAFP will hold a special Virtual Town Hall from 7-8 p.m. CT on Jan. 13 to focus on how the pandemic is affecting family physicians’ mental health and well-being.
AAFP to Develop Value-based Primary Care Payment Model
The AAFP Board of Directors has approved and funded a special project to empower Academy members to partner with payers to help improve quality and control total costs of care.
View AAFP Telehealth Webinar on Your Schedule
See the Future
AAFP members can learn about the current state of telehealth in family medicine and the likely road forward by accessing the webinar “How and Why to Grow Telehealth In Your Practice.”
AAFP Breaks Down 2021 MPFS Final Rule for Members
What Lies Ahead
The Academy has summarized the 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule for members, including details of evaluation and management coding improvements.
The AAFP told CMS that a proposed rule mandating automated responses to prior authorization requests would not do enough to reduce administrative complexity.
Academy Objects to Proposed Rewiring of ACA Enrollment
Bad for Patients
The AAFP has objected to a proposed federal regulation that would allow states to opt out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual market exchange.
New Pandemic Stimulus Brings Wins, Concerns for AAFP
Legislation that Congress passed on Dec. 21 brought wins regarding several important issues that the AAFP has advocated on, but also some disappointment.
AAFP Demands Fair Physician Pay, Patient Protection
Letter to CMS
In a Dec. 16 letter, the AAFP responded to an interim final rule on coverage and payment requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, including Medicaid provisions.
All Match interviews moved online in the pandemic. In this Q&A, four family medicine residency program directors share their insights regarding virtual interviews.
Best Project Winners Named By Emerging Leader Institute
Three Overall Best Projects
The AAFP Foundation announced the project award winners from the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leadership Institute’s fifth class.
FPs Urge Residents, Students to Be Voice for Patients
2020 National Conference
Panelists at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students told participants about ways they can make a difference in their communities.
Students, Residents Elect 2021 Leadership
Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders in an Aug. 4 remote election.
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>Don't Return to Your Silo After the Pandemic Ends</b><p> </p>MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that COVID-19 has broken down silos in health care, and that collaboration should continue post-pandemic.
Leader Voices Blog
An AAFP Leaders Forum
<b>Black Physician’s Death Underscores Health Disparities</b><p> </p>Family physician Susan Moore, M.D., alleged she received unequal care for COVID-19 because she was Black. Less than two weeks later, she was dead.
In the Trenches
AAFP Advocacy Updates
<b>New Year, New Paradigm(s)</b><p> </p>AAFP Senior VP Stephanie Quinn writes that President-elect Biden says it’s going to take patience, persistence and determination to beat this virus. It’s also going to take primary care.
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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