• Supplements


    AAFP Supplements

    Understanding Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccination: Recommendations and Guidance for Adults 60 Years and Older

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends the RSV vaccine for all adults 60 years and older using shared clinical decision-making. 5/24

    Impact on Health Systems from COVID-19 and the Role of Social Determinants of Health

    Family physicians can ensure equitable access to care for COVID-19 and many other diseases and conditions by recognizing and addressing patients’ SDoH. 3/24

    AAFP Resources for Continuous Glucose Monitoring

    These resources can help family physicians get started with CGM or improve the CGM process in their practice. 3/24

    Medicare Coverage of Continuous Glucose Monitoring — 2023 Updates 

    This supplement discusses the potential utility of CGM in diabetes management, the updated Medicare coverage criteria, the CGM systems cleared by the FDA, and key steps and challenges in prescribing CGM. 1/24

    Family Medicine Is the Key to Driving Equitable Vaccinations

    The previous flu season saw significant racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination rates. Family physicians can be instrumental in closing those gaps this season. 11/23

    A Guide to Relieving Administrative Burden: Prior Authorization

    This supplement describes key advocacy efforts as well as techniques, technologies, and transformations to help reduce your prior authorization burden without compromising patient care. 11/23

    Understanding the Updated Hepatitis B Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance

    The CDC now recommends universal hepatitis B vaccination for any individual from infancy through 59 years as well as vaccination for older adults with risk factors. 9/23

    Implementing and Understanding Barriers to the Updated Hepatitis B Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance

    This supplement explores the new HepB recommendations, the FDA-approved vaccines, and barriers to vaccine uptake. 9/23

    COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

    New bivalent mRNA vaccines should now be used for all doses in all age groups, including primary series and booster doses. 7/23

    A Guide to Relieving Administrative Burden: Essential Innovations for Documentation Burden

    This is the first supplement in a series highlighting innovations to relieve physicians’ administrative burden. 7/23

    Case Studies in Innovative Community Engagement to Improve Health Equity in Cardiovascular Disease

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States, with approximately one in five deaths due to CVD. Though the mortality rate is decreasing, racial disparities in outcomes have persisted. 3/23

    Quality Payment Program: MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs)

    This new reporting option is intended to reduce burden, connect measures and activities across the four performance categories, capture the patient voice, and move toward higher-value care. 3/23

    Improving Adult Immunization Rates Within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (Part 2)

    Part two of this two-part supplement series includes communication strategies for overcoming vaccine myths, misinformation, and barriers. 11/22

    Ensuring Your Employment Contract Works for You

    Explore physician employment contract terms, advice on specific provisions, and dispute resolution information before signing a contract. 9/22

    Leadership Development, Well-being, and Performance Improvement: Achieving the Quadruple Aim in Your Practice

    Achieving the Quadruple Aim requires physician leadership, particularly the ability to lead by influencing others and implementing positive changes in your practice and community. 9/22

    Increasing Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Rates Using the Office Champions Model in Family Medicine Practices

    This supplement shares data from the CDC-funded American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Office Champions Project and describes the impact alcohol SBI made on patient care. 7/22

    Improving Adult Immunization Rates Within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

    Part one of this two-part supplement series highlights QI processes to reduce vaccine disparities, identifies recommended adult vaccines, and discusses their importance among racial and ethnic minority communities. 5/22

    Measuring What Matters in Primary Care: Implementing the Person-Centered Primary Care Measure

    Learn how family physicians are using the person-centered primary care measure and get tips for how to implement it in your practice. 5/22

    Measuring What Matters in Primary Care: The Person-Centered Primary Care Measure

    Explore what the person-centered primary care measure is and its importance in making quality measurement meaningful. 3/22

    Navigating Physician Employment Contracts

    This guide provides information about physician employment contracts by defining common terms, offering advice about specific provisions, and providing key steps to follow before signing a contract. 9/21

    Talking About Vaccines During Pregnancy

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends immunizing every patient who is pregnant during their third trimester with tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and providing influenza vaccine to all patients who are pregnant during the flu season. 7/21

    Innovative Care Delivery: Behavioral Health Integration and Home-Based Primary Care

    Identify opportunities to integrate behavioral health into clinical practice to improve quality and reduce cost for patients with mental and behavioral health needs. Explore how providing home-based primary care can improve outcomes and reduce utilization. 5/21

    Paving the Path to Value: Care Management and Coordination

    Explore how care management and coordination can improve quality and reduce unnecessary utilization for success in value-based payment arrangements with all payers. 3/21

    Tobacco Cessation Telehealth Guide

    Smoking cessation counseling and pharmacotherapy options are cost-effective ways to help patients quit smoking. Learn the role telehealth can play in your practice’s efforts, along with billing, coding, and documentation tips. 11/20

    Understanding and Improving Risk Adjustment in Team-Based Care

    Understand the basics of risk adjustment and how it is used in value-based payment (VBP) arrangements. Learn strategies to thrive in VBP and risk-adjustment models to optimize payment while providing high-quality patient care. 11/20

    Incorporating Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Into Practice

    Incorporating alcohol screening and brief intervention benefits your patients and family medicine practice. Follow these steps to reduce risky alcohol use by choosing a screening test, establishing a practice workflow, and appropriately coding and billing. 11/20

    Maternal Immunization Task Force for Pregnant Women: A Call to Action

    The current increase in vaccine hesitancy calls for an urgent commitment to discuss the evidence-based benefits of vaccination with pregnant women. 9/20

    Keys to High-Quality, Low-Cost Care: Empanelment, Attribution, and Risk Stratification

    Understand attribution and alignment methodologies in value-based payment arrangements to know which patients are assigned to you. Use empanelment and risk stratification to better understand where to expend your practice's care management and care coordination resources. 9/20

    Understanding Value-Based Payment: A Primer for Family Physicians

    Public and private payers are transitioning away from fee-for-service and emphasizing value-based payment models. This supplement from the American Academy of Family Physicians describes what you need to know about the transition and how it may affect you and your practice. 7/20

    Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates

    This supplement from the American Academy of Family Physicians shares learnings from state chapter quality improvement initiatives designed to increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates. 7/20

    Primary Care First: Practice Assessment Checklist

    Use this checklist to assess your practice's readiness to participate in this new payment model from Medicare. 1/20

    Adolescent Vaccination: Protect Their Future

    Strategies to improve your adolescent patients' immunizations. 7/19

    Improving Vaccination Rates for the 2018-2019 Influenza Season

    Here's what you need to know to increase the influenza vaccination rate in your practice. 5/19

    Making Sense of MACRA: Questions to Ask Your Employer

    Find out how your practice's Quality Payment Program strategy will impact you. 5/18

    Helping Your Adolescent and Young Adult Patients Get the Preventive Care and Services They Need

    The Adolescent Health Consortium Project has clarified clinical preventive service recommendations for adolescents and young adults. 3/18

    Making Sense of MACRA: Advance Care Planning

    You can get paid for advance care planning while satisfying a high-priority quality measure for MACRA. 1/18

    Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management With the Quality Payment Program

    This supplement provides examples of how the components of TCM services overlap with a variety of MIPS reporting measures. 11/17

    Making Sense of MACRA: Simplifying Chronic Care Management

    Learn how to optimize revenue today by using this step-by-step approach to add chronic care management to your practice. 7/17

    Making Sense of MACRA: Annual Wellness Visit

    Learn how to optimize revenue today while improving Medicare quality and cost. 1/17

    Editorial Supplements

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    Engaging Patients in Collaborative Care Plans

    This important self-management support strategy can produce quality outcomes for your patients and your practice. 5/13

    Health Coaching: Teaching Patients to Fish

    Used in combination with traditional medical treatment, health coaching can help improve outcomes by getting patients more involvedd in their own health. 5/13