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AAFP FMX 2020

...Mark A. Graber, MD MSHCE FACEP Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-120.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Sara G. Shields, MD, MS, FAAFP Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health University of Massachusetts/Family Health Center of Worcester Slides and Content Courtesy of: Portia Jones MD,MPH Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program Yakima, WA ACTIVITY...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-157.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...University of Oklahoma Department of Family and Preventive Medicine ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing;...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-105.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Thad Wilkins, MD, MBA, FAAFP Professor of Family Medicine Medical College of Georgia Augusta University ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-044.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program Atrium Health Cabarrus ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-009.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Johanna Warren, MD Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology Associate Director, Center for Women’s Health Oregon Health and Science University Portland, Oregon ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-154.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...University of South Carolina School of Medicine ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information contained...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-016.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-076.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Janice E. Knoefel, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine and Neurology University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-079.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...in the Family Medicine Practice Alicia Kowalchuk, DO, FASAM Roger Zoorob, MD, MPH, FAAFP Department of Family and Community Medicine Baylor College of Medicine ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-083.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-039.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-156.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Community Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-043.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...•16 volunteer experts in prevention, evidence-based medicine and primary care •4-year terms, 2 vice-chairs, 1 chair •Screening, chemoprophylaxis, behavioral counseling - No symptoms! •Robust conflict of interest review •Research plans and Systematic Reviews by EPCs −Expert...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-109.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Case-level data include about 80% of total reported cases. Numbers are unadjusted rate ratios. 2 Data source: COVID-NET (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html, accessed 08/06/20). Numbers are ratios of age-adjusted rates. 3 Data source: NCHS...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-086.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP Professor, Family and Community Medicine Professor, Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery University of Texas Health, San Antonio ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-026.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...MD, FAAFP, FACSM Director of Sports Medicine, Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency, Aurora, IL Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL Medical Director, Rush Copley Sports Medicine, Aurora, IL Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Yorkville Primary Care,...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-167.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Gautam J. Desai, DO, FACOFP dist. Professor, Department of Family Medicine Kansas City University ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-056.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Rebecca L Benko, MD, FAAFP Director Rural OB Fellowship Tacoma Family Medicine Clinical Professor University of Washington ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-153.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., M.D., FAAFP Professor of Family Medicine Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs Senior Associate Dean for Population Health and Primary Care LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-143.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Number of Medicare FFS beneficiaries receiving telemedicine per week 5 Verma, S Early Impact Of CMS Expansion Of Medicare Telehealth During COVID-19, Health Affairs Blog July 15, 2020 https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200715.454789/full/ Change in Outpatient...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-087.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...• Penicillin allergy is most commonly reported drug allergy in United States - Only small number of patients have IgE antibodies to penicillin - Most who claim to have penicillin allergy will likely tolerate drug - Skin testing shows • 1%-10% of patients with self reported...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-053.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...D’Amico et al. Screening in Primary Care: What Is the Best Way to Identify At Risk Youth for Substance Use? PEDIATRICS Volume 138 , number 6 , December 2016 :e 20161717 25 26 9/11/2020 14 CRAFFT Screener 1. Drink any alcohol (more than a few sips)? 2. Smoke any...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-091.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Sara G. Shields, MD, MS, FAAFP Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health University of Massachusetts/Family Health Center of Worcester ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-146.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Staff ER Consultant Department of Emergency Medicine, Humber River Hospital and University Health Network Medical Director and Chair, Medical Education HRH ED Investigative Coroner, Province of Ontario Faculty DFCM/EM University of Toronto and DFM Queens' University ACTIVITY...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-133.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...↓ in distress score - mean change of 1 from baseline on a scale of 0 to 4 in 35% vs 31% −No change for the secondary endpoint - change in number of satisfying sexual events • Safety: −Nausea 40%, vomting, flushing, HA −BP increase and pulse decrease with return to baseline within...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-104.pdf

AAFP Gives Administration Formula for Saving Primary Care

In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200511sustainpractices.html

AAFP Global Health Summit Abstract Submission -- AAFP Global Health Summit

Learn how to submit an abstract for a workshop presentation at the upcoming AAFP Global Health Summit.

Events : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health/abstracts.html

AAFP Helped Spur CMS’ Final Rule in Favor

...December 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1315 AAFP Helped Spur CMS’ Final Rule in Favor of Primary Care Bonus Program The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed its implementation rules for the Medicare Primary Care...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/afp20101201p1315.pdf

AAFP Immunization Materials Help Keep FPs Informed

The Academy recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the 2020 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules developed by the ACIP to all active members.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200501immschedules.html

AAFP Immunization Resources Keep FPs Informed

The AAFP is mailing all active and resident family physician members full-color laminated copies of the 2019 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190429immschedsmailed.html

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 1, 2019

...be $36.0896. Based on CMS’ final rule, there would be no change in total Medicare allowed charges for family medicine in 2020, but total allowed charges for family medicine would increase 12% in 2021. Evaluation and Management In 2019 rulemaking, CMS finalized changes to simplify...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2020FinalMPFS-110219.pdf

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 30, 2019

...office/outpatient E/M visits beginning in 2021. Thus, CMS proposes to: • Retain 5 levels of coding for established patients; • Reduce the number of levels to 4 for office/outpatient E/M visits for new patients; • Revise the times and medical decision-making process for all...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2020MPFS-073019.pdf

AAFP International Membership Application

...family medicine residency program name_______________________________________________________________ (please do not abbreviate) city _______________________________________________________________ province ___________________________________________________________...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/membership_applications/international-application.pdf

AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'

AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_joins_cdc_campaign_urging.html

AAFP Joins CMS to Launch Artificial Intelligence Challenge

The AAFP has partnered with CMS and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation on a project to better predict health outcomes and improve health care quality through artificial intelligence.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190329aichallenge.html

AAFP Joins Effort to Reverse Costly CPT Modifier 25 Decision

Dozens of professional medical organizations -- including the AAFP and the New Jersey AFP -- recently signed a letter urging two health insurance companies to reconsider an unfair coding policy.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180618modfier25ltr.html

AAFP Joins Opposition to Sweeping 'Public Charge' Change

The AAFP and four other physician organizations warned that a proposed change to the so-called public charge rule would endanger patients and their communities, and increase costs to the health system and taxpayers.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180924publicchargerule.html

AAFP Journals Now Available Online to Developing Countries Through the HINARI Network -...

Aug 1, 2008 - ...In an effort to reach out to the international family-medicine community and other health care professionals in developing countries, the AAFP has arranged to make the journals available through the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI), a public-private...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/p299.html

AAFP Letter Cites Concerns With CMS' Proposed Lab Rule

A recent AAFP letter to CMS expresses concerns with portions of a proposed rule that would increase the financial burden on in-office laboratories, possibly forcing the closure of those that are operating on already thin margins.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190409clialetter.html

AAFP Letter for EandC Subcommittee on Health on ACA and Drug Pricing Bills Markup - ...

...debate, in part, because of the complexity of care family physicians provide and the fact that the number and intricacy of conditions, complaints, and diseases seen in family medicine is far greater than those seen by any other physician specialty. Ensuring access to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-E&C-ACADrugPricing-03272019.pdf

AAFP Letter for the Senate Finance Committee RFI on Maternal Health - April 3, 2020

...Understanding family medicine’s potential role to improve pregnancy related health outcomes, the AAFP established a maternal health taskforce in 2018. The Academy’s programmatic and legislative priorities include retaining obstetric care professionals, supporting maternity care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SenateFinance-MaternalHealth-040320.pdf

AAFP Letter in Response to OIG on Anti-Kickback Issues - December 27, 2019

...welfare and, more broadly, on protecting public health. Below are comments on portions of the proposed rule most applicable to family medicine. Deputy Administrator Alexander December 27, 2019 Page 2 of 4 C. Care Coordination Arrangements to Improve Quality, Health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-OIG-SafeHarborsAntiKickback-122719.pdf

AAFP letter on the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act ...

...framework as proposed in the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2019 (HR 2915), which would allow expansion in the number of residents trained from 728 to 900. The benefits of primary care access are well-understood. For example, states with higher ratios...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-E&C-PrimaryCareExtensionsREACH-071719.pdf

AAFP Letter on the Senates HELP Committee’s Lower Health Care Costs Draft Bill - June ...

...the patients’ deductible. The AAFP supports this policy. We urge the inclusion of policies to reduce hospital admissions by increasing the number of primary care visits for patients with high deductible health plan (HDHPs), defined as any plan with a deductible of at least $1,350...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Senate-HELPLowerHCCostsAct060519.pdf

AAFP Letter on the THCGME, CHC, NHSC, PCORI, and Medicaid Extensions Markup - July 11, ...

...all contribute to a more accessible and robust primary care delivery system. Combined, they stand to significantly increase the number of primary care physicians trained and practicing in areas that need them the most. The committee’s program extensions will provide critical program...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-ECHealthSub-CHIME-071119.pdf

AAFP Letter Opposing the 2015 Proposed Part C and D Rule

AAFP letter to CMS opposing provisions of 2015 proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-PartCD-022614.pdf

AAFP Letter Proposing Establishing a Standard Primary Care Benefit - April 26, 2017

...practicing under one or more of the following Physician Specialty Codes: 01 General Practice; 08 Family Medicine; 11 Internal Medicine; 37 Pediatric Medicine; and 38 Geriatric Medicine. o Patients would designate their primary care physician and that physician would be the site...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ES-StandardPrimaryCareBenefit-042617.pdf

AAFP Letter Responding to House Ways and Means Committee Rural and Underserved ...

...Higher premiums threaten the viability of some rural hospitals and make it difficult for rural areas to recruit or retain an adequate number and mix of physicians. Through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), the federal government offers a way for certain rural health centers to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseWM-TaskforceRFIResponse-112619.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 3708) - August ...

...these current legal barriers that prevent patients with HSAs from receiving care from family physicians practicing in a DPC model. A growing number of family physicians are choosing to practice in the DPC model and patient demand for DPC practices is growing. Additionally, employers...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-RepsBumenauerSmith-PrimaryCareEnhancementAct-081219.pdf

AAFP Letter to ABMS Vision Committee on Continuing Board Certification - January 14, 2019

...c. As new advances in medicine and patient care emerge in clinical practice, the ABMS Boards should be encouraged to consider what core knowledge, judgment and skills are needed to be a diplomate in their core specialty or subspecialty and create assessments that are preferentially...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-ABMSVisionComm-ContBoardCert-011419.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS and ONC with Administrative Simplification Requests - February 7, 2018

...allocation of physician time in ambulatory practice across four medical specialties in four states found, physicians from family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, and orthopedics spent nearly 2 hours in the EHR and on other desk work for every 1 hour of direct patient care....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-ONC-AdminSimplification-020718.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on E/M Documentation Requirements - April 23, 2018

...history and physical exam, or should these requirements be reduced (if reduced, how)? In general, the guidelines are a burden on family medicine that lacks an offsetting benefit to clinical care. The AAFP calls on CMS to address redundancies in documentation requirements to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-EMSuggestions-042318.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Medicaid Access to Covered Medicaid Services - May 16, 2018

...low, especially for primary care, and the Medicaid bureaucracy impedes timely, adequate payment. In anticipation of an increase in the number of individuals enrolled under Medicaid expansion, the Affordable Care Act introduced a two-year Medicaid fee increase to boost Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MethodsAssuringAccessCoveredMedicaidServices-051618.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Opioid Action Plan - October 10, 2019

...public health emergency that negatively impacts population health, community well-being, economic readiness, and social welfare. The rising number of opioid overdose deaths is both a symptom of our nation’s health care challenges and a separate problem that requires urgent action....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-CMS-OpioidRFI-101019.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Section 5 of EO #13890 Regarding Supervision Requirements of ...

...the President’s Executive Order (EO) #13890 on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors. The EO directs HHS to propose a number of reforms to the Medicare program, including ones that eliminate supervision and licensure requirements of the Medicare program that are...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-CMS-SupervisionReqsNonPhysicians-011420.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on the 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule with Comment Period -...

...final rule with comment period, and looks forward to being a resource and partner to CMS in achieving the goals of MACRA. About Family Medicine Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person. These residency-trained, primary care specialists provide a wide variety of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018FinalQPP-121917.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on the GME Cap - January 16, 2019

...(institution) has five years to establish its Medicare GME funding cap on the number of residency positions, thereby establishing a permanent ceiling for Medicare GME funding. The cap is set at the number of residents at the institution five years after the first resident begins to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-CMS-GMECap-011619.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...proposed four major changes to the Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service program that would have an immediate and measurable impact on family medicine. Those items are: 1. simplify payment by adopting a single payment rate for evaluation and management (E/M) codes for new patients...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congresional Leadership on THCGME Reauthorization and Recruitment - ...

...their 2020 matriculating classes. At the same time, applicants are evaluating programs to determine where they will complete their family medicine residency training. Although the recruitment process ends in March of 2020, actions taken by Congress in the next few weeks could...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-THCGMEReauthRecruit-101719.pdf

AAFP Letter to EandC Health Subcommittee on Drug Pricing Bills - March 13, 2019

...drug pricing debate, in part, because of the complexity of care they provide and the fact that the number and intricacy of conditions, complaints, and diseases seen in family medicine is far greater than those seen by any other physician specialty. Ensuring access to medications is...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-ECHealthSub-DrugPricing-031319.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS Requesting Information on Drug Prices - July 16, 2018

...in the drug pricing debate, in part because of the complexity of care provided and the fact that the number and complexity of conditions, complaints, and diseases seen in family medicine is far greater than those seen by any other physician specialty. Ensuring access to medications...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-HHS-DrugPrices-071618.pdf

AAFP Letter to HRSA on HHS Proposal to Increase Eligibility for Rural Health Grants - ...

...additional federal support in order to improve access to care and build care capacity. While the AAFP supports HRSA’s goal of increasing the number of counties that are eligible for funding, we are concerned that this will increase the competition for limited funds and result in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HRSA-RFIRuralDefinition-102120.pdf

AAFP Letter to HRSA on Rural Health Care Access - October 9, 2019

...the number of residency positions and support for residency programs; and • Create policy, collaboration and resources to help family physicians improve rural health disparities. The underlying reasons for rural health care crisis are multifactorial but include lower payments...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HRSA-RuralHealthCare-100919.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on Information Blocking - June 3, 2019

...Michael L. Munger, MD, FAAFP Board Chair About Family Medicine Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office visits in the United States per year-more than any other specialty. Family physicians provide comprehensive, evidence-based, and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-InfoBlocking060319.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Gardner on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - February ...

...the communities they serve need. These financial incentives would extend to urban hospitals as well, for the specific purpose of growing the number of residents they train in rural training tracks. The Rural Physician Workforce Production Act represents a promising way to make...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-SenatorGardner-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Hyde-Smith on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - ...

...the communities they serve need. These financial incentives would extend to urban hospitals as well, for the specific purpose of growing the number of residents they train in rural training tracks. The Rural Physician Workforce Production Act represents a promising way to make...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-SenatorHyde-Smith-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Tester on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - February 4,...

...the communities they serve need. These financial incentives would extend to urban hospitals as well, for the specific purpose of growing the number of residents they train in rural training tracks. The Rural Physician Workforce Production Act represents a promising way to make...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senator-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to the 116th Congress: House Representatives Introducing the AAFP - January...

...legacy fee-for-service system. Furthermore, family physicians believe that the regulatory and administrative oversight of the practice of medicine has devolved from a well-intentioned focus on quality and performance improvement to a practice-level paperwork morass that drives...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/LT-House-116Congress-AAFPIntro-012319.pdf

AAFP Letter to the CDC on Tobacco - February 6, 2019

...populations, prevent long-term addiction to tobacco products, curb spending due to tobacco-related illnesses and reduce the overall number of long- term tobacco users. Approximately 40,000 deaths annually due to lung cancer and heart disease can be attributed to secondhand smoke....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-CDC-Tobacco-020619.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Establishing a Nicotine Standard - June 20, 2018

...Every day, family physicians see the devastating impact that smoking has on our patients. We welcome the FDA’s commitment to reducing the number of Americans who smoke, thereby improving their health. Although most tobacco-related diseases are not caused by nicotine, the addictive...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineStandards-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Flavors - June 20, 2018

...addiction to tobacco products, curb spending due to tobacco-related illnesses, and reduce the overall number of long-term tobacco users. Regulating flavors could also decrease the number of individuals living with chronic illness due to tobacco use and ultimately reduce the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductFlavors-062018.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Levels - May 8, 2019

...AAFP’s position on nicotine level standards in tobacco products. First, the AAFP continues to welcome the FDA’s commitment to reducing the number of Americans who smoke and use tobacco products. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, including...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-CODResolutionNicotineStandards-05819.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on the Nicotine Product Standard - May 21, 2018

...States, New England Journal of Medicine, published online March 15, 2018. See also, Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes, Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 83 Fed. Reg. 11818, 11820 (March 16, 2018) (ANPRM). 8 ANPRM, at 11820. 3...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductStandard-052118.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate HELP Committee for its Pandemic Planning RFI - July 8, 2020

...a primary care-centered strategy would benefit preparedness efforts. Statistics from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care show that, in 2018, a little less than 22 million people - about 7% of the population - received care in a hospital,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-SenateHELP-PandemicPreparedness-070820.pdf

AAFP Letter with Comments to HHS on the Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

...2018-2022 as published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the September 27, 2017, Federal Register. About Family Medicine Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person. These residency-trained, primary care specialists provide a wide variety...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-Draft2018-2022Framework-101917.pdf

AAFP Member Interest Group Manual

...• Pursue professional leadership development within the AAFP • Connect to existing AAFP resources • Meet face-to-face at AAFP’s Family Medicine Experience (FMX) • Participate in an online community forum for discussion and idea-sharing • Promote AAFP membership Establishing a New...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/member_interest_groups/mig-manual.pdf

AAFP Member Profile

...AAFP membership, 70,400 family physicians are active members, 34,000 are students, and 12,000 are residents. The total number of members, as well as the number of active members, students, and residents, all represent record high benchmarks for the AAFP. Within the AAFP’s active...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/common/2018-member-profile.pdf

AAFP Member Survey Provides Valuable Perspective

The AAFP's annual Practice Profile Survey provides tremendous insight that drives improvements in the Academy's advocacy, education and member services.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20170801ITT_Survey.html

AAFP Membership Application Restricted content. Login required.

...Medical license information (license number, issuance date, and expiration date) Credit card information (Membership dues and/or selected contribution(s) will not be charged until your application is approved.) Note: If Active membership was held within the last 24 months, you...

My Account

https://www.aafp.org/membership-application/application/home

AAFP Membership FAQ

Learn more about AAFP membership with FAQs.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/faq.html

AAFP National Conference of Student Members Recommendations and Actiions

...Contact ............................................................................................ 9 Alternative/Complementary Medicine .......................................................................................... 9 Alternative Lifestyles...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/ncsm-recs-and-action.pdf

AAFP National Dues Payment Policy

AAFP National Dues Payment Policy

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/dues.html

AAFP NEWS

...July 1, 2015 ◆ Volume 92, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 11 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Groups Prod HHS to Recognize Advance Care Planning CPT Codes More than 60 organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/afp20150701p11.pdf

AAFP News

...January 1, 2015 ◆ Volume 91, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 13 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News AAFP Resources Encourage Physicians to Promote Breastfeeding The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently released a set of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/afp20150101p13.pdf

AAFP News

...324 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 5 ◆ March 1, 2014 CMS Modifies Policy on Disclosing Individual Physician Payment Data The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has modified its policy on releasing informa- tion about Medicare payments to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/afp20140301p324.pdf

AAFP News

...966 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 92, Number 11 ◆ December 1, 2015 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Hospitals’ Use of Breastfeeding Standard Increases Dramatically Since 2007, the percentage of U.S. hospitals using most of the Ten...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/afp20151201p966.pdf

AAFP News

...June 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 857 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Study: One-Third of Prescriptions Go Unfilled Nearly one-third of first-time prescriptions are not filled, according to a recently...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/afp20140601p857.pdf

AAFP News

...778 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 10 ◆ May 15, 2014 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Release of CMS Information Opens Physicians’ Finances to Public Scrutiny The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0515/afp20140515p778.pdf

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1261.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1249.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2007 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p963.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p899.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2009 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0401/p543.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2014 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p505.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2016 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p542.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2017 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p416.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2018 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/p434.html

AAFP News - Apr 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1998 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0415/p1751.html

AAFP News - Apr 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1999 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0415/p2079.html

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