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Chronic Care Management (CCM)

Learn how to get paid for the new Medicare chronic care management fee.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/chronic-care-management.html

Lady Gaga, Primary Care for Mental Health Is Part of the Cure

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that Lady Gaga's recent unfounded comments about mental health and primary care can be harmful to patients, pointing out why -- and how -- the AAFP supports mental health care in the primary care setting.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200122fp-mentalhealth.html

Survey Reveals Common Misconceptions About Flu, Vaccination

Millennials and African Americans are more likely than other groups to skip their annual flu vaccines, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the AAFP.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200122flusurvey.html

Advanced APM Bonuses Hit New Snag: Missing Payee Data

CMS is asking qualifying alternative payment model participants who are still owed advanced APM bonuses for performance year 2017 to verify their payment data by Feb. 28.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200122paymentinfo.html

Burnout by Numbers

Recent surveys and studies paint a bleak landscape regarding physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in this In The Trenches blog post that the continued shortcomings of electronic health records are the prime driver.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200121itt-ehr.html

Study: FM Residencies Need More Telehealth Training

Armed with survey results that show many residencies use telehealth infrequently, researchers say family medicine residents need more training in telehealth services.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200121residenttelehealth.html

Study Shows Ways to Effectively Manage Electronic Messages

Two dozen primary care physicians, including several family physicians, share techniques and strategies for electronic messaging and inbox management in a new study.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200121manageinbox.html

FPs Flock to Mics to Voice Concerns to CMS Representative

An early morning breakfast at the AAFP's 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders that was billed as an update from CMS on the Quality Payment Program turned into something quite different -- and far more meaningful.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180504cmslistening.html

Functional Dyspepsia: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2020 - Functional dyspepsia is defined as at least one month of epigastric discomfort without evidence of organic disease found during an upper endoscopy, and it accounts for 70% of dyspepsia. Symptoms of functional dyspepsia include postprandial fullness, early satiety, and epigastric pain or...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p84.html

Short-Term Systemic Corticosteroids: Appropriate Use in Primary Care - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2020 - Short-term systemic corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are frequently prescribed for adults in the outpatient setting by primary care physicians. There is a lack of supporting evidence for most diagnoses for which steroids are prescribed, and there is evidence against steroid use ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p89.html

America Needs More Family Doctors: The 25x2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical ...

Jan 15, 2020 - ...America Needs More Family Doctors: 25×2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical Students into Family Medicine JACOB PRUNUSKE, MD, MSPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wausau, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):82-83. The United States faces a shortage of primary care...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p82.html

Depression After ACS, Amenorrhea, Physical Activity, Heart Failure, Erythema Multiforme... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p75.html

Resident Representative to the American Medical Association - Resident and Fellow ...

Represent AAFP resident interests at AMA meetings and interact with AMA delegates from the AAFP.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/representatives-other-organizations/aafp-ama-resident.html

Student Representative to the American Medical Association - Medical Student Section ...

Represent AAFP student interests at AMA meetings and interact with AMA delegates from the AAFP.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/representatives-other-organizations/aafp-ama-student.html

Pain Medications Before IUD Placement - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2020 - Topical lidocaine preparations including gels, creams, and sprays may modestly decrease pain with tenaculum placement but not during IUD insertion.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p119.html

Primary+ Terms and Conditions

Agreement governing the use of CME Reporter, Procedures Tracker, and Requirements Planner.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/resources/primary-plus/terms.html

Avis

Discover the discounts available with Avis rental cars, only for AAFP members.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/advantage/avis.html

Budget

Discover the discounts available with Budget rental cars, only for AAFP members.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/advantage/budget.html

Student and Resident Leadership Opportunities

Learn how to apply for AAFP elected positions, FMIG regional coordinator and AAFP commission positions.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents.html

About the AAFP-PT Evaluation

Find out how to review the AAFP-PT evaluation report including necessary terms and criteria explanations.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/pt-lab-testing/evaluation.html

AAFP-PT: Answers to Common Questions

Family physicians can learn more about the AAFP laboratory proficiency testing program by viewing frequently asked questions, including ordering information, kit troubleshooting, and reporting.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/pt-lab-testing/faq.html

Implicit Bias Resources

The Implicit Bias Training Guide promotes awareness of implicit bias among the entire health care team and provides resources for instructing health care professionals.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/toolkit/implicit-bias.html

COLA Discounts and Education

The AAFP has partnered with COLA to offer AAFP members the opportunity for discounted and free education and resources that help you meet regulatory requirements related to laboratory activities.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/pt-lab-testing/cola.html

Study: Misuse of Certain Nonopioid Analgesics on the Rise

Research suggests that as the number of prescriptions written for opioids has dropped, there has been a corresponding rise in the use of nonopioid medications such as gabapentin and baclofen to treat certain types of pain.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200109nonopioidmeds.html

FAQ on the CPC+ Initiative

Get answers to the frequently asked questions regarding the CPC+ initiative.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/cpc-plus/faq.html

The Medical Home: Access and Continuity

Improved access and continuity of care can positively affect patient outcomes and improve quality performance while reducing health care costs.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/access-and-continuity.html

Personnel Requirements

Discover the required qualifications for personnel working in laboratory settings.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/clia/personnel-requirements.html

Coding for Evaluation and Management Services

Maximize payment and reduce stress by understanding how to properly document and code for evaluation and management (E/M) services.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/evaluation-management.html

FAQ on MACRA and Medicare Payment Reform

Find the answers to your questions regarding MACRA.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/macra/faq.html

Coding for Vaccine Administration

Find out the correct coding procedures for vaccine administration.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/vaccine-administration.html

MACRAnyms: Acronyms and Terms Related to MACRA's Quality Payment Program

A list of MACRA-related acronyms for easy reference.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/macra/macranyns.html

National Provider Identifier

Find out how apply for a national provider identifier for your practice.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/national-provider-identifier.html

Testing Tips

Update your knowledge on waived and PPM labs and associated quality assurance requirements.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/clia/testing-tips.html

Starting, Closing, or Selling a Practice

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Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/starting-closing-practice.html

MIPS Payment Track: Virtual Groups

Learn how virtual groups (VGs) can help solo and small practice physicians successfully participate in MIPS.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/mips/virtual-groups.html

CLIA Inspections

Find information regarding CLIA inspections for both basic inspections and specialty labs.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/clia/inspections.html

Try These Tips to Overcome Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

During what is shaping up to be a severe flu season, Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips on vaccinating reluctant patients in this Leader Voices Blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200109lv-fluvacc.html

The Economics of Our Health Care System Are Horrifying

Millions of Americans are forgoing health care because of cost while others are accruing staggering debt to pay for care. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Management and Policy Shawn Martin examines a growing crisis in this In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200107itt-economics.html

Health Equity Fellow Targets Obesity in Clinic, Community

AAFP Health Equity Fellow Keisha Harvey, M.D., has embarked on a broad campaign to address obesity with efforts in physician offices and throughout the community.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200106fdf-harvey.html

Disease- and Population-Specific Immunizations

Immunizations can prevent the spread of contagious and sometimes deadly diseases, particularly among at-risk populations such as young children and older adults. Use AAFP resources to educate parents and patients about the importance of getting immunizations.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/disease-pop-immunization.html

Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy - Medicine by the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - Hepatic encephalopathy is a brain dysfunction that can be mild with minimal confusion, or overt and severe with coma. Learn more about branched-chain amino acids for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/od1.html

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affects 1% to 3% of U.S. adolescents. It is defined by a lateral curvature of the spine (Cobb angle) of at least 10 degrees in the absence of underlying congenital or neuromuscular abnormalities. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis may be detected via the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p19.html

Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - Lymphoma is a group of malignant neoplasms of lymphocytes with more than 90 subtypes. It is traditionally classified broadly as non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin lymphoma. Approximately 82,000 new U.S. patients are diagnosed with lymphoma annually. Any tobacco use and obesity are major modifiable ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p34.html

Antepartum Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Length of Gestation - Cochrane for Clinicians ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - Omega-3 fatty acids, whether taken as supplements or consumed as part of the diet, reduce the risk of preterm birth (number needed to treat = 68) and early preterm birth (number needed to treat = 55).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p17.html

C-Reactive Protein Guidance Safely Reduces Antibiotic Use in Patients with Acute ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - CRP guidance, regarding the likelihood that antibiotics will be helpful for patients with acute exacerbation of COPD, safely reduces antibiotic use (number needed to treat = 5).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p54.html

Positive Chest Radiograph Findings Are Not Enough to Warrant Antibiotics in Patients ...

Jan 1, 2020 - ...Editor’s Note: Dr. Ebell is Deputy Editor for Evidence-Based Medicine for AFP. References 1. Ebell MH, Radke T. Antibiotic use for viral acute respiratory tract infections remains common. Am J Manag Care. 2015;21(10):e567–e575. 2. Van Vugt S, Broekhuizen BD, Lammens C, et al. Use of...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p5.html

Nodules on the Knuckles - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - ...MICAH PIPPIN, MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Family Medicine Residency, Alexandria, Louisiana Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 1;101(1):47-48. A 55-year-old man presented with nonpainful, red masses on his knuckles that had been recurring for years. The lesions...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p47.html

Positional Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - Positional therapy for OSA reduces scores on the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale compared with no treatment. Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves AHI scores more than positional therapy, patients seem to better tolerate positional therapy ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p16.html

Exercise to Reduce Falls in Older Adults - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - Exercise programs should be recommended for community-dwelling adults 60 years and older because they lead to fewer falls.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p42.html

Study Highlights Lack of Self-care Among Medical Residents

New research indicates that a concerning number of medical residents do not have a routine place for care, making them less likely to utilize valuable preventive screenings and services.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191224residentscare.html

Clinical Practice Guideline Manual

Clinical Practice Guideline Manual

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual.html

USPSTF: Offer Behavioral Counseling to Prevent STIs

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on the use of behavioral counseling interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191218uspstf-stis.html

End of Medicare's Transition From HICN to MBI Use Looms

Starting Jan. 1, clinicians must begin submitting claims and conducting other Medicare transactions using the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier shown on CMS' newly issued Medicare cards.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191218hicn-mbicutoff.html

Views From the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience

This page features photos, videos and other content highlighting various events at the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190930cod-fmx.html

Certification, CME, Residency Issues Top Delegates' Agenda

Delegates to the 2019 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of education-related issues, including the pros and cons of the American Board of Family Medicine's Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191002cod-education.html

Domino: Beer is OK (If You Exercise), But Avoid Kale

Frank Domino, M.D., delivered his popular "Top 10 Updates in Evidence-based Medicine" Sept. 27 during the Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia. As usual, his presentation drew a huge crowd.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191001fmx-domino.html

New AAFP President Pledges Relief for Practice Challenges

Newly installed AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, introduced himself to members Sept. 25 in his first major address during the 2019 Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190927fmx-leroy.html

FPs Talk Payment, Administrative Burden in Town Hall

Family physicians talked with AAFP officers about a number of hot-button issues during a Town Hall meeting before the 2019 Congress of Delegates officially convened in Philadelphia.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190924townhall.html

FPs Fight to Retain Full Scope, Ensure High-quality Care

The Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement at the 2019 Congress of Delegates discussed topics including privileging, credentialing, scope of practice and acupuncture.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190930cod-pe.html

New AAFP President Thrives on Serving Patients, Community

AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., sat down with AAFP News to tell family physicians about himself and discuss issues he'll tackle in the coming year, including spurring development of EHR systems that suit the way family physicians work.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190925leroyqa.html

Delegates Act on Obesity Bias, Other Public Health Issues

Delegates to the 2019 Congress of Delegates addressed issues that included stigma and bias associated with obesity in the practice setting and elsewhere, family separation, and reproductive health.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191002cod-hops.html

Family Physicians Aim to Grow AAFP, Embrace Inclusiveness

Family physicians attending the 2019 Congress of Delegates in Philadelphia debated resolutions addressing family-friendly meetings, gender pronouns on badges and more.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191002cod-orgfin.html

CDC Proposes Expanding Its HCV Testing Recommendations

The CDC intends to expand its current recommendations for hepatitis C virus screening and is seeking public comment on the proposed changes, which would include one-time screening for adults 18 and older.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191217cdchcvtest.html

SNAP Work Requirements Won't Work

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that roughly 10% of her county's population was already receiving assistance from a local food bank before the federal government finalized a rule that will cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191216fp-snap.html

Influenza: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 15, 2019 - Influenza is an acute viral respiratory infection that causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Three types of influenza cause disease in humans. Influenza A is the type most responsible for causing pandemics because of its high susceptibility to antigenic variation. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p751.html

Cirrhosis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 15, 2019 - Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Newer research has established that liver fibrosis is a dynamic process and that early cirrhosis may be reversible. Only one in three people with cirrhosis knows they have it. Most patients with cirrhosis remain ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p759.html

The Case Against Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring for Cardiovascular Disease Risk ...

Dec 15, 2019 - Although coronary artery calcium testing may slightly improve future risk prediction, this theoretical benefit is outweighed by its potential harms.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p734.html

One Month of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel Alone is Superior to 12 ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 15, 2019 - This study found that one month of dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin plus clopidogrel or prasugrel [Effient]) followed by clopidogrel monotherapy for up to five years is both noninferior and superior to 12 months of dual antiplatelet therapy followed by aspirin for up to five years for...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/od5.html

Baloxavir Reduces Symptom Duration Similar to Oseltamivir, Primarily Within 24 Hours of... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 15, 2019 - Baloxavir has similar efficacy to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) (33-hour reduction in duration of symptoms compared with placebo) and, like oseltamivir, is most effective when given within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/od4.html

Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family ...

Read the AAFP's policy on Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/social-determinants-health-family-medicine-position-paper.html

Poverty and Health - The Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians transforms health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/poverty-health.html

Incarceration and Health: A Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on Incarceration and Health: A Family Medicine Perspective .

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/incarceration.html

Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mental-health-services.html

Research, Family Medicine Journals

Read AAFP's position on the availability of publications for original family medicine research.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-journals.html

Cesarean Delivery in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position on the role of family physicians in delivering maternity care including cesarean delivery.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cesarean-delivery-family-medicine.html

Student Choice of Family Medicine, Incentives for Increasing

Read AAFP's position on strategies and incentives to encourage medical students' choice of family medicine as a career.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/studentchoice-familymedicine.html

Violence in the Media and Entertainment (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on violence in the media and its effect on American children.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/violence-media-entertainment.html

Research - Ethical Participation by Family Physicians

Read the ethical considerations for physicians to follow when conducting medical research.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-ethical.html

Political Action

Read the AAFP's recommendations on effective communication with legislators at all levels of government to support the family medicine specialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/political-action.html

Commission Meetings, Officer Attendance At

Read the AAFP policy on the number of officers allowed to attend cluster meetings.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/commission-meetings-officer-attendance.html

Health Care Professionals, Family Physician Training With

Learn AAFP's support of the training of family medicine residents in collaborative teams with non-physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-care-professionals.html

Tiered and Narrowed Physician Networks

Read the AAFP's position on the use of tiered and narrowed primary care physician networks and its effect on family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/tiered-narrowed-physiciannetworks.html

Rural Practice: Graduate Medical Education for (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on the inclusion of rural health skills and necessary training standards in medical education.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-practice-gme.html

Workforce Reform

Read AAFP's recommendations of the reforms needed to address the family physician workforce.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/workforce-reform.html

Residency Training Leading to Dual Board Certification

Read the AAFP's position on preferred three-year residency programs leading to board certification.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/residency-training-dual.html

Breastfeeding, Family Physicians Supporting (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on support for breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-position-paper.html

Tobacco: Preventing and Treating Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Use (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on the preventing and treating nicotine and tobacco use.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/tobacco-preventingtreating.html

Rural Practice, Keeping Physicians In (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on the recruitment, retention and training of rural health physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-practice-keeping-physicians.html

Colonoscopy (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP position paper on the ability of the family physician to perform a routine colonoscopy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/colonoscopy-position-paper.html

Marijuana and Cannabinoids: Health, Research and Regulatory Considerations (Position ...

Read the AAFP's position on marijuana and cannobinoids.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/marijuana-position-paper.html

Radiology (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on radiology practice in reference to family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/radiology-position-paper.html

Gun Violence, Prevention of (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position on the prevention of gun violence.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/gun-violence.html

Clinical Proctoring

Read the AAFP's position on clinical proctoring as an important peer review tool.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-proctoring.html

Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preconception-care.html

CME Credit, AAFP/CFPC Reciprocal Agreement

Read the reciprocal agreement between the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the AAFP regarding CME activities.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cme-credit-aafp-cfpc-reciprocal-agreement.html

Coding and Payment

Read AAFP's position on the use of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) to describe physician services.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/coding-and-payment.html

Performance Measures Criteria

Learn about the AAFP's position on performance measure criteria including its measurability and achievability.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/performance-measures.html

Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's recommendations of the Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/vision-qualiitymeasurement.html

Principles for Administrative Simplification

Read the AAFP's policy on principles for administrative simplification.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/principles-administrative-simplification.html

Managed Care Reform

Read why the AAFP supports managed care reform.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/managed-care-reform.html

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