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AAFP Supports 'ACT for Better Diagnosis' Initiative

As a member of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, the AAFP is supporting the ACT for Better Diagnosis initiative, which aims to improve the diagnostic process by calling on organizations to identify and spread practical steps to better ensure diagnoses are accurate, communicated and ...

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180914actbetterdx.html

AAFP Supports New Bill That Would Make

...May 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1027 AAFP Supports New Bill That Would Make Medicare Payment Process More Accurate The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently supported a House bill that is attempting to bring more accuracy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/afp20110501p1027.pdf

AAFP Supports Slate of Bills to Protect, Assist Patients

The Academy has written in support of House bills to preserve safeguards in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and make generic drugs more available.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190328housebills.html

AAFP Survey Reveals DPC Trends

As we prepare for the annual Direct Primary Care Summit, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results of the AAFP's recent survey related to DPC.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180619ITT_DPC.html

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Complexity for Family Medicine

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/aafp-sustains-fight-to-reduce-administrative-burden-for-family-medicine.html

AAFP Testimony to House Small Business Committee on Prior Authorization- September 11, ...

...medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing and personal patient-physician relationship where the family physician serves as the hub of each patient’s integrated care team. More Americans depend on family physicians than on any other medical specialty. Most family physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TS-HouseSmallBusinessCommittee-PriorAuth-091119.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate Appropriations on FY 2021 - May 20, 2020

...practices. The AAFP recommends that HHS prioritize financial support to primary care physicians - defined as family medicine, pediatrics, general internal medicine and geriatrics - by distributing provider relief funds using the foundation of the previously used model as follows:...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/TS-SenateAppropriations-FY2021-052020.pdf

AAFP TIPS for Residents

Train your residents to make small, impactful changes that yield big results in their daily practice with AAFP TIPS. Created specifically for family medicine teams, AAFP TIPS provides intuitive, ready-to-use tools and training in multiple formats that foster both individual and group ...

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

AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

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

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

AAFP to Congress: Reauthorize THCGME Program Now

The AAFP is pressing Congress to reauthorize funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program before it expires Sept. 30 and urges members to join a Speak Out campaign on this critical issue.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190917thcgmespeakout.html

AAFP to House Small Business Committee: Mandatory Prior Authorizations For Needed ...

AAFP to house small business committee: mandatory prior authorizations for needed medical services delays care, increases costs.

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-releases/aafp-to-house-small-business-committee.html

AAFP to HRSA: Primary Care Services Best Delivered by FPs

The AAFP has responded to a request for information from the Health Resources and Services Administration regarding rural communities' access to health care services. Noting that 17% of AAFP members currently practice in rural areas, the Academy said FPs are best-suited to deliver ...

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191009hrsaletter.html

AAFP Tools Ready for Those Considering Primary Care First

The Primary Care First program is structurally sound and directionally appropriate, but it isn't for everyone. The Academy has developed tools to help members decide whether to apply.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191126pcftools.html

AAFP Updates CME Search, Reporter Functions for Members

The Academy has updated the CME Search and CME Reporter tools on AAFP.org, making it easier for members to find the specific CME products and activities they need.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191011cmesearch.html

AAFP Updates Its PSA Screening Recommendation

The AAFP has issued an updated clinical preventive service recommendation on prostate-specific antigen-based screening that differs from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in its level of specificity.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180720aafppsarec.html

AAFP Urges Congress to Preserve Military Medical Workforce

The AAFP and other medical groups recently asked House and Senate leaders to delay a planned decrease in military medical staffing levels.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200901militarycuts.html

AAFP Urges Congress to Uphold Health Care Coverage Expansion

The number of uninsured Americans has fallen nearly 6 percent in recent years. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines how Congressional efforts could undermine that progress and outlines key insurance reforms the Academy intends to...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP Voices Support for FDA Tobacco Regulation

On June 20, the AAFP sent the FDA letters stating the Academy's position on three separate tobacco-related issues: the use of flavors in tobacco products, premium cigars and nicotine levels in cigarettes.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180626fdaletters.html

AAFP Weighs in With Its 'Vision for the Future

The AAFP responded to a draft report by the American Board of Medical Specialties Vision for the Future Commission with recommendations to make continuing board certification work for family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190123visioncomments.html

AAFP Welcomes Bipartisan Budget Agreement, Urges Passage

AAFP Welcomes Bipartisan Budget Agreement, Urges Passage

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/aafp-welcomes-bipartisan-budget-agreement-urges-passage.html

AAFP Welcomes First Move by FDA to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

AAFP Welcomes First Move by FDA to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/aafp-welcomes-first-move-by-fda-to-reduce-nicotine-in-cigarettes.html

AAFP-Delegate-to-AMA-rlse-template.doc

...[office phone number with area code] [email address] [City] Family Physician Appointed Delegate to American Medical Association [city, state] - [first and last name, MD or DO], has been appointed to serve as an American Academy of Family Physicians delegate to the American...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/commissions/AAFP-Delegate-to-AMA-rlse-template.doc

AAFP-PT: Answers to Common Questions

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

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

AAFP, AAP and ACIP Release 1998 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule - Special ...

Jan 1, 1998 - ...Hib vaccine is administered at two and four months of age, a dose at six months is not required. Tables are available to determine the number of doses needed if a child starts the Hib series late.7 Poliomyelitis Vaccine The AAFP continues to recommend that physicians and parents...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0101/p153.html

AAFP, AAPA Issue Joint Policy Statement

...April 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 793 AAFP, AAPA Issue Joint Policy Statement on the Role of PAs in Collaborative Care The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) recently...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/afp20110401p793.pdf

AAFP, Medical and Public Health Organizations Call for Fast-tracking Policies To ...

AAFP, Medical and Public Health Organizations Call for Fast-tracking Policies To Prevent Firearm-related Injury and Death

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-releases/aafp-medical-and-public-health-organizations-call-for-fast-tracking-policies-to-prevent-firearm-related-injury-and-death.html

AAFP, Missouri Chapter Warn State About Opioids Overreach

The AAFP recently gave the Department of Veterans Affairs feedback on a proposed rule that could affect physician payment, prior authorization and scope of practice.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180315missouriopioids.html

AAFP, Other Groups Issue Diabetes Self-management Report

The AAFP has collaborated with several other health care and diabetes organizations to publish a consensus report on the use of diabetes self-management education and support in adults with type 2 diabetes.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200609diabetesconsensusrpt.html

AAFP, Other Organizations Support

...March 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 511 AAFP, Other Organizations Support Medical Liability Reform Legislation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and a number of other health care organizations have signed on to a letter...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/afp20110301p511.pdf

AAFP, Others Call for Five-year Health Extender Funding

In a Sept. 11 letter to congressional leaders, the AAFP and 16 other organizations urged Congress to reauthorize funding for the THCGME program and other health extenders.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200921programfunding.html

AAFP, Others Criticize Bill That Interferes with Physician-Patient Relationship

...July 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 13 AAFP, Others Criticize Bill That Interferes with Physician-Patient Relationship The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) opposes legislation that places limits on information exchanged within the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/afp20110701p13.pdf

AAFP, Others Warn Azar of Imminent Primary Care Closures

Funding to independent and community-based primary care practices, including Medicaid participants, must come soon, the AAFP and other groups told HHS this week.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200522closurewarning.html

AAFP: Primary Care Caucus

The Primary Care Caucus focuses its efforts on an approach to advance primary care that is comprehensive, continuous, and connected.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/primary-care-caucus.html

AAFP's Advocacy Efforts Paved Way for New Care Management Code

AAFP's Advocacy Efforts Paved Way for New Care Management Code

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP's Opioid Survey Seeks Powerful Firsthand Testimony

The Academy is seeking member feedback regarding pain management and the opioid epidemic. Your response to a 10-minute survey will help support the AAFP's advocacy.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180813opioidsurvey.html

AAFP’s Response to COVID-19 Policy Changes - May 31, 2020

...billed under the physician’s provider number as incident to services. For instance, could a physician delegate a virtual check-in to a nurse care manager within the practice and report the service as G2012 under the physician’s provider number if all the necessary incident to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-CMS-IFC1andIFC2-053120.pdf

AAFP/ACP-ASIM Release Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Migraines - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - Guidelines for primary care physicians on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine attacks and the prevention of migraines are available from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1392.html

AAFPPlaybookProof5

...Verify your MIPS-eligibility status by entering your national provider identifier (NPI) number using the CMS Look-Up Tool Determine if you are reporting as an individual or as a group (must report all categories as a group if selecting the group option) Review reporting method...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/macra-playbook.pdf

AAN Guideline Reassesses the Use of Neuroimaging in the Evaluation of Seizure - ...

Apr 1, 2008 - The Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has reassessed the use of neuroimaging in patients presenting to the emergency department with seizure.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p1024.html

AAN, AANEM, and AAPMR Publish Guideline for Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

...September 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 469 Painful diabetic neuropathy is a chronic dis- ease that affects approximately 16 percent of patients who have diabetes mellitus. About 16 percent of patients who have painful diabetic neuropathy do...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/afp20120901p469.pdf

AAN, AANEM, and AAPMR Publish Guideline for Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy - ...

Sep 1, 2012 - Painful diabetic neuropathy is a chronic disease that affects approximately 16 percent of patients who have diabetes mellitus. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), and the American Academy of Physical ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p469.html

AAP Guidelines on Evaluating Suspected Child Physical Abuse - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 15, 2008 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on evaluating suspected child physical abuse. The role of the physician includes preventing child abuse and detecting and treating victims of child physical abuse when it occurs.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1461.html

AAP Letter to the House EandC Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee ...

...the scientific discoveries that are making a difference for millions of individuals, families, and communities. From vaccines to precision medicine, new discoveries have the potential to change lives. Nothing highlights the impact of innovation on patient’s health and lives better...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HouseECOversight-InsulinPrices040919.pdf

AAP Publishes Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiolitis - ...

Jan 15, 2007 - Bronchiolitis usually is caused by a viral lower respiratory tract infection and most commonly causes morbidity and mortality in infants. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAP) has published recommendations for the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p265.html

AAP Releases Guidelines on Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2008 - Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are generally not curable, and long-term management is required. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on management of ASDs.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1215/p1399.html

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Eye Examinations - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Oct 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on eye examinations in infants, children, and young adults. The report focuses on the importance of early detection and prompt treatment of ocular disorders in children to avoid permanent visual impairment.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1664.html

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Poison Treatment in the Home - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 1, 2004 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement about poisoning in the home. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), approximately 1.2 million children younger than six years ingest a poisonous substance each year.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p741.html

AAP Report Discusses Success Factors for Pediatric Call Centers - Special Medical ...

Sep 15, 1999 - ...In response to an increase in the number of pediatric call centers in the United States, the Provisional Section on Pediatric Telephone Care and the Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have issued guidelines for the...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1242.html

AAP Reports on the Use of Antipyretics for Fever in Children

...518 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 85, Number 5 ◆ March 1, 2012 It is estimated that one-third of all children’s visits to a health care professional can be attributed to fever. Fever in children often leads to unscheduled physician visits, tele- phone calls from...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/afp20120301p518.pdf

AAP Reports on Use of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Children

...April 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 849 In recent years there has been increased interest in adding probiotics and prebiotics to nutritional products to optimize intesti- nal microflora. However, as with antibiot- ics, the use of these...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/afp20110401p849.pdf

AAP Updates Its Recommendations on Circumcision - Special Medical Reports - American ...

May 15, 1999 - ...the new recommendations. The task force was headed by Carole Lannon, M.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. In 1971 the AAP concluded that no absolute medical indication existed for routine circumcision. However, an updated 1989 AAP statement...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0515/p2918.html

AAP, AAFP Release Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media - ...

Jun 1, 2004 - Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated acute otitis media (AOM) in children between two months and 12 years of age are available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2713.html

AAPF Active Membership Application

...please indicate with a check mark your preferred phone number. obusiness (________)________________________________________________ ohome (________)___________________________________________________ ocell (________)____________________________________________________...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/membership_applications/active-member-app.pdf

AAPF Letter to Ways and Means on Stark Law and MACRA

AAFP response to a request for information from the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, on the topic of what modifications to the Stark Law are needed for MACRA implementation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-WaysandMeans-StarkLaw-020516.pdf

AB-OregonVAzar-062519.pdf

...SOCIETY FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND MEDICINE, AND SOCIETY FOR MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES’ EMERGENCY MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION EN BANC 1. Pursuant to Rule 29 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, the American College of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-OregonVAzar-062519.pdf

Abbreviated AAFP Phone Directory

A short list of AAFP phone numbers.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/contact/phone-directory.html

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p538.pdf

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...FEBRUARY 1, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 3 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 547 improved tolerability and safety if taken in overdose. SSRIs block the reuptake of sero- tonin (5-HT1A, 5-HT2C, and 5-HT3C) into the presynaptic nerve terminal, thereby enhanc- ing serotonin...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/afp20030201p547.pdf

Abnormal Electrocardiogram Findings During an Occupational Physical ExaminatioAbnormal ...

Date xx, xxxx Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/afp20141215p861.pdf

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1999 - The most probable etiology of abnormal uterine bleeding relates to the patient's reproductive age, as does the likelihood of serious endometrial pathology. The specific diagnostic approach depends on whether the patient is premenopausal, perimenopausal or postmenopausal. In ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1001/p1371.html

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Associated with Hormonal Contraception -- American Family ...

...MAY 15, 2002 / VOLUME 65, NUMBER 10 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 2073 in the United States each year are related to the misuse or discontinuation of OCPs.5 Mechanisms of Action COMBINATION ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS Most combination OCPs contain ethinyl estradiol...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/afp20020515p2073.pdf

About the AAFP-PT Evaluation

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

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

Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy - Letters to the Editor - ...

May 15, 2001 - ...Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy Am Fam Physician. 2001 May 15;63(10):1913-1916. to the editor: Authors of articles in American Family Physician (AFP) often refer to the benefits of drug treatment only in relative terms. This practice has been shown to be...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1913.html

ACA's Vital Progress Again in Jeopardy

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog that the focus should be on building on aspects of the ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200707itt-aca.html

Academy Applauds Primary Care Patient Protection Act

The Primary Care Patient Protection Act would alleviate financial worries and improve health outcomes for family physicians' patients who have high-deductible health plans.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191111pcppa.html

Academy Gives Senate Strong Prescription to Improve MACRA

In recent Senate testimony, the Academy recommended key fixes for the framework of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, including reducing complexity.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190515macrasenate.html

Academy is Working to Define, Value Care Management

Academy is Working to Define, Value Care Management

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

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

Academy Lauds Bills Aimed at Curbing Teen Smoking, Vaping

The AAFP is voicing support for several recent bills addressing the U.S. epidemic of youth tobacco and nicotine use.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190605tobacco21.html

Academy Lauds Bills Recognizing Vital Need for IMGs

Recapturing 15,000 unused physician immigrant visas from prior fiscal years "would enable our U.S. physicians to have the support they need," the AAFP told lawmakers.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200518visaletters.html

Academy Objects to Harmful 'Public Charge' Rule Change

In a Dec. 3 letter, the AAFP signaled its strong opposition to a proposed change to the so-called public charge rule, which it said would endanger public health.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181206publicchargeletter.html

Academy Offering Tools for Chronic Care Management

When it comes to chronic care management, payers are undervaluing the service by nearly $12 per patient per month. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin details the findings of the Academy's new brief on chronic care management and ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Academy Praises Bill Lowering Direct Primary Care Barrier

The Academy recently applauded legislation that would revise the federal tax code to allow health savings account funds to be applied to direct primary care fees.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190826pceact.html

Academy Sends MACRA Concerns, QPP Advice to Congress

In a recent letter to Congress, the Academy expressed support for the overall goals of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act while outlining key strategies to improve its Quality Payment Program.

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20180801macraltr.html

Academy Takes First Look at Proposed Rule for 2020 MPFS

As the AAFP begins formulating detailed comments to CMS on its proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule, several key elements already stand out. An initial summary the Academy has developed highlights those points.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190802mpfssummary.html

Academy Tools Keep You Up to Date on E/M Coding Changes

AAFP members can now pre-order evaluation and management coding reference cards to prepare for E/M coding and documentation guideline changes coming in 2021.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200917e-mcodeupdates.html

Academy Urges Congress to Extend Medicaid Payment Increase

Upping the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Medicaid is a vital response to COVID-19, the Academy and 18 other groups told congressional letters in a June 2 letter.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200604fmapletter.html

Academy, STFM Launch Shots by AAFP/STFM

The Academy and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine are excited to announce that the new Shots by AAFP/STFM applet is now available in the AAFP mobile app and as a stand-alone app, as well.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180402shotsapp.html

Acamprosate (Campral) for Treatment of Alcoholism - STEPS - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2006 - Acamprosate is a safe and well-tolerated treatment for patients with alcoholism and it appears to improve the likelihood that patients will remain abstinent. Most evidence suggests it is as effective as naltrexone but with fewer adverse reactions, and that it may be more effective when ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p645.html

ACC Statement on Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening for Competitive Athletes - ...

Aug 1, 2005 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released new eligibility guidelines for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities and clinical guidelines for preparticipation screening.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p523.html

ACC, AHA and ACP-ASIM Develop Guidelines for Angina - Special Medical Reports - ...

Oct 1, 1999 - ...College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP–ASIM) have developed recommendations for the management of chronic stable angina. The new guidelines encourage physicians to take...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1001/p1564.html

ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p372.html

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term...

Nov 1, 2004 - Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myo-cardial infarction (STEMI), focusing on prevention and management in the emergency department, are available from the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1800.html

Access to Primary Care is Not Enough: A Health Equity Road Map

...barriers to care in the social determinants of health (SDoH).5 The concept of access in healthcare is multidimensional. The Institute of Medicine defines access as having "the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes".1 The classic model of access...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/health-equity-toolkit/hops19-econ-access.pdf

ACCF and AHA Release Guideline on the Management of Heart Failure

August 1, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/afp20140801p186.pdf

ACCF/AHA Update Peripheral Artery Disease Management Guideline

...1000 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 85, Number 10 ◆ May 15, 2012 The American College of Cardiology Foun- dation (ACCF) and American Heart Asso- ciation (AHA) have updated their 2005 guideline on the management of peripheral artery disease (PAD) based on new data,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/afp20120515p1000.pdf

Accidental Childhood Poisonings - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - ...and medicines out of your child's reach. Many adult medicines can hurt or kill a child, even when taken in small amounts. Don't take your medicine in front of young children because they may want to copy you. Also, you should never call medicine candy. How should I store my...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p397-s1.html

Accountable Care Organizations

Learn about accountable care organizations and how they empower physicians to manage quality care for patients.

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

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The AAFP supports the ACO model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/acos.html

Accounting for Complexity: Aligning Current Payment Models with the Breadth of Care by ...

December 1, 2014 Graham

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/afp20141201p790.pdf

ACCP and AACVPR Release Evidence-Based Guidelines on Pulmonary Rehabilitation - ...

Jan 15, 2008 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has released pulmonary rehabilitation guidelines that update the recommendations published in 1997 and examine new areas of research.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p242.html

ACCP Releases Statement on Dyspnea Treatment in Patients with Advanced Lung or Heart ...

Oct 15, 2010 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) wrote a consensus statement to influence clinical practice and provide suggestions regarding the management of dyspnea in patients with advanced lung or heart disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p999.html

Accreditation Merger Creates Unified Standard, Preserves D.O.s' Identity

Accreditation Merger Creates Unified Standard, Preserves D.O.s' Identity

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/accreditation_merger_creates_unified_standard.html

ACE Inhibitor Therapy: Benefits and Underuse - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - ...SIDNEY C. SMITH, JR., M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 1999 Jan 1;59(1):35-. During the past decade, several landmark trials have confirmed the benefits of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p35.html

ACE Inhibitor Use and Elevated Creatinine Levels - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford 405 Charles Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p41.html

ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Prevent CKD in Patients with Microalbuminuria

October 15, 2016: FPIN Clinical Inq

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/afp20161015p652.pdf

ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Prevent CKD in Patients with Microalbuminuria - FPIN's ...

Oct 15, 2016 - ACE inhibitors reduce the risk of progression to macroalbuminuria in normotensive patients with microalbuminuria and type 1 diabetes mellitus.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p652.html

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease - Cochrane for ...

Jul 1, 2007 - Studies comparing ACE inhibitors or ARBs with placebo found no mortality benefit in patients with diabetic kidney disease. A subgroup analysis of five studies (2,034 total patients) found that, when given at full or maximally tolerated doses, ACE inhibitors reduce all-cause mortality ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p68.html

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertensions

April 15, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p522.pdf

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertensions

April 15, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p523.pdf

ACEP Releases Clinical Policy on Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Embolism - ...

Aug 15, 2003 - A clinical policy focusing on critical issues in the evaluation and management of patients with signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) has been released by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0815/p759.html

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