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AAFP News: AFP Edition

...96, Number 1 ◆ July 1, 2017 CMS to Replace Social Security Numbers on Medicare Identification Cards The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the agency is on schedule to meet a congressional deadline for removing Social Secu- rity numbers from...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/afp20170701p14.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...820 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 90, Number 12 ◆ December 15, 2014 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News AAFP Backs Ban of Tobacco Sales in Military The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has joined more than two dozen health...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/afp20141215p820.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...February 1, 2015 ◆ Volume 91, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 157 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News CMS Considers Changes to Federal Health Insurance Exchanges One year after open enrollment began on the federally facilitated health...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/afp20150201p157.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...434 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 93, Number 6 ◆ March 15, 2016 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News AAFP Urges Congress to Expand Site-Neutral Physician Payment Many office-based physicians still receive lower payments for the same...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/afp20160315p434.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...440 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 90, Number 7 ◆ October 1, 2014 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News VA Adds Primary Care Services to Contract Program for Veterans’ Health The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has added primary care to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/afp20141001p440.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...March 1, 2017 ◆ Volume 95, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 279 Physicians’ Groups Caution Trump, Congress to Protect Women’s Health As the nation’s health care landscape undergoes changes, medical organizations are asking the president and Con- gress to stand with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/afp20170301p279.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...752 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 91, Number 11 ◆ June 1, 2015 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Physician Groups Urge CMS to Preserve Medicare Beneficiaries’ Continuity of Care Several national medical organizations are warning the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/afp20150601p752.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...October 1, 2017 ◆ Volume 96, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 421 New CME Type Offers More Opportunities to Earn Credit in Different Formats Physicians have a new opportunity to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit with the launch of the American Academy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/afp20171001p421.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...January 1, 2016 ◆ Volume 93, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 13 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Survey: One in Three Family Physicians Is Pursuing Value-Based Payment Preparing for a health care delivery system that revolves around...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/afp20160101p13.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...356 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 96, Number 6 ◆ September 15, 2017 CMS Accepting Applications for Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that applications for a Quality Pay- ment Program...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0915/afp20170915p356.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...August 15, 2017 ◆ Volume 96, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 215 AAFP Urges FDA to Revise Plans for Physician Opioid Education In a recent letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Admin- istration (FDA), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) took a strong...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/afp20170815p215.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...734 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 93, Number 9 ◆ May 1, 2016 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News HHS Releases Final Version of National Pain Strategy The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released its National...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/afp20160501p734.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...November 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 90, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 613 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News AAFP Presses for GME System Reform The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently released a proposal that aims to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/afp20141101p613.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...546 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 95, Number 9 ◆ May 1, 2017 AAFP Joins Campaign to Push Back Against Increasing Drug Prices The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently joined the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pric- ing, a nonpartisan coalition of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/afp20170501p546.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...334 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 92, Number 5 ◆ September 1, 2015 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Study Shows Primary Care Relationship Reduces ED Visits and Hospitalizations Results from a recent study show that patients who have...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/afp20150901p334.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...November 15, 2017 ◆ Volume 96, Number 10 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 625 AAFP Urges CMS to Ease Looming Cuts to Office-based Laboratory Fees The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to rethink the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115p625.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Editions

...August 1, 2015 ◆ Volume 92, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 173 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Physicians Get One-Year ICD-10 Grace Period The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says it will provide greater flexibility...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/afp20150801p173.pdf

AAFP NRN Newsletter

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https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/news.html

AAFP NRN/Graham Center Surveys Track COVID-19's Effects

Results from a series of weekly surveys from the AAFP National Research Network and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care demonstrate the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on family physicians and their practices.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200529covidsurveys.html

AAFP Offering Resources, Support for Small Practices

Solo and small practices often outperform larger practices in evaluations, but the once dominant practice models have seen their numbers decline dramatically. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some resources and ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP Offers CMS Improvements to Proposed 2020 MPFS

The AAFP recently responded to CMS' proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule with a 61-page letter that focused on issues of importance to family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190923mpfscomment.html

AAFP Offers Senate Suggestions for Improved Primary Care

The AAFP recently advised a Senate committee to support work on advanced primary care, social determinants of health, direct primary care and CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181210senatetestimony.html

AAFP Outlines Steps to Reduce Administrative Burden

The AAFP recently laid out concrete solutions to the problem of administrative burden in a letter to two federal agencies.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180209burdenletter.html

AAFP Payment Model Clears Another Hurdle

In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the progress of the Academy's Advanced Primary Care Alternative Payment Model, as well as a summary of how provisions of the recently passed federal ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180403ITT_PTAC2.html

AAFP Praises Legislation to Restore Medicaid Payment Parity

The AAFP and three other physician organizations voiced strong support for a Senate bill that would restore Medicaid payment parity with Medicare rates.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200701medicaidparity.html

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AAFP Recommends Universal Screening for HIV Infection Beginning at 18 Years of Age - ...

Apr 15, 2014 - The AAFP recommends delaying the start of routine HIV screening until 18 years of age, and screening all patients 18 to 65 years of age. The AAFP notes that screening younger patients may still be beneficial based on high-risk behaviors.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p614.html

AAFP Recruiting for Alcohol SBI Office Champions Project

The AAFP seeks to recruit as many as 25 family medicine practices to participate in its new Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Office Champions Project. The deadline to apply for the project is Aug. 31.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190806alcoholsbiproject.html

AAFP Recruiting for Ask and Act Office Champions Project

The AAFP is recruiting 20 family medicine practices to participate in its yearlong Reimagining Ask and Act Office Champions Project. Practices have until May 31 to apply.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190508reimagineask-act.html

AAFP Releases Guidelines on Trial of Labor After Cesarean Delivery - Practice ...

Nov 15, 2005 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has released an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on trial of labor after cesarean delivery (TOLAC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p2126.html

AAFP Releases Position Paper on Breastfeeding

February 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/afp20150101p56.pdf

AAFP Reprint No 264 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

There are many subtle, yet significant, differences in the diagnosis and management of older adults when compared with younger patients. The philosophy of providing comprehensive, continuous care includes the belief that a patient’s health in later years is vitally affected by lifestyle...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint264_Older.pdf

AAFP Reprint No 285 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

Family physicians are the most broadly trained specialists in health care. There is considerable overlap in the patient populations served by family physicians and the emergency physician, as well as the competencies, knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in each ...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint285_Urgent.pdf

AAFP Resources for Residency Programs

Whether your residents are preparing for certification or staying up to date on current trends, AAFP educational tools and resources for residency programs can help bridge knowledge gaps and boost skill sets.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/cme-res-programs.html

AAFP responds to proposed rule on 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule -- FPM

AAFP responds to proposed rule on 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/aafp_responds_to_proposed_rule.html

AAFP Response to CMS Maternal Health RFI - May 31, 2020

...in small hospitals. Twenty eight percent of rural family physicians continue to provide obstetrical services.iii Understanding family medicine’s potential role to improve pregnancy related health outcomes, the AAFP established a maternal health taskforce in 2018. The group...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-CMS-RuralMaternalHealth-053120.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2018 Proposed Quality Payment Program Regulation

...Program proposed rule, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the June 30, 2017, Federal Register. Family medicine plays a critical role in delivering care to patients in communities across the country. Family physicians are the most visited...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018ProposedQPP-081817.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2021 and 2022 Part C and Part D Proposed Rule - April 6, 2020

...medical home model as a way to deliver higher quality, lower costs, and a stronger patient-physician relationship. A study in JAMA Internal Medicine reported that the supply of primary care physicians is associated with lower mortality rates. This suggests that the supply of primary...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2021PartCD-040620.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the Part C and D Proposed Rule - January 25, 2019

...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 affordable...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-CMS-CDOutPocketCost-012519.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS and DOT Guidance on Section 1332 Waivers - December 19, 2018

...(1) at least as comprehensive in covered benefits as federally operated marketplaces, (2) affordable, (3) provide coverage to a comparable number of residents as would be provided coverage absent a Secretary Azar and Assistant Secretary Kautter Page 2 of 3 December 19, 2018...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-CMS-1332Waivers-121918.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS on the Draft Benefit and Payment Perimeters for 2020 - February ...

...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 affordable medications is an integral part of a family physician’s role as an...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-NoticeBenefitPaymentParameters2020-021919.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...all beneficiaries-and in improving access to high-quality, comprehensive, and coordinated care, especially your efforts to support family medicine and primary care. We look forward to working with CMS on designing and implementing policies that support these shared goals through...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

AAFP Response to the CLIA Proficiency Testing Proposed Rule - April 2, 2019

...on waived platforms increases. These waived tests require very little oversight and quality assurance, while impacting the care of large numbers of patients. From a PT provider perspective, it is not the accredited laboratory impacting high quality patient care, but CLIA- waived...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-CDC-Labs-040219.pdf

AAFP Response to the Direct Contracting Geographic PBP Request for Information - May ...

...as part of final settlement with the DCE. DCEs would be given access to a notional account to track these expenditures. The AAFP offers a number of recommendations in response to CMS’ questions on how the agency can refine and implement a DC Geographic PBP model. Only questions for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMMI-DirectContracting-052019.pdf

AAFP response to the VA proposed rule on the Veterans Community Care Program - March ...

...challenges. Many veterans receive care from family physicians and other primary care physicians outside the VA system because of the limited number of VA health care professionals in their areas. Like the VA system, the private-sector primary care system that these veterans turn to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-VA-ProposedRuleVCCP-032219.pdf

AAFP Response to Ways and Means Committee RFI on Misuse of Race in Clinical Care - ...

...The AAFP opposed racism and discrimination in all forms and has recently issued a policy outlining race-based medicine, that states, Race is a social construct that is used to group people based on physical characteristics, behavioral patterns, and geographic location. Racial...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/LT-WaysMeans-RFIMisuseRaceClinicalCare-101620.pdf

AAFP Schools Congressional Task Force on Rural Health

In a recent letter, the AAFP advised a House task force on steps to address the nation's rural health crisis with more primary care physicians practicing at their full scope.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191209ruraltaskforce.html

AAFP Scores Win as CMS Activates Medicare ID Look-up Tool

The AAFP was successful in its recent efforts to persuade CMS to create a look-up tool for patients' Medicare Beneficiary Identifier numbers.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180619mbilookup.html

AAFP Scores Win on Payment to Support Rural Residencies

As of Oct. 1, Medicare will start picking up the tab for residents' training time at critical-access hospitals, a move that helps the AAFP's Rural Health Matters initiative.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190905ipps.html

AAFP Seeks Flexibility in Medicare GME Funding Cap

The AAFP asked CMS to allow more flexibility in the cap on Medicare support for graduate medical education to help offset the shortage of family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190124gmecap.html

AAFP Statement to House Small Business Committee on Student Debt and Practice - June ...

...medical student debt on small medical practices and the choice of family medicine as a specialty. Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office visits in the United States per year-more than any other specialty. They deliver care in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/TS-HouseSmBusinessComm-StudentDebtPractice-061219.pdf

AAFP Statement to the EandC Committee’s Hearing on Investing in America’s Health Care -...

...system. It is not limited to a single disease or condition and can be accessed in a variety of settings. Primary care (family medicine, general internal medicine and general pediatrics) is provided and managed by a personal physician, based on a strong physician- patient...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-EC-InvestingAmericanHealthCare-060419.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on Health Care Access and Underserved ...

...variety of settings. Primary care (family medicine, general internal medicine and general pediatrics) is provided and managed by a personal physician, based on a strong physician-patient relationship, and requires communication and coordination with other health professionals...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-SFRHELP-AccessUnderservedHearing-012919.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on its Healthy Communities Hearing - ...

...accessed in a variety of settings. Primary care (family medicine, general internal medicine and general pediatrics) is provided and managed by a personal physician, based on a strong physician- patient relationship, and requires communication and coordination with other health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-SenateHELP-HealthyCommunitiesHearing-111517.pdf

AAFP Steers CMS on Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage

The AAFP recently gave CMS detailed suggestions on how the agency could improve a proposed rule covering the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit programs.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180117medicarecomment.html

AAFP Steers HHS on Protecting Patient Choice in Health Care

Family physicians focus on providing necessary care to patients, but ongoing consolidation in health care is limiting basic access, a point the AAFP recently reiterated to HHS.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180202hhschoiceltr.html

AAFP Supporting Membership Application

...please indicate with a check mark your preferred phone number. o business (________)________________________________________________ o home (________)___________________________________________________ o cell (________)____________________________________________________...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/membership_applications/supporting-membership-other-specialty-application.pdf

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 Appropriations Labor HHS on FY 2020 Priorities - March 28, 2019

...that foundational family medicine and primary care is essential to improving the health of our nation. For example, a recent JAMA Internal Medicine study published February 18, 2019 found that every 10 additional primary care physicians per 100,000 population was associated...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/TS-HouseAppLabor-FY2020Priorities-032819.pdf

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 Labor HHS on FY 2020 Priorities - April 12, 2019

...this country. An abundance of research has clearly shown that foundational family medicine and primary care is essential to improving the health of our nation. For example, a recent JAMA Internal Medicine study published February 18, 2019 found that every 10 additional primary care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/TS-SenateAppLaborHHS-FY2020Priorities-041219.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 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-Classifieds-Rate-Card.pdf

...Box is one word and number of box is one word. Cities and states consisting of two words or more are considered one word: i.e., New York and Salt Lake City. Zip code is considered one word. Internet or Email addresses count as three words each. Telephone numbers with area code are...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/AAFP-Classifieds-Rate-Card.pdf

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 Adds COVID-19 Tests to Its Repertoire for 2021

Proficiency testing in physicians’ office labs is particularly critical in the era of COVID-19, when testing for the disease has taken a central role in tracking and curbing the pandemic. AAFP-PT now offers three distinct SARS-CoV2 proficiency tests to help meet that need.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201012aafp-pt-covid.html

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, 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

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