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Clinical Outcomes, Disclosing Unanticipated: A Resource Guide for Family Physicians ...

Read AAFP's position paper on the disclosure of mistakes in clinical settings.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-outcomes-disclosing-unanticipated.html

Value-Based Payment

Read the AAFP's position on value-based payment programs and the principles they should adhere to in order to improve quality.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/value-based-payment.html

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - AAFP Legislative Stance

Read AAFP's policy on Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration numbers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/drug-enforcement-administration.html

Payment, Physician

Read the AAFP's position on the physician's responsibility to devise a reliable payment system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Independent Physician Associations (IPAs) Definition

Read the AAFP's guiding principles for establishing independent physicians associations definition and the benefits to business.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/independent-physician-associations.html

Nurse Practitioners

Read the AAFP's position on the role of nurse practitioners in an integrated practice environment and the physician's supervision role.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-practitioners.html

Nurse Midwives, Certified

Learn about the AAFP's guidelines for integrated practices and the supervision of nurse midwives.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-midwives.html

Payer Acceptance of Supplemental Data

Learn about the AAFP's position on payer acceptance of supplemental data.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payer-acceptance.html

Visa (J-1) Waiver Program

Read the AAFP policy on waiver programs for the J-1 VISA.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/visa-ji-waiver.html

Coverage, Patient Education, and Counseling for Family Planning, Contraceptive Methods,...

Read the AAFP's policy statement on coverage, patient education, and counseling for family planning, contraceptive methods, and sterilization procedures.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/coverage-family-planning.html

Colonoscopy Privileging

Read the AAFP's position on granting privileges to family physicians trained to perform colonoscopy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Family Physicians Delivering Emergency Medical Care - Critical Challenges and ...

Read AAFP's position paper about family physicians delivering emergency medical care - critical challenges and opportunities.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-physicians-emergency-care.html

Graduate Medical Education Financing Policy

Read AAFP's six principles for GME financing reform.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/graduate-medical-education-financing.html

Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Misuse: A Public Health Concern (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position on opioids and pain management.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/chronic-pain-management-opiod-misuse.html

EGD, Training and Credentialing of Family Physicians In (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on training and credentialing of family physicians in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/egd-training-credentialing.html

Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's policy on Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/obstetric-ultrasound.html

Electrocardiograms, Family Physician Interpretation (Position Paper)

Learn about AAFP's Position Paper on family physician interpretation of electrocardiography.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/electrocardiograms-interpretation.html

Breastfeeding and Lactation for Medical Trainees

Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding and lactation for medical trainees.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-lactation-medical-trainees.html

Ethics and Advance Planning for End-of-Life Care

Read about AAFP's policy on ethics and advance planning for end-of-life care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/ethics-advance-planning.html

Integration of Primary Care and Public Health (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on Integration of Primary Care and Public Health.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Parental Leave During Residency Training

Read AAFP's policy on parental leave plans during residency training.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/parental-leave.html

Violence (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on family violence as an important public health issue.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Substance Use Disorders

Read AAFP's policies on substance use disorders and related health prevention programs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/substance-use-disorders.html

Neonatal Circumcision

Read AAFP's policy on Neonatal Circumcision.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/neonatal-circumcision.html

Family Physician Burnout, Well-Being, and Professional Satisfaction (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position on family physician burnout, well-being, and professional satisfaction.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-physician-burnout.html

Medicaid, Core Principles

Learn about AAFP's support of policies related to Medicaid care and payments.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Fees, Global Surgical

Read about AAFP's policy on global surgical fee.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fees-global-surgical.html

Health Care Costs, Methods for Reducing

Learn about AAFP's policy regarding methods to reduce health care costs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Essential Community Provider

Learn about AAFP's policy on essential community providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/essential-community-provider.html

Hospital Bylaws on Low Volume/No Volume Privileging

Learn about AAFP's policy on hospital bylaws on low volume/no volume privileging.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/hospital-bylaws-privileging.html

Privileging Policy Statements

Read AAFP's position on specialty societies maintaining privileging policies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileging-policy-statements.html

Family Medicine Facts

Family medicine is the most versatile of all physician specialties and family physicians are just as diverse as their patients.

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts.html

Meet our Leadership

The AAFP is governed by a Congress of Delegates, a Board of Directors, and a number of commissions and committees.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership.html

USPSTF Recommends Screening Older Men Who Smoked for AAA

On Dec. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in asymptomatic patients, with recommendations included in that statement varying based on sex, age, smoking status and family history.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191211uspstf-aaascreen.html

Study Examines Factors Linked to FPs' Use of E-Visits

New research has found that less than 10% of practicing family physicians offer e-visits, with lack of payment and time thought to be primary factors behind the low adoption rate.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191211e-visits.html

CDC: Time to Ramp Up HIV Testing, Treatment, Prevention

Too many Americans are unaware they have HIV infection, and when they know, they aren't treating it correctly, according to a new CDC report. A separate study found that distributing HIV self-tests increased awareness and prevented transmission.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191211mmwrhiv.html

Reflections on a Decade of Change

Positive and sometimes negative, the 2010s saw massive shifts in health policy. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks back at the issues he thinks made the biggest impact.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191210itt-lookback.html

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Investment in the primary care workforce is vital, so the AAFP seeks to preserve funding for GME residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce/gme.html

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

Medical Liability

The AAFP supports medical liability reform of regulation that continue to have a negative impact on the cost of health care for patients and physicians.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/medical-liability.html

Obesity Prevention and Treatment

The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address and aim to treat the significant health impact of obesity.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/obesity.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.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

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

Medicare Physician Payment

With the repeal of the SGR, family physicians can focus more on caring for their Medicare patients without worrying about interruptions in payment.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/medicare.html

Family Physicians Have Role in Care of Undocumented Patients

Family medicine residents who serve predominantly immigrant communities partnered with anthropology and immigration specialists to answer questions about caring for undocumented patients.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191209guested-undocumented.html

Global Health

Family physicians have a significant stake in global health issues because the health of patients within U.S. borders is affected by the health of populations worldwide, and health outcomes in other countries can be affected by developments in the U.S.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health.html

Discussing Medications for Patients With Cognitive Impairment

New research finds that family physicians and other primary care clinicians face numerous challenges -- and use a variety of approaches to overcome those challenges -- when treating older patients who have cognitive impairment.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191206olderptmeduse.html

Pain Management and Opioid Use

Chronic pain management is a public health concern with significant increases in the use of opioids for pain relief. There is a corresponding growth in the number of opioids prescribed in the U.S. and overdose from those drugs.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/pain-management.html

AAFP CME Faculty

Share your passion for family medicine with others -- learn how to get involved as an AAFP CME faculty member.

CME : AAFP CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty.html

Patients Need to Know the True Cost of 'Free' Screenings

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free health screenings often come at a high cost and overshadow what patients actually need: prevention.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191203fp-screening.html

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women - Medicine ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Urinary incontinence is common in adult women, leading to health complications such as rash and urinary tract infections. This review discusses pelvic floor muscle training for the treatment of urinary incontinence in women.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/od1.html

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and resultant accumulation of metabolic waste products. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p687.html

Nonspecific Low Back Pain and Return To Work - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Nonspecific low back pain refers to a condition without a distinct etiology to explain its associated symptoms. This pain may become chronic and is a major cause of work loss around the world. Without a specific explanation for a patient’s symptoms, the family physician is charged with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p697.html

The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Do you have the right number of patients on your panel? Here’s a process and a spreadsheet for calculating and adjusting your panel based on actual patient behavior.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p23.html

Gabapentinoids for Pain: Potential Unintended Consequences - Editorials - American ...

Dec 1, 2019 - The widespread and often indiscriminate prescribing of gabapentinoids is not supported by robust evidence, and it carries known and unknown risks.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p672.html

Combined Hormonal Contraceptives for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - Cochrane for Clinicians... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Combined oral contraceptives decrease the number of women reporting menorrhagia over six months compared with placebo (absolute risk reduction = 36.7%; number needed to treat = 2.7).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p677.html

You Earned That Raise; Here's How to Keep It

Subspecialists are fighting a CMS final rule that would boost Medicare primary care payment by 12%. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin asks family physicians to join the Academy in protecting the win.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191126itt-payincrease.html

CDC Reports Mixed Progress Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

According to a newly released CDC report, on average, someone in the United States develops an antibiotic-resistant infection every 11 seconds, and every 15 minutes, someone dies from such an infection.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191126mmwr-antibx.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.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

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

Trump 'Absolutely Heard Us' on Vaping, Says AAFP President

AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., joined a coalition of physician and health groups at the White House on Nov. 22 to call on President Trump to finalize a promised ban on nontobacco-flavored e-cigarette products.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191122whitehousevape.html

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Hits All-time Low

Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults reached an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018, according to a new report from the CDC. Even so, says one FP expert, there's still "much to do."

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191120mmwr-cigarettesmoking.html

Tackling Patients' Social Needs May Reduce Clinician Burnout

New research has found that when patients' social needs are adequately addressed, primary care clinicians may experience less burnout. Having social needs resources on site or nearby and having specialized staff in the clinic appeared to serve as an effective buffer to clinician burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20191120socialneeds-burnout.html

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AAFP News

https://www.aafp.org/news.html

Patient Care

AAFP News' Patient Care section features stories on preventive care services, community and public health, patient care protocols and more.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

Should Fewer FPs Providing Hospital Care Cause Concern?

New research from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care explores the declining presence of family physicians in hospital-based care.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191119hospitalcare.html

Measles Infection Weakens Global Immune Defenses, Say Studies

Recently published research shows the degree to which measles infection can adversely affect a person's immune system, a condition that can last for months or even years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191119measlesimmunity.html

Specific Learning Disabilities: The Family Physician's Role - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2019 - Academic underachievement, such as failing a class and the threat of being held back because of academic issues, is common. Family physicians can provide support and guidance for families as they approach their child’s unique academic challenges. Specific learning disabilities are a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p628.html

Depression in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2019 - The prevalence of major unipolar depression in children and adolescents is increasing in the United States. In 2016, approximately 5% of 12-year-olds and 17% of 17-year-olds reported experiencing a major depressive episode in the previous 12 months. Screening for depression in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p609.html

The FMIG Network Online Community

The FMIG Network online community connects you to other FMIG leaders. Hosted by the AAFP and your FMIG Network regional coordinators, join the online community to stay in the know about important news, events and opportunities, ask questions, contribute to discussions, and get ideas and...

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/online-community.html

Potential Drug Interactions in Patients Taking Oral Contraceptive Pills - Letters to ...

Nov 15, 2019 - ...women for other conditions, such as migraines and mood disorders. I expect that the absolute number of patients who are taking these drugs while taking OCPs is probably a lot less than the number who might be prescribed an antibiotic while taking warfarin (Coumadin), for example....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p599.html

Let People Taste Family Medicine and They'll See Our Value

AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family medicine has been undervalued too long, a perception that the Academy is taking big steps to change.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191115lv-lobster.html

Family Medicine National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Results Analysis

Review a brief analysis on National Resident Matching Program results impacting family medicine.

Students and Residents : Residency Program Directors

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/national-resident-matching-program-results.html

Practice Options for Family Physicians

Learn about the many practice options open to physicians who choose a career in family medicine.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/career-practice-options.html

The Match: Getting Into a Residency Program

There are several major milestones in the Match. Navigating all of them takes a year or more of planning and decision-making.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/match.html

Early Cardioversion No Better Than Delayed Cardioversion for Recent-Onset Symptomatic ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2019 - For patients presenting to the emergency department with recent-onset symptomatic atrial fibrillation, early cardioversion is no better than delayed cardioversion in achieving sinus rhythm within four weeks.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p648.html

Education Requirements for Family Medicine

Learn about residency and other requirements and opportunities for becoming a family physician.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/training-requirements.html

The Patient-Centered Medical Home

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care that aims to transform the delivery of comprehensive primary care to children, adolescents, and adults.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

FMIG Advisor Community

Join a community where you can connect with faculty and staff across the country working to promote family medicine and support family medicine interest groups.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/fmig-faculty-advisors.html

As-Needed Budesonide/Formoterol Similar to Maintenance Budesonide Plus SABA in Patients... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2019 - In these patients with mild asthma (more than one-half used a short-acting beta-agonist [SABA] such as albuterol two or fewer times per week), as-needed use of a combined budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) inhaler was as effective at preventing exacerbations as daily maintenance ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p646a.html

Medicare Physician Participation Options

Review the latest Medicare information and options for physicians from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Lead an FMIG

Access information, tools, and advice to help you organize a successful Family Medicine Interest Group on your medical school campus.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/lead-fmig.html

Medical School Loans - Repayment and Consolidation Options | AAFP

Need to repay or consolidation medical school debt? Discover the available options for repaying your medical school loans with these calculators and recommendations.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management/residency/repayment.html

Doctors Back to School (DBTS)

Doctors Back to School (DBTS) is a program that aims to encourage children from underrepresented minority groups to look at medicine as a career option.

Students and Residents : Pre-med and Medical Students Educators

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/premed-medical-students-educators/advising-pre-med-students/doctors-back-to-school.html

MIPS APMS

Information on Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Alternative Payment Models (APMs), or MIPS APMs, a subset of one of the two new payment tracks created under MACRA.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Personal Finances - How to Manage Your Money | AAFP

You don't need a new question bank to understand personal finance. Learn the basic concepts that can help you save money while paying for medical school.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management/personal-finance-basics.html

MIPS

Merit-based Incentive Program System (MIPS) is one of two payment tracks under the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Repaying Medical School Debt - Tips for Early Career | AAFP

Many financial decisions come with earning your first salary as a physician. We guide you through the important choices you need to make to achieve your financial and lifestyle goals.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management/residency.html

Medical School Scholarships - Tools to Find Funding | AAFP

It’s possible to graduate medical school for less with a proactive scholarship strategy. Understand the types of scholarships available and how to find them.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management/funding-options/scholarships.html

Finances and Your Practice

Learn about metrics for financial success for family physicians who own their own practices.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

How to Get into Medical School | Medical School and Residency

Learn about requirements when applying for medical school, including MCAT, work experience, and academic records and use expert tips to help you prepare.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/getting-into-medical-school.html

Quality Measures

Learn about quality measures that help quantify health care processes, outcomes, patient perceptions, and organizational systems.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Regulatory Compliance

Ensure you are up-to-date on compliance regulations and standards relating to your practice.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Accountable Care Organizations

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Medical School Debt - Loan Forgiveness Programs | AAFP

Participating in a loan forgiveness program is one way to wipe out medical school debt. Primary care physicians have several repayment opportunities available to them.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management/funding-options/forgiveness.html

CDC: Preventing ACEs May Mitigate Chronic Health Issues

At least five of the 10 leading causes of death are associated with adverse childhood experiences, according to a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and an accompanying Vital Signs report from the CDC.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191113mmwraces.html

Fee Schedule Summary: AAFP Advice Visible in CMS Final Rule

The 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule includes higher payment for family physicians in 2021 that the AAFP has been pressing CMS to implement.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191112mpfssummary.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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

Advocacy : Track Family Medicine Bills and Issues

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

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Coverage

Learn about the AAFP's advocacy work around changes in health care coverage systems and processes, including changes to the ACA, CHIP, and more.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

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

Share the Art of Medicine by Embracing the Role of Mentor

As the breadth of medical education expands, Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that physicians should make time to teach students the basic skill of building relationships with patients.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191107lv-precepting.html

Thinking of Forming a MIPS Virtual Group for 2020?

Family physicians who plan to form a virtual group for reporting during the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period must notify CMS of their intent by Dec. 31.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191106virtualgroup.html

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