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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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

AAFP, Other Groups Decry DEA Telemedicine Rule-making Delay

The AAFP joined more than 80 other telehealth stakeholders in urging the Drug Enforcement Administration to finalize its implementation of a telemedicine special registration process to enable clinicians to safely prescribe controlled substances remotely.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201104opioidtelemedrule.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.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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.

Advocacy : Track Family Medicine Bills and Issues

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

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

AAO-HNS Releases Updated Guideline on Management of Otitis Media with Effusion

November 15, 2016: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/afp20161101p747.pdf

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 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 : About AAFP.org

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

Abdominal Pain, Acute - American Family Physician

Aug 12, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related issues, including acute pelvic pain, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=73

ables

...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 - American Family Physician

...School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois Members of various fam- ily practice departments develop articles for Prob- lem-Oriented Diagnosis. This is one in a series from the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Southern Illinois Univer- sity School of Medicine,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/afp20040415p1915.pdf

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.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Abstracts

...Adult Medicine Board Review Cardiovascular Conditions Child and Adolescent Medicine Chronic Conditions Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency and Urgent Care Endocrinology Family Medicine Update Geriatric Medicine Global Health Health Equity Hospice and Palliative...

Events : Global Health Summit

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

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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 Joins Call to Unburden HDHP Patients in Pandemic

In a recent letter, the AAFP lauded the Helping Families Access Pediatric Care Act as good for patients, especially those enrolled in high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201028accesscact.html

Academy Lauds Bill That Would Relieve Some PPE Expenses

The AAFP has voiced approval of legislation that would allow small practices to write off some expenses for personal protective equipment.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201104ppebill.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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

Academy Objects to Proposed Rewiring of ACA Enrollment

The AAFP has objected to a proposed federal regulation that would allow states to opt out of the ACA’s individual market exchange.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210107exchangeoptout.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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

Academy Rolls Out New Tobacco Cessation Resources

The AAFP, with a supporting grant from the CVS Health Foundation, has developed several new tobacco cessation resources that members can download and use to help patients at the point of care.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210616ask-act-resources.html

Academy Seeks Medicare Relief For Primary Care

The AAFP has thrown its support behind a bill that would provide relief to all physicians affected by COVID-19 while opposing a separate piece of legislation that values proceduralists over primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201105medicarerelief.html

Academy Selects Appointees for Latest WEL Cohort

The Academy has selected five members to participate in the next Women’s Wellness Through Equity and Leadership Alliance cohort.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210407welalliance.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.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

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

Achieving a More Minority-Friendly Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p39.html

Achieving Sustainable Increases in Childhood Immunization Rates -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - Analyzing and eliminating physical and procedural barriers to immunization allowed this practice to improve its performance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p13.html

ACIP Approves 2020 Adult and Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ...

Feb 15, 2020 - The 2020 adult and childhood/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p251.html

ACIP Recommends Hep A Vaccine for Homeless Patients

During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181031acipmeeting.html

ACIP Releases 2007-08 Adult Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Nov 15, 2007 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released the 2007–08 adult immunization schedule.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1558.html

ACIP Releases 2008 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jan 1, 2008 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released the 2008 recommended immunization schedules for children and adolescents. There are no significant additions to this year's schedule, however, formatting has been simplified and footnotes have been updated for ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p96.html

ACIP Releases 2012 Immunization Schedules

...February 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 281 Coverage of guidelines from other organizations does not imply endorsement by AFP or the AAFP. A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/afp20120201p281.pdf

ACIP Releases 2014 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules

...February 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 229 Coverage of guidelines from other organizations does not imply endorsement by AFP or the AAFP. A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/afp20140201p229.pdf

ACIP Releases 2014 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 1, 2014 - There are a few changes to the 2014 immunization schedule for children and adolescents, as well as the catch-up schedule, from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that are pertinent for family physicians.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p229.html

ACIP Releases 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule

February 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215p264.pdf

ACIP Releases 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedules

February 1, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215p265.pdf

ACIP Releases 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2015 - The 2015 immunization schedule for children and the catch-up schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a few changes that are pertinent for family physicians.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p265.html

ACIP Releases 2016 Childhood Immunization Recommendations

February 15, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/afp20160215p317.pdf

ACIP Updates Japanese Encephalitis, Anthrax Vaccine Guidance

During the Feb. 27-28 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group voted to update recommendations for the Japanese encephalitis vaccine, along with guidance on pre-exposure prophylaxis anthrax vaccination.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190306acipmtg.html

ACLF Speakers Urge FPs to Advocate for Health System Reform

During a panel discussion on health system reform at the AAFP's 2019 Annual Chapter Leader Forum, speakers said politicians are unlikely to change the health care system without action by patients and physicians.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190506aclf-2020.html

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

Oct 15, 2019 - Acne vulgaris is the most prevalent chronic skin disease in the United States, affecting nearly 50 million people per year, mostly adolescents and young adults. Potential sequelae of acne, such as scarring, dyspigmentation, and low self-esteem, may result in significant morbidity. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p475.html

ACO Planning Guide

ACOs are a group of health care providers who share responsibility for the quality, cost, and coordination of care with aligned incentives for a population of patients.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Screening for Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities - Practice ...

Sep 1, 2007 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines that provide recommendations on screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p712.html

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