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FMIG Networking and Social Activity Ideas

Get ideas for programs and activities your FMIG can host.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

FMIG Programming Ideas for M3s and M4s

Find residency-prep activity ideas from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Prescriptions for Health - Improving Health Behaviors Through Telephone Linked Care

Read about the Prescriptions for Health study and view aims, objectives, information about presentations, and key findings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/rx-for-health.html

Pharyngitis in Children - Clinicians’ Management Approach

Read about the Pharyngitis in Children - Clinicians’ Management Approach study and view aims, key findings and contact information.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/pharyngitis.html

AAFP NRN Newsletter

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Family Physician : Patient Care

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

PREPARE-PeRson EmPowered Asthma RElief

PREPARE-PeRson EmPowered Asthma RElief

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/prepare1.html

Cancer Care by Family Physicians - A Qualitative Study of Physician and Patient Views

Read a description of the Cancer Care by Family Physicians study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, status and key findings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/cancer.html

Asthma IQ for Primary Care Physicians

Read a description of the ASTHMA IQ study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, and status. Get contact information for further details.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/asthma-iq.html

Collaborative National Network Examining Comparative Effectiveness Trials (CoNNECT)

Read a description of the CoNNECT study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, status and key findings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/connect.html

Diabetes Outcome Study

Read a description of the Diabetes Outcome study and view aims, objectives, timeline, status and key findings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/diabetes.html

FPs Make a Difference Volunteering in 'The Big Easy'

Community service opportunities drew 220 family physicians and their families Oct. 9 during the Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010fmx-volunteer.html

Delegates Act on Family Medicine Education Issues

Delegates discussed a wide variety of issues during the Reference Committee on Education hearing at the Congress of Delegates in New Orleans, including paid leave for new parents and CME changes meant to encourage precepting and meet other family medicine needs.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181015cod-education.html

Panel: Buprenorphine 'Can Give Patients Their Lives Back'

During a Family Medicine Experience main-stage presentation on opioids, an HHS representative said family physicians can help curb the crisis by prescribing buprenorphine. A panel of family physicians agreed.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016fmx-opioids.html

Cullen: FPs Are Heroes in 'Epic Adventure' of U.S. Health Care

Newly installed AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., opened the 2018 Family Medicine Experience with a rousing speech about changing the health care system so FPs can do the work their patients need.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181015fmx-cullenspeech.html

Compassion, Faith Drive FPOY to Help Patients, Community

Will Cooke, M.D., a family physician from Austin, Ind., who took on disease outbreaks caused by injection drug use in his small rural community, has been named the AAFP's 2019 Family Physician of the Year.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181011fpoy-cooke.html

Delegates Tackle Rural OB Decline, Hospitality Event

Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of issues, including how to stem the ongoing loss of obstetrical services in rural areas and potential changes to the combined AAFP candidate hospitality event held during the COD.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016cod-orgfin.html

COD Addresses Medical Aid in Dying, Institutional Racism

Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates in New Orleans addressed a number of clinical and patient-oriented issues, including medical aid in dying and institutional racism in health care.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010cod-hops.html

FPs Tackle Primary Care Spending, Other Weighty Topics

The 2018 AAFP Congress of Delegates' Reference Committee on Advocacy considered a number of resolutions important to family physicians and their patients, including primary care spending and single payer options.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181012cod-advocacy.html

FPs Act on Data, Credentialing, Other Hot Topics

The 2018 Congress of Delegates Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement tackled topics ranging from claims data to credentialing.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016cod-pe.html

Obtaining Funds for Your FMIG

The AAFP has a grant program available for student organizations and clubs, plus browse other ideas for fundraising to support your mission.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Payment Tops FPs' Agenda at Town Hall

During a Town Hall meeting before the 2018 Congress of Delegates convened, AAFP leaders discussed the need to double the nation's investment in primary care. A few states already have moved to do so.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181008townhall.html

Screening for childhood trauma history

Several screening tools can help you identify patients whose health may be affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/screen_for_aces.html

Chronic Care Management (CCM)

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

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

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

AAFP News : Blogs

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

Survey Reveals Common Misconceptions About Flu, Vaccination

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

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

Advanced APM Bonuses Hit New Snag: Missing Payee Data

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

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

Burnout by Numbers

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

AAFP News : Blogs

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

Study: FM Residencies Need More Telehealth Training

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

AAFP News : CME

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

Study Shows Ways to Effectively Manage Electronic Messages

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

AAFP News : Practice and Career

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

FPs Flock to Mics to Voice Concerns to CMS Representative

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

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

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

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

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

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

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

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

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

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

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

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

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

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

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

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

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

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

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

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

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

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

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

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

Primary+ Terms and Conditions

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

Membership : Member Benefits

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

Avis

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

Membership : Member Benefits

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

Budget

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

Membership : Member Benefits

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

Student and Resident Leadership Opportunities

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

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

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

About the AAFP-PT Evaluation

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

AAFP-PT: Answers to Common Questions

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Implicit Bias Resources

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

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

COLA Discounts and Education

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Study: Misuse of Certain Nonopioid Analgesics on the Rise

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

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

FAQ on the CPC+ Initiative

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

The Medical Home: Access and Continuity

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Personnel Requirements

Discover the required qualifications for personnel working in laboratory settings.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Coding for Evaluation and Management Services

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

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