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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

...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 Publishes Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Manual

The Academy has published a new practice manual on the treatment of opioid use disorder that brings together many of the Academy’s resources on the topic in one convenient tool.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210209oudmanual.html

AAFP Recommendations to President Biden on Building A Robust Primary Care Workforce - ...

The AAFP sent a letter to the Biden administration detailing recommendations to strengthen the primary care workforce by recruiting and retaining new family medicine physicians.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-WhiteHouse-AAFPRecommendationsPrimaryCareWorkforce-012921.pdf

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 Remains Committed to Building on ACA

AAFP Remains Committed to Building on ACA

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/affordable-care-act.html

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 Reprint No 289D Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

Historically, LGBTQA-focused health issues have been neglected in medical education due to lack of awareness, discomfort with the topic, time demands, lack of faculty development, and lack of directed educational resources. Several studies, however, support the position that medical ...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint289D_LGBT.pdf

AAFP Reprint No 290 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

Disasters come in many forms, and the specialty of family medicine is uniquely positioned in the health care system to stand at the front line to help detect possible threats, support other responding agencies, help allocate resources, and provide patient care during all disasters that ...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint290_Disaster.pdf

AAFP Resident 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/resident-application.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 https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-24/pdf/2018-23182.pdf Secretary...

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 HHS Draft Report on Pain Management - April 1, 2019

...While our currently fragmented health care system is not well-prepared to address these interrelated issues, the specialty of family medicine is suited for this task. The AAFP is actively engaged in the national discussion on pain management and opioid misuse. Committed to ensuring...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HHS-PainManagement-040119.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 Sees Harms to Team-based Care in VA Interim Final Rule

The AAFP and other medical societies this month urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to rescind an interim final rule that would decrease the standard of care for U.S. veterans.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210127vascope.html

AAFP Statement on Regulatory and Adminstraive Reforms - January 30, 2017

...Primary care - and particularly family medicine - is foundational to continued progress in reforming our nation’s health care system. Family medicine and primary care are delivered by dedicated individual family physicians and their health care teams in urban and rural communities....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/ST-Reg-Admin-Reform-013117.pdf

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

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