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

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

Advocacy

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

AAFP Steers CMS on Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage

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

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

AAFP Steers HHS on Protecting Patient Choice in Health Care

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

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

AAFP Supporting Membership Application

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

About AAFP

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

AAFP Supports 'ACT for Better Diagnosis' Initiative

As a member of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, the AAFP is supporting the ACT for Better Diagnosis initiative, which aims to improve the diagnostic process by calling on organizations to identify and spread practical steps to better ensure diagnoses are accurate, communicated and ...

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180914actbetterdx.html

AAFP Supports New Bill That Would Make

...May 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1027 AAFP Supports New Bill That Would Make Medicare Payment Process More Accurate The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently supported a House bill that is attempting to bring more accuracy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/afp20110501p1027.pdf

AAFP Supports Slate of Bills to Protect, Assist Patients

The Academy has written in support of House bills to preserve safeguards in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and make generic drugs more available.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190328housebills.html

AAFP Survey Reveals DPC Trends

As we prepare for the annual Direct Primary Care Summit, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results of the AAFP's recent survey related to DPC.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180619ITT_DPC.html

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Complexity for Family Medicine

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/aafp-sustains-fight-to-reduce-administrative-burden-for-family-medicine.html

AAFP Testimony to House Appropriations Labor HHS on FY 2020 Priorities - March 28, 2019

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

Advocacy

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

AAFP Testimony to House Small Business Committee on Prior Authorization- September 11, ...

...medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing and personal patient-physician relationship where the family physician serves as the hub of each patient’s integrated care team. More Americans depend on family physicians than on any other medical specialty. Most family physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TS-HouseSmallBusinessCommittee-PriorAuth-091119.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate Appropriations on FY 2021 - May 20, 2020

...practices. The AAFP recommends that HHS prioritize financial support to primary care physicians - defined as family medicine, pediatrics, general internal medicine and geriatrics - by distributing provider relief funds using the foundation of the previously used model as follows:...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/TS-SenateAppropriations-FY2021-052020.pdf

AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_to_congress_primary_care.html

AAFP to Congress: Reauthorize THCGME Program Now

The AAFP is pressing Congress to reauthorize funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program before it expires Sept. 30 and urges members to join a Speak Out campaign on this critical issue.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190917thcgmespeakout.html

AAFP to Develop Value-based Payment Model for Primary Care

Noting that family physicians are foundational to the success of value-based care in United States, the AAFP Board of Directors has approved and funded a special project to empower Academy members to partner with payers to help improve quality and control total costs of care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210107vision2025.html

AAFP to Host Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines Dec. 16

The AAFP will host a Virtual Town Hall to provide members with the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201209vacctownhall.html

AAFP to House Small Business Committee: Mandatory Prior Authorizations For Needed ...

AAFP to house small business committee: mandatory prior authorizations for needed medical services delays care, increases costs.

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-releases/aafp-to-house-small-business-committee.html

AAFP to HRSA: Primary Care Services Best Delivered by FPs

The AAFP has responded to a request for information from the Health Resources and Services Administration regarding rural communities' access to health care services. Noting that 17% of AAFP members currently practice in rural areas, the Academy said FPs are best-suited to deliver ...

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191009hrsaletter.html

AAFP Tools Ready for Those Considering Primary Care First

The Primary Care First program is structurally sound and directionally appropriate, but it isn't for everyone. The Academy has developed tools to help members decide whether to apply.

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

AAFP Updates CME Search, Reporter Functions for Members

The Academy has updated the CME Search and CME Reporter tools on AAFP.org, making it easier for members to find the specific CME products and activities they need.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191011cmesearch.html

AAFP Updates Its PSA Screening Recommendation

The AAFP has issued an updated clinical preventive service recommendation on prostate-specific antigen-based screening that differs from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in its level of specificity.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180720aafppsarec.html

AAFP Urges Congress to Preserve Military Medical Workforce

The AAFP and other medical groups recently asked House and Senate leaders to delay a planned decrease in military medical staffing levels.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200901militarycuts.html

AAFP Urges Congress to Uphold Health Care Coverage Expansion

The number of uninsured Americans has fallen nearly 6 percent in recent years. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines how Congressional efforts could undermine that progress and outlines key insurance reforms the Academy intends to...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP Voices Support for FDA Tobacco Regulation

On June 20, the AAFP sent the FDA letters stating the Academy's position on three separate tobacco-related issues: the use of flavors in tobacco products, premium cigars and nicotine levels in cigarettes.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180626fdaletters.html

AAFP Weighs in With Its 'Vision for the Future

The AAFP responded to a draft report by the American Board of Medical Specialties Vision for the Future Commission with recommendations to make continuing board certification work for family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190123visioncomments.html

AAFP Welcomes Bipartisan Budget Agreement, Urges Passage

AAFP Welcomes Bipartisan Budget Agreement, Urges Passage

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/aafp-welcomes-bipartisan-budget-agreement-urges-passage.html

AAFP Welcomes First Move by FDA to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

AAFP Welcomes First Move by FDA to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/aafp-welcomes-first-move-by-fda-to-reduce-nicotine-in-cigarettes.html

AAFP-Classifieds-Rate-Card.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

AAFP-Delegate-to-AMA-rlse-template.doc

...[office phone number with area code] [email address] [City] Family Physician Appointed Delegate to American Medical Association [city, state] - [first and last name, MD or DO], has been appointed to serve as an American Academy of Family Physicians delegate to the American...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/commissions/AAFP-Delegate-to-AMA-rlse-template.doc

AAFP-PT Adds COVID-19 Tests to Its Repertoire for 2021

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

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

AAFP-PT: Answers to Common Questions

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

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

AAFP, AAP and ACIP Release 1998 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule - Special ...

Jan 1, 1998 - ...Hib vaccine is administered at two and four months of age, a dose at six months is not required. Tables are available to determine the number of doses needed if a child starts the Hib series late.7 Poliomyelitis Vaccine The AAFP continues to recommend that physicians and parents...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0101/p153.html

AAFP, AAPA Issue Joint Policy Statement

...April 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 793 AAFP, AAPA Issue Joint Policy Statement on the Role of PAs in Collaborative Care The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) recently...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/afp20110401p793.pdf

AAFP, Medical and Public Health Organizations Call for Fast-tracking Policies To ...

AAFP, Medical and Public Health Organizations Call for Fast-tracking Policies To Prevent Firearm-related Injury and Death

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-releases/aafp-medical-and-public-health-organizations-call-for-fast-tracking-policies-to-prevent-firearm-related-injury-and-death.html

AAFP, Missouri Chapter Warn State About Opioids Overreach

The AAFP recently gave the Department of Veterans Affairs feedback on a proposed rule that could affect physician payment, prior authorization and scope of practice.

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

AAFP, Other Groups 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.

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200609diabetesconsensusrpt.html

AAFP, Other Organizations Support

...March 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 511 AAFP, Other Organizations Support Medical Liability Reform Legislation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and a number of other health care organizations have signed on to a letter...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/afp20110301p511.pdf

AAFP, Others Call for Five-year Health Extender Funding

In a Sept. 11 letter to congressional leaders, the AAFP and 16 other organizations urged Congress to reauthorize funding for the THCGME program and other health extenders.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200921programfunding.html

AAFP, Others Criticize Bill That Interferes with Physician-Patient Relationship

...July 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 13 AAFP, Others Criticize Bill That Interferes with Physician-Patient Relationship The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) opposes legislation that places limits on information exchanged within the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/afp20110701p13.pdf

AAFP, Others Warn Azar of Imminent Primary Care Closures

Funding to independent and community-based primary care practices, including Medicaid participants, must come soon, the AAFP and other groups told HHS this week.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200522closurewarning.html

AAFP: Primary Care Caucus

The Primary Care Caucus focuses its efforts on an approach to advance primary care that is comprehensive, continuous, and connected.

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

AAFP's Advocacy Efforts Paved Way for New Care Management Code

AAFP's Advocacy Efforts Paved Way for New Care Management Code

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP's Opioid Survey Seeks Powerful Firsthand Testimony

The Academy is seeking member feedback regarding pain management and the opioid epidemic. Your response to a 10-minute survey will help support the AAFP's advocacy.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180813opioidsurvey.html

AAFP’s Response to COVID-19 Policy Changes - May 31, 2020

...billed under the physician’s provider number as incident to services. For instance, could a physician delegate a virtual check-in to a nurse care manager within the practice and report the service as G2012 under the physician’s provider number if all the necessary incident to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-CMS-IFC1andIFC2-053120.pdf

AAFP/ACP-ASIM Release Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Migraines - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - Guidelines for primary care physicians on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine attacks and the prevention of migraines are available from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1392.html

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

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