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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

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

AASM Updates Treatment Guidelines for Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement...

...87, Number 4 ◆ February 15, 2013 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 http://www.aafp.org/afp/practguide. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/afp20130215p290.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

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

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p538.pdf

Abdominal Pain, Acute - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2020 - 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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200604fmapletter.html

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