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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 : 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 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 Lobbies to Center COVID Solutions on Primary Care

In a letter to President Biden, the AAFP called for the Path Out of the Pandemic plan to adopt recommendations that support primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210923popplan.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 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 Sees Health Equity Boost in Proposed HHS Rule

The AAFP supports proposed federal rulemaking that would increase access to comprehensive primary care coverage.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210805pprule.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 family 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

Accuracy of Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Small Bowel Obstruction - Medicine by ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - According to a meta-analysis including prospective observational studies evaluating the accuracy of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction, ultrasonography appears to be highly sensitive and specific for this use.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p135.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/afp20150415p523.pdf

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

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 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

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