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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.

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Advances in the Treatment of Arrhythmias: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators - ...

Jan 15, 1998 - Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are commonly used in patients who have life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. With these implanted electronic devices, bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias can be recognized promptly and treated with electrical pacing, cardioversion or ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Advances in the Treatment of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2005 - ...PAUL EMERY, M.A., M.D., University of Leeds Faculty of Medicine and Health, Leeds, United Kingdom Am Fam Physician. 2005 Sep 15;72(6):1002-1004. Related Article Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common reversible disability in the world, and its economic burden has been estimated...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1002.html

Advances in the Treatment of Epilepsy - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2001 - Significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy over the past decade. With the advent of electroencephalographic video monitoring, physicians are now able to reliably differentiate epilepsy from other conditions that can mimic it, such as pseudoseizures. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0701/p91.html

Advances in the Treatment of Epilepsy -- American Family Physician

...JULY 1, 2001 / VOLUME 64, NUMBER 1 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 91 tion or video review because the diagno- sis requires other information, such as age of onset, etiology, family history, seizure frequency, imaging studies, pre- cipitating factors, electroencephalogra-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0701/afp20010701p91.pdf

Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family ...

Read the AAFP's policy on Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/social-determinants-health-family-medicine.html

Advantages of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy Technique

...June 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 12 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1 Clinical Question Are there advantages to the no-scalpel vasec- tomy (NSV) technique compared with the standard incisional method? Evidence-Based Answer NSV should be used instead of the standard...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/afp20120615od1.pdf

Advantages of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy Technique - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American...

Jun 15, 2012 - NSV should be used instead of the standard incisional method.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/od1.html

Adverse Drug Reactions: Types and Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - Drug hypersensitivity results from interactions between a pharmacologic agent and the human immune system. These types of reactions constitute only a small subset of all adverse drug reactions. Allergic reactions to medications represent a specific class of drug hypersensitivity ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1781.html

Adverse Drug Reactions: Types and Treatment Options - American Family Physician

...Types and Treatment Options MARC A. RIEDL, M.D., and ADRIAN M. CASILLAS, M.D. University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California See page 1692 for definitions of strength- of-evidence levels. Downloaded from the American Family...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/afp20031101p1781.pdf

Adverse Reactions to Contrast Material: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment -- ...

...OCTOBER 1, 2002 / VOLUME 66, NUMBER 7 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1229 agents.1 Low-osmolality agents are associ- ated with less discomfort, and fewer cardio- vascular and anaphylactic-type reactions. However, these agents have a significantly higher cost, which...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/afp20021001p1229.pdf

Adverse Reactions to Contrast Material. Recognition, Prevention and Treatment - ...

Oct 1, 2002 - Adverse reactions to contrast agents range from a mild inconvenience, such as itching associated with hives, to a life-threatening emergency. Renal toxicity is a well known adverse reaction associated with the use of intravenous contrast material. Other forms of adverse reactions ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1229.html

Advocacy_2016.pdf

...8. Resolution No. 1008 Limiting Increases In Drug Enforcement Agency and State Licensing Fees and Unrelated Fees to Practice Medicine 9. Resolution No. 1009 Single-Payer Health care (Medicare for All) 10. Resolution No. 1010 Call to Repeal State Laws which Punish Pregnant...

Events

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Advocacy_Report_2016.pdf

...the following report. The committee’s recommendations on each item will be 2 submitted as a consent calendar and voted on in one vote (page numbers indicate page in 3 reference committee report). An item or items may be extracted for debate. 4 5 RECOMMENDATION: The Reference...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/Advocacy_Report_2016.pdf

Advocacy, Like Sailing, Means Navigating Turbulent Seas

John Cullen, M.D., knows the ropes of sailing and advocacy. In this Leader Voices blog post, he says both require teamwork and persistence.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180420lv-sailing.html

Aesthetic Procedures in Office Practice - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2009 - Since the approval of botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, and lasers for cosmetic use, minimally invasive aesthetic procedures have rapidly become the treatments of choice for age-related facial changes.

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1201/p1231.html

AFP 2018: How We’re Doing - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - This editorial updates and adds to previous reports on statistics for American Family Physician (AFP).

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p772.html

AFP 2019: New Fellow, New Features, Top 20 Articles of 2018, and AFP Statistics - ...

May 1, 2019 - An overview of the past year and announcement of new features.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p538.html

AFP 2020: Reflections, New Fellows, Updates, and AFP Statistics - Editorials - American...

Oct 15, 2020 - This editorial highlights the top 20 AFP articles of 2019, provides an update on AFP's statistics for print circulation and website visits, and thanks our peer reviewers.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1015/p457.html

AFP and FPM Media Kits

...Trends: Family Medicine (Office) Source: Kantar May 2020 Medical/Surgical Media Measurement Study, Table 208 Average Page Exposures Leading Publications Trends: Primary Care (Office) Source: Kantar May 2020 Medical/Surgical Media Measurement Study, Table 102 0% 5%...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/2021-AFP-and-FPM-Media-Kit.pdf

AFP Author Specializes in Pests and Parasites - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, appears on page 1367. Dr. Juckett, an associate professor of family medicine at West Virginia University, is a diplomate in tropical medicine of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and coordinates the...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1253.html

AFP BPA Brand Report Jan 2021

...physicians and others in primary care. Articles detail the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine and continuing medical education (CME). AFP is published 24 times a year and provides more than 130 free CME credits per year. AAFP...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/AFP-BPA-Brand-Report.pdf

AFP Counts - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2004 - ...tasks as editors, we keep close tabs on numbers. We count. We count readers. We count hours of continuing medical education (CME). We count CME quiz card returns. We count reader feedback cards received. We count numbers of pages edited and numbers of pages published, tracked...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1007.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Abdominal Pain - American Family Physician

...Dec 1, 2020 Issue Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Diverticulitis [Medicine by the Numbers] Learn more about the benefits and harms of antibiotics for uncomplicated diverticulitis. Oct 15, 2020 Issue Acute Diverticulitis: Identifying Patients Unlikely to Have Complications...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2223

AFP Documents with Keyword: Abdominal Pain - American Family Physician

...Dec 1, 2020 Issue Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Diverticulitis [Medicine by the Numbers] Learn more about the benefits and harms of antibiotics for uncomplicated diverticulitis. Oct 15, 2020 Issue Acute Diverticulitis: Identifying Patients Unlikely to Have Complications...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2223&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...who eschew drug treatment of major depression, short-term CBT is more effective than treatment as usual in inducing recovery, with a number needed to treat of 4 to 10. CBT also produced faster results. Jul 1, 2015 Issue Growth Hormone for Treatment of Idiopathic Short Stature...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2225&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Asthma - American Family Physician

...Apr 15, 2018 Issue Qvar for Treatment of Chronic Asthma [Medicine by the Numbers] Learn the results of a Cochrane review which studied the effectiveness of Qvar in two sets of patients with chronic asthma: those receiving oral corticosteroids and those not receiving them. Mar...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2466&page=2

AFP Documents with Keyword: Asthma - American Family Physician

...In children from minority groups, culture-specific asthma education programs (CAEPs) reduce the number of severe asthma exacerbations requiring hospitalization and improve asthma control as measured by the Childhood Asthma Control Test but not the Asthma Control Questionnaire. CAEPs...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2466&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Asthma - American Family Physician

...Feb 15, 2021 Issue Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate for Acute Asthma Exacerbation in Children and Adults [Medicine by the Numbers] Patients who received intravenous magnesium sulfate for acute asthma exacerbation in the emergency department had decreased hospital admissions and no...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2466

AFP Documents with Keyword: Asthma - American Family Physician

...Feb 15, 2021 Issue Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate for Acute Asthma Exacerbation in Children and Adults [Medicine by the Numbers] Patients who received intravenous magnesium sulfate for acute asthma exacerbation in the emergency department had decreased hospital admissions and no...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2466&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Asthma - American Family Physician

...Apr 1, 2016 Issue Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Acute Asthma [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies show there were no patient-important benefits and no hospital admissions were prevented. Want to know more? Oct 1, 2014 Issue Safety of Long-Acting Beta...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2466&page=3

AFP Documents with Keyword: Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

...2016 Issue Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Ablation and Cardioversion [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies showed that 433 patients needed to be treated with rivaroxaban to prevent one stroke and 629 patients needed to be...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2240&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Autism - American Family Physician

...All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders? No: Screening Is Not Ready for Prime Time [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine] Whether or not early detection of ASDs through screening is beneficial is best answered by an unbiased, comprehensive systematic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2242

AFP Documents with Keyword: Autism - American Family Physician

...All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders? No: Screening Is Not Ready for Prime Time [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine] Whether or not early detection of ASDs through screening is beneficial is best answered by an unbiased, comprehensive systematic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2242&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Cancer - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2015 Issue PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies show no deaths were prevented and 1 in 5 underwent a prostate biopsy for a false-positive test. Read more. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Next Advertisement Email Alerts Don't miss a single issue....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2255

AFP Documents with Keyword: Cancer - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2015 Issue PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies show no deaths were prevented and 1 in 5 underwent a prostate biopsy for a false-positive test. Read more. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Next Advertisement Email Alerts Don't miss a single issue....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2255&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Cancer Screening - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2019 Issue Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Fecal Occult Blood Testing for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults [Medicine by the Numbers] This meta-analysis provides high-quality evidence that flexible sigmoidoscopy and fecal occult blood testing both reduce the risk...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2259&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Cancer Screening - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2015 Issue PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer [Medicine by the Numbers] Studies show no deaths were prevented and 1 in 5 underwent a prostate biopsy for a false-positive test. Read more. Mar 15, 2015 Issue Screening for Oral Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2259&page=4

AFP Documents with Keyword: Cervical Cancer - American Family Physician

...Apr 1, 2019 Issue HPV Vaccine for Prevention of High-Grade Precancerous Cervical Lesions [Medicine by the Numbers] Data suggest the benefits of HPV vaccination for reducing precancerous lesions outweigh the potential harms. Find out more. Feb 15, 2019 Issue Screening for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2267

AFP Documents with Keyword: Cervical Cancer - American Family Physician

...Apr 1, 2019 Issue HPV Vaccine for Prevention of High-Grade Precancerous Cervical Lesions [Medicine by the Numbers] Data suggest the benefits of HPV vaccination for reducing precancerous lesions outweigh the potential harms. Find out more. Feb 15, 2019 Issue Screening for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2267&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Chest Pain - American Family Physician

...The American College of Radiology has developed appropriateness criteria for a number of clinical conditions and procedures. Criteria are available on imaging tests used in the evaluation of acute chest pain--suspected myocardial ischemia. Imaging tests for a suspected cardiac...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2268&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family ...

...number of acute exacerbations in patients with chronic bronchitis or COPD (number needed to treat [NNT] = 8 over an average of nine months; 95% CI, 7 to 10). Jun 1, 2020 Issue Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation for Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2272

AFP Documents with Keyword: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family ...

...number of acute exacerbations in patients with chronic bronchitis or COPD (number needed to treat [NNT] = 8 over an average of nine months; 95% CI, 7 to 10). Jun 1, 2020 Issue Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation for Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2272&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family ...

...Jun 1, 2019 Issue Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients with COPD [Medicine by the Numbers] This research fails to determine whether the modest potential benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outweigh the risk of resistance. Find...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2272&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Colorectal Cancer - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2019 Issue Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Fecal Occult Blood Testing for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults [Medicine by the Numbers] This meta-analysis provides high-quality evidence that flexible sigmoidoscopy and fecal occult blood testing both reduce the risk...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2274

AFP Documents with Keyword: Colorectal Cancer - American Family Physician

...Aug 1, 2019 Issue Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Fecal Occult Blood Testing for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults [Medicine by the Numbers] This meta-analysis provides high-quality evidence that flexible sigmoidoscopy and fecal occult blood testing both reduce the risk...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2274&page=0

AFP Documents with Keyword: Complementary and Alternative Medicine - American Family ...

...Complementary and Alternative Medicine Aug 1, 2017 Issue Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Conditions: A Summary of the Evidence [Article] Probiotics are useful for treating a variety of gastrointestinal conditions. Review the conditions with the best supporting evidence for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2229&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Complementary and Alternative Medicine - American Family ...

...Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sep 15, 2000 Issue Alternative Therapies: Part II. Congestive Heart Failure and Hypercholesterolemia [Article] Natural supplements are widely used by the American public but, while claims of their therapeutic effects abound, medical research...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2229&page=5

AFP Documents with Keyword: Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American ...

...Jan 1, 2018 Issue Stents for Stable Coronary Artery Disease [Medicine by the Numbers] Most published trials fail to show a benefit from coronary stenting in patients with stable obstructive coronary artery disease. However, stent technology has evolved significantly in recent...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2279&page=2

AFP Documents with Keyword: Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American ...

...Nov 1, 2019 Issue Ticagrelor Compared to Clopidogrel in Acute Coronary Syndrome and Stable Coronary Artery Disease [Medicine by the Numbers] The authors determined there is no benefit from the use of ticagrelor in patients with acute coronary syndrome and stable coronary artery...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2279

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