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2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

...Commission members acknowledged that the AAFP continues to seek ways for these payers to do more to attract and support family medicine practices, especially those in rural settings and in urban underserved areas and agreed to reaffirm the resolution as being addressed through the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

2016 Election: Dates to Remember

On Nov. 8, American voters will elect a new president and vice president, 469 members of Congress and a dozen governors. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some important dates to remember.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_election_dates_to_remember.html

2016NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

...of any program to increase the number of underrepresented minority students entering medicine. 1005 Opioid Prescribing Restrictions RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) publicly condemn the practice of medicine without a license by state legislators,...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2016NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Education

...9. Resolution No. 2009 Transgender Medicine Training in Family Medicine 10. Resolution No. 2010 Solving our Shortage of Primary Care Physicians by Eliminating All Medical School Debt 11. Resolution No. 2011 IMG Mentorship Program via AAFP 12. Resolution No. 2012 Live...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/EducationAgenda2017.pdf

2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...9. Resolution No. 3009 Enhancing Nutrition Education for Family Medicine Physicians 10. Resolution No. 3010 AAFP's Center for Diversity and Health Equity Report to Support the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) 11....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/HoPSAgenda2017.pdf

2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...5. Resolution No. 5005 Increasing the Number of Family Physicians Providing Operative Obstetrics 6. Resolution No. 5006 Coverage of Assisted Reproductive Technologies 7. Resolution No. 5007 Support Income Transparency to Achieve Equitable Pay Among Family Physicians 8....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/PracticeEnhancementAgenda2017.pdf

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Impact ACOs' Ability to Succeed

The AAFP has asked for changes to a CMS interim final rule regarding 2017 disasters and accountable care organization policies.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180220msspdisaster.html

2017 NCCL Resolutions with Actions

...nonclinical policy: The AAFP reaffirms its position that it is the responsibility of the United States to train and distribute an adequate number of physicians to meet the diverse health care needs of its people, as well as to provide training opportunities for physicians from other...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2017NCCLResolutions.pdf

2017 Report of the Reference Committee on Education

...and 14 high volume maternity care, and be it further 15 16 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians reach out to family 17 medicine program directors to identify which search terms are appropriate for their 18 programs. 19 20 Authors and several others testified...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/EducationReport2017.pdf

2017 Report of the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...board member. 3 4 ITEM NO. 2: RESOLUTION NO. 4002: ESTABLISH A RURAL FAMILY MEDICINE 5 CONSTITUENCY 6 7 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians create a Rural Family 8 Medicine Constituency at the AAFP National Conference of Constituency Leaders. 9 10...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/OrganizationFinanceReport2017.pdf

2017 Report of the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...on this issue to be consolidated in a one stop, easy to use, 47 location on the website. Maternity care is a core aspect of family medicine practice. The reference 48 committee recognized the importance of creating a maternity credentialing toolkit designed to 49 assist family...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/PracticeEnhancementReport2017.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Advocacy

...affects people of color, and 23 24 WHEREAS, the following organizations already oppose such laws: American Medical Association, 25 HIV Medicine Associtation, Infectious Disease Society of America, American Psychological 26 Association, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18AdvocacyReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...of care, and be it further 47 48 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians encourage the Review Committee 49 of Family Medicine (RC-FM) of the AAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to 50 include implicit bias trainings within residency education core...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18HealthPublicScienceReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...Student Association and the National Hispanic Medical Association to create 34 a strategic plan to increase the number of Latinx physicians into the family medicine workforce, 35 and be it further 36 37 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians be aware of and support...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18OrganizationFinanceReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...1. Resolution No. 5001 Re-humanize Medicine to Avoid Burn Out 2. Resolution No. 5002 Emerging Technologies in Family Medicine 3. Resolution No. 5003 Support Telemedicine Use in Hospice Care 4. Resolution No. 5004 Mentor Up! 5. Resolution No. 5005 Prenatal Counseling...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18PracticeEnhancementReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Report of the Reference Committee on Education

...ITEM NO. 2: RESOLUTION NO. 2002: FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY EDUCATION 5 INVOLVING NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS 6 7 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians perform a survey to 8 residents to determine the level of interaction, instruction and/or...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18EducationReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

2018 Report of the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...Student Association and the National Hispanic 25 Medical Association to create a strategic plan to increase the number of Latinx physicians 26 into the family medicine workforce, and be it further 27 28 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians be aware of and support...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18OrganizationFinanceReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

2018-2019 Influenza Vaccine Is Effective, Says CDC

On Feb. 15, the CDC released a pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that offer interim information on the 2018-2019 influenza season and address this season's flu vaccine effectiveness.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190220fluvaccine.html

2019 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Is Coming Soon

Active AAFP and resident members will soon have an opportunity to tell the Academy what they think about being a member and what the AAFP can do to best serve the needs of members and drive the specialty forward.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190402membersatsurv.html

2019 NCCL Summary of Actions

...student loans once a physician enters the United States work force or qualifying non-governmental organization as a practicing family medicine primary care provider, and be it further RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians seek to advocate legislation to support...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2019NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315matchday.html

2019 Recommendations of the AMA Opioid Task Force

...companies must have addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry and psychiatric physicians not only in the network but accepting new patients as well as mental health and substance use disorder parity coverage that is on par with medical and surgical benefits. Anything less is...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/hops19-ama-opioid-recs.pdf

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190820itt-2020mpfs.html

2020 National Residency Match Program Results: Where Does Family Medicine Stand and ...

Aug 15, 2020 - Although overshadowed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, results of the 2020 National Residency Match Program (The Match) are in.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p202.html

2021 E/M Payment Boost Intact, Academy Reports

An AAFP summary of CMS' proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule confirms that the increase in payment to family physicians announced last year is still set to begin in 2021.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200827mpfs.html

2021 Education Agenda w/ Resolutions

...Medicine Residents and Physicians 4. Resolution No. 2004 AAFP Support for Telehealth Inclusion in ACGME Requirements 5. Resolution No. 2005 Increased Opportunities for Leadership Education for Female Family Physicians in AAFP 6. Resolution No. 2006 End Ableism in Family...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/education-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021 Education Reference Committee Report

...the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) 12 Pass/Fail. 13 14 Item 3: Adopt Substitute Resolution No. 2003: Antiracism Training for Family Medicine Residents 15 and Physicians in lieu of Resolution No. 2003. 16 17 Item 4: Adopt Substitute Resolution No. 2004: AAFP Support for...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/education-ref-committee-report.pdf

2021 HOPS Agenda w/ Resolutions

...Awareness of Sex and Gender Disparities in Primary Literature and Guideline-Based Medicine 2. Resolution No. 3002 Protecting and Encouraging Civic Health Discussions Initiated by Family Medicine Physician 3. Resolution No. 3003 Advocating for Informed Consent for Drug Screening in...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/hops-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021 Member Panel Set Up

...Get to Know Family Medicine: Conversation with AAFP Members Julie Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP, AAFP Senior Vice President for Research, Science, and Health of the Public American Academy of Family Physicians January 27, 2021 Membership continues to grow in all categories 0 20,000...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/corporate_roundtable/crt-member-panel-setup.pdf

2021 NCCL Advocacy Agenda w/ Resolutions

...certified nurse midwives, and 25 26 WHEREAS, many insurers also limit their coverage to behavioral health services to a limited 27 number of professionals similar to CMS, and 28 29 WHEREAS, 24 states allow licensed mental health practitioners such as Licensed Professional 30...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/advocacy-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021 NCCL Tackles Telehealth, Coercive Employment Practices

Family physicians from around the country weighed in on a wide range of issues important to family medicine during the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, including measures that addressed telehealth, restrictive employment practices and the role of family physicians in ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210512nccl-practenhance.html

2021 Org and Finance Agenda w/ Resolutions

...3. Resolution No. 4003 Cultivating a Diverse and LGBTQ-Inclusive Family Medicine Workforce 4. Resolution No. 4004 Renaming the LGBT Physicians Constituency 5. Resolution No. 4005 Helping 4/26/2021 Page 1 of 1 Resolution No. 4001 2021 National...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/org-finance-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021 Practice Enhancement Agenda w Resolutions

...Medicine Friendly Work Environments 4. Resolution No. 5004 Coercive Contracting Practices 5. Resolution No. 5005 The Reality of Telehealth 6. Resolution No. 5006 AAFP Support for Family Physician-Led Primary Care 7. Resolution No. 5007 AAFP Advocate with Society of Hospital Medicine...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/practice-enhancement-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021-AFP-and-FPM-Media-Kit.pdf

...Trends: Family Medicine (Office) Source: KANTAR Medical/Surgical Media Measurement, Fall 2020 Family Medicine, Table 405 Average Page Exposures Leading Publications Trends: Primary Care (Office) Source: KANTAR Medical/Surgical Media Measurement, Fall 2020 Primary Care,...

American Family Physician

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

2022 Payment Adjustments for 2020 MIPS Performance Posted

CMS has released 2020 performance feedback for the Quality Payment Program’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS-eligible clinicians can obtain their performance feedback, final score and MIPS payment adjustment information for 2022 from the QPP website.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210812mips2020feedback.html

2162.pdf

...T argeted use of hepatitis A vaccines in the United States since 1995 has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of reported cases of hepatitis A, from 32,000 in 1990 to 7,700 in 2003,1 with most of the decrease occurring in children.2 As a result of this trend and new...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2162.pdf

2175.pdf

...of Adults with Mental Retardation CHRISTOPHER D. PRATER, M.D., and ROBERT G. ZYLSTRA, ED.D., L.C.S.W. University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee A pproximately 1 percent of the gen- eral population has mental retar- dation.1 The U.S....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2175.pdf

2187.pdf

...Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois PETER P. LOPEZ, M.D., DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida E pithelial tumors of the esophagus (i.e., squamous cell and adenocar- cinoma) are responsible...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2187.pdf

2195.pdf

...2196 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 73, Number 12 June 15, 2006 Hip Fracture fatal PE is 1.4 to 7.5 percent.6 The effectiveness of several drug treatments (e.g., heparinoids, fondaparinux [Arix- tra], warfarin [Coumadin], antiplatelet agents) for the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2195.pdf

21st Century Medicine, 20th Century People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Sometimes technology isn't the problem.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p40.html

28sixt.pdf

...my husband and I moved from the coast of Virginia to a small town in North Carolina to hang out our shingle and dive into the business of medicine. We selected a growing, rural town that was close to urban areas but still deeply underserved by physicians. Within a month, both of us...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p28.pdf

33 hill newpatient.qxd

...applies only to the categories of evaluation and management (E/M) services titled Office or Other Outpatient Services and Preventive Medicine Services, but as a family physician, most of the codes you sub- mit fall into these categories, and the defini- tion is hard to incorporate...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/fpm20030900p33.pdf

342.pdf

...for Musculoskeletal Conditions JOCELYN R. GRAVLEE, M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida DANIEL J. VAN DURME, M.D., Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida F amily physicians often must make decisions regarding the use of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/afp20070201p342.pdf

355

...JENNIFER LEISER, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah S erious mental illness (i.e., schizo- phrenia, nonaffective psychotic dis- orders, bipolar spectrum disorders, substance dependence, and suicidal- ity) affects 6 percent of adults in the United...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/afp20080801p355.pdf

361.pdf

...Amblyopia NIPA R. DOSHI, M.D., and MARIA LOURDES F. RODRIGUEZ, M.D. Drexel University College of Medicine, Warminster, Pennsylvania A mblyopia, often called lazy eye, is a decrease in visual acuity resulting from abnormal visual development in infancy and early childhood. The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/afp20070201p361.pdf

41simp.pdf

...In any given week, four out of five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, or dietary and herbal supplements. Nearly one-third of adults take five or more different medications.1 Given the volume of medications being taken, medication-related injuries...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p41.pdf

47 roberts.qxd

...factor in rising medical liability premiums appears to be the size of the awards, rather than the frequency of lawsuits. In Wisconsin, the number of claims filed actually decreased from 348 in 1990 to 249 in 2001.2 In 1995, the national median for jury awards was $500,000 and the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/fpm20021000p47.pdf

501.pdf

...502 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 75, Number 4 February 15, 2007 Oral Lesions SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References When treating recurrent herpes labialis with systemic antivirals such as acyclovir...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p501.pdf

515.pdf

...conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- vention showed that, in 1991, two thirds of three-year-olds had taken cough or cold medicine in the preceding 30 days.4 Because colds are common presentations in physi- cian offices, and cough and cold remedies are used almost...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p515.pdf

523.pdf

...524 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 75, Number 4 February 15, 2007 SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References Emollients are the mainstay of maintenance therapy for atopic dermatitis. B 3, 4, 10 Topical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p523.pdf

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