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AAFP Comments on 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 28, 2020

...family medicine and primary care. We look forward to working with CMS on designing and implementing policies that support these shared goals through both the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Our members are on the frontlines of medicine,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-Response2021MPFSProposedRule-092820.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on MSSP/ACO Proposed Rule - October 15, 2018

...is related to at least two factors-being physician-led and having a strong primary care foundation. A September 2018 New England Journal of Medicine article found that physician-led ACOs generated savings that increased over a three-year study period compared to hospital-led ACOs.2...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-ACO-MSSP-101518.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2018 Inpatient Proposed Rule

...that meets their needs. It should be noted that this will occur at a point when upgrading to 2015 Edition CEHRT could minimize the number of significant disruptions to patient care. As some members have begun the process of switching EHR systems, reports of information blocking...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-IPPSProposedRule-060817.pdf

AAFP Commission Chair

...REPORTS 2018 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Executive Summary ......................................... 10 2019 AAFP Membership Benchmark Numbers . 15 AAFP GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE Commissions and Subcommittees Org Chart …16 2019-2020 AAFP Commission Members, Board Liaisons and...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/commissions/restricted/CommissionChair.pdf

AAFP Creates COVID-19 Member Community, Preparation Checklist

The AAFP continues to work with the CDC and state/local health departments to disseminate the latest coronavirus disease 2019 guidance to Academy members through one resource.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200311coronavirus4.html

AAFP Creates New MIG for Employed Physicians

Employed family physicians have a new member interest group where they can network, communicate ideas and share common interests.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191015employedmig.html

AAFP Credit Activity Types

The AAFP grants CME credit for many different activities. Learn more here.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/activity-types.html

AAFP Credit Application Fees

View AAFP CME Credit System application fees for AAFP certification.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/fees.html

AAFP Degree of Fellow Application

...service to family medicine, the advancement of health care to the American people and professional development through medical education and research. Fellows of the AAFP are recognized as Champions of Family Medicine. They are the physicians who make family medicine the premier...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/restricted/degree-of-fellow-application.pdf

AAFP Deleg AMA Position Descrip

...delegates are expected to make themselves readily accessible to individual members by providing the AMA with their addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses so that the AMA can make the information available to individual members through the AMA website and through other...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/commissions/restricted/AAFPDelegAMAPositionDescrip.pdf

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190619ama-educ.html

AAFP Delivering on Maternity Care Training, Resources

In many rural communities, family physicians are the only maternity care providers. The AAFP provides training and support members need to play this vital role.

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

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

AAFP Delivers Strong Advice to Reduce Maternal Morbidity

The AAFP recently sent a detailed response to a Senate Finance Committee request for information on how to improve the nation's maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200420maternalrfi.html

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180103yir-clinical.html

AAFP Digs In, Gives CMS Comprehensive Comments on MPFS

The AAFP sent a 92-page letter to CMS with recommendations on how to improve the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule so it better supports family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180906mpfscomments.html

AAFP Endorses AAO-HNS Tonsillectomy in Children Guideline

The AAFP has endorsed an updated guideline on tonsillectomy in children that was developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was published Feb. 5 in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190227aao-hnstonsillectomygdln.html

AAFP Executive Summary of Alternative Payment Models - March 14, 2017

...view of the patient, who is much more than a set of organ systems and disease conditions. The goal of primary care is to ensure that medicine does not lose sight of the whole patient and the patient’s context, which affects a wide range of health outcomes. There is an emerging...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/ES-AdvancedPrimaryCare-121316.pdf

AAFP Exhibitor Opportunities

Find out all of the opportunities that the AAFP has for exhibiting at national events. National Conference and Family Medicine Experience (FMX) have many ways for organizations to have the opportunity to get in front of AAFP members.

https://www.aafp.org/events/exhibitor-opportunities.html

AAFP Fact Sheet on the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Program

...Increases the number of physicians who serve underserved populations 2 3 Reauthorize the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program THCGME residents train in the primary care specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/FS-THCGME.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Number and Complexity of Problems Addressed Amount and/or Complexity of Data to be Reviewed and Analyzed *Each unique test, order, or document contributes to the combination of 2 or combination of 3 in Category 1 below Risk of Complications and/or Morbidity or Mortality of...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-116.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine david.weismiller@unlv.edu ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-052.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington  How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi  Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot  Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-101.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Family Medicine Hospitalist Fellow Womack Army Medical Center ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-041.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...1. Identify clinical issues seen in family medicine. 2. Demonstrate the roles students and residents have in diagnosing and managing clinical problems. 3. Assess treatment options based on case studies. 3 4 Late-Onset Psychosis in an 82-Year-Old: A Rare Case of...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-100.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Martha C Carlough MD MPH Professor, Department of Family Medicine Director, Office of Global Health Education University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-158.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Department of Family Medicine Medical University of South Carolina ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing;...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-121.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine david.weismiller@unlv.edu ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-108.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Professor/Pre‐Doctoral Education Director, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School, Worcester Dr. Domino is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-103.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...trouble getting the milk flow to start 41.4 23.2 19.6 14.6 5.7 I didn't have enough milk 51.7 52.2 54.0 43.8 26.0 I was sick or had to take medicine 14.4 16.3 14.8 12.5 8.0 A health professional said my baby wasn't gaining enough weight 19.8 15.2 8.6 9.9 5.0 I thought my baby wasn't...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-137.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., M.D., FAAFP Professor of Family Medicine Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs Senior Associate Dean for Population Health and Primary Care LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Activity Disclaimer The material presented here is...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-025.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...of Family Medicine 1 The American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine Certification: What’s New, What’s True and What’s Ahead? FMX Conference October 13, 2020 Elizabeth G. (Libby) Baxley, MD Executive Vice President American Board of Family Medicine ©2020...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-110.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Larry Leeman MD MPH Professor of Family and Community Medicine University of New Mexico School of Medicine Addiction Medicine Board Certified ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-085.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Professor and Chair Emeritus University of Pittsburgh Department of Family Medicine ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-128.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Janice E. Knoefel, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine and Neurology University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-122.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...1. Describe the use of manipulative medicine technique to treat pregnancy related low back and pelvic pain through a case-based approach. 2. Demonstrate manipulative techniques to assist women with the discomforts of pregnancy. 3. Review documentation, and billing and coding...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-135.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...•Particularly important where −The stakes are high −Applies to a large number of people • Screening • Common disease Who Develops Practice Guidelines? •Medical Specialty Societies (AAFP, ACP, AAP, ACOG, etc.) •Special Interest Groups (ACS, AHA, ATS, ADA, etc.) •Federal...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-098.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Number of Features Probability of Migraine 1-2 17% 3 64% 4-5 92% Migraine -- Most Common Episodic Headache in Primary Care Tepper SJ et al. Headache. 2004;44:856-864. Multisite, prospective Landmark Study of adults consulting their physician (93% primary care) with...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-078.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...2. Review the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for weight gain in pregnancy. 3. Discuss labor management issues associated with obesity. 4. Outline strategies to prevent complications associated with cesarean delivery in obese women. 3 4 Prevalence of Adult...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-148.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...MD, FAAFP, FACSM Director of Sports Medicine, Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency, Aurora, IL Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL Medical Director, Rush-Copley Sports Medicine, Aurora, IL Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Yorkville Primary Care,...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-073.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Professor and Chair Emeritus University of Pittsburgh Department of Family Medicine ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-007.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Professor and Chair Emeritus University of Pittsburgh Department of Family Medicine ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-127.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Department of Family Medicine Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-138.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Laura Pickler, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Family Medicine University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-113.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Paul D Simmons, MD, FAAFP Faculty Physician, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program Grand Junction, Colorado ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-096.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Number Age >65 Falls Falls with Injury https://www.cdc.gov/steadi/materials.html In the Clinic, Fall Prevention in Community Older Adults, Annals of Int Medicine Dec 4, 2019 5 6 It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-051.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Musculoskeletal Conditions Gautam J. Desai, DO, FACOFP dist. Professor, Department of Family Medicine Kansas City University ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-058.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Family Medicine Duren Michael Ready, MD FAHS Dmready@tamhsc.edu 1 ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing;...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-077.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Department of Family and Community Medicine ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-018.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Mark A. Graber, MD MSHCE FACEP Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-120.pdf

AAFP FMX 2020

...Sara G. Shields, MD, MS, FAAFP Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health University of Massachusetts/Family Health Center of Worcester Slides and Content Courtesy of: Portia Jones MD,MPH Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program Yakima, WA ACTIVITY...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx20-157.pdf

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