...University of Oklahoma Department of Family and Preventive 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;...
...Program Director and Academic Chairman AdventHealth Winter Park Family Medicine Residency Program Professor, UCF COM Clinical Associate Professor, FSU COM Activity Disclaimer The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for...
...Thad Wilkins, MD, MBA, FAAFP Professor of Family Medicine Medical College of Georgia Augusta University 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...
...Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program Atrium Health Cabarrus 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...
...Johanna Warren, MD Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology Associate Director, Center for Women’s Health Oregon Health and Science University Portland, Oregon ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American...
...University of South Carolina School of 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 contained...
...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...
...Paul D Simmons, MD, FAAFP 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 medical...
...University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health 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...
...Community Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency 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...
...•16 volunteer experts in prevention, evidence-based medicine and primary care •4-year terms, 2 vice-chairs, 1 chair •Screening, chemoprophylaxis, behavioral counseling - No symptoms! •Robust conflict of interest review •Research plans and Systematic Reviews by EPCs −Expert...
...Case-level data include about 80% of total reported cases. Numbers are unadjusted rate ratios. 2 Data source: COVID-NET (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html, accessed 08/06/20). Numbers are ratios of age-adjusted rates. 3 Data source: NCHS...
...Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP Professor, Family and Community Medicine Professor, Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery University of Texas Health, San Antonio ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for...
...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,...
...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 Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical...
...Rebecca L Benko, MD, FAAFP Director Rural OB Fellowship Tacoma Family Medicine Clinical Professor University of Washington ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please...
...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...
...Number of Medicare FFS beneficiaries receiving telemedicine per week 5 Verma, S Early Impact Of CMS Expansion Of Medicare Telehealth During COVID-19, Health Affairs Blog July 15, 2020 https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200715.454789/full/ Change in Outpatient...
...D’Amico et al. Screening in Primary Care: What Is the Best Way to Identify At Risk Youth for Substance Use? PEDIATRICS Volume 138 , number 6 , December 2016 :e 20161717 25 26 9/11/2020 14 CRAFFT Screener 1. Drink any alcohol (more than a few sips)? 2. Smoke any...
...Staff ER Consultant Department of Emergency Medicine, Humber River Hospital and University Health Network Medical Director and Chair, Medical Education HRH ED Investigative Coroner, Province of Ontario Faculty DFCM/EM University of Toronto and DFM Queens' University ACTIVITY...
...MD, MPH, MBS Ian Coker, DO Sunrise FGME Consortium at Midwestern University - Southern Hills Hospital FMR Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Las Vegas, NV Chandler, AZ Class of 2020 Class of 2020 Resident Reflection Over the last year, I have been humbled to represent...
In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.
Learn how to submit an abstract for a workshop presentation at the upcoming AAFP Global Health Summit.
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The Academy recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the 2020 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules developed by the ACIP to all active members.
The AAFP is mailing all active and resident family physician members full-color laminated copies of the 2019 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules.
...be $36.0896. Based on CMS’ final rule, there would be no change in total Medicare allowed charges for family medicine in 2020, but total allowed charges for family medicine would increase 12% in 2021. Evaluation and Management In 2019 rulemaking, CMS finalized changes to simplify...
...office/outpatient E/M visits beginning in 2021. Thus, CMS proposes to: • Retain 5 levels of coding for established patients; • Reduce the number of levels to 4 for office/outpatient E/M visits for new patients; • Revise the times and medical decision-making process for all...
AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'
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The AAFP has partnered with CMS and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation on a project to better predict health outcomes and improve health care quality through artificial intelligence.
Dozens of professional medical organizations -- including the AAFP and the New Jersey AFP -- recently signed a letter urging two health insurance companies to reconsider an unfair coding policy.
The AAFP and four other physician organizations warned that a proposed change to the so-called public charge rule would endanger patients and their communities, and increase costs to the health system and taxpayers.
Aug 1, 2008 - ...In an effort to reach out to the international family-medicine community and other health care professionals in developing countries, the AAFP has arranged to make the journals available through the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI), a public-private...
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A recent AAFP letter to CMS expresses concerns with portions of a proposed rule that would increase the financial burden on in-office laboratories, possibly forcing the closure of those that are operating on already thin margins.
...debate, in part, because of the complexity of care family physicians provide and the fact that the number and intricacy of conditions, complaints, and diseases seen in family medicine is far greater than those seen by any other physician specialty. Ensuring access to...
...Understanding family medicine’s potential role to improve pregnancy related health outcomes, the AAFP established a maternal health taskforce in 2018. The Academy’s programmatic and legislative priorities include retaining obstetric care professionals, supporting maternity care...
...welfare and, more broadly, on protecting public health. Below are comments on portions of the proposed rule most applicable to family medicine. Deputy Administrator Alexander December 27, 2019 Page 2 of 4 C. Care Coordination Arrangements to Improve Quality, Health...
...framework as proposed in the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2019 (HR 2915), which would allow expansion in the number of residents trained from 728 to 900. The benefits of primary care access are well-understood. For example, states with higher ratios...
...the patients’ deductible. The AAFP supports this policy. We urge the inclusion of policies to reduce hospital admissions by increasing the number of primary care visits for patients with high deductible health plan (HDHPs), defined as any plan with a deductible of at least $1,350...
AAFP letter to CMS opposing provisions of 2015 proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.
...practicing under one or more of the following Physician Specialty Codes: 01 General Practice; 08 Family Medicine; 11 Internal Medicine; 37 Pediatric Medicine; and 38 Geriatric Medicine. o Patients would designate their primary care physician and that physician would be the site...
...Higher premiums threaten the viability of some rural hospitals and make it difficult for rural areas to recruit or retain an adequate number and mix of physicians. Through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), the federal government offers a way for certain rural health centers to...
...these current legal barriers that prevent patients with HSAs from receiving care from family physicians practicing in a DPC model. A growing number of family physicians are choosing to practice in the DPC model and patient demand for DPC practices is growing. Additionally, employers...
...c. As new advances in medicine and patient care emerge in clinical practice, the ABMS Boards should be encouraged to consider what core knowledge, judgment and skills are needed to be a diplomate in their core specialty or subspecialty and create assessments that are preferentially...
...allocation of physician time in ambulatory practice across four medical specialties in four states found, physicians from family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, and orthopedics spent nearly 2 hours in the EHR and on other desk work for every 1 hour of direct patient care....
...history and physical exam, or should these requirements be reduced (if reduced, how)? In general, the guidelines are a burden on family medicine that lacks an offsetting benefit to clinical care. The AAFP calls on CMS to address redundancies in documentation requirements to...
...low, especially for primary care, and the Medicaid bureaucracy impedes timely, adequate payment. In anticipation of an increase in the number of individuals enrolled under Medicaid expansion, the Affordable Care Act introduced a two-year Medicaid fee increase to boost Medicaid...
...public health emergency that negatively impacts population health, community well-being, economic readiness, and social welfare. The rising number of opioid overdose deaths is both a symptom of our nation’s health care challenges and a separate problem that requires urgent action....
...final rule with comment period, and looks forward to being a resource and partner to CMS in achieving the goals of MACRA. About Family Medicine Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person. These residency-trained, primary care specialists provide a wide variety of...
...(institution) has five years to establish its Medicare GME funding cap on the number of residency positions, thereby establishing a permanent ceiling for Medicare GME funding. The cap is set at the number of residents at the institution five years after the first resident begins to...
...proposed four major changes to the Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service program that would have an immediate and measurable impact on family medicine. Those items are: 1. simplify payment by adopting a single payment rate for evaluation and management (E/M) codes for new patients...