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Outpatient E/M Coding Simplified -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Getting clear on the new coding rules can help you eliminate bloated documentation and improve reimbursement to reflect the value of your visits.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p26.html

E/M Coding Since the 2021 Changes: It Really Is Better -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - There’s more work to be done, but the new rules simplified documentation and coding criteria and should result in increased revenue.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p7.html

Medicare 101: Navigating the Rules for Coverage and Benefits in Clinical Practice -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - From wellness visits to opting out, here are nine commonly asked questions about Medicare.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p21.html

Improving Time Management Through Modern-Day To-Do Lists -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? - Henry David Thoreau

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p5.html

Shouldn't Every Practice Be a "Concierge" Practice? -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Providing excellent patient service isn't an add-on. It's what we're supposed to do.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p36.html

New Research Links COVID-19 and Diabetes Risk in Youth

Findings from an analysis of health claims data have suggested an association between a diagnosis of COVID-19 and the development of diabetes in people younger than 18 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20220120coviddiabetes.html

Value Week Shows Our Push to Increase PC Investment

The AAFP is leading the charge to broaden and improve value-based payment — and continuing the fight for a stronger federal anti-pandemic strategy.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20220120itt-valueweek.html

New Research Addresses Inequities in FP Workforce

Researchers from the AAFP, the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and the American Board of Family Medicine are joining forces to examine diversity and equity issues in the family physician workforce.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20220119dei.html

FMX Exhibitor FAQs | AAFP

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Exhibitors at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference, Sept 20-24

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/sign-up/exhibitor-faq.html

Exhibitor Badge Reg and Housing | AAFP FMX

Exhibitors badge registration and house information for AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/manage-my-booth/exhibitor-registration-housing.html

Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Hypertension - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and blood pressure monitoring and screening. This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=12

Headache - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, and treatment of headaches. This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. This collection features AFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on stroke and related issues, including acute ischemic stroke, statins, and transient ischemic attacks. This collection features AFP content on stroke and related issues, including acute ischemic stroke, statins, and transient ischemic attacks.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=24

Substance Abuse - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - ...03/01/2017 Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Placebo for Opioid Dependence [Medicine by the Numbers] 01/01/2017 Alpha-adrenergic Agonists for the Management of Opioid Withdrawal [Medicine by the Numbers] 10/01/2016 Rural Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Depends on Family Physicians...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=27

Nutrition - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - ...01/01/2022 Reduction in Saturated Fat Intake for Cardiovascular Disease [Medicine by the Numbers] new 11/01/2021 Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice] new 11/01/2021 Coenzyme Q10 for Heart Failure [Cochrane for Clinicians] new...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=86

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Jan 14, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

The Academy — and Family Physicians — Prevailed in Congress

AAFP advocacy delivered major payment wins to members last month when Congress passed Medicare legislation. Now family physicians can join in an effort to keep those wins secure.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20220110wfp-wins.html

January/February FPM Delivers Practicum on Coding, Payment

If you still have questions about how to apply last year’s evaluation and management guideline changes, you can find answers in the January/February issue of FPM. The journal issue is loaded with E/M coding and documentation guidance, as well as information about other payment updates ...

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20220114fpm-paycode.html

Family Medicine: A Natural Home for Office-based Addiction Care

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., shares her experiences with office-based addiction treatment and explains why it’s a perfect fit for the practicing family physician.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20220113fp-obat.html

Emergency and Urgent Care Virtual Course | AAFP CME

Learn the latest from experts on acute medical issues at AAFP's Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream course, April 6-9.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/emergency/streaming.html

Telehealth Key to Maintaining Access to Addiction Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a significant rise in substance use disorders. At the same time, temporary regulatory waivers and increased insurance coverage have paved the way for greater telemedicine access to meet that need. Those changes must be made permanent.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20220111guested-telemedsud.html

Reduction in Saturated Fat Intake for Cardiovascular Disease - Medicine by the Numbers ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Learn more about the effects of reducing saturated fat intake on cardiovascular disease risk.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/od2.html

Cluster Headache: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Cluster headache, the most common form of trigeminal autonomic cephalgia, is a rare primary headache disorder that affects less than 1% of the population. The mean age of onset is 30 years, and it is two to three times more common in males. Cluster headache consists of attacks of severe...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p24.html

Adenomyosis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Adenomyosis is a clinical condition where endometrial glands are found in the myometrium of the uterus. One in three patients with adenomyosis is asymptomatic, but the rest may present with heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, or infertility. Heavy menstrual bleeding is the most ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p33.html

Arterial Atherosclerosis: Vascular Surgery Interventions - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Atherosclerotic vascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Atherosclerotic stenosis of the internal carotid or intracranial arteries causes up to 15% of strokes. Peripheral artery disease affects up to one in five people in the United States who are 60 years and older and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p65.html

Provided Infant Carriers Increase the Rate of Sustained Breastfeeding - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Giving an infant carrier to mothers before or at delivery increases sustained breastfeeding from three to six months following birth. The authors speculate that this outcome is caused by increased physical contact.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p93a.html

PrecivityAD for Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease - Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - The PrecivityAD test is a widely available blood test for older persons with mild cognitive impairment and is marketed to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease. The APS produced by the test is accurate in predicting the likelihood of positive PET findings, which may reduce the need ...

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p79.html

Is the Use of Hormonal Contraception Associated With Suicide and Suicide Attempts? - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - There may be an association between the use of hormonal contraception and suicide. Women using oral contraceptives had an increase in completed suicides and suicidal behaviors (i.e., suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts without success).

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p82.html

Family Physicians Should Treat Pregnant Patients With Hypothyroidism - Letters to the ...

Jan 1, 2022 - ...couple or few patients, then feel comfortable assuming full care responsibilities after that. However, we are aware of the reduction in the number of family physicians delivering babies1 and did not want to further dissuade readers who may be more comfortable comanaging...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p7.html

Risks of and Indications for Mifepristone for Medication Abortion - Letters to the ...

Jan 1, 2022 - ...and be prepared to manage complications and adverse events that patients experience with mifepristone, especially if there are increasing numbers of medication abortions without an office visit, ultrasonography, and appropriate ancillary studies. Karen Poehailos, MD Charlottesville,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p5.html

Harm Reduction for Patients With Substance Use Disorders - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Patients engaged in high-risk activities are often ambivalent about changing their behavior. Harm reduction is an approach that focuses on limiting harm and improving quality of life for patients who persist with high-risk behaviors; the foundations of harm reduction are pragmatism and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p90.html

Peanut Allergen Powder (Palforzia) for Peanut Allergy - STEPS - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - For individuals with severe peanut allergy, peanut allergen powder may lessen the likelihood of life-threatening consequences of accidental ingestion of small amounts of peanuts. Patients must still adhere to a peanut-avoidant diet, which likely has far bigger preventive impact than ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p20.html

Compression Stockings for Preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis in Airline Passengers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Compression stockings are effective at reducing asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis in airline passengers taking flights longer than five hours in both high-risk and low-risk populations.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p23.html

Students, Here’s How to Turn Interview Notes Into a Rank List

To help medical students making Match decisions during another virtual interview season, AAFP News gathered a faculty member, a fourth-year student and two family medicine interns to share their insights on comparing and evaluating programs.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211222matchqanda.html

Research Links E-cigarette Use to Erectile Dysfunction

New research has found that adult males who use e-cigarettes daily are much more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than those who have never used them. A family physician explains how the findings can assist in conversations with patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211222ecigsed.html

New Residency Proposal Aims for Significant Changes

New proposed requirements for family medicine residency programs include eliminating the standard of 1,650 continuity patient encounters and other major changes. They are available for review and comment through Jan. 28.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211221residencyreqs.html

Medicare GME Final Rule is a Significant Step to Improve Health Equity, Address Primary...

Medicare GME Final Rule is a Significant Step to Improve Health Equity, Address Primary Care Workforce Shortage, Physician Maldistribution

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/medicare-gme-final-rule.html

Booth Construction

Booth design and construction guidelines for exhibitors at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/manage-my-booth/exhibitor-service-manual/booth-construction.html

Phase Two Trial of AI Assistant for Documentation a Success

The AAFP has released results from phase 2 of its Innovation Lab on the adoption, use and impact of an AI Assistant for Documentation by family physicians and other primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211217sukiphase2rpt.html

AAFP Updates Recommendation for Diabetes Screening

The Academy recently published a new clinical guidance page on diabetes that features the latest clinical recommendations, implementation tools, educational materials and more.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211216diabetes.html

Task Force Recommends Fluoride to Prevent Dental Caries

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation for children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride, and apply fluoride varnish at primary tooth eruption.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211216uspstfcaries.html

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand). This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=17

Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=16

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=25

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=38

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - ...04/01/2020 Benzodiazepines for Panic Disorder in Adults [Medicine by the Numbers] 05/15/2019 Depression and Anxiety Disorders: Benefits of Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation 05/01/2019 Psychological and Pharmacologic Treatments for Adults with PTSD [Implementing AHRQ Effective...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=85

Pneumonia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=22

Suki Assistant Significantly Reduces Primary Care Physician Documentation Burden

Suki Assistant Significantly Reduces Primary Care Physician Documentation Burden

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/suki-assistant.html

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