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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 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 Report of the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...5 ITEM NO. 1: RESOLUTION NO. 5001: RE-HUMANIZE MEDICINE TO AVOID BURN OUT 6 7 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicans create campaigns to 8 support physicians at their work place, and, be it further 9 10 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicans...

Events

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

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

2018NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

...quality metrics by patients’ race and insurance status, and advocate for policies that impose penalties for the discriminatory practice of medicine (such multi-tiered system of healthcare delivery) and for enforcement mechanisms for such penalties. Minority, New Physician, LGBT,...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2018NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

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.

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.

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 : In the Trenches : 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.

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

22 Tips for Improving Your Practice -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - ‘Good enough’ is no longer good enough. For today's family practice, it's improve it or lose it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p20.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

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