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Fairness in Federal Programs for All U.S. Citizens

Learn about AAFP's policy on fairness in programs for all U.S. citizens.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fairness-federal-programs.html

Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies

Read the AAFP policy on fluoridation of public water supplies and treatment for children.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fluoridation.html

Health Equity

Read AAFP's policy regarding health equity.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-equity.html

Healthy Foods

Read AAFP's position on supporting the development of healthy food supply chains in supplemental nutrition programs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/healthy-foods.html

Health Impacts of Immigration

Read the AAFP's policy on the health impacts of immigration.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-impacts-immigration.html

Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine

Learn about AAFP's policies on hospitalists trained in family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/hospitalists.html

Immunization Exemptions

Read about AAFP's policies on immunization exemptions.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/immunization-exemptions.html

Implicit Bias

Learn more about the AAFP policy on Implicit Bias.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/implicit-bias.html

Medical Schools, Underrepresentation In Medicine

Find out about the recommendations of the AAFP to work toward equitable representation of minorities and women as medical students.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-schools-underrepresentation.html

Opposition to Restrictive Covenants

Read about the AAFP's policy on Opposition to Restrictive Covenants.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/opposition-covenants.html

Payer Acceptance of Supplemental Data

Learn about the AAFP's position on payer acceptance of supplemental data.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payer-acceptance.html

Preceptorships

Read the AAFP's encouragement of family physicians to participate in preceptorships with students.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preceptorships.html

Privileges, Documentation of Training and Experience

Read AAFP's policy on the documentation of training and experience for residents and practicing physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-documentation.html

Principles for Physician Payment Reform to Support the Patient-Centered Medical Home ...

Read the AAFP's position paper on physician payment reform to support patient-centered medical home.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/principles-payment-reform.html

Privileges, Emergency Care Services

Read AAFP's position on family physician's qualification to provide emergency care services.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-emergency-care.html

Promoting Early Literacy Development

Read the AAFP's promotion of early literacy development.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/promoting-early-literacy.html

Reproductive and Maternity Health Services

AAFP Policy on Reproductive and Maternity Health Services.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reproductive-maternity-health-services.html

Sports Medicine, Health and Fitness

Read AAFP's position on the knowledge and skills needed for treating patients participating in athletics.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/sportsmedicine-healthfitness.html

Sports Medicine, Persons with Disabilities: Participation in Sports and Physical ...

Read the AAFP's support of disabled persons participating in sporting events.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/sportsmedicine-disabilities.html

Student Choice of Family Medicine, Incentives for Increasing

Read AAFP's position on strategies and incentives to encourage medical students' choice of family medicine as a career.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/studentchoice-familymedicine.html

Transparency

Read the AAFP's position on transparency in health care including payment policies, fee schedules, physician performance and quality information.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/transparency.html

Violence, Harassment and Bullying

Read the AAFP's position on violence, harassment and school bullying.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/violence-harassment-school-bullying.html

Rural Practice: Graduate Medical Education for (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on the inclusion of rural health skills and necessary training standards in medical education.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-practice-gme.html

Health Care for All: A Framework for Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health Care System ...

Learn about AAFP's policy regarding health care for all and moving to a primary care-based health care system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-care-for-all.html

Tobacco: Preventing and Treating Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Use (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on the preventing and treating nicotine and tobacco use.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/tobacco-preventingtreating.html

Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family ...

Read the AAFP's policy on Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/social-determinants-health-family-medicine-position-paper.html

Poverty and Health - The Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians transforms health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/poverty-health.html

Rural Practice, Keeping Physicians In (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on the recruitment, retention and training of rural health physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-practice-keeping-physicians.html

USPSTF Recommends Screening Older Men Who Smoked for AAA

On Dec. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in asymptomatic patients, with recommendations included in that statement varying based on sex, age, smoking status and family history.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191211uspstf-aaascreen.html

Overview of AAFP Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

Access information on the AAFP's review of Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations developed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/aafp-cps/overview.html

Study Examines Factors Linked to FPs' Use of E-Visits

New research has found that less than 10% of practicing family physicians offer e-visits, with lack of payment and time thought to be primary factors behind the low adoption rate.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191211e-visits.html

As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

This is the topic page for AAFP News' Opinion section.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion.html

Advocacy and Government

AAFP News' Advocacy and Government stories focus on the Academy's advocacy in Washington, D.C., and at the state level, health policy and legislation, funding for health programs and related issues.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

Heads Up to FPs: Medicare Home Health Changes Coming Jan. 1

Changes in Medicare rules for home health care that take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will reduce the payment timeframe and may require that physicians use more specific diagnosis codes.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191210mchomehealth.html

Reflections on a Decade of Change

Positive and sometimes negative, the 2010s saw massive shifts in health policy. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks back at the issues he thinks made the biggest impact.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191210itt-lookback.html

Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

The AAFP believes EHRs are vital to the expansion of primary care and the medical home model of care delivery but should be accessible and affordable.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it/ehrs.html

Prescription Drug Issues

The AAFP recognizes the significant problems prescription drug issues present and works to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/rx.html

Vaccines and Immunizations

The AAFP supports affordable access to vaccinations and immunizations, which are invaluable for keeping patients healthy across the lifespan.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/vaccines-immunizations.html

Family Physicians Have Role in Care of Undocumented Patients

Family medicine residents who serve predominantly immigrant communities partnered with anthropology and immigration specialists to answer questions about caring for undocumented patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191209guested-undocumented.html

Health Care Delivery Primer

The Health Care Reform Primer covers the most recent policy principles and considerations guiding AAFP engagement on health care reform efforts.

Advocacy : Advocacy Campaigns

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/hc-primer.html

Antitrust/Collective Negotiation

The AAFP advocates updating antitrust laws impacting family physicians and for the inclusion of health insurance companies within the antitrust scope.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/antitrust-collective-negotiation.html

Scope of Practice

The AAFP believes family physicians are uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing care for patients.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce/scope.html

Discussing Medications for Patients With Cognitive Impairment

New research finds that family physicians and other primary care clinicians face numerous challenges -- and use a variety of approaches to overcome those challenges -- when treating older patients who have cognitive impairment.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191206olderptmeduse.html

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning or Queer (LGBTQ) Health

Family physicians can provide inclusive, patient-centered clinical care for LGBTQ patients. The LGBTQ Health Toolkit offers ideas for simple changes to clinic practices, policies and staff training that can improve the health care experiences and health outcomes of LGBTQ patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/lbgtq.html

New Medicare home health payment feature has implications for physician orders

Home health changes coming to Medicare in 2020 won't affect physician payments, but could change how much information home health providers request in physician orders.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/home_health_coding.html

NY Physicians, Health Officials Create EVALI Assessment Tool

A diverse group of medical professionals and public health officials, including a team of physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., recently created a vaping-related lung illness assessment tool.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191204evalitool.html

Harness AI to Enable Family Medicine's Health Care Vision

Artificial intelligence is undeniably part of medicine's future. Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family physicians must be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities AI presents.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191204lv-ai.html

Patients Need to Know the True Cost of 'Free' Screenings

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free health screenings often come at a high cost and overshadow what patients actually need: prevention.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191203fp-screening.html

AAFP to CMS: Cut Prior Authorization to Preserve Programs

In two recent letters, the Academy advised CMS to protect the integrity of health care programs by reducing physicians' administrative burden and financial risk.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191203programintegrity.html

Study: FM Residents Tops in Correctly Prescribing Antimicrobials

New research finds that family medicine residents with extra training in antimicrobial stewardship were more likely than residents in other specialties with only standard training to prescribe antibiotics appropriately.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191202antibxstewardship.html

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and resultant accumulation of metabolic waste products. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p687.html

Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Hypothermia, frostbite, and nonfreezing cold injuries predominantly affect older adults, homeless or intoxicated people, adventurers, and military personnel. Prevention begins with clothing that is clean, layered, and loose to promote circulation. Base layers made of moisture-wicking ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p680.html

Nonspecific Low Back Pain and Return To Work - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Nonspecific low back pain refers to a condition without a distinct etiology to explain its associated symptoms. This pain may become chronic and is a major cause of work loss around the world. Without a specific explanation for a patient’s symptoms, the family physician is charged with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p697.html

A Jury of One's Peers -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - FPM depends on readers like you to review submitted manuscripts and help us deliver useful, high-quality content.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p6.html

Gabapentinoids for Pain: Potential Unintended Consequences - Editorials - American ...

Dec 1, 2019 - The widespread and often indiscriminate prescribing of gabapentinoids is not supported by robust evidence, and it carries known and unknown risks.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p672.html

Practical Ways to Address Physician Burnout and Improve Joy in Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - It starts with one simple principle: Get rid of stupid stuff in your practice. Here’s how.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p7.html

Hypertension in Adults Over 60

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on treatment of hypertension in adults over age 60.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/hypertension-over-60.html

Unhealthy Habits Start at Young Age With Added Sugars

About 61% of infants and 98% of toddlers consumed added sugars on any given day, according to a recent study published online in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191127unhealthyhabits.html

AAFP Tools Ready for Those Considering Primary Care First

The Primary Care First program is structurally sound and directionally appropriate, but it isn't for everyone. The Academy has developed tools to help members decide whether to apply.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191126pcftools.html

Using Speak Out

Learn how to use the AAFP’s Speak Out tool, which makes it easy for you to reach out to Congress on the issues you care about.

Advocacy : Fight with Us for Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fight/speak-out/using-speak-out.html

Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures...

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on Vitamin D/Calcium Supplementation.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/vitamin-d-calcium.html

Small-town FP Takes on National, Global Leadership Roles

David Barbe, M.D., M.H.A., has practiced in his rural hometown his entire career, but his leadership path led to national and global roles.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191125fdf-barbe.html

AAFP Leaders Give Thanks for Paths to Family Medicine

With Thanksgiving approaching, we asked some members of the AAFP Board of Directors why they're glad they chose family medicine. They shared their answers in this Leader Voices Blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191125lv-thankgiving.html

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Hits All-time Low

Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults reached an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018, according to a new report from the CDC. Even so, says one FP expert, there's still "much to do."

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191120mmwr-cigarettesmoking.html

Practice and Career

This AAFP News section features stories on professional issues that affect how family physicians run their practices and design their work teams to offer high-quality health care.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

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

Tackling Patients' Social Needs May Reduce Clinician Burnout

New research has found that when patients' social needs are adequately addressed, primary care clinicians may experience less burnout. Having social needs resources on site or nearby and having specialized staff in the clinic appeared to serve as an effective buffer to clinician burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20191120socialneeds-burnout.html

Should Fewer FPs Providing Hospital Care Cause Concern?

New research from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care explores the declining presence of family physicians in hospital-based care.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191119hospitalcare.html

Study: What Do Long-term Rural Preceptors Need to Succeed?

In a recent study, Alabama-based researchers sought to understand the kind of support rural preceptors need to teach medical students in an eight-month longitudinal rural curriculum.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191119ruralpreceptors.html

Measles Infection Weakens Global Immune Defenses, Say Studies

Recently published research shows the degree to which measles infection can adversely affect a person's immune system, a condition that can last for months or even years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191119measlesimmunity.html

FP Leads Residents in Care for Homeless Patients

Barbara Yawn, M.D., M.S.P.H, M.Sc., identified a gap in primary care research and sought to fill it. Nearly 30 years and more than 400 peer-reviewed publications later, she's still investigating.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191118fdf-rothenberg.html

The Changing Climate: Managing Health Impacts - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - Concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere at increasing rates, heating the Earth’s surface and destabilizing climate. Health impacts from climate change may include increased morbidity and mortality from worsening cardiopulmonary health, worsening ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p618.html

Depression in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2019 - The prevalence of major unipolar depression in children and adolescents is increasing in the United States. In 2016, approximately 5% of 12-year-olds and 17% of 17-year-olds reported experiencing a major depressive episode in the previous 12 months. Screening for depression in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p609.html

Specific Learning Disabilities: The Family Physician's Role - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - Academic underachievement, such as failing a class and the threat of being held back because of academic issues, is common. Family physicians can provide support and guidance for families as they approach their child’s unique academic challenges. Specific learning disabilities are a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p628.html

Screening for HIV Infection: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task ...

Nov 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for HIV infection in adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65 years. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk of infection should also be screened.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/od2.html

Hydrogen Peroxide 40% (Eskata) for Seborrheic Keratosis - STEPS - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Hydrogen peroxide 40% topical solution is not particularly effective for removing seborrheic keratosis lesions, and skin reactions are common.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p643.html

Quality Measures

Learn about quality measures that help quantify health care processes, outcomes, patient perceptions, and organizational systems.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/quality-measures.html

Finances and Your Practice

Learn about metrics for financial success for family physicians who own their own practices.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/practice-finances.html

Accountable Care Organizations

Learn about accountable care organizations and how they empower family physicians to manage quality care for patients.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/acos.html

Regulatory Compliance

Ensure you are up-to-date on compliance regulations and standards relating to your practice.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/compliance.html

MACRA

The Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a law that changed how the federal goverment pays physicians. A two-track Quality Payment Program (QQP) not in place emphasizes value-based payment models.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/macra.html

How to Get into Medical School | Medical School and Residency

Learn about requirements when applying for medical school, including MCAT, work experience, and academic records and use expert tips to help you prepare.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/getting-into-medical-school.html

Rotations and Electives in Family Medicine

Discover how to maximize your third year of medical school with wise choices of rotations and electives that prepare you for family medicine.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/rotations-and-electives.html

Private Payer Issues

Find out how the AAFP's private sector advocacy team is working to get better payments and contracts and less administrative hassle for family physicians.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/private-payer-issues.html

Parental Leave in Family Medicine Residencies Varies Widely

Parental leave policies and practices vary considerably among family medicine residency programs across the United States, according to a new study.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191115parentalleave.html

Basics of Quality Improvement

Quality improvement (QI) is a systematic, formal approach to the analysis of practice performance and efforts to improve performance.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/quality-improvement-basics.html

Let People Taste Family Medicine and They'll See Our Value

AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family medicine has been undervalued too long, a perception that the Academy is taking big steps to change.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191115lv-lobster.html

Medicare Physician Participation Options

Review the latest Medicare information and options for physicians from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/medicare-options.html

Employment Contracting

Learn the five key elements of a family physician employment agreement.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/employment-contracting.html

Joint Statement: Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine

Read the AAFP and the Society of Hospital Medicine joint statement on on hospitalists trained in family medicine.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/hospitalists/joint-statement.html

Pre-Med Advisors

Do any of your pre-med students know what kind of specialty they want to choose after medical school?

Students and Residents : Pre-med and Medical Students Educators

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/premed-medical-students-educators/advising-pre-med-students.html

Value-based Delivery and Payment Models

Value-based payment promotes that level of care by holding physicians, clinicians, and care facilities accountable for quality and cost through shared financial risk. VBP uses alternative payment models or pay-for-performance arrangements to reinforce health care decision-making by ...

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models.html

AAFP and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

Family physicians can learn more about Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), an advanced primary care model built on learnings from the original CPC initiative.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/cpc-plus.html

Residency Applications

Learn how to write a great CV and personal statement, request meaningful letters of recommendation, and help shape your medical school performance evaluation.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/applying-to-residency.html

The Match: Getting Into a Residency Program

There are several major milestones in the Match. Navigating all of them takes a year or more of planning and decision-making.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/match.html

Medical Residency - Managing Costs During Match | AAFP

Our useful strategies for help you save money as you apply and interview for family medicine residency. Learn tips and tools to make the most of your residency search.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management/funding-options.html

Medical School Loans - Understanding Loan Types | AAFP

Most medical students need loans to pay for medical school. Public and private loans are available to help cover the costs, but there are many differences between them.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management/funding-options/loans.html

Doctor Salary - Plan Your Medical Career | AAFP

Medical school is expensive, but physicians earn high incomes and can repay student loans and live comfortably no matter where they choose to work. Learn more about incomes in family medicine and why this specialty is heavily recruited.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management/physician-income.html

Finding a Mentor

A strong mentorship can mean the different between success and failure in medical school. Discover how to find the right mentor for you.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/finding-a-mentor.html

Medical School Programs and Primary Care

Medical education comes in a variety of formats. Understand the options that exist as you begin to consider apply to medical school.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/medical-school-programs-primary-care.html

AAFP Adds New Livestream Platform CME Options

The AAFP is offering a new livestreaming CME format for two upcoming musculoskeletal and sports care and two adult medicine courses. Each topic will be offered in two formats: six half-day sessions during a three-day event or one 90-minute session every week for 12 weeks.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191113newlivestreamcme.html

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