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Overtime: Finishing the Story on Scope of Practice

Overtime: Finishing the Story on Scope of Practice

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

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

Mainstream Media Can Help Us Share Our Stories

Mainstream Media Can Help Us Share Our Stories

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

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

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p400.html

Residencies Face Barriers to Teaching PCMH

Residencies Face Barriers to Teaching PCMH

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

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

The Doctor-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Yes, it worked in the past. No, it won't work in the future.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p40.html

A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - A lack of appropriate bedside equipment can impede thorough clinical evaluations, but this can be easily remedied.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p14.html

The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family Physicians -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Where else can you get EHR advice from a few thousand colleagues?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p23.html

Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Acute kidney injury is characterized by abrupt deterioration in kidney function, manifested by an increase in serum creatinine level with or without reduced urine output. The spectrum of injury ranges from mild to advanced, sometimes requiring renal replacement therapy. The diagnostic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p631.html

Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - Taking a systematic, team-based approach can make these services valuable for physicians and patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/p11.html

Nurse Practitioners No Substitute for Physician-led Team

Nurse Practitioners No Substitute for Physician-led Team

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

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

Six Characteristics of Effective Practice Teams -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - With a little effort, your team can take its performance to new heights.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p26.html

When Is a Team Not a Team? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - Meanings get slippery when words become badges of progress.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p4.html

ACOs Are Coming: Should You Sell Your Practice? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - If a hospital or health system comes knocking, make sure you’ve considered these key issues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p15.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p675.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p553.html

AAFP News - Jul 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/p13.html

An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Delivering better chronic disease care is a team sport that requires a clear game plan.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p27.html

Keys to High-Functioning Office Teams -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Trying to do it all yourself is not only unwise but increasingly impractical.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p15.html

Intimate Partner Violence - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Intimate partner violence is a common source of physical, psychological, and emotional morbidity. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men annually are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to be injured, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1165.html

Improving the Delivery of Preventive Services to Children - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2011 - How should a busy family physician approach well-child visits and the delivery of preventive services to children? Although there is a lack of robust patient-oriented evidence that addresses this question, several interventions improve the delivery of preventive services to children.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p659.html

AAFP News - Jan 15, 2011 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p113.html

AAFP News - Dec 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/p1437.html

Frontotemporal Dementia: A Review for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2010 - Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is one of the most common forms of dementia in persons younger than 65 years. Variants include behavioral variant FTD, semantic dementia, and progressive nonfluent aphasia. Behavioral and language manifestations are core features of FTD, and patients have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1201/p1372.html

Before You Sign That Office Lease -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Here's what to look for - and what to avoid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p17.html

Screening for Depression in Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services...

Oct 15, 2010 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening adults for depression when staff-assisted depression care supports are in place to assure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and follow-up.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p976.html

Documentation Guidelines -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 23, 2010 - This collection of articles from FPM will help you comply with Medicare's E/M documentation guidelines. This collection of articles from FPM will help you comply with Medicare's E/M documentation guidelines.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=52

Practice Efficiency -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 21, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of practice efficiency.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=44

Physician Burnout & Work-Life Balance -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 19, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and family. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=43

Care Team & Staffing -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 16, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of teamwork and staffing -- from implementing team This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of teamwork and staffing -- from implementing team huddles to retaining good employees.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=37

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p823.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2009 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - ...covering for an absent physician is to divide the alphabet into equal parts for the remaining physicians. Each physician is responsible for caring for the patients whose first letter of their last name falls into the physician's assigned section of the alphabet. Our practice used to...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p31.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2009 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - ...I have a lot of cash-paying patients, and I reward them for taking good care of themselves by charging them less when appropriate. If I can see them for a five- or 10-minute visit to manage their refills instead of a 20-minute visit to explain that they should exercise and diet to...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p31.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2009 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2009 - ...Practice Pearls presents readers' advice on practice operations and patient care, along with tips drawn from the literature. Send us your best pearl (250 words of less), and you'll earn $50 if we publish it. We also welcome questions for our QandA section. Send pearls, questions,...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0700/p27.html

AAFP News - Jun 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2009 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0601/p931.html

AAFP News - Mar 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p377.html

A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - With proper training and delegation, your team can see more patients, deliver better care and feel more satisfied at work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p35.html

How to See Your Practice Through Your Patients' Eyes -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - It's as simple as entering through the front door and taking a walk around your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p18.html

AAFP News - Jun 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0601/p1499.html

AAFP News - Feb 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p423.html

Transforming Your Practice: What Matters Most -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - When customers drive the system, it changes everything - for the better.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p32.html

Practice Pearls - Nov 2007 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - ...Practice Pearls presents readers' advice on practice operations and patient care, along with tips drawn from the literature. Send us your best pearl (250 words of less), and you'll earn $50 if we publish it. We also welcome questions for our QandA section. Send pearls, questions,...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p44.html

Panel Size: Answers to Physicians' Frequently Asked Questions -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - Does one size fit all? What do you do if your patient panel is too big - or too small? The experts answer these questions and more.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p29.html

Is Family Medicine Ready for the Home? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - The medical home seems to hold out great hope, but getting there may not be easy.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p8.html

Quick Ways to Maximize Your Office Space -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - Try these strategies today that have worked for TransforMED practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p32.html

Planned Care: Some Assembly Required -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - (But each piece is useful in itself.)

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p14.html

Retail Health Clinics Are Rolling Your Way -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Your patients will soon be able to choose between your office and the big-box retailer around the corner when they're feeling sick. Will this trend bring increased competition or cooperation?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p65.html

Physician Leadership: A New Model for a New Generation -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Today's leaders need more than vision and a high IQ.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p51.html

Practice Pearls - Jan 2006 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - ...I can update the computer file and never have to throw out an obsolete form. I take a similar approach to handicap sticker requests, health care proxies, school physical forms and even federal employment forms. The computer is a much better filing cabinet than a filing cabinet....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p65.html

Practice Pearls - Oct 2005 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - ...You should not routinely waive co-payments, co-insurance or deductible amounts. Managed care plans require that you make a good-faith effort to collect these, and Medicare considers routine waivers of this type to be a potential kickback to the patient for receipt of services....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p64.html

News & Trends - Sep 2005 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - ...that the bill focus on practice performance, rather than individual physician performance, to promote a team-based, practice-wide approach to improving patient care. New law aims to shift culture from blame to prevention Nearly six years after the Institute of Medicine reported that...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p28.html

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - With a clear aim, some basic innovation tools and a willingness to experiment, your team can produce some remarkable ideas.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p37.html

The New Model of Care in Family Medicine: What's In It For You? -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p59.html

What a Medical Assistant Can Do for Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - Medical assistants can be versatile and valuable additions to family medicine practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p51.html

18 Glimpses of Tomorrow -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Introduces Big Ideas issue, suggesting that most of the ideas featured have something to do with the FFM new practice model and that the authors may actually share a vision of the future of family medicine.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p13.html

Shoulder Dystocia - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - Shoulder dystocia can be one of the most frightening emergencies in the delivery room. Although many factors have been associated with shoulder dystocia, most cases occur with no warning. Calm and effective management of this emergency is possible with recognition of the impaction and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0401/p1707.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - ...Who are the most conscientious handwashers? A study published in BMJ measured a British primary care team's use of soap from dispensers for one year and found that the two nurses on the team paid greater attention to personal hygiene than the three physicians. The nurse who washed...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0401/p1598.html

Practice Diary - Oct 2003 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - ...their last visit, Marsha had driven Mom all around the Bay Area and was still working full time as a bookkeeper. Now, she couldn’t even take care of herself. Congestive heart failure had rendered her oxygen-reliant, and she was bed bound and wheelchair dependent. She was nearly...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p70.html

Ideas for Optimizing Your Nursing Staff -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - The article presents tips for making more efficient use of nurses in office-based practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/p51.html

Choosing a Practice Facility -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - Taking the time to plan ahead will improve your chances of selecting a facility that meets your needs and those of your patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/p37.html

Reducing Risks for Patients Receiving Warfarin -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - These practices built safety into their systems for managing oral anticoagulation therapy.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p35.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2001 - ...across the parking lot. As it turned out, on that day six weeks ago, the asthmatic patient had gone home determined to start taking better care of her asthma and to quit smoking. She looked great and said she hadn't felt so good in years. How rewarding it is when we happen to be the...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0615/p2379.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Mar 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - ...of the office manager, a nurse and a billing clerk/referral specialist, with JTL as the facilitator. After four one-hour meetings, the team's recommendations led to the development of a protocol for a triage nurse who will be responsible for handling all the prescription refill...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p877.html

How an Employed Group Redesigned Itself to Achieve Financial Viability -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - This 32-site medical group was facing financial ruin, until its employees (both physicians and staff members) came up with a radical plan.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/p21.html

Practicing in the New Millennium: Do You Have What It Takes? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2000 - Tomorrow's family physicians need new knowledge and skills to help them be old-fashioned family doctors.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0100/p35.html

Readers Speak Out on the Turtle vs. Rabbit Controversy -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - Family physicians from across the country have strongly held and differing views on the clash of practice styles. Is there a solution?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p19.html

Letters - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...representing our disciplines, get along as well as we can individually in practice? There are millions of Americans without health care. Working together, we can be part of the solution. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue,...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p9c.html

Developing "Groupthink" in a Multispecialty Group -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Following these ‘commandments’ leads doctors along a path of humility, commitment to the group - and success.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p45.html

A Team Approach to Quality Improvement -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - To realize change, rely on the knowledge and experience of a team such as the authors', which improved the care of patients with diabetes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p25.html

Ask FPM - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article Rescuing Managed Care ... Next article >> Mar 1999 Issue Ask FPM Fam Pract Manag. 1999 Mar;6(3):54. Discounting self-pay patients Balance billing HMO patients Practicing in a strip mall Waiving a co-payment Discounting self-pay...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p54.html

Practicing Without Paper -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Using information technology, this Texas practice is working smarter and serving patients better.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p40.html

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1335.html

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part I. Otitis Media and Acute ...

Oct 1, 1998 - Five conditions--otitis media, acute sinusitis, cough, pharyngitis and the common cold--account for most of the outpatient use of antibiotics in the United States. The first part of this two-part article presents guidelines that encourage physicians to make an appropriate distinction ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1113.html

Staff Retreats: Time for Reflection and Renewal -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - Want fresh ideas for improving your practice? Take your staff away from it all for a while.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p56.html

Team-Based Care

Read about AAFP's policy on team-based care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/team-based-care.html

Rural Study Explores Team-based Approach to Diabetes Care

Results of a study recently published in the Southern Medical Journal highlight the effectiveness of a team-based approach to managing diabetes in a rural primary care setting.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190522ruraldiabetes.html

AAFP Sees Harms to Team-based Care in VA Interim Final Rule

The AAFP and other medical societies this month urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to rescind an interim final rule that would decrease the standard of care for U.S. veterans.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210127vascope.html

Researchers Investigate Primary Care Professional Burnout

Researchers surveyed physicians and other primary care professionals in a medical home setting to see how task-sharing is related to physician burnout.

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20180131burnoutstudy.html

Primary Care

Read the AAFP's definition of primary care related terms and appropriate usage recommendations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

The Medical Home: Planned Care and Population Health

Population health management helps practices identify health needs of its patient populations and develop care plans accordingly.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/planned-care-population-health.html

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care: Team-Based Approach for ...

...Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care team-based approach for advancing health equity page 2 © 2018 american academy of family physicians table of contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/team-based-approach.pdf

Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Latest FPM Supplement Examines Innovative Care Delivery

The latest installment in the FPM journal’s supplement series on value-based payment, 'Innovative Care Delivery: Behavioral Health Integration and Home-based Primary Care,' highlights these two alternative care solutions.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210527innovcaredeliv.html

Continuity of Care, Definition of

Learn AAFP's definition of continuity of care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/continuity-of-care-definition.html

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care

...Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Jerzak is a family physician with Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wis., and is...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/fpm20190100p17.pdf

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr. Lyon is an associate professor and medical director of the AF...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p6.pdf

Improving Patient Care

FPM and AAFP resources to help you improve the patient experience and the care delivery process

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/patients.html

AAFP Outlines Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care

The AAFP has created a position paper on quality measurement for primary care that features six guiding principles aimed at helping steer future development and use of measurement in practice improvement and physician payment.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190114measurespaper.html

ZDoggMD: Primary Care Key to Fixing Broken Health Care System

During a main-stage presentation at the Family Medicine Experience, Zubin Damania, M.D. -- known to fans of his comedic and musical talents as ZDoggMD -- used a mock patient visit with Winnie-the-Pooh to illustrate what's wrong with health care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016fmx-zdoggmd.html

Primary Care Exception Needs Expansion, AAFP Tells CMS

In an Oct. 9 letter to CMS, the Academy advocated for the expansion of codes under the primary care exception rule -- an update that would reduce administrative complexity without compromising patient care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014exceptionrule.html

AAFP to Develop Value-based Payment Model for Primary Care

Noting that family physicians are foundational to the success of value-based care in United States, the AAFP Board of Directors has approved and funded a special project to empower Academy members to partner with payers to help improve quality and control total costs of care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210107vision2025.html

AAFP Tools Ease Patient Risk Stratification, Care Planning

Two AAFP resources ― the Risk-Stratified Care Management Scoring Algorithm and the Risk-Stratified Care Management Rubric ― can be useful in stratifying patients into risk levels based on utilization, chronic disease status, behavioral and mental health, and social determinants of health.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210505rscmtools.html

Researchers Make the Case for Home-based Medical Care

Noting an increase in the use of home-based medical care in the United States, researchers conclude that more primary care clinicians willing to provide this type of care are needed, and they call for improvements in value-based payment to help fill that gap.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181212homecare.html

Self-care: What Patients Want vs. What Physicians Can Provide

Family physician Wayne Jonas, M.D., writes that a survey shows a big disconnect between patients' interest in self-care and the amount of information they get from physicians on the subject.

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191203guested-selfcare.html

Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's recommendations of the Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/vision-qualiitymeasurement.html

AAFP Warns of More Harm in Scope-of-Practice Executive Order

In a recent letter, the AAFP said an executive order expanding scope of practice would disrupt team-based primary care in potentially harmful ways.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200121scopeletter.html

AAFP Pushes Against Executive Order on Equivalent Payment

A recent White House executive order meant to bolster Medicare includes some good ideas -- but one element could impair high-quality, team-based primary care, the Academy warned in an Oct. 11 letter.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014execorder.html

Researchers Push Primary Care Teams to 'Power Up'

Researchers describe a new model that extends clinician visits to team visits by pairing each physician with highly trained nurses or medical assistants.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190716primarycareteams.html

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline in the Golden State

Jo Marie Reilly, M.D., M.P.H., developed an innovative program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California to draw more medical students to primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180625fdf-reilly.html

Care Coordination - Enabled by Health IT

Find out more information about this study to better understand the feasibility and perceived value of electronic health record (EHR) system functions that support care coordination.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/care-coordination.html

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