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AAFP to HHS: Let Physicians Transform Their Practices

In response to a request for information, the AAFP urged HHS' Office of Inspector General to confirm that any new CMS action would "allow for physician collaboration and partnerships to improve care delivery and appropriate beneficiary incentives."

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181106hhsoigltr.html

AAFP Urges Improvements to Fledgling Patient Data Initiative

The AAFP made detailed suggestions to improve CMS' recently announced initiative to improve patients' access to and control of their electronic health data.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180322myhealthedata.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 Working to Improve Community Health Outcomes

The AAFP played a key role in the recent release of a new framework to spark collaboration between the public health and health care sectors to improve community health outcomes.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180703hlthframewrk.html

AAFP, Other Groups Issue Diabetes Self-management Report

The AAFP has collaborated with several other health care and diabetes organizations to publish a consensus report on the use of diabetes self-management education and support in adults with type 2 diabetes.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200609diabetesconsensusrpt.html

AAFP, Others Criticize Bill That Interferes with Physician-Patient Relationship

...In their joint statement, the organizations point out that safety and injury prevention are crucial components of preventive medical care. The Florida measure, HB 155, which is expected to become law, would prohibit physicians from intentionally entering firearms ownership...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/afp20110701p13.pdf

AAFP's Annual Meeting Offers Plenty to 'Experience' in Denver

Thousands of family physicians will gather two weeks from today in Denver for an opportunity to learn, network, and have fun at the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience (FMX). AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some of what is to come ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_s_annual_meeting_offers.html

AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-releases/aafp-healthlandscape-awarded-seven-million-five-year-hrsa-contract-extension-for-uds-mapper.html

AAFP’s Response to COVID-19 Policy Changes - May 31, 2020

...care accessible during the public health emergency (PHE) period to achieve the many critical aims, we also look forward to working with the agency further to support the appropriate expansion of telehealth and access to care with a patient's family physician and usual source of care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-CMS-IFC1andIFC2-053120.pdf

AAPF Letter to Ways and Means on Stark Law and MACRA

AAFP response to a request for information from the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, on the topic of what modifications to the Stark Law are needed for MACRA implementation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-WaysandMeans-StarkLaw-020516.pdf

About Us

FPM journal description, mission, and contact information

Family Practice Management

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

Accessibility Is the Key -- FPM

May 1, 1998 - The author offers basic tips about scheduling office hours to better meet patients' needs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0500/p78.html

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The AAFP supports the ACO model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/acos.html

Achieving a More Minority-Friendly Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p39.html

Achieving Sustainable Increases in Childhood Immunization Rates -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - Analyzing and eliminating physical and procedural barriers to immunization allowed this practice to improve its performance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p13.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

ACP Immunization Advisor -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - The ACP Immunization Advisor app provides mobile access to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) current adult immunization schedule and adult vaccine indications and information.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p30.html

Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management

...kidney injury is two to three cases per 1,000 persons.3 Seven percent of hospitalized patients and about two-thirds of patients in intensive care units develop acute kidney injury,2 often as part of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.4 Acute kidney injury is associated with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/afp20121001p631.pdf

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

Acute Otitis Media in Children -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - The article presents an evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating otitis media and provides an encounter form.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p52.html

Adding a Dose of Levity to Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - A little levity and a sense of humor may help prevent burnout and give physicians the perspective they need to deal with the difficulties of practicing medicine today.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p70.html

Adding Health Education Specialists to Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - These multifaceted employees can improve patient care, generate additional net revenue, and prepare your practice for the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p10.html

Addressing Ambulatory Patient Safety in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Reducing errors in care requires establishing a culture of safety, systematic reporting, consistent follow-up, and sustained commitment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p23.html

Addressing Common Inefficiencies in Office Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - A well-organized workflow will save you time, money and aggravation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p28.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

admin-simplification-principles.pdf

...Principles for Administrative Simplification The regulatory framework with which primary care physicians must comply is daunting and often demoralizing. Standardization is not required among public or private payers, and many physicians participate with 10 or more payers. Physicians are...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/policies/admin-simplification-principles.pdf

Adolescent Vaccination: Protect Their Future -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Strategies to improve your adolescent patients’ immunizations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p9.html

Advance Care Planning: How to Have the Conversation You Want With Your Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - More patients are receiving intensive care in their last days of life, even though studies show that most don’t want it. Family physicians are uniquely positioned to make sure patients’ wishes are recorded and respected.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p18.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also.html

Advancing Multidisciplinary Team Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - A novel approach to treating patients with eating disorders may be a model for those with other complex conditions.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p8.html

AFP and FPM Media Kits

...The Most Trusted Brands in Primary Care Table of Contents About American Family Physician (AFP) ............................. 3-5 AFP Print Advertising Rates ...................................................6-7 AFP Premium Visibility Targeted Programs/ Advertising Discount...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/2021-AFP-and-FPM-Media-Kit.pdf

AFP Clerkship 2012-2013

... Care of Special Pop  CHD  COPD  Dementia  Depression  Diabetes  DVT  Dyspepsia  End of Life Care  Eye  Family Planning  Gastroenteritis  Genetics  Geriatric Care  Headache  Health Maintenance  Heart Failure ...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/AFPClerkship.pdf

AFP Documents with Keyword: Cancer Complications - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2020 Issue Megestrol for Palliative Care in Patients with Cancer [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries] Megestrol may be considered as a component of palliative care nutritional support in patients with cancer. Jun 1, 2018 Issue Oncologic Emergencies: Recognition and Initial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2257

afp20100701p43.pdf

...Care of the Returning Veteran JEFFREY D. QUINLAN, MD, Navy Medicine Support Command, Jacksonville, Florida MICHAEL R. GAURON, MD, Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada BRUCE R. DESCHERE, MD, Naval Hospital Pensacola...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0701/afp20100701p43.pdf

afp20101215p1437.pdf

...Primary Care Groups Release Joint ACO Principles, AMA Adopts Related Principles In response to language in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that encourages physicians to orga- nize as accountable care organizations (ACOs), the nation’s top primary care medical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/afp20101215p1437.pdf

afp20110115p113.pdf

...AAFP, Other Primary Care Organizations Adopt Joint Principles for Medical Education The AAFP and three other primary care professional organizations have released a new policy to guide the edu- cation of U.S. medical school students in an era of health care reform that promotes...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/afp20110115p113.pdf

afp20120315p553.pdf

...Practices, the differences in coverage rates can be attributed to several factors, includ- ing cost, adult patient beliefs, and fragmented care. For more information, visit http://www.aafp.org/news-now/ health-of-the-public/20120215adultvaccs.html. RAND Report Identifies...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/afp20120315p553.pdf

afp20130315p400.pdf

...to care for Medi- care beneficiaries. The bill would leave 2013 Medicare payment levels in place through 2014, and then provide annual updates of 0.5 percent for physician services for the next four years. It also includes a 2.5 percent increase in payments for primary care...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/afp20130315p400.pdf

afp20130715p83.pdf

...and expanding the role of primary care in the nation’s Medicare system. Dr. Stream outlined several recommen- dations, including the creation of a new category of evalu- ation and management codes to reflect the complexity of primary care visits, and incentives to encourage adop-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/afp20130715p83.pdf

afp20140615p936.pdf

...tive payment system for federally qualified health centers. The rule is expected to increase payments and poten- tially improve access to care for an estimated 21 million patients. Beginning October 1, 2014, federally qualified health centers will receive a single payment for all...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/afp20140615p936.pdf

afp20160515p820.pdf

...aimed at improving how primary care is delivered and how primary care physicians are paid. The Com- prehensive Primary Care Plus model is a five-year test that will begin in January 2017. The initiative, which will build on the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative that launched in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/afp20160515p820.pdf

afp20180215p232.pdf

...Voluntary Value Program (VVP). Commissioners said MIPS is too flawed to achieve CMS’ goals of reducing overall costs and improving patient care. They were concerned that because MIPS allows physicians to select the quality measures they want to be graded on, there is little basis...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/afp20180215p232.pdf

afp20180315p368.pdf

...Underutilization of Team-Based Care Linked to Burnout in Primary Care Physicians The challenges that come with undergoing significant prac- tice change, such as transitioning to a team-based model of care, may have unintentionally created new stresses for primary care physicians,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/afp20180315p368.pdf

afp20180315p372.pdf

...Academy of Family Physicians. Clinical practice guidelines: hypertension in adults over 60. January 2017. https://www.aafp.org/ patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/hypertension-over-60. html. Accessed January 18, 2018. 11. Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, Rich R, et al. Pharmacologic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/afp20180315p372.pdf

afp20180501p558.pdf

...EveryONE Project Unveils Team-Based Tools To help family physicians modify their practices to better address patients’ social determinants of health, the Every- ONE Project from the AAFP has released a toolkit and implementation guide that focus on a team-based approach. Social...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/afp20180501p558.pdf

afp20180601p700.pdf

...Original Article: Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women Issue Date: March 1, 2017 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/p314. html To the Editor: I appreciated this timely article, but the authors neglect to mention a crucial element of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/afp20180601p700.pdf

afp20180601p702a.pdf

...Original Article: Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women Issue Date: March 1, 2017 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/p314. html To the Editor: I appreciated this timely article, but the authors neglect to mention a crucial element of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/afp20180601p702a.pdf

afp20180601p703.pdf

...Original Article: Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women Issue Date: March 1, 2017 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/p314. html To the Editor: I appreciated this timely article, but the authors neglect to mention a crucial element of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/afp20180601p703.pdf

afp20180601p741.pdf

...until a related condition emerges. A patient- focused approach that includes education; cancer-specific monitoring; and team-based care, including palliative care, with continuous communication is recommended.4 Most oncologic emergencies can be categorized as metabolic,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/afp20180601p741.pdf

afp20180615p776.pdf

...making them vulnerable to disability and diminished quality of life. Although 95% of older patients with complex needs have regular access to care, 58% struggle to navigate the system, and 62% are stressed about their ability to afford housing, utilities, or meals.3 Geriatric...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/afp20180615p776.pdf

afp20181101p613.pdf

...review of six health care organization guidelines. In a review of these guidelines, the authors found no studies indicating that A1C targets less than 6.5% improve clinical outcomes. Moreover, using medication to achieve this level had associated harms. Guidance Statements Goals...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1101/afp20181101p613.pdf

afp20181201p645.pdf

...evolve, clinicians will likely care for an increasing number of transgender persons.3 However, data from a large observational study suggests that 24% of transgender persons report unequal treatment in health care environments, 19% report refusal of care altogether, and 33% do not...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/afp20181201p645.pdf

afp20190201p141.pdf

...Letters to the Editor Group Prenatal Care to Reduce Preterm Labor and Improve Outcomes Original Article: Preterm Labor: Prevention and Management Issue Date: March 15, 2017 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p366. html To the Editor: We would like to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/afp20190201p141.pdf

afp20190201p142.pdf

...Letters to the Editor Group Prenatal Care to Reduce Preterm Labor and Improve Outcomes Original Article: Preterm Labor: Prevention and Management Issue Date: March 15, 2017 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p366. html To the Editor: We would like to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/afp20190201p142.pdf

afp20190201p143.pdf

...Letters to the Editor Group Prenatal Care to Reduce Preterm Labor and Improve Outcomes Original Article: Preterm Labor: Prevention and Management Issue Date: March 15, 2017 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p366. html To the Editor: We would like to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/afp20190201p143.pdf

afp20190415p476.pdf

...beyond the clinical setting. A previous editorial in American Family Physician explained how community vital signs can be used in patient care to address social determinants of health (SDOH).1 SDOH are contextual environmental factors that can give rise to health inequity; they...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/afp20190415p476.pdf

afp20190501p587.pdf

...about the effects on rates of cesarean delivery, perinatal mortality, opera- tive vaginal birth, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Elective labor induc- tion does not significantly change the risk of still- birth, low Apgar score, or neonatal respiratory...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/afp20190501p587.pdf

afp20190515p654.pdf

...to fit your team’s busy schedule. Our Growing Library of Topics: • Clinical Data Registries NEW! • Continuity of Care NEW! • Team Documentation NEW! • Empanelment • Quality Improvement AAFP TIPSTM Transformation in Practice Series DPA18091380 Get...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/afp20190515p654.pdf

afp20190615od2.pdf

...James J. Stevermer, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Missouri Robert T. Chow, MD, MBA, MACP, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, Baltimore, Maryland Katherine K. Leon, MS, SCAD Alliance, Alexandria, Virginia Melanie D. Bird,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/afp20190615od2.pdf

afp20190615p733.pdf

...Editorials Identification of and Treatment for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, Illinois Michael Fleming, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois See related U.S. Preventive...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/afp20190615p733.pdf

afp20191001p396.pdf

...approach to care is not new and has had international success,2 but its broader implementation in the United States is relatively recent and requires expansion of clin- ical infrastructure, reimbursement, and patient access. Unlike the HIV/AIDS epidemic, in which primary care and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/afp20191001p396.pdf

afp20191001p416.pdf

...Opioid use disorder should be treated as a chronic condition with longitudinal, team-based, patient-centered care. Similar to type 2 diabetes mellitus or hypertension, opioid use disorder has genetic, environmental, and behavioral causes; the disorder responds best to long-term...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/afp20191001p416.pdf

afp20191101p544.pdf

...to the U.S. Census Bureau.1 Most veterans receive care exclusively from family physicians or coopera- tively with the Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, although more than one-half receive care only from the civilian sector.2 Eligibility for benefits is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/afp20191101p544.pdf

afp20200915p332.pdf

...pain and multisystem illness should have symptoms eval- uated based on clinical judgment and be treated with a collaborative, team-based approach, including a behavioral health specialist. Vet- erans with suspected posttraumatic stress dis- order should undergo diagnostic evaluation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/afp20200915p332.pdf

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

ALSO Armed Forces

AAFP's Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for the Department of Defense-mandated training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/armed-forces.html

Altruism in Practice Management: Caring for Your Staff -- FPM

Oct 1, 1998 - This article argues that FPs should put their altruistic values into practice as they interact with staff and manage their practices, not just in treating patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1000/p58.html

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

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

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

An Alarming Case of Viagra Abuse -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - A letter of protest to a managed care company that protested his patient's use of 8 Viagra tablets in a single month when the average is 5.9

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p10.html

An Average Workload -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - Family physicians average 52 hours per week in practice, according to a recent AAFP survey.

Family Practice Management : FP Stat

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p86.html

An Easy Way to Analyze E/M Coding for Group Practices -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - The author describes how practices can analyze their CPT coding distributions and determine whether they are billing for an appropriate range of services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p20.html

An Easy Way to Evaluate Software for Your PDA -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - This article describes an approach to critically evaluating PDA medical applications for practicality, applicability and usefulness in medical practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p67.html

An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - Contemplating the purchase of an EHR? Results of our informal survey may help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p29.html

An Expensive Dinner: Surviving a Failed Business Venture -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - There's no such thing as a free dinner when you're dealing with wanna-be medical entrepreneurs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p45.html

An Introduction to Online CME -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - Physicians rarely submit CME online, in spite of the large number of organizations now offering it. The author provides instructions for using online CME and offers resources for finding it on the Web.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p59.html

An Introduction to Personal Health Records -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Here's what you need to know about this growing trend to give patients access to a portable health record.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p57.html

An Introduction to Tablet PCs -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - With this technology, you can access and update electronic medical records from anywhere - with a keyboard or a pen.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p36.html

An Open Letter to All the Health Plans That Keep Sending Me Letters -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - How helpful are all those letters you receive from health plans? Not very, says this family physician.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p52.html

An Open Letter to the CEO of Our Health Plan -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - Open letter to the CEO of United Health Care, the Academy health plan, discussing improvements and user control.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p11.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

An Ounce of Prevention -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - The author explains the effects of the Balanced Budget Amendment of 1997 on Medicare coverage for preventive services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p10.html

An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - When we cannot give patients the care they need, we all suffer. But the converse is also true.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p6.html

An Update on Certifying Home Health Care -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - The author explains a clarification of Medicare's definition of homebound and introduces readers to new HCPCS codes that must be used when certifying home health care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p16.html

An Update on the E/M Codes and Documentation Guidelines -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author explains recent developments surrounding the revision of the documentation guidelines for evaluation and management services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p14.html

An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Slowly but surely, it's getting easier to help your patients kick the habit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p75.html

Anatomy of the Medicare Appeals Process -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - The law has made significant structural and procedural changes in the Medicare appeals process. This article outlines those changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p23.html

Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP

Director - Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/carroll.html

Another Ounce of Prevention -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - Slowly but surely, Medicare coverage of preventive services has grown. Here's an update.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p25.html

Answers to Your Questions About Chronic Care Management -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - From what constitutes 24/7 access to how to document the 20 minutes of required monthly services, we fill in the blanks about this new Medicare benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p7.html

Answers to Your Questions About Medicare Annual Wellness Visits -- FPM

Apr 1, 2011 - Our previous issue described the requirements and introduced an encounter form for documenting these visits. Now we answer your questions about this newest Medicare benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0300/p13.html

Answers to Your Questions About Same-Day Scheduling -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - The concept’s founder explains how to do today’s work today and improve patient access to your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p59.html

Answers to Your Questions on Solo, Idealized Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - How does a solo doc with no support staff manage his referrals, order his supplies and give immunizations? Gordon Moore, MD, answers those questions and more.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p39.html

APC-APM for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Proposal to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee regarding the Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APC-APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/PR-PTAC-APC-APM-41417.pdf

Applying the "Theory of Constraints" to Solve Your Practice's Most Vexing Problem -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - What stands in the way of your practice achieving its goal?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p18.html

Appreciate the Now -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Worries about the past or future can sap your joy and productivity in the present.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p40.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

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

Are Electronic Records Catching On? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - Suggests that the EHR market may be maturing and lists AAFP activities promoting EHRs.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p13.html

Are the Edges of Family Practice Being Worn Away? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - A variety of forces, from hospitalists to burnout, may be chipping away at family physicians' scope of practice. Should you be concerned?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p35.html

Are You Coding Accurately? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - This article provides readers with step-by-step instructions for checking their E/M coding distribution with national guidelines established in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Family Practice Profile.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p20.html

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