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Telemedicine Is Worthy of Payers' Long-term Investment

John Cullen, M.D., writes that telemedicine has proven its worth during the pandemic. Now payers must ensure its viability as a long-term solution.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200709lv-telemedicine.html

Unemployment During Pandemic Amounts to a One-Two Punch

Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the pandemic -- and the higher unemployment rates it has caused -- has exposed the precarious nature of employer-sponsored health insurance.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200708fp-esi.html

ACA's Vital Progress Again in Jeopardy

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog that the focus should be on building on aspects of the ...

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200707itt-aca.html

Adult Sinusitis - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on adult sinusitis.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/adult-sinusitis.html

Allergic Rhinitis

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on allergic rhinitis.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/allergic-rhinitis.html

Lock In Telehealth Flexibility, Protections, Says AAFP

In two recent letters, the AAFP and other groups asked Congress for permanent telehealth flexibility and laid out principles to ensure ongoing virtual care success.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200702telehealthletters.html

Back Pain in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - Back pain is a relatively common presenting symptom in children and adolescents. Typical causes include muscle strain or spasm, spinal deformities (e.g., Scheuermann kyphosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis), spondylolysis, bulging or herniated intervertebral disks, apophysitis of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p19.html

Blood Product Transfusion in Adults: Indications, Adverse Reactions, and Modifications ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - Millions of units of blood products are transfused annually to patients in the United States. Red blood cells are transfused to improve oxygen-carrying capacity in patients with or at high risk of developing symptomatic anemia. Restrictive transfusion thresholds with lower hemoglobin ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p30.html

Knee Bruising and Swelling in a Teenager - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - A teenaged baseball player presented with left knee pain, bruising, and swelling, as well as subjective quadriceps weakness 10 days after sustaining a leg injury while sliding into home plate.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p49.html

CDC Issues Guidance on Immunizations During Pandemic

The CDC has issued new interim guidance for family physicians and other clinicians on providing immunization services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200630covidimmunize.html

Top 20 POEMs of 2018

American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-poems/2018.html

Top POEMs of 2018 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-poems/2018-cw.html

Top POEMs of 2019 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice that are consistent with the Choosing Wisely Campaign..

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-poems/2019-cw.html

Top 20 POEMs of 2019

American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-poems/2019.html

AFP's Top Articles

View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician each year based on web views.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-articles.html

American Family Physician Videos

American Family Physician video collection.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/multimedia/videos.html

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/covid-briefs.html

Studies Examine Antibiotic Resistance, Stewardship Issues

New research suggests a link between increased influenza vaccine uptake and reduced antibiotic prescription rates, while a second study examines primary care physicians' attitudes about antibiotic stewardship.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200625antibxstudies.html

FPM Past Issues 2005

FPM issues 2005

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2005.html

Hospital Privileges as a Requirement for Insurance Participation

AAFP Policy on Hospital Privileges as a Requirement for Insurance Participation

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Point of Care Testing Policy

AAFP policy on point of care testing.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/point-of-care-testing-policy.html

Care for Special Populations in Pandemic Adds Challenges

From masks and social distancing to closing group homes, Kyle Jones, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that physicians caring for patients with intellectual or other developmental disabilities face added challenges with COVID-19.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200624fl-specialpopulations.html

Pandemic Exposes Flaws in Health Care Payment System

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the many challenges that the fee-for-service system presents to primary care. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn examines what needs to change.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200623itt-payment.html

Life and Work in Family Medicine

Discover the diverse, day-to-day experiences that family physicians can have as they serve in a wide variety of practice settings.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/day-as-family-doctor.html

Meet the Doctors

Learn more about the physicians who contributed their stories to our series, "In Their Own Words: A QandA with Family Physicians."

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/day-as-family-doctor/bios.html

Study Examines Community-based Lung Cancer Screening

Results of a recent Annals of Family Medicine study indicate that under the right conditions, lung cancer screenings can be performed safely and effectively in the community health setting.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200622lungcascreen.html

CDC Issues Health Advisory on Meningococcal Disease

The CDC on June 18 issued a health advisory notifying physicians about recent case reports of patients with meningococcal disease that is resistant to both penicillin and ciprofloxacin.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200622cipromeningococcal.html

It's Your Future: Don't Let Others Thwart Your Ambitions

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that she first encountered racism when her elementary school teacher told her she couldn't become a doctor.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200617lv-ambition.html

Third-Year Electives During Residency

Your electives in your final year of residency is can be opportunities to get an inside look at practices you may be considering joining after graduation.

Students and Residents : Residents

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/3rd-year-electives.html

Recruiting Match Applicants to Your Residency Program

Attract your program’s next class of residents with recruitment strategies that help you build relationships and stand out on virtual platforms.

Students and Residents : Residency Program Directors

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/recruiting.html

Screen Adults for Unhealthy Drug Use, Says Task Force

On June 9, the U.S. Preventive Services task force issued a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on screening for unhealthy drug use.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200616uspstf-illicitdrugscreen.html

Foreign Bodies in the Skin: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - Foreign bodies may be introduced into the skin through lacerations and soft tissue wounds. Long-term complications of retained foreign bodies include chronic pain and neurovascular impairment. Wound exploration and initial imaging with radiography or ultrasonography should be considered...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p740.html

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is noncardiogenic pulmonary edema that manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include onset within one week of a known insult or new or worsening respiratory symptoms, profound hypoxemia, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p730.html

Resources on Environmental Exposures for Military Veterans - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 15, 2020 - Letters to the Editor from AFP readers regarding previously published articles.

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p709.html

Declare Racism Public Health Emergency, AAFP Tells White House

Racism must be understood as a public health issue and declared a public health emergency, the AAFP told the administration and key members of Congress in a pair of June 10 letters.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200612racismpriority.html

WPSI Mulls Recommending Obesity Prevention in Midlife Women

The Women's Preventive Services Initiative is inviting public comment on whether WPSI should develop recommendations around the topic of preventing obesity in midlife women; the deadline to comment is June 19.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200611wpsiobesityprev.html

Create COVID-19 Litigation Safe Harbor, AAFP Tells Congress

Primary care physicians need temporary, targeted liability relief in the aftermath of COVID-19, the Academy and hundreds of other medical and professional organizations told lawmakers recently.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200610liabilityrelief.html

Tobacco Use: Ask Patients, Offer Advice, Provide Options

On June 2, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review regarding interventions for tobacco use cessation in adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200610uspstf-tobaccocessadults.html

Pandemic Is Shining a Light on Health Disparities

Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that the pandemic is amplifying the health inequities minorities face in the United States.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200610fl-disparities.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.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

Virtual Match Has Potential to Drive Innovation

Recent medical school graduate Margaret Miller, M.D., M.P.H., offers advice to the Class of 2021 on a Match process that will be unlike any before it in this Leader Voices Blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200605lv-virtualmatch.html

Guidance Steers 2021 Match Around COVID-19 Obstacles

New recommendations aim to ensure a successful 2021 family medicine residency match process that overcomes hurdles thrown up by the pandemic.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200604covidmatch.html

Task Force: Research Needed in Counseling Youth on Illicit Drugs

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that the evidence is insufficient to balance the benefits and harms of primary care-based behavioral counseling interventions to prevent illicit drug use in children, adolescents and young adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200604uspstfdrugs.html

Academy Urges Congress to Extend Medicaid Payment Increase

Upping the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Medicaid is a vital response to COVID-19, the Academy and 18 other groups told congressional letters in a June 2 letter.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200604fmapletter.html

Fix Disparities, Payment to Improve Maternal Health, AAFP Advises

The AAFP offered detailed advice to CMS on addressing the maternal mortality rate, including examining the role of racism, and improving access to care by family physicians and payment.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200603ruralmaternal.html

What Are the Actual Causes of Hospital Admissions?

Kyle Leggott, M.D., and Graham Custar, M.D., look at the social drivers that actually lead to many hospital admissions.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200602fp-admissions.html

Snorkeling or Paralysis: An FP's Strange Experience With COVID-19

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., explains how the pandemic has forced him to try some unconventional things, including new approaches to personal protective equipment, in the FPs on the Front Lines blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200602fl-newapproaches.html

Newborn Circumcision Techniques - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - Newborn male circumcision is a common elective surgical procedure for the removal of foreskin covering the glans penis. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/p680.html

Nerve Blocks: Part I. Upper Extremity - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - Procedural anesthesia is administered by family physicians for a variety of conditions, including neuropathies, fracture reduction, foreign body removals, and complex wound management. A nerve block may be preferred because it provides effective regional anesthesia with less anesthetic....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/p654.html

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: AAFP and Others Update Recommendations - Practice... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)and others have published the 5th edition of the preparticipation physical evaluation monograph. Revisions include new mental health and transgender sections and expansion of the female athlete chapter.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/p692.html

Nerve Blocks: Part II. Lower Extremity - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - Family physicians use anesthesia to provide diagnostic and procedural analgesia for conditions such as neuropathies, fracture reduction, foreign body removals, and complex wound management. Local infiltration of anesthetics is commonly used in this setting because of the ease of use, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/p669.html

FDA Issues Recall Alert for Metformin ER Products

The FDA is asking several pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily recall products containing extended-release formulations of metformin, a drug prescribed to millions of patients with type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200601metforminrecall.html

New Senior VP Takes Reins of AAFP Advocacy Efforts

Stephanie Quinn, the AAFP's new senior vice president for advocacy, practice advancement and policy, fields our questions in this QandA.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200601quinnqa.html

AAFP Endorses Bill Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities

In a May 28 letter, the Academy voiced support for legislation that would create a task force to address racial and ethnic health disparities associated with COVID-19.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200601coviddisparities.html

Lend Your Voice to Academy's Week of Action

Due to the pandemic, the Academy is taking its annual advocacy event online. John Cullen, M.D., urges family physicians to make their voices heard June 1-5 to help stabilize, strengthen and sustain primary care.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200529lv-weekofaction.html

New AAFP Resources Prepare Members for E/M Coding Changes

The AAFP is rolling out resources to help members take advantage of big changes to office/outpatient evaluation and management visit coding -- and payment -- that are coming Jan. 1.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200528emresources.html

Family Medicine Discovers RapSDI Announces 2020 Scholars

The Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation initiative is announcing that two scholars have been selected to begin work on clinical research projects.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200528rapsdischolars.html

Navigating Paper Walls, Digital Windows in Pandemic

Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post that masks and other COVID-19 precautions have changed the way he communicates with patients in his rural practice.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200527fl-ruralcovid.html

What Lies Ahead

Family physicians will never relinquish the future of their discipline to someone else's vision, Shawn Martin writes in his final In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200526itt-whatliesahead.html

Resident Representative to FamMedPAC

Opportunity for a student or resident trainee to serve on a political action committee that helps elect candidates to the U.S. Congress who support the AAFP’s legislative goals and objectives.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/representatives-other-organizations/aafp-fammedpac.html

Student Representative to FamMedPAC

Serve on a political action committee that helps elect candidates to the U.S. Congress who support the AAFP’s legislative goals and objectives.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/representatives-other-organizations/aafp-fammedpac.html

Resident Representative to American Family Physician Journal

Opportunity for residents to work on a peer-reviewed clinical research journal dedicated to empowering family physicians to improve the health of patients and communities as the leading source of medical information.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/advisory-program-boards/aafp-afpjournal-resident.html

Student Representative to American Family Physician

Contribute to the most-read journal in primary care. AFP is peer reviewed, editorially independent clinical content publish for and by family physicians.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/advisory-program-boards/aafp-afpjournal-student.html

AAFP, Others Warn Azar of Imminent Primary Care Closures

Funding to independent and community-based primary care practices, including Medicaid participants, must come soon, the AAFP and other groups told HHS this week.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200522closurewarning.html

Offer Behavioral Counseling to Prevent CVD in at-Risk Adults

On May 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease in at-risk adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200520uspstfcvd.html

Questions About Producing Online Education

View frequently asked questions regarding producing online CME activities.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/producing-online-education.html

Top 20 Research Studies of 2019 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - In 2019, regular surveillance of 110 English-language research journals identified 254 studies that met the criteria to become POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters). Physician members of the Canadian Medical Association rated these POEMs for their relevance to patients in their...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p608.html

Care of the Military Veteran Should Include Screening for Substance Use Disorders - ...

May 15, 2020 - ...Care of the Military Veteran Should Include Screening for Substance Use Disorders Am Fam Physician. 2020 May 15;101(10):580-582. Original Article: Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues Issue Date: November 1, 2019 See additional reader comments at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p580a.html

The Older Driver - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2020 - Advancing age on its own is not a reason to stop driving. The ability to drive may enable older adults to maintain family and social interactions and to promote independence by accessing community resources, services, and volunteer opportunities.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p625.html

Amazon Gives FPs Priority Access to COVID-19 Supplies

Thanks to a collaborative effort by the AAFP and Amazon, Amazon Business is opening its COVID-19 Supplies store to individual physicians, allowing Academy members to purchase much-needed personal protective equipment and other medical supplies.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200515amazonbiz.html

ACOs, Value-based Care Hang in COVID-19 Balance, AAFP Warns

To safeguard the future of value-based care, relief is needed for Medicare Shared Savings Program participants affected by COVID-19, the AAFP told HHS in a May 14 letter.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200514covidacos.html

Breastfeeding Support and Resources Toolkit

Discover office-based tools, community engagement, advocacy and educational resources on breastfeeding to help you serve your patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/birth-control-pregnancy-childbirth/breastfeeding/toolkit.html

Behavioral Health and Tobacco Cessation

Participate in the Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Behavioral Health project.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/tobacco-and-nicotine/office-champions/behavioral-health-tobacco-cessation.html

USPSTF: Screen for HBV Infection in People at Increased Risk

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200512uspstfhbvscreen.html

The Fight for FPs Will Go On -- From a New Front

As he prepares to transition to the role of AAFP CEO/EVP this summer, Shawn Martin reflects in this In the Trenches blog post on his eight years in the Academy's Washington, D.C., office.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200512itt-fighton.html

AAFP Gives Administration Formula for Saving Primary Care

In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200511sustainpractices.html

MMWR: COVID-19 Has Provoked Drop in Childhood Immunizations

A new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Early Release indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting childhood immunizations in the United States.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200508covidvax.html

AAFP Advocacy Wins With CMS Telehealth Payment Boost

CMS announced retroactive increased payment for audio-only telemedicine that covers more services, a change the AAFP has been urging since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200505telehealthboost.html

AAFP Immunization Materials Help Keep FPs Informed

The Academy recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the 2020 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules developed by the ACIP to all active members.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200501immschedules.html

AAFP Joins Call for Relief to Non-Medicare Physicians

It's past time to throw a lifeline to non-Medicare physicians working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, three physician organizations told HHS Secretary Alex Azar this week.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200430covidrelief.html

Academy Reacts to Latest FDA E-cigarette Policy Delay

After the FDA cited COVID-19 as a reason to delay stronger oversight of tobacco products, the AAFP and 49 allies urged the agency to work to protect the public health.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200429ecigdelay.html

Medical Learner Safety and Wellness During Pandemic Crisis

Read AAFP's policy on Medical Learner Safety and Wellness During Pandemic Crisis.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/learnersafety-pandemic.html

COVID-19: Lessons Learned So Far

In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior VP for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers three key observations on family medicine and the pandemic.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200428itt-covidlessons.html

Research Examines Economics of HPV Vaccination

An economic analysis found that expanding HPV vaccination coverage to all adults through age 45 would produce slight health benefits but be less cost-effective than the vaccination strategy previously in place.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200205hpvanalysis.html

Death of Patient With COVID-19 Was Unlike Any Other

Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that when a patient of his died of COVID-19, the uncertainty and anxiety shrouding her death made it unlike any other he had ever experienced.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200427fp-coviddeath.html

Global Group Warns COVID-19 May Hinder Measles Vaccination

The global Measles and Rubella Initiative has estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic could postpone or suspend dozens of measles immunization programs worldwide, potentially leaving millions of children at increased risk.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200424measles-covid.html

Prepare now for next round of Paycheck Protection Program funding

Given how quickly the first round of funding was exhausted, businesses are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

COVID-19 Shows What Is Truly Valuable in Health Care

The financial burden that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on family physicians must be addressed as a threat to the very foundation of the U.S. health care system, Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200423lv-familymedicinevalue.html

Research Page Into Social Determinants of Health

Research Page Into Social Social Determinants of Health

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/social-determinants-of-health/research-page-into-social-social-determinants-of-health.html

Big Medicaid Boost Is Next Priority, AAFP Tells Congress

Congress must make Medicaid a top priority in any further legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy and the Partnership for Medicaid told House and Senate leaders in an April 17 letter.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200422covidmedicaid.html

AAFP Issues COVID-19 Guidance on Breastfeeding, Medications

To help guide family physicians in providing optimal patient care, the AAFP recently issued a policy on prescribing medications for COVID-19, as well as a statement on breastfeeding and COVID-19.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200421covidguidance.html

AAFP Delivers Strong Advice to Reduce Maternal Morbidity

The AAFP recently sent a detailed response to a Senate Finance Committee request for information on how to improve the nation's maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200420maternalrfi.html

Study: Effective Communication Key During Health Crises

Findings from a recently published study involving family physicians reaffirm the Academy's efforts to inform and educate its members during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200420riskcomms.html

Is That Antibiotic Prescription Really Necessary?

A review of prescription data for more than 19 million Americans that was recently published in The BMJ indicates that nearly one-quarter of all antibiotic prescriptions may have been prescribed inappropriately.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190214antibxscriptstudy.html

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AFP issues for the year of 2004.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

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1999

AFP issues for the year of 1999.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

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AAFP to CMS: Medicare Rules Must Cut Burden, Empower FPs

In response to a proposed rule for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans, the AAFP advised CMS to focus on changes that make it easier for their patients.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200416partscdrule.html

2000

AFP issues for the year of 2000.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2000.html

2001

AFP issues for the year of 2001.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2001.html

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