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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

The EveryONE Project Builds on Successful Year for 2019

The EveryONE Project from the AAFP had a busy 2018 creating a comprehensive toolkit and other resources family physicians can use to address social determinants of health in their practices and communities throughout 2019 and beyond.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190102sdohtools.html

The EveryONE Project Introduces Neighborhood Navigator

The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has launched another user-friendly tool to help family physicians address social determinants of health at the point of care: The Neighborhood Navigator.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180725neighbornav.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Latest Toolkit

The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has launched the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolkit to help family physicians address social determinants of health in their practices and communities.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181011everyoneproject.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Social Determinants of Health Tools

The AAFP, as part of its initiative The EveryONE Project, has launched an initial screening toolkit to help physicians identify and respond to social determinants of health that affect their patients.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180109sdohtools.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Team-based Resources

To help family physicians modify their practices to better address their patients' social determinants of health, The AAFP's The EveryONE Project has released its latest toolkit and implementation guide.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180406everyoneteam-based.html

The Match Can Be Daunting; Here's How to Keep It Simple

The Match is just a week away. Fourth-year medical student John Heafner, M.P.H., offers advice for students who will be going through the process in the future.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180309lv-prematch.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

The Need for Systems of Care and a Trauma-Informed Approach to Intimate Partner ...

Jun 1, 2018 - ...The Need for Systems of Care and a Trauma-Informed Approach to Intimate Partner Violence Am Fam Physician. 2018 Jun 1;97(11):online. Original Article: Intimate Partner Violence Issue Date: October 15, 2016 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p646.html To the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/ol1.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

The New Model of Family Medicine: What’s In It for You -- Family Practice Management

...Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line. Dr. Bagley is the AAFP’s medical director of quality improvement. He was formerly in private practice for more than 25 years in...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/fpm20050500p59.pdf

The No. 1 question about team documentation -- FPM

To ease physicians’ administrative burdens, many practices are adopting team documentation, which involves increasing the MA-to-physician ratio and delegating more tasks to MAs. How do you convince your practice to try it?

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/team_documentation_question.html

The Nurse Closer: Using Nonclinician Staff to Make Patient Visits More Efficient

...of First Care Clinic in Hays, Kan. Bryan Brady is CEO of First Care Clinic. Rhiannon Maier is the director of quality and data at First Care Clinic. Jordan Gabel is the nursing supervisor at First Care Clinic. Danielle Windholz is the operations manager at First Care Clinic. Author...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/fpm20190700p13.pdf

The Nurse Closer: Using Nonclinician Staff to Make Patient Visits More Efficient -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - With a little training, nurses can wrap up the patient visit, reducing errors, improving patient satisfaction, and freeing up time for providers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p13.html

The Path to PCMH: You May be Closer Than You Think

The Path to PCMH: You May be Closer Than You Think

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

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

The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and ...

...to improve flow and reduce delays in the health care industry. Dr. Murray, who practiced family medicine for 25 years, is owner of Mark Murray and Associates consulting company. He has long been an authority on access in health care and has written numerous published articles on the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/fpm20191100p23.pdf

The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Do you have the right number of patients on your panel? Here’s a process and a spreadsheet for calculating and adjusting your panel based on actual patient behavior.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p23.html

The seven characteristics of functional work relationships -- FPM

Researchers point to seven characteristics that health care organizations should foster among physicians and staff.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/work_relationships.html

The Team to the Rescue -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Will team-based care be our salvation?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p3.html

Three Building Blocks for Improving Access to Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - Your efforts to give patients same-day appointments won't succeed until you address three critical issues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p12.html

Three things to consider before you start screening for social determinants of health ...

Social needs can complicate a patient’s health issues, but before you add another screening, answer these three questions.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/social_needs_screening.html

Three tools for screening for social determinants of health -- FPM

These screening instruments can aid physicians in identifying social determinants of health in a primary care setting.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/social_determinants.html

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

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

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

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https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/toolkit.html

Tools for Better Dementia Care

...Tools for Better Dementia Care Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr. Unwin is a practicing geriatrician and a professor of family and community...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/fpm20190100p11.pdf

Tools for Better Dementia Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.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

Treating Elderly as Treasures Improves Empathy, Care Quality

Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. By the time the last baby boomers reach that age in 2030, 18 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. Unfortunately, some people have difficulties when it comes to providing care for the elderly, whether it is because of the complexity of ...

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/treating_elderly_as_treasures_improves.html

Treatment and Management

The primary goal of treatment is to minimize the impact of ADHD symptoms on patient function while maximizing the patient’s ability to compensate or cope with any remaining difficulties. Not all symptoms can be resolved with treatment; it is important to manage expectations of treatment...

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adhd-toolkit/treatment-and-management.html

Two Habits of a Healthy Team: Managing Conflict and Practicing Gratitude

...Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness, and has been recognized as a leader in wellness, education, research, and clinical care. Her recent awards include the 2019 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Humanism Award and the 2019 Family Medicine Education...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/fpm20200700p11.pdf

Two Habits of a Healthy Team: Managing Conflict and Practicing Gratitude -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Most teams try to avoid conflict, yet can’t stop focusing on the negative. Healthy teams do the opposite.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p11.html

Unlocking Clues to Current Health in Past History: Childhood Trauma and Healing

...recent ACE scor- ing systems have taken into account issues such as neighborhood safety, bullying, wit- nessing violence, racism, and foster care.5 The ACE study demonstrated that as the number of adverse experiences increased during an individual’s childhood, the number of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/fpm20190300p5.pdf

Unlocking Clues to Current Health in Past History: Childhood Trauma and Healing -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - Adverse childhood events can have enduring effects on patients’ health, but these four steps can help promote healing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p5.html

Updated E/M Documentation Rules Good for Preceptors

CMS has changed evaluation and management documentation guidelines to expand medical students' ability to document -- with physician verification -- in the medical record.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180216studentdocumentation.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

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

Feb 1, 2019 - Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p17.html

USPSTF Takes First Step to Address Opioid Use Disorder

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft research plan on preventing opioid use disorder that includes a focus on interventions to prevent initiation or minimize use of opioids, inviting public comment until Jan. 16.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190111oudprevresearchplan.html

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Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/multimedia/video.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

VTE, Antiplatelet Therapy, Treatment for Veterans, HIV Prophylaxis, Diabetes Mellitus ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 15, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/p332.html

Want to Learn to Lead Change to Achieve Physician Well-being?

The Academy is offering members a free opportunity to learn how to lead change to boost physician well-being in the workplace, thanks to a collaboration between the AAFP and United Health Foundation.

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20200928leadingphyschange.html

Ways to Engage with the AAFP

...Engage with the AAFP Working together to transform health care Standing together-131,400 strong-we are the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Collectively, our members work diligently toward a common goal-to achieve the best possible health outcomes for our patients and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/Engage-With-AAFP.pdf

Ways to Engage with the AAFP

...Engage with the AAFP Working together to transform health care Standing together-131,400 strong-we are the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Collectively, our members work diligently toward a common goal-to achieve the best possible health outcomes for our patients and...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/common/ways-to-engage.pdf

We’re Doing Our Part to Keep SGR Issue on Congress' Radar

We’re Doing Our Part to Keep SGR Issue on Congress' Radar

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

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

Webcast: Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

Purchase access to this webcast to learn about the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) requirements and identify how AWV findings can close care gaps and engage patients.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/annual-wellness-visits/webcast.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

What can a care team coordinator do for you? -- FPM

In some practices coordinators lighten the load by taking on administrative and clinical duties so physicians can focus on patients.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/care_team_coordinators.html

What Can a PA or NP Do for Your Practice? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - If your workload is no longer sustainable, it may be time to consider adding a certified physician assistant or nurse practitioner to your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p19.html

What I Learned as a New Physician

In her final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Beth Oller, M.D., reflects on what she has learned in her first seven years as a small, rural practice owner.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180615fp-ollerfinale.html

What Influences Scope of Practice for Rural FPs?

A new study published in Family Medicine attempts to answer questions surrounding the decision to practice family medicine in rural areas and the factors that cause some rural FPs to limit their scope of practice.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180525ruralscope.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

When Physician Family Members Are Involved in Patients' Care - Curbside Consultation - ...

Mar 1, 2016 - It is not unusual for physicians to care for patients who have physician family members. This can be advantageous for patients, their families, and the clinical team because physician family members often better understand the clinical situation, its severity, and the treatment options....

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p388.html

Why Am I a Family Physician? Because FPs Are the 'Real Docs'

Why family medicine? In this Leader Voices Blog post, Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes the case for students to choose the specialty and for policymakers to invest more in it.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180803lv-fmchoice.html

Why I'm Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., shares lessons she has learned from the students and residents she trains, saying they give her hope for our future.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180702fp-trainees.html

Why It's Time to Purchase an Electronic Health Record System -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - The old reasons for holding off may have lost their validity.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p43.html

Winnable Battles: Family Physicians Play an Essential

...in the United States, and family physicians are uniquely positioned to address these issues. This highlights a need for transforming primary care practices and teams to systematize the recognition and management of unhealthy behaviors, and for alter- native payment models that...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/afp20140601p872.pdf

Winnable Battles: Family Physicians Play an Essential Role In Addressing Tobacco Use ...

Jun 1, 2014 - Tobacco use and obesity are linked to most deaths and significant disability in the United States, and family physicians are uniquely positioned to address these issues. This highlights a need for transforming primary care practices and teams to systematize the recognition and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p872.html

Workforce Reform

Read AAFP's recommendations of the reforms needed to address the family physician workforce.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Workforce Tactic Team Sets Stage to Increase Ranks of FPs

A recent article in Family Medicine sums up the outcomes of three years of work by the Family Medicine for America's Health Workforce Education and Development Tactic Team.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190304fmahworkforce.html

Working to Eliminate Health Disparities

Family physician Denise Rodgers, M.D., is leading a broad community effort to eliminate health disparities related to nutrition, fitness, housing and mental health in Newark, N.J.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180430fdf-rodgers.html

WPSI Recommends Screening Women for Anxiety

The Women's Preventive Services Initiative from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a draft recommendation on screening for anxiety in women. Public comment is invited through May 1.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190403wpsi-anxiety.html

Yes, There's a Doctor on Board -- and She's a Family Physician

Kim Yu, M.D., writes that two in-flight emergencies during an international flight taught her important lessons about teamwork, collaboration and communication.

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180614guested-yu.html

Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/your_opinion_matters_here_s.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

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