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Long-Term Planning

These resources are for the entire care team and can be sued to help initiate conversations that prepare a patient for the aging process.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/cognitive-care/long-term-planning.html

Diagnosis and Disclosure

The tools and resources for this section help with assessment, determining the type and stage of cognitive impairment, and communication of prognosis.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/cognitive-care/diagnosis-and-disclosure.html

Prevention

These tools and resources are intended to assist with communication about brain health, risk factors for memory loss, and signs of cognitive impairment.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

ABFM Director Nominations

Information about applying to be an ABFM director.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/abfm-director-nom.html

Science and Education

Evidence-based knowledge and education, including guidelines, clinical recommendations, and physician education resources designed to help family physicians provide more relevant and effective care for their LGBT patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Helping Patients Set Fitness Goals

Read about how to use AIM-HI in your practice to help motivate staff and patients to make healthy food and fitness choices.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/healthy-lifestyle/obesity-activity/helping-patients-set-fitness-goals.html

Education and Practice-Based Resources

Education and Practice-Based Resources

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/education-and-practice-based-resources.html

Pertussis Vaccine: Receiving Tdap During Pregnancy

Pregnant women should receive a dose of the TDap vaccine during every pregnancy, ideally between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/disease-pop-immunization/pertussis-vaccine-receiving-tdap-during-pregnancy.html

Obtain and Report CME Credit

Get answers to frequently asked questions on how to report your CME credits.

CME : CME FAQs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/about/report.html

Pneumococcus Vaccine

Information on pneumococcus conjugate vaccine.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/disease-pop-immunization/pneumococcus-vaccine.html

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV)

The AAFP has worked collaboratively with other health organizations to develop a letter urging health care providers to strongly recommend the HPV vaccine.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/disease-pop-immunization/human-papillomavirus-vaccine-hpv.html

Meningococcal Disease and the Men B Vaccine

Read a current review of meningococcal disease information, including frequently asked questions about the Men B vaccine.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/disease-pop-immunization/meningococcal-disease-vaccine.html

Family Medicine Update AAFP CME

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Family Medicine Update and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/family-medicine-update.html

Questions About the Application Process

View frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and the application process.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/application-process.html

Questions About Translation to Practice (t2p)

View frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and the Translation to Practice (t2p) process.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/t2p.html

Credit Calculation and Credit Terms

Learn to calculate CME credit and understand the credit terms to apply for AAFP CME credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/credit-calculation-and-terms.html

Translation to Practice (t2p)

Learn about the Translation to Practice (t2p) program, which offers CME credits to individuals for taking what they learn in a CME activity and translating it to their practice.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/t2p.html

Questions When Getting Started

View frequently asked questions regarding AAFP CME Credit System and getting started with applying for CME credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/getting-started.html

Questions About AAFP/ABFM Performance Improvement (PI) Credit

View answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and the AAFP/ABFM Performance Improvement (PI) credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/pi-credit.html

Questions About Blended Learning

View answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and the blended learning process.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/blended-learning.html

Tools for CME Providers

Access these AAFP tools and guidance for CME providers who are developing CME activities for family physicians.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tools.html

Health Professional Organizations Agreement

View a list of health professional organizations that accept AAFP Prescribed credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/credit-statements/health-professional-organizations-agreement.html

Post-Submission Information

Post-submission information for CME providers who have submitted an application for AAFP CME credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/post-submission.html

Active Membership

Become a member of the AAFP, and enjoy all the benefits of being part of the premier family medicine association.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/active.html

Connect With Your FMIG Network Leaders

Meet the student leaders who support the FMIG Network by helping student groups in their respective regions stay informed and inspired.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/online-community/fmig-network-leaders.html

Cerebral Palsy: An Overview - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - Cerebral palsy, which occurs in two to three out of 1,000 live births, has multiple etiologies resulting in brain injury that affects movement, posture, and balance. The movement disorders associated with cerebral palsy are categorized as spasticity, dyskinesia, ataxia, or mixed/other. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p213.html

Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evaluation and Management - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - Evaluation and management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding focus on etiologies originating distally to the ligament of Treitz. Diverticular disease is the most common source, accounting for 40% of cases. Hemorrhoids, angiodysplasia, infectious colitis, and inflammatory bowel ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p206.html

Advocacy, SDOH Must Be Part of Physician Training

Family medicine resident Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family physicians should not only be trained to screen patients for the social determinants of health, but should also know how to advocate for their patients.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200214lv-advocacytraining.html

Study Identifies Drugs of Concern for Patients With CKD

A team of Canadian researchers has developed a list of three dozen medications that must or could be dose-adjusted or avoided in patients with chronic kidney disease.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200212ckdmeds.html

Tips for Former Smokers

The CDC says that brief advice from a health care professional significantly increases the odds that a patient is successful in quitting smoking. That’s why family physicians are a vital partner in the Tips From Former Smokers campaign.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/tobacco-and-nicotine/tips-for-former-smokers.html

PCPs Outpace Specialists in Embracing Digital Health Tools

Use of digital health tools increased from 2016 to 2019, with FPs and other primary care physicians showing considerable interest in tools that allow them to provide remote patient care, a recent survey found.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200212digitalhealthtools.html

Tobacco Tools

Family physicians are a critical partner for patients struggling with tobacco or nicotine dependence. The AAFP’s collection of resources offers ways to support patient care strategies for decreasing tobacco and nicotine use.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/tobacco-and-nicotine/tobacco-tools.html

The Med Student Curriculum Vitae - Writing a CV for Residency

Get noticed by program directors with a compelling curriculum vitae that highlights your accomplishments.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Writing a Personal Statement for Residency Application

Stand out in the Match with a personal statement that tells your story, shares clear goals, and avoids distracting mistakes.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Medical Student Performance Evaluation Before Residency

Residency candidates must submit a dean's letter, or MSPE, as part of applying to Match. Help your dean summarize your qualifications.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Residency Application Requirements for International Medical Graduates

Understand the special residency application requirements applicable to graduates of medical schools outside of the U.S.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Requesting Letters of Recommendation for Residency Application

Letters of recommendation give candidates a unique opportunity to set themselves apart in the Match. Learn when and how to request strong letters from your attendings.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

CDC, AAFP Release 2020 Immunization Schedules

The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2020 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200207vaccskeds.html

Resident Leaders

Learn more about the resident leaders at the AAFP.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/student-resident/resident-leaders.html

About AAFP.org

Learn about what AAFP.org offers to members including contact information, social platforms, system requirements, and using AAFP content.

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site.html

CDC Updates Interim Guidance for Novel Coronavirus

As the CDC continues to update its interim guidance for health care professionals on the novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China, the AAFP will work to rapidly relay that information to members.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200205coronavirusupdt.html

Chronic Wounds: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Chronic wounds are those that do not progress through a normal, orderly, and timely sequence of repair. They are common and are often incorrectly treated. The morbidity and associated costs of chronic wounds highlight the need to implement wound prevention and treatment guidelines. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p159.html

Screening and Counseling Adolescents and Young Adults: A Framework for Comprehensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Healthy development is likely to occur when an adolescent’s risk factors are limited and when protective factors are fostered. Healthy development is further encouraged when youth feel valued, empowered, and form healthy social connections. Threats to the well-being of adolescents ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p147.html

Clostridioides difficile Infection: Update on Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection have recently been updated. Risk factors include recent exposure to health care facilities or antibiotics, especially clindamycin. C. difficile infection is characterized by a wide range of symptoms, from ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p168.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2020 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Vaping-related illness | Billing Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries | Electrocardiogram recorded by a Holter monitor | Lung function tests

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p33.html

Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers (2019) -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - We would like to thank the following peer reviewers for their valuable contributions to FPM during 2019.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p4.html

Patient Safety - General Errors

Physicians, staff and patients submitted anonymous reports on things that happened in the practice that should not have happened and that you don’t want to happen again.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Patient Safety - Testing Process

For the error reporting, physicians and staff submitted anonymous reports on things that happen in the practice related to laboratory and diagnostic imaging processes that should not have happened and that you don’t want to happen again.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

FMIG Clinical Skills Workshop Ideas

Find clinical skills (procedures) workshop ideas from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/lead-fmig/programming/procedures.html

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about ADHD, from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Research Network's ADHD Toolkit.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adhd-toolkit/frequently-asked-questions.html

Risk Reduction

Learn about the risks of ADHD and ADHD medications in the Adult ADHD Toolkit.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adhd-toolkit/risk-reduction.html

Adult ADHD in Specific Patient Groups

Adult ADHD in Specific Patient Groups

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adhd-toolkit/adult-adhd-in-specific-patient-groups.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...

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Assessment and Diagnosis

ADHD is diagnosed only when symptoms are severe enough to affect daily functioning in at least two settings — for example, at work and at home. These persistent and disruptive symptoms can be traced back to early childhood.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Residency Interview Guide for Medical Students | The Match

Residency interviews can take months to complete. Learn how to prepare, reflect, and follow up so you can confidently compare programs in the Match.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Residency Interview Questions – What to Ask When Choosing a Program | AAFP

Ask the right questions to find your residency match. Explore questions developed by program directors and organized by clinical topic area.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Family Medicine Student Organization Grant Program

Get information about applying for a grant to fund your FMIG.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/lead-fmig/find-fmig-funding/family-medicine-student-organization-grant-program.html

Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation: FMD RapSDI

Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation (RapSDI) is a signature program funded by the AAFP Foundation in collaboration with the AAFP National Research Network (AAFP NRN). RapSDI seeks to build research capacity for family medicine scientific discovery ...

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Obesity Management Study

Read a description of the Obesity Task Order study and view objectives, methods, timeline, status and contact information.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Pharyngitis in Children - Clinicians’ Management Approach

Read about the Pharyngitis in Children - Clinicians’ Management Approach study and view aims, key findings and contact information.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Patient Engagement in Family Medicine: A Conference to Encourage Patient-Centered ...

Patient Engagement in Family Medicine: A Conference to Encourage Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Breastfeeding

Learn how family physicians can support and encourage breastfeeding in their practices.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Tobacco and Nicotine

Get information about the AAFP's tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/tobacco-and-nicotine.html

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

The ACP, AAFP, AAP, and AOA are collaborating to survey primary care physicians about comparative effectiveness research (CER) and its role in providing the best available evidence to help physicians and their patients make better informed health care decisions.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Alcohol Problem Screening Study – Comfortably Engaging

View a description about the study, as well as the aims, objectives, timeline, and key findings. Contact information is also available.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Childhood Cancer Survey

Read a description of the Childhood Cancer Survey, along with aims, objectives, timeline, status and key findings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Publications of the AAFP NRN

Explore the listing of AAFP NRN publications.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/publications.html

Medicare to Cover Some Acupuncture in AAFP Advocacy Win

CMS announced new Medicare coverage for acupuncture for chronic low back pain, cementing a proposed policy that the Academy endorsed last summer.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200128acupuncturepayment.html

FPs Tackle Primary Care Spending, Other Weighty Topics

The 2018 AAFP Congress of Delegates' Reference Committee on Advocacy considered a number of resolutions important to family physicians and their patients, including primary care spending and single payer options.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181012cod-advocacy.html

Delegates Tackle Rural OB Decline, Hospitality Event

Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of issues, including how to stem the ongoing loss of obstetrical services in rural areas and potential changes to the combined AAFP candidate hospitality event held during the COD.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

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

Panel: Buprenorphine 'Can Give Patients Their Lives Back'

During a Family Medicine Experience main-stage presentation on opioids, an HHS representative said family physicians can help curb the crisis by prescribing buprenorphine. A panel of family physicians agreed.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

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

Payment Tops FPs' Agenda at Town Hall

During a Town Hall meeting before the 2018 Congress of Delegates convened, AAFP leaders discussed the need to double the nation's investment in primary care. A few states already have moved to do so.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181008townhall.html

COD Addresses Medical Aid in Dying, Institutional Racism

Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates in New Orleans addressed a number of clinical and patient-oriented issues, including medical aid in dying and institutional racism in health care.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010cod-hops.html

Cullen: FPs Are Heroes in 'Epic Adventure' of U.S. Health Care

Newly installed AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., opened the 2018 Family Medicine Experience with a rousing speech about changing the health care system so FPs can do the work their patients need.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181015fmx-cullenspeech.html

Delegates Act on Family Medicine Education Issues

Delegates discussed a wide variety of issues during the Reference Committee on Education hearing at the Congress of Delegates in New Orleans, including paid leave for new parents and CME changes meant to encourage precepting and meet other family medicine needs.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181015cod-education.html

FPs Act on Data, Credentialing, Other Hot Topics

The 2018 Congress of Delegates Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement tackled topics ranging from claims data to credentialing.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016cod-pe.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.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

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

AAFP President: Prepare Your Office for Novel Coronavirus

Two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV that was first detected in Wuhan, China, have now been reported in the United States, with other suspected cases under investigation.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200124novelcoronavirus.html

FPs Flock to Domino's Annual Evidence-based Update

Frank Domino, M.D., once again drew a huge crowd to his popular presentation on updates in evidence-based medicine at the Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

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

Chronic Care Management - AAFP Webcast

Purchase access to this webcast to learn about implementing chronic care management in your practice.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/chronic-care-management/webcast.html

Chronic Care Management (CCM)

Learn how to get paid for the new Medicare chronic care management fee.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/chronic-care-management.html

Lady Gaga, Primary Care for Mental Health Is Part of the Cure

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that Lady Gaga's recent unfounded comments about mental health and primary care can be harmful to patients, pointing out why -- and how -- the AAFP supports mental health care in the primary care setting.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200122fp-mentalhealth.html

Survey Reveals Common Misconceptions About Flu, Vaccination

Millennials and African Americans are more likely than other groups to skip their annual flu vaccines, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the AAFP.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200122flusurvey.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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

Study Shows Ways to Effectively Manage Electronic Messages

Two dozen primary care physicians, including several family physicians, share techniques and strategies for electronic messaging and inbox management in a new study.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200121manageinbox.html

Hospitalists: Guidelines for Communicating With the Referring Physician

Read about hospitalists and view guidelines for communicating with referring primary care physicians.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Check Now: Your 2018 MIPS Eligibility Status May Have Changed

Physicians now can use a CMS tool to check their participation status for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Physicians also may now view their Quality Payment Program performance information before it appears on Physician Compare profile pages.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20181205mipseligibility.html

AAFP Offers Solutions to Ease E/M Documentation Burdens

The AAFP has offered recommendations to CMS regarding changes to evaluation and management documentation guidelines.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180427burdensletter.html

Don't Loosen Short-term Insurance Rules, AAFP Warns HHS

A proposal to expand the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance would hurt enrollees and destabilize the insurance market, the AAFP told HHS.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180423shorttermins.html

FPs Flock to Mics to Voice Concerns to CMS Representative

An early morning breakfast at the AAFP's 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders that was billed as an update from CMS on the Quality Payment Program turned into something quite different -- and far more meaningful.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180504cmslistening.html

CDC Issues Advisory on Elevated Influenza Activity

The CDC recently released a Health Alert Network advisory to notify physicians that influenza activity nationally remains high, primarily due to heightened circulation of influenza B/Victoria viruses.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200116fluactivity.html

America Needs More Family Doctors: The 25x2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical ...

Jan 15, 2020 - ...authorizations, and other systemic issues contributing to morale injury and burnout. Finally, 25 × 2030 will require more than doubling the number of family medicine training positions. The 25 × 2030 initiative should be important to all family physicians, whether just out of...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p82.html

Nonpharmacologic Therapies Can Improve Chronic Pain Outcomes

A review of military health records has found that veterans who received nonpharmacologic therapies to manage chronic pain are less likely than those who did not to experience long-term adverse outcomes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200115nonpharmtx.html

Resident Delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates

Serve as an important communications, policy and membership link between the AMA and grassroots physicians.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

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

Resident Commission Appointments

Bring the resident perspective to a commission and help influence the direction of the AAFP.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/aafp-commissions/aafp-commissions-resident.html

Resident Member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees

Opportunity for a family medicine resident to be involved with high-level decision-making on the nonprofit board of trustees for the AAFP Foundation.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

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

Review Committee for Family Medicine (RC-FM) Resident Member

Be involved with residency education and accreditation at a national level, and get mentoring opportunities with national leaders in family medicine residency education.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

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

Student Commission Appointments

Bring the student perspective to a commission and help influence the direction of the AAFP.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/aafp-commissions/aafp-commissions-student.html

Resident Chair of National Conference

Become a resident chair and help plan National Conference in this highly visible AAFP leadership position.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/elected-national-leaders/aafp-nc-resident.html

Student Chair of National Conference

Become a student chair and help plan National Conference in this highly visible AAFP leadership position.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/elected-national-aafp-leaders/aafp-nc-student.html

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