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'Moving the Needle' on Student Choice

Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181022fdf-roett.html

'Tis the season...influenza season, that is

'Tis the season...influenza season, that is

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/tis_the_season_influenza_season.html

10 characteristics of better quality measures

To advocate for care measures that better measure physician quality, make sure they meet these criteria.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/better_quality_measures.html

10 communication tips for physician phone visits during COVID-19

Telephone visits may pose fewer technology challenges than telehealth (video) visits, but they present unique communication challenges of their own as a result of the lack of face-to-face communication.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/telephone_visit_tips_2.html

10 tips for managing your EHR inbox

For every hour physicians spend providing direct patient care, they spend nearly two hours on EHR and desk work within the clinic day, plus one to two hours after clinic. Here's how to save some time.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/ehr_inbox_tips.html

10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated

...Primary care practices have been tasked with reporting an increasing amount of quality data to satisfy requirements for insurance companies, accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition, and various pay-for-performance programs. As a result, it...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/fpm20180900p23.pdf

10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Assembling a dedicated QI team is only half the challenge. Here's how to build and sustain their momentum.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p23.html

12 ways to work smarter, not harder in practice

A primary care physician shares 12 strategies -- rooted in the principle of working smarter, not harder -- that transformed her practice.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/working_smarter.html

18 Glimpses of Tomorrow -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Opinion

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

19HealthPublicScienceReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

...17 18 ITEM NO. 2: RESOLUTION NO. 3002: IMPROVING ACCESS TO CARE FOR HOMEBOUND 19 PATIENTS 20 21 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians recognize the lack of 22 access to care for homebound patients and the role of the family medicine physician in 23 providing...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/19HealthPublicScienceReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

19PracticeEnhancementReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

...even when family physicians have years of experience. Members further 26 testified of the importance to protect full spectrum primary care. The reference committee 27 acknowledged the positive comments but felt the first resolved clause was beyond the scope of the 28 AAFP. The...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/19PracticeEnhancementReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

2010 Medicare physician fee schedule: Here we go again!

2010 Medicare physician fee schedule: Here we go again!

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2010_medicare_physician_fee_schedule2.html

2010 Medicare physician fee schedule: Stop me if you've heard this one before

2010 Medicare physician fee schedule: Stop me if you've heard this one before

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2010_medicare_physician_fee_schedule1.html

2010 Medicare physician fee schedule: The saga continues

2010 Medicare physician fee schedule: The saga continues

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/update_on_the_perils_of.html

2010 Medicare physician fee schedule: What next?

2010 Medicare physician fee schedule: What next?

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2010_medicare_physician_fee_schedule.html

2012 will be here sooner than you think

2012 will be here sooner than you think

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2012_is_not_that_far.html

2013 PQRS Interim Feedback Dashboard Now Available

2013 PQRS Interim Feedback Dashboard Now Available

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2013_pqrs_interim_feedback_dashboard.html

2013 Practice Enhancement Report

...Gender Disparities in Family Physician 9 Salaries (pp. 1-2). 10 11 Item 3: Not Adopt Resolution No. 5003 Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (p. 2). 12 13 Item 4: Adopt Substitute Resolution No. 5004 Clarification of Medical Benefits in lieu of 14 Resolution No. 5004 (pp. 3). 15...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2013-pe-report.pdf

2015 is a year of coping with Medicaid and Medicare cuts

2015 is a year of coping with Medicaid and Medicare cuts

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2015_is_a_year_of.html

2015 quality data now available on Physician Compare website

2015 quality data now available on Physician Compare website

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2015_quality_data_now_available.html

2015: the year CMS replaces the carrots with sticks

2015: the year CMS replaces the carrots with sticks

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2015_the_year_cms_replaces.html

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Education

...1. Resolution No. 2001 Addressing the Burden of Indirect Patient Care on Physician Well-Being 2. Resolution No. 2002 Family Medicine Residency Education Involving Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants 3. Resolution No. 2003 Maternal Mortality in the United States 4....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18EducationReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2019 NCCL Summary of Actions

...FamMedPAC review the candidates' voting records to ensure that they align with American Academy of Family Physicians' commitment to Health Care for All, affordable prescription drugs, and gun violence prevention in determining whether or not funds should be allocated for such a...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2019NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

2019 qualifying APM participant data now available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated its online database to help physicians participating in alternative payment models to determine if they have to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System this year.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_qualifying_APM_participant.html

2021 Medicare physician fee schedule has good news for family medicine

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized simplified rules for billing and coding E/M visits and increased values for several codes.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2021_fee_schedule.html

2021 NCCL Tackles Telehealth, Coercive Employment Practices

Family physicians from around the country weighed in on a wide range of issues important to family medicine during the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, including measures that addressed telehealth, restrictive employment practices and the role of family physicians in ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210512nccl-practenhance.html

2021 outpatient office E/M changes FAQ

Documentation and coding requirements for outpatient evaluation and management services will change starting Jan. 1. Here are some answers to common questions about the changes.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/em_changes_FAQ.html

2021 Practice Enhancement Agenda w Resolutions

...Contracting Practices 5. Resolution No. 5005 The Reality of Telehealth 6. Resolution No. 5006 AAFP Support for Family Physician-Led Primary Care 7. Resolution No. 5007 AAFP Advocate with Society of Hospital Medicine for Family Medicine-Trained Hospitalists and Disparities 8....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/practice-enhancement-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021 Practice Enhancement Reference Committee Report

...in lieu of Resolution No. 19 5005. 20 21 Item 6: Adopt Substitute Resolution No. 5006: AAFP Support for Family Physician-Led Primary 22 Care in lieu of Resolution No. 5006. 23 24 Item 7: Adopt Resolution No. 5007: AAFP Advocate with Society of Hospital Medicine for Family 25...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/practice-enhancement-ref-committee-report.pdf

2022-AFP-and-FPM-Media-Kit.pdf

...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/2022-AFP-and-FPM-Media-Kit.pdf

5010 and 2012: Time for a backup plan?

5010 and 2012: Time for a backup plan?

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/5010_the_sky_is_not.html

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum

...Marting is an attorney practicing with Forbes Law Group in Overland Park, Kan., where she focuses on regulatory compliance and health care reimbursement. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. © J IM F R A Z IE R Perhaps one of the most...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/fpm20180700p5.pdf

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p5.html

99213 vs. 99214: Three tips for spotting the difference

One of the most confounding aspects of evaluation and management (E/M) coding is the distinction between a 99213 and a 99214 established patient office visit. The following tips can help you recognize when a visit meets the requirements of a 99214, as opposed to a 99213.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_99214.html

A basic model for behavioral health integration

You can get paid to integrate basic behavioral health check-ins into your practice.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/basic_behavioral_health.html

A Bonus, Not a Burden: How Medical Students Can Add Value to Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2021 - When done well, precepting is a win-win-win for physicians, medical students, and patients.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/oa1.html

A brief method for triaging patients during a pandemic

When the leaders of Eglin Family Medicine Residency Clinic in Florida opened an outdoor clinic in their parking lot in response to COVID-19, they established a triage process for deciding which patients would be sent there, as opposed to being seen virtually or inside the clinic.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/triaging_pandemic_patients.html

A checklist for better dementia care plans

Physicians may not be able to control many facets of dementia care, but this checklist can help you tackle the cognitive, functional, and behavioral losses that most matter to patients and their families.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/dementia_care.html

A checklist for reopening your practice for non-essential face-to-face visits

The decision to reopen a practice for non-essential in-person visits depends on many factors, including the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in your area. When it’s time to reopen, use this checklist to help ease the process and keep everyone safe.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/reopening_a_practice.html

A checklist for starting virtual visits

The ability to see patients virtually can be useful, especially during outbreaks of infectious disease. Here’s how to get started.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/virtual_visits_guide.html

A checklist of quality measures to help you succeed in value-based payment

This checklist of quality measures can help you improve quality and succeed in value-based payment.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/quality_measure_checklist.html

A creative solution for helping more patients get the mental health care they need

When referred for counseling by their physician, patients may avoid scheduling an appointment because of logistics, stigma, cost, etc. To remove these barriers, one primary care practice tried a new approach.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/mental_health_barriers.html

A different way to measure primary care performance

The Person-Centered Primary Care Measure survey has a low data collection burden for physicians.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/pcpcm_survey.html

A familiar tune

A familiar tune

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_familiar_tune.html

A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p5.html

A five-step approach to documenting uncertain diagnoses

Disciplined note construction is critical to effective communication between physicians and may also contribute to clearer medical decision making.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/documenting_uncertain_diagnoses.html

A four-step approach to clinical decision making

Although there is no one correct method for clinical decision making, it can be helpful to think about your approach so you can refine it as needed and improve patient care.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/decision_making.html

A four-step process for quicker, easier evaluation and management coding

The majority of visits can be optimally coded without worrying about data at all, if you follow these four steps.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/four_step_emcoding.html

A happy new year, indeed!

A happy new year, indeed!

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_happy_new_year_indeed.html

A Happy New Year's greeting from CMS

A Happy New Year's greeting from CMS

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_cms_holiday_greeting.html

A limited time opportunity on eRx penalties

A limited time opportunity on eRx penalties

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_limited_time_opportunity_on.html

A month in, how is ICD-10 doing?

A month in, how is ICD-10 doing?

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_month_in_how_is.html

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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

A new way to earn MIPS credit in 2019

A new study of how physicians collect and report quality measures to Medicare is looking for participants. Successful members will get MIPS credit.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/Improvement_activity_credit.html

A one-stop shop for Medicare documentation requirements?

CMS plans to list all the documentation that’s required for Medicare payment in one central location – the new Provider Documentation Manual.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/Medicare_provider_documentation_manual.html

A Practical Approach to Reducing Patients’ Prescription Costs

...at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Rochester, N.Y. Dr. Venci is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the URMC Primary Care Network. Mechelle Sanders is a PhD candidate in health services research. Angela Lanigan is research project manager for the American Academy of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p5.pdf

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health

...determinants of health) create access, adherence, or performance barriers, often impeding their efforts to provide evidence-based clinical care that improves overall health.3,4 For example, a patient who lacks safe housing, reliable transportation, or adequate food resources may...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p7.pdf

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Screening patients to understand their social context is the gateway to addressing barriers and improving health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p7.html

A Practical Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Office-Based Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Medical emergencies may not be common in the office setting, but that's precisely why you need to practice your response to them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p13.html

A quick and simple technique for delivering negative feedback

A feedback sandwich can help you to organize feedback in a way that makes it more effective and easier to deliver.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/negative_feedback.html

A quick intervention for helping your depressed patients

To help patients break the depression cycle -- sad mood, low energy, avoidance of pleasurable activities, and social isolation -- start by helping them recognize it.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/quick_intervention_for_helping_depressed_patients.html

A quick reminder about flu shot billing

A quick reminder: Medicare covers influenza immunizations as soon as new seasonal vaccines are received.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/flu_vaccines.html

A quick tip for last-minute gynecologic exams

This prep method can save time when a patient needs an unplanned Pap smear.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/pap_bundles.html

A rule to remember when administering COVID-19 vaccines to Medicare Advantage patients

When you file a COVID-19 vaccine administration claim for a Medicare Advantage patient, you have to know the patient's traditional Medicare ID number.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/medicare_advantage_covid.html

A sample workflow for transitional care management

Transitional care management can improve patient health outcomes, reduce the cost of care, and increase practice revenue. But getting started can be challenging if you don’t have a clear workflow in place.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/overcoming_tcm_barriers.html

A sample workflow to address medication nonadherence related to cost

To quickly screen for and address prescription cost concerns, use this sample workflow.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/prescription_costs.html

A short reprieve from Medicare cuts and a little something extra, too

A short reprieve from Medicare cuts and a little something extra, too

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_short_reprieve_from_medicare.html

A side-by-side comparison of six apps for easier prescribing

A family physician reviews six commonly used pharmaceutical apps to identify which ones offered the most critical features.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/prescribing_time_saver.html

A simple communication technique to increase patient satisfaction and empowerment

Quickly obtaining a patient's psychosocial information can improve the physician's connection with the patient. The BATHE technique can help.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/bathe_technique.html

A simple question for better scheduling

This practice found a single question helped save staff and patients time when scheduling a same-day appointment.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/question_better_scheduling.html

A simple solution to avoid Physician Quality Reporting System penalty

A simple solution to avoid Physician Quality Reporting System penalty

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_simple_solution_to_avoid.html

A simple test for spotting stress before it becomes a crisis

To spot the warning signs of stress overload in yourself or your team, take the Stress-APGAR test.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/stress_apgar.html

A simple way to build trust with young patients

Doing this one thing during a visit can get pediatric appointments off to a good start by showing kids you care about them and respect them.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/pediatric_patient_trust.html

A Team Approach to Quality Improvement -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

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

Family Practice Management

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

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.html

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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

A technique for easing advance care planning conversations

Advance care planning conversations can get emotional. Here's one way to prepare.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/advance_planning_technique.html

A template for referring seniors to community organizations

Community partners can help geriatric patients stay healthy. Here’s a ready-made template for referring patients to services offered by organizations near you.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/community_organization_referrals.html

A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit

Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/skin_procedure_coding.html

A tool for calculating the right-sized patient panel

Here's a five-step method for right-sizing your patient panel.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/right_sized_patient_panel.html

A tool for more efficient Welcome to Medicare physicals

An encounter form that details the many requirements of a Medicare Initial Preventive Physical Examination can help these visits go much more smoothly.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/welcome_to_medicare_encounter_form.html

A tool to smooth out your checkout process

A New Mexico family physician uses "checkout sheets" to highlight what needs to happen before a patient leaves the office.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/checkout_process.html

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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

A virtual visit algorithm: how to differentiate and code telehealth visits, e-visits, ...

There are three options for providing virtual visits: telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins. Here's how to tell them apart, and how to code for them.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/telehealth_algorithm.html

AAFP Advises White House on Building Robust Workforce

In a recent letter, the AAFP offered the Biden administration recommendations on strengthening the primary care workforce.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210205workforce.html

AAFP Advocacy: Recent Family Medicine Wins

The Academy's Government Relations team is constantly fighting for family medicine and AAFP members on the Hill. Learn more about recent efforts.

Advocacy : Family Medicine Advocacy Wins

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/wins.html

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Nurse Practitioners

...health professionals to work together as clinically integrated teams in the best interest of patients. Patients are best served by a health care team led by a physician. Nurse practitioners should not function as independent health practitioners. Nurse Practitioner Scope State...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-NursePractitioners.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Psychologists

Background information from the AAFP on the scope of practice for psychologists.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-ScopePsychologists.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder -Scope of Practice: Pharmacists

Background information from the AAFP on scope of practice for pharmacists.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-Pharmacists.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Scope of Practice of Midwives and Doulas

Scope of Practice of Midwives and Doulas

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-MidwivesDoulas.pdf

AAFP Board of Directors

Learn more about the AAFP Board of Directors. Members can access minutes and historical information about the AAFP Board.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

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

AAFP Comment Letter on 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - December 28, 2018

...that CMS has shown a strong commitment to supporting primary care in recent years-and we look forward to working with CMS to share our data, member experiences, and analyses to ensure appropriate valuation of primary care services over the next two years. At the same time, we look...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2019FinalMPFS-122818.pdf

AAFP Comments on 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 28, 2020

...program for all beneficiaries-and in improving access to high-quality, comprehensive, and coordinated care. We deeply appreciate your efforts to support family medicine and primary care. We look forward to working with CMS on designing and implementing policies that support these...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-Response2021MPFSProposedRule-092820.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2018 Inpatient Proposed Rule

...solely to primary care. Family physicians conduct approximately one in five office visits. This represents more than 192 million visits annually, which is 48 percent greater than the next most visited medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-IPPSProposedRule-060817.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule - ...

The AAFP submitted detailed comments in response to the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule. Key issues include: fair valuation and payment for primary care services, facilitating the transition to value-based care, reducing administrative ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MedicarePhysicianFeeScheduleProposedRule-091021.pdf

AAFP Comments to DEA on MAT Interim Final Rule - December 23, 2020

AAFP comments on the DEA Medication-Assisted treatment interim final rule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-DEA-MATFinalRule-122320.pdf

AAFP Continues Telehealth Push With Senate Testimony

As senators consider how to solidify telehealth policy flexibilities beyond the pandemic, a family physician advised them on action to ensure that virtual care improves comprehensive, continuous primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210526telehealthsenate.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

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