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Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand). This collection ...

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Outpatient E/M Coding Simplified -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - Getting clear on the new coding rules can help you eliminate bloated documentation and improve reimbursement to reflect the value of your visits.

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Combining a Wellness Visit With a Problem-Oriented Visit: a Coding Guide -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - In the exam room, the distinction between one type of visit and another isn’t always clear. It’s important to know when - and how - you can bill for both.

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Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2022 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Problem not addressed until follow-up visit | Incident-to annual wellness visits | Treating second-degree burns | Diagnosis codes for infant with problem ruled out during visit

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Emergency and Urgent Care Virtual Course | AAFP CME

Learn the latest from experts on acute medical issues at AAFP's Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream course, April 6-9.

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This Is Our Chance to Shape Our Specialty’s Future

Three 2021 residency graduates share their opinions on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s proposed residency requirements for family medicine and urge others to participate in a public comment period.

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Value Week Shows Our Push to Increase PC Investment

The AAFP is leading the charge to broaden and improve value-based payment — and continuing the fight for a stronger federal anti-pandemic strategy.

AAFP News : Blogs

New Research Links COVID-19 and Diabetes Risk in Youth

Findings from an analysis of health claims data have suggested an association between a diagnosis of COVID-19 and the development of diabetes in people younger than 18 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

New Research Addresses Inequities in FP Workforce

Researchers from the AAFP, the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and the American Board of Family Medicine are joining forces to examine diversity and equity issues in the family physician workforce.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

CGM First for Type 2 Diabetes Management

Listen to Aimée from Steady Health (now Carbon Health) describe her experience of starting continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) at the initial diabetes visit that sets everyone up for success. She shares that when using CGM first, her patients are more prepared and look forward to their ...

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Could Your Patients With Bad Headaches Have Migraine?

When patients present with headache, do time constraints in clinical practice keep you from discussing in detail? A simple algorithm can help guide conversations to THINK, TALK, and TREAT migraine. THINK: Know the signs and symptoms that have positive predictive value for diagnosing ...

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Family Physicians Help Answer Patients’ COVID-19 Questions

Progress continues in the fight against COVID-19. More patients are eligible to be vaccinated or receive boosters. More testing options exist. More treatment options are available. Your patients will have more questions, and they will turn to you as their trusted physician for answers ...

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January/February FPM Delivers Practicum on Coding, Payment

If you still have questions about how to apply last year’s evaluation and management guideline changes, you can find answers in the January/February issue of FPM. The journal issue is loaded with E/M coding and documentation guidance, as well as information about other payment updates ...

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AAFP: All Options Must be on the Table to Get Americans Vaccinated

AAFP: All Options Must be on the Table to Get Americans Vaccinated

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Therapeutics Table

Outpatient treatment options for patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 who are at increased risk for progression to severe disease.

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Telehealth Key to Maintaining Access to Addiction Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a significant rise in substance use disorders. At the same time, temporary regulatory waivers and increased insurance coverage have paved the way for greater telemedicine access to meet that need. Those changes must be made permanent.

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Physician Health and Well-being Conference | AAFP

Feel revitalized and discover solutions for improved professional satisfaction and patient care. Attend March 30 - April 2, 2022, CME conference in Naples, FL.

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AAFP Gathers Latest on Boosters, Guidance, Treatment, More

During the past few weeks, the federal government has implemented a series of actions designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the omicron variant, and the Academy is making sure family physicians have the latest information and tools.

AAFP News : Patient Care

In-person Congress of Delegates Canceled

Although the delayed regular session of the 2021 Congress of Delegates will no longer be held, members are invited to guide policy-making decisions by participating in virtual reference committees Jan. 22-23.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening Youth for Diabetes

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force called for further research after finding inconclusive evidence on the balance of benefits and harms of screening youth for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Health and Safety Protocols | AAFP

Learn about AAFP's Health and Safety Protocols for live events in Florida.

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PerformanceNavigator PI CME Workshop | AAFP

The AAFP’s PerformanceNavigator livestream, evidence-based CME workshop will help you satisfy your Family Medicine Certification.

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Orthostatic Hypotension: A Practical Approach - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a decrease in blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or more systolic or 10 mm Hg or more diastolic within three minutes of standing from the supine position or on assuming a head-up position of at least 60 degrees during tilt table testing. Symptoms are due to...

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Pruritus: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Pruritus is the sensation of itching; it can be caused by dermatologic and systemic conditions. An exposure history may reveal symptom triggers. A thorough skin examination, including visualization of the finger webs, anogenital region, nails, and scalp, is essential. Primary skin ...

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Transient Global Amnesia - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a clinical syndrome characterized by anterograde amnesia, mild retrograde amnesia, and confusion up to 24 hours. Most commonly seen in patients older than 50 years, TGA results from the temporary impairment of short-term memory formation. Clinically, ...

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