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AAFP Guides Agencies Away From Alternative Payment Roadblocks

In letters to CMS and HHS' Office of the Inspector General, the Academy counseled regulators to make sure self-referral rules do not hinder practice transformation through new payment models.

Student Choice of Family Medicine, Incentives for Increasing

Read AAFP's position on strategies and incentives to encourage medical students' choice of family medicine as a career.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

Publications of the AAFP NRN

Explore the listing of AAFP NRN publications.

MACRAnyms: Acronyms and Terms Related to MACRA's Quality Payment Program

A list of MACRA-related acronyms for easy reference.

NAM Publishes New Research on Opioid Tapering

The National Academy of Medicine recently published a discussion paper on best practices for opioid tapering for patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

AAFP Reprint No 289C Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

More and more, physicians are being asked to help improve the quality of health care provided to patients. They are often part of a team comprised of physicians, non-physician health care professionals, and medical and non-medical support staff. Training and education in quality ...

Med School and Residency

PowerPoint Presentation

...of primary care systems throughout the world. What you’ll learn more about here is what this means day to day: we’ll be looking at how family physicians live and work, why the future of the specialty is bright, and what sets family medicine apart from similar primary care fields....

Med School and Residency

AAFP Reprint No 287 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

Global health continues to evolve as an academic discipline with increasingly diverse areas of concentration and training available for family physicians. Examples of such areas include, but are not limited to public and community health, clinical training and service, research, and ...

Med School and Residency

Treating Opioid Use Disorder as a Chronic Condition

...Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Misuse: A Public Health Concern, supports integrated chronic care management with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as part of a comprehensive primary care practice to address opioid dependence .3 MAT for OUDs has been shown to significantly...

Patient Care

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents,

A family physician should be proficient in the recognition, management, and prevention of medical errors. Family physicians should be champions of a culture of patient safety. During residency training, an integrated approach to both patient safety and quality improvement achieves safer...

Med School and Residency

AAFP Letter to CMS on Section 5 of EO #13890 Regarding Supervision Requirements of ... care professionals on standardized training criteria and demonstrated experience and competence in patient care. Furthermore, we believe that state governments and their medical boards are better positioned to make these determinations and administer oversight of health care...


July/August 2017

...Treating Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care: Reducing Barriers to Access Karen Colorafi; Jillian Vanselow; Tiffany Nelson Building Capacity to Care for Refugees Jeffrey Walden; Olga Valdman; Ranit Mishori; Martha Carlough Reducing Frustration and Increasing...

Family Practice Management

July/August 2017

...Treating Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care: Reducing Barriers to Access Karen Colorafi; Jillian Vanselow; Tiffany Nelson Building Capacity to Care for Refugees Jeffrey Walden; Olga Valdman; Ranit Mishori; Martha Carlough Reducing Frustration and Increasing...

Family Practice Management


...TEAM-BASED CARE: Saving Time and Improving Efficiency Kevin D. Hopkins, MD, and Christine A. Sinsky, MD This used to be the start of a typical day in my (Dr. Hopkins’) office: 18-25 patient visits on the schedule, 30 test results in my inbox, and 20 phone encounters that I...

Family Practice Management

Behavioral Health and Tobacco Cessation

Participate in the Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Behavioral Health project.

Increasing Adult Pneumococcal Immunization Rates Through AAFP State Chapters

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) grants are being utilized to support quality improvement (QI) initiatives that will increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates through three AAFP state chapters: Kansas, ...

It’s Official: AAFP TIPS Is Now Free to Members

One of the Academy’s premier practice enhancement tools ― AAFP TIPS ― is now available to members free of charge. Choose from multiple topics designed to help you tackle a specific aspect of practice.

Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients

...Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients Commentary by PATRICIA CZAPP, MD, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland Case scenarios are writ- ten to express typical situations that family physicians may encounter; authors remain anony- mous. Send scenarios to

American Family Physician

Frontotemporal Dementia: A Review for Primary Care Physicians

...Frontotemporal Dementia: A Review for Primary Care Physicians ROBERTO CARDARELLI, DO, MPH, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas ANDREW KERTESZ, MD, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada JANICE A. KNEBL, DO, University of North Texas...

American Family Physician


The AAFP's EveryONE Project promotes diversity and addresses social determinants of health to advance health equity in all communities. Use this toolkit to improve your patients' health and help them thrive.

AAFP NRN Newsletter


Sponsor Questions

Sponsors can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

Hold an Provider Course

Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider Course in your area.

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.

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018

...COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT AND CARE PLAN SERVICES A new CPT code enables payment for the in-depth assessment and care planning that is often needed for patients who are suffering from cognitive decline. Code 99483, Assessment of and care planning for a patient with cognitive...

Family Practice Management

NY Physicians, Health Officials Create EVALI Assessment Tool

A diverse group of medical professionals and public health officials, including a team of physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., recently created a vaping-related lung illness assessment tool.

Addressing Behavioral Health Issues During the COVID-19 Series | AAFP

Help your patients struggling with mental health concerns intensified by COVID-19. This free AAFP CME focuses on depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

People in the News/Awards -- November/December

AAFP members frequently receive various honors or are named to leadership positions. During the past two months, a pair of Academy members were so recognized.

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

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...


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

When Physician Family Members Are Involved in Patients’ Care

March 1, 2016 Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

2018 AAFP FMX CME Schedule

...Point-of-Care Ultrasound MIG Meeting Room 235 4-6 P.M. Telehealth MIG Meeting Room 235 6 -7:30 P.M. New Physicians Happy Hour House of Blues, The Music Hall 7-9 P.M. Wine and Cheese Event Hosted by Tower Health Courtyard Marriott New Orleans Downtown OTHER...



...published in the Annals of Family Medicine, researchers estimated the number of hours a primary care physician would have to work each day to provide recommended chronic disease care to an average panel of 2,500 patients.1 Looking at the 10 most common diseases only, they found that...

Family Practice Management


...disease care is a team sport that requires a clear game plan. AN ORGANIZED APPROACH TO CHRONIC DISEASE CARE ROBERT K. LYON, MD, AND JAMES G. SLAWSON, MD S T U A R T B R A D F O R D A s primary care physicians, we spend the majority of our time caring for...

Family Practice Management


...Delivering patient-centered care using a team-based approach can require significant changes in how work is distributed - changes that may meet resistance, create anxiety, and necessitate developing new levels of trust and communication among physicians and staff. Our practice, a family...

Family Practice Management

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.

Course Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

Hold an Instructor Course

Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Instructor Course in your area.

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.

Study Examines Certain Physicians' Readiness to Treat OUD

According to a study published in the August/September issue of Annals of Family Medicine, few early-career family physicians report being adequately trained to provide buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder, and even fewer say they provide it in their practices.

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.

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.

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.

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.

RPS Consultants to Help Your Residency Program Excel

Customized graduate medical education consultation services backed by the AAFP and delivered by a team of residency experts.


Created specifically for family medicine teams, AAFP TIPS (Transformation in Practice Series) provides intuitive, ready-to-use tools and training in multiple formats that foster both individual and group learning.

AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

Family Physicians Help Patients and Families Confront Bullying

Family Physicians Help Patients and Families Confront Bullying

Residency Leadership Summit

Learn more about the Residency Leadership Summit, formerly PDW and RPS.

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