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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

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.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/residency-program-solutions.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-releases/aafp-healthlandscape-awarded-seven-million-five-year-hrsa-contract-extension-for-uds-mapper.html

Family Physicians Help Patients and Families Confront Bullying

Family Physicians Help Patients and Families Confront Bullying

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-releases/family-physicians-help-patients-and-families-confront-bullying.html

AAFP TIPS

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.

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

Hold an Instructor Course

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

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold/instructor.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

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181003buprenorphine.html

Practice Improvement Checklists

...The following foundational concepts are central to any high-functioning primary care practice. CHECKLIST Staffing  Develop physician leadership skills.  Define staff member roles and job descriptions.  Allow patients to select their personal physician(s). Financial Management ...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/transformation/PractImprovementChecklists.pdf

Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

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

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

Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@39076fc3

...Preventive care November/December 2014 Issue SHOTS 2014 [SPPACES: App Reviews] SHOTS 2014 enables health care professionals to review immunization schedules and readily answer vaccine questions at the point of care. July/August 2014 Issue Offering Oral Health Services...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=164&page=1

General -- FPM

...Patients and physicians agree: not enough time for care If you don’t feel you’re spending enough time with your patients during appointments to provide the best care, it’s likely your patients agree with you. [Read More] Posted at 05:00PM Oct 06, 2017 by David Twiddy |...

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/general.html

Six Lessons From Six Months as Medical Director

Six Lessons From Six Months as Medical Director

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

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

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2016 - ...of acquiring physician practices are pushing for the date to be extended. Patients should not be burdened with higher costs for similar care because a hospital acquired their physician's practice on Nov. 1 instead of Nov. 2, the letter states. For more information, go to...

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p434.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

Doctors Need the Straight Dope on Medical Marijuana

Doctors Need the Straight Dope on Medical Marijuana

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

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

Screenin for Sexually Transmitted Infections - Practice Manual

...Family physicians and other primary care providers are in an ideal position to help address the low- screening rates for STIs and aid in early detection of these diseases, thereby preventing transmission and future complications for patients who are affected. In the 2019 AAFP...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/sti/hops19-sti-manual.pdf

Guide to social needs screening

...a person’s: • Access to medical care • Access to nutritious foods • Access to clean water and functioning utilities (e.g., electricity, sanitation, heating, and cooling) • Early childhood social and physical environment, including child care • Education and health literacy •...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/hops19-physician-guide-sdoh.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on the 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule with Comment Period -...

...the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). We offer the following recommendations to continue to strengthen primary care for Medicare beneficiaries, to enable more physicians to participate in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs), and to further...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018FinalQPP-121917.pdf

AAFP News Now

...physician-led, team-based care within the VA system. Furthermore, local facilities would be prohib- ited from providing physician-led, team-based care. The organizations acknowledged the nation’s shortage of physicians and nurses amid a growing demand for primary care, but pointed...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/afp20140115p114.pdf

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents Health Systems ...

Health Systems Management

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint290C_Health%20Systems%20Management.pdf

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1335.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

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative

A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180905twentyfiveby2030.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/p820.html

'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.

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

HealthLandscape Introduces Population Health Profiler

HealthLandscape, an innovation the AAFP acquired in 2014, has released its new Community Vital Signs Population Health Profiler, a free tool that could be incredibly helpful for family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180529pophealthprofiler.html

Researchers Test EHR Tools That Document Social Determinants

New research published in Annals of Family Medicine analyzes use of an electronic health record-based tool for documenting social determinants of health in three community health centers.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180919ehrsdoh.html

Improving the Delivery of Preventive Services to Children - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2011 - How should a busy family physician approach well-child visits and the delivery of preventive services to children? Although there is a lack of robust patient-oriented evidence that addresses this question, several interventions improve the delivery of preventive services to children.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p659.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

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p400.html

What You Need to Know on Path Through Residency and Beyond

The transition from resident to new physician can be challenging. Our new-to-practice physician bloggers offer advice for those who will follow them.

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

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

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https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/news/spring2019.html

afp20130315p400.pdf

...to care for Medi- care beneficiaries. The bill would leave 2013 Medicare payment levels in place through 2014, and then provide annual updates of 0.5 percent for physician services for the next four years. It also includes a 2.5 percent increase in payments for primary care...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/afp20130315p400.pdf

fpm20130500p35.pdf

...conditions.2 The time their physicians need to effectively address chronic conditions, provide recommended preven- tive health care, and treat acute problems far exceeds the number of hours available in a physician’s day.3,4 Although medications for chronic illnesses play a major...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/fpm20130500p35.pdf

Strolling Through the Match

Free Match guidebook for getting into family medicine residency

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/the_match/strolling-match.pdf

fpm20201100p29.pdf

...ownership and autonomy with your care team In the past, the physician was directing or providing nearly all the care for the patient. More recently, the primary care physician directs a more diverse care team working at the top of their training to care for a population of patients....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/1100/fpm20201100p29.pdf

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p83.html

Physician Leadership: A New Model for a New Generation -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Today's leaders need more than vision and a high IQ.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p51.html

Practice Pearls - Jan 2006 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - ...I can update the computer file and never have to throw out an obsolete form. I take a similar approach to handicap sticker requests, health care proxies, school physical forms and even federal employment forms. The computer is a much better filing cabinet than a filing cabinet....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p65.html

fpm20130300p20.pdf

...Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care rimary care physicians face an overwhelming volume of work. According to one estimate, man- aging patients’ direct patient care, chronic care, and preventive care needs in the current system would require 21.7 hours per...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/fpm20130300p20.pdf

Practice Pearls - Oct 2005 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - ...You should not routinely waive co-payments, co-insurance or deductible amounts. Managed care plans require that you make a good-faith effort to collect these, and Medicare considers routine waivers of this type to be a potential kickback to the patient for receipt of services....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p64.html

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

How to Excel at Access-and Why It Matters

...How to Excel at Access - and Why It Matters Patients do better and cost less when they have ready access to primary care, but could your practice be thinking about access all wrong? ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Mills is medical director of Ascension Medical Group - St. John Clinic in...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/fpm20180900p27.pdf

Opinion: Beyond Burnout: Addressing System-Induced Distress

...a deep sense of altruism and proven resilience. Our health care system, on the other hand, is broken: It is configured around and constrained by warped financial incentives, which often conflict with patient-centric values.5 It is hampered by many areas of inefficiency. In the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/fpm20190900p4.pdf

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents: Leadership, AAFP ...

Leadership

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint292_Leadership.pdf

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part I. Otitis Media and Acute ...

Oct 1, 1998 - Five conditions--otitis media, acute sinusitis, cough, pharyngitis and the common cold--account for most of the outpatient use of antibiotics in the United States. The first part of this two-part article presents guidelines that encourage physicians to make an appropriate distinction ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1113.html

afp20130715p83.pdf

...and expanding the role of primary care in the nation’s Medicare system. Dr. Stream outlined several recommen- dations, including the creation of a new category of evalu- ation and management codes to reflect the complexity of primary care visits, and incentives to encourage adop-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/afp20130715p83.pdf

AAFP News - Jun 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p936.html

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2018 Proposed Quality Payment Program Regulation

...Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the June 30, 2017, Federal Register. Family medicine plays a critical role in delivering care to patients in communities across the country. Family physicians are the most visited specialty-especially in underserved areas. Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018ProposedQPP-081817.pdf

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