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pcf-faq.pdf

...More information on the Primary Care First model can be found at CMMI’s PCF webpage. Additional questions can be directed to CMMI at PrimaryCareApply@telligen.com or 1-833-226-7278. Primary Care First Model: Frequently Asked Questions This document was developed as an...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/pcf-faq.pdf

fpm20120300p15.pdf

...led to a new set of buzz words - accountable care, value-based care, and shared savings, to name just a few. Although the lingo is new, the goal has remained the same for the past 20 years: to find a way to integrate our fragmented health care system. One of the leading ideas...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/fpm20120300p15.pdf

fpm20140300oa1.pdf

...Even if a practice offers excellent care at an afford-able price, it can always do better. That was the thinking five years ago at Terry Reilly Health Services when the system’s leadership wondered if being the cheap, easily available health care option to the area’s needy patients...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/fpm20140300oa1.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on Administrative Burdens - August 7, 2019

...2019, Federal Register. Family physician practices continue to be deeply overburdened by administrative functions at the point of care and after patient care hours. We appreciate the agency’s continued focus on this important issue and for the provisions included in the 2020...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-AdminSimp-080719.pdf

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

fpm20140300p10.pdf

...care, generate additional net revenue, and prepare your practice for the future. Adding HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALISTS to Your Practice M. Lee Chambliss, MD, MSPH, Suzanne N. Lineberry, MPH, MCHES, CHC, William M. Evans, MPH, MCHES, CHC, and Daniel L. Bibeau, PhD, CHC P...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/fpm20140300p10.pdf

Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science Agenda and Resolutions

...1. Resolution No. 3001 Person-first Language in AAFP Materials 2. Resolution No. 3002 Improving Access to Care for Homebound Patients 3. Resolution No. 3003 Front of Label Packaging to Improve Diet Choices among those with Low Health Literacy 4. Resolution No. 3004 Abolish...

Events

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

Panel Size Is Just a Number: A Rubric for Opening and Closing Panels

...care redesign. If we could cap our panels at just the right number, we would provide better care for our patients and have more joy in our work, or so the conventional wisdom goes. But in leading the empanelment effort in our health care system of more than 20 sites and 130 primary...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/fpm20200300p7.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...learning activity type. Blended CME offers a hybrid of current educational activities: live, enduring materials, medical journals, point-of-care, and perfor- mance improvement. The blended learning activity type was piloted for six months by a handful of AAFP mem- ber physicians,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/afp20171001p421.pdf

News Now

...Graduate medical education in the United States needs an overhaul if it is to keep up with an aging population and a rapidly changing health care system, according to a report from the Council on Graduate Medical Edu- cation (COGME). In the report, Improving Value in Graduate...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/afp20131101p568.pdf

Joint Letter from Physician Groups Opposing Medicare Mental Health Access Act - ...

...Dear Committee Leaders: The undersigned medical professional organizations write to you with an urgent request that impacts the quality of care that our nation’s patients receive. H.R. 884 / S. 2772, the Medicare Mental Health Access Act, would change the definition of physician...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-Congress-OpposingMedicareMentalHealthAccessAct-092220.pdf

Board Report H - Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

...Background (1) The 2018 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress of Delegates (COD) adopted two resolutions related to maternity care as follows: • Resolution No. 408 - Support Measures to Decrease Maternal Mortality in the United States which states: RESOLVED, That...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/BoardReportH-MaternalMorbidityandMortality.pdf

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents

Family physicians should work toward creating cultures of well-being in their own lives, in their practice settings, and in their training programs.

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Physician_Well-being.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...of acquiring physi- cian 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/afp20160315p434.pdf

afp20120315p553.pdf

...Practices, the differences in coverage rates can be attributed to several factors, includ- ing cost, adult patient beliefs, and fragmented care. For more information, visit http://www.aafp.org/news-now/ health-of-the-public/20120215adultvaccs.html. RAND Report Identifies...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/afp20120315p553.pdf

Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer:...

...risk for CRC (for example, persons with a family or personal history of CRC or famil- ial adenomatous polyposis)6 should consult their health care provider. ▲ See related Putting Prevention into Practice on page 661. As published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/afp20161015od1.pdf

fpm20160500p23.pdf

...Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control. Improving Blood Pressure Control With Strategic Workflows Arnold E. Cuenca, DO, CAQSM, FAAFP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/fpm20160500p23.pdf

afp20140615p936.pdf

...tive payment system for federally qualified health centers. The rule is expected to increase payments and poten- tially improve access to care for an estimated 21 million patients. Beginning October 1, 2014, federally qualified health centers will receive a single payment for all...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/afp20140615p936.pdf

AAFP Letter Responsing to CMS RFI on Direct Provider Contracting - May 25, 2018

...strengthening primary care for beneficiaries and bringing greater value to beneficiaries and the healthcare system. Following passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the AAFP began designing a multi-payer, advanced primary care alternative...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-DirectProviderContracting-052518.pdf

AAFP Letter for the Senate Finance Committee RFI on Maternal Health - April 3, 2020

...United States Currently, the United States’ maternal mortality rate (MMR) is alarmingly high and reveals existing faults within the health care system. During a time when maternal outcomes were improving for women in most developed countries, the U.S. MMR is worsening. In fact, the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SenateFinance-MaternalHealth-040320.pdf

AFP and FPM Media Kits

...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/2021-AFP-and-FPM-Media-Kit.pdf

afp20101215p1437.pdf

...Primary Care Groups Release Joint ACO Principles, AMA Adopts Related Principles In response to language in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that encourages physicians to orga- nize as accountable care organizations (ACOs), the nation’s top primary care medical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1215/afp20101215p1437.pdf

FPM-Media-Kit-2020.pdf

...ing care er. Fam ily P rac tice Ma nag em ent | A pee r-re view ed j our nal SPE CIA L S UP PLE ME NT AD OLE SCE NT IMM UN IZA TIO NS 9 IMP RO VIN G P ATI EN T C AR E How to I den tify , Und erst...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/FPM-Media-Kit-2020.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS and ONC with Administrative Simplification Requests - February 7, 2018

...subsequent February 22, 2018, meeting on this important subject. The AAFP maintains that the current regulatory framework with which primary care physicians must comply is daunting and often demoralizing. Standardization is not required among public or private payers, and many...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-ONC-AdminSimplification-020718.pdf

fpm20130300p7.pdf

...In 2008, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania began a statewide chronic care initiative to adopt the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The initial target disease was diabetes. Our research team, comprising experts in medicine, communication, social work, and practice facilitation,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/fpm20130300p7.pdf

AAFP Letter in Response to CMS on Physician Self-Referral Regulations - December 27, 2019

...and efficient care. As we have previously stated, and literature supports, achieving meaningful transformation of our health care system starts with creating such a system based in foundational primary care - and one which supports an increased investment in primary care to sustain...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-PhysicianSelfReferralRegulations-122719.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on the RFI Regarding the Physician Self-referral Law - August 22, 2018

...other physicians and health care professionals to provide team-based, patient-centered care that incorporates new technologies and focuses on reducing the total cost of care. Overall, CMS must make available clear safe harbors for advanced primary-care models, covering operational...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-PhysSelfRef-082218.pdf

AAFP Response to OIG on Anti-kickback Request for Information - October 25, 2018

...and medical students across the country, I write in response to the request for information (RFI) titled, Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse as published by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the August 27, 2018, Federal Register. The AAFP welcomes and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-OIG-Antikickback-102518.pdf

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

...of the resident’s knowledge will be gained by caring for ambulatory patients who visit the family medicine center, although additional experience gained in various other settings (e.g., an inpatient setting, a patient’s home, a long-term care facility, the emergency department, the...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint270_Mental.pdf

AAPF Letter to Ways and Means on Stark Law and MACRA

AAFP response to a request for information from the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, on the topic of what modifications to the Stark Law are needed for MACRA implementation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-WaysandMeans-StarkLaw-020516.pdf

Screening for Depression in Adults:

...staff-assisted depression care supports are in place to assure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and follow-up (Table 1). B recommendation. The USPTF recommends against rou- tinely screening adults for depression when staff-assisted depression care supports are not in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/afp20101015p976.pdf

Screening for Depression in Adults: Recommendation Statement

August 15, 2016: USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/afp20160815od1.pdf

Joint Letter to CMS Opposing Expansion of Scope of Practice for NPPs in IRF Settings - ...

...IRF-level care, as well as the clinicians and institutions that furnish services to the broader Medicare population, the undersigned organizations write to express our concerns that this proposal will undermine delivery of and access to physician-led team-based care in the IRF...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-CMS-NPsIRFSetting-061120.pdf

fpm20091100p18.pdf

...of Family Medicine (FFM) report published in 2004 called for a new, idealized model of care that had 11 key elements:1• Personal medical home, • Patient-centered care, • Team approach to care, • Elimination of barriers to access, • Advanced information systems, including a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/fpm20091100p18.pdf

fpm20130900p12.pdf

...Some practices have had great success in improving access with this model, while others have failed. A study of six primary care practices found that five of the six improved access but none achieved same-day access, and the improvements were often not sustainable over time.2 A...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/fpm20130900p12.pdf

fpm20170300p19.pdf

...As the health care system undergoes tremendous change and the primary care physician shortage continues, family physicians are repeatedly being asked to see more patients in less time while providing greater care coordination than ever before. It is therefore not surprising that...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/fpm20170300p19.pdf

Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right

...of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester, Mass., and co-founder of Care That Matters, a physician advocacy group. Sami Hamdan is a fourth-year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston. Dr....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/fpm20180700p23.pdf

The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and ...

...to improve flow and reduce delays in the health care industry. Dr. Murray, who practiced family medicine for 25 years, is owner of Mark Murray and Associates consulting company. He has long been an authority on access in health care and has written numerous published articles on the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/fpm20191100p23.pdf

afp20190201p141.pdf

...Letters to the Editor Group Prenatal Care to Reduce Preterm Labor and Improve Outcomes Original Article: Preterm Labor: Prevention and Management Issue Date: March 15, 2017 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p366. html To the Editor: We would like to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/afp20190201p141.pdf

afp20190201p142.pdf

...Letters to the Editor Group Prenatal Care to Reduce Preterm Labor and Improve Outcomes Original Article: Preterm Labor: Prevention and Management Issue Date: March 15, 2017 Available online at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p366. html To the Editor: We would like to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/afp20190201p142.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...

Advocacy

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

fpm20130900p12-rt1.pdf

...Follow Lucy on her access journey to find out whether she gets the best possible care, when she gets an appointment, and whether she sees her own family physician. START HERE 1 JUST DROP BY CLINIC This clinic does not make appointments. Patients who want to be seen must...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/fpm20130900p12-rt1.pdf

afp20160515p820.pdf

...aimed at improving how primary care is delivered and how primary care physicians are paid. The Com- prehensive Primary Care Plus model is a five-year test that will begin in January 2017. The initiative, which will build on the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative that launched in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/afp20160515p820.pdf

afp20200901p264.pdf

...Editorials Health Equity in Preventive Services: The Role of Primary Care Steven Teutsch, MD, MPH, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Timothy S. Carey, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0901/afp20200901p264.pdf

fpm20130700p8.pdf

...Advancing Multidisciplinary Team Care Elizabeth Joy, MD, MPH A novel approach to treating patients with eating disorders may be a model for those with other complex conditions. Up to 10 million females and 1 million males suffer from anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa in the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/fpm20130700p8.pdf

fpm20160700p23.pdf

...More than three-quarters of hospital- and office-based care is provided using electronic health records (EHRs), and significant government incentives (and penalties) are increasing that percentage.1,2 Incentives aside, most of us adopt EHRs to improve the efficiency, quality, and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/fpm20160700p23.pdf

admin-simplification-principles.pdf

...Principles for Administrative Simplification The regulatory framework with which primary care physicians must comply is daunting and often demoralizing. Standardization is not required among public or private payers, and many physicians participate with 10 or more payers. Physicians are...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/policies/admin-simplification-principles.pdf

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

Seven Habits for Reducing Work After Clinic

...guidelines, and elec-tronic health records (EHRs) can all frustrate physicians’ efforts to focus on providing high-quality patient care. These administrative hassles undoubtedly contribute to the rise in work after clinic as well as physician dissatisfaction and burnout. A recent...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p10.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in VA facilities independent practice authority, saying it will undermine the quality of health care received by veterans. The AAFP understands the VA’s concerns about long wait times for veterans, said AAFP President John Meigs, MD....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p143.pdf

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