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Course Questions

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

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

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.

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

Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@5db18841

...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

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

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

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

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...


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

International Efforts to Reduce Disparities

...Primary Care Means Checking More than Blood Pressure. Learning Objectives After participating in this learning module, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe the critical role of primary care in global health. 2. Provide examples of approaches to patient-centered care...

Patient Care

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Recommended Curriculum Guideleines 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

Spring 2019



...antibiotics based on her experience of past care at a local retail clinic. Antibiotics are not indicated; however, you oblige, recognizing that the patient may choose other health care options for future care, including retail and urgent care clinics. You also fear that the patient...

American Family Physician

afp20130315p400.pdf 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


...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

Strolling Through the Match

Free Match guidebook for getting into family medicine residency

Med School and Residency


...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


...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

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

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


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

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

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


Med School and Residency


...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

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...


AAFP Letter to TN House Health Committee on Doctor of Medical Science Legislation - ..., to practice primary care with limited physician supervision. The AAFP strongly opposes this unprecedented proposal to create a new provider designation, offered by a single academic institution, that would undermine physician-led team-based care models as well as jeopardize...


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...


Joint Letter to HHS on Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s Seniors ...

...adopted team-based approach to health care. Scope of practice of health care professionals should be based on standardized, adequate training and demonstrated competence in patient care, not politics. While all health care professionals share an important role in providing care to...


AAFP Letter to the President on the "Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation's...

...Our Nation’s Seniors - that you issued on October 3, 2019. The AAFP appreciates the Administration’s continued efforts to improve our health care system and we look forward to working with White House staff and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on many of the proposed...


Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents Risk Management and ...

Risk Management and Medical Liability

Med School and Residency

AAFP Letter to CMS on E/M Documentation Requirements - April 23, 2018

...Services. The AAFP wholeheartedly maintains that the CMS E/M documentation guidelines, established 20 years ago, do little to support patient care or improve quality. They are most commonly used to justify billing levels (e.g. level 3, 4, or 5) rather than help physicians diagnose,...


Fall 2018



...Will team-based care be our salvation? Do you sometimes feel inadequate? Time pressured? Are you overwhelmed by all the care recommen-dations you are expected to meet? In 2003, Yarnall et al. from Duke University’s Depart- ment of Community and Family Medicine published an...

Family Practice Management

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...demand, according to researchers at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Fam- ily Medicine and Primary Care. They have estimated the shortage of primary care physicians will reach 33,000 by 2035. U.S. seniors accounted for 1,481 (48%) of the fam- ily medicine positions...

American Family Physician


...Underutilization of Team-Based Care Linked to Burnout in Primary Care Physicians The challenges that come with undergoing significant prac- tice change, such as transitioning to a team-based model of care, may have unintentionally created new stresses for primary care physicians,...

American Family Physician

Risk Stratification: A Two-Step Process for Identifying Your Sickest Patients

...provide immunizations to our most vulnerable patients quickly. But how could we find them out of the thou- sands who regularly look to us for care? Earlier in the year, through a process known as risk stratification, we had evaluated our entire patient panel and assigned a risk...

Family Practice Management

Two Habits of a Healthy Team: Managing Conflict and Practicing Gratitude

...Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness, and has been recognized as a leader in wellness, education, research, and clinical care. Her recent awards include the 2019 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Humanism Award and the 2019 Family Medicine Education...

Family Practice Management

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