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Ways to Engage with the AAFP

...Engage with the AAFP Working together to transform health care Standing together-131,400 strong-we are the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Collectively, our members work diligently toward a common goal-to achieve the best possible health outcomes for our patients and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/Engage-With-AAFP.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...which objects to the time-consuming processes [that] bur- den family physicians, divert valuable resources away from direct patient care, and can inadvertently lead to negative patient outcomes. For more information, go to http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/afp20170715p80.pdf

Ways to Engage with the AAFP

...Engage with the AAFP Working together to transform health care Standing together-131,400 strong-we are the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Collectively, our members work diligently toward a common goal-to achieve the best possible health outcomes for our patients and...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/common/ways-to-engage.pdf

afp20190615p733.pdf

...Editorials Identification of and Treatment for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, Illinois Michael Fleming, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois See related U.S. Preventive...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/afp20190615p733.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Pharmacists

...role pharmacists play in the delivery of high- quality health care. The pharmacy professional and physician should work collaboratively to optimize the therapeutic effect of pharmaceutical agents in patient care through the use of collaborative arrangements between pharmacists and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-Pharmacists.pdf

afp20180601p741.pdf

...until a related condition emerges. A patient- focused approach that includes education; cancer-specific monitoring; and team-based care, including palliative care, with continuous communication is recommended.4 Most oncologic emergencies can be categorized as metabolic,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/afp20180601p741.pdf

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Treatment

April 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/afp20170401p442.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Physician Assistants

...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. Education and Training There are significant differences in the educational and training requirements between...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-PhysicianAssistants.pdf

fpm20141100p5.pdf

...How can we be more efficient in primary care? How can we focus on doing things only physicians are trained to do and avoid doing clerical tasks and other things that less expensive employees can perform? Going even further, how can we make everyone in the office more productive,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/fpm20141100p5.pdf

Generation Gap: Effectively Leading Physicians of All Ages

...ne major challenge currently facing physician leaders is nego-tiating the differing behavior and values of nurses, doctors, and other health care personnel born of differ- ent generational age groups. These groups are popularly known as the traditionalists, the baby boomers,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/fpm20130500p29.pdf

Physician Leadership: A New Model for a New Generation -- Family Practice Management

...the leader’s attitudes and behaviors have a direct impact on morale, employee retention and customer service. Following the spirit of team-based care outlined by the Future of Family Medicine project,2 the physician leader sets a tone that defines his or her practice. What’s your...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/fpm20060200p51.pdf

National Research Network Advisory Group Resident Representative 2020 Annual Report

...established in 1999 to conduct, support, promote, and advocate for primary care research in practice- based settings. The AAFP NRN assists in realizing overall strategies for achieving improved primary care for the nation. This includes asking important questions and advancing...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/2020/nc20-nrn-resident-2.pdf

Considerations on Reopening Your Practice

...Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, family physicians should consider the following factors on resuming in-person primary care. 1. Prevalence and trends of COVID-19 testing and cases in your city, state, or region; coordinate with local public health efforts and state policies. 2....

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/COVID19-Considerations-Resuming-Inperson-Visits.pdf

fpm20150500p5.pdf

...in family medicine, differences between the needs of employed family physicians and owner physicians, and the rapid pace of change in health care delivery, among other things, complicate this task. But deciding what topics to target is actually the easier part. Because FPM is a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/fpm20150500p5.pdf

Ten EHR Strategies for Efficient Documentation

...10. Consider using a scribe or team documentation. Primary care offices have typically employed one medical assistant per physician, but some practices have begun utilizing additional staff to help with electronic documentation. Depending on your practice style, practice setting,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/fpm20200700p5.pdf

fpm20130100p40.pdf

...The definitions can vary among payers and accrediting organizations, and they often include buzz words such as team-based care, shared deci- sion making, or risk-stratified care management. Forget those definitions for a moment. To best describe what a patient-centered medical...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/fpm20130100p40.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of Alternative Payment Models - March 14, 2017

...Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment January 2017 The U.S. health care system is undergoing an intense period of transformation...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/ES-AdvancedPrimaryCare-121316.pdf

fpm20160500p15.pdf

...Patient satisfaction scores are increasingly affecting reimbursement for medical care as value-based purchasing becomes more prevalent. Succeeding in this payment model requires physicians and their organizations to first understand how patients judge ser- vice quality and then to...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/fpm20160500p15.pdf

The Nurse Closer: Using Nonclinician Staff to Make Patient Visits More Efficient

...of First Care Clinic in Hays, Kan. Bryan Brady is CEO of First Care Clinic. Rhiannon Maier is the director of quality and data at First Care Clinic. Jordan Gabel is the nursing supervisor at First Care Clinic. Danielle Windholz is the operations manager at First Care Clinic. Author...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/fpm20190700p13.pdf

Retail Health Clinics Are Rolling Your Way -- Family Practice Management

...by the in-store pharmacy to fill a prescription if needed. If the problem requires a physician, patients are referred to their primary care physicians. If they do not have one, the nurse practitioner refers them to one off the clinic’s referral list. s e a n k a n e...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/fpm20060500p65.pdf

AAFP NEWS NOW

...that it will partner with Text4Baby to promote enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP, and to provide free text messages on important health care issues to pregnant women and new mothers. In 2011, Medicaid and CHIP covered 43.5 million children, and under the CHIP Reauthorization Act of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/afp20120401p675.pdf

Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates

...developed QI projects and outcomes that had an impact on direct patient care and system changes. Education and/or QI projects included team-based approaches and behavioral change resources for health care clinicians and their practice teams. As part of their QI initiative, the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/fpm20200700p17.pdf

fpm20161100p25.pdf

...we are learning the extent to which Medi- care payment will be transformed.1 Our payments will now be directly connected to the quality and cost of the care we provide. Those of us who provide higher quality, lower cost care will be paid more, and those who do not will be paid...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/fpm20161100p25.pdf

Patient Navigators Connecting Patients to Community Resources to Improve Diabetes Outcomes

...diabetes management, the use of available community resources by both patients and their primary care providers (PCPs) remains low. The patient navigator model, widely used in can- cer care, may have the potential to link PCPs and community resources for reduction of risk and...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/loskutova_citiesforlife_jabfm_2016.pdf

Office Champions FQHC Project - Final Report

...with their populations. Studies indicate that more than 40% of FQHCs’ patients use tobacco, according to the Mississippi Primary Health Care Association and the Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Tobacco Control FQHC Tobacco Project. FQHC patients are more likely to be...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/office-champions-tobacco-final-report.pdf

fpm20080100p32.pdf

...owned nonprofit health care system located in Anchorage, Alaska, has a story to tell. Ten years ago, SCF was a typical, inefficient health care system. Patients had to wait weeks to get an appointment and had to wait again when coming into the office. Care was impersonal. Patients...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/fpm20080100p32.pdf

fpm20160900p12.pdf

...In Defense of Direct Primary Care Philip Eskew, DO, JD, MBA Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction. Direct primary care (DPC) is a growing movement across the United States involving at least 429...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/fpm20160900p12.pdf

fpm20170500p25.pdf

...of providing health care from payers to physicians and other health care providers by tying reimbursement to value. This shift is part of an effort to achieve the triple aim of improving population health, reducing health care costs, and improving the patient care experience. The...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/fpm20170500p25.pdf

Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level

...and chronic care for a panel of 2,500 patients.1 Add to this the ever- growing requirements for quality reporting, and it’s no wonder physicians are burned out. Using standing orders is one way to redistribute the physician workload across the primary care team, allowing the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p13.pdf

Choose Family Medicine Poster

...lives of the people you care for. You won’t just be a doctor; you’ll be a confidant, a coach, and a shoulder to lean on. Family medicine is at the heart of it all. Location doesn’t matter- urban, rural, hospital, solo practice-take your pick. Family medicine will...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/choose-fammed-posters.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...program for all beneficiaries-and in improving access to high-quality, comprehensive, and coordinated care, especially your efforts to support family medicine and primary care. We look forward to working with CMS on designing and implementing policies that support these shared goals...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

2019 NCCL Summary of Actions

...FamMedPAC review the candidates' voting records to ensure that they align with American Academy of Family Physicians' commitment to Health Care for All, affordable prescription drugs, and gun violence prevention in determining whether or not funds should be allocated for such a...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2019NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

Preparations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Office

...rural areas. Buprenorphine can be prescribed for the treatment of OUD by certified providers, widening the availability of MAT to pri- mary care practices. Buprenorphine, a partial agonist, is an effective alternative with several pharma- cokinetic features that favor its use...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/fpm20181100p21.pdf

fpm20150700p28.pdf

...Steer patients away from inappropriate and overused procedures that can diminish health care. About the Authors Dr. Lin is associate professor of family medicine, director of the Robert L. Phillips Jr. Health Policy Fellowship at Georgetown University School of Medicine in...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/fpm20150700p28.pdf

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health

...determinants of health) create access, adherence, or performance barriers, often impeding their efforts to provide evidence-based clinical care that improves overall health.3,4 For example, a patient who lacks safe housing, reliable transportation, or adequate food resources may...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p7.pdf

Responses to Medical Students’ Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine

February 1, 2016 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/afp20160201od1.pdf

afp20181201p645.pdf

...evolve, clinicians will likely care for an increasing number of transgender persons.3 However, data from a large observational study suggests that 24% of transgender persons report unequal treatment in health care environments, 19% report refusal of care altogether, and 33% do not...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/afp20181201p645.pdf

Responses to Medical Students' FAQs About Family Medicine

Responses to Medical Students' FAQs About Family Medicine

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/faqs_article.pdf

AAFP Comment Letter on 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - December 28, 2018

...that CMS has shown a strong commitment to supporting primary care in recent years-and we look forward to working with CMS to share our data, member experiences, and analyses to ensure appropriate valuation of primary care services over the next two years. At the same time, we look...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2019FinalMPFS-122818.pdf

19HealthPublicScienceReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

...17 18 ITEM NO. 2: RESOLUTION NO. 3002: IMPROVING ACCESS TO CARE FOR HOMEBOUND 19 PATIENTS 20 21 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians recognize the lack of 22 access to care for homebound patients and the role of the family medicine physician in 23 providing...

Events

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

Joint Letter to Congress on Telehealth Principles - July 1, 2020

...competence regarding emergency readiness and response through the lens of COVID-19, with the aim of building capacity for primary care providers to care for children and their families affected by COVID-19. A recent survey of AAFP members found that 81 percent of family physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-Congress-TelehealthHELP-070120.pdf

fpm20150500p24.pdf

...Meeting patients’ needs for access to care is one of the most frustrating challenges fam-ily physicians face. Physicians generally want to provide care for their patients at all times - when they are sick and when they are healthy, for acute care or for routine check-ups - but doing...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/fpm20150500p24.pdf

afp20191001p416.pdf

...Opioid use disorder should be treated as a chronic condition with longitudinal, team-based, patient-centered care. Similar to type 2 diabetes mellitus or hypertension, opioid use disorder has genetic, environmental, and behavioral causes; the disorder responds best to long-term...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/afp20191001p416.pdf

From the Editor: Focusing on the Patient and Physician Experience

...Focusing on the Patient and Physician Experience Let FPM help you take care of your patients and find the joy in practice. I am honored and delighted to take on the role of medical editor of FPM. I have been a long-time reader and contributor to the journal and am excited about the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/fpm20190700p5.pdf

A Practical Approach to Reducing Patients’ Prescription Costs

...at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Rochester, N.Y. Dr. Venci is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the URMC Primary Care Network. Mechelle Sanders is a PhD candidate in health services research. Angela Lanigan is research project manager for the American Academy of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p5.pdf

Considerations on Re-opening Your Practice

...practices have been providing patient care exclusively via telehealth. Because reopening nonessential businesses is a localized issue, family physicians should consider the following factors on resuming nonessential, in-person primary care. 1. Prevalence and trends of COVID-19...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/covid-19/resuming-care.pdf

Tar Wars Program Guide

...in 1988 by Jeff Cain, MD, and Glenna Pember, from Hall of Life, a division of the Denver Museum of Natural History, and Doctors Ought to Care (DOC). Since its inception, Tar Wars has touched the lives of more than 10 million children worldwide. The lesson plan in this guide...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/tar_wars/program-guide.pdf

afp20190615od2.pdf

...James J. Stevermer, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Missouri Robert T. Chow, MD, MBA, MACP, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, Baltimore, Maryland Katherine K. Leon, MS, SCAD Alliance, Alexandria, Virginia Melanie D. Bird,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/afp20190615od2.pdf

10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated

...Primary care practices have been tasked with reporting an increasing amount of quality data to satisfy requirements for insurance companies, accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition, and various pay-for-performance programs. As a result, it...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/fpm20180900p23.pdf

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- Family Practice ...

...New Model of Care proposed by the FFM project defines in broad brush strokes a redesigned practice that is just being invented today. It includes ideas such as the following: • Group visits, • Advanced access scheduling, • Online appointment scheduling, • Planned care for...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/fpm20050600p37.pdf

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