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fpm20121100p19.pdf

...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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/fpm20121100p19.pdf

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

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

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...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

sdoh-guide.pdf

...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/sdoh-guide.pdf

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

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

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/health-equity-toolkit/hops19-econ-international.pdf

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

Joint Letter to the VA on the Federal Supremacy Project - July 29, 2021

The AAFP joined several organizations to express significant concerns with the VA’s Federal Supremacy project, which will create national standards of practice for physicians and every other health care practitioner employed by the VA. These standards will preempt state scope of ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-VA-SupremacyProject-072921.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

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

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

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 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

AAFP Letter to TN House Health Committee on Doctor of Medical Science Legislation - ...

...degree, 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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-TNLeg-DoctorMedScienceDegree-031318.pdf

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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-HHS-ProtectingImprovingMedicareSeniorsEO-102919.pdf

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

Risk Management and Medical Liability

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint281_Risk.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder -Scope of Practice: Pharmacists

Background information from the AAFP on scope of practice for pharmacists.

Advocacy

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

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,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-EMSuggestions-042318.pdf

fpm20140300p3.pdf

...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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/fpm20140300p3.pdf

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents Musculoskeletal and ...

Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint265_Musculo.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/afp20160415p640.pdf

afp20180315p368.pdf

...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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/afp20180315p368.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p21.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/fpm20200700p11.pdf

AAFP, Others Criticize Bill That Interferes with Physician-Patient Relationship

...In their joint statement, the organizations point out that safety and injury prevention are crucial components of preventive medical care. The Florida measure, HB 155, which is expected to become law, would prohibit physicians from intentionally entering firearms ownership...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/afp20110701p13.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS in Response to MyHealthEData Initiative - March 14, 2018

...that data security is of the utmost importance. To achieve improved, secure patient access, actual interoperability of electronic health care records is first required, something practicing physicians were promised when they purchased and updated their systems to Certified...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-MyHealthEData-031418.pdf

AAFP’s Response to COVID-19 Policy Changes - May 31, 2020

...care accessible during the public health emergency (PHE) period to achieve the many critical aims, we also look forward to working with the agency further to support the appropriate expansion of telehealth and access to care with a patient's family physician and usual source of care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-CMS-IFC1andIFC2-053120.pdf

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents: Human Behavior and ...

In this document, the AAFP provides recommended guidelines for family medicine residents as it relates to human behavior and mental health. AAFP Reprint No. 270

Med School and Residency

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

It’s Not Hard to Be Humble: The Role of Humility in Leadership

...arro-gant leaders who have soured company culture and driven valuable employees to underperform or leave. In health care, the ongoing evolution toward team-based care and quality measure- ment calls for leaders who can attract and inspire followers, but a big, self-confident...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p25.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 Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Nurse Practitioners

Background information on nurse practitioner scope from the AAFP.

Advocacy

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

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

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

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

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed ...

Joint letter from more than 100 medical organizations calling on Congress to extend financial relief to physicians by maintaining the 3.75% increase to the conversion factor for the Medicare physician fee schedule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CongressionalLeadership-MPFS2022-072321.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

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