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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

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

What Can a Scribe Do for You?

...University of Colorado Health System. Mary McDaniel is a clinical nurse educator for ambulatory services with oversight over seven primary care practices; the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR); Lone Tree Medical Center; and Boulder Health Center. Dr....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/1100/fpm20201100p17.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

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

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

AAFP Statement on Regulatory and Adminstraive Reforms - January 30, 2017

...Primary care - and particularly family medicine - is foundational to continued progress in reforming our nation’s health care system. Family medicine and primary care are delivered by dedicated individual family physicians and their health care teams in urban and rural communities....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/ST-Reg-Admin-Reform-013117.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2021 and 2022 Part C and Part D Proposed Rule - April 6, 2020

...Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicaid Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elder as published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the February 18, 2020 Federal Register. This rule...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2021PartCD-040620.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

afp20190201p143.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/afp20190201p143.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

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

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

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 practice agreements (CPAs) between...

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

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