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A Team Approach to Quality Improvement -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - To realize change, rely on the knowledge and experience of a team such as the authors', which improved the care of patients with diabetes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p25.html

Ask FPM - Mar 1999 -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article Rescuing Managed Care ... Next article >> Mar 1999 Issue Ask FPM Fam Pract Manag. 1999 Mar;6(3):54. Discounting self-pay patients Balance billing HMO patients Practicing in a strip mall Waiving a co-payment Discounting self-pay...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p54.html

Practicing Without Paper -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - Using information technology, this Texas practice is working smarter and serving patients better.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p40.html

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1335.html

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part I. Otitis Media and Acute ...

Oct 1, 1998 - Five conditions--otitis media, acute sinusitis, cough, pharyngitis and the common cold--account for most of the outpatient use of antibiotics in the United States. The first part of this two-part article presents guidelines that encourage physicians to make an appropriate distinction ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1113.html

Staff Retreats: Time for Reflection and Renewal -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - Want fresh ideas for improving your practice? Take your staff away from it all for a while.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p56.html

Team-Based Care

Read about AAFP's policy on team-based care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/team-based-care.html

Rural Study Explores Team-based Approach to Diabetes Care

Results of a study recently published in the Southern Medical Journal highlight the effectiveness of a team-based approach to managing diabetes in a rural primary care setting.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190522ruraldiabetes.html

Researchers Investigate Primary Care Professional Burnout

Researchers surveyed physicians and other primary care professionals in a medical home setting to see how task-sharing is related to physician burnout.

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20180131burnoutstudy.html

The Medical Home: Planned Care and Population Health

Population health management helps practices identify health needs of its patient populations and develop care plans accordingly.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/planned-care-population-health.html

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care: Team-Based Approach for ...

...Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care team-based approach for advancing health equity page 2 © 2018 american academy of family physicians table of contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/team-based-approach.pdf

Primary Care

Read the AAFP's definition of primary care related terms and appropriate usage recommendations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/primary-care.html

Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mental-health-services.html

Integration of Primary Care and Public Health (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on Integration of Primary Care and Public Health.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integration-primary-care.html

Continuity of Care, Definition of

Learn AAFP's definition of continuity of care.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/continuity-of-care-definition.html

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care

...Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Jerzak is a family physician with Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wis., and is...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/fpm20190100p17.pdf

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr. Lyon is an associate professor and medical director of the AF...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p6.pdf

AAFP Outlines Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care

The AAFP has created a position paper on quality measurement for primary care that features six guiding principles aimed at helping steer future development and use of measurement in practice improvement and physician payment.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190114measurespaper.html

ZDoggMD: Primary Care Key to Fixing Broken Health Care System

During a main-stage presentation at the Family Medicine Experience, Zubin Damania, M.D. -- known to fans of his comedic and musical talents as ZDoggMD -- used a mock patient visit with Winnie-the-Pooh to illustrate what's wrong with health care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016fmx-zdoggmd.html

Primary Care Exception Needs Expansion, AAFP Tells CMS

In an Oct. 9 letter to CMS, the Academy advocated for the expansion of codes under the primary care exception rule -- an update that would reduce administrative complexity without compromising patient care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014exceptionrule.html

Researchers Make the Case for Home-based Medical Care

Noting an increase in the use of home-based medical care in the United States, researchers conclude that more primary care clinicians willing to provide this type of care are needed, and they call for improvements in value-based payment to help fill that gap.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181212homecare.html

Self-care: What Patients Want vs. What Physicians Can Provide

Family physician Wayne Jonas, M.D., writes that a survey shows a big disconnect between patients' interest in self-care and the amount of information they get from physicians on the subject.

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191203guested-selfcare.html

Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's recommendations of the Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/vision-qualiitymeasurement.html

AAFP Warns of More Harm in Scope-of-Practice Executive Order

In a recent letter, the AAFP said an executive order expanding scope of practice would disrupt team-based primary care in potentially harmful ways.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200121scopeletter.html

AAFP Pushes Against Executive Order on Equivalent Payment

A recent White House executive order meant to bolster Medicare includes some good ideas -- but one element could impair high-quality, team-based primary care, the Academy warned in an Oct. 11 letter.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014execorder.html

Researchers Push Primary Care Teams to 'Power Up'

Researchers describe a new model that extends clinician visits to team visits by pairing each physician with highly trained nurses or medical assistants.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190716primarycareteams.html

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline in the Golden State

Jo Marie Reilly, M.D., M.P.H., developed an innovative program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California to draw more medical students to primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180625fdf-reilly.html

Family Physicians Delivering Emergency Medical Care - Critical Challenges and ...

Read AAFP's position paper about family physicians delivering emergency medical care - critical challenges and opportunities.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-physicians-emergency-care.html

Patient Care

AAFP News' Patient Care section features stories on preventive care services, community and public health, patient care protocols and more.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public.html

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The AAFP supports the ACO model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/acos.html

APC-APM for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Proposal to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee regarding the Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APC-APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/PR-PTAC-APC-APM-41417.pdf

Collaboration Improves Patient Outcomes, Lowers Cost

Researchers found that an interprofessional collaborative practice model used in an ambulatory care center led to better care, lower costs and greater clinician satisfaction.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190904annalscollaboration.html

Health Care Professionals, Family Physician Training With

Learn AAFP's support of the training of family medicine residents in collaborative teams with non-physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-care-professionals.html

Pharmacists (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on the role of pharmacists in high-quality health care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pharmacists.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Team-based Resources

To help family physicians modify their practices to better address their patients' social determinants of health, The AAFP's The EveryONE Project has released its latest toolkit and implementation guide.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180406everyoneteam-based.html

Free Physicians From 'Transactional Tasks,' Authors Write

Assigning more tasks to nonphysicians can lead to better care and less burnout, according to an article in the March/April issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180313personalizedcare.html

Caring for Olympic Team a Golden Opportunity

Allyson Howe, M.D., wanted a career that included caring for athletes. She achieved that goal as the head physician for the Olympic champion U.S. women's hockey team.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180521fdf-howe.html

Family Medicine Cares USA Supports Free Medical Clinics

The AAFP Foundation's Family Medicine Cares USA program awards grants to free health clinics in the United States to help purchase needed medical equipment.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180419fmcusa.html

AAFP, Other Groups Issue Diabetes Self-management Report

The AAFP has collaborated with several other health care and diabetes organizations to publish a consensus report on the use of diabetes self-management education and support in adults with type 2 diabetes.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200609diabetesconsensusrpt.html

Poverty and Health - The Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians transforms health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/poverty-health.html

Practice Improvement Checklist: Building on Change

View the practice improvement checklist to help you tackle the core principles of an advanced primary care practice to become a patient-centered medical home.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/checklists/build-on-change.html

AAFP to HHS: Let Physicians Transform Their Practices

In response to a request for information, the AAFP urged HHS' Office of Inspector General to confirm that any new CMS action would "allow for physician collaboration and partnerships to improve care delivery and appropriate beneficiary incentives."

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181106hhsoigltr.html

Practical Playbook II Offers Guide to Better Population Health

Members of the Practical Playbook initiative have released The Practical Playbook II, a new text that showcases the integration of public health and primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190612practicalplaybook2.html

Webcast: Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

Purchase access to this webcast to learn about the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) requirements and identify how AWV findings can close care gaps and engage patients.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/annual-wellness-visits/webcast.html

Medical Home

Read the AAFP's position on medical home leading to a higher quality of patient care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-home.html

Practice Improvement Checlklist: Getting Started

View the practice improvement checklist with key concepts to start transforming your practice to a patient-centered medical home.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/checklists/get-started.html

The EveryONE Project Introduces Neighborhood Navigator

The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has launched another user-friendly tool to help family physicians address social determinants of health at the point of care: The Neighborhood Navigator.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180725neighbornav.html

Take a Look: Three New AAFP TIPS Products Now Available

The AAFP recently added three new topics to the Transformation in Practice Series that the Academy launched last spring: clinical data registries, continuity of care and team documentation.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181019newtips.html

Study Calls for Clarity on SDOH, Related Terminology

Researchers have found considerable differences in the way individual health care professionals, organizations and other stakeholders use shared language, such as social determinants of health and related terms.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190610sdohterms.html

Family Physicians Earn Respect in Remote Valdez, Alaska

In the first of a series of articles focusing on family physicians who deliver high-quality, comprehensive care in rural communities, a team of four FPs -- including AAFP President-elect John Cullen, M.D. -- shares stories that reveal the joys and challenges of practicing full-scope ...

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180606valdez.html

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