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afp20181101p613.pdf

...review of six health care organization guidelines. In a review of these guidelines, the authors found no studies indicating that A1C targets less than 6.5% improve clinical outcomes. Moreover, using medication to achieve this level had associated harms. Guidance Statements Goals...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1101/afp20181101p613.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

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

afp20190201p142.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/afp20190201p142.pdf

afp20190501p587.pdf

...about the effects on rates of cesarean delivery, perinatal mortality, opera- tive vaginal birth, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Elective labor induc- tion does not significantly change the risk of still- birth, low Apgar score, or neonatal respiratory...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/afp20190501p587.pdf

afp20190515p654.pdf

...to fit your team’s busy schedule. Our Growing Library of Topics: • Clinical Data Registries NEW! • Continuity of Care NEW! • Team Documentation NEW! • Empanelment • Quality Improvement AAFP TIPSTM Transformation in Practice Series DPA18091380 Get...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/afp20190515p654.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

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

afp20191001p396.pdf

...approach to care is not new and has had international success,2 but its broader implementation in the United States is relatively recent and requires expansion of clin- ical infrastructure, reimbursement, and patient access. Unlike the HIV/AIDS epidemic, in which primary care and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/afp20191001p396.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

afp20191101p537.pdf

...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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/afp20191101p537.pdf

afp20191101p544.pdf

...to the U.S. Census Bureau.1 Most veterans receive care exclusively from family physicians or coopera- tively with the Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, although more than one-half receive care only from the civilian sector.2 Eligibility for benefits is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/afp20191101p544.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

afp20200915p332.pdf

...pain and multisystem illness should have symptoms eval- uated based on clinical judgment and be treated with a collaborative, team-based approach, including a behavioral health specialist. Vet- erans with suspected posttraumatic stress dis- order should undergo diagnostic evaluation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/afp20200915p332.pdf

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

ALSO Armed Forces

AAFP's Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for the Department of Defense-mandated training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/armed-forces.html

Altruism in Practice Management: Caring for Your Staff -- FPM

Oct 1, 1998 - This article argues that FPs should put their altruistic values into practice as they interact with staff and manage their practices, not just in treating patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1000/p58.html

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/america_s_most_wanted_family.html

An Alarming Case of Viagra Abuse -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - A letter of protest to a managed care company that protested his patient's use of 8 Viagra tablets in a single month when the average is 5.9

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p10.html

An Average Workload -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - Family physicians average 52 hours per week in practice, according to a recent AAFP survey.

Family Practice Management : FP Stat

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p86.html

An Easy Way to Analyze E/M Coding for Group Practices -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - The author describes how practices can analyze their CPT coding distributions and determine whether they are billing for an appropriate range of services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p20.html

An Easy Way to Evaluate Software for Your PDA -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - This article describes an approach to critically evaluating PDA medical applications for practicality, applicability and usefulness in medical practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p67.html

An EHR User-Satisfaction Survey: Advice From 408 Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - Contemplating the purchase of an EHR? Results of our informal survey may help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p29.html

An Expensive Dinner: Surviving a Failed Business Venture -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - There's no such thing as a free dinner when you're dealing with wanna-be medical entrepreneurs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p45.html

An Introduction to Online CME -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - Physicians rarely submit CME online, in spite of the large number of organizations now offering it. The author provides instructions for using online CME and offers resources for finding it on the Web.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p59.html

An Introduction to Personal Health Records -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Here's what you need to know about this growing trend to give patients access to a portable health record.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p57.html

An Introduction to Tablet PCs -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - With this technology, you can access and update electronic medical records from anywhere - with a keyboard or a pen.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p36.html

An Open Letter to All the Health Plans That Keep Sending Me Letters -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - How helpful are all those letters you receive from health plans? Not very, says this family physician.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p52.html

An Open Letter to the CEO of Our Health Plan -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - Open letter to the CEO of United Health Care, the Academy health plan, discussing improvements and user control.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p11.html

An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Delivering better chronic disease care is a team sport that requires a clear game plan.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p27.html

An Ounce of Prevention -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - The author explains the effects of the Balanced Budget Amendment of 1997 on Medicare coverage for preventive services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p10.html

An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - When we cannot give patients the care they need, we all suffer. But the converse is also true.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p6.html

An Update on Certifying Home Health Care -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - The author explains a clarification of Medicare's definition of homebound and introduces readers to new HCPCS codes that must be used when certifying home health care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p16.html

An Update on the E/M Codes and Documentation Guidelines -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author explains recent developments surrounding the revision of the documentation guidelines for evaluation and management services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p14.html

An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Slowly but surely, it's getting easier to help your patients kick the habit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p75.html

Anatomy of the Medicare Appeals Process -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - The law has made significant structural and procedural changes in the Medicare appeals process. This article outlines those changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p23.html

Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP

Director - Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/carroll.html

Another Ounce of Prevention -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - Slowly but surely, Medicare coverage of preventive services has grown. Here's an update.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p25.html

Answers to Your Questions About Chronic Care Management -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - From what constitutes 24/7 access to how to document the 20 minutes of required monthly services, we fill in the blanks about this new Medicare benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p7.html

Answers to Your Questions About Medicare Annual Wellness Visits -- FPM

Apr 1, 2011 - Our previous issue described the requirements and introduced an encounter form for documenting these visits. Now we answer your questions about this newest Medicare benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0300/p13.html

Answers to Your Questions About Same-Day Scheduling -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - The concept’s founder explains how to do today’s work today and improve patient access to your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p59.html

Answers to Your Questions on Solo, Idealized Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - How does a solo doc with no support staff manage his referrals, order his supplies and give immunizations? Gordon Moore, MD, answers those questions and more.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p39.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

Applying the "Theory of Constraints" to Solve Your Practice's Most Vexing Problem -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - What stands in the way of your practice achieving its goal?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p18.html

Appreciate the Now -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Worries about the past or future can sap your joy and productivity in the present.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p40.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

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

Are Electronic Records Catching On? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - Suggests that the EHR market may be maturing and lists AAFP activities promoting EHRs.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p13.html

Are the Edges of Family Practice Being Worn Away? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - A variety of forces, from hospitalists to burnout, may be chipping away at family physicians' scope of practice. Should you be concerned?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p35.html

Are You Coding Accurately? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - This article provides readers with step-by-step instructions for checking their E/M coding distribution with national guidelines established in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Family Practice Profile.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p20.html

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