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Pharmacists (Position Paper)

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

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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 Recommendations to President Biden on Building A Robust Primary Care Workforce - ...

The AAFP sent a letter to the Biden administration detailing recommendations to strengthen the primary care workforce by recruiting and retaining new family medicine physicians.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-WhiteHouse-AAFPRecommendationsPrimaryCareWorkforce-012921.pdf

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

AAFP Letter to HHS on Proposed Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Rule - July 15, 2015

AAFP response to CMS on the Medicaid Managed Care and Children’s Health Insurance Program Programs proposed rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-CMS-MedicaidCHIP-071515.pdf

Happy World Family Doctor Day!

The AAFP celebrates World Family Doctor Day, a day to highlight the contributions of family doctors in health care around the world.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health/world-family-doctor-day.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

AAFP Advises White House on Building Robust Workforce

In a recent letter, the AAFP offered the Biden administration recommendations on strengthening the primary care workforce.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210205workforce.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

FMX

AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference is the place for family physicians to earn CME, get inspired, connect with peers, and find patient care solutions.

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx.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

The Medical Home: Patient and Caregiver Engagement

Patient and caregiver engagement strategies such as motivational interviewing and shared decision making can improve patient outcomes in health care.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/patient-caregiver-engagement.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

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

Hold a Course

Bring the very best training opportunity to maternity care providers in your area when you hold an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course. Begin the process here.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold.html

Practice and Career

This AAFP News section features stories on professional issues that affect how family physicians run their practices and design their work teams to offer high-quality health care.

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

NRN

The AAFP National Research Network (NRN) conducts and disseminates primary care research to improve primary care for the nation.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn.html

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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also.html

New Research Shows Fewer Family Physicians Seeing Children

New longitudinal research conducted in Vermont shows that fewer family physicians are taking care of children. Rather, the researchers verified previous findings that showed a temporal trend of child visits moving from family medicine to pediatric practices.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190911fpschildren.html

Family Medicine Is Ticket to Wide World of Sports Medicine

Amy Leu, D.O., combined two of her passions -- sports and health care -- in a career that has taken her around the globe.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190826fdf-leu.html

Tackling Patients' Social Needs May Reduce Clinician Burnout

New research has found that when patients' social needs are adequately addressed, primary care clinicians may experience less burnout. Having social needs resources on site or nearby and having specialized staff in the clinic appeared to serve as an effective buffer to clinician burnout.

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20191120socialneeds-burnout.html

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline

Julie Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., is using research to understand the factors that influence student choice and, ultimately, improve the family physician pipeline.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180910fdf-phillips.html

Treatment and Management

The primary goal of treatment is to minimize the impact of ADHD symptoms on patient function while maximizing the patient’s ability to compensate or cope with any remaining difficulties. Not all symptoms can be resolved with treatment; it is important to manage expectations of treatment...

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adhd-toolkit/treatment-and-management.html

Cost Conversations with Patients Webcast

Cost Conversations with Patients: A Team-based Approach Webcast developed in partnership with GoodRx

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/patient-caregiver-engagement/cost-conversations-with-patients-webcast.html

Change Is Hard: What Really Happens When You Try to Implement a New Care Model

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Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/fpm20171100p10.pdf

Lock In Telehealth Flexibility, Protections, Says AAFP

In two recent letters, the AAFP and other groups asked Congress for permanent telehealth flexibility and laid out principles to ensure ongoing virtual care success.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200702telehealthletters.html

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...the Path to Value: Care Management and Coordination [Supplement] Explore how care management and coordination can improve quality and reduce unnecessary utilization for success in value-based payment arrangements with all payers. March/April 2021 Issue Care Management in...

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...the Path to Value: Care Management and Coordination [Supplement] Explore how care management and coordination can improve quality and reduce unnecessary utilization for success in value-based payment arrangements with all payers. March/April 2021 Issue Care Management in...

Family Practice Management

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...Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care [Feature] Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout. March/April 2018 Issue A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction [Feature]...

Family Practice Management

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...Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care [Feature] Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout. September/October 2018 Issue 10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team...

Family Practice Management

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...Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care [Feature] Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout. September/October 2018 Issue 10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team...

Family Practice Management

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Sponsor a BLSO Course

Bring the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Course to your area to equip emergency personnel and first responders with life-saving maternity care knowledge and skills.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/sponsor.html

CDC Launches #HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series

The CDC launched a new website for its #HowIRecommend videos series, featuring health care professionals talking about how they recommend vaccines to different types of patients.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190813reccvaccvideos.html

AAFP to CMS: Medicare Rules Must Cut Burden, Empower FPs

In response to a proposed rule for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans, the AAFP advised CMS to focus on changes that make it easier for their patients.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200416partscdrule.html

Guidelines on the Supervision of Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and ...

Explore the guidelines set for family physicians for the supervision of non-physician providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/guidelines-supervision.html

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Complexity for Family Medicine

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/aafp-sustains-fight-to-reduce-administrative-burden-for-family-medicine.html

Updated E/M Documentation Rules Good for Preceptors

CMS has changed evaluation and management documentation guidelines to expand medical students' ability to document -- with physician verification -- in the medical record.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180216studentdocumentation.html

FPs Opine on Practice Transformation Network Experience

New research from the American Board of Family Medicine examines why physicians joined a practice transformation network, what they expected and what they got from the experience.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190528ptnetworsks.html

FPM Supplement Series Offers Intro to Value-based Payment

A series of FPM journal supplements aims to spell out what the shift from volume- to value-based payment means for family physicians and how they can succeed in a burgeoning VBP environment.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210318vbpsupplements.html

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