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Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand). This collection ...

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Outpatient E/M Coding Simplified -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - Getting clear on the new coding rules can help you eliminate bloated documentation and improve reimbursement to reflect the value of your visits.

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Combining a Wellness Visit With a Problem-Oriented Visit: a Coding Guide -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - In the exam room, the distinction between one type of visit and another isn’t always clear. It’s important to know when - and how - you can bill for both.

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Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2022 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Problem not addressed until follow-up visit | Incident-to annual wellness visits | Treating second-degree burns | Diagnosis codes for infant with problem ruled out during visit

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NIH Seeks Input on Rural Telehealth Research Needs

A number of federal agencies have partnered in an initiative to explore what is known about the effectiveness of rural clinician-to-clinician telehealth and its impact on improving health outcomes and formulate strategies to close any research gaps.

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Even Without In-person COD, All of Us Are Heard

As delegates review resolutions in reference committee reports, it’s time to remember that the Academy welcomes a diversity of member opinions.

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Child and Adolescent Health CME Virtual Course | AAFP

Register today for AAFP’s child and adolescent health CME virtual course April 11-14 and advance your level of care for your pediatric patients. Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions.

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Emergency and Urgent Care Virtual Course | AAFP CME

Learn the latest from experts on acute medical issues at AAFP's Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream course, April 6-9.

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This Is Our Chance to Shape Our Specialty’s Future

Three 2021 residency graduates share their opinions on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s proposed residency requirements for family medicine and urge others to participate in a public comment period.

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Value Week Shows Our Push to Increase PC Investment

The AAFP is leading the charge to broaden and improve value-based payment — and continuing the fight for a stronger federal anti-pandemic strategy.

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New Research Links COVID-19 and Diabetes Risk in Youth

Findings from an analysis of health claims data have suggested an association between a diagnosis of COVID-19 and the development of diabetes in people younger than 18 years.

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New Research Addresses Inequities in FP Workforce

Researchers from the AAFP, the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and the American Board of Family Medicine are joining forces to examine diversity and equity issues in the family physician workforce.

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Could Your Patients With Bad Headaches Have Migraine?

When patients present with headache, do time constraints in clinical practice keep you from discussing in detail? A simple algorithm can help guide conversations to THINK, TALK, and TREAT migraine. THINK: Know the signs and symptoms that have positive predictive value for diagnosing ...

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CGM First for Type 2 Diabetes Management

Listen to Aimée from Steady Health (now Carbon Health) describe her experience of starting continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) at the initial diabetes visit that sets everyone up for success. She shares that when using CGM first, her patients are more prepared and look forward to their ...

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Family Physicians Help Answer Patients’ COVID-19 Questions

Progress continues in the fight against COVID-19. More patients are eligible to be vaccinated or receive boosters. More testing options exist. More treatment options are available. Your patients will have more questions, and they will turn to you as their trusted physician for answers ...

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January/February FPM Delivers Practicum on Coding, Payment

If you still have questions about how to apply last year’s evaluation and management guideline changes, you can find answers in the January/February issue of FPM. The journal issue is loaded with E/M coding and documentation guidance, as well as information about other payment updates ...

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AAFP: All Options Must be on the Table to Get Americans Vaccinated

AAFP: All Options Must be on the Table to Get Americans Vaccinated

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Therapeutics Table

Outpatient treatment options for patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 who are at increased risk for progression to severe disease.

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Telehealth Key to Maintaining Access to Addiction Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a significant rise in substance use disorders. At the same time, temporary regulatory waivers and increased insurance coverage have paved the way for greater telemedicine access to meet that need. Those changes must be made permanent.

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Physician Health and Well-being Conference | AAFP

Feel revitalized and discover solutions for improved professional satisfaction and patient care. Attend March 30 - April 2, 2022, CME conference in Naples, FL.

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AAFP Gathers Latest on Boosters, Guidance, Treatment, More

During the past few weeks, the federal government has implemented a series of actions designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the omicron variant, and the Academy is making sure family physicians have the latest information and tools.

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In-person Congress of Delegates Canceled

Although the delayed regular session of the 2021 Congress of Delegates will no longer be held, members are invited to guide policy-making decisions by participating in virtual reference committees Jan. 22-23.

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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening Youth for Diabetes

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force called for further research after finding inconclusive evidence on the balance of benefits and harms of screening youth for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

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Health and Safety Protocols | AAFP

Learn about AAFP's Health and Safety Protocols for live events in Florida.

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PerformanceNavigator PI CME Workshop | AAFP

The AAFP’s PerformanceNavigator livestream, evidence-based CME workshop will help you satisfy your Family Medicine Certification.

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Orthostatic Hypotension: A Practical Approach - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a decrease in blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or more systolic or 10 mm Hg or more diastolic within three minutes of standing from the supine position or on assuming a head-up position of at least 60 degrees during tilt table testing. Symptoms are due to...

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Pruritus: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Pruritus is the sensation of itching; it can be caused by dermatologic and systemic conditions. An exposure history may reveal symptom triggers. A thorough skin examination, including visualization of the finger webs, anogenital region, nails, and scalp, is essential. Primary skin ...

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Transient Global Amnesia - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a clinical syndrome characterized by anterograde amnesia, mild retrograde amnesia, and confusion up to 24 hours. Most commonly seen in patients older than 50 years, TGA results from the temporary impairment of short-term memory formation. Clinically, ...

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Preventing Cognitive Decline - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - Because of the lack of effective treatments, prevention remains the best strategy for reducing the burden of dementia. Rather than attempting to identify and intervene on early disease through screening, a primary prevention strategy seeks to prevent cognitive decline by addressing ...

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Students, Here’s How to Turn Interview Notes Into a Rank List

To help medical students making Match decisions during another virtual interview season, AAFP News gathered a faculty member, a fourth-year student and two family medicine interns to share their insights on comparing and evaluating programs.


Medicare GME Final Rule is a Significant Step to Improve Health Equity, Address Primary...

Medicare GME Final Rule is a Significant Step to Improve Health Equity, Address Primary Care Workforce Shortage, Physician Maldistribution

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AAFP Updates Recommendation for Diabetes Screening

The Academy recently published a new clinical guidance page on diabetes that features the latest clinical recommendations, implementation tools, educational materials and more.

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Stream Adult Medicine Course | AAFP CME

Register for AAFP’s Adult Medicine CME virtual conference March 2-3 and get the latest updates for adult patients.

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Health and Safety Protocols for Meetings and Events | AAFP

Learn about AAFP's Health and Safety Protocols for Live on the Ground Meetings in 2022.

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Sports Medicine CME Virtual Course | AAFP

Register for AAFP's Sports Medicine Livestream, March 9–12. Timely, ready-for-practice sports-specific updates. Up to 24.75 CME credits.

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Board Review CME Virtual Conference | AAFP

Stream AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express CME course March 9-12 and get the same in-depth Board review from home or office.

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Trauma-Informed Care

AAFP policy on Trauma-Informed Care

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Policing Standards

AAFP policy on Policing Standards

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FP Essentials #511 Liver Disease | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition includes abnormal liver test results; hepatitis C; nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; cirrhosis.

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Small Talk About COVID-19 Can Make a Big Difference

In this FPs on the Front Lines post, Maurice Duggins, M.D., shares a success story about his work to get the Wichita State men’s basketball team vaccinated against COVID-19.

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White House Call for ‘Family’ Vaccination Needs Family Physicians

The administration’s new plan to increase COVID-19 immunization in the face of the omicron variant needs a booster shot of primary care.

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FP Comprehensive 2022 | AAFP

Identify knowledge gaps or prepare for the ABFM exam with this comprehensive review of family medicine. Features practice tests and questions by body system.

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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics: 30 Years of Filling Gaps

As Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics marks its 30th anniversary, Mark Deutchman, M.D., writes that all family physicians who offer obstetrics care can benefit from the regularly updated, evidence-based course.

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Hepatitis C: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Screening recommendations and treatment guidelines for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have been updated. People at the greatest risk of HCV infection are those between 18 and 39 years of age and those who use injection drugs. Universal screening with an anti-HCV antibody test with ...

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Thyroiditis: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Thyroiditis is a general term for inflammation of the thyroid gland. The most common forms of thyroiditis encountered by family physicians include Hashimoto, postpartum, and subacute. Most forms of thyroiditis result in a triphasic disease pattern of thyroid dysfunction. Patients will ...

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Cannabis Essentials: Tools for Clinical Practice - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Cannabis use in the United States is increasing annually in people of all ages. This increase is fueled by state-level legalization, decreased risk perception, and increased social acceptability. Cannabis and its active components, cannabinoids, have been studied for medical uses and ...

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Nutrition Support Therapy - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Nutrition support therapy is the delivery of formulated enteral or parenteral nutrients to restore nutritional status. Family physicians can provide nutrition support therapy to patients at risk of malnutrition when it would improve quality of life. The evidence for when to use ...

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How to Correctly Capture Patient Risk for Value-Based Care Programs -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Hierarchical condition categories are key for improving health outcomes and getting accurate reimbursements.

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Screening for Gestational Diabetes - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A 28-year-old South Asian patient at 30 weeks' gestation, S.F., presents to transfer prenatal care to your clinic. The patient has recently moved, and prenatal records indicate that S.F.'s most recent prenatal visit was at 22 weeks' gestation. This is the patient's first pregnancy. S.F....

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Survey Finds COVID-19 Misinformation Continues to Spread

Findings from a new Kaiser Family Foundation report indicate that a substantial number of people either believe or are unsure about false statements regarding COVID-19 and the vaccines used to prevent it. The AAFP offers several resources to help FPs educate patients.

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