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'Moving the Needle' on Student Choice

Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181022fdf-roett.html

10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated

...Primary care practices have been tasked with reporting an increasing amount of quality data to satisfy requirements for insurance companies, accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition, and various pay-for-performance programs. As a result, it...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/fpm20180900p23.pdf

10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Assembling a dedicated QI team is only half the challenge. Here's how to build and sustain their momentum.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p23.html

18 Glimpses of Tomorrow -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Introduces Big Ideas issue, suggesting that most of the ideas featured have something to do with the FFM new practice model and that the authors may actually share a vision of the future of family medicine.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p13.html

19HealthPublicScienceReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

...17 18 ITEM NO. 2: RESOLUTION NO. 3002: IMPROVING ACCESS TO CARE FOR HOMEBOUND 19 PATIENTS 20 21 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians recognize the lack of 22 access to care for homebound patients and the role of the family medicine physician in 23 providing...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/19HealthPublicScienceReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

19PracticeEnhancementReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

...even when family physicians have years of experience. Members further 26 testified of the importance to protect full spectrum primary care. The reference committee 27 acknowledged the positive comments but felt the first resolved clause was beyond the scope of the 28 AAFP. The...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/19PracticeEnhancementReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Education

...1. Resolution No. 2001 Addressing the Burden of Indirect Patient Care on Physician Well-Being 2. Resolution No. 2002 Family Medicine Residency Education Involving Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants 3. Resolution No. 2003 Maternal Mortality in the United States 4....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18EducationReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2019 NCCL Summary of Actions

...FamMedPAC review the candidates' voting records to ensure that they align with American Academy of Family Physicians' commitment to Health Care for All, affordable prescription drugs, and gun violence prevention in determining whether or not funds should be allocated for such a...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2019NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

2021 NCCL Tackles Telehealth, Coercive Employment Practices

Family physicians from around the country weighed in on a wide range of issues important to family medicine during the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, including measures that addressed telehealth, restrictive employment practices and the role of family physicians in ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210512nccl-practenhance.html

2021 Practice Enhancement Agenda w Resolutions

...Contracting Practices 5. Resolution No. 5005 The Reality of Telehealth 6. Resolution No. 5006 AAFP Support for Family Physician-Led Primary Care 7. Resolution No. 5007 AAFP Advocate with Society of Hospital Medicine for Family Medicine-Trained Hospitalists and Disparities 8....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/practice-enhancement-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021 Practice Enhancement Reference Committee Report

...in lieu of Resolution No. 19 5005. 20 21 Item 6: Adopt Substitute Resolution No. 5006: AAFP Support for Family Physician-Led Primary 22 Care in lieu of Resolution No. 5006. 23 24 Item 7: Adopt Resolution No. 5007: AAFP Advocate with Society of Hospital Medicine for Family 25...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/practice-enhancement-ref-committee-report.pdf

2021-AFP-and-FPM-Media-Kit.pdf

...The Most Trusted Brands in Primary Care Table of Contents About American Family Physician (AFP) ............................. 3-5 AFP Print Advertising Rates ...................................................6-7 AFP Premium Visibility Targeted Programs/ Advertising Discount...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/2021-AFP-and-FPM-Media-Kit.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

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p5.html

A Bonus, Not a Burden: How Medical Students Can Add Value to Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2021 - When done well, precepting is a win-win-win for physicians, medical students, and patients.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/oa1.html

A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p5.html

A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - With proper training and delegation, your team can see more patients, deliver better care and feel more satisfied at work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p35.html

A Practical Approach to Reducing Patients’ Prescription Costs

...at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Rochester, N.Y. Dr. Venci is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the URMC Primary Care Network. Mechelle Sanders is a PhD candidate in health services research. Angela Lanigan is research project manager for the American Academy of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p5.pdf

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health

...determinants of health) create access, adherence, or performance barriers, often impeding their efforts to provide evidence-based clinical care that improves overall health.3,4 For example, a patient who lacks safe housing, reliable transportation, or adequate food resources may...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p7.pdf

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Screening patients to understand their social context is the gateway to addressing barriers and improving health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p7.html

A Practical Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Office-Based Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Medical emergencies may not be common in the office setting, but that's precisely why you need to practice your response to them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p13.html

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

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

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.html

A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - A lack of appropriate bedside equipment can impede thorough clinical evaluations, but this can be easily remedied.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p14.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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Nurse Practitioners

Background information on nurse practitioner scope from the AAFP.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-NursePractitioners.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

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Psychologists

Background information from the AAFP on the scope of practice for psychologists.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-ScopePsychologists.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder -Scope of Practice: Pharmacists

Background information from the AAFP on scope of practice for pharmacists.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-Pharmacists.pdf

AAFP CME on Physician Well-being

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on physician well-being and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/physician-well-being.html

AAFP Comment Letter on 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - December 28, 2018

...that CMS has shown a strong commitment to supporting primary care in recent years-and we look forward to working with CMS to share our data, member experiences, and analyses to ensure appropriate valuation of primary care services over the next two years. At the same time, we look...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2019FinalMPFS-122818.pdf

AAFP Comments on 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 28, 2020

...program for all beneficiaries-and in improving access to high-quality, comprehensive, and coordinated care. We deeply appreciate your efforts to support family medicine and primary care. We look forward to working with CMS on designing and implementing policies that support these...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-Response2021MPFSProposedRule-092820.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

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule - ...

The AAFP submitted detailed comments in response to the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule. Key issues include: fair valuation and payment for primary care services, facilitating the transition to value-based care, reducing administrative ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MedicarePhysicianFeeScheduleProposedRule-091021.pdf

AAFP Comments to DEA on MAT Interim Final Rule - December 23, 2020

AAFP comments on the DEA Medication-Assisted treatment interim final rule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-DEA-MATFinalRule-122320.pdf

AAFP Continues Telehealth Push With Senate Testimony

As senators consider how to solidify telehealth policy flexibilities beyond the pandemic, a family physician advised them on action to ensure that virtual care improves comprehensive, continuous primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210526telehealthsenate.html

AAFP Delivers Strong Advice to Reduce Maternal Morbidity

The AAFP recently sent a detailed response to a Senate Finance Committee request for information on how to improve the nation's maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200420maternalrfi.html

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

AAFP Guides Agencies Away From Alternative Payment Roadblocks

In letters to CMS and HHS' Office of the Inspector General, the Academy counseled regulators to make sure self-referral rules do not hinder practice transformation through new payment models.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200109selfreferralltrs.html

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative

A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180905twentyfiveby2030.html

AAFP Leader Voices

Blog updates on the issues affecting family medicine from the perspective of the AAFP's elected leaders

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-100.html

AAFP Leader Voices

Blog updates on the issues affecting family medicine from the perspective of the AAFP's elected leaders

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-270.html

AAFP Leader Voices

Blog updates on the issues affecting family medicine from the perspective of the AAFP's elected leaders

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-250.html

AAFP Letter for the Senate Finance Committee RFI on Maternal Health - April 3, 2020

...United States Currently, the United States’ maternal mortality rate (MMR) is alarmingly high and reveals existing faults within the health care system. During a time when maternal outcomes were improving for women in most developed countries, the U.S. MMR is worsening. In fact, the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SenateFinance-MaternalHealth-040320.pdf

AAFP letter on the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act ...

...physicians and medical students across the country, I write to express our appreciation for action to reauthorize several expiring primary care programs within the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act of 2019 (HR 2328). The bill extends the Teaching...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-E&C-PrimaryCareExtensionsREACH-071719.pdf

AAFP Letter Responsing to CMS RFI on Direct Provider Contracting - May 25, 2018

...strengthening primary care for beneficiaries and bringing greater value to beneficiaries and the healthcare system. Following passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the AAFP began designing a multi-payer, advanced primary care alternative...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-DirectProviderContracting-052518.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

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