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2019 Preview Includes Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Steven Waldren, M.D., M.S., shares some of the work the AAFP has started to ease physicians' administrative burden through the use of new and emerging technology.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190102waldrenqa.html

2020 Global Health Summit Breakouts

PDF presentations and handouts for 2020 Global Health Summit breakout sessions.

Events : 2020 Global Health Summit Breakouts

https://www.aafp.org/events/2020-global-health-summit-breakouts.html

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190820itt-2020mpfs.html

2020 Member Survey Is Your Change to Steer AAFP's Work

The AAFP's 2020 Member Satisfaction Survey was emailed on Feb. 29 to all active members who have not opted out of email surveys. There's still time for members who had opted out to receive the survey before the March 31 deadline.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200304membersurvey.html

2021

AFP issues for the year 2021.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2021.html

2021 Congress of Delegates Postponed

The in-person meeting of the 2021 Congress of Delegates that was planned for Sept. 27-29 is being postponed, but delegates will still elect the AAFP president-elect, speaker, vice speaker and directors during a virtual special session next month.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210805codpostponed.html

2021 E/M Coding Reference Cards

Order the 2021 E/M coding reference cards to assist in the family physician's practice. Maximize payment and reduce the stress associated with audits by understanding how to properly document and code for E/M services.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/evaluation-management/e-m-coding-reference-cards1.html

2021 E/M Payment Boost Intact, Academy Reports

An AAFP summary of CMS' proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule confirms that the increase in payment to family physicians announced last year is still set to begin in 2021.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200827mpfs.html

2021 Leadership Directory

Leadership Directory

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/2021_leadership_directory.html

2021 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy’s 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210503nccl-elections.html

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

2022 Payment Adjustments for 2020 MIPS Performance Posted

CMS has released 2020 performance feedback for the Quality Payment Program’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS-eligible clinicians can obtain their performance feedback, final score and MIPS payment adjustment information for 2022 from the QPP website.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210812mips2020feedback.html

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...37. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Sterilization of women, including those with mental disabilities. Accessed September 16, 2005, at: http://www.acog.org/from_home/publications/ethics/ethics056.pdf. 38. Vinning EP, Freeman JM. Epilepsy and developmental...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2175.pdf

3. Implement and Test Interventions

Step 3: Implement and test interventions.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/implement-test.html

30-hour Shifts? Only If It Makes Us Better Physicians

30-hour Shifts? Only If It Makes Us Better Physicians

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/30_hour_shifts_only_if.html

4. Measure Your Success

Step 4: Measure your success

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/measure-success.html

5. Spread the Change to Others

Spread the change to others

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/spread-change.html

50% Off CME

Free CME when you join the AAFP.

Membership : 50% Off CME When You Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/50-off-cme-join.html

50% Off CME

Free CME with Your AAFP Membership Renewal

Membership : 50% Off CME with Membership Renewal

https://www.aafp.org/membership/50-off-cme.html

6. Sustain the Improvement Over Time

Step 6: Sustain the improvement over time

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/sustain-improvement.html

60-Second Survey Gives Insight Into Unmet Social Needs

Researchers found that a brief survey administered to patients helped identify obstacles to maintaining good health.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190612minutesurvey.html

659.pdf

...The Authors TANYA M. MEDINA, M.D., is in private practice in Kissimmee, Fla. Dr. Medina completed a fellowship in family practice obstetrics at Florida Hospital, Orlando. She is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p659.pdf

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...intraabdominal bleeding. Obstetric complications include IUGR, placental abruption, and fetal demise.12 HELLP Syndrome. The acronym HELLP describes a variant of severe preeclampsia characterized by hemo- lysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count.31 HELLP syndrome...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p93.pdf

A Challenge to All Chapters: Send a New Physician to NCSC

A Challenge to All Chapters: Send a New Physician to NCSC

AAFP News : Blogs

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

A Champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

When Jennifer Edgoose, M.D., M.P.H., objected to the lack of diversity in her residency program, her department chair challenged her to do something about it. She didn't stop there.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181112fdf-edgoose.html

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