The AAFP has endorsed an updated guideline on tonsillectomy in children that was developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was published Feb. 5 in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
In a May 28 letter, the Academy voiced support for legislation that would create a task force to address racial and ethnic health disparities associated with COVID-19.
The AAFP recently endorsed guidelines on the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) that were developed by the American Society of Hematology. The guidelines evaluated diagnostic strategies for pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis of the lower and upper extremities, and recurrent...
The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced that Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP, executive vice president and chief executive officer for the AAFP since 2000, has notified the board of directors of his intention to leave his role with the organization next year. Dr. Henley’s...
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Find out all of the opportunities that the AAFP has for exhibiting at national events. National Conference and Family Medicine Experience (FMX) have many ways for organizations to have the opportunity to get in front of AAFP members.
These free practice board questions are to help family physicians begin to prepare for the ABFM board exam. Available to AAFP members only.
The AAFP has created a document to help family physicians understand all-payer claims databases so they can advocate for greater state investment in primary care.
The AAFP stands against a proposed rule that would amend the state documentation process on Medicaid fee-for-service payments and their effect on patient access.
A proposed CMS rule that could boost the primary care workforce without creating additional administrative burden needs refinement, the Academy told the agency in a recent letter.
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In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.
The Academy responded to an HHS request for information with advice for ensuring that family physicians are able to address patient needs regarding chronic pain and opioid misuse.
Regulations on transparency of prices and cost-sharing and rules on medical loss ratios must focus on patients, the AAFP said in response to a CMS proposed rule on value-based payment models.
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.
The AAFP has offered recommendations to CMS on how the agency can improve its efforts to reduce time physicians spend on tasks not directly related to patient care.
The Academy has praised a recent announcement from the Trump administration that it will "take decisive action by severely curtailing access to flavored e-cigarette products." The FDA is expected to finalize guidance to pull the products from the U.S. market within weeks.
The AAFP Health Equity Fellowship is designed to develop family physicians into leaders who have subject matter expertise in the social, institutional, and cultural influences that impact health.
American Academy of Family Physicians represents 134,600 family physicians, residents, and students, providing advocacy, education, patient and practice resources.
After valiantly facing the trials of COVID-19 for months, every AAFP member is being honored with the Family Physician of the Year award.
AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award
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.
On July 12, the AAFP will host a webinar from 11:30 a.m. to noon CDT that addresses clinical preventive service recommendations for adolescents and young adults.