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AAFP Decries 50 Percent Cut for E/M Codes with Modifier 25

The AAFP has asked a major private payer in Rhode Island to reconsider a proposed 50 percent cut for certain evaluation and management services.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180821bcbsri.html

AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-deeply-concerned-about-funding-cuts.html

AAFP Definition: Certification/Maintenance of Certification

Read AAFP's definition of the terms certification and maintenance of certification when used in reference to physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-definition-certification-maintenance.html

AAFP Definitions for Policy Statement, Position Paper and Discussion Paper

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians articulates its policies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-policy-statement-position-paper-discussion-paper.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2018-19

On Oct. 10, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year and beyond. Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, was named the AAFP's president-elect.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010codelects.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2019-20

On Sept. 25, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, S.C., was named the AAFP's president-elect.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190925codelections.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2020-21

On Oct. 13, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Sterling Ransone, M.D., of Deltaville, Va., was elected the AAFP's president-elect.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201013codelections.html

AAFP Delegates to the AMA

Information about becoming an AAFP delegate to the American Medical Association.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/ama-delegates.html

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190619ama-educ.html

AAFP Delivering on Maternity Care Training, Resources

In many rural communities, family physicians are the only maternity care providers. The AAFP provides training and support members need to play this vital role.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

AAFP Delivers Pointed Congressional Briefing on COVID-19

A recent virtual briefing that included the founders of the Primary Care Caucus laid out sobering new data on threatened primary care practices and advocated for legislative solutions.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200507congressbriefing.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.

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

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180103yir-clinical.html

AAFP Demands Fair Physician Pay, Patient Protection

In a Dec. 16 letter, the AAFP responded to an interim final rule on coverage and payment requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, including Medicaid provisions.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201217covidvaccrule.html

AAFP Digs In, Gives CMS Comprehensive Comments on MPFS

The AAFP sent a 92-page letter to CMS with recommendations on how to improve the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule so it better supports family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180906mpfscomments.html

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: DPC Overview

Direct primary care (DPC) is a payment model that has grown, in large part, from the discipline of family medicine. The model is an alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing. This activity provides an overview of the direct primary care model and key characteristics of the model.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-overview.html

AAFP Eases CME, Dues Deadlines so FPs Can Focus on Pandemic

To make sure nothing pulls FPs' attention away from the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP is easing CME requirements for membership and extending the deadline for payment of dues.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200331membershipcovid.html

AAFP Endorsement of Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines Developed by External ...

Read about how the AAFP develops Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/endorsed.html

AAFP Endorses AAO-HNS Tonsillectomy in Children Guideline

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190227aao-hnstonsillectomygdln.html

AAFP Endorses Bill Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200601coviddisparities.html

AAFP Endorses Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism Dx

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...

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190424vtegdline.html

AAFP EVP and CEO Douglas E. Henley to Step Down Next Year

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...

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/aafp-evp-ceo-douglas-henley-to-step-down-next-year.html

AAFP Executive Management Team

Meet the AAFP Executive Management Team.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/aafp-emt.html

AAFP Exhibitor Opportunities

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.

https://www.aafp.org/events/exhibitor-opportunities.html

AAFP FAQ Aims to Educate FPs About Using Claims Data

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190906claimsdatabasefaq.html

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