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Family Physicians Support White House Actions to Combat COVID-19 During Winter Months

Family Physicians Support White House Actions to Combat COVID-19 During Winter Months

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-support-white-house-actions.html

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.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20211202guested-also.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p609.html

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - In the United States, pneumonia is the most common cause of hospitalization in children. Even in hospitalized children, community-acquired pneumonia is most likely of viral etiology, with respiratory syncytial virus being the most common pathogen, especially in children younger than two...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p618.html

Septic Arthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Septic arthritis must be considered and promptly diagnosed in any patient presenting with acute atraumatic joint pain, swelling, and fever. Risk factors for septic arthritis include age older than 80 years, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, recent joint surgery, hip or knee ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p589.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p580.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p598.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p626.html

Microscopic Hematuria in Adults: Updated Recommendations from the American Urological ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - The American Urological Association released an updated guideline for risk-based evaluation of microscopic hematuria.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p655.html

Trigger Finger: Safety and Effectiveness of NSAID vs. Steroid Injection Therapy - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - In patients with trigger finger, there is no significant difference in outcomes at 12 to 24 weeks— including resolution of symptoms, recurrence, total active motion, residual pain, patient satisfaction, or adverse events—when comparing treatment with NSAID injections vs. corticosteroid ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p577.html

Prediabetes Diagnosis: Helpful or Harmful? - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p649.html

Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis Calculator - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Can the neonatal early-onset sepsis calculator safely and accurately evaluate the risk of early-onset sepsis in neonates?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p636.html

Lyme Disease: Updated Recommendations from the IDSA, AAN, and ACR - Practice Guidelines... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A multidisciplinary panel representing the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology has published recommendations on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p652.html

How to Succeed in Value-Based Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Identifying your patients, sorting them by risk, and managing their chronic conditions as a team can help you make the most of value-based care programs

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p25.html

Green Toenail Discoloration - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A woman presented with green discoloration of her right first toenail.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p645.html

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....

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p641.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p6.html

Surfer with Photodistributed Erythematous, Scaling Eruption - Photo Quiz - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A surfer presents with a worsening rash with erythema and scaling after treatment with a topical medication.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p647.html

Single-Dose Oral NSAIDs and Acetaminophen for Perineal Pain in the Early Postpartum ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - In patients with acute perineal pain at four hours' postpartum, a single dose of an oral NSAID and a single dose of oral acetaminophen are each effective at achieving adequate pain relief. Both NSAIDs and acetaminophen are effective at reducing the need for further analgesia. It is ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p575.html

Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder - FPIN's Clinical ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Virtual reality does not appear to be effective and should not be used in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. In trials including anxiety disorders such as phobias and fear of flying, virtual reality may be better than no treatment, but it is not superior to traditional ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p638.html

Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Medicine - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2021 - The murders of George Floyd and countless other members of the Black community by police prompted family medicine journals and professional societies to publish antiracism statements that provide actions, plans, and accountability structures to eliminate systemic anti-Black racism in ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p555.html

Diary of a Family Physician - Dec 01, 2021 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2021 - First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.

American Family Physician : Diary of a Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p644.html

Probiotics for Preventing Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea - Medicine by the Numbers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Learn more about probiotics for preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/od1.html

Tinnitus, HIV Infection, Joint Hypermobility Disorders, Drug-Resistant Epilepsy, Cancer... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p566.html

Third Pfizer Vaccine Dose Significantly Increases Protection Against Mild and Severe ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A third booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 provides a large increase in protection for people 60 years and older against mild and severe infection. The protection against mild infection could help reduce community spread and reduce the incidence of long ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/od2.html

Is Artificial Intelligence the Key to Reclaiming Relationships in Primary Care? - ...

Dec 1, 2021 - Over the past decade, artificial intelligence (i.e., technologies that perform tasks that normally require human intelligence) has been integrated into clinical decision support systems to provide timely information at the point of care and inform medical decision-making. Today, ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p558.html

How to Respond to Unreasonable Patient Expectations -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Sometimes, what the patient wants isn’t what the patient needs.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p36.html

Some Nonpharmacologic Treatments May Decrease Migraine Frequency in Children and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Active nonpharmacologic treatments such as biofeedback, relaxation techniques, and general or specific psychological support (e.g., cognitive behavior therapy) may be a good place to start when trying to decrease migraine frequency in children and adolescents. The research is positive, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/od3.html

Family Physicians Continue to Offer the Most Comprehensive Care - Graham Center Policy ...

Dec 1, 2021 - Comprehensiveness of care is one of the cardinal attributes of high-performing primary care. Evidence has shown that more comprehensive care, as measured by the number of services offered, is associated with lower costs and a reduction in hospitalizations. Comprehensiveness of care may ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p560.html

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion During Cardiac Surgery for Another Reason Reduces the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Surgical closure of the left atrial appendage during cardiac surgery for another reason safely reduces the risk of ischemic stroke. Because the risk of stroke in the first 30 days after any cardiac surgery is approximately 2% and the absolute reduction in the risk of stroke with the ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/od5.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Two visits with the same patient on the same date | Screening for prediabetes | TCM and CCM in the same month | Time spent reviewing screening scores

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p32.html

Antibiotic Stewardship Throughout the Primary Care Visit: Opportunities for Office ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Engaging office staff will make your practice’s antibiotic stewardship efforts more effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p10.html

Put Your Clinical Data to Work With a Registry -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Unlike most EHRs, registries can make patient data accessible and actionable, leading to better outcomes and easier quality reporting.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p21.html

Ultrasonography Is Accurate for Diagnosing Upper Extremity Fractures in Children - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Diagnostic ultrasonography is highly accurate for diagnosing most upper extremity fractures but slightly less accurate for fractures involving the elbow. Clinicians should not use ultrasonography alone to rule in elbow fractures in children.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/od4.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Sort patients by risk using these three methods | Focus on these four areas for value-based care success | Partner with substance use disorder treatment programs

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p33.html

Office-Based Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - The goal is not simply to avoid antibiotics but to use them in a judicious manner. Here are 10 steps family physicians, practices, and leaders can take.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p15.html

Combatting COVID-19 Information Overload -- FPM

Dec 1, 2021 - In the digital age, patients sometimes have the same access to the latest information as family physicians. But they still need us to filter it for them.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p5.html

More Study Needed of Preferred Regimens for Medication Abortion Beyond 70 Days - ...

Dec 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Dec 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor More Study Needed of Preferred Regimens for Medication Abortion Beyond 70 Days Am Fam Physician. 2021 Dec ;104(6):552. Original Article: Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Early Pregnancy Loss and Medication...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p552.html

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Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/advertisers/fpm-advertising-specifications.html

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit | AAFP

Fight for family medicine in the nation's capitol at the AAFP's Family Medicine Advocacy Summit May 22-24, 2022.

Events : Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmas.html

About Kansas City | Residency Leadership Summit

Learn what to do in Kansas City while at the Residency Leadership Summit conference.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/kansas-city.html

About Kansas City | Residency Leadership Summit

Learn what to do in Kansas City while at the Residency Leadership Summit conference.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/residency-leadership-summit/kansas-city.html

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.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211130vaccmisinfo.html

Special Programming | Residency Leadership Summit

Learn more about the special programming offered at AAFP's Residency Leadership Summit, March 25-27, 2022, in Kansas City, MO.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/residency-leadership-summit/special-programming.html

Anthem releases updated lists of covered telehealth services

The telehealth coverage list updates are part of Anthem’s new virtual visits policy, which began Nov. 1.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/anthem_telehealth_update.html

Membership Application

To apply for active membership in the AAFP, create an aafp.org account and then complete and submit your AAFP membership application.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/membership-application.html

Environmental Health and Climate Change - American Family Physician

Nov 23, 2021 - This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on environmental health and climate change, including air pollution, climate change, climate counseling, diet modifications, environmental health, health impacts of climate change, and severe weather ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=121

Giving Thanks for Good (and Maybe Better) Progress

The AAFP is pushing Congress to solve the Medicare physician payment dilemma and lobbying to pass the family medicine wins in the Build Back Better Act. Learn more in this In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/itt-mpfs-spending_11-23-21.html

AAFP OKs Plan for All U.S. Adults to Get COVID-19 Boosters

The AAFP has approved recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that allow for administration of a single booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in all U.S. adults 18 and older.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211123covidboosters.html

Legislation to Block Clinical Labor Pricing Update Will Hurt Primary Care, Worsen ...

Legislation to Block Clinical Labor Pricing Update Will Hurt Primary Care, Worsen Staffing Shortagese

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/Legislation-to-block-clinical-labor-pricing-update-will-hurt-primary-care-worsen-staffing-shortages.html

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American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/advertisers/afp-advertising-specifications.html

2022 Posters | AAFP National Conference

Submit a poster for the 2022 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 28-30, 2022.

Events : National Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/posters.html

Don’t Screen for COPD in Asymptomatic Adults, Says USPSTF

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is welcoming comments on a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening asymptomatic adults for COPD.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211122uspstfcopd.html

FM Mentor Addresses Diversity, Equity With Data

Kendall Campbell, M.D., was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his work on physician workforce diversity and health equity.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211118fdf-campbell.html

2022 Immunization Schedules Updated at November ACIP Meeting

Immunization schedules for children, adolescents and adults, as well as vaccines for hepatitis B, orthopoxviruses and Ebola, were among the topics discussed at this month’s meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211118acip.html

AFP Updates Members on Asthma Management

AFP has published a summary of the federal government’s recent asthma management guideline update, as well as an editorial that explains how the update differs from recommendations released by other organizations.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211118afpasthma.html

Family Physicians Have Their Academy’s Thanks — and Support

In this season of gratitude, AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., thanks family physicians for all they’ve been doing during the pandemic and highlights the Academy’s work to support members.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20211118wfp-thanksgiving.html

AAFP at NAPCRG 2021

The AAFP National Research Network will be sharing study results and updates at this year's NAPCRG Annual Meeting.

Events : AAFP at NAPCRG 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/nrn-napcrg-2021.html

Change coming for Medicare Advantage COVID-19 vaccine administration claims

Beginning Jan. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will require billing clinicians to submit COVID-19 vaccine administration claims for patients covered by Medicare Advantage plans directly to the plans.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/medicare_advantage_covid_claims.html

FPM

FPM is the AAFP’s indexed, peer-reviewed, practice improvement journal, offering practical ideas for improving practice, enhancing the patient experience, and developing a rewarding career.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm.html

Asthma - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing. This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=3

Sexually Transmitted Infections - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, and syphilis. This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=23

Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease. This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=15

Breast Disorders - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features content on breast disorders and related issues, including breast cyst aspiration, breast masses, breast pain, galactorrhea, gynecomastia, and mastitis. This collection features content on breast disorders and related issues, including breast cyst aspiration, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=96

Oral and Dental Conditions - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related issues, including temporomandibular disorders, smell and taste disorders, dental infections, and salivary gland disorders. This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=108

Genetics - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=56

Diagnose Flu, COVID-19, RSV or Other Respiratory Infections

Precise diagnosis of flu, COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), or other respiratory infections is especially important today for young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with underlying conditions or compromised immune systems.

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/diagnose-flu-covid19-rsv-or-other-respiratory-infections.html

Pesticide Poisoning and the Role of Family Medicine

Physicians play a key role in preventing and mitigating the health effects of pesticide exposures. The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a sharp increase in the use of antimicrobial pesticides—disinfectants—as infection control measures surge. This upward trend highlighted the ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/pesticide-poisoning-and-the-role-of-family.html

USPSTF Publishes Draft Recommendations on Vision Problems

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a pair of draft recommendation statements that found insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary open-angle glaucoma or impaired visual acuity in certain populations.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211115uspstfvision.html

Value-based care: 10 resources for getting started

Value-based care can lead to better patient outcomes and financial rewards. These 10 resources offer a starting point for physicians.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/value_based_care_resources.html

Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Makes Significant Investments to ...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Makes Significant Investments to Address Health Inequities

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/bipartisan-infrastructure.html

Get Started in Value-based Care — With AAFP Resources

The November/December FPM takes a deep dive into value-based care and associated payment models, exploring this move away from quantity-focused fee-for-service in three different articles. Other new AAFP resources are also available.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211112vbcresources.html

FP Essentials #510 Child Developmental Delays and Disorders | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition includes motor delay; speech and language delay; failure to thrive; autism spectrum disorder.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/510-ed.html

Webinar Addresses Care for Multiple Chronic Conditions

A Nov. 18 webinar offers family physicians and other clinicians guidance on providing optimal care for patients with multiple chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211111chroniccare.html

In AAFP Win, CMS Reverses Course on MIPS Policy

Representing an advocacy win for AAFP members, CMS will automatically apply the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances exception to the 2021 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance year.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211111mipswin.html

Mandates and Exemptions

A new emergency regulation requires COVID-19 vaccination of eligible staff at health care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Staff must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022. Learn how this applies to family medicine practice.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/mandates-and-exemptions.html

Major Depressive Disorder Mobile App

Primary care clinicians play an important role in setting care and treatment goals for patients with Major Depressive Disorder. A new research project will support the development of patient- and clinician-informed content for a mobile app and test the app in clinical settings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/major-depressive-disorder-mobile-app.html

Eligibility Requirements Webcast | AAFP Credit System

This webcast from AAFP Credit System will provide CME providers with a breakdown of the new 2022 eligibility requirements.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/eligibility-requirements.html

CMS to automatically apply ‘extreme and uncontrollable circumstances’ policy to some ...

The policy will apply to eligible clinicians who are allowed to participate in MIPS as individuals. It will not apply to groups, virtual groups, or alternative payment model entities.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/mips_auto_adjustment.html

Topic Collections -- FPM

Nov 9, 2021 - FPM editors' choice of best available content for family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=113

Care Management -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Care management activities facilitate coordinated patient care across the health care system, leading to increased patient satisfaction, improved outcomes, and reduced costs through avoidance of unnecessary hospital and emergency department utilization. Care management activities ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=115

Billing & Claims -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of billing, claims, collections, and other ways to maximize revenue -- from reducing denials to implementing patient payment policies. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of billing, ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=50

Value-Based Care and Payment -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=105

Residents and New Physicians -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - If you're just getting started in practice and need help with the basics -- from coding to negotiating a contract -- check out the following FPM resources: If you're just getting started in practice and need help with the basics -- from coding to negotiating a contract -- check out the ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=95

Access to Care -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Providing good care doesn't count for much if patients can't access your care easily. This article collection features popular FPM content on issues in improving access to care, from advanced-access scheduling to after-hours call. Providing good care doesn't count for much if patients ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=48

Virtual Visits -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Virtual Visits Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Categories Virtual Visits Virtual Visits During COVID-19 Other Resources Last Update: 11/09/2021 Virtual Visits 06/01/2020 Managing a Telephone Encounter: Five Tips...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=116

Medicare -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Medicare Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Are you up to date with the latest Medicare rules that affect your patient care? This article collection features popular FPM content on this topic. Categories Medicare Participation...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=102

WPSI Accepting Public Comments on New Draft Recommendations

New draft recommendations on contraception and HIV infection from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative have been posted on the organization’s website; the deadline for the public to submit comments is Nov. 24.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211109wpsi.html

Cigna changes policy on paying for an E/M visit with cerumen removal

Starting Nov. 14, Cigna will deny office visit evaluation and management (E/M) services as not separately payable when billed with the removal of impacted cerumen if the removal is the sole reason for the visit.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/cigna_cerumen_emcoding.html

A First Look at November’s Big Rules

AAFP advocacy is clearly reflected in the 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule and in other newly issued regulations, Stephanie Quinn, AAFP senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy, writes in the In the Trenches blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20211109itt-mpfs.html

FP Researcher Elected to National Academy of Medicine

More than two decades of partnering with Indigenous populations in community-engaged research has earned Alexandra Adams, M.D., Ph.D., election to the National Academy of Medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211108fdfadams.html

AAFP Pledges Support for Equity in Health Tech Tools

The AAFP has joined 40 other health care and advocacy organizations, health technology firms, and other stakeholder groups in committing to a prescribed set of principles that aim to ensure digital health technologies support diversity and promote equity.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211108digitaltechpledge.html

Survey Measures COVID-19’s Impact on Vaccine Confidence

Results of a recent survey found that while confidence in vaccines has increased for some people since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has decreased in others.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211105vaccsurvey.html

CGHI New Physician

Help plan the AAFP Global Health Summit, take the lead in preparing and facilitating the Global Health Networking Meeting at the National Conference, and participate in Polaris-related activities. Receive mentoring from established leaders in global health.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health/cghi-new-physician.html

New OSHA and CMS rules outline vaccination requirements for health care workers

The Biden Administration released details about COVID-19 vaccine rules for businesses with 100 or more employees and certain health facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/health_care_staff_vaccination.html

Medicare finalizes physician fee schedule for 2022

CMS is repricing clinical labor in a way that will benefit evaluation and management and other services.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/medicare2022_fee_schedule.html

Stream Skin Conditions Conference | AAFP CME

Register for this Jan. 26-29 virtual course and effectively diagnosis and treat skin conditions and diseases. Earn 25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/skin/streaming.html

New Behavioral Health Resources Now Available

The Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative this month published an enhanced and updated version of its BHI Compendium, which is supplemented by a series of practice guides and related materials.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211103bhitools.html

AAFP Signs Off on Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

After expedited review of the evidence, the AAFP has approved a recommendation from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to allow for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211103covidvaccchildren.html

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