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Time to End Predatory Payment Practices, AAFP Tells CMS

In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP called on the agency to rein in health plans’ practice of using third-party vendors, which often charge mandatory extra fees, to process payments to physicians via the electronic funds transfer transaction standard.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211103eftlettercms.html

2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Represents Step Toward Prioritizing Primary Care, ...

2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Represents Step Toward Prioritizing Primary Care, Family Medicine

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/2022-Medicare-Physician-Fee-Schedule.html

Musculoskeletal Medicine Online Course | AAFP CME

Register for this Feb 16-19 virtual CME course focused on range of motion, stability, and other musculoskeletal treatments. Earn AAFP and AOA credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/musculoskeletal-medicine-livestream.html

AAFP Applauds FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages ...

AAFP Applauds FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/covid-19-vaccines-children.html

Report: Overhaul Transition From Med School to Residency

A recent report called for a comprehensive overhaul of the process that transitions medical students to residency training. The AAFP already is taking steps that address many of the recommendations.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211102ugrcrecs.html

Medical Clearance for Common Dental Procedures - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - Medical consultations before dental procedures present opportunities to integrate cross-disciplinary preventive care and improve patient health. This article presents recommendations related to patients with certain medical conditions who are planning to undergo common dental ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p476.html

Recent-Onset Altered Mental Status: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - Potential precipitating factors for the recent onset of altered mental status (AMS) include primary central nervous system insults, systemic infections, metabolic disturbances, toxin exposure, medications, chronic systemic diseases, and psychiatric conditions. Delirium is also an ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p461.html

End-Stage Renal Disease: Medical Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is diagnosed when kidney function is no longer adequate for long-term survival without kidney transplantation or dialysis. Primary care clinicians should refer people at risk of ESRD to nephrology to optimize disease management. Kidney transplantation ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p493.html

Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - Vocal cord dysfunction (i.e., vocal cords closing when they should be opening, particularly during inspiration) should be suspected in patients presenting with inspiratory stridor or wheezing; sudden, severe dyspnea (without hypoxia, tachypnea, or increased work of breathing); throat or...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p471.html

Fetal Growth Restriction Before and After Birth - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - Fetal growth restriction, previously called intrauterine growth restriction, is a condition in which a fetus does not achieve its full growth potential during pregnancy. Early detection and management of fetal growth restriction are essential because it has significant clinical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p486.html

Breast Implants: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - Breast implants are used for a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. In addition to breast augmentation, implants can be used for postmastectomy breast reconstruction, correction of congenital breast anomalies, breast or chest wall deformities, and male-to-female top ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p500.html

Asthma Management Guidelines: Focused Updates for 2020 - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2021 - The 2020 Focused Updates to the asthma management guidelines represent the first revision of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program guidelines in more than 10 years. The report differs from the Global Initiative for Asthma recommendations because of the focused number of ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p446.html

Asthma Management: Updated Guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) published asthma management guidelines in 1991 and 2007. In 2020, the NHLBI released an update focusing on six priority topics.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p531.html

Acute Treatments for Episodic Migraine in Adults - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - How effective are pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic acute treatments for episodic migraine in adults?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p509.html

Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults - Putting Prevention into Practice - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - A 49-year-old Black man with a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and class I obesity (body mass index of 31.4 kg per m2) presents for a wellness examination. The patient's hypertension and diabetes are well controlled with lisinopril and metformin; they do not take any ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p515.html

Coenzyme Q10 for Heart Failure - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - In patients with chronic heart failure, supplementation with coenzyme Q10 may reduce all-cause mortality. Adverse effects are generally mild and may be only slightly increased with coenzyme Q10 supplementation.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p458.html

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025: Recommendations from the U.S. Departments ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services published updated guidelines for healthy eating across a person's lifespan.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p533.html

Facial Rash in a Newborn - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - An infant is born with a yellowish linear plaque on the cheek.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p523.html

Firm Nodule on the Ear - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - A patient presented with a crusted papule on the antihelix of the ear that had grown slowly over several years.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p521.html

Tirbanibulin (Klisyri) for the Treatment of Actinic Keratosis - STEPS - American Family... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - The cost and effectiveness profile of tirbanibulin make it a last-line option compared with current first-line therapies such as fluorouracil and imiquimod, which are less expensive and have a higher clearance rate of AK lesions. Further trials comparing the effectiveness of ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p519.html

Climate Change and the Local Environment: Communicating with Your Patients about Health... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - This case provides an example of how climate change and the environment can have significant impacts on the health of our patients. It also illustrates the complex interaction of local, regional, and global environmental harms. The wide scope of environmental threats to human health ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p526.html

Translating the 2020-2025 U.S. Dietary Guidelines into Clinical Practice - Editorials -...

Nov 1, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Dietary Guidelines for Americans is where many look for guidance in answering the question,

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p448.html

Basal Cell Carcinoma: Comparison of Surgical and Nonsurgical Interventions - Cochrane ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - The recurrence rate after surgical management of BCC by standard surgical excision or Mohs micrographic surgery is very low. Recurrence after management with imiquimod (Aldara) is also low and may result in more favorable cosmetic outcomes. Other nonsurgical options may have acceptably ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p459.html

Anticonvulsants, SNRIs, and Rubefacients Are Best Initial Choices for Chronic Pain ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - Given the balance of benefits and harms, there is moderately good evidence for anticonvulsants (pregabalin [Lyrica] and gabapentin [Neurontin] were similarly effective and well tolerated) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs; with duloxetine [Cymbalta] and venlafaxine...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/od6.html

Aptima Assay for Detection of Mycoplasma genitalium Infection - Diagnostic Tests: What ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - The Aptima M. genitalium assay is highly sensitive and specific. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of NAAT testing for M. genitalium infection in men with recurrent nongonococcal urethritis, in women with recurrent cervicitis, and possibly in women with ...

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p517.html

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Injections for Trigger Finger - Medicine by the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - Learn more about nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug injections for trigger finger.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/od2.html

Antibiotic Therapy Does Not Prevent Death or Acute Exacerbations in Adults with ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - The study found an increased number of adverse events without any significant benefit from antimicrobial therapy compared with usual care alone for adults with IPF. The study was terminated earlier than planned because of futility and the possibility of significantly increased harm.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/od4.html

Should Allele Testing Be Done Before Prescribing Allopurinol to Prevent Severe ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - Moderate evidence supports allele testing for HLA-B*58:01 before initiating allopurinol to decrease the incidence of SCARs in higher risk populations. Patient populations who are not at increased risk should not be screened.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p513.html

Five Days of Antibiotic Therapy Is Comparable with 10 Days in Children with ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - In a limited study, children with community-acquired pneumonia who were treated with five days of high-dose amoxicillin had cure rates comparable with those who were treated for 10 days.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/od3.html

Nerve Injury, Survivors of Sexual Assault, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Bipolar Disorder, ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 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/2021/1100/p453.html

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Is Superior to Aspirin in Preventing Short-Term Recurrent ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - If the authors have found all the relevant studies, administering dual antiplatelet therapy within 24 hours of a mild to moderate stroke or TIA is more effective than aspirin at decreasing recurrent stroke over the subsequent 90 days. There is a low overall risk of major bleeding, but ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/od5.html

AFP Photo Contest Winners! - Inside AFP - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - This summer we held the first American Family Physician photo competition, which was intended to encourage students and residents to share their stories through photographs about how they use the AFP journal.

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p442.html

In-flight Medical Emergencies and Medical Legal Issues - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Nov 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor In-flight Medical Emergencies and Medical Legal Issues Am Fam Physician. 2021 Nov ;104(5):443. Original Article: In-flight Medical Emergencies Issue Date: May 1, 2021 See additional reader comments at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p443.html

Corrections - Nov 01, 2021 - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Nov 01, 2021 Issue Reader Services Corrections Am Fam Physician. 2021 Nov ;104(5):443. Missing reference. In the article Out-of-Hospital Birth, (June 1, 2021, p. 672) the citation for reference 60 was inadvertently omitted (page 679). The citation...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p443b.html

Corrections - Nov 01, 2021 - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Nov 01, 2021 Issue Reader Services Corrections Am Fam Physician. 2021 Nov ;104(5):443. Incorrect measurement. In the article Management of Infants Born to Mothers with HIV Infection, (July 2021, p. 58) the HIV RNA load threshold for recommending a...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p443a.html

Women's Health Online CME Course | AAFP

Enhance your ability to develop evaluation and treatment plans for every woman you treat, at every stage of her life with this AAFP online CME course. Earn 21 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/womens/self-study.html

In AAFP Win, HHS Moves to Repeal SUNSET Rule

In a win for the Academy’s advocacy, HHS has proposed to withdraw a rule that would have added unnecessary administrative complexity without clear benefit.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211101sunsetrule.html

COVID-19 vaccination guidelines

To keep up with the changing requirements related to COVID-19 vaccines — including boosters, coding, and vaccines for kids — practice staff can use the following tables as a quick reference guide.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/covid19-vaccine-guidelines.html

Breast Implants - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Nov 01, 2021 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p500-s1.html

Vocal Cord Dysfunction - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Nov 01, 2021 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p471-s1.html

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening for Eating Disorders

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation and draft evidence review that found insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for eating disorders.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211029uspstfeating.html

Provisions in President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework Support Family Physicians, ...

Provisions in President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework Support Family Physicians, Primary Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/provisions-in-president-bidens-build-back-better-framework-support-family-physicians-primary-care.html

Social Determinants Grab Spotlight in New Obesity Report

The latest findings of an annual obesity report shed new light on how social determinants of health and COVID-19 have contributed to the obesity crisis in the United States.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211028stateofobesity.html

COVID-19 Vaccine Use in Children Conversation | AAFP

Join us for a virtual conversation addressing the use of COVID-19 vaccines in children, November 3 from 7-8 pm CST.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Global Health Summit Conference | AAFP

Network and learn with global health advocates at the AAFP's Global Health Summit conference.

Events : Global Health Summit

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

AAMC Honors FP Mentor With National Award

More than two decades after she first experienced it as a student, Natalie Rodriguez, M.D., remains dedicated to the patients and students at the University of California-San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211026fdf-rodriguez.html

HHS Loan Repayment Grants Answer Academy’s Workforce Push

Following AAFP advocacy, HHS has announced $100 million of funding for state loan repayment programs to support primary care practices in underserved communities.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211026slrp.html

Three AAFP Presidents, One Message: Stabilize Primary Care

Three AAFP presidents this week call on Congress to stabilize primary care. Stephanie Quinn, AAFP senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy, details their agenda in the In the Trenches Blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20211026itt-hillmeetings.html

Family Physicians Urge Policymakers to Focus on Mental Health Care for Children, Families

Family Physicians Urge Policymakers to Focus on Mental Health Care for Children, Families

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-mental-health-care-children-families.html

AAFP Approves Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Plan From FDA, CDC

The FDA, CDC and AAFP have approved recommendations that will expand the use of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for tens of millions of Americans.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211025covidboosters.html

Maintaining Empathy in Vaccine Discussions Is Key

Talking with patients about the COVID-19 vaccines has been challenging for many family physicians. In this Fresh Perspectives post, Tate Hinkle, M.D., M.P.H., shares some of his own experiences and reminds members why it’s important to keep having these conversations.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20211025fp-empathy.html

Children and Adolescents

It is anticipated that a vaccine will be authorized for children aged 5-11 very soon. In preparation, the AAFP is working with the White House, HHS, and the CDC to provide information and resources to assist family physicians and their patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Booster Dose Table

The CDC recommended that all three COVID-19 vaccines can be used as booster doses in eligible populations. These individuals can receive a different vaccine than the one they first received. This table compares booster options.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/booster-dose-table.html

USPSTF Revises Recommendation on Aspirin to Prevent CVD

A new draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on the use of aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease differs substantially from the task force’s current recommendation. Sarah Coles, M.D., chair of the AAFP’s Commission on Health of the Public and Science, ...

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211021aspirincvd.html

Member Feedback Shapes Academy Priorities

The results of this year’s Member Satisfaction Survey show that members continue to see high value in the AAFP’s efforts. Overall satisfaction rose this year — a year of a pandemic in which family physicians had more need than ever for a bold champion.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20211021satisfaction.html

Academy Backs Push for HDHP Primary Care Deductible Waivers

The AAFP recently wrote in support of the Primary and Virtual Care Affordability Act, which would allow the waiver of primary care and telehealth deductibles through 2023 for patients covered by high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211020hdhpwaivers.html

Bringing a ‘Whole-hog’ Approach to Prevention, Public Health

Oregon AFP President Stewart Decker, M.D., strives to help his rural community as both a family physician and a public health advocate.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211019fdf-decker.html

Real Talk with Family Docs Event Series

Register for a series that features family physicians across the country who are opening up to medical students about why they chose their career and what their daily lives are like.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/real-talk-with-family-docs-event-series.html

Thoughts to Ponder Before You Sign an Employment Contract

With the AAFP rolling out new resources related to physician employment contracts, we asked our new physician bloggers to share advice for residents pondering their first contracts.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20211019fp-contracts.html

Cardiovascular Conditions Online CME Course | AAFP

Discover new ways to treat and manage your patients with cardiovascular conditions with this AAFP online CME activity. Earn 27.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/cardiovascular/self-study.html

AAFP, NHMA Join Forces on Advancing Health Equity

The AAFP and the National Hispanic Medical Association recently signed an agreement to work together to address health disparities in Latinx/Hispanic patients and remedy underrepresentation of Latinx/Hispanic physicians.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20211018aafpnhma.html

Telehealth: Technical tips to set up yourself and your patients for success

Telehealth use has expanded dramatically during the pandemic, but not every patient is well-equipped for a video visit.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye examinations, glaucoma, LASIK surgery, ocular emergencies, red eye, vision loss, and vision screening. This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=66

End-of-Life Care - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, including advance directives, hospice care, legal and ethical issues, nursing home care, palliative care, and terminal illness. This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=57

Travel Medicine - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, pretravel consultation, and travel immunizations. This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=70

Title X Final Rule Reflects Academy Advocacy

Following three years of Academy advocacy, HHS this month finalized Title X rule-making in favor of family physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211014titlex.html

Task Force Makes Recommendations on SUD, Pain, Mental Health

A new Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force formed by the AMA with the AAFP and others has issued recommendations to improve access to care and harm-reduction strategies for patients with pain, substance use disorders or mental illness.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211014sudpain.html

It’s Not Too Late to Experience FMX With On Demand

If you missed the recent Family Medicine Experience, you can still experience it with FMX On Demand and earn more than 120 enduring CME credits. You can also register now for the 2022 event and save up to $200.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20211014fmx.html

Medicare now covers the 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Medicare began covering the new 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on Oct. 1. Here's how to code for its administration.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

FP Essentials #509 Kidney Disease | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition includes acute kidney injury; chronic kidney disease; end-stage renal disease; kidney stones.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/509-ed.html

Army Docs Inspired Pilot’s Path to Family Medicine

Maj. Mike Brisson, D.O., M.P.H., Ph.D., a winner of the AAFP’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, was inspired to go to medical school by the osteopathic flight surgeons who treated him during his deployment in Afghanistan.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211012fdf-brisson.html

AAFP Urges Better Broadband for Telehealth, Health Equity

AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., testified to a Senate subcommittee that improved broadband access is essential for building on the success of telehealth that has been seen during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211012telehealth.html

The Art and Science of Quitting Your Job

According to Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., new physicians aren’t trained how to quit a job, let alone how to quit gracefully. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she discusses her decision to leave her previous position and shares lessons learned.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20211012fp-quitgrace.html

Blogs

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Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Low-dose Aspirin Recommended to Prevent Preeclampsia

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a final statement recommending low-dose aspirin as preventive medication after 12 weeks’ gestation in people at high risk for preeclampsia.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211007uspstfpreeclampsia.html

COVID-19 Continues to Cause Some People to Put Off Care

Two family physicians offer advice about helping patients catch up on health care in response to two recent reports about delayed and missed care during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211006delayedcare.html

AAFP Applauds HHS Decision to Restore Title X, Improve Access to Comprehensive Care

AAFP Applauds HHS Decision to Restore Title X, Improve Access to Comprehensive Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-hhs-decision-restore-title-x.html

Live CME No Longer Required for AAFP Membership

In the AAFP’s latest move to adapt to family physicians’ evolving needs, the Academy has eliminated the requirement for active members to earn 25 credits of CME through live activities.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211005cmereq.html

Potential Wins Seen as Congress Ponders Reconciliation

In a recent letter, the Academy identified several sections of the House reconciliation bill that are in strong alignment with AAFP priorities.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211005reconciliation.html

Physician Employment Questions? The AAFP Has You Covered

AAFP members need look no further than the Academy’s Employment Contracting webpage to find the information they need to land just the right job opportunity and negotiate an employment agreement that meets their personal and professional needs.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211005employresources.html

Substance Use Disorders Online CME | AAFP

Implement a patient-centered approach to diagnose and manage patients with a substance use disorder with this AAFP online activity. Earn 17.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/substance-use-disorders.html

Family Medicine Worth the Wait for GME Award Winner

After taking a 10-year break from her training, Melanie Dance, M.D., M.P.H., a winner of the AAFP’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, is making the most of her second chance at residency.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211004fdf-dance.html

Child and Adolescent Health Online CME Course | AAFP

Grow your pediatric medicine skills and advance the level of care you deliver to your youngest patients with this online CME from AAFP. Earn 25.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/child-adolescent-health/self-study.html

Onychomycosis: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Onychomycosis is a chronic fungal infection of the fingernail or toenail bed leading to brittle, discolored, and thickened nails. Onychomycosis is not just a cosmetic problem. Untreated onychomycosis can cause pain, discomfort, and physical impairment, negatively impacting quality of ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Oct 1, 2021 - Osteomyelitis is an inflammatory condition of bone secondary to an infectious process. Osteomyelitis is usually clinically diagnosed with support from imaging and laboratory findings. Bone biopsy and microbial cultures offer definitive diagnosis. Plain film radiography should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Diabetes-Related Foot Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Diabetes-related foot infections occur in approximately 40% of diabetes-related foot ulcers and cause significant morbidity. Clinicians should consider patient risk factors (e.g., presence of foot ulcers greater than 2 cm, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, poor vascular perfusion, ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Hepatitis A - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Hepatitis A is a common viral infection worldwide that is transmitted via the fecal-oral route. The incidence of infection in the United States decreased by more than 90% after an effective vaccine was introduced, but the number of cases has been increasing because of large community ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Bioterrorism - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Bioterrorism is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, toxins, or fungi with the goal of causing panic, mass casualties, or severe economic disruption. From 1981 to 2018, there were 37 bioterrorist attacks worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Medical Advice for Commercial Air Travel - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Air travel is generally safe, but the flight environment poses unique physiologic challenges such as relative hypoxia that may trigger adverse myocardial or pulmonary outcomes. To optimize health outcomes, communication must take place between the traveler, family physician, and airline...

American Family Physician : Article

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Neonatal Resuscitation: Updated Guidelines from the American Heart Association - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - The American Heart Association released minor updates to neonatal resuscitation recommendations with only minor changes to the previous algorithm.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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High-Dose Amoxicillin/Clavulanate No Better than Standard Dose for Acute Sinusitis in ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - This study found no significant difference between the standard-dose and high-dose regimens of amoxicillin/clavulanate for treating acute sinusitis in adults. It is important to note that both doses are minimally superior to placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Venous Thromboembolism: Management Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology -... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - The American Society of Hematology has updated recommendations for management of VTE, which includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p429.html

Life After Residency: Exploring Practice Options in Family Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Your options are limitless, so start your job search with a clear understanding of your personal and professional interests.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Navigating Physician Employment Contracts -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Explore information on physician employment contracts including common terms, advice on specific provisions, and key steps to follow before signing a contract.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Physicians Should Refuse Pharmaceutical Industry Gifts - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2021 - Knowing that the high price of drugs is a major detriment to public health in the United States and that the pharmaceutical industry spends vast sums marketing to health care professionals, physicians should refuse visits, gifts, payments, and drug samples from pharmaceutical ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p348.html

Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - A 36-year-old patient, L.B., with a history of hypertension presents for a wellness visit. The patient's mother had a stroke at 65 years of age and the patient's older brother recently had a heart attack. L.B. has an estimated 10-year cardiovascular risk of 6%, and L.B.'s body mass ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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The View From the Top: Leadership Lessons From Family Physician Executives -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Family physician leaders share their 10 keys to success.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - With limits and support, it can be done.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

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