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Outpatient Primary Care Management of Headaches: Guidelines from the VA/DoD - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense (VA/DoD) published updated guidelines for the treatment of headache disorders based on a systematic review.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p316.html

Screening for Colorectal Cancer - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - A 47-year-old patient presents for a routine physical examination. The patient does not have a history of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or adenomatous polyps or a family history of colorectal cancer. The patient's body mass index is 29 kg per m2, and the A1C level at ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p295.html

Comparison of Treatment Regimens for Helicobacter pylori Infection - Medicine by the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - A network meta-analysis found that vonoprazan-based triple therapy and reverse hybrid therapy demonstrated the highest overall cure rates and SUCRA values; however, among Western countries, levofloxacin-based triple therapy had the highest cure rate and SUCRA value. Standard triple ...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/od1.html

Using Race with Caution in the ASCVD Calculator - Curbside Consultation - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - The use of race in clinical decision-making is a source of controversy in U.S. modern medicine. Definitions of race are inconsistent throughout the medical literature and in medical education, and most experts in biology and social sciences agree that race has a limited biologic basis ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p292.html

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Call for Mother-Infant Dyad Treatment Approach - ...

Sep 1, 2021 - Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a constellation of symptoms observed in newborns exposed to opioids during pregnancy. The incidence of NAS has steadily increased during the past decade as more infants have been born to mothers with opioid use disorder (OUD). Pregnancy and the ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p222.html

Applying a Clinical Prediction Rule to Distinguish Lower Extremity Cellulitis from Its ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - How can the clinician best determine whether a patient with lower leg erythema has cellulitis?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p309.html

Melatonin to Treat Insomnia in Older Adults - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Melatonin preparations reduce sleep-onset latency, increase total sleep time, and slightly improve sleep efficiency. Prolonged-release melatonin reduces sleep-onset latency in older adults and has rates of adverse effects similar to those of placebo.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p297.html

Fecal Calprotectin for the Evaluation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Diagnostic Tests:... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Fecal calprotectin measurement is an accurate, simple, cost-effective test that can aid in selecting which patients presenting with possible IBD can be safely observed in the primary care setting.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p303.html

Remdesivir (Veklury) for the Treatment of COVID-19 in Hospitalized Patients - STEPS - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Although remdesivir has been shown to be safe and well tolerated, there is a lack of consistency in clinical trial results and guideline recommendations.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p311.html

Hyperpigmentation of the Hands, Feet, and Tongue - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - A patient presented with a painless, non-pruritic rash involving his palms, soles, and tongue after undergoing chemotherapy.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p301.html

Efficient Approach to the Evaluation of Syncope - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 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/2021/0900/p305.html

Parasitic Infections: Do Not Neglect Strongyloidiasis - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 1, 2021 - Although the intestinal roundworm Strongyloides stercoralis is not on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list of neglected parasitic infections, it deserves increased awareness. There are an estimated 30 million to 100 million infections from S. stercoralis worldwide and a...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p224.html

The Risk of Progression from Prediabetes to Diabetes in Older Adults Is Low - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Older patients generally will not progress to diabetes; they will either, over an average of 6.5 years, stay at the prediabetic levels or revert to normal levels. If a patient makes it to their mid-70s without a diagnosis of diabetes, it is unlikely to occur.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/od3.html

Reducing Saturated Fat Intake to Decrease the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease - Cochrane... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Reducing saturated fat in the diet for at least two years decreases the risk of combined cardiovascular events. However, there is little to no effect on cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality, or individual cardiovascular events.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p235.html

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training to Prevent and Treat Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Structured PFMT beginning early in pregnancy prevents the onset of urge incontinence later in pregnancy and in the postpartum period compared with no intervention. There is no evidence that PFMT improves urinary incontinence later in pregnancy or in the postpartum period in pregnant ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p234.html

Slow-Growing, Painless Periungual Nodule - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - A patient presented with a painless, slow-growing lesion on her finger that had been present for several years.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p299.html

In Older Adults, Aspirin Increases the Risk of Metastatic or Stage 4 Cancers and Cancer... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - In this large trial, older adults who received aspirin had higher rates of metastatic cancer, stage 4 cancer, and cancer mortality than those who received placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/od4.html

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, NAFLD, Peripheral Neuropathy, Myocardial Infarction - AFP... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 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/2021/0900/p232.html

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

Sep 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/2021/0900/p313.html

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections Provide Minimal, If Any, Benefit in Low Back Pain ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Epidural corticosteroid injections provide a small and probably clinically insignificant reduction in leg and back pain in the immediate term (less than two weeks), and a small to moderate reduction in disability in the short and intermediate terms.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/od2.html

Take-and-Hold Prescriptions for Children with Respiratory Tract Infections Decrease ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - A strategy of providing education about the natural history of respiratory symptoms in children combined with giving a take-and-hold prescription (to be filled only if symptoms persisted) resulted in one in four of those children eventually receiving an antibiotic.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/od5.html

AAFP Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation

The AAFP’s updated recommendation on colorectal cancer screening differs slightly from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, including a finding that there is insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening adults ages 45 to 49.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210901crcscreening.html

Member Satisfaction

Learn what AAFP members value about their membership in the 2021 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Results.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/member-satisfaction.html

Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Sep 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/2021/0900/p237-s1.html

Looking for Light in an Unbelievable Time

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that the stress family physicians are under because of the COVID-19 pandemic is real — and so is help from the Academy.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210831wfp-covidstress.html

WPSI Opens Draft Recommendations for Comment

Family physicians are invited to comment on three new draft recommendations from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative through Sept. 17.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210831wpsicomment.html

Medical Student Finding Ways to Connect with Patients, Peers

Communication is the common thread in the numerous projects medical student Valentina Sedlacek is undertaking to help patients and draw her peers to family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210830fdf-sedlacek.html

Seven strategies for beating the prior authorization blues

Delays in care due to prior authorization can affect patient outcomes. Here’s a list of ways to speed up the approval process and prevent insurers and other payers from causing harm.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

AAFP Toolkit Addresses Violence Prevention in Health Care

The AAFP has developed a comprehensive toolkit to help train health care team members and staff in family medicine practices to identify situations that often precipitate violence and respond accordingly.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210826violencetoolkit.html

Fix Burdensome Relief Fund Reporting, AAFP Urges

In an Aug. 18 letter, the AAFP identified problems with the provider relief funds reporting portal and suggested fixes that would lessen physicians’ administrative burden.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210825prf.html

USPSTF: Screen Pregnant Patients for Gestational Diabetes

On Aug. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published a final recommendation statement that recommends screening for gestational diabetes in asymptomatic pregnant patients at 24 weeks gestation or later.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210825uspstfgd.html

Participants Share Lessons Learned From Virtual Match

With another residency interview season approaching, AAFP News gathered a program director, a student advisor and an intern to get their insights from the 2021 virtual Match and their thoughts regarding 2022. Read more in this QandA.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210824matchqa.html

FDA Gives Full Approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

On Aug. 23, the FDA gave full approval to use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in patients 16 and older in the United States, and the AAFP continues to update COVID-19 resources for family physicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210824fdacovidvacc.html

CMS expands Medicare payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccines

Clinicians will now be able to receive an enhanced payment up to five times when they administer COVID-19 vaccines to multiple residents of the same house.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

AAFP Applauds Full FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

AAFP Applauds Full FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-praises-full-fda-approval-covid-vaccine.html

AAFP Longitudinal Assessment | FMCLA Companion

With practice questions and Board-style content, make the AAFP’s Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study your all-in-one FMCLA companion.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/longitudinal-assessment.html

Prepare for FMCLA with AAFP

Learn tips on how to prepare for the ABFM FMCLA. Get exam preparation materials from AAFP to be prepared.

CME : Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA)

https://www.aafp.org/cme/fmcla.html

Minnesota Mentor Brings World View to Family Medicine

A desire to bridge public health and clinical medicine brought Global Health Summit speaker Shailey Prasad, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., to family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210823fdf-prasad.html

ACIP Revises Immunization Best Practice Guidelines

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a series of updates to its General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization on Aug. 10 to provide clinicians with the latest guidance and address patient concerns.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210823acipbestpract.html

Center for State Policy: AAFP Grant and Award Opportunities

The AAFP Center for State Policy staff share tips on how to apply for this year’s state grant and award opportunities. This webcast gives application tips, deadlines, and other important information on how to apply.

Advocacy : State Advocacy Efforts

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/state/videos/aafp-grant-and-award-opportunities.html

Three New Reports Highlight Importance of COVID Vaccination

Three new CDC studies reviewed the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen/Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines in preventing infections and hospitalizations, and an AAFP commission chair highlights takeaways for FPs.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210820mmwrcovidvaccs.html

Upcoming AAFP Events

View AAFP upcoming events and CME conferences and stay up to date on issues affecting family medicine.

Events

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

Travel Medicine Online CME | AAFP

Become better informed about guidance and recognize travel-related diseases and risks as you treat your patients. Earn 9.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Global Health Summit Online CME | AAFP

Learn from global health advocates from sessions at the 2020 AAFP Global Health Summit event. Earn 14 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/global-health-summit.html

About the AAFP

All about the AAFP, its members, and its mission.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about.html

Review Examines Safety of COVID-19 Vaccine in Adolescents

New research published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examines the safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210819mmwrcovidvacc.html

How to code third doses of COVID-19 vaccines

The CDC has recommended third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna shots for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

How to spot workplace violence before it happens — and how to respond if it occurs

Physicians must be prepared for the possibility that they will face violence on the job. Here are some things to watch out for to spot potential violent behavior before it happens.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Learner Access to Mental Health Services

learner access to mental health services

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/learner-access-mentalhealth.html

Hold an ALSO Course | AAFP

Bring the very best training opportunity to maternity care providers in your area when you hold an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course. Begin the process here.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold.html

New Interest Group Devoted to Home-based Primary Care

Family physicians can collaborate and share ideas in a new AAFP member interest group focused on home-based primary care.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210818homecaremig.html

Agency Rates

Agency, Rates, Subscription Rates

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/offer/agency-rates.html

Hold an Instructor Course | AAFP ALSO

Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Instructor Course in your community.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold/instructor.html

Hold a Provider Course | AAFP ALSO

Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider Course in your community.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold/provider.html

Sponsor a BLSO Course | AAFP

Bring the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Course to your area to equip emergency personnel and first responders with life-saving maternity care knowledge and skills.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/sponsor.html

Dollars and Sense: Budget Resolution Addresses AAFP Priorities

The $3.5 trillion budget resolution set to dominate political conversation this fall reflects several AAFP priorities, Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210817itt-2022budget.html

AAFP Concerned with Direction to Change Physician Assistants’ Professional Title

AAFP Concerned with Direction to Change Physician Assistants’ Professional Title

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-statement-physician-assistants.html

Veteran Mentor Finding New Ways to Help Students

Longtime mentor Rick Kellerman, M.D., recently honored by the AAFP for his outstanding support of a family medicine interest group, has found success in efforts to bring more FPs to rural areas.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210816fdf-kellerman.html

Patient Awareness of the Importance of Immunizations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which serves as a reminder both of the importance of vaccines in protecting community health, and of the immunization-related resources the Academy offers members.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210816immmonth.html

AAFP Urges FDA to Consider Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for ...

AAFP Urges FDA to Consider Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 12

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-urges-fda-to-consider-eua.html

AAFP Praises U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory to Curb Misinformation About COVID-19

AAFP Praises U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory to Curb Misinformation About COVID-19

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-praises-us-surgeon-generals-advisory.html

FP Essentials | Monthly Clinical CME Monographs | AAFP

Authoritative, ad-free, peer-reviewed, monthly monographs following a three-year clinical topic cycle. Earn up to 60 CME credits with an annual subscription.

CME : Subscriptions

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

FP Essentials Editions | AAFP

View current and past editions of this monthly family medicine CME monographs from AAFP. Subscribe to receive monthly or purchase individual editions.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

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

FP Essentials #507 Adolescent Health | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition on adolescent health includes communication, prevention, substance use, and media use.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/507-ed.html

Heading Back to School (Safely) During COVID-19

AAFP Senior Vice President for Education Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., offers advice for family physicians in helping children (and their parents) navigate the rigors of returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210813guested-backtoschool.html

Anemia - American Family Physician

Aug 12, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron deficiency and iron supplementation, macrocytosis, microcytosis, and thalassemia. This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=2

Abdominal Pain, Acute - American Family Physician

Aug 12, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related issues, including acute pelvic pain, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=73

Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

Aug 12, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity. This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=64

Immunizations (excluding Influenza) - American Family Physician

Aug 12, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on child and adult immunizations (excluding influenza) and related issues, including travel immunizations and specific immunizations (hepatitis A and B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, meningococcus, pertussis, pneumococcus, rotavirus, smallpox,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=63

Respiratory Tract Infections - American Family Physician

Aug 12, 2021 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Respiratory Tract Infections Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on respiratory tract infections and related issues, including acute bronchitis, acute...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=29

Panelists Outline Anti-racism Advocacy Strategies for Students

Panelists at the 2021 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students identified six strategies medical students can take to help diversify the physician workforce and improve outcomes for patients of color.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210812nc-antiracism.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

Administration Extends Pause on Student Loan Repayments

The U.S. Department of Education has extended a pause on student loan repayment, interest and collections until early next year, and the Academy continues to press for more relief.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210811studentdebt.html

CDC Updates Guidance on Treatment of STIs

The CDC released updated guidance on treating sexually transmitted infections; a family physician has identified several points of particular interest to FPs.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210811stiguidlines.html

Post-COVID Syndrome

Family physicians are seeing on-going symptoms after patients experience COVID-19 infection. Post-COVID Syndrome can result from the long-term effects of the viral infection, associated prolonged illness and hospitalization related to severe COVID-19 disease.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-clinical-resources/post-covid-syndrome.html

Survivor of Child Abuse Making a Difference for Others

Family physician Tina Tanner, M.D., draws on her experience as a survivor of child abuse to help patients with their own struggles.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210809fdf-tanner.html

Statement of Strong Medical Consensus for Vaccination of Pregnant Individuals Against ...

Statement of Strong Medical Consensus for Vaccination of Pregnant Individuals Against COVID-19

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/covid-vaccine-pregnant-individuals.html

How to request a review of your MIPS 2022 payment adjustment

Disagree with your MIPS score and corresponding payment adjustment? You have until Oct. 1 to request a review.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Drug Overdose Deaths Reached New High in 2020, Says CDC

A CDC report estimated that more than 93,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2020, with most deaths attributable to misuse of opioids. The AAFP offers resources to help FPs address substance use.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210806overdosedeaths.html

Research Highlights Primary Care’s Role in Mental Health

A new study from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care quantifies the importance of primary care physicians to U.S. mental and behavioral health care.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210806rgcmentalhealth.html

CMS releases 2022 payment adjustments for 2020 MIPS performance

The Merit-based Incentive Program System final scores for 2020 performance reflect changes put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2022_mips_payment.html

Livestream CME Courses with the AAFP

Get all the the same live CME benefits from anywhere on your device with AAFP livestream courses.

CME : Livestream with the AAFP

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

New surprise billing rule takes effect soon. Find out if it applies to you

The rule applies to emergency services, as well as non-emergency care by out-of-network physicians working at in-network facilities.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Residents Address COVID-related Barriers to Training, More

Delegates debated resolutions related to several issues — including training requirements and advance directives — during the virtual National Congress of Family Medicine Residents.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210805nc-residents.html

Student Delegates Act on SUD, Advance Directives

Delegates debated resolutions related to several issues — including substance use disorder, advance directives and gender-affirming care — during the virtual National Congress of Student Members.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210805nc-students.html

Academy Sees Health Equity Boost in Proposed HHS Rule

The AAFP supports proposed federal rulemaking that would increase access to comprehensive primary care coverage.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210805pprule.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

FPs Share Breadth of Family Medicine in Mainstage Event

Four family physicians shared personal stories that highlighted different roles in the specialty July 30 during the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210804nc-careers.html

Major insurer reviewing, downgrading some E/M codes for outlier physicians

Claims will be selected from physicians who code at higher E/M levels compared to their peers with similar risk-adjusted patients.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Avoiding a Telehealth Cliff

Robust virtual care, a byproduct of the public health emergency, is already in jeopardy. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog that the AAFP is pushing for thoughtful solutions.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210803itt-telehealth.html

Sports and Medical Organizations Encourage COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations be Part of ...

Sports and Medical Organizations Encourage COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations be Part of all Sports Physicals

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/covid-vaccine-sports-physicals.html

Delegates Elect New Student, Resident Leaders

Delegates elected peers to represent them during the recent National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210803nc-elections.html

A four-step process for quicker, easier evaluation and management coding

The majority of visits can be optimally coded without worrying about data at all, if you follow these four steps.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Dysmenorrhea - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Dysmenorrhea is common and usually independent of, rather than secondary to, pelvic pathology. Dysmenorrhea occurs in 50% to 90% of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age and is a leading cause of absenteeism. Secondary dysmenorrhea as a result of endometriosis, pelvic anatomic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p164.html

Breast Cancer Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Breast cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in women worldwide, and the second most common cause of death from cancer in women in the United States. Risk assessment tools can identify the risk of breast cancer, and patients at high risk may be candidates for risk-reducing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p171.html

Sinus Node Dysfunction - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Sinus node dysfunction, previously known as sick sinus syndrome, describes disorders related to abnormal conduction and propagation of electrical impulses at the sinoatrial node. An abnormal atrial rate may result in the inability to meet physiologic demands, especially during periods ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p179.html

Human Papillomavirus: Screening, Testing, and Prevention - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - With more than 200 types identified, human papillomavirus (HPV) commonly causes infections of the skin and mucosa. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Although most HPV infections are transient and subclinical, some lead to clinical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p152.html

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

Aug 1, 2021 - Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, remains a public health concern despite expanded immunization recommendations over the past three decades. The presentation of pertussis, which is variable and evolves over the course of the disease, includes nonspecific symptoms in the catarrhal...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p186.html

Care of the College Student - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Approximately 19 million students attend college in the United States. Although they are generally healthy, about 20% of youth have special health care needs, including asthma, diabetes mellitus, and learning, mental health, and substance use disorders. Physicians can facilitate the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p141.html

Inhaled Budesonide Reduces the Risk of Emergency Department Evaluation or ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Inhaled budesonide, 800 mcg twice daily, significantly reduces the likelihood that patients with early COVID-19 will require emergency department evaluation or hospitalization (number needed to treat = 7 to 8). This is a widely available, relatively inexpensive drug with the potential ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p207.html

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