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About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-allpolicies.html

Resident Has Passion for Health Justice

Whether it’s addressing the need for a mentoring program or filling a gap in curriculum, family medicine resident Robert Rock, M.D., has a knack for solving problems himself.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210208fdf-rock.html

AAFP Advises White House on Building Robust Workforce

In a recent letter, the AAFP offered the Biden administration recommendations on strengthening the primary care workforce.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210205workforce.html

New Tool Addresses Behavioral Health During Pandemic

Family physicians and other primary care clinicians will soon have access to a new suite of resources to help them address behavioral health issues that have been intensified by the global pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210205behavioralhealth.html

PCPs Should Play Key Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

It is critical that state and federal authorities do more to engage primary care physicians to help the United States reach the necessary COVID-19 vaccination rate.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210205lv-covidvacc.html

Honoring Black Americans’ Contributions to Medicine

The Academy is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the accomplishments of Black Americans and spotlighting some of the ways they have advanced the science and art of healing in the United States.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210205bhmtimeline.html

Addressing Cost of Medications

Learn team-based strategies for addressing medication costs with patients in this AAFP interactive PICME online activity.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/addressing-cost-of-medications.html

Conference Spotlights New Research to Benefit Primary Care

The talents of family medicine researchers from across the United States and elsewhere were on full display at the 48th annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210204napcrg.html

Executive Orders Bring Wins for Family Medicine

The AAFP sees its advocacy rewarded in several of President Biden’s recent executive orders.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210204itt-execorders.html

Students, You’re Better Prepared Than You Think

Residency programs and applicants participating in the Match can now begin entering their rank order lists. In this guest editorial, residents offer students tips to consider during this unique Match cycle.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210202guested-match.html

It’s Official: AAFP TIPS Is Now Free to Members

One of the Academy’s premier practice enhancement tools ― AAFP TIPS ― is now available to members free of charge. Choose from multiple topics designed to help you tackle a specific aspect of practice.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210202aafptipsfree.html

Understanding the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program

If you didn't match, there's still an opportunity to match to a residency program through the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/match/understanding-the-supplemental-offer-and-acceptance-program.html

Family Physicians Praise Biden Administration for Focusing on Health Equity

Family Physicians Praise Biden Administration for Focusing on Health Equity

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-praise-biden-administration-for-focusing-on-health-equity.html

Employment and Contract Considerations for Family Physicians in the Era of COVID-19 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - Family physicians may encounter unfamiliar employment challenges in the short-term, but long-term job prospects remain promising.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p11.html

Corporate Roundtable Videos

View remarks given at the 2021 AAFP Foundation Corporate Roundtable.

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/engage-with-aafp/events/corp-roundtable/videos.html

Mentor Has Left His Mark on Residency Program

The AAFP and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors will honor Stephen Schultz, M.D., next month for his leadership at the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Family Residency.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210201fdfschultz.html

Looking Back, Looking Forward to Equality in Family Medicine

The AAFP is recognizing Black History Month by highlighting the experiences of Black family physicians, medical students and Academy staff, as well as their contributions to the AAFP and the specialty, throughout February.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210201blackhistory.html

Virtual Residency Interviews: Questions and Answers

Virtual interviews are likely to remain a normal part of the Match process. Learn about the four major types of virtual interviews, and how to prepare for them.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/applying-to-residency/prepare-for-residency-interviews/virtual-residency-interviews--questions-and-answers.html

Sponsors End USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam

The Federation of State Medical Boards and National Board of Medical Examiners announced Jan. 26 that they were discontinuing the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Clinical Skills exam rather than revamping it.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210129usmlestep2.html

2021 Leadership Directory

Leadership Directory

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/2021_leadership_directory.html

HealthLandscape Introduces Vaccination Deficit Explorer

HealthLandscape’s new Vaccination Deficit Explorer tool can be used by family physicians to develop targeted efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in their communities.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210128vaccmap.html

Offer Interventions to Help Patients Quit Tobacco Products

On Jan. 19, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and final evidence summary on interventions for tobacco smoking cessation in adults, including individuals who are pregnant.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210128uspstftobacco.html

Students Optimistic About Future of Family Medicine

After a chaotic 2020, we asked four AAFP student leaders what they are excited about regarding the future of family medicine. Here is what they shared.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210127fmfuture.html

AAFP Fields New Resource on Coding, Documentation Changes

Members are invited to review the latest addition to the AAFP’s collection of information, resources and tools regarding new office visit evaluation and management coding and documentation guidance that took effect on Jan. 1: the 2021 Office Visit E/M Guidelines Module.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210127e-mcodeguidelines.html

Tips From the Virtual Interview Trail

Virtual residency interviews may remain part of the Match process beyond the pandemic. Fourth-year student Cynthia Ciccotelli offers future applicants her insights.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210127lv-virtualinterview.html

AAFP Sees Harms to Team-based Care in VA Interim Final Rule

The AAFP and other medical societies this month urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to rescind an interim final rule that would decrease the standard of care for U.S. veterans.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210127vascope.html

No Shortcuts for Med Student Leader

Garrett Kneese planned to finish a combined bachelor of science and doctor of medicine program in seven years, but valuable detours extended that plan and led to a leadership role addressing social determinants of health.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210125fdf-kneese.html

Encouraging Signs in Washington for Family Medicine

There’s reason to hope that the incoming administration is ready to recognize primary care’s importance as it works to improve vaccination efforts and health care policy as a whole.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210121itt-newadministration.html

AAFP Lays Out Health Policy Aims to 117th Congress

In a Jan. 8 letter, the AAFP outlined its legislative priorities to the 117th Congress, including ensuring health care access, strengthening the primary care workforce, promoting health equity, increasing primary care payment and preserving telehealth expansion.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210121congressletter.html

AAFP Pushes for More Changes to ONC Rule Compliance Dates

Citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP has urged the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to further delay the deadline for physicians to comply with information blocking provisions outlined in the 21st Century Cures Act.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210121infoblocking.html

Report Finds Fewer American Youths Use Tobacco Products

A new report from the CDC and FDA has found that while use of several types of tobacco products declined between 2019 and 2020, about one in six middle school and high school students still use tobacco products.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210121youthtobacco.html

Med Students Belong in Priority Group for COVID-19 Vaccine

The AAFP updated its policy regarding medical learners and the pandemic to specify that medical students should be included with other health professionals who are prioritized to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210119studentsvaccine.html

Special AAFP Session Offers Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines

The AAFP will host a special panel on Jan. 26 to discuss the science behind COVID-19 vaccines and what they mean to FPs and their patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210119covidupdates.html

Black Physician’s COVID Death Underscores Health Disparities

Family physician Susan Moore, M.D., alleged she received unequal care for COVID-19 because she was Black. Less than two weeks later, she was dead.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210115lv-coviddisparities.html

Black Physician’s COVID Death Underscores Health Disparities

Family physician Susan Moore, M.D., alleged she received unequal care for COVID-19 because she was Black. Less than two weeks later, she was dead.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210115lv-coviddisparities.html

Academy to HHS: Prioritize Primary Care in Vaccine Rollout

The AAFP is pressing federal and state officials to ensure that community-based primary care physicians and their practices have access to COVID-19 vaccines.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210115pcvaccines.html

Coding Reference Card Bundle

This bundle of coding reference cards supports physicians and practice team members in appropriately coding and documenting services commonly performed by family physicians. Each bundle includes one desk reference and one pocket-sized card on each topic, including: Childhood ...

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/aafp-coding-reference-card-bundle.html

Asthma Guideline Update Aims to Improve Care, Shared Decisions

Updated asthma management guidelines will influence treatment of mild and persistent asthma in more patient-centered ways, says an FP who contributed to the work.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210113asthmaguideline.html

Health Equity

The AAFP fights for efforts to promote health equity and health equality.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/health-equity.html

Town Hall to Explore COVID-19’s Impact on Physicians

The AAFP will hold a special Virtual Town Hall from 7-8 p.m. CT on Jan. 13 to focus on how the pandemic is affecting family physicians’ mental health and well-being.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210112covidtownhall.html

Waking Up in 2021

As a new year begins, AAFP Board chair Gary LeRoy, M.D., outlines the Academy’s priorities for 2021.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210112lv-2021.html

Automating Prior Authorization Just First Step, AAFP Says

The AAFP told CMS that a proposed rule mandating automated responses to prior authorization requests would not do enough to reduce administrative complexity.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210112priorauth.html

Mentor Shares His Passion for Learning

Emmanuel Kenta-Bibi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.M.Ed., M.B.A., came to the United States to continue his training. Three degrees later, he’s a mentor and state leader.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210111fdf-kentabibi.html

Chronic Conditions Online CME Course | AAFP

Gain a wide-ranging overview of family medicine-specific content related to chronic conditions with this AAFP self-study CME course. Earn 29.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Report Finds Low Adverse Event Rate From COVID-19 Vaccine

New research published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicates that adverse reactions associated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are exceedingly rare.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210108covidvaers.html

Screen At-risk Individuals for Hepatitis B Virus Infection

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210107uspstfhepb.html

AAFP to Develop Value-based Payment Model for Primary Care

Noting that family physicians are foundational to the success of value-based care in United States, the AAFP Board of Directors has approved and funded a special project to empower Academy members to partner with payers to help improve quality and control total costs of care.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210107vision2025.html

Don’t Return to Your Silo

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that COVID-19 has broken down silos in health care, and the collaborative approach should continue after the pandemic ends.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210107fp-silos.html

Academy Objects to Proposed Rewiring of ACA Enrollment

The AAFP has objected to a proposed federal regulation that would allow states to opt out of the ACA’s individual market exchange.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210107exchangeoptout.html

AAFP Joins Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative

The Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative, a group of eight physician organizations that includes the AAFP, has published a compendium of resources on the topic for clinicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210107bhic.html

New Year, New Paradigm(s)

President-elect Biden says it’s going to take patience, persistence and determination to beat this virus. It’s also going to take primary care.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210106itt-newyear.html

AAFP Adopts New ACCME Standards

View the new ACCME Standards that AAFP has adopted and will be implemented in January 2022.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/new-accme-standards.html

Turning Loss Into an Opportunity to Help Others

Following the loss of her child, Jessica Richter, D.O., M.P.H., saw an opportunity to help other families.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210105fdf-richter.html

COVID-19 Physician Well-being

As a physician, you dedicate your time and energy to caring for your patients' well-being. It's imperative for you to invest in your well-being, especially amid the stress of COVID-19. Explore resources and information to support your well-being.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

COVID-19: Changes to CME Requirements

Learn more about AAFP CME requirements for members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/membership-requirements-and-dues-relief.html

Risk-Stratified Care Management Scoring Algorithm

This Risk-Stratified Care Mgmt. Scoring Algorithm product provides an algorithm to help you and your care team assign a patient's health risk level.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/care-management/risk-stratified-care-mgmt--scoring-algorithm.html

Who Inspired You to Go to Med School?

Medical school applications are surging as young people draw inspiration from physicians during the pandemic. Accordingly, we asked our new physician bloggers who inspired them to become doctors.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201223fp-inspiration.html

New Pandemic Stimulus Brings Wins, Concerns for AAFP

Legislation that Congress passed on Dec. 21 brought wins regarding several important issues that the AAFP has advocated on, but also some disappointment.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201223fundingbill.html

USPSTF: Offer Interventions for Healthy Weight in Pregnancy

On Dec. 8, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on behavioral counseling interventions to promote healthy weight and weight gain during pregnancy.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201222pregnancyweight.html

Family Physicians Join Push to Reform Primary Care Payment and Regulation

Family Physicians Join Push to Reform Primary Care Payment and Regulation

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/reform-payment-and-regulation.html

Family Physicians Support Bi-partisan Year-end Legislation That Provides COVID-19 ...

Family Physicians Support Bi-partisan Year-end Legislation That Provides COVID-19 Relief and Maintains Investments in Primary Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/covid-year-end-relief.html

Influenza Immunization Rates During COVID-19

This webcast, in partnership with Sequirus, addresses the challenges of increasing influenza immunization rates during the pandemic to protect patients from serious complications.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/influenza-immunization-rates-during-covid-19.html

CDC Approves Second COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC has approved a second vaccine for use against the virus that causes COVID-19. Differences between the vaccines could affect how and where they are distributed.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201221secondcovidvaccine.html

Program Directors: Virtual Interviews Better Than Expected

The pandemic forced the unprecedented step of moving all Match interviews online. In this QandA, four family medicine residency program directors share their insights regarding virtual interviews.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20201218matchqanda.html

Anorexia In the Time of COVID

Disordered eating has increased dramatically during the pandemic. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., offers an example of virtual visits and team-based care that’s making a difference.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201217fp-anorexia.html

AAFP Demands Fair Physician Pay, Patient Protection

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

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

View Free AAFP Telehealth Webinar Anytime, Anywhere

AAFP members can learn about the current state of telehealth use in family medicine and the likely road forward for the technology in primary care by accessing the webinar How and Why to Grow Telehealth In Your Practice.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201217telehealthwebinarposted.html

Patient Education Resources

Find education resources that help you address your patient questions and concerns about COVID-19 vaccines.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

AAFP, NAM Partner to Host Opioid Tapering Webinar

A Dec. 18 webinar on opioid tapering co-hosted by the AAFP and the National Academy of Medicine will feature an expert panel of family physicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201215opioidwebinar.html

Cost Conversations with Patients Webcast

Cost Conversations with Patients: A Team-based Approach Webcast developed in partnership with GoodRx

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/patient-caregiver-engagement/cost-conversations-with-patients-webcast.html

Teaching Residents to Follow the Evidence

Corey Lyon, D.O., has authored or co-authored nearly 100 published research papers. His goal is to help other family physicians do the same.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201214fdf-lyon.html

CDC Approves Use of First COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA and the CDC have officially approved the use of a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, a decision that the AAFP supported after an expedited review.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201214covidvacc.html

Publicize Your Family Physician of the Year Award

The AAFP recently bestowed its Family Physician of the Year award on all FPs. Now the Academy is following up with resources for members to showcase the honor.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20201210fpoycertificate.html

The (Micro) Economics of Health

In the latest blog installment on his pursuit of a master’s degree in public health, Stewart Decker, M.D., explains how microeconomics affects the way patients and politicians take physicians’ advice.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201210fp-mph6.html

Projects Aim to Boost Immunization Rates in Minority Patients

The Academy and the CDC have partnered to recruit 35 family medicine practices to participate in two projects aimed at improving adult immunization rates in minority populations.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201210immproject.html

AAFP Breaks Down 2021 MPFS Final Rule for Members

The Academy has released its summary of the 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule for members, including details of evaluation and management coding improvements.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201210mpfssummary.html

Access Your Wallet Card and Letter of Participation

Learn how to access your wallet card and letter of participation for completion of an ALSO Provider and Instructor course.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/access-card-and-letter.html

Commission on Quality and Practice (CQP)

Commission on Quality and Practice (CQP)

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/descriptions/commission-description-cqp.html

Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD)

Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD) Description

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/descriptions/commission-description-cocpd.html

Commission on Finance and Insurance (CFI)

Commission on Finance and Insurance (CFI) Description

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/descriptions/commission-description-cfi.html

Commission on Federal and State Policy (CFSP)

Commission on Federal and State Policy (CFSP)

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/descriptions/commission-description-cfsp.html

Commission on Membership and Member Services (CMMS)

Commission on Membership and Member Services (CMMS)

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/descriptions/commission-description-cmms.html

Commission on Education (COE)

Commission on Education (COE) Description

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/descriptions/commission-description-coe.html

Commission on Health of the Public and Science (CHPS)

Commission on Health of the Public and Science (CHPS)

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/descriptions/commission-description-chps.html

Safety and Efficacy Data Overview

AAFP is monitoring COVID-19 vaccine candidates and will provide overviews of the safety and efficacy data and recommendations.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/safety-and-efficacy-data-overview.html

AAFP to Host Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines Dec. 16

The AAFP will host a Virtual Town Hall to provide members with the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201209vacctownhall.html

Family Physicians Share Health Care Priorities with President-elect Biden

Family Physicians Share Health Care Priorities with President-elect Biden

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-share-health-care-priorities-with-biden.html

Budget Neutrality, Not Primary Care, Is Subspecialties’ Enemy

The 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule increases E/M payment as planned on Jan. 1, but Congress is weighing action that puts your long-overdue raise at risk.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20201208itt-mpfs.html

FP Comprehensive 2021 | AAFP

Identify knowledge gaps or prepare for the ABFM exam with this comprehensive review of family medicine. Features practice tests and questions by body system.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/fp-comprehensive.html

The AAFP and the Biden White House

Capping a tumultuous election year, the Academy has begun corresponding with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team and plans to communicate extensively with the next White House.

Advocacy : Advocacy Campaigns

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/biden.html

Speaker Resources

Learn more about the Residency Leadership Summit —formerly PDW and RPS.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

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

Residency Leadership Summit Special Programming

Learn more about the Residency Leadership Summit —formerly PDW and RPS.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/residency-leadership-summit/pre-conference.html

Residency Leadership Summit | AAFP

Learn about attending AAFP's Residency Leadership Summit, formerly PDW and RPS, March 25-27, 2022 in Kansas City, MO.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

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

Telemedicine II: What We’ve Learned So Far

This spring our new physician bloggers told us about their experiences with implementing telemedicine. Several months later, we asked for an update regarding their lessons learned.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201203fp-telehealth.html

AAFP Calls on HHS to Halt Proposed SUNSET Rule

In a Dec. 2 letter, the Academy called on HHS to rescind its proposed SUNSET rule, warning that it would hamper ongoing federal response to COVID-19.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201203sunsetrule.html

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in At-risk Adults

On Nov. 24, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement, evidence review and evidence summary on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle in adults with cardiovascular risk factors.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201203cvcounseling.html

New AAFP Resources Walk FPs Through 2021 Coding Changes

A series of compelling vignettes and a comprehensive report in FPM offer family physicians an up-close look at coding and documentation changes taking effect next year.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201202e-mchangesupdt.html

Changes to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Represent Step Toward Properly Valuing the ...

Changes to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Represent Step Toward Properly Valuing the Role of Primary Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

AAFP Shares Primary Care Agenda With President-elect Biden

The AAFP sent President-elect Joe Biden a letter highlighting five key elements of primary care that the new administration needs to focus on to improve the nation’s health care system.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201201presidentelect.html

Med Student Is Helping Black Applicants Find Their Match

Meharry Medical College student Carmen Simmons is connecting Black family medicine applicants with residency programs during the virtual Match.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201130fdf-simmons.html

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