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Family Physicians Applaud HHS Proposals to Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

Family Physicians Applaud HHS Proposals to Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-applaud-hhs-proposals-to-increase-comprehensive-care-accessibility.html

Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Early Pregnancy Loss and Medication Abortion - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - Medication regimens using mifepristone and misoprostol are safe and effective for outpatient treatment of early pregnancy loss for up to 84 days’ gestation and for medication abortion up to 77 days’ gestation. Gestational age is determined using ultrasonography or menstrual history. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p473.html

Interpreting SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Tests: Common Questions and Answers - American ...

Apr 15, 2021 - SARS-CoV-2 is the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The spectrum of asymptomatic, presymptomatic, and symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 transmission presents challenges for evaluating SARS-CoV-2 test performance for diagnostic or screening purposes and for interpreting test results. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p465.html

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=25

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders are the most common symptomatic joint hypermobility conditions seen in clinical practice. The 2017 International Classification of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes replaced previous terms for symptomatic joint ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p481.html

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=38

Key Recommendations on Managing Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: ...

Apr 15, 2021 - In June 2020, the third iteration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense guidelines on managing dyslipidemia was published. These recommendations create a simple, pragmatic, evidence-based approach that can be valuable to family physicians.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p455.html

Multifocal Pneumonia: Fever, Cough, and Dyspnea - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - An 80-year-old patient presented to the emergency department with several days of increasing shortness of breath and abnormalities on a chest radiograph.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p503.html

Dyslipidemia Management for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Guidelines from the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense have updated recommendations for evaluation and management of dyslipidemia to prevent cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p507.html

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Recommendation ...

Apr 15, 2021 - The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults at increased risk for infection.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p495.html

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults - Putting ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - A 15-year-old adolescent, J.M., presents for a well-child examination. J.M. was born in Central America before moving to the United States eight years ago with their family. J.M. reports that their older sibling, who lives at home, was diagnosed with hepatitis B virus infection last ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p493.html

Elagolix, Estradiol, and Norethindrone Kit (Oriahnn) for the Management of Heavy ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - Oriahnn can decrease menstrual blood loss in premenopausal patients with uterine fibroids. Although it has been studied for only six months of use and may result in significant bone loss, it is labeled for up to two years of continuous therapy.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p505.html

Nerve Blocks for Pancreatic Cancer Pain - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - Celiac plexus blocks can be used for pain associated with pancreatic cancer. They slightly reduce pain while decreasing opioid consumption, with fewer adverse effects compared with standard analgesic therapy.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p502.html

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Genital Ulcers, Bacteriuria, Megestrol, Atopic ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 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/2021/0415/p463.html

Diary of a Family Physician - Apr 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2021 - First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.

American Family Physician : Diary of a Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p462.html

Updated Statistics for Liver Biopsy Risk - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Updated Statistics for Liver Biopsy Risk Am Fam Physician. 2021 Apr 15;103(8):453. Original Article: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Common Questions and Answers on Diagnosis and Management Issue Date:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p453.html

NAFLD in Children and Adolescents - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor NAFLD in Children and Adolescents Am Fam Physician. 2021 Apr 15;103(8):452-453. Original Article: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Common Questions and Answers on Diagnosis and Management Issue Date:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p452.html

Striving for Birth Equity | AAFP Online CME

Learn how to advocate for legislation aimed to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity with this free AAFP on demand session. Earn 1 CME credit.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/striving-for-birth-equity.html

Free CME on Maternal Health Care Available Now

Family physicians and other clinicians can earn free CME on maternal health care thanks to an online program offered by the Office of Minority Health.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210415mhccme.html

Gail Guerrero-Tucker, M.D., M.P.H., Runs for AAFP Director

The Arizona AFP announces the candidacy of Gail Guerrero-Tucker, M.D., M.P.H., of Thatcher, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210415guerrero-tucker-cand-ann.html

Discrepancies in Vaccine Uptake: What’s Really at Work?

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, AAFP Health Equity Fellow Brittney Anderson, M.D., explores why there are disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the Black community.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210415fp-vacchesitancy.html

Discrepancies in Vaccine Uptake: What’s Really at Work?

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, AAFP Health Equity Fellow Brittney Anderson, M.D., explores why there are disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the Black community.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210415fp-vacchesitancy.html

Pause Recommended on Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC and FDA have recommended a pause to use of the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 based on reports of a rare type of blood clot occurring in some patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210415jjvaccpause.html

Family Physicians Recognize Black Maternal Health Week and Commend HHS for Actions to ...

Family Physicians Recognize Black Maternal Health Week and Commend HHS for Actions to Improve Maternal Health Access

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/black-maternal-health-week.html

JandJ Vaccine Pause

The CDC and FDA have recommended a pause in the administration of the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine to allow for the ACIP to review data following six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders - American ...

Apr 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 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/2021/0415/p481-s1.html

Integrative Medicine, Credit for CME Activities

Learn about AAFP's policy on the accreditation of educational activities about integrative medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integrative-medicine-cme-credit.html

Integrative Medicine

Read the AAFP's policy on integrative medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integrative-medicine.html

Virtual Town Hall Addresses Black Maternal Health, Birth Equity

The Academy will host a Virtual Town Hall on Black maternal health and birth equity on April 14. It will be available for viewing on demand beginning the next day.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210413bmhtownhall.html

Research Examines Inclusion of Minorities in Vaccine Trials

A review of demographic data from more than 200 clinical vaccine trials indicates that racial and ethnic minority groups and older adults are often underrepresented compared to the general population.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210413minoritiesvacc.html

A Maternal Health Breakthrough and a PCF Model Update

CMS has given Illinois the go-ahead for 12 months’ postpartum Medicaid coverage, reflecting an AAFP advocacy goal.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210413itt-maternalhealth.html

Historic Level of Loan Repayment Funds Available

The National Health Service Corps is expected to make an unprecedented number of awards to health professionals through its loan repayment programs. The deadline to apply is May 6.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210413nhsc.html

Physician Health and Well-being Livestream Conference

Feel revitalized and discover solutions for improved professional satisfaction and patient care at AAFP’s Physician Health and Well-being Conference March 30 - April 2, 2022, in Naples, FL.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/physician-well-being/physician-health-and-well-being-conference.html

Resident Helped Open Her School’s Family Medicine Pipeline

Emmeline Ha, M.D., had to go looking for family medicine experience as a medical student. Her work ensured that George Washington students who follow her won’t have to.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210412fdf-ha.html

CME Disclosure Policy | Conflict of Interest Policy of AAFP

Disclosure of conflicts of interest related to service on AAFP Board of Directors, employment by the AAFP, or participation in an AAFP-produced CME activity.

About AAFP : Who is the AAFP?

https://www.aafp.org/about/who-is-the-aafp/history-aafp/conflict-of-interest.html

COVID-19 lessons learned: one health system’s story -- FPM

The pandemic has taught us the importance of compassionate leadership, communication, and transparency, among other lessons.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A sample workflow for transitional care management -- FPM

Transitional care management can improve patient health outcomes, reduce the cost of care, and increase practice revenue. But getting started can be challenging if you don’t have a clear workflow in place.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

AAFP is Encouraged by Initial Actions to Address Gun Violence

AAFP is Encouraged by Initial Actions to Address Gun Violence

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-is-encouraged-by-initial-actions-to-address-gun-violence.html

Hospice and Palliative Care Online CME | AAFP

Explore key hospice and palliative topics that impact your patients as the aging population increases. Earn 10.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/hospice-and-palliative-care-self-study.html

FP Embraced Opportunity to Help Develop AAFP TIPS Topic

After using an agenda-setting tool in practice for a time with some success, Margaret Smith, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S.A., knew she was on to something. But it wasn’t quite right. Then, she was approached by the AAFP National Research Network to participate in development of an AAFP TIPS ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210407smithguested.html

Academy Selects Appointees for Latest WEL Cohort

The Academy has selected five members to participate in the next Women’s Wellness Through Equity and Leadership Alliance cohort.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210407welalliance.html

Caring for LGBTQ+ Patients | AAFP Audiobook

AAFP's Audiobook on Caring for LGBTQ+ Patients provides guidance on caring for and connecting with LGBTQ+ patients. Earn 6 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/audio/caring-for-lgbtq-plus-patients.html

AAFP Updates Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening

The Academy has published an updated recommendation that supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s final recommendation on screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210406lungcancer.html

AAFP Accepting Nominations for 2021 Public Health Award

Applications for the AAFP Public Health Award, which honors members who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving public health, are being accepted until May 15.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210406publichealthaward.html

Family Medicine Update Online CME Course | AAFP

Stay current in your practice with family medicine topics that immediately impact patient care with this AAFP online CME activity. Earn 37.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

State Leader Found Her Niche in Academic Medicine

Educator and advocate Roma Amin, M.D., said finding the right mix of leadership opportunities helps fill my cup.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210405fdf-amin.html

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ONC’s Information Blocking Rule Takes Effect April 5

With new regulations prohibiting physicians and other health care providers from blocking health information sharing set to take effect next week, it’s important for AAFP members to know what to expect.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210402infoblockimplement.html

Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Hearing Loss

The U.S. Preventive Services Task force recently posted a final recommendation statement concluding that evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in older adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210402uspstfhearingloss.html

New Member Interest Group Focuses on Intersectionality

Family physicians are addressing health care equity, racial and social justice, and implicit and explicit bias in a new AAFP member interest group.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210402intersectionalitymig.html

ACLF Schedule Details

Get detailed information about breakout sessions at the Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF).

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf/schedule/sessions.html

Join the Email List

Join the email list to stay informed about the Residency Leadership Summit.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

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

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is a diagnostic tool for many conditions affecting the central nervous system. Urgent indications for lumbar puncture include suspected central nervous system infection or subarachnoid hemorrhage. CSF analysis is not necessarily diagnostic but can be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p422.html

Back Pain - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2021 - This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and acute low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica, and vertebral compression fractures. This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=109

HIV Infection in Adults: Initial Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - The HIV epidemic is an important public health priority. Transmissions continue to occur despite effective therapies that make HIV preventable and treatable. Approximately one-half of people with HIV are not receiving suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART). Starting ART early, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p407.html

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 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

The Suicidal Patient: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Suicide rates in the United States increased from 20% to 30% between 2005 and 2015, and family physicians need evidence-based resources to address this growing clinical concern. Asking high-risk patients (e.g., patients with previous suicide attempts, substance misuse, low social ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p417.html

Preventing Physician Suicide - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2021 - Physicians who complete suicide are much less likely to have sought mental health care compared with nonphysicians, most commonly because of barriers to access and stigma in the medical community.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p396.html

Prolotherapy: An Evidence-Based Adjunctive Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis - Letters to...

Apr 1, 2021 - Prolotherapy: An Evidence-Based Adjunctive Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p395.html

Care Management and the Quadruple Aim -- FPM

Apr 1, 2021 - Care management not only addresses the Triple Aim. It could also help improve our work life.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p5.html

Active vs. Expectant Management in the Third Stage of Labor - Cochrane for Clinicians -... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Very low-quality evidence suggests that active management of the third stage of labor reduces the risk of severe primary postpartum hemorrhage greater than 1,000 mL.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p404.html

Durable Medical Equipment: A Streamlined Approach -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Durable medical equipment helps patients live healthier, more independent lives. Here’s how to minimize the hassles of getting it to them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p15.html

Five Steps to Mastering Agenda Setting -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Use this guide to up-front agenda setting to help you strike a balance between meeting complex patient needs and staying on time.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p27.html

Implementing Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Clinical Practice -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Finger-stick blood glucose measurements provide a snapshot in time. Continuous glucose monitoring gives patients with diabetes a bigger picture.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p7.html

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Lumbosacral Radicular Pain - Cochrane for ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Epidural corticosteroid injections for the treatment of lumbosacral radicular pain may offer modest short-term (two weeks to three months) benefit compared with placebo injection for radicular leg pain.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p405.html

Treatment of Distal DVT - Medicine by the Numbers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - A Cochrane review demonstrated that anticoagulation was effective and superior to observation for deep venous thrombosis; however, given the quality of the evidence, the benefits are unclear.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p432.html

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated Guidelines from the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD) approved a clinical practice guideline for the management of obstructive sleep apnea and chronic insomnia disorder.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p442.html

Care Management in the Real World: A Small, Private Practice's Journey -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Through the addition of a care management function, practices can help high-risk patients navigate complex conditions and vulnerable care transitions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p33.html

Kinesiology Taping for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - How effective is kinesiology taping (elastic tape applied to the knee to create patellar tension) for osteoarthritis pain of the knee?

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p434.html

iCanQuit Smartphone App Is Effective in Helping with Smoking Cessation - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Use of the iCanQuit smartphone app by smokers, who were recruited through Facebook and other Internet tools, produced higher cessation rates at 12 months (28.2%) than the QuitGuide app (21.1%).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p441.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Alternative codes for chronic care management | Online digital E/M by non-physicians | Remote monitoring with CCM | Retinal imaging

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p37.html

A Method for Establishing Patient Rapport -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - It starts with being mindful - not only of what we say, but also of how it is being heard.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p42.html

Acute Neck Swelling in a Child - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - A five-year-old child presented with a midline swelling on his neck

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p437.html

Paving the Path to Value: Care Management and Coordination -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Explore how care management and coordination can improve quality and reduce unnecessary utilization for success in value-based payment arrangements with all payers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p21.html

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening - Diagnostic Tests: What ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - There is currently not enough evidence to replace digital mammography with digital breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening in women at average or high risk.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p430.html

The Role of Family Medicine in Reducing the Risk of Myopia - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 2021 - The Role of Family Medicine in Reducing the Risk of Myopia

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p394.html

Tuberculosis, COPD, Pelvic Floor Muscle Training, Burns, Sepsis - AFP Clinical Answers ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 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/2021/0401/p403.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Coordinate care of high-risk patients with regular team check-ins | Respond to positive and negative online reviews | This guide helps diabetic patients fast safely

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0300/p38.html

In High-Risk Older Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, Rhythm Control Reduces ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - In high-risk older patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation, a strategy of rhythm control results in fewer cardiovascular deaths and fewer strokes.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p440.html

Three Strategies Are Effective in Managing Patients with Medication Overuse Headaches -... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Achieving cure from medication overuse headaches after six months was likely regardless of strategy: detoxification (discontinuation of analgesic) plus pharmacologic prophylaxis, pharmacologic prophylaxis without withdrawal, or detoxification with pharmacologic preventive therapy ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p439a.html

Musculoskeletal Surgery for Nontraumatic Pain: Not a Great Analgesic - POEMs - American... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2021 - Musculoskeletal surgery is invaluable for unintentional injury. But for conditions associated with chronic pain (e.g., knee, shoulder, wrist, neck, back pain), even patients with objective changes on imaging that need intervention will not have better long-term pain relief with surgery ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p439.html

Case Report: Chest-Wall Lump Yields a Surprising Diagnosis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Case Report: Chest-Wall Lump Yields a Surprising Diagnosis Am Fam Physician. 2021 Apr 1;103(7):393-394. To the Editor: A 17-year-old patient presented with a solitary lump over the right chest wall of three...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p393.html

Medicare claims may be delayed in April, as Congress mulls postponing cut -- FPM

Medicare claims may be delayed as contractors hold them rather than process them with the 2% cut only to have to then reprocess them if the U.S. House of Representatives reverses the cut.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

AAFP Calls for Lasting Fix to Territorial Medicaid Funding

In a recent letter, the AAFP again urged Congress to adopt a long-term plan for funding Medicaid in the U.S. territories.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210401medicaidterritories.html

Task Force Lowers Age for Prediabetes, Diabetes Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft statement recommending screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in adults ages 35 to 70 who are overweight or obese.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210401uspstfprediabetes.html

Addressing Health Equity, Social Determinants From Many Angles

The AAFP has made significant progress in addressing health equity and social determinants of health from a number of perspectives over the past decade.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210401nmhm.html

Strengthening the ACA Starts With Payment Parity

ACA, parity, Medicaid

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210331itt-kapca.html

Answering Your Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

Patients and members have questions about COVID-19 vaccination related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Danielle Carter, M.D., has answers.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210330lv-vaccspregnancy.html

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is an opportunity to show how family medicine is working to reduce health disparaties in minority patient populations that can lead to poor health outcomes.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/aafp-center-for-diversity-and-health-equity/minority-health-month.html

Three easy ways to add risk stratification to your workflow -- FPM

As value-based payment models grow, identifying at-risk patients has become even more important.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Agenda setting: start visits this way, and they’re more likely to end on time -- FPM

How do you keep patients from bringing up more concerns late in a visit and making it difficult for you to get to the next visit on schedule? Comprehensive agenda setting. Here’s how get started.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Resident Helping Students Find Paths in Family Medicine

The National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students helped Amanda Stisher, M.D., confirm her specialty choice. As resident chair of this year’s event, she is working to ensure students have a similar experience.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210329fdf-stisher.html

Quickly Pass Medicaid Payment Parity Bill, AAFP Tells House

In recent letters, the Academy urged passage of a House bill that would raise Medicaid payment rates for primary care services to at least Medicare levels.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210326kapca.html

President's Corner

AAFP President

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/presidents-corner1.html

President's Corner

AAFP President

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

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

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