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MMWR: One in Five U.S. Adults Uses Tobacco Products

Newly published research indicates that about one in five American adults used tobacco products in 2019, with considerable discrepancies in the types of products used based on age and other factors.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201125tobaccouse.html

Delegates Address COVID-19 Pandemic on Multiple Fronts

The AAFP’s delegation sponsored, supported and helped amend a handful of resolutions regarding COVID-19 during the recent Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20201125amameeting.html

Taking a Stand for My D.O. Colleagues

Following unfounded criticisms of osteopathic medicine, Shyam Odeti, M.D., M.S., writes that physicians must stand together when our profession is dragged by pundits and pitchmen.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20201125guested-do.html

PPE Available to AAFP Members in Limited-time Collaboration

The second round of the Academy’s collaboration with the not-for-profit organization Project N95 opens access to more types of personal protective equipment at bulk prices with no minimum order.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201125project95.html

Questions About Telehealth? Get Answers in Upcoming Webinar

Whether you’re in a solo or small practice trying to grow a sustainable telehealth operation, or you’ve been tasked with leading telehealth efforts in your large practice, an upcoming AAFP webinar can give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your practice and ...

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201125telehealthwebinar.html

Correcting CMS’ Suggested Correction for Value-based Systems

Here’s what CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s recent op-ed gets wrong about accountable care organizations and value-based models.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20201124itt-vbs.html

Resident With Knack for Problem-solving Earns ACGME Award

Former handyman Thomas Greenwood, D.O., knows the value of having a broad skillset. Now he’s solving different types of problems as a family medicine resident.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201123fdf-greenwood.html

Deadline to Update Billing Info for AAPM Bonus Extended

CMS has announced that certain clinicians eligible to receive a 5% Advanced Alternative Payment Model bonus for the Quality Payment Program’s 2018 performance year have until Dec. 13 to update their billing information.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201123apmbonusext.html

Evidence Lacking on HBP Screening in Children, Adolescents

On Nov. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201119hpbchildren.html

AMA Honors Henley With Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMA honored former AAFP EVP and CEO Douglas Henley, M.D., with a lifetime achievement award. Henley urged attendees of the Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates to support greater investment in primary care.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20201118amahenley.html

Care for the Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Patient

Read AAFP policy on Care for the Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Patient.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/transgender-nonbinary.html

A Model for Connecting Primary Care in COVID-19 Era

Kyle Leggott, M.D., and colleagues from the University of Colorado explain in the Fresh Perspectives blog how their state is using Project ECHO to share information primary care practices need to navigate the pandemic.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201118fp-echo.html

Academy Unveils New Telehealth Tobacco Cessation Resource

The Academy has created a new guide for members on using telehealth to counsel patients about tobacco cessation.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201118tobaccotelehealth.html

How Do We Match FP Training to Society’s Future Needs?

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is planning major revisions to residency requirements for family medicine. Karen Mitchell, M.D., the director of the AAFP’s Division of Medical Education, outlines what that means and the Academy’s role in the process.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20201118guestedstarfield.html

Daron Gersch, M.D., for AAFP Vice Speaker

The Minnesota AFP announces the candidacy of Daron Gersch, M.D., of Avon, for AAFP vice speaker.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20201117gersch-cand-ann.html

Beulette Hooks, M.D., for AAFP Vice Speaker

The Georgia AFP announces the candidacy of Beulette Hooks, M.D., of Midland, for AAFP vice speaker.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20201117hooks-cand-ann.html

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., for AAFP President-elect

The New York State AFP announces the candidacy of Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., of Long Island, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20201117iroku-malize-cand-ann.html

Russell Kohl, M.D., for AAFP Speaker

The Oklahoma AFP announces the candidacy of Russell Kohl, M.D., of Stilwell, Kan., for AAFP speaker.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20201117kohl-cand-ann.html

James Ellzy, M.D., M.M.I., for AAFP President-elect

The Uniformed Services AFP announces the candidacy of James Ellzy, M.D., M.M.I., of Washington, D.C., for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20201117rellzy-cand-ann.html

Karen Smith, M.D., for AAFP Director

The North Carolina AFP announces the candidacy of Karen Smith, M.D., of Raeford, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20201117smith-cand-ann.html

Monoclonal Antibody Approved

The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19. A brief overview of the EUA explains how it works.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Program Director Takes Texas-sized Role in Leadership

Program director Ikemefuna Ike Okwuwa, M.D., says his passion for family medicine fuels his numerous roles in leadership and education.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201116fdf-okwuwa.html

ACIP Approves Updates to 2021 Immunization Schedules

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices adopted revised adult and childhood immunization schedules and discussed COVID-19 issues, including work on vaccine development.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201113acipmeeting.html

Distribution

Members can find information about COVID-19 vaccine distribution by jurisdiction, including how to sign up, enrollment deadlines and reporting requirements.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

U.S. Must Work to Improve Maternal Mortality Rate

Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that a physician’s recent death due to complications from pregnancy is a grim reminder that the United States must do more to address maternal mortality.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20201112lv-maternalmortality.html

U.S. Must Work to Improve Maternal Mortality Rate

Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that a physician’s recent death due to complications from pregnancy is a grim reminder that the United States must do more to address maternal mortality.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20201112lv-maternalmortality.html

Current and Future State of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Address the clinical and educational gaps for primary care providers with a focus on the current and future state of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes with this free CME activity.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/current-and-future-state-of-cvd-and-type-2-diabetes.html

AAFP NRN Partnering in Study to Examine MAT Methods for OUD

The AAFP National Research Network is inviting family physicians to participate in new research on the effectiveness of different methods for starting medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201111nrnoud.html

Rallying My Community to Fight COVID-19, Inequity

When faculty at the Duke University School of Medicine recognized the disproportionate toll COVID-19 was taking on North Carolina’s Hispanic population, they mobilized stakeholders to address the inequity.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20201111fl-latin19.html

FPM

As a family physician, FPM (Practice and Career) provides you and your care teams with resources to help you achieve practice efficiencies, enhance quality, navigate legal and regulatory issues, boost income, and safeguard your professional well-being.

Family Physician : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/fpm.html

Feds Warn Physicians, Hospitals of Likely Cyberattacks

The FBI and two other federal agencies recently warned health care professionals and facilities about an imminent cybercrime threat that already has ensnared hospitals across the country.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201110healthitcyberattack.html

AAFP Remains Committed to Building on ACA

AAFP Remains Committed to Building on ACA

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/affordable-care-act.html

Student Connects Peers, Residency Programs in Virtual Match

Medical student Phoebe Hughes, M.P.H., isn’t focused solely on her own virtual match experience. She’s also connecting thousands of her peers and family medicine residency programs online.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201109fdf-hughes.html

Academy Seeks Medicare Relief For Primary Care

The AAFP has thrown its support behind a bill that would provide relief to all physicians affected by COVID-19 while opposing a separate piece of legislation that values proceduralists over primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201105medicarerelief.html

USPSTF: Expand Age Range for Colorectal Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation on colorectal cancer screening that lowers the age of first screening from 50 to 45 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201105uspstfcrc.html

New AAFP Public Campaign Highlights Importance of Vaccines

The AAFP will launch a consumer-facing campaign this month to stress to people the importance of visiting their family physician to get vaccinated.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201105vacccampaign.html

Academy Lauds Bill That Would Relieve Some PPE Expenses

The AAFP has voiced approval of legislation that would allow small practices to write off some expenses for personal protective equipment.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201104ppebill.html

AAFP, Other Groups Decry DEA Telemedicine Rule-making Delay

The AAFP joined more than 80 other telehealth stakeholders in urging the Drug Enforcement Administration to finalize its implementation of a telemedicine special registration process to enable clinicians to safely prescribe controlled substances remotely.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201104opioidtelemedrule.html

AAFP Leadership Conference

Learn more about the AAFP Leadership Conference.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

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

FPs in Advocacy Don’t Need to Reinvent the Wheel

Stewart Decker, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the key to getting involved in public health is identifying the people who are working on issues you care about and offering your expertise.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201104fp-smokeadvocacy.html

Opioid Use and Medication Assisted Treatment

A new national study aims to fill gaps in knowledge for effective treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). This study compares medication assisted treatment (MAT) provided in three different settings: office-based, home induction and observed telehealth.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/opioid-use-and-medication-assisted-treatment.html

HHS Delays Information Blocking Rule Compliance to April

Citing the pressures of COVID-19, the administration has delayed the planned Nov. 2 implementation of a rule against information blocking.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201030infoblocking.html

General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Administration and Human Resources - ...

General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Administration and Human Resources -Heather Leith, JD, CAE

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/aafp-emt/leith.html

Chief Strategy Officer and Deputy Executive Vice Presicent - Shannon M. Scott

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President- Shannon M. Scott

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/aafp-emt/scott.html

Exclude Physicians From J-1 Visa Proposal, AAFP Urges DHS

The AAFP and Group of Six have objected to a proposed rule that would affect physicians who are training in the United States on J-1 visas.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201029j1proposal.html

FDA: Avoid NSAIDs at 20 Weeks or Later in Pregnancy

The FDA recently issued a safety alert warning that NSAIDs at 20 weeks or later in pregnancy may cause kidney dysfunction in developing infants.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201029nsaidspregnancy.html

Pregnancy Taught Me How to ‘Lean Out’

In the midst of a difficult pregnancy, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that female physicians don’t always address their own needs, and she shares her personal story.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201029fp-leanout.html

We’re a Broken Record — And We’ll Keep Playing Louder

Whatever happens Nov. 3, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes that primary care needs Congress to take important action before year’s end.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20201029itt-punchlist.html

Academy Joins Call to Unburden HDHP Patients in Pandemic

In a recent letter, the AAFP lauded the Helping Families Access Pediatric Care Act as good for patients, especially those enrolled in high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201028accesscact.html

WPSI Seeks Comments on Obesity Prevention Recommendation

The Women's Preventive Services Initiative will accept public comments on a draft recommendation regarding obesity prevention in midlife women through Nov. 9.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201027wpsiobesity.html

Sensitivity to Diversity and Cultural Proficiency in AAFP Education

AAFP Policy on Sensitivity to Diversity and Cultural Proficiency in AAFP Education

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/sensitivity-diversity0.html

'Nerdy Girl' Is Star in Family Medicine

Sarah Coles, M.D., was pondering a future in music or science when her mother’s cancer diagnosis put her on a path to family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201026fdf-coles.html

Study Suggests Heating Devices in E-cigarettes Damage Lungs

New research suggests that different types of heating elements and power settings in e-cigarettes may be responsible for lung damage associated with these products.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201023evali.html

Keynoter Outlines Do’s and Don’ts of Debunking False Science

Main-stage speaker Timothy Caulfield, Ph.D., schooled 2020 Family Medicine Experience virtual attendees on the finer points of recognizing and responding to misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and a host of other scientific topics.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201022fmx-caulfield.html

Political Panel: Post-election Health Care Forecast

A political panel on navigating the health care landscape at the 2020 virtual Family Medicine Experience offered insights from two veteran political operatives.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201022fmx-politicalpanel.html

Decision 2020: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Health Care?

Kyle Leggott, M.D., examines where the presidential candidates stand on health care issues and how their visions align with AAFP policy.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201021fp-candidates.html

Domino Returns With Top 10 Updates for FPs

Frank Domino, M.D., wowed attendees with his annual 'Top 10 Updates in Evidence-based Medicine' discussion at this year’s virtual Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201021fmx-domino.html

Are You Ready for Next Year’s E/M Coding Changes?

AAFP’s new Family Medicine Practice Hacks video series and other resources can keep members up to date on evaluation and management coding and documentation guideline changes coming in 2021.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201020e-mcodingupdts.html

Medicare Administrative Contractors

Medicare Administrative Contractors Contact Information

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/medicare-options/MedicareAdministrativeContractors.html

Health Equity Grabs Spotlight at Family Medicine Experience

Mobilizing for health equity was the focus of an hour-long presentation delivered by Uché Blackstock, M.D., at this year’s virtual Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201020fmx-inequity.html

FPs Act on Health Coverage, Buprenorphine Prescribing, More

Employer-based health care coverage, the buprenorphine X waiver and COVID-19 were among the advocacy topics taken up at the 2020 Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201019cod-advocacy.html

Delegates Tackle Array of Public Health Issues

The AAFP Congress of Delegates acted on a dozen resolutions on topics including adverse childhood experiences and race-based medicine that were discussed by the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201019cod-hop.html

Resident Award-winner Eager to Be Change Advocate

After Michelle Lough, M.D., M.P.H., realized she needed to learn more about politics and policy to influence public health, she landed an internship working for a future congresswoman.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201019fdf-lough.html

AAFP Honors All FPs as Family Physician of the Year

After valiantly facing the trials of COVID-19 for months, every AAFP member is being honored with the Family Physician of the Year award.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201019fpoy.html

We Must Ensure New Tech Works for FPs

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., offers an update on the Academy’s EHR project, and urges members to embrace innovation and participate in the development of new technologies.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20201016lv-tech.html

We Must Ensure New Tech Works for FPs

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., offers an update on the Academy’s EHR project, and urges members to embrace innovation and participate in the development of new technologies.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20201016lv-tech.html

Outpatient Management of COVID-19: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2020 - Common presenting symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 include fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. However, patients may have a wide range of symptoms representing a spectrum of mild to severe illness. Symptoms in children tend to be milder and may include fever, cough, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1015/p478.html

Rural Health Online CME Course | AAFP

Address the needs of physicians in rural communities on topics that include chronic disease management, behavioral health, substance use disorders, and more with this AAFP online CME course. Earn 24.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Rural Health

View all AAFP CME activities on rural health.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/rural-health.html

Delegates Have Their Say on Practice Enhancement Issues

Delegates voted on a number of issues submitted to the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement during the 2020 Congress of Delegates ― the AAFP’s first-ever virtual COD.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201015cod-practenhance.html

Delegates Reject Changes to Congress Procedures

Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates rejected a resolution that would have limited the number and scope of resolutions brought before the Congress.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201014cod-orgfin.html

New Academy President Says No to Status Quo

New AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., told virtual FMX attendees that it was time for family medicine to take its rightful place as the foundation of a high-quality health care system.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201014stewartspeech.html

Family Medicine Has Risen to Challenge of COVID-19

Gary LeRoy, M.D., reflects on his year as AAFP president, including the rapid response to the pandemic by the Academy and its members.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20201014lv-leroyreflect.html

Board of Directors

Learn more about the AAFP Board of Directors. Members can access minutes and historical information about the AAFP Board.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

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

Mary F. Campagnolo, MD, MBA, FAAFP

Director - Mary F. Campagnolo, MD, MBA, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/campagnolo.html

Todd D. Shaffer, MD, FAAFP

Director - Todd D. Shaffer, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/shaffer.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2020-21

On Oct. 13, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Sterling Ransone, M.D., of Deltaville, Va., was elected the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201013codelections.html

New AAFP President Heeded Call to Serve

New AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., talks about her path to medicine and leadership as well as the challenges facing family medicine in this QandA.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201013stewartqanda.html

Fighting the Nuclear Defense

On the eve of what should be rebalanced Medicare reimbursement, we’re working to keep your much-needed raise.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20201013itt-mpfs.html

Expecting an APM Bonus? Ensure CMS Knows Where to Send It

Physicians participating in CMS’ Quality Payment Program who qualified for an Advanced Alternative Payment Model bonus for the 2018 performance year should receive their payment soon ― if CMS has their current billing information.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201013aapmbonus.html

Jennifer L. Brull, MD, FAAFP

Director - Jennifer L. Brull, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/brull.html

Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP

Director - Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/carroll.html

Steven P. Furr, MD, FAAFP

Director - Steven P. Furr, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/furr.html

Speaker - Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP

Vice Speaker - Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/kohl.html

Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP

Director - Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/iroku-malize.html

Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP

President-Elect - Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/ransone.html

Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP

President - Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/stewart.html

It Has Been an Honor to Serve

As his term as AAFP Board chair winds down, John Cullen, M.D., reflects on leading during a crisis.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20201013lv-cullenfarewell.html

Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of Family ...

Ada Stewart, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/aafp-president-stewart.html

Academy Officers Cover Key Issues at Town Hall

AAFP officers provided updates and answered members’ questions about issues including the COVID-19 pandemic, payment, telemedicine and health equity during a virtual Town Hall prior to the Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201012codtownhall.html

Duke Resident Is Eager to Lead

Duke resident Clay Cooper, M.D., M.B.A., is one of this year’s recipients of the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. Find out why in this Family Doc Focus.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201012fdf-cooper.html

AAFP-PT Adds COVID-19 Tests to Its Repertoire for 2021

Proficiency testing in physicians’ office labs is particularly critical in the era of COVID-19, when testing for the disease has taken a central role in tracking and curbing the pandemic. AAFP-PT now offers three distinct SARS-CoV2 proficiency tests to help meet that need.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201012aafp-pt-covid.html

Virtual Town Hall Updates FPs on COVID-19 Vaccine Work

The AAFP held a virtual Town Hall on Oct. 7 to share the latest news on COVID-19 vaccine development and offer guidance on patient communication.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201012covidvaccine.html

News From 2020 COD and FMX

This section provides AAFP News coverage of the virtual 2020 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx.html

AAFP to CMS: Lock In E/M Increase, Acknowledge Pandemic

In a detailed response to the proposed 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule, the AAFP advised CMS to implement its planned 2021 increase to office visit evaluation and management codes for family physicians.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201008mpfscomment.html

Sorry, Boss, I Can't Guarantee Your Worker Is COVID-free

With asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 and the potential for false-negative tests, Allison Edwards, M.D., questions the utility of providing doctor’s notes for patients returning to work in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201007fp-covidnote.html

ACIP Updates Recommendations for Meningococcal Vaccination

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently released updated recommendations on the use of meningococcal vaccines.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201007meningococcalvacc.html

PerformanceNavigator On Demand: Hypertension | AAFP PI CME

Improve patient care with this online, multi-activity education on hypertension, that helps satisfy your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities requirement. Earn 29.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/performancenavigator/ondemand-hypertension.html

PerformanceNavigator On Demand: Diabetes | AAFP PI CME

Improve patient care with this online, multi-activity education on diabetes, that helps satisfy your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities requirement. Earn 29.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/performancenavigator/ondemand-diabetes.html

COVID-19 Vaccine

Conflicting information on the new COVID-19 vaccine is causing concern for family physicians. The AAFP has created a COVID-19 vaccine hub for members to follow the latest developments, prepare their practices and talk with patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

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