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A Widened Mediastinum - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1237.html

A Woman with Multiple Joint Dislocations - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2018 Issue Photo Quiz A Woman with Multiple Joint Dislocations HABIB UR REHMAN, MBBS, FRCPC, FRCPI, FRCP (Glas), FACP, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Am Fam Physician. 2018 May 15;97(10):673-674. A 65-year-old woman was...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p673.html

A Word From the President

Blog updates from the AAFP president covering timely topics for Academy members

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident.html

A Word From the President

Blog updates from the AAFP president covering timely topics for Academy members

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-10.html

A1C Testing in the Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Jul 1, 2006 - A1C testing is highly specific compared with a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) or a fasting plasma glucose test. However, because A1C testing is not sensitive enough to rule out diabetes if levels are normal, the test should not be used for diagnosing diabetes.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p143.html

AACAP Releases Practice Parameter on Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and ...

Aug 1, 2013 - Children and adolescents who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and those with gender nonconformity or gender discordance may be affected by negative attitudes, putting them at risk of certain mental health conditions. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p202.html

AACAP Releases Practice Parameter on Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and ...

...202 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2013 Children and adolescents who are gay, les- bian, or bisexual, and those with gender nonconformity or gender discordance may be affected by negative attitudes, putting them at risk of certain mental...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/afp20130801p202.pdf

AACAP Updates Recommendations on Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive ...

...June 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1107 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is common in children, with a prevalence of approximately 1 to 2 percent in the United States, and causes significant disability. How- ever, it has been called the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/afp20120601p1107.pdf

AACAP Updates Recommendations on Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive ...

Jun 1, 2012 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is common in children, with a prevalence of approximately 1 to 2 percent in the United States, and causes significant disability. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) recently published updated recommendations on the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1107.html

AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy - Practice Guidelines - ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Menopause is diagnosed in women who have not had menses for one year. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) convened a task force to review available evidence on therapies for menopausal symptoms. The task force's guidelines include recommendations for prescribing...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p864.html

AAFP 2021 Match Results for Family Medicine

Read the AAFP's brief analysis of family medicine results from the annual National Resident Matching Program Main Residency Match (NRMP Match) for a snapshot of a major input into the primary care workforce pipeline.

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/the_match/2021-Match-Results-for-Family-Medicine.pdf

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

AAFP Active Member Application

...for office use only personal information are you a previous member of the aafp? o yes o no if yes, previous aafp member id (if known) _________________________________ if yes, what was your previous aafp membership type? name (first) _______...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/membership_applications/active-member-app.pdf

AAFP Adds Five New 'Choosing Wisely' Recommendations

The AAFP has added five new recommendations to its Choosing Wisely list, which highlights medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be medically unnecessary and should be discussed with patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180815choosingwisely.html

AAFP Adds New Livestream Platform CME Options

The AAFP is offering a new livestreaming CME format for two upcoming musculoskeletal and sports care and two adult medicine courses. Each topic will be offered in two formats: six half-day sessions during a three-day event or one 90-minute session every week for 12 weeks.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191113newlivestreamcme.html

AAFP Adds Voice to Lawsuit Calling for DACA Preservation

In an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, the AAFP and 32 other medical organizations are arguing to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191023dacaamicus.html

AAFP Adopts Principles for Administrative Simplification

The AAFP has released a set of principles dedicated to reducing the administrative burden on family physicians so they can spend more time caring for patients.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180116simplification.html

AAFP Adult Immunization Office Champions Data Collection Form

...INFLUENZA: (Annual one dose Influenza Vaccination during the flu season) Recommended for All Adults Patients 19 years and older NUMERATOR: All Adults Patients 19 years and older included in the denominator who have received influenza vaccine for the current flu season. DENOMINATOR: All...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/office-champions/data-collection-form.pdf

AAFP Advises CMS on Making Value-based Model Work for FPs

The AAFP responded to a CMS request for information with suggestions on refining one of the five new payment models the agency announced this spring.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190605geopbp.html

AAFP Advises CMS on Prior Authorizations, Opioid Epidemic

The AAFP recently made recommendations to CMS on how to address specific issues with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D programs.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180307medicareadv.html

AAFP Advises HHS on Boosting HPV Vaccination Rates

HPV vaccination rates have improved in recent years, but the AAFP says physicians and other health care professionals in rural areas, especially, need more education about the vaccine and its benefits

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180618hhs-hpvltr.html

AAFP Advises HHS on Improving HIPAA Without Adding Burden

The AAFP recently sent HHS detailed suggestions to prevent a proposed HIPAA rule from increasing administrative complexity.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210513hipaa.html

AAFP Advises Lawmakers on Funding to Improve Primary Care

In written testimony to Congress, the AAFP recommended robust funding for a number of federal programs that are crucial to enhancing primary care's role in protecting health and preventing chronic illness nationwide.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190403budgettestimony.html

AAFP Advises ONC, Continues Fight for Interoperability

The AAFP recently offered suggestions to the federal government on a draft document that lays out a plan to prioritize nationwide health IT

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180223oncletter.html

AAFP Advises VA on Proposed Rules to Expand Patient Access

The AAFP recently gave the Department of Veterans Affairs feedback on a proposed rule that could affect physician payment, prior authorization and scope of practice.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180320vapayment.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

AAFP Advocacy Conferences

The AAFP hosts annual advocacy-centered events to empower its members with the most up-to-date information on our most important issues.

Advocacy : Fight with Us for Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fight/advocacy-conferences.html

AAFP Advocacy Update

...AAFP Advocacy Update Stephanie Quinn Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy American Academy of Family Physicians Closing Out 2020 2 Year-end Stimulus Package E/M codes Teaching Health Centers 1000 GME slots Monies for COVID-19 testing,...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/corporate_roundtable/crt-advocacy-update.pdf

AAFP Advocacy Visible in Value-based Payment Legislation

In a July 24 letter, the AAFP lauded the Value in Health Care Act's support of value-based care models and accountable care organizations.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200730vhcact.html

AAFP Advocacy Wins With CMS Telehealth Payment Boost

CMS announced retroactive increased payment for audio-only telemedicine that covers more services, a change the AAFP has been urging since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200505telehealthboost.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Coverage

Learn about the AAFP's advocacy work around changes in health care coverage systems and processes, including changes to the ACA, CHIP, and more.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Delivery

The AAFP supports access to basic health care services for all people that improves health outcomes via patient-centered, cost-effective care.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health IT

The AAFP's advocacy work around health information technology aims to improve communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it.html

AAFP Advocacy: Legal Issues

The AAFP advocates on behalf of family physicians in an increasingly complex legal environment, such as simplifying administrative burden and HIPAA.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal.html

AAFP Advocacy: Physician Payment

Stay current on Medicare payment policies, APMs, and the AAFP's work to advocate for physician payment that does not add to administrative complexity.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment.html

AAFP Advocacy: Physician Workforce

The AAFP believes primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation, so we work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support it.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce.html

AAFP Advocacy: Public Health

The AAFP advocates for primary care-centered public health and preventive medicine policies.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

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

AAFP Advocacy: Recent Family Medicine Wins

The Academy's Government Relations team is constantly fighting for family medicine and AAFP members on the Hill. Learn more about recent efforts.

Advocacy : Family Medicine Advocacy Wins

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/wins.html

AAFP Advocacy: Research

The AAFP supports emerging research initiatives in family medicine as well as primary care training and education through organizations such as AHRQ.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/primary-care-research.html

AAFP Advocates for State Primary Care Spending Bills

The AAFP and state chapters are championing bills that would recognize the crucial role of primary care in ensuring patients' health.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190424statespending.html

AAFP Affirms Value of New Cholesterol Management Guideline

The AAFP recently gave its "affirmation of value" designation to a cholesterol management guideline jointly developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190320acc-ahacholguidln.html

AAFP and AAP Issue a Practice Parameter on the Management of Minor Closed Head Injury ...

Dec 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 01, 1999 Issue Special Medical Reports AAFP and AAP Issue a Practice Parameter on the Management of Minor Closed Head Injury in Children MONICA PREBOTH Am Fam Physician. 1999 Dec 1;60(9):2698-2705. The Committee on Quality...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1201/p2698.html

AAFP and ACP Publish Recommendations on Diagnosis and Management of VTE - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2007 - Recommendations on diagnosis and management of venous throm-boembolism (VTE) have been published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1225.html

AAFP and ACP Release Guideline on Dementia Treatment - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 15, 2008 - A guideline created by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) reviews the data on the effects of pharmacologic treatment of dementia for improving cognition, global function, behavior/mood, and quality of life (QOL)/activities of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1173.html

AAFP and ACP Release Practice Guideline on Management of Newly Detected Atrial ...

May 15, 2004 - The Joint Panel of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) have developed recommendations for adult patients with first-detected atrial fibrillation.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2474.html

AAFP and AzAFP Joint Letter Opposing Arizona HB 2419 - February 12, 2020

...February 12, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Barto Chair House Health and Human Services Committee 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 The Honorable Jay Lawrence Vice-Chair House Health and Human Services Committee 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 Dear Members of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-AZLeg-OpposingHB2419-021220.pdf

AAFP and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

Family physicians can learn more about Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), an advanced primary care model built on learnings from the original CPC initiative.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/cpc-plus.html

AAFP and Territory Chapter Letter to EandC Health Subcommittee on U.S. Territory ...

...June 19, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo Chairwoman House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Eshoo...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-ECHealth-MedicaidTerritoryFunding-061919.pdf

AAFP and VTAFP Letter in Support of VT HB 89 and SB 53 - February 12, 2019

...February 12, 2019 The Honorable Tim Ashe President Pro Tempore Senate 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633 The Honorable Virginia Lyons Chair Senate Committee on Health and Welfare 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 0563 Dear Senators, On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-AsheLippert-Vermont-021219.pdf

AAFP Announces New Innovation Lab Collaboration

The AAFP Innovation Lab is seeking a dozen or so Academy members to evaluate a novel AI-driven point-of-care platform for primary care dubbed Navina.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200925navina.html

AAFP Applauds ACOG Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

AAFP Applauds ACOG Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/acog-maternal-mortality.html

AAFP Applauds Background Check Bill That Wins Swift Passage

The Academy voiced support for a House bill strengthening background checks for firearm sales, which the AAFP called "common-sense legislation."

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190301bkgrndchecks.html

AAFP Applauds FDA Move on E-cigarette Flavors, Menthol

The AAFP recently hailed an FDA move toward restricting the sale of most flavored e-cigarette products and banning menthol in combustible cigarettes.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181119fdamenthol.html

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

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

AAFP News : Media Center

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

AAFP Applauds Full FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

AAFP Applauds Full FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

AAFP News : Media Center

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

AAFP Applauds GME Senate Bill Aimed at Rural Shortages

The AAFP has signaled its strong support for the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act of 2019, saying it would alleviate physician shortages in rural communities.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190214ruralworkforceact.html

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

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

AAFP News : Media Center

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

AAFP Applauds Initial Actions to Remove Barriers for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

AAFP Applauds Initial Actions to Remove Barriers for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/opioid-use-disorder-treatment.html

AAFP Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Medicare Relief to Support Physician Practices in 2022

AAFP Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Medicare Relief to Support Physician Practices in 2022

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/medicare-relief.html

AAFP Applauds Recommendation Regarding Physicians Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation

AAFP Applauds Recommendation Regarding Physicians Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp--recommendation-covid-misinformation.html

AAFP Applauds Senate Introduction of Primary Care Patient Protection Act

AAFP Applauds Senate Introduction of Primary Care Patient Protection Act

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/aafp-applauds-senate-introduction-of-primary-care-patient-protection-act.html

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

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

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

AAFP Asks Senate to Prioritize Patient-centered Research

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute needs renewed funding so it can keep studying issues that family physicians face every day, the AAFP told senators.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191113pcoriletter.html

AAFP at NAPCRG 2021

The AAFP National Research Network will be sharing study results and updates at this year's NAPCRG Annual Meeting.

Events : AAFP at NAPCRG 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/nrn-napcrg-2021.html

AAFP Audio CME

View all AAFP CME audio activities.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/audio.html

AAFP Audits: The Why and What Webcast

This webcast talks CME providers through AAFP's CME Credit System audit process, why we conduct audits, and what to submit for audit requests.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/audits.html

AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

Learn about the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, recognizing leadership, civic involvement and exemplary patient care.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/student-resident-awards/gme.html

AAFP Backgrounder - Drug Pricing and Transparency

...DRUG PRICING AND TRANSPARENCY AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocates for legislation ensuring the availability of effective, safe and affordable medications through policies that provide governmental authority to promote competition and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/transparency/BKG-PharmaceuticalPricingTransparency.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Maintenance of Certification

...MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION Background Board certification is a voluntary process administered by specialty boards under the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and acts as an indicator of physician quality and safety in a specialty medical field. Previously, many board...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/BKG-MOC.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Physician Payment Reform

...PHYSICIAN PAYMENT REFORM AAFP Position The AAFP supports efforts to create and maintain a reliable and effective payment system for physicians, particularly a system that recognizes the value of primary care-centered reform initiatives. Physician payment should be based on the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/BKG-PaymentReform.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Primary Care Spend

...PRIMARY CARE SPEND What is Primary Care? Primary care is the essential foundation of a successful, sustainable health care system and is provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/BKG-PrimaryCareSpend.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Assistant Physicians

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - ASSISTANT PHYSICIANS Background In 2014, Missouri became the first state in the nation to enact legislation creating the new professional designation of assistant physician. Assistant physicians are medical school graduates who have passed either Step 1 and Step...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-AssistantPhysicians.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Nurse Practitioners

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - NURSE PRACTITIONERS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the valuable contributions of the nursing profession and believes that nurse practitioners (NPs) should function as part of an integrated practice arrangement under the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-NursePractitioners.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Physician Assistants

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the valuable contributions of the physician assistant (PA) profession and believes that physician assistants should function in an integrated practice arrangement with...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-PhysicianAssistants.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Psychologists

Background information from the AAFP on the scope of practice for psychologists.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-ScopePsychologists.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Strengthen Primary Care

...Strengthen Primary Care: Ensure Appropriate Payment In January 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to increase payments for Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. E/M codes are a category of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/action_week/BKG-StrengthenPrimaryCare.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Tobacco

...TOBACCO AAFP Position Despite significant research outlining the dangers of tobacco and a significant decrease in the number of United States adults who smoke, tobacco, and in particular cigarettes, remains the leading cause of death and preventable disease in the U.S. The AAFP...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-Tobacco.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder -Scope of Practice: Pharmacists

Background information from the AAFP on scope of practice for pharmacists.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-Pharmacists.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: AAFP Backgrounder: Graduate Medical Education Legislation in the ...

...Graduate Medical Education Background The federal government annually spends billions, according to the Government Accountability Office, to fund graduate medical education (GME) residency training for physicians to ensure physician supply and access to care. Medicare GME funding is...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-GME116thCongress.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Congressional Primary Care Caucus

Background information from the AAFP on the Congressional Primary Care Caucus.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/BKG-CongressionalPrimaryCareCaucus.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Corporal Punishment in Schools

...CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians opposes corporal punishment in schools, defined as the purposeful infliction of bodily pain or discomfort by an official in the education system upon a student as a penalty for disapproved...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-CorporalPunishment.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports the physician and patient choice to provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/BKG-DPC.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Education and Training - Family Physicians vs Nurse Practitioners

...Education and Training: Family Physicians versus Nurse Practitioners Most Nurse Practitioners (NP)-also known as Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)-receive their education typically through a one-and-an-half to three-year degree program...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/FPvsNP.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Electronic Cigarettes

...ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the alarmingly increased use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) - also called electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or vaping devices - by youth and young adults, as well as...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-ECigarettes.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Environmental Health and Climate Change

...ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE AAFP Position In recognition of the serious adverse health consequences resulting from pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and ozone layer depletion, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends strong action on all...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/BKG-EnvironmentalHealthClimateChange.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Gun Violence Prevention Research

...Gun Violence Prevention Research Background According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more people died from firearm injuries in the United States in 2017 than in any other year since at least 1968. Nearly two-thirds were suicides. The AAFP sees gun...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-GunViolencePreventionResearch.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Health Insurance Marketplaces

...HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES The Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced a number of reforms to ensure greater access to health insurance for all Americans. The ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplaces provide a comprehensive one- stop resource for consumers to research insurance plans,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/BKG-Exchanges.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: High-Deductible Health Plans

...Protecting Access to Primary Care for High Deductible Health Plan Enrollees During COVID-19 Contact Erica Cischke at: ecischke@aafp.org The AAFP urges Congress to pass legislation that allows high-deductible health plans to waive the deductible for critical primary care...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/BKG-StandardPrimaryCareBenefitHDHP.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Immunization Information Systems

...IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION SYSTEMS (IIS) AAFP Position The AAFP supports funding for data modernization, upgrades, and modifications to state immunization information systems (IIS). These resources are necessary for interoperability and bidirectional data exchange between IIS and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-ImmunizationInformationSystems.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Legislative Interference

...LEGISLATIVE INTERFERENCE AAFP Position The AAFP opposes governmental interference in the physician-patient relationship, which places political and other concerns over the ethical obligations physicians have toward their patients.1 Physicians largely remain committed to ensuring...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/BKG-LegislativeInterference.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: LGBTQ+ Health

The AAFP supports full legal equality for same-gender families, including individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer or questioning (LGBTQ+), as well as access to health care that addresses health disparities that occur within this historically ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/BKG-LGBTQ+Health.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Marijuana

Background information from the AAFP on marijuana.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-Marijuana.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Maternal Health and Mortality

...MATERNAL HEALTH AND MORTALITY AAFP Position Primary care doctors are essential to the maternal health workforce and our ability to meet women’s health care needs. Family physicians are well-trained, qualified, and an intricate part of providing comprehensive care for women...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/BKG-MaternalHealth.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Block Grant Financing and Per Capita Caps

...MEDICAID BLOCK GRANT FINANCING AND PER CAPITA CAPS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes that health is a basic right for every person and that the right to health includes access to timely, affordable, and quality health care, including for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/BKG-BlockGrants.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Expansion

The AAFP is strongly supportive of policies to expand health insurance coverage to all Americans. The AAFP supports expanding Medicaid eligibility as a path to make health care available to all by increasing access to care and enabling physicians to provide cost efficient, quality care.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-MedicaidExpansion.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Payment for Primary Care

Background information from the AAFP on Medicaid payment parity..

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/BKG-MedicaidPrimaryCarePaymentParity.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Work Requirements

...MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has long advocated for preserving and strengthening Medicaid, a program upon which many vulnerable Americans rely. Recent efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries conflict...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-MedicaidWorkRequirements.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medical Liability

...MEDICAL LIABILITY REFORM Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the trust that patients invest into their relationships with their family physicians. Medical liability laws exist to allow patients to seek recompense when physicians or other...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/BKG-MedicalLiability.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Pharmacy Gag Clauses

...PHARMACY GAG CLAUSES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports a variety of measures to increase transparency and promote affordability of critical medications. The AAFP recognizes the potential of affordable generic medications as a cost-effective...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/BKG-PharmacyGagClauses.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Physician Preceptor Tax Credits

...PHYSICIAN PRECEPTOR TAX CREDITS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports training for students that emphasizes high-quality, continuous, compassionate, and coordinated care through robust family medicine preceptorship programs. Evidence shows that...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-PreceptorTaxCredit.pdf

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