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Women's Health

Women's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Treating Patients: Hurricane-Affected Areas

Find more information about treating Patients in hurricane-affected areas.

COVID-19: Grassroots Advocacy Tools

Information and tools from the AAFP on how to engage federal and state policymakers on COVID-19.

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.

Center for Global Health Initiatives Advisory Board

The AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI) aims to support the professional needs of AAFP members to be globally engaged, as well as promote family medicine and population-based, patient-centered, primary health care on a global scale.

Domestic Opportunities in Global Health

You don't have to leave the United States to serve in global health. Find out how to serve as a family physician for global health where you live.

Polaris Programs in Global Health

Learn about Polaris, a World Organization of Family Doctors' (Wonca's) movement aiming to augment medical training with fun, global health experiences.

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities in Global Health

Review a list of global health scholarship opportunities for family medicine students and residents, as well as funding options for family medicine programs interested in integrating global health.

Service Opportunities for Students and Residents

Browse the directory of organizations with international service opportunities for medical students and residents.

Global Health Organizations Founded/Operated by AAFP Members

Access information about global health organizations founded and/or operated by AAFP members.

Preparing for Global Health Work as a Family Physician

Learn how family physicians are uniquely prepared to make a difference in global health and discover how physicians can become prepared to serve.

Maternal Health

Access AAFP's maternal health resources to support your patients at all stages of their reproductive life.

Adult ADHD Toolkit

ADHD Toolkit

Adolescent and Young Adult Clinical Preventive Services Webinair

Learn more about the clinical preventive services and discussions that help keep your adolescent and young adult patients healthy.

Teen Suicide Prevention

teen suicide, suicide, suicidal, suicide attempt, teenage suicide

Oral Health

Learn how family physicians can be the first line of defense against oral diseases.

Disease- and Population-Specific Immunizations

Immunizations can prevent the spread of contagious and sometimes deadly diseases, particularly among at-risk populations such as young children and older adults. Use AAFP resources to educate parents and patients about the importance of getting immunizations.

Shots Immunizations App by AAFP and STFM

Get easy-to-use, up-to-date vaccine information at the point of care with Shots Immunizations by the American Academy of Family Physicians and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Access to Care

Get information for your patients about open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Cultural Proficiency

Improve your cultural proficiency skills by watching brief video vignettes depicting physician-patient communication.

Education and Practice-Based Resources

Education and Practice-Based Resources

Neighborhood Navigator Training

Get instructions and tips for using The EveryONE Project's Neighborhood Navigator tool to benefit your patients.

Early Childhood Literacy

Family physicians are uniquely positioned to talk with parents and caregivers about the benefits of reading. This can positively affect attitudes and behaviors about reading.

PTSD and TBI Veterans

Recent studies indicate the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other health issues such as depression and substance abuse, are increasing among veterans. Family physicians are often the first line of health care for returning ...

ACO Planning Guide

ACOs are a group of health care providers who share responsibility for the quality, cost, and coordination of care with aligned incentives for a population of patients.

Risk-Stratified Care Management Rubric

The Risk-Stratified Care Management Rubric is a framework designed to guide the physician and the care team through the process of stratifying patients into six risk based levels on health severity, social determinates, and utilization of services.

Transform Your Practice: Practice Improvement Checklists

View these practice improvement checklists to transform your practice into a medical home, no matter where you are on the practice transformation spectrum.

PCMH Incentive, Recognition, and Accreditation Programs

Incentive, recognition, and accreditation programs related to the patient-centered medical home.

AAFP Chronic Care Management Toolkit

Have you been hesitant to implement chronic care management (CCM) within your practice? This CCM toolkit—designed with you mind—includes easy-to-use customizable templates, resources and a step-by-step implementation process to integrate into your practice.

AAFP Coding Reference Card Bundle

Obtain the AAFP’s coding reference card bundle, designed to support physicians and practice team members in appropriately coding and documenting services commonly performed by family physicians.



Dermatology Codes Reference Cards

Obtain the AAFP’s coding reference card bundle, designed to support physicians and practice team members in appropriately coding and documenting services commonly performed by family physicians.

2021 E/M Coding Reference Cards

Order the 2021 E/M coding reference cards to assist in the family physician's practice. Maximize payment and reduce the stress associated with audits by understanding how to properly document and code for E/M services.

Chronic Care Management - AAFP Webcast

Purchase access to this webcast to learn about implementing chronic care management in your practice.

Immunization Codes Reference Cards

Optimize payment for childhood immunizations by using AAFP’s coding card set that highlights the vaccine administration and counseling codes every member needs to know. This set of five desk reference and five pocket-sized cards features concise information and durable, laminated coating.

Preventive Services Codes Reference Cards

Obtain the AAFP’s coding reference card bundle, designed to support physicians and practice team members in appropriately coding and documenting services commonly performed by family physicians.

Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE)

Learn about the initial preventive physical examination (IPPE), a preventive visit offered to newly-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries.

FAQ on Transitional Care Management (TCM)

Frequently asked questions about transitional care management, including what it is, how and when to bill for it, and what services are covered.

FAQ on MACRA and Medicare Payment Reform

Find the answers to your questions regarding MACRA.

Coding: Medicare Part B and Part D Vaccine Coverage

Find out what vaccine coverage is offered by Medicare Part B and Part D.

AAFP Transitional Care Management Toolkit

AAFP Transitional Care Management (TCM) Toolkit Get paid for the services you provide your Medicare patients transitioning to a community setting from a hospital or other health care facility.

Basic Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonate Codes Reference Cards

Obtain the AAFP’s coding reference card bundle, designed to support physicians and practice team members in appropriately coding and documenting services commonly performed by family physicians.

MACRAnyms: Acronyms and Terms Related to MACRA's Quality Payment Program

A list of MACRA-related acronyms for easy reference.

MIPS: Promoting Interoperability (PI)

Information on the Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category, formerly known as Advancing Care Information or ACI, under MIPS as part of MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

MIPS: Quality Performance Category

Information on the Quality performance category under MIPS as part of MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).


Technical assistance programs help physicians and clinicians successfully participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

How to Write a Curriculum Vitae

Learn how to write a cirriculum vitae using various headings and formatting tips to highlight personal interests and activities to help distinguish individual candidates.

Lab Classifications

Learn the classification criteria for small, medium and high volume labs as well as specialty labs.

CLIA Inspections

Find information regarding CLIA inspections for both basic inspections and specialty labs.

Changing the Status of a Laboratory

Find out the various requirements for changing the status of a lab.


Leading Physician Well-being Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

LPW Schedule

LPW schedule

Personnel Requirements

Discover the required qualifications for personnel working in laboratory settings.

Preparing a Procedure Manual

Find out how to prepare a lab procedure manual that will document processes, train new personnel, troubleshoot problems and measure performance.

CLIA and Quality Assurance

Find out how the CLIA standards for lab quality assurance apply to your practice.

Recordkeeping Requirements

Learn the requirements for records retention in your labs.

Testing Tips

Update your knowledge on waived and PPM labs and associated quality assurance requirements.

Waived and Provider Performed Microscopy (PPM) Testsa Procedure Manual

Learn the difference between waived and PPM lab tests.

Physician Office Laboratory (POL) Director Duties

Read the description for Physician Office Laboratory Director including duties and regulations.

COLA Discounts and Education

The AAFP has partnered with COLA to offer AAFP members the opportunity for discounted and free education and resources that help you meet regulatory requirements related to laboratory activities.

Contact Us

Have questions or comments about the AAFP proficiency testing program? Contact our expert staff for help.

AAFP-PT Proficiency Testing

AAFP-PT is laboratory proficiency testing from a name you can trust

About the AAFP-PT Evaluation

Find out how to review the AAFP-PT evaluation report including necessary terms and criteria explanations.

Physician Office Laboratory Microscopy Atlas

The indispensable AAFP POL Microscopy Atlas meets all your office microscopy needs and is useful as a training tool. It features more than 150 photos of cellular elements accompanied by matching descriptions, clinical associations, and the applicable CLIA regulations.

Proficiency Testing Kit Info

AAFP proficiency testing is simple to follow, with only 3 testing events a year. Find the shipment schedule, handling specifications, and testing instructions for the AAFP-PT program.

AAFP-PT: Answers to Common Questions

Learn more about the AAFP laboratory proficiency testing program by viewing frequently asked questions, including ordering information, kit troubleshooting, and reporting.

Supporting Membership

Supporting Membership in the AAFP is available to family medicine physicians as well as physicians of other specialties. Enjoy specific information and benefits when you join as a Supporting Member.


FPM is the AAFP’s peer-reviewed, practice improvement journal, offering practical ideas for improving practice, enhancing the patient experience, and developing a rewarding career.

Family Practice Management

FPM Past Issues 2014

FPM 2014 Past Issues

Family Practice Management

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Connect With Your FMIG Network Leaders

Meet the student leaders who support the FMIG Network by helping student groups in their respective regions stay informed and inspired.

Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Learn more about enhancing your family medicine career with AAFP awards, scholarships, and fellowships.

FMIG Network Program of Excellence Award

Learn about the FMIG Network Program of Excellence Award, which recognizes groups for their efforts to stimulate interest in family medicine.

Active Membership Dues

Learn more about AAFP Active membership dues.

Resident Membership Dues

Learn more about AAFP Resident membership dues.

Transitional Member Dues

Dues for transitional membership status.

LGBT Member Constituency

AAFP LGBT Member Constituency

Resident Representative to the AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI)

Help plan the AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, and take the lead in preparing and facilitating the Global Health Networking Meeting at the National Conference.

Member Resources

Take advantage of resources exclusively for AAFP members.

Frontier Medicine Honed AAFP President's Leadership Skills

Newly installed Academy president John Cullen, M.D., sat down with AAFP News to talk about himself, his upcoming presidential year and practicing family medicine in a remote small town.

FPs Make a Difference Volunteering in 'The Big Easy'

Community service opportunities drew 220 family physicians and their families Oct. 9 during the Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

Payment Tops FPs' Agenda at Town Hall

During a Town Hall meeting before the 2018 Congress of Delegates convened, AAFP leaders discussed the need to double the nation's investment in primary care. A few states already have moved to do so.

COD Addresses Medical Aid in Dying, Institutional Racism

Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates in New Orleans addressed a number of clinical and patient-oriented issues, including medical aid in dying and institutional racism in health care.

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2018-19

On Oct. 10, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year and beyond. Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, was named the AAFP's president-elect.

Compassion, Faith Drive FPOY to Help Patients, Community

Will Cooke, M.D., a family physician from Austin, Ind., who took on disease outbreaks caused by injection drug use in his small rural community, has been named the AAFP's 2019 Family Physician of the Year.

Delegates Act on Family Medicine Education Issues

Delegates discussed a wide variety of issues during the Reference Committee on Education hearing at the Congress of Delegates in New Orleans, including paid leave for new parents and CME changes meant to encourage precepting and meet other family medicine needs.

Cullen: FPs Are Heroes in 'Epic Adventure' of U.S. Health Care

Newly installed AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., opened the 2018 Family Medicine Experience with a rousing speech about changing the health care system so FPs can do the work their patients need.

FPs Flock to Domino's Annual Evidence-based Update

Frank Domino, M.D., once again drew a huge crowd to his popular presentation on updates in evidence-based medicine at the Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

Panel: Buprenorphine 'Can Give Patients Their Lives Back'

During a Family Medicine Experience main-stage presentation on opioids, an HHS representative said family physicians can help curb the crisis by prescribing buprenorphine. A panel of family physicians agreed.

Views From 2018 COD and FMX

This page features photos, videos and other content highlighting various events that took place during the 2018 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

FPs Talk Payment, Administrative Burden in Town Hall

Family physicians talked with AAFP officers about a number of hot-button issues during a Town Hall meeting before the 2019 Congress of Delegates officially convened in Philadelphia.

Delegates Tackle Rural OB Decline, Hospitality Event

Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of issues, including how to stem the ongoing loss of obstetrical services in rural areas and potential changes to the combined AAFP candidate hospitality event held during the COD.

FPs Act on Data, Credentialing, Other Hot Topics

The 2018 Congress of Delegates Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement tackled topics ranging from claims data to credentialing.

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2019-20

On Sept. 25, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, S.C., was named the AAFP's president-elect.

Delegates Find Common Ground on Interstate Licensure, Data

Support for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, quicker discharge summaries and more complete claims databases were among resolution topics that won support from the Reference Committee on Advocacy during this year's Congress of Delegates.

New AAFP President Thrives on Serving Patients, Community

AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., sat down with AAFP News to tell family physicians about himself and discuss issues he'll tackle in the coming year, including spurring development of EHR systems that suit the way family physicians work.

Views From the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience

This page features photos, videos and other content highlighting various events at the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.

AI Moving Health Care to 'Cusp of a Major Revolution'

During a mainstage event at the 2019 Family Medicine Experience, innovators in health IT discussed how artificial intelligence is poised to radically change health care delivery.

FPOY Honored for Lifelong Commitment to Serving Others

Eduardo Gonzalez, M.D., of Lakeland, Fla., has been named the AAFP's 2020 Family Physician of the Year. The award recognizes a family physician who stands out among his or her colleagues for providing compassionate and comprehensive care, enhancing the quality of the community, and ...

Michael Eisner: Find Your 'Why' and Embrace It

Former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner spoke about the importance of finding meaning in your work and making the most of opportunities during a mainstage speech at the Family Medicine Experience.

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