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About FMX

AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference is the place for family physicians to earn CME, get inspired, connect with peers, and find patient care solutions.

Events : FMX 2021

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FMX Education

AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) offers a breadth of CME to meet your needs. 2021 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference: September 28-Oct. 2, 2021.

Events : FMX 2021

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Main Stage

AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference is the place for family physicians to earn CME, get inspired, connect with peers, and find patient care solutions.

Events : FMX 2021

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FMX e-Posters

Learn more about workshop tracks at FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

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Exhibit at FMX

Learn more about how to network with the more than 4,000 family physician attendees at 2021 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, September 28-October 2.

Events : FMX 2021

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Physician Demographics

Learn more about AAFP Family Medicine Experience family physician attendees to target your exhibit messaging.

Events : FMX 2021

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FMX Workshop Tracks

Learn more about workshop tracks at FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

Events : FMX 2021

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FMX Career Fair

Recruit Family Physicians at FMX. September 28-October 2, 2020.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/career-fair.html

FMX Product Theater Application

Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. September 28-October 2, 2020.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/product-theaters/product-theater-application.html

FMX MedTalk Application

Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. September 28-October 2, 2021.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/med-talk-application.html

FMX Exhibitor FAQs

Learn more about exhibit opportunities at FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

Events : FMX 2021

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FMX Product Theater Application

Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. September 28-October 2, 2020.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/product-theater-application.html

Manage My Booth

Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. September 28-October 2, 2020.

Events : FMX 2021

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Exhibitor Resource Center

Learn more about exhibit opportunities at FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

Events : FMX 2021

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FMX Satellite CME Symposium Application

Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. September 28-October 2, 2020.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/satellites/satellite-cme-symposium-application.html

The Xchange

Learn more about how to network with the more than 4,000 family physician attendees at 2021 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, September 28-October 2.

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FMX Satellite CME Symposium Application

Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. September 28-October 2, 2020.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/satellite-cme-symposium-application.html

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Learn more about how to network with the more than 4,000 family physician attendees at 2021 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, September 28-October 2.

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FMX Schedule

Explore FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

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AAFP Lays Out Health Policy Aims to 117th Congress

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

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

AAFP Pushes for More Changes to ONC Rule Compliance Dates

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

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

Report Finds Fewer American Youths Use Tobacco Products

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

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

Chat and Chew

Discuss topics over the lunch hour during this engaging small group opportunity.

Events : FMX 2021

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Problem-based learning

Learn more about workshop tracks at FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

Events : FMX 2021

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CME Session Topics

Learn more about workshop tracks at FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

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Sign Up to Exhibit

Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. September 28-October 2, 2020.

Events : FMX 2021

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Clinical Procedure Demonstrations

Learn more about workshop tracks at FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

Events : FMX 2021

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Satellite CME Symposia

Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. September 28-October 2, 2020.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/satellites.html

Register for FMX

Explore FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

Events : FMX 2021

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FMX 2020 Highlights

Re-experience FMX 2020, or check out what your colleagues experienced with highlights, helpful information, and news from last year's event.

Events : FMX 2021

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FMX

AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference is the place for family physicians to earn CME, get inspired, connect with peers, and find patient care solutions.

Events : FMX 2021

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Scientific Informational Display - ePosters

...AAFP AAFP AAFP Foundation Foundation AFP Journal AFP FPM Journal FPM FMX FMX My Account Cart AAFP Why Attend Education Schedule Main Stage The Xchange Register Exhibit at FMX FMX Career Fair Sponsor at FMX SCIENTIFIC...

Events : FMX 2021

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Important MIPS deadlines approaching -- FPM

Here are some important dates and deadlines to keep in mind as you wrap up the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2020 performance year.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2020_mips_deadlines.html

Med Students Belong in Priority Group for COVID-19 Vaccine

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

AAFP News : CME

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

Special AAFP Session Offers Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines

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

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

How the E/M code RVU increases could affect family physicians’ pay -- FPM

The relative value units (RVUs) for several key E/M codes increased on Jan. 1. Here’s how this could affect your payment rates.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Hip Pain in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - Adults commonly present to their family physicians with hip pain, and diagnosing the cause is important for prescribing effective therapy. Hip pain is usually located anteriorly, laterally, or posteriorly. Anterior hip pain includes referred pain from intra-abdominal or intrapelvic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p81.html

Labor Dystocia in Nulliparous Women - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - Dystocia (abnormally slow or protracted labor) accounts for 25% to 55% of primary cesarean deliveries. The latent phase of labor begins with onset of regular, painful contractions and continues until 6 cm of cervical dilation. Current recommendations are to avoid admission to labor and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p90.html

Dysphagia: Evaluation and Collaborative Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - Dysphagia is common but may be underreported. Specific symptoms, rather than their perceived location, should guide the initial evaluation and imaging. Obstructive symptoms that seem to originate in the throat or neck may actually be caused by distal esophageal lesions. Oropharyngeal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p97.html

Buffering Lidocaine 1%/ Epinephrine with Sodium Bicarbonate in a 3:1 Ratio Is as ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - Lido/Epi buffered with NaHCO3 in a 3:1 ratio is significantly less painful during infiltration than unbuffered Lido/Epi and buffered Lido/Epi in a 9:1 ratio.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/od4.html

Osteoarthritis Management: Updated Guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - The 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation guidelines reviewed the effectiveness of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for OA in the knee, hip, and hand.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p120.html

Icosapent Ethyl (Vascepa) for Hyperlipidemia/Hypercholesterolemia to Reduce Risk of ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - Icosapent ethyl is safe, well tolerated and effective in preventing ischemic events including stroke and heart attack.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p117.html

Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services ...

Jan 15, 2021 - The USPSTF recommends screening by asking questions about unhealthy drug use in adults age 18 years or older. Screening should be implemented when services for accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate care can be offered or referred.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p107.html

Fever and Rash After Travel to the Philippines - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - A patient presented with fever, headache, nausea, arthralgia, and a rash, soon after travel to the Philippines.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p113.html

Twenty-Year Follow-Up of Women's Health Initiative Trials: Lower Breast Cancer ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - The cumulative 20-year follow-up report from the Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy trials found significantly lower breast cancer incidence and mortality among postmenopausal women who previously took conjugated equine estrogen (CEE; Premarin) alone (with a prior hysterectomy) ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/od1.html

Antepartum Perineal Massage for Intrapartum Lacerations - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - Digital antepartum and intrapartum perineal massage did not decrease perineal lacerations compared with a control group.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p115.html

COVID-19, Scoliosis, Muscle Weakness, Preterm Birth, Fecal Incontinence - AFP Clinical ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 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/2021/0115/p78.html

Short-Term Low Back Pain Relief with Placebo - POEMs - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - Over three weeks, patients with long-term low back pain who knowingly took placebo twice a day reported less pain and disability than those continuing with treatment as usual.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/od3.html

Triple Inhaled Therapy Provides a Small Reduction in Moderate COPD Exacerbations, No ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - Triple inhaled therapy, with budesonide (Pulmicort) in a dose of either 160 mcg or 320 mcg daily plus a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and a long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA), reduces moderate exacerbations (a need for an antibiotic or steroid for three or more days) more than ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/od2.html

Evidence Lacking to Support Universal Unhealthy Drug Use Screening - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2021 - To address the growing problem of unhealthy drug use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated its recommendations on screening for unhealthy drug use in adults and adolescents. For the first time, the USPSTF recommends screening adults 18 years and older by ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p72.html

Blood Transfusion Decisions in Adults with Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding ...

Jan 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Blood Transfusion Decisions in Adults with Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jan 15;103(2):68-69. Original Article: Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Adults: Evaluation and...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p68a.html

Corrections - Jan 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2021 Issue Reader Services Corrections Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jan 15;103(2):70. Inaccurate disease description. In the Practice Guidelines Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Updated Recommendations from the ATS and IDSA (July 15, 2020, p. 121),...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p70a.html

Newborn Circumcision Techniques and Medical Ethics - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Newborn Circumcision Techniques and Medical Ethics Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jan 15;103(2):69-70. Original Article: Newborn Circumcision Techniques Issue Date: June 1, 2020 See additional reader comments at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p69.html

Low Specificity Limits Use of Test for Spondylolysis in Children and Adolescents - ...

Jan 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Low Specificity Limits Use of Test for Spondylolysis in Children and Adolescents Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jan 15;103(2):68. Original Article: Back Pain in Children and Adolescents Issue Date: July 1, 2020 See...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p68.html

Corrections - Jan 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2021 Issue Reader Services Corrections Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jan 15;103(2):70. Updated recommendation. The article Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Adults: Evaluation and Management, (March 1, 2020, p. 294) referenced a recommendation...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p70.html

Black Physician’s COVID Death Underscores Health Disparities

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

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Black Physician’s COVID Death Underscores Health Disparities

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

AAFP News : A Word From the President : Blogs

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

Academy to HHS: Prioritize Primary Care in Vaccine Rollout

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

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

Hip Pain in Adults - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 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/2021/0115/p81-s1.html

Coding Reference Card Bundle

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Documentation Guidelines -- FPM Topic Collection

Jan 13, 2021 - This collection of articles from FPM will help you comply with Medicare's E/M documentation guidelines. This collection of articles from FPM will help you comply with Medicare's E/M documentation guidelines.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=52

Compensation & Productivity -- FPM Topic Collection

Jan 13, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Compensation & Productivity Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Categories Productivity Compensation and Incentives Last Update: 01/13/2021 Productivity 04/01/2020 Panel Size Is Just a Number: A Rubric for Opening and...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=119

Asthma Guideline Update Aims to Improve Care, Shared Decisions

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

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

Coding -- FPM Topic Collection

Jan 12, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of coding -- from getting all the 99214s you deserve to differentiating between new and established patient visits. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of coding -- from getting all the ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=49

Waking Up in 2021

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

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Health Equity

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

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

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

Automating Prior Authorization Just First Step, AAFP Says

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

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

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

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

AAFP News : Practice and Career

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

Employed Practice -- FPM Topic Collection

Jan 11, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content specifically related to employed practice -- from negotiating employment agreements to developing your leadership skills. This article collection features popular FPM content specifically related to employed practice -- from ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=78

Health Equity, Diversity, and Social Determinants of Health -- FPM Topic Collection

Jan 11, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Health Equity, Diversity, and Social Determinants of Health Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Categories Addressing Discrimination Social Determinants of Health Cultural Competence Other Resources Last Update: 01/11/2021...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=114

Mentor Shares His Passion for Learning

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

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

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

Chronic Conditions Online CME Course | AAFP

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

CME : All CME Products

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

Report Finds Low Adverse Event Rate From COVID-19 Vaccine

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

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

Practical lessons learned from administering COVID vaccine in a small office setting --...

Administering the COVID vaccine takes more effort than doing flu shots. Here are 13 lessons to help you prepare.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Don’t Return to Your Silo

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

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Screen At-risk Individuals for Hepatitis B Virus Infection

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

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

AAFP to Develop Value-based Payment Model for Primary Care

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

AAFP News : Practice and Career

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

Academy Objects to Proposed Rewiring of ACA Enrollment

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

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

AAFP Joins Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative

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

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

COVID-19 vaccines coding guide -- FPM

The CPT Editorial Panel has approved unique codes for multiple COVID-19 vaccines, as well as administration codes for each dose of those vaccines.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

New Year, New Paradigm(s)

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

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP Adopts New ACCME Standards

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

CME : AAFP Credit System

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

More new CPT codes approved for COVID-19 vaccines -- FPM

The CPT Editorial Panel has approved a new unique code for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Turning Loss Into an Opportunity to Help Others

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

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

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

COVID-19 Physician Well-being

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

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

UnitedHealthcare modifies telehealth reimbursement policy for 2021 -- FPM

UHC, one of the nation's largest insurers, has instituted a new place of service coding requirement and other changes.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

What’s new with E/M coding? This chart can help you remember -- FPM

Physicians and other qualified health professionals will now be able to level visits based solely on either medical decision making or total time.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

COVID-19 is causing a mental health crisis: here’s one model to help these patients -- FPM

Family physicians can play a key role in managing behavioral health conditions, especially in areas where psychiatric resources are scarce.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

COVID-19: Changes to CME Requirements

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

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Risk-Stratified Care Management Scoring Algorithm

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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Eating Disorders in Primary Care: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions characterized by disordered eating and weight-control behaviors that impair physical health and psychosocial functioning. Early intervention may decrease the risk of long-term pathology and disability. Clinicians should ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Breast Cancer Screening: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - Breast cancer is the most common nonskin cancer in women and accounts for 30% of all new cancers in the United States. The highest incidence of breast cancer is in women 70 to 74 years of age. Numerous risk factors are associated with the development of breast cancer. A risk assessment ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Diagnostic Imaging: Appropriate and Safe Use - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - The use of diagnostic radiography has doubled in the past two decades. Image Gently (children) and Image Wisely (adults) are multidisciplinary initiatives that seek to reduce radiation exposure by eliminating unnecessary procedures and offering best practices. Patients with an estimated...

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Medications for Treatment-Resistant Depression in Adults - Cochrane for Clinicians - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - In patients with treatment-resistant depression, augmenting therapy with atypical antipsychotics can be effective.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Testosterone Therapy for Age-Related Low Testosterone: Guidelines from the ACP - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - The American College of Physicians published guidelines for testosterone therapy in cis gender men with age-related low testosterone based on a systematic review.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Treatment of Distal DVT - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - Vitamin K antagonists reduce the recurrence of DVT and VTE (number needed to treat [NNT] = 17; 95% CI, 13 to 48) but not pulmonary embolism (PE) compared with no anticoagulation or placebo.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0101/p18.html

Persistent Submandibular Abscess - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - A patient presented with a nonhealing wound on the jaw.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Effectiveness of Alarm Therapy in the Treatment of Nocturnal Enuresis in Children - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - This review concluded that alarm therapy appears to be effective for treating nocturnal enuresis in children, but it is uncertain if it is more effective than other interventions.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

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Systemic Racism and Health Disparities: A Statement from Editors of Family Medicine ...

Jan 1, 2021 - The editors of several North American family medicine publications have come together to address a call to action for family medicine to confront systemic racism and health disparities and share resources on racism across our readerships.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0101/p10.html

CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening - Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - Computed tomography colonography performs well for colorectal cancer screening. Long-term studies are needed to demonstrate its impact on patient morbidity and mortality, as well as to determine the risks, benefits, and costs.

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

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