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AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers

...SECTION 1115 DEMONSTRATION WAIVERS What is a Section 1115 Waiver? Section 1115 of the Social Security Act provides the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services with authority to approve experimental, pilot, or demonstration projects that promote the objectives of the Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-Section1115Waivers.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1135 Waivers

...SECTION 1135 WAIVERS What is a Section 1135 Waiver? Section 1135 of the Social Security Act allows the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to temporarily waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Health Insurance...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/BKG-Section1135Waivers.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers

...SECTION 1332 WAIVERS What is a Section 1332 Waiver? Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to submit State Innovation Waivers for federal approval to waive certain parts of the law to improve access to high quality, affordable health insurance. Under the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/BKG-Section1332StateInnovationWaivers.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Sex for Money and Goods

...EXCHANGE OF SEX FOR MONEY OR GOODS The Issue The World Health Organization (WHO) defines commercial sex, otherwise known as sex work or prostitution, as the exchange of money or goods for sexual services. Sex work may involve consensual and non-consensual sexual encounters. Buyers...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Supervised Injection Sites

...SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, as well as combatting opioid dependence and other substance use disorders. The AAFP supports syringe exchange programs, the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-SupervisedInjectionSites.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Sustain Primary Care

...Sustaining a Viable Primary Care System The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the fact that the fee-for-service (FFS) payment environment has left primary care system ill-equipped to fulfill its role maintaining the health and well-being of patients. As the public health emergency began,...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Teaching Health Centers

...Teaching Health Centers Background The THCGME program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides funding to increase the number of primary care medical and dental residents training in community-based settings across the country. Since most...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Backs Breastfeeding, Lactation for Medical Trainees

The AAFP has updated its policy supporting breastfeeding and lactation accommodations for medical trainees, which other medical organizations plan to use as model policy for their members.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190626breastfeedpolicy.html

AAFP Blogs

The AAFP offers several different blogs showcasing voices representing the specialty of family medicine.

About AAFP

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

AAFP Board Accepts Recommendations on Continuing Certification

The AAFP Board recently approved recommendations by the Academy's task force on continuing board certification. John Cullen, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that the recommendations include providing guidance on how to evaluate alternative certifying organizations.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180508lv-boardcert.html

AAFP Board of Directors Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report

...AAFP Board of Directors Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report AAFP BOARD OF DIRECTORS Resident Student Kelly Thibert, DO, MPH Margaret Miller, MD, MPH Grant Medical Center East Tennessee State University Family Medicine Residency Quillen College of Medicine Class of 2020...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/2020/nc20-aafp-board-3.pdf

AAFP Board of Directors: Resident Member

Bring a resident perspective to the business of the AAFP Board of Directors and benefit from relationships with established leaders in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/elected-national-leaders/aafp-board-resident.html

AAFP Board of Directors: Student Member

Bring a student perspective to the business of the AAFP Board of Directors and benefit from relationships with established leaders in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/elected-national-aafp-leaders/aafp-board-student.html

AAFP Breaks Down 2021 MPFS Final Rule for Members

The Academy has released its summary of the 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule for members, including details of evaluation and management coding improvements.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201210mpfssummary.html

AAFP Calls for FDA Discretion in Compounding Guidance

The AAFP and other medical organizations warned FDA officials that proposed guidance on compounded drug products could limit patient access to necessary and timely treatments.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190821fdacompounding.html

AAFP Calls for Lasting Fix to Territorial Medicaid Funding

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

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

AAFP Calls for Wide-ranging Approach to Lowering Drug Prices

The AAFP offered multiple suggestions, as well as some cautionary advice, in response to an HHS request for information on ways to lower drug prices.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180724hhsdrugsltr.html

AAFP Calls on HHS to Halt Proposed SUNSET Rule

In a Dec. 2 letter, the Academy called on HHS to rescind its proposed SUNSET rule, warning that it would hamper ongoing federal response to COVID-19.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201203sunsetrule.html

AAFP Center for Diversity and Health Equity

Learn about the AAFP's Center for Diversity and Health Equity, and the impact of social determinants on health outcomes.

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

AAFP Chapter Health Equity Planning Grants

This project will support health equity planning by six AAFP chapters. The recipients will receive a $5,000 grant to support planning activities starting June 1, 2019 and ending May 31, 2020. Recipients will also receive technical assistance from the AAFP’s Population Health Department ...

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/social-determinants/health-equity-grants.html

AAFP Chapter Letter in Support of THCGME Reauthorization - February 11, 2020

...February 11, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseSenLeaderships-ChapterSupportLetterTHCGME-021120.pdf

AAFP Childhood Immunization Update - Special Medical Reports - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1998 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 1998 Issue Special Medical Reports AAFP Childhood Immunization Update From the AAFP Commission on Clinical Policies and Research Am Fam Physician. 1998 Jan 1;57(1):158. This revised statement provides information from the...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0101/p158.html

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.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/chronic-care-management/toolkit.html

AAFP Chronic Pain Management Toolkit

Access exclusive tools and resources to help your patients manage pain and combat opioid abuse.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/pain-management/aafp-chronic-pain-management-toolkit.html

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS7 OVERVIEW In addition to pain itself, a comprehensive assessment of chronic pain should cover other domains, including function, impact on daily activities, quality of life, mental health, and comorbidities and conditions that may require...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-functional.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...PAIN ASSESSMENT | Section 1 AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit OVERVIEW Assessment of chronic pain should be multidimensional. Consideration should be given to several domains, including the physiological features of pain and its contributing factors, with physicians and other clinicians...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-pain-assessment.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS19 OVERVIEW Pain management is determined primarily by whether pain is acute or chronic. Management of chronic pain should be individualized, patient-centered, and based on shared decision making and goals of treatment. Considerations for...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-pain-mgmt.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS25 OVERVIEW While opioids are not recommended for first-line treatment of chronic pain, there are instances when opioids should be considered based on patient preferences. These include effects of pain on function and quality of life, tolerance of...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-prescribing.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit HOP20012003 * External tools or resources included in this toolkit do not constitute or imply an endorsement by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Views and opinions expressed in external websites or documents do not necessarily reflect...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit.pdf

AAFP Clerkship Directory

Use the AAFP's clerkship directory to find rotations and electives in your state.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/rotations-and-electives/clerkships.html

AAFP Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

Access information on the AAFP's review of Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations developed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/aafp-cps.html

AAFP CME by Format

Browse AAFP CME activities by format including livestream, audio, subscription, print, and online.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/formats.html

AAFP CME by Month

View all AAFP CME activities by month.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/by-month.html

AAFP CME by Topic

Search for AAFP CME activities by topic.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic.html

AAFP CME Credit System Eligibility Requirements

Learn more about AAFP's policy on AAFP CME credit system eligibility requirements.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-cme-credit-system-eligibility-requirements.html

AAFP CME Faculty

Share your passion for family medicine with others -- learn how to get involved as an AAFP CME faculty member.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty.html

AAFP CME in Print + Media

View all AAFP CME activities with a physical option including, syllabus, audio CDs, flash drive, and online access to educational content.

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

AAFP CME Livestream Events

View all AAFP CME livestream courses.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/livestream.html

AAFP CME Livestream Events

View all AAFP CME livestream courses.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-locations/livestream.html

AAFP CME on Adult Medicine

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Adult Medicine and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/adult-medicine.html

AAFP CME on Emergency and Urgent Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Emergency and Urgent Care plus earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/emergency.html

AAFP CME on Endocrinology

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on endocrinology and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/endocrinology.html

AAFP CME on Flash Drive

View all AAFP CME activities on flash drive.

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

AAFP CME on Hospice and Palliative Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Hospice and Palliative Care and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/hospice-palliative-care.html

AAFP CME on Infectious Diseases

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on infectious diseases and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/infectious-diseases.html

AAFP CME on Maternity and ALSO Program

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on maternity and ALSO plus earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/maternity.html

AAFP CME on Mental Health and Behavior

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on mental health and behavior plus earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/mental-health-and-behavior.html

AAFP CME on Neurologic Disorders

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on neurologic disorders and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/neurologic-disorders.html

AAFP CME on Pain Management

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on pain management and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/pain.html

AAFP CME on Physician Well-being

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on physician well-being and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/physician-well-being.html

AAFP CME on Procedural Skills

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on procedural skills and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/procedural-skills.html

AAFP CME on Skin/Dermatology Conditions

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on skin conditions and diseases plus earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/skin.html

AAFP CME on Sports Medicine.

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on sports medicine and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/sports.html

AAFP CME on Wellness/Preventive Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on wellness and preventive care plus earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/wellness-preventive-care.html

AAFP CME on Women's Health

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on women's health and earn CME credit.

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

AAFP_CME_Overview.pdf

...Reach primary care physicians in the #1 journals for CME1 There is no better place to connect with primary care physicians who are interested in earning CME than in the pages of American Family Physician and FPM, the journals of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/AAFP_CME_Overview.pdf

AAFP Commences Search for Next CEO/EVP

The AAFP is actively engaged in the process of finding a successor to outgoing CEO/EVP Douglas Henley, M.D., who officially steps down in August 2020.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190823ceosearch.html

AAFP Comment Letter on 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - December 28, 2018

...December 28, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1693-IFC P.O. Box 8010 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2019FinalMPFS-122818.pdf

AAFP Comments on 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 28, 2020

...September 28, 2020 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1734-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-Response2021MPFSProposedRule-092820.pdf

AAFP Comments on Interim Final Rule Implementing COVID Vaccine Coverage and Other ...

AAFP comments on the 4th COVID Interim Final Rule, including supporting the coverage of COVID-19 vaccines without cost sharing, ensuring equitable vaccine access via increasing immunization Medicare payment rates, and opposing policies that result in loss of benefits, allow for prior ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHSDoTDoL-4thCOVIDIFRComments-121620.pdf

AAFP Comments on IRS Proposed Rule on Direct Primary Care Arrangements - August 10, 2020

...August 10, 2020 The Honorable Charles P. Rettig Commissioner Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20224 RE: REG-109755-19 (RIN: 1545-BP31) Dear Commissioner Rettig: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-IRS-ProposedDPCRule-081020.pdf

AAFP Comments ONC Regulation Delaying Information Blocking Provisions - December 17, 2020

• The AAFP strongly supports delaying the effective date for information blocking requirements - we urge ONC to extend this delay until July 31, 2021 or the end of the PHE, whichever is later. • Improving interoperability is essential for reducing family physicians’ administrative ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-IFRInfoBlockingCOCDelay-121720.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Interim Final Rules - ...

AAFP comment to CMS on priorities to consider for the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Interim Final Rule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-CommentsCY2021MPFSInterim-012921.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on MSSP/ACO Proposed Rule - October 15, 2018

...October 15, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1701-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-ACO-MSSP-101518.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2018 Inpatient Proposed Rule

...June 8, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Room 445-G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-IPPSProposedRule-060817.pdf

AAFP Comments to DEA on MAT Interim Final Rule - December 23, 2020

AAFP comments on the DEA Medication-Assisted treatment interim final rule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-DEA-MATFinalRule-122320.pdf

AAFP Comments to DHS on Proposal to Eliminate the H-1B Visa Lottery - December 1, 2020

...December 1, 2020 Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write in...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-DHS-H1BLotteryProposedRule-120120.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS on Notice of Benefit Payment Parameters Plan Year 2022 Proposed ...

The AAFP is committed to building on the successes of the ACA and ensuring that all individuals have access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage. The AAFP strongly opposes finalizing this regulation as proposed.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-HHS-Comments2022NBPP-122320.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS on Proposed Rule to Automate Prior Authorizations - December 23, 2020

The AAFP is in favor of requirements for payers to automate and respond to prior authorization requests in a timely manner, so we are concerned that this proposal will not have a meaningful impact on reducing administrative burden, since it does not include Medicare Advantage plans or ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-PriorAuthProposedRule-122320.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS on SUNSET Proposal - December 2, 2020

...December 2, 2020 Alex M. Azar II Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents more than 136,700 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-CommentsSUNSETProposal-120220.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS Responding to RFI on Artificial Intelligence in Health Care - ...

• The AAFP is supportive of advancing the use of AI/ML solutions in health care as long as they are used in partnership with the user and are implemented in an equitable manner.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-HHS-TechnologyChronicDiseaseManagementAgingUnderservedPopulations-121820.pdf

AAFP Committed to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health, Striving for Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health Media Kit.

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/social-determinants-of-health.html

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism.

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-all-forms-of-racism.html

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-rise-in-violence-against-asian-americans-and-pacific-islanders.html

AAFP Congress of Delegates Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report

...AAFP Congress of Delegates Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report AAFP CONGRESS OF DELEGATES (COD) Residents Students Derek Baughman, MD Sydney Doe, MD WellSpan FMR at Northwestern University Good Samaritan Hospital Feinberg School of Medicine Lebanon, PA Chicago, IL Class of...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/2020/nc20-cod-4.pdf

AAFP Congressional Testimony on Territory Medicaid Funding - March 17, 2021

The AAFP submits testimony to the House Energy and Commerce hearing regarding funding for Medicaid in the U.S. territories. The AAFP strongly urges Congress to adopt a long-term plan for funding Medicaid in the territories.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/TS-EC-TerritoryMedicaidFunding-031721.pdf

AAFP Continues Working for Racial Equity

AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science Chair Scott Hartman, M.D., outlines the work the commission has undertaken regarding racial equity at the direction of the Academy's Congress of Delegates.

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200922guested-equality.html

AAFP COVID-19 Advocacy Toolkit

...COVID-19 Toolkit Congress approved an emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) spending bill and is both working on another proposal to address additional health and economic issues and planning a third package. The AAFP supported the supplemental funding bill and issued recommendations for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/COVID19-AdvocacyToolkit.pdf

AAFP COVID-19 CME Opportunities

View all AAFP CME activities on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/covid-19.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand

Watch AAFP’s CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/webinar-series-on-demand.html

AAFP COVID-19 Related Loss Calculator

...Instructions Projected Revenue Inputs Projected Revenue Inputs Step 1: Enter the top 3 payers into "Payer Mix" table (includes commercial and Medicare Advantage) - light blue cells Step 2: Enter the percentage of patients covered by each payer listed in the "Payer...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/AAFP-COVID-19-Related-LossCalculator.xlsx

AAFP COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Requirements and Preliminary Payment Guidance

In this document, the AAFP outlnes the COVID-19 vaccine coverage requirements and provides preliminary payment guidance.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/ES-COVIDVaccineCoveragePayment-5621.pdf

AAFP Creates COVID-19 Member Community, Preparation Checklist

The AAFP continues to work with the CDC and state/local health departments to disseminate the latest coronavirus disease 2019 guidance to Academy members through one resource.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200311coronavirus4.html

AAFP Creates New MIG for Employed Physicians

Employed family physicians have a new member interest group where they can network, communicate ideas and share common interests.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191015employedmig.html

AAFP Credit Activity Types

The AAFP grants CME credit for many different activities. Learn more here.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/activity-types.html

AAFP Credit Application Fees

View AAFP CME Credit System application fees for AAFP certification.

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

AAFP Credit Eligibility Requirements

Learn whether your CME activity is eligible for AAFP credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/eligibility-requirements.html

AAFP Credit System

You organized a CME activity. Make your activity more valuable with AAFP certification. Boost your attendance or usage, and ensure the content is relevant and valid for family physicians.

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

AAFP Credit System Reconsiders Functional Medicine Topics

Effective immediately, the AAFP Credit System will begin approving functional medicine topics in accordance with its eligibility requirements and topic-specific guidance from the Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180328functionalmed.html

AAFP Credit System Unveils New Seal

The AAFP Credit System has unveiled a new seal that CME providers can use to show their education has been vetted and approved by the AAFP.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190826creditsystemseal.html

AAFP Decries 50 Percent Cut for E/M Codes with Modifier 25

The AAFP has asked a major private payer in Rhode Island to reconsider a proposed 50 percent cut for certain evaluation and management services.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180821bcbsri.html

AAFP Definition: Certification/Maintenance of Certification

Read AAFP's definition of the terms certification and maintenance of certification when used in reference to physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-definition-certification-maintenance.html

AAFP Definitions for Policy Statement, Position Paper and Discussion Paper

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians articulates its policies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-policy-statement-position-paper-discussion-paper.html

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010codelects.html

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190925codelections.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.

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

AAFP Delegates to the AMA

Information about becoming an AAFP delegate to the American Medical Association.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/ama-delegates.html

AAFP Delegation Gives Family Medicine Voice at AMA Meeting

The AMA House of Delegates met last week in Chicago to discuss and debate policies aimed at improving our health care system. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update from the perspective of the Academy's delegation.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_delegation_gives_family_medicine.html

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190619ama-educ.html

AAFP Delivering on Maternity Care Training, Resources

In many rural communities, family physicians are the only maternity care providers. The AAFP provides training and support members need to play this vital role.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_delivering_on_maternity_care.html

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