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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 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

USPSTF: Intervene to Keep Youth From Starting Tobacco Use

On April 28, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on primary care interventions for the prevention and cessation of tobacco use in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200505uspstftobaccoyouth.html

More AAFP Releases

AAFP Media Releases.

AAFP News : Media Center

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

More Statements

AAFP media statements.

AAFP News : Media Center

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

Holding People Sacred in Time of Loss

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that she is praying for dying patients and crying with her nurses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200504fp-covidsacred.html

From 'Unnecessary' to Indispensable

Hima Ekanadham, M.D., and her family physician colleagues -- once deemed unnecessary by their institution -- are playing vital roles at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200504fdf-ekanadham.html

Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

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

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards.html

Awards for Students and Residents

Read about the awards that recognized medical students, residents and faculty who further AAFP's strategic objectives.

Membership : Member Benefits

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

Resources from Sponsors

These resources are developed and provided AAFP sponsors and may be of interest to our members.

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources.html

AAFP Immunization Materials Help Keep FPs Informed

The Academy recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the 2020 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules developed by the ACIP to all active members.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200501immschedules.html

AAFP Joins Call for Relief to Non-Medicare Physicians

It's past time to throw a lifeline to non-Medicare physicians working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, three physician organizations told HHS Secretary Alex Azar this week.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200430covidrelief.html

AAFP Names Stephanie Quinn as Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and...

AAFP Names Stephanie Quinn as Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/aafp-names-stephanie-quinn-as-senior-vp-advocacy-practice-advancement-and-policy.html

Releases

AAFP media releases.

AAFP News : Media Center

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

Webcast: The Spectrum of COPD Treatment

This free recorded webcast covers best practices for care coordination, co-morbidities associated with COPD, environmental factors, how social determinants of health influence the condition, and more.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/respiratory-health/copd-asthma/copd_treatment.html

Academy Reacts to Latest FDA E-cigarette Policy Delay

After the FDA cited COVID-19 as a reason to delay stronger oversight of tobacco products, the AAFP and 49 allies urged the agency to work to protect the public health.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200429ecigdelay.html

America Needs More Family Doctors

Learn more about the AAFP's efforts to build the family medicine pipeline.

Membership : Key Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/membership/initiatives/25x2030.html

Rural Health

Learn more about the AAFP's Rural Health Initiative.

Membership : Key Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/membership/initiatives/rural-health.html

Medical Learner Safety and Wellness During Pandemic Crisis

Read AAFP's policy on Medical Learner Safety and Wellness During Pandemic Crisis.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/learnersafety-pandemic.html

Block Grant Plan Would Hurt Medicaid Patients, AAFP Warns

A CMS proposal to allow Medicaid block grants would reduce access to care and strain the U.S. health care system, the Academy recently cautioned the agency.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200203medicaidblockgrant.html

Research Examines Economics of HPV Vaccination

An economic analysis found that expanding HPV vaccination coverage to all adults through age 45 would produce slight health benefits but be less cost-effective than the vaccination strategy previously in place.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200205hpvanalysis.html

Evidence Lacking on HBP Screening in Children, Adolescents

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force last week issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200428uspstfhbp.html

Death of Patient With COVID-19 Was Unlike Any Other

Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that when a patient of his died of COVID-19, the uncertainty and anxiety shrouding her death made it unlike any other he had ever experienced.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200427fp-coviddeath.html

A Familiar Voice for Family Medicine

His prolific work as a family medicine researcher has given Douglas Kamerow, M.D., M.P.H., global platforms where he can discuss important health issues.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200427fdf-kamerow.html

Global Group Warns COVID-19 May Hinder Measles Vaccination

The global Measles and Rubella Initiative has estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic could postpone or suspend dozens of measles immunization programs worldwide, potentially leaving millions of children at increased risk.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200424measles-covid.html

Research Page Into Social Determinants of Health

Research Page Into Social Social Determinants of Health

AAFP News : Media Center

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

The Immeasurable, Cascading Effects of Primary Care

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that family physicians in outpatient settings are playing a vital role during the pandemic by keeping patients out of hospitals.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200422fp-covidprimarycare.html

Implementing Telemedicine on the Fly, on a Shoestring

Russell Miller, M.D., details in this guest editorial how he implemented telemedicine in his solo practice with little time and few resources.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200421guested-telemed.html

Big Medicaid Boost Is Next Priority, AAFP Tells Congress

Congress must make Medicaid a top priority in any further legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy and the Partnership for Medicaid told House and Senate leaders in an April 17 letter.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200422covidmedicaid.html

AAFP Issues COVID-19 Guidance on Breastfeeding, Medications

To help guide family physicians in providing optimal patient care, the AAFP recently issued a policy on prescribing medications for COVID-19, as well as a statement on breastfeeding and COVID-19.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200421covidguidance.html

Media Kits

View a list of all AAFP media kits.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits.html

When Quarantining at Home Puts Families at Risk

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post that quarantining at home is not a safe option for patients with COVID-19 who live in close quarters, and the approach is putting minority communities at risk.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200420fp-coviddisparities.html

Study: Effective Communication Key During Health Crises

Findings from a recently published study involving family physicians reaffirm the Academy's efforts to inform and educate its members during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200420riskcomms.html

Family Physician, Husband Play Key Role in PPE Solution

Family physician Laurie Hommema, M.D., and her husband helped implement a solution to the dire need for N95 masks in her heath system, and it is now being deployed to dozens of other sites.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200420fdf-hommema.html

AAFP Delivers Strong Advice to Reduce Maternal Morbidity

The AAFP recently sent a detailed response to a Senate Finance Committee request for information on how to improve the nation's maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200420maternalrfi.html

Is That Antibiotic Prescription Really Necessary?

A review of prescription data for more than 19 million Americans that was recently published in The BMJ indicates that nearly one-quarter of all antibiotic prescriptions may have been prescribed inappropriately.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190214antibxscriptstudy.html

AAFP to CMS: Protect CPC+ Practices From COVID-19 Losses

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus practices navigating the COVID-19 pandemic are endangered by financial pressures that CMS must ease, the AAFP and 28 other stakeholders told the agency in a recent letter.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200416cpcplus.html

AAFP to CMS: Medicare Rules Must Cut Burden, Empower FPs

In response to a proposed rule for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans, the AAFP advised CMS to focus on changes that make it easier for their patients.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200416partscdrule.html

New AAFP Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund Aims to Help FPs

The AAFP Foundation this week announced the establishment of a COVID-19 relief fund to provide assistance to family physicians, their practices and patients.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200416fdtnrelieffund.html

Choosing Wisely

Read the recommendations of the Choosing Wisely campaign, created to improve health care quality and reduce unnecessary treatment and tests.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

Inactive Membership

Find out the eligibility requirements and terms of inactive membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/inactive.html

Life Membership

Find out eligibility requirements, privileges and terms of lifetime membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/life.html

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.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/supporting.html

Unease During Pandemic Offers a Lesson in Understanding

Stewart Decker, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that when physicians treat patients with anxiety after the COVID-19 crisis is over, they should remember how they felt during the pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200415fp-covidanxiety.html

Don't Routinely Screen for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has published a final recommendation statement on screening pregnant individuals for bacterial vaginosis to prevent preterm delivery, recommending against screening those who are not at increased risk.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200415uspstfbactvaginosis.html

Active Membership Dues

Learn more about AAFP Active membership dues.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/active/active-dues.html

Resident Membership Dues

Learn more about AAFP Resident membership dues.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/resident/resident-dues.html

AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-deeply-concerned-about-funding-cuts.html

Telemedicine: The Good, the Bad, the Pleasantly Surprising

With family physicians transitioning more patient visits to telemedicine during the pandemic, we asked our new physician bloggers to share how they are handling the adjustment in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200414fp-covidtelemedicine.html

Carpe Diem: It's Time to Fix Our Broken Health Care System

AAFP Senior VP for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in this In the Trenches blog post that the current health crisis presents an opportunity to drastically improve the U.S. health care system.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200414itt-fixsystem.html

AAFP: Congress Must Take 'Bold Steps' to Steady Primary Care

Congress must direct its next round of financial relief to a primary care system jeopardized by COVID-19, the AAFP said in an April 13 letter to lawmakers.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200414primarycarerelief.html

Copyright

Read the AAFP website content copyright rules, disclaims, and how to obtain permissions for reproducing materials.

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/copyright.html

Privacy Policy

AAFP's website collects various data types to provide information to the company for use while protecting the privacy of its members and customers.

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/privacy.html

COVID-19 Diagnosis Didn't Stop FP From Helping Patients

Family physician Mary Krebs, M.D., diagnosed herself with COVID-19. Then she cared for more than 150 patients in three days via telemedicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200413fdf-krebs.html

HHS Should Make Immediate Emergency Payments, AAFP Says

A letter from the AAFP and other organizations said HHS should use its broad power under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to deliver immediate financial relief, starting with one month of revenue to every physician enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200409hhspayment.html

New AAFP Policy Protects Medical Learners During Pandemic

The AAFP has issued a new policy intended to support and protect medical learners during the COVID-19 pandemic and similar types of public health crises.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200409medlearnerpolicy.html

Academy Calls for Detailed COVID-19 Patient Data From HHS

In an April 3 letter, the Academy and several fellow medical groups urged HHS to release more granular patient data on COVID-19. It's a significant call to action, according to AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200409coviddata.html

Med Students Find Creative Ways to Help During Pandemic

After medical students were deemed to be "nonessential" workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have found other ways to fill needs in their communities.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200409guested-students.html

Collaboration Offers FPs Guidance on Hepatitis B Management

A multidisciplinary panel of hepatitis B virus experts has collaborated to produce a new guidance document on HBV prevention, diagnosis and management for family physicians and other primary care clinicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200408hepbguidance.html

We Are All Vulnerable: Our Strength Is in Our Communities

Moazzum Bajwa, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post about steps that people can take throughout their communities to protect the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200406fp-covidvulnerable.html

NYSAFP: Ban Tobacco/Vaping Products During COVID-19 Pandemic

The AAFP is supporting family physicians' efforts to help patients quit using tobacco because tobacco users with COVID-19 are 14 times more likely to have disease progression.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200407nysafptobaccoban.html

Pandemic Highlights the Need for Full-scope FPs

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, family physician MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., describes a day on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in a safety-net hospital.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200406fp-covidhospital.html

Family Physician Researcher, Mentor Takes Reins of USPSTF

Family physician Alex Krist, M.D., M.P.H., has been following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendations for decades. Now he'll lead their development.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200406fdf-krist.html

Serve as Faculty

Learn about the various ways to serve as a faculty member for the AAFP's Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) program, including qualifications and role responsibilities.

CME : Programs

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

Attend a Course

Search for upcoming Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) courses being offered by the AAFP and other approved course sponsors.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/schedule.html

Course Overview

Learn about AAFP's Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) course curriculum designed to equip first responders with the skills needed to assist in obstetric emergency situations.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/overview.html

Sponsor a BLSO Course

Bring the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Course to your area to equip emergency personnel and first responders with life-saving maternity care knowledge and skills.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/sponsor.html

New Physician Membership

Become an Active member of the AAFP and enjoy all the benefits of being part of the premier family medicine association.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/active/new-physician.html

Academy Debuts Weekly COVID-19 CME Webinar Series

Beginning Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. CDT, the Academy will host a weekly series of CME webinars dedicated to topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200403covidcmewebinars.html

New Tobacco Rule Stands to Benefit Patients With COVID-19

A new FDA final rule 'to establish new cigarette health warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements' aims to raise public awareness of the dangers of smoking, including its associated comorbidities.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200402cigwarnings.html

CDC Moves Forward With STD Awareness Week

The CDC is offering several campaigns that family physicians and other health care professionals can participate in during STD Awareness Week, April 12-18.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200402stdawareness.html

Chapter Membership

Learn more about membership in your local AAFP chapter. AAFP membership includes membership at both the local and national levels.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/chapters.html

ALSO Armed Forces

AAFP's Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for the Department of Defense-mandated training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/armed-forces.html

Become an ALSO Instructor

Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the didactic lectures, hands-on small group workstations, and testing stations included in an Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/instructor.html

Permissions

Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) publications and other material are copyrighted by the AAFP and all rights are reserved. The AAFP may grant permission to use or reprint copyrighted material.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/permissions.html

CMS Heeds AAFP's Call to Dramatically Expand Telehealth

Following intense AAFP lobbying, CMS on March 30 announced substantial measures to increase telehealth flexibility as FPs fight COVID-19.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200401cmstelehealth.html

Global ALSO

Discover the difference being made by the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) reducing infant and maternal morbidity and mortality throughout the world.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/international.html

Hold an Instructor Course

Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Instructor Course in your area.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold/instructor.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Opportunities

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

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

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

ALSO Latest Announcements

Latest Announcements regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/announcements.html

Hold an Provider Course

Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider Course in your area.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold/provider.html

Hold a Course

Bring the very best training opportunity to maternity care providers in your area when you hold an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course. Begin the process here.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold.html

Translations of ALSO Materials

Access information on how to request permission to translate ALSO materials.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/international/translation.html

Taking Care of Each Other in This Time of Crisis

Kimberly Becher, M.D., reports in this Fresh Perspectives blog post how she is caring for her rural community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how that community is supporting her clinic with needed supplies.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200331fp-covidcare.html

AAFP Eases CME, Dues Deadlines so FPs Can Focus on Pandemic

To make sure nothing pulls FPs' attention away from the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP is easing CME requirements for membership and extending the deadline for payment of dues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200331membershipcovid.html

Sunshine Act

Important information and additional resources about the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

CME : AAFP CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty/resources/sunshine-act.html

CME Faculty Resource Center

Find content development tools designed to help AAFP CME faculty develop high-quality educational materials for family physicians.

CME : AAFP CME Faculty

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

FP Playing Key Role in States' Pandemic Response

As chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, family physician Marcus Plescia, M.D., M.P.H., plays an important role in states' pandemic response.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200330fdf-plescia.html

Medicare Physicians' COVID-19 Payment Relief Is Underway

Family physicians racing to quell the COVID-19 pandemic can expect a significant payment boost from CMS, thanks to the Academy's advocacy.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200330covidpayment.html

Annals of Family Medicine Issues Call for COVID-19 Content

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Annals of Family Medicine is announcing a call for papers and various other materials containing COVID-19 related content.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200327annalsfmcovid.html

Fix the Biggest Leak in the Primary Care Pipeline

Despite record numbers of medical students matching into family medicine, AAFP Senior Vice President for Education Clif Knight, M.D., says U.S. allopathic medical schools must produce more family physicians.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200327guested-pipeline.html

ALSO FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq.html

Dashboard Troubleshooting

Find answers to dashboard troubleshooting questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/dashboard.html

Course Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/course.html

Instructor Questions

Instructors can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/instructor.html

Sponsor Questions

Sponsors can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/sponsor.html

AAFP to Host Weekly COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls

Starting March 25, the Academy will host a weekly Virtual Town Hall to give members the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200324covidtownhalls.html

Inside Look at Using Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic

The AAFP recently updated its guidance on using telehealth to specifically address caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members can also exchange information on virtual visits via a new online community.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200323covidtelehealth.html

COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Must Include Physicians, AAFP Says

Stimulus legislation intended to ease burdens posed by the COVID-19 pandemic "should support and sustain physicians and their practices during this unprecedented national emergency," said the Academy and four other groups in a March 20 letter to congressional leaders.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200323covidstimulus.html

COVID-19: FP Searches for Supplies, Information and Lessons

As COVID-19 spreads across the country, Allison Edwards, M.D., describes the difficulty and frustration of preparing for the pandemic in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200320fp-ppesearch.html

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