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USPSTF Revises Recommendation on Aspirin to Prevent CVD

A new draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on the use of aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease differs substantially from the task force’s current recommendation. Sarah Coles, M.D., chair of the AAFP’s Commission on Health of the Public and Science, ...

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211021aspirincvd.html

Member Feedback Shapes Academy Priorities

The results of this year’s Member Satisfaction Survey show that members continue to see high value in the AAFP’s efforts. Overall satisfaction rose this year — a year of a pandemic in which family physicians had more need than ever for a bold champion.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20211021satisfaction.html

Academy Backs Push for HDHP Primary Care Deductible Waivers

The AAFP recently wrote in support of the Primary and Virtual Care Affordability Act, which would allow the waiver of primary care and telehealth deductibles through 2023 for patients covered by high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211020hdhpwaivers.html

Bringing a ‘Whole-hog’ Approach to Prevention, Public Health

Oregon AFP President Stewart Decker, M.D., strives to help his rural community as both a family physician and a public health advocate.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211019fdf-decker.html

Real Talk with Family Docs Event Series

Register for a series that features family physicians across the country who are opening up to medical students about why they chose their career and what their daily lives are like.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/real-talk-with-family-docs-event-series.html

Thoughts to Ponder Before You Sign an Employment Contract

With the AAFP rolling out new resources related to physician employment contracts, we asked our new physician bloggers to share advice for residents pondering their first contracts.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20211019fp-contracts.html

AAFP, NHMA Join Forces on Advancing Health Equity

The AAFP and the National Hispanic Medical Association recently signed an agreement to work together to address health disparities in Latinx/Hispanic patients and remedy underrepresentation of Latinx/Hispanic physicians.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20211018aafpnhma.html

Telehealth: Technical tips to set up yourself and your patients for success

Telehealth use has expanded dramatically during the pandemic, but not every patient is well-equipped for a video visit.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=7

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. This collection features AFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

Neonatology/Newborn Issues - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on neonatology and newborn issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, circumcision, jaundice, newborn examination, newborn resuscitation, newborn screening, premature infant care, postpartum counseling, and well-child visits. This collection...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=18

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=38

End-of-Life Care - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, including advance directives, hospice care, legal and ethical issues, nursing home care, palliative care, and terminal illness. This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=57

Travel Medicine - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, pretravel consultation, and travel immunizations. This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=70

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye examinations, glaucoma, LASIK surgery, ocular emergencies, red eye, vision loss, and vision screening. This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=66

COVID-19 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC COVID-19 Editors' Choice of Best Available Content COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by an enveloped single-stranded RNA novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), that was declared a pandemic by the World...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=117

Sleep Disorders in Adults - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Sleep Disorders in Adults Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on sleep disorders in adults and related issues, including continuous positive airway pressure...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=83

Discovery Learning: Empowering People to Learn About Their Own Diabetes

Living with diabetes is a full-time job with constant decision-making needed. Real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) is a tool to help make that job a little easier by providing real-time glucose data to support health behavior changes. Regardless of gender, race, education ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/discovery-learning-empowering-people-to-learn-about-their-own.html

Is It COVID-19, Flu, RSV or Something Else?

This flu season, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) rates are rising, and we’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza A or B (flu), RSV, and other respiratory infections can present with similar symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/is-it-covid-19-flu-rsv-or-something-else.html

Powering Tree Nut Allergy Insights With ImmunoCAP

Allergies to tree nuts are common and dangerous, more than twice as likely to trigger a severe allergic reaction as peanuts. Quest’s ImmunoCAP tree nut component test identifies allergic sensitivities for common tree nut varieties, combining the specificity of immunoglobulin E (IgE) ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/powering-tree-nut-allergy-insights-with-immunocap.html

Recognizing Acute Pesticide Poisoning in Children

Over 35,000 calls related to pesticide exposure concerns for children ≤5 years old come into poison control centers. It is well recognized that pesticide poisonings are likely to be underreported because of difficulty with diagnosis, incomplete reporting, and symptoms not being ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/recognizing-acute-pesticide-poisoning-in-children.html

Improving Vaccine Confidence Series | AAFP CME

Break down vaccine science, critical processes, and get info to assure concerned patients with this free CME multi-session series from AAFP.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/improving-vaccine-confidence.html

Medicare now covers the 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Medicare began covering the new 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on Oct. 1. Here's how to code for its administration.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Title X Final Rule Reflects Academy Advocacy

Following three years of Academy advocacy, HHS this month finalized Title X rule-making in favor of family physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211014titlex.html

Task Force Makes Recommendations on SUD, Pain, Mental Health

A new Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force formed by the AMA with the AAFP and others has issued recommendations to improve access to care and harm-reduction strategies for patients with pain, substance use disorders or mental illness.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211014sudpain.html

It’s Not Too Late to Experience FMX With On Demand

If you missed the recent Family Medicine Experience, you can still experience it with FMX On Demand and earn more than 120 enduring CME credits. You can also register now for the 2022 event and save up to $200.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20211014fmx.html

Army Docs Inspired Pilot’s Path to Family Medicine

Maj. Mike Brisson, D.O., M.P.H., Ph.D., a winner of the AAFP’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, was inspired to go to medical school by the osteopathic flight surgeons who treated him during his deployment in Afghanistan.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211012fdf-brisson.html

AAFP Urges Better Broadband for Telehealth, Health Equity

AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., testified to a Senate subcommittee that improved broadband access is essential for building on the success of telehealth that has been seen during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211012telehealth.html

FP Essentials #509 Kidney Disease | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition includes acute kidney injury; chronic kidney disease; end-stage renal disease; kidney stones.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/509-ed.html

The Art and Science of Quitting Your Job

According to Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., new physicians aren’t trained how to quit a job, let alone how to quit gracefully. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she discusses her decision to leave her previous position and shares lessons learned.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20211012fp-quitgrace.html

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Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs.html

Low-dose Aspirin Recommended to Prevent Preeclampsia

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a final statement recommending low-dose aspirin as preventive medication after 12 weeks’ gestation in people at high risk for preeclampsia.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211007uspstfpreeclampsia.html

COVID-19 Continues to Cause Some People to Put Off Care

Two family physicians offer advice about helping patients catch up on health care in response to two recent reports about delayed and missed care during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211006delayedcare.html

Global Health Summit | AAFP

Network and learn with global health advocates at the AAFP's Global Health Summit, being held virtually October 20-22, 2021.

Events : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health.html

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

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

AAFP News : Media Center

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

Live CME No Longer Required for AAFP Membership

In the AAFP’s latest move to adapt to family physicians’ evolving needs, the Academy has eliminated the requirement for active members to earn 25 credits of CME through live activities.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211005cmereq.html

Potential Wins Seen as Congress Ponders Reconciliation

In a recent letter, the Academy identified several sections of the House reconciliation bill that are in strong alignment with AAFP priorities.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211005reconciliation.html

Physician Employment Questions? The AAFP Has You Covered

AAFP members need look no further than the Academy’s Employment Contracting webpage to find the information they need to land just the right job opportunity and negotiate an employment agreement that meets their personal and professional needs.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211005employresources.html

Substance Use Disorders Online CME | AAFP

Implement a patient-centered approach to diagnose and manage patients with a substance use disorder with this AAFP online activity. Earn 17.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/substance-use-disorders.html

Family Medicine Worth the Wait for GME Award Winner

After taking a 10-year break from her training, Melanie Dance, M.D., M.P.H., a winner of the AAFP’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, is making the most of her second chance at residency.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211004fdf-dance.html

Child and Adolescent Health Online CME Course | AAFP

Grow your pediatric medicine skills and advance the level of care you deliver to your youngest patients with this online CME from AAFP. Earn 25.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/child-adolescent-health/self-study.html

The View From the Top: Leadership Lessons From Family Physician Executives -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Family physician leaders share their 10 keys to success.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p6.html

Life After Residency: Exploring Practice Options in Family Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Your options are limitless, so start your job search with a clear understanding of your personal and professional interests.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p30.html

Tips for Writing Effective CVs and Cover Letters -- FPM

Oct 1, 2021 - Putting a little extra effort into these materials can help you make a good first impression with potential employers.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p4.html

Find Your Side Gig: Extra Income Opportunities for Family Physicians -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Traditional offerings still abound, but advances in technology have also opened up new possibilities.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p25.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - New vs. established patients when covering for other physicians | Coding for weekend clinic services | Incident-to rules for Medicare Advantage plans | Correcting scribe documentation | Removing earwax using instrumentation

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p36.html

Navigating Physician Employment Contracts -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Explore information on physician employment contracts including common terms, advice on specific provisions, and key steps to follow before signing a contract.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p17.html

A Practical Guide to Physician Disability Insurance -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Insurance policies can keep you financially whole if a disability reduces your earning potential, but it’s important to choose the right combination of coverage

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p10.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Delegate more tasks to your team with clinic protocols | Answer these five questions before your next big career move | Bond with patients by asking about their passions

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p37.html

A Bonus, Not a Burden: How Medical Students Can Add Value to Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2021 - When done well, precepting is a win-win-win for physicians, medical students, and patients.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/oa1.html

How to Spot and Tactfully Handle Discrimination in the Health Care Setting -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - In the moment, it can be difficult to respond effectively, but practicing these four skills and tactics can help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p21.html

Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - With limits and support, it can be done.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p40.html

Inspirational FPs Are Speaking Out to Protect Patients

For National Primary Care Week, medical student Amy Hoffman writes in the Leader Voices Blog about family physicians who are making their voices heard and combatting misinformation during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20211001lv-npcw.html

Questions About Repurposed Content | AAFP Credit System

View answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and repurposed content.

CME : AAFP Credit System

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

Repurposed Content Tutorial | AAFP Credit System

This tutorial from AAFP Credit System will provide CME providers information about the repurposed content process option available in the AAFP online application.

CME : AAFP Credit System

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

COVID-19 Booster Rollout Begins as Vaccination Rate Climbs

The CDC’s approval of booster shots of a COVID-19 vaccine for certain populations has confused some patients, renewing the need for robust counseling from family physicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210930pfizerbooster.html

COVID-19 booster shots: who’s eligible, and how to code them

The Centers for Disease Control has recommended that certain groups receive a COVID-19 booster shot, including all patients 65 and older.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Seven pitfalls to avoid when choosing disability insurance

The right disability insurance policy can keep you financially whole if an accident or illness limits your earning potential.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

How Our Community Practice Took On COVID ― and Beat It

When COVID-19 came to Lazarus Gehring, M.D.’s upstate New York community last year, he and his practice partners and staff saw they had an opportunity to do something historic. Yet they still managed to surprise themselves. Learn more in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20210930fl-gehringcovid.html

10 Secrets to Success in Med School

Watch an exclusive webinar to learn 10 secrets to success in medical school from those who have walked the path you're on now.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/Succeed-in-Medical-School-Webinar.html

2022 Workshop Proposals | AAFP National Conference

Submit a Workshop Proposal for the 2022 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 28-30, 2022.

Events : National Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/proposals.html

Suggested Topics by Focus Area | AAFP National Conference

View suggested topics by focus area for the 2022 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 28-30, 2022.

Events : National Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/proposals/suggested-topics.html

Screening Recommended for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

A final recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in all sexually active women 24 years or younger, as well as those who are older and at increased risk for infection.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210929uspstfuspstfgcct.html

New AAFP President: Fight Back Against Misinformation

In a Sept. 28 speech during the Family Medicine Experience, new AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., shared his path to leadership and urged others to be advocates for patients and family medicine.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210928fmx-ransone.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2021-22

On Sept. 28, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., of Islip, N.Y., was elected the AAFP’s president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210928codelections.html

CMS and Congress Must Reform the MPFS

The 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule again threatens primary care. The Academy is pushing back, writes Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn in the In the Trenches blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210928itt-mpfs.html

AAFP Names 2021–2022 Board of Directors

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AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/aafp-names-2021-2022-board-of-directors.html

AAFP Names Top Education, Humanitarian, Public Health and Leadership Advocates

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AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/aafp-names-top-education-humanitarian-public-health-and-leadership-advocates.html

Sterling Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of American Academy of ...

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AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/sterling-ransone-jr-md-faafp-assumes-role-of-president-of-american-academy-of-family-physicians.html

Stream Skin Conditions Conference | AAFP CME

Register for this Jan. 26-29 virtual course designed to help family physicians diagnose and treat common skin diseases and other conditions. Earn 25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/skin/streaming.html

Faculty Resources | Residency Leadership Summit 2022

Learn more about faculty resources for the 2022 Residency Leadership Summit March 25-27 in Kansas City, MO.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/residency-leadership-summit/presenter-resources.html

Stream Family Medicine Update with AFP Case Studies | AAFP CME

Get evidence-based strategies and case studies family physicians use each day for optimal patient outcomes. Attend virtually Dec. 6-10 and earn live CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/family-medicine-update/streaming.html

Watch Town Hall COVID-19 On Demand Sessions | AAFP

Watch AAFP's Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 sessions anytime, anywhere on demand. Hear the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/town-hall-on-demand.html

Academy Lobbies to Center COVID Solutions on Primary Care

In a letter to President Biden, the AAFP called for the Path Out of the Pandemic plan to adopt recommendations that support primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210923popplan.html

Questions to ask about work-life balance when job hunting

When comparing potential employers, consider these six questions to assess the work-life balance each offers.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Surgeon General Offers High Praise for Family Medicine

During an AAFP livestream for resident members, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., said family medicine is more important now than it ever has been because patients need reliable information from a trusted source. A replay of the event is available.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210923lv-murthy.html

Stream Chronic Diseases CME Conference in December | AAFP

Register for AAFP's Care of Chronic Conditions virtual CME conference Dec 1-4 and get up-to-date education in chronic care. Earn up to 26 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

AAFP Rolls Out Free CME on Boosting Vaccine Confidence

Beginning in October, the Academy will offer a free educational series for clinicians on addressing vaccine hesitancy and improving vaccine confidence; more than 20 CME credits will be available.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210922vaxconfidence.html

AAFP Voices Support for Bill to Boost Collaborative Care

The Academy and 17 other medical and health care groups this month endorsed legislation supporting the collaborative care model.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210921cocm.html

HHS Offers New COVID Relief Funds, Reporting Grace Period

HHS announced on Sept. 10 that a new round of COVID-19 relief funding for physicians and other health care professionals and facilities is on the horizon. The agency is making a total of $25.5 billion available to entities that have suffered financial setbacks due to the pandemic.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210921prfarpfunds.html

Are You a Champion of Family Medicine?

The AAFP Degree of Fellow will mark its 50th anniversary in 2022. We asked four of our new physician bloggers what earning the distinction meant to them.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210921fp-fellow.html

Submission Requirements | AAFP CME Faculty

View submission requirements to speak as a faculty member at AAFP's 2022 CME courses and FMX.

CME : AAFP CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty/call-for-proposals/submission-requirements.html

Call for Proposals | AAFP CME Courses and FMX

Submit your proposal to speak as a faculty member for AAFP 2022 CME courses and FMX.

CME : AAFP CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty/call-for-proposals.html

Faculty Agreements | AAFP CME Faculty

View faculty agreement information to speak as a faculty member at AAFP's 2022 CME courses and FMX.

CME : AAFP CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty/call-for-proposals/faculty-agreements.html

ALSO Mentor Prepares Peers for Obstetrical Emergencies

University of Wisconsin Professor Lee Dresang, M.D., has devoted more than two decades to helping ensure his peers at home and abroad are prepared for Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210920fdf-dresang.html

Medicare announces influenza vaccine payment rates for 2021-2022

The payment allowances range from about $10 to $66, depending on brand and formulation

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Five side gigs physicians can do from home to earn extra income

With a wide knowledge base and scope of practice, family physicians are well-suited for many side gigs beyond just seeing patients in a clinic. The internet has only expanded such opportunities.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Can We Create a Space of Moderation in This Pandemic?

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., discusses her and her family’s experiences with COVID-19 while looking for ways that people can discuss the pandemic effectively.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210920fp-coviddiscussion.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2021 Winners | AAFP

These residents were selected as the winners of the 2021 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/student-resident-awards/gme/2021-winners.html

Booster Doses FAQs

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines booster doses are pending authorization by the FDA, and review and recommendation from the CDC’s ACIP. This is in response to data published by CDC showing a decline in vaccine effectiveness in preventing infection over time.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

AAFP Calls on CMS to Act to Stabilize Primary Care Practices

The Academy’s detailed comments on CMS’ 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule pressed for policy improvements on a number of fronts.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210916mpfscomments.html

New Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for 2021-2022 Season

The AAFP has approved updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on the use of influenza vaccines for the 2021-2022 season.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210916acipflu.html

New AAFP Resources Can Help Streamline Prior Authorizations

A new Family Medicine Practice Hack video offers tips to streamline prior authorization procedures, and a members-only workbook with sample cheat sheets can simplify the process of assembling information needed to submit prior authorizations for different payers.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210916papracthack.html

Hypertension - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and blood pressure monitoring and screening. This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=12

Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia and related issues, including dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, kidney disease, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, statins, and triglyceride levels. This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=13

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