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Taking Team-Based Care to the Next Level -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - The need to delegate tasks to other members of the health care team has never been more urgent. Here’s how to move toward advanced team-based care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p25.html

Don't Leave Me! Strategies for Medical Staff Retention -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - These strategies for recruiting and retaining staff can help medical practices survive the Great Resignation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p5.html

Advance Care Planning: Using the Health Care Team to Make Hard Conversations Easier -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - Your office staff can help normalize conversations with patients about critical care options.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p10.html

Navigating the Hazards of Social Media -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - Physicians face unique challenges and scrutiny when using social media, but certain safeguards can help limit risk.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p15.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2022 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - Reporting split/shared services | Nurse visits for newborns | Removing sutures placed by another physician

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p33.html

Measuring What Matters in Primary Care: Implementing the Person-Centered Primary Care ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - Learn how family physicians are using the person-centered primary care measure and get tips for how to implement it in your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/oa1.html

Creating a Positive Clinic Culture -- FPM

Jun 1, 2022 - Making your clinic a place where people want to work has never been more important.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p4.html

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2022 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - Use performance-based bonuses for staff | Have staff help with advance care planning | Ease discontent on your team with this four-step process

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p34.html

Food Is Medicine: Four Lessons From Incorporating Cooking Classes Into Practice -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - This unconventional intervention can improve patients’ quality of life.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p40.html

Improving Adult Immunization Rates Within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - Part one of this two-part supplement series highlights QI processes to reduce vaccine disparities, identifies recommended adult vaccines, and discusses their importance among racial and ethnic minority communities.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p21.html

Ambient Clinical Intelligence Reduces Administrative Burden

After battling the COVID-19 pandemic and tackling many challenges that have come along with it, it’s no surprise that 98% of clinicians say they’ve experienced feelings of burnout. Digital capabilities can’t relieve all those challenges. But by applying AI and ambient technology ...

About AAFP : Engage with the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/ambient-clinical-intelligence-reduces-administrative-burden.html

Patient Counseling and IUDs (Intrauterine Devices)

The CDC and Office of Population Affairs recommend that clinicians counsel patients on all their options, including IUDs and implants, if medically appropriate. To learn more about who is an appropriate candidate for Bayer’s IUDs, consider attending an upcoming training program that ...

About AAFP : Engage with the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/patient-counseling-and-iuds.html

FP Essentials #516 Gastrointestinal Conditions | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

This edition includes occult GI bleeding; colorectal cancer screening and prevention; IBD; and malabsorption syndromes.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/516-ed.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - 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

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand). This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=17

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=25

Sexually Transmitted Infections - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, and syphilis. This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=23

Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on the care of special populations and related issues, including ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons; homeless and uninsured persons; and mentally retarded persons. This collection features AFP content on the care of ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=45

Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=16

Seizure Disorders - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic medications, epilepsy, febrile seizures, nonepileptic seizures, seizures in the elderly, and status epilepticus. This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=80

Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease. This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=15

Immunizations (excluding Influenza) - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on child and adult immunizations (excluding influenza) and related issues, including travel immunizations and specific immunizations (hepatitis A and B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, meningococcus, pertussis, pneumococcus, rotavirus, smallpox,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=63

Cancer - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=31

COVID-19 - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - 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

Substance Use Disorders - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Substance Use Disorders Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on substance use disorders and related issues, including addiction, drug dependence, and urine drug...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=27

COVID-19: Managing Effects CME Series | AAFP

Learn best practices to help family physicians treat the short-and-long term effects of COVID-19. Earn up to 7 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/managing-effects-patients-communities.html

New Maternal Mental Health Hotline Launches

A new national hotline offers 24/7 help to new and expecting mothers who are experiencing mental health challenges; an AAFP commission chair explains what it means for family physicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/maternal-mental-health-hotline.html

Delegates, AAFP Leaders Show Advocacy Alignment at Town Hall

Behavioral health integration, telehealth flexibility and administrative simplification were among the topics members asked AAFP leaders to talk about at the Town Hall.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2022-leadership-conference-town-hall.html

Substance Use Disorder Education for Students and Residents

AAFP Policy on Substance Use Disorder Education for Students and Residents

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/substance-disorder-education.html

Webinar Addresses Mental Health and COVID-19

An upcoming webinar will help family physicians and other clinicians better understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of patients and care teams, along with solutions to address these issues.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/shadow-pandemic-webinar.html

HHS, USDA Seek Comment on Dietary Guidelines Questions

May 16 is the deadline to submit comments in the first of several rounds of input for the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/2022-dietary-guidelines-comments.html

USPSTF Recommends Against Hormone Therapy for Most Patients

The U.S. Preventive Task Force is inviting comments on a draft recommendation and draft evidence review on the use of hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions in postmenopausal patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/2022-draft-menopause-hormone-therapy.html

Coding clarification: coding for wound care

Selecting the proper code for wound care services requires an understanding of wound care techniques and the code descriptors and guidelines found in CPT.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/wound-care-coding-clarification.html

Spreading the Word About Direct Primary Care

When her employer gave her a take-it-or-leave-it ultimatum, Maryal Concepcion, M.D., left and became a vocal advocate for direct primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-maryal-concepcion.html

USPSTF Updates Recommendation on Aspirin to Prevent CVD

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the question of whether to start low-dose aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults ages 40 to 59 years with a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk should be an individual decision.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/uspstf-aspirin-cvd.html

FPM

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

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm.html

NCCL Business Documents | AAFP

Learn more about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders business documents including agendas and reports.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl/business.html

More news on late reporting for the Provider Relief Fund

Physicians who requested late reporting for Period 1 of the Provider Relief Fund will hear from HRSA by May 9 and, if approved, will have until May 23 to submit their report. For Reporting Period 2, late reporting requests can be submitted now through May 13.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/provider-relief-fund-late-reporting.html

About NCCL | AAFP

Learn about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) taking place May 9-11, 2023, in Kansas City, MO.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl/about.html

National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) | AAFP

Learn about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) May 9-11, 2023 in Kansas City, MO.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl.html

COVID-19 vaccine CPT codes just keep coming

The AMA has assigned provisional CPT codes for COVID-19 booster candidates from Pfizer (proposed for use in children ages 5 to 11) and Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline (proposed for use in persons ages 18 and older).

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/more-covid-19-vaccine-cpt-codes.html

Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF) | AAFP

Learn about AAFP's Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF) conference May 9-11, 2023 in Kansas City, MO.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf.html

Long COVID CME Course Coming May 11

The Academy is offering a free, blended CME activity on long COVID that will allow learners to earn up to 10 AAFP Prescribed credits.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/long-covid-cme-course.html

USPSTF Recommends Screening Some Youth for Anxiety, Depression

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is inviting comments on draft statements that recommend screening for anxiety and major depressive disorder in some children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/uspstf-anxiety-depression-suicide.html

2022 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates who attended the recent National Conference of Constituency Leaders elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2022-nccl-election.html

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit | AAFP

Fight for family medicine in the nation's capitol at the AAFP's Family Medicine Advocacy Summit May 22-24, 2022.

Events : Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmas.html

Activity Audits

Learn about the AAFP's CME Credit System audit process.

CME : AAFP Credit System

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

Rural Mentors, National Conference Solidified Her Specialty Choice

Student chair Morgan Weiler is eager for peers to experience the excitement of National Conference when it returns to an in-person format this summer.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-morgan-weiler.html

AAFP Calls for Post-PHE Medicaid Access, Payment, Simplification

In a recent letter, the Academy provided CMS with detailed guidance on ensuring Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to timely and comprehensive care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/medicaid-access-rfi.html

AAFP Leadership Conference

Learn about the AAFP Leadership Conference, May 9-11, 2023 in Kansas City, MO. It's a true leadership experience.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl.html

Constipation in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Constipation in children is usually functional constipation without an organic cause. Organic causes of constipation in children, which include Hirschsprung disease, cystic fibrosis, and spinal cord abnormalities, commonly present with red flag signs and symptoms. A history and physical...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p469.html

Tendinopathies of the Foot and Ankle - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Tendinopathies of the foot and ankle, including posterior tibial, peroneal, and tibialis anterior, are commonly overlooked by primary care physicians. The posterior tibial tendon is the main dynamic stabilizing muscle of the medial longitudinal arch. Patients who have posterior tibial ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p479.html

Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment Principles, and Screening - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women in the United States; however, it remains the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and worldwide. The most common but nonspecific symptom of lung cancer is cough. Associated symptoms, including ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p487.html

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Updates From the 2021 CDC Guidelines - American Family... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are increasing for most nationally notifiable disease categories in the United States. The 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STI guidelines provide several updated, evidence-based testing and treatment recommendations. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p514.html

Evaluation After a First Seizure in Adults - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Seizures are transient signs and symptoms of abnormal, excessive, or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Up to 10% of adults have a seizure during their lifetime, with increasing incidence in people older than 55 years. One-third of people have a recurrent seizure within one ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p507.html

Child Abuse: Approach and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Child maltreatment is a devastating type of adverse childhood experience that encompasses neglect and emotional, physical, and sexual abuse (including sex trafficking). Adverse childhood experiences are exposures to maltreatment or household dysfunction during crucial developmental ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p521.html

Psoriasis: Update on Topical Therapy From the American Academy of Dermatology - ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - The American Academy of Dermatology and National Psoriasis Foundation updated their recommendations on topical therapies for patients with mild to moderate psoriasis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p558.html

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Updated Guideline From the CDC - Practice Guidelines -... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated recommendations for management of sexually transmitted infections.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p553.html

Reduced Dietary Salt for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease - Cochrane for Clinicians... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), reducing dietary salt intake by approximately 4.2 g per day lowers mean systolic blood pressure by 6.9 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by 3.9 mm Hg compared with patients on a higher salt diet. In patients with CKD who do not have ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p466.html

Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir Reduces Risk of Hospitalization in At-Risk Outpatients - POEMs -... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir significantly reduces the likelihood of hospitalization or death in unvaccinated adults with confirmed COVID-19 who are at risk of a more severe course of disease.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/od1.html

Kinesiology Taping for Rotator Cuff Disease - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Kinesiology taping for adults with rotator cuff disease has little to no benefit compared with sham taping or conservative (i.e., nonsurgical) therapy.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p467.html

MyProstateScore for Predicting High-Grade Prostate Cancer - Diagnostic Tests: What ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - MyProstateScore (MPS; also referred to as Michigan Prostate Score) is a promising tool for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer and has been validated for determining the necessity of a prostate biopsy in select individuals. It has not been studied as a prostate ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p542.html

A Diffuse Nodular Eruption - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - A 40-year-old man presented with erythematous, raised, painful nodules across his trunk, back, arms, and legs and unintended weight loss.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p547.html

Jammed Finger in High School Football Player - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - A 16-year-old football player presented after a game with pain and deformity of his left ring finger.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p549.html

Diabetes, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Periodontal Disease, Light Therapy, and More - AFP ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p462.html

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Aspirin Plus Clopidogrel for 30 Days Is the Best Option ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - For patients with minor stroke or transient ischemic attack, dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin plus clopidogrel for up to 30 days reduces the likelihood of subsequent stroke more than aspirin monotherapy, with a small increase in the risk of major hemorrhage. A longer duration of ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/od3.html

Physical Activity and the Health of Wheelchair Users - Implementing AHRQ Effective ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - What are the benefits of physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury who use or are at risk of using wheelchairs?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p534.html

Ibuprofen, Ketorolac, and Diclofenac Are Equivalent for the Treatment of Acute, ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - This study found no differences among ibuprofen, ketorolac, and diclofenac in the primary outcome of overall clinical improvement at five days in adults presenting to the emergency department with acute, nonradicular low back pain. Some of the secondary outcomes favored ketorolac, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/od2.html

Does Performing Dating Ultrasonography Before a First-Trimester Uterine Evacuation ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Routine use of ultrasonography before a first-trimester abortion is not necessary. In patients seeking medical or surgical abortion in the first trimester, date of the last menstrual period (LMP) alone can appropriately determine gestational age for treatment (before 63 to 90 days' ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p540.html

The Case for Supervised Injection Sites in the United States - Editorials - American ...

May 1, 2022 - As the opioid epidemic continues, a movement advocating for medically supervised injection sites in U.S. cities is growing. Family physicians should be knowledgeable about their potential impacts.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p454.html

Credentialing Family Physicians Who Provide Maternity Care - Editorials - American ...

May 1, 2022 - Without national standards of credentialing based on competency, family physicians who provide obstetric care may struggle to obtain hospital privileges.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p456.html

Vaccination Disagreement Between Parents - Curbside Consultation - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - In addressing this case, it is important to note that the dissenting parent (the mother) has not informed the family physician that she adamantly opposes giving the vaccine; this opposition would provide explicit proscription. Importantly, in a legal context, a parent (the father) who ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p544.html

Amoxicillin for Children With CAP: Low-Dose for Three Days Is Noninferior to High-Dose ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - In children with community-acquired pneumonia who are discharged from an emergency department or inpatient setting within 48 hours, a lower dose of oral amoxicillin is noninferior to a higher dose, and three days of treatment is noninferior to seven days in reducing the need for ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/od4.html

USPSTF Recommendations for the Management of Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk ...

May 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> May 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor USPSTF Recommendations for the Management of Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Am Fam Physician. 2022 May ;105(5):online. Original Article: Key Recommendations on Managing Dyslipidemia for...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/ol2.html

Upright Walkers as Mobility Assistive Devices for Older Adults - Letters to the Editor ...

May 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> May 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor Upright Walkers as Mobility Assistive Devices for Older Adults Am Fam Physician. 2022 May ;105(5):online. Original Article: Mobility Assistive Device Use in Older Adults Issue Date: June 15, 2021 Available...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/ol1.html

Seizures in Adults: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> May 01, 2022 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p507-s1.html

Lung Cancer - American Family Physician

May 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> May 01, 2022 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p487-s1.html

FPs Honored at National Minority Quality Forum Summit

Two family physicians were among those honored with the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health award at the organization’s annual health disparities summit.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2022-40-under-40.html

Medicare now pays physician practices to provide OTC COVID-19 tests

Patients with Medicare Part B coverage, including those enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, can get up to eight tests per calendar month for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/medicare-covid-tests.html

We're Integrating DEI Across Our Work

AAFP Board Chair Ada Stewart, M.D., takes over the Word From the President Blog to share good news about next steps in the Academy’s ongoing work to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/word-president-dei-next-steps.html

New Survey Examines Effects of SDOH on Doctors, Patients

Results from a survey of more than 1,500 physicians provides new details on the relationship between social determinants of health, patient health, physician practices and physician well-being.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/social-determinants-health-survey.html

Calling for Care: Telehealth Benefits Women and the Planet

Telehealth has been a priceless gift for family physicians during the pandemic and should be expanded, write Bhargavi Chekuri, M.D., and Meredith Milligan, M.D.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/guest-editorial-telehealth-expansion.html

Overcoming Barriers at the Intersection of Faith and Health Care

Yogesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H. C.M.P., of Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, a 2021-2022 AAFP Health Equity Fellow, outlines his plan for improving health equity by increasing collaboration between health care communities and faith-based communities.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/health-care-faith-collaboration.html

Use of Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

AAFP Policy on Use of Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/use-of-face-masks-during-the-covid-19-pandemic---.html

New STFM Podcast Tackles Implicit Bias, Microaggressions

A conversation with Academy staff on latest edition of the STFM Underrepresented in Medicine Journey to Academic Medicine podcast addresses implicit bias, microaggressions and related topics.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/implicit-bias-microaggressions-podcast.html

Moderna COVID-19 booster: codes for new dose option

There are new codes for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine booster after the FDA amended the shot’s emergency use authorization. The previous booster dose can still be used and reported.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/moderna-covid-booster.html

Practice Hacks Offer Simple Ways to Resolve Complex Issues

As host of the AAFP’s Family Medicine Practice Hacks, a video series that tackles a wide range of practice issues, Jennifer Bacani McKenney, M.D., FAAFP, shares three lessons from the Practice Hacks videos.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/jbm-practice-hacks-cb.html

Program Director Receives ACGME Accolade

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently recognized program director Nikhil Hemady, M.D., for his efforts to train residents in an underserved area.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-nikhil-hemady.html

AAFP Member Advantage

The AAFP's Member Advantage program offers discounts on various products and services for AAFP members.

Membership : Member Benefits

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

CMS will reweight MIPS cost category for all clinicians

The agency said the reweighting is in response to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/mips-category-reweight.html

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Apr 22, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Apr 22, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_194

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Apr 22, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_686

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Apr 22, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_195

Patient Surveys/Questionnaires -- FPM Toolbox

Apr 22, 2022 - Download sample patient satisfaction surveys and other questionnaires.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Patient Surveys/Questionnaires

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=23

Care Management -- FPM Toolbox

Apr 22, 2022 - Download tools to help you manage patient care tasks, from agenda-setting to controlled substance refills.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Care Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=2

Patient Handouts -- FPM Toolbox

Apr 22, 2022 - Download patient tools such as food and exercise diaries, a chronic pain medication agreement, and a new patient welcome letter.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Patient Handouts

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=22

PerformanceNavigator Sept 2022 Workshop | AAFP PICME

Register for Sept 8-10 CME workshop in Minneapolis to help satisfy your Family Medicine Certification's PI and Self-Assessment activities.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/performancenavigator/fall-workshop.html

Access Your Wallet Card and Letter of Participation

Learn how to access your wallet card and letter of participation for completion of an ALSO Provider and Instructor course.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/access-card-and-letter.html

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