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How to Succeed in Value-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2021 - Identifying your patients, sorting them by risk, and managing their chronic conditions as a team can help you make the most of value-based care programs

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p25.html

How to Respond to Unreasonable Patient Expectations -- FPM

Dec 1, 2021 - Sometimes, what the patient wants isn’t what the patient needs.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p36.html

How to Correctly Capture Patient Risk for Value-Based Care Programs -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Hierarchical condition categories are key for improving health outcomes and getting accurate reimbursements.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p6.html

Antibiotic Stewardship Throughout the Primary Care Visit: Opportunities for Office ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Engaging office staff will make your practice’s antibiotic stewardship efforts more effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p10.html

Office-Based Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - The goal is not simply to avoid antibiotics but to use them in a judicious manner. Here are 10 steps family physicians, practices, and leaders can take.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p15.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Two visits with the same patient on the same date | Screening for prediabetes | TCM and CCM in the same month | Time spent reviewing screening scores

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p32.html

Put Your Clinical Data to Work With a Registry -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Unlike most EHRs, registries can make patient data accessible and actionable, leading to better outcomes and easier quality reporting.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p21.html

Combatting COVID-19 Information Overload -- FPM

Dec 1, 2021 - In the digital age, patients sometimes have the same access to the latest information as family physicians. But they still need us to filter it for them.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p5.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Sort patients by risk using these three methods | Focus on these four areas for value-based care success | Partner with substance use disorder treatment programs

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p33.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Nov 23, 2021 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Environmental Health and Climate Change - American Family Physician

Nov 23, 2021 - This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on environmental health and climate change, including air pollution, climate change, climate counseling, diet modifications, environmental health, health impacts of climate change, and severe weather ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=121

Academy Advocacy Clearly Visible in 2022 MPFS Final Rule

An AAFP summary of CMS’ 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule reflects several wins for Academy advocacy.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211123mpfssummary.html

AAFP OKs Plan for All U.S. Adults to Get COVID-19 Boosters

The AAFP has approved recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that allow for administration of a single booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in all U.S. adults 18 and older.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211123covidboosters.html

Giving Thanks for Good (and Maybe Better) Progress

The AAFP is pushing Congress to solve the Medicare physician payment dilemma and lobbying to pass the family medicine wins in the Build Back Better Act. Learn more in this In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/itt-mpfs-spending_11-23-21.html

Legislation to Block Clinical Labor Pricing Update Will Hurt Primary Care, Worsen ...

Legislation to Block Clinical Labor Pricing Update Will Hurt Primary Care, Worsen Staffing Shortagese

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/Legislation-to-block-clinical-labor-pricing-update-will-hurt-primary-care-worsen-staffing-shortages.html

Don’t Screen for COPD in Asymptomatic Adults, Says USPSTF

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is welcoming comments on a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening asymptomatic adults for COPD.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211122uspstfcopd.html

Family Physicians Have Their Academy’s Thanks — and Support

In this season of gratitude, AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., thanks family physicians for all they’ve been doing during the pandemic and highlights the Academy’s work to support members.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20211118wfp-thanksgiving.html

FM Mentor Addresses Diversity, Equity With Data

Kendall Campbell, M.D., was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his work on physician workforce diversity and health equity.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211118fdf-campbell.html

2022 Immunization Schedules Updated at November ACIP Meeting

Immunization schedules for children, adolescents and adults, as well as vaccines for hepatitis B, orthopoxviruses and Ebola, were among the topics discussed at this month’s meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211118acip.html

AFP Updates Members on Asthma Management

AFP has published a summary of the federal government’s recent asthma management guideline update, as well as an editorial that explains how the update differs from recommendations released by other organizations.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211118afpasthma.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

AAFP at NAPCRG 2021

The AAFP National Research Network will be sharing study results and updates at this year's NAPCRG Annual Meeting.

Events : AAFP at NAPCRG 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/nrn-napcrg-2021.html

Time to End Predatory Payment Practices, AAFP Tells CMS

In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP called on the agency to rein in health plans’ practice of using third-party vendors, which often charge mandatory extra fees, to process payments to physicians via the electronic funds transfer transaction standard.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211103eftlettercms.html

Change coming for Medicare Advantage COVID-19 vaccine administration claims

Beginning Jan. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will require billing clinicians to submit COVID-19 vaccine administration claims for patients covered by Medicare Advantage plans directly to the plans.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Asthma - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing. This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=3

Headache - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, and treatment of headaches. This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=10

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Nov 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

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - 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

Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on heart failure and related issues, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), cardiomyopathy, cardioverter-defibrillators, congestive heart failure, and diastolic and systolic heart failure. This...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=26

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - 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

Nov 15, 2021 - 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

Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - 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

Cancer - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - 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

Oral and Dental Conditions - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related issues, including temporomandibular disorders, smell and taste disorders, dental infections, and salivary gland disorders. This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=108

Breast Disorders - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features content on breast disorders and related issues, including breast cyst aspiration, breast masses, breast pain, galactorrhea, gynecomastia, and mastitis. This collection features content on breast disorders and related issues, including breast cyst aspiration, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=96

Genetics - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=56

Nutrition - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Nutrition Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on nutrition and related issues, including diets, physical activity, prevention of cardiovascular disease,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=86

Diagnose Flu, COVID-19, RSV or Other Respiratory Infections

Precise diagnosis of flu, COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), or other respiratory infections is especially important today for young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with underlying conditions or compromised immune systems.

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/diagnose-flu-covid19-rsv-or-other-respiratory-infections.html

Pesticide Poisoning and the Role of Family Medicine

Physicians play a key role in preventing and mitigating the health effects of pesticide exposures. The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a sharp increase in the use of antimicrobial pesticides—disinfectants—as infection control measures surge. This upward trend highlighted the ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/pesticide-poisoning-and-the-role-of-family.html

Value-based care: 10 resources for getting started

Value-based care can lead to better patient outcomes and financial rewards. These 10 resources offer a starting point for physicians.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

USPSTF Publishes Draft Recommendations on Vision Problems

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a pair of draft recommendation statements that found insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary open-angle glaucoma or impaired visual acuity in certain populations.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211115uspstfvision.html

Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Makes Significant Investments to ...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Makes Significant Investments to Address Health Inequities

AAFP News : Media Center

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

Get Started in Value-based Care — With AAFP Resources

The November/December FPM takes a deep dive into value-based care and associated payment models, exploring this move away from quantity-focused fee-for-service in three different articles. Other new AAFP resources are also available.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211112vbcresources.html

Webinar Addresses Care for Multiple Chronic Conditions

A Nov. 18 webinar offers family physicians and other clinicians guidance on providing optimal care for patients with multiple chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211111chroniccare.html

In AAFP Win, CMS Reverses Course on MIPS Policy

Representing an advocacy win for AAFP members, CMS will automatically apply the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances exception to the 2021 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance year.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211111mipswin.html

FP Essentials #510 Child Developmental Delays and Disorders | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition includes motor delay; speech and language delay; failure to thrive; autism spectrum disorder.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/510-ed.html

Mandates and Exemptions

A new emergency regulation requires COVID-19 vaccination of eligible staff at health care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Staff must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022. Learn how this applies to family medicine practice.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Major Depressive Disorder Mobile App

Primary care clinicians play an important role in setting care and treatment goals for patients with Major Depressive Disorder. A new research project will support the development of patient- and clinician-informed content for a mobile app and test the app in clinical settings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/major-depressive-disorder-mobile-app.html

Eligibility Requirements Webcast | AAFP Credit System

This webcast from AAFP Credit System will provide CME providers with a breakdown of the new 2022 eligibility requirements.

CME : AAFP Credit System

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

CMS to automatically apply ‘extreme and uncontrollable circumstances’ policy to some ...

The policy will apply to eligible clinicians who are allowed to participate in MIPS as individuals. It will not apply to groups, virtual groups, or alternative payment model entities.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Topic Collections -- FPM

Nov 9, 2021 - FPM editors' choice of best available content for family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=113

Care Management -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Care management activities facilitate coordinated patient care across the health care system, leading to increased patient satisfaction, improved outcomes, and reduced costs through avoidance of unnecessary hospital and emergency department utilization. Care management activities ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=115

Value-Based Care and Payment -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=105

Billing & Claims -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of billing, claims, collections, and other ways to maximize revenue -- from reducing denials to implementing patient payment policies. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of billing, ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=50

Access to Care -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Providing good care doesn't count for much if patients can't access your care easily. This article collection features popular FPM content on issues in improving access to care, from advanced-access scheduling to after-hours call. Providing good care doesn't count for much if patients ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=48

Residents and New Physicians -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - If you're just getting started in practice and need help with the basics -- from coding to negotiating a contract -- check out the following FPM resources: If you're just getting started in practice and need help with the basics -- from coding to negotiating a contract -- check out the ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=95

Virtual Visits -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Virtual Visits Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Categories Virtual Visits Virtual Visits During COVID-19 Other Resources Last Update: 11/09/2021 Virtual Visits 06/01/2020 Managing a Telephone Encounter: Five Tips...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=116

Medicare -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Medicare Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Are you up to date with the latest Medicare rules that affect your patient care? This article collection features popular FPM content on this topic. Categories Medicare Participation...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=102

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 up to 33.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

WPSI Accepting Public Comments on New Draft Recommendations

New draft recommendations on contraception and HIV infection from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative have been posted on the organization’s website; the deadline for the public to submit comments is Nov. 24.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211109wpsi.html

Cigna changes policy on paying for an E/M visit with cerumen removal

Starting Nov. 14, Cigna will deny office visit evaluation and management (E/M) services as not separately payable when billed with the removal of impacted cerumen if the removal is the sole reason for the visit.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A First Look at November’s Big Rules

AAFP advocacy is clearly reflected in the 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule and in other newly issued regulations, Stephanie Quinn, AAFP senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy, writes in the In the Trenches blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20211109itt-mpfs.html

FP Researcher Elected to National Academy of Medicine

More than two decades of partnering with Indigenous populations in community-engaged research has earned Alexandra Adams, M.D., Ph.D., election to the National Academy of Medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211108fdfadams.html

AAFP Pledges Support for Equity in Health Tech Tools

The AAFP has joined 40 other health care and advocacy organizations, health technology firms, and other stakeholder groups in committing to a prescribed set of principles that aim to ensure digital health technologies support diversity and promote equity.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211108digitaltechpledge.html

Survey Measures COVID-19’s Impact on Vaccine Confidence

Results of a recent survey found that while confidence in vaccines has increased for some people since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has decreased in others.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211105vaccsurvey.html

CGHI New Physician

Help plan the AAFP Global Health Summit, take the lead in preparing and facilitating the Global Health Networking Meeting at the National Conference, and participate in Polaris-related activities. Receive mentoring from established leaders in global health.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health/cghi-new-physician.html

New OSHA and CMS rules outline vaccination requirements for health care workers

The Biden Administration released details about COVID-19 vaccine rules for businesses with 100 or more employees and certain health facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Medicare finalizes physician fee schedule for 2022

CMS is repricing clinical labor in a way that will benefit evaluation and management and other services.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/medicare2022_fee_schedule.html

Stream Skin Conditions Conference | AAFP CME

Register for this Jan. 26-29 virtual course and effectively diagnosis and treat skin conditions and diseases. Earn 25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

New Behavioral Health Resources Now Available

The Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative this month published an enhanced and updated version of its BHI Compendium, which is supplemented by a series of practice guides and related materials.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211103bhitools.html

AAFP Signs Off on Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

After expedited review of the evidence, the AAFP has approved a recommendation from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to allow for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211103covidvaccchildren.html

2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Represents Step Toward Prioritizing Primary Care, ...

2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Represents Step Toward Prioritizing Primary Care, Family Medicine

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/2022-Medicare-Physician-Fee-Schedule.html

Musculoskeletal Medicine Online Course | AAFP CME

Register for this Feb 16-19 virtual CME course focused on range of motion, stability, and other musculoskeletal treatments. Earn AAFP and AOA credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/musculoskeletal-medicine-livestream.html

AAFP Applauds FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages ...

AAFP Applauds FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/covid-19-vaccines-children.html

Report: Overhaul Transition From Med School to Residency

A recent report called for a comprehensive overhaul of the process that transitions medical students to residency training. The AAFP already is taking steps that address many of the recommendations.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211102ugrcrecs.html

Women's Health Online CME Course | AAFP

Enhance your ability to develop evaluation and treatment plans for every woman you treat, at every stage of her life with this AAFP online CME course. Earn 21 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

In AAFP Win, HHS Moves to Repeal SUNSET Rule

In a win for the Academy’s advocacy, HHS has proposed to withdraw a rule that would have added unnecessary administrative complexity without clear benefit.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211101sunsetrule.html

COVID-19 vaccination guidelines

To keep up with the changing requirements related to COVID-19 vaccines — including boosters, coding, and vaccines for kids — practice staff can use the following tables as a quick reference guide.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/covid19-vaccine-guidelines.html

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening for Eating Disorders

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation and draft evidence review that found insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for eating disorders.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211029uspstfeating.html

Provisions in President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework Support Family Physicians, ...

Provisions in President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework Support Family Physicians, Primary Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/provisions-in-president-bidens-build-back-better-framework-support-family-physicians-primary-care.html

Social Determinants Grab Spotlight in New Obesity Report

The latest findings of an annual obesity report shed new light on how social determinants of health and COVID-19 have contributed to the obesity crisis in the United States.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211028stateofobesity.html

COVID-19 Vaccine Use in Children Conversation | AAFP

Join us for a virtual conversation addressing the use of COVID-19 vaccines in children, November 3 from 7-8 pm CST.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Global Health Summit Conference | AAFP

Network and learn with global health advocates at the AAFP's Global Health Summit conference.

Events : Global Health Summit

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

AAMC Honors FP Mentor With National Award

More than two decades after she first experienced it as a student, Natalie Rodriguez, M.D., remains dedicated to the patients and students at the University of California-San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211026fdf-rodriguez.html

HHS Loan Repayment Grants Answer Academy’s Workforce Push

Following AAFP advocacy, HHS has announced $100 million of funding for state loan repayment programs to support primary care practices in underserved communities.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211026slrp.html

Three AAFP Presidents, One Message: Stabilize Primary Care

Three AAFP presidents this week call on Congress to stabilize primary care. Stephanie Quinn, AAFP senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy, details their agenda in the In the Trenches Blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20211026itt-hillmeetings.html

Family Physicians Urge Policymakers to Focus on Mental Health Care for Children, Families

Family Physicians Urge Policymakers to Focus on Mental Health Care for Children, Families

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-mental-health-care-children-families.html

State Legislative Conference | AAFP

Learn about issues influencing health care and how to effect change at the AAFP's State Legislative Conference.

Events : State Legislative Conference (SLC)

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

AAFP Approves Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Plan From FDA, CDC

The FDA, CDC and AAFP have approved recommendations that will expand the use of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for tens of millions of Americans.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211025covidboosters.html

Maintaining Empathy in Vaccine Discussions Is Key

Talking with patients about the COVID-19 vaccines has been challenging for many family physicians. In this Fresh Perspectives post, Tate Hinkle, M.D., M.P.H., shares some of his own experiences and reminds members why it’s important to keep having these conversations.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20211025fp-empathy.html

Children and Adolescents

It is anticipated that a vaccine will be authorized for children aged 5-11 very soon. In preparation, the AAFP is working with the White House, HHS, and the CDC to provide information and resources to assist family physicians and their patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Booster Dose Table

The CDC recommended that all three COVID-19 vaccines can be used as booster doses in eligible populations. These individuals can receive a different vaccine than the one they first received. This table compares booster options.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

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

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