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Direct Primary Care -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 18, 2014 - Some physicians are breaking ties with insurance companies and offering a direct-pay or cash-only approach to primary care services. This topic collection highlights several practices that have had success with variations of this model. Some physicians are breaking ties with insurance ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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Direct Primary Care (DPC)

The AAFP supports a physician's choice to provide health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the DPC practice setting.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/dpc.html

AAFP Survey Reveals DPC Trends

As we prepare for the annual Direct Primary Care Summit, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results of the AAFP's recent survey related to DPC.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180619ITT_DPC.html

In Defense of Direct Primary Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p12.html

Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p10.html

Considering direct primary care? Here are five tips to get started -- FPM

Interest in DPC was growing even before the pandemic took a chunk out of fee-for-service revenues. If you’re among those interested in the model, here are five tips for making the switch.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: DPC Overview

Direct primary care (DPC) is a payment model that has grown, in large part, from the discipline of family medicine. The model is an alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing. This activity provides an overview of the direct primary care model and key characteristics of the model.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-overview.html

Direct Primary Care Toolkit Starter Pack

A well-written business plan for your direct primary care (DPC) practice is one of the most important steps to position your new business for success. This course will help you determine the initial steps to establish and launch a new DPC practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-starter-pack.html

Direct Primary Care Regulatory and Legal Impacts Toolkit

The direct primary care (DPC) model is an attractive option for family physicians who want to practice comprehensive, patient-centered family medicine. However, there are several significant regulatory and legal requirements you need to be aware of when practicing in a DPC model.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-regulatory-legal-impacts.html

Direct Primary Care Business Planning Toolkit

A well-written business plan for your direct primary care (DPC) practice is one of the most important steps to position your new business for success. This course will help you determine the initial steps to establish and launch a new DPC practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-business-planning.html

Direct Primary Care Marketing and Patient Engagement Toolkit

The direct primary care (DPC) model has significant benefits for both the physician and the patient. It is important to effectively and clearly explain the value you are providing. Having an effective marketing strategy will be a key to your success.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-marketing-patient-engagement.html

DPC Toolkit

The AAFP DPC Toolkit is designed to help you evaluate and plan for your conversion or start-up to a direct primary care practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/toolkit.html

Direct Primary Care Doc Sets Record Straight

Direct Primary Care Doc Sets Record Straight

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/direct_primary_care_doc_sets.html

Direct Primary Care Is a Sensible Workforce Solution

John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., writes that contrary to misconceptions, the direct primary care model is an ideal strategy to ensure our nation has a robust family medicine physician workforce in the long run.

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

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

Questions About DPC? FMX Sessions Offer Answers

Questions About DPC? FMX Sessions Offer Answers

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/questions_about_dpc_fmx_sessions.html

Direct Primary Care Model Poised for Rapid Growth

Direct Primary Care Model Poised for Rapid Growth

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/direct_primary_care_model_poised.html

Direct Primary Care

Read the AAFP's policy statement on direct primary care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/direct-primary-care.html

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Direct Primary Care: A Snapshot

Direct primary care family physician Allison Edwards, M.D., reflects in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on insights from the AAFP's DPC Data Brief and offers a path for the movement to grow thoughtfully.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190820fp-dpcsnapshot.html

House Calls - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - The demand for house calls is increasing because of the aging U.S. population, an increase in patients who are homebound, and the acknowledgment of the value of house calls by the public and health care industry. Literature from current U.S. home-based primary care programs describes ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p211.html

DPC Was His Solution for Affordable, Full-scope Care

Nicholas Tomsen, M.D., was determined to use the full scope of his training, including obstetrics. He's doing it all in direct primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200629fdf-tomsen.html

Data in (Direct) Primary Care: Striking the Right Balance

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., writes that the health care system has done a poor job of measuring quality overall, but says that direct primary care can start over with a blank slate.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190624fp-dpcmeasures.html

Beat the Clock: Why I Chose Direct Primary Care

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that the limitations of the 12-minute patient visits she experienced as a resident inspired her to start her own direct primary care practice.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190115fp-whydpc.html

AAFP Showing Strong Support for DPC

The direct primary care model (DPC) is a patient-centered model that eliminates much of the administrative burden associated with modern primary care practice. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights how the Academy is supporting ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/frequently_asked_questions_and_answers.html

Academy Praises Bill Lowering Direct Primary Care Barrier

The Academy recently applauded legislation that would revise the federal tax code to allow health savings account funds to be applied to direct primary care fees.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190826pceact.html

Building a Direct Primary Care Practice

After more than eight years in the fee-for-service world, Jeffrey Gold, M.D., needed a change. He found a model that "makes sense" in direct primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180709fdf-gold.html

DPC Doc Shares Vision in State Leadership Role

Molly Rutherford, M.D., M.P.H., combined addiction medicine and direct primary care in one practice. Now Rutherford, the Kentucky AFP's Board chair, is letting others know her model works.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190923fdf-rutherford.html

Outpatient Management of COVID-19: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2020 - Common presenting symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 include fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. However, patients may have a wide range of symptoms representing a spectrum of mild to severe illness. Symptoms in children tend to be milder and may include fever, cough, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1015/p478.html

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p29.html

Direct Primary Care

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Practice Transformation: Taking the Direct Primary Care Route -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - This practice cured its insurance headaches by switching to a cash-only payment model and charging annual retainer fees.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p10.html

End-of-Life Care: Managing Common Symptoms - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2017 - Physicians should be proficient at managing symptoms as patients progress through the dying process. When possible, proactive regimens that prevent symptoms should be used, because it is generally easier to prevent than to treat an acute symptom. As swallowing function diminishes, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p356.html

Topic Collections -- FPM

Nov 11, 2020 - FPM editors' choice of best available content for family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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I'm Standing Up for Direct Primary Care

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., knows legislators won't significantly improve our health care system on their own. Success requires persistent grassroots advocacy, and family physicians need to be a part of that.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/i_m_standing_up_for.html

Childhood Bullying: Implications for Physicians - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Childhood bullying is common and can lead to serious adverse physical and mental health effects for both the victim and the bully. In teenagers, risk factors for becoming a victim of bullying include being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; having a disability or medical condition ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p187.html

Solo Practice: Can It Survive? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - The environment is tougher than ever. Proactive revenue management and direct pay models provide opportunities for small practices

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p4.html

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AAFP Position American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports physician and patient choice to provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. The DPC model is consistent...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/BKG-DPC.pdf

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

...medical care arrangements including direct primary care arrangements, as published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the June 10, 2020 Federal Register. The IRS proposed rule would treat expenses related to direct primary care (DPC) arrangements as eligible medical expenses...

Advocacy

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

Take Note of Growing Demand for Subscription Services

Consumer Reports recently advised consumers that direct primary care could save them money and improve their care. Allison Edwards, M.D., makes the case for the subscription model in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190222fp-subscriptioncare.html

Health Care Debates Don't Have to Be Heated

Politicians discussing health care policy could take a lesson from a couple of family physicians who recently debated the merits of the direct primary care model without resorting to insults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170829fp-debate.html

Rural Locums Provide Balance for Urban Doc

Mixing rural locum tenens shifts with her urban direct primary care practice keeps Allison Edwards, M.D., balanced and allows her to work at the full breadth of her training.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180806fp-locums.html

It Started With One Question: What Is High-value Care?

Health policy wonk Kyle Leggott, M.D., and direct primary care physician Allison Edwards, M.D., debate the flaws and potential fixes of our health care system in this wide-ranging QandA.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191008fp-highvaluecare.html

AAFP Offers Senate Suggestions for Improved Primary Care

The AAFP recently advised a Senate committee to support work on advanced primary care, social determinants of health, direct primary care and CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181210senatetestimony.html

FP Is Taking a Direct Approach to Making Things Better

Allison Edwards, M.D., isn't shy about sharing her opinion when things need improvement. At two upcoming AAFP events, she'll share her perspective as a direct primary care practice owner.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190415fdf-edwards.html

CMS Considers New Direct Provider Contracting Model

The AAFP took advantage of CMS' request for information on a proposed new payment model to highlight the benefits of direct primary care and the Academy's own alternative payment model.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180611dpcrfi.html

Would Medicare for All Be the Most Beneficial Health Care System for Family Physicians ...

Oct 1, 2020 - Expansion of Medicare or private insurance would not address the deeper problems in our health care system.

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001/p392.html

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care

...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Kauffman is the founder of Hickory Medical Direct Primary Care in Bellefontaine,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/fpm20200700p29.pdf

Understanding Value-Based Payment: A Primer for Family Physicians -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Public and private payers are transitioning away from fee-for-service and emphasizing value-based payment models. This supplement from the American Academy of Family Physicians describes what you need to know about the transition and how it may affect you and your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p25.html

Ten Tips for Cultivating Patience During Uncertain Times -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - It’s easy to feel impatient with ourselves and others these days. But research suggests impatience can be bad for our health. Here’s a better way to respond.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p43.html

Career Options -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 22, 2010 - Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many flavors as there are family physicians. This collection of articles is designed to display a variety of flavors of practice and give you a ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Do you have the right number of patients on your panel? Here’s a process and a spreadsheet for calculating and adjusting your panel based on actual patient behavior.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p23.html

Primary Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - There are approximately 300,000 survivors of childhood cancer in the United States, and most of them receive their medical care from primary care physicians. Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at considerable risk of long-term morbidity and mortality beyond the recurrence of their ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1250.html

Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p42.html

Practical Strategies to Achieve Your Health Policy Goals -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - As a physician, you can have a powerful voice in bringing about change in your community. Here’s how to go about it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p20.html

How to Excel at Access -- and Why It Matters -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Patients do better and cost less when they have ready access to primary care, but could your practice be thinking about access all wrong?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p27.html

Technology Tools and Trends for Better Patient Care: Beyond the EHR -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - From remote monitoring of chronic diseases to virtual assistants in the exam room, technology will improve practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p28.html

The State of Family Medicine: 2017 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - With tremendous change taking place in health care, the mood among family physicians is anxious, but there are reasons to be hopeful.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p26.html

Beating the Prior Authorization Blues -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Getting insurer approval for treatment can take hours out of your week. Here are some ways to reduce the pain.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p15.html

The Unexpected Challenge of Motivational Interviewing -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Successful use requires us to change our thinking about ourselves.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p9.html

Employment Contracts for Family Physicians in an Evolving Market -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - A review of the broad market trends can help you evaluate the specifics of your contract.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p28.html

Making Decisions with Families at the End of Life - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - Because advance directives are not yet the norm, end-of-life decisions for patients without medical decision-making capacity are made regularly within discussions between the patient's physician and family. Communication and decision making in these situations require a complex ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0815/p719.html

Physicians Making Eye Contact with Patients Is Important - Letters to the Editor - ...

Sep 15, 2016 - ...doctors, all of whom talk to me over their shoulders while tapping computer keys or stand behind the protection of a scribe. Only my direct primary care physician sits and looks me in the eye when we are talking. ROBERT B. TAYLOR, MD, FAAFP Portland, Ore. E-mail: taylorr@ohsu.edu...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p418a.html

Answers to Your Questions About Chronic Care Management -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - From what constitutes 24/7 access to how to document the 20 minutes of required monthly services, we fill in the blanks about this new Medicare benefit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p7.html

The Physician Employment Trend: What You Need to Know -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - How will the emerging trend take shape? Is it good for medicine - for doctors? And will there still be a place for independent physicians?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p11.html

ICD-10 Coding for the Undiagnosed Problem -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - To find the correct code for a symptom, sign, or test result, pay close attention to ICD-10's exclusion, code-first, and inclusion notes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p17.html

A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p5.html

Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Many of the infections result from asymptomatic cervical shedding of virus after a primary episode of genital HSV in the third trimester. Antibodies to HSV-2 have been detected in approximately 20 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1138.html

Practice Transformation: Lessons From a Safety Net Clinic -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Health system serving uninsured and needy patients improves efficiency and outcomes through medical home initiatives.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/oa1.html

Physicians Assemble: Integrating Small Groups to Preserve Independent Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - In the face of industry consolidation and employment, small practices are joining forces to control their own destinies and remain competitive.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p12.html

Practice Transformation: Running Your Business Like a Business -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - This medical practice uses technology and automaker-inspired productivity steps to modernize and rapidly grow its business.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p18.html

The Illogical Cost of Care: Why Do We Stand for It?

Allison Edwards, M.D., and colleagues banded together to erase more than $1 million of patients' medical debt. But for others, cost and lack of transparency lead to financial crisis. Learn more in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180821fp-carecost.html

Part I: Sharing Our Legislative, Regulatory Priorities for 2018

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the AAFP's priorities for 2018 regarding payment reform and practice transformation.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180206ITT_Priorities.html

No Margin, No Mission: Better Physician Pay = Better Patient Care

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines six areas of focus where the Academy's advocacy work is aimed at improving payment for primary care.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190108itt-betterpayment.html

High-deductible Plans Shouldn't Endanger Continuity of Care

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin addresses the need for continuity of care among patients with high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181218itt-hdhp.html

Physician Leaders Can't Wait for Squeaks to Turn Into Clunks

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that the AAFP must listen to its members' urgent concerns while also pursuing the long-term needs of family medicine.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190102lv-listening.html

Celebrating Disruptive Innovators in Primary Care

In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin spotlights four family physician leaders who found innovative ways to improve care.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190806itt-disrupters.html

Reflections on a Decade of Change

Positive and sometimes negative, the 2010s saw massive shifts in health policy. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks back at the issues he thinks made the biggest impact.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191210itt-lookback.html

Why We Need More Physician Entrepreneurs

In an era of increasing physician employment, Allison Edwards, M.D., explains why she chose to open her own practice and why she thinks others should, too.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181030fp-entrepreneurs.html

Snorkeling or Paralysis: An FP's Strange Experience With COVID-19

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., explains how the pandemic has forced him to try some unconventional things, including new approaches to personal protective equipment, in the FPs on the Front Lines blog.

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200602fl-newapproaches.html

New Year, Same Issues. Why Does Health Care Cost So Much?

We asked our new physician bloggers what issues concern them for their practices and patients in 2018. The cost of care to patients tops the list.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180102fp-newyear.html

Get the Most Out of Your AAFP Membership

Academy members receive exclusive products, programs, services and discounts totaling more than $4,000 in savings each year. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., highlights some perks you might not be aware of.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200101lv-membervalue.html

Your Family Medicine Practice Is Whatever You Make It

A new physician survey prompted our bloggers to reflect on their scope of practice and how they've tailored their work to fit the needs of their patients and their own interests.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180116fp-scope.html

State Legislative Conference Offers Insight Into 2019's Top Issues

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers highlights from the Academy's annual State Legislative Conference.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181106itt-elections.html

Shift Health System's Focus From Profit to Prevention

Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that a single-payer system reserved for primary care would put the focus on keeping people healthy rather than on treating illness.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190221lv-change.html

Managing the Vacuum of Freedom After Residency

After being told what their next steps should be for years, graduating residents now get to choose their own path. Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that they shouldn't panic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180626fp-endtraining.html

Compensation is up for family physicians -- FPM

Family physicians saw their annual compensation increase an average of 5 percent over last year, reflecting an industrywide rise in physician pay.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Demoralization: A Precursor to Physician Burnout? - Curbside Consultation - American ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Demoralization is a state of hopelessness and helplessness that is akin to, but separable from, depression.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p861.html

July/August 2020

...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Ryan D. Kauffman Departments From the Editor Maintaining Patient Relationships in the Age of Hospitalists, Urgent Care, and a Pandemic - Free Full Text Sarina B. Schrager Supplement Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/

July/August 2020

...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Ryan D. Kauffman Departments From the Editor Maintaining Patient Relationships in the Age of Hospitalists, Urgent Care, and a Pandemic - Free Full Text Sarina B. Schrager Supplement Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700

Primary and Subspecialty Care: Building a Collaborative Relationship - Curbside ...

Feb 1, 2012 - For the referring physician, proper etiquette includes identifying the clinical reason for the referral, confirming the appropriateness with respect to the subspecialty, providing the subspecialist with accurate and timely information, and maintaining an open and effective line of ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/p279.html

Refocusing Geriatricians' Role in Training to Improve Care for Older Adults - Graham ...

Jan 1, 2012 - The current number of geriatricians cannot keep up with the health care needs of the growing number of older adults. To fill the gap, more geriatricians should focus on training primary care and other specialty physicians to care for older adults.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p59.html

Elder Mistreatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 1999 - Elder mistreatment is a widespread problem in our society that is often under-recognized by physicians. As a result of growing public outcry over the past 20 years, all states now have abuse laws that are specific to older adults; most states have mandated reporting by all health care ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0515/p2804.html

Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@483c00d6

...Direct primary care July/August 2020 Issue Transitioning to Direct Primary Care [Feature] Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch. September/October 2016 Issue In Defense of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=310

Old Issues, New Year: A Look Back (and Ahead)

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin reflects on some key health care issues from 2016 and looks ahead to the new year.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@1e16aab3

...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care [Feature] Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch. May/June 2018 Issue How to Be Happy in Practice for 30-Plus Years [The Last Word] These...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=208

Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@5a273ca5

...Transitioning to Direct Primary Care [Feature] Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch. May/June 2018 Issue How to Be Happy in Practice for 30-Plus Years [The Last Word] These...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=208&page=0

Can't Come to KC? The AAFP Is Bringing Meetings to You

Restrictions on large meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic are prompting important AAFP events -- including elections for some leadership positions -- to move online.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200521virtualelection.html

Events and Opportunities: Participate as a Speaker, Presenter, or Exhibitor

Put your stamp on family medicine by participating as a speaker, poster presenter, exhibitor, or author.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/events-opportunities.html

Physician Well-being a Focal Point for Academy in 2018

Physician Health First, the physician well-being initiative the Academy launched in 2017, will expand in 2018 with a new event and more resources.

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180102wellbeing.html

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