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Using DaTscan to Diagnose Parkinson Disease - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Using DaTscan to Diagnose Parkinson Disease Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jun 1;103(11):647-648. Original Article: Parkinson Disease Issue Date: December 1, 2020 Available at: https://...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p647.html

Task Force Recommends Fluoride for Oral Health in Children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation statement on screening and interventions to prevent dental caries in children younger than 5 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210601uspstfcaries.html

Tinnitus - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2021 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 But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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/2021/0601/p663-s1.html

Having A Baby Outside of a Hospital: What You Need to Know - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2021 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 But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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/2021/0601/p672-s1.html

More evidence that telehealth is here to stay -- FPM

Virtual visits were popular among Medicare beneficiaries during the pandemic, but there’s one major caveat.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Three ways to draw more millennial patients into your practice -- FPM

Millennials are now the largest adult generation in the United States, and multiple studies have shown they’re less likely to have a primary care physician than other generations.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Remembering Those Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Nation

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., invites members to join her in pausing this Memorial Day to appreciate U.S. military personnel - those currently serving and those we have lost - for defending our nation.

AAFP News : A Word From the President : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210531wfp-memorialday.html

Considering DPC? These resources can help -- FPM

Transitioning to direct primary care is a major change, but there are several places to get helpful information.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Latest FPM Supplement Examines Innovative Care Delivery

The latest installment in the FPM journal’s supplement series on value-based payment, 'Innovative Care Delivery: Behavioral Health Integration and Home-based Primary Care,' highlights these two alternative care solutions.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210527innovcaredeliv.html

Toolkit, Neighborhood Navigator Address Social Needs

Academy resources such as the EveryONE Project Toolkit and the Neighborhood Navigator help family physicians care for patients and connect them with much-needed services.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210526sdohtools.html

AAFP Continues Telehealth Push With Senate Testimony

As senators consider how to solidify telehealth policy flexibilities beyond the pandemic, a family physician advised them on action to ensure that virtual care improves comprehensive, continuous primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210526telehealthsenate.html

Chipping Away at the Burdens of Prior Authorization

From supporting Medicare Advantage legislation to offering new testimony about telehealth, the Academy is pushing hard to overhaul prior authorization.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210525itt-priorauth.html

Four tips for adding house calls to your practice -- FPM

As payment rates for house calls increase, technology improves, and the population ages, interest in home-based primary care is growing. Here are four tips for getting started.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Practical ways to help your patients afford their prescriptions -- FPM

It starts with asking this single screening question.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Training the Next Generation of Rural Family Docs

For Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, M.D., the continuity that comes with serving the same rural patient population for 20 years is invaluable as a physician and community member.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210524fdf-hollanderrodriguez.html

USPSTF Recommends Against Supplements for CVD, Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation against the use of beta-carotene or vitamin E supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer in community-dwelling, nonpregnant adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210524cvdvitamins.html

CMS Names Winners of AI Health Outcomes Challenge

CMS announced on April 30 that data science platform ClosedLoop.ai had been selected the winner of its Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. As the sole medical professional organization sponsoring the competition, the AAFP played a key role in reaching this milestone.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210524aichallenge.html

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Events : National Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/main-stage/main-stage-speakers.html

Medicare offers additional QPP reporting relief -- FPM

CMS recently announced that it will automatically reweight the cost performance category for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in performance year 2020.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

As COVID-19 Vaccinations Slow, FPs Begin Delivering More Doses

With more than half of Americans still unvaccinated against COVID-19, states are turning to family physicians to deliver more doses, answering a months-long advocacy push by the Academy.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210521statevacc.html

CME Disclosure Process 101 | AAFP Credit System Tutorial

This tutorial from AAFP Credit System will provide AAFP CME providers with an update on how to manage the CME disclosure process, including identifying, mitigating, and disclosing relevant financial relationships, in relation to Standard 3, as outlined in the new Standards.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/cme-disclosure-process-101.html

Webinar Reviews Monoclonal Antibodies to Treat COVID-19

On May 27, the AAFP and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will present a webinar on the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210520covidmab.html

Task Force Recommends Screening Adults for Hypertension

A new final recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening adults for high blood pressure in the clinic and confirming with measurement outside the clinic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210520uspstfhypertension.html

Delegates Act to Increase Diversity in Family Medicine

Family physicians at the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders took action to increase diversity in family medicine at large as well as within the AAFP.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210520nccl-orgfin.html

Pass Equality Act, AAFP and Others Tell Senate

The AAFP joined 138 other groups this month to urge the Senate to improve health equity by passing the Equality Act.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210520equalityact.html

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