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FP Essentials #506 Heart Failure | July 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition on heart failure includes topics on preserved or reduced ejection fraction, right-sided heart failure, and advanced refractory heart failure.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

Administrative Simplification

Family physicians can learn how the AAFP advocates for and works to increase administrative simplification so that physicians can increase time spent caring for patients and find greater joy in practice.

Membership : Key Initiatives

Payment Program Aims to Boost Health Center OUD Treatment

A new program from the Health Resources and Services Administration will compensate certain facilities that employ family physicians and other clinicians who have recently obtained a buprenorphine waiver.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

Time to Report on CARES Act’s Provider Relief Fund Payments

Physicians who received payments through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act’s Provider Relief Fund that exceeded $10,000 total from April 10-June 30, 2020, are required to report on the use of those funds during the current reporting period between now and Sept. 30, ...

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

Facing recoupment of COVID-19 advanced payments? This updated info could be useful -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently updated its FAQ page for the COVID-19 Accelerated or Advanced Payment program.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

Rush Mentor Aims to Bolster Primary Care Pipeline

Carl Lambert Jr., M.D., said it was a blessing to find a Black male family physician role model during medical school. Now he aims to fill that mentoring role for others.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

Members-only E/M Guidelines Webinar Recording Now Online

AAFP members who weren’t able to view last month’s live webinar, Demystifying the 2021 Office Visit E/M Guidelines, can now access a recorded version of the event.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

Family Medicine Groups Join Call for Another Virtual Match

The AAFP and other family medicine organizations have issued recommendations for the 2021-22 Match cycle, including direction regarding virtual interviews, and the Academy has several resources to assist in the process.


AAFP-PT Orders for 2022 Now Being Accepted

If you’re one of the majority of family physicians who have chosen to streamline the care you offer patients by performing many of your own laboratory tests using AAFP Proficiency Testing, you should know that you can now access the program’s 2022 specimen catalog and order forms.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

Tar Wars Campaign Releases Updated Resources

The AAFP has updated the Tar Wars campaign Presentation and Program Guide tools, giving participants cutting-edge resources to educate school-aged children about the harms of tobacco use.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Family Medicine RapSDI Program 2021 Scholars Announced

Following a lengthy application process, the Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation initiative has selected two RapSDI scholars for 2021.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

First reporting period for Provider Relief Funds now open -- FPM

Recipients of one or more payments exceeding $10,000 total during the first payment period are required to report the use of those funds during the current reporting period.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

Direct Primary Care Was the Change She Needed

DPC Summit speaker Jennifer Harader says changing to direct primary care increased her scope of practice, improved her work-life balance and saved her career.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

We’ll Take Every Opportunity to Push for Real Health Equity

In recent letters to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, the Academy again showed leaders the map for improving health equity. All of its roads lead to primary care.

AAFP News : Blogs

Leaders Ensure Family Medicine Perspective Is Heard

Family physician Gerald Harmon, M.D., was recently installed as AMA president. AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that it is imperative for family medicine to be represented in such leadership roles when policies that affect physicians and patients are being debated.

AAFP News : Blogs

Care of the College Student - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Approximately 19 million students attend college in the United States. Although they are generally healthy, about 20% of youth have special health care needs, including asthma, diabetes mellitus, and learning, mental health, and substance use disorders. Physicians can facilitate the ...

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Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Unintentional weight loss in people older than 65 years is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Nonmalignant diseases are more common causes of unintentional weight loss in this population than malignant causes. However, malignancy accounts for up to one-third of cases of ...

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Dysmenorrhea - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Dysmenorrhea is common and usually independent of, rather than secondary to, pelvic pathology. Dysmenorrhea occurs in 50% to 90% of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age and is a leading cause of absenteeism. Secondary dysmenorrhea as a result of endometriosis, pelvic anatomic ...

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Human Papillomavirus: Screening, Testing, and Prevention - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - With more than 200 types identified, human papillomavirus (HPV) commonly causes infections of the skin and mucosa. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Although most HPV infections are transient and subclinical, some lead to clinical ...

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Sinus Node Dysfunction - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Sinus node dysfunction, previously known as sick sinus syndrome, describes disorders related to abnormal conduction and propagation of electrical impulses at the sinoatrial node. An abnormal atrial rate may result in the inability to meet physiologic demands, especially during periods ...

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Breast Cancer Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Breast cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in women worldwide, and the second most common cause of death from cancer in women in the United States. Risk assessment tools can identify the risk of breast cancer, and patients at high risk may be candidates for risk-reducing ...

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Pertussis: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, remains a public health concern despite expanded immunization recommendations over the past three decades. The presentation of pertussis, which is variable and evolves over the course of the disease, includes nonspecific symptoms in the catarrhal...

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Pharmacologic Therapy for Acute Pain - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Pharmacologic management of acute pain should be tailored for each patient, including a review of treatment expectations and a plan for the time course of prescriptions. Acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are first-line treatment options for most patients ...

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Top 20 Research Studies of 2020 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - This article summarizes the top 20 research studies of 2020 identified as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), including the two most highly rated guidelines of the year on gout and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Regarding COVID-19, handwashing and social ...

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare, chronic pain disorder. It is challenging for patients and physicians because it leads to significant morbidity due to chronic pain that may last for years. CRPS typically develops four to six weeks after direct trauma, such as an injury ...

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