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Future FPs Share Their Vision for Family Medicine

With Match Day approaching, we asked four fourth-year medical students who hope to match into family medicine to share their thoughts on what drew them to the specialty and why they are optimistic about that choice.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/2022-match-student-q-and-a.html

AAFP Calls on Congress to Update Medicare Physician Payment to Support Practices, ...

All physicians need increases in Medicare payments to provide quality, comprehensive care to patients, but this is especially true for primary care.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-calls-congress-update-medicare-physician-payment-support-practices-patients-value-based-care.html

Family Medicine Certification | AAFP

Resources to help you meet your ABFM Family Medicine Certification Requirements. CME board review, METRIC, and PerformanceNavigator.

CME : Family Medicine Certification CME

https://www.aafp.org/cme/family-medicine-certification.html

Applying for AAFP CME Credit Webcast | AAFP Credit System

This webcast from AAFP Credit System provides CME providers an easier process for applying for CME credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/tips-and-tricks-applying-for-aafp-cme-credit.html

Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

The AAFP has long been focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in family medicine. In January 2022, the AAFP Board of Directors approved the formation of the Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness in Family Medicine to inform future DEI work and expand leadership ...

Membership : Key Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/membership/initiatives/diversity-equity-and-inclusion.html

Student Leader Is Eager for Match Results

The HOSA – Future Health Professionals program put Dakarai Moton, M.S., on a path toward medical school. This week, he’ll find out which family medicine program will be the next step on that path.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-dakarai-moton.html

FP Essentials #514 Thyroid and Parathyroid Conditions | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

This edition includes hyperthyroidism; hypothyroidism; thyroid nodules, cysts, and malignancies; parathyroid conditions.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/514-ed.html

AAFP Board of Directors

Learn more about the AAFP Board of Directors. Members can access minutes and historical information about the AAFP Board.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board.html

Medicare GME Policy Holds Wins, Opportunities for Family Medicine

The AAFP and other family medicine organizations lauded new Medicare graduate medical education residency slots but repeated a call for CMS to use an impact factor the groups developed to incorporate consideration of programs that train physicians who go on to practice in underserved ...

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/2022-gme-final-rule.html

ACIP Discusses Tick-borne Encephalitis, Cholera, Hepatitis B, More

The February 2022 meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices included votes on vaccines for several infectious diseases, along with presentations on influenza activity, measles/mumps/rubella vaccinations and other topics.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/acip-february-2022-meeting.html

Task Force Recommends Statins for Primary CVD Prevention

A new draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force calls for prescription or selective offering of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults ages 40 to 75 based on risk factors and estimated 10-year CVD event risk.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/statins-draft-recommendation.html

Women's History Month

Building healthy communities takes physicians who understand – and reflect – the patients they serve. During Women's History Month, AAFP honors female members who are leaders in addressing racism and health inequities, access to care, the importance of diversity in family medicine, and ...

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/aafp-center-for-diversity-and-health-equity/womens-history-month.html

Health Equity: Leading the Change | AAFP Online CME

This free self-study CME course addresses health disparities and how family physicians can lead health equity in their practice. Earn up to 6.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/health-equity-leading-the-change.html

Letter Calls for More Payment Model Stability, Collaboration

The AAFP recently asked HHS to support physicians participating in alternative payment models by prioritizing model stability and increasing collaboration with physicians in shaping the future of value-based payment.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/apm-model-stability.html

AAFP Takes Official Stance on Policing Standards

The Academy’s Board of Directors recently gave formal approval to a position paper on policing standards and a policy statement on trauma-informed care.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/policing-standards-trauma-informed-care.html

Kisha Davis, M.D., M.P.H., Runs for AAFP Director

The Maryland AFP announces the candidacy of Kisha Davis, M.D., M.P.H., of North Potomac, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2022-davis-cand.html

Jay Lee, M.D., M.P.H., Runs for AAFP Director

The California AFP announces the candidacy of Jay Lee, M.D., M.P.H., of Costa Mesa, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2022-lee-cand.html

Teresa Lovins, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

The Indiana AFP announces the candidacy of Teresa Lovins, M.D., of Columbus, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2022-lovins-cand.html

CMS extends some MIPS deadlines

Physicians now have an additional month to submit feedback on several potential MIPS cost measures, and groups have more time to apply for an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances exception.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/new_mips_deadlines.html

Family Physicians Urge All Eligible Children and Adults to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Family Physicians Urge All Eligible Children and Adults to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-urge-all-eligible-children-and-adults-to-get-vaccinated-against-covid-19.html

Program Director Sets Expectations for Leadership

Program director Brintha Vasagar, M.D., M.P.H., aims to instill a passion for advocacy and leadership in the residents she trains at the Bayhealth Family Medicine Residency.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-brintha-vasagar.html

New diagnosis codes for COVID-19 immunization status

The CDC and CMS have announced three new diagnosis codes that take effect April 1, including two for COVID-19 immunization status.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/covid_immunization_codes.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Washington, DC | AAFP

This course is designed to teach current ALSO providers the skills and knowledge to effectively facilitate an ALSO Provider Course. September 2022 in Washington, DC.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/also-instructor/course.html

ALSO Provider Course in Denver | AAFP

Prepare the entire maternity care team to better manage obstetric emergencies through standardized care. July 19 in Denver, CO.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/also-provider/live-course.html

ALSO Provider Course in Washinton, DC | AAFP

Prepare the entire maternity care team to better manage obstetric emergencies through standardized care. September 20 in Washington, DC.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/also-provider/course.html

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