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Case Report: Consequences of Misdiagnosed Anal Cancer - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Case Report: Consequences of Misdiagnosed Anal Cancer Am Fam Physician. 2021 Aug ;104(2):119. To the Editor: An 84-year-old patient with a history of tobacco use, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p119.html

Community Alcoholics Anonymous Programs Are Not a Replacement for Formal Treatment - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Community Alcoholics Anonymous Programs Are Not a Replacement for Formal Treatment Am Fam Physician. 2021 Aug ;104(2):117-118. Original Article: Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12-Step Facilitation Programs...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p117.html

Committee Reviews Vaccines for COVID-19, Influenza, More

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made recommendations regarding COVID-19, dengue, influenza, rabies, zoster and pneumococcal disease during a virtual meeting June 23-25.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210701acip.html

Research Finds Less STI Testing, More Cases During Pandemic

An analysis of sexually transmitted infection test results found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, there were significant declines in testing but an increase in positivity for chlamydia and gonorrhea. A family physician offers suggestions for using the findings in patient discussions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210701sticovid.html

You Earned an APM Bonus; Does CMS Know Where to Send It?

CMS has begun distributing the 2021 Alternative Payment Model incentive payments. If you’re due to receive a bonus for the 2019 performance year, you’ll want to be sure CMS has your current billing information.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210701aapmbonus.html

Painful Menstrual Periods - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 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 But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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/2021/0800/p164-s1.html

Preventing HIV Infection in Your Baby - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 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/2021/0700/p58-s1.html

Flexibility Envisioned in New Residency Requirements

A major revision of family medicine residency requirements is one step closer to fruition. Family Medicine has published nearly three dozen articles that will be considered by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education writing group tasked with updating the requirements.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210630acgmeupdate.html

Proposed Rule on ACA Heralds Advocacy Win for AAFP

A new proposed rule favorably answers AAFP lobbying to strengthen the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s upholding of the law, a decision for which the Academy strongly advocated.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210630acarule.html

COVID-19 Impact on Behavioral Health Care | AAFP Free CME

Learn how to provide behavioral health support your patients, yourself and your care teams need as a result of the impact of COVID-19. This free AAFP CME focuses on depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/covid-19-impact-on-behavioral-health-care-on-demand.html

How to avoid bias in patient care -- FPM

Implicit bias is the unconscious collection of stereotypes and attitudes that individuals develop toward certain groups of people. If left unchecked, it can affect patient relationships and care decisions.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

How to bill for osteopathic manipulative treatment and E/M in a single visit -- FPM

If you provide OMT, or are considering offering it, here’s how to get paid for all your work.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Geriatrics FP: ‘It’s hard to imagine anything more satisfying’

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students speaker Carla Ainsworth, M.D., M.P.H., says geriatrics is challenging — and satisfying — because of the complexities and multiple morbidities aging patients present.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210628fdf-ainsworth.html

Congress of Delegates ‘Goin’ to Kansas City’ Sept. 27-29

Good news: This year’s Congress of Delegates will return to an in-person format. Mark your calendar and make your reservations ― it’s time to greet your colleagues again face-to-face!

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210628codcandannounce.html

CMS distributing Alternative Payment Model bonuses -- FPM

The bonus is 5% of the estimated aggregate payment amounts for Medicare Part B covered professional services that the qualifying participants provided in 2020.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Never Say Never: Social Media Can Be a Force for Good

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that it takes a village in the digital age means children need to be able to turn to trusted adults not only in person but on social media, too.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210625fp-socialmedia.html

AAFP Keeps Vaccine Pressure on Congress; White House Praises FPs

In recent written testimony to Congress, the Academy reiterated family physicians’ crucial role in vaccination counseling and delivery and called for robust funding for education and outreach campaigns to encourage routine immunizations and build vaccine confidence.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210624vaxtestimony.html

Research Delivers Mixed News on E-cigarettes

New research indicates that although more American youth are aware of the risks and harms associated with e-cigarettes, more also are using these products. A family physician expert comments on these findings.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210624e-cigresearch.html

Statement Following CDC ACIP Meeting from Nation’s Leading Doctors, Nurses and Public ...

CDC, ACIP, vaccinations, vaccine, COVID

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/cdc-acip-meeting-on-benefits-of-vaccination.html

HHS extends deadlines to spend and report Provider Relief Fund money -- FPM

Physicians will have more time to report information, and those who received payments after June 30, 2020, will have more time to spend their relief money.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

We Can Put More FPs Where They’re Most Needed. Here’s How.

It’s been almost 25 years since Congress added this many Medicare GME residency slots: 1,000. That’s why the AAFP is pushing CMS for rule-making that delivers primary care to more Americans.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210622itt-gme.html

Six tips for treating opioid use disorder -- FPM

Nearly 70% of drug overdose deaths involve an opioid, and rural communities are disproportionately affected. Here are six tips for managing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) when practice resources are limited.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

COVID Ordeal Reinforced State Leader’s Role as Advocate

Daniel Lewis, M.D., C.P.E., C.A.Q.S.M., is using his platform as a family physician and COVID-19 survivor to warn patients and the public about the potential severity of the disease.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210621fdf-lewis.html

Pride Month: Academy Updates LGBTQ Health Toolkit

In recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the AAFP has updated its LGBTQ Health Toolkit webpage with links to more than 20 related articles and blog posts, CME products, and policy statements.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210617lgbtqtoolkit.html

MACRA and Value-Based Payment -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 16, 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

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