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Kansas Mentor Expanding Access for Patients in Need

University of Kansas mentor Kelsie Kelly, M.D., M.P.H., is working to improve and expand care in her state.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211207fdf-kelly.html

White House Call for ‘Family’ Vaccination Needs Family Physicians

The administration’s new plan to increase COVID-19 immunization in the face of the omicron variant needs a booster shot of primary care.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20211207itt-covidvacc.html

Emergency and Urgent Care Virtual Course | AAFP CME

Learn the latest from experts on acute medical issues at AAFP's Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream course, April 6-9, 2022.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/emergency/streaming.html

Board Review CME Virtual Conference | AAFP

Stream AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express CME course March 9-12 and get the same in-depth Board review from home or office.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/board-review-express/streaming.html

Academy Advocacy Clearly Visible in 2022 MPFS Final Rule

An AAFP summary of CMS’ 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule reflects several wins for Academy advocacy.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211123mpfssummary.html

CMS’ Clinical Labor Pricing Update Must Stay on Course

AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., writes that lawmakers need to hear that family physicians strongly oppose legislation that would halt CMS’ clinical labor pricing update — and he gives members an easy way to send that message.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20211203wfp-laborpricing.html

Addressing Health Equity and Systemic Racism

As 2021 comes to a close, now is an important time to reflect on how the Academy has addressed issues pertaining to health equity and systemic racism, and how it will continue to work on these topics in the future.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211202equity.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics: 30 Years of Filling Gaps

As Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics marks its 30th anniversary, Mark Deutchman, M.D., writes that all family physicians who offer obstetrics care can benefit from the regularly updated, evidence-based course.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20211202guested-also.html

Overwhelmed by Documentation, Visit Prep Demands?

Find out how you can shrink your documentation burden, increase visit preparation effectiveness and efficiency, and optimize your time with patients in a Dec. 7 webinar featuring two powerful digital tools from industry leaders Suki and Navina.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211202sukinavinawebinar.html

Family Physicians Support White House Actions to Combat COVID-19 During Winter Months

Family Physicians Support White House Actions to Combat COVID-19 During Winter Months

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-support-white-house-actions.html

Improving Vaccine Confidence Series | AAFP CME

Break down vaccine science, critical processes, and get info to assure concerned patients with this free CME multi-session series from AAFP.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/improving-vaccine-confidence.html

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit | AAFP

Fight for family medicine in the nation's capitol at the AAFP's Family Medicine Advocacy Summit May 22-24, 2022.

Events : Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmas.html

Family Physicians Support Access to Comprehensive Reproductive Patient Care

Family Physicians Support Access to Comprehensive Reproductive Patient Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/comprehensive-reproductive-care.html

Survey Finds COVID-19 Misinformation Continues to Spread

Findings from a new Kaiser Family Foundation report indicate that a substantial number of people either believe or are unsure about false statements regarding COVID-19 and the vaccines used to prevent it. The AAFP offers several resources to help FPs educate patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211130vaccmisinfo.html

Membership Application

To apply for active membership in the AAFP, create an aafp.org account and then complete and submit your AAFP membership application.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/membership-application.html

AAFP OKs Plan for All U.S. Adults to Get COVID-19 Boosters

The AAFP has approved recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that allow for administration of a single booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in all U.S. adults 18 and older.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211123covidboosters.html

Giving Thanks for Good (and Maybe Better) Progress

The AAFP is pushing Congress to solve the Medicare physician payment dilemma and lobbying to pass the family medicine wins in the Build Back Better Act. Learn more in this In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/itt-mpfs-spending_11-23-21.html

Legislation to Block Clinical Labor Pricing Update Will Hurt Primary Care, Worsen ...

Legislation to Block Clinical Labor Pricing Update Will Hurt Primary Care, Worsen Staffing Shortagese

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/Legislation-to-block-clinical-labor-pricing-update-will-hurt-primary-care-worsen-staffing-shortages.html

Don’t Screen for COPD in Asymptomatic Adults, Says USPSTF

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is welcoming comments on a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening asymptomatic adults for COPD.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211122uspstfcopd.html

FM Mentor Addresses Diversity, Equity With Data

Kendall Campbell, M.D., was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his work on physician workforce diversity and health equity.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211118fdf-campbell.html

2022 Immunization Schedules Updated at November ACIP Meeting

Immunization schedules for children, adolescents and adults, as well as vaccines for hepatitis B, orthopoxviruses and Ebola, were among the topics discussed at this month’s meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211118acip.html

AFP Updates Members on Asthma Management

AFP has published a summary of the federal government’s recent asthma management guideline update, as well as an editorial that explains how the update differs from recommendations released by other organizations.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211118afpasthma.html

Family Physicians Have Their Academy’s Thanks — and Support

In this season of gratitude, AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., thanks family physicians for all they’ve been doing during the pandemic and highlights the Academy’s work to support members.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20211118wfp-thanksgiving.html

AAFP at NAPCRG 2021

The AAFP National Research Network will be sharing study results and updates at this year's NAPCRG Annual Meeting.

Events : AAFP at NAPCRG 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/nrn-napcrg-2021.html

Time to End Predatory Payment Practices, AAFP Tells CMS

In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP called on the agency to rein in health plans’ practice of using third-party vendors, which often charge mandatory extra fees, to process payments to physicians via the electronic funds transfer transaction standard.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211103eftlettercms.html

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