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Coding and Documentation -- FPM Toolbox

Jan 11, 2022 - Download tools to help you understand coding and documentation requirements for new and established patient visits.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding and Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=6

Coding: CPT -- FPM Toolbox

Jan 11, 2022 - Download tools to help you optimize your coding of patient encounters.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding: CPT

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=4

Telehealth Key to Maintaining Access to Addiction Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a significant rise in substance use disorders. At the same time, temporary regulatory waivers and increased insurance coverage have paved the way for greater telemedicine access to meet that need. Those changes must be made permanent.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20220111guested-telemedsud.html

Satellite CME Application | FMX

Apply to offer Satellite CEM at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor/satellite-cme/satellite-cme-application.html

The ‘Best Medicine’ Is Good for Us, Too

Amanda Stisher, M.D., who recently hosted an AAFP livestream event for residents with Will Flanary, M.D. — aka Dr. Glaucomflecken — writes that humor and self-expression are vital in medicine.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20220111lv-humor.html

Alaska FP Going Extra Mile to Bring Vaccine to Villages

Whether by plane, four-wheeler, snowmobile or ice road, Elizabeth Roll, M.D., and her colleagues are delivering COVID-19 vaccine to nearly 60 rural Alaska villages in a region the size of Oregon.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20220110fdf-roll.html

AAFP Gathers Latest on Boosters, Guidance, Treatment, More

During the past few weeks, the federal government has implemented a series of actions designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the omicron variant, and the Academy is making sure family physicians have the latest information and tools.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20220110covidupdates.html

FPM Past Issues 2022

FPM issues for the year 2022

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/issues/2022.html

Exhibitor Eligibility | FMX

Have a product or service you'd like to showcase at FMX 2022? View the Exhibitor Eligibility requirements and contact us to get started.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/sign-up/exhibitor-eligibility.html

Get Updates | FMX

Sign up to receive information about this year's Family Medicine Experience (FMX) conference, Sept. 20-23, in Washington, DC.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sign-up-for-email-updates.html

In-person Congress of Delegates Canceled

Although the delayed regular session of the 2021 Congress of Delegates will no longer be held, members are invited to guide policy-making decisions by participating in virtual reference committees Jan. 22-23.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20220107codcanceled.html

Unauthorized Vendors | FMX

Listed companies are NOT third-party providers for the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience and are not associated with the AAFP in any way.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/manage-my-booth/exhibitor-service-manual/unauthorized-vendors.html

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening Youth for Diabetes

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force called for further research after finding inconclusive evidence on the balance of benefits and harms of screening youth for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20220106uspstfdiabetes.html

Health and Safety Protocols | AAFP

Learn about AAFP's Health and Safety Protocols for live events in Florida.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/family-medicine-update/live-course/safety-protocols.html

Five Factors of Well-being

The AAFP's Physician Health First initiative takes a holistic view of the factors affecting physician well-being and addresses them from five points of entry.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/physician-well-being/creating-a-culture-of-well-being/five-factors-well-being.html

NAM Action Collaborative

About the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on clinician well-being and resilience.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/physician-well-being/increasing-joy-in-practice/nam-action-collaborative.html

Surviving Residency Training

Dr. Kristina Dakis provides insight into how family medicine residents can get through residency by balancing the demands of classroom and clinical instruction, studying, and testing, with setting aside time for activities that improve personal well-being.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/physician-well-being/increasing-joy-in-practice/well-being-in-residency--surviving-training.html

Compassion in Action

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare offers programs that aim to improve health care delivery by improving support for care providers.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/physician-well-being/increasing-joy-in-practice/compassion-in-action.html

More information on reporting codes for social determinants of health

The National Center for Health Statistics has clarified who can document and assign ICD-10 codes related to patients’ unmet social needs.

Publications : FPM

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

Updated Medicare physician fee schedule conversion factor for 2022 nearly the same as 2021

A law recently passed by Congress wiped out most of a nearly 10% cut in Medicare payments that family physicians would have otherwise incurred in 2022.

Publications : FPM

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

Pruritus: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Pruritus is the sensation of itching; it can be caused by dermatologic and systemic conditions. An exposure history may reveal symptom triggers. A thorough skin examination, including visualization of the finger webs, anogenital region, nails, and scalp, is essential. Primary skin ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p55.html

Orthostatic Hypotension: A Practical Approach - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a decrease in blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or more systolic or 10 mm Hg or more diastolic within three minutes of standing from the supine position or on assuming a head-up position of at least 60 degrees during tilt table testing. Symptoms are due to...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p39.html

Adenomyosis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Adenomyosis is a clinical condition where endometrial glands are found in the myometrium of the uterus. One in three patients with adenomyosis is asymptomatic, but the rest may present with heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, or infertility. Heavy menstrual bleeding is the most ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p33.html

Cluster Headache: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Cluster headache, the most common form of trigeminal autonomic cephalgia, is a rare primary headache disorder that affects less than 1% of the population. The mean age of onset is 30 years, and it is two to three times more common in males. Cluster headache consists of attacks of severe...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p24.html

Transient Global Amnesia - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a clinical syndrome characterized by anterograde amnesia, mild retrograde amnesia, and confusion up to 24 hours. Most commonly seen in patients older than 50 years, TGA results from the temporary impairment of short-term memory formation. Clinically, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p50.html

Arterial Atherosclerosis: Vascular Surgery Interventions - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Atherosclerotic vascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Atherosclerotic stenosis of the internal carotid or intracranial arteries causes up to 15% of strokes. Peripheral artery disease affects up to one in five people in the United States who are 60 years and older and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p65.html

Can Walking Lower Blood Pressure in Patients With Hypertension? - Cochrane for ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Walking lowers systolic blood pressure by 4.11 mm Hg. It lowers diastolic blood pressure by 1.79 mm Hg and resting heart rate by 2.76 beats per minute.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p22.html

Weight-Based Levothyroxine Dosage Adjustment for Hypothyroidism - Letters to the Editor...

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor Weight-Based Levothyroxine Dosage Adjustment for Hypothyroidism Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan ;105(1):6-7. Original Article: Hypothyroidism: Diagnosis and Treatment Issue Date: May 15, 2021 See additional...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p6.html

Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke: Updated Guidelines From AHA/ASA - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Stroke is a common source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) published updated guidelines for preventing recurrent ischemic stroke, focusing on overall cardiovascular risk reduction and targeted ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p99.html

Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - ...

Jan 1, 2022 - The USPSTF recommends screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in adults aged 35 to 70 years who have overweight or obesity. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with prediabetes to effective preventive interventions.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/od1.html

Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - Putting Prevention into ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - A 36-year-old, D.P., presents to your clinic as a new patient for a wellness visit. D.P. has no current health concerns but states that they had gestational diabetes during their last pregnancy three years ago. The patient reports that their father has diabetes mellitus and takes ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p73.html

PrecivityAD for Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease - Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - The PrecivityAD test is a widely available blood test for older persons with mild cognitive impairment and is marketed to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease. The APS produced by the test is accurate in predicting the likelihood of positive PET findings, which may reduce the need ...

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p79.html

Massive Scrotal Swelling - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - A man presented with a 10-year history of severe scrotal swelling. The scrotal skin was tender, thickened, and hyperpigmented.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p77.html

Behavioral and Psychological Treatments for Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Chronic insomnia is a common sleep disorder that causes impairment, and treatment historically has been limited to sleep hygiene recommendations. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has updated its clinical practice guidelines on behavioral treatments for chronic insomnia disorder.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p97.html

Compression Stockings for Preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis in Airline Passengers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Compression stockings are effective at reducing asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis in airline passengers taking flights longer than five hours in both high-risk and low-risk populations.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p23.html

Harm Reduction for Patients With Substance Use Disorders - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Patients engaged in high-risk activities are often ambivalent about changing their behavior. Harm reduction is an approach that focuses on limiting harm and improving quality of life for patients who persist with high-risk behaviors; the foundations of harm reduction are pragmatism and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p90.html

Guidelines for When to Consider Mortality-Reducing Treatments for Patients With Type 2 ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - The guidelines give clear guidance on selecting an SGLT2 inhibitor, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, or neither in patients with type 2 diabetes. The guidelines are a bit conservative to some, but guideline development is a two-step process: determining the evidence and then weighing the value...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p93.html

Determining When to Recommend Glucose-Lowering Drugs That Reduce Cardiovascular Risk - ...

Jan 1, 2022 - Treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus have increased with the addition of three new drug classes. Large clinical trials have investigated cardiovascular outcomes with all three classes in patients who have diabetes. The primary outcome was a composite of nonfatal ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p10.html

Rapidly Progressive Erythroderma - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - A man presented with a progressive pruritic rash affecting his entire body.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p75.html

Peanut Allergen Powder (Palforzia) for Peanut Allergy - STEPS - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - For individuals with severe peanut allergy, peanut allergen powder may lessen the likelihood of life-threatening consequences of accidental ingestion of small amounts of peanuts. Patients must still adhere to a peanut-avoidant diet, which likely has far bigger preventive impact than ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p20.html

Evidence of Benefit Is Lacking for Low Back Pain Relief With Muscle Relaxants - POEMs -... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are a better choice for the treatment of low back pain. Despite benzodiazepine and nonbenzodiazepine muscle relaxants being used for almost 50 years to treat low back pain, the supporting evidence is of low certainty. None of the treatments will ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p95.html

Reduction in Saturated Fat Intake for Cardiovascular Disease - Medicine by the Numbers ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Learn more about the effects of reducing saturated fat intake on cardiovascular disease risk.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/od2.html

Preventing Cognitive Decline - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - Because of the lack of effective treatments, prevention remains the best strategy for reducing the burden of dementia. Rather than attempting to identify and intervene on early disease through screening, a primary prevention strategy seeks to prevent cognitive decline by addressing ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p13.html

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Androgenic Alopecia - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Platelet-rich plasma injections more effectively increase hair density vs. usual treatment in men with androgenic alopecia.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p84.html

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Fever in Children, Labor Pain, Mobility Devices, Lung Cancer ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p19.html

A Single Corticosteroid Burst in Children Is Associated With Harms - POEMs - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Although corticosteroid bursts have potential for improving outcomes for many acute illnesses, this study shows that the potential harms are not trivial.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p94.html

Is the Use of Hormonal Contraception Associated With Suicide and Suicide Attempts? - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - There may be an association between the use of hormonal contraception and suicide. Women using oral contraceptives had an increase in completed suicides and suicidal behaviors (i.e., suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts without success).

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p82.html

Provided Infant Carriers Increase the Rate of Sustained Breastfeeding - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Giving an infant carrier to mothers before or at delivery increases sustained breastfeeding from three to six months following birth. The authors speculate that this outcome is caused by increased physical contact.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p93a.html

Risks of and Indications for Mifepristone for Medication Abortion - Letters to the ...

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor Risks of and Indications for Mifepristone for Medication Abortion Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan ;105(1):5. Original Article: Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Early Pregnancy Loss and Medication Abortion Issue...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p5.html

Family Physicians Should Treat Pregnant Patients With Hypothyroidism - Letters to the ...

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 Issue Letters to the Editor Family Physicians Should Treat Pregnant Patients With Hypothyroidism Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan ;105(1):7-8. Original Article: Hypothyroidism: Diagnosis and Treatment Issue Date: May 15, 2021 See additional...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p7.html

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