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Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 Issue Reader Services Correction Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan ;105(1):8. Error in algorithm. In the article, Urethritis: Rapid Evidence Review, (May 1, 2021, p. 553) the next steps in Figure 1 (page 556) after Trichomonas vaginalis...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p8.html

Adenomyosis - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 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 But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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/2022/0100/p33-s1.html

Orthostatic Hypotension - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 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 But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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/2022/0100/p39-s1.html

Cluster Headache - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 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 But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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/2022/0100/p24-s1.html

Pruritus: Why Am I Itching? - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 01, 2022 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 But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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/2022/0100/p55-s1.html

New modifier for audio-only telehealth in 2022

There has been no indication yet of how Medicare or other payers will handle the new modifier.

Publications : FPM

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

Major insurers changing telehealth billing requirement in 2022

Beginning Jan. 1, Anthem and UnitedHealthcare will require plans to use new place of service (POS) code 10 for telehealth provided in the patient’s home.

Publications : FPM

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

Report Finds Widespread Health Inequities in United States

A Commonwealth Fund analysis of state health systems found 'pervasive' racial and ethnic inequities throughout the country, even in states that provide high-quality care to their residents. A family physician suggests a way forward.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211223inequityreport.html

Students, Here’s How to Turn Interview Notes Into a Rank List

To help medical students making Match decisions during another virtual interview season, AAFP News gathered a faculty member, a fourth-year student and two family medicine interns to share their insights on comparing and evaluating programs.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211222matchqanda.html

Research Links E-cigarette Use to Erectile Dysfunction

New research has found that adult males who use e-cigarettes daily are much more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than those who have never used them. A family physician explains how the findings can assist in conversations with patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211222ecigsed.html

Clinicians not automatically included in MIPS exception must apply by year's end

Applications for extreme and uncontrollable circumstances exceptions for the 2021 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year are due Dec. 31.

Publications : FPM

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

Booth Assignment | FMX

Learn how booths at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference, Sept 20-24, will be assigned and payment details.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/sign-up/booth-assignment.html

International Attendees | FMX

FMX 2022 has something for everyone. If you're a family doc from outside the U.S., we've got everything you need in one place to help you plan your trip to this year's FMX in Washington, DC.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/register/international.html

Med Talk Application | FMX

Apply for a Med Talk at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor/product-theaters-medtalks/med-talk-application.html

Product Theater Application | FMX

Apply for a Product Theater at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor/product-theaters-medtalks/product-theater-application.html

Scientific Display | FMX

Apply for an opportunity to share your latest scientific research with family physicians attending the Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference September 20-23, 2022.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor/scientific-displays.html

Satellite CME | FMX

Satellite CME is a great opportunity to offer education that can help improve care, outcomes or educate on a new product or services at AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

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

New Residency Proposal Aims for Significant Changes

New proposed requirements for family medicine residency programs include eliminating the standard of 1,650 continuity patient encounters and other major changes. They are available for review and comment through Jan. 28.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211221residencyreqs.html

Booth Construction | FMX

Booth design and construction guidelines for exhibitors at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

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

Exhibitor Insurance | FMX

Learn about exhibor requirements for insurance at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-23.

Events : FMX 2022

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

Contractors | FMX

All FMX exhibiting companies using an exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC), must notify the AAFP through the Exhibitor Login with the EAC company name, contact name, and cell phone by August 1, 2022.

Events : FMX 2022

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

Exhibitor Cancellation | FMX

Find policies related to cancellation of rental or exposition for AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference, Sept 20-24

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/sign-up/cancellation-policy.html

Medicare GME Final Rule is a Significant Step to Improve Health Equity, Address Primary...

Medicare GME Final Rule is a Significant Step to Improve Health Equity, Address Primary Care Workforce Shortage, Physician Maldistribution

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/medicare-gme-final-rule.html

Product Theaters and Med Talks | FMX

Product Theaters and Med Talks offer the chance to interact directly with family physicians, residents, and health care professionals at AAFP's Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor/product-theaters-medtalks.html

Sponsor | FMX

Learn more about how to reach the more than 4,000 family physician attendees through sponsorships at 2022 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, September 20-24.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/sponsor.html

About Family Docs | FMX

Family docs provide comprehensive health care, with 90% feeling more connected after attending AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference, Sept 20-24

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/why-exhibit/about-family-physicians.html

Phase Two Trial of AI Assistant for Documentation a Success

The AAFP has released results from phase 2 of its Innovation Lab on the adoption, use and impact of an AI Assistant for Documentation by family physicians and other primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211217sukiphase2rpt.html

NCCL Elections | AAFP

Learn more about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) elections including candidate information.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl/elections.html

Congress and President Biden intervene in Medicare payment cuts

With the passage of the new law, most 2022 Medicare payment allowances should remain similar to those in 2021.

Publications : FPM

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

AAFP Recognizes Wins in Congress’ Medicare Payment Reprieve

The Academy sees several family medicine wins in legislation centered on Medicare physician payment passed Dec. 9.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211213paymentwins.html

AAFP Cautions Against Mandatory Opioid Prescriber Training

In a recent letter, the AAFP urged the FDA to prioritize accessible training on opioid prescribing without making the training mandatory.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211216opioidtraining.html

Task Force Recommends Fluoride to Prevent Dental Caries

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation for children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride, and apply fluoride varnish at primary tooth eruption.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211216uspstfcaries.html

AAFP Updates Recommendation for Diabetes Screening

The Academy recently published a new clinical guidance page on diabetes that features the latest clinical recommendations, implementation tools, educational materials and more.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211216diabetes.html

Neonatology/Newborn Issues - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on neonatology and newborn issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, circumcision, jaundice, newborn examination, newborn resuscitation, newborn screening, premature infant care, postpartum counseling, and well-child visits. This collection...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=18

Arthritis and Joint Pain - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on arthritis and joint pain, including arthritis, gout, knee osteoarthritis, monoarthritis, osteoarthritis, polyarticular joint pain, Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, and shoulder osteoarthritis. This collection features AFP...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=77

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on thyroid and parathyroid disorders and related issues, including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and thyroiditis. This collection features AFP content on thyroid and parathyroid disorders and related issues, including hyperthyroidism, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=67

Pneumonia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=22

Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content from the Point-of-Care Guides collection on topics related to anticoagulation, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, mortality risk, musculoskeletal issues, neurologic issues, obstetric issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=75

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2021 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Anxiety Disorders Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on anxiety disorders and related issues, including acute stress disorder, depressive disorders, excessive...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=85

Suki Assistant Significantly Reduces Primary Care Physician Documentation Burden

Suki Assistant Significantly Reduces Primary Care Physician Documentation Burden

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/suki-assistant.html

Event Health and Safety Protocols | AAFP

Learn about AAFP's Health and Safety Protocols for Live on the Ground Meetings in 2022.

Events : Health and Safety Protocols for AAFP Meetings and Events

https://www.aafp.org/events/safety-protocols.html

Top 10 articles of 2021

It was another tumultuous year in health care, but COVID-19 wasn’t the only topic on physicians’ reading lists. Here's what made FPM’s list of top 10 articles for 2021.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/top_10_articles.html

COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund reporting deadline extended to Dec. 20

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) reopened the reporting portal Dec. 13, and it will remain open through 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 20.

Publications : FPM

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

Policing Standards

AAFP policy on Policing Standards

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/policing-standards.html

Trauma-Informed Care

AAFP policy on Trauma-Informed Care

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/trauma-informed-care.html

Ten coding tips for capturing patient risk and ensuring proper payment

Correctly coding to capture patient risk is one key to succeeding in value-based payment programs. Remembering these 10 tips can help ensure you’re getting proper credit for managing high-risk patients.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/risk_adjust_tips.html

FP Essentials #511 Liver Disease | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition includes abnormal liver test results; hepatitis C; nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; cirrhosis.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/511-ed.html

AAFP Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Medicare Relief to Support Physician Practices in 2022

AAFP Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Medicare Relief to Support Physician Practices in 2022

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/medicare-relief.html

Small Talk About COVID-19 Can Make a Big Difference

In this FPs on the Front Lines post, Maurice Duggins, M.D., shares a success story about his work to get the Wichita State men’s basketball team vaccinated against COVID-19.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20211209fl-basketballvacc.html

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