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A Toolbox of Resources to Simplify Your Practice -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - FPM’s online toolbox equips you with more than 150 practice management tools.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p56.html

A Toolkit for Building and Growing a Sustainable Telehealth Program in Your Practice

Developed in partnership with Manatt Health, this toolkit provides resources for family physicians to grow sustainable telehealth programs.

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/telehealth/2020-AAFP-Telehealth-Toolkit.pdf

A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - A lack of appropriate bedside equipment can impede thorough clinical evaluations, but this can be easily remedied.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p14.html

A Toolkit to Improve the Treatment of CA-MRSA -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - This simple strategy may save time and increase awareness of care guidelines.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/p21.html

A Tribute to Four Decades of Service - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2005 Issue Inside AFP A Tribute to Four Decades of Service JOYCE A. MERRIMAN Am Fam Physician. 2005 May 15;71(10):1852. When I recently wrote about the complexities of getting AFP to you, I had no idea that one of the key...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1852.html

A Troubled Teen: Matters of Confidentiality - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Jul 1, 1999 - This case highlights a family physician's dilemma regarding confidentiality when caring for a minor patient. This sort of scenario is not uncommon in an office practice.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p300.html

A Vietnamese Child with a Rash on the Back

January 15, 2016 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/afp20160115p131.pdf

A Vietnamese Child with a Rash on the Back - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2016 - A Vietnamese girl who had been experiencing upper respiratory tract symptoms presented with the sudden appearance of linear erythematous lesions on her back.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p131.html

A virtual visit algorithm: how to differentiate and code telehealth visits, e-visits, ...

There are three options for providing virtual visits: telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins. Here's how to tell them apart, and how to code for them.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A Walking Stick Can Be a Good Alternative to a Cane - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jun 1, 2012 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2012 Issue Letters to the Editor A Walking Stick Can Be a Good Alternative to a Cane Am Fam Physician. 2012 Jun 1;85(11):1018-1022. Original Article: Geriatric Assistive Devices Issue Date: August 15, 2011 Available at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1018a.html

A Walking Stick Can Be a Good Alternative to a Cane - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jun 1, 2012 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2012 Issue Letters to the Editor Vitamin C for Preventing Exercise-Induced Asthma Am Fam Physician. 2012 Jun 1;85(11):1018. Original Article: Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction: Diagnosis and Management Issue Date: August 15,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1018.html

A Well-Deserved Honor for AAFP President

A Well-Deserved Honor for AAFP President

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_well_deserved_honor_for.html

A Whole Issue of Doctor Tools -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Your practice toolkit isn’t complete without these.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p14.html

A Whole New Format for FPM -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - Starting in November, you'll be able to thumb through the newest issue of FPM -- on the computer.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p11.html

A Widened Mediastinum - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1237.html

A Woman with Multiple Joint Dislocations - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2018 Issue Photo Quiz A Woman with Multiple Joint Dislocations HABIB UR REHMAN, MBBS, FRCPC, FRCPI, FRCP (Glas), FACP, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Am Fam Physician. 2018 May 15;97(10):673-674. A 65-year-old woman was...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p673.html

A Word From the President

Blog updates from the AAFP president covering timely topics for Academy members

AAFP News : A Word From the President : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident.html

A Workforce Without Women? Good Luck, Chuck

Kimberly Becher, M.D., responds to recent statements by politicians who questioned women's place in the workforce. Spoiler alert: She's not amused.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181016fp-nowomen.html

A1C Testing in the Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Jul 1, 2006 - A1C testing is highly specific compared with a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) or a fasting plasma glucose test. However, because A1C testing is not sensitive enough to rule out diabetes if levels are normal, the test should not be used for diagnosing diabetes.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p143.html

AACAP Releases Practice Parameter on Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and ...

Aug 1, 2013 - Children and adolescents who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and those with gender nonconformity or gender discordance may be affected by negative attitudes, putting them at risk of certain mental health conditions. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p202.html

AACAP Updates Recommendations on Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive ...

...June 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1107 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is common in children, with a prevalence of approximately 1 to 2 percent in the United States, and causes significant disability. How- ever, it has been called the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/afp20120601p1107.pdf

AACAP Updates Recommendations on Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive ...

Jun 1, 2012 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is common in children, with a prevalence of approximately 1 to 2 percent in the United States, and causes significant disability. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) recently published updated recommendations on the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1107.html

AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy - Practice Guidelines - ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Menopause is diagnosed in women who have not had menses for one year. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) convened a task force to review available evidence on therapies for menopausal symptoms. The task force's guidelines include recommendations for prescribing...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p864.html

AAFP 2021 Match Results for Family Medicine

Read the AAFP's brief analysis of family medicine results from the annual National Resident Matching Program Main Residency Match (NRMP Match) for a snapshot of a major input into the primary care workforce pipeline.

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/the_match/2021-Match-Results-for-Family-Medicine.pdf

AAFP Accepting Nominations for 2021 Public Health Award

Applications for the AAFP Public Health Award, which honors members who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving public health, are being accepted until May 15.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210406publichealthaward.html

AAFP Adds Five New 'Choosing Wisely' Recommendations

The AAFP has added five new recommendations to its Choosing Wisely list, which highlights medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be medically unnecessary and should be discussed with patients.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180815choosingwisely.html

AAFP Adds New Livestream Platform CME Options

The AAFP is offering a new livestreaming CME format for two upcoming musculoskeletal and sports care and two adult medicine courses. Each topic will be offered in two formats: six half-day sessions during a three-day event or one 90-minute session every week for 12 weeks.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191113newlivestreamcme.html

AAFP Adds Voice to Lawsuit Calling for DACA Preservation

In an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, the AAFP and 32 other medical organizations are arguing to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191023dacaamicus.html

AAFP Adopts New ACCME Standards

View the new ACCME Standards that AAFP has adopted and will be implemented in January 2022.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/new-accme-standards.html

AAFP Adopts Principles for Administrative Simplification

The AAFP has released a set of principles dedicated to reducing the administrative burden on family physicians so they can spend more time caring for patients.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180116simplification.html

AAFP Adult Immunization Office Champions Data Collection Form

...INFLUENZA: (Annual one dose Influenza Vaccination during the flu season) Recommended for All Adults Patients 19 years and older NUMERATOR: All Adults Patients 19 years and older included in the denominator who have received influenza vaccine for the current flu season. DENOMINATOR: All...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/office-champions/data-collection-form.pdf

AAFP Adult Immunization Office Champions Project

...AAFP Adult Immunization Office Champions Project September 2015-September 2019 Adult Immunization Office Champions Project Overview 2 • 25 family medicine practices and residencies were selected to participate into the project • Focus on increasing immunization rates for...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/immunization_summit/adult-imms-office-champs.pdf

AAFP Advises CMS on Making Value-based Model Work for FPs

The AAFP responded to a CMS request for information with suggestions on refining one of the five new payment models the agency announced this spring.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190605geopbp.html

AAFP Advises CMS on Prior Authorizations, Opioid Epidemic

The AAFP recently made recommendations to CMS on how to address specific issues with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D programs.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180307medicareadv.html

AAFP Advises HHS on Boosting HPV Vaccination Rates

HPV vaccination rates have improved in recent years, but the AAFP says physicians and other health care professionals in rural areas, especially, need more education about the vaccine and its benefits

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180618hhs-hpvltr.html

AAFP Advises HHS on Improving HIPAA Without Adding Burden

The AAFP recently sent HHS detailed suggestions to prevent a proposed HIPAA rule from increasing administrative complexity.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210513hipaa.html

AAFP Advises Lawmakers on Funding to Improve Primary Care

In written testimony to Congress, the AAFP recommended robust funding for a number of federal programs that are crucial to enhancing primary care's role in protecting health and preventing chronic illness nationwide.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190403budgettestimony.html

AAFP Advises ONC, Continues Fight for Interoperability

The AAFP recently offered suggestions to the federal government on a draft document that lays out a plan to prioritize nationwide health IT

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180223oncletter.html

AAFP Advises VA on Proposed Rules to Expand Patient Access

The AAFP recently gave the Department of Veterans Affairs feedback on a proposed rule that could affect physician payment, prior authorization and scope of practice.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180320vapayment.html

AAFP Advises White House on Building Robust Workforce

In a recent letter, the AAFP offered the Biden administration recommendations on strengthening the primary care workforce.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210205workforce.html

AAFP Advocacy Conferences

The AAFP hosts annual advocacy-centered events to empower its members with the most up-to-date information on our most important issues.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fight/advocacy-conferences.html

AAFP Advocacy on MACRA Implementation Paying Off

CMS recently announced a Pick Your Pace plan that would provide greater flexibility for physicians regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the options outlined by CMS ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_advocacy_on_macra_implementation.html

AAFP Advocacy Promotes Compassionate Care

After years of advocacy efforts, public policy has begun to align with AAFP policy in regards to advance care planning. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin looks at how the 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule would ensure that family physicians are ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_advocacy_promotes_compassionate_care.html

AAFP Advocacy Update

...AAFP Advocacy Update Stephanie Quinn Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy American Academy of Family Physicians Closing Out 2020 2 Year-end Stimulus Package E/M codes Teaching Health Centers 1000 GME slots Monies for COVID-19 testing,...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/corporate_roundtable/crt-advocacy-update.pdf

AAFP Advocacy Visible in Value-based Payment Legislation

In a July 24 letter, the AAFP lauded the Value in Health Care Act's support of value-based care models and accountable care organizations.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200730vhcact.html

AAFP Advocacy Wins With CMS Telehealth Payment Boost

CMS announced retroactive increased payment for audio-only telemedicine that covers more services, a change the AAFP has been urging since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200505telehealthboost.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Coverage

Learn about the AAFP's advocacy work around changes in health care coverage systems and processes, including changes to the ACA, CHIP, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Delivery

The AAFP supports access to basic health care services for all people that improves health outcomes via patient-centered, cost-effective care.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health IT

The AAFP's advocacy work around health information technology aims to improve communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it.html

AAFP Advocacy: Legal Issues

The AAFP advocates on behalf of family physicians in an increasingly complex legal environment, such as simplifying administrative burden and HIPAA.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal.html

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