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Why We Object to All Intrusions Between Us and Our Patients

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in the A Word From the President blog that the Academy is advocating to protect the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship against new attacks.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210909wfp-intrusions.html

USPSTF Lowers Screening Age for Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

On Aug. 24, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210908uspstfdiabetes.html

ONC Webinar to Outline How Information Blocking Affects You

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will host a Sept. 14 webinar designed to update physicians on the finer points of recently implemented information-blocking regulations.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210908infoblockwebinar.html

FMX On Demand | AAFP

Learn more about 2021 FMX On Demand options including session titles.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/on-demand.html

Geriatric Medicine CME Virtual Course | AAFP

Register for the AAFP’s Geriatric Medicine virtual course Nov 3-6 to improve care for your senior patients. Earn up to 26 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

FMX Attendee Information | AAFP

AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) attendees can access resources and more to have the best experience during FMX 2021.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/experience.html

State Legislative Conference | AAFP

Learn about issues influencing health care and how to effect change at the AAFP's Virtual State Legislative Conference Oct 21-22.

Events : State Legislative Conference (SLC)

https://www.aafp.org/events/slc.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, Dec 1-4. Earn 28 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

A Tale of Two Pandemics and a Call to Action

Alex McDonald, M.D., C.A.Q.S.M., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that while misinformation and disinformation have disrupted progress against the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time for more family physicians to speak up and speak out about the issue.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210902fp-ourshot.html

AAFP Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation

The AAFP’s updated recommendation on colorectal cancer screening differs slightly from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, including a finding that there is insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening adults ages 45 to 49.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210901crcscreening.html

Member Satisfaction

Learn what AAFP members value about their membership in the 2021 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Results.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/member-satisfaction.html

Stream Adult Medicine Course | AAFP CME

Register for AAFP’s Adult Medicine CME virtual conference Oct 27-30 and get timely, ready-for-practice updates. Earn 26 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/adult-medicine/streaming.html

Looking for Light in an Unbelievable Time

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that the stress family physicians are under because of the COVID-19 pandemic is real — and so is help from the Academy.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210831wfp-covidstress.html

WPSI Opens Draft Recommendations for Comment

Family physicians are invited to comment on three new draft recommendations from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative through Sept. 17.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210831wpsicomment.html

Seven strategies for beating the prior authorization blues -- FPM

Delays in care due to prior authorization can affect patient outcomes. Here’s a list of ways to speed up the approval process and prevent insurers and other payers from causing harm.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Medical Student Finding Ways to Connect with Patients, Peers

Communication is the common thread in the numerous projects medical student Valentina Sedlacek is undertaking to help patients and draw her peers to family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210830fdf-sedlacek.html

Global Health Summit | AAFP

Network and learn with global health advocates at the AAFP's Global Health Summit, being held virtually October 20-22, 2021.

Events : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health.html

FMX 2021 | AAFP

AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference, Sept 28-Oct 2 is the place for family physicians to earn CME, get inspired, connect with peers, and find patient care solutions.

Events : FMX 2021

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

Mark Your Calendar: New Dates Set for 2021 COD Regular Session

The in-person Regular Session of the 2021 Congress of Delegates that previously had been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns will be held Feb. 5-7, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210826codregsession.html

AAFP Toolkit Addresses Violence Prevention in Health Care

The AAFP has developed a comprehensive toolkit to help train health care team members and staff in family medicine practices to identify situations that often precipitate violence and respond accordingly.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210826violencetoolkit.html

Vivek Murthy Livestream Exclusive

Watch U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, in a live chat with Shawn Martin and Anna Askari, MD, MSBS, about family medicine residents and the plan to conquer COVID-19 and build a better health care future.

Students and Residents : Residents

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/vivek-murthy-livestream-exclusive.html

Musculoskeletal Medicine CME Course | AAFP

This event scheduled in Florida has been canceled. A livestream event is being planned for early 2022.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/musculoskeletal-medicine-live-course.html

Skin Conditions CME Course | AAFP

This event has been canceled. A 2022 livestream event is being planned for January 26-29, 2022.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/skin/live-course.html

Emergency and Urgent Care CME Course | AAFP

This course will now be virtual Dec 1-4. It's designed to help family physicians recognize, diagnose, and treat emergency and other urgent care conditions.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/emergency/live-course.html

Manage My Booth | AAFP FMX Exhibitor

Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. September 28-October 2, 2021.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/registered-exhibitors.html

Fix Burdensome Relief Fund Reporting, AAFP Urges

In an Aug. 18 letter, the AAFP identified problems with the provider relief funds reporting portal and suggested fixes that would lessen physicians’ administrative burden.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210825prf.html

USPSTF: Screen Pregnant Patients for Gestational Diabetes

On Aug. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published a final recommendation statement that recommends screening for gestational diabetes in asymptomatic pregnant patients at 24 weeks gestation or later.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210825uspstfgd.html

CMS expands Medicare payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccines -- FPM

Clinicians will now be able to receive an enhanced payment up to five times when they administer COVID-19 vaccines to multiple residents of the same house.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Participants Share Lessons Learned From Virtual Match

With another residency interview season approaching, AAFP News gathered a program director, a student advisor and an intern to get their insights from the 2021 virtual Match and their thoughts regarding 2022. Read more in this QandA.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210824matchqa.html

FDA Gives Full Approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

On Aug. 23, the FDA gave full approval to use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in patients 16 and older in the United States, and the AAFP continues to update COVID-19 resources for family physicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210824fdacovidvacc.html

AAFP Applauds Full FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

AAFP Applauds Full FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-praises-full-fda-approval-covid-vaccine.html

AAFP Longitudinal Assessment | FMCLA Companion

With practice questions and Board-style content, make the AAFP’s Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study your all-in-one FMCLA companion.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/longitudinal-assessment.html

Prepare for FMCLA with AAFP

Learn tips on how to prepare for the ABFM FMCLA. Get exam preparation materials from AAFP to be prepared.

CME : Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA)

https://www.aafp.org/cme/fmcla.html

Minnesota Mentor Brings World View to Family Medicine

A desire to bridge public health and clinical medicine brought Global Health Summit speaker Shailey Prasad, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., to family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210823fdf-prasad.html

ACIP Revises Immunization Best Practice Guidelines

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a series of updates to its General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization on Aug. 10 to provide clinicians with the latest guidance and address patient concerns.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210823acipbestpract.html

Center for State Policy: AAFP Grant and Award Opportunities

The AAFP Center for State Policy staff share tips on how to apply for this year’s state grant and award opportunities. This webcast gives application tips, deadlines, and other important information on how to apply.

Advocacy : State Advocacy Efforts

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/state/videos/aafp-grant-and-award-opportunities.html

Three New Reports Highlight Importance of COVID Vaccination

Three new CDC studies reviewed the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen/Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines in preventing infections and hospitalizations, and an AAFP commission chair highlights takeaways for FPs.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210820mmwrcovidvaccs.html

Upcoming AAFP Events

View AAFP upcoming events and CME conferences and stay up to date on issues affecting family medicine.

Events

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

Upcoming AAFP Events

View AAFP upcoming events and CME conferences and stay up to date on issues affecting family medicine.

Events

https://www.aafp.org/events.2020.html

Travel Medicine Online CME | AAFP

Become better informed about guidance and recognize travel-related diseases and risks as you treat your patients. Earn 9.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/travel-medicine-self-study.html

Global Health Summit Online CME | AAFP

Learn from global health advocates from sessions at the 2020 AAFP Global Health Summit event. Earn 14 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/global-health-summit.html

How to code third doses of COVID-19 vaccines -- FPM

The CDC has recommended third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna shots for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

How to spot workplace violence before it happens — and how to respond if it occurs -- FPM

Physicians must be prepared for the possibility that they will face violence on the job. Here are some things to watch out for to spot potential violent behavior before it happens.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Review Examines Safety of COVID-19 Vaccine in Adolescents

New research published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examines the safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210819mmwrcovidvacc.html

About the AAFP

All about the AAFP, its members, and its mission.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about.html

Learner Access to Mental Health Services

learner access to mental health services

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/learner-access-mentalhealth.html

Hold an ALSO Course | AAFP

Bring the very best training opportunity to maternity care providers in your area when you hold an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course. Begin the process here.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold.html

Stream Family Medicine Update | AAFP CME

Get timely, ready-for-practice updates for family physicians December 6-10. Attend the whole CME course or choose from half-day sessions.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/family-medicine-update/streaming.html

New Interest Group Devoted to Home-based Primary Care

Family physicians can collaborate and share ideas in a new AAFP member interest group focused on home-based primary care.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210818homecaremig.html

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Agency, Rates, Subscription Rates

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/offer/agency-rates.html

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