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American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/advertisers/afp-advertising-specifications.html

2022 Posters | AAFP National Conference

Submit a poster for the 2022 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 28-30, 2022.

Events : National Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/posters.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

Change coming for Medicare Advantage COVID-19 vaccine administration claims

Beginning Jan. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will require billing clinicians to submit COVID-19 vaccine administration claims for patients covered by Medicare Advantage plans directly to the plans.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

FPM

FPM is the AAFP’s indexed, peer-reviewed, practice improvement journal, offering practical ideas for improving practice, enhancing the patient experience, and developing a rewarding career.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm.html

Asthma - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing. This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=3

Sexually Transmitted Infections - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, and syphilis. This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=23

Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease. This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=15

Breast Disorders - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features content on breast disorders and related issues, including breast cyst aspiration, breast masses, breast pain, galactorrhea, gynecomastia, and mastitis. This collection features content on breast disorders and related issues, including breast cyst aspiration, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=96

Oral and Dental Conditions - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related issues, including temporomandibular disorders, smell and taste disorders, dental infections, and salivary gland disorders. This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=108

Genetics - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=56

Diagnose Flu, COVID-19, RSV or Other Respiratory Infections

Precise diagnosis of flu, COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), or other respiratory infections is especially important today for young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with underlying conditions or compromised immune systems.

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/diagnose-flu-covid19-rsv-or-other-respiratory-infections.html

Pesticide Poisoning and the Role of Family Medicine

Physicians play a key role in preventing and mitigating the health effects of pesticide exposures. The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a sharp increase in the use of antimicrobial pesticides—disinfectants—as infection control measures surge. This upward trend highlighted the ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/pesticide-poisoning-and-the-role-of-family.html

USPSTF Publishes Draft Recommendations on Vision Problems

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a pair of draft recommendation statements that found insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary open-angle glaucoma or impaired visual acuity in certain populations.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211115uspstfvision.html

Value-based care: 10 resources for getting started

Value-based care can lead to better patient outcomes and financial rewards. These 10 resources offer a starting point for physicians.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Makes Significant Investments to ...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Makes Significant Investments to Address Health Inequities

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/bipartisan-infrastructure.html

Get Started in Value-based Care — With AAFP Resources

The November/December FPM takes a deep dive into value-based care and associated payment models, exploring this move away from quantity-focused fee-for-service in three different articles. Other new AAFP resources are also available.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211112vbcresources.html

FP Essentials #510 Child Developmental Delays and Disorders | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition includes motor delay; speech and language delay; failure to thrive; autism spectrum disorder.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/510-ed.html

Webinar Addresses Care for Multiple Chronic Conditions

A Nov. 18 webinar offers family physicians and other clinicians guidance on providing optimal care for patients with multiple chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211111chroniccare.html

In AAFP Win, CMS Reverses Course on MIPS Policy

Representing an advocacy win for AAFP members, CMS will automatically apply the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances exception to the 2021 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance year.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211111mipswin.html

Mandates and Exemptions

A new emergency regulation requires COVID-19 vaccination of eligible staff at health care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Staff must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022. Learn how this applies to family medicine practice.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/mandates-and-exemptions.html

Major Depressive Disorder Mobile App

Primary care clinicians play an important role in setting care and treatment goals for patients with Major Depressive Disorder. A new research project will support the development of patient- and clinician-informed content for a mobile app and test the app in clinical settings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/major-depressive-disorder-mobile-app.html

Eligibility Requirements Webcast | AAFP Credit System

This webcast from AAFP Credit System will provide CME providers with a breakdown of the new 2022 eligibility requirements.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/eligibility-requirements.html

CMS to automatically apply ‘extreme and uncontrollable circumstances’ policy to some ...

The policy will apply to eligible clinicians who are allowed to participate in MIPS as individuals. It will not apply to groups, virtual groups, or alternative payment model entities.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Topic Collections -- FPM

Nov 9, 2021 - FPM editors' choice of best available content for family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=113

Care Management -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Care management activities facilitate coordinated patient care across the health care system, leading to increased patient satisfaction, improved outcomes, and reduced costs through avoidance of unnecessary hospital and emergency department utilization. Care management activities ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=115

Billing & Claims -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of billing, claims, collections, and other ways to maximize revenue -- from reducing denials to implementing patient payment policies. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of billing, ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=50

Value-Based Care and Payment -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=105

Residents and New Physicians -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - If you're just getting started in practice and need help with the basics -- from coding to negotiating a contract -- check out the following FPM resources: If you're just getting started in practice and need help with the basics -- from coding to negotiating a contract -- check out the ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=95

Access to Care -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Providing good care doesn't count for much if patients can't access your care easily. This article collection features popular FPM content on issues in improving access to care, from advanced-access scheduling to after-hours call. Providing good care doesn't count for much if patients ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=48

Virtual Visits -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Virtual Visits Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Categories Virtual Visits Virtual Visits During COVID-19 Other Resources Last Update: 11/09/2021 Virtual Visits 06/01/2020 Managing a Telephone Encounter: Five Tips...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=116

Medicare -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 9, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Medicare Editors' Choice of Best Available Content Are you up to date with the latest Medicare rules that affect your patient care? This article collection features popular FPM content on this topic. Categories Medicare Participation...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=102

WPSI Accepting Public Comments on New Draft Recommendations

New draft recommendations on contraception and HIV infection from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative have been posted on the organization’s website; the deadline for the public to submit comments is Nov. 24.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211109wpsi.html

Cigna changes policy on paying for an E/M visit with cerumen removal

Starting Nov. 14, Cigna will deny office visit evaluation and management (E/M) services as not separately payable when billed with the removal of impacted cerumen if the removal is the sole reason for the visit.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

A First Look at November’s Big Rules

AAFP advocacy is clearly reflected in the 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule and in other newly issued regulations, Stephanie Quinn, AAFP senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy, writes in the In the Trenches blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20211109itt-mpfs.html

FP Researcher Elected to National Academy of Medicine

More than two decades of partnering with Indigenous populations in community-engaged research has earned Alexandra Adams, M.D., Ph.D., election to the National Academy of Medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211108fdfadams.html

AAFP Pledges Support for Equity in Health Tech Tools

The AAFP has joined 40 other health care and advocacy organizations, health technology firms, and other stakeholder groups in committing to a prescribed set of principles that aim to ensure digital health technologies support diversity and promote equity.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211108digitaltechpledge.html

Survey Measures COVID-19’s Impact on Vaccine Confidence

Results of a recent survey found that while confidence in vaccines has increased for some people since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has decreased in others.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211105vaccsurvey.html

CGHI New Physician

Help plan the AAFP Global Health Summit, take the lead in preparing and facilitating the Global Health Networking Meeting at the National Conference, and participate in Polaris-related activities. Receive mentoring from established leaders in global health.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health/cghi-new-physician.html

New OSHA and CMS rules outline vaccination requirements for health care workers

The Biden Administration released details about COVID-19 vaccine rules for businesses with 100 or more employees and certain health facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Medicare finalizes physician fee schedule for 2022

CMS is repricing clinical labor in a way that will benefit evaluation and management and other services.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/medicare2022_fee_schedule.html

Stream Skin Conditions Conference | AAFP CME

Register for this Jan. 26-29 virtual course and effectively diagnosis and treat skin conditions and diseases. Earn 25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

New Behavioral Health Resources Now Available

The Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative this month published an enhanced and updated version of its BHI Compendium, which is supplemented by a series of practice guides and related materials.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211103bhitools.html

AAFP Signs Off on Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

After expedited review of the evidence, the AAFP has approved a recommendation from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to allow for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211103covidvaccchildren.html

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