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2020-2021 Tar Wars Program Guide

...Supported in part by a grant from the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. TAR WARS PROGRAM GUIDE Instructions for Implementing 2020-2021 School Year table of contents page Introduction to Tar Wars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/tar_wars/2020-21-Tar-Wars-Program-Guide.pdf

2020%20AAFP%20PT%20Handbook.pdf

...Handbook a proficiency testing program for office laboratories The right choice for proficiency testing aafp.org/pt PT Central Quick Start Instructions Login at: www.pt-central.com/aafppt/home.asp Find your login and password on enrollment confirmation or previous evaluation...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/2020%20AAFP%20PT%20Handbook.pdf

2021

AFP issues for the year 2021.

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2021.html

2021 E/M Coding Reference Cards

Order the 2021 E/M coding reference cards to assist in the family physician's practice. Maximize payment and reduce the stress associated with audits by understanding how to properly document and code for E/M services.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/e-m-coding-reference-cards.html

2021 E/M Payment Boost Intact, Academy Reports

An AAFP summary of CMS' proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule confirms that the increase in payment to family physicians announced last year is still set to begin in 2021.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200827mpfs.html

2021 Medicare physician fee schedule has good news for family medicine -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized simplified rules for billing and coding E/M visits and increased values for several codes.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2021_fee_schedule.html

2021 National Conference Poster Competition

Get information on how to submit a workshop proposal for the AAFP's 2021 National Conference.

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

2021 outpatient office E/M changes FAQ -- FPM

Documentation and coding requirements for outpatient evaluation and management services will change starting Jan. 1. Here are some answers to common questions about the changes.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

2021 Residency Leadership Summit Registration Form

...MBR21010014 AAFP Member ID #: _________________________________________ Name: __________________________________________________ Degree: _________________________________________________ Residency Program: _________________________________________ ACGME Program Number:...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/registration-form.pdf

2021 Residency Leadership Summit Schedule

...As of 1/14/21 Page 1 Residency Leadership Summit (formerly PDW-RPS) March 4-6, 2021 | Virtual Schedule at a Glance Detailed Event Schedule Thursday, March 4, 2021 Networking/Discussion Groups Thursday, March 4 9:00 - 9:50 a.m., Central Time Break...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/rls-schedule.pdf

2021%20PT%20Testing%20Order%20Form.pdf

...Have other labs with AAFPPT: Mailing: Website: Exhibit: Other: undefined: AAFPPT: SHIP TO INFORMATION: Practice Name: undefined_2: Yes AAFP Member: No: Is the Medical Director or other staff physician a member of the AAFP: Street Address: City...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/2021%20PT%20Testing%20Order%20Form.pdf

2162.pdf

...Hepatitis A STEPHANIE C. BRUNDAGE, M.D., M.P.H., South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, South Carolina A. NICOLE FITZPATRICK, M.P.H., South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Greenville, South Carolina T argeted use of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2162.pdf

2175.pdf

...Medical Care of Adults with Mental Retardation CHRISTOPHER D. PRATER, M.D., and ROBERT G. ZYLSTRA, ED.D., L.C.S.W. University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee A pproximately 1 percent of the gen- eral population has mental retar- dation.1 The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2175.pdf

2187.pdf

...Esophageal Cancer: A Review and Update JOHN C. LAYKE, D.O., University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois PETER P. LOPEZ, M.D., DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida E pithelial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2187.pdf

21st Century Medicine, 20th Century People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Sometimes technology isn't the problem.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p40.html

22 Tips for Improving Your Practice -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - ‘Good enough’ is no longer good enough. For today's family practice, it's improve it or lose it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p20.html

24/7 Time Log

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH. Copyright © 2020 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/fpm20200500p13-rt1.pdf

25what.pdf

...A SUMMARY OF MEDICARE PREVENTIVE SERVICES The table below lists all of the Part B covered preventive services for 2007. Service Who and what is eligible? How often can a Medicare beneficiary get this service? Is it subject to coinsurance or deductible? Flu shot All people...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p25-rt1.pdf

25what.pdf

...KENT J. MOORE In case you missed the news, 2007 brought some new preventive benefits and changes to existing preventive benefits under Medicare. Knowing what Medicare will pay for, how often, and whether coinsurance and deductibles apply should facilitate your billing of these...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p25.pdf

28sixt.pdf

...Tips for Improving and Patient BETH G. HODGES, MD Seven years ago, my husband and I moved from the coast of Virginia to a small town in North Carolina to hang out our shingle and dive into the business of medicine. We selected a growing, rural town that was close to urban areas but...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p28.pdf

3 Day Survival Kit Checklist

...preparedness checklists A basic survival kit includes necessities for at least 72 hours following an emergency. Three-day survival kit checklist Kit last updated ___________________________ Basic kits should include the following supplies: Essentials Water, one gallon...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/disaster/personal-prep/3-day-checklist.pdf

3. Implement and Test Interventions

Step 3: Implement and test interventions.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/implement-test.html

30 Standardized Hospital Admission Orders -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - This updated and expanded collection of orders can help you admit patients more efficiently and effectively.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1000/p49.html

30-hour Shifts? Only If It Makes Us Better Physicians

30-hour Shifts? Only If It Makes Us Better Physicians

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/30_hour_shifts_only_if.html

33 hill newpatient.qxd

...September 2003 ■ www.aafp.org / fpm ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ 33 IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y J O Y C E H ES SE LB ER TH N ew patient visits used to be easy to distinguish from those with estab- lished patients. A new patient...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/fpm20030900p33.pdf

336-s.pdf

...Indications for Intrapartum GBS Prophylaxis Online figure A. Algorithm for the prophylaxis of GBS during labor. (GBS = group B streptococcus.) *- If amnionitis is suspected, broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy that includes an agent known to be active against GBS should replace GBS...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/afp20080801p336-s1.pdf

33howt.pdf

...These clues can help you avoid the pitfalls you’ll encounter on your EHR journey. How to Successfully Navigate Your EHR Implementation Kenneth G. Adler, MD, MMM Some electronic health record (EHR) implemen-tations proceed on schedule with full involve-ment of their...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p33.pdf

34 Pieces of Advice Worth Repeating -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - You know it's really good advice if you want to hear it again.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p14.html

342.pdf

...Braces and Splints for Musculoskeletal Conditions JOCELYN R. GRAVLEE, M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida DANIEL J. VAN DURME, M.D., Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida F amily physicians often must make decisions...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/afp20070201p342.pdf

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...Primary Care Issues in Patients with Mental Illness BERNADETTE KIRALY, MD; KAREN GUNNING, PharmD, BCPS; and JENNIFER LEISER, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah S erious mental illness (i.e., schizo- phrenia, nonaffective psychotic dis- orders, bipolar...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/afp20080801p355.pdf

361.pdf

...Amblyopia NIPA R. DOSHI, M.D., and MARIA LOURDES F. RODRIGUEZ, M.D. Drexel University College of Medicine, Warminster, Pennsylvania A mblyopia, often called lazy eye, is a decrease in visual acuity resulting from abnormal visual development in infancy and early childhood. The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/afp20070201p361.pdf

4. Measure Your Success

Step 4: Measure your success

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/measure-success.html

41outp.pdf

...CURB-65 AND CRB-65 SEVERITY SCORES FOR COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA Clinical factor Points Confusion 1 Blood urea nitrogen > 19 mg per dL 1 Respiratory rate ≥ 30 breaths per minute 1 Systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg or Diastolic blood pressure ≤ 60 mm Hg 1 Age ≥...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/fpm20060400p41-rt2.pdf

41outp.pdf

...PNEUMONIA SEVERITY INDEX FOR COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA Risk factor Points Demographics Men Age (years): ___ Women Age (years) - 10: ___ Nursing home resident +10 Comorbidities Neoplasm +30 Liver disease +20 Heart failure +10 Stroke +10 Renal failure...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/fpm20060400p41-rt1.pdf

41simp.pdf

...Safe medication use is achievable and affordable if you follow these recommendations. Simple Strategies to Avoid Medication Errors In any given week, four out of five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, or dietary and herbal supplements. Nearly...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p41.pdf

47 roberts.qxd

...October 2002 ■ www.aafp.org / fpm ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ 47 IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y C .M . SC H N EI D ER In certain areas of the country, sky-rocketing medical liability insurancepremiums are pushing physicians out of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/fpm20021000p47.pdf

47ehrsurvey.pdf

...Electronic Health Record Systems User Rating Survey EHR product name and version number: Your name: Date of evaluation: Your title or role: Years in practice: Your AAFP membership number (only member responses can be accepted): Your e-mail address (optional): Date the EHR...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0200/fpm20050200p47-rt1.pdf

5. Spread the Change to Others

Spread the change to others

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/spread-change.html

5% Fluorouracil Is the Preferred Treatment for Actinic Keratoses - POEMs - American ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The use of topical 5% fluorouracil is most likely to result in successful elimination of actinic keratoses in a field on the head or face.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p249a.html

50 Years of American Family Physician - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2000 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 2000 Issue Editorials 50 Years of American Family Physician JAY SIWEK, M.D., Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. STANLEY J. SIWEK, M.D., Harrison, New Jersey Am Fam Physician. 2000 Apr 1;61(7):1974-1984....

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p1974.html

501.pdf

...Common Oral Lesions: Part I. Superficial Mucosal Lesions WANDA C. GONSALVES, M.D., ANGELA C. CHI, D.M.D., and BRAD W. NEVILLE, D.D.S. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina T he Surgeon General’s report on oral health highlights the rela- tionship between...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p501.pdf

5010 and 2012: Time for a backup plan? -- FPM

5010 and 2012: Time for a backup plan?

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/5010_the_sky_is_not.html

509.pdf

...Common Oral Lesions: Part II. Masses and Neoplasia WANDA C. GONSALVES, M.D., ANGELA C. CHI, D.M.D., and BRAD W. NEVILLE, D.D.S. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina P hysicians regularly encounter oral health issues in practice. Part I of this two-part...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p509.pdf

523.pdf

...Treatment Options for Atopic Dermatitis LUCINDA M. BUYS, PHARM.D., B.C.P.S., Siouxland Medical Education Foundation, Sioux City, Iowa A topic dermatitis is the most com- mon childhood skin disorder in developed countries.1 The prev- alence of atopic dermatitis has increased two-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p523.pdf

56.pdf

...Childhood Obesity: Highlights of AMA Expert Committee Recommendations GOUTHAM RAO, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania N ew reports about the obesity epidemic appear in the media almost daily; 13.9 percent of children two to five years of age, 18.8...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p56.pdf

5Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Adults: Recommendation Statement

March 15, 2017: USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/afp20170315od4.pdf

6 Easy Steps to Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record -- Family Practice Management

...May 2001 � F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T � 33 Although electronic medicalrecords (EMRs) have been avail-able for over 20 years,1 primarycare physicians have been notori- ously slow to embrace them. Currently, only about 5 percent of physicians use some form of EMR,2...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/fpm20010500p33.pdf

6. Sustain the Improvement Over Time

Step 6: Sustain the improvement over time

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/sustain-improvement.html

60-Second Survey Gives Insight Into Unmet Social Needs

Researchers found that a brief survey administered to patients helped identify obstacles to maintaining good health.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190612minutesurvey.html

636.pdf

...Chronic Plaque Psoriasis KELLY M. LUBA, D.O., Phoenix, Arizona DANIEL L. STULBERG, M.D., Rose Family Medical Center, Denver, Colorado T he prevalence of psoriasis in the United States is estimated to be 0.6 to 4.8 percent.1 Psoriasis is slightly more common in men.1 No reliable...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p636.pdf

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