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COVID Ordeal Reinforced State Leader’s Role as Advocate

Daniel Lewis, M.D., C.P.E., C.A.Q.S.M., is using his platform as a family physician and COVID-19 survivor to warn patients and the public about the potential severity of the disease.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

Pride Month: Academy Updates LGBTQ Health Toolkit

In recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the AAFP has updated its LGBTQ Health Toolkit webpage with links to more than 20 related articles and blog posts, CME products, and policy statements.

AAFP News : Patient Care

PC Win: CMS Boosts Payment for At-home COVID-19 Vaccination

CMS’ recent increase in Medicare reimbursement for at-home COVID-19 vaccine administration represents a win for primary care physicians treating homebound patients.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

FAQ, Webinar Aim to Clarify How to Apply New E/M Guidelines

Six months have passed since the 2021 office visit/outpatient evaluation and management guidelines took effect, but many physicians still have questions about how to apply them. A new FAQ and upcoming webinar from the AAFP promise to provide answers.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

Academy Rolls Out New Tobacco Cessation Resources

The AAFP, with a supporting grant from the CVS Health Foundation, has developed several new tobacco cessation resources that members can download and use to help patients at the point of care.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Increasing Adult Immunization Rates | AAFP PI CME

Change competence and performance with respect to adult immunizations in African American communities in this AAFP interactive PICME online activity. Earn 21 CME credits.

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FP Essentials #505 Integrative Medicine | June 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition on integrative medicine includes topics on Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, Herbal Supplements, Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Drugs.

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Family Medicine Laid Foundation for Public Health Career

Education and training in family medicine and public health led Tony Kuo, M.D., M.S.H.S., to a key role in the nation’s largest county.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

AAFP Praises Legislation Addressing THCGME, Rural Workforce

In a pair of recent letters to federal lawmakers, the AAFP expressed support for legislation that would bolster the primary care workforce, particularly in rural areas.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

Health IT Roundtable, White Paper Reflect AAFP Leadership

Following the AAFP’s participation, a recent roundtable and white paper offer detailed suggestions on improving health IT in the wake of COVID-19.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

CDC Studies Compare Antibiotic Use Before, During Pandemic

Two CDC-funded studies appear to shed light on antibiotic prescribing trends seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that although some short-term increases were seen among agents specifically investigated as potential COVID treatment options, overall antimicrobial prescribing was ...

AAFP News : Patient Care

Task Force: Offer Interventions for Healthy Weight in Pregnancy

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has finalized a recommendation regarding behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain and preventing excess gestational weight gain in pregnancy.

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Congress Is Listening to Us About Rural Health Care

Two new bills in Congress reflect diligent advocacy by the Academy and its members, but more work remains.

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Resident Hopes to Influence Health Care Beyond Exam Room

Resident Isaiah Cochran, M.D., wants to change health care by running for office. He knew family medicine would give him the broadest view of the U.S. health care system.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

AAFP Lauds Senate Bill Targeting Medicaid Pay Parity

Following extensive Academy lobbying, a bill reintroduced in the Senate would restore Medicaid parity with Medicare payment.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

Electronic Prescribing

The AAFP supports the use of electronic prescribing.

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View Webinar on Physician Mental Health, Suicide Prevention

As part of the AAFP’s Leading Physician Well-being certificate program, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is offering a new webinar: Physician Mental Health: Preventing Suicide and Building Resilience.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

Practices Need Smooth Handoff to New APM Model, AAFP Says

The AAFP recently joined with scores of other organizations to offer CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation detailed advice on improving alternative payment models.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

New Tools Guide Lifestyle Medicine Integration for FPs

The AAFP recently launched new tools to assist family physicians in counseling patients on diet, exercise, stress management and other aspects of lifestyle medicine, and in billing and coding for these services.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Task Force Lowers Recommended Age to Start CRC Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has finalized its updated recommendation for colorectal cancer screening, lowering the age at which to initiate routine screening from 50 to 45 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Students and Residents, Take the Lead

AAFP resident and student leadership positions for the 2021-2022 academic year are open for applications. Resident Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., explains how state and national leadership roles shaped her path.

AAFP News : Blogs

What Millennials Want Out of Primary Care, and How to Deliver It -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - As the largest adult generation in the U.S., millennials will have an outsized impact on the future of health care. Here are some ways to make primary care more appealing to all patients, including the first group raised with the internet.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Task Force Recommends Fluoride for Oral Health in Children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation statement on screening and interventions to prevent dental caries in children younger than 5 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Considering DPC? These resources can help

Transitioning to direct primary care is a major change, but there are several places to get helpful information.

Family Practice Management : FPM

Remembering Those Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Nation

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., invites members to join her in pausing this Memorial Day to appreciate U.S. military personnel — those currently serving and those we have lost — for defending our nation.

AAFP News : Blogs

Latest FPM Supplement Examines Innovative Care Delivery

The latest installment in the FPM journal’s supplement series on value-based payment, 'Innovative Care Delivery: Behavioral Health Integration and Home-based Primary Care,' highlights these two alternative care solutions.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

Toolkit, Neighborhood Navigator Address Social Needs

Academy resources such as the EveryONE Project Toolkit and the Neighborhood Navigator help family physicians care for patients and connect them with much-needed services.

AAFP News : Patient Care

AAFP Continues Telehealth Push With Senate Testimony

As senators consider how to solidify telehealth policy flexibilities beyond the pandemic, a family physician advised them on action to ensure that virtual care improves comprehensive, continuous primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

Chipping Away at the Burdens of Prior Authorization

From supporting Medicare Advantage legislation to offering new testimony about telehealth, the Academy is pushing hard to overhaul prior authorization.

AAFP News : Blogs

Training the Next Generation of Rural Family Docs

For Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, M.D., the continuity that comes with serving the same rural patient population for 20 years is invaluable as a physician and community member.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

USPSTF Recommends Against Supplements for CVD, Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation against the use of beta-carotene or vitamin E supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer in community-dwelling, nonpregnant adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

CMS Names Winners of AI Health Outcomes Challenge

CMS announced on April 30 that data science platform had been selected the winner of its Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. As the sole medical professional organization sponsoring the competition, the AAFP played a key role in reaching this milestone.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

As COVID-19 Vaccinations Slow, FPs Begin Delivering More Doses

With more than half of Americans still unvaccinated against COVID-19, states are turning to family physicians to deliver more doses, answering a months-long advocacy push by the Academy.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

CME Disclosure Process 101 | AAFP Credit System Tutorial

This tutorial from AAFP Credit System will provide AAFP CME providers with an update on how to manage the CME disclosure process, including identifying, mitigating, and disclosing relevant financial relationships, in relation to Standard 3, as outlined in the new Standards.

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Pass Equality Act, AAFP and Others Tell Senate

The AAFP joined 138 other groups this month to urge the Senate to improve health equity by passing the Equality Act.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

Webinar Reviews Monoclonal Antibodies to Treat COVID-19

On May 27, the AAFP and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will present a webinar on the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Task Force Recommends Screening Adults for Hypertension

A new final recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening adults for high blood pressure in the clinic and confirming with measurement outside the clinic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Delegates Act to Increase Diversity in Family Medicine

Family physicians at the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders took action to increase diversity in family medicine at large as well as within the AAFP.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

Physician Mental Health Webinar

As part of AAFP’s Leading Physician Well-being certificate program, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presented on Physician Mental Health: Preventing Suicide and Building Resilience. At the completion of this session, learners will be able to apply knowledge of prevalence ...

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COVID-19 Vaccination in Adolescents | AAFP On Demand

Hear from the CDC Vaccine Task Force Clinical and Implementation leads about the upcoming FDA and ACIP authorization and recommendation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents with this AAFP on demand session.

Family Physician : Patient Care

Passion for Public Health, Epidemiology Led to CDC Fellowship

Thomas Golden, M.D., M.P.H., found an intersection of his interests in public health and epidemiology as a fellow in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

Leadership Conference Town Hall Covers Gamut of Key Issues

Discussion at the 2021 Annual Leadership Conference Town Hall touched on issues of importance to family physicians, including increasing payment, telemedicine, workforce and COVID-19.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

The AAFP offers the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, from how they work to the differences between the vaccines, to help family physicians answer the most common patient questions.

Family Physician : Patient Care

COVID-19 Vaccines: New Tools Help You Educate Patients

Family physicians can use several new resources from the AAFP to educate patients about COVID-19 vaccines, combat misinformation and increase vaccination levels. AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in the new A Word From the President blog how these tools may help end the pandemic.

AAFP News : Blogs

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Authorized for 12- to 15-Year-Olds

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for individuals aged 12 to 15 years. A May 17 AAFP webinar will give FPs the opportunity to learn more and ask questions of two CDC Vaccine Task Force members.

AAFP News : Patient Care

NCCL Delegates Take Up Telehealth, Vaccine Equity, More

The Reference Committee on Advocacy at the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders passed resolutions affirming pushes for telehealth pay parity, equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution and several other issues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

FP Essentials #504 Diabetes | May 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Type 1 Diabetes, Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes, Pharmacotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes, Device Therapy.

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