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How to obtain a CLIA Certificate

How to obtain a CLIA Certificate

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/how-obtain-CLIA-certificate.brochure.pdf

AAFP Proficiency Testing Handbook

Read this handbook to learn about the AAFP Proficiency Testing Program for office laboratories.

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/AAFP-PT-Handbook.pdf

AAFP Information Blocking Rule FAQ

Find answers to Information Blocking Rule frequently asked questions, as the rule goes into effect April 5, 2021.

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/Information-Blocking-Rule-FAQ-032421.pdf

PCF Practice Assessment Checklist 2021

Family physicians can use this checklist to assess practice readiness to participate in PCF

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/dpa-pcf-checklist.pdf

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

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs by State

...Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Assistance Programs Overview of Chart Below is a chart that lists COVID-19 financial assistance programs by state. The AAFP does not endorse any of the financial assistance programs below. This is for informational purposes only and is not an...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/covid-19/COVID19-Financial-Assistance.pdf

ICD-10 Timeline

...O c to b e r 20 15 an d o n g in g S e p te m b e r 2 0 15 C o m p le te b e tw e e n J a n u a ry - A p ri l 2 0 15 C o m p le te b e tw e e n O c to b e r - D e c e m...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/ICD10Timeline.pdf

The Development of Joint Principles: Integrating Behavorial Health Care Into the ...

...FAMILY MEDICINE UPDATES ANNALS OF FAMILY MEDICINE ✦ WWW.ANNFAMMED.ORG ✦ VOL. 12, NO. 2 ✦ MARCH/APRIL 2014 183 ANNALS OF FAMILY MEDICINE ✦ WWW.ANNFAMMED.ORG ✦ VOL. 12, NO. 2 ✦ MARCH/APRIL 2014 182 From the American Academy of Family Physicians From the American...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/pcmh/initiatives/PCMHJoint2014Update.pdf

Sample Huddle Agendas

...Sample Huddle Agendas Care Team Huddle (Beginning of the day: 5-10 minutes) • Review the day’s schedule. Are any changes necessary? • What are team assignments for the day? • Are rooms set up with needed supplies? • Are needed reports and information available? • What challenges...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/pcmh/practorg/HuddleAgendas.pdf

Designate Your Planned Care Team

...Designate Your Planned Care Team Pre-visit Tasks Who Resources Needed Training Needed Supported by an educational grant to the American Academy of Family Physicians from GlaxoSmithKline. Visit Tasks Who Resources Needed Training Needed Post-visit Tasks Who Resources Needed...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/pcmh/qualitycare/CareTeams.pdf

Closing Your Practice Checklist

...Closing Your Practice Checklist Notifications (60 to 90 days prior to closing). ✓STAFF  Organize a staff meeting to notify employees of practice closure.  Prepare to hire temporary staff if current employees leave prior to closing date. ✓PATienTS  Prepare and send...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/admin_staffing/ClosingPracticeChecklist.pdf

Ambulatory Physicians Called to Provide Care

...Ambulatory Physicians Called to Provide Care Outside Typical Practice Setting In response to the COVID-19 emergency, ambulatory physicians may be asked to provide care outside their typical practice setting. Requests may include providing care in an emergency department or an...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/covid-19/ambulatory-physicians.pdf

COVID-19 Private Payer FAQs

...COVID-19 Private Payer Frequently Asked Questions Last updated: 3 p.m. CT Jan.. 27, 2020 The American Academy of Family Physicians is closely monitoring private payer policies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The following answers are based on information from each payer’s website....

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/covid-19/payer-faqs.pdf

AAFP PPE Position Statement

...AAFP Personal Protective Equipment Position Statement The American Academy of Family Physicians, which represents 134,600 members, recognizes the importance of proper personal protective equipment (PPE), especially because family physicians are the first contact for most patients...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/covid-19/PPE-position-statement.pdf

Retired Physician Volunteer Resources

...Retired Physician Volunteers • Retired or inactive physicians may volunteer for patient care during the COVID-19 emergency. This resource provides information to review and questions to ask to protect yourself professionally and to understand the situation where you volunteer.The...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/covid-19/retired-physicians.pdf

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

...Orders are not complete until an order form and a purchase order have been received. ORDER INFORMATION Enroll in AAFP-PT by November 1, 2020 to guarantee specimen availability for the following year! However, AAFP-PT accepts enrollments throughout the year at a prorated cost...

Practice Management

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

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

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

Practice Management

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

AAFP-PTReinstatementForm.pdf

...AAFP ID#: ________________________________________ CLIA ID#: ____________________________________ COLA# (if applicable): ____________________________________________________________________________ Practice Name: _____________________________________...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/AAFP-PTReinstatementForm.pdf

AAFP-PT Additional Information/Change Request Form

...AAFP ID# ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ Date: ___________________________ Practice Name: ______________________________________________________ State: ________ Information to be added or changed (mark all that apply): Laboratory Director ____...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/AddInfoChangeReq.pdf

AAFP-PT Corrected Evaluation Request

...Requests for corrected evaluations must be received by AAFP-PT within 30 days of the evaluation being emailed (see the notice included with your evaluation for the specific date). Corrections will only be made if an error occurred in the data evaluation process. AAFP-PT cannot issue...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/CorrectedEvalReq.pdf

corrective-action.pdf

...Laboratory Name: ________________________________________________________________________ CLIA #: ____________________ Testing Event: ___________________________________________________________________________ Year: ______________________ Proficiency Testing Module:...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/corrective-action.pdf

unsatisfactory-pt-checklist%20.PDF

...This form is provided as a reference tool to investigate the possible causes of unsatisfactory proficiency testing results. Not all errors can be identified with one particular tool. Laboratories should consider the unique factors for each test system and expand its investigation when...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/unsatisfactory-pt-checklist%20.PDF

AAFP Letter to Cigna on Telehealth - October 29, 2020

...October 29, 2020 Steve Miller, MD Chief Clinical Officer Cigna Corporate Headquarters 900 Cottage Grove Road Bloomfield, CT 06002 Dear Dr. Miller: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians, residents, and medical...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/CignaTelehealth-102920.pdf

AAFP Letter to Humana on Telehealth - October 30, 2020

...October 30, 2020 William Shrank, MD Chief Medical Officer Humana 500 West Main Street Louisville, KY Dear Dr. Shrank: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians, residents, and medical students across the nation, I...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/HumanaTelehealth-103020.pdf

MACRA Timeline

...† - Cumulative maximum penalty for a 10-provider clinic. Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Qualifying Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) Participant 20 16 20 17 20 18 20 19 20 20 20 21 20 22 20 23 20 24 20 25 20 26 Medicare Part...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/MACRATimeline.pdf

pcf-dashboard_cpc-plus_2021.xlsx

...Read Me Practice Data Patient Panel Information Estimated Number of Medicare FFS Beneficiaries 2000 Average HCC Score of Attributed Medicare FFS Beneficiaries 1.12 PCF Practice Risk Group Group 1, $28 PBPM CPC+ Yearly CMF Revenue $ 205,000.00 CPC+ Yearly...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/pcf-dashboard_cpc-plus_2021.xlsx

pcf-dashboard_non-cpc-plus_2021.xlsx

...Read Me Practice Data Patient Panel Information Estimated Number of Medicare FFS Beneficiaries 2000 Average HCC Score of Attributed Medicare FFS Beneficiaries 1.12 PCF Practice Risk Group Group 1, $28 PBPM Services included in PCF population-based payment and...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/pcf-dashboard_non-cpc-plus_2021.xlsx

A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment July 2016 Family physicians are invaluable assets in the health care system. Focused on the whole patient (as compared to subspecialists who typically focus on a single...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/Valuing-FPs.pdf

AAFP Letter to UnitedHealthcare on Telehealth - November 3, 2020

...November 3, 2020 Ashley Bieck Vice President, National Provider Advocacy UnitedHealthcare 12300 Perry Street Overland Park, KS 66213 Dear Ms. Bieck: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians, residents, and...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/UHCTelehealth-103020.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions about Core Quality Measures

...1 Multistakeholder Collaborative Leads Initiative on Health Care Quality Measurement Frequently Asked Questions: What is the goal of the Collaborative? Answer: There is a great demand today for accurate, useful information on health care quality that can inform the...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/qi/CoreMeasuresFAQ.pdf

MedSampContractAff.doc

...SAMPLE MEDICARE PRIVATE CONTRACT OPT-OUT AFFIDAVIT IN COMPLIANCE WITH 42 U.S.C. §1395a; 42 C.F.R. §405, SUBPART D I, ___________________________, attest under the penalty of perjury that the following is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief: 1....

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/MedSampContractAff.doc

MedSampPrivContract.doc

...SAMPLE MEDICARE PRIVATE CONTRACT IN COMPLIANCE WITH 42 U.S.C. §1395a; 42 C.F.R. § 405, SUBPART D This contract is entered into by and between [insert name of physician] (hereinafter called physician), whose principal medical office is located at _____________________ and [insert...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/MedSampPrivContract.doc

SampleNoticePrivacyPractice.docx

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS’ SAMPLE NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES The AAFP has developed this sample Notice of Privacy Practices. It is intended for use as a resource and outline only, and does not constitute nor substitute for legal or other professional advice. Members...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/SampleNoticePrivacyPractice.docx

SampleBusinessAssocAgreement.docx

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS’ SAMPLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT (2013 Updated Security Rule Implementation) DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this document does not constitute legal or other professional advice, Nor is it a substitute for legal or other...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regulatory_compliance/SampleBusinessAssocAgreement.docx

Practice Improvement Checklists

...Practice Improvement Checklists The following foundational concepts are central to any high-functioning primary care practice. CHECKLIST Staffing  Develop physician leadership skills.  Define staff member roles and job descriptions.  Allow patients to select their personal...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/transformation/PractImprovementChecklists.pdf

Family Resources for Physicians

...Support for your family while you respond to COVID-19 Caring for your children: School and child care closures pose challenges for everyone working in health care. Ensuring the care of your children can be particularly challenging for single-parent households and for households where...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/covid-19/family-resources.pdf

AAFP Resources for Stress Reduction

...Resources for Stress Reduction It's difficult to work the front lines of patient care this COVID-19 emergency. These resources are a starting place to assist you, your care team, your family, and your patients. Resources for physicians and health care workers • Your AAFP chapter...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/covid-19/stress-reduction.pdf

Off-Schedule Testing Order Form Instructions

...11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway Leawood, KS 6621-2672 (800) 274-7911 aafp.org/pt DPA21010029 The Process Subject to product availability, proficiency testing specimens are available throughout the program year. Laboratories enrolled in AAFP-PT, as well as other PT program...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/AAFP-PTOffSchedOrderForm.pdf

Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

...3-7-07 Page 1 of 3 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) American College of Physicians (ACP) American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home March 2007...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/pcmh/initiatives/PCMHJoint.pdf

2019-AAFP-PTBrochure.pdf

...2019 Catalog a proficiency testing program for office laboratories The right choice for proficiency testing. aafp.org/pt AT A GLANCE TO ORDER: www.aafp.org/pt (800) 274-7911 what is proficiency testing? Proficiency Testing (PT) is an external quality control process. It...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/office_lab_pt/2019-AAFP-PTBrochure.pdf

value-based-payment-study.pdf

...2017 VALUE-BASED PAYMENT STUDY DATA BRIEF Overview This report presents the key findings from the 2017 Value-Based Payment (VBP) study. The primary objectives of the study were to gauge members’ perceptions and attitudes with respect to VBP models and to determine if there are any...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/value-based-payment-study.pdf

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