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Kansas Mentor Expanding Access for Patients in Need

University of Kansas mentor Kelsie Kelly, M.D., M.P.H., is working to improve and expand care in her state.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211207fdf-kelly.html

White House Call for ‘Family’ Vaccination Needs Family Physicians

The administration’s new plan to increase COVID-19 immunization in the face of the omicron variant needs a booster shot of primary care.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20211207itt-covidvacc.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, April 6-9, 2022.

CME : All CME Products

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

Board Review CME Virtual Conference | AAFP

Stream AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express CME course March 9-12 and get the same in-depth Board review from home or office.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/board-review-express/streaming.html

Academy Advocacy Clearly Visible in 2022 MPFS Final Rule

An AAFP summary of CMS’ 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule reflects several wins for Academy advocacy.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211123mpfssummary.html

CMS’ Clinical Labor Pricing Update Must Stay on Course

AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., writes that lawmakers need to hear that family physicians strongly oppose legislation that would halt CMS’ clinical labor pricing update — and he gives members an easy way to send that message.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20211203wfp-laborpricing.html

Addressing Health Equity and Systemic Racism

As 2021 comes to a close, now is an important time to reflect on how the Academy has addressed issues pertaining to health equity and systemic racism, and how it will continue to work on these topics in the future.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211202equity.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics: 30 Years of Filling Gaps

As Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics marks its 30th anniversary, Mark Deutchman, M.D., writes that all family physicians who offer obstetrics care can benefit from the regularly updated, evidence-based course.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20211202guested-also.html

Overwhelmed by Documentation, Visit Prep Demands?

Find out how you can shrink your documentation burden, increase visit preparation effectiveness and efficiency, and optimize your time with patients in a Dec. 7 webinar featuring two powerful digital tools from industry leaders Suki and Navina.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211202sukinavinawebinar.html

Family Physicians Support White House Actions to Combat COVID-19 During Winter Months

Family Physicians Support White House Actions to Combat COVID-19 During Winter Months

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-support-white-house-actions.html

Improving Vaccine Confidence Series | AAFP CME

Break down vaccine science, critical processes, and get info to assure concerned patients with this free CME multi-session series from AAFP.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/improving-vaccine-confidence.html

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit | AAFP

Fight for family medicine in the nation's capitol at the AAFP's Family Medicine Advocacy Summit May 22-24, 2022.

Events : Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS)

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

Family Physicians Support Access to Comprehensive Reproductive Patient Care

Family Physicians Support Access to Comprehensive Reproductive Patient Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/comprehensive-reproductive-care.html

Survey Finds COVID-19 Misinformation Continues to Spread

Findings from a new Kaiser Family Foundation report indicate that a substantial number of people either believe or are unsure about false statements regarding COVID-19 and the vaccines used to prevent it. The AAFP offers several resources to help FPs educate patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211130vaccmisinfo.html

Membership Application

To apply for active membership in the AAFP, create an aafp.org account and then complete and submit your AAFP membership application.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/membership-application.html

AAFP OKs Plan for All U.S. Adults to Get COVID-19 Boosters

The AAFP has approved recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that allow for administration of a single booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in all U.S. adults 18 and older.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211123covidboosters.html

Giving Thanks for Good (and Maybe Better) Progress

The AAFP is pushing Congress to solve the Medicare physician payment dilemma and lobbying to pass the family medicine wins in the Build Back Better Act. Learn more in this In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/itt-mpfs-spending_11-23-21.html

Legislation to Block Clinical Labor Pricing Update Will Hurt Primary Care, Worsen ...

Legislation to Block Clinical Labor Pricing Update Will Hurt Primary Care, Worsen Staffing Shortagese

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/Legislation-to-block-clinical-labor-pricing-update-will-hurt-primary-care-worsen-staffing-shortages.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

Time to End Predatory Payment Practices, AAFP Tells CMS

In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP called on the agency to rein in health plans’ practice of using third-party vendors, which often charge mandatory extra fees, to process payments to physicians via the electronic funds transfer transaction standard.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211103eftlettercms.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stream Family Medicine Update with AFP Case Studies | AAFP CME

Get evidence-based strategies and case studies family physicians use each day for optimal patient outcomes. Attend virtually Dec. 6-10 and earn up to 33.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Represents Step Toward Prioritizing Primary Care, ...

2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Represents Step Toward Prioritizing Primary Care, Family Medicine

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/2022-Medicare-Physician-Fee-Schedule.html

Musculoskeletal Medicine Online Course | AAFP CME

Register for this Feb 16-19 virtual CME course focused on range of motion, stability, and other musculoskeletal treatments. Earn AAFP and AOA credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Report: Overhaul Transition From Med School to Residency

A recent report called for a comprehensive overhaul of the process that transitions medical students to residency training. The AAFP already is taking steps that address many of the recommendations.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211102ugrcrecs.html

AAFP Applauds FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages ...

AAFP Applauds FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/covid-19-vaccines-children.html

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