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Academy Lobbies to Center COVID Solutions on Primary Care

In a letter to President Biden, the AAFP called for the Path Out of the Pandemic plan to adopt recommendations that support primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210923popplan.html

Questions to ask about work-life balance when job hunting

When comparing potential employers, consider these six questions to assess the work-life balance each offers.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Surgeon General Offers High Praise for Family Medicine

During an AAFP livestream for resident members, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., said family medicine is more important now than it ever has been because patients need reliable information from a trusted source. A replay of the event is available.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210923lv-murthy.html

Stream Chronic Diseases CME Conference in December | AAFP

Register for AAFP's Care of Chronic Conditions virtual CME conference Dec 1-4 and get up-to-date education in chronic care. Earn up to 26 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/chronic-conditions/streaming.html

AAFP Rolls Out Free CME on Boosting Vaccine Confidence

Beginning in October, the Academy will offer a free educational series for clinicians on addressing vaccine hesitancy and improving vaccine confidence; more than 20 CME credits will be available.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210922vaxconfidence.html

Are You a Champion of Family Medicine?

The AAFP Degree of Fellow will mark its 50th anniversary in 2022. We asked four of our new physician bloggers what earning the distinction meant to them.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210921fp-fellow.html

AAFP Voices Support for Bill to Boost Collaborative Care

The Academy and 17 other medical and health care groups this month endorsed legislation supporting the collaborative care model.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210921cocm.html

HHS Offers New COVID Relief Funds, Reporting Grace Period

HHS announced on Sept. 10 that a new round of COVID-19 relief funding for physicians and other health care professionals and facilities is on the horizon. The agency is making a total of $25.5 billion available to entities that have suffered financial setbacks due to the pandemic.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210921prfarpfunds.html

Faculty Agreements | AAFP CME Faculty

View faculty agreement information to speak as a faculty member at AAFP's 2022 CME courses and FMX.

CME : AAFP CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty/call-for-proposals/faculty-agreements.html

Submission Requirements | AAFP CME Faculty

View submission requirements to speak as a faculty member at AAFP's 2022 CME courses and FMX.

CME : AAFP CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty/call-for-proposals/submission-requirements.html

Call for Proposals | AAFP CME Courses and FMX

Submit your proposal to speak as a faculty member for AAFP 2022 CME courses and FMX.

CME : AAFP CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty/call-for-proposals.html

Medicare announces influenza vaccine payment rates for 2021-2022

The payment allowances range from about $10 to $66, depending on brand and formulation

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

ALSO Mentor Prepares Peers for Obstetrical Emergencies

University of Wisconsin Professor Lee Dresang, M.D., has devoted more than two decades to helping ensure his peers at home and abroad are prepared for Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210920fdf-dresang.html

Five side gigs physicians can do from home to earn extra income

With a wide knowledge base and scope of practice, family physicians are well-suited for many side gigs beyond just seeing patients in a clinic. The internet has only expanded such opportunities.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Can We Create a Space of Moderation in This Pandemic?

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., discusses her and her family’s experiences with COVID-19 while looking for ways that people can discuss the pandemic effectively.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210920fp-coviddiscussion.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2021 Winners | AAFP

These residents were selected as the winners of the 2021 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/student-resident-awards/gme/2021-winners.html

Booster Doses FAQs

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines booster doses are pending authorization by the FDA, and review and recommendation from the CDC’s ACIP. This is in response to data published by CDC showing a decline in vaccine effectiveness in preventing infection over time.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/booster-doses-faqs.html

AAFP Calls on CMS to Act to Stabilize Primary Care Practices

The Academy’s detailed comments on CMS’ 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule pressed for policy improvements on a number of fronts.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210916mpfscomments.html

New Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for 2021-2022 Season

The AAFP has approved updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on the use of influenza vaccines for the 2021-2022 season.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210916acipflu.html

New AAFP Resources Can Help Streamline Prior Authorizations

A new Family Medicine Practice Hack video offers tips to streamline prior authorization procedures, and a members-only workbook with sample cheat sheets can simplify the process of assembling information needed to submit prior authorizations for different payers.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210916papracthack.html

Hypertension - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and blood pressure monitoring and screening. This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=12

Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia and related issues, including dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, kidney disease, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, statins, and triglyceride levels. This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=13

Headache - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, and treatment of headaches. This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=10

Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=16

Alcohol Use Disorders - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and detoxification. This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=1

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