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'Country Doc' Leading Health Advocacy in Lone Star State

As he winds down his fourth decade in practice, Douglas Curran, M.D., remains a leading physician advocate in his state as president of the Texas Medical Association.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180723fdf-curran.html

'I Am Convinced Family Medicine Is the Solution'

Watching a family member struggle with illness and access to care inspired third-year family medicine resident Kristina Dakis, M.D., to pursue a career in medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180212focus-dakis.html

'Moving the Needle' on Student Choice

Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181022fdf-roett.html

'Nerdy Girl' Is Star in Family Medicine

Sarah Coles, M.D., was pondering a future in music or science when her mother’s cancer diagnosis put her on a path to family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201026fdf-coles.html

'Think Big' to Reimagine Family Medicine, Speakers Advise

For their virtual mainstage event at the 2020 National Conference, AAFP CEO/EVP Shawn Martin and Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.P.H., talked about the future of family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200804nc-future.html

"Frontier Areas," Medical Care Roles

Read AAFP's policy on medical roles in frontier areas.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/frontier-areas.html

1. Assess Your Practice and Collect Baseline Data

Step 1: Assess Your Practice and Collect Baseline Data

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

2,500 Cash-Paying Patients and Growing -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - This physician is expanding his cash-only practice to keep up with demand.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p64.html

2. Determine Your Goal

Step 2: Determine Your Goal

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

2016 Family Medicine Experience

Talk a walk through the 2016 Family Medicine Experience (FMX) with videos produced in advance and on site.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/past-future/2016fmx.html

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Impact ACOs' Ability to Succeed

The AAFP has asked for changes to a CMS interim final rule regarding 2017 disasters and accountable care organization policies.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180220msspdisaster.html

2018 AAFP FMX CME Schedule

...CME244 Direct Primary Care: A Pro and Con Discussion of an Emerging Model Neuhofel, Masters, Sevilla Room 208-210 • 1.00 CME credit 3:30-4:30 P.M. CME CARDIOVASCULAR CME069 Managing Acute and Chronic Heart Failure Kinkade Expo Hall D3 • 1.00 CME credit • HEMATOLOGY/IMMUNE...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/fmx18-cme-schedule-onsite.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...better health, through more effective and 18 affordable care, and 19 20 WHEREAS, patient engagement activities occur at different levels - direct care interactions, 21 organizational design and governance, and policy making - on a continuum from consultation to 22 partnership and...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18OrganizationFinanceReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy's 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180428ncclelections.html

2018-2019 Influenza Vaccine Is Effective, Says CDC

On Feb. 15, the CDC released a pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that offer interim information on the 2018-2019 influenza season and address this season's flu vaccine effectiveness.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190220fluvaccine.html

2018DataBriefDPC.pdf

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE (DPC) STUDY DATA BRIEF 8 in 10 Practice in a Pure DPC 16% Less then one year 42% 1-3 years 42% Indefinitely Type of DPC Practice Length of time planning to operate in a Hybrid Mode 14% Hybrid 1% Concierge 5% Other Length of...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/membership/2018DataBriefDPC.pdf

2019 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Is Coming Soon

Active AAFP and resident members will soon have an opportunity to tell the Academy what they think about being a member and what the AAFP can do to best serve the needs of members and drive the specialty forward.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190402membersatsurv.html

2019 MIPS Data Submission Deadline Approaching Fast

Family physicians and other eligible clinicians have until March 31 to report their 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System data.

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20200306submitmipsdata.html

2019 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy's 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190427nccl-elections.html

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315matchday.html

2019 Preview Includes Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Steven Waldren, M.D., M.S., shares some of the work the AAFP has started to ease physicians' administrative burden through the use of new and emerging technology.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190102waldrenqa.html

2020 CME Session Topics

View the CME topics that will be discussed at the 2020 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference: Chicago, October 13-17.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/session-topics.html

2020 Member Survey Is Your Change to Steer AAFP's Work

The AAFP's 2020 Member Satisfaction Survey was emailed on Feb. 29 to all active members who have not opted out of email surveys. There's still time for members who had opted out to receive the survey before the March 31 deadline.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200304membersurvey.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

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