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Telemedicine Advances Outpace Common Sense Regulations

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes that her clinic has implemented a novel way to use telemedicine. But for many physicians, barriers remain.

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Telemedicine Is Worthy of Payers' Long-term Investment

John Cullen, M.D., writes that telemedicine has proven its worth during the pandemic. Now payers must ensure its viability as a long-term solution.

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We're Working to Make Sure Telemedicine Is Real Medicine

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the Academy has new resources to support telemedicine within family medicine practices.

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Telemedicine Filling Gap for Rural Community

Tate Hinkle, M.D., explains in this Fresh Perspectives blog post how a telemedicine program allowed his rural community to provide comprehensive care and made it easier to recruit a new subspecialist.

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What’s the difference between telemedicine and telehealth?

AAFP Media kit on Telemedicine and Telehealth.

Barriers Impede Telemedicine's Potential

Barriers Impede Telemedicine's Potential

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Barriers Hindering Use of Telemedicine

Family physicians see promise in telemedicine, but numerous barriers -- including payment issues -- impede the technology's adoption. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details.

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Implementing Telemedicine on the Fly, on a Shoestring

Russell Miller, M.D., details in this guest editorial how he implemented telemedicine in his solo practice with little time and few resources.

Telemedicine: The Good, the Bad, the Pleasantly Surprising

With family physicians transitioning more patient visits to telemedicine during the pandemic, we asked our new physician bloggers to share how they are handling the adjustment in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Learn to Enhance Patient Care Through Telemedicine

Family physicians can register for a free AAFP webinar on March 30 to learn more about providing telemedicine services to patients.

Long-distance Support: Thoughts on Telemedicine at 2:30 a.m.

Long-distance Support: Thoughts on Telemedicine at 2:30 a.m.

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General Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit

Telehealth and Telemedicine


Telehealth and Telemedicine

Read the AAFP's position on using electronic communications to transit medical information.

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Telehealth and Telemedicine

Follow the AAFP's work on developing payment policies that support the exchange of medical info from one site to another through electronic communications.

Newborn Circumcision Techniques - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - Newborn male circumcision is a common elective surgical procedure for the removal of foreskin covering the glans penis. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy ...

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Inside Look at Using Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic

The AAFP recently updated its guidance on using telehealth to specifically address caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members can also exchange information on virtual visits via a new online community.

Early Recognition and Management of Sepsis in Adults: The First Six Hours - American ...

Jul 1, 2013 - Sepsis is a complication of severe infection characterized by a systemic inflammatory response. Mortality rates from sepsis range between 25% to 30% for severe sepsis and 40% to 70% for septic shock. The clinical presentation of sepsis is highly variable depending on the etiology. The ...

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Nonpharmacologic Management of Hypertension: What Works? - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2015 - Hypertension is one of the most common conditions encountered in primary care. Nonpharmacologic strategies have been shown to help lower blood pressure. Lifestyle modifications are recommended for all patients with hypertension. The American Heart Association/American College of ...

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Filling the Rural Gap With Good Recruiting, Telemedicine

The Rural Health Disparities Summit in Washington, D.C., which the AAFP co-hosted, examined solutions to problems that are critical to the health of rural America.

AAFP Backgrounder: Telemedicine

...TELEMEDICINE Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports expanded use of telemedicine as an appropriate and efficient means of improving health, when conducted within the context of appropriate standards of care. Payment models should support patient...


Indian Health Service Seeks to Boost Access to MAT

The Indian Health Service has developed a new controlled substance provider designation policy to allow for the use of telemedicine to prescribe medication-assisted treatment using buprenorphine.

AAFP Advocacy Wins With CMS Telehealth Payment Boost

CMS announced retroactive increased payment for audio-only telemedicine that covers more services, a change the AAFP has been urging since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

COVID-19 Diagnosis Didn't Stop FP From Helping Patients

Family physician Mary Krebs, M.D., diagnosed herself with COVID-19. Then she cared for more than 150 patients in three days via telemedicine.

COVID-19: Telehealth Tools

Telemedicine and virtual care have quickly become important tools in caring for your patients while keeping yourself and your staff safe as the COVID-19 pandemic quickly evolves.

FPs Take on Technology, Burnout, Patient Care Issues

At the 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement heard testimony on issues related to technology, telemedicine, physician wellness and much more.

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