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AAFP Credit Application Fees

View AAFP CME Credit System application fees for AAFP certification.

AAFP Credit Eligibility Requirements

Learn whether your CME activity is eligible for AAFP credit.

AAFP Credit System

You organized a CME activity. Make your activity more valuable with AAFP certification. Boost your attendance or usage, and ensure the content is relevant and valid for family physicians.

AAFP Credit System Reconsiders Functional Medicine Topics

Effective immediately, the AAFP Credit System will begin approving functional medicine topics in accordance with its eligibility requirements and topic-specific guidance from the Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

AAFP Credit System Unveils New Seal

The AAFP Credit System has unveiled a new seal that CME providers can use to show their education has been vetted and approved by the AAFP.

AAFP Decries 50 Percent Cut for E/M Codes with Modifier 25

The AAFP has asked a major private payer in Rhode Island to reconsider a proposed 50 percent cut for certain evaluation and management services.

AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

AAFP Definition: Certification/Maintenance of Certification

Read AAFP's definition of the terms certification and maintenance of certification when used in reference to physicians.

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AAFP Definitions for Policy Statement, Position Paper and Discussion Paper

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians articulates its policies.

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AAFP Deleg AMA Position Descrip

...July 2014 AAFP Delegation to the AMA Position Description Members of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates serve as an important communication, policy, and membership link between the AMA and grassroots physicians. The AMA delegate/alternate delegate is a...

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2018-19

On Oct. 10, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year and beyond. Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, was named the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2019-20

On Sept. 25, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, S.C., was named the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP Delegation Gives Family Medicine Voice at AMA Meeting

The AMA House of Delegates met last week in Chicago to discuss and debate policies aimed at improving our health care system. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update from the perspective of the Academy's delegation.

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AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

AAFP Delivering on Maternity Care Training, Resources

In many rural communities, family physicians are the only maternity care providers. The AAFP provides training and support members need to play this vital role.

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AAFP Delivers Pointed Congressional Briefing on COVID-19

A recent virtual briefing that included the founders of the Primary Care Caucus laid out sobering new data on threatened primary care practices and advocated for legislative solutions.

AAFP Delivers Strong Advice to Reduce Maternal Morbidity

The AAFP recently sent a detailed response to a Senate Finance Committee request for information on how to improve the nation's maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

AAFP Digs In, Gives CMS Comprehensive Comments on MPFS

The AAFP sent a 92-page letter to CMS with recommendations on how to improve the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule so it better supports family medicine.

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: DPC Overview

Direct primary care (DPC) is a payment model that has grown, in large part, from the discipline of family medicine. The model is an alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing. This activity provides an overview of the direct primary care model and key characteristics of the model.

AAFP Eases CME, Dues Deadlines so FPs Can Focus on Pandemic

To make sure nothing pulls FPs' attention away from the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP is easing CME requirements for membership and extending the deadline for payment of dues.

AAFP Endorsement of Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines Developed by External ...

Read about how the AAFP develops Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations.

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AAFP Endorses AAO-HNS Tonsillectomy in Children Guideline

The AAFP has endorsed an updated guideline on tonsillectomy in children that was developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was published Feb. 5 in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

AAFP Endorses Bill Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities

In a May 28 letter, the Academy voiced support for legislation that would create a task force to address racial and ethnic health disparities associated with COVID-19.

AAFP Endorses Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism Dx

The AAFP recently endorsed guidelines on the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) that were developed by the American Society of Hematology. The guidelines evaluated diagnostic strategies for pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis of the lower and upper extremities, and recurrent...

AAFP EVP and CEO Douglas E. Henley to Step Down Next Year

The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced that Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP, executive vice president and chief executive officer for the AAFP since 2000, has notified the board of directors of his intention to leave his role with the organization next year. Dr. Henley’s...

AAFP Executive Management Team

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AAFP Executive Summary of Alternative Payment Models - March 14, 2017

...Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care MACRAready The Shift to Value-Based Payment January 2017 The U.S. health care system is undergoing an intense period of transformation...


AAFP Executive Summary of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 18, 2018

...Initial Summary of the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put on display the 2019 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B. In conjunction...


AAFP Executive Summary of the CMS Final Rule: QPP Year 2 - November 8, 2017

...Executive Summary of the CMS Final Rule- Quality Payment Program Year 2 On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an interim final rule with comment period regarding the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP). Further comments on certain sections...


AAFP Executive Summary: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act -...

...The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act -Key Provisions Affecting Family Physicians On March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act into law. The bipartisan CARES Act is the third legislative package passed in...


AAFP Exhibitor Opportunities

Find out all of the opportunities that the AAFP has for exhibiting at national events. National Conference and Family Medicine Experience (FMX) have many ways for organizations to have the opportunity to get in front of AAFP members.

AAFP Fact Sheet on the Small Business Administartion Paycheck Protection Program

...SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM Family physicians across the country are experiencing disruptions to their practices and many are facing dramatic drops in revenue due to a decrease in the number of patient visits. There are several programs available to...


AAFP Fact Sheet on the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Program

...Since inception, the THCGME program has trained over 1,000 new primary care physicians and dentists across the country. THCGME Graduates 64 percent are practicing in a primary care setting - nearly double the national average for all physicians. 58 percent are practicing in...


AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Questions

These free practice board questions are to help family physicians begin to prepare for the ABFM board exam. Available to AAFP members only.

AAFP Family Medicine Conference

Family Medicine Experience (FMX) is the AAFP's largest family medicine conference. Earn CME, hear dynamic keynote speakers, network with peers, and discover patient care solutions for your practice.

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AAFP FAQ Aims to Educate FPs About Using Claims Data

The AAFP has created a document to help family physicians understand all-payer claims databases so they can advocate for greater state investment in primary care.

AAFP FAQ on All-Payer Claims Database (APCD)

...What is an All-Payer Claims Database (APCD)? APCDs are statewide health insurance claims data repositories. They are used to collect health insurance claims information from the vast majority of health care payers in a state. Once collected, the data may be released to organizations for...


AAFP Fights for Patient Access to Covered Medicaid Services

The AAFP stands against a proposed rule that would amend the state documentation process on Medicaid fee-for-service payments and their effect on patient access.

AAFP Fine-tunes Proposed Rule on GME, Rural Workforce

A proposed CMS rule that could boost the primary care workforce without creating additional administrative burden needs refinement, the Academy told the agency in a recent letter.


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AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report

...AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Resident Student Kristina Laguerre, MD, MPH, MBS Ian Coker, DO Sunrise FGME Consortium at Midwestern University - Southern Hills Hospital FMR Arizona College...


AAFP Foundation Event

Attend the AAFP Foundation VIP Benefit at the 2020 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference: Chicago, October 13-17.

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AAFP FP Essentials

Authoritative, ad-free, peer-reviewed, monthly monographs following a three-year clinical topic cycle. Earn up to 60 CME credits with an annual subscription. In print, online, and app access.

AAFP Gives Administration Formula for Saving Primary Care

In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.

AAFP Gives HHS Guidance on Pain Management, Opioid Crisis

The Academy responded to an HHS request for information with advice for ensuring that family physicians are able to address patient needs regarding chronic pain and opioid misuse.

AAFP Gives Proposed Transparency Rules Cautious Thumbs-up

Regulations on transparency of prices and cost-sharing and rules on medical loss ratios must focus on patients, the AAFP said in response to a CMS proposed rule on value-based payment models.

AAFP Global Health Summit

Discover international family medicine activities, share your experiences and learn from others at the AAFP Global Health Summit, September 17-19, 2020

Events : Global Health Summit

AAFP Global Health Summit Abstract Submission -- AAFP Global Health Summit

Learn how to submit an abstract for a workshop presentation at the upcoming AAFP Global Health Summit.

Events : Global Health Summit

AAFP Goals Support Award-winning Primary Care From FPs

Gary LeRoy, M.D., outlines in this Leader Voices Blog post the Academy's strategic priorities to support primary care's award-winning formula of first contact, coordination, comprehensiveness and continuity.

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AAFP Grassroots Advocacy Tools for Engaging Federal Policymakers on COVID-19

Tools from the AAFP on how to engage federal policymakers to advocate for family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AAFP Guides Agencies Away From Alternative Payment Roadblocks

In letters to CMS and HHS' Office of the Inspector General, the Academy counseled regulators to make sure self-referral rules do not hinder practice transformation through new payment models.

AAFP Guides CMS on Administrative Simplification Efforts

The AAFP has offered recommendations to CMS on how the agency can improve its efforts to reduce time physicians spend on tasks not directly related to patient care.

AAFP Hails White House Bid to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

The Academy has praised a recent announcement from the Trump administration that it will "take decisive action by severely curtailing access to flavored e-cigarette products." The FDA is expected to finalize guidance to pull the products from the U.S. market within weeks.

AAFP Health Equity Fellowship

The AAFP Health Equity Fellowship is designed to develop family physicians into leaders who have subject matter expertise in the social, institutional, and cultural influences that impact health.

AAFP Helped Spur CMS’ Final Rule in Favor

...AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News December 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 11 American Family Physician 1315 AAFP Helped Spur CMS’ Final Rule in Favor of Primary Care Bonus Program The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed its...

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AAFP Helps Improve Physician Well-Being, Fight Administrative Burden


AAFP Home | American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Family Physicians represents 134,600 family physicians, residents, and students, providing advocacy, education, patient and practice resources.

AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative

A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty.

AAFP Hosts Webinar on Teen, Young Adult Preventive Care

On July 12, the AAFP will host a webinar from 11:30 a.m. to noon CDT that addresses clinical preventive service recommendations for adolescents and young adults.

AAFP Immunization Materials Help Keep FPs Informed

The Academy recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the 2020 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules developed by the ACIP to all active members.

AAFP Immunization Resources Keep FPs Informed

The AAFP is mailing all active and resident family physician members full-color laminated copies of the 2019 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules.

AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 1, 2019

...AAFP Summary of the 2020 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule and interim final rule on the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This regulation also impacts the Quality Payment...


AAFP Initial Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 30, 2019

...Initial AAFP Summary of the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This regulation also impacts the Quality Payment Program (QPP). CMS...


AAFP Insurance Program

Discover the services available through AAFP Insurance Program.

AAFP International Membership Application

...You can also apply for membership online at for office use only personal information are you a previous member of the aafp? o yes o no if yes, previous aafp member id (if known) _________________________________ name (first)...

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AAFP Issues COVID-19 Guidance on Breastfeeding, Medications

To help guide family physicians in providing optimal patient care, the AAFP recently issued a policy on prescribing medications for COVID-19, as well as a statement on breastfeeding and COVID-19.

AAFP Issues Summary of Proposed 2019 Medicare Fee Schedule

The AAFP has created a two-page summary of CMS' proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. The summary is a precursor to a much lengthier and detailed formal comment letter the AAFP will submit by the agency's Sept. 10 deadline.

AAFP Joins Boycott of Facebook, Instagram Ads

The AAFP is joining hundreds of other companies and organizations in a monthlong advertising boycott to urge Facebook to address "hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence."

AAFP Joins Call for Congress to Reduce Health Care Costs

Congress needs to act soon to reduce health care costs for those who buy their own insurance, the AAFP and several other organizations told legislators recently.

AAFP Joins Call for Relief to Non-Medicare Physicians

It's past time to throw a lifeline to non-Medicare physicians working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, three physician organizations told HHS Secretary Alex Azar this week.

AAFP Joins Call to Protect Patients From Surprise Bills

The AAFP signed on to a letter asking legislators to curb unanticipated medical bills through policies such as encouraging adequate networks and coverage transparency.

AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'

AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'

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AAFP Joins CMS to Launch Artificial Intelligence Challenge

The AAFP has partnered with CMS and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation on a project to better predict health outcomes and improve health care quality through artificial intelligence.

AAFP Joins Effort to Decrease 2018 MIPS Reporting Period

More than 40 medical organizations asked CMS to implement a 90-day quality measure reporting period for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

AAFP Joins Effort to Postpone PAMA Laboratory Reporting

The AAFP and more than two dozen other organizations recently urged congressional leaders to delay required reporting of 2020 clinical laboratory data.

AAFP Joins Effort to Reverse Costly CPT Modifier 25 Decision

Dozens of professional medical organizations -- including the AAFP and the New Jersey AFP -- recently signed a letter urging two health insurance companies to reconsider an unfair coding policy.

AAFP Joins Objection to Administration's Move Against ACA

The Academy and five peer medical organizations are opposing an administration plan to argue against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in an ongoing lawsuit.

AAFP Joins Opposition to Sweeping 'Public Charge' Change

The AAFP and four other physician organizations warned that a proposed change to the so-called public charge rule would endanger patients and their communities, and increase costs to the health system and taxpayers.

AAFP Joins Other Groups to Develop Well-Woman Resource

The Women's Preventive Services Initiative from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has created a chart summarizing age-based preventive service recommendations for women from adolescence to maturity that physicians can use during well-woman visits.

AAFP Joins Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care

The AAFP is a founding member of a new coalition dedicated to supporting value-based health care and empowering physician-led independent practices.

AAFP Joins Push for Tough FDA Stance on Black Market Tobacco

Bootlegged cigarettes are only part of the illicit tobacco picture, according to a July 16 letter the AAFP and other stakeholder groups sent to the FDA.

AAFP Joins Push to Delay New Diagnostic Imaging Requirements

The AAFP and 21 other medical organizations recently urged CMS to delay the appropriate use criteria program's educational and operations testing year.

AAFP Joins Rebuild Rural Infrastructure Coalition

The AAFP has joined with more than 240 other organizations to help elevate primary care issues in rural America with legislators and policymakers.

AAFP Joins Renewed Demand for Critical Gun Reforms

The Academy and six fellow medical organizations again urged Congress to enact "critical, common-sense" policies to reduce the threat of firearms violence their patients face.

AAFP Joins Support for Bill to Protect Pregnant Workers

In a recent letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee, the AAFP and seven other groups praised the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act as representing "a measured approach to a serious problem."

AAFP Joins Support for Less Nicotine in Cigarettes

The AAFP has joined more than 40 public health and medical associations in support of a proposed update to the FDA's cigarette product standards.

AAFP Joins Supreme Court Filing Against Louisiana Law

The Academy recently joined an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court saying that a Louisiana law threatens women's access to safe health care.

AAFP Joins U.S. Call to Action on Climate Change

The AAFP has joined more than 70 other organizations in signing on to the U.S. Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda. The document features 10 policy recommendations that government leaders can use to address climate change.

AAFP Journals Now Available Online to Developing Countries Through the HINARI Network -...

Aug 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2008 Issue Inside AFP AAFP Journals Now Available Online to Developing Countries Through the HINARI Network MATTHEW J. NEFF Am Fam Physician. 2008 Aug 1;78(3):299. In April, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)...

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AAFP Launches New Audio Journal Products

Two new audio products from the AAFP provide members easy access to select content from the Academy journals FPM and American Family Physician.

AAFP Launches PSA Campaign to Educate Patients

The AAFP will launch a national public service announcement campaign on May 1 to help prepare patients for important conversations.

AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog

Blog updates on the issues affecting family medicine from the perspective of the AAFP's elected leaders

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

AAFP Leaders Give Thanks for Paths to Family Medicine

With Thanksgiving approaching, we asked some members of the AAFP Board of Directors why they're glad they chose family medicine. They shared their answers in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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AAFP Leadership Conference

View information about ACLF and NCCL 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri, April 26-28, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

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AAFP Leads Effort to Extend MSSP Application Deadline

The AAFP and 11 other medical organizations said it would be challenging, if not impossible, for accountable care organizations to work within CMS' original timeframe.

AAFP Lends Expertise on Social Determinants to Inform HHS

The AAFP recently offered HHS feedback on how to improve health care for Medicare patients with social risk factors and what the Academy has already accomplished in this area.

AAFP Letter Calling for ICD-10-CM Codes - October 31, 2018

...October 31, 2018 Ms. Donna Pickett Co-Chair, ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee National Center for Health Statistics 3311 Toledo Road Hyattsville, MD20782 Re: Proposal to create ICD-10-CM codes for e-cigarette use Dear Ms. Pickett: On behalf of the American Academy of...


AAFP Letter Cites Concerns With CMS' Proposed Lab Rule

A recent AAFP letter to CMS expresses concerns with portions of a proposed rule that would increase the financial burden on in-office laboratories, possibly forcing the closure of those that are operating on already thin margins.

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