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A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests - American Family...

Mar 1, 2014 - Office-based pulmonary function testing, also known as spirometry, is a powerful tool for primary care physicians to diagnose and manage respiratory problems. An obstructive defect is indicated by a low forced expiratory volume in one second/forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) ratio, which...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p359.html

A Stinging Rash of Indeterminate Origin - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2009 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0215/p335.html

A Streamlined Approach to Prescription Management -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Synchronizing each patient's prescriptions so they're handled all at once could save your practice at least an hour a day.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p11.html

A Subtle ECG - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0501/p2581.html

A Sure Way to Improve Your Dictation -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The article explains the merits of dictating notes in the exam room with the patient present, as a way to increase efficiency and improve patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p55.html

A Survey of Personality Disorders - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Oct 15, 2004 Issue Inside AFP A Survey of Personality Disorders JANIS WRIGHT Am Fam Physician. 2004 Oct 15;70(8):1426. A recent e-mail news release from the American Academy of Family Physicians caught my attention. A landmark survey...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1426.html

A Swelling in the Neck - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1793.html

A Swollen Thumb - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2014 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p663.html

A Swollen, Draining Thumb - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2002 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0101/p105.html

A Systematic Approach to Identifying Drug-Seeking Patients -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - When patients present with suspicious complaints of pain, these seven steps can help you prevent the misuse of prescription drugs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa3.html

A Systematic Approach to Managing Warfarin Doses -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - The article offers a systematic approach for the management of anticoagulation and adjustment of warfarin doses.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p77.html

A Systematic Approach to the Evaluation of a Limping Child

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/afp20151115p908.pdf

A Systematic Approach to the Evaluation of a Limping Child - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2015 - A limp is defined as a deviation from a normal age-appropriate gait pattern resulting in an uneven, jerky, or laborious gait. It can be caused by pain, weakness, or deformity as a result of a variety of conditions. Transient synovitis is the most common diagnosis. Other causes of acute ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p908.html

A Team Approach to Quality Improvement -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - To realize change, rely on the knowledge and experience of a team such as the authors', which improved the care of patients with diabetes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p25.html

A Team Approach to Reducing a Financial Deficit -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - This article describes how a multi-specialty group successfully handled a financial crisis at their institution using a bottom-up decision making process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p51.html

A Team Approach: Comprehensive Evaluation for Functional Decline in Older Patients

...September 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 397 My mother loved new experiences; she earned a PhD and a pilot’s license in her 60s. So, when she found herself increas- ingly disabled by macular degeneration, arthritis, COPD, back pain, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/afp20130915p397.pdf

A Team Approach: Comprehensive Evaluation for Functional Decline in Older Patients - ...

Sep 15, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/p397.html

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...6 | FPM | March/April 2018 www.aafp.org/fpm CME COREY LYON, DO, AIMEE F. ENGLISH, MD, AND PETER CHABOT SMITH, MD A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p6.pdf

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.html

A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

A technique for easing advance care planning conversations -- FPM

Advance care planning conversations can get emotional. Here's one way to prepare.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A template for referring seniors to community organizations -- FPM

Community partners can help geriatric patients stay healthy. Here’s a ready-made template for referring patients to services offered by organizations near you.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A Thank You to My Wife - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p716.html

A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit -- FPM

Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A Toddler with Constipation, Anemia, and Abnormal Radiographic Findings - Photo Quiz - ...

Nov 1, 2007 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1361.html

A Tool for Better Well-Woman Exams -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - This article explains how visit-specific encounter forms can help physicians improve their documentation and their care. The author shares the routine gynecological encounter form used in his practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p51.html

A tool for calculating the right-sized patient panel -- FPM

Here's a five-step method for right-sizing your patient panel.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A Tool for Evaluating Hypertension -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - The article offers an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, based on the seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7), and includes an encounter form to aid physicians ...

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p79.html

A Tool for Evaluating Patients with a Knee Injury -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - The article is part of the Point-of-Care Guides series and provides an evidence-based encounter form for use with patients who present with knee injury.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p67.html

A Tool For Evaluating Patients With Cold Symptoms -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - The article describes an encounter form that can improve documentation of visits for patients with cold symptoms and reduce the amount of time spent documenting, which sometimes can take longer than the visit itself.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p53.html

A tool for more efficient Welcome to Medicare physicals -- FPM

An encounter form that details the many requirements of a Medicare Initial Preventive Physical Examination can help these visits go much more smoothly.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A Tool for Safely Treating Chronic Pain -- FPM

Dec 1, 2001 - The article explains how one family practice uses a medication use agreement to prevent medication misuse while helping patients who suffer from chronic pain.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1100/p47.html

A tool to smooth out your checkout process -- FPM

A New Mexico family physician uses checkout sheets to highlight what needs to happen before a patient leaves the office.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A Toolbox of Resources to Simplify Your Practice -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - FPM’s online toolbox equips you with more than 150 practice management tools.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p56.html

A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - A lack of appropriate bedside equipment can impede thorough clinical evaluations, but this can be easily remedied.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p14.html

A Toolkit to Improve the Treatment of CA-MRSA -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - This simple strategy may save time and increase awareness of care guidelines.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/p21.html

A Tribute to Four Decades of Service - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2005 Issue Inside AFP A Tribute to Four Decades of Service JOYCE A. MERRIMAN Am Fam Physician. 2005 May 15;71(10):1852. When I recently wrote about the complexities of getting AFP to you, I had no idea that one of the key...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1852.html

A Troubled Teen: Matters of Confidentiality - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Jul 1, 1999 - This case highlights a family physician's dilemma regarding confidentiality when caring for a minor patient. This sort of scenario is not uncommon in an office practice.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p300.html

A Vietnamese Child with a Rash on the Back

January 15, 2016 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/afp20160115p131.pdf

A Vietnamese Child with a Rash on the Back - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2016 - A Vietnamese girl who had been experiencing upper respiratory tract symptoms presented with the sudden appearance of linear erythematous lesions on her back.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p131.html

A virtual visit algorithm: how to differentiate and code telehealth visits, e-visits, ...

There are three options for providing virtual visits: telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins. Here's how to tell them apart, and how to code for them.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A Walking Stick Can Be a Good Alternative to a Cane - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jun 1, 2012 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2012 Issue Letters to the Editor A Walking Stick Can Be a Good Alternative to a Cane Am Fam Physician. 2012 Jun 1;85(11):1018-1022. Original Article: Geriatric Assistive Devices Issue Date: August 15, 2011 Available at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1018a.html

A Walking Stick Can Be a Good Alternative to a Cane - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jun 1, 2012 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2012 Issue Letters to the Editor Vitamin C for Preventing Exercise-Induced Asthma Am Fam Physician. 2012 Jun 1;85(11):1018. Original Article: Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction: Diagnosis and Management Issue Date: August 15,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1018.html

A Well-Deserved Honor for AAFP President

A Well-Deserved Honor for AAFP President

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_well_deserved_honor_for.html

A Whole Issue of Doctor Tools -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Your practice toolkit isn’t complete without these.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p14.html

A Whole New Format for FPM -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - Starting in November, you'll be able to thumb through the newest issue of FPM -- on the computer.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p11.html

A Widened Mediastinum - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1237.html

A Woman with Multiple Joint Dislocations - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2018 Issue Photo Quiz A Woman with Multiple Joint Dislocations HABIB UR REHMAN, MBBS, FRCPC, FRCPI, FRCP (Glas), FACP, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Am Fam Physician. 2018 May 15;97(10):673-674. A 65-year-old woman was...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p673.html

A Workforce Without Women? Good Luck, Chuck

Kimberly Becher, M.D., responds to recent statements by politicians who questioned women's place in the workforce. Spoiler alert: She's not amused.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181016fp-nowomen.html

A1C Testing in the Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Jul 1, 2006 - A1C testing is highly specific compared with a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) or a fasting plasma glucose test. However, because A1C testing is not sensitive enough to rule out diabetes if levels are normal, the test should not be used for diagnosing diabetes.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p143.html

AACAP Releases Practice Parameter on Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and ...

Aug 1, 2013 - Children and adolescents who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and those with gender nonconformity or gender discordance may be affected by negative attitudes, putting them at risk of certain mental health conditions. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p202.html

AACAP Releases Practice Parameter on Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and ...

...202 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 88, Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2013 Children and adolescents who are gay, les- bian, or bisexual, and those with gender nonconformity or gender discordance may be affected by negative attitudes, putting them at risk of certain mental...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/afp20130801p202.pdf

AACAP Updates Recommendations on Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive ...

...June 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1107 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is common in children, with a prevalence of approximately 1 to 2 percent in the United States, and causes significant disability. How- ever, it has been called the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/afp20120601p1107.pdf

AACAP Updates Recommendations on Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive ...

Jun 1, 2012 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is common in children, with a prevalence of approximately 1 to 2 percent in the United States, and causes significant disability. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) recently published updated recommendations on the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1107.html

AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy

...864 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 86, Number 9 ◆ November 1, 2012 Coverage of guidelines from other organizations does not imply endorsement by AFP or the AAFP. A collection of Practice Guidelines published in AFP is available at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/afp20121101p864.pdf

AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy - Practice Guidelines - ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Menopause is diagnosed in women who have not had menses for one year. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) convened a task force to review available evidence on therapies for menopausal symptoms. The task force's guidelines include recommendations for prescribing...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p864.html

AAFP 2020 Leadership Conference Brochure

...AAFP.ORG/LEADER A A FP LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE April 23-25, 2020 (preconference April 22) • Kansas City, MO As our health care system continues to evolve, it has become pertinent that the backbone of this specialty is spearheaded by the very leaders that are on the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/leadership-conf-brochure.pdf

AAFP Adds Five New 'Choosing Wisely' Recommendations

The AAFP has added five new recommendations to its Choosing Wisely list, which highlights medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be medically unnecessary and should be discussed with patients.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180815choosingwisely.html

AAFP Adds New Livestream Platform CME Options

The AAFP is offering a new livestreaming CME format for two upcoming musculoskeletal and sports care and two adult medicine courses. Each topic will be offered in two formats: six half-day sessions during a three-day event or one 90-minute session every week for 12 weeks.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191113newlivestreamcme.html

AAFP Adds Voice to Lawsuit Calling for DACA Preservation

In an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, the AAFP and 32 other medical organizations are arguing to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191023dacaamicus.html

AAFP Adopts Principles for Administrative Simplification

The AAFP has released a set of principles dedicated to reducing the administrative burden on family physicians so they can spend more time caring for patients.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180116simplification.html

AAFP Adult Immunization Office Champions Data Collection Form

...INFLUENZA: (Annual one dose Influenza Vaccination during the flu season) Recommended for All Adults Patients 19 years and older NUMERATOR: All Adults Patients 19 years and older included in the denominator who have received influenza vaccine for the current flu season. DENOMINATOR: All...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/office-champions/data-collection-form.pdf

AAFP Adult Immunization Office Champions Project

...AAFP Adult Immunization Office Champions Project September 2015-September 2019 Adult Immunization Office Champions Project Overview 2 • 25 family medicine practices and residencies were selected to participate into the project • Focus on increasing immunization rates for...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/immunization_summit/adult-imms-office-champs.pdf

AAFP Advises CMS on Making Value-based Model Work for FPs

The AAFP responded to a CMS request for information with suggestions on refining one of the five new payment models the agency announced this spring.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190605geopbp.html

AAFP Advises CMS on Prior Authorizations, Opioid Epidemic

The AAFP recently made recommendations to CMS on how to address specific issues with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D programs.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180307medicareadv.html

AAFP Advises HHS on Boosting HPV Vaccination Rates

HPV vaccination rates have improved in recent years, but the AAFP says physicians and other health care professionals in rural areas, especially, need more education about the vaccine and its benefits

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180618hhs-hpvltr.html

AAFP Advises Lawmakers on Funding to Improve Primary Care

In written testimony to Congress, the AAFP recommended robust funding for a number of federal programs that are crucial to enhancing primary care's role in protecting health and preventing chronic illness nationwide.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190403budgettestimony.html

AAFP Advises ONC, Continues Fight for Interoperability

The AAFP recently offered suggestions to the federal government on a draft document that lays out a plan to prioritize nationwide health IT

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180223oncletter.html

AAFP Advises VA on Proposed Rules to Expand Patient Access

The AAFP recently gave the Department of Veterans Affairs feedback on a proposed rule that could affect physician payment, prior authorization and scope of practice.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180320vapayment.html

AAFP Advocacy Conferences

The AAFP hosts annual advocacy-centered events to empower its members with the most up-to-date information on our most important issues.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fight/advocacy-conferences.html

AAFP Advocacy on MACRA Implementation Paying Off

CMS recently announced a Pick Your Pace plan that would provide greater flexibility for physicians regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the options outlined by CMS ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_advocacy_on_macra_implementation.html

AAFP Advocacy Promotes Compassionate Care

After years of advocacy efforts, public policy has begun to align with AAFP policy in regards to advance care planning. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin looks at how the 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule would ensure that family physicians are ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_advocacy_promotes_compassionate_care.html

AAFP Advocacy Visible in Value-based Payment Legislation

In a July 24 letter, the AAFP lauded the Value in Health Care Act's support of value-based care models and accountable care organizations.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200730vhcact.html

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200505telehealthboost.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Coverage

Learn about the AAFP's advocacy work around changes in health care coverage systems and processes, including changes to the ACA, CHIP, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Delivery

The AAFP supports access to basic health care services for all people that improves health outcomes via patient-centered, cost-effective care.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health IT

The AAFP's advocacy work around health information technology aims to improve communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it.html

AAFP Advocacy: Legal Issues

The AAFP advocates on behalf of family physicians in an increasingly complex legal environment, such as simplifying administrative burden and HIPAA.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal.html

AAFP Advocacy: Physician Payment

Stay current on Medicare payment policies, APMs, and the AAFP's work to advocate for physician payment that does not add to administrative complexity.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment.html

AAFP Advocacy: Physician Workforce

The AAFP believes primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation, so we work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support it.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce.html

AAFP Advocacy: Public Health

The AAFP advocates for primary care-centered public health and preventive medicine policies.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health.html

AAFP Advocacy: Recent Family Medicine Wins

The Academy's Government Relations team is constantly fighting for family medicine and AAFP members on the Hill. Learn more about recent efforts.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/wins.html

AAFP Advocacy: Research

The AAFP supports emerging research initiatives in family medicine as well as primary care training and education through organizations such as AHRQ.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/primary-care-research.html

AAFP Advocates for State Primary Care Spending Bills

The AAFP and state chapters are championing bills that would recognize the crucial role of primary care in ensuring patients' health.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190424statespending.html

AAFP Affirms Value of New Cholesterol Management Guideline

The AAFP recently gave its "affirmation of value" designation to a cholesterol management guideline jointly developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190320acc-ahacholguidln.html

AAFP AMA Delegate_Online Nomination Procedures

...July 2019 AAFP Delegation to the AMA Online Nomination Procedures Overview Members of the 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 key source of...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/commissions/restricted/AAFPAMADelegate_OnlineNominationProcedures.pdf

AAFP and AAP Issue a Practice Parameter on the Management of Minor Closed Head Injury ...

Dec 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 01, 1999 Issue Special Medical Reports AAFP and AAP Issue a Practice Parameter on the Management of Minor Closed Head Injury in Children MONICA PREBOTH Am Fam Physician. 1999 Dec 1;60(9):2698-2705. The Committee on Quality...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1201/p2698.html

AAFP and ACP Letter to HHS on Relief to Primary Care Practices - May 22, 2020

...May 22, 2020 The Honorable Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-HHS-PrimaryCarePracticeRelief-052220.pdf

AAFP and ACP Publish Recommendations on Diagnosis and Management of VTE - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2007 - Recommendations on diagnosis and management of venous throm-boembolism (VTE) have been published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1225.html

AAFP and ACP Release Guideline on Dementia Treatment - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 15, 2008 - A guideline created by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) reviews the data on the effects of pharmacologic treatment of dementia for improving cognition, global function, behavior/mood, and quality of life (QOL)/activities of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1173.html

AAFP and ACP Release Practice Guideline on Management of Newly Detected Atrial ...

May 15, 2004 - The Joint Panel of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) have developed recommendations for adult patients with first-detected atrial fibrillation.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2474.html

AAFP and AzAFP Joint Letter Opposing Arizona HB 2419 - February 12, 2020

...February 12, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Barto Chair House Health and Human Services Committee 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 The Honorable Jay Lawrence Vice-Chair House Health and Human Services Committee 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 Dear Members of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-AZLeg-OpposingHB2419-021220.pdf

AAFP and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) is an advanced primary care model built on learnings from the original CPC initiative.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/cpc-plus.html

AAFP and SDAFP Joint Letter Opposing South Dakota HB 1235 - February 12, 2020

...February 12, 2020 The Honorable Steven Haugaard Speaker of the House South Dakota Legislature 500 East Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501 The Honorable Jamie Smith Minority Leader South Dakota Legislature 500 East Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501 Dear Members of the South Dakota House...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-SDLeg-OpposingHB1231-021220.pdf

AAFP and Territory Chapter Letter to EandC Health Subcommittee on U.S. Territory ...

...June 19, 2019 The Honorable Anna Eshoo Chairwoman House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Michael Burgess, MD Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Eshoo...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-ECHealth-MedicaidTerritoryFunding-061919.pdf

AAFP and VTAFP Letter in Support of VT HB 89 and SB 53 - February 12, 2019

...February 12, 2019 The Honorable Tim Ashe President Pro Tempore Senate 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633 The Honorable Virginia Lyons Chair Senate Committee on Health and Welfare 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 0563 Dear Senators, On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-AsheLippert-Vermont-021219.pdf

AAFP Applauds ACOG Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

AAFP Applauds ACOG Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/acog-maternal-mortality.html

AAFP Applauds Background Check Bill That Wins Swift Passage

The Academy voiced support for a House bill strengthening background checks for firearm sales, which the AAFP called "common-sense legislation."

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190301bkgrndchecks.html

AAFP Applauds FDA Move on E-cigarette Flavors, Menthol

The AAFP recently hailed an FDA move toward restricting the sale of most flavored e-cigarette products and banning menthol in combustible cigarettes.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181119fdamenthol.html

AAFP Applauds Funding Package for Coronavirus Response Efforts; Urges Communication and...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-applauds-funding-package.html

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