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AAFP Applauds GME Senate Bill Aimed at Rural Shortages

The AAFP has signaled its strong support for the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act of 2019, saying it would alleviate physician shortages in rural communities.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190214ruralworkforceact.html

AAFP Applauds Senate Introduction of Primary Care Patient Protection Act

AAFP Applauds Senate Introduction of Primary Care Patient Protection Act

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/aafp-applauds-senate-introduction-of-primary-care-patient-protection-act.html

AAFP Asks Senate to Prioritize Patient-centered Research

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute needs renewed funding so it can keep studying issues that family physicians face every day, the AAFP told senators.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191113pcoriletter.html

AAFP Audio CME

View all AAFP CME audio activities.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/audio.html

AAFP Audits: The Why and What Webcast

This webcast talks CME providers through AAFP's CME Credit System audit process, why we conduct audits, and what to submit for audit requests.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/audits.html

AAFP Award for Excellence in GME: And the Winners Are …

AAFP Award for Excellence in GME: And the Winners Are …

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

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

AAFP Backgrounder - Drug Pricing and Transparency

...DRUG PRICING AND TRANSPARENCY AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocates for legislation ensuring the availability of effective, safe and affordable medications through policies that provide governmental authority to promote competition and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/transparency/BKG-PharmaceuticalPricingTransparency.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Maintenance of Certification

...MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION Background Board certification is a voluntary process administered by specialty boards under the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and acts as an indicator of physician quality and safety in a specialty medical field. Previously, many board...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/BKG-MOC.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Assistant Physicians

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - ASSISTANT PHYSICIAN Background In 2014, Missouri became the first state in the nation to enact legislation creating the new professional designation of assistant physician. The Missouri law allows assistant physicians to provide primary care services to...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-AssistantPhysicians.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Naturopaths

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - NATUROPATHIC PROVIDERS AAFP Position The AAFP believes that naturopathic theory and practice are not based upon knowledge widely accepted by the scientific community. Naturopathic education does not prepare practitioners to properly and accurately diagnose or...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-Naturopaths.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Nurse Practitioners

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - NURSE PRACTITIONERS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the valuable contributions of the nursing profession and believes that nurse practitioners should function as part of an integrated practice arrangement under the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-NursePractitioners.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Pharmacists

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - PHARMACISTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the evolving complexity and proliferation of pharmaceutical agents and the important role pharmacists play in the delivery of high- quality health care. The pharmacy professional...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-Pharmacists.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Scope of Practice: Physician Assistants

...SCOPE OF PRACTICE - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the valuable contributions of the physician assistant (PA) profession and believes that physician assistants should function in an integrated practice arrangement with...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/BKG-Scope-PhysicianAssistants.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Strengthen Primary Care

...Strengthen Primary Care: Ensure Appropriate Payment In January 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to increase payments for Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. E/M codes are a category of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/action_week/BKG-StrengthenPrimaryCare.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Tobacco

...TOBACCO AAFP Position Despite significant research outlining the dangers of tobacco and a significant decrease in the number of United States adults who smoke, tobacco, and in particular cigarettes, remains the leading cause of death and preventable disease in the U.S. The AAFP...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-Tobacco.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Background information from the AAFP on CHIP.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/BKG-CHIP.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AAFP Position American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports physician and patient choice to provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. The DPC model is consistent...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/BKG-DPC.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Education and Training - Family Physicians vs Nurse Practitioners

...Education and Training: Family Physicians versus Nurse Practitioners Most Nurse Practitioners (NP)-also known as Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)-receive their education typically through a one-and-an-half to three-year degree program...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/FPvsNP.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Electronic Cigarettes

...ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the alarmingly increased use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) - also called electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or vaping devices - by youth and young adults, as well as...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-ECigarettes.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Environmental Health and Climate Change

...ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE AAFP Position In recognition of the serious adverse health consequences resulting from pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and ozone layer depletion, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends strong action on all...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/BKG-EnvironmentalHealthClimateChange.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Gun Violence Prevention Research

...Gun Violence Prevention Research Background According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more people died from firearm injuries in the United States in 2017 than in any other year since at least 1968. Nearly two-thirds were suicides. The AAFP sees gun...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-GunViolencePreventionResearch.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Health Insurance Marketplaces

...HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES The Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced a number of reforms to ensure greater access to health insurance for all Americans. The ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplaces provide a comprehensive one- stop resource for consumers to research insurance plans,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/insurance/BKG-Exchanges.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Immunizations

...IMMUNIZATIONS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports immunizations for infants, children, adolescents, and adults as defined by recommendations set forth in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/BKG-Immunizations.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

...Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health AAFP Position The AAFP supports full legal equality for same-gender families, including individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT), and access to health care that addresses health disparities...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/BKG-LGBTHealth.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Marijuana

...MARIJUANA The AAFP is dedicated to helping physicians provide quality and individualized care through a variety of treatments that satisfy the needs of their patients. Despite the limited body of research supporting the medical properties of marijuana, a growing number of patients...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-Marijuana.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Expansion

...MEDICAID EXPANSION AAFP Position As a result of its longstanding support of policies associated with expanding coverage to all Americans, the AAFP supports expanding Medicaid eligibility as a path to make health care available to all by increasing access to care and enabling...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-MedicaidExpansion.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Primary Care Payment Parity

...MEDICAID PRIMARY CARE PAYMENT RECOMMENDATION American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports Medicaid payment for primary care services at least equal to Medicare’s payment rate for those services when provided by a primary care physician. Background Low Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/BKG-MedicaidPrimaryCarePaymentParity.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Work Requirements

...MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has long advocated for preserving and strengthening Medicaid, a program upon which many vulnerable Americans rely. Recent efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries conflict...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-MedicaidWorkRequirements.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medical Liability

...MEDICAL LIABILITY REFORM Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the trust that patients invest into their relationships with their family physicians. Medical liability laws exist to allow patients to seek recompense when physicians or other...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/BKG-MedicalLiability.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Obesity and Overweight

...OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT AAFP Position To combat the health risks associated with obesity and being overweight, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) encourages family physicians to participate in local, state, and national efforts to improve nutrition and encourage physical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/BKG-Obesity.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Pharmacy Gag Clauses

...PHARMACY GAG CLAUSES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports a variety of measures to increase transparency and promote affordability of critical medications. The AAFP recognizes the potential of affordable generic medications as a cost-effective...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/health/BKG-PharmacyGagClauses.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Physician Preceptor Tax Credits

...PHYSICIAN PRECEPTOR TAX CREDITS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports training for students that emphasizes high-quality, continuous, compassionate, and coordinated care through robust family medicine preceptorship programs. Evidence shows that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-PreceptorTaxCredit.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

...PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAMS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports the implementation and use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and greater physician input into pain management regulation and legislation. The AAFP will work...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-PDMPs.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Primary Care Spend

...PRIMARY CARE SPEND What is Primary Care? Primary care is the essential foundation of a successful, sustainable health care system and is provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/BKG-PrimaryCareSpend.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Prior Authorization

...PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND STEP THERAPY AAFP Recommendation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) calls on prior authorizations to be standardized and universally electronic to promote efficiency and reduce physician administrative complexity. The manual, time-consuming...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/BKG-PriorAuthorization.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers

...SECTION 1115 DEMONSTRATION WAIVERS What is a Section 1115 Waiver? Section 1115 of the Social Security Act provides the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services with authority to approve experimental, pilot, or demonstration projects that promote the objectives of the Medicaid...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-Section1115Waivers.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1135 Waivers

...SECTION 1135 WAIVERS What is a Section 1135 Waiver? Section 1135 of the Social Security Act allows the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to temporarily waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Health Insurance...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/BKG-Section1135Waivers.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers

...SECTION 1332 WAIVERS What is a Section 1332 Waiver? Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to submit State Innovation Waivers for federal approval to waive certain parts of the law to improve access to high quality, affordable health insurance. Under the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/BKG-Section1332StateInnovationWaivers.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Stealthing

...STEALTHING AAFP Position The AAFP believes that sexual assault is a serious public health issue. The AAFP supports the rights of survivors of sexual assault, including the right to protection from their offender and from re-victimization in the legal and criminal justice systems....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-Stealthing.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Supervised Injection Sites

...SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, as well as combatting opioid dependence and other substance use disorders. The AAFP supports syringe exchange programs, the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-SupervisedInjectionSites.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Sustain Primary Care

...Sustaining a Viable Primary Care System The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the fact that the fee-for-service (FFS) payment environment has left primary care system ill-equipped to fulfill its role maintaining the health and well-being of patients. As the public health emergency began,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/action_week/BKG-SustainPrimaryCare.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Teaching Health Centers

...Teaching Health Centers Background The THCGME program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides funding to increase the number of primary care medical and dental residents training in community-based settings across the country. Since most...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-TeachingHealthCenters.pdf

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...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/BKG-Telemedicine.pdf

AAFP Backs Breastfeeding, Lactation for Medical Trainees

The AAFP has updated its policy supporting breastfeeding and lactation accommodations for medical trainees, which other medical organizations plan to use as model policy for their members.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190626breastfeedpolicy.html

AAFP Board Accepts Recommendations on Continuing Certification

The AAFP Board recently approved recommendations by the Academy's task force on continuing board certification. John Cullen, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that the recommendations include providing guidance on how to evaluate alternative certifying organizations.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180508lv-boardcert.html

AAFP Board of Directors Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report

...AAFP Board of Directors Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report AAFP BOARD OF DIRECTORS Resident Student Kelly Thibert, DO, MPH Margaret Miller, MD, MPH Grant Medical Center East Tennessee State University Family Medicine Residency Quillen College of Medicine Class of 2020...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/2020/nc20-aafp-board-3.pdf

AAFP Board of Directors: Resident Member

Bring a resident perspective to the business of the AAFP Board of Directors and benefit from relationships with established leaders in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/elected-national-leaders/aafp-board-resident.html

AAFP Board of Directors: Student Member

Bring a student perspective to the business of the AAFP Board of Directors and benefit from relationships with established leaders in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/elected-national-aafp-leaders/aafp-board-student.html

AAFP Calls for FDA Discretion in Compounding Guidance

The AAFP and other medical organizations warned FDA officials that proposed guidance on compounded drug products could limit patient access to necessary and timely treatments.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190821fdacompounding.html

AAFP Calls for Wide-ranging Approach to Lowering Drug Prices

The AAFP offered multiple suggestions, as well as some cautionary advice, in response to an HHS request for information on ways to lower drug prices.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180724hhsdrugsltr.html

AAFP Center for Diversity and Health Equity

Learn about the AAFP's Center for Diversity and Health Equity, and the impact of social determinants on health outcomes.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/aafp-center-for-diversity-and-health-equity.html

AAFP Chapter Letter in Support of THCGME Reauthorization - February 11, 2020

...February 11, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseSenLeaderships-ChapterSupportLetterTHCGME-021120.pdf

AAFP Childhood Immunization Update - Special Medical Reports - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1998 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 1998 Issue Special Medical Reports AAFP Childhood Immunization Update From the AAFP Commission on Clinical Policies and Research Am Fam Physician. 1998 Jan 1;57(1):158. This revised statement provides information from the...

American Family Physician : Special Medical Reports

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0101/p158.html

AAFP Chronic Care Management Toolkit

Have you been hesitant to implement chronic care management (CCM) within your practice? This CCM toolkit—designed with you mind—includes easy-to-use customizable templates, resources and a step-by-step implementation process to integrate into your practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/chronic-care-management/toolkit.html

AAFP Chronic Pain Management Toolkit

Access exclusive tools and resources to help your patients manage pain and combat opioid abuse.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/pain-management/aafp-chronic-pain-management-toolkit.html

AAFP Clinical Policies

View all AAFP Clinical Policies.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-practice-guidelines/clinical-policies.html

AAFP Clinical Practice Guidelines: Championing Science and Evidence in Your Practice

...1 AAFP Clinical Practice Guidelines: Championing Science and Evidence in Your Practice David O'Gurek, MD, FAAFP Bellinda K. Schoof, MHA, CPHQ, CAE Melanie Bird, PhD ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-241-242.pdf

AAFP Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

Access information on the AAFP's review of Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations developed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/aafp-cps.html

AAFP CME by Month

View all AAFP CME activities by month.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/by-month.html

AAFP CME by Topic

Search for AAFP CME activities by topic.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic.html

AAFP CME Faculty

Share your passion for family medicine with others -- learn how to get involved as an AAFP CME faculty member.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty.html

AAFP CME Faculty Overview

Share your passion for family medicine with others -- learn how to get involved as an AAFP CME faculty member.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty/overview.html

AAFP CME for Board Review

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education for Family Medicine Board Review and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/board-review.html

AAFP CME in Print + Media

View all AAFP CME activities with a physical option including, syllabus, audio CDs, flash drive, and online access to educational content.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/physical.html

AAFP CME Livestream Events

View all AAFP CME livestream courses.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-locations/livestream.html

AAFP CME on Adult Medicine

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Adult Medicine and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/adult-medicine.html

AAFP CME on Emergency and Urgent Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Emergency and Urgent Care plus earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/emergency.html

AAFP CME on Endocrinology

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on endocrinology and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/endocrinology.html

AAFP CME on Flash Drive

View all AAFP CME activities on flash drive.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/flash-drive.html

AAFP CME on Hospice and Palliative Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Hospice and Palliative Care and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/hospice-palliative-care.html

AAFP CME on Infectious Diseases

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on infectious diseases and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/infectious-diseases.html

AAFP CME on Maternity and ALSO Program

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on maternity and ALSO plus earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/maternity.html

AAFP CME on Mental Health and Behavior

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on mental health and behavior plus earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/mental-health-and-behavior.html

AAFP CME on Neurologic Disorders

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on neurologic disorders and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/neurologic-disorders.html

AAFP CME on Pain Management

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on pain management and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/pain.html

AAFP CME on Physician Well-being

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on physician well-being and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/physician-well-being.html

AAFP CME on Procedural Skills

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on procedural skills and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/procedural-skills.html

AAFP CME on Skin/Dermatology Conditions

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on skin conditions and diseases plus earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/skin.html

AAFP CME on Sports Medicine.

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on sports medicine and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/sports.html

AAFP CME on Wellness/Preventive Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on wellness and preventive care plus earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/wellness-preventive-care.html

AAFP CME on Women's Health

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on women's health and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/womens-health.html

AAFP_CME_Overview.pdf

...There is no better place to connect with primary care physicians who are interested in earning CME than in the pages of American Family Physician and FPM, the journals of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Physicians turn to the journals to earn CME credit required by the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/AAFP_CME_Overview.pdf

AAFP CME Rate Card

...AAFP Classifieds/CME Rate Card Print Effective January 1, 2020 2120 AAFP CareerLink Media Kit 2019 www.aafpcareerlink.org Customizable packages to meet your recruiting needs Not sure which recruitment advertising options are right for you? Let our media sales experts create a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/AAFP_CME_Rate_Card.pdf

AAFP Coding Reference Card Bundle

Obtain the AAFP’s coding reference card bundle, designed to support physicians and practice team members in appropriately coding and documenting services commonly performed by family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/coding-reference-card-bundle.html

AAFP Commences Search for Next CEO/EVP

The AAFP is actively engaged in the process of finding a successor to outgoing CEO/EVP Douglas Henley, M.D., who officially steps down in August 2020.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190823ceosearch.html

AAFP Comment Letter on 2019 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - December 28, 2018

...December 28, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1693-IFC P.O. Box 8010 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicare/LT-CMS-2019FinalMPFS-122818.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on MSSP/ACO Proposed Rule - October 15, 2018

...October 15, 2018 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1701-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/LT-CMS-ACO-MSSP-101518.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2018 Inpatient Proposed Rule

...June 8, 2017 Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Room 445-G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-IPPSProposedRule-060817.pdf

AAFP Commission Chair

...COMMISSION CHAIR ORIENTATION MANUAL American Academy of Family Physicians Page 1 AAFP Commission Chair Orientation Manual Table on Contents - October 2019 AAFP STRATEGIC PLAN AAFP Strategic Plan .......................................... 2 ROLES OF COMMISSIONS, MEMBER...

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

AAFP Committed to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health, Striving for Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health Media Kit.

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/social-determinants-of-health.html

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism.

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-all-forms-of-racism.html

AAFP Congress of Delegates Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report

...AAFP Congress of Delegates Resident and Student 2020 Annual Report AAFP CONGRESS OF DELEGATES (COD) Residents Students Derek Baughman, MD Sydney Doe, MD WellSpan FMR at Northwestern University Good Samaritan Hospital Feinberg School of Medicine Lebanon, PA Chicago, IL Class of...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/2020/nc20-cod-4.pdf

AAFP Congressional Primary Care Caucus

...Congressional Primary Care Caucus Background The AAFP believes that this bipartisan caucus will make great strides in educating legislators, staff, and the public on primary care issues, experiences, and concerns such as: • Information Congress needs to know about what...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/BKG-CongressionalPrimaryCareCaucus.pdf

AAFP COVID-19 Advocacy Toolkit

...COVID-19 Toolkit Congress approved an emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) spending bill and is both working on another proposal to address additional health and economic issues and planning a third package. The AAFP supported the supplemental funding bill and issued recommendations for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/COVID19-AdvocacyToolkit.pdf

AAFP COVID-19 CME Options

View all AAFP CME activities on COVID-19.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/covid-19.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand

Watch AAFP’s CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/webinar-series-on-demand.html

AAFP COVID-19 Related Loss Calculator

...Instructions Projected Revenue Inputs Projected Revenue Inputs Step 1: Enter the top 3 payers into "Payer Mix" table (includes commercial and Medicare Advantage) - light blue cells Step 2: Enter the percentage of patients covered by each payer listed in the "Payer...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/AAFP-COVID-19-Related-LossCalculator.xlsx

AAFP Creates COVID-19 Member Community, Preparation Checklist

The AAFP continues to work with the CDC and state/local health departments to disseminate the latest coronavirus disease 2019 guidance to Academy members through one resource.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200311coronavirus4.html

AAFP Creates New MIG for Employed Physicians

Employed family physicians have a new member interest group where they can network, communicate ideas and share common interests.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191015employedmig.html

AAFP Credit Activity Types

The AAFP grants CME credit for many different activities. Learn more here.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/activity-types.html

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