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Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Family physicians need the latest information to manage their practice and patient care during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus.html

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.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/advocacy-tools.html

Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What you need to know about providing telehealth services to patients during COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth.html

COVID-19: The Latest Updates

COVID-19 Updates for AAFP Members corona virus

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-Latest.html

COVID-19: Member Communications

The AAFP archive of all member communications related to COVID-19, including emails and town hall replays.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications.html

COVID-19: Member Communications Town Hall Archive

The AAFP archive of COVID-19 town halls, which are held live every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. CDT beginning March 25.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/town-hall-archive.html

COVID-19: Practice Management

Find resources that can help you manage your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/Covid-19-practice-management.html

Practice Reopening Guidance

Conflicting information can make it difficult for practices to make decisions about resuming in-person visits. This guidance is meant to help you weigh decisions about your practice operations.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/Covid-19-practice-management/practice-reopening-guidance.html

COVID-19: CME

Earn CME credit on new AAFP activities and access additional COVID-19 education resources.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19_cme.html

COVID-19: Clinical Resources and Patient Education

Get AAFP-vetted resources to prepare your practice, help your patients, and stay informed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/covid-19_resources.html

COVID 19 Testing - Guide for Physicians

Testing is key in responding to a global pandemic like COVID-19. But information on coronavirus testing is evolving constantly. This resource offers family physicians guidance, from who should be tested and test availability, to specimen collection and coding and billing.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/covid-19_resources/covid-19--testing.html

COVID-19: Financial Relief for Family Physicians

The AAFP breaks down CARES Act, what it means for family physicians, and how to get the funding your practice needs now to battle COVID-19.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief.html

COVID-19: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

More information on how grant money from the CARES Act will be dispersed to family physicians and health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief/provider-relief-fund.html

COVID-19: Coding Scenarios

Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios.html

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Telehealth Questions

An FAQ for the most common telehealth and telemedicine questions from the AAFP.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/faq.html

COVID-19: Member Communications Email Archive

The AAFP archive of member emails related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/email-archive.html

Physician Employment Issues

What physicians need to know about COVID-related changes in their employment.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/Covid-19-practice-management/employment-issues.html

COVID-19: How to Apply for Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments

The AAFP has rounded up exactly how each state and/or region can apply for accelerated and advance payments through Medicare during the COVID-19 crisis.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief/mac.html

Small Business Administration Assistance for Family Physicians During COVID-19

The SBA is providing targeted, low-interest loans to qualifying small businesses, including family physician practices, during the COVID-19 crisis.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief/sba.html

COVID-19: Member Communications Town Hall QandA Archive

The AAFP archive of questions and answers from Virtual Town Halls related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/q-a-archive.html

COVID-19: Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing and ...

Learn more about the COVID-19 uninsured program portal, including how it works, what members have to do, what’s covered, and how much you will be reimbursed.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief/uninsured-program.html

COVID-19: Changes to CME Requirements and Member Dues

Learn more about AAFP membership requirements and dues relief for members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/membership-requirements-and-dues-relief.html

Coding Scenario: Audio-only

Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/audio-only.html

Coding Scenario: Coding for In-person Visits

Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/in-person.html

Coding Scenario: Telehealth

Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/telehealth.html

Coding Scenario: Virtual-Digital

Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/virtual-digital.html

COVID-19 Town Hall Questions

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/questions.html

Thank You

...Thank You Thank you for submitting your COVID-19 question for Wednesday's Virtual Town Hall. We try to address as many questions as possible during the event; any questions we don’t have time for will be addressed via our COVID-19 website by the end of the week. We appreciate all...

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/questions/thank-you.html

Breastfeeding Is Welcome Here - Color Office Poster

breastfeediing

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/breastfeeding/HOPS%20Breastfeeding%20Poster%20-%20Color%20(FINAL).pdf

Breastfeeding Is Welcome Here - Black and White Office Poster

breastfeeding

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/breastfeeding/HOPS%20Breastfeeding%20Poster%20-%20BW%20(FINAL).pdf

Selected Issues for the Adolescent Athlete and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

This document provides an overview of selected medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for the care and treatment of athletes. It is not intended as a standard of care and should not be interpreted as such.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMadolescentathlete.pdf

The Team Physician and Conditioning of Athletes for Sports: A Consensus Statement

The objective of this Consensus Statement is to provide physicians who are responsible for the healthcare of teams with guidelines regarding conditioning for sports. This statement specifically addresses the role of exercise in conditioning. Nutrition and supplements are outside the ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMconditioningofathletes.pdf

Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) adn the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

This document provides an overview of select medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for athletes with concussion. It is not intended as a standard of care, and should not be interpreted as such. This document is only a guide, and as such, is of a ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMconcussion.pdf

Female Athlete Issues for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

This document provides an overview of select musculoskeletal and medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for the medical care of female athletes. It is not intended as a standard of care and should not be interpreted as such. This document is only a ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMfemaleathlete.pdf

Selected Issues in Injury and Illness Prevention and the Team Physician: A Consensus ...

This document provides an overview of selected medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for the care and treatment of athletes. It is not intended as a standard of care, and should not be interpreted as such.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMinjuryandillness.pdf

Psychological Issues Related to Injury in Athletes and the Team Physician: A Consensus ...

Team physicians must address the physical and psychological issues related to athletic activity. This athletic activity may result in physical injuries, and these injuries produce a variety of psychological reactions. Additionally, psychological factors, especially stress, are an ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMissuesrelatedtoinjury.pdf

The Team Physician and Return-to-Play Issues: A Consensus Statement

The objective of this consensus statement is to provide physicians who are responsible for the healthcare of teams with a decision process for determining when to return an injured or ill athlete to practice or competition. This statement is not intended as a standard of care, and ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMreturntoplayissues.pdf

Sideline Preparedness for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

The objective of the Sideline Preparedness Statement is to provide physi- cians who are responsible for making decisions regarding the medical care of athletes with guidelines for identifying and planning for medical care and services at the site of practice or competition. It is not ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMsidelinepreparedness.pdf

Team Physician Consensus statement

The objective of the Team Physician Consensus Statement is to provide physicians, school administrators, team owners, the general public, and individuals who are responsible for making decisions regarding the medical care of athletes and teams with guidelines for choosing a qualified ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMteamphysicianconsensus.pdf

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Issue Brief

The Adult ADHD (AADHD) pilot project explored clinician perceptions, attitudes and readiness to screen, diagnose and treat adult patients with AADHD. The central aim of the project was to test the feasibility and acceptability to both patients and providers of usi ng a tablet device ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/adult-adhd-issue-brief.pdf

Postpartum Depression: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management Programs 2000 through 2010

The value and appropriateness of universal postpartum depression (PPD) screening remains controversial in the United States. To date, several PPD screening programs have been introduced and a few have been evaluated. Among those programs that have been evaluated, most report screening ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/YawnPPDMgmntOver10Years.pdf

Coding reference tobacco use prevention and cessation counseling

Coding reference tobacco use prevention and cessation counseling

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/codes-tobacco-cessation-counseling.pdf

Treating Tobacco Dependence

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death. Family physicians have influence in the fight against tobacco and nicotine use.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/clinicians-presentation.pdf

Ebola Frequently Asked Questions: Answers for Family Medicine Practices

Ebola Virus, FAQ

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/Ebola/Ebola%20FAQ.pdf

Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions: A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic ...

Research indicates group visits can also provide an improved quality of care and a higher level of patient and physician satisfaction. They empower patients and also the physician and staff. Group visits allow for more time for education and relationship building. Group visits have ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/GroupVisitAIM.pdf

Clinical Practice Guideline: Planning for Labor and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Cesarean deliveries are a common surgical procedure in the United States, accounting for one in three U.S. births. The primary purpose of this guideline is to provide clinicians with evidence to guide planning for labor and vaginal birth after cesarean (LAC/VBAC).

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/AAFP%20PVBAC%20guideline.pdf

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse: A Public Health Concern

Chronic nonmalignant pain is a health care condition that affects a significant number of Americans and is associated with significant morbidity. In addition to the physical discomfort, chronic pain causes significant work absenteeism, family disruption, and impairment of normal ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/opioid-abuse-position-paper.pdf

Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project

...American Academy of Family Physicians Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project Final Report September 28, 2015 This project was supported by a Cooperative Agreement (1U66IP000676-01) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). AAFP...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/office-champions-final-report-adolescent.pdf

JUUL Fact Sheet - Patient

...JUUL is a brand of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or vaping device.1 JUUL (pronounced jewel) looks like a USB drive, and is promoted as an alternative to combustible cigarettes and existing e-cigarettes or vaping devices.1 JUULing is the term used when using JUUL.1 How...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/juuling-fact-sheet-patient.pdf

JUUL Fact Sheet -- Physician

...JUUL is a brand of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), or vaping device.1 JUUL (pronounced jewel) looks like a USB drive, and is promoted as an alternative to combustible cigarettes and existing e-cigarettes or vaping devices.1 JUULing...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/juuling-fact-sheet-physician.pdf

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