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President's Message

It is hard to believe that my term as President of this Academy started over a month ago. It seems just yesterday that I was the Board Liaison to the Executive Committee. It was a daunting path in front of me as I had a lot to learn. I have been in teaching all my life and had no experience in running a practice myself... Read More

Healthcare Transformation

Are you ready for MACRA/MIPS in 2017?

NJAFP is working with the Garden PTN (GPTN), a peer-based learning network, to support NJ's clinical practices throughout the transformation process from fee-for-service to value-based payment. We can help you to prepare your practice with the following free services:

  • Practice transformation coaching to prepare for Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
  • PQRS and CMS reporting requirements
  • Data analysis for quality workflow and revenue improvement . . .[Read More]

Upcoming Events

2017 Scientific Assembly
June 8 - 11, 2017
Caesars Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ

Are you 65 years of age or older? Here's how to stay healthy during flu season

Influenza, the flu, is a serious disease, especially for older adults. Here is how to stay healthy during this flu season!

Flu For Older Adults- Information

CPC+ Support Services

Has your practice been accepted into the CPC+ program and you don't know where to start?  NJAFP experts have served over 60 CPC practices for the past four years and are here to help you succeed with CPC+!  

For more information about our CPC+ support services, please call us at (609) 362-6507 or email htt@njafp.org.  

MACRA Final Rule Announced

On October 14 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The regulation finalizes all provisions of the law.

 

The final rule incorporates numerous AAFP recommendations, especially those aimed at assisting solo/small practices. For additional information, an AAFP News article that you are welcome to share with your members is available here: http://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20161014MACRAfinalrule.html; the AAFP’s media statement is available here: http://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/MACRA.html.

 

AAFP staff is continuing work to develop tools and resources that will assist family physicians, and we will share those with you as they become available.

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Big Drop Seen in Diabetes-related Kidney Disease in Native Americans

A recently released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed diabetes-related end-stage renal disease among Native American adults decreased 54 percent from 1996 to 2013.

AAFP Insists CMS Ease FPs' Administrative Burden

The AAFP recently told CMS its newly created patient relationship categories and codes would spur more administrative work for physicians.

Use Folic Acid Supplements to Prevent Neural Tube Defects

On Jan. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published its final recommendation statement and evidence summary on folic acid supplementation to prevent neural tube defects.

AAFP Again Takes Aim at Outpatient Prospective Payment System

In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP again took advantage of the opportunity to outline changes the agency should make to the outpatient prospective payment system.

Health is Primary: Use New Year to Promote Fitness, Nutrition

As patients make their resolutions this month to welcome 2017, the Health is Primary campaign from Family Medicine for America's Health is promoting a focus on fitness and nutrition.

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Free CE

Title Credit Type Event date Cost
The Many Facets of Chronic Pain
  • 2.00 AAFP credits
  • 2.00 Attendance credits
Enduring $0.00
Managing Diabetes in Special Populations
  • 2.00 AAFP credits
  • 2.00 Attendance credits
Enduring $0.00