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ALERT - NEW PRESCRIBING LAW

NEW LAW

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NEW PRESCRIBING LAW FOR TREATMENT OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN

EFFECTIVE MARCH 2, 2017

The Governor signed into law his opioid proposal presented to the Legislature during his State of the State Address on January 10, 2017. The Governor has emergency regulations that make the prescribing aspects of this law effective on MARCH 2, 2017.

Please visit the following link to read an outline of the new law/emergency regulations: http://njafp.org/content/new-prescribing-law-treatment-acute-and-chronic-pain 

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.

NJAFP feed

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.

New Guidance: Dodge Peanut Allergy Using, Well, Peanuts

New evidence-based recommendations call for introducing certain infants at risk for developing peanut allergy to dietary peanut as early as age 4 months.

AAFP Reminds CMS of Issues Not Addressed in Final Rule

In a year-end letter to CMS, the AAFP highlighted unfinished business the agency failed to address in the final 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule.

CMS to Waive PQRS Penalties Related to ICD-10 Update Issues

CMS will waive penalties associated with 2016 fourth quarter Physician Quality Reporting System reporting if physicians had difficulty due to ICD-10 code updates.

AAO-HNS Updates Guideline on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cerumen Impaction

On Jan. 3, the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation published its updated clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of cerumen impaction.

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