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Updates on New Opioid Prescribing and Resources 

The State has created a webpage with all the information you need on the new opioid prescribing laws, as well as links to key resources including a sample one-page pain management agreement and FAQs on the law.

- MACRA Final Rule Announced 

IMPROVEMENTS ANNOUNCED TO THE PMP

  • NJPMP’s Interstate Data Sharing now covers 12 states, including PA and NY.        
  • Expands patient history searches to two years of patient’s prescription records.
  • Automatically converts dosages of commonly-prescribed opioids of differing potency, such as codeine, fentanyl, and oxycodone, into a standard value known as “morphine milligram equivalents” (MME). 

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Educate Your Patients

Improve Diabetes Care through DSME and DPP 

Evidence shows that diabetes self-management education can lower A1C by teaching patients to better manage food, exercise and medications.  Find your local DPP, DSME and DSMP programs here.  

Protect New Jersey: FREE Vaccine Patient Education Videos!

Click here to download free, short videos designed to dispel the myths surrounding vaccines.

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Healthcare Transformation

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+!  

PCMH Support Services

For more than seven years, NJAFP has provided practice transformation and patient-centered medical home consultation services to more than 1,500 physicians in approximately 1,000 locations across five states, helping align primary care practices to best serve patient needs. 

For more information about our CPC+ or PCMH-related services, call NJAFP at (609) 362-6507 or email HTT@njafp.org.

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AAFP, Other Groups Collaborate to Enhance Women's Health

The Academy is collaborating with other health professional organizations to offer recommendations for updating the Women's Preventive Services Guidelines established in 2011.

Take Advantage of Free Technical Assistance for QPP

Family physicians who are finding their way through Medicare's Quality Payment Program have several options for free technical support to help them succeed.

FDA Calls for Opana ER's Removal Due to Abuse Concerns

On June 8, the FDA asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to pull its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER, from the U.S. market because of concerns about abuse.

FP Experts Offer Perspective on Incarceration and Health

A new AAFP position paper titled "Incarceration and Health: A Family Medicine Perspective" focuses on the health impact incarceration has on inmates and their families.

CBO Projects Rising Demand for Primary Care Physicians

A report from the Congressional Budget Office says legislators should consider ways to increase the number of primary care physicians to meet growing demand.

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