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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 Issues Atrial Fibrillation Drug Therapy Guideline

The AAFP recently released an updated version of its clinical practice guideline on the pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation.

AAFP Pleased with CMS Progress on Medicare ID Card Initiative

CMS recently announced that it is on schedule to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare beneficiary ID cards by April 2019.

Panelists Highlight High Value of Primary Care Research

Panelists at a recent forum discussed how research with a focus on primary care is improving patient care despite inadequate funding.

Evidence Lacking to Support Screening Kids, Teens for Scoliosis

A recently issued U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation says evidence is insufficient to recommend screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in patients ages 10-18.

AAFP Looking for Member Videos Showcasing Practice Innovations

AAFP members are invited to shoot short videos highlighting practice innovations to be shared at the 2017 Family Medicine Experience.

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