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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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Family Physicians Make Their Case in Capitol Hill Visits

Family physicians visited with numerous members of Congress during a full day of advocacy as part of the 2017 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit.

Racial Segregation Associated With Higher BP Among Black Adults

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that increases in racial residential segregation were associated with small increases in systolic blood pressure.

AAFP Highlights Flaws in Proposed Budget, Health Care Bill

The AAFP is encouraging legislators to avoid action that will make it more difficult for family physicians to care for their patients.

New AAFP Policy Takes Aim at Prior Authorizations

The AAFP Board of Directors recently answered a call to adopt an official policy that lays out guidelines for prior authorizations.

Analysts Urge Family Physicians to Speak Up on Health Legislation

Health policy analysts said family physicians need to be engaged in advocacy now, while senators are considering major health care legislation.

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