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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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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.

USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a call for applications for parties interested in receiving rural telemedicine or distance learning grants.

CMS Selects Four New Regions to Expand CPC+ Initiative

Primary care practices in Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and part of New York can apply for round two of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative.

National Survey Reveals Positive Attitudes Toward Primary Care

The Health is Primary campaign from Family Medicine for America's Health has released survey data showing strong positive attitudes toward and opinions about primary care across the country.

FDA Warns of Amputation Risk Linked to Newer Diabetes Drug

The FDA has called for a new boxed warning to be added to canagliflozin product labels based on a heightened risk for leg and foot amputations associated with use of the drug.

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