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HIGHLIGHTS FROM FAM MED FORUM 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS OPEN

FREE ECHO PROJECT ON ADOLESCENT AND ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS 

• Call for applications open!
• Space is very limited
• 30+ AAFP Prescribed Credits
• First meeting:  8-10am Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 y

NJAFP and NJIN bring you a free ECHO Project focused on adolescent and adult immunizations, featuring ECHO’s celebrated case study discussions for physicians plus quality improvement sessions for staff. Both are delivered through video clinics with clinical and QI experts.

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News and Important Updates

NJAFP in the News

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.

Healthcare Transformation

CPC+ Support Services

Is your practice struggling to meet the CPC+ Care Delivery Requirements?  NJAFP experts have served over 60 CPC practices for the past five 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, email NJAFP at HTT@njafp.org.

Upcoming Events

2019 NJAFP ANNUAL FAM MED FORUM
JUNE 13-16, 2019
CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY

Tough cases take top honors at the NJAFP 2019 Poster Contest

The 27 final entries in this year’s NJAFP Poster Contest showcased the breadth of issues tackled by family physicians.

Actinomyces to hyponatremia to necrotizing fasciitis to vaccination to women’s health.

The People’s Choice and first place Resident awardees both showcased tough cases, catching the attention of online voters and the judges on site at the NJAFP 2019 FamMed Forum, NJAFP’s largest annual meeting.

While visiting with authors, AAFP President-Elect Gary LeRoy, MD, (Ohio), commented on the uniqueness of those two projects long before the votes were in. The way these authors studied and presented their data set them apart.

Click here to view the winning posters

EARN UP TO 26.25 CME CREDITS AT FAMMED FORUM!

This Live activity, 2019 NJAFP FamMed Forum, with a beginning date of 06/14/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

YOUR CONFERENCE EVALUATION AND CLAIM FOR CME CREDIT WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU.  PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT TO CLAIM YOUR CME CREDITS.

THANKS FOR ATTENDING FAM MED FORUM!

PATIENT EDUCATION VIDEOS FOR YOUR PRACTICE!

Sponsored through a grant from the NJ Department of Health, NJAFP has created a series of patient education videos designed to dispell the myths surrounding vaccines. These short videos are free to download and use in your waiting room or exam room. You may also request a DVD if your office does not have an Internet-enabled TV.

To access the videos, please click here.

ALERT: MANDATORY HEALTH PLAN NETWORK PARTICIPATION DISCLOSURES NOW IN EFFECT!

This law, also known as the Out of Network law, was signed by Governor Murphy on June 1 and is primarily intended to protect patients from receiving health care services from out of network providers who they do not knowingly select, which will ultimately prevent the receipt of a “surprise” out of network bill. While a great deal of these encounters occur in facilities and are associated with other specialties’ procedures, there are parts of this law that will impact all physicians, including family physicians, whether in or out of network.

While the majority of the NJAFP membership are in network physicians, over the last eight years NJAFP remained engaged on this very challenging issue in Trenton to ensure that the in network and out of network dialogue remained distinct.

Under this law, all physicians will be required to disclose network status to their patients prior to the provision of services.

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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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Academy Pinpoints Strengths, Weaknesses in Draft Senate Bill

In detailed feedback to lawmakers on the Lower Health Care Costs Act, the AAFP applauded the bill's reauthorization of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program while calling for increased funding for the program.

AAFP Backs Breastfeeding, Lactation for Medical Trainees

The AAFP has updated its policy supporting breastfeeding and lactation accommodations for medical trainees, which other medical organizations plan to use as model policy for their members.

AAFP Fine-tunes Proposed Rule on GME, Rural Workforce

A proposed CMS rule that could boost the primary care workforce without creating additional administrative burden needs refinement, the Academy told the agency in a recent letter.

Obesity Education in Family Medicine Clerkships Falls Short

New research on obesity education in family medicine clerkships shows gaps that may leave future family physicians inadequately prepared to treat patients with this condition.

AAFP Offers Guidance on Depression Care After ACS Events

The AAFP has released a clinical practice guideline on screening for and treating depression after acute coronary syndrome. The guideline updates and replaces the Academy's guideline on detecting and treating depression after myocardial infarction, which was published in 2009 and reaffirmed in 2014.

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