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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

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!

Winning research posters focus on women’s health, prediabetes and fall prevention

Women’s health issues were popular topics in the NJAFP’s 2018 Scientific Assembly Poster Contest.  

Among the winning posters were cervical cancer screening, breastfeeding and hypertension during pregnancy. Prediabetes and fall prevention, two very common issues in family medicine, rounded out the winning posters.

Click here to view the winning posters

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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Sharp Rise Seen in Teen Self-Poisoning Suicide Attempts

Rates of attempted suicide by self-poisoning among U.S. adolescents and young adults have more than doubled in the past decade. Among girls and young women, rates nearly tripled during that period.

CMS Prescription Drug Final Rule Addresses AAFP Concerns

CMS recently released a final rule on Medicare drug prices that held some wins for the AAFP and other physician associations that are fighting for patients.

Research Highlights the Enigma of Primary Care Spending

A recent analysis of overall health care spending on Medicare beneficiaries found that spending on primary care accounted for just a small percentage of total fee-for-service expenditures.

Lawmakers Need Guidance to Fix U.S. 'Wealth Care' Culture

The Family Medicine Advocacy Summit opened with detailed advice on how FPs can use stories and data to win greater support from legislators for primary care.

FPs Opine on Practice Transformation Network Experience

New research from the American Board of Family Medicine examines why physicians joined a practice transformation network, what they expected and what they got from the experience.

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