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New Influenza Webcast Available

Peak flu season is here. The AAFP’s free webcast, offered in three parts, on increasing influenza vaccinations rates is now available.

Curious how your practice can boost influenza immunization uptake in your patient population?

Watch the AAFP’s free webcast on increasing influenza vaccinations rates for your patients, including evidence-based strategies in primary care for reducing barriers to immunization. Moderated by family physician Thomas Koinis, M.D., this free webcast offers a review of primary updates to current influenza guidance and recommendations.

In addition, participants will be better able to:

  • Establish consistent team-based messaging about the vaccine.
  • Understand how to bill and code for vaccinations.
  • Identify and address knowledge gaps in vaccine choices for all age groups.
  • Dispel existing myths and misconceptions surrounding the influenza vaccine.

While supplies last, participants will also receive a free Influenza Vaccinations Billing and Coding card.

Watch the webcast now. Supported through a grant from Sanofi Pasteur.

News and Important Updates

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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 

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.

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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Upcoming Events

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SAVE THE DATE! March 21, 2018

2018 Adult Immunization Summit - Princeton University

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HYPERTENSION WEBINARS - REGISTER NOW!

Free, CME webinar series to provide practical strategies to identify and treat patients with hypertension -- Offered on three dates

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DSME/DPP Referral Guide

Learn how to implement DSME/DPP referrals into your practice workflow and patient care plans!

NJAFP will provide your practice with a free how-to guide designed to educate the care team about the value of DSME and DPP for patients diagnosed with T2DM or pre-diabetes, and offer guidelines for implementing referrals in your practice workflow and patient care plans.

Participating practices will receive:

  • Education and training on the contents of the DSME/DPP How-To Guide
  • Free practice coaching and EHR technical assistance to help you successfully incorporate the DSME/DPP How-To Guide recommendations into your practice workflow and patient care plans
  • Analysis of practice process and patient satisfaction measures

Space is limited–enroll today!

For more information or to participate in this program, please complete a survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/NJAFP_DSME_Guide or email our Healthcare Transformation Team at HTT@njafp.org.

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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Researchers Investigate Primary Care Professional Burnout

Researchers surveyed physicians and other primary care professionals in a medical home setting to see how task-sharing is related to physician burnout.

In Defense of Family Medicine Certification

Craig Czarsty, M.D., former Board chair of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), offers a rebuttal to criticism of the ABFM's initial board certification and continuing certification processes.

Local Zika Transmission in U.S. Tied to Rise in Birth Defects

The CDC reports areas of the United States with local Zika virus transmission in late 2016 saw a rise in birth defects associated with Zika infection.

Are Your Patient Referrals Getting Lost in the Shuffle?

A new guide on how to achieve safer ambulatory referrals emphasizes the importance of beginning and ending the process with a primary care physician.

Fellowship Opens Door to History of Family Medicine

The AAFP Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine to facilitate work in a unique archive.

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