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HIGHLIGHTS FROM FAM MED FORUM 2019

 

FREE CME AVAILABLE TO HELP INCREASE AWARENESS OF THE ROLE OF INSULIN IN MEETING GLYCEMIC GOALS IN PATIENTS WITH T2D.

Medscape has released a free online course to help primary care physicians increase awareness of the role of insulin in meeting glycemic goals in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and the impact patients' emotional barriers may have on the timely start and persistence of insulin therapy.

"Practical Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Barriers to Insulin Initiation in the Primary Care Setting" is now available.

Click here for more information and to register for this free CME activity.

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:  8-11:30am Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
                             NJ American Academy of Pediatrics
                             East Windsor, NJ
                        

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

2020 NJAFP ANNUAL FAM MED FORUM
JUNE 18-21, 2020
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.  YOU MAY ALSO ACCESS IT VIA THE FAM MED FORUM MOBILE APP.  
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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Specialty's Breadth Drew Resident Leader to Family Medicine

Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., volunteered in free clinics for nine years as a college and medical student. The array of skills displayed by her family medicine mentors made her specialty choice an easy one.

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 27 in Kansas City, Mo., to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP Joins Effort to Postpone PAMA Laboratory Reporting

The AAFP and more than two dozen other organizations recently urged congressional leaders to delay required reporting of 2020 clinical laboratory data.

New Study, Guidance Affirm Transgender Patients' Care Needs

A recent study and updated clinical guidance remind physicians that treating transgender patients starts with providing solid primary care services along with nonjudgmental communication.

ACOG, AAP Update Guidance on Group B Strep in Infants

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics recently coordinated to issue updated guidance on preventing/managing group B streptococcal infection in infants.

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