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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

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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.

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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FP Aims to Stay on the Cutting Edge of Family Medicine

Edward Bujold, M.D., isn't one to settle for the status quo. Rather, his passion for family medicine and drive to serve patients in his community keep him continually striving to be -- and do -- better.

CDC Warns of Misapplication of Its Opioid Guideline

The CDC recently warned that misapplication of its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain -- United States, 2016, can risk patient health and safety. The guideline is intended for use solely by primary care physicians treating chronic pain in patients 18 and older.

Study Finds Family Physicians Offer More Value for Services

A comprehensive analysis of Medicare claims data revealed that on a per-patient basis, low-value care spending is less when care is provided by family physicians rather than by other primary care physicians.

Policy Brief Makes Case for Funding Teaching Health Centers

Researchers find that family medicine residents who train in teaching health centers often practice in safety-net settings such as federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, public health clinics, institutional clinics and clinics that are part of the Indian Health Service.

Youth Tobacco Use Demands Stronger FDA Response, Groups Say

The AAFP recently joined with 35 other organizations in signing on to a letter that calls on the FDA to take more forceful action against youths' use of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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