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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 

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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Educate Your Patients

Improve Diabetes Care through DSME and DPP 

Evidence shows that diabetes self-management education can lower A1C by teaching patients to better manage food, exercise and medications.  Find your local DPP, DSME and DSMP programs here.  

Protect New Jersey: FREE Vaccine Patient Education Videos!

Click here to download free, short videos designed to dispel the myths surrounding vaccines.

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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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Embracing DPC Takes Dedication, Sacrifice, Says Physician

To be the kind of physician she wanted to be, Julie Gunther, M.D., knew she had to change the way she practiced medicine. And that's just what she did.

Teen Tobacco Use Dropped Significantly From 2015 to 2016

According to a new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, fewer middle- and high-school students reported having used a tobacco product in the past 30 days in 2016 than in 2015.

Evidence Supports Screening Children, Teens for Obesity

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening children and teens for obesity and offering or referring those with a positive result to intensive behavioral interventions.

First Look at Proposed Rule Shows Progress in Easing Burdens

CMS has released for public inspection a proposed rule that would make multiple changes in the Quality Payment Program for 2018.

Engage With Your Senators on Health Care Legislation

As senators work to fashion a health care bill to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), AAFP members can join a Speak Out campaign to preserve coverage gains made under the ACA.

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Title Credit Type Event date Cost
Understanding and Implementing POLST for End of Life Planning
  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
The Pre-Participation Sports Examination for General and Special Need Populations
  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
ABCs of Diabetes Learning Session 1
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1
  • 4.00 AAFP
  • 4.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00