We Are Family Medicine

President's Message

When we graduated from medical school, we knew that we were starting a career in which attention to lifelong learning was mandatory in order to be effective physicians throughout our practice years.  I remember being told that half of what we learned in medical school would not be valid five years later.  I really hoped they would tell us which half, because there was so much to learn. Nevertheless, I eventually felt prepared by residency and I had a plan for keeping up to date....[Read More]

Healthcare Transformation

Is your practice ready for 2020?

Let NJAFP help you realize your 2020 healthcare vision at no cost to you!

NJAFP is working with the Garden PTN (GPTN), which is a part of the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi). A peer-based learning network, GPTN supports clinical practices throughout the transformation process from fee-for-service to value-based payment.

NJAFP can help you to transform your practice with the following free services:

  • Practice transformation coaching to prepare for Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
  • PQRS and CMS reporting requirements
  • Data analysis for quality workflow and revenue improvement

If you would like to join other clinicians who have already enrolled, or you would like more information, please contact NJAFP at htt@njafp.org.

Upcoming Events

2017 Scientific Assembly
June 8 - 11, 2017
Caesars Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

NIAM was established to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages, and to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing diseases. For more information visit NPHIC’s NIAM website.
 
As part of NIAM each week has a focus (Adult Immunization Week was August 1-7). Download the National Public Health Information Coalition’s
Communications Toolkit for ideas on how to promote adult and other vaccines in August

Health Alert

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY–NEW BRUNSWICK MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE OUTBREAK

Based upon lab testing of the specific outbreak strain at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the NJ Department of Health and Rutgers University recommend, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that , that Meningococcal Group B Vaccine (Trumenba®) be administered to help protect against the particular strain present on the Rutgers University–New Brunswick campus. While one or two doses of Bexsero® or Trumenba® will provide some short-term protection, the best protection is expected to require completion of the full three-dose series of Trumenba® with the second dose given 1–2 months after the first and the third dose 6 months after the first. It is strongly recommended that all members of the above populations receive the first two doses of Trumenba® before the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic year. If the first two doses are received over the summer, the third dose can be received over winter break. All undergraduate students are required to either submit verification of receiving the vaccine series or sign a document containing information about meningococcal disease prevention and vaccination. Read more…

 
 

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AAFP Urges CMS to Rework Proposed New Patient Codes

The AAFP gave CMS frank feedback detailing how the agency should change a proposal to create new patient relationship codes that may factor into incentive payments.

AAFP Tackles Tough Issues Related to Care Management Fees

The AAFP is addressing issues related to care management fees with an updated policy statement, as well as creation of an issue brief and a cost calculator for physicians.

As Zika Spreads, Evidence of Link to Birth Defects Grows

A study published Aug. 9 by The BMJ explored the association between prenatal Zika virus infection and arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which is characterized by joint contractures at birth.

USPSTF: Evidence Doesn't Support Screening for Genital Herpes

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation statement against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection in asymptomatic patients.

Students Rank Family Medicine No. 1 in Specialty Choice Survey

Family medicine draws more interest among medical students than any other specialty, according to survey data published recently by Medscape.

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Free CE

Title Credit Type Event date Cost
The Future of Basal Insulin
  • 1.00 AAFP credit
  • 1.00 Attendance credit
Enduring $0.00
Asthma Today: Implementing the NAEPP EPR-3 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in the Primary Care Practice
  • 1.00 AAFP credit
  • 1.00 Attendance credit
Enduring $0.00
The Many Facets of Chronic Pain
  • 2.00 AAFP credits
  • 2.00 Attendance credits
Enduring $0.00