We Are Family Medicine

President's Message

It is hard to believe that my term as President of this Academy started over a month ago. It seems just yesterday that I was the Board Liaison to the Executive Committee. It was a daunting path in front of me as I had a lot to learn. I have been in teaching all my life and had no experience in running a practice myself... Read More

Healthcare Transformation

Is your practice ready for 2020?

NJAFP is working with the Garden PTN (GPTN), a peer-based learning network, to support NJ's clinical practices throughout the transformation process from fee-for-service to value-based payment.

We 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 . . .[Read More]

Upcoming Events

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

MACRA Final Rule Announced

On October 14 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The regulation finalizes all provisions of the law.


The final rule incorporates numerous AAFP recommendations, especially those aimed at assisting solo/small practices. For additional information, an AAFP News article that you are welcome to share with your members is available here: http://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20161014MACRAfinalrule.html; the AAFP’s media statement is available here: http://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/MACRA.html.


AAFP staff is continuing work to develop tools and resources that will assist family physicians, and we will share those with you as they become available.

Free CME-accredited Diabetes Prevention Webinar!

Preventing Diabetes:  Why, How and Who Will Pay
Monday, October 24, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm ET

Register Now

This free webinar training will focus on diabetes risk and approaches to diagnosing, counseling, and referring patients to programs meeting the standards of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP or DPP).  Join us and learn to:

  • Recognize obesity as a diabetes risk factor, and the DPP as an evidence-based program that reduces diabetes risk
  • Discuss the American Medical Association’s (AMA) *Prevent Diabetes STAT* approach to addressing diabetes risk (Screen, Test and ACT Today)
  • Refer high-risk patients to local diabetes prevention programs . . . [Read More]

NJAFP feed

Short on Time? Read the AAFP's MACRA Executive Summary

The AAFP has created a five-page executive summary of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act final rule to help physicians digest the rule's most important elements.

AAFP: Only Physicians Should Participate in Federal Diabetes Program

The AAFP told a federal agency to be careful of moving too far in expanding a federal exemption program for commercial vehicle operators who have diabetes.

U.S. Medical Schools Still Underproducing Family Physicians

A study in the October issue of Family Medicine details the AAFP's work in conducting an analysis of the 2016 National Resident Matching Program.

Study: Screening Mammography Likely Leads to Overdiagnosis

A recent study looked at how the advent of screening mammography has affected reported breast cancer incidence, related mortality and the potential for overdiagnosis.

Report Calls for Addressing Social Risks in Medicare Payment

A new report suggests ways for CMS to account for physicians' attention to social determinants of health.


Free CE

Title Credit Type Event date Cost
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