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ALERT - NEW PRESCRIBING LAW

NEW LAW

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NEW PRESCRIBING LAW FOR TREATMENT OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN

EFFECTIVE MARCH 2, 2017

The Governor signed into law his opioid proposal presented to the Legislature during his State of the State Address on January 10, 2017. The Governor has emergency regulations that make the prescribing aspects of this law effective on MARCH 2, 2017.

Please visit the following link to read an outline of the new law/emergency regulations: http://njafp.org/content/new-prescribing-law-treatment-acute-and-chronic-pain 

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

Are you ready for MACRA/MIPS in 2017?

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 prepare 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

Are you 65 years of age or older? Here's how to stay healthy during flu season

Influenza, the flu, is a serious disease, especially for older adults. Here is how to stay healthy during this flu season!

Flu For Older Adults- Information

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+!  

For more information about our CPC+ support services, please call us at (609) 362-6507 or email htt@njafp.org.  

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.

NJAFP feed

USPSTF: Screen for Pre-eclampsia Using BP Throughout Pregnancy

On April 25, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finalized its recommendation to screen pregnant women for pre-eclampsia throughout pregnancy using blood pressure measurements -- a "B" recommendation.

New CMS Resources Aim to Guide Physicians Through MIPS

Three new resources from CMS are designed to help physicians navigate the Merit-based Incentive Payment System implemented under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

The HIV Test Is Positive; How Do You Deliver the News?

HIV screening is recommended for everyone from adolescence to age 65. Jeffrey T. Kirchner, D.O., offers advice on how to talk with patients about a positive test result.

AAFP Recommends Against Pelvic Exams in Asymptomatic Women

In a departure from a recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement, the AAFP has recommended against conducting screening pelvic exams in asymptomatic women.

FDA OKs Marketing of 10 DTC Genetic Health Risk Tests

The FDA has approved the marketing of 10 direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests by the company 23andMe and has announced it plans to speed the approval of similar tests.

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Free courses table

Title Credit Type Event date Costsort descending
The Pre-Participation Sports Examination for General and Special Need Populations
  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
Managing Diabetes in Special Populations
  • 2.00 AAFP
  • 2.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
The Many Facets of Chronic Pain
  • 2.00 AAFP
  • 2.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00