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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.

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AAFP's PerformanceNavigator Honored for Novel Approach to CME

The AAFP recently received the 2017 Innovative Format Award from the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions for its PerformanceNavigator CME product.

Quality Payment Program Early Review Shows Progress, Pitfalls

The HHS Office of the Inspector General's early review of the Quality Payment Program implementation highlighted key points that CMS must get right.

ACS: Colorectal Cancer Rates Jump Among Younger Adults

Although overall colorectal cancer (CRC) prevalence has been declining in the United States since the mid-1980s, a new study found CRC incidence is rising among young and middle-aged adults, including people in their early 50s.

Panelists: Payment Reform Must Emphasize Primary Care

New payment models and dedicated efforts to ensure patient care is properly coordinated are changing the delivery of health care, but physicians note that more work remains.

Screen Vision in Children Ages 3-5; Evidence Lacking for Younger Kids

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement on Feb. 28 that calls for clinicians to conduct vision screening at least once in children ages 3-5 years.

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