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New Influenza Webcast Available

Peak flu season is here. The AAFP’s free webcast, offered in three parts, on increasing influenza vaccinations rates is now available.

Curious how your practice can boost influenza immunization uptake in your patient population?

Watch the AAFP’s free webcast on increasing influenza vaccinations rates for your patients, including evidence-based strategies in primary care for reducing barriers to immunization. Moderated by family physician Thomas Koinis, M.D., this free webcast offers a review of primary updates to current influenza guidance and recommendations.

In addition, participants will be better able to:

  • Establish consistent team-based messaging about the vaccine.
  • Understand how to bill and code for vaccinations.
  • Identify and address knowledge gaps in vaccine choices for all age groups.
  • Dispel existing myths and misconceptions surrounding the influenza vaccine.

While supplies last, participants will also receive a free Influenza Vaccinations Billing and Coding card.

Watch the webcast now. Supported through a grant from Sanofi Pasteur.

News and Important Updates

NJAFP in the News

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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Upcoming Events

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DSME/DPP Referral Guide

Learn how to implement DSME/DPP referrals into your practice workflow and patient care plans!

NJAFP will provide your practice with a free how-to guide designed to educate the care team about the value of DSME and DPP for patients diagnosed with T2DM or pre-diabetes, and offer guidelines for implementing referrals in your practice workflow and patient care plans.

Participating practices will receive:

  • Education and training on the contents of the DSME/DPP How-To Guide
  • Free practice coaching and EHR technical assistance to help you successfully incorporate the DSME/DPP How-To Guide recommendations into your practice workflow and patient care plans
  • Analysis of practice process and patient satisfaction measures
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Space is limited–enroll today!

For more information or to participate in this program, please complete a survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/NJAFP_DSME_Guide or email our Healthcare Transformation Team at HTT@njafp.org.

PATIENT EDUCATION VIDEOS FOR YOUR PRACTICE!

Sponsored through a grant from the NJ Department of Health, NJAFP has created a series of patient education videos designed to dispell the myths surrounding vaccines. These short videos are free to download and use in your waiting room or exam room. You may also request a DVD if your office does not have an Internet-enabled TV.

To access the videos, please click here.

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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CDC Clarifies Opioid Guideline Dosage Thresholds

The CDC is clarifying that dosage thresholds in its 2016 guideline for prescribing opioids don't apply to opioid agonists or partial agonists used to treat opioid use disorder.

Time Is Right for 24-hour Primary Care Clinics

J. Stefan Walker, M.D., writes that family medicine clinics could provide better care, lower costs and greater physician satisfaction by using a 24-hour model.

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Scoliosis Screening in Kids, Teens

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement on Jan. 9, saying that evidence is insufficient to recommend screening patients ages 10-18 for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Free 2018 MIPS Playbook Ready for Download Now

Succeed in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System with the AAFP's 2018 MIPS Playbook -- free to AAFP members.

Understand Compensation, Employment Contracts

On Jan. 31, the AAFP will present a live webinar to help family physicians better understand compensation and employment contracts.

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Free courses table

Title Credit Type Event date Cost
The Pre-Participation Sports Examination for General and Special Need Populations
  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
Beyond the Blues: Residency Program & Community Health Center Collaborative April 2017 Learning Session
  • 7.50 AAFP Prescribed
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1
  • 7.50 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
ABCs of Diabetes Learning Session 1
  • 4.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1
  • 4.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
ABCs of Diabetes Learning Session 2
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
Beyond the Blues: MDD Registry Processes and Workflows & Shared Decision Making with MDD Patients in Primary Care
  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00

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