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Aledade to Form Primary Care Physician-Led ACO in New Jersey

Leader in Value-Based Care Working with the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians to Recruit Independent Primary Care Practices Across the State

In New Jersey, Aledade will work with the NJAFP to achieve the shared goal of helping primary care physicians embrace practice innovations and transformation to achieve the best quality care. Aledade has already recruited local, independent primary care practices to join the statewide ACO and will continue to add practices as it works toward a January 2018 launch. Learn more here

National Immunization Awareness Month Toolkit

August is National Immunization Awareness Month - promote the importance of immunizations with your staff and patients with the 2017 NIAM Toolkit.  Visit our Improving Immunizations webpage for more information - https://www.njafp.org/content/improving-immunization-rates

 

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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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Educate Your Patients

Improve Diabetes Care through DSME and DPP 

Evidence shows that diabetes self-management education can lower A1C by teaching patients to better manage food, exercise and medications.  Find your local DPP, DSME and DSMP programs here.  

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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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For This FP, Faith and Family Life Help Stave Off Burnout

When Stephen Dudley, M.D., swims in Puget Sound year-round, he's not just swimming. As he slices through the water, he's also praying. Dudley recently shared with AAFP News how his faith -- and a rich family life -- have helped protect him from burnout and made him a balanced, productive physician.

Stay Current, Subscribe to Quality Payment Program Listserv

Subscribing to CMS' Quality Payment Program listserv is a great way for family physicians to stay up-to-date on information that will affect their Medicare payment.

Wealth of Resources Available to Help Boost Vaccination Rates

The AAFP supports vaccines, vaccine science and disease prevention year-round, but the emphasis is heightened during National Immunization Awareness Month.

Cyclosporiasis Cases on Upswing, Warns CDC Health Advisory

The CDC released a Health Alert Network advisory on Aug. 7 saying this year has seen a notable increase in reported cases of cyclosporiasis.

AAFP's Pick Your Pace Week Features Free Webinar, Twitter Chat

The AAFP is offering a wide range of activities, including a free webinar and a Twitter chat, to prepare family physicians for the Quality Payment Program.

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Title Credit Typesort descending Event date Cost
ABCs of Diabetes Learning Session 1
  • 4.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1
  • 4.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
Understanding and Implementing POLST for End of Life Planning
  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
ABCs of Diabetes Learning Session 2
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
The Pre-Participation Sports Examination for General and Special Need Populations
  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00