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Wheel of Misinformation: Myths and Facts on Adult Immunization

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.

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News and Important Updates

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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.  

Protect New Jersey: FREE Vaccine Patient Education Videos!

Click here to download free, short videos designed to dispel the myths surrounding vaccines.

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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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Counseling Can Help Prevent CVD in Low-, Average-risk Adults

On July 11, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published a final recommendation statement on behavioral counseling to help prevent cardiovascular disease in low- and average-risk adults.

Researchers Assess Progress on Nation's Move to Value-Based Care

A survey of physicians and health plan executives shows that although the U.S. health care system is moving toward value-based care, physicians need better tools.

CMS Issues Proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

CMS has released proposed 2018 updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule and invited public comment on ways to reduce the administrative burden that physicians face.

Broad Physician Coalition Pushes Senate for Better Health Legislation

Leaders from the AAFP and five other national physician organizations went to Capitol Hill to emphasize the importance of expanded access to health insurance coverage.

AAFP Urges FDA to Revise Plans for Physician Opioid Education

In a recent letter to the FDA, the AAFP spoke out strongly against mandatory "one size fits all" CME for prescribers of opioids.

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