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Free CME Webinar: Using Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Vaccination Readiness

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This free CME-accredited webinar is designed for all members of your practice team! Your team will learn how to use the principles of motivational interviewing to:

  • Effectively inform patients of the need for vaccination
  • Address patients' questions about safety and effectiveness
  • Motivate your patients to immunize

For more information and to register, click here!

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

New Jersey Immunization Network Adult Immunization Survey – Please Participate!

New Jersey Immunization Network Adult Immunization Survey – Please Participate!

While awareness of issues surrounding adult immunizations have increased in New Jersey, our rates lag behind recommended targets and remain lower than in most other states. Members of the New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN) are asking you to complete a short survey that will help determine NJIN priorities, emerging needs and challenges, and help shape the agenda for the 2018 Adult Immunization Congress. Please visit here for more information. 

 

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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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.  

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, click 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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Regulation, Competition Needed to Lower Drug Prices, Says Panel

Health policy experts at a panel discussion hosted by the Alliance for Health Policy discussed the problem of high prescription drug prices and possible solutions.

Panelists Urge Future Family Docs to Transform Health Care

Physicians at the opening event of the AAFP's 2017 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students called on attendees to become agents of change.

CDC Updates Guidance on Zika Testing for Pregnant Women

On July 24, the CDC issued an early-release Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report updating its interim guidance for health care professionals caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure.

Students, Residents Set Course by Electing New Leaders

Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 29 to represent them in the coming year.

Should Medication-assisted Treatment Be Part of Primary Care?

Two physicians address what the role of family physicians should be in addiction treatment in the latest issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

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