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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.

Download them here

 

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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FDA OKs Marketing of 10 DTC Genetic Health Risk Tests

The FDA has approved the marketing of 10 direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests by the company 23andMe and has announced it plans to speed the approval of similar tests.

Online Applications Open for Additional State Medical Licenses

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact announced that physicians in participating states now have a simplified path to licensure in other states.

AAFP Accepts Challenge, Submits Primary Care-based Payment Proposal

The AAFP recently sent a proposal detailing its advanced primary care alternative payment model to the newly formed Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee for review.

FDA: No Prescription Codeine, Tramadol for Kids Under 12

On April 20, the FDA issued a safety announcement restricting the use of codeine and tramadol in children and requiring labeling changes to prescription medications containing these ingredients.

Direct Primary Care Model Gains Momentum in Multiple States

State legislatures are making it easier for both physicians and patients to choose the direct primary care practice model.

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