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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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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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Residents Vote to Protect Patients, Push Physician Wellness

Participants in the 2017 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents discussed nearly 30 resolutions on a variety of issues.

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.

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