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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

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. 

 

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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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November is American Diabetes Month

The American Diabetes Association has tools, resources, and education for you to use to help treat your patients - visit this site! 

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, please 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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FPs: Help Frame QPP Cost Measures, Future Payment

Family physicians can help determine future Medicare payment by giving CMS feedback on Quality Payment Program episode-based cost measures.

G-TRUST Instrument Identifies Useful Clinical Guidelines

Researchers have developed an eight-question tool -- highlighted in the September/October issue of Annals of Family Medicine -- designed to help family physicians find useful, evidence-based clinical guidelines.

AAFP Gives Guidance for HHS Strategic Plan through 2022

The AAFP told HHS that the agency's 2018-2022 strategic plan must emphasize the importance of easing the administrative burdens that get in the way of patient care.

Choosing Wisely: Five Years of Focusing on 'the Right Care'

Five years after the launch of the Choosing Wisely campaign, physicians and other experts recently discussed reductions in the use of unnecessary medical services.

AAFP Offers Support for Opioid Commission's Early Proposals

The AAFP recently wrote to the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis with comments on the commission's early recommendations and information about the Academy's ongoing work to fight opioid addiction and misuse.

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