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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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Upcoming Events

 

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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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Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Runs for AAFP Director

The New York State AFP announces the candidacy of Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., of Bay Shore, for AAFP director.

Now Open: Virtual Group Election for MIPS Participation

Solo and small physician practices have until Dec. 1 to inform CMS they are forming a virtual group for 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System reporting.

What Do Patients Think About U.S. Health Care System?

Results from a new patient survey released by The Physicians Foundation reveals most patients are happy with their primary physicians but also shows they have concerns about external factors influencing the care they receive.

States Build on Primary Care Models to Expand Access

Federal lawmakers considering the best way to extend health coverage might find lessons in states that make primary care the foundation for increasing access to care.

Study: Formularies Offer Path to Reduce Opioid Prescribing

New research suggests that Medicare Part D formularies could be used to restrict opioid prescribing and help fight the opioid abuse epidemic in the United States.

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Title Credit Type Event date Costsort descending
ABCs of Diabetes Learning Session 2
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
The Pre-Participation Sports Examination for General and Special Need Populations
  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
Beyond the Blues: Closing the Loop in Behavioral Health Referrals
  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
ABCs of Diabetes: The Impact of Implementing a Diabetes Care Plan
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00
Beyond the Blues: MDD Registry Processes and Workflows & Shared Decision Making with MDD Patients in Primary Care
  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance
Enduring $0.00

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