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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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FPOY Finds Joy in Treating Challenging Patients

When most physicians think of working with patients with addiction disorders, they often feel overwhelmed, frustrated and unprepared to meet their medical needs. That's not the case for Gerard Hevern, M.D., of Suncook, N.H.

AAFP Initiative Offers New Resources for Physician Well-being

The AAFP's new Physician Health First initiative helps family physicians evaluate their well-being and offers tools to assess and address their risk of burnout.

Delegates Urge AAFP to Address Barrier to Workforce Diversity

The 2017 Congress of Delegates directed the AAFP to urge the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to study the consequences of its policy on certification exam pass rates.

New AAFP President Hears, Understands Family Physicians' Concerns

New AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., told colleagues at the 2017 Family Medicine Experience he will keep listening to their concerns to help shape AAFP policy.

FPs Focus on Payment, Practice Problems and Patient Care

AAFP members who testified before the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement during the Academy's 2017 Congress of Delegates tackled issues such as sharing lab data and administrative simplification.

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