Physician Groups Argue for Increase in 2023 Medicare Payment Physician Groups Argue for Increase in 2023 Medicare Payment
AMA and AAFP are asking Congress to reconsider the flat Medicare 2023 pay rate set by a 2015 law, noting the lack of progress toward using MACRA quality metrics to boost reimbursement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Who Serve Trans Youth Face Increasing Harassment. Lifesaving Care Could Be on the Line
Dr. Gina Sequeira first saw the protesters on a bright clear morning last September. A co-director of Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic who provides gender-affirming care to young people, Sequeira had confronted ignorance about her medical specialty in the past. But nothing had prepared her to see people outside her office, waving signs and handing out flyers warning of the “dangers” of the work she does. “That was really, really hard for us as a clinic,” she says. “And I think it was really hard for the hospital’s patients and families who witnessed it.” Just a month later, p...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized feature Health Care LGBTQ nationpod News Source Type: news

Physicians Urge Biden for Greater Pandemic Response Amid Omicron Physicians Urge Biden for Greater Pandemic Response Amid Omicron
AAFP and ACOG among groups urging White House to implement a"multipronged public health response" that supports families and healthcare professionals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Despite Technical Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic, Healthcare Networks Plan to Increase Investment in Telehealth Technologies
Survey shows more than 50% of hospitals and health systems plan to increase virtual care services within two years, a development that can change how patients access clinical laboratory testing services If anything positive came out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the growing acceptance by physicians and health payers of telehealth—including telepathology, teleradiology, and other […] The post Despite Technical Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic, Healthcare Networks Plan to Increase Investment in Telehealth Technologies appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 22, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Digital Pathology Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine Uncategorized AAFP American Academy Family Physicians Amwell anatomic pat Source Type: news

AAFP toolkit addresses violence prevention in health care - Borgmeyer C.
It's an unfortunate reality that too many family physicians have experienced some sort of violent encounter in their practice. Although the absolute number of fatal events remains, thankfully, relatively small, violent behavior directed against physicians ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Clears Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Young Children
The shot could bring relief to parents anxious about their children getting sick, though some experts worry that those most at risk may slip through the cracks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland and Sharon LaFraniere Tags: Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization American Academy of Pediatrics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration American Academy of Family Physicians Pfizer Inc Source Type: news

F.D.A. Clears Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Young Children
Experts said the shot could bring relief to parents anxious about their children getting sick, though some worry that those most at risk may slip through the cracks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland and Sharon LaFraniere Tags: Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization American Academy of Pediatrics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration American Academy of Family Physicians Pfizer Inc Source Type: news

Caring for the Caregivers Post-Pandemic
Since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was first officially declared, doctors, nurses and other clinicians have stepped up and shouldered burdens they never anticipated. They rose to the challenge magnificently, caring for the ill while protecting themselves and their families. But their commitment to helping others has come, in many cases, at no small cost to themselves. Even many of those who didn’t contract the coronavirus have changed forever. For those who continue to treat patients with ever more virulent strains of the virus, the deluge of need seems unrelenting. And that constant pressure to provide car...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Evaluating a Web-Based Adult ADHD Toolkit for Primary Care Evaluating a Web-Based Adult ADHD Toolkit for Primary Care
This study evaluated a web-based Adult ADHD Toolkit, developed by the AAFP and composed of resources to aid primary care clinicians in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of adults with ADHD.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Early perceptions of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania
(American Academy of Family Physicians) A survey conducted in March 2020 reports that early concern for COVID-19 outmatched concern for influenza, but respondents may have been less focused on their perceived likelihood of contracting COVID-19 and more concerned with its severe impact on their health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

July/August 2021 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Annals of Family Medicine is a peer-reviewed, indexed research journal that provides a cross-disciplinary forum for new, evidence-based information affecting the primary care disciplines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Primary care provides clinical guidance, answers about COVID-19 testing, vaccine
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Primary care physicians have played a crucial role in vaccination delivery to the U.S. population, including the elderly. They are well positioned to help with administering COVID-19 vaccinations. They are also equipped to provide clinical guidance to help patients interpret results from COVID-19 testing and immunity determinations and can answer vaccine questions (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Integration of social care into health care: Our collective path ahead
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Drs. Alicia Cohen and Emilia De Marchis provide commentary on three articles in this issue of Annals of Family Medicine, specifically Greenwood-Ericksen et al's research on Michigan's Federally Qualified Health Centers; Hoeft et al's special report about translating lessons learned from behavioral health integration into the social care realm; and Fessler et al's narrative about how they as medical students stepped away from their medical clerkships to act as community volunteers for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Minority physicians experience more diversity, less burnout in family medicine practice
This study examined a nationally-representative sample of family physicians to determine whether physician race-ethnicity was associated with burnout among a nationally-representative sample of family physicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Primary care practice characteristics make little impact on unplanned hospital admissions
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Given the aging world population, there is international interest in helping older people live longer and healthier lives. Avoiding unplanned hospital admissions is an important aspect of care for older people. Palapar et al focused on the way primary care practice characteristics influence outcomes such as unplanned hospitalizations, function and well-being. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news