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  • PCMH


    With its emphasis on coordinated care, quality, safety and a more robust
    patient-physician relationship,the Patient-Centered Medical Home
    (PCMH) care model is a major focus of the PAFP.



    The PAFP is committed to helping family physicians
    achieve productive practices through its advocacy and
    lobbying efforts to achieve more affordable, efficient,
    higher-quality health care.

  • CME


    Family physicians love the PAFP's CME courses,
    including both live events and online webcasts
    on a variety of clinical topics and with a strong
    focus on evidence-based data.



    Dedicated to improving public health through family practice,
    PAFP provides a wealth of information with webcasts, tip sheets,
    FAQs and initiatives like the "Tar Wars" campaign.

  • QI


    Assisting practices with the PCMH model, providing expertise
    on electronic health records systems (EHRs) and improving outcomes,
    the PAFP is committed to improving the quality of care physicians provide.



    Education goes digital with the PAFP’s library of free online webcasts, allowing Pennsylvania’s family physicians to continue their lifelong learning conveniently at a time and place that fits their busy schedule.

  Government Affairs: Pa. Supreme Court: Reopen Health Centers Nov. 21, 2014
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court has ruled that the state Dept. of Health must reopen community health centers that were shuttered as a cost-cutting measure. The court also said the state must cease closing others. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 16 rural health centers have been closed since last year.
  Public Health: Obesity Epidemic Costs $2 Trillion Globally Nov. 20, 2014
The global obesity epidemic comes with a staggering $2 trillion economic price tag, according to a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute. CNBC reports that annual bill nearly equals the yearly costs of war and smoking. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates obesity takes 3.4 million lives a year.
  Practice Advocacy: Updates: Provider Payment Adjustments Nov. 19, 2014
Providers who met the criteria for the eRx Supplemental Incentives for the 2012 reporting period should see a 1 percent payment increase in a lump sum to their Taxpayer Identification Number. See the latest issue of Progress Notes for information on the Physician Quality Reporting System payment adjustment.
  Education: Free CME: Get it Before it's Gone! Nov. 18, 2014
Covering relevant clinical topics from asthma to pre-diabetes, the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians offers a bevy of free, high-quality online CME. Some of these sessions are scheduled to expire, such as ADHD Goes to Work, Prescription Drugs in America, and Vaccine Potpourri - so get it before it's gone!
  Featured News: Watch Introduction to Direct Primary Care Web Panel
Direct primary care (DPC) is an exciting and innovative practice model which offers a unique member-based approach eliminating fee-for-service incentives in primary care. In October, the PAFP hosted a live online panel discussion on DPC; you can view the event and the Q-and-A which followed by clicking here.






January 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2015
Emergency Preparedness and Primary Care
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