Sept. 5, 2019 | Issue 221
The Latest News
Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
PAFP announces new Chief Government Affairs Officer
Jennifer M. Reis began this week with the PAFP as Chief Government Affairs Officer. Jennifer will be the lead lobbyist working closely with our current head of government affairs Brent Ennis while he transitions to Executive Vice President effective January 1, 2020.Jennifer has worked nearly 15 years advocating with the state legislature, including two years with the PAFP from 2010-12. Staffing the PAFP’s Government and Practice Advocacy Committee and working with the PAFP Political Action Committee’s Board of Directors are included in the duties of the position.
Register today for Bedford CME Conference
The final CME conference of the year is sure to be one of the best – the Bedford CME Conference is coming your way Nov. 8-10 at the beautiful Omni Bedford Springs Resort! The conference will continue PAFP's wellness and board review initiatives, including dedicated exercise and wellness breaks and walking areas during the conference. Click here to register!
Flu season is coming, and it's time for the shot
September has only just arrived, but flu season is right around the corner, and it's time for patients to start thinking about getting the flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting the flu shot by the end of October. For the latest information on the influenza vaccine, including who should get vaccinated, visit the CDC website.
Residents and Students
Mark your calendar and register for these events!
Drumroll, please ... AAFP FMX free registration open for students!
Students: come join us for AAFP FMX in Philly!
See the full student event schedule here - including a clinical track, a procedure workshop (limited openings), Main Stage speakers and social/networking events!
You can register for the events you wish to attend - come one day or come every day - as many opportunities as your schedule will permit!
Coming soon: Registration rebates for resident members
Pa. Primary Care Career Night
Thursday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m.
Sheraton University City, Philadelphia
Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30-8 p.m.
Olive or Twist, Pittsburgh
Click through above links for details and FREE registration
State and national loan repayment programs, networking with clinicians and employers. Lots of food and prizes, too!
Still time to register | 2019 AAFP FMX in Philadelphia
Don’t miss your chance to take part in the AAFP’s largest annual family medicine event! The 2019 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) will be held in Philadelphia, Sept. 24-28. You and your peers will earn CME, be inspired by dynamic keynote presentations, and find patient care solutions to implement when you return to practice. Learn more and register soon to secure your spot.
Special supplement of Annals of Family Medicine released
The journal Annals of Family Medicine has released a special supplement of its August 2019 issue featuring an editorial on the Contribution of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative in Advancing the Movement to Value-Based Care. To view the full supplement, please click here.
Time to vaccinate? Atlantic Health Partners can help!
Whether it’s a toddler getting scheduled vaccines, children and teens going back to school or off to college, adults needing boosters, or flu season - Atlantic Health Partners is a strong resource for PAFP members to strengthen their immunization efforts by offering most favorable vaccine prices, purchasing support and program management assistance.
Key benefits include:
- Most favorable pricing for Sanofi, Merck, Pfizer (Trumenba®), Dynavax and Seqirus vaccines
- No minimum quantity requirements to always receive most favorable pricing and terms
- Excellent and timely customer service including reimbursement support and advocacy
- One stop shopping for most vaccines
- No cost to join!
For information about the program please contact Jeff or Cindy at 800-741-2044 or email@example.com.
PRIME Registry: Building the future of primary care
The PRIME Registry is unleashing the potential of patient and community data to build better primary care, helping shift the focus beyond individual disease diagnoses to measuring what really matters to patients and clinicians. Join PRIME Registry, and help shape the future of primary care.
- More Measures that Matter—through PRIME’s improved array of high-value primary care measures with demonstrated connection to improved outcomes and quality of life.
Doctors and patients agree that Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) is meaningful. The PRO pilot launched in PRIME in April 2019 gives patients a voice, while giving clinicians valuable feedback. The PRO will roll out to all of PRIME later in 2019.
- Improved Health for Communities:
PRIME’s quality dashboard helps identify patients with quality gaps and helps practices see how they are doing compared to their peers.
The PHATE tool helps identify patients at risk due to social determinants and provides an in-clinic connection to resources in the patient’s community, while also illuminating areas where resources are needed. PHATE has the potential to help guide more personalized risk-assessment and access to patient resources.
- Reduced Burden for Clinicians:
PRIME’s quality data tracking and benchmarking, paired with the implementation of more “measures that matter” (comprehensiveness, continuity, PRO, low-value care) enables participating physicians to demonstrate high value in practice which has the potential for a positive affect on payments from both CMS and private payers.
The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.
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