The Wisconsin AFP announces the candidacy of Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., of Oregon, for AAFP speaker.
The South Carolina AFP announces the candidacy of Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, for AAFP president-elect.
In a Dec. 3 letter, the AAFP signaled its strong opposition to a proposed change to the so-called public charge rule, which it said would endanger public health.
The Women's Preventive Services Initiative from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has created a chart summarizing age-based preventive service recommendations for women from adolescence to maturity that physicians can use during well-woman visits.
A newly created "transitional membership" category will allow medical school graduates who have not entered a residency program to join the AAFP for a limited time.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has posted a final recommendation statement and final evidence review on primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment, stating that evidence is insufficient to assess the harms and benefits of such interventions.
Results of a survey conducted during the 2018 Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans reveal some of the effects that patients' increased access to health information has on family physicians and their interactions with patients.
Physicians now can use a CMS tool to check their participation status for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Physicians also may now view their Quality Payment Program performance information before it appears on Physician Compare profile pages.
The AAFP has joined 23 other organizations in advising that a new U.S.-Japan trade treaty should protect both countries against lawsuits from the tobacco industry.
Intern Tyson Schwab, M.D., M.S., just started his family medicine training, but he already has two medical devices in development.