Your TAFP News Now update for the week of January 25, 2017
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AAFP’s MACRA-related resources ease road to success in 2017
Your Academy has put together a handy guide of tools and resources to help you decode MACRA. From the MACRAnym list, to blogs on MIPS and APM basics, this valuable list is sure to help your practice make the transition from volume to value easier.
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Identify those in need of Buprenorphine
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is offering an eight-hour Buprenorphine Waiver Course. This blended course will consist of four hours of online learning and four hours of live learning. During this training, you will learn how to identify and assess patients who are appropriate for treatment with medication, gain specific knowledge concerning the use of medications to manage patients suffering from opioid addiction, discuss the psychiatric and medical co-morbidities associated with addiction, and apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to patients with opioid use disorders.
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Celebrate the awesome — nominate a colleague
Do you have a colleague who inspires you? If so, why not celebrate them by submitting their name for one of TAFP’s annual awards: Texas Family Physician of the Year, Physician Emeritus, Exemplary Teaching Award, Public Health Award, or the Special Constituency Leadership Award? Don’t wait too long to submit your person; the deadline for 2017 nominations is March 13, 2017.
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Bring awareness to cervical health
It’s almost a wrap on January and Cervical Health Awareness Month, but who says cervical health isn’t an everyday thing? If you missed our blog from a couple of weeks ago, the Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Unit kicked off the month by gathering a plethora of resources to assist you in spreading the word and empowering your patients.
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Make CCM a part of your practice
TMF Quality Innovation Network wants you to know providing chronic care management — and getting paid for it — doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems. Find out what TMF offers to assist you in making chronic care management a part of your practice.
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CAFP offers coding and billing webinar
Join the California Academy of Family Physicians for their annual coding and billing webinar on January 31, 2017. The Strategies for Coding and Reimbursement: 2017 CPT Updates Webinar will enhance provider understanding of changes to CPT codes, improve practice documentation of visits and procedures, discuss MACRA and related shifts toward value-based care, and improve documentation of medical decision making.
Register for Webinar →
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