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January 22, 2020
AAFP warns of harm in scope-of-practice executive order
Team-based care must be led by physicians, Academy says
AAFP voiced its objection to a recent executive order that would expand scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants in a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma last week. Recommendations in the executive order would “seek to eliminate supervision requirements and create parity in payments between physician and nonphysician providers,” the Academy said.
Check out the TAFP Behavioral Health Integration Toolkit
Integrating behavioral health services like psychiatry and addiction treatment into primary care clinics improves health outcomes for patients, yet many primary care physicians find it difficult to provide access to these services. The Academy gathered a group of behavioral health experts across specialties to develop a toolkit of resources for members. In this toolkit, you will find resources, guides, and articles to help you integrate behavioral health into your practice.
Attend the 2020 Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies Summit
Texas’s Perinatal Quality Collaborative is hosting the 2020 Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies Summit in Austin on February 27-28. The annual conference features presentations and breakout sessions from state and national leaders in maternal and infant health. TAFP is a sponsor for the summit. Time is running out to register so don’t delay, the deadline is Jan. 31.
Learn more and register
AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express Live Course in Houston this February
Attend a three-and-a-half day live course with your colleagues to review the evidence-based principles of family medicine and learn effective test-taking strategies. Register today for the in-person course or choose from two live streaming courses. Keep reinforcing your knowledge long after your Board Review Express course is over. You will receive complimentary online access to the new 13th Edition Board Review Self-Study Package on your first day of attendance at the live course. As an AAFP Member, you can save big on board review resources from the AAFP.
Get the latest cancer guide for your patients
The Patient Resource Cancer Guide is a valuable resource for your newly diagnosed or restaged cancer patients and their loved ones. The guide explores cancer types, available treatments, caregiving, case management, survivor stories, and a complete list of treatment centers and financial assistance organizations in the U.S. Get your free guide today.
Registration is now open for the C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session
Registration opened this week for TAFP’s C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session. Keep an eye out for the brochure. In it — and online — you’ll have access to the latest information on the upcoming conference at the chic and stylish Renaissance Austin Hotel.