KAFP

If you are considering applying for the Kansas Family Medicine Pneumococcal Immunization Office Champions (KFMPIOC) Program, the deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 12! This QI Initiative is designed to improve the rate of pneumococcal and other immunizations for the Medicare population. KFMPIOC will utilize an office-based champion model framework based upon ACIP recommendations and NVAC Standards for Adult Immunization Practices. Practices selected to participate will have expert technical assistance to complete the initiative and will earn up to $4,900 in stipends for participation and completion.

If you missed the Dec. 5 webinar, the slides and video recording is available on the KFMPIOC web page.

The program is funded by a grant from Pfizer and AAFP, who selected KAFP in a competitive grant proposal process, as one of three chapters participating in the grant. KAFP is pleased to work with Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC) on this program.

 

IAC Express

Immunization Action Coalition is recognizing healthcare settings that have mandated influenza vaccination for their staff with the goal to protect their patients. Honorees include healthcare systems, hospitals, medical practices, pharmacies, and many others.Congratulations to the following Kansas Influenza Vaccination Honorees.

To be included in the Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll, the mandate you are reporting must require influenza vaccination for all staff and, in addition, must include measures to prevent transmission of influenza from unvaccinated personnel to patients. If you are not listed as an honoree and meet the requirements, click here to apply.

AAFP

You have until Jan. 3 to enroll in the new ABFM exam option. Get details about the test, and take the self-check to see if it’s a good choice for you.

AAFP

How Medicare quality data gets reported this year affects 2020 payment. The AAFP has all the information needed to help you navigate important changes in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for 2018:

2018 MIPS Playbook (available only to AAFP members)

FPM Article: Making Sense of MACRA in 2018: Six Things You Need to Know

* Making Sense of MACRA: Navigate Changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) in 2018

AAFP

Physician Health First is a web portal dedicated to improving family physician well-being. Find guidance to address your workplace challenges, tools to assess your risk of physician fatigue, and inspiration to put your well-being first. Learn more.

KAFP

Thank you to all who participated in the Kansas Family Medicine Pneumococcal Immunization Office Champions (KFMPIOC) Program Webinar last week. If you missed the webinar and would like more information about the program and the webinar slides and video recording, go to the KFMPIOC web page. The practice application and agreement deadline is December 12, 2018.

The KFMPIOC program is a QI Initiative designed to improve the rate of pneumococcal and other immunizations for the Medicare population. The program is funded by a grant from Pfizer and AAFP, who selected KAFP in a competitive grant proposal process, as one of three chapters participating in the grant. KAFP is pleased to work with Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC) on this program.

KAFP

The KAFP website has recently added the AAFP Foundation’s Center for History of Family Medicine page to its website. Go to KAFP’s homepage www.kafponline.org. Place your cursor over the Foundation tab and scroll to bottom to select Center for History of Family Medicine. The CHFM is the primary repository of information and resources on the history and evolution of general practice, family practice and the specialty of Family Medicine in the United States. Explore the CHFM web page today!

 

AAFP

The AAFP is seeking a knowledgeable, forward-thinking family physician to serve as FPM’s next medical editor. More information about the part-time, paid position (approximately 2 to 3 hours per week) are included in the job description and application instructions (2 page PDF). The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2019.

KAFP

Thank you to all who participated in the Kansas Family Medicine Pneumococcal Immunization Office Champions (KFMPIOC) Program Webinar last week. If you missed the webinar and would like more information about the program and the webinar slides and video recording, go to the KFMPIOC web page. The practice application and agreement deadline is December 12, 2018.

The KFMPIOC program is a QI Initiative designed to improve the rate of pneumococcal and other immunizations for the Medicare population. The program is funded by a grant from Pfizer and AAFP, who selected KAFP in a competitive grant proposal process, as one of three chapters participating in the grant. KAFP is pleased to work with Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC) on this program.

AAFP Foundation

With one click, you can support the work of the AAFP Foundation when you renew your Academy dues. The Foundation Dues Check-Off campaign asks members to give a one-time $50 gift that will help advance the work of the philanthropic arm of the Academy. Go to the AAFP website to pay your dues.

Your dollars will fund grants for chapter-level programs through the Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium as well as AAFP Foundation humanitarian, educational, and research initiatives. All programs are designed to advance the values of family medicine and improve the health of all people.

The dues check-off is the easiest and fastest way to support your state and national Foundation.