Practice Profile Survey Summary Available


The 2019 Practice Profile Survey Summary is available, which describes the practices of family physicians in clinical practice and patient care.

2019 Topics include:

  • Practice characteristics (hours worked per week, patient panel size, patient encounters, advanced primary care functions)
  • Laboratory testing (clinical lab tests, decreased lab test offered)
  • Hospital practice (hospital privileges, babies delivered)
  • Patient insurance coverage (insurance coverage of patient panel, Medicare acceptance, wellness and care coordination service provided to Medicare patients^, Medicaid acceptance)
  • Delivery Care Model (direct primary care awareness and participation)
  • Income information (individual income)

The 2019 Practice Profile was designed to collect information describing the practices of family physicians primarily working in clinical practice and patient care (as opposed to physicians primarily working in administration, research, teaching, urgent care, emergency rooms, etc.). The questions continue the collection of information captured on previous Practice Profile studies as well as obtain new information about a variety of topics.

FDOD Volunteers Needed for February and March


The 2020 legislative session is here and we are thankful for each of you who have volunteered your time and talent. Thank you to the following members for serving as Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) most recently:

Jan. 27: Rachael Svaty, MD (Garden City)

Jan. 30: Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)

Feb. 3: Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Fredonia)

Feb. 5: Doug Iliff, MD, FAAFP (Topeka)

Feb. 6: LaDona Schmidt, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence)

Feb. 7: Rick Rajewski, MD, FAAFP (Hays)

FDOD is a volunteer program organized by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, in which KAFP members provide medical care to legislators and staff each day during the legislative session. KAFP relies on its trusted membership to volunteer to serve as FDOD. Active and resident members with a Kansas medical license are eligible to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session. Please check your calendar for your availability in February and March as we still have multiple days that need filled. Volunteer today!

FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.

The FDOD program is an opportunity to network in Topeka, learn about the legislative process, attend part of a session or committee meeting and provide a much-appreciated service to legislators on behalf of KAFP.

Visit Fam Med Forward Attendee Hub






Did you know that Fam Med Forward is our new name for the annual CME meeting? It’s a new name, new location – Manhattan, Kan. — with GREAT content!

Visit the Attendee Hub for everything you need to know about what to expect as a Fam Med Forward attendee ― schedule, activities, hotel and of course registration.

We look forward to seeing you in the Little Apple.

Fam Med Forward 2020
June 4-6, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn
410 S. 3rd St.
Manhattan, KS 66502

Last chance for Fam Med Forward Early Bird Registration






Last chance! Sign up for Fam Med Forward 2020 between now and Friday, Feb. 1, 2020 and save 10% off full registration. Each day is packed with a variety of CME that you will be able to apply to your practice.  Go to to view the full schedule and registration. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fam Med Forward 2020
June 4-6, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn
410 S. 3rd St.
Manhattan, KS 66502

Register on site for Advocacy Day







We are ready to see you this Wednesday for Advocacy Day on Kansas Day! We will accept on-site registrations if you aren’t signed up and would like to attend. The schedule at-a-glance includes:

  • Tobacco 21
  • Medicaid Expansion
  • National legislative policies regarding immunization requirements and patient rights of refusal
  • Updates regarding Hilburn Case
  • Kansas Policy Makers’ Perspectives

Registration is FREE for residents and students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members. You will find the day valuable. The schedule is available at

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
KAMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612


Statement of Interest to Represent Kansas at the AAFP NCCL is due Jan. 31





The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is seeking emerging leaders to serve as delegates to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) – April 23-25, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo. If you are interested in serving as an NCCL delegate, please email a short statement of interest to Tarah Remington Brown at expressing your interest by Jan. 31, 2020.

KAFP is looking for physician members to represent five special constituencies:

  1. Women
  2. Minorities
  3. New physicians (in the first seven years of practice following residency)
  4. International medical graduates (IMG), from schools outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico
  5. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) physicians or physician allies

KAFP delegates to NCCL are reimbursed for eligible expenses, in accordance with the KAFP reimbursement policy.

Novel Coronavirus Update


The news has been inundated with information about the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).  While the state of Kansas as of today does not have any reported cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment wants to provide information and facts regarding this new virus. “The risk to the general public is low,” Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE Secretary, said. “This new strain of coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. If you have been to Wuhan, China, in recent weeks or have been around someone who has, and are displaying influenza-like symptoms, please call your healthcare provider.” To read the entire news release click here.

Juvenile Acute Services Meetings in western Kansas


The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund and WSU Community Engagement Institute would like to invite you to participate in a stakeholder engagement session coming to your community in western Kansas. The purpose of this session will be to engage and convene stakeholders to help develop recommendations for pursuing innovative and integrated solutions to increase access to children’s acute and crisis behavioral health services in rural western Kansas. Your participation as a physician and leader in your community is crucial to finding a solution and your feedback is valuable in moving this work forward.

The meetings will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on the following dates and locations:

  • Thursday, Jan. 30 – Goodland, KS
  • Monday, Feb. 3 – Garden City, KS
  • Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Dodge City, KS

In case of inclement weather, makeup meetings will be held on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11, with the location to be announced. Direct questions to

Save with Fam Med Forward Early Bird Registration






Register for KAFP’s biggest event of the year now and save! Sign up for Fam Med Forward between now and Feb. 1, 2020 and save 10% off full registration.  Each day is packed with a variety of CME that you will be able to apply to your practice.  Go to to view the full schedule and registration.

OneCare Kansas Provider Webinar Series: Member Invitation and Enrollment Process


OneCare Kansas services are scheduled to begin April 1, 2020. In this webinar, KDHE will walk providers through a variety of processes that have been developed to invite potentially eligible members to participate and enroll them in OneCare Kansas. This will include important dates to remember related to the enrollment process.

To be eligible for services, individuals (adults and children) must be currently enrolled in KanCare and have at least one of the following diagnoses:
* Asthma + at risk for at least one additional chronic condition OR
* Paranoid Schizophrenia OR
* Severe Bipolar Disorder

OneCare Kansas Provider Webinar Series: Member Invitation and Enrollment Process
Friday, Jan. 31
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 PM

If you are unable to join online, you may listen in via telephone. Dial 1-877-400-9499 and enter conference code 658 421 2274#