AAFP Summarizes Proposed 2019 Medicare Fee Schedule

AAFP

The proposed fee schedule CMS recently released makes significant changes to codes family physicians use every day. AAFP is already hard at work analyzing the changes and preparing what will certainly be extensive comments. In the meantime, you can read the Academy’s initial summary of the 1,472-page document.

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Complete Caring For Children 5 minute Survey

KUMC

The KUMC research team of Dr. Timothy Smith, Dr. Emily Goodwin, Dr. Michael Kennedy and Todd Savolt are seeking  primary care provider who provide primary care for children to complete a 5 minute survey: Complete Caring for Children.  The aim of the survey is to identify the barriers and education gaps that limit primary care providers and residents’ self-efficacy when caring for  children with medical complexity in rural and urban settings.  Participation involves completing a survey that will take about 5 minutes.  The survey is anonymous. In addition to the survey questions,  educational status, medical practice setting and how long you have been practicing medicine are included questions. Consent to participation is assumed with completing the survey and submitting through RedCap – click here to complete and submit survey.

There are no personal benefits or risks to participating in this study.  Participation is voluntary, and you can stop taking the survey at any time. Participation in the survey or declining to participate in the survey will have no impact on your professional career.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Timothy Smith at tsmith@kumc.edu or Dr. Emily Goodwin at ejgoodwin@cmh.edu.  For questions about the rights of research participants, you may contact the KUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (913) 588-1240 or humansubjects@kumc.edu  or Children’s Mercy Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (816) 701-4358 or irb@cmh.edu.

Hunger-free Healthcare Summit in Overland Park- September 21

Kansas Health Foundation

If you live in the Kansas City area, you are encouraged to attend the Hungry-Free Healthcare Summit on Friday, September 21 in Overland Park, Kansas. Reserve your seat by September 15. Discuss how you can make a difference in hunger in your community. Local and national community resources and best practice strategies will be shared.  Download the flyer, print and post in your office.

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Early Rate Expires August 20 for 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk

 

KAFP-Foundation

The Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk on Saturday, October 20 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas benefits your KAFP-Foundation. It is a great way to support your Foundation’s programs for residents and students while living a healthy lifestyle and sharing it with friends and family! Registration and sponsorship information is available at: Let’s Move, Kansas.

Register by August 20 for the early bird rate of $30. Register as a team for $3 off per registrant AND if you are a resident or medical student, use the discount code STURES18 and receive an additional $5 off!

Let’s Move Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. Mark your calendars for October 20, 2018 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas for this year’s event!

Proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation.  Join us in motivating Kansans to move, and supporting the future of family medicine!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and our platinum sponsor, Grene Vision Group. If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, click here for more information.

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Sign-up for Free RISE Webinar

KAFP

Register for the RISE Webinar on Wednesday, August 29 – featuring Terry “Lee” Mills, MD, FAAFP, who will present Increasing Joy in Practice, Avoiding Burnout, Building Resilient Practices and Careers. Sign up today!

Join us for the third KAFP RISE Webinar Series, interact with Dr. Mills and learn about increasing your joy in practice, avoiding burnout and building a resilient practice and career.

This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

To learn more about the RISE initiative or to watch recordings of previous webinars, visit www.kafponline.org/rise.

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Register for Health Behavior KSA: September 14

KAFP

KAFP is offering a Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session on September 14 in Dodge City. Don’t miss this opportunity complete this ABFM module.

HEALTH BEHAVIOR KSA GROUP LEARNING SESSION

Friday, September 14, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Register at KSA Group Learning.

Western Plains Medical Complex
Conference Room
3001 Avenue A
Dodge City, KS 67801

Following the KSA, attendees will:
• Complete the ABFM Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) “Health Behavior” module
• Earn 8 CME AAFP credits

This Live activity, KAFP Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session, from 06/13/2018 – 11/30/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Save the Date for Kansas Opioid Conference 

Kansas Hospital Association

2nd Annual Kansas Opioid Conference 

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612

Learn more about the opioid crisis and engage in this proactive effort to build a collaborative response in Kansas by addressing the issue through multiple specialties such as prescribing, prevention, treatment, recovery, and intervention.

New AHRQ How To Guide for Primary Care Practice Facilitation

AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has recently released a new practice facilitation guide for primary care.  Developing and Running a Primary Care Practice Facilitation Program: A How-To Guide was developed by AHRQ to support organizations interested in starting a practice facilitation (or quality improvement) program for primary care transformation. The guide focuses on designing and administering facilitation programs, not the content of an actual facilitation intervention.

Kansas State Loan Repayment Program Closes July 31

KDHE

The Kansas State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) application deadline is July 31. Please read the Overview and Application Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions documents in their entirety before submitting questions or an application to the SLRP. These documents explain in detail, the rights and commitments of health care professionals selected to participate in the SLRP. A complete understanding of the commitment to serve at an approved practice site and the financial, legal and other consequences of failing to perform that commitment are critical to successful completion of the mandatory service commitment associated with a SLRP contract.

For information about the Kansas State Loan Repayment Program: http://www.kdheks.gov/olrh/FundLoan.html

For information about the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/

To check the HPSA score in your area: https://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/tools/analyzers/hpsafind.aspx

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Support the KAFP and Earn CME

AAFP

Earn CME while you support the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. A portion of the price of each AAFP self-study package you purchase will go directly to KAFP to help support local initiatives. Use AAFP self-study packages to enhance your expertise and expand your knowledge on common family medicine topics. Featuring recorded audio and video presentations from current AAFP live courses.

Here’s how: