KAFP

We hope you have had a chance to navigate the KAFP website! Each week we will help you explore the site, making you aware of the many resources it provides. First things first… the Home page! It is vibrant, colorful and  eye-catching. Click one of the scrolling carousel banners to learn more on that subject. We condensed menu options to 6: Home, Membership, Advocacy, Education & Events, Foundation, About Us — you’ll learn more about those in weeks to come.  Also featured on the Home page is a link to KAFP News. Click on the text “KAFP News” and you can read the most recent articles. The three articles below it are the most recent articles published.  On the Home page we also list upcoming events and a handy calendar. Click on the calendar to view events monthly and search for events. You can even add an event to your Google or iCalendar. Finally, access the Career Center by clicking on the bottom left text “Find a job. Post a Job.”

American Cancer Society

This month is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Here is a helpful fact sheet  on what to do and not do for for Colorectal Cancer Screening:

 

 

IAC Express

Recently updated, Immunization Action Coalition’s Clinic Tools: Documenting Vaccinations web page on immunize.org is a collection of resources from IAC and other organizations related to documenting vaccinations. This web page can be found by selecting the “Clinic Tools” tab (third from the left) in the light gray banner across the top of every immunize.org web page and then selecting “Documenting Vaccinations” in the drop-down menu. Enjoy exploring!

AAFP

In April, Health is Primary campaign will focus on health equity and show how primary care is working to address critical issues like heath disparities and social determinants of health. Access the April toolkit and help spread the word. #MakeHealthPrimary #HealthEquity

AAFP

The Robert Graham Center is currently looking for a Medical Director. The Medical Director for Policy Research contributes to the research, collaborative, management and dissemination functions of the Robert Graham Center. The Medical Director for Policy Research must be comfortable working with a small team of highly skilled and self-motivated researchers, and be able to effectively represent the Center and its products within the Academy and with external collaborators and key audiences. Desirable characteristics include national credibility, a Medical Doctorate/Doctor of Osteopathy degree, Residency training in a Primary Care specialty, and training in research, Public Policy or Public Health. For a complete job description and more information, click here. Read more

NACDD

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has published its annual collection of Appropriations Fact Sheets as well as a new white paper, “Chronic Disease Prevention: For Dollars and Sense,” detailing specific opportunities to reduce overall health care costs and improve health and military readiness among the public. You are encouraged to share this information to demonstrate the value and significance of chronic disease prevention, treatment, and control within your own communities.

 

AAFP

The 2018 National Resident Matching Program marked the ninth consecutive year of increasing numbers of matches to family medicine residency programs. Data showed there were 3,654 family medicine positions offered, an increase of 276 from 2017, and 3,535 medical students and graduates matched to family medicine, an increase of 298 from last year. Read more.

Secure online registration for the KAFP Annual Meeting is now open! It will be a memorable celebration of 70 years caring for KansansRegister today!

Pre-Conference:  Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session
June 13, 2018

2018 KAFP Annual Meeting
70 Years Caring for Kansans
June 14-16, 2018

Both events are at the Overland Park Marriott, Overland Park, Kansas. Reserve your room at the conference hotel for the reduced rate of $129.00 + taxes and fees.  This special reduced rate is available until Friday, May 25, 2018. To make your reservation, book online or call the Marriott at 913-451-8000 and request the “Kansas Family Physicians” group rate.

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

The PCPCC webinar: Transforming Clinical Practice by Supporting Patient and Family Decision Making will highlight the work of leading organizations and their efforts to engage patients and families in making smart decisions about their health care. The panelists organizations are collaborating with PCPCC’s Support and Alignment Network (SAN) to integrate Choosing Wisely into quality improvement activities that support practices enrolled in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI).

Date:          Tuesday, March 27
Time:         2:00 PM – 3:00 p.m.
RegisterClick here to register

TMF Health Quality Institute

The 2017 reporting deadline for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), part of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), is March 31, 2018. If you’re a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist or certified registered nurse anesthetist and you haven’t yet reported, double-check your eligibility at https://qpp.cms.gov/participation-lookup.

If you are eligible and haven’t reported, it’s not too late. Contact TMF Health Quality Institute today for free help at QPP-SURS@tmf.org or https://tmf.org/qpp. A TMF consultant will walk you through the steps to access the QPP Portal and help you identify data you already have so that you can successfully report and avoid a negative payment adjustment.