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Urge Lawmakers to support family physicians during COVID-19

AAFP Family physicians continue to play an essential role in our nation’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus spreads, the pressures on family physicians will only increase. Many practices are facing severe shortages of equipment and supplies, and most are starting to feel the financial strains of the pandemic. It is […]

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Executive Order Issued to Expand Telemedicine; Tips on Telehealth

KAFP/AAFP Under the new executive orders issued by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts is blocked from enforcing any law, rule or regulation that requires in-person examinations in order to issue a prescription or administer medication. Out-of-state doctors may provide telemedicine services in Kansas if they are licensed in another state. […]

Join Virtual Town Hall

AAFP Recently, the AAFP President Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP and AAFP SVP Julie Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP hosted the AAFP Virtual Town Hall to discuss the latest updates on the COVID-19 outbreak. You can view the video here. The next AAFP Virtual Town Hall is set for Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. live on […]

Information You Can Use

AAFP There is a flood of information on the coronavirus. AAFP has a daily update for you to bookmark and check each day to eliminate sifting through the flood of news. Familydoctor.org has four new articles on COVID-19 that you can share with your patients who are desperate for reliable information. And you will always […]

Coverage and Payment for Telemedicine and Virtual Care

AAFP Please read this public statement by AAFP: Coverage and Payment for Telemedicine and Virtual Care that addresses the need for new policies that will enhance coverage and payment for telemedicine and virtual care. The statement calls on all health plans – public, private, ERISA and Medicaid – to expand their policies in four key […]

COVID-19 Resources

KAFP We are living in incredible times and you, our members, are the frontline to combating the COVID-19 outbreak and working to flatten the curve of the virus’s impact on our communities. KAFP is committed to supporting you while you advance the health of Kansans. That’s why we’re dedicating this week’s newsletter to help you […]

KAFP-Foundation Wine Tasting and Auction tickets for sale

KAFP-Foundation The KAFP-Foundation Wine Tasting and Auction is back at KAFP’s annual conference Fam Med Forward 2020 – June 4-6 In Manhattan, Kan. This popular event is a great opportunity to fellowship with your peers, sample new wines, and even bid on fabulous wines donated by members. Proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation. Tickets are $75 per […]

2019 MIPS Data Submission Deadline: March 31

AAFP If you haven’t already submitted your 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data, the deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. CST for MIPS-eligible clinicians. Failure to report will result in a negative 7% adjustment to 2021 Medicare Part B payments. To submit data, clinicians need to follow these steps: Go to the QPP […]

Educate your patients and prepare your practice teams for COVID-19

AAFP Preparation and prevention are now the focus as the number of COVID-19 cases grows. To support your practice as the situation evolves, the AAFP is continually collecting resources that address family physician needs that are aligned with CDC. If you have not already, please bookmark this page for reference: https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus.html. This information is updated […]

Last OneCare Kansas Provider Webinar before April 1 Launch

OneCare Kansas OneCare Kansas services are scheduled to begin April 1, 2020. Don’t miss this last webinar in the OneCare Kansas Provider Webinar Series: Health Action Plan Portal Demo that will provide potential providers with a live demonstration of the newly developed Health Action Plan Portal. This portal will be a required tool for developing, […]