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Today we have 61 registrants for Advocacy Day! It is exciting to see attendance soar with eager physicians, residents and students ready to make a mark this legislative session. Help us increases the voice of family medicine and join us on January 24 in Topeka for a full day of legislative activities! Register here.
Wednesday, Jan. 24
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612
Reception at Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel 6-8 p.m.
1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612
As you prepare to attend Advocacy Day, you are encouraged to make appointments to visit with your representatives. We have allowed time between 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. for you to meet with your representatives. Find your elected officials on AAFP.org.
Registration is FREE for residents & students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members.
Learn how Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for substance use can improve your patients’ health. Visit www.sbirt.care for FREE continuing education. MORE
|2018 KAFP Annual Meeting receives accreditation
The 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting has been planned and accreditation has been awarded by the American Academy of Family Physicians:
This Live activity, 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of 06/14/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.75 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.
Mark your calendars!
2018 Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans
Overland Park Marriott, Overland Park, KS
In addition, KAFP will offer a KSA Pre-Session on June 13.
Up to 20 rural public and nonprofit entities forming a consortium of three or more organizations will be awarded total funding of $2 million to assist in the planning and development of an integrated health care network at the local level. By emphasizing the role of networks, the program creates a platform for medical care providers, social service providers, and community organizations to coalesce key elements of a rural health care delivery system for the purpose of improving local capacity and coordination of care. Previous Network Planning grantees have focused on behavioral health, care coordination, infrastructure, health information technology, and health education. To view grant opportunity: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program. The deadline to apply is Feb. 23. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sara Afayee: SAfayee@hrsa.gov.
Mark your calendars for these two Cancer Survivorship Care webinars coming up Jan. 12 and Feb. 9. Click here to register. Registration is required.
Jan. 12: CANCER SURVIVORSHIP CARE
Reducing barriers for implementation of care plans and comprehensive survivorship care
Noon - 1 p.m. - REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JAN. 9 -
Feb. 9: CANCER SURVIVORSHIP CARE: MEASUREMENTS & OUTCOMES
The nuts & bolts aof meeting accreditation standsrds, billing, chart, metrics
Noon - 1 p.m. - REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FEB. 6 -
Continuing Education Credit available for physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses & social workers.
Alliance for a Healthy Kansas
On Saturday, Jan. 13, the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas will be hosting an Expand KanCare rally in Olathe. Expanding KanCare is crucial to our state's economic future and will help over 150,000 Kansans gain access to health care. You are invited to attend.
Click here to register. Follow the event on Facebook.
Olathe Community Center
1205 East Kansas City Road
The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) is proud to announce its eighth annual Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine. Now renamed the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine in honor of former AAFP Foundation executive director Sandra L. "Sandy" Panther, interested family physicians, residents, students, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and others are invited to apply.
Complete fellowship rules, application forms, and instructions are available online through the Center's website.
The successful applicant will be awarded a fellowship grant in an amount of up to $2,000 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses relating to research on a project of their choosing dealing with any aspect of the history of General Practice, Family Practice, or Family Medicine in the United States. The fellowship will be awarded directly to the individual applicant and not to the institution where he or she may be employed.
The deadline to apply is by 5 p.m., Saturday, March 31. All applications will be reviewed in April, with the fellowship award announced by May 31.
Taking Stock: Policy Opportunities for Advancing Rural Health
Rural Policy Research Institute
This paper examines the progress of health system transformation and the gaps that remain as they affect rural people, places, and providers. The paper is organized into seven chapters covering topic areas that have key implications for rural people and the rural health care delivery system: Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, Insurance Coverage and Affordability, Quality, Health Care Finance and System Transformation, Workforce, and Population Health.
Click to download a copy: TAKING STOCK: POLICY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCING RURAL HEALTH
UnitedHealthcare will be awarding $25,000 to a small business in the greater Wichita area through a unique online Community Care Award competition. Whomever has the next BIG idea for enhancing community health and wellness will be the winning project and UnitedHealthcare will support its implementation in early 2018.
Here are the basic details, which I encourage you to share locally in the following counties: Reno, Sedgwick, Cowley, Sumner, Butler, McPherson, Harvey and Marion.
- Businesses in greater Wichita with two to 100 employees are eligible to submit project ideas for enhancing the local community’s health and wellness
- All projects must involve a partnership with a local nonprofit organization
- The window to apply online is from Jan. 1 – Feb. 15, 2018 at www.uhc.com/wichitagrant
- Up to five finalists will be selected
- Finalists will have a chance to present their idea to a panel of judges from UnitedHealthcare, local health care experts and business leaders on Feb. 28 at the Wichita Chamber of Commerce
- The finalist with the highest combined score will win the $25,000 grand prize
The time has come to report your 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and begin collecting your data for 2018.
The CMS portal is now open and will accept 2017 MIPS data until March 31. You must submit data by the March 31 deadline to avoid a negative 4 percent Medicare Part B payment adjustment in 2019.
Additionally, you should plan to begin collecting quality data for the 2018 performance period beginning in January. The AAFP offers a variety of resources to help you navigate the MIPS path, including the new 2018 MIPS Playbook.
Don't wait! Submit your MIPS data today and remember to check out the 2018 MIPS Playbook to help you stay on track in 2018.
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