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AAFP Assembly in Washington, DC | Where How & Why Converge

AAFP
How you practice family medicine is with skill, knowledge and compassion.
Why is simpler. You were called.

Join thousands of your colleagues for the 2014 AAFP Assembly, Oct. 21-25, in Washington, D.C.

See Assembly firsthand in this brief video shot onsite last year.

Take five days to learn, connect and be inspired. Choose from 300-plus CME sessions and many other innovative ways to learn, share and grow.

Register by Sept. 17 to save up to $100.*
*This offer does not apply to Students, Residents, Inactive or Life members.

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Live DOT Training Course available in Des Moines, Iowa
KAFP
If you are looking for a live DOT training course, there is one available Nov. 15 in Des Moines, Iowa, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: REGISTER HERE
Sponsored by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians

Or you can participate in the On Demand Training Course: Watch at your leisure from the comfort of your home or office on YOUR schedule. KAFP has partnered with the Iowa AFP to produce an "On Demand Training Course" which allows you to complete this important training from the comfort of your home or office on your schedule.

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AAFP reimagines tobacco prevention, control program
AAFP
The AAFP has been at the center of the fight against tobacco and nicotine for decades. Now, with increased energy, national partnerships and bold new initiatives, the Academy looks to move to the forefront. Tobacco and nicotine products such as e-cigarettes have flooded the market and are fueling a significant increase in use among young people. Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Health Care Career Fair

Don’t miss your opportunity to meet resident physicians, students and health care providers at Kansas Career Opportunities (KCO) career fair. During KCO, rural health care employers from across Kansas recruit for current and future positions. Reserve your booth today. Hosted by KU Medical Center, Rural Health Education and Services.
 


CDC publishes report on expired live attenuated influenza vaccine being administered
IAC Express
Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months. Two vaccine types are approved in the United States, injectable inactivated influenza vaccine and live attenuated influenza vaccine, which is administered intranasally. Influenza vaccine typically becomes widely available beginning in late summer or early fall.
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Family Medicine for America's Health Update
AAFP
Throughout the Family Medicine for America's Health project, regular updates have been provided to our members and to chapter staff via the Leader Voices blog. Check out the latest update which includes a high level overview of the project and will be launched at the AAFP Assembly in Washington, D.C., Oct. 22.
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Report: Rural children more likely to rely on CHIP
Kansas Public Radio via Kansas Health Institute
A Washington, D.C., group that advocates for families and children is urging Kansans to speak up for renewal of the Children's Health Insurance Program. CHIP was created in 1997 to provide coverage for kids whose families are not poor enough for Medicaid but can't afford private insurance. Congress must reauthorize the program for it to continue after the next fiscal year. More than 56,000 children in Kansas are enrolled in CHIP.
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Kansas, Missouri health clinics get $9.6 million for primary care services
KCUR-FM via Kansas Health Institute
Twenty five health centers in Missouri and 16 in Kansas have been awarded $9.6 million in federal funds to expand primary care services. The funding is part of $295 million awarded to 1,195 health centers nationwide under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The money is to be used to hire new staff, help the clinics stay open longer and provide oral health, mental and behavioral health, pharmacy and vision services.
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PQRS: How to avoid 2016 negative payment adjustments for CMS Medicare Quality Reporting Programs — last chance to register
CMS
Wednesday, Sept. 17; 12:30-2 p.m.

To Register: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register today.

This MLN Connects™ National Provider Call provides an overview of the 2016 negative payment adjustment for several Medicare Quality Reporting Programs. This presentation will cover guidance and instructions on how eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices (GPs) can avoid the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) negative payment adjustment, satisfy the clinical quality measure (CQM) component of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, and avoid the automatic CY 2016 Value-Based Modifier (VM) downward payment adjustment.

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Motivational interviewing for healthcare professionals
CU College of Nursing
Develop an in-depth understanding of motivational interviewing as an evidence-based approach to support client health behavior changes.

Click here to view a sample video

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