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Highlights of AAFP Congress of Delegates for Kansas
KAFP
The AAFP Congress of Delegates was held last week in beautiful San Diego. The KAFP is proud to announce that our own Dr. Mike Munger, (Overland Park, Kan.) AKA M2, was elected to the AAFP Board of Directors along with Drs. Jack Chou (San Marino, Calif.) and Robert Lee (Johnston, Iowa.)

Dr. Jen Brull (Plainville, Kan.) was one of seven appointed AAFP Committee Chairs. Dr. Brull will chair the Commission on Membership and Member Services. Congrats to Dr. Brull.

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New AAFP leaders announced at Congress of Delegates
AAFP
The AAFP Congress of Delegates elected Dr. Robert Wergin, of Milford, Neb., to be the academy's president-elect. Others elected or chosen by acclamation for the following positions are
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Monthly KanCare newsletter keeps Medicaid providers informed
KAFP
As KanCare begins its 10th month of the new Medicaid program in Kansas, the State agencies responsible for KanCare continue to work on the details of the KanCare Health Homes option and to educate those who will benefit from this service, which will be available July 1, 2014.
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Influenza season is almost here
Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services
As the 2013-2014 influenza season quickly approaches, now is an opportune time to send reminders and schedule appointments for patients' flu vaccinations. Seniors and people with chronic health conditions—like asthma, diabetes and heart disease—are at a higher risk for serious complications from the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last season overall deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia were the highest in nearly a decade, and people 65 years and older accounted for half of all flu-related hospitalizations. Recommending and offering flu vaccine to Medicare beneficiaries ahead of the flu season is very crucial, as patients are more likely to get vaccinated when flu vaccination is recommended and offered by a healthcare professional.
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Kansas PCMH Summit is around the corner
KAFP
Please join us Nov. 1-2, at the Wichita Country Club for the Kansas PCMH Summit 2013: Flip the Switch to PCMH. Susan Heath Hays is the keynote speaker who will focus on "how to change when change is hard" and give attendees tools to switch to PCMH. Hays is a Switch Certified Trainer. Schedule and registration available here.
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Kansas Immunization Manual now available from Immunize Kansas Kids and the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
KAFP
The Kansas Immunization Manual from Immunize Kansas Kids and the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is now available for statewide immunization providers.

This manual will help providers manage the ever-changing immunization situation, in a concise and easy-to-read source. Tailored for the busy Kansas provider, it is written by Kansas health care professionals who understand the immunization issues providers encounter in their practices.

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Gruenbacher is keynote speaker at 2nd Annual Obesity Summit
KAFP
Dr. Doug Gruenbacher (Quinter) was the 2013 Kansas Obesity Summit keynote speaker at the 2013 Kansas Obesity Summit. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Gruenbacher founded Castle Rock Wellness Center to provide a gym and exercise classes for his small community. He is an avid runner and a 2012 Summer Olympic torch bearer who looks for opportunities to motivate his community to improve their health.
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Dues Check-Off campaign
KAFP
Dues Check-Off is the easiest and fastest way to support your AAFP Foundation as well as KAFP Programs! It's as easy as checking "yes" on your dues statement or donating now online. Dues Check-Off donations are the largest single source of contributions to the foundation each year. Your participation matters!
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Response to the 2012 Economic Census is past due
United States Census Bureau
The 2012 Economic Census, the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy, is entering its final days of data collection. Many businesses have shared the challenges of responding with fewer resources. Time extensions and other considerations have allowed businesses additional time to respond. For businesses that received Economic Census forms but have not yet responded, it is very important to do so now. Keep in mind that the Economic Census is required by law.
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43rd annual presentation of the Dr. Robert D. Conn Heart Conference
KAFP
This conference will focus on improving the quality of care for patients with cardiovascular disease using evidence-based medicine and a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. It is intended for general practitioners, internal/family physicians, cardiologists, nurses, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals.
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