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1 week left to apply for 2015 CAJ Family Medicine International Scholarship award
KAFP
The deadline for the KAFP-Foundation (KAFP-F) is Carol A Johnson MD (CAJ) Family Medicine International Scholarship is Dec. 1. It is open to 2nd and 3rd year Kansas family medicine residents with a heart for international health care missions who meet the criteria noted below. Download information and the application are available on the KAFP website at http://www.kafponline.org/members/residents/.
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Holiday office closed
KAFP
The KAFP office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving. The KAFP wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Physician Temporary Coverage

Short and long-term temporary coverage opportunities for physicians are available throughout Kansas. Physicians select their assignments and are paid competitive rates. Hospitals, clinics, and private practices serving a rural or underserved population may request coverage. This program is administered by the KU Medical Center, Rural Health Education and Services.
 


Kansas Family Physician of the Year nominations close Dec. 31
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Each year, KAFP seeks out the best and brightest family physicians to recognize as Kansas Family Physician of the Year. Nominations are now open for 2015 FPOY.

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Advocacy Day set; mark your calendar for Jan. 21
KAFP
Registration is now open for our 2015 Advocacy Day on Jan. 21 in Topeka. The day will energize you, prepare you, and inform you about Kansas issues and the upcoming legislative session. We have great line-up of topics and speakers who will cover Expanding our Grassroots Efforts; Health Care Issues Expected to Arise in the 2015 Session; the Kansas Hospital Association KanCare 2.0 Proposal on Medicaid Expansion; and more!
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You shop, Amazon gives
The Huffington Post
Holiday giving is around the corner! Remember when shopping Amazon you can also support your KAFP-Foundation by shopping at smile.amazon.com. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation. Click here.
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Master ICD-10 with AAFP's Coding Toolkit
AAFP
Designed to help fuse precision into your process, AAFP's "Coding Toolkit"* offers practices a guided, family medicine-specific map to a smooth ICD-10 conversion by pairing the voice-guided ICD-10 Educational Series with the Academy's easy-to-use ICD-10 Flash Cards.
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Seasonal influenza and diabetes awareness
KAFP
November is National Diabetes Month and also a time when flu activity usually increases. Even if diabetes is well managed, flu illness can cause serious complications for someone with diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that now is an opportune time to take action to combat the flu.
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2015 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Changes to Physician Quality Reporting Programs — register now
CMS
Tuesday, Dec. 2; 12:30-2 p.m.

To register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.

This MLN Connects™ National Provider Call provides an overview of changes to the Physician Quality Reporting Programs in the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, including the Physician Quality Reporting System, Value-based Payment Modifier, Physician Compare, Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and Medicare Shared Savings Program. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

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EHR incentive program: How to report once in 2014 for Medicare quality reporting programs
CMS
Providers participating in the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System program may be eligible to report their quality data one time only to earn credit for multiple Medicare quality reporting programs. Individual eligible professionals and group practices will be able to report once on a single set of clinical quality measures and satisfy some of the various requirements of several of the following programs, depending on eligibility.
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