CDC Alert: Rising Number of Deaths from Fentanyl
The CDC issued the following Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Update on July 11, 2018 to alert all health care professionals about important new developments in the evolving opioid overdose epidemic, which increasingly involves illicitly manufactured fentanyl and an array of potent fentanyl analogs.
HPV Screening in Men
Changing patterns of human sexual activity generally may make human papillomavirus (HPV) infection more common in all men. The known precursors to anal cancer should be recognized, and screening should be performed in those at risk for this preventable disease. Anal Cancer & Screening Guidelines for Human Papillomavirus in Men presents information regarding how and why an anal Pap test is used to detect HPV.
Proposed CMS MIPS Changes for 2019
CMS has proposed changes to MIPS in the several categories for 2019. For details about these modifications, read more >>
Direct Primary Care Activities
Last weekend, thought leaders and physicians met at the DPC Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana to share helpful information and discuss the latest developments in Direct Primary Care (DPC). Session topics covered issues such as payment models, starting a new DPC practice, advocacy and overall “pearls of wisdom for DPC.”
Two ACOFP members, Staci Benson, DO and Chris Larson, DO, spoke at the Summit and recorded podcasts about DPC that will be posted on the ACOFP podcast channel soon.