For links to the latest information on COVID-19 advocacy efforts, PPE, telemedicine, member stories, physician wellness, government guidelines and more, see ACOFP's new COVID-19 Resource Center for physicians.
ACOFP to Host COVID-19 Advocacy Webinar
On Wednesday, May 27, ACOFP will host a webinar entitled, COVID-19 Advocacy: Priorities for ACOFP Members (sign-in required). Health care policy experts from Alston & Bird will moderate the webinar, which will include a discussion on coronavirus response and proposed relief legislation, as well as the outlook for COVID-19 legislative activity in the next few months. This webinar is an ACOFP members-only benefit, available at no additional cost.
Developing a Team-Based Approach to Telemedicine
As family medicine practices embrace the transition towards telehealth and strive to optimize the quality of care in the virtual medical environment, it is imperative that we engage and integrate our clinical support staff within these newly modified workflow paradigms. Read this week’s blog, Developing a Team-Based Approach to Telemedicine, for tips and lessons learned by family medicine practices that have successfully navigated the waters from the traditional to the virtual model.
Recognizing Excellence in Leadership
In light of the in-person ACOFP '20 convention cancellation, the fellows ceremony was also canceled. The 2020 fellows will be honored in the 2021 ceremony at the 58th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars in Orlando, Florida. ACOFP would like to congratulate its 2020 class of Fellows, Distinguished Fellows and Master Preceptors. See this week’s blog post for a full list of ACOFP’s newest leaders.
COVID-19 as Telemedicine Innovation Accelerator
In mid-March 2020, due to COVID-19, Healthcare Associates had to convert their scheduled office visits to a combination of phone and video appointments. Clinicians realized that one of their biggest challenges was the lack of prework that previously was completed by medical assistants on-site at the beginning of the appointment.
Take the Poll: AAPP
Federal policymakers are debating whether to revamp the AAPP and/or provide relief to providers that received payments under the program. To ensure ACOFP's federal advocacy strategy is aligned with member priorities, please take a few minutes to respond this quick poll.
OFP Call for COVID-19 Articles
The Osteopathic Family Physician journal is inviting family physicians on the front lines to submit topical reports, original research, research briefs and essays on the COVID-19 pandemic. To reserve a topic, contact OFP Managing Editor, Belinda Bombeior submit through the manuscript site.
Take Quizzes, Get CME
ACOFP and AOA members can earn two hours of Category 1-B continuing medical education (CME) credit per issue of the Osteopathic Family Physician peer-reviewed journal by completing quizzes related to the articles. Review quizzes.