Clear your calendars for the 2015 Annual Meeting & Spring Refresher coming up on March 20-21, at the Taj Hotel, Boston. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunities for CME, student/resident track, SAM participation and of course, networking with your peers.
Each year, the AAFP offers the National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) (formerly NCSC). NCCL is a vehicle for member constituencies, recognized as women, minorities, new physicians, international medical graduates (IMG), and GLBT physicians, to exchange information, share experiences, and develop basic leadership skills. The conference is an opportunity for members of underrepresented constituencies to voice their individual and group perspectives.
There is a Health Advisory from CDC concerning the multi-state measles outbreak, December 2014-January 2015. From December 28, 2014 through January 21, 2015, more than 50 people from six states were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of a large, ongoing outbreak linked to an amusement park in California.
On January 10, 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report on Epi-X requesting more information about patients with lab-confirmed influenza who are diagnosed with parotitis. Parotitis is an uncommon complication of influenza. Since December 2014, CDC has been notified of diagnosed parotitis with lab-confirmed influenza in multiple states.
On behalf of the AAFP, we are offering the following information and tools designed to help you bill Medicare for Chronic Care Management. We encourage you to forward this information to your office administrator or billing manager.
The Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians will be hosting a Self-Assessment Module (SAM) session held in conjunction with the 2015 Annual Meeting & Spring Refresher. The topic of this SAM session is Asthma and it will be moderated by Cheri Olson, MD. It will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 12:30 – 5:00pm and is limited to 30 registrants, on a first-come-first-served basis.