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TAFP News Now

The TAFP News Now e-newsletter delivers current news and Academy events right to Texas family physicians’ inboxes. See the latest digest below or visit the TNN archive here. If you aren’t receiving this important news service, contact Kathy McCarthy at kmccarthy@tafp.org to request to join the mailing list.

February 20, 2019

AAFP President: Please take AMA RUC survey on Feb. 25
Earlier this week, all active members should have received an important email from AAFP President John Cullen, MD. He shared important information about an upcoming opportunity to respond to an AMA/Specialty Society RUC survey that will seek input to help revalue the most common CPT codes used in primary care. Your input on this survey matters greatly for the future of family medicine. Please take a moment to read Dr. Cullen’s message.
Read the Message

Intimate partner violence: A hidden epidemic
When you know your patient isn’t safe at home, you know you need to act. Experts from the Texas Advocacy Project explain what you should do and what Texas law says you must do to help your patients in violent relationships.
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Add AAFP Virtual Care to your practice
In 2018, 20 percent of AAFP members reported using telemedicine — and that number is growing. Are you using telemedicine as a part of your longitudinal care? Last year, your Academy launched a telemedicine platform called AAFP Virtual Care. The platform is easy to use and aims to provide you and your and patients with an easy way to connect.
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Feeling burned out? Your Academy is here to help
In our culture where there is a high value on self-sacrifice at the expense of self-care, AAFP is committed to providing physician well-being resources to address burnout. Explore resources like the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Well-being Planner to gauge your risk and support yourself in times of stress.
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Reserve your C. Frank Webber Lectureship hotel room now for a discounted rate
Make plans now to join TAFP in Austin for the 2019 C. Frank Webber Lectureship on April 5-6, held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. TAFP’s special group rate of $183 is available until March 13 or until all rooms in the block are reserved.
Register Today