Come help us Celebrate 65 years!

 

Details of Schedule and Registration available in January HERE

Wishing you all the best as you pursue your career as Family Physicians!

 

Complete list of all Maine FMR grads HERE

Lyme Disease Awareness

Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne disease in Maine. Many cases are reported each year, and the number will rise as the weather continues to get warmer. Cases have been increasing each year in Maine, and occur in all 16 counties.

Other diseases that are carried by ticks in Maine include Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Powassan. Multiple cases of all of these tickbourne diseases have been reported here in Maine.

For More about Tick & Vector-bourne Diseases - Click Here

ICD 10 Coding - Is YOUR Practice Ready? Begin Preparing Today!

ICD 10 Code changes are coming next year - Are YOU ready?
The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding will require significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and technology. The AAFP has put together a topic collection featuring how-to articles from FPM's ongoing series focused on ICD-10 coding.

To Find Out More Click Here

Patten Maine Family Physician - Ron Blum, honored as a 2015 Rural Hero by the World Organization of Family Doctors!

Dr. Blum was honored as 1 of 3 U.S. Family Physicians selected to be a RuralHero by WONCA's Working Party on RuralPractice which created it's "Rural Heroes"initiative to spotlight rural family physiciansworking around the world whose careerpath and work could inspire others. 

(Read the story here)

Focus on Fitness & Nutrition:

NEW AAFP Patient Education Nutrition Toolkit Available:

A new Patient Education Nutrition Toolkit designed to help facilitate a dialog with patients on nutrition is available to AAFP members. The free toolkit has more than 300 nutrition elements.

Free fitness and nutrition resources

 

    Health is Primary is a 3-year   communications campaign launched by the AAFP and its seven family medicine sister organizations, using advertising, news outreach, partnerships, online communications and other outreach efforts to rally patients, employers, policymakers and other local stakeholders across the country to recognize and support the value of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 

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Focus on Chronic Disease Management:

Free Resources:  Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease

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We Need to Know - Members in the News

If you have news or know of a MAFP Member who is making news - Please contact the MAFP office.  Use subject line "Member News"

Do You Perform DOT Exams?

  

Visit our NRCME Resource page for all the information you need to get trained, certified, and licensed.

Is YOUR Practice Ready?

CMS Road to 10 Resource (HERE) is particularly geared to small practices and offers free tools, information and training.  Whether your transition is underway, or you are just starting out, Road to 10 will help you navigate your path to ICD-10 compliance.

CMS ICD-10

Family Practice Management

ICD 10 Toolbox

   
The core values of Family Medicine can transform America's health care for the better.  Learn how Family Medicine is working to promote a focus on Primary Care and a system that delivers on the Triple Aim of better health, better quality and better value. Get more information and to sign up for email updates.

 

Resources for Alternative Models of Care:

PCMH Resources

Direct Primary Care Resources

AAFP News

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