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ACOFP Inaugurates Its 66th President
April 3, 2019

ACOFP Announces Its 2019 Osteopathic Family Physician Awards 
March 5, 2019

Osteopathic Certification Work Group
December 26, 2018

 

 

ACOFP Selects New Executive Director
October 16, 2018

 

 

CME & Exam Preparation at ACOFP Event
August 21, 2018









LATEST NEWS


DPC Summit Is Open for Registration
Don’t miss the 2019 Direct Primary Care (DPC) Summit being held from June 28 to 30 in Chicago, Illinois. Whether you’re new to DPC or ready for the next level, the summit is for you. Register by May 31 to save $200!


DCP Podcast from ACOFP
To learn from practicing family physicians who run DPC offices, listen to these two episodes on the ACOFP podcast channel! Gain valuable insight on running a DPC before attending the DPC Summit in June; bring questions and be ready to network with experienced physicians.   

A Day in the Life of a DPC Physician 
How to Start a DPC Practice and What to Expect


Treating Eye Conditions in Primary Care
In the March/April 2019 issue of Osteopathic Family Physician (OFP), the authors of Primary Care Approach to Eye Conditions reviewed eye-related complaints that present to the primary care physician office. Though the percentage is small, according to the authors, 2-3% of primary care office visits are due to eye-related complaints, they feel it is essential for family physicians to recognize when a referral needs to be made to an ophthalmologist.

Did You Know?
According to new research by the University of California San Francisco, Medicaid could save $2.6 Billion within one year if just one percent of recipients quit smoking.

In other recent news, Jeanne Wallace, MD, MPH, health sciences professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and Healio.com, found that “More than 25 million adults in the United States are believed to have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea(OSA), however, about 75% of severe cases are undiagnosed.”


Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models Released
The Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network recently released a tool, the Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models (APMs), to help with Alternative Payment Models (APM) implementation. The purpose of the tool is to highlight key concerns along with short and long term suggestions to solve these challenges. Click to access the interactive APM model.