IAFP NEWS BITES
December 2, 2020
Eye Health and the Family Physician
A FREE CME Series
IAFP is excited to partner with Wolfe Eye Clinic to bring you two exciting and FREE CME sessions. You can find more information and links to registration below. We hope you can join us for one or both sessions!

Eyelids Too Droopy, Turned in, or Turned Out: Medically Indicated Surgeries to Help Patients See and Feel Better
Speaker: Audrey C. Ko, MD, Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist, Wolfe Eye Clinic
January 19, 2021
6:00-7:00 pm
Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to evaluate the brows and eyelids and determine whether they are causing visual impairment.
  • Participants will be able to describe co-morbidities (such as chronic headache and dermatitis) associated with droopy brows (brow ptosis), droopy upper eyelids (eyelid ptosis), and excess upper eyelid skin (dermatochalasis).
  • Participants will be able to evaluate the lower eyelids and determine whether they are causing tearing, eye irritation, or eye redness.
  • Participants will be able to describe surgical approaches to correcting upper eyelid and brow malpositions, such as blepharoplasty, ptosis repair, and brow lifts.
  • Participants will be able to describe surgical approach to correcting lower eyelid malpositions, such as lower eyelid entropion or retraction repair.

 
Amblyopia and Strabismus:
What the Family Physician Needs to Know
Speaker: Anne M. Langguth, MD, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Wolfe Eye Clinic
February 2, 2021
6:00-7:00 pm
Following this presentation, participants should be able to:
  • Identify basic forms of eye misalignment (strabismus) in children and adults
  • Identify common causes of strabismus in children and adults
  • Understand the vision-related and psychosocial-related reasons for treating strabismus in children and adults
  • Understand the medical and surgical options for treatment of strabismus in children and adults
Free AAFP Webinar on Telehealth

Telehealth has the potential to transform the health care experience, which is why the AAFP in partnership with Manatt Health created a Telehealth Toolkit (available at www.aafp.org/telehealth) and is hosting a free webinar, "How and Why to Grow Telehealth In Your Practice," which will air from 3-4 p.m. CST on Dec. 4. Reserve your spot HEREThe webinar is supported, in part, by a grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc.
 
This webinar will provide insight into the current state of telehealth use in family medicine ― including through on-the-ground narratives shared by your FP colleagues ― as well as a glimpse of the likely road forward for telehealth in primary care. 
COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Provider Agreement
All health care providers and organizations interested in receiving and administering COVID-19 vaccines in Iowa are required to complete the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement. IDPH has asked us to share that they will utilize a REDCap survey to document provider acceptance of the terms to serve as a COVID-19 vaccine provider. This link will take you to a letter from the IDPH which will direct you to the REDCap survey. Additionally, a Frequently Asked Questions document will provide assistance in completing the COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccination Provider Agreement.

Additional COVID-19 vaccine resources may be found on the Department’s COVID-19 Vaccine Information page. Questions regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Agreement can be directed to the IDPH Immunization Program at 1-800-831-6293 or COVID19Vaccines@idph.iowa.gov.

Notes from the IDPH Vaccine Planning and Distribution Workgroup
Evidence Based Care of Chronic Pain Course
& End of Life Care Course
Now Available On-Demand

We are excited to announce that both of our state mandated CME courses are now available on-demand.

Evidence Based Care of Chronic Pain Course
Cost-$40 for IAFP/AAFP Members
$50 for Nonmembers

End of Life Care Course
Cost-$40 for IAFP/AAFP Members
$50 for Nonmembers

New Limited-Time Member
PPE Purchase Opportunity
Happening Now - December 8th
IAFP members can access Project N95’s program to purchase quality-certified personal protective equipment at bulk prices, with no minimum order, from noon EST today until 3 p.m. EST Dec. 8 through a collaboration between the AAFP and the not-forprofit organization, Project N95.
All members (including students and residents) have access to boxes or bags of
  • 20 Makrite 9500-N95 respirators in sizes medium or large for $84.80, or size small for $94.60;
  • 50 Protective Health Gear 5160 N95 respirators in sizes small or medium for $175;
  • 15 AAMI level 1 isolation gowns for $19.50;
  • 10 AAMI level 2 isolation gowns for $20.70;
  • 10 disposable face shields for $9.40;
  • 50 ASTM level 1 surgical masks for $8.50;
  • 50 ASTM level 3 surgical masks for $17.50; and
  • 100 patient examination gloves in sizes small through extra-large for $17.

These prices do not include taxes or shipping charges. All items are expected to ship in December except for gloves, which are expected to ship by Jan. 31. The program is open to all AAFP members who lives in the 50 states; Washington, D.C.; or Puerto Rico. To take part in the program, visit the Project N95 shop, select “Forgot my password” under “Sign In” and use the credentials that are emailed to you. You will be asked to fill out a registration form first if you have not previously purchased from Project N95.

For more information, including product details and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the AAFP’s PPE Purchasing Opportunity webpage.

 
Support the IAFP Foundation by
Shopping with AmazonSmile
The IAFP Foundation just joined AmazonSmile! This is a very easy way to help raise funds for the foundation. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization. We would be honored if you would choose the IAFP Foundation as your charitable organization!
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On-Demand Cancer Webinars
IAFP is proud to team up with the American Cancer Society, the IDPH, and the Iowa Cancer Consortium to bring you FREE webinars.
Each webinar offers 1 credit of CME.

Things to Know About the
Coming E/M Coding Changes

The most consequential changes to evaluation and management (E/M) coding in decades are coming soon, and it’s time to prepare now. When they take effect Jan. 1, 2021, you will no longer need to document the patient’s history of present illness or exam components. Instead, you will be able to document office visit codes 99202-99215 using only total time or medical decision making. Coding for prolonged services will also be simplified.

Did you miss our e-mail about Giving Tuesday?
Don't miss your chance to make a difference!
The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday today. #GivingTuesday is a great way to show your support to the IAFP Foundation.
 
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution before the end of the year to help us provide support and programming for our students and residents! They are our future!

Thank you to our current 2020 donors. With your help, the IAFP Foundation has raised over $88,000! These donations are vital to supporting the specialty of family medicine and enhancing the quality of health care in Iowa.

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Iowa Academy of Family Physicians | 515-283-9370 | mail@iaafp.org | www.iaafp.org
Pam Williams, Executive Vice President, pwilliams@iaafp.org
Katie Cox, Deputy Executive Vice President , kcox@iaafp.org
Kelly Scallon, Director of Education and Advocacy, kscallon@iaafp.org