What's New at the ACFP and In Health Care
President's Message— Responding to the Opioid Crisis in Your Practice
Patients at risk of opioid dependency are in your practice . Let me repeat this. Patients at risk of opioid dependency are in your practice. The good news is that we can manage those risks through basic chronic disease management approaches. 

The reality is that we will have patients that require pharmacological interventions for their acute or chronic pain. It’s also likely that we’ll have patients that are using substances recreationally or due to substance use disorder, and that may put them at risk of mortality.

In primary care—as generalist providers of comprehensive and, often, complex care—we need to look to simple practice change and new partnerships to make huge impacts for our patients. Read more.
Save the Date for Two Great Events!
The ACFP's popular PEIP conference is back for lucky number seven! Speakers are confirmed and we are working to finalize our program schedule.

Watch your inbox ( and our website ) for program details and on sale announcements later this summer!
Save the Date for the 2019 Family Medicine Summit (formerly ASA)!

Watch for the July/August issue of our eNews for preliminary program topics!

Why the new name and look? Visit the Summit webpage for more information.
Navigating the World of Insurance
Insurance—it’s a complicated subject that most medical students and residents leave on the backburner during training. However, there are many different types of insurance to consider as you make the transition to becoming a staff physician.

Depending on your specific situation, you may require (or wish to consider) a variety or combination of insurance types. Here is a list of the most common types of insurance purchased by physicians:
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
  • Critical Illness insurance
  • Professional Overhead Expense (POE) insurance
  • Travel Medical insurance

Read on for more information on the types of insurance available and some additional items to consider as you navigate the insurance world.
Are You New to Mainpro + ® ? Do you need information on how to report your credits?
Check out the CFPC's new Mainpro+ Manual for some quick tips on how to use the Mainpro+ credit reporting platform.

The manual was developed based on feed back from Mainpro+ users (like yourself!) and includes:
  • FAQ section
  • Screenshots to guide you through credit reporting
  • Links to informative videos

Download the guide or bookmark this page for easy access when you need it.

Questions not covered in the manual? Contact the CFPC's CPD staff by email or at 1-800-387-6197 ext. 560.
Important Reminder: June 30 is the CFPC's annual Mainpro+ ® credit reporting deadline!
Members of the CFPC must report a minimum of 25 credits annually. Both certified and non-certified credits qualify for this annual requirement.

If your five-year cycle ends on June 30, 2018, please ensure you've reported 250 credits in total (125 of which must be from certified activities).

Quick tip! If you're not seeing all of the eligible credits you've submitted, make sure you check the "holding area" on your Mainpro+ dashboard and complete the outstanding impact assessments for the activities listed. Do this by June 30 if you wish for these credits to be processed and included in your annual requirement for 2018.

Questions? Contact the CFPC's CPD staff by email or at 1-800-387-6197 ext. 560.
Looking for More Credits? GoMainpro is now new and improved!
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