September 27, 2023

Tell Congress to Not Change a Thing - For Once!

The AAFP and FAFP applaud CMS’ proposal to fully implement G2211 in the 2024 Medicare physician fee schedule, and family physicians across the country are urging Congress to support this policy. The existing processes for creating, describing, and valuing E/M codes do not reflect the unique costs borne by primary care and other physicians providing longitudinal, patient-centered care. For every dollar spent on primary care, it yields $13 in savings! However, non-primary care specialties are lobbying Congress to eliminate G2211. SPEAK OUT today and advocate on behalf of family medicine to your members of Congress by asking that CMS' recommendation stand!

Don't Delay! Register Now for the Virtual ABFM KSA Study Group - Care of Hospitalized Patients

Register now for a stand-alone Virtual KSA Study Group (Care of Hospitalized Patients) on Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 pm EST. CLICK HERE to register. Deadline to register is Monday, October 2, 2023; 11:59 pm EST.


You will earn 10 certification points and 8 enduring (not live) CME credits after successful completion of each KSA; ABFM will award these certification points and enduring CME credits.

Before you register:

Please check your ABFM Physician Portfolio to make sure that you are eligible to take this KSA topic. Visit the ABFM website:, or call the support number at 1-877-223-7437 if you need help determining what modules you need.

Register Now for the Family Medicine Winter Summit

For your convenience, the 2023 Winter Summit will be offered as a live hybrid event, offering both in-person and virtual learning opportunities. The meeting is scheduled for December 8-10, 2023, at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.


Both options include:

  • Two-and-a-half days of education
  • CME Credits allowing you to earn up to:
  • 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • New! 18.0 AOA Category 1-A Credits (for Osteopathic physicians)
  • 18.0 Live AAFP Prescribed credits
  • Recordings of ALL educational sessions, available within 2 weeks after the conference; will be available for 30 days for registered attendees only.

Register Now

Important Hotel Information:

The FAFP room block at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has reached capacity for the 2023 Family Medicine Winter Summit. Click here to add your name to the waiting list.

Alternative Accommodations:


If you are interested in alternative accommodations, the listed hotels are recommended, but there is no official FAFP room block at these properties. Call to book or click the hotel names to book online.

Family Medicine Benchmarks - How Do You Compare?!?

Paper with words Benchmarking and charts.

The AAFP is developing a Family Medicine Career Benchmark dashboard, the first-of-its kind, providing a true transparency tool for the specialty. The dashboard will provide comprehensive compensation and job satisfaction data exclusively to AAFP/FAFP members, and will allow you to see how your income and more compares to peers in similar roles.

The dashboard allows users to filter for results by factors like:

  • Location
  • Demographics
  • Practice type 

Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey via the landing page, which details why family physicians need the dashboard, and includes examples of what the finished tool will look like. Don't delay, complete the survey today!


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September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

Patients are at the heart of what we do, every day. That's why, during Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, Boehringer Ingelheim is proud to show their support for all of those affected by interstitial lung disease (ILD). Visit their website to learn more about ILD by CLICKING HERE.

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