WELCOME TO              TAFP          YOUR CAREER          YOUR PRACTICE          YOUR SPECIALTY          YOUR PATIENTSTex...
TAFP & AAFPShared membership means sharedpriorities, and as a member, you get twogreat organizations working on your behalf.
Texas Academy of Family Physicians        MISSION:        The Texas Academy of FamilyTAFP        Physicians unites the fam...
American Academy of Family Physicians        MISSION:        To improve the health ofAAFP        patients, families, and  ...
Experience AAFP …        for New FP members        Receive discounts and special pricing on:AAFP         • Practice suppor...
Experience the Family of TAFP           TAFP offers            discountedTAFP            registration fees at            ...
Help is Just a Click or a Call AwayCAREER                      Getting Started: Tools                      for the New Phy...
Promoting Family MedicineSPECIALTY               Advocating for you                and for your future                 F...
Promoting Family MedicineSPECIALTY                                              At the                                    ...
Promoting Family MedicineSPECIALTY               Advocating for you at                the Texas Legislature              ...
Keeping You InformedAAFPemploys anexcellentstaff ofreporterswho bringyou up-to-the minuteinformationon what’shappeningacro...
Keeping You InformedTAFP’scommunica-tions staff            Texas Family Physicianconsistently           is the quarterlypu...
Keeping You InformedTAFP’scommunica-tions staff        TAFP’s QuickInfo is theconsistently       e-newsletter you don’tpub...
Keeping You InformedDuring thelegislativesession, weramp up thecoveragewithinnovativeprojects likethe videonewscast, Capit...
Recruiting Your ColleaguesTAFPproducesvideorecruitmenttools you canuse toconvincemedicalstudentsthat familymedicine is agr...
Helping You Effect ChangeWith toolslike AAFP’sSpeakOut, you’reonly a clickaway at anytime frombecoming anadvocate forfamil...
CME and CME Reporting and TrackingCAREER            Staying current and organized is easy              AAFP  Clinical CM...
Providing Excellent Lifelong LearningCAREER            TAFP offers four seminars each year:              Annual   Sessio...
Career Resources from AAFPCAREER            FP Assist              Consultants              Attorneys              for...
Practice Support ResourcesPRACTICE              FPM Toolbox                Billing& Claims                 Processing   ...
Practice Support ResourcesPRACTICE   Your
Advancing the PCMHPRACTICE              Practice               organization              Health information             ...
Advancing the PCMHPRACTICE   Your
Educate Your Patients, for a Healthier LifePATIENTS                                    (in English and Spanish)           ...
Activate Your Community, for a Healthier LifePATIENTS              Tar Wars              Ask and Act              Hard ...
AAFP JournalsACADEMY             American Family              Physician               Peer-reviewed   clinical          ...
AAFP JournalsACADEMY             Family Practice              Management               Online               Contract   ...
AAFP JournalsACADEMY             Annals of Family              Medicine               Online               Peer-reviewe...
Peer-provided Information              AAFP E-discussionACADEMY                        Lists:               Electronic  ...
Peer-provided InformationACADEMY   Your
Leadership Opportunities              At the stateACADEMY                        chapter level                Board of  ...
Leadership OpportunitiesACADEMY             At the              national level               Congress of                ...
Be Part of the FamilyOurgreatestassets andour mostpreciousresourcesare ourmembers.
Be Part of the FamilyWhat wecan dotogetherand learnfrom eachother is thegreatestmemberbenefit wehave tooffer.
AAFP & TAFPACADEMY          We’re in it for you, for life          During your transition into          practice and well ...
Contact UsFor more information, call:AAFP                TAFP(800) 274-2237      (512) 329-8666www.aafp.org        www.taf...
Contact UsFollow us on Twitter:www.twitter.com/txfamilydocsFind us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/txafp
Kathy McCarthyChief Operating Officerkmccarthy@tafp.orgJonathan NelsonDirector of Communicationsjnelson@tafp.orgTexas Acad...
Please complete a brief survey to be eligible for a rebateon your 2012 dues.www.surveymonkey.com/s/tafpnp             Texa...
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TAFP presents the New Physician Webinar with TAFP Chief Operating Officer Kathy McCarthy and Director of Communications Jonathan Nelson. Kathy and Jonathan lead listeners through an informative PowerPoint presentation on the many benefits of Academy membership, plus perks available just for new physicians. Participants who are new physicians in their first year out of residency and who complete a survey at the end can receive a rebate on their 2012 Active Member dues.

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  • Welcome to TAFP’s first New Physician Webinar. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to participate. We hope you learn a little about your Academy. My name is Kathy McCarthy and I am the Chief Operating Officer for TAFP. Joining us is Jonathan Nelson, TAFP’s Director of Communications. At the conclusion of the webinar you will be asked to fill out a brief survey online. Please submit the survey and once your dues payment has been verified, we will send you a rebate on your 2012 dues. The final slide contains our contact information. Please don’t hesitate to contact either of us with questions or comments.
  • Unlike the AMA and it’s state societies, membership in the Academy is unified. As a member you belong to all levels of the organization and benefit from the rich resources and support available through the AAFP, TAFP and, in some cases, a local chapter.
  • TAFP also extends a discount for our four symposia to new physician members. The savings vary from program to program, but can be as much as 27%.
  • For over10 years, TAFP member surveys have shown that the number one service family physicians want from the Academy is Advocacy. Your state and national Academies serve as your voice and advocate for you as a family physician, and for family medicine’s future. To tell you more about the advocacy and communications aspects of the Academy, here is Jonathan Nelson…. Left over from slide notes from AAFP: Less well known are AAFP’s private sector advocacy initiatives, among them: Pay for Performance, physician profiling, retail health clinics, and payment: bundling, coding and claim denials.
  • The health care reform efforts in the U.S. and the realization of primary care’s integral role in caring for the nation has drawn increasing levels of attention: from the White House, in Congress, and from the public. (from another slide):AAFP leaders converge on the Hill annually, and work year-round with congressional leaders and staff to keep issues that impact family medicine and quality health care at the forefront.
  • The AAFP’s national and state educational and advocacy efforts regarding the patient-centered medical home are resonating with the public and with political and health care leaders who recognize its importance in controlling medical costs while ensuring quality care that’s focused on patient outcomes. The AAFP’s Connect for Reform keeps members in the loop, with updates from D.C. and around the nation as AAFP leaders, staff and members work to effect meaningful change that has the patient at its core.
  • As an AAFP member, your involvement is key. Your time for advocacy may be limited, but the AAFP’s Speak Out tool ensures that your voice and message makes it to the legislators who can make a difference. And when you sign up for Legislative Alerts, you’ll know, real-time, when a critical vote is pending, and what you can do to effect change from your laptop, any time of day.
  • The AAFP has accumulated a listing of consultants and attorneys you can contact as you consider different post-residency options. They can help you structure your questions before the interview, and even review a contract before you sign.
  • FPM Toolboxis another great resource that can give you hands-on tools you can use when you’re growing your practice.
  • TAFP has a practice management consultant on retainer. In addition to writing articles for our magazine and presenting at conferences, Bradley Reiner offers a discounted rate to TAFP members. He has over 15 years of experience and has worked with family medicine practices of various sizes throughout Texas. His services include billing and coding reviews, compliance and documentation audits, practice evaluations and assessments, managed care contract negotiation, staff recruiting and human resources management and other general practice management issues.
  • AAFP has been a leader in the Patient Centered Medical Home Movement. Your new practice may be in the process of adapting to the PCMH model, and you may be called on to help implement the change. AAFP and its chapters offer several resources to help you evaluate your practice.
  • While Advocacy and Education are our top priorities, your Academy also devotes resources to improving the health of your patients and communities. AAFP has developed educational materials for patients that can continually reinforce your instructions long after they leave your office. Family Doctor.org has become a favorite site among family physicians and patients alike for easy-to-read, instructive health care materials that are available in English and Spanish.
  • As a community leader, the Academy arms you with programs and ideas to help you improve your community’s health.Tar Wars – In place over 20 years, Tar Wars has helped generations of children embrace a smoke-free world with its tobacco-free messages. The program is a curriculum that family physicians and other health care providers and educators can present to 4th and 5th grade students and then the students can enter a poster contest.Ask and Act – AAFP’s tobacco-cessation program can help you open the discussion with patients about their smoking, and arms you with tools to help them quit.Hard Hats for Little Heads – A TAFP program in conjunction with the TMA Foundation to provide helmets for children to encourage bicycle safety.AIM – AAFP’s multi-faceted fitness initiative helps you educate your patients and community about fitness, nutrition and emotional well-being.
  • AAFP publishes several journals that you may find useful. The clinical content of American Family Physician is among the top reasons that medical students join AAFP. This same journal is used by practicing family physicians throughout the world to help keep them current on clinical topics relevant to family medicine. There is also CME available for some of the articles.
  • Family Practice Management may not be something you looked at as a medical student or resident. Now that you are in practice, you will find that FPM is a valuable in providing resources in the areas of managing staff and the workflow of your practiceDealing with insurers and Medicare, getting paid, and building an efficient practice that works for you.Their online archive is a tremendous resource and there is CME available for some of the articles in there as well. FPM is published six times a year and is available online.
  • The Annals of Family Medicine is a peer-reviewed research journal devoted to family medicine. You know that new research is being done all the time on patient care and various disease states. The Annals will help you stay up to date. It’s a collaborative effort of seven different family medicine organizations, but for those with a penchant for research and the science of family medicine, you’ll enjoy reading the Annals online.
  • One of the great things about your Academy is the ways that we bring members together to share ideas, frustrations and best practices. We do this in person at our meetings and online using discussion lists and blogs. AAFP’s members-only e-discussion lists cover a broad range of topics and interest areas. As a member, you can join any and all lists to stay abreast of issues of interest to you, ask questions of peers, and be involved in the discussion.
  • TAFP has a blog. You can read posts on the latest issues and share your views. Visit txfamilydocs.org and join the conversation.
  • TAFP is a member-driven organization. In my years with TAFP we’ve had tremendous leaders and volunteers throughout the organization. Our committees meet twice a year and, as a member, you can attend most any of them as a guest. Each year we ask members to let us know if they are interested in being appointed to a committee so watch for our Make Your Mark form to come to your e-mail in the spring. Our sections are open discussion forums. If you are interested in maternity care, rural health, leadership development or the medical home you can show up and join the conversation. TAFP has a large board with representatives from across the state. You are welcome to attend the Board meeting as a guest. You can access information on our officer positions, governance structure and more at tafp.org/membership or you can contact me for information if you want to get involved. Banter about getting involved and how it benefits you
  • At the national level, Texas has representatives that serve on the Congress of Delegates and on various commissions. AAFP also has students, residents, new physician and special constituency slots at the congress of delegates. Lindsay Botsford in this photo served as a resident delegate at the 2010 Congress. Here is a photo of Texas two delegates and alternates plus Lindsay and Dr. Tricia Elliott who served as a special constituency delegate at the 2010 Congress of Delegates. You may think you have to serve at the state level for many years before you can get involved at the national but there is an opportunity for new physicians to serve much sooner. Each year AAFP has a National Conference of Special Constituencies which provides an opportunity to get involved. Each state can send one representative in each of the five constituencies – women, minorities, new physicians, IMGs and GLBTs. AAFP has two new physician delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates and a new physician on the Board of Directors and they are elected at NCSC. Contact Jonathan or I for more information if you are interested in attending NCSC. Our last photo here shows AAFP President, Dr. Roland Goertz from Waco, Texas taking the oath of office at the 2010 AAFP meeting in Denver. He has been involved since he was a medical student.
  • Our greatest assets and our most precious resources are our members
  • What we can do together and learn from each other is the greatest member benefit we have to offer.
  • We value your membership in TAFP and AAFP and are eager to serve you. If you have suggestions, ideas, questions, comments, complaints, let us know. You are the future of the specialty and we want to hear from you.
  • Thank you for joining us. Please fill out the brief survey that should appear when you exit the webinar.
  • Please complete a survey to be eligible for a rebate on your 2012 dues. www.surveymonkey.com/s/tafpnp
  • Welcome to Your TAFP

    1. 1. WELCOME TO TAFP YOUR CAREER YOUR PRACTICE YOUR SPECIALTY YOUR PATIENTSTexas Academy of Family Physicians | www.tafp.org
    2. 2. TAFP & AAFPShared membership means sharedpriorities, and as a member, you get twogreat organizations working on your behalf.
    3. 3. Texas Academy of Family Physicians MISSION: The Texas Academy of FamilyTAFP Physicians unites the family physicians of Texas through advocacy, education, and member services, and empowers them to provide a medical home for patients of all ages. Your 7,000 total members statewide www.tafp.org
    4. 4. American Academy of Family Physicians MISSION: To improve the health ofAAFP patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity. 100,000 members nationwide Your • Practice enhancement • Education • Advocacy www.aafp.org • Health of the public
    5. 5. Experience AAFP … for New FP members Receive discounts and special pricing on:AAFP • Practice support resources • Board Review Express and forms, including On course ($50) Your Own: Starting a • METRIC Medical Practice from the Ground Up • Coding resources • Self-study board review and • CME self-study FP Comprehensive Your … and more • Scientific Assembly ($100)
    6. 6. Experience the Family of TAFP  TAFP offers discountedTAFP registration fees at all of the symposia for members in their first 7 years of practice. Your
    7. 7. Help is Just a Click or a Call AwayCAREER Getting Started: Tools for the New Physician CV Prep Career Choices Credentialing Locum Tenens DEA, licensure, OSHA, HIPAA Starting Your Own Practice Your www.aafp.org
    8. 8. Promoting Family MedicineSPECIALTY  Advocating for you and for your future  Federal legislators  State legislators  Insurers and third- party payers Your
    9. 9. Promoting Family MedicineSPECIALTY At the White House AAFP’s Board Chair Ted Epperly, M.D., (left, s tanding) tells President Obama that the AAFP is "ready to do its part" to support health Your care reform. Photo courtesy of AAFP News Now
    10. 10. Promoting Family MedicineSPECIALTY  Advocating for you at the Texas Legislature  Promoting the primary care workforce  Protecting patients  Protecting the viability of your practice Your  Supporting our state safety net programs
    11. 11. Keeping You InformedAAFPemploys anexcellentstaff ofreporterswho bringyou up-to-the minuteinformationon what’shappeningacross thecountry.
    12. 12. Keeping You InformedTAFP’scommunica-tions staff Texas Family Physicianconsistently is the quarterlypublishes magazine ofnews and TAFP, containingresources features and news onimportant to legislative andthe family regulatoryphysicians of topics, practiceTexas across tips, memberall media. news, and human interest stories for family doctors.
    13. 13. Keeping You InformedTAFP’scommunica-tions staff TAFP’s QuickInfo is theconsistently e-newsletter you don’tpublishes want to delete. It’s packednews and with the latest news andresources resources your Academyimportant to has to offer. We onlythe family publish when we needphysicians of to, so don’t miss it!Texas acrossall media.
    14. 14. Keeping You InformedDuring thelegislativesession, weramp up thecoveragewithinnovativeprojects likethe videonewscast, Capitol Report.
    15. 15. Recruiting Your ColleaguesTAFPproducesvideorecruitmenttools you canuse toconvincemedicalstudentsthat familymedicine is agreatspecialty.
    16. 16. Helping You Effect ChangeWith toolslike AAFP’sSpeakOut, you’reonly a clickaway at anytime frombecoming anadvocate forfamilymedicinewith electedofficials.
    17. 17. CME and CME Reporting and TrackingCAREER  Staying current and organized is easy  AAFP Clinical CME – Evidence-based topics requested by members  Commitment to lifelong learning (150 credits over 3 years)  Easy CME reporting and tracking tool – e-mail your CME report anywhere, anytime Your  CME Learning Portal: AAFP’s newest member benefit, makes it easy to match CME needs with applicable, available CME
    18. 18. Providing Excellent Lifelong LearningCAREER  TAFP offers four seminars each year:  Annual Session and Scientific Assembly July 11-15, 2012 | Austin, Texas  Primary Care Summit - Houston October 26-28, 2012 | Houston, Texas  Primary Care Summit - Dallas November 9-11, 2012 | Dallas, Texas Your  C. Frank Webber Lectureship March 2, 2012 | Austin, Texas
    19. 19. Career Resources from AAFPCAREER  FP Assist  Consultants  Attorneys  for a second opinion before you sign Your
    20. 20. Practice Support ResourcesPRACTICE  FPM Toolbox  Billing& Claims Processing  Coding  Career  Flow Sheets Management  HIPAA  Encounter  Medicare Forms  Staffing Your
    21. 21. Practice Support ResourcesPRACTICE Your
    22. 22. Advancing the PCMHPRACTICE  Practice organization  Health information technology  Quality measures  Patient experience Your
    23. 23. Advancing the PCMHPRACTICE Your
    24. 24. Educate Your Patients, for a Healthier LifePATIENTS (in English and Spanish)  AAFP Family Health Facts  Patient Education handbook  Family Medicine brochures Your
    25. 25. Activate Your Community, for a Healthier LifePATIENTS  Tar Wars  Ask and Act  Hard Hats for Little Heads  Americans in Motion Your
    26. 26. AAFP JournalsACADEMY  American Family Physician  Peer-reviewed clinical journal  Print and online  Full- text, searchable, current and past issues  Online quizzes Your  Testyour knowledge  Earn CME credit
    27. 27. AAFP JournalsACADEMY  Family Practice Management  Online  Contract negotiation  Coding  Getting paid  PCMH how-to articles Your
    28. 28. AAFP JournalsACADEMY  Annals of Family Medicine  Online  Peer-reviewed family medicine research journal  Collaborative effort of 7 family medicine orgs Your
    29. 29. Peer-provided Information AAFP E-discussionACADEMY  Lists:  Electronic Health  New Physicians Records  IMGs  Emergency and  Rural Health Urgent Care  Women’s  Practice  State Legislation Management  Private Sector  Residents Advocacy Your  Minorities  More…
    30. 30. Peer-provided InformationACADEMY Your
    31. 31. Leadership Opportunities At the stateACADEMY  chapter level  Board of Directors  Committees  Commissions  Sections Your www.tafp.org/membership will take you to lots of information about our officers, governance structure, and opportunities for you to get involved.
    32. 32. Leadership OpportunitiesACADEMY  At the national level  Congress of Delegates  Commissions  ALF/NCSC Your
    33. 33. Be Part of the FamilyOurgreatestassets andour mostpreciousresourcesare ourmembers.
    34. 34. Be Part of the FamilyWhat wecan dotogetherand learnfrom eachother is thegreatestmemberbenefit wehave tooffer.
    35. 35. AAFP & TAFPACADEMY We’re in it for you, for life During your transition into practice and well into your career, AAFP and TAFP staff are a call or e-mail away, for: career resources practice support advocacy patient resources research Your
    36. 36. Contact UsFor more information, call:AAFP TAFP(800) 274-2237 (512) 329-8666www.aafp.org www.tafp.org
    37. 37. Contact UsFollow us on Twitter:www.twitter.com/txfamilydocsFind us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/txafp
    38. 38. Kathy McCarthyChief Operating Officerkmccarthy@tafp.orgJonathan NelsonDirector of Communicationsjnelson@tafp.orgTexas Academy of Family Physicians | www.tafp.org
    39. 39. Please complete a brief survey to be eligible for a rebateon your 2012 dues.www.surveymonkey.com/s/tafpnp Texas Academy of Family Physicians | www.tafp.org

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