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Windel Stracener, MD, FAAFP, Elected To AAFP Board Of Directors

September 18, 2017

Indiana has returned to the board table! Just last week, Windel Stracener, MD, FAAFP was elected by the American Academy of Family Physicians Congress of Delegates to the AAFP Board of Directors.

Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids: Changes That Take Effect July 1, 2017

August 31, 2017

Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids: Changes That Take Effect July 1, 2017SEA 226 limits the amount of...

Recent Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Diagnosis

August 31, 2017

Indiana Health Alert Network Notification – June 16, 2017 Fatal Case of Rocky Mountain Spotted...

End-Of-Session Legislative Report

August 31, 2017

Overview The 2017 Indiana General Assembly focused on four major issues: passage of the biennium...

Identification Of Candida Auris Case In Indiana

August 31, 2017

Indiana Health Alert Network Advisory—April 21, 2017The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)...

Thank You To Our 2016 Annual Convention Exhibitors!

August 31, 2017

The 2016 IAFP Annual Convention’s exhibit hall offered an opportunity for physician attendees to...

Communicable Disease Reporting for Physicians, Hospitals and Laboratories

August 31, 2017

A reminder from Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, MD, about communicable disease reporting...

AAFP Takes Advocacy Action On Women's Health

August 31, 2017

The AAFP has joined together with four organizations to take an advocacy action on women’s health...

Report Birth Defects To The Indiana Birth Defects And Problems Registry (IBDPR)

August 31, 2017

In a recent letter to Indiana's health care professionals, Indiana state health commissioner Jerome Adams,...

Investigation Of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated With Home-based, Rat-breeding Facilities In Wisconsin And Illinois

August 31, 2017

SummaryCDC and health officials from Wisconsin and Illinois are conducting an investigation of Seoul...

Plant Vs. Animal: Helping Patients Understand “Plant Based” Diet Recommendations

August 31, 2017

By American Dairy Association Indiana The public has increasingly become concerned about where their...

2017 Legislative Session Preview

August 31, 2017

Indiana General Assembly Prepares for the 2017 Legislative Session The results of the November 8th General...

Potential Hepatitis A Exposure Linked To Frozen Strawberries

August 31, 2017

INDIANA HEALTH ALERT NETWORK ADVISORY - POTENTIAL HEPATITIS A EXPOSURE LINKED TO FROZEN STRAWBERRIES The...

CDC Updates Travel Guidelines To Miami-Dade County, FL, Related To Potential Zika Virus Transmission

August 31, 2017

CDC Updates Guidance for Pregnant Women and Women and Men of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection...

Screening For Elevated Blood Lead Levels

August 31, 2017

Lead, a heavy metal, is toxic to the human body. Individuals exposed to lead may experience an elevated...

Increase In Reports Of Suspected Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

August 31, 2017

Indiana Health Alert Network Advisory—October 14, 2016 INCREASE IN REPORTS OF SUSPECTED ACUTE...

Two New Regulations For Vitamin D

August 31, 2017

Two New Regulations for Vitamin DNew regulations will now influence the amount of vitamin D that can...

HHS Final Rule On Nondiscrimination

August 31, 2017

Impact of new HHS Final Rule on Nondiscrimination on Physicians The Office for Civil Rights...

Influx Of Fentanyl-Laced Counterfeit Pills & Toxic Fentanyl-Related Compounds Further Increases Risk Of Fentanyl-Related Overdose & Fatalities

August 31, 2017

CDC HEALTH UPDATESummary On October 26, 2015, CDC issued HAN 384 (http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00384.asp)...

Overdoses From U-47700 Increasing In Indiana

August 31, 2017

Indiana Health Alert Network Advisory—August 25, 2016 OVERDOSES FROM U-47700 INCREASING IN...

Dairy and Diabetes Health

August 31, 2017

Dairy and Diabetes Health Diabetes remains a public health concern around the world. The prevalence of...

CDC Expands Guidance For Travel & Testing Of Pregnant Women, Women Of Reproductive Age, & Their Partners For Zika Virus Infection In Miami-Dade, Florida

August 31, 2017

CDC HEALTH ADVISORY Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network August 19, 2016, 1515 ET (3:15...

Regional Cluster Of Synthetic Cannabis

August 31, 2017

Indiana Health Alert Network Advisory—August 15, 2016 REGIONAL CLUSTER OF SYNTHETIC CANNIBIS Synthetic...

Medicare “Incident To” Update and Reminders

August 31, 2017

Medicare “Incident To” Update and RemindersBy: Joy Newby, LPN, CPC | Newby Consulting,...

Zika Guidance From CDC

August 31, 2017

Zika Guidance From CDCCDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive...

Preventing MDRO Transmission

August 31, 2017

Preventing MDRO TransmissionIndiana Health Alert Network Notification:Recommendations for Prevention...

Health Commissioner's Standing Order Aims To Increase Access To Lifesaving Overdose Reversal Medication

August 31, 2017

HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S STANDING ORDER AIMS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO LIFESAVING OVERDOSE REVERSAL...

Zika Testing Available At The ISDH Laboratories

August 31, 2017

The Indiana State Department of Health Laboratories is now offering the Trioplex rRT-PCR assay, a molecular...

Atlantic Health Partners' Immunization Insights: The First Step to Population Health

August 31, 2017

  June 15, 2016 With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, greater emphasis is...

Applications Sought For Foundations Of Clinical Practice (FCP) Clinical Preceptors

August 31, 2017

As part of the new IUSM curriculum launching this fall, applications are currently being sought for the...

Congratulations Research Day Winners!

August 31, 2017

Congratulations Research Day Winners!The 2016 IAFP Research Day took place on Thursday, May 12 in Carmel....

Updated Zika Virus Info From ISDH

August 31, 2017

Please click here to read the latest Indiana Health Alert Network (IHAN) notification regarding case...

Indiana Clinic - Mollie R. Wheat Memorial - Receives Family Medicine Cares USA Award

August 31, 2017

AAFP Foundation: An Indiana Clinic - Mollie R. Wheat Memorial - Receives Family Medicine Cares USA AwardWe...

Academy President Rolls Out Massive MACRA Communication Effort

August 31, 2017

The AAFP officially launched a comprehensive communication and education effort focused on equipping...

Update: Guidance and Resources For Zika Virus Infection

August 31, 2017

Indiana Health Alert Network Notification—April 19, 2016 UPDATE: GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES FOR...

2016 Family Medicine Midwest Call for Abstracts Now Open

August 31, 2017

FMM News1.     Call for Abstracts2.     New in 20163.     Student...

Confirmed Cases Of Mumps At Universities In Indiana

August 31, 2017

Indiana Health Alert Network Advisory—February 19, 2016CONFIRMED CASES OF MUMPS AT UNIVERSITIES...

Updated Guidelines For Zika Virus Exposure Prevention And Management

August 31, 2017

 Indiana Health Alert Network Advisory — February 9, 2016 UPDATED GUIDELINES FOR ZIKA...

2016 Marks End Of Primary Care Incentive Program

August 31, 2017

2016 marks end of Primary Care Incentive ProgramAs of Dec. 31, 2015, the Primary Care Incentive Program...

Meaningful Use Program Officially Shelved

August 31, 2017

From AAFP News Staff:CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt recently took center stage during the J.P....

CDC Foundation Board Of Directors Names IAFP Member Dr. Judith Monroe As Next President And CEO

August 31, 2017

The Board of Directors of the CDC Foundation today named Judith A. Monroe, MD, FAAFP, as the new...

STD Treatment Guidelines Updated

August 31, 2017

Did you know that the CDC updated its guidelines for STD treatment earlier this year? Indiana State Health...

Unique Prescription Drug Abuse Survey

August 31, 2017

Prescription drug abuse impacts 80 percent of Indiana workplaces, says newly released National Safety...

Healthier Students are Better Students

August 31, 2017

Healthier Students are Better StudentsInformation provided by the American Dairy CouncilWe’ve learned...

2015 Winter FrontLine Physician Coding And Billing Update

August 31, 2017

The latest update from our Coding and Billing expert Joy Newby, LPN, CPC, includes information about...

Lawmakers Wrap Up 2015 Legislative Interim Studies

August 31, 2017

The General Assembly's interim study committees recently completed their work and submitted all findings...

Common Questions About Dairy Foods

August 31, 2017

Common Questions About Dairy FoodsInformation provided by the American Dairy CouncilToday, we are addressing...

QI Opportunity For Small Practices

August 31, 2017

Purdue University, along with 10+ other Midwestern organizations, is in the process of recruiting for...

New Indiana POST Video

August 31, 2017

A new Indiana POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment) video is now available...

Deaconess Awarded AAFP Grant

August 31, 2017

Congratulations to the Deaconess Family Medicine Residency Program, which was awarded a Healthy...

Resident Appointed To AAFP Commission

August 31, 2017

Congratulations to Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH (Muncie) on his appointment as the resident...

Windel Stracener, MD, Announces Candidacy For AAFP Board Of Directors

August 31, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the candidacy of IAFP past president Windel Stracener, MD, of Richmond,...

No Concussion Management Certification Requirements For Physicians

August 31, 2017

IAFP staff have received several inquiries from members regarding whether the state has implemented any...

Rollout Of HIP 2.0 POWER Account Debit Cards

August 31, 2017

Beginning October 1st, Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 ("HIP 2.0") patients will have the ability to pay their...

Fall In Love With Dairy Again 

August 31, 2017

It’s hard to meet nutrient needs without lowfat and fat-free milk in the diet. Milk is packed with...

Applications Rising At Marian University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

August 31, 2017

The number of applicants to Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) has surged...

Family Physicians Elected To ISMA Leadership

August 31, 2017

Rhonda Sharp, MD, New ISMA President IAFP member Rhonda Sharp, MD, a family medicine physician...

Naloxone Opinion From Attorney General

August 31, 2017

Naloxone Opinion From Attorney GeneralLast week Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller...

Surgeon General's Call To Action Encourages Hoosiers To Walk Their Way To Better Health

August 31, 2017

The next time someone says “take a walk,” offer to take them up on it. And ask them to join...

New Study On Dairy And Brain Health

August 31, 2017

 For older adults, the benefits of dairy can be endless. Consuming milk, cheese, and yogurt...

2015 Fall FrontLine Physician Coding And Billing Update

August 31, 2017

This update from Joy Newby includes some ICD-10 clarifications, requests for documentation related to...

2015 IAFP Award Winner: Tricia Hern, MD

August 31, 2017

Dr. Hern receives the A. Alan Fischer Award from Worthe Holt, MD, during the IAFP's Annual Convention...

2015 IAFP Award Winner: Adam Amos, MD

August 31, 2017

 Dr. Amos receives the Outstanding Resident Award from Worthe Holt, MD, during the IAFP's...

Thank You To Our 2015 Annual Convention Exhibitors!

August 31, 2017

The Convention’s exhibit hall offered an opportunity for attendees to learn about clinical advances...

New Prenatal Diagnosis Requirement

August 31, 2017

HEA 1093 UPDATE: ISDH INFORMATIONAL SHEET ON PRENATAL DIAGNOSES NOW AVAILABLEEffective July 1, 2015,...

Mandated Use Of CHIRP Begins July 1

August 31, 2017

Beginning July 1, 2015, all healthcare providers who are authorized to administer immunizations will...

Lawmakers Announce 2015 Legislative Interim Study Topics

August 31, 2017

Lawmakers Announce 2015 Legislative Interim Study TopicsLegislative leaders recently convened to set...

2015 Summer FrontLine Physician Coding and Billing Update

August 31, 2017

This update from Joy Newby, LPN, CPC, covers Transitional Care Management, the Primary Care...

Important HIP Information

August 31, 2017

Important HIP InformationHIP 2.0 Fast Track Enrollment Should Be Available NowAccording...

2015 Legislative Session Recap

August 31, 2017

The Indiana General Assembly passed the state’s biennial budget and adjourned sine die on...

The SGR Is Repealed

August 31, 2017

Breaking news from AAFP Government Relations StaffThis evening, the United States Senate passed the Medicare...

Full Repeal of SGR Passes House, Moves To Senate

August 31, 2017

Family physicians who have long sought an end to Medicare payment uncertainty have reason for optimism...

Time is running out to permanently repeal the SGR

August 31, 2017

Congress has a rare opportunity to repeal the flawed and failed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)...

Physician Quality Reporting System Update from Joy Newby

August 31, 2017

PQRS and Value-Based Payment Modifier and EHR, OH MYBy Joy Newby, LPN, CPCNewby Consulting, Inc.Like...

CMS Announces It Is Prepared For ICD-10

August 31, 2017

On Wednesday, February 25, CMS announced its first end-to-end tests of ICD-10 detected few...

CMS Pushes MU Attestation, PQRS Reporting Deadlines to March 20

August 31, 2017

CMS announced Feb. 25 that the attestation deadline for the Medicare EHR (electronic health record)...

HIP 2.0 Approved Today!

August 31, 2017

 This morning, Governor Mike Pence announced that the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP 2.0) received...

Call For Nominations For IAFP Awards

August 31, 2017

In an effort to recognize the achievements and dedication of our members, the IAFP Board of Directors...

Hoosiers For A Healthier Indiana Launches

August 31, 2017

New Coalition Calls For End To Cheap Tobacco ProductsINDIANAPOLIS – A broad coalition of leading...

Legislative Preview and Coding & Billing Updates

August 31, 2017

We've recently posted a Legislative Preview for the upcoming 2015 session and two new Coding and Billing...

Complex Chronic Care Management - Detailed Description

August 31, 2017

Read this article in PDF format here.Physicians participating in one of the following CMS models/demonstration...

Chronic Care Management Services

August 31, 2017

Read this article in PDF format here.In the CY 2015 Final Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

2015 Legislative Preview

August 31, 2017

November 18th marked the kickoff of the 2015 legislative session, as Indiana legislators convened...

Indiana General Election Results

August 31, 2017

Indiana General Election ResultsThe November 4th General Election featured a few dramatic legislative...

First US Ebola Case Diagnosed

August 31, 2017

News broke today that the first US Ebola case has been diagnosed and is being treated in Dallas,...

Resources On EV-D68 From ISDH

August 31, 2017

State health officials announced today that four Lake County children have been confirmed as having had...

2014 Fall FrontLine Physician Coding & Billing Update

August 31, 2017

Read the full article from the Fall 2014 issue of the IAFP's member magazine, the FrontLine Physician (PDF...

Thank You For Your Support!

August 31, 2017

Thank You For Your Support!The board members and staff of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Foundation...

Silent Auction Now Open!

August 31, 2017

Silent Auction Now Open! The first annual Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Silent...

Silent Auction Donations Still Being Accepted

August 31, 2017

The IAFP Foundation will be hosting a Silent Auction during our Annual Convention, July 24-27, 2014. The...

American Board of Family Medicine Elects New Officers, Board Members

August 31, 2017

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the election of four new officers...

Kevin Speer, JD, Receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

August 31, 2017

Kevin Speer, JD, Given Distinguished AwardPhoto courtesy of Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts...

Confused About Medicare Preventive Visits? So Are Your Patients!

August 31, 2017

Confused About Medicare Preventive Visits? So are your patients!ByJoy Newby, LPN, CPCNewby Consulting,...

HIP Expansion Announcement

August 31, 2017

Governor Pence announced today that Indiana will pursue an expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)....

MERS-CoV Case Confirmed

August 31, 2017

MERS-CoV Case ConfirmedMIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME CORONAVIRUS INFECTION CONFIRMED IN NORTHWESTERN...

Indiana’s Immunization Successes and Challenges

August 31, 2017

By Anne Schuchat, MD, RADM, US Public Health Service, Assistant Surgeon General, and Director, National...

Indiana General Assembly's "Short Session" Comes To An End

August 31, 2017

 General Assembly's "Short Session" EndsThe Indiana legislature adjourned “sine die”...

Legislative Reception Hosted By IAFP

August 31, 2017

Legislative Reception Hosted By IAFPOn the evening of Monday, February 17, your Academy hosted a legislative...

Indiana General Assembly In The Home Stretch

August 31, 2017

By Allison Taylor, JDToday marks the 3rd reading deadline for legislation – meaning that bills...

Updated Legislative News and Coding Tips

August 31, 2017

IAFP Members can take advantage of recently updated Legislative News and Coding & Billing Updates. Login...

Tips From Our Consultant

August 31, 2017

Click here to read the article. 

Mid-Session Legislative Report

August 31, 2017

The 2014 "short" session of the Indiana General Assembly is in full swing.  Just last week the House...

Family Practice Stories Book Available Now

August 31, 2017

 Family Practice Stories: Memories, Reflections, and Stories of Hoosier Family Doctors of the Mid-twentieth...

First Do No Harm" Toolkit Released

August 31, 2017

The Indiana Attorney General’s office has released “First Do No Harm: The Indiana Healthcare...

MLB Unanimously Adopts Chronic Pain Management Prescribing Rules

August 31, 2017

On Thursday afternoon, the Indiana Medical Licensing Board adopted this version of the...

Medicare Final Rule To Be Delayed

August 31, 2017

By Joy Newby, LPN, CPCNewby Consulting, Inc.Dateline: October 24, 2013We received the following notice...

Avoid The Fall Asthma "Epidemic"

August 31, 2017

By Amy Brandt, MPH – Chronic Respiratory Disease Epidemiologist, Indiana State Department of HealthFall...

Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace Resources

August 31, 2017

American Academy of Family Physicians ResourcesThe AAFP has created useful resources for family physicians...

Dr. Alan W. Sidel Memorial Family Medicine Scholarship

August 31, 2017

IAFP Past President Alan W. Sidel, MD, passed away in May, 2013. His family have set up a memorial family...

Medicare Payment Allowances and Effective Dates for the 2014 Flu Season

August 31, 2017

This article clarifies CPT codes, payment allowances, and effective dates for flu vaccines for the coming...

UPDATED: MLB Releases 2nd Version of Emergency Rules on Pain Management Prescribing – Next Public Hearing September 25th

August 31, 2017

IAFP reported last month regarding Senate Enrolled Act 246, which requires the MLB to establish...

Governor Pence Announces Indiana Will Continue Healthy Indiana Plan

August 31, 2017

The federal government has approved the extension of Indiana’s current Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). ...

Medical Licensing Board (MLB) In The Process Of Developing Emergency Rules On Pain Management Prescribing - Next Hearing August 22nd

August 31, 2017

Senate Enrolled Act 246 requires the MLB to establish standards and protocols for the prescribing...

Revised IAFP Bylaws Now Online

August 31, 2017

View the Revised IAFP Bylaws for 2013's Congress of Delegates, as well as our 2013 Congress of Delegates...

First Round Of ACA Primary Care Physician Supplemental Payments Distributed

August 31, 2017

Family physicians who have self-attested to be qualifying providers under the ACA’s primary care physician supplemental payment...

POST Form Now Onilne

August 31, 2017

Official POST Form Now Online The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announces...

Indiana CERT Examples

August 31, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT)...

New 1500 Claim Form Tentative Effective Date January 1, 2014

August 31, 2017

In the June 27, 2013 MLN Connects Provider e-News, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

2013 PQRS and/or eRx Incentive Program: Stripped N365 Remark Code

August 31, 2017

MLN Connects Provider e-News | Thursday, June 27, 2013For those eligible professionals participating...

Documentation Timeliness

August 31, 2017

Confused concerning the timeliness of your documentation in connection with the provider signature,...

Billing Services Provided by Qualified Healthcare Professionals

August 31, 2017

The American Medical Association (AMA) has added the phrase “qualified health care professionals" throughout...

New Law Stops the 26.5 Percent Decrease in Medicare Fee Schedule!!!

August 31, 2017

By: Joy Newby, LPN, CPC, PCSNewby Consulting, Inc.On January 2nd, President Obama signed the American...

Statehouse Preview

August 31, 2017

The Indiana General Assembly reconvenes on Monday, January 7. After summer study committees and keeping...

Attestation Begins For Medicaid Primary Care Pay Increase

August 31, 2017

On December 28th, Indiana Health Coverage Programs released a bulletin which details how physicians...

IAFP Member Amanda Dornfeld, MD, Named Chief Of Staff-Elect At Columbus Regional Hospital

August 31, 2017

Amanda Dornfeld, MD, a family physician at Sandcrest Family Medicine in Columbus, has been named chief...

Higher Payments And New Eligibility Categories Coming To Indiana Medicaid

August 31, 2017

Medicare Medicaid Parity Payments for 2013 and 2014The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...

Meningitis Outbreak Update

August 31, 2017

Click here to read an official Health Advisory from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fungal Meningitis Update

August 31, 2017

Dr. Virginia Caine, director of the Marion County Public Health Department, has provided us with this letter...

Clif Knight, MD, Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians

August 31, 2017

We are pleased to announce that our own H. Clifton “Clif” Knight, MD, FAAFP (Indianapolis) has been elected...

Medicare Update - Influenza Vaccine Payment Allowances

August 31, 2017

Click here to read an update on allowances from our Coding and Billing expert, Joy Newby.

Multi-State Outbreak Of Meningitis

August 31, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration are coordinating...

Gubernatorial or US Senate Race Debates

August 31, 2017

Are you interested in seeing the Gubernatorial or US Senate race debate in person? Debates are scheduled...

Office of Inspector General 2012 Work Plan

August 31, 2017

At the end of each fiscal year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and...

The Indiana Part B Cutover Date Is Almost Here!

August 31, 2017

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2012 IAFP Annual Convention Wrap-Up

August 31, 2017

See more photos on our Facebook pageIAFP members from across the state gathered in Indianapolis in July...

ISDH Launches MyVaxIndiana

August 31, 2017

Today the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced to the public their new online tool, called...

Medicare Update

August 31, 2017

Click here to read this article, written by your Academy's Coding and Billing Consultant Joy Newby. ...

Electronic Prescriptions

August 31, 2017

Click here to read the article, written by your Academy's Coding and Billing consultant Joy Newby.

Participate In AAFP Office Champions Tobacco Project

August 31, 2017

Find out how you can get involved - and yes, some funding is available!The AAFP is recruiting 50 family...

ISDH Releases Guidelines For Expedited Partner Therapy

August 31, 2017

In 2010 the IAFP All-Member Congress of Delegates passed a resolution asking the IAFP to support regulation...

Legislative Wrap Up

August 31, 2017

At 1:23 am Saturday March 10th the Indiana General Assembly closed the 2012 session. Although the legislature...

Legislative Update

August 31, 2017

Although ‘Right to Work (RTW)’ is all you may be hearing about on the news, there are plenty of health...

CMS to Hold 2012 Claims

August 31, 2017

Your Academy's Coding and Billing consultant, Joy Newby, alerted us to this important message from CMS:12-19-2011...

Comparator Sites Needed for AAFP HCC

August 31, 2017

The AAFP's Healthy Communities Collaborative Program is in full swing in Indiana. Practice teams from...

Lower Your Vaccine Costs

August 31, 2017

Lower Your Vaccine Costs with Atlantic Health Partners!Atlantic Health Partners is pleased to announce...

2012 CPT Changes Affecting Family Physicians

August 31, 2017

Your Academy's Coding and Billing specialist, Joy Newby, recently returned from the American Medical...

E-Rx Incentives and Penalties for 2012, 2013, and 2014!

August 31, 2017

Your Academy's Coding and Billing consultant, Joy Newby, has written an article which covers all you...

Trading Volume for Value

August 31, 2017

As worry builds over the long-term prospect of escalating deficits and mounting federal debt, reforming...

AAFP Congress of Delegates Report

August 31, 2017

Last week, from September 11th-14th  the AAFP held its annual Congress of Delegates in Orlando,...

September's Coding and Billing Updates

August 31, 2017

Joy Newby, the IAFP's Coding and Billing consultant, has provided two articles for IAFP members containing...

Webinar: Health Coverage Options for Hoosiers with Pre-Existing Conditions

August 31, 2017

Webinar: Health Coverage Options for Hoosiers with Pre-Existing ConditionsAugust 19th, 2011Time: 10:00...

OB Providers: Check Your Status!

August 31, 2017

If you are a Family Physician who provides obstetrical care to Medicaid patients or you plan to enroll...

ISDH Delays Implementation Date for Immunization Policy

August 31, 2017

Your Academy has learned that local health departments will continue to give immunizations to individuals...

Deadline Looms for Avoiding the 2012 Medicare Electronic Prescribing Payment Reductions for 2012 Services

August 31, 2017

Click here to read this article, written by the IAFP's Coding and Billing specialist Joy Newby, LPN,...

Wonca statement on the passing of primary care researcher and advocate, Dr. Barbara Starfield

August 31, 2017

The news of the sudden death of Professor Barbara Starfield, apparently due to a coronary event while...

Richard Feldman, MD Awarded First Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine

August 31, 2017

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) recently announced the winner of the 2011 CHFM Fellowship...

Medicare's Annual Wellness Visit

August 31, 2017

Read Joy Newby's overview of Medicare's Annual Wellness Visit and other Medicare-covered preventive services...

IAFP releases HIT meaningful use library of resources

August 31, 2017

Medicare Attestation is open for physicians seeking the Medicare Meaningful Use incentives and Indiana...

Legislative Update - 5/9/2011

August 31, 2017

On April 29th just minutes before midnight, the 2011 Indiana Legislative Session voted on their last...

Legislative Update - 4/25/2011

August 31, 2017

Today starts the beginning of conference committees at the Indiana Statehouse. Conference committees...

Anthem Adopts AGA and ACG Recommendations for H Pylori Testing

August 31, 2017

Anthem has adopted AGA and ACG recommendations for Helicobacter Pylori Testing. Read more here.

Three New Medicare-Covered Preventive Services Quick Reference Charts Released

August 31, 2017

CMS just released the following quick reference charts to explain who is eligible for the different Medicare...

Legislative Update - 3/28/2011

August 31, 2017

The stalemate between Indiana House of Representatives Democrats and Indiana House ofRepresentatives...

Procedural Vs. Cognitive Reimbursement Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

August 31, 2017

To view the Excel spreadsheet, please click here.

Are Your Fee Schedules Fair

August 31, 2017

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NPI: Get It. Share It. Use It.

August 31, 2017

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Anthem NPI Contingency

August 31, 2017

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1500 Implementation

August 31, 2017

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Common Billing Errors to Avoid when Billing Medicare Carriers

August 31, 2017

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Billing Services Performed by Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

August 31, 2017

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Provider Enrollment Revalidation Effort

August 31, 2017

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Indiana Flu and Pneumonia 2007 Reimbursements

August 31, 2017

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PQRI Measure Coding and Reporting Principles

August 31, 2017

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Medicare Coding, Documentation, and Compliance Related to CERT Requests

August 31, 2017

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Changes to the 2008 Fee Schedule Explained

August 31, 2017

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Family Physicians Launch New Campaign: Indiana Continues Aggressive Push To Help Smokers Quit

August 31, 2017

A new and unusual ad campaign is being unveiled this week featuring physicians urging other health care...

New “WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change”!

August 31, 2017

The Indiana WIC food package changes will be implemented on September 28, 2009. These changes will help...

CBS News Interview With IAFP President-Elect

August 31, 2017

The Indiana Academy of Family Physicians is excited to announce that family physician Jason Marker, MD...

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Wins Immunization Award

August 31, 2017

Dr. Perry Pugno, chair of the AAFP Foundation Immunization Awards Committee, presenting the award to...

Leading Health Groups Celebrate Final Effective Date of Tobacco Rule

August 31, 2017

To read the full article, please click here (PDF).

Changes in Universal Newborn Hearing Screening/Early Hearing Detection And Intervention (EHDI) Process

August 31, 2017

The EHDI Program at the Indiana State Department of Health has been informed that effective October 1,...

Opportunity to Attend Alternative Spring Break Trip in Honduras

August 31, 2017

Indiana Family Physicians have a unique opportunity to attend an alternative Spring Break trip with first...

Legislators Turn Out for Meeting on Family Physician Workforce Crisis

August 31, 2017

The IAFP headquarters is thrilled to announce that the American Academy of Family Physicians selected...

The 2010 Indiana General Assembly Sine Die

August 31, 2017

Around 1 a.m. Saturday, March 13th, the Indiana General Assembly finished the 2010 short session. It...

Legislative Update - 1/6/2011

August 31, 2017

The Indiana General Assembly has reconvened for what is set to be an exciting and challenging year. Yesterday...

Health Care Reform

August 31, 2017

Health Care Reform resources at the AAFPQuestions and answers about the Patient Protection and Affordable...

2011 Legislative Preview - 10/29/2010

August 31, 2017

If you thought the fall political ads were tough, wait until Indiana’s 2011 General Assembly session...

The IAFP Needs You!

August 31, 2017

The Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and the Indiana State Medical Association will once again sponsor...

Legislative Update - 2/24/2011

August 31, 2017

With Indiana making national news, the IAFP is sure you are aware how contentious negotiations have been...

Get Ready for the 2009 ICD-9 Coding Changes - Examples of New Codes Affecting PCPs

August 31, 2017

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E-prescribing Info

August 31, 2017

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2009 Update

August 31, 2017

2009 Update - CPT Coding Changes, Implementation of ICD-10, and Medicare Coverage and Fee Schedule Changes...

2010 CPT Coding Changes

August 31, 2017

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URGENT UPDATE! Are Your Physicians Enrolled in Medicare's PECOS

August 31, 2017

Update: CMS decided to delay the implementation of this rule until April 5, 2010 instead of January 1,...

Private Fee-For-Service Plans

August 31, 2017

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PQRI Teleconference

August 31, 2017

PQRI Teleconference, Private Fee-For-Service (PFFS) Medicare Advantage Request for Chart Reviews, and...

Medicare Issues Coding/Billing Guidelines for the H1N1 Vaccine and its Administration

August 31, 2017

NOTE: Medicare will pay for seasonal flu vaccinations even if the vaccinations are rendered earlier in...

Anthem Audits and FWA Training

August 31, 2017

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Billing Office Diagnostic Tests in 2010 Becomes More Difficult!

August 31, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new billing requirements for all tests...

MEDICARE ENROLLMENT – PECOS DEADLINE NOW JULY 6, 2010

August 31, 2017

Newby Consulting, Inc. previously advised all physicians and nonphysician providers that they needed...

Updates You Need to Know!

August 31, 2017

Do you feel Congress and Governmental Agencies can't make up their minds? If you said "Yes" you are not...

Reimbursement Updates

August 31, 2017

An array of updates from Joy Newby, on enrollment, CMS, and medical policy topics. Read more here.

2010 Medicare Fee Schedule Update

August 31, 2017

The president signed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010 which provides for a zero percent...

Anthem Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan

August 31, 2017

Are you in compliance?

2010 Fee Schedule: Finally some good news – well at least for a while!!!

August 31, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced this morning (June 25, 2010) that President Obama...

URGENT UPDATE - 6/14/10

August 31, 2017

The Continuing Extension Act of 2010, enacted on April 15, 2010, extended the zero percent (0%) update...

ICD-9 2011 Changes Effective October 1, 2010

August 31, 2017

The need to update ICD-9 codes is only two (2) months away. The entire list of new, revised, and deleted...

URGENT UPDATE - 6/22/10

August 31, 2017

Congress failed to send legislation to President Obama in time to avert implementation of the scheduled...

July 6, 2010 – Are you ready???? - 6/29/10

August 31, 2017

Beginning November 2009, we advised all physicians and nonphysician providers that they needed to verify...

Fluzone High-Dose (Influenza Virus Vaccine) is Covered Under Medicare Part B

August 31, 2017

Fluzone® High-Dose is an inactivated influenza virus vaccine indicated for active immunization of persons...

Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids: Changes That Take Effect July 1, 2017

June 22, 2017

Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids: Changes That Take Effect July 1, 2017SEA 226 limits the amount of...

Recent Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Diagnosis

June 16, 2017

Indiana Health Alert Network Notification – June 16, 2017Fatal Case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in...

End-Of-Session Legislative Report

May 3, 2017

Overview The 2017 Indiana General Assembly focused on four major issues: passage of the biennium budget,...

Identification Of Candida Auris Case In Indiana

April 21, 2017

Indiana Health Alert Network Advisory—April 21, 2017The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was...

Communicable Disease Reporting for Physicians, Hospitals and Laboratories

March 17, 2017

A reminder from Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, MD, about communicable disease reporting requirements for physicians.

AAFP Takes Advocacy Action On Women's Health

January 26, 2017

The AAFP has joined together with four organizations to take an advocacy action on women’s health as...

Report Birth Defects To The Indiana Birth Defects And Problems Registry (IBDPR)

January 26, 2017

In a recent letter to Indiana's health care professionals, Indiana state health commissioner Jerome Adams,...

Investigation Of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated With Home-based, Rat-breeding Facilities In Wisconsin And Illinois

January 24, 2017

SummaryCDC and health officials from Wisconsin and Illinois are conducting an investigation of Seoul...