Nominations Open for WAFP Family Medicine Educator of the Year

While the Oxford Dictionary defines an educator as “a person who provides instruction or education; a teacher,” we know an educator is so much more! True educators ignite passions for learning, offer endless encouragement, challenge assumptions, and construct an environment in which their students thrive. Do you know a Family Medicine Educator who has impacted their…

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MCO Incentives for Well Visits Through 2022

The MCOs working with the Department of Health have compiled a list of the rewards parents can earn so that clinics can use it when reminding parents that their child is due or overdue for a full check-up. Some clinics find that patients are more willing to schedule an appointment knowing that it is included in…

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WAFP at the 2022 National Conference

The AAFP’s signature event for medical students interested in family medicine, the 2022 National Conference, concluded this past weekend in Kansas City, MO. Students are able to meet and talk with representatives from family medicine residency programs across the country, including each of the programs in Washington. The WAFP Foundation supported numerous Washington medical students…

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Mark Your Calendar! WAFP Events in 2023

While there are still numerous AAFP events remaining in 2022 — National Conference, the Congress of Delegates, and FMX, just to name a few — WAFP has begun finalizing its calendar for 2023. We hope you’re able to join us! 2023 Family Medicine Advocacy Day will be held Feb. 6, and we are planning to…

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Members-only E/M Guidelines Webinar Recording Now Online

Facilitated by health care coding and billing consultant Terry Fletcher, C.P.C., the webinar allowed viewers to explore the nuances of the updated office visit/outpatient evaluation and management guidelines that took effect Jan. 1. During her presentation, Fletcher reviewed the changes included in the 2021 E/M documentation and coding guidelines, explaining how to handle coding for various situations…

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UW Dept. of Family Medicine Speaker Series Continues with Focus on Research

The next event in the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine’s 50th Anniversary Speaker Series will feature Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH, and Matthew Thompson, MBChB, DPhil, speaking on research within the department. Registration is open; the event will be held Thursday, May 27, at 5:30 p.m. Baldwin served as head of the department’s Research…

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