Archive for October, 2015

GAFP Room Block Closing This Week! Sign Up and Reserve Your Room Now!

The GAFP room block for the Annual Scientific Assembly at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta closes Wednesday, October 7th! Book your room now and don’t miss your chance to take advantage of the member only registration rate of $448 to earn up to 29 CME* credits!  Join your colleagues at the Annual Scientific Assembly, scheduled for November 5-8, 2015 at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta.

New this year or back by popular demand:

  • ABFM Self-Assessment Modules Mandatory for Board Recertification- SPACE IS LIMITED!! Care of the Elderly and Pain Management have SOLD OUT!
  • The latest updates on clinical topics including: Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias, Asthma, Obesity, Immunizations for Adult Patients, and a Primary Care Women’s Health Forum
  • Work & Fun: Our evening activities will be a blast this year! Join us on Friday evening for the Second Annual Georgia Healthy Family Alliance Draw Down and buy a ticket for your chance to win $10,000! Also, make sure you don’t miss the “Jeans, Jerseys, and Jewels” President’s Reception at the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night! Tickets for both events can be purchased when you register for the meeting.
  • Annual Poster Competition: The Poster Competition will be held Saturday, November 7th and the entry form must be submitted to by Friday, October 9. You can find more information on the Poster Competition Entry Form.

The Westin is filling up fast, so make your reservations before the GAFP room block closes on October 7th! Room rates at the Westin Buckhead begin at $159. For reservations call 404-365-0065 or 800-253-1397 and request the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians room block. You may also book a room online by clicking here. GAFP room rates are automatically applied.

The complete schedule, with CME lectures and social events, and the registration link are available online at or call the GAFP offices at 800.392.3841 to register by phone.

If you have any questions about the meeting schedule, registration or other concerns, feel free to contact Mary Claire Leverett at

Join us for the First Annual PCMH Best Practices Workshop

This November, GAFP will host the first annual Patient-Centered Medical Home Best Practices Workshop in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Assembly.  This collaborative event will bring together NCQA-recognized Medical Homes from Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina to share tools and tips for sustaining transformation. PCMH University Graduates will present tools they have developed to maintain their medical home and enhance patient care.  Participants will also hear from local and national experts about changes on the horizon and how it will impact the medical home.  This CME workshop will be held on Thursday, November 5th at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, GA.

Registration is open to PCMH University Graduates and NCQA-recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes.  To register, please visit the conference registration page:

Member Access to August Board Minutes and Leadership Decisions

In an effort to keep GAFP members more informed of Board decisions, members can now access the August Board minutes.

Even though major activities tend to be reported in our newsletter, members may keep track of leadership decisions and adherence to the GAFP mission and strategic plan by reviewing quarterly Board minutes via a simple request to staff.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the GAFP Board minutes, please contact the staff by email at  Only GAFP members have the privilege to review the GAFP’s Board of Director’s minutes.

Georgia Healthy Family Alliance $10,000 Draw Down Tickets Are Selling Fast – Buy Yours TODAY!

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Join us on October 28th for a 30 Minute Webinar from the Georgia Clinical Transformation Team!

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Registration is now open for the Georgia Clinical Transformation Team’s October webinar:

Smoking Cessation and Accurate Coding for Maximum Reimbursement

Registration: Please follow this link to register.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 28 – 12:30-1pm ET – Smoking Cessation and Accurate Coding for Maximum Reimbursement

Webinar Objectives:

Smoking Cessation and Accurate Coding for Maximum Reimbursement

  • Use the 5 A’s approach to supporting smoking cessation
  • Learn how to document and code cessation counseling
  • Identify available patient education and support resources

This webinar is part of a monthly series of 30-minute webinars focused on quality improvement in your practice brought to you by the Georgia Clinical Transformation Team (GCT2). GCT2 partners include Alliant Quality, DCH Medicaid, GA-HITEC, GAFP, Georgia DPH, GAPHC, Georgia Chapter of ACP, GHA, and MAG.

All interested stakeholders are welcome, so please feel free to share this information. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Flanigan at or 404-321-7445.

CME Information:

AAFP Credit Statement: This Live series activity, Georgia Clinical Transformation Team (GCT2) Webinar Series, from 06/24/2015 – 11/25/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved for .50 AAFP Prescribed credits.

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.