Archive for November, 2018

Online registration is closed… but no worries! You can still register on site!

You can still register onsite for GAFP 2018 Annual Meeting beginning at 7:00 AM on Thursday, November 8th. Conference registration is located outside of Salon ABC in the Foyer. Onsite registration and attendee materials pick-up hours are:

Thursday, November 8, 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 8:00 AM–3:30 AM

Print-ready registration form.

Who else is attending? Click here to see a list of 2018 attendees.

Download the GAFP 2018 mobile app and plan your best meeting yet!

OK, so you’ve registered for the GAFP’s 2018 Annual Meeting and made your travel plans for Stone Mountain. Now what? It’s time to download the mobile app!

Available on all iOS and android devices, the mobile app puts the entire GAFP 2018 schedule of events in the palm of your hand right now. With it, you can:

  • Access the event schedule and customize your agenda with personal appointments
  • See all the speakers, read their bios, and view their presentations
  • Check out the exhibitors and locate their booths more easily through using our interactive map
  • Get important updates and exciting offers through the app through Push Notifications
  • See who’s attending and share contact information by networking with other attendees

“We really encourage everyone attending to download the app now to prepare their schedule ahead of time and start learning about all we have to offer at the meeting,” said Chip Cowart, MD, President of GAFP.“ There are so many sessions to choose from and with the app, we know our attendees will have the best experience possible.”

Use these helpful tips to download the app on the following devices:

  • Type in web browser or search GAFP Annual Meeting in the iOS app store.
  • Click “Download iPhone/iPad/android App” to load in the App Store and download the app.
  • Type in web browser.
  • Click “Download Android App” to load the Google Play Store and download the app.

Note: To gain access to event content, you will be prompted to confirm your registration. A code was sent to the email you used to register for GAFP Annual Meeting. If you can’t find your password, you can re-enter your email in the app.

Visit for more updates on the GAFP 2018 Annual Meeting.

Quick Survey: Proposed Consolidated Billing Clearinghouse for Medicaid Patients

To:       Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Active Members

From:  Loy D. “Chip” Cowart, MD, FAAFP – President

The Georgia Academy has been meeting monthly with Medicaid as they work through administrative simplification initiatives.  Dr. Samuel “Le” Church from Hiawassee has been our GAFP lead on this project.  They are asking our membership to respond to a survey seeking interest in a consolidated billing clearinghouse for all four CMO and Medicaid Fee for Service insurance entities.

The purpose of this survey is to gain an understanding of the use of billing clearinghouses by physicians and hospitals and to assist in determining if computer enhancements for billing Medicaid claims are desired and needed.  The GAFP is sending this survey to its members on behalf of the Georgia Department of Community Health.  This survey takes less than three minutes to complete. Thank you for you quick response.

Members in the News

MAG honors Alliant Quality VP/CMO for humanitarian efforts – GAFP Board Member

Adrienne Mims, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, the vice president and chief medical officer of Medicare Quality Improvement for Alliant Health Solutions, was honored with the Medical Association of Georgia’s Jack A. Raines Humanitarian Award during a ceremony that took place during MAG’s 164th House of Delegates meeting on Jekyll Island on October 21. The award is given to physicians who make outstanding humanitarian contributions beyond the normal practice of medicine. Read more

Samuel “Le” Church, MD, FAAFP highlighted in the AAFP News

Dr. Samuel “Le” Church — a member of the AAFP’s Commission on Organization and Finance, a member of the AAFP’s CPT adviser team and a high school wrestling coach — does more on the issue of child abuse than providing and teaching forensic exams. With grant support from the Georgia AFP, Church also presents the Stewards of Children abuse prevention program to churches, business, community groups — basically, to anyone who will listen — because 90 percent of perpetrators are known to child victims or their families visit for more information. Read More