KAFP Weekly
Apr. 22, 2014

2014 district election ballots due April 24
If you live or work in District 2, 4, 6, 7 or 8, you should have received a ballot in the US Mail for District Director the week of March 24, 2014. District Director ballots must be received back at KAFP by Thursday, April 24, 2014 to be counted. Click here to see a map of the districts.More

2014-15 KAFP election of officers
This is your official notice of invitation to vote for your 2014-15 KAFP officers. The election for officers, delegate and alternate delegate will be conducted in person during the Annual Meeting at the Overland Park Marriott on Friday, June 6 at noon in the Member Meeting. Be there to vote! Active, resident and life members are eligible to vote. More

KAFP's resolutions due May 5
A great way to get involved is to write a resolution! Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy's political process. It may sound daunting, but writing and submitting a resolution can be painless. Here’s how:

  1. Formulate your idea or subject for the resolution;
  2. Organize your thoughts on the subject;
  3. Begin writing the resolution using clear, concise language. The "whereas" and "therefore let it be resolved" clauses are not hard to write. "Whereas" clauses explain the problem or situation. "Resolved" clauses explain the action or solution you propose should happen. 
Please submit your resolution for consideration by Monday, May 5, 2014. You may send by fax to 316-721-9044, by e-mail to kafp@kafponline.org or by U.S. mail. More

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Kansas Academy Of Family Physicians Foundation

You can now support your KAFP-Foundation by shopping at smile.amazon.com. More

KHIN to provide MU2 attestation certificates
KHIN, in conjunction with KDHE, will begin sending MU2 Certificates of Accomplishment to its members who meet the MU2 requirements through KHIN. The certificates can be used for purposes of a Meaningful Use Audit. The certificates will be verified and signed by both KHIN and KDHE. Please contact the KHIN office to request a certificate if you have not received one and feel you meet the requirements. More

KHIN certified to transport MU2 public health measures
As many begin their 90-day window for Meaningful Use 2 Attestation, Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) is approved by KDHE to transport the following messages: immunizations, syndromic surveillance, electronic labs for reportable diseases, infectious diseases, and we are finalizing the process to transport cancer case information to the cancer registry.

If you need assistance in transporting your public health measures, please reach out to your KHIN project manager or 877.520.5448. More

Q&As on HPV vaccine, DTaP and Tdap, influenza vaccine, MMR, varicella vaccines and vaccine storage and handling
Immunization Action Coalition
This Q&A was acquired from http://www.immunize.org/express/issue1115.asp on April 16, 2014. We thank the Immunization Action Coalition. More

AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop
The 2014 Family Medicine Global Health Workshop is scheduled for Sept. 11-13 in San Diego, Calif. The deadline for abstract submissions is May 15. The 2014 conference theme is "The Changing Landscape of Global Family Medicine." More

$10,000 grant to practices that immunize
KHIN has received a grant to pay a portion of the interface costs for Kansas physician practices that administer immunizations to Kansas patients. The funds will pay up to $10,000 of the interface cost charged by the practice's electronic health record (EHR) vendor. Funds are limited and must be expended by July 1, 2014. Please contact your KHIN project manager for more information or 877.520.5448.

Grant eligibility requirements:

  1. KHIN member
  2. Administer immunizations to patients
  3. Willingness to send immunizations to the state registry (WebIZ)
Sending immunizations to WebIZ is a MU1 and MU2 requirement. If your practice is trying to meet their meaningful use requirements, this might be a good option. More