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"Family Medicine Residents: Increasingly Diverse, But Lagging Behind Underrepresented ...

July 1, 2014 Graham

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/p80.pdf

"Will the Feds Really Buy Me an EHR?" and Other Commonly Asked Questions About the ...

Aug 1, 2009 - The economic stimulus package offers $19 billion in health IT incentives, but it also creates new penalties. Here's what you need to know.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0700/p19.html

"Will the Feds Really Buy Me and EHR?" and Other Commonly Asked Questions About the ...

...Any physician who participates in the Medicare Part-B program and meaningfully uses a qualified EHR system will be eligible to receive the incentive payments. Payments will be sent to the individual physician, not to the practice. To qualify for the Medicaid incentives, a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0700/p19.pdf

19020284 DPA_MACRA Pathway_Update.indd

...programs. MIPS consolidated the Medicare initiatives into a single program based on: quality, cost, improvement activities, and meaningful use of certifi ed EHR technology, referred to as promoting interoperability (PI). Merit-based Incentive Payment System Alternative Payment...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/making-sense-of-macra-pathway.pdf

19020284 DPA_MACRA Pathway_Update.indd

...programs. MIPS consolidated the Medicare initiatives into a single program based on: quality, cost, improvement activities, and meaningful use of certifi ed EHR technology, referred to as promoting interoperability (PI). Merit-based Incentive Payment System Alternative Payment...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/making-sense-of-macra-pathway.pdf

2000-2010 Index of Board Minutes

.........................................................................................................................................215 MEANINGFUL USE REGISTRY..............................................................................................

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2000-2010BoardIndex.pdf

2000-2010 Index of Board Minutes

.........................................................................................................................................215 MEANINGFUL USE REGISTRY..............................................................................................

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2000-2010BoardIndex.pdf

2009 Congress of Delegates Transactions

...transform themselves. 4. Focus federal financial incentives for meaningful use of health information technology on functionalities to support the PCMH. 5. Build on multistakeholder support for reinvigorating primary care and constructing health care reform using the PCMH as...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2009/TRANSACTIONS2009.pdf

2009 Congress of Delegates Transactions

...transform themselves. 4. Focus federal financial incentives for meaningful use of health information technology on functionalities to support the PCMH. 5. Build on multistakeholder support for reinvigorating primary care and constructing health care reform using the PCMH as...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2009/TRANSACTIONS2009.pdf

2009: The Year in Review

Jan 6, 2010 - In 2009, primary care and family physicians garnered the attention of the nation as health care reform efforts and the influenza A (H1N1) virus vied for headlines across the country.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20100106year-in-review.html

2010 Transactions,2010 COD Transactions.doc

...payment for the Patient Centered Medical Home model, reasonable "meaningful use," Accountable Care Organization, and quality reporting criteria. All of these and more issues are being tracked, reviewed, and suggestions for improvement made to make sure we are represented the...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2010/2010CODTransactions.pdf

2010 Transactions,2010 COD Transactions.doc

...payment for the Patient Centered Medical Home model, reasonable "meaningful use," Accountable Care Organization, and quality reporting criteria. All of these and more issues are being tracked, reviewed, and suggestions for improvement made to make sure we are represented the...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2010/2010CODTransactions.pdf

2011 Transactions

...Medicare beneficiaries rule given the small Medicare populations in rural areas. The WGRH also discussed the issue of achieving Meaningful Use in rural areas, where the costs to operate at that level are significant for this sub-set of the 2011 Transactions, continued Page 49...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2011/2011CongressofDelegatesTransactions.pdf

2011 Transactions

...Medicare beneficiaries rule given the small Medicare populations in rural areas. The WGRH also discussed the issue of achieving Meaningful Use in rural areas, where the costs to operate at that level are significant for this sub-set of the 2011 Transactions, continued Page 49...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2011/2011CongressofDelegatesTransactions.pdf

2011: The Year in Review

Jul 25, 2012 - This is the topic page for AAFP News Now's 2011: The Year in Review coverage.

AAFP News : 2011: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2011-year-in-review.html

2012 Congress of Delegates Transactions,2012 Transactions,2012 Transactions

...the National Coordinator for Health IT and his staff on two occasions to provide input and voice concerns from our members regarding the Meaningful Use program. (8) The advocacy pinnacle for me was the opportunity to testify in July before the Senate Finance Committee regarding...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2012/2012Transactions.pdf

2012 Congress of Delegates Transactions,2012 Transactions,2012 Transactions

...the National Coordinator for Health IT and his staff on two occasions to provide input and voice concerns from our members regarding the Meaningful Use program. (8) The advocacy pinnacle for me was the opportunity to testify in July before the Senate Finance Committee regarding...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2012/2012Transactions.pdf

2012 Medicare eRx Program

Joint Letter to CMS Regarding the Proposed Rule on the 2012 Medicare eRx Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/prescribing/LT-Berwick-RxProgram-072511.pdf

2012 National Congress of Student Members Summary of Actions

...agreed that all students need access to EMR training. Educational principles may need to be developed on how to teach the concepts of meaningful use and ways to get an EMR to accomplish the necessary standards associated with the PCMH. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/NCSMActions2012.pdf

2012 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Summary of 2012 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/ES-2012PhysicianFeeSchedule.pdf

2012 Summary of Actions

...evidence-based approach to requirements from CMS around EHR adoption and use within our comments to proposed and final rules governing meaningful use regulations. There are no recommendations or requests for studies by CMS. The commission recommended, and the Board of Directors will...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2012/2012SummaryofActions.pdf

2012 Summary of Actions

...evidence-based approach to requirements from CMS around EHR adoption and use within our comments to proposed and final rules governing meaningful use regulations. There are no recommendations or requests for studies by CMS. The commission recommended, and the Board of Directors will...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2012/2012SummaryofActions.pdf

2013 COD Transactions

...requirements, meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, and other requirements. The WGRH noted that it would work with the CQP to address concerns about the deferral of PCMH implementation by retiring physicians, as well as to review meaningful use requirements/cost...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2013/2013Transactions.pdf

2013 COD Transactions

...requirements, meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, and other requirements. The WGRH noted that it would work with the CQP to address concerns about the deferral of PCMH implementation by retiring physicians, as well as to review meaningful use requirements/cost...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2013/2013Transactions.pdf

2013 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Access the 2013 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2013.html

2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to CMS on the Proposed 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-FeeSchedule-082212.pdf

2013 Physician Fee Schedule

2013 Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2013FinalFeeSchedule-0113.pdf

2014 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 13, 2014 - Access the 2014 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2014.html

2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Summary of Proposed 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-2014ProposedFeeSchedule-071913.pdf

2014 NCSC Delegates Debate Issues Vital to Physicians, Patients

May 7, 2014 - National Conference of Special Constituency delegates gathered in Kansas City, Mo., May 1-3 to write, debate and vote on a number of resolutions related to medical practice and patient health.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140507ncsc-practenhance-advoc.html

2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to the CMS 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2104ProposedMPFS-082913.pdf

2014NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

...Down the 2015 Meaningful Use Criteria RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians strongly encourage the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology to consider a more incremental approach to implementation of future Meaningful Use criteria....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2014NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

2015 is a year of coping with Medicaid and Medicare cuts -- FPM

Jan 14, 2015 - 2015 is a year of coping with Medicaid and Medicare cuts

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2015_is_a_year_of.html

2015 PCORI Report

...not all variables are meaningful nor are all useful. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to establish Meaningful Use Stage 3 regulations in order to expand the data contained in electronic health records beyond traditional medical information. To that...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/reports/PCORI_0715.pdf

2015 Poster Presentation Abstracts

...electronic health record (EHR) technology. Incentive payments were disbursed to eligible professionals (EPs) only after demonstrating meaningful use of certified EHR technology and passing an attestation process. An EP’s ability to incur the average cost of $15,000 to $70,000 per...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/nc15-poster-abstracts.pdf

2015 Resolutions

Apr 1, 2016 - Access the resolutions considered at the 2015 Congress of Delegates annual session.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2015/resolutions.mem.html

2015-2016 Mini-Grant Recipients -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Sep 1, 2016 -

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/mini-grant/recipients.html

2015: the year CMS replaces the carrots with sticks -- FPM

Nov 10, 2014 - 2015: the year CMS replaces the carrots with sticks

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2015_the_year_cms_replaces.html

2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

...expanded definitions of gender designation, addition of identified gender to karyotypic gender, or other options, regardless of Stage of Meaningful Use of the electronic medical record. GLBT Practice Enhancement Commission on Quality and Practice Accept for information. The...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

...expanded definitions of gender designation, addition of identified gender to karyotypic gender, or other options, regardless of Stage of Meaningful Use of the electronic medical record. GLBT Practice Enhancement Commission on Quality and Practice Accept for information. The...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

2016 Advocacy Agenda: Four Things to Know

Jan 19, 2016 - Four key issues stand out on the Academy's advocacy agenda for 2016: influencing the implementation of the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act; meaningful use; reducing administrative complexity; and aligning payers' quality and performance measures.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_advocacy_agenda_four_things.html

2016 Election: Dates to Remember

Jan 5, 2016 - On Nov. 8, American voters will elect a new president and vice president, 469 members of Congress and a dozen governors. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some important dates to remember.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_election_dates_to_remember.html

2016 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 5, 2016 - Access the 2016 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2016.html

2017 PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium Call for Proposals Topic Definitions

... Health care and payment reform (meaningful use, MACRA, etc.)  Institutional Requirements  Length of Training  Match (Rules, Regulations, Pearls, and Pitfalls)  New Accreditation System (NAS) (APE, Self- Study, etc.)  Performance/Quality Improvement ...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/res17-topics-list-.pdf

2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents Recommendations and Actions

...curricular content for the 2012 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students that would address the meaningful use of the electronic health record (EHR) in improving continuity of care for such transient populations as the homeless, migrant workers, and...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc19-ncfmr-recs-actions-book.pdf

2018 National Congress of Student Members Recommendations and Actions

...agreed that all students need access to EMR training. Educational principles may need to be developed on how to teach the concepts of meaningful use and ways to get an EMR to accomplish the necessary standards associated with the PCMH. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc19-ncsm-res-actions-book.pdf

2018 NCCL Converner Candidates

...2010-2013 Physician Champion and Member, Meaningful Use Work Group, OU Physicians/OU Medicine Resulted in adoption of electronically-based, patient centered care and payments of >$60,000 per physician over three years at OU Medicine/OU Physicians ($8.4 million first year)...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/NCCL%20Convener%20Candidates.pdf

2018 Nicholas J. Pisacano, MD Lecture: Caring for the Tribe

...Meaningful Use SBIRT NCQA Level III PCMH 5 6 4 7 8 5 9 Egalitarianism Freedom Connection Sacrifice Loyalty 10 6 Edward L Deci and Richard Ryan Self Determination Theory Autonomy...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/handouts/res18-251-pisacano-caring-for-the-tribe.pdf

2018-mips-playbook.pdf

...Promoting Interoperability n Based on Meaningful Use n Must report base measures or the category score will be zero n Must report 90 consecutive days of data n Previously referred to as the advancing care information (ACI) performance category MIPS CATEGORY WEIGHTS...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/2018-mips-playbook.pdf

2018-mips-playbook.pdf

...Promoting Interoperability n Based on Meaningful Use n Must report base measures or the category score will be zero n Must report 90 consecutive days of data n Previously referred to as the advancing care information (ACI) performance category MIPS CATEGORY WEIGHTS...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/2018-mips-playbook.pdf

2019 PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium Topic List

...• Health care and payment reform (meaningful use, MACRA, etc.) • Institutional Requirements • Joint Commission • Length of Training • Match (Rules, Regulations, Pearls, and Pitfalls) • New Accreditation System (NAS) (APE, Self- Study, etc.) • Performance/Quality...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/rps_pdw/res19-topic-list.pdf

2019-mips-playbook.pdf

...Promoting Interoperability n Based on Meaningful Use n Must report measures or the category score will be zero n Must use 2015 Edition CEHRT for the PI performance period n Must report 90 consecutive days of data MIPS CATEGORY WEIGHTS Cost Quality Improvement...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/2019-mips-playbook.pdf

2019-mips-playbook.pdf

...Promoting Interoperability n Based on Meaningful Use n Must report measures or the category score will be zero n Must use 2015 Edition CEHRT for the PI performance period n Must report 90 consecutive days of data MIPS CATEGORY WEIGHTS Cost Quality Improvement...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/2019-mips-playbook.pdf

A Day On the Hill: Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicare and More

Nov 26, 2014 - A Day On the Hill: Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicare and More

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_day_on_the_hill.html

A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...32. Ornstein SM, Nemeth LS, Nietert P, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Litvin CB. Learning from primary care meaningful use exemplars. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015;28(3):360-370. 33. Mold, JW, Lawler F, Schauf KJ, Aspy CB. Does patient assessment of the quality of the primary care they...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/fam_med/ValuingFamMed.pdf

A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...32. Ornstein SM, Nemeth LS, Nietert P, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Litvin CB. Learning from primary care meaningful use exemplars. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015;28(3):360-370. 33. Mold, JW, Lawler F, Schauf KJ, Aspy CB. Does patient assessment of the quality of the primary care they...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/Valuing-FPs.pdf

A limited time opportunity on eRx penalties -- FPM

Apr 23, 2013 - A limited time opportunity on eRx penalties

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_limited_time_opportunity_on.html

A Meaningful Discussion About Meaningful Use

May 18, 2012 - A Meaningful Discussion About Meaningful Use

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_meaningful_discussion_about_meaningful.html

A New Year, a New Congress and New Opportunities for Family Medicine

Jan 6, 2015 - A New Year, a New Congress and New Opportunities for Family Medicine

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/a_new_year_a_new.html

A Physician's Guide to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

...of rules and regulations that govern how physicians and hos- pitals may start to receive incentive payments beginning in 2011 for the meaningful use of certified EHR tech- nology. The programs are voluntary, but the incentives for participation and the penalties for...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p17.pdf

A Physician's Guide to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: The Basics -- FPM

Oct 1, 2010 - With the changes made in the final rule, earning the EHR incentives is still not easy, but at least it's easier.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p17.html

AAFP 2015 Statement on SGR Policies - January 21, 2015

The American Academy of Family Physicians submitted a statement for the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health SGR repeal hearing. The document urges policymakers to support primary care and appropriation physician payment within any long-term SGR Repeal legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-2015SGR-012015.pdf

AAFP Applauds Legislation that Grants Reprieve on Meaningful Use Penalties

Dec 21, 2015 - AAFP welcomes the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Meaningful-Use-Penalties.html

AAFP Argues for Extended 90-day MU Reporting Period

Mar 18, 2016 - As the meaningful use program winds down, the AAFP is telling CMS it should maintain flexibility in the program's reporting requirements.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160318mu90days.html

AAFP Backs Bill to Grant Forbearance on MU Penalties

Nov 11, 2015 - Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has sponsored the Meaningful Use Relief Act that would allow CMS to grant a blanket hardship exception for eligible health professionals who cannot attest to meaningful use stage two for 2015.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151111muletter.html

AAFP Blasts ONC's Final EHR Interoperability Road Map

Oct 12, 2015 - AAFP Board Chair Robert Wergin, M.D., recently told the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology that its final interoperability road map falls short of achieving that critical goal.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20151012oncroadmap.html

AAFP Calls Out CMS on Meaningful Use Stage Three

Jun 2, 2015 - In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP argued aggressively for physician-friendly meaningful use stage three rules. The Academy specifically pressed for a delay in stage three implementation until the nation's transition to value-based payment was on firmer ground.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150602mu3letter.html

AAFP Comments on 2015 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The AAFP comment letter to CMS on the 2015 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-ProposedMPFS2015-082614.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2018 Inpatient Proposed Rule

...how CMS will address a decertification before a reporting period ends. CMS must provide further guidance on options for EPs under Meaningful Use, and ECs under the Advancing Care Information (ACI) component of MIPS, whose EHR becomes decertified. The AAFP does not share CMS'...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-IPPSProposedRule-060817.pdf

AAFP Continues Rigorous Oversight of New Payment Model Details

Dec 20, 2016 - The AAFP continues to keep a close eye on details associated with new payment models related to CMS' Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20161220macrafinalcomment.html

AAFP Continues to Fight for Reasonable Meaningful Use Rules

May 27, 2015 - In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP continued to push for rules that would help family physician succeed in the agency's meaningful use programs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150527mu2.html

AAFP Cover Letter to CMS on MACRA RFI - November 9, 2015

AAFP response to the CMS request for information regarding implementation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), promotion of Alternative Payment Models (APM), and incentive payments for participation in eligible APMs

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MACRA-Cover110915.pdf

AAFP Cries Foul on Meaningful Use Attestation Portal Delay

Sep 24, 2014 - After learning of a technical oversight that could lead to penalties for thousands of family physicians trying to attest to meaningful use, the AAFP immediately fired off a letter to CMS asking for relief.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140924muportaldelay.html

AAFP Degree of Fellow Application

...Review Accreditation Commission (URAC); The Joint Commission; advanced primary care; completing the requirements and certifying for Meaningful Use; transforming to a performance based payment process such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015;...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/restricted/degree-of-fellow-application.pdf

AAFP Degree of Fellow Application

...Review Accreditation Commission (URAC); The Joint Commission; advanced primary care; completing the requirements and certifying for Meaningful Use; transforming to a performance based payment process such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015;...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/restricted/degree-of-fellow-application.pdf

AAFP Delegates Wrestle With Needs of Older Physicians, Rural Practices

Sep 25, 2013 - Delegates to the 2013 Congress of Delegates in San Diego voted Sept. 24 to safeguard access to quality health care for all by investigating how best to serve the interests of the nation's older family physicians, as well as those in solo or small practices, especially in rural areas.

AAFP News : News From 2013 Annual Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-cod-assembly/20130925codadvocacy0.html

AAFP Demands Straight Answers on Flawed Audit Process

Jul 17, 2015 - The AAFP won't back down when it comes to getting answers from CMS about flaws in its meaningful use audit system.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150717auditanswers.html

AAFP Digest on SGR Repeal Legislation - December 15, 2013

...o (1) quality (30 percent) o (2) resource use (30 percent) o (3) clinical improvement activities (15 percent) o (4) meaningful use of EHR (25 percent) 12/23/2013 Page 2 of 5  The measures and activities for three of the four performance categories (quality, resource use,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-AAFPSummarySGRRepealLegislation-121513.pdf

AAFP Dissects, Responds to CMS' Proposed 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Sep 4, 2013 - After careful review of CMS' proposed 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule in the July 19 Federal Register, the AAFP has provided a thorough response to pieces of the proposal that most strongly affect family physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20130904aafprespmpfs.html

AAFP Executive Summary of MACRA Final Rule - October 24, 2016

...2019 MIPS payment year. The MIPS program combines existing quality and performance improvement programs-PQRS, Value- based Modifier, and Meaningful Use-and rolls them into a single performance program. The single program contains four performance categories: quality, advancing care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-MACRAFinal-102416.pdf

AAFP Executive Summary of the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - November 5, 2014

...AAFP recommendations The AAFP generally agreed with the proposals to better align the Medicare Shared Savings Program with meaningful use group reporting requirements and to refine the quality measures used in establishing quality performance standards. Insofar as the AAFP continues...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/ES-2015MPFS-110514.pdf

AAFP Expends Huge Effort to Shape New Payment System

Nov 17, 2015 - The AAFP recently submitted detailed responses to 126 questions as part of a CMS request for information on how to implement new payment models.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151117macrarfi.html

AAFP Expertise on EHRs Guides ONC

Jun 8, 2016 - The AAFP recently responded to a federal request for information regarding how best to measure progress on interoperability of electronic health records.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160608interoperability.html

AAFP Fires Off Recommended Changes to 2016 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Sep 2, 2015 - After scouring the proposed 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule for items that affect family physicians, the AAFP fired off a letter to CMS calling for a number of improvements.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150902feeschedule.html

AAFP Foundation Corporate Partner Summit Wrap-Up

...education resource providers can access and share and checks the box for meaningful use • TIPS module in development focuses on agenda setting with patients during visits - will have tools that can be shared with patients to use • Develop networks between multiple practices to...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/partner-summit/partner-summit-wrap-up.pdf

AAFP Goverment Relations Summary of President's Budget Request for FY 2019 - February ...

...Medicare meaningful use program. Effective FY2019, the budget proposes to provide hospitals and physicians the freedom to use electronic health records as they deem best by removing Federal penalties, reducing reporting burden, and eliminating low-value metrics of meaningful use. In...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ES-GRSummaryPresidentBudgetRequestFY2019-021318.pdf

AAFP Goverment Relations Weekly Report - March 20, 2015

AAFP Government Relations Weekly Report

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2015/gr-weekly-mar-20.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...will hold a hearing on efforts to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. * On Wednesday, July 21, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on treating rare and neglected pediatric diseases: promoting the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-July-16.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...1. DR. GOERTZ TESTIFYING ON HIT BEFORE HOUSE HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE On Tuesday, July 27, Dr. Goertz will testify on HIT and meaningful use before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. He will be part of a panel of stakeholders and follow David Blumenthal, MD, the National...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-July-23.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...for patient registries and tracking their patients to ensure they are receiving the preventive care they need. He indicated that federal meaningful use rules must allow physicians in small- and medium-sized practices to qualify for the incentive payments without discouraging...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-July-30.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...provides a 90-percent federal match for states to administer incentive payments to Medicaid providers and promote interoperability and meaningful use of EHR technology statewide. Louisiana will receive $1.85 million, Maryland $1.37 million, Minnesota $1.04 million, and New Jersey...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-May-21.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...to the PCMH educational task force. 9. KANSAS AFP PRESIDENT FIRST TO RECEIVE MU BONUS April 18 marked the opening day of the meaningful use attestation process and eligible professionals who have met all program requirements can expect to receive their 2011 incentive payments soon....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-May-27.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...technology (HIT). Specifically, the document emphasizes the need to assist small practices in purchasing HIT systems and meeting meaningful use standards. 4. AAFP SUPPORTS TWEAKS TO MEDICARE REGULATIONS The AAFP sent CMS a letter on December 7 in response to the proposed...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-December-9.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...Services (HHS) announced an additional $12 million more for regional extension centers to assist rural critical access hospitals become meaningful users of electronic health records in order to earn both the Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. This statement follows a...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-February-11.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...with $14 million to support 46 research and training grants and $13 million in contracts to synthesize and disseminate evidence on meaningful use of health IT. Patient Safety would receive $65 million, more than half of which is targeted for projects that will prevent and reduce...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-February-18.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...health IT extension center has reached its initial goal of signing up 1,000 primary care providers to help them deploy and become meaningful users of electronic health records. Lt. Governor Anthony Brown (D) led the administration’s healthcare efforts to reach this goal for adoption...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-June-10.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...the penalties until an integrated system is in place; and provide a 'safe harbor' for early adopters whose EHRs do not conform to the meaningful use requirement." 2. MAINTAINING HEALTH COVERAGE Also on June 2, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-June-3.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...19 from 2:30-3:45pm ET, CMS will hold an educational conference call titled, Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: Understanding Meaningful Use. Registration is required prior to the call.  On May 26 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, CMS will hold a conference call on the 2011...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-May-13.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...Steven Waldren, MD, participated in a panel session on optimizing the patient-centered medical home. Conference topics included meaningful use, privacy, e-prescribing, EHR adoption, consumer e- health, as well as the role of the regional extension centers. 7. FamMedPAC BRINGS AAFP’S...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-November-18.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...updating the eligibility and enrollment system; enhancing the state's health information exchange; assisting providers achieve meaningful use of HER; and, assuring an adequate health workforce to meet the increased demand on the health system. Dr. Derksen is a member of the AAFP...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-September-9.pdf

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