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AAFP, Other Physician Organizations Slam HHS, CMS for Policy Change

Dec 21, 2010 - The AAFP has joined the AMA and more than four dozen national physician specialty organizations -- as well as medical associations from every state and the District of Columbia -- in urging HHS to put pressure on CMS to revise its electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, penalty ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

FDA to Require Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packages, Tobacco Ads

Nov 12, 2010 - Smokers will be starkly confronted with the potential consequences of their habit every time they buy a pack of cigarettes under the terms of an FDA proposed rule published Nov. 12 in the Federal Register. Every pack will become a mini-billboard that tells the truth about smoking, FDA ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Scrutinizes Proposed Rule, Recommends Changes for 2011 Medicare Physician Fee ...

Aug 18, 2010 - The Academy recently sent a detailed list of comments to CMS regarding the agency's proposed rule for the 2011 Medicare physician fee schedule, which was published in the July 13 Federal Register. In a July 28 letter addressed to CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, M.D., the Academy ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

We're Leaving Medicare to Save Our Practice

Aug 4, 2010 - Some family doctors say they're staying in Medicare and accepting new Medicare patients because philosophically, it's the right thing to do. But after participating in Medicare for several years, I've developed a different perspective.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

Financial, Technical Support Are Keys to Health IT Adoption by Small Physician Practices

Jul 29, 2010 - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or ARRA, will spur the adoption and use of health information technology, or health IT, among small physician practices by giving them much-needed financial and technical support to implement health IT systems.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Patient-Centered Collaborative Puts Stakeholders in Position to Drive Changes

Apr 12, 2010 - The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, or PCPCC, has made major contributions toward reforming the nation's health care system by giving primary care physicians and other stakeholders the necessary information and tools to implement and sustain the patient-centered medical ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Heim Discusses Academy Goals, Priorities for 2010

Feb 5, 2010 - The Academy will continue to fight for family physicians and their patients in 2010 because patients need better access to health care and primary care physicians deserve fair payment for their services.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

Federal Government Issues New Health IT Regulations

Jan 6, 2010 - The federal government is one step closer to defining the term meaningful use as it pertains to electronic health records, or EHRs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

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