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News in Brief: Week of Dec. 5-9

Dec 7, 2011 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: FDA Evaluating Reports of Serious Bleeding Linked to Pradaxa; Sneak a Peek at 2012 Update of ICD-10-CM; More Primary Care Physicians, Health Professionals Adopting EHRs; DUI Rate Influenced by Parental Example; FDA: 'Homeopathic' HCG ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

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News in Brief: Week of Dec. 12-16

Dec 14, 2011 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: CDC Releases Key Findings on Physician EHR Use, Cell-based Flu Vaccine Plant Could Expedite Pandemic Response, FDA Issues Warning Letters for Misleading Lap-Band Ads, New Report Shows State Support for CHCs to Drop in 2012, Insurance ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

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News in Brief: Week of July 16-20

Jul 18, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Physicians Pleased With EHRs, According to Survey, RWJ Foundation Announces Nine Research Grant Awards, and HHS To Hold Forums on Health Insurance Exchanges

AAFP News : News in Brief

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News in Brief: Week of Oct. 1-5

Oct 3, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Study Shows EHR Standing Orders Increase Delivery of Preventive Services; Exercise Helps Decrease Cognitive Impairment in Stroke Victims; FDA Seeks Family Physicians for Advisory Committees and Panels; New Grants Will Help CHCs Achieve ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20121003wklynewsbrfs.html

News in Brief: Week of Dec. 3-7

Dec 5, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Organizations Partner to Help Physicians Purchase EHRs; CMS Updates Stats on EHR Incentive Programs; Flu Season Started Early, CDC Says 'Get Vaccinated'; Take the AAFP Member Census; HHS Credits Health Care Law With Billions in Savings ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

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News in Brief: Week of April 1-5

Apr 3, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: New Online Tool Supports Chronic Disease Management; Free Webinars Help Physicians Earn Incentives, Avoid Penalties; NSF Offers Online Sleep Disorders Primer for Primary Care Physicians; Fee-For-Service Payment Continues to Dominate in ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

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News in Brief: Week of May 20-24

May 22, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: USPSTF Recommends Oral Fluoride Supplementation Starting at 6 Months; CMS Seeks More Participants for First Bundled Payment Initiative; Online Tool Shows Working Pharmacy Locations in Disaster Areas; EHR Uptake Among Physicians, Hospitals...

AAFP News : News in Brief

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News in Brief: Week of June 24-28

Jun 26, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: ONC Encourages Physicians to Share Their Health IT Success Stories; NIH: Only Half of U.S. Youth Meet Physical Activity Standards; Study of Vietnam Vet Twins Suggests PTSD Boosts Heart Disease Risk; and HHS Touts Benefits, Consumer ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

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News in Brief: Week of Nov. 4-8

Nov 6, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendation on Cognitive Impairment Screening, Malaria Case Numbers Hit 40-year High, Video Game Prompts Physicians to Consider Disaster Contingency Planning, User-friendly Resources Highlight Need-to-Know CMS ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

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News in Brief: Week of Dec. 9-13

Dec 11, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Guide Aims to Help Practices Implement Comprehensive Health Assessment Programs, AAFP Spotlighted on AHRQ EHC Program's Partners in Action Web Page, HHS to Lay Out $50 Million in Mental Health Services Funding for CHCs, Free Database ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

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News in Brief: Week of March 10-14

Mar 12, 2014 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: NCQA Set to Release New 2014 PCMH Recognition Standards, Insulin-related Hypoglycemia and Errors Send Patients to ERs, Primary Care Physicians Need More Functionality From Their EHRs, and CDC Announces New Twitter Account for Immunization...

AAFP News : News in Brief

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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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100804ptctrpt-gross.html

Investments in Medical Home Model Starting to Pay Dividends

Nov 8, 2011 - It has been five years since the AAFP adopted a policy stating that every American should have a personal medical home. In the years since then, the Academy has championed the idea of the patient-centered medical home, or PCMH, with the belief that the PCMH model improves outcomes and ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20111108pres-msg-pcmhpays.html

Having Your Say on the Future of Family Medicine

Sep 10, 2013 - As AAFP members, we all are aware of the many changes in health care that have occurred during the past decade. Thanks to the Future of Family Medicine (FFM) project, we have been prepared for many of these transformations, and, indeed, the AAFP has had a hand in promulgating the drive ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130910ffm2.html

National Ad Campaigns Can Spark Discussions About Tobacco Cessation

Jul 28, 2014 - Roughly 70 percent of smokers want to quit. With two national public awareness campaigns running simultaneously and payment for tobacco cessation services improving, now is the perfect time to help patients quit.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140728smokingedit.html

Fighting for Change as Only a Family Physician Can

Nov 9, 2016 - AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., faces the frustrations common to family physicians caring for their patients. That helps drive the Academy's work to win better payment for FPs.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20161109presmsgmacra.html

Glossary of Terms

Sep 21, 2012 - This glossary provides definitions for a number of terms related to the AAFP News Now special report Primer on Payment Reform: Rewarding Value Over Volume.

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921paymentsrglossary.html

What Keeps Physicians, Practice Managers Up at Night?

Jul 26, 2011 - A recent survey on work-related challenges physicians and their medical practice managers are encountering in 2011 revealed some surprises, with the issues that respondents identified as their top two challenges appearing on the list for the first time.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20110726mgmachallenges.html

Deadline to Request Hardship Exemptions From Medicare's 2011 e-Prescribing Incentive ...

Sep 7, 2011 - Family physicians planning to submit requests for hardship exemptions from the 2011 Medicare electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, incentive program have an extra month to do so, according to Steven Waldren, M.D., director of the AAFP's Center for Health IT, in reaction to the Aug. ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20110907eprescribedeadline.html

Use of EHRs Enhances Diabetes Care, Study Finds

Oct 5, 2011 - Family physicians who have been waiting for confirmation that the money they invest in an electronic health record, or EHR, will help improve patient care now have some firm data to consider. A recently published study found that medical practices that used EHRs provided higher-quality ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20111005ehrdiabetesstudy.html

Research Shows Interactive Preventive Health Record Improves Preventive Care

Aug 6, 2012 - Newly published study results show that an interactive preventive health record (IPHR) can be an effective tool for patients and physicians who want to ensure that indicated preventive care is delivered, according to Alex Krist, M.D., M.P.H., the corresponding author for Interactive ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20120806iphr-study.html

AAFP Provides New, Updated Resources to Help Members Navigate Payment Programs, ...

Nov 6, 2012 - The past year saw a multitude of practice and payment initiatives released across the United States. Many of these initiatives directly affect family physicians' practices, leaving FPs with a number of questions that the AAFP is working to answer. The Academy wants to ensure family ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20121106pracresources.html

AAFP Joins Dozens of Physician Groups Urging CMS to Halt ICD-10 Implementation

Jan 4, 2013 - On Dec. 20, an AMA-inspired letter signed by the AAFP and nearly 40 other national physician organizations was sent to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, M.A., with a simple but firm request: Stop implementation of the ICD-10-CM code sets for outpatient diagnosis coding. The ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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New Research Suggests ICD-10 Readiness Lagging Nationwide

Jul 1, 2013 - The clock is ticking on the nation's implementation of the ICD-10 code set for outpatient diagnosis coding. But new research conducted by the Englewood, Colo.-based Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) found that many physician practices were lagging behind and were concerned ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130701icd-10survey.html

Report Highlights Role of Health IT in Managing Patient Population Health

Nov 6, 2013 - Family physicians in the throes of creating patient-centered medical home practices, learning about medical neighborhoods and gaining full functionality of their electronic health records may appreciate a new report that illustrates how those three activities work together to benefit ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20131106popmodel.html

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