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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

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20130403wklynewsbrfs.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20130522wklynewsbrfs.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20130626wklynewsbrfs.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20131106wklynwsbrfs.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20131211wklynwsbrfs.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20140312wklynwsbrfs.html

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

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130104stopicd10.html

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

Medical Economics Lays Out Physicians' Top Challenges in 2014

Feb 12, 2014 - Every profession has its challenges, but in 2014, America's physicians will face a head-spinning array of economic hurdles. As the final days of 2013 ticked away, Medical Economics published its Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2014 and offered a peek into the near future.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140212top10challenges.html

Study Gives Insight on Strategies to Engage Patients, Increase Patient Portal Use

Sep 18, 2014 - Virginia-based researchers tracked eight primary care practices to identify successful patient portal implementation strategies, finding that portal uptake among the practices ranged from 22.1 percent to 27.9 percent. Specific decisions made at the practice level appeared to explain ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140918annfammedpatportals.html

AAFP, Family Physicians Embraced New Ideas, Fought Through Regulations

Jan 5, 2015 - 2014 marked a year of progress for America's family physicians as they embraced practice innovations and fought back against cumbersome regulations.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150105yir-practprof.html

Panel: EHR Holds Challenges Along With Promise

Mar 20, 2015 - A panel of health IT experts discussed the challenges and potential of electronic health records during a recent forum hosted by the Brookings Institution.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150320brookingsit.html

Solo, Small Practices Need Help Achieving PCMH Certification

Apr 13, 2015 - According to new research from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, fewer solo and small family medicine practices seek patient-centered medical home certification than do larger practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150413pcmhcert.html

New Care Delivery Methods Boost Career Satisfaction, Say Physicians

May 20, 2015 - More and more, primary care physicians are taking the reins in managing all types of care, said panelists at a recent Health is Primary event.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150520healthisprimary.html

Federal Officials Call for Changes to EHRs

Dec 11, 2015 - Federal officials discussed what stands in the way of greater interoperability between electronic health record systems during a recent forum hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20151211ehrforum.html

AAFP Seizes Momentum, Articulates MACRA Vision for Family Medicine

Apr 19, 2016 - The AAFP conveyed to CMS key recommendations for implementation of MACRA that would help ensure success.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160419MACRArecommendations.html

Physicians, Patients Suggest Shortening, Formatting Improvements

Sep 16, 2016 - Researchers consulted with clinicians and patients to learn how outpatient after-visit summaries generated by electronic health record systems could be improved.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160916patientsummaries.html

News in Brief: Week of July 25-29

Jul 27, 2011 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: FDA Issues Safety Information Regarding Dronedarone, AHRQ Brief Outlines Ways of Improving Patient Engagement in PCMH, and Rhode Island Enacts PCMH Measure.

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20110727wklynewsbrfs.html

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