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Congress Simplifies MU Hardship Exemption Process

Dec 22, 2015 - Congress has passed a bill would allow CMS to review meaningful use hardship exemption applications faster until March 15, 2016.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151222muexemption.html

Let the AAFP Answer Your Meaningful Use Questions

Dec 16, 2015 - The AAFP recently created a resource for family physicians based on the most pressing questions physicians have about the meaningful use program.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151216mufaq.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 Urges HHS to Pause, Refocus, Streamline MU Program

Dec 2, 2015 - After publication of the final meaningful use rule, the AAFP wasted no time letting CMS know that the program is in trouble and needs a course correction.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151202mu3letter.html

Understand How to Use CMS' QRURs

Nov 25, 2015 - Physicians should learn how to utilize CMS' Quality and Resource Use Reports because they highlight practice information that will soon impact Medicare payment.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151125qrur.html

Maximizing MACRA for Family Medicine

Nov 24, 2015 - CMS asked for information regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and the AAFP replied with a 53-page response to the agency's 126 questions. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how the Academy is ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Moving On: Finding the Right Job Worth the Effort

Nov 24, 2015 - Moving On: Finding the Right Job Worth the Effort

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/moving_on_finding_the_right.html

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

Safeguard Your Sanity -- and Your Specialty -- With a Bold 'No!'

Nov 17, 2015 - Safeguard Your Sanity -- and Your Specialty -- With a Bold 'No!'

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/safeguard_your_sanity_and_your.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

No Pay Raise in 2016, but Shift to Value-based Pay Continues

Nov 11, 2015 - The final 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule has been released, and an expected 0.5 percent pay increase was effectively reduced to zero.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

Nov 10, 2015 - AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

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

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

AAFP Leaders Take Family Medicine's Message to Capitol Hill

Nov 4, 2015 - Members of the AAFP Board of Directors spoke to lawmakers about FPs' frustration with meaningful use rules, Medicare payment and other issues.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151104hillvisit.html

Whack the 'WAC'

Oct 27, 2015 - The growing administrative burden on physicians is hampering patient care and fueling physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the Academy's efforts to address problems with the meaningful use program and to end ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Tell Congress to Hit Pause on Meaningful Use Stage Three

Oct 23, 2015 - The Academy is making it easy to demand that Congress pause the meaningful use program until it's firmly on track to help family physicians improve patient care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151023mu3speakout.html

HHS Final Rules Address EHR Incentives, Certification Criteria

Oct 13, 2015 - HHS recently released final rules meant to speed the implementation, interoperability and flexibility of electronic health records in the U.S. health care system.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151013hhsfinalrules.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

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

Oct 9, 2015 - Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

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

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

House, Senate Ask CMS to Delay Meaningful Use Stage Three

Oct 7, 2015 - Last week, 116 House members sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Office of Management and Budget Director Shawn Donovan asking for a delay in implementing meaningful use stage three.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151007mu3delay.html

New AAFP President Declares Family Medicine a 'Noble Profession'

Sep 30, 2015 - Newly installed AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., sat down with AAFP News to talk about family medicine and the issues she'll focus on during the next 12 months.

AAFP News : News From 2015 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2015-congress-fmx/20150930filerqanda.html

Ready Or Not, ICD-10 is Here

Sep 29, 2015 - ICD-10 will be implemented this week. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the Academy’s resources related to that change. He also offers an update on a bill intended to reform meaningful use (and how you can help).

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/ready_or_not_icd_10.html

Academy Working to Address 'Asinine' EHR Issues

Sep 29, 2015 - AAFP officers answered questions on a wide range of issues -- including electronic health records and physician payment -- during a Town Hall meeting Sept. 27 in Denver.

AAFP News : News From 2015 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2015-congress-fmx/20150929codtownhall1.html

Dozens of Organizations Express Meaningful Use Concerns

Sep 24, 2015 - The AAFP and 40 other medical organizations have asked HHS and the Office of Management and Budget to pause work on implementation of meaningful use stage three.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150924mu3letters.html

Practice Perspective: Patient Stories Get Attention of Media, Policymakers

Sep 22, 2015 - Practice Perspective: Patient Stories Get Attention of Media, Policymakers

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

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

AAFP's Annual Meeting Offers Plenty to 'Experience' in Denver

Sep 15, 2015 - Thousands of family physicians will gather two weeks from today in Denver for an opportunity to learn, network, and have fun at the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience (FMX). AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some of what is to come ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

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