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Physicians Report Declining Satisfaction with EHRs

Aug 25, 2015 - A recently released report shows declining physician satisfaction with their electronic health record systems.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150825ehrsatisfaction.html

House Bill Aims to Ease Meaningful Use Burdens

Aug 7, 2015 - A new House bill calls for many revisions to meaningful use requirements family physicians have been seeking, including ending all-or-nothing assessments.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150807muhousebill.html

Physician Burnout: The AAFP Is Winning Battles For You

Jul 28, 2015 - Physician Burnout: The AAFP Is Winning Battles For You

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

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

Moving from Meaningless to Meaningful Use

Jul 7, 2015 - The flawed meaningful use program does not move our health care system closer to widespread adoption of electronic health records, and it is time for a change. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin explains why the Academy is launching an advocacy ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Physicians Win One-year Grace Period for ICD-10 Transition

Jul 7, 2015 - CMS announced this week that it will provide physicians greater flexibility -- including a one-year grace period from claims denials and audits in specific instances -- during the transition to new ICD-10 billing codes.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150707icd10transition.html

Request Hardship Exception to EHR Incentive Program -- Now

Jun 8, 2015 - Physicians applying for a hardship exception for CMS' Electronic Health Record Incentive Program must do so by July 1 to avoid a 2 percent Medicare pay cut in 2016.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150608ehrexception.html

Study Shows Gap in Key Care Coordination Tasks, Use of Health IT

Jun 4, 2015 - New research published in the Annals of Family Medicine explores inconsistencies in the use of health information technology to facilitate care-coordination activities.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150604itdisconnect.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 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

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

ONC Report Details Roadblocks to Sharing Patient Data

May 18, 2015 - A recent government report to Congress outlines concerns about the interoperability of health information systems and documents many of the frustrations expressed by physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150518blocking.html

Final Thoughts on the SGR; A Look Ahead at MACRA

Apr 28, 2015 - President Obama signed the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 into law on April 16, which eliminates the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin looks at what MACRA ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP NRN Plays Key Role in Upgrading Health Literacy Toolkit

Apr 17, 2015 - To help physicians better communicate with their patients about health information, the AAFP National Research Network helped update the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150417literacytoolkit.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

Tobacco Resources Offer Context for Building a Tobacco-free Future

Apr 9, 2015 - Tobacco-control resources family physicians may wish to explore include the upcoming webinar Tobacco Control and the Patient-Centered Medical Home and the archive at the Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150409tobaccoresources.html

Burdensome Meaningful Use Audits Snag Family Physicians

Apr 8, 2015 - In a recent letter, the AAFP told CMS that meaningful use audits are unreasonable, create an administrative burden and take family physicians away from patient care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150408muaudit.html

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

Mar 31, 2015 - High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

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

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

HHS, ONC Release Proposed Rules on MU, 2015 Edition Certification Criteria

Mar 23, 2015 - HHS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released two proposed rules aimed at supporting interoperable health IT nationwide.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150323mu3.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

AAFP President Tells Senators How EHRs Help, Hurt Physicians

Mar 19, 2015 - AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., testified this week before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee about electronic health records.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150319werginsenate.html

Here's a Look at Who's Eschewing EHR Implementation

Mar 12, 2015 - New research on electronic health record (EHR) adoption rates shows that nonadopters tend to be older than their EHR-savvy colleagues and work in independent solo or two-physician practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150312annalsehr.html

SGR: Time to say goodbye to a familiar foe

Mar 3, 2015 - Medicare will implement the largest and most damaging payment cut in its history in less than 30 days, as a result of the flawed and failed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin details how family physicians can ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

House Members Offer Support for Primary Care Issues

Mar 2, 2015 - AAFP leaders last week met with two House lawmakers about major issues affecting primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150302hillvisits.html

Immunizations Get Top Billing in Meeting With Surgeon General

Mar 2, 2015 - Two top federal officials met with AAFP Board members to discuss public health and expanding access to medical care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150302surg-genboard.html

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