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News in Brief: Week of Nov. 26-30

Nov 28, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: CDC's Updated Vaccine Storage Toolkit Now Available; e-Health Initiative Releases Survey on Health Information Exchanges; HHS Extends Deadline For State-Based Insurance Exchanges; Lights, Camera, Action, Says ONC; Consultant's Report ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20121128wklynewsbrfs.html

Framework Can Help Get Patients Engaged in Their Own Health Care

Dec 3, 2012 - Many family physicians dream of having a practice filled with patients who are willing and eager to participate in decision making about their health and wellbeing. Help in reaching that point has arrived with the National eHealth Collaborative's recently released Patient Engagement ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20121203ptengageframe.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

Value-based Payment? Survey Says …

Dec 5, 2017 - The AAFP partnered with Humana to survey family physicians regarding their engagement with, and attitudes toward, value-based payment models. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20171205ITT_VBP.html

AAFP Pushes for Revisions, Easing of Regulatory Burden

Jun 16, 2017 - The AAFP's response to CMS' 2018 inpatient payment proposal covered a variety of topics important to family physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170616ipps.html

Need Help Starting in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System?

Jan 27, 2017 - Learn how to get started in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System with a free CMS webinar presented on Feb. 1.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20170127mipswebinar.html

Window for CPC+ Round Two Applications Closes July 13

Jul 11, 2017 - The deadline to apply for the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative is approaching for practices in Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and part of New York.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170711cpcplusdeadline.html

2011: The Year in Review

Jul 25, 2012 - This is the topic page for AAFP News Now's 2011: The Year in Review coverage.

AAFP News : 2011: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2011-year-in-review.html

New Regulatory, Incentive Programs Provide Practice Challenges for Family Physicians in...

Jan 4, 2012 - The year 2011 marked a time of great change for family physicians and the way they run their practices. The Academy -- and its wholly-owned subsidiary TransforMED -- stood ready to assist family physicians as they worked to transform their practices into patient-centered medical homes; ...

AAFP News : 2011: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2011-year-in-review/20120104yirpracticesupport.html

PCMH Model Great for Health Care, But We Need More Cost Data, Say AAFP Delegates

Oct 19, 2012 - The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and technology were front and center during debate at the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement as delegates flocked to the microphones to tell their stories of PCMH and technology successes and failures during the AAFP Congress of ...

AAFP News : News From 2012 Annual Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2012-cod-assembly/20121019assemblypracenhance.html

Family Physicians Embraced Health IT, Worked Through Challenges, Cheered Success

Jan 2, 2014 - Although 2013 was a tumultuous year for everyone involved in health care, physicians in particular were challenged to keep up with a revolving door of federal regulations, deadlines, extensions of those same deadlines, and a myriad of new experiences with practice and payment methods.

AAFP News : 2013: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-year-in-review/20140102yirpractproissues.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

AAFP President Pledges 'Honest, Best Effort' Toward Better Future for FPs

Sep 22, 2016 - Newly installed AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., addressed his colleagues during the 2016 Family Medicine Experience opening ceremony.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160922fmxopening.html

Compassion, Imagination and Belief Inspired 2017 FPOY

Sep 23, 2016 - Karen Smith, M.D., has been named the 2017 Family Physician of the Year. A longtime rural practitioner, Smith says she is driven by the power of touch -- physical, emotional and spiritual.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160923fpoysmith.html

Data in (Direct) Primary Care: Striking the Right Balance

Jun 24, 2019 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., writes that the health care system has done a poor job of measuring quality overall, but says that direct primary care can start over with a blank slate.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190624fp-dpcmeasures.html

Helping Patients Lose Weight Is Hard, but Don't Give Up

Aug 6, 2019 - Human behavior is hard to change. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., ponders the challenge of helping patients achieve -- and sustain -- weight loss.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190806fp-weightloss.html

After Hitting the Wall, How Do I Bounce Back?

Jan 23, 2017 - Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that just three years out of residency she already is experiencing symptoms of burnout, but she has some ideas about how new physicians can cope.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/after_hitting_the_wall_how.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

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

Private Practice Has Its Rewards, Challenges

Mar 3, 2014 - Private Practice Has Its Rewards, Challenges

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/private_practice_has_its_rewards.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

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

Making MACRA Manageable

Jul 5, 2016 - The AAFP recently submitted an in-depth response to the proposed rule intended to guide implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines three key areas of the ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Speak Out to Preserve Health Care Coverage

Jan 17, 2017 - Donald Trump is set to become the 45th President of the United States and Congress is moving forward with efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act without firm plans for a replacement. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Our Wins Are Big Steps Toward Better Health Care Landscape

Sep 18, 2019 - Michael Munger, M.D.; sustainable growth rate formula; SGR; MACRA; Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; MIPS; Quality Payment Program; QPP; American Board of Family Medicine; ABFM; continuing board certification; America Needs More Family Doctors: 25x2030

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190918lv-mungerterm.html

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