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On the Hill

Oct 24, 2011 - On the Hill

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

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

Patients Need Nutrition Facts From Their FP, Not Dr. Google

Oct 15, 2014 - Patients Need Nutrition Facts From Their FP, Not Dr. Google

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

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

Primary Care: Defending What it Means and What It's Worth

Nov 19, 2014 - Primary Care: Defending What it Means and What It's Worth

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

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

Scientific Assembly Gets High Marks From FPs, But Can We Do Better?

Oct 23, 2013 - Scientific Assembly Gets High Marks From FPs, But Can We Do Better?

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

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

The Joys -- and Advantages -- of Solo Practice

May 23, 2012 - The Joys -- and Advantages -- of Solo Practice

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

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

When Congress Is Ready to Listen, We're Ready to Talk

Oct 7, 2013 - When Congress Is Ready to Listen, We're Ready to Talk

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

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

Kansas AFP Seeks Out Resources to Help Members Transform Practices

Mar 30, 2012 - Even as evidence mounts that the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model improves delivery of care and can result in higher morale and job satisfaction rates among physicians and staff members, the prospect of actually making the PCMH transformation can be financially daunting for ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120330kansaschapter.html

Nebraska FPs Betting on Success With Their Own ACO

Nov 30, 2013 - Can a small, mostly rural, family medicine-based accountable care organization provide high-quality, coordinated care for its Medicare patients while also saving Medicare money? Nine independent family medicine practices in Nebraska are betting that the answer is yes.

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20131130nebchapspot.html

Maryland Family Physicians Lead Health Care Efforts, Innovations

Aug 30, 2013 - Family physicians in Maryland practice and work in various settings and capacities, using their skills and expertise to deliver and improve health care for thousands of patients throughout the state. This diversity is one of the Maryland AFP's (MDAFP's) greatest attributes, enabling ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130830marylandchapspot0.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

Massachusetts Groups Call Physician Burnout Public Health Crisis

Feb 8, 2019 - Four health care groups recently published a report that labels physician burnout a full-blown public health crisis and suggests steps that can be taken to reach short-, medium- and long-term solutions.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20190208burnoutcrisis.html

AAFP, Other Physician Organizations Slam HHS, CMS for Policy Change

Dec 21, 2010 - The AAFP has joined the AMA and more than four dozen national physician specialty organizations -- as well as medical associations from every state and the District of Columbia -- in urging HHS to put pressure on CMS to revise its electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, penalty ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20101221eprescribpenalities.html

Congress Must Block Payment Cuts, Say AAFP, Other Health Care Groups

Sep 17, 2012 - The AAFP has joined with more than 120 other health care organizations in calling on Congress to pass legislation that would block Medicare physician payment cuts scheduled to take effect in early January as a result of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and the Budget Control ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20120917sequestrationltr.html

Key Components of 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Highlighted in AAFP Summary

Nov 14, 2012 - The final 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule rule has more than 1,300 pages, and some of the information contained in the rule is vital for AAFP members. To help busy family physicians, the AAFP has put together a summary that explains how various components of the 2013 fee schedule ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20121114feeschedulesummary.html

AAFP Dissects, Responds to CMS' Proposed 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Sep 4, 2013 - After careful review of CMS' proposed 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule in the July 19 Federal Register, the AAFP has provided a thorough response to pieces of the proposal that most strongly affect family physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20130904aafprespmpfs.html

AAFP Urges Congress to End Government Shutdown

Oct 7, 2013 - The AAFP is urging Congress to pass a continuing resolution to end a federal government shutdown that has put the health of the public at risk and threatens to derail health care access for millions of Americans.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20131007govtshutdown.html

Three-Month Payment Patch Should Give Congress Time to Repeal SGR

Dec 18, 2013 - As the year winds its way to a close, family physicians are once again asking themselves what they can expect in terms of payment from Medicare in 2014. This year, however, a permanent fix for the dysfunctional sustainable growth rate formula is on the horizon, even if it doesn't happen...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20131218sgrrepeal.html

ONC Lays Out Vision, 10-Year Plan for Nation's Health IT Future

Jun 16, 2014 - HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released a 10-year work plan designed to ensure that the United States will enjoy the benefits of an interoperable health information technology infrastructure by the end of the next decade.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140616onc10yrplan.html

ONC Final Rule Seeks to Simplify Health IT Certification

Sep 15, 2014 - The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a final rule that the agency said will improve and simplify the process for certification of electronic health records. It seems clear from changes made to the rule since it first was proposed that the agency took AAFP ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140915finalehrcertrule.html

Physician Payment, Teaching Health Centers Funding Focus of AAFP Advocacy Efforts

Nov 26, 2014 - AAFP leaders went to Capitol Hill last week to discuss major issues affecting primary care such as the sustainable growth rate, Medicaid payment parity and support for teaching health centers.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20141126caphillvisits.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

AAFP Fires Off Recommended Changes to 2016 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Sep 2, 2015 - After scouring the proposed 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule for items that affect family physicians, the AAFP fired off a letter to CMS calling for a number of improvements.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150902feeschedule.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

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