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In The Trenches: Payment Reform | AAFP

Dec 20, 2021 - Updates on public and private sector advocacy and practice enhancement efforts centered around payment reform

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/payment-reform.html

Advocacy, Like Sailing, Means Navigating Turbulent Seas

Apr 20, 2018 - John Cullen, M.D., knows the ropes of sailing and advocacy. In this Leader Voices blog post, he says both require teamwork and persistence.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180420lv-sailing.html

EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care

Apr 20, 2018 - Early research findings about how to help small- and medium-sized primary care practices with cardiovascular disease prevention are available in an Annals of Family Medicine supplement.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180420ahrqsupplement.html

AAFP Launches PSA Campaign to Educate Patients

Apr 19, 2018 - The AAFP will launch a national public service announcement campaign on May 1 to help prepare patients for important conversations.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180419psa.html

Family Medicine Cares USA Supports Free Medical Clinics

Apr 19, 2018 - The AAFP Foundation's Family Medicine Cares USA program awards grants to free health clinics in the United States to help purchase needed medical equipment.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180419fmcusa.html

USPSTF Issues Final Guidance on Preventing Falls, Fractures

Apr 18, 2018 - On April 17, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted two final recommendation statements and evidence summaries on the prevention of falls and fractures in older adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180418uspstffalls.html

Researchers Explore Diminishing Scope of FP Practice

Apr 18, 2018 - A recent policy brief examines how the trend toward more employed physicians impacts scope of practice in family medicine, noting that a broader scope benefits both patients and physicians.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180418scope.html

Two Approaches to Making Your Point With Patients

Apr 17, 2018 - Class is back in session as M.P.H. candidate Stewart Decker, M.D., shares his insights from a course on persuasive communication.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180417fp-mph.html

Make Our Voices Heard on Continuing Board Certification

Apr 17, 2018 - AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., provided comments at a recent hearing about continuing board certification. He urges family physicians to do the same in a survey from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180417lv-abms.html

Protecting the Environment, Our Health

Apr 17, 2018 - April 22 is Earth Day. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the AAFP's nearly 50-year-old policy on climate change and pollution and outlines what the Academy is doing now to protect public health...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180417ITT_earthday.html

AAFP Responds to FDA Nicotine Steering Committee

Apr 17, 2018 - On April 10, the AAFP wrote a letter to the FDA in response to the agency's request for comments on the use of nicotine for tobacco product cessation.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180417nicotineltr.html

Showing Minority Students What's Possible

Apr 16, 2018 - Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans represent less than 7 percent of the physician workforce. Kameron Matthews, M.D., J.D., and her colleagues are trying to change that.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180416fdf-matthews.html

Health Groups Sue FDA Over Deeming Rule Implementation Delay

Apr 16, 2018 - A group of public health organizations has filed suit against the FDA regarding extensive delays in the regulation of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180416fdalawsuit.html

New HHS/ONC Tool Helps Consumers Access Health Records

Apr 13, 2018 - Patients may come to their next appointment ready to talk about a new resource that aims to help patients, parents and caregivers access and use health records.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180413patientrecords.html

Share Your Feedback on Continuing Board Certification

Apr 11, 2018 - AAFP members have until May 11 to complete a survey on the future of continuing board certification. The survey is part of a collaborative effort to bring together multiple stakeholders to re-envision continuing certification.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180411certfuturesurvey.html

GSK to Compensate for Merck's Pediatric HepB Vaccine Shortage

Apr 11, 2018 - In the face of a continuing shortage of Merck's pediatric hepatitis B vaccines, the CDC says GlaxoSmithKline will fill in with sufficient supply to meet full U.S. demand.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180411hepbshortage.html

CMS Releases Updated 2018 MIPS Eligibility Tool

Apr 11, 2018 - CMS has finally updated an online tool that physicians need so they can check their eligibility for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20180411mipstool.html

How to Maintain FP Interest in Providing Maternity Care?

Apr 11, 2018 - New research details the characteristics of residents and residency programs associated with intent to provide maternity care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180411maternitycare.html

More Investment in Primary Care Would Help Mothers, Babies

Apr 11, 2018 - Obstetric care recommendations implemented in 2012 lowered costs and improved outcomes in Washington, but Carl Olden, M.D., asks in this Leader Voices Blog post whether his home state can do better.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180411lv-obcare.html

Amazon vs. Walmart: Can Corporate America Lower Drug Prices?

Apr 10, 2018 - Pharmaceutical companies, payers and Congress have been unable -- or unwilling -- to drive down drug costs. Can big retailers make a difference? Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., discusses the issue in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180410fp-drugprices.html

CDC Strategy Effective Against Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

Apr 10, 2018 - The CDC's Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network, working with health departments across the country, found more than 220 instances of pathogens with unusual antibiotic-resistance genes last year.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180410mmwr-antibioticresist.html

Encouraging the Next Generation of Doctors

Apr 9, 2018 - As founder of a youth health career mentorship program, Renee Crichlow, M.D., is helping young students climb The Ladder to medical school and beyond.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180409fdf-crichlow.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Team-based Resources

Apr 6, 2018 - To help family physicians modify their practices to better address their patients' social determinants of health, The AAFP's The EveryONE Project has released its latest toolkit and implementation guide.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180406everyoneteam-based.html

AAP Hypertension Guideline Garners AAFP Affirmation of Value

Apr 4, 2018 - The AAFP recently gave its affirmation of value designation to the American Academy of Pediatrics' guideline on screening for and managing high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180404aaphtnguideaffirm.html

AAFP Payment Model Clears Another Hurdle

Apr 3, 2018 - In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the progress of the Academy's Advanced Primary Care Alternative Payment Model, as well as a summary of how provisions of the recently passed federal ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180403ITT_PTAC2.html

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