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AAFP Joins National Collaborative to Promote Clinician Well-being

Jul 21, 2017 - The AAFP joined 35 other organizations to sponsor the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, which focuses on the issues that lead to burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

http://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20170721wellbeingcollaborative.html

How to Improve Consumer Health Care Choices, Empower Patients?

Jul 21, 2017 - In a recent letter to CMS, the AAFP tackled questions regarding how to reduce burdens on consumers in individual and small-group insurance markets.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170721ACAburden.html

Need a Quick Review of Proposed 2018 Medicare Fee Schedule?

Jul 21, 2017 - The AAFP has created an executive summary of CMS' proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule that focuses on the topics of greatest relevance to family medicine.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170721mpfssummary.html

AAFP, Baylor Partner to Create Alcohol Screening Practice Manual

Jul 20, 2017 - The AAFP has partnered with Baylor College of Medicine to create a new alcohol screening and brief intervention manual family physicians can use in their practices.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170720alcoholmanual.html

AAFP Creates Primary Care Innovation Fellowship

Jul 19, 2017 - The application process is now open for the AAFP's new Primary Care Innovation Fellowship; applications are due by Aug. 31.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170719innovationfellowship.html

Yoga, Volunteerism Help Medical Student Battle Burnout

Jul 19, 2017 - Medical students are no strangers to burnout. Anna Askari, a fourth-year medical student at Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, says she's often felt burnt out. Askari recently spoke with AAFP News about how she copes with stress and burnout and how she plans to ...

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

http://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20170719burnout-askari.html

AAFP Recommends Bipartisan Fixes for Health Care System

Jul 18, 2017 - The AAFP is asking federal legislators to work together across the aisle to prioritize primary care, expand health care access and stabilize the health insurance market.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170718senateletter.html

Court Ruling Supports Incarcerated Women's Right to Breastfeed

Jul 18, 2017 - On July 5, leaders from the New Mexico AFP and two other health care organizations applauded a Santa Fe, N.M., court's decision to support breastfeeding for incarcerated women.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170718incarceratedbreastfeed.html

AAFP's eHealth Initiative Aims to Make Health IT Work for FPs

Jul 18, 2017 - Innovations in health technology aren't likely to succeed without physician input. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains how the Academy's Alliance for eHealth Innovation is working to ...

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20170718ehealthalliance.html

Racial Differences in Outcomes Demand Greater Vigilance

Jul 17, 2017 - Black men are twice as likely as their white peers to die from a first heart attack. Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that enhanced education and prevention could change that.

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170717lv-heartattack.html

CMS Issues Proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Jul 17, 2017 - CMS has released proposed 2018 updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule and invited public comment on ways to reduce the administrative burden that physicians face.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170717mpfs.html

Counseling Can Help Prevent CVD in Low-, Average-risk Adults

Jul 17, 2017 - On July 11, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published a final recommendation statement on behavioral counseling to help prevent cardiovascular disease in low- and average-risk adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170717uspstfcvdfinal.html

Researchers Assess Progress on Nation's Move to Value-Based Care

Jul 17, 2017 - A survey of physicians and health plan executives shows that although the U.S. health care system is moving toward value-based care, physicians need better tools.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170717queststudy.html

Hospital Shooting Raises Questions About Safety, Mental Health

Jul 14, 2017 - Are physicians safe at work? Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center residency graduate Kurt Bravata, M.D., reflects on the recent shooting at his training program site.

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170714fp-shooting.html

Broad Physician Coalition Pushes Senate for Better Health Legislation

Jul 14, 2017 - Leaders from the AAFP and five other national physician organizations went to Capitol Hill to emphasize the importance of expanded access to health insurance coverage.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170714senatevisits.html

AAFP Urges FDA to Revise Plans for Physician Opioid Education

Jul 12, 2017 - In a recent letter to the FDA, the AAFP spoke out strongly against mandatory one size fits all CME for prescribers of opioids.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170712opioidcme.html

Study Examines Why Primary Care Physicians Leave Rural Areas

Jul 12, 2017 - Researchers tracked retention of primary care physicians in rural areas for a study that was published in the July/August issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170712ruralturnover.html

MedPAC Recommends Simplifying MIPS Reporting

Jul 11, 2017 - The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has proposed changing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System to include population data and reduce the reporting burden on physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170711medpac.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

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

Support of Colleagues, Family, Friends Is Key to Resiliency

Jul 10, 2017 - Carl Olden, M.D., writes that when his mother was dying and his wife was battling cancer, the caring support of his colleagues was critical to his resilience.

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/support_of_colleagues_family_friends.html

AAFP, ABFM to Launch Unified Credit Reporting Process

Jul 10, 2017 - The AAFP and the American Board of Family Medicine are working to create a more seamless credit-reporting experience for family physicians who complete certain performance improvement activities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170710unifiedpicme.html

AAFP Webinar Offers Members Latest Zika Virus Updates

Jul 10, 2017 - An upcoming AAFP webinar will offer up-to-date information on Zika virus infection, sexual transmission of Zika, and management of pregnant women and children with Zika infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170710zikawebinar.html

Patients Trust Social Media, so Be Their Trusted Source

Jul 7, 2017 - With more than 3 million followers and counting, Mikhail Varshavski, D.O., makes the case for using social media to reach patients with health messages.

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/patients_trust_social_media_so.html

Medicaid Is Crucial Lifeline for Addiction Treatment, Say Panelists

Jul 7, 2017 - Panelists at a recent summit on opioid abuse hosted by the Institute for Medicaid Innovation discussed the scope of the problem and how physicians can help.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170707opioidsummit.html

Focus on Physician Well-being

Jul 5, 2017 - This new AAFP News topic area presents ongoing coverage and other content that focuses on issues surrounding physician burnout, resilience and well-being.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

http://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being.html

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