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Healthy Chicago Spotlights Potential of Public Health, Primary Care Collaboration --...

Jul 23, 2014 - Three years ago, the city of Chicago launched Healthy Chicago. The initiative brought together stakeholders from around the metropolitan area to create a public health agenda and set priorities, such as curbing tobacco use and reducing obesity rates.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140723healthychicago-edit.html

FP Leader Engages Community in Battling Substance Abuse -- AAFP News

Jul 23, 2014 - The White House's 2014 National Drug Control Strategy recommends expanding community-based efforts to prevent drug use before it begins and empowering health care professionals to intervene with patients at early signs of a substance abuse disorder, tactics one FP is already using.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140723ondcpreport.html

Former CMS Head Breaks Down ACO Lessons to Date -- AAFP News

Jul 23, 2014 - Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are growing rapidly nationwide, offering the promise of coordinated patient care at a lower cost. Former CMS administrator Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., recently discussed with AAFP News some early returns on ACOs, including the fact that many ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140723qa-acoexpert.html

New Tool Puts Advocacy at Your Fingertips -- AAFP News

Jul 23, 2014 - With all of the health care debates going on in Congress, it can be difficult to keep track of -- much less weigh in on -- the latest policy issues. But you're in luck: The Academy recently launched a new tool that saves you time by making the process easy and convenient.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

http://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140723grassrootspetition.html

ACOs Flourishing in 2014, Study Reports -- AAFP News

Jul 22, 2014 - The number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) operating in the United States has increased rapidly since 2014 began, says a newly released report, with many family physician practices forming or joining smaller, independent ACOs.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140722acosgrow.html

News in Brief: Week of July 14-18 -- AAFP News

Jul 20, 2014 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Preconception, Interconception Care Toolkit Now Available; Washington Is Active on Opioids Issue; USPSTF Releases Preventive Care Guide; ONC Launches Challenge to Improve Hypertension; CMS Announces Second Round of Grants for Innovative ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

http://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20140720wklynwsbrfs.html

Open for Business: Physicians Can Now Register for Transparency Program -- AAFP News

Jul 18, 2014 - CMS recently announced physicians could begin registering in the agency's Open Payments system to review and, if necessary, dispute data detailing payments or other transfers of value they received from drug and device manufacturers before those data become publicly available later this...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140718openpay.html

AAFP Summary Highlights Key Points Affecting Family Physicians -- AAFP News

Jul 16, 2014 - The AAFP has prepared a summary document highlighting key points in the proposed 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule, such as chronic care management, the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the value-based payment modifier.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140716feeschedsummary.html

CDC Updates Advice on Polio Vaccination for Travelers Abroad -- AAFP News

Jul 16, 2014 - In response to the growing threat posed by wild poliovirus, the CDC recently updated its policy on polio vaccination for international travelers. The update offers guidance for U.S. physicians providing care for patients who plan to travel to or reside in affected countries for more ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140716poliovirusupdt.html

FPs Report Patients Realizing Health Benefits of ACA Coverage -- AAFP News

Jul 16, 2014 - Family physicians report being able to handle the volume of patients newly insured under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but say their offices have been juggling more insurance issues. In the end, they say, patients benefit from receiving primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/201407016acareaction.html

AAFP Offers Guidance on Framework for FDA Oversight of Health IT -- AAFP News

Jul 16, 2014 - The AAFP recently provided guidance to the FDA as the agency continues to develop a risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology. In its comments, the Academy sought to promote a balance between safety and innovation.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140716fdahealthit.html

AAFP, MGMA Collaborate to Halt Misuse of Survey Data -- AAFP News

Jul 14, 2014 - American humorist Evan Esar (1899-1995) once called statistics the only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140714mgmasalary.html

USPSTF: Don't Screen for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis in Adults -- AAFP News

Jul 14, 2014 - Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. But strokes that result from large artery atherothrombotic disease, such as carotid artery stenosis, in asymptomatic patients account for only a small ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140714carotidarteryscreen.html

Don't Use Lidocaine to Treat Teething Pain, FDA Cautions -- AAFP News

Jul 9, 2014 - On June 26, the FDA issued an announcement calling for health care professionals to not prescribe oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution to treat infants and children with teething pain. The agency also recommends that parents and caregivers not use OTC topical medications for ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140709lidocaineadvisory.html

New Chronic Care Management Payment Included in Proposed 2015 Medicare Fee Schedule ...

Jul 9, 2014 - The proposed 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule CMS released last week includes a 20.9 percent cut in physician payments called for by the sustainable growth rate formula, but it also includes a per patient, per month payment for chronic care management services for patients with two ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/201407092015mpfs.html

Success in Fighting Opioid Abuse Demands Multifaceted Approach -- AAFP News

Jul 9, 2014 - On July 1, the CDC released two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that focused on national opioid prescribing rates and Florida's success in reducing related drug overdoses, respectively. One North Carolina FP recounts a similar achievement in his state.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140709opioidsrpts.html

Home Health Proposal Could Lighten Family Physicians' Administrative Burden -- AAFP ...

Jul 9, 2014 - Family physicians who refer their Medicare patients for home health services, order home health services and/or certify patients' eligibility for the Medicare home health benefit could see their administrative load lighten just a little next year. That's because CMS has proposed changes...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140709homehealthproposal.html

Shake up Your Practice, Embrace Population Health Management -- AAFP News

Jul 9, 2014 - On July 16, Amy Mullins, M.D., the AAFP's medical director for quality improvement, will present a free webinar on how to integrate patient population management into a busy family medicine practice.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140709pophlthmgmtwebinar.html

News in Brief: Week of June 30-July 4 -- AAFP News

Jul 7, 2014 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Report Highlights Effects of Aging Baby Boomers, Study Reveals Steady Growth in Medicaid Spending and HHS Grants Aim to Bolster Disaster Preparedness.

AAFP News : News in Brief

http://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20140707wklynwsbrfs.html

Growing Shortage of Clinical Training Sites Challenges Medical Schools -- AAFP News

Jul 6, 2014 - What has appeared to be solid progress toward growing an adequate U.S. health care workforce could be derailed by an escalating shortage of clinical training sites to accommodate many of those learners

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140706preceptstudy.html

CMS Proposed Rule Could Cut Supply of Rural Physicians -- AAFP News

Jul 2, 2014 - The AAFP and the four organizations that make up the Council of Academic Family Medicine recently responded to a proposed rule from CMS that, if finalized as is, could infringe on the U.S. graduate medical education system and compromise health care for underserved rural Americans.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140702cms2015ipps.html

ACIP Recommends LAIV for Young Children -- AAFP News

Jul 2, 2014 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices once again covered a wide range of topics during its June 25-26 meeting, but the only official vote was to recommend live attenuated influenza vaccine be administered to young children rather than inactivated influenza vaccine.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140702acipmtg-laiv.html

What You Need to Know About Practice Transformation -- AAFP News

Jul 2, 2014 - Family physician Harry Strothers III, M.D., recently discussed with AAFP News how medical homes are revamping the delivery of health care in the United States and how physician practices can make the transformation to the new model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140702expert-pcmh.html

Lack of Evidence Precludes Recommending Vitamin D Deficiency Screening in Adults -- ...

Jul 1, 2014 - On June 24, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that concluded there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening adults for vitamin D deficiency.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140701vitamindrec.html

Wisconsin AFP Leads Cross-disciplinary Effort to Bolster State's Primary Care ...

Jun 30, 2014 - Before 2012, the Wisconsin AFP had focused on helping members transform their practices into patient-centered medical homes and then on payment reform. That focus shifted in 2012, when the chapter convened a diverse group of stakeholders to tackle the state's primary care workforce ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140630wafp-chapspot.html

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