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Surgeon General Lays Out Goals That Align With AAFP's -- AAFP News

Jan 29, 2015 - Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., visited with the AAFP and other health care leaders on Jan. 29 during a stop on his Surgeon General House Calls Listening Tour.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150129surgeongenvisit.html

John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., Runs for AAFP Director -- AAFP News

Jan 29, 2015 - The Colorado AFP announces the candidacy of John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., of Fort Collins, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

http://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20150129candann-bender.html

Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H., Runs for AAFP Speaker -- AAFP News

Jan 29, 2015 - The Illinois AFP announces the candidacy of Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H., of Chicago, for AAFP speaker.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

http://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20150129candann-orgain.html

Gary LeRoy, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director -- AAFP News

Jan 29, 2015 - The Ohio AFP announces the candidacy of Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

http://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20150129candann-leroy.html

Opioid Studies Mark Slowdown in Abuse, but Work Remains -- AAFP News

Jan 28, 2015 - According to a recent report, a dearth of research has left physicians in the lurch when it comes to finding guidance on the best approaches to treating various types of pain, particularly with opioid analgesics.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150128nihopioidstudy.html

Prolonged Sitting Linked to Serious Health Risks, Death -- AAFP News

Jan 27, 2015 - A recent study suggests that sitting for prolonged periods increases risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death, even among people who exercise regularly.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150127sitting.html

EHR Certification Methods Fail Physicians, Patients -- AAFP News

Jan 27, 2015 - The AAFP and 40 other medical organizations and related stakeholders asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to change the way electronic health record systems are certified.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150127EHRcert.html

Physicians Have More Time for Preventive Health -- AAFP News

Jan 26, 2015 - The 2011 expansion of preventive care services to Medicare-eligible patients means more patients are using the services and physicians have more time to talk about prevention.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150126MCannualvisit.html

Congress Wrestles With Questions Surrounding SGR Repeal -- AAFP News

Jan 26, 2015 - A House subcommittee appears ready to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate but has stopped short of identifying ways to pay for it.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150126SGRhearing.html

Consumer Wellness Devices Spark FDA Draft Guidance -- AAFP News

Jan 23, 2015 - The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health is seeking public comment on draft guidance it released earlier this week regarding certain devices consumers use to monitor and/or promote general health and wellness.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150123wellnessguidance.html

News in Brief: Week of Jan. 19-23 -- AAFP News

Jan 23, 2015 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Review Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome Educational Resources; Smokers, Obese Patients Have Higher Health Care Costs; New Resource Helps Physicians Discuss Weight With Patients; and AAMC Issues Call for Abstracts on Integrating Quality.

AAFP News : News in Brief

http://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20150123wklynwsbrfs.html

Public, Private Help Smooth Transition to Medical Home -- AAFP News

Jan 21, 2015 - Rhode Island is one of nearly two dozen states where insurers and public entities have banded together to support the medical home model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150121RI-PCMH.html

Tobacco Control Mini-Grants Fund Chapter, Residency Programs -- AAFP News

Jan 21, 2015 - The AAFP has announced the recipients of its first tobacco control mini-grants, which will fund innovative tobacco-cessation and -prevention efforts at the state and local levels.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150121tobaccominigrants.html

Intensive Glucose Control Curbs Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes -- AAFP News

Jan 20, 2015 - A recent study found that people with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose are likely to live longer than those who do not.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150120glucosecontrol.html

Reform GME Funding, AAFP, Others Urge House Committee -- AAFP News

Jan 20, 2015 - The AAFP and the Council of Academic Family Medicine say graduate medical education funding should better support community-based training and help alleviate the nation's shortage of primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150120housegmeltr.html

Proposal to Keep Higher Primary Care Pay Heads to Congress -- AAFP News

Jan 19, 2015 - The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has recommended continuing a bonus payment specifically designated for primary care physicians, albeit in a different form.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150119medpacfinalrec.html

AAFP to ONC: Ease Burdens, Address Standing Goals -- AAFP News

Jan 19, 2015 - The AAFP says the federal government's five-year strategic plan for health information technology should ease physicians' administrative burdens and build on goals set a decade ago.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150119oncplanltr.html

Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., Runs for AAFP Vice Speaker -- AAFP News

Jan 16, 2015 - The Wisconsin AFP announces the candidacy of Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., of Oregon, for AAFP vice speaker.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

http://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20150116candann-schwartzstein.html

New AAP Bronchiolitis Guideline Drops Call for Certain Tests, Treatments -- AAFP News

Jan 14, 2015 - The American Academy of Pediatrics made several major changes to its updated evidence-based guideline for diagnosing, managing and preventing bronchiolitis, which the AAFP recently endorsed.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150114endorseaapbronchgdlne.html

Top Five Pressing Concerns Include Consolidation, ICD-10 -- AAFP News

Jan 14, 2015 - The Physicians Foundation's 2015 Physician Watch List identifies five areas physicians view as most likely to impact their practices and their patients this year.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150114physfdtnwatchlist.html

Practices Making Good Progress on Achieving Care Management Milestones -- AAFP News

Jan 14, 2015 - Recent CMS reports show that practices participating in the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative are making good progress on achieving program milestones.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150114cpcireports.html

Guard Against Provider Network Inadequacy, AAFP Tells CMS -- AAFP News

Jan 14, 2015 - As CMS prepares to lay out instructions to insurers participating in the federal health marketplace in 2016, the AAFP jumps in to voice its concerns about narrow networks.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150114cms-naicnarrowltrs.html

Guideline Covers Labor, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean -- AAFP News

Jan 13, 2015 - The AAFP has created an evidence-based clinical guideline to help family physicians discuss and help patients plan for labor and vaginal birth after cesarean.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150113lac-vbac.html

News in Brief: Week of Jan. 5-9 -- AAFP News

Jan 9, 2015 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: FDA Approves Gardasil 9 for HPV Prevention, Tips From Former Smokers Campaign Sees Return on Investment, PCORI Recruiting Members for Advisory Panels, AAMC Offers Three Free Publications, and FDA Warns Against Using Wallcur IV Products.

AAFP News : News in Brief

http://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20150109wklynwsbrfs.html

USPSTF Finds Screening Adults for Hypertension Still Beneficial -- AAFP News

Jan 7, 2015 - A draft statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirms the benefit of screening adults for hypertension and also recommends ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to confirm the diagnosis.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150107uspstfhypertension.html

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