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AAFP Member Describes His Harrowing Experience Overcoming Ebola -- AAFP News

Oct 29, 2014 - AAFP member Kent Brantly, M.D., sat down with AAFP News shortly before his speech to a packed ballroom during the AAFP Assembly on Oct. 24 to discuss his experience with Ebola infection.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029brantly.html

AAFP Reveals New Name for 2015 Annual Meeting -- AAFP News

Oct 29, 2014 - At the close of the 2014 AAFP Assembly, Academy EVP and CEO Doug Henley, M.D., delivered a surprise announcement. Starting in 2015, the premier family medicine event of the year will be known as FMX, or the Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029fmx.html

'Health Is Primary' Launches to Much Fanfare at Assembly -- AAFP News

Oct 29, 2014 - Attendees at this year's AAFP Assembly got a first glimpse of a three-year communications campaign being launched by the AAFP and its seven family medicine sister organizations. Dubbed Health is Primary, the campaign will use advertising, news media outreach, online communications and ...

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029fmahlaunch.html

Members Debate Wide Range of Public Health Policy Issues -- AAFP News

Oct 29, 2014 - AAFP members attending the 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington took up a diverse set of resolutions, discussing topics that ranged from rapid diagnostic testing by pharmacists to working with the DEA to ease restrictions on writing electronic prescriptions for controlled substances.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029advocrefcmte.html

New 'Out and About' Assembly CME Draws Sell-out Crowds -- AAFP News

Oct 29, 2014 - At last week's AAFP Assembly, the Academy offered something new: off-site CME with an element of fun. Both Out and About sessions sold out.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029outnabout.html

News and Views From 2014 Congress of Delegates, Assembly -- AAFP News

Oct 29, 2014 - This page provides a roundup of photos from the 2014 Congress of Delegates and Assembly, as well as social media coverage of the events, videos by and about participants, and more.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029newsviews.html

'Do You Know Who I Am?' -- AAFP News

Oct 27, 2014 - Patients want more than a diagnosis and treatment from their physicians, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anna Quindlen told Assembly-goers during her Oct. 23 presentation. They want to be seen, heard and respected, she said.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141027quindlenaddress.html

Technological Advances Offer 'Unprecedented Opportunity,' Says Assembly Keynoter -- ...

Oct 26, 2014 - Eric Topol, M.D., said during the opening session of the 2014 AAFP Assembly that advances in medical technology have the potential to reduce health care costs and improve care.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141026topolkeynote.html

HHS Secretary Outlines New Grant Program to Promote Care Coordination -- AAFP News

Oct 24, 2014 - During the 2014 AAFP Assembly, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the launch of a new grant program designed to promote greater coordination of care among physicians and other clinicians.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141024burwellannounce.html

FPs Highlight Practice Concerns That Affect Patient Care, Payment -- AAFP News

Oct 24, 2014 - During this year's Congress of Delegates, AAFP members addressed issued that ranged from ensuring patients get the drugs they need to seeing that family physicians get paid appropriately for the care they provide.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141024practenhance-refcmte.html

AAFP Delegates Tackle Health Care Equity, CME Issues -- AAFP News

Oct 24, 2014 - The 2014 AAFP Congress of Delegates adopted a number of resolutions dealing with various health equity issues, as well as a measure to increase eligibility for live CME credit. Delegates also voted to support installation of nursing pumping rooms in commercial transportation hubs.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141024educ-refcmte.html

New AAFP President Calls on Family Physicians to Champion Primary Care -- AAFP News

Oct 23, 2014 - AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., told attendees at the 2014 AAFP Assembly that family medicine is on the right path to deliver more effective patient care in a changing environment. Family physicians can take a leadership role in promoting changes in care delivery ...

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141023werginspeech.html

2015 FPOY Mixes Full-scope Family Medicine With Healthy Dose of Advocacy -- AAFP News

Oct 23, 2014 - In addition to practicing full-scope family medicine, including obstetrics, the Academy's 2015 Family Physician of the Year, Oscar Lovelace, M.D., of Prosperity, S.C., has involved himself in numerous public health issues in his home state.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141023fpoy-lovelace.html

End-of-Life Care, Tobacco Control, Immigrant Discrimination Draw Fervent Testimony ...

Oct 23, 2014 - Delegates to the 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington considered a number of clinical and public health issues, adopting measures dealing with end-of-life care issues, tobacco control and education, and discrimination against immigrants, among others.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141023hopsrefcmte.html

AAFP's New President Emphasizes, Epitomizes Full-scope Family Medicine -- AAFP News

Oct 22, 2014 - AAFP News interviewed newly installed AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., to learn about his small-town practice and discuss his plans for leading the Academy during the coming year.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141022qa-wergin.html

New AAFP Leaders Announced at Congress of Delegates -- AAFP News

Oct 22, 2014 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates today elected Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., of York, Pa., to be the Academy's president-elect. Others elected or chosen by acclamation for the following positions are

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141022electionresults.html

AAFP Delegates Debate Issues Past, Present and Future -- AAFP News

Oct 22, 2014 - The Reference Committee on Organization and Finance heard testimony and made recommendations on a number of issues related to family medicine at the AAFP's 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141022orgfinrefcmte.html

GME, Payment Reform Take Center Stage at Town Hall Meeting -- AAFP News

Oct 21, 2014 - The 2014 Town Hall meeting at the Congress of Delegates on Oct. 19 included discussion of graduate medical education reform and the need to physician payment.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Assembly

http://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141021townhall.html

Speakers Emphasize Need to Build Bridges Between Primary Care, Mental Health -- AAFP...

Oct 20, 2014 - A panel of health policy experts and other stakeholders recently discussed how to improve care for patients with both physical and mental health needs.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20141020rgcforumprimmental.html

Organizations Warn HHS: Meaningful Use Program in Jeopardy -- AAFP News

Oct 20, 2014 - The AAFP joined seven other organizations in an Oct. 15 letter urging HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to redirect the federal government's health information technology and meaningful use focus to issues of usability and interoperability.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20141020healthitsignonltr.html

Prepare Now for Ebola in Your Office -- AAFP News

Oct 17, 2014 - Because most facilities are not equipped with biocontainment units, careful planning for an encounter with a patient suspected of having Ebola infection is critical. The first steps in preparing your office for a possible case are to make sure you have all referral contact information ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141017eboladisprep.html

Give Pay-for-Performance Chance to Succeed, Panelists Urge -- AAFP News

Oct 16, 2014 - Panelists at a recent Alliance for Health Reform briefing in Washington said more efforts should be made to allow physician pay-for-performance plans to work before labeling them failures. Some panelists said effective pay-for-performance initiatives could include incentives other than ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20141016p4p.html

Value of Primary Care Drives MedPAC Discussion -- AAFP News

Oct 15, 2014 - Members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently acknowledged that the method for determining payment for physician services needs to be updated. Accordingly, MedPAC contracted with a research agency to analyze the number of hours a physician actually spends working...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20141015medpacrvus.html

Is Your Practice Making Progress With CMS Quality Initiatives? -- AAFP News

Oct 15, 2014 - CMS recently released 2013 quality and resource use reports and second-quarter interim feedback dashboard reports for the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System for physician review.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20141015cmsreports.html

Watch AAFP Congress of Delegates Live and Online -- AAFP News

Oct 15, 2014 - Academy members who aren't able to attend the AAFP Congress of Delegates in Washington next week can still catch all the action during the COD business sessions via live streaming video.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

http://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20141015livestream.html

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