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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.; Daniel Spogen, M.D., of Reno, Nev.) 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendation on Glucose Screening, Diabetes -- AAFP News

Oct 14, 2014 - On Oct. 7, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation calling for adults at increased risk for type 2 diabetes to be screened for the disease. Among risk factors for diabetes are being age 45 or older, being overweight or obese, and having a first-degree ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Neurologic Deficits in Children Preceded by Febrile Illness -- AAFP News

Oct 13, 2014 - According to the CDC, 17 cases of acute neurologic illness have been verified in children in 12 states as of Oct. 8. In each case, patients had experienced febrile illness, often associated with upper respiratory symptoms, within three to 16 days before the onset of neurologic symptoms.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

News in Brief: Week of Oct. 13-17 -- AAFP News

Oct 13, 2014 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: AAFP Signs On to Letter Urging Immunization of Pregnant Women, Register Now for ICD-10 Training Call, Join APHA Webinar on Reducing Tobacco Use, Apply Now for Commonwealth Fund Fellowship Program, Group Offers Behavioral Health ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

Physicians Value Patient Relationships but Unsure About Health Policy Changes -- ...

Oct 9, 2014 - According to a recent survey, four out of five physicians say they are working at or above capacity in their practices. Although physicians overwhelmingly ranked patient relationships at the top of the list when it comes to satisfaction with their career choice, four in 10 still plan to...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

CMS Reopens Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Submission Period -- AAFP News

Oct 8, 2014 - Eligible physicians, other health care professionals and hospitals now have until the end of November to apply for a hardship exception because they have been unable to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Sickle Cell Disease Guideline Highlights Need to Treat Acute Episodes -- AAFP News

Oct 8, 2014 - AAFP member Barbara Yawn, M.D., M.Sc., M.S.P.H., of Rochester, Minn., recently co-chaired a panel that developed a clinical guideline on managing sickle cell disease. These patients require prompt symptom management to prevent complications, as well as the regular preventive care family...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Quest for EHR Usability, Interoperability Fuels AAFP's Technology Team -- AAFP News

Oct 8, 2014 - After a decade of stressing electronic health record implementation, Steven Waldren, M.D., discusses with AAFP News where the Academy intends to focus its health information technology-related efforts moving forward.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

A Global View: Family Physicians Make Difference on Broad Scale -- AAFP News

Oct 8, 2014 - Since the AAFP convened the first Family Medicine Global Health Workshop in 2003, attendance has grown nearly 10-fold. As interest in global health grows, the Academy is developing more opportunities for members to learn and get involved.

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

AAFP President-elect Hosts AMSA Webinar on Rural Primary Care -- AAFP News

Oct 8, 2014 - On Oct. 9, AAFP President-elect Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., will host a webinar sponsored by the American Medical Student Association that focuses on rural primary care. It's a chance for medical students to discover the rich rewards of this practice setting.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

AAFP Redesigns Family Medicine Board Review Products -- AAFP News

Oct 6, 2014 - After an exhaustive faculty panel review, the Academy created an all-new AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express live course and AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Self-Study Package.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

Physician 'Open Payments' Data Available for Public Viewing -- AAFP News

Oct 3, 2014 - On Sept. 30, CMS released the first set of data in conjunction with the agency's Open Payments transparency program.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Proposed Legislation Would Help Physicians Re-enter Workforce -- AAFP News

Oct 1, 2014 - The AAFP has come out in support of H.R. 5498, the Primary Care Physician Re-entry Act, because it would help ease the country's primary care physician shortage. The bill calls for the creation of a demonstration project aimed at the development of innovative programs to aid individuals...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

AAFP Calls for Careful Study of Medical Marijuana Use, Gun Violence -- AAFP News

Oct 1, 2014 - In new clinical policy, the AAFP says decisions about medical marijuana use should be based on rigorous research. The Academy also has come out in support of OTC access to oral contraception. Regarding firearms safety, the AAFP is calling for more study of gun violence as a public ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Illinois Medicaid Program Achieved Savings While Boosting Quality of Care -- AAFP News

Oct 1, 2014 - A study by the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care found that a Medicaid program in Illinois that included enhanced payments for primary care reported significant savings and better patient health outcomes.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Project ECHO Trains, Empowers New Mexico FPs to Provide Subspecialty Care -- AAFP News

Sep 30, 2014 - Thanks to an innovative program that links subspecialists with primary care professionals, a growing number of New Mexico patients are receiving subspecialty care directly from their family physicians.

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

Member Feedback Drives AAFP Advocacy on Narrow Networks -- AAFP News

Sep 30, 2014 - In a meeting last week with CMS officials, AAFP Board Chair Jeff Cain, M.D., used feedback from hundreds of Academy members to illustrate how patient care is in danger of being compromised by insurers' narrow provider networks. The Academy urged CMS to require health plans to maintain ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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