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Analyst Says Election Holds High Stakes for Health Care

Sep 29, 2016 - Political analyst David Wasserman offered insights on the upcoming election, including what it means for health care, in a keynote speech during the Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160929fmx-wasserman.html

AAFP Supports ACA's Coverage of Contraceptive Services

Sep 28, 2016 - The AAFP has signed on to a Sept. 20 letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell that supports the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage requirement.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160928acabirthcontrol.html

Physicians Explore Office of the Future Exhibit

Sep 27, 2016 - A new exhibit called the Office of the Future drew family physician interest during the AAFP's 2016 Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160927officeoffuture.html

House Bill to Expand Direct Primary Care Wins AAFP Support

Sep 27, 2016 - Lawmakers in the House introduced a bill that would change the tax code so the direct primary care model is not treated as a health plan or insurance.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160927dpcbill.html

Delegates Address Discrimination, Diversity and Gun Violence

Sep 26, 2016 - Delegates to the 2016 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of health policy issues, including discrimination, social determinants of health and gun violence.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160926cod-hops.html

Family Physicians Intent on Fixing Issues That Impede Patient Care

Sep 26, 2016 - During the AAFP's 2016 Congress of Delegates, family physicians discussed issues such as prior authorizations, Medicare's annual wellness visit and telehealth.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160926cod-practenhance.html

Keynote Speaker -- a Surgeon -- Sings Family Medicine's Praises

Sep 26, 2016 - Family Medicine Experience keynoter and surgeon Atul Gawande, M.D., applauded family physicians' ability to work collaboratively with patients to tackle complex medical problems.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160926fmx-gawande.html

Compassion, Imagination and Belief Inspired 2017 FPOY

Sep 23, 2016 - Karen Smith, M.D., has been named the 2017 Family Physician of the Year. A longtime rural practitioner, Smith says she is driven by the power of touch -- physical, emotional and spiritual.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160923fpoysmith.html

Family Physicians Focus on Tough Patient Care Issues

Sep 22, 2016 - The AAFP's Reference Committee on Advocacy focused on a variety of patient care issues during the 2016 Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160922advocacyrefcomm.html

AAFP President Pledges 'Honest, Best Effort' Toward Better Future for FPs

Sep 22, 2016 - Newly installed AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., addressed his colleagues during the 2016 Family Medicine Experience opening ceremony.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160922fmxopening.html

Battling Burnout, Seeking Debt Relief Draw Delegates' Focus

Sep 22, 2016 - AAFP delegates adopted measures that addressed -- among other things -- professional burnout, student loan repayment and the family medicine certification process.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160922cod-educ.html

News From 2016 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience

Sep 21, 2016 - This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of the 2016 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 19-24.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx.html

Delegates Choose New AAFP Leaders

Sep 21, 2016 - The 2016 AAFP Congress of Delegates elected Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan., to be the Academy's president-elect and voted on several other offices.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160921codelections.html

New AAFP President Touts Rural Roots, Relishes Problem-solving

Sep 21, 2016 - AAFP News recently traveled to Centreville, Ala., to talk with AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., about his life and his work.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160921meigsqanda.html

Delegates Consider COD Quality Improvement, Update to Fellowship Oath

Sep 21, 2016 - Delegates to the 2016 Congress of Delegates addressed several issues, including evaluating the Congress for possible improvement and updating the oath of AAFP Fellowship.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160921orgfinrefcomm.html

AAFP Presses Congress to Protect Primary Care Program Funding

Sep 21, 2016 - The AAFP recently sent a letter to House and Senate leaders outlining primary care programs that should receive continued funding in the 2017 budget.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160921budgetpriorities.html

Study Validates Strategies to Support Patient Self-management

Sep 20, 2016 - Recently published research has validated five promising strategies clinicians can use to support patient self-management.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160920smsresearch.html

Opioids, Burnout Are Among Hot Topics in Town Hall Meeting

Sep 19, 2016 - Discussion of the nation's opioid crisis, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, physician burnout and the Health is Primary campaign highlighted the Town Hall meeting Sept. 18 in Orlando. Fla.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160919townhall.html

Health is Primary Building Support for Strong Primary Care Foundation

Sep 19, 2016 - Health is Primary is driving a positive conversation about primary care and the values of family medicine by telling our stories of innovation and transformation.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20160919hipupdate.html

Small Practices Can Prosper in Era of Consolidation

Sep 19, 2016 - Despite trends of practice consolidation, more than 50 percent of all family physicians are in practices with five or fewer physicians.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160919smallpractices.html

Physicians, Patients Suggest Shortening, Formatting Improvements

Sep 16, 2016 - Researchers consulted with clinicians and patients to learn how outpatient after-visit summaries generated by electronic health record systems could be improved.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160916patientsummaries.html

Keep Patient Perspective Prominent in Value-based Health Care

Sep 15, 2016 - The Health Care Transformation Task Force recently released a white paper that addresses consumer priorities and value-based health care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160915transformation.html

Campaign Focuses on Healthy Aging for September

Sep 14, 2016 - The Health is Primary campaign from Family Medicine for America's Health is focusing on healthy aging during the month of September.

AAFP News : Family Medicine for America's Health

http://www.aafp.org/news/family-medicine-americas-health/20160914hip-healthyaging.html

AAFP Presses House to Act on Family Caregiver Bill

Sep 13, 2016 - The AAFP recently joined 53 other organizations to urge congressional action on the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage Family Caregivers Act.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160913familycaregivers.html

AAFP to Host New Zika Virus Webinar on Sept. 16

Sep 13, 2016 - The AAFP will host its second members-only webinar on the Zika virus outbreak Sept. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. CDT.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160913zikawebinar2.html

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