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Electronic Health Records

Aug 7, 2019 - The AAFP believes that EMRs are vital to the expansion of primary care and the patient centered medical home model of care delivery, and supports meaningful use efforts.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/emr.html

Helping Patients Lose Weight Is Hard, but Don't Give Up

Aug 6, 2019 - Human behavior is hard to change. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., ponders the challenge of helping patients achieve -- and sustain -- weight loss.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190806fp-weightloss.html

Data in (Direct) Primary Care: Striking the Right Balance

Jun 24, 2019 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., writes that the health care system has done a poor job of measuring quality overall, but says that direct primary care can start over with a blank slate.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190624fp-dpcmeasures.html

AAFP Sends Administration Detailed Advice on Interoperability

Jun 19, 2019 - In three letters sent this month, the AAFP provided feedback on proposed health IT rules meant to promote exchange of information in EHRs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190619HITletters.html

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

May 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the AHRQ and its vital function in the development of quality patient care and healthcare system insight.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/research/ahrq.html

Resolution No. 410 (South Carolina A) - National Immunization Registry -- Congress of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for a national immunization registry for children and adults that is web-based accessible, and be it further that the AAFP request the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to monitor a national ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/southcarolina-a.mem.html

Academy Gives Senate Strong Prescription to Improve MACRA

May 15, 2019 - In recent Senate testimony, the Academy recommended key fixes for the framework of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, including reducing complexity.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190515macrasenate.html

Robert (Bob) F. Raspa, MD, FAAFP

Mar 27, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Robert (Bob) F. Raspa, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/pres/cand1.mem.html

Massachusetts Groups Call Physician Burnout Public Health Crisis

Feb 8, 2019 - Four health care groups recently published a report that labels physician burnout a full-blown public health crisis and suggests steps that can be taken to reach short-, medium- and long-term solutions.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20190208burnoutcrisis.html

MACRAnyms: Acronyms and Terms Related to MACRA's Quality Payment Program -- Physician ...

Feb 5, 2019 - A list of MACRA-related acronyms for easy reference.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/acronyms.html

Better EHRs Vital to Value-based Care, AAFP Tells ONC

Feb 4, 2019 - The AAFP's latest feedback to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT about electronic health record interoperability addressed real-world clinical challenges.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190204oncletter.html

FAQ on MACRA and Medicare Payment Reform -- Physician Payment

Feb 4, 2019 - Find the answers to your questions regarding MACRA.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/faq.html

What's the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? -- Physician Payment

Feb 1, 2019 - Information on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), one of the two new payment tracks created under MACRA.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/mips.html

Resolution No. 209 (Oregon A) - Supporting Personal Health Records for Patients -- ...

Jul 17, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support the concept of each patient having their own lifetime, unified, comprehensive health record that can be made available to physicians, family members, and research organizations with their consent.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/oregon-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 303 (New Jersey B) - Laboratories Sharing Data -- Congress of Delegates

Jun 27, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians seek cooperation from the national laboratory offices mandating compliance at the regional level to provide seamless exchange of laboratory data between any member of the patient care team that requests this data, and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newjersey-b.mem.html

AAFP Joins Effort to Decrease 2018 MIPS Reporting Period

Apr 24, 2018 - More than 40 medical organizations asked CMS to implement a 90-day quality measure reporting period for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20180424mipsreporting.html

AAFP Urges Improvements to Fledgling Patient Data Initiative

Mar 22, 2018 - The AAFP made detailed suggestions to improve CMS' recently announced initiative to improve patients' access to and control of their electronic health data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180322myhealthedata.html

Federal Budget Deal Brings Wins for Family Medicine

Feb 13, 2018 - The Bipartisan Budget Act brings needed support for many AAFP priorities that will help family physicians and the nearly 200 million patients they care for.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180213federalbudget.html

Family Physicians Gauge Meaningful Use Benefit, Burden

Feb 5, 2018 - The AAFP led research that examined the effects of CMS' now-ended meaningful use program to inform the details of future value-based payment models.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180205musurvey.html

Value-based Payment? Survey Says …

Dec 5, 2017 - The AAFP partnered with Humana to survey family physicians regarding their engagement with, and attitudes toward, value-based payment models. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20171205ITT_VBP.html

Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Physicians can cut ties with Medicare and privately contract with Medicare beneficiaries, but doing it incorrectly can be costly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p17.html

AAFP to Prepare Members for Full Participation in Quality Payment Program

Nov 3, 2017 - AAFP to Prepare Members for Full Participation in Quality Payment Program

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/QPP-final-rule.html

Technology Tools and Trends for Better Patient Care: Beyond the EHR -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - From remote monitoring of chronic diseases to virtual assistants in the exam room, technology will improve practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p28.html

Window for CPC+ Round Two Applications Closes July 13

Jul 11, 2017 - The deadline to apply for the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative is approaching for practices in Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and part of New York.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170711cpcplusdeadline.html

AAFP Pushes for Revisions, Easing of Regulatory Burden

Jun 16, 2017 - The AAFP's response to CMS' 2018 inpatient payment proposal covered a variety of topics important to family physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170616ipps.html

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