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AAFP Shifts Health IT Focus from Implementation to Optimization

Jul 25, 2014 - The AAFP has announced a shift in its health information technology focus from implementation of electronic health records to optimization of the technology -- welcome to the AAFP's Alliance for eHealth Innovation.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

2014 NCSC Delegates Debate Issues Vital to Physicians, Patients

May 7, 2014 - National Conference of Special Constituency delegates gathered in Kansas City, Mo., May 1-3 to write, debate and vote on a number of resolutions related to medical practice and patient health.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

Medical Students' Issues Range From Scope of Practice to Valuation of Services

Aug 3, 2011 - Expansion of educational opportunities was a central theme that emerged from medical students during the AAFP's National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students July 28-30 in Kansas City, Mo. In particular, the students asked the AAFP to take steps to enhance the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

Residents Tackle Tough Issues During AAFP National Conference

Aug 3, 2011 - America's future family physicians have a passion for the specialty of family medicine and a desire to deliver the best care possible to their patients. Those messages came through loud and clear in the resolutions introduced, debated and voted on during the AAFP's 2011 National ...

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Academy Leaders Respond to Member Concerns About AAFP Actions, Resources During Town ...

May 9, 2011 - A question about the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee, or RUC, and what the AAFP is doing to address the RUC's shortcomings led off a spirited exchange of queries, comments and ideas between AAFP members and leaders during the May 6 Town Hall meeting at the ...

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AAFP, Other Groups Approve Guidelines for Standardization of PCMH Recognition Programs

Feb 16, 2011 - As the patient-centered medical home, or PCMH, model of health care gains prominence in the United States, a number of entities are developing or offering medical home recognition or accreditation programs.

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AAFP Works to Resolve Members' Practice Management Issues in 2010

Jan 6, 2011 - In 2009, family physicians learned that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would provide bonuses for physician practices that incorporated the meaningful use of electronic health records, or EHRs. However, physicians and the AAFP were left scratching their heads about just what ...

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AAFP Scrutinizes Proposed Rule, Recommends Changes for 2011 Medicare Physician Fee ...

Aug 18, 2010 - The Academy recently sent a detailed list of comments to CMS regarding the agency's proposed rule for the 2011 Medicare physician fee schedule, which was published in the July 13 Federal Register. In a July 28 letter addressed to CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, M.D., the Academy ...

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Heim Discusses Academy Goals, Priorities for 2010

Feb 5, 2010 - The Academy will continue to fight for family physicians and their patients in 2010 because patients need better access to health care and primary care physicians deserve fair payment for their services.

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2009: The Year in Review

Jan 6, 2010 - In 2009, primary care and family physicians garnered the attention of the nation as health care reform efforts and the influenza A (H1N1) virus vied for headlines across the country.

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