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'Moving the Needle' on Student Choice

Oct 22, 2018 - Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181022fdf-roett.html

AAFP Accepts Challenge, Submits Primary Care-based Payment Proposal

Apr 24, 2017 - The AAFP recently sent a proposal detailing its advanced primary care alternative payment model to the newly formed Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee for review.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20170424ptac.html

AAFP Advocates Team-based Care, Workforce Development at IOM Event

Jun 3, 2015 - AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., spoke May 28 before an Institute of Medicine committee charged with evaluating the impact of The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health five years after the report's release. His primary message: Team-based care in the patient-centered ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150603iomnursingevent.html

AAFP Blasts VA Decision Granting APRNs Full Practice Authority

Dec 16, 2016 - The AAFP slammed a final rule issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs that grants advanced practice registered nurses independent practice authority.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161216vaaprns.html

AAFP Board Revises Retail Health Clinic Policy

Feb 24, 2010 - The AAFP Board of Directors has revised its official policy on retail health clinics to reflect the Academy's opposition to a growing expansion of scope of services provided by many such clinics.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20100224retail-policy.html

AAFP Calls Legislation Repealing SGR Major Step to Improving Quality of Care

Feb 19, 2014 - The AAFP has announced it is supporting pending legislation in Congress that would repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate payment formula and create a payment system that encourages quality improvements instead of the current emphasis on volume. In a letter sent to House and Senate...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140219sgrrepealltr.html

AAFP Decries VA Plan to Expand Nurses' Scope of Practice

Jul 15, 2016 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking to expand the scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses in VA facilities by granting them independent practice authority.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160715valetter.html

AAFP Defines Role of Pharmacists, Family Physicians in Health Care Delivery System

Jan 18, 2012 - The AAFP has issued a revised position paper that helps to define the professional relationship between pharmacists and family physicians in an integrated health care delivery system. The AAFP recognizes the evolving complexity and proliferation of pharmaceutical agents and (the) ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120118pharmacypaper.html

AAFP Director Touts Benefits of Team-based Care During Scope-of-Practice Forum

Mar 19, 2013 - Granting nurse practitioners (NPs) independent practice authority would undermine the concept of team-based collaborative care, while further fragmenting an already disjointed U.S. health care system. That was one of the main messages delivered by AAFP Director Wanda Filer, M.D., of ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20130319politico-forum.html

AAFP Endorses ACC/AHA Cholesterol Management Guidelines With Qualifications

Jun 18, 2014 - The AAFP recently endorsed, with qualifications, guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association on treatment of high cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk in adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140618cholesterolgdlnendorse.html

AAFP Fights New Round of Medicare Payment Cuts in Senate

May 27, 2015 - The AAFP is fighting a Senate proposal that would add more cuts to Medicare payments starting in 2024.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150527senateletter.html

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative

Sep 5, 2018 - A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180905twentyfiveby2030.html

AAFP Joins Push Against Greater Authority for APRNs in VA Facilities

Jul 26, 2016 - Dozens of medical organizations, including the AAFP, are pushing back against a proposal by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that would allow nurses to practice independently inside VA facilities.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160726vasign-on.html

AAFP Leaders Talk About Next Steps in a Post-SGR World

May 6, 2015 - AAFP leaders addressed a number of topics on members' minds during the 2015 Annual Chapter Leader Forum/National Conference of Constituency Leaders Town Hall meeting May 1 in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20150506aclfnccl-townhall.html

AAFP Lends Experienced Voice to 2018 Fee Schedule Proposal

Sep 6, 2017 - The AAFP has informed CMS what it likes and what needs to be changed in the proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170906mpfsltr.html

AAFP Offers Solutions to Ease E/M Documentation Burdens

Apr 27, 2018 - The AAFP has offered recommendations to CMS regarding changes to evaluation and management documentation guidelines.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180427burdensletter.html

AAFP Outlines Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care

Jan 14, 2019 - The AAFP has created a position paper on quality measurement for primary care that features six guiding principles aimed at helping steer future development and use of measurement in practice improvement and physician payment.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190114measurespaper.html

AAFP Pushes Against Executive Order on Equivalent Payment

Oct 14, 2019 - A recent White House executive order meant to bolster Medicare includes some good ideas -- but one element could impair high-quality, team-based primary care, the Academy warned in an Oct. 11 letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014execorder.html

AAFP Pushes CMS to Clear 'Safe Harbors' in Stark Law

Sep 5, 2018 - The AAFP told CMS in a recent letter how the agency could change self-referral rules that unduly burden physicians who adopt innovative payment models.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180905starkletter.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

AAFP Questions Claims That Health Care Reform Will Reduce Role of Solo, Small Practices

Sep 15, 2010 - The AAFP has sent a letter to the White House regarding an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine written by top White House officials that gives the impression that health care reform will accelerate the establishment of larger group practices at the expense of solo and small ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20100915whitehouseletter.html

AAFP Resources Encourage FPs to Promote, Support Breastfeeding

Nov 18, 2014 - The AAFP recently released a set of breastfeeding resources, including an updated version of its position paper on the topic, to help physicians support expectant and new mothers. The position paper includes new scientific research that has been distilled into a condensed core paper ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141118breastfeedingpaper.html

AAFP Rolls Out Well-being Planner to Help Fight Burnout

Apr 24, 2018 - The AAFP has expanded its Physician Health First initiative to include an online well-being planner as part of an ongoing effort to combat physician burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20180424wbplanner.html

AAFP Seizes Momentum, Articulates MACRA Vision for Family Medicine

Apr 19, 2016 - The AAFP conveyed to CMS key recommendations for implementation of MACRA that would help ensure success.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160419MACRArecommendations.html

AAFP Showing Strong Support for DPC

Jun 21, 2016 - The direct primary care model (DPC) is a patient-centered model that eliminates much of the administrative burden associated with modern primary care practice. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights how the Academy is supporting ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP Supports Integration of Oral Health Into Primary Care

Dec 24, 2015 - The AAFP has announced its support for a new preventive oral health care delivery model that pairs primary and dental care teams.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20151224oralhealth.html

AAFP to HHS: Let Physicians Transform Their Practices

Nov 6, 2018 - In response to a request for information, the AAFP urged HHS' Office of Inspector General to confirm that any new CMS action would allow for physician collaboration and partnerships to improve care delivery and appropriate beneficiary incentives.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181106hhsoigltr.html

AAFP Urges Comprehensive Approach to Increasing FP Workforce

Mar 21, 2014 - The AAFP recently released a policy document that outlines how the nation could resolve its chronic shortage of family physicians by implementing targeted policies that value primary care. The revised policy paper, titled Family Physician Workforce Reform: Recommendations of the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140321workforcereform.html

AAFP Urges FDA to Revise Plans for Physician Opioid Education

Jul 12, 2017 - In a recent letter to the FDA, the AAFP spoke out strongly against mandatory one size fits all CME for prescribers of opioids.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170712opioidcme.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

AAFP Working to Improve Community Health Outcomes

Jul 3, 2018 - The AAFP played a key role in the recent release of a new framework to spark collaboration between the public health and health care sectors to improve community health outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180703hlthframewrk.html

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 ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110106yrinrev.html

AAFP, CMS Clarify 'Incident to' Rules Relating to Pharmacists' Services

Apr 16, 2014 - The complexity of Medicare billing regulations can baffle even the most business-savvy family physician. So recently, when the AAFP and family physician members had questions regarding Medicare rules for billing incident to services, the Academy went straight to CMS Administrator ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140416incidenttoltr.html

AAFP, Family Physicians Embraced New Ideas, Fought Through Regulations

Jan 5, 2015 - 2014 marked a year of progress for America's family physicians as they embraced practice innovations and fought back against cumbersome regulations.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150105yir-practprof.html

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.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110216pcmhaccredguidelines.html

AAFP, Others Protest VA's Attempt to Expand APRNs' Scope of Practice

Nov 22, 2013 - The AAFP joined the AMA and a host of other national physician organizations -- as well as 43 state medical societies and associations -- in asking the Department of Veterans Affairs to hit the pause button before finalizing the draft version of a handbook that establishes guidelines ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20131122valetteraprn.html

AAFP's Annual Meeting Offers Plenty to 'Experience' in Denver

Sep 15, 2015 - Thousands of family physicians will gather two weeks from today in Denver for an opportunity to learn, network, and have fun at the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience (FMX). AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some of what is to come ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

ACGME Releases Revised Common Program Requirements

Mar 15, 2017 - New residency program requirements from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education stress patient safety, care quality and physician well-being and return to the 24-hour cap for first-year residents.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170315workcap.html

ACO Participation Prepares FPs for MACRA Implementation

Aug 2, 2016 - Family physicians who have experience with accountable care organizations are well prepared to tackle new payment models on the health care horizon.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20160802macraacos.html

ACP Guidelines Address Prevention, Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

Mar 4, 2015 - This week, the American College of Physicians released a pair of evidence-based clinical guidelines that address prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150304acpbedsoreguides.html

ALSO Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Nov 4, 2013 - In October, the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training program celebrated its 20th year in business, having trained more than 160,000 maternity care providers worldwide in that time. An evidence-based, multidisciplinary training program that prepares health care ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/201301104also20thanniv.html

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

Aug 17, 2015 - America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/america_s_most_wanted_family.html

Americans Want Physicians Handling Their Health Care

Dec 18, 2013 - It's the season of giving, and family physicians just received one of the best possible gifts from the American public -- a huge thumbs up and vote of confidence as to whom they want overseeing their health care. That's the headline news pulled from survey results released today.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20131218ipsossurvey.html

An Inside Look at Three Decades of AAFP Advocacy

Mar 7, 2012 - In October 1979, the AAFP hired a new director of government relations and, essentially, put her in charge of leading the AAFP's advocacy and legislative efforts in Washington. During the 32-plus years that followed, Rosemarie Sweeney and her AAFP colleagues worked hard to promote the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120307sweeneyinterview.html

Arkansas Program Illustrates Promise of Practice Transformation

Dec 12, 2016 - Transforming the way physicians are paid was never billed as an easy task, yet one Medicaid official says that many primary care practices in Arkansas have already completed the difficult steps of changing how they deliver care.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20161212arkansastransform.html

Arkansas Shared Savings Initiative Sparks FPs' Interest

Sep 28, 2015 - A Medicaid shared savings program titled, the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative seeks to improve quality of care and reduce unnecessary hospital and ER visits.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150929arkansaspayment.html

AWV Uncorks New Revenue Stream, Improves Health Care Quality

Feb 24, 2017 - Incorporating the Medicare annual wellness visit into the overall care picture is good for Medicare patients, helps achieve quality measures and earns new practice revenue.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20170224awv.html

Big Drop Seen in Diabetes-related Kidney Disease in Native Americans

Jan 18, 2017 - A recently released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed diabetes-related end-stage renal disease among Native American adults decreased 54 percent from 1996 to 2013.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170118mmwrdiabetesesrd.html

Bill Extending Home-based Chronic Care Project Wins AAFP Support

Sep 12, 2016 - A Senate bill would make permanent CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project, which provides home-based primary care for patients with chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160912iahletter.html

Broader Look Shows How PCMH Touches Practices, Patients

Jul 25, 2017 - The annual report of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative examines how elements of the patient-centered medical home affect cost, quality and utilization.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170725pcpccreport.html

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