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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

News From 2015 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience

Sep 14, 2015 - This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of the 2015 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Denver, Sept. 28-Oct. 3.

AAFP News : News From 2015 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2015-congress-fmx.html

Survey Reveals Sources of Physician Worry

Sep 8, 2015 - A new survey revealed that key sources of headaches for primary care physicians are insurance companies and new performance measurements, not patient care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150908commonwealthsurvey.html

Put AAFP Member Interest Groups on Your FMX Schedule

Aug 18, 2015 - The AAFP's 11 member interest groups will gather individually and at an Oct. 1 group reception during the upcoming 2015 Family Medicine Experience in Denver.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20150818migs.html

Residents Passionate About Preserving Teaching Health Centers, Patient Care

Aug 5, 2015 - Family medicine residents gathered in Kansas City, Mo., recently to voice their opinions about issues of importance to their medical training, their patients, their communities and their specialty.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150805residentscongress.html

Student Congress Takes on Debt Relief, Burnout

Aug 5, 2015 - During the 2015 National Congress of Student Members, participants adopted resolutions that addressed financing medical school, burnout and drug pricing transparency.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150805studentcongress.html

Health is Primary Session Energizes Residents, Students

Aug 4, 2015 - The 2015 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students opened with a presentation on the Health is Primary campaign that spotlighted three innovative family physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150804natlconfpanel.html

FPs Can Help Curb Spending on Services Patients Don't Need

Jul 23, 2015 - FPs Can Help Curb Spending on Services Patients Don't Need

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fps_can_help_curb_spending.html

Direct Primary Care Model Poised for Rapid Growth

Jul 16, 2015 - Direct Primary Care Model Poised for Rapid Growth

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/direct_primary_care_model_poised.html

DPC Summit Draws Hundreds of Enthusiastic Family Physicians

Jul 15, 2015 - The first direct primary care summit held in the Midwest, organized by the AAFP and two partner organizations, drew hundreds of physicians eager to learn more about the practice model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150715dpcsummit.html

Reflections on Surviving a Malpractice Case

Jul 9, 2015 - Reflections on Surviving a Malpractice Case

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/reflections_on_surviving_a_malpractice.html

Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

May 5, 2015 - Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

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

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

Register Today for Midwest's First Direct Primary Care Summit

Apr 14, 2015 - Register now for the 2015 Direct Primary Care Summit coming to Kansas City, Mo., July 10-12.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150414dpcsummit.html

FPs Have Ability to Inspire, Be Inspired by, One Another

Apr 8, 2015 - FPs Have Ability to Inspire, Be Inspired by, One Another

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

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

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

Mar 31, 2015 - High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/high_deductibles_out_of_pocket.html

More Residency Slots Needed to Avoid Looming Physician Shortage

Mar 30, 2015 - New research published in the Annals of Family Medicine estimates the amount of residency expansion needed to avoid primary care physician shortages projected to occur by 2035.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150330resexpansion.html

Health is Primary Tour Kickoff Highlights Washington State Innovators

Mar 23, 2015 - The Health is Primary city tour from Family Medicine for America's Health kicked off in Seattle March 19 with family physicians discussing how they are revolutionizing health care in Washington State.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150323healthisprimary.html

The Backbone of American Health Care: Serving Small Practice Family Physicians

Feb 3, 2015 - The number of regulatory burdens family physician face-meaningful use, PQRS, and ICD-10 to name a few-is daunting, especially for small practices. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin highlights the resources the Academy has developed to help practices ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Strong Match, Advances in Workforce Reform Top Education Gains Last Year

Jan 7, 2015 - When it came to education and training issues important to family medicine in 2014, rising Match numbers and progress on workforce and graduate medical education reform were among the highlights.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150107educ-yir.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

Remember Ebola? How the 24/7 News Cycle Impacts Health Care

Dec 17, 2014 - Remember Ebola? How the 24/7 News Cycle Impacts Health Care

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/remember_ebola_how_the_24.html

Direct Primary Care Doc Sets Record Straight

Dec 9, 2014 - Direct Primary Care Doc Sets Record Straight

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/direct_primary_care_doc_sets.html

Getting Engaged: Patient Input Can Spark Improvement

Dec 3, 2014 - Getting Engaged: Patient Input Can Spark Improvement

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/getting_engaged_patient_input_can.html

Analyze This: Graham Center's Work Shows Value of Primary Care

Dec 2, 2014 - Analyze This: Graham Center's Work Shows Value of Primary Care

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

FPs Eager to Learn About -- or Already Sold on -- New Practice Model

Nov 19, 2014 - Nearly 40 family physicians from 16 states recently converged on a hotel south of Phoenix for the AAFP's first one-day workshop on direct primary care (DPC). Some physicians came on a fact-finding mission; others were transitioning to a DPC practice or were already engaged in the model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20141119dpcworkshop.html

Initiatives Highlight Family Medicine as Top Choice for Students

Oct 31, 2014 - Initiatives Highlight Family Medicine as Top Choice for Students

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

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

AAFP's New President Emphasizes, Epitomizes Full-scope Family Medicine

Oct 22, 2014 - AAFP News interviewed newly installed AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., to learn about his small-town practice and discuss his plans for leading the Academy during the coming year.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141022qa-wergin.html

GME, Payment Reform Take Center Stage at Town Hall Meeting

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 Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141021townhall.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20141009practicesurvey.html

Make It Easy: Convenient Communication Can Boost Patient Adherence

Oct 1, 2014 - Make It Easy: Convenient Communication Can Boost Patient Adherence

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/make_it_easy_convenient_communication.html

Called to Serve: Being Patient-Centered Puts Joy Back Into Practice

Sep 5, 2014 - Called to Serve: Being Patient-Centered Puts Joy Back Into Practice

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

Sep 3, 2014 - Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/frequently_asked_questions_and_answers.html

Bringing You Up To Date: New Information on Previous Posts

Aug 26, 2014 - Bringing You Up To Date: New Information on Previous Posts

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

On Air: AAFP President Engages With Students in Online Forum

Aug 14, 2014 - On Air: AAFP President Engages With Students in Online Forum

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

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

Students Focus on Direct Primary Care, Rural Health, Among Other Topics

Aug 13, 2014 - Students who attended the recent National Congress of Student Members sought to learn more about direct primary care, rural health care and student loan forgiveness, among other topics.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140813studcong.html

Residents Embrace DPC Practice Model, Tackle Student Debt

Aug 13, 2014 - The 2014 AAFP National Congress of Family Medicine Residents tackled a wide range of issues, including education about various practice models, student debt and rural training.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140813rescong.html

News and Views From 2014 AAFP National Conference

Aug 13, 2014 - Throngs of family medicine residents, medical students interested in careers in family medicine, exhibitors from across the nation, AAFP leaders and others gathered Aug. 7-9 in Kansas City, Mo., for the 2014 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140813ncsccintro.html

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders to Represent Them

Aug 13, 2014 - Family medicine residents and medical students elected peers to leadership positions on the final day of the AAFP's National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, held Aug. 7-9 in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140813natlconfelects.html

FPs Have Pivotal Role in Innovative Care Delivery, Speaker Tells Students, Residents

Aug 12, 2014 - A health policy expert who spoke during the 2014 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students told future family physicians they are the hope for better health outcomes in the future.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140812nc-grundy.html

AAFP Board Approves Applications of New Member Interest Groups

Aug 6, 2014 - At its July meeting, the AAFP Board of Directors formally approved the applications four new member interest groups; a fifth group was able to make the transition with no approval needed.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140806memintgrps.html

Primary Care Payment Innovation Can Mean Leaving Insurers Behind

Jun 20, 2014 - Physician panelists at a recent forum in Washington discussed how they changed their practices to better serve patients and cut back on or eliminate their reliance on health insurers.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140620grahamforumdpc.html

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

Jun 17, 2014 - Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Practicing Workplace Medicine at the Point of Care

Jun 5, 2014 - Practicing Workplace Medicine at the Point of Care

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/practicing_workplace_medicine_at_the.html

Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income

May 23, 2014 - Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income

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

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

Education Issues Capture Delegates' Attention

May 7, 2014 - State chapter delegates representing the Academy's five special constituency groups came together at this year's National Conference of Special Constituencies to hash through a number of resolutions dealing with education-related issues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140507ncsc-educrefcmte.html

Social Determinants of Health Among Key Topics Delegates Tackle

May 7, 2014 - During the 2014 National Conference of Special Constituencies held May 1-3 in Kansas City, Mo., AAFP members from the five constituency groups acted on resolutions considered by the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140507ncsc-hopsrefcmte.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140507ncsc-practenhance-advoc.html

FP Compensation, Physicians With Disabilities Among Topics Discussed at 2014 NCSC

May 7, 2014 - During the 2014 National Conference of Special Constituencies held May 1-3, AAFP members from the five constituency groups acted on various resolutions considered during a Reference Committee on Organization and Finance hearing.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140507ncscorgfinres.html

Future of Family Medicine Project to Define Specialty, Underscore Its Value

May 7, 2014 - AAFP officers covered a wide range of topics -- including the Future of Family Medicine 2.0 project, graduate medical education and new member interest groups -- during a Town Hall meeting held as part of the Annual Leadership Forum and National Conference of Special Constituencies.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140507townhall.html

What's All the Buzz About Direct Primary Care?

May 6, 2014 - Annual Leadership Forum plenary speaker and family physician Brian Forrest, M.D., told attendees at his presentation on direct primary care that the model offers accessible and affordable health care to patients in all socioeconomic groups.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140506forrestdpctalk.html

Member Interest Groups to Provide Forum to Share Interests, Connection to Academy

May 6, 2014 - Member Interest Groups to Provide Forum to Share Interests, Connection to Academy

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

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

2014 NCSC Delegates Elect New Leaders

May 3, 2014 - AAFP chapter delegates who attended the Academy's 2014 National Conference of Special Constituencies in Kansas City, Mo., elected colleagues May 1-2 to fill various leadership positions.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140503ncscelects.html

Tedious Paperwork, Government Regs: Why I Still Love Being a Physician

Apr 18, 2014 - Tedious Paperwork, Government Regs: Why I Still Love Being a Physician

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

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

Wording of CMS Proposed Rule Causing Undue Angst About Medicare

Jan 27, 2014 - Wording of CMS Proposed Rule Causing Undue Angst About Medicare

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

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

Family Physicians Embraced Health IT, Worked Through Challenges, Cheered Success

Jan 2, 2014 - Although 2013 was a tumultuous year for everyone involved in health care, physicians in particular were challenged to keep up with a revolving door of federal regulations, deadlines, extensions of those same deadlines, and a myriad of new experiences with practice and payment methods.

AAFP News : 2013: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-year-in-review/20140102yirpractproissues.html

Scientific Assembly Gets High Marks From FPs, But Can We Do Better?

Oct 23, 2013 - Scientific Assembly Gets High Marks From FPs, But Can We Do Better?

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

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

A New Assembly Experience: Discussing Real Issues; Providing Real Answers

Jul 30, 2013 - A New Assembly Experience: Discussing Real Issues; Providing Real Answers

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

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

Family Physicians, Patients Embrace Direct Primary Care

May 14, 2013 - Around 10 a.m. one recent morning, Atlas MD, a family medicine practice in Wichita, Kan., fielded a call from a frantic parent whose 14-year-old son had just been bitten by a dog. As a direct primary care (DPC) practice, however, Atlas gives its patient members unlimited 24/7 access and...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130514dpcmodel.html

Connecticut AFP Members Focus on Humanitarian Outreach

Mar 29, 2013 - Family physician Craig Czarsty, M.D., of Oakville, Conn., embarked on his first medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2005. From then on, he was hooked. A past president of the Connecticut AFP (CAFP), Czarsty continued to go on annual mission trips until the foundation then ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130329connchapterspot.html

News in Brief: Week of March 25-29

Mar 27, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Consumer Reports, AFP Offer Choosing Wisely Documents; Study Ties Population Health to Number of Primary Care Physicians; New Graphic Outlines Key PCMH Components; Daily News E-mail Focuses on Family Medicine; and Study Documents Economic...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20130327wklynewsbrfs.html

New York State AFP Works All Avenues to Mold Legislation, Traditions

Jun 29, 2012 - The New York State AFP (NYSAFP) couldn't stop the state's Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP) from becoming law, so members of the NYSAFP Board of Directors opened a dialogue to temper the bill -- and succeeded. In brief, the legislation creates an online database...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120629nysafp-advocacy.html

Frequently asked questions about Ebola virus disease

...in one major city (Conarky, the capital of Guinea). See color map of outbreak zones at: http://www.afro.who.int/en/clusters-a-programmes/dpc/epidemic-a-pandemic-alert-and-response/outbreak-news/4087-ebola-virus- disease-west-africa-7-april-2014.html. As of 7 April, a cumulative...

AAFP News

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/news/FAQs_Ebola_11_April_2014.pdf

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