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CMS Considers New Direct Provider Contracting Model

Jun 11, 2018 - The AAFP took advantage of CMS' request for information on a proposed new payment model to highlight the benefits of direct primary care and the Academy's own alternative payment model.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180611dpcrfi.html

Tips for Finding a More Fulfilling Practice Model -- Physician Health First

May 25, 2018 - Learn why Julie Gunther, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM, started her direct primary care practice and how it has helped her improve well-being and love her job again.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/rejuvenate-passion.acc.html

Practice Models: Finding Fulfillment in a Concierge Practice -- Physician Health First

May 25, 2018 - Learn why Thomas LaGrelius, MD, FAAFP, opted for practicing in a concierge direct primary care setting and why this practice model works for him.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/concierge-practice.acc.html

Practice Models: Finding Fulfillment in an Independent Group Practice -- Physician ...

May 25, 2018 - Family physician Scott Dunn shares why he chose to practice in a small, independent group practice and why this practice model works for him.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/small-independent-group-practice.acc.html

Family Physician Finds Antidote to Burnout in Innovation

May 9, 2018 - The AAFP's Alliance for e-Health Innovation is accepting applications for its Primary Care Innovation Fellowship. The 2017 fellow, Joey Nichols, M.D., says innovation projects help him avoid burnout.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180509guest-innovation.html

Medicare looks to contract directly with physicians and suppliers -- FPM

Apr 26, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is investigating a new payment model that would directly contract with Medicare providers and suppliers.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/Medicare_looks_to_contract_directly_with_physicians.html

Compensation is up for family physicians -- FPM

Apr 12, 2018 - Family physicians saw their annual compensation increase an average of 5 percent over last year, reflecting an industrywide rise in physician pay.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/Compensation_is_up_for_family_physicians.html

Resolution No. 205 (Kansas A) - Voice of the Patient within the AAFP -- Congress of ...

Apr 11, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians investigate the process to represent the voice of the patient to the Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Congress Needs to Hear From FPs -- Here's Your Chance

Mar 2, 2018 - AAFP President-elect John Cullen, M.D., reports from Capitol Hill, where the Academy's Board of Directors recently had dozens of meetings with legislators and congressional staff.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180302lv-hillvisits.html

Well-being Planner: Collect Resources -- Physician Health First

Feb 23, 2018 - Collect well-being resources organized by the five primary factors that affect family physicians' well-being to create your reading list and add it to your plan.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/planner/resources.mem.html

Well-being Planner: Collect Resources -- Physician Health First

Feb 23, 2018 - Collect well-being resources organized by the five primary factors that affect family physicians' well-being to create your reading list and add it to your plan.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/planner/resources.iso-health-care-system.mem.html

Well-being Planner: Collect Resources -- Physician Health First

Feb 23, 2018 - Collect well-being resources organized by the five primary factors that affect family physicians' well-being to create your reading list and add it to your plan.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/planner/resources.iso-organization.mem.html

Well-being Planner: Collect Resources -- Physician Health First

Feb 23, 2018 - Collect well-being resources organized by the five primary factors that affect family physicians' well-being to create your reading list and add it to your plan.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/planner/resources.iso-culture.mem.html

Well-being Planner: Collect Resources -- Physician Health First

Feb 23, 2018 - Collect well-being resources organized by the five primary factors that affect family physicians' well-being to create your reading list and add it to your plan.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/planner/resources.iso-individual.mem.html

Well-being Planner: Collect Resources -- Physician Health First

Feb 23, 2018 - Collect well-being resources organized by the five primary factors that affect family physicians' well-being to create your reading list and add it to your plan.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/planner/resources.iso-practice.mem.html

Finding a Mentor in Medicine -- Medical School

Feb 14, 2018 - A strong mentorship can mean the different between success and failure in medical school. Discover how to find the right mentor for you.

Med School and Residency : Begin Your Medical Education

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/medical-school/mentoring.html

Family Doc Focus

Feb 12, 2018 - This is the topic page for the Family Doc Focus feature -- formerly known as Member Monday -- which spotlights AAFP members who have made unique and noteworthy contributions to family medicine, patients and/or the nation's health care system.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

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

Part I: Sharing Our Legislative, Regulatory Priorities for 2018

Feb 6, 2018 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the AAFP's priorities for 2018 regarding payment reform and practice transformation.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180206ITT_Priorities.html

AAFP Steers HHS on Protecting Patient Choice in Health Care

Feb 2, 2018 - Family physicians focus on providing necessary care to patients, but ongoing consolidation in health care is limiting basic access, a point the AAFP recently reiterated to HHS.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180202hhschoiceltr.html

Childhood Bullying: Implications for Physicians - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Childhood bullying is common and can lead to serious adverse physical and mental health effects for both the victim and the bully. In teenagers, risk factors for becoming a victim of bullying include being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; having a disability or medical condition ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p187.html

Your Family Medicine Practice Is Whatever You Make It

Jan 16, 2018 - A new physician survey prompted our bloggers to reflect on their scope of practice and how they've tailored their work to fit the needs of their patients and their own interests.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180116fp-scope.html

Time Is Right for 24-hour Primary Care Clinics

Jan 12, 2018 - J. Stefan Walker, M.D., writes that family medicine clinics could provide better care, lower costs and greater physician satisfaction by using a 24-hour model.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180112guested24hour.html

Understand Compensation, Employment Contracts

Jan 10, 2018 - On Jan. 31, the AAFP will present a live webinar to help family physicians better understand compensation and employment contracts.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180110compensationwebinar.html

AAFP Payment Model Wins Committee's Support

Jan 9, 2018 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines an AAFP payment model that recently won the support of an HHS committee, and he reviews the health care challenges awaiting Congress.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180109ITT_PTAC.html

Direct Primary Care

Jan 4, 2018 - Read the AAFP's policy statement on direct primary care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/direct-primary.html

New Year, Same Issues. Why Does Health Care Cost So Much?

Jan 2, 2018 - We asked our new physician bloggers what issues concern them for their practices and patients in 2018. The cost of care to patients tops the list.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180102fp-newyear.html

Physician Well-being a Focal Point for Academy in 2018

Jan 2, 2018 - Physician Health First, the physician well-being initiative the Academy launched in 2017, will expand in 2018 with a new event and more resources.

AAFP News : Member Resources and Tools for 2018

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180102wellbeing.html

AAFP Gives CMS Pointed Advice About New Payment Models

Nov 22, 2017 - The AAFP recently offered CMS specific recommendations based on a set of guiding principles for payment models that improve care while reducing administrative burden and costs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171122cmsinnovation.html

Continuity and Coordination of Care Long-Term Care Facilities

Oct 4, 2017 - Read about AAFP's position on continuity and coordination of care in long-term care facilities

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/care-facilities.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

Resolution No. 307 (Illinois B) - Direct Primary Care (DPC) Demonstration Project -- ...

Sep 25, 2017 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and/or state Medicaid officials to set up a pilot project which demonstrates the value and outcomes that a panel of patients within a region receives through a ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

2017 Resolutions -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 25, 2017 - Resolutions submitted for the 2017 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Health Care Debates Don't Have to Be Heated

Aug 29, 2017 - Politicians discussing health care policy could take a lesson from a couple of family physicians who recently debated the merits of the direct primary care model without resorting to insults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170829fp-debate.html

Yoga, Volunteerism Help Medical Student Battle Burnout

Jul 19, 2017 - Medical students are no strangers to burnout. Anna Askari, a fourth-year medical student at Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, says she's often felt burnt out. Askari recently spoke with AAFP News about how she copes with stress and burnout and how she plans to ...

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20170719burnout-askari.html

Embracing Whole-Person Care Key to Beating Burnout, Says FP

Jul 5, 2017 - Jamie Osborn, M.D., a married mother of two, relied on spirituality to help her regain a sense of balance after leaving her post as director of a fast-paced family medicine residency.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20170705burnout-osborn.html

Physicians Offer Hands-on Advice on Launching a DPC Practice

Jun 26, 2017 - Panelists who spoke during the 2017 Direct Primary Care Summit offered guidance for physicians who might be considering the innovative practice model but are unsure how to proceed.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170626dpcstartuptips.html

Embracing DPC Takes Dedication, Sacrifice, Says Physician

Jun 23, 2017 - To be the kind of physician she wanted to be, Julie Gunther, M.D., knew she had to change the way she practiced medicine. And that's just what she did.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170623dpcpractice.html

Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog

Jun 20, 2017 - Blog updates on the issues affecting family medicine from the perspective of new physician members of the Academy

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

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

Putting Patients at the Center of My 'Clinic of the Future'

Jun 20, 2017 - Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., wanted more than just a bigger space for his new clinic. He wanted it to help patients feel more comfortable and more engaged.

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

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

Resolution No. 311 (Co-Sponsored H) - Support for Independent Practices -- 2016 ...

May 23, 2017 - This resolution asks that the American American Academy of Family Physicians prepare a policy statement explicitly supporting family physicians in private practice, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians update and supplement its existing educational materials ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2016/resolutions/cosponsored-h.mem.html

CMS Selects Four New Regions to Expand CPC+ Initiative

May 23, 2017 - Primary care practices in Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and part of New York can apply for round two of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170523cpcplus.html

It's Complicated: What We Wish Legislators Knew About Health Care

May 22, 2017 - Health care truly is complicated. We asked our new physician bloggers what policymakers need to understand if they're going to help create a better system.

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

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

FAQ on the CPC+ Initiative -- Practice Management

May 19, 2017 - Get answers to the frequently asked questions regarding the CPC+ initiative.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/cpc-plus/faq.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2017 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0515/p614.html

Direct Primary Care Model Gains Momentum in Multiple States

Apr 21, 2017 - State legislatures are making it easier for both physicians and patients to choose the direct primary care practice model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170421dpcstates.html

Go Ahead, I'm Listening

Apr 11, 2017 - From your comments on AAFP News stories and blog posts to responses to annual surveys, the Academy is listening. Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how to make your voice heard.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AHCA Won't Help Patients Who Need It Most

Mar 22, 2017 - We asked our new physician bloggers how the American Health Care Act would affect their patients. Most said the legislation would hurt the poor, the elderly and the disabled.

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

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

End-of-Life Care: Managing Common Symptoms - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2017 - Physicians should be proficient at managing symptoms as patients progress through the dying process. When possible, proactive regimens that prevent symptoms should be used, because it is generally easier to prevent than to treat an acute symptom. As swallowing function diminishes, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p356.html

FP Brings Family Medicine Perspective to NQF Committee

Mar 9, 2017 - Brian Forrest, M.D., has seen first-hand why it's so vital that bodies such as the National Quality Forum's Cardiovascular Standing Committee benefit from the expertise of family physicians.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170309forrestqanda.html

I'm Standing Up for Direct Primary Care

Feb 24, 2017 - Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., knows legislators won't significantly improve our health care system on their own. Success requires persistent grassroots advocacy, and family physicians need to be a part of that.

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

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

The State of Family Medicine: 2017 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - With tremendous change taking place in health care, the mood among family physicians is anxious, but there are reasons to be hopeful.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p26.html

AAFP Applauds Bill to Ease Direct Primary Care Payment

Jan 24, 2017 - Federal lawmakers who are aware of the growing interest in the direct primary care model have again introduced legislation supporting its expansion.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170124dpcbill.html

AAFP Webinar Examines Health Policies of Trump, New Congress

Jan 18, 2017 - The AAFP will host a free webinar next week to help members navigate the new landscape after President Donald Trump takes office and members of the 115th Congress get down to work.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170118govwebinar.html

No, I'm Not 'Settling' for Family Medicine

Jan 9, 2017 - Lauren Abdul-Majeed writes that misconceptions about family medicine are toxic for medical students and negatively affect an already inadequate primary care workforce.

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

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

Direct Primary Care Is a Sensible Workforce Solution

Jan 3, 2017 - John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., writes that contrary to misconceptions, the direct primary care model is an ideal strategy to ensure our nation has a robust family medicine physician workforce in the long run.

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

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

Screen for Alcohol Abuse During Holiday Season

Dec 21, 2016 - The holidays aren't happy for many Americans. Lynne Lillie, M.D., writes that now is an excellent time to screen for alcohol abuse.

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

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

Old Issues, New Year: A Look Back (and Ahead)

Dec 20, 2016 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin reflects on some key health care issues from 2016 and looks ahead to the new year.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

State Legislative Tracker

Dec 15, 2016 - AAFP State Legislative Tracker

Advocacy : Track and Discuss the Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/state-tracker.mem.html

FPs Can Shape Social Determinants of Health Outside Clinic

Nov 29, 2016 - Social factors can influence health more than medical advances. Stewart Decker, M.D., writes that family physicians have the perspective and influence needed to address social determinants of health beyond the exam room.

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

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

Aggressive Family Medicine Advocacy Planned for Upcoming Congress

Nov 2, 2016 - The AAFP will be closely tracking four issues of great importance to family physicians when legislators return after the election to finish the work of the 114th Congress.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20161102advocacyoutlook.html

Member Interest Groups (MIGs)

Oct 19, 2016 - Member Interest groups provide a forum for AAFP active members to address common concerns. Join an existing group or apply for designation as an AAFP member interest group.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig.html

In Defense of Direct Primary Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p12.html

Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p10.html

Beating the Prior Authorization Blues -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Getting insurer approval for treatment can take hours out of your week. Here are some ways to reduce the pain.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p15.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

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

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

FMIG Family Medicine Programming Ideas -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Sep 15, 2016 - Find ways to promote the Family Medicine specialty from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/programming/poe-ideas/fmeducation.html

Physicians Making Eye Contact with Patients Is Important - Letters to the Editor - ...

Sep 15, 2016 - ...doctors, all of whom talk to me over their shoulders while tapping computer keys or stand behind the protection of a scribe. Only my direct primary care physician sits and looks me in the eye when we are talking. ROBERT B. TAYLOR, MD, FAAFP Portland, Ore. E-mail: taylorr@ohsu.edu...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p418a.html

AAFP Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Support Direct Primary Care

Sep 13, 2016 - AAFP Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Support Direct Primary Care

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/aafp-applauds-introduction-of-legislation-to-support-direct-primary-care.html

Our Country Is Hungry for the Message of Family Medicine

Sep 13, 2016 - After more than 200 days on the road, AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., reflects on a whirlwind of meetings with legislators, policymakers, payers, media and medical students.

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

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

Resolution No. 309 (Oregon F) - Primary Care Spending -- 2016 Resolutions

Aug 22, 2016 - This resolution asks that the American American Academy of Family Physicians Physicians develop strategies and resources to advocate for increasing the percentage of health care spending devoted to primary care applicable at both the national and state levels, and be it further that the...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2016/resolutions/oregon-f.mem.html

Employment Contracts for Family Physicians in an Evolving Market -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - A review of the broad market trends can help you evaluate the specifics of your contract.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p28.html

Prior Authorization Call Shows Inefficiency, Absurdity of Process

Jul 18, 2016 - Family physicians waste hours each and every week on prior authorizations. Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., recorded one such call to illustrate the inefficiency of the process.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/prior_authorization_call_shows_inefficiency.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 Member Interest Groups Grow, Thrive

Jun 1, 2016 - The number of AAFP member interest groups (MIGs) has now grown to 15 with the addition of four new MIGs in recent months.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20160601migsupdate.html

Pain Management and Opioid Misuse

May 14, 2016 - Chronic pain management is a public health concern with significant increases in the use of opioids for pain relief. There is a corresponding growth in the number of opioids prescribed in the U.S. and overdose from those drugs.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/pain-opioids.html

FPs Storm Capitol Hill Armed With AAFP Advocacy Issues

Apr 27, 2016 - Family physicians recently flocked to Washington, D.C., to learn more about critical issues and then advocate on behalf of the specialty in legislative offices.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160427fmcc.html

Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

Apr 7, 2016 - Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

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

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

Compensation for family physicians rises in new survey -- FPM

Apr 5, 2016 - Compensation for family physicians rises in new survey

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/compensation_for_family_physicians_rises.html

Guiding Principles for Global Health Service Learning Programs

Mar 22, 2016 - Understand recommended, family-medicine oriented training and guidelines for global health service learning programs.

Patient Care : Global Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/global-health/guiding-principles.html

Report: PCMH Improves Quality, Reduces Cost

Feb 16, 2016 - A recently published report found that advanced primary care practices built on the principles of the patient-centered medical home improve quality and reduce the cost of health care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

Feb 1, 2016 - Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

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

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

Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

Jan 6, 2016 - Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

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

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

Health is Primary Educates, Advocates in Nationwide Tour

Jan 5, 2016 - Patients, payers, policymakers and purchasers heard stories showcasing primary care as Family Medicine for America's Health took its Health is Primary campaign cross-country.

AAFP News : Family Medicine for America's Health

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-medicine-americas-health/20160105fmahealth-yir.html

AAFP Helps FPs Weather Payment, Practice Management Issues

Jan 4, 2016 - In 2015, the AAFP devoted much time and energy to ensuring that family physicians are paid appropriately for the work they do.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160104pracadvyear.html

Direct Primary Care Disrupter: Colorado FP Bucks Traditional Practice

Dec 15, 2015 - Clint Flanagan, M.D., owner of the first direct primary care business in Colorado, is firmly committed to disrupting traditional primary care.

AAFP News : Family Medicine for America's Health

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-medicine-americas-health/20151215hip-flanagandpc.html

Refocus System on Primary Care, Says Iora Health CEO

Nov 23, 2015 - Iora Health CEO Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D., M.P.P., spoke of the need to accelerate changes in primary care delivery during a recent national conference.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20151123seizemoment.html

Tobacco Office Champions Project Participants Spotlight Successes

Nov 13, 2015 - Having recently completed its Multi-State Office Champions Behavioral Health Tobacco Cessation project, the AAFP is offering a new online resource for members.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20151113tobaccochamps.html

Researchers Study What 'Direct Primary Care' Really Means

Nov 10, 2015 - In an attempt to establish clear terms, two researchers analyzed what physician practices mean when they refer to themselves as direct primary care practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20151110dpcterms.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2015 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Oct 27, 2015 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2015 Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2015-winners.mem.html

Direct Contracting with Businesses by Family Physicians (Discussion Paper)

Oct 20, 2015 - Read AAFP's discussion paper on direct contracting with businesses by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/business-physicians.html

Direct Primary Care Member Interest Group -- Member Interest Groups

Oct 7, 2015 - Join the AAFP Direct Primary Care AAFP Member Interest Group and their objectives and long-term goals.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/dpc.html

Cloudy With a Chance of Misdiagnosis

Oct 6, 2015 - Cloudy With a Chance of Misdiagnosis

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

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

Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p42.html

New AAFP President Declares Family Medicine a 'Noble Profession'

Sep 30, 2015 - Newly installed AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., sat down with AAFP News to talk about family medicine and the issues she'll focus on during the next 12 months.

AAFP News : News From 2015 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2015-congress-fmx/20150930filerqanda.html

Questions About DPC? FMX Sessions Offer Answers

Sep 28, 2015 - Questions About DPC? FMX Sessions Offer Answers

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

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

AAFP Backs Senate Bill Supporting Direct Primary Care

Sep 23, 2015 - Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., R-La., recently introduced the Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2015, which would make it easier for patients to select the direct primary care model.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150923dpcsenate.html

Eye on the Ball: Overreliance on EHRs Can Bring Disaster

Sep 21, 2015 - Eye on the Ball: Overreliance on EHRs Can Bring Disaster

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/eye_on_the_ball_overreliance.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

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

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