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AAFP Statement: Budget Preserves Health System, Medicare Payment Reforms but Threatens ...

Apr 10, 2013 - President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget sustains health system reforms that promise to improve Americans’ health, the quality of care and address the cost of health services, but it does so by risking the future health care workforce.

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Proposes New Primary Care-Specific Evaluation and Management Codes...

Apr 5, 2013 - On March 27, the American Academy of Family Physicians issued a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services calling for the development of a new set of evaluation and management codes specifically for primary care physicians that would result in increased payment for the ...

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Ranks of Family Medicine Residents Grow for Fourth Consecutive Year

Mar 15, 2013 - Medical student interest in family medicine continued its growth this year, according to the 2013 National Residency Matching Program results released today. This year, family medicine training programs attracted 2,938 students compared to 2,611 in 2012. (LINK to US MED STUDENTS MATCH ...

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Basic Life Support in Obstetrics Course Teaches First-Responders Critical Delivery Skills

Mar 1, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Home births are on the rise despite higher neonatal mortality rates, making it more important than ever to prepare first responders to manage both normal labor and obstetrical emergencies. The American Academy of Family Physicians has developed the Basic Life Support in ...

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AAFP Statement: Sequestration Hammers Progress Toward Long-Term Health Care Solutions

Mar 1, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is dismayed and disappointed that Congress has allowed across-the-board cuts (called sequestration) to take effect. Such an approach to fiscal planning is short-sighted and detrimental to the nation’s ultimate goals for high-quality, affordable ...

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American Academy of Family Physicians Identifies List of Commonly Used Tests and ...

Feb 21, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Today the American Academy of Family Physicians released its second list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered, but not always necessary, in family medicine as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative of the American Board of Internal ...

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Office Champions Project Doubles Rate of Patient Tobacco Cessation Assistance

Feb 20, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians is committed to educating its members and providing the resources needed to help patients quit using tobacco, and results of the Office Champions Tobacco Cessation National Dissemination Project show a dramatic increase in ...

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Applauds President Obama’s Commitment to Health Reforms that ...

Feb 12, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes the continued focus President Obama put on the health and safety of all Americans in tonight’s State of the Union address.

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AAFP Statement: American Academy of Family Physicians Welcomes Tavenner Nomination as ...

Feb 8, 2013 - President Obama has made an excellent choice in re-nominating Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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TransforMED, Leader in Transformation to the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model of ...

Feb 8, 2013 - The Board of Managers for TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced the retirement of its president and CEO, Terry McGeeney, MD, MBA.

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University of Washington School of Medicine Student, Bellevue Native Takes on National ...

Feb 7, 2013 - Catherine Louw, a third-year student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Louw will serve as a consultant and ...

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Mark Prats Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Feb 7, 2013 - Mark Prats, a second year medical student the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences School of Medicine, Bethesda, Md., has been has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator,...

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Kristina Zimmerman Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Feb 7, 2013 - Kristina Zimmerman, a second-year student at The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pa., has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Zimmerman will serve as a consultant and ...

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UTHSC Student Named Regional Coordinator Of AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group

Feb 7, 2013 - Kentera Hix, a third-year medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Hix will serve as a consultant ...

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University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine’s Lauren Kendall Named National ...

Feb 7, 2013 - Lauren Kendall, a fourth-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has been named national coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network.

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Mustafa Alavi Named Regional Coordinator For National Medical Student Network

Feb 7, 2013 - Syed Mustafa Alavi, a second-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Alavi will serve as a consultant ...

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Duke School of Medicine Student Named to Key Liaison Position For American Academy of ...

Feb 7, 2013 - Simon M. Tesfamariam, a third year student at Duke University School of Medicine, has been named the American Academy of Family Physicians student liaison to the Student National Medical Association

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AAFP Endorses Comprehensive Medicare Payment Reform Bill

Feb 6, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced support for the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act introduced by Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Joe Heck, DO (R-NV).

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Will Listen for Continued Commitment To Patients’ Access to High ...

Feb 6, 2013 - As President Obama delivers his State of the Union address next week, the American Academy of Family Physicians will be listening for continued commitment to ensuring Americans’ access to care both today and in the future.

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New Mobile Apps Let Readers Access American Academy of Family Physicians’ Journals ...

Feb 1, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - American Family Physician and Family Practice Management have launched new mobile apps for tablets and smart phones, bringing all of the journals’ content to the exam room, the morning commute, the living-room sofa, and anywhere else subscribers may want to access the ...

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American Academy of Family Physicians Names New Director of Organizational and Business...

Jan 29, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Lee Stuart director of Organizational and Business Performance. In this position, Stuart will lead the implementation of new processes and structure, with a focus on improving the AAFP's overall business performance, ...

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American Academy of Family Physicians Appoints New Director of Its Nationally ...

Jan 10, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Jason Mitchell, M.D., director of its Center for Health IT. In his new role, Mitchell will lead the Center as it continues to promote and facilitate the adoption and optimal use of electronic health records and other health information...

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American Academy of Family Physicians Names Julie Wood, MD, FAAFP, Vice-President of ...

Jan 10, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Julie K. Wood, M.D., FAAFP, vice president for health of the public and interprofessional activities. Wood joins the AAFP staff after a lengthy period of member service with the organization, including serving on its ...

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AAFP Welcomes New Medical Editor for Family Practice Management

Jan 8, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce the addition of Kenneth G. Adler, MD, MMM, to the Family Practice Management staff as its new medical editor. The medical editor makes final acceptance decisions for all manuscripts that enter FPM’s peer ...

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Urges Congress to Work for a Permanent SolutionTo Medicare ...

Jan 2, 2013 - Today’s temporary patch to the Medicare physician payment is a reprieve for elderly and disabled patients whose health care security is jeopardized by continual threats to Medicare physician payment. This is a welcome relief, but it is not the solution. The current system, with its ...

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AAFP Statement: Don’t Eliminate Programs for Short-Term Gain at the Expense of ...

Dec 20, 2012 - Later today, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider legislation aimed at reducing the deficit through reductions in spending on federal programs. We applaud efforts to focus on reducing the nation’s economic challenges but have serious concerns about several of the proposals ...

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AAFP Statement: Violence is a National Public Health Concern That Must Be Addressed

Dec 18, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians expresses its grief and condolences to the community of Newtown, Conn., as they mourn the victims of an unspeakable act of violence. The AAFP recognize violence as a major public health concern. This tragedy highlights the need for action to ...

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The ‘House of Medicine’ Launches Effort to Ensure Access to Primary Care for Uninsured,...

Dec 5, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and 40 of its constituent chapters, joined four other national medical associations and their local chapters to launch a full-court press to preserve low-income working families’ current and future access to health care.

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Medicare Physician Pay Cuts Could Stymie Elderly, Disabled Patients’ Access to Needed Care

Nov 15, 2012 - Pending Medicare physician pay cuts and sequestration budget reductions threaten elderly and disabled patients’ access to health care as family physicians struggle to make up for financial losses wrought by the reductions. That’s the conclusion that can be drawn from an analysis of ...

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AAFP Statement: Health Care Remains Post-Election Priority

Nov 7, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians looks forward to working with President Barack Obama and the new Congress to ensure that everyone in this country can get the right health care at the right time from the right professional.

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Medicaid Payment Parity with Medicare, Expresses Concern ...

Nov 1, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes efforts to ensure that low-income working families have access to needed care, and today’s final rule bringing Medicaid payments up to par with Medicare for primary care and some preventive health services is a step in the right ...

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AAFP Statement: 2013 Fee Schedule Should Focus Congressional Sights on Permanent ...

Nov 1, 2012 - With the release of the final 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule, CMS confirmed that - short of immediate Congressional action - Medicare payment for needed medical care services will be slashed by 26.5 percent. The 2013 schedule once again focuses a bright light on the dysfunctional ...

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Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP, Chosen President-Elect of the American Academy of ...

Oct 17, 2012 - Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Kingsport, Tenn., has been chosen president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a member of the AAFP Board of Directors. The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students...

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Jeffrey J. Cain, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of Family...

Oct 17, 2012 - Jeffrey J. Cain, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Denver, Colo., today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Cain was elected president-elect in ...

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Arizona Physician Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family ...

Oct 17, 2012 - Carlos R. Gonzales, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Patagonia and Nogales, Ariz., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. Gonzales was elected to a three-year term ...

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Delaware Physician Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family ...

Oct 17, 2012 - Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a family physician in Wilmington, Del., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. Jaffe was elected to a three-year term by the AAFP’s ...

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Indiana Physician Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family ...

Oct 17, 2012 - H. Clifton Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Indianapolis, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. Knight was elected to a three-year term by the AAFP’s ...

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John Meigs, MD, University of Alabama Alumnus, Re-Elected Speaker of the American ...

Oct 17, 2012 - John Meigs, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Centreville, Ala., has been re-elected speaker of the Congress of Delegates, the governing body of the American Academy of Family Physicians, at the organization’s annual meeting in Philadelphia. As speaker, Meigs will serve as an officer on ...

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St. Louis University School of Medicine Student Aaron Meyer Elected to AAFP Board of ...

Oct 17, 2012 - Aaron Meyer, a fourth-year student at St. Louis University School of Medicine, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. Meyer was elected to a one-year term by the ...

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Oak Park, Ill, Family Physician Named New Physician Member of the American Academy of ...

Oct 17, 2012 - Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a family physician in Oak Park, Ill., has been elected the new physician member of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. Grivois-Shah was elected to a ...

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Texas Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American Academy of Family ...

Oct 17, 2012 - Phillip Huang, MD, MPH, a family physician from Austin, Texas, was awarded the 2012 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Philadelphia. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary ...

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Richard Roberts, MD, JD, Recieves National Honor from American Academy of Family ...

Oct 17, 2012 - Richard Roberts, MD, JD, professor of family medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, and a family physician in Belleville, Wisc., was awarded the 2012 John G. Walsh Award by the American Academy of ...

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Glen R. Stream, MD, MBI, Assumes Role of Board Chair of the American Academy of Family ...

Oct 17, 2012 - - Glen R. Stream, MD, MBI, FAAFP, a family physician in Spokane, Wash., today assumes the role of board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served one-year terms as president and president-elect, and three years as a member of the AAFP Board of Directors. ...

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Ohio Doctor Named 2013 Family Physician of the Year

Oct 17, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today named Thomas E. Albani, Jr., MD, FAAFP, the national 2013 Family Physician of the Year at the opening ceremony of its annual Scientific Assembly. The award honors one outstanding American family physician who provides patients with ...

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Shorewood, Wisc., Physician Sarah Tully Marks, MD, Elected to AAFP Board of Directors

Oct 17, 2012 - Sarah Tully Marks, MD, a family physician in Shorewood, Wisc., has been elected a resident member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. Marks was elected to a one-year term by the ...

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Texas Physician Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family ...

Oct 17, 2012 - Lloyd Van Winkle, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Castroville, Texas, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. Van Winkle was elected to a three-year term by the ...

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Javette Orgain, MD, Re-Elected Vice Speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Oct 17, 2012 - Javette C. Orgain, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a family physician in Chicago, is vice speaker of the Congress of Delegates, the governing body of the American Academy of Family Physicians. As vice speaker, Orgain will serve as an officer on the AAFP’s board of directors. The AAFP represents 105,900...

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AAFP Statement: Health Care Must Remain a Top Priority for Presidential Candidates

Oct 3, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that both presidential candidates point to health care as a major issue for the American people. Tonight’s debate focused attention on a health care system that - without reform - continues to be bogged down in fragmented, ...

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AAFP Cautions Against Stop-Gap Efforts to Solve Primary Care Shortage

Sep 18, 2012 - The U.S. health care system can meet the nation’s need for primary care providers by fully implementing physician-led patient-centered medical homes, according to a new report released today by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The report, Primary Care for the 21st Century, ...

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American Medicine Voices Support for AAFP Report on Physician-Led, Team-Based Care

Sep 18, 2012 - America’s top medical organizations have voiced their support for a new report saying the U.S. health care system can meet the nation’s demand for primary care by fully implementing the physician-led patient centered medical home. The report, Patient Care for the 21st Century, was ...

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Supports Delay in Implementing ICD-10

Aug 24, 2012 - The AAFP is pleased with the recent HHS announcement to delay the implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision Clinical Modification (ICD-10) by one year. Implementation is now scheduled for October 1, 2014. An additional year will help enable family ...

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AAFP Statement: Evidence-based Medical Care Is Critical for Rape Victims

Aug 23, 2012 - Recent remarks by a Member of Congress diminish the tremendous physical and social impacts of these vicious crimes and distract from the importance of victims receiving appropriate medical care. It is estimated that more than 300,000 women are raped each year and the Centers for Disease...

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American Academy of Family Physicians Outlines Broad Strategy to Prevent Opioid ...

Aug 2, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has developed a broad plan to promote practices that will help counter the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic while still allowing for the viable and effective treatment of pain. The AAFP is committed to working actively toward a ...

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Alivio Medical Center and its Compañeros en Salud Team With National Experts to ...

Aug 1, 2012 - Alivio Medical Center today announced a new initiative aimed at improving the health outcomes of Latino adults living with type 2 diabetes. The project is a collaboration of Alivio with the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and its Peers for Progress program, TransforMED ...

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Students from 34 States Recognized for Achievements in National Tar Wars Poster, Video ...

Jul 17, 2012 - Students from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. to celebrate being tobacco free during the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Tar Wars National Conference.

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AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 16 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jul 6, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine is one of 16 winners of the American Academy of Family Physicians 2012 Program of Excellence Awards for its outstanding activities in generating interest in family ...

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling on ACA

Jun 28, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is eager to move forward with needed health system reforms now that the Supreme Court has ruled. As a result, more Americans will have access to meaningful insurance coverage and to the primary care physicians who are key to high quality, ...

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American Academy of Family Physicians Joins AmericanEHR Partners

Jun 26, 2012 - WASHINGTON -- AmericanEHR Partners today welcomed the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), as its newest member and Partner Organization. In conjunction with professional societies, AmericanEHR Partners' primary objective is to provide comprehensive and trustworthy information ...

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TransforMED Awarded $20.75 Million Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant

Jun 20, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - TransforMED, a subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced that it has been awarded a $20.75 million Health Care Innovation Challenge grant by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The innovation awards - made possible by the new ...

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Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Improving Adult and Childhood ...

Jun 14, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is excited to announce the 2012 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Award winners. These awards recognize family medicine residency programs for identifying and developing solutions to overcome barriers to childhood ...

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American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Shawn Martin As Vice President of Advocacy ...

May 29, 2012 - WASHINGTON - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Shawn Martin will join the AAFP as vice president of advocacy and practice advancement , effective June 1.

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World Family Doctor Day is May 19, 2012

May 19, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The World Organization of Family Doctors (Wonca*) celebrates World Family Doctor Day around the globe on May 19. Long the preferred model of care outside the United States, family medicine is the cornerstone of an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused ...

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AAFP Statement: Bringing Medicaid Payments to Medicare Levels For Primary Care ...

May 9, 2012 - Access to primary medical care services could become easier for Medicaid beneficiaries, thanks to a new proposed regulation that equalizes Medicaid and Medicare payments for primary care physicians for 2013 and 2014. The regulation released today implements Sec. 1202 of the Affordable ...

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2011

May 9, 2012 - After more than a decade of struggling to stabilize Medicare physician payment with a formula that ultimately threatens patients’ access to care, the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2011 promises a meaningful solution. We congratulate Reps. Allyson Schwartz and Joe Heck for...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/medicare-physician-payment-innovation-act.html

Memorial Hermann Teams With TransforMED to Expand Patient-Centered Primary Care to ...

May 8, 2012 - Leawood, Kan. - MHMD, the physician network of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, has begun work with TransforMED to transform six of its Houston-area medical practices into patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). TransforMED is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/transformed-memorial-hermann.html

AAFP Honors Top 10 Medical Schools for Contributions to Family Medicine Workforce

Apr 27, 2012 - Ten allopathic medical schools that have contributed the most to the pipeline of family physicians were honored today when the American Academy of Family Physicians presented its Top Ten Awards during the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference. The awards ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/top-ten-medical-schools-family-medicine.html

Caregiving Affects Health of Three-Quarters of Caregivers, According to National Survey

Apr 24, 2012 - Nearly three out of four Americans who provide care for a family member or friend who is disabled, elderly or has physical or mental limitations said caregiving had at least some impact on their health, and six in 10 said caregiving caused them to lose sleep sometimes, according to a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/caregivers-survey.html

AAFP Statement: Announcement of Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Regions An ...

Apr 12, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes the announcement that CMS has chosen seven markets - the states of Arkansas; Colorado; New Jersey; and Oregon; the Capital District-Hudson Valley region of New York; the Cincinnati-Dayton region of Ohio; and the greater Tulsa region of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/comprehensive-primary-care-initiative-regions.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Releases ‘Top 5’ List Of Possibly Overused Tests ...

Apr 4, 2012 - Today the American Academy of Family Physicians released a list of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question within the specialty of family medicine. The announcement comes as part of the new, national Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation that ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/choosingwisely.html

TransforMED on Trajectory for Success

Mar 27, 2012 - TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, recently announced several staff additions, promotions and leadership changes that will better enable the company to help primary care physicians, hospitals, payers and other large health systems adopt ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/transformed-leadership.html

Family Medicine Practices Sought For National Tobacco Cessation Project

Mar 22, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is recruiting 50 family medicine practices for its Office Champions Tobacco Cessation National Dissemination Project. During the year-long project, practices will integrate tobacco cessation system changes and activities into daily office ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/office-champions-national.html

Student Interest in Family Medicine Improves But Slows After Two Years of Increases

Mar 16, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Interest in family medicine held steady among graduating medical students this year, according to the 2012 National Residency Matching Program results released today. This year, family medicine residency training programs this year attracted 1,335 U.S. medical school ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/student-interest-in-family-medicine-improves.html

Health Groups Release 2012 Immunization Schedules

Feb 22, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ 2012 adult, adolescent and childhood immunization schedules include new recommendations concerning routine HPV vaccination for males. The ACIP now recommends that all males ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/2012-immunization-schedules.html

New Online Tool Helps Patients, Physicians Assess Nutritional Deficiencies

Feb 17, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - In an effort to help curb the nation’s soaring rates of overweight and obesity, the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions has developed an online nutrition questionnaire to help patients assess their risk of nutrient ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/aim-hi-nutritional-assessment.html

AAFP Statement: Extension of Medicare Payment Prevents Crisis but Fails to Solve the ...

Feb 17, 2012 - Congress has missed an important opportunity to permanently solve the Medicare physician payment crisis, ensure health security for elderly and disabled Americans, and enable physicians to develop the long-term plans needed to redesign their practices into patient-centered medical ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/medicare-payment-extension.html

AAFP Statement: Agreement on Short-term SGR Patch Fails to Ensure Access to Care or ...

Feb 16, 2012 - American College of Physicians, American College of Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association Our organizations, representing more than 500,000 physicians and medical student members, are deeply disappointed by the agreement in Congress to enact another short-term patch that neither ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/sgr-patch-fails.html

TransforMED Launches New Version of Medical Home Implementation Quotient

Feb 9, 2012 - TransforMED, a subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, recently launched an updated version of its free, online self-assessment tool known as the MHIQ or Medical Home Implementation Quotient. MHIQ 3 will better enable primary care medical practices to measure their ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/transformed-medical-home-implementation-quotient.html

Family Physicians Lead in Specialties in Providing Rural Health Care

Feb 3, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Family physicians provide more health care to rural areas than other primary care or subspecialty physicians, according to data released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The data, part of the Facts and Stats series based on research by the Robert Graham...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/family-physicians-lead--in-rural-care.html

Nailah Adams Launches Term as National Coordinator For Family Medicine Interest Group ...

Feb 2, 2012 - Nailah Adams, a fourth-year student at Duke University School of Medicine, this month took the reins of a new group of regional coordinators, serving as national coordinator of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Medicine Interest Group Network.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/fmgi-adams.html

Nikki Henry Named Regional Coordinator For National Medical Student Network

Feb 2, 2012 - Nikki Henry, a third-year student at Duke University School of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Henry will serve as a consultant and resource for the FMIGs on ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/fmig-henry.html

Alabama Medical Student Takes on National Leadership Role

Feb 2, 2012 - Tate Hinkle, a second-year student at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Hinkle will serve as a consultant and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/fmig-hinkle.html

UTHSC Student Named to Key Liaison Position For American Academy of Family Physicians

Feb 2, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Kentera Hix, a second year medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, has been named the American Academy of Family Physicians student liaison to the Student National Medical Association.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/fmig-hix.html

Lauren Kendall Named Regional Coordinator For National Medical Student Network

Feb 2, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Lauren Kendall, a third-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Kendall will serve as a...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/fmig-kendall.html

Bellevue Native Takes on National Leadership Role

Feb 2, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Catherine Louw, a second-year student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Louw will serve as a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/fmig-louw.html

Diana Tucci Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Feb 2, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Diana Tucci, a third-year student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has been elected to a second term as a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As a coordinator, Tucci will ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/fmig-tucci.html

TransforMED’s Delta-Exchange Now Free to AAFP Members

Feb 1, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians and its subsidiary, TransforMED, today announced that TransforMED’s award-winning professional networking site, Delta-Exchange, will be made available free of charge to AAFP members. Delta-Exchange is a first-of-its-kind ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/delta-exchange-free.html

AAFP Foundation Global Director of Peers for Progress Outlines Peer Support for ...

Jan 13, 2012 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a Jan. 10 forum sponsored by Health Affairs, Edwin B. Fisher, Ph.D., global director of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Peers for Progress program, presented findings of a new study detailing the impact of peer support programs in helping ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/peers-for-progress-self-management-diabetes.html

AAFP Statement: Short-Term Medicare Payment Patch Fails to Meet Americans’ Needs

Dec 23, 2011 - Eleventh-hour legislation that fails to meet the needs of constituents is no way to conduct the nation’s business. That is particularly true when millions of Americans’ health and welfare are at stake. But last-minute, inadequate legislation is exactly what Congress has done with ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/medicare-payment-patch-fails.html

AAFP Statement: Congressional Failure to Address Medicare Payment Deeply Angers Family ...

Dec 20, 2011 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is outraged that Congress failed to prevent the 27.4 percent Medicare physician pay cut mandated by current law. That failure has presented their elderly and disabled constituents a bitter holiday gift - uncertainty whether their physicians will...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/congressional-failure-to-address-medicare-payment.html

Family Medicine Disappointed HHS Doesn't Specify Role of Primary Care Services in ...

Dec 19, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Family medicine physicians today expressed concern that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services chose not to guarantee primary care and preventive services be included as essential health benefits for state-based exchanges in 2014. Rather than establish a robust...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/preventive-services-state-exchanges.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends Congress for Continued Support of Health Professions Grants

Dec 19, 2011 - At a time of federal budgetary restraint, the American Academy of Family Physicians appreciates Congress’ vote to continue support for the health professions grants that are vital to building the nation’s primary care physician workforce. By maintaining funding for Section 747 of Title ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/title-vii.html

Grants Fund Childhood Obesity Projects in Family Medicine Residencies

Dec 16, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians, the AAFP Foundation and MetLife Foundation are pleased to announce a series of grants to nine family medicine residency programs across the nation to help reduce childhood obesity in their communities. The grants will support ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/family-medicine-residency-childhood-obesity-projects.html

Family Medicine Welcomes Primary Care Workforce Access Improvement Act

Dec 15, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Family medicine educators and family physicians today hailed the introduction of the Primary Care Workforce Access Improvement Act of 2011 as an important step toward ensuring that Americans have access to needed health care in the future. The bipartisan legislation, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/primary-care-workforce-access-improvement-act.html

Leading Physician Organizations Join Forces To Identify and Act on Ways to Reduce ...

Dec 14, 2011 - Recognizing that patients often ask for tests and treatments that are not necessarily in their best interest, and physicians often struggle with decisions about prescribing tests and procedures as a way of covering all possible bases, the ABIM Foundation has joined with nine leading ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/choosing-wisely.html

Leading Health Care Groups Urge Providers To Talk to Pregnant Women About Influenza ...

Dec 9, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The nation’s leading health care organizations joined forces today in a common message stressing the importance of pregnant women being vaccinated against seasonal influenza to protect themselves and their unborn babies. In a group letter sent to health care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/pregnancy-influenza-vaccine.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Marilyn Tavenner Nomination as CMS Administrator

Dec 2, 2011 - During this time of change, America’s health care system needs a steady, respected and pragmatic leader at the helm of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Marilyn Tavenner’s nomination as CMS director fits the bill. Tavenner brings experience in both the private and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/marilyn-tavenner-cms-administrator.html

Leading Health Care Organizations Issue Recommendations for Quality Patient Care in ...

Nov 30, 2011 - The nation’s leading health care organizations in the areas of obstetrics-gynecology, family medicine, and pediatrics issued an unprecedented call to action today for the nation’s health care providers and administrators.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/call-to-action-labor-and-delivery.html

AAFP Statement: Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Fails to End Health Insecurity ...

Nov 21, 2011 - The joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has dropped the ball by failing to agree on federal budget cuts demanded by the Budget Reduction Act of 2011. In doing so, they have also condemned millions of elderly and disabled Americans to continued health insecurity. Their inaction ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/supercommittee-medicare.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Announces Re-launch of its Award-winning Website,...

Nov 16, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians recently launched its redesigned patient education website, FamilyDoctor.org. The award-winning site aims to improve health literacy and patient engagement through a new set of tools and features. The site’s improved layout and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/familydoctor.html

AAFP Statement: Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2011 Creates Stability for...

Nov 16, 2011 - The American Academy of Family Physicians greatly appreciates the leadership of Rep. Allyson Schwartz in finding a way to address the unsustainable and inequitable formula that determines how physicians are paid by Medicare. The AAFP congratulates Rep. Schwartz for her legislative ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/schwartz-bill.html

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