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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

AAFP Offers Senate Suggestions for Improved Primary Care

Dec 10, 2018 - The AAFP recently advised a Senate committee to support work on advanced primary care, social determinants of health, direct primary care and CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181210senatetestimony.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

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

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP 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 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

AAFP Survey Reveals DPC Trends

Jun 19, 2018 - As we prepare for the annual Direct Primary Care Summit, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results of the AAFP's recent survey related to DPC.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180619ITT_DPC.html

AAFP to HHS: Let Physicians Transform Their Practices

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

AAFP 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

AAFP, Family Physicians Embraced New Ideas, Fought Through Regulations

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

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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

AAFP'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

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

Academy Adds Obstetrics Member Interest Group

Jan 23, 2019 - A new AAFP member interest group on obstetrics aims to help family physicians integrate comprehensive, evidence-based maternity health care into their practices.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190123obmig.html

Academy Praises Bill Lowering Direct Primary Care Barrier

Aug 26, 2019 - The Academy recently applauded legislation that would revise the federal tax code to allow health savings account funds to be applied to direct primary care fees.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190826pceact.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

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

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

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

Beat the Clock: Why I Chose Direct Primary Care

Jan 15, 2019 - Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that the limitations of the 12-minute patient visits she experienced as a resident inspired her to start her own direct primary care practice.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190115fp-whydpc.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

Building a Direct Primary Care Practice

Jul 9, 2018 - After more than eight years in the fee-for-service world, Jeffrey Gold, M.D., needed a change. He found a model that makes sense in direct primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180709fdf-gold.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

Caring for Immigrants at the Border and on Capitol Hill

Oct 7, 2019 - Claudia Mercado, M.D., treated thousands of asylum-seekers this summer in Laredo, Texas, and more are on the way. Now she's taking her message to Washington, D.C.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191007fdf-mercado.html

Celebrating Disruptive Innovators in Primary Care

Aug 6, 2019 - In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin spotlights four family physician leaders who found innovative ways to improve care.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190806itt-disrupters.html

Chapters Report Varied Approaches to Common State Issues

Nov 13, 2018 - A roundtable at the AAFP's 2018 State Legislative Conference offered an overview of how some chapters are meeting -- and overcoming -- legislative challenges.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181113slcroundup.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

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

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

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

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

Data in (Direct) Primary Care: Striking the Right Balance

Jun 24, 2019 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., writes that the health care system has done a poor job of measuring quality overall, but says that direct primary care can start over with a blank slate.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190624fp-dpcmeasures.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

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

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

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

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

Direct Primary Care: A Snapshot

Aug 20, 2019 - Direct primary care family physician Allison Edwards, M.D., reflects in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on insights from the AAFP's DPC Data Brief and offers a path for the movement to grow thoughtfully.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190820fp-dpcsnapshot.html

DPC Doc Shares Vision in State Leadership Role

Sep 23, 2019 - Molly Rutherford, M.D., M.P.H., combined addiction medicine and direct primary care in one practice. Now Rutherford, the Kentucky AFP's Board chair, is letting others know her model works.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190923fdf-rutherford.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FP Is Taking a Direct Approach to Making Things Better

Apr 15, 2019 - Allison Edwards, M.D., isn't shy about sharing her opinion when things need improvement. At two upcoming AAFP events, she'll share her perspective as a direct primary care practice owner.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190415fdf-edwards.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

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

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

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

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

FPs Steer the AAFP With Plenty of Ways to Influence Course

Jun 5, 2019 - AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., explains how AAFP policy is set by members who represent a wide scope of opinions about the best ways to advance family medicine.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190605lv-governance.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

FPs Tackle Primary Care Spending, Other Weighty Topics

Oct 12, 2018 - The 2018 AAFP Congress of Delegates' Reference Committee on Advocacy considered a number of resolutions important to family physicians and their patients, including primary care spending and single payer options.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181012cod-advocacy.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High-deductible Plans Give 'Prevention' a New Meaning

Apr 1, 2019 - Robert Raspa, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that high-deductible plans are causing patients to delay needed care, which leads to more costly urgent care later.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190401lv-hdhp.html

High-deductible Plans Shouldn't Endanger Continuity of Care

Dec 18, 2018 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin addresses the need for continuity of care among patients with high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181218itt-hdhp.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

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

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

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

It Started With One Question: What Is High-value Care?

Oct 8, 2019 - Health policy wonk Kyle Leggott, M.D., and direct primary care physician Allison Edwards, M.D., debate the flaws and potential fixes of our health care system in this wide-ranging QandA.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191008fp-highvaluecare.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

Let's Get Drug Pricing Under Control

Nov 26, 2018 - Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that it's high time we find a fix for the drug pricing system that we've grown too accustomed to.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181126fp-drugprices.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

Managing the Vacuum of Freedom After Residency

Jun 26, 2018 - After being told what their next steps should be for years, graduating residents now get to choose their own path. Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that they shouldn't panic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180626fp-endtraining.html

Many Maps, One Aim: Charting a Course to Family Medicine

Jul 31, 2019 - The 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students kicked off with a moving main-stage storytelling presentation centered on the theme Exploring More.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-storytelling.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

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

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

New Academic Mentorship MIG Already 95 Members Strong

Oct 19, 2018 - The AAFP Board of Directors recently approved a new member interest group to help family physicians spotlight academic medicine as a vibrant career choice.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20181019newmig.html

New MIG Focuses on Climate Change, Environmental Health

Apr 5, 2019 - A new AAFP member interest group is designed to increase family physicians' understanding of and action on climate change and its health harms.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190405environmentmig.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

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

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

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

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

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