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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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