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IBM Executive, Martín J. Sepulveda, M.D., M.P.H. Joins TransforMED Board of Managers

Mar 29, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced a new member of its governing board. Martín J. Sepulveda, M.D., M.P.H., IBM Fellow and vice president of Integrated Health Services for IBM, joined the TransforMED Board ...

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AAFP Joins Coalition of Medical Organizations Urging Broader Vaccination to Protect ...

Mar 28, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has joined a nationwide effort urging health care providers to encourage patients who have any contact with newborns and infants to get vaccinated for pertussis. The call to action is directed toward several groups that ...

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Family Medicine Gains 133 U.S. Medical School Graduates in 2011 Residency Match

Mar 17, 2011 - Family medicine residency training programs this year attracted 1,317 U.S. medical school graduates to the specialty - an increase of 133 over 2010 - according to the National Residency Matching Program results announced today.

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Aaron Meyer Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Mar 17, 2011 - Aaron Meyer, a first-year student at St. Louis University School of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As a coordinator, Meyer will serve as a consultant and resource for the ...

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Diana Tucci Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Mar 17, 2011 - Diana Tucci of Pittsburgh., a second-year student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As a coordinator, Tucci will serve as a consultant ...

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Nailah Adams Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Mar 17, 2011 - Nailah Adams, 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 a coordinator, Adams will serve as a consultant and resource for the FMIGs on...

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Theo Hensley Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Mar 17, 2011 - Robie Theo Hensley, III, of Johnson City, Tenn., a second-year student at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network.

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American Academy of Family Physicians Names New Vice President for Education

Mar 10, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Perry Pugno, MD, MPH, vice president for education. In his new role, Pugno will oversee all organizational activities related to medical education and continuing medical education. These areas include education and ...

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Nation’s Top Primary Care Physician Organizations Release Guidelines for ...

Mar 8, 2011 - Four organizations representing more than 350,000 primary care physicians today released joint Guidelines for Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition and Accreditation Programs. The new guidelines - created by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of ...

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Jeremy Thompson Named Regional Coordinator

Mar 1, 2011 - Jeremy Thompson, a third-year student at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Hunstville, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As a coordinator, Thompson will serve as a consultant ...

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AAFP Statement: President’s Budget Stabilizes Medicare Payments, Plans for Primary Care...

Feb 22, 2011 - The fiscal year 2012 budget proposed by President Barack Obama sets the stage for both stabilizing the Medicare physician payment system and building up the primary care physician workforce. At a time when we all see the need for austerity in federal spending, we welcome the ...

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Family Physicians, Physician Assistants Join Forces

Feb 22, 2011 - WASHINGTON - Family physicians and physician assistants have joined forces in calling for national workforce, regulatory and payment policies that ensure Americans have access to high quality primary care in a team-oriented practice such as the patient-centered medical home. The ...

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American Academy of Family Physicians Unveils New Secure Electronic Messaging Service ...

Feb 15, 2011 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced AAFP Physicians Direct, a new service that supports secure, electronic communication between physicians. Built on the Surescripts Network for Clinical Interoperability, this new AAFP service is part of a larger program to help ...

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Former Blue Cross Blue Shield Executive Tom Bowser Joins TransforMED Board of Managers

Jan 26, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - TransforMED today announced Tom Bowser, immediate past president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and immediate past chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, was appointed to serve a 3 year term on its board of managers. The appointment...

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TransforMED Recognized for Best Practices in Workplace Training and Development

Jan 24, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians was honored with three awards at the Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development’s annual awards and recognition dinner Jan. 20. TransforMED is the consulting...

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Primary Care Physicians Call for Medical School Curricula That Prepare Graduates for ...

Jan 18, 2011 - WASHINGTON - America’s primary care physicians today released the Joint Principles for the Medical Education of Physicians as Preparation for Practice in the Patient-Centered Medical Home. The principles will guide medical school curricula in ensuring that all physicians, regardless of ...

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Calls on 112th Congress to Preserve Patient Access and Quality of ...

Jan 17, 2011 - A repeal of all provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will return our health care system to its previous trends of unsustainable, increasing costs and ever-growing numbers of under- and uninsured Americans. It will have negative consequences on Americans’ access ...

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Case Study Demonstrates Benefits of a Primary Care-based Accountable Care Organization

Jan 6, 2011 - A San Antonio accountable care organization with a network of patient-centered medical home clinics but no hospital is providing comprehensive, high quality and efficient health care services that improve patient care and outcomes. That’s a conclusion to be drawn from Case Study of a ...

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AAFP Statement: Implementation of Healthcare Reform Continues After Virginia Court ...

Dec 16, 2010 - U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson’s Dec. 13 ruling on the individual mandate to buy health insurance has been issued, but progress implementing reform has not been halted. There have now been three court rulings on the individual mandate. Two have upheld the healthcare reform law and one...

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AAFP Statement: 12-month Medicare Payment Extension Sets the Stage for Permanent Solution

Dec 9, 2010 - Medicare beneficiaries can breathe a bit easier - at least for one year - about access to physicians, thanks to Congress’ passage of a one-year extension of the Medicare physician payment rates.

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AAFP Awarded $1 Million to Help Family Medicine Practices Enhance Care for Patients ...

Dec 6, 2010 - Leawood, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has received a $1 million grant to help support a unique new performance improvement (PI) continuing medical education (CME) program that will help family physicians enhance the comprehensive care they provide to patients with ...

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Where Will Seniors Get Health Care?

Dec 3, 2010 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - At a time when 56 million Americans struggle to gain access to primary care doctors, more than one in 10 family physicians face the prospect of closing their offices if Medicare slashes their payment next year, according to a new survey of American Academy of Family ...

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AAFP Statement: — One-Month Reprieve From Medicare Physician Pay Cut Is Only First Step...

Nov 30, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians appreciates the Senate and House votes to avert the 23 percent Medicare physician pay cut that - without pre-emptive action - would have occurred Dec. 1.

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Joint Principles for Accountable Care Organizations Released by Organizations ...

Nov 19, 2010 - Four physician membership organizations today released Joint Principles for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Care delivered through ACOs may help improve quality of care, increase efficiency, and reduce overall health care spending.

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AAFP Statement: Improved, Comprehensive Care Took Step Forward with Announcement of ...

Nov 17, 2010 - Today’s formal launch of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation paves the way for new models of delivering and paying for health care that will have goals of improving quality and safety of care and lowering costs. It was apparent today the Innovation Center is committed to ...

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American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Peers for Progress Program Receives ...

Nov 11, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation announced it has received a $5 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) to evaluate how the combination of peer support, community outreach and an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician can impact ...

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AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud Medicare Fee Schedule’s Investment in Primary...

Nov 3, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds provisions of the 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that invest in the primary care infrastructure, increase patients’ access to preventive care, and move our nation toward a high quality health care system. The fee schedule launches...

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TransforMED and RelayHealth Align to Provide Patient-Centered Health Care Connectivity ...

Oct 27, 2010 - TransforMED, the national leader in patient-centered medical home transformation, and RelayHealth, a leader in clinical, financial and administrative health care connectivity, announced a strategic alliance to offer solutions that will improve health care delivery within the PCMH model ...

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AAFP Statement: HHS Guidance Ensures All Children Have Access to Needed Health Services

Oct 14, 2010 - Children and their parents should benefit greatly from actions mentioned in this week’s letter from Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on providing health care coverage to all children.

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Robert Phillips, Director of Graham Center, Elected to Institute of Medicine

Oct 14, 2010 - Robert Phillips, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H., director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine, during the IOM’s 40th annual meeting.

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Dallas/Fort Worth-area Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American ...

Sep 29, 2010 - Tamra K. Deuser, M.D., a family physician from Flower Mound, Texas, was awarded the 2010 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Denver. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary ...

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Drexel University College of Medicine Student Elected to Board of Directors of the ...

Sep 29, 2010 - - Kevin Bernstein, MS, a student at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, has been elected to the board of the directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 94,700 physicians and medical students nationwide. Bernstein was elected to a ...

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Lori J. Heim, M.D., Assumes Role of Board Chair

Sep 29, 2010 - Lori J. Heim, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Vass, N.C., assumes the role of board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians today. Previously, she served one-year terms as president and president-elect and three years as a member of the AAFP Board of Directors. Heim was ...

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

Sep 29, 2010 - Heidi Meyer, MD, a family physician in Tucson, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 94,700 physicians and medical students nationwide. Meyer was elected to a one-year term by the National Congress of Family Medicine...

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New Mexico Physician Elected to Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family ...

Sep 29, 2010 - Richard F. Madden, Jr., M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Belen, N.M., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 94,700 physicians and medical students nationwide. Madden was elected to a three-year term by the AAFP’s ...

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San Antonio Physician Re-Elected Speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 29, 2010 - Leah Raye Mabry, M.D., R.Ph., FAAFP, a family physician in San Antonio, was re-elected speaker of the Congress of Delegates, the governing body of the American Academy of Family Physicians, at the organization’s annual meeting here. As speaker, Mabry will continue to serve as an officer...

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

Sep 29, 2010 - Barbara J. Doty, M.D., FAAFP, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 94,700 physicians and medical students nationwide. Doty was elected to a three-year term by the AAFP’s governing body, the Congress of Delegates.

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Roland A. Goertz, M.D., MBA, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of ...

Sep 29, 2010 - Roland A. Goertz, M.D., MBA, FAAFP, a family physician in Waco, Texas, assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians today. Previously, he served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Goertz was elected president-elect ...

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Virginia Doctor Named 2011 Family Physician of the Year

Sep 29, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today named S. Hughes Melton, M.D., FAAFP, the 2011 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 compassionate and ...

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Oklahoma Family Physician Named New Physician Member of the American Academy of Family ...

Sep 29, 2010 - Russell Kohl, M.D., a Vinita, Okla., family physician, has been elected the new physician representative to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 94,700 physicians and medical students nationwide. Kohl was elected to a one-year term by ...

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Glen R. Stream, M.D., FAAFP, MBI, Chosen President-Elect of the American Academy of ...

Sep 29, 2010 - Glen R. Stream, M.D., FAAFP, MBI, a family physician in Spokane, Wash., 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 94,700 physicians and medical students ...

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Colorado Family Physician Receives National Honor from American Academy of Family ...

Sep 29, 2010 - Larry A. Green, M.D., professor of family medicine at the University of Colorado - Denver, today was awarded the 2010 Thomas W. Johnson Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Denver. The award was one of seven presented for exceptional achievement in...

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Alabama Physician Re-Elected Vice Speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 29, 2010 - John Meigs, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Centreville, Ala., has been re-elected vice speaker of the Congress of Delegates, the governing body of the American Academy of Family Physicians, at the organization’s annual meeting in Denver. As vice speaker, Meigs will serve as an ...

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

Sep 29, 2010 - Robert L. Wergin, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Milford, Neb., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 94,700 physicians and medical students nationwide. Wergin was elected to a three-year term by the AAFP’s ...

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Health Insurance Exchange Plans Must Emphasize Primary Care

Sep 8, 2010 - WASHINGTON - Health insurance exchanges must require that participating plans provide access to team-based, coordinated primary health care if they are to successfully improve outcomes, address health care disparities and bend the cost curve. That was the message taken to the HHS ...

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Students from 35 States Recognized for Achievements in National Tar Wars Poster Contest

Jul 27, 2010 - WASHINGTON - Jared Gorthy, a fifth-grader from Colorado Springs, Colo., was named the 2010 Tar Wars national poster contest winner Monday, July 26, at a ceremony during the Tar Wars National Conference in Washington, D.C. As the national poster contest winner, Jared receives a family ...

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American Academy of Family Physicians' Americans in Motion – Healthy Interventions ...

Jul 7, 2010 - LEAWOOD, Kan. -- As the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Americans in Motion -- Healthy Interventions public health initiative completes its fifth year, the AAFP is pleased to share preliminary data indicating the effectiveness of this effort and recognize the program's current ...

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AAFP Statement: Donald Berwick Brings Expertise in Best Medical Practices to ...

Jul 7, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes the appointment of Donald Berwick, MD, as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Increasing Childhood Immunizations ...

Jun 24, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Awards. These celebrated family medicine residency programs have achieved excellence in clinical practice by developing creative solutions that result ...

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AAFP Statement: Vote Grants Reprieve on Pay Cut but Permanent Solution Required

Jun 24, 2010 - The House vote this afternoon to retroactively repeal the 21 percent Medicare physician pay cut and retroactively provide a 2.2 percent increase through Nov. 30 is the most recent move in what has become a painful political chess game. At stake is access to health care for 44 million ...

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