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AAFP to Congress: Stop HR 2058 Before it Kills FDA Tobacco Review Authority

Dec 3, 2015 - AAFP to Congress: Stop HR 2058

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AAFP Urges CMS to Use Accurate Data, Pragmatic Reporting Requirements and Improved ...

Nov 17, 2015 - AAFP Urges CMS to use Improved Meaningful Use Requirements in Regulations

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/cms-meaningful-use-reporting-requirements-regulations.html

AAFP Joins Global Efforts to Curb Antibiotic Resistance

Nov 16, 2015 - AAFP observes Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2015.

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HUD Proposes Rule to Make Public Housing Smoke-Free

Nov 12, 2015 - HUD Proposes Rule to Make Public Housing Smoke-Free

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Data Show U.S. Medical Schools Failing To Produce the Primary Care Physician Workforce ...

Oct 28, 2015 - Medical Schools Failing To Produce Primary Care Workforce Needed

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Budget Proposal Would Ease Part B Premium Spike for Patients, Alleviate Impact of ...

Oct 28, 2015 - AAFP Supports Budget Proposal to Ease Part B Premium Spike

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American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Michael Smith, MBA, As Vice President and ...

Oct 22, 2015 - AAFP Hires Michael Smith As VP and CIO

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Practical Playbook Offers Roadmap for Integrating Primary Care, Public Health

Oct 20, 2015 - Practical Playbook Offers Roadmap for Integrating Primary Care, Public Health

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AAFP: Rule on Association Health Plans May Threaten Comprehensive, Meaningful Insurance...

Jun 19, 2018 -

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Media Advisory: Bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus Briefing The Impact of ...

Oct 7, 2015 - Bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus Briefing

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Fix Interoperability Problems Before Implementing Meaningful Use, AAFP Tells ONC

Oct 6, 2015 - AAFP says fix interoperability among health information technology systems before penalizing physicians for not meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.

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AAFP Fights Anti-Vaccination Movement

Oct 5, 2015 - With the exception of policies which allow for refusal due to a documented allergy or medical contraindication, the AAFP does not support immunization exemption policies.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Immunization-Exemption-Statement.html

AAFP Names Top Physician, Humanitarian and Public Health Advocates

Oct 1, 2015 - AAFP Names Top Physician, Humanitarian and Public Health Advocates

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North Carolina Doctor Named 2016 Family Physician of the Year

Oct 1, 2015 - Maureen E. Murphy, MD named AAFP’s 2016 Family Physician of the Year

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Low Adult Vaccination Rates Put the Nation’s Health and Economy at Risk

Sep 30, 2015 - AAFP Joins the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition

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AAFP Names 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Sep 30, 2015 - AAFP Names 2015-2016 Board of Directors

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AAFP Calls on Congress to Pass Tobacco to 21 Legislation

Sep 30, 2015 - AAFP Calls on Congress to Pass Tobacco to 21 Legislation

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American Board of Family Medicine and American Academy of Family Physicians receive ...

Sep 29, 2015 - ABFM and AAFP receive Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative award

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Wanda D. Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP, to Assume Role of President of the American Academy of ...

Sep 23, 2015 - Wanda D. Filer, a family physician in York, Pennsylvania, will assume the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Joint Principles for Protecting the Patient-Physician Relationship

May 23, 2018 -

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Primary Care Patient Protection Act Makes Necessary Health Services Affordable

May 22, 2018 -

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AAFP Joins Health Care Transformation Task Force

Sep 1, 2015 - An alliance of private sector leaders is spearheading adoption of value-based payment models.

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Natural Cigarettes? Nice Try

Aug 27, 2015 - FDA issued warning letters after AAFP and other organizations sent a letter to FDA.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-fda-natural-cigarettes.html

AAFP Praises Call for Much-Needed GAO Report on Graduate Medical Education

Aug 10, 2015 - Reps. Kevin Brady’s and Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ request that the Government Accountability Office study and report on graduate medical education financing is a vital first step towards ensuring that federal tax dollars are invested in producing a physician workforce that meets the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-gao-report-medical-education.html

AAFP Demands Clinical Trials Data Transparency

Jul 30, 2015 - When researchers want to assess the effectiveness of a drug, they turn to a clinical trial. The results can be eye opening. Sometimes the data illustrates exactly what they hope to see. Other times, it shows an unwanted effect. Sometimes it’s something in between.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/release-alltrials.html

Patients Can’t Afford Not to Know When It Comes to Observation Care

Jul 30, 2015 - On behalf of our patients, America’s family physicians applaud the Senate for unanimously approving the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-observation-care.html

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Key to Curbing Opioid Abuse

Jul 29, 2015 - Opioid abuse is a serious public health problem that has reached crisis levels across the United States, with 44 people dying each day from opioid overdose, and many more becoming addicted.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/TaskForce_Opioid_Abuse.html

50th Anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid Marks Half a Century of Kept Promises

Jul 28, 2015 - It has been said you can judge a society by how that society treats their elderly. Fifty years ago, a bipartisan Congress developed Medicare and Medicaid. Since then, these programs have been the bedrock of health care for elderly and disabled Americans, low-income families, and children

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-medicare-medicaid-50th-anniversary.html

AAFP Partners with NFL Foundation on Concussion Awareness

Jul 9, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced an educational partnership with the National Football League Foundation to deliver concussion-related safety and assessment tools to family physicians, their patients and the general public.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/AAFP-NFL-partnership.html

AAFP Applauds CMS’ Cervical Cancer Screening Decision

Jul 9, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is thrilled to learn that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the evidence is sufficient to add Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing once every five years as an additional preventive service benefit under the ...

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Family Physicians: CMS Would be in Good Hands with Andy Slavitt at the Helm

Jul 9, 2015 - The health security of millions of Americans would be in good hands under the leadership of Andy Slavitt as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Statement_Slavitt_CMS.html

This is What Stability Looks Like: Proposed 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Jul 8, 2015 - Today’s release of the proposed 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule marks the beginning of health security for millions of elderly and disabled Americans who depend on Medicare. It’s the first time in more than a decade that federal law did not threaten their access to care with ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-2016-medicare-physician-fee-s-chedule.html

Family Physicians Applaud Flexibility in Transition to ICD-10

Jul 6, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds CMS for taking actions to ease the transition to ICD-10. Taken altogether, these provisions will enable family physicians to bill accurately, be paid appropriately, and provide continued access to care for patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Statement-ICD10-Announcement.html

AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 19 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jun 30, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named 19 medical school Family Medicine Interest Groups as the 2015 Program of Excellence Award winners for their outstanding activities in generating interest in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/release-program-of-excellence-awards.html

Family Physicians Applaud Supreme Court Decision that Preserves Federal Subsidies for ...

Jun 25, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physician welcomes today’s Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell.

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AAFP Joins National Effort to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

Oct 21, 2015 - The AAFP announced new efforts to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/HHS-Drug-Abuse.html

Trans Fats are a Major Public Health Risk

Jun 17, 2015 - AAFP Applauds FDA’s Plans to Eliminate Trans Fats

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Trans-Fats-Decision.html

View All AAFP News Releases and Statements

Jun 17, 2015 - View all American Academy of Family Physicians News Releases and Statements, sorted in reverse chronological order. Subscribe to the RSS feed.

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Family Physicians Welcome the Congressional Primary Care Caucus

Oct 8, 2015 - Family Physicians Welcome the Congressional Primary Care Caucus

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World Family Doctor Day is May 19

May 18, 2015 - In the complex world of health care, you rely on your family doctor to advocate for yourself and your family. Now it’s time to say thanks, and World Family Doctor Day on May 19 is the ideal opportunity.

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Family Practice Management Earns Accolades From American Society of Healthcare ...

May 5, 2015 - Journal receives three awards for excellence in health care publishing.

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AAFP Foundation to Receive Heart to Heart International Award

May 4, 2015 - Thanks to its longstanding support for the underserved and victims of natural disasters, the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation will receive Heart to Heart International’s 2015 Heart for Humanity award.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Foundation_Release_HHI_Award.html

Family Physicians Applaud Passage Of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

Apr 14, 2015 - For more than a decade, elderly and disabled Americans didn’t know whether they would continue to receive the medical care they needed. They couldn’t count on whether they could see the physician they’d had for years. But with today’s passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP ...

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AAFP Response to Administration’s CDC Directive

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AAFP Takes Action Against Superbugs

Apr 6, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is calling on food producers and the medical community to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

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PBS Film Illustrates the Value of Patient-Centered Care

Apr 1, 2015 - An upcoming documentary showcases physicians and health care providers who work together to put the patient at the center of their practices. Rx: The Quiet Revolution premieres Thursday, April 2, 2015, (check local listings) on PBS. The film shows how a patient-centered philosophy can ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/release-rx-the-quiet-revolution.html

AAFP: Passage of SGR Reform Should Be First on Senate’s List in April

Mar 27, 2015 - The U.S. Senate should make passage of the bipartisan H.R. 2, the Medicare and Chip Reauthorization Act, its first priority when senators return to Washington in mid-April. The American Academy of Family Physicians is disappointed the Senate failed to pass this vital reform legislation ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/sgr-senate-vote.html

AAFP Applauds House Repeal of SGR, Calls on U.S. Senate to Act without Delay

Mar 26, 2015 - Long-term health security for elderly and disabled Americans moved a major step closer to reality, thanks to the House of Representatives passage of the bipartisan H.R. 2, the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/sgr-house-repeal.html

2015 Match Results — Continued Interest in Family Medicine Necessary, Needs to ...

Mar 20, 2015 - Interest in family medicine continued its upward trend for the sixth consecutive year, according to the 2015 National Residency Matching Program results released today. However, both the overall growth and the rise in U.S. medical school graduates choosing family medicine have slowed ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/match-2015.html

AAFP Praises Legislation to Repeal SGR, Stabilize Medicare

Mar 20, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1470).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/SGR-repeal.html

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