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10-year-2017%20s.pdf

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/10-year-2017%20s.pdf

11 Years, 16 Patches, $154 Billion: Congress Must Act Now to Repeal the SGR

Feb 20, 2014 - Today marks the 11th anniversary of Congress’s first attempt to ‘fix’ the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. During the past 11 (yes, 11!) years, we have witnessed 16 short-term ‘patches’ that have cost tax payers $154 billion (and yes, that’s billion). These so called ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/AAFP-Congress-Must-Act-Repeal-SGR.html

1120-1668_AAFP_Infographic_010614a

...For more information on the American Academy of Family Physicians and why physicians have the education, expertise, and experience necessary to ensure the highest quality care for patients, please visit FamilyDoctor.org MAKING HEALTH C ARE WORK BET TER FOR PATIENTS The...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/Healthcare_work-for-patients.pdf

1120-1668_AAFP_Infographic_110413d

...For more information on the American Academy of Family Physicians and why only physicians have the education, expertise, and experience necessary to ensure the highest quality care for patients, please visit FamilyDoctor.org MAKING HEALTH C ARE WORK BET TER FOR PATIENTS The...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/health-care-for-patients.pdf

1120-1703_AAFP_Infographic_010614a

...AND THEY BELIEVE PHYSICIANS EXEMPLIFY THESE TRAITS by more than 2:1 compared to non-physician counterparts. 72% Someone they trust 77% Experienced 77% Knowledgeable 80% Up-to-date on the latest medical advances and treatments AMERICANS BELIEVE PHYSICIANS POSSESS...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/1120-1703_AAFP_Infographic_010614a.pdf

1994 to 2014

...1993 63.2% 77.3% 1994 66.7% 82.7% 1995 70.8% 87.1% 1996 72.6% 90.5% 1997 71.7% 89.1% 1998 66.2% 85.5% 1999 62.0% 82.6% 2000 57.2% 81.2% 2001 76.3% 49.0% 2002 79.0% 47.4% 2003 76.2% 42.0% 2004 78.8% 41.5% 2005 82.4% 40.7% 2006 78.0% 41.5% 2007...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/NRMP1994to2014.pdf

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

2015 Practice Profile-Full Report.pdf

...Detailed Findings Practice and Delivery System Models 2015 Practice Profile page 76 July 15, 2016 Direct Primary Care With regard to awareness of the direct primary care (DPC) model of practice (see Table 45 and Over one third of physicians (36%) are still unfamiliar with the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/2015-practice-profile-survey-DPC.pdf

2018Matchgraph.pdf

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/2018Matchgraph.pdf

450,000 Doctors Demand: ‘Heal Health Care Now’

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn what American's front-line family doctors think about the current dysfunctional health care system and the benefits of a system built on primary care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care.html

450,000 Doctors Demand: ‘Heal Health Care Now’

Jul 30, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - America’s front-line family doctors want you to know what they think about the current dysfunctional health care system and the benefits that could be realized from a system built on primary care. Today marks the launch of Heal Health Care Now. This Web-based initiative ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/heal-health-care-now.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 Acquires Online Research, Analysis Tool that Helps Planners Develop Programs to ...

May 7, 2014 - HealthLandscape, an interactive, web-based geospatial tool that combines, analyzes, and displays data sources to improve understanding of the forces that affect access to health services, has been purchased by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/HealthLandscape.html

AAFP Adopts New Physician Workforce Policy

Sep 28, 2006 - September 28, 2006 Press Release

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/20060928workforcepolicy.html

AAFP and Other Medical Organizations Call for Two-Year Extension to Medicaid Parity ...

Jun 11, 2014 - In letters to Congress dated June 10 and May 21, 2014, the American Academy of Family Physicians joins 20 other medical organizations in urging Congress to ensure that children, low-income working families and the elderly in nursing homes have continued access to health care under the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/release-Medicaid-Parity-Provision.html

AAFP Announces Winners of Annual ‘Tar Wars’ Poster and Video Contests at 25th ...

Jul 16, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - At a special ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the AAFP’s Tar Wars program Monday, the organization announced the winners of its annual poster and video contests.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/July-16-Tar-Wars.html

AAFP Applauds ACOG Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

Oct 31, 2018 - AAFP Applauds ACOG Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/acog-maternal-mortality.html

AAFP Applauds CMS Options for Physician Participation in MACRA

Sep 9, 2016 - AAFP Applauds CMS Options for Physician Participation in MACRA

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/cms-options-for-physician-participation-in-macra.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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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Statement-CMS-HPV-decision.html

AAFP Applauds Confirmation of Vivek Murthy, M.D., as U.S. Surgeon General

Dec 15, 2014 - Family physicians applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Vivek Murthy, M.D., as U.S. surgeon general.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Vivek-Murthy.html

AAFP Applauds CVS’s Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco

Feb 5, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds CVS Caremark for its decision to halt tobacco sales. Tobacco products are the number one cause of preventable death and disease in our country. Selling tobacco does not align with the values of companies that want to promote better ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/cvs-caremark-tobacco-sales-response.html

AAFP Applauds Green Light for Alternative Payment Model

Dec 19, 2017 - AAFP Applauds Green Light for Alternative Payment Model

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/aafp-applauds-green-light-for-alternative-payment-model.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

AAFP Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Support Direct Primary Care

Sep 13, 2016 - AAFP Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Support Direct Primary Care

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/aafp-applauds-introduction-of-legislation-to-support-direct-primary-care.html

AAFP Applauds Legislation that Grants Reprieve on Meaningful Use Penalties

Dec 21, 2015 - AAFP welcomes the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Meaningful-Use-Penalties.html

AAFP Applauds Roadmap for Health Information Technology Interoperability

Jan 30, 2015 - The issue of interoperability between electronic health records represents one of the most complex challenges facing the health care community as we pursue patient-centered health care reform. The ability to share and utilize information between two or more information systems is ...

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

AAFP Applauds Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

Oct 23, 2014 - HHS Sec. Burwell’s announcement of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative marks important progress in reforming American health care into a system that provides patient-focused, efficient and high quality care. Meeting that goal requires a long-term commitment, and this $840 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/transforming-clinical-practice-initiative.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/healthy-communities-collaborative.html

AAFP Calls for Stable Funding for Health Programs

Dec 12, 2016 - AAFP Calls for Stable Funding for Health Programs

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/aafp-calls-for-stable-funding-for-health-programs.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Tobacco-to-21-legislation.html

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

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

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/primary-care-21st-century.html

AAFP Commits to Addressing Opioid Crisis

May 11, 2016 - Opioid abuse is wreaking havoc in families and communities across the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/opioids-05112016.html

AAFP Committed to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health, Striving for Health Equity

Mar 29, 2018 - Social Determinants of Health Media Kit

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/social-determinants-of-health.html

AAFP Congress of Delegates Supports Legislation To Enable Medicare Drug Price Negotiations

Sep 20, 2016 - AAFP Congress of Delegates Supports Legislation To Enable Medicare Drug Price Negotiations

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/medicare-drug-price-negotiations.html

AAFP Convenes Expert Group to Reassess Value of Primary Care

Jul 20, 2011 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has formed a new Primary Care Valuation Task Force to review the methods for valuing health care services and make recommendations about more accurately valuing and paying for primary care physician services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/primary-care-valuation-task-force.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

AAFP Deplores House Vote on AHCA Bill Threatens Health Security of Millions, ...

May 4, 2017 -

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/house-ahca-may4.html

AAFP Dismayed at Congressional Failure to Pass Clean SGR Repeal

Mar 14, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is deeply disappointed the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act has become collateral damage in an ongoing dispute over unrelated budgetary policy.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/SGR-repeal-legislation-failure-aafp.html

AAFP Endorses Comprehensive Medicare Payment Reform Bill

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

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/comprehensive-medicare-payment-reform.html

AAFP EVP and CEO Douglas E. Henley to Step Down Next Year

Apr 23, 2019 -

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-evp-ceo-douglas-henley-to-step-down-next-year.html

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 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 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

AAFP Helps Improve Physician Well-Being, Fight Administrative Burden

Mar 8, 2019 - well-being

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/well-being.html

AAFP Honors Medical Schools for Their Outstanding Contributions to Building the Family ...

May 3, 2013 - BALTIMORE - Twelve of the nation’s 126 allopathic medical schools were honored today by the American Academy of Family Physicians for contributing the most to the pipeline of family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/medical-schools-top-ten-awards1.html

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

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

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

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

Apr 29, 2011 - Ten allopathic medical schools that have contributed the most to the pipeline of family physicians were honored today when the American Academy of Family Physicians presented its Top Ten Awards during the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference. The awards ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/top10medicalschools-contributionstofamilymedicine.html

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

May 6, 2010 - Ten allopathic medical schools that have contributed the most to the pipeline of family physicians were honored when the American Academy of Family Physicians presented its Top Ten Awards during the recent Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference. The awards recognize ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/top10familymedicineschools.html

AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

May 22, 2019 - AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-honors-two-with-congressional-primary-care-champion-award.html

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

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