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Independent Practice Authority for NPs Threatens to Splinter Care, Undermine PCMH, Says...

Sep 18, 2012 - Even as the United States moves to a health system based on the team-based care called for by the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, it's important to ensure projected physician shortages don't lead to substituting other health care professionals for primary care physicians. ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120918nppolicyreport.html

AAFP Web Pages Lay Out Health Care Issues in Presidential Campaign

Sep 17, 2012 - As campaigning for the 2012 presidential election heats up, the AAFP is taking the opportunity to provide its members with online information on the health care issues in the campaign that pertain to family physicians. The AAFP 2012 Presidential Campaign page looks at six key health ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120917campaignpages.html

AAFP NRN-led Group Wins Award, Funding to Build Center of Excellence

Sep 13, 2012 - The AAFP National Research Network (AAFP NRN) has received a grant for nearly $600,000 as part of the Center of Excellence in Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning award it recently received from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The award, one of only eight ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120913aafpnrnaward.html

Resilient: Family Physician Returns to Practice Despite Grave Diagnosis

Sep 5, 2012 - Sometimes, strength is refusing to be buried by fear. Sheila Hellman, D.O., is better with a shovel than most. A family physician who was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in 2007, Hellman was forced to leave her medical career behind for a time, but now operates a solo practice in ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120905cwc-hellman.html

AAFP Members Can Opt In to Receive Family Medicine News of the Day

Aug 15, 2012 - The AAFP has joined forces with SmartBrief, a company that produces industry e-mail newsletters, to offer members a daily AAFP SmartBrief that contains a quick round-up of daily news stories of interest to family physicians. The daily AAFP SmartBrief is a free service for members and ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120815smartbrief.html

New Peers for Progress Website Sports Fresh Look, Enhanced Functionality

Aug 7, 2012 - Peers for Progress, an initiative of the AAFP Foundation, has launched a new website that offers an updated look and enhanced utilities. According to an announcement by the Foundation, the new site -- in conjunction with an increased emphasis on social networking activities -- is ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120807peerswebsite.html

Residents Ask Academy to Consider Action on Wide Array of Topics

Aug 1, 2012 - Family medicine residents recently spent two days writing, debating and ultimately passing judgment on a wide variety of resolutions that reflect the problems and issues residents face every day as they care for their patients. The residents' work was part of the National Conference of ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120801ntlconfresidents.html

Students Push for Less Debt, Enhanced Educational Opportunities

Aug 1, 2012 - Lowering medical student debt and enhancing educational opportunities available to medical students were two of the major themes medical students focused on during the AAFP's National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 26-28 in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120801studentcongress.html

AAFP Residents, Students Elect New Leaders

Jul 31, 2012 - According to preliminary registration figures for the 2012 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, the AAFP hosted 3,286 people, including 901 medical students and 945 family medicine residents, July 26-28 in Kansas City, Mo. The numbers reflect the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120731ntlconfelections.html

Meet Shawn Martin, AAFP's New Vice President of Advocacy and Practice Advancement

Jul 20, 2012 - Shawn Martin, the AAFP's new vice president of advocacy and practice advancement, has spent the past 13 years working in the health care field, developing a vast knowledge of primary care and its role in the evolving health care system. In the process, he has become an acknowledged ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120720martinqa.html

AAFP Bringing Proposed Bylaws Revisions Before Congress of Delegates

Jul 19, 2012 - The Academy has announced that it is planning on bringing a draft version of proposed AAFP Bylaws revisions to the Congress of Delegates meeting in Philadelphia, Oct. 15-17, for review and approval. The AAFP Board Chair appointed the AAFP Task Force on Bylaws Revision in 2009, and ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120719bylawsrevision.html

Tar Wars Poster, Video Contest Winners Celebrate Tobacco-Free Message

Jul 18, 2012 - Participants at the AAFP's annual Tar Wars National Conference this week recognized winners of the 2012 Tar Wars national poster and video contest. Juan Elizondo, a fifth-grader from Houston, won the poster contest with a tagline of Blow Bubbles, Not Smoke, and Lauren Buete, a ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120718tarwarswinners.html

Rural Kansas Town Serves as Backdrop for FP's Medical, Public Service Career

Jul 12, 2012 - In June of 1958, Robert Moser Jr. was born in Denver. Exactly 30 years later -- after earning his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine -- Robert Moser, M.D., celebrated his completion of the Smoky Hill Family Practice Residency Program in Salina, Kan.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120712moserbeyondcall.html

2012 AAFP Congress of Delegates to Meet in Philadelphia

Jul 3, 2012 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates will meet Oct. 15-17 in Grand Ballroom E-L of the Philadelphia Marriott in Philadelphia. The Congress will convene in conjunction with the AAFP Scientific Assembly, which will meet Oct. 17-20.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120703congress-announcement.html

Health Care Innovation Award to Fund Three-Year Collaborative Project

Jun 19, 2012 - TransforMED, a nonprofit subsidiary of the AAFP that specializes in practice redesign and transformation to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), has received a grant totaling nearly $21 million from the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The Health Care Innovation ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120619transformedcmmigrant.html

Candidates Vie for AAFP Leadership Positions

May 30, 2012 - Ten candidates are seeking election to Academy offices and the AAFP Board of Directors. The AAFP Congress of Delegates will elect officers and new directors Oct. 17 in Philadelphia. But before then, you can find out what the candidates' views are on issues that matter to you by checking...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120530aafpcands-slate.html

Learn the Essentials of Practice-based Teamwork

May 23, 2012 - Teamwork is an essential element of an efficient medical practice. And family physicians eager to provide their staff members with the support they need to embrace team-based care can take advantage of a one-hour webinar offered by TransforMED's Delta-Exchange network and titled Six ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120523tmedteamwebinar.html

Medically Underserved Are Focus for NCSC Delegates

May 9, 2012 - Members of the Reference Committee on the Health of the Public and Science (HOPS) were cheered during the May 5 business session of the National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) here, as delegates voted unanimously to adopt all of the recommendations contained in the consent ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120509hops-refcmte.html

Delegates Adopt Measures to Ease Visa Process, Achieve IMG Parity

May 9, 2012 - Despite recommendations against adopting measures focused on, respectively, demystifying the visa application process for residency directors and improving parity for international medical graduates (IMGs), delegates to the National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) in Kansas ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120509educ-refcmte.html

Spotlighting Family Medicine Is Common Theme Among Special Constituency Delegates

May 9, 2012 - Image was a big focus during the 2012 National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) May 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo., as delegates considered various measures intended to boost family medicine's image among medical students and the public, reinforce the value of Academy membership ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120509ncsc-organdfinance.html

Get Government Out of Exam Room, NCSC Delegates Tell AAFP

May 9, 2012 - When the applause finally subsided after impassioned testimony by women's constituency delegate Cathleen London, M.D., about the need to protect women's health and reproductive rights, as well as a physicians' ability to treat those patients, Kevin Wang, M.D., of Seattle, chair of the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120509ncscadvocacy.html

Delegates to 2012 NCSC Elect New Leaders

May 5, 2012 - AAFP constituent chapter representatives who attended the Academy's National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC), May 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo., elected colleagues to fill various leadership positions.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120505ncscelections.html

Despite Physical Challenges, Oregon Family Physician Driven to Succeed

May 2, 2012 - Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, M.D., is one amazing woman. At the very least, she's a woman who does amazing things. Call it a trifecta of accomplishments: First, Steiner Hayward is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120502steinerhayward.html

AAFP Prepares Members for Payment Initiative Demonstration

May 1, 2012 - CMS recently announced details about the seven markets chosen to participate in the agency's Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI). Participating practices in Arkansas, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon will receive payment based on a blended payment model...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120501cpciwebinar.html

Choosing Wisely Campaign Aims To Cut Use of Unnecessary Medical Interventions

Apr 4, 2012 - Sometimes, less health care is the best health care. As part of an effort to help physicians curtail the practice of ordering unnecessary tests and procedures, the AAFP today released a list of five tests and treatments physicians should think twice about before performing, ordering or ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120404choosingwisely.html

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