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AAFP Delegates Debate Issues Past, Present and Future

Oct 22, 2014 - The Reference Committee on Organization and Finance heard testimony and made recommendations on a number of issues related to family medicine at the AAFP's 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

AAFP Delegates Tackle Health Care Equity, CME Issues

Oct 24, 2014 - The 2014 AAFP Congress of Delegates adopted a number of resolutions dealing with various health equity issues, as well as a measure to increase eligibility for live CME credit. Delegates also voted to support installation of nursing pumping rooms in commercial transportation hubs.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

AAFP Delegates Wrestle With Needs of Older Physicians, Rural Practices

Sep 25, 2013 - Delegates to the 2013 Congress of Delegates in San Diego voted Sept. 24 to safeguard access to quality health care for all by investigating how best to serve the interests of the nation's older family physicians, as well as those in solo or small practices, especially in rural areas.

AAFP News : News From 2013 Annual Assembly

AAFP Delegation Gives Family Medicine Voice at AMA Meeting

Jun 20, 2017 - The AMA House of Delegates met last week in Chicago to discuss and debate policies aimed at improving our health care system. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update from the perspective of the Academy's delegation.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

AAFP Delegation Goes to Bat for USPSTF in the House of Medicine

Jun 26, 2012 - When the integrity of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) came under fire during the recent annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Chicago, the AAFP delegation staunchly defended the task force's standing as an independent group of national experts in prevention ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

Jun 19, 2019 - AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

AAFP Delivering on Maternity Care Training, Resources

Aug 17, 2016 - In many rural communities, family physicians are the only maternity care providers. The AAFP provides training and support members need to play this vital role.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

Jan 3, 2018 - The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

AAFP News : Member Resources and Tools for 2018

AAFP Demands Answers From FDA About New Tobacco Products

Mar 14, 2016 - The AAFP and 35 other organizations want to know what the FDA plans to do about the serious public health concern posed by a slew of new tobacco products.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Demands Straight Answers on Flawed Audit Process

Jul 17, 2015 - The AAFP won't back down when it comes to getting answers from CMS about flaws in its meaningful use audit system.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

AAFP Denounces 'Arbitrary Elimination' of Physicians From Insurers' Networks

Jul 29, 2014 - The AAFP is strongly protesting the continuing practice of insurers limiting patient choice and access to primary care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

AAFP Denounces 113th Congress' Failure to Tackle Medicare, Medicaid Payment

Dec 17, 2014 - The 113th Congress' ability to follow through on payment reform legislation that would have ensured seniors' continued access to primary care services, that familiar idiom applies.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

AAFP Denounces Congress for Failing to Repeal 'Crippling' SGR Formula

Feb 17, 2012 - The AAFP has assailed Congress for failing to approve a long-term Medicare physician payment solution and opting, instead, to settle for another short-term payment patch. Congress has missed an important opportunity to permanently solve the Medicare physician payment crisis, ensure ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

AAFP Details ACA's 2014 Preventive Services; Offers Clinical, Coding Resources

Jan 7, 2014 - If you haven't made a new year's resolution yet, here's one you might want to think about: Make sure your patients get all the new preventive services they're entitled to under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As of Jan. 1, the ACA requires insurance plans to cover a wide...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

AAFP Digs In, Gives CMS Comprehensive Comments on MPFS

Sep 6, 2018 - The AAFP sent a 92-page letter to CMS with recommendations on how to improve the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule so it better supports family medicine.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

AAFP Director Touts Benefits of Team-based Care During Scope-of-Practice Forum

Mar 19, 2013 - Granting nurse practitioners (NPs) independent practice authority would undermine the concept of team-based collaborative care, while further fragmenting an already disjointed U.S. health care system. That was one of the main messages delivered by AAFP Director Wanda Filer, M.D., of ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

AAFP Disagrees With Justice Department Blockade of OTC Access to Plan B One-Step

May 8, 2013 - The AAFP has weighed in on the legal battle regarding emergency contraception now playing out in the nation's courts. In a prepared statement issued May 6, Academy Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., M.B.I., of Spokane, Wash., disagreed with the U.S. Department of Justice's May 1 appeal of a...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Dissects, Responds to CMS' Proposed 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Sep 4, 2013 - After careful review of CMS' proposed 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule in the July 19 Federal Register, the AAFP has provided a thorough response to pieces of the proposal that most strongly affect family physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

AAFP Embraces Largest Initiative to Test Physician Payment Model

Apr 13, 2016 - CMS just announced the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative that will test a new physician payment model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

AAFP Encourages Members to Advocate for Long-Term Medicare Payment Fix

Jun 2, 2010 - The AAFP has launched a grass-roots campaign to convince Congress to pass legislation that would meet the Academy's revised policy for Medicare physician payment and the sustainable growth rate, or SGR, formula.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

AAFP Endorses AAO-HNS Tonsillectomy in Children Guideline

Feb 27, 2019 - The AAFP has endorsed an updated guideline on tonsillectomy in children that was developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was published Feb. 5 in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Endorses ACC/AHA Cholesterol Management Guidelines With Qualifications

Jun 18, 2014 - The AAFP recently endorsed, with qualifications, guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association on treatment of high cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk in adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Endorses ACP Clinical Guideline for Treatment of ED

Nov 7, 2011 - The Academy has endorsed a clinical practice guideline on the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction, or ED, that was developed by the American College of Physicians, or ACP. Among the chief recommendations included in the guideline is that physicians should ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Endorses ACP Guideline on Managing Acute, Recurrent Gout

Jun 16, 2017 - The AAFP recently endorsed the American College of Physicians' evidence-based guideline on managing acute and recurrent gout.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Endorses ACP Guideline on Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Jan 5, 2017 - On Jan. 3, the American College of Physicians released updated recommendations on oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes, which the AAFP has endorsed.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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