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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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Statement-CMS-HPV-decision.html

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

Press Center -- News Releases and Statements

Jul 8, 2015 - The Press Center includes news releases, statements, and media kits from the AAFP Public Relations division.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center.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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-supreme-court-aca.html

Trans Fats are a Major Public Health Risk

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/list.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Release-World-Family-Doctor-Day.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/FPM-Awards.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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

AAFP Top Ten Awards Recognize Medical Schools For Outstanding Contributions to Building...

Apr 27, 2015 - Eleven of the nation’s 141 allopathic medical schools were honored today by the American Academy of Family Physicians for contributing the most to the pipeline of family physicians.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-medicare-access-chip-reauthorization-act.html

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

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