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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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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Congressional-Primary-Care-Caucus.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.

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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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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.

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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 ...

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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

AAFP, Stakeholders Release Consensus Document on the Challenges and Red Flag Warning ...

Mar 12, 2015 - AAFP, Stakeholders Release Consensus Document on the Challenges and Red Flag Warning Signs Related to Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Release-Stakeholders-Controlled-Substances.html

AAMC Projections Highlight Need for National Physician Workforce Plan That Addresses ...

Mar 3, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians appreciates the ongoing work of the Association of American Medical Colleges in helping identify our country’s need for more physicians and the policies that must be implemented to meet Americans’ need for health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-aamc-projections-workforce.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

Family Physicians Welcome Changes to Meaningful Use Requirements

Jan 30, 2015 - Family physicians welcome news from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that it intends to modify requirements for meaningful use, including shortening the electronic health record reporting period to 90 days.

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

AAFP Response to Administration’s CDC Directive

Dec 16, 2017 -

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/AAFP-response-to-admin-CDC-directive.html

Family Physicians Support Health Care Payment Reform

Jan 26, 2015 - Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced measurable goals and a timeline to achieve payment reform in health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/hhs-burwell-health-care-reform.html

Four Pillars of Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform

Jan 21, 2014 - All U.S. allopathic family medicine education organizations have unanimously released a comprehensive plan which, fully implemented, would build and continue to reinforce a primary care physician workforce that focuses on patients’ needs, provides coordinated and cost-efficient health ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/four-pillars-of-primary-care.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.

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

American Academy of Family Physicians Looks to the Future and Redefines TransforMED

Dec 16, 2014 - Since its inception eight years ago, the American Academy of Family Physicians’ wholly-owned subsidiary TransforMED has been at the forefront of the patient-centered medical home movement. It has led the way in transforming how health care is delivered in the United States by helping ...

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

Family Physicians Dismayed at Congressional Failure To Act on Medicare, Medicaid Issues

Dec 11, 2014 - Congressional claims that lawmakers want to save unnecessary spending and ensure access to health care are disingenuous

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/family-physicians-dismayed-congressional-failure-on-medicare-medicaid.html

Americans Prefer Physicians for Their Care

Dec 18, 2013 - Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of Americans and 81 percent of opinion leaders prefer to receive their medical care from a physician rather than a non-physician provider, according to a new, nationally representative survey conducted by Ipsos on health care and health care providers....

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/scope-of-practice.html

AAFP Praises Bill that Prevents Medicaid Payment Cuts, Calls for Action on Ensuring ...

Nov 24, 2014 - More than 62 million Americans, particularly women and children, rely on the U.S. House and Senate passing the ‘Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act,’ recently introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and now introduced by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/medicaid-ensuring-access-to-primary-care-for-women-children-act.html

Emergency Ebola Funding is Basic Public Health Imperative

Nov 20, 2014 - Ensuring the safety of the American public depends on stopping the Ebola virus in its tracks. Without funding efforts to eradicate this deadly virus at its source and prepare for its presence within our borders, we run the risk of failing to implement basic public health standards.

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

Leading Medical Groups Urge Congress to Stop Steep Medicaid Cuts

Oct 27, 2014 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) convene today in Washington, DC to urge Congress to extend current-law payment parity for primary care and immunization...

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

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