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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

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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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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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

AAFP Names Top Family Physician Advocates

Oct 24, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards this week at its annual meeting. Six family physicians from across the nation were recognized for their outstanding contributions to family medicine and the health of the public. Each of ...

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

South Carolina Doctor Named 2015 Family Physician of the Year

Oct 24, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr., MD, the national 2015 Family Physician of the Year at its annual Assembly. The award honors one outstanding American family physician who provides patients with compassionate, comprehensive care, and serves as a...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/lovelace-family-physician-of-the-year.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 Names 2014-2015 Board of Directors

Oct 22, 2014 - - The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual meeting. The board of directors advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. The AAFP represents ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/elections-board-of-directors.html

Media Advisory: HHS Secretary Burwell to Deliver Remarks at the American Academy of ...

Oct 22, 2014 - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell will deliver an address tomorrow at a gathering of the American Academy of Family Physicians about new Affordable Care Act measures that seek to improve patient care and spend our health care dollars more wisely. Members of the media...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/hhs-secretary-burwell-address.html

Virginia Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American Academy of Family ...

Oct 22, 2014 - Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, a family physician from Arlington, Virginia, was awarded the 2014 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/jarris-public-health-award.html

Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of ...

Oct 22, 2014 - Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Milford, Nebraska, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Wergin was chosen president-elect in...

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

Linda A. Walsh, MD, Receives National Honor from American Academy of Family Physicians

Oct 22, 2014 - - Linda A. Walsh, MD, a family physician at Jarrettsville Family Care in Jarrettsville, Maryland, was awarded the 2014 Humanitarian Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/walsh-humanitarian-award.html

Dr. Russell Kohl Named Chief Medical Officer of TransforMED

Sep 29, 2014 - Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, has been named chief medical officer of TransforMED effective immediately.

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

AAFP Recommends Policies to Reform the Nation's Graduate Medical Education System

Sep 15, 2014 - The nation’s graduate medical education system, established in 1965, is not designed or functioning in a manner capable of meeting the education and training needs of the next generation of physicians, according to a proposal set out today by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/gme-policies-release.html

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

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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

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