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AAFP, Other Groups Approve Guidelines for Standardization of PCMH Recognition Programs

Feb 16, 2011 - As the patient-centered medical home, or PCMH, model of health care gains prominence in the United States, a number of entities are developing or offering medical home recognition or accreditation programs.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110216pcmhaccredguidelines.html

People in the News/Awards -- January

Jan 31, 2011 - A number of AAFP members received various honors and awards recently.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110131people.html

Jose "Jun" David, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Jan 25, 2011 - The New York AFP announces the candidacy of Jose Jun David, M.D., of Albany, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110125davidcandann.html

John Meigs Jr., M.D., Runs for AAFP Speaker

Jan 25, 2011 - The Alabama AFP announces the candidacy of John Meigs Jr., M.D., of Brent, for AAFP speaker.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110125meigscandann.html

Nation's Top Public Health Issues Reflect AAFP Initiatives

Jan 25, 2011 - Some of the AAFP's health of the public initiatives got a boost in 2010 as the federal government looked at health care reform. Obesity and tobacco initiatives were particularly hot topics, and many new programs and regulations contain some of the same elements found in the AAFP's ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110125yrinrev-publichealth.html

AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship Program Offers 'Superb Opportunity'

Jan 18, 2011 - Paul Hunter, M.D., of Milwaukee, had been a practicing family physician for more than 15 years when he became associate medical director for the City of Milwaukee Health Department in 2009. Hunter had plenty of hands-on experience with administering immunizations, but he wanted to know ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110118vaccinefellows.html

Education, Workforce Reform on the Horizon in 2010

Jan 12, 2011 - The health care conversation was in full swing during 2010 as Congress, patients and physicians discussed the ramifications of health care reform. One area that received much attention both in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and in the national conversation was the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110112yireducation.html

AAFP Ratchets Up Social Media Efforts With Launch of AAFP Connection

Jan 12, 2011 - The AAFP has taken the plunge into the social media waters with the launch of AAFP Connection, a free, members-only social networking site where Academy members can connect with one another and share information via discussion forums, a file-sharing feature, Wikis and more.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110112aafpconnection.html

AAFP Works to Resolve Members' Practice Management Issues in 2010

Jan 6, 2011 - In 2009, family physicians learned that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would provide bonuses for physician practices that incorporated the meaningful use of electronic health records, or EHRs. However, physicians and the AAFP were left scratching their heads about just what ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110106yrinrev.html

Kansas FP Tapped to Head State's Health Department

Jan 5, 2011 - Family physician Robert Moser Jr., M.D., of Wichita, Kan., has been named secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The announcement by the state's governor-elect, Sam Brownback, came on Jan. 3 -- exactly one week before Brownback is to be sworn into office.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110105moserkdhe.html

Health Care Reform on AAFP's Advocacy Agenda for 2010

Jan 5, 2011 - 'More primary care' became the rallying cry in 2010 as the federal government moved forward on health care reform. And the AAFP was at the table, making sure family physician concerns were being heard. Although the Academy didn't get everything it wanted in the final bill, there were ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110105yrinrev-advocacy.html

AAFP Task Force Updates Bylaws' Language to Reflect Modernization

Jan 5, 2011 - The AAFP wants members to know that it has reviewed and prepared a revised draft of the organization's Bylaws as requested by the Board of Directors. The revised draft is available for member comment until Feb. 28.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20110105bylawsrev.html

Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H., Runs for AAFP Vice Speaker

Dec 20, 2010 - The Illinois AFP announces the candidacy of Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H., of Chicago, for AAFP vice speaker.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101220orgaincandann.html

AAFP Responds to CMS Call for Comments on Shaping ACO Regulations

Dec 16, 2010 - When CMS recently asked for input from outside entities regarding creation of potential regulations for accountable care organizations, or ACOs, and the Medicare shared savings program, the AAFP was quick to respond.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101217acoregsltr.html

AAFP Releases Fiscal Year 2009-10 Financial Summary

Nov 30, 2010 - In accordance with the AAFP Bylaws, the Academy is posting its annual financial summary, which has been certified by a public accountant.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101130financialsummary.html

Julie Wood, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Nov 29, 2010 - The Missouri AFP announces the candidacy of Julie Wood, M.D., of Lee's Summit, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101129woodcandann.html

$5 Million Grant Will Help AAFP Foundation Undertake Diabetes Research Project

Nov 17, 2010 - Peers For Progress -- an initiative of the AAFP Foundation -- has received a $5 million grant through the Foundation to evaluate how a combination of peer support, community outreach and an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician can affect outcomes and quality of life for ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101117peersdiabetesgrant.html

John Carroll, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Nov 15, 2010 - The Iowa AFP announces the candidacy of John Carroll, M.D., of Carroll, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101115carrollcandann.html

AAFP Responds to Congress of Delegates' Call for Accountability

Nov 10, 2010 - During the 2010 Congress of Delegates in Denver, AAFP delegates adopted a recommendation to have a workable plan in place by the 2012 COD to track and update progress on all resolutions submitted to the Congress. In response, the AAFP has posted several documents regarding the 2010 COD ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101110codregistry.html

Robert Graham Center Unveils Medical School Mapper

Nov 10, 2010 - The AAFP's Robert Graham Center has unveiled a medical school mapping program that allows users to gauge the role of medical schools in promoting and sustaining primary care access within states, regions and localities.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101110medschoolmapper.html

People in the News/Awards -- November

Nov 4, 2010 - Numerous Academy members received honors and awards in the past month.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101104people.html

Jeffrey Cain, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

Nov 1, 2010 - The Colorado AFP announces the candidacy of Jeffrey Cain, M.D., of Aurora, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101101caincandann.html

Robert Moser Jr., M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Nov 1, 2010 - The Kansas AFP announces the candidacy of Robert Moser Jr., M.D., of Wichita, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101101mosercandann.html

Wanda Filer, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Oct 13, 2010 - The Pennsylvania AFP announces the candidacy of Wanda Filer, M.D., of York, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101013filercandann.html

New AAFP President Identifies Priorities, Objectives for Coming Year

Oct 13, 2010 - The AAFP has emerged as a leading voice for primary care and family medicine during the past several years, staking out clear and unmistakable positions on health care reform, Medicare physician payment, the need for more family physicians and other issues that are essential for an ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101013goertzqa.html

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