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American Academy of Family Physicians Calls on Health and Human Services to Delay Stage...

Feb 24, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and other physician and hospital organizations are calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to extend the implementation date for Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/aafp-calls-for-delay-stage-2-CEHRT.html

11 Years, 16 Patches, $154 Billion: Congress Must Act Now to Repeal the SGR

Feb 20, 2014 - Today marks the 11th anniversary of Congress’s first attempt to ‘fix’ the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. During the past 11 (yes, 11!) years, we have witnessed 16 short-term ‘patches’ that have cost tax payers $154 billion (and yes, that’s billion). These so called ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/AAFP-Congress-Must-Act-Repeal-SGR.html

Supreme Court Decision Opens Way For Potential Denial of Evidence-Based Health Care

Jun 30, 2014 - The Supreme Court’s decision allowing companies to deny coverage for important health services sets a precedent that threatens the nation’s health. With this decision, the court has moved health care decisions out of the exam room where patients can consult with their physicians - and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Supreme-Court-Statement.html

Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join Efforts Urging Physicians to ...

Feb 12, 2014 - Four leading national medical associations - the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) - together with the Immunization Action ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/HPV-vaccination-dear-colleague-letter.html

AAFP Welcomes SGR Repeal Proposal

Feb 6, 2014 - We applaud legislation that repeals the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate formula that has jeopardized the health security of elderly and disabled Americans. For more than a decade, the SGR has threatened our most vulnerable patients’ access to care by requiring drastic cuts in ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/SGR-repeal-proposal.html

AAFP Applauds CVS’s Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco

Feb 5, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds CVS Caremark for its decision to halt tobacco sales. Tobacco products are the number one cause of preventable death and disease in our country. Selling tobacco does not align with the values of companies that want to promote better ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/cvs-caremark-tobacco-sales-response.html

AAFP Names Medical Students To National Leadership Positions

Feb 3, 2014 - Six of the nation’s top medical students have been named national and regional coordinators of the American Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Interest Group network. The six will serve as consultants for the FMIGs on medical school campuses throughout the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/aafp-names-medical-students-to-national-leadership-positions.html

Howard University College of Medicine Student Named to Key Liaison Position For ...

Feb 3, 2014 - Alice Esame, a third-year student at Howard University College of Medicine, has been named the American Academy of Family Physicians student liaison to the Student National Medical Association.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/alice-esame-fmig-aafp-2014.html

University of Missouri School of Medicine Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP ...

Feb 3, 2014 - Andrea Schuster, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Schuster will serve as a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/andrea-schuster-missouri-family-medicine-interest-group-coordinator.html

Carina Brown Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Carina Brown, a third-year student at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Brown will serve as a consultant ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/carina-brown-national-medical-student-network-aafp.html

Lauren Segelhorst Named Regional Coordinator For National Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Lauren Segelhorst, a second-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Segelhorst will serve as a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/lauren-segelhorst-named-regional-coordinator-national-medical-student-network.html

Seth Rosenblatt Named Regional Coordinator For National Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Seth Rosenblatt, a fourth-year medical student George Washington University School of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Rosenblatt will serve as a consultant and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/seth-resenblatt-national-medical-student-network.html

Aurora Native Syed Mustafa Alavi Named National Coordinator For Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Syed Mustafa Alavi, an Aurora, Ill., native and third-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has been named national coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/syed-mustafa-alavi-nationa-coodinator-medical-student-network.html

State of Union Address Points to Progress in Health Care Reform; Continued Bipartisan ...

Jan 28, 2014 - The data on implementing the Affordable Care Act are still rolling in, but there is much to be acknowledged about the implementation of the law. As President Obama noted in his State of the Union address, health care reform is taking shape and millions of Americans now have access to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/state-of-the-union-response-2014.html

AAFP Welcomes Confirmation of Sylvia Burwell As Secretary of Health and Human Services

Jun 5, 2014 - The American Academy of Family physicians looks forward to working with Sylvia Burwell as she takes the helm of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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

Comprehensive Blueprint for Primary Care Workforce Would Establish Patient-Centered, ...

Jan 22, 2014 - All U.S. family medicine 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, provide coordinated and cost-efficient health care, and improve ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/four-pillars-of-primary-care.html

Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Physicians for Their Medical Care

Dec 18, 2013 - Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Physicians for Their Medical Care

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/scope-of-practice.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends U.S. House for Swift Action on SGR Reform, Calls on U.S. ...

Dec 12, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends the U.S. House of Representatives for taking action to maintain health security for elderly and disabled patients by passing the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013, which accompanied the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sgr-reform.html

AAFP Statement: Medicare Physician Payment Reform Proposal Holds Promise

Dec 11, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have released a discussion draft of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Improvement Act. This bicameral, bipartisan proposal represents important ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sgr-repeal.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Disappointed CMS Must Implement Physician Payment Rule That ...

Nov 27, 2013 - AAFP Disappointed CMS Must Implement Physician Payment Rule That Perpetuates Flawed SGR, Threatens Double-Digit Cuts

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement6.html

AAFP Names Bellinda Schoof Director of Health of the Public and Science

Nov 26, 2013 - AAFP Names Bellinda Schoof Director of Health of the Public and Science

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/school-hops-director.html

Proposed SGR Repeal Contains Elements Long-Advocated by AAFP

Nov 12, 2013 - Statement by Reid Blackwelder, MD, on SGR repeal proposal. The AAFP has long supported a reformed health care system based on primary care, the patient-centered medical home, support for chronic care management, and a payment system that appropriately values primary medical care that ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/SGR-statement.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Names Amy Mullins, MD, as its New Medical ...

Nov 11, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Amy Mullins, MD, FAAFP, has joined the AAFP staff as medical director for quality improvement. The AAFP represents 110,600 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/amy-mullins-medical-director.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Heather Anne Leith, J.D., as General Counsel

Oct 31, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Heather Anne Leith, J.D., has joined the AAFP as general counsel.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/leith-general-counsel.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Proposal to Repeal SGR, Encourage New Payment Models

Oct 31, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes the bicameral, bipartisan proposal to repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate formula on which Medicare physician payment is based and to set the path for rewarding high-quality, patient-centered care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sgr-repeal-proposal.html

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