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2012: Year in Review

Jan 16, 2013 - This is the topic page for AAFP News Now's year-end coverage of key issues the Academy tackled during 2012.

AAFP News : 2012: Year in Review

Need for More FPs, Changing Demographics, Threatened GME Funding Key Education Issues

Jan 3, 2013 - Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 created a number of challenges for primary care, not the least of which was providing enough primary care physicians to care for the millions more patients that would be insured according to provisions in the ACA. All ...

AAFP News : 2012: Year in Review

AAFP Rallies Support for Family Medicine on Capitol Hill, Works to Protect, Promote FP ...

Jan 3, 2013 - In 2012, the AAFP continued to push for the elimination of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and for fundamental payment reform that would better recognize and reward the provision of primary care and family physician services. At the same time, the AAFP strove to protect and ...

AAFP News : 2012: Year in Review

Prevention, Aiding Veterans, Opioid Abuse Take Center Stage for FPs

Jan 2, 2013 - The AAFP played a key role in new recommendations for immunizations and clinical preventive services that came down the pike in 2012. Meanwhile, the Academy wholeheartedly threw its support behind helping veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and related ailments and ...

AAFP News : 2012: Year in Review

Family Physicians Raced to Keep Pace With Practice Changes, Regulations

Jan 2, 2013 - Family physicians saw some doors swing open in 2012 as major players in America's health care system set to work planning for implementation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A variety of new payment models -- primarily designed to benefit primary care physicians ...

AAFP News : 2012: Year in Review

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