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News From 2010 Annual Assembly

Mar 30, 2011 - AAFP News Now's coverage from the Annual Congress of Delegates and Scientific Assembly held September-October 2010 in Denver.

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Delegates Adopt Resolutions to Strengthen Role of Family Physicians in U.S. Health Care...

Sep 30, 2010 - Passage of the health care reform law spurred action on a number of resolutions at the 2010 AAFP Congress of Delegates as members sought to protect and strengthen the role of family physicians by adopting resolutions that would put family physicians in a position to drive systematic ...

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Delegates Call for Study of Nurse Practitioners

Sep 30, 2010 - The Congress of Delegates has requested that the AAFP fund a study comparing the practices of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners. Specifically, delegates adopted a resolution Sept. 28 calling on the Academy to fund a Robert Graham Center study to evaluate the quality of ...

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PCMH Recognition Program, Automatic Drug Refills, Licensing Issues Debated During COD

Sep 30, 2010 - The recognition process for the patient-centered medical home, or PCMH, inspired spirited debate during the 2010 AAFP Congress of Delegates, as delegates voted on streamlining that process. Delegates also referred a number of other resolutions to the Board of Directors.

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AAFP's New President Tells Family Physicians 'It Is Our Time'

Sep 30, 2010 - AAFP President Roland Goertz, M.D., of Waco, Texas, reached out to all AAFP members during his address in Denver on Wednesday when he said, We are an incredibly diverse group of people, in terms of our political affiliations, our demographics and our opinions on the Academy's policies ...

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Surgeon General Issues Clarion Call for Nation's Family Physicians

Sep 30, 2010 - Family physician and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., found a sympathetic audience among her colleagues during her keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 2010 AAFP Scientific Assembly Sept. 29 in Denver. Benjamin drew laughter and applause as she discussed ...

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COD Calls for Due Diligence, Better Communication About Corporate Partnerships

Sep 29, 2010 - Following deliberations on Sept. 28 in Denver, the AAFP Congress of Delegates decided that the AAFP needs to exercise due diligence when forming new partnerships for its Consumer Alliance Program, or CAP, but delegates rejected resolutions that called for the AAFP to either terminate or...

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2011 Family Physician of the Year Finds Unique Niche Among Rural Underserved

Sep 29, 2010 - Fresh out of the U.S. Army a decade ago, S. Hughes Melton, M.D., knew exactly what he wanted to do and where he wanted to do it: He wanted to be a family physician with a practice among the rural underserved.

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AAFP Delegates Choose Glen Stream, M.D., to Be President-elect

Sep 29, 2010 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates today elected Glen Stream, M.D., M.B.I., of Spokane, Wash., to be the Academy's next president-elect.

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Town Hall Meeting Spurs Debate, Discussion on Health Care Reform, Medicare Payment, ...

Sep 27, 2010 - Questions and answers about health care reform, the need to find a permanent solution to the current formula for calculating Medicare payments and the Academy's Consumer Alliance Program partnership with The Coca-Cola Co., or TCCC, dominated the AAFP Town Hall meeting here on Sunday. ...

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