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'Care Planning Act' Gets Big Thumbs Up From AAFP

Jun 16, 2015 - The AAFP recently joined nine other organizations in signing on to a letter of support for advance care planning legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill, dubbed the Care Planning Act, would provide for care-coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries experiencing ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150616advancecareltr.html

'COPD Comprehensive' Materials Created With Family Medicine Residents in Mind

Dec 7, 2011 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, and asthma combined account for 20 percent of visits to family physicians in this country. This prevalence of COPD in patients cared for most often by family physicians led the AAFP, in collaboration with the Association of Family Medicine...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111207copdcomprehensive.html

'Country Doc' Leading Health Advocacy in Lone Star State

Jul 23, 2018 - : As he winds down his fourth decade in practice, Douglas Curran, M.D., remains a leading physician advocate in his state as president of the Texas Medical Association.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180723fdf-curran.html

'Dear Prescriber' Letter Describes Opioids REMS, Encourages Physician Participation

Aug 29, 2012 - Family physicians who received a letter outlining the FDA's recently approved risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) requirement for extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioids needn't panic, according to Ann Karty, M.D., medical director in the AAFP Continuing Medical ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120829remsletter.html

'Do You Know Who I Am?'

Oct 27, 2014 - Patients want more than a diagnosis and treatment from their physicians, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anna Quindlen told Assembly-goers during her Oct. 23 presentation. They want to be seen, heard and respected, she said.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141027quindlenaddress.html

'Flipped Classroom' Format to Be Piloted at FMX in Denver

May 1, 2015 - Attendees at this year's AAFP Family Medicine Experience in Denver will be treated to a first for this venue: the chance to participate in CME offered in a flipped classroom format.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150501flippedclass.html

'Flu Is Coming,' Say CDC Officials; Vaccinate Before the Holidays

Dec 8, 2010 - At this time last year, more than 40 states were reporting widespread influenza activity during a flu season in which 12,000 Americans died from illness caused by the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. As of Nov. 27 of this year, however, only one state -- Georgia -- was reporting regional...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20101208fluvaccinate.html

'Four Pillars' Blueprint Charts Course for Physician Workforce Reform

Jan 22, 2014 - A burgeoning demand for a primary care physician workforce that can meet the needs of the United States has led to much introspection on what can be done to increase the number of primary care physicians in the United States. Meeting that demand will require changes in education, ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140122fourpillars.html

'Health Is Primary' Launches to Much Fanfare at Assembly

Oct 29, 2014 - Attendees at this year's AAFP Assembly got a first glimpse of a three-year communications campaign being launched by the AAFP and its seven family medicine sister organizations. Dubbed Health is Primary, the campaign will use advertising, news media outreach, online communications and ...

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029fmahlaunch.html

'I Am Convinced Family Medicine Is the Solution'

Feb 12, 2018 - Watching a family member struggle with illness and access to care inspired third-year family medicine resident Kristina Dakis, M.D., to pursue a career in medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180212focus-dakis.html

'Inspirational' Forum Grooms FP Leaders, Helps Chapters

Mar 7, 2012 - 'Inspirational' Forum Grooms FP Leaders, Helps Chapters

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/inspirational_forum_grooms_fp_leaders.html

'Moving the Needle' on Student Choice

Oct 22, 2018 - Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181022fdf-roett.html

'Physician Compare' Gives Patients Access to Your Quality Data

Jan 22, 2016 - CMS is hosting free webinars to help physicians understand quality reporting and the Physician Compare website.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160122physiciancompare.html

'Physician Compare' Website: Keep It Current, Keep It Accurate, Academy Tells CMS

Jan 18, 2011 - The AAFP has called on CMS to ensure that the information provided on its new Physician Compare website, which was established according to provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is accurate and up-to-date.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/201118physiciancompare.html

'Real Answers' Panel Stresses Importance of Family Physicians in Health Care ...

Sep 27, 2013 - Family physicians are helping transform an uncooperative health care system into a patient-centered care delivery model that really works. But helping is not enough. It's time to start leading. That was the message delivered Sept 26 during the Panel Session: Real Answers at the AAFP ...

AAFP News : News From 2013 Annual Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-cod-assembly/20130927answerspanel.html

'Red Flag' Document Offers Guidance on Prescribing Controlled Substances

Mar 13, 2015 - The AAFP, along with a coalition of stakeholder organizations, released a consensus document on March 12 that highlights the challenges and red flags associated with prescribing and dispensing controlled substances.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150313redflagdoc.html

'Repeal the SGR' Is Leaders' Mantra on Capitol Hill

Mar 21, 2014 - Advocates often say that when you want to get legislation passed, you need a unified group carrying a single message. That is the mantra AAFP leaders recently brought to Washington regarding Medicare physician payment.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140321sgrcaphillvisit.html

'Silent Exodus' From Medicine Threatens Patient Access to Care, Study Says

Oct 16, 2012 - The nation's physicians are disengaging from the practice of medicine by working fewer hours and seeing fewer patients. This silent exodus from the medical profession, driven by changes in the practice environment, has reduced patient access to physician services. That's one of the key ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20121016merrittjobsat.html

'Solid Investments in Primary Care Workforce' Needed, AAFP Member Tells Congressional ...

Apr 26, 2013 - Congress could alleviate the nation's growing shortage of primary care physicians by making a greater investment in primary care training programs and taking steps to ensure that more medical school and residency training takes place outside of hospitals and in the community. That was ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20130426rusttestimony.html

'Stand Out' Issue at COD: Fair Payment for Family Physicians

Sep 16, 2011 - A full plate of resolutions faced the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement when the Congress of Delegates and various reference committee hearings commenced Sept. 12 in Orlando, Fla. From perceived public and private payer shenanigans to member dissatisfaction with the ...

AAFP News : News From 2011 Annual Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2011-cod-assembly/20110916codpracenhance.html

'Stop the Bleed' Aims to Turn Bystanders into 'By-doers'

Oct 23, 2015 - 'Stop the Bleed' Aims to Turn Bystanders into 'By-doers'

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/stop_the_bleed_aims_to.html

'Tis the Season: For Us, Holidays Mix Sacrifice, Blessings

Dec 23, 2014 - 'Tis the Season: For Us, Holidays Mix Sacrifice, Blessings

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/tis_the_season_for_us.html

'What? Me Worry?' Family Medicine Residency Trained Me Well

Sep 19, 2014 - 'What? Me Worry?' Family Medicine Residency Trained Me Well

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/what_me_worry_family_medicine.html

$149 Million in HRSA Grants Highlight Primary Care Workforce Needs

Jul 27, 2016 - Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling $149 million are intended to shore up primary care training and address key workforce needs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160727hrsagrants.html

$4.2 Million in Federal Grants Open to Rural Physicians

Feb 15, 2016 - Rural family physicians in public or nonprofit settings can apply for a portion of federal grant money totaling nearly $4.2 million annually for three years.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160215ruralfunding.html

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