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Primary Care Exception Needs Expansion, AAFP Tells CMS

Oct 14, 2019 - In an Oct. 9 letter to CMS, the Academy advocated for the expansion of codes under the primary care exception rule -- an update that would reduce administrative complexity without compromising patient care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Early Thoughts on the 2019 Fee Schedule

Jul 31, 2018 - AAFP staff members are reviewing the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares some initial reactions based on the Academy's early evaluation of the proposal.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

We're Changing Our Approach to the RUC

Mar 16, 2012 - Evaluation and management codes, such as 99213 and 99214, are limited by Medicare billing rules. More importantly, they fail to reflect the complexity of our patients' conditions, the effect one of those conditions might have on another, and the intensity of the services we routinely ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

Fighting for a Fee Schedule That Works for You, Your Patients

Aug 21, 2018 - The AAFP is working on a detailed response to the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule that steers CMS toward fixes that will help family physicians give patients the comprehensive, continuous care they expect.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

Incentive Payments Lead to Healthier Patients, Say Michigan FPs

Mar 9, 2015 - Three primary care physicians in Michigan discuss their experiences with a payment incentive program offered by a private insurer.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

New AAFP President Thrives on Relationships, Problem Solving

Sep 25, 2013 - AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn., is a glass-half-full kind of guy who isn't afraid of confronting challenges head on, and he thrives on finding solutions. In a recent interview with AAFP News Now, Blackwelder says he is prepared to lead the Academy into a new ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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