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'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

'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

'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

'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

'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

'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

$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

1,300 FPs Chosen to Participate in Multipayer Demonstration Project

Aug 22, 2012 - Today, CMS announced the names of 500 primary care practices located in seven regions across the country that have been selected to participate in CMS' Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative. According to CMS, the initiative will include more than 2,000 health care professionals ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

2009: The Year in Review

Jan 6, 2010 - In 2009, primary care and family physicians garnered the attention of the nation as health care reform efforts and the influenza A (H1N1) virus vied for headlines across the country.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey Provides Feedback From FP Colleagues

Nov 19, 2012 - It's official. Family Practice Management garnered the largest response ever -- 3,088 family physician participants -- for the fifth iteration of its electronic health record (EHR) survey. This year's offering, titled The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses from 3,088 Family ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

2012 Family Physician of the Year Inspires Exceptional Care for Those With Nowhere Else...

Sep 13, 2011 - In 1993, Richard Kovar, M.D., traveled to Romania as a volunteer working to improve conditions for the country's children. The country was a mess, in shambles, he recalls. Following the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, children had been abandoned by their parents, and many were ...

AAFP News : News From 2011 Annual Assembly

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

2013 FPOY Works Hard to Lift Up Those Around Him

Oct 17, 2012 - In this world there are lifters and there are leaners. Thomas Albani, Jr., M.D., believes in lifting up others. It's a value the Youngstown, Ohio, family physician inherited from his father. There are people that help and people that make life harder, says Albani. I always felt it was ...

AAFP News : News From 2012 Annual Assembly

2014 Hypertension Guideline Stands to Simplify Treatment, Says Expert

Dec 18, 2013 - In a world that grows more complex every day, wouldn't it be a welcome change to have just one thing become a little simpler? Well, when it comes to busy family physicians managing their patients' hypertension, a newly released guideline could go a long way to accomplishing that goal.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

2014 NCSC Delegates Debate Issues Vital to Physicians, Patients

May 7, 2014 - National Conference of Special Constituency delegates gathered in Kansas City, Mo., May 1-3 to write, debate and vote on a number of resolutions related to medical practice and patient health.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

2014 Recommended Immunization Schedules Serve as Reminder to Vaccinate

Feb 19, 2014 - Among the changes affecting the newly released 2014 recommended immunizations schedules, perhaps one of the biggest is what family physicians won't see this year. For the first time, the familiar figures, footnotes and tables have not been published in full in the CDC's Morbidity and ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

2014: The Year in Review

Jan 5, 2015 - Read AAFP News' year-end coverage of key issues the Academy tackled during 2014 in the areas of family medicine advocacy, practice advancement, health of the public and education.

AAFP News : 2014: The Year in Review

2015: The Year in Review

Jan 6, 2016 - 2015 was a banner year for family physicians, their practices and their patients. Arguably, the year's top story was the enactment of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which repealed the long-reviled Medicare sustainable growth rate formula and set the nation's health ...

AAFP News : 2015: The Year in Review

2016 Election: Dates to Remember

Jan 5, 2016 - On Nov. 8, American voters will elect a new president and vice president, 469 members of Congress and a dozen governors. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some important dates to remember.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

2016 FPOY Has Built Legacy of Caring for Patients, Future FPs

Oct 1, 2015 - As a student preceptor, a North Carolina AFP leader, a residency faculty member and a personal mentor, 2016 AAFP Family Physician of the Year Maureen Murphy, M.D., has encouraged and taught hundreds of soon-to-be family physicians.

AAFP News : News From 2015 COD and FMX

2016 Match Sets Record for Family Medicine Choice

Mar 18, 2016 - The 2016 Match saw the highest number ever of graduating medical students choosing family medicine, but the results still fall short of the nation's workforce needs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Impact ACOs' Ability to Succeed

Feb 20, 2018 - The AAFP has asked for changes to a CMS interim final rule regarding 2017 disasters and accountable care organization policies.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

2019 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Is Coming Soon

Apr 2, 2019 - Active AAFP and resident members will soon have an opportunity to tell the Academy what they think about being a member and what the AAFP can do to best serve the needs of members and drive the specialty forward.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

Mar 15, 2019 - The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

Aug 20, 2019 - The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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