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11 Years, 16 Patches, $154 Billion: Congress Must Act Now to Repeal the SGR

Feb 20, 2014 - Today marks the 11th anniversary of Congress’s first attempt to ‘fix’ the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. During the past 11 (yes, 11!) years, we have witnessed 16 short-term ‘patches’ that have cost tax payers $154 billion (and yes, that’s billion). These so called ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/AAFP-Congress-Must-Act-Repeal-SGR.html

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...The patient-physician relationship has always been the very CORE OF FAMILY MEDICINE Family physicians are IN VIRTUALLY EVERY COMMUNITY whether that’s rural, urban, or suburban The number of new family physicians INCREASES EVERY YEAR of family physicians have SAME-DAY...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/Healthcare_work-for-patients.pdf

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...The patient-physician relationship has always been the very CORE OF FAMILY MEDICINE Family physicians are IN VIRTUALLY EVERY COMMUNITY whether that’s rural, urban, or suburban The number of new family physicians INCREASES EVERY YEAR of family physicians have SAME-DAY...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/health-care-for-patients.pdf

2015 Match Results — Continued Interest in Family Medicine Necessary, Needs to ...

Mar 20, 2015 - Interest in family medicine continued its upward trend for the sixth consecutive year, according to the 2015 National Residency Matching Program results released today. However, both the overall growth and the rise in U.S. medical school graduates choosing family medicine have slowed ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/match-2015.html

AAFP Adopts New Physician Workforce Policy

Sep 28, 2006 - September 28, 2006 Press Release

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/20060928workforcepolicy.html

AAFP Applauds CVS’s Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco

Feb 5, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds CVS Caremark for its decision to halt tobacco sales. Tobacco products are the number one cause of preventable death and disease in our country. Selling tobacco does not align with the values of companies that want to promote better ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/cvs-caremark-tobacco-sales-response.html

AAFP Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Support Direct Primary Care

Sep 13, 2016 - AAFP Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Support Direct Primary Care

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AAFP Commits to Addressing Opioid Crisis

May 11, 2016 - Opioid abuse is wreaking havoc in families and communities across the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/opioids-05112016.html

AAFP Honors Medical Schools for Their Outstanding Contributions to Building the Family ...

May 3, 2013 - BALTIMORE - Twelve of the nation’s 126 allopathic medical schools were honored today by the American Academy of Family Physicians for contributing the most to the pipeline of family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/medical-schools-top-ten-awards1.html

AAFP Honors Top 10 Medical Schools for Contributions to Family Medicine Workforce

Apr 27, 2012 - Ten allopathic medical schools that have contributed the most to the pipeline of family physicians were honored today when the American Academy of Family Physicians presented its Top Ten Awards during the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference. The awards ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/top-ten-medical-schools-family-medicine.html

AAFP Joins National Effort to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

Oct 21, 2015 - The AAFP announced new efforts to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/HHS-Drug-Abuse.html

AAFP Launches Grass-Roots Outreach to Urge Repeal of Medicare’s Flawed Payment Formula

Sep 29, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has launched a national grass-roots campaign urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to repeal the sustainable growth rate formula that determines Medicare physician payment. The campaign is part of the AAFP’s ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/grass-roots-outreach-repeal-medicare-payment.html

AAFP Names Medical Students To National Leadership Positions

Feb 3, 2014 - Six of the nation’s top medical students have been named national and regional coordinators of the American Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Interest Group network. The six will serve as consultants for the FMIGs on medical school campuses throughout the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/aafp-names-medical-students-to-national-leadership-positions.html

AAFP Praises Bill that Prevents Medicaid Payment Cuts, Calls for Action on Ensuring ...

Nov 24, 2014 - More than 62 million Americans, particularly women and children, rely on the U.S. House and Senate passing the ‘Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act,’ recently introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and now introduced by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/medicaid-ensuring-access-to-primary-care-for-women-children-act.html

AAFP Praises Call for Much-Needed GAO Report on Graduate Medical Education

Aug 10, 2015 - Reps. Kevin Brady’s and Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ request that the Government Accountability Office study and report on graduate medical education financing is a vital first step towards ensuring that federal tax dollars are invested in producing a physician workforce that meets the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-gao-report-medical-education.html

AAFP Primary Care Valuation Task Force Members

Jul 20, 2011 - Bios for the American Academy of Family Physicians' Primary Care Valuation Task Force.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/primary-care-valuation-task-force/primary-care-valuation-task-force-bios.html

AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 16 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jul 6, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine is one of 16 winners of the American Academy of Family Physicians 2012 Program of Excellence Awards for its outstanding activities in generating interest in family ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/aafp-fmig-program-of-excellence-awards-2012.html

AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 19 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jun 30, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named 19 medical school Family Medicine Interest Groups as the 2015 Program of Excellence Award winners for their outstanding activities in generating interest in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/release-program-of-excellence-awards.html

AAFP Statement: 12-month Medicare Payment Extension Sets the Stage for Permanent Solution

Dec 9, 2010 - Medicare beneficiaries can breathe a bit easier - at least for one year - about access to physicians, thanks to Congress’ passage of a one-year extension of the Medicare physician payment rates.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/medicare-physicianpayment-sgr.html

AAFP Statement: 2009 Resident Match Results Sharpen Focus on Family Physician Shortage,...

Mar 19, 2009 - If America is to right the ship of health care and turn it toward a system of higher quality, improved efficiency, better outcomes, less cost, and decreased geographic and ethnic disparity, it must increase the number of primary care physicians. We cannot meet that goal without ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/2009-resident-match-results-sharpen-focus-on-family-physician-shortage.html

AAFP Statement: 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Reflects Flawed SGR Formula

Nov 2, 2011 - Medicare beneficiaries and the physicians who treat them will feel the brunt of the final 2012 Medicare physician fee schedule released yesterday. Since Congress has not yet addressed the physician payment cuts that are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/2012-medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Calls on 112th Congress to Preserve Patient Access and Quality of ...

Jan 17, 2011 - A repeal of all provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will return our health care system to its previous trends of unsustainable, increasing costs and ever-growing numbers of under- and uninsured Americans. It will have negative consequences on Americans’ access ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/affordablecareact.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends CMS for Improving Medicare ACO Final Rule, Announcing the...

Oct 21, 2011 - The Medicare Accountable Care Organization final rule recently released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services represents a substantial step toward mending America’s broken health care system. The final rule sets the stage for transforming the way patients receive care and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/aco-final-rule.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends Congress for Continued Support of Health Professions Grants

Dec 19, 2011 - At a time of federal budgetary restraint, the American Academy of Family Physicians appreciates Congress’ vote to continue support for the health professions grants that are vital to building the nation’s primary care physician workforce. By maintaining funding for Section 747 of Title ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/title-vii.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends U.S. House Committees on Outline for Health Care Reform

Jun 12, 2009 - Health system reform must provide universal access, ensure an adequate number of primary care physicians and control costs if it is to be both meaningful and sustainable. The AAFP commends the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor committees for proposing ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/aafp-commends-house-committees-outline.html

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