June 19, 2013 02:15 am — Heads up to busy family physicians looking for ways to engage patients in their own care: It's time to register for round two of a three-part TransforMED webinar series that digs into the topic of patient self-management. The webinar, titled "Health Coaching: Practical Lessons from the Field," is scheduled for June 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CDT, and is available through TransforMED's Delta-Exchange network, which is free for AAFP members.Full Story »
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06/18/2013 — Nearly 60 percent of family physicians work with nurse practitioners (NPs) physician assistants (PAs) or certified nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide a team-based model of care, which will be increasingly important as millions more people in the United States receive health insurance coverage due to the health care reform law. A new policy brief co-authored by the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in the May-June 2013 Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine looks at the trend toward team-based care more carefully.
06/17/2013 — According to presenters at a June 6 policy summit on health care innovation in Washington, D.C., the lower health care costs the United States is experiencing may be due, in part, to the growing use of innovative payment and delivery models of health care. This is backed up by results from at least one pilot program testing the patient-centered medical home model of care that has seen a large decrease in costs.
06/12/2013 — The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is designed to stimulate the adoption of health information technology in the United States. Essentially, until 2015, the HITECH Act offers incentives for physicians and other health care professionals to adopt health IT. After that, the act spells out penalties for nonuse of health IT. The government entity responsible for rolling out the health IT incentives and penalties is the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology. AAFP News Now recently sat down with ONC head Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.S., to ask some of the questions family physicians have been asking the Academy.
More Practice & Professional Issues News
- 06/10/2013 — Changes Coming in Durable Medical Equipment Program
- 06/07/2013 — Research Examines EHR Adoptability
- 06/03/2013 — CMS Issues Specific Transitional Care Billing Advice
- 05/29/2013 — Reports Show Care Quality Improving, Access Worsening
- 05/28/2013 — Renewing Joy in Practice Spotlighted in Study
- 05/22/2013 — Webinar Explores Practice Space Redesign
- 05/20/2013 — Patient Self-Management Focus of Webinar Series
- 05/15/2013 — How to Prepare For, Survive an EHR Meaningful Use Audit
- 05/14/2013 — Direct Primary Care Offers Different Health Care Model
- 05/08/2013 — Webinar Addresses Direct Primary Care Practices
- 04/24/2013 — Support Helps Small Practices Transform to PCMH