2013: The Year in Review

2013: Year in Review

Clinical Care Recommendations Take Center Stage

January 02, 2014 08:01 pm — Family physicians and the AAFP played a key role in developing or otherwise contributing to a slew of new clinical recommendations that guided family medicine and primary care practices in 2013. The Academy also distinguished itself by guiding national immunization policy and addressing other public health issues.

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01/02/2014 — Although 2013 was a tumultuous year for everyone involved in health care, physicians in particular were challenged to keep up with a revolving door of federal regulations, deadlines, extensions of those same deadlines, and a myriad of new experiences with practice and payment methods.

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01/02/2014 — The new year brings with it good news regarding a possible fix to the sustainable growth rate formula that has plagued family physicians for the past decade, but as 2013 began, FPs held out little hope that Congress could get its act together and actually do something about Medicare payment reform.

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01/02/2014 — Growing the nation's workforce of family physicians commanded a good deal of the AAFP's attention in 2013. Throughout the year, Academy leaders, primary care advocates and others strived, in particular, to hammer home the need for graduate medical education and other reforms designed to produce a physician workforce that aligns with the nation's evolving health care needs.

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