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Tuesday Dec 05, 2017

Value-based Payment? Survey Says …

The AAFP partnered with Humana to survey family physicians regarding their engagement with, and attitudes toward, value-based payment models. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 09:00AM Dec 05, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 21, 2017

Tax Bills Could Add to Health Care's Ills

Provisions in both the House and Senate tax bills could hold negative consequences for physicians and patients. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 09:00AM Nov 21, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 07, 2017

Inaction by Congress Jeopardizes Kids' Health

Inaction by Congress has put the Children's Health Insurance Program and a handful of other vital health care programs in jeopardy. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on legislation that could ensure continued coverage for more than 9 million American kids.


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Posted at 10:00AM Nov 07, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 24, 2017

If Payers Could Reduce Administrative Burden, 'That'd Be Great'

In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's efforts to reduce administrative requirements and physician burnout.


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Posted at 09:00AM Oct 24, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 10, 2017

Reviewing a Strange, Historic Week in Washington

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act survived yet another repeal effort, and an HHS secretary was ousted. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the strange final week of September (and relates how you can help with hurricane disaster relief) in the latest In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 10, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 26, 2017

Here We Go Again: GOP Attempting ACA Repeal

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act survived four Senate votes regarding repeal and replacement in July, but Senate Republicans are set to try again this week. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines what's at stake.


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Posted at 08:00AM Sep 26, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 12, 2017

Family Physicians to Debate Policy, Elect Leaders at COD

Family physicians from every state and representatives of various member constituencies, will debate policy and elect new Academy leaders this week during the Congress of Delegates.


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Posted at 08:00AM Sep 12, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

Congress Faces Tight Deadlines on Critical Issues

A handful of critical health care programs will run out of funding if Congress fails to act by the end of September.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 29, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 15, 2017

The ACA survived. Now what?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act recently survived four Senate votes regarding repeal and replacement of the health care law. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin reflects on how we got here and looks ahead at what might happen next.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 15, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 01, 2017

AAFP Member Survey Provides Valuable Perspective

The AAFP's annual Practice Profile Survey provides tremendous insight that drives improvements in the Academy's advocacy, education and member services.


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Posted at 08:05AM Aug 01, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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