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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 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]

Tuesday Jul 18, 2017

AAFP's eHealth Initiative Aims to Make Health IT Work for FPs

Innovations in health technology aren't likely to succeed without physician input. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains how the Academy's Alliance for eHealth Innovation is working to improve workflows and address gaps in needed functionality.


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Posted at 09:50AM Jul 18, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

AAFP Delegation Gives Family Medicine Voice at AMA Meeting

The AMA House of Delegates met last week in Chicago to discuss and debate policies aimed at improving our health care system. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update from the perspective of the Academy's delegation.


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Posted at 07:00AM Jun 20, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 06, 2017

Things Are Heating Up Outside and On Capitol Hill

As the weather warms up, so could debate about health policy. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers updates on three important issues the Academy will be working on this summer.


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Posted at 07:00AM Jun 06, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Social Media Campaign Touts Family Medicine

Today, more than 250 family physicians and medical students are on Capitol Hill to talk with their representatives and senators about issues important to family physicians and their patients. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how you can help amplify their message without leaving town.


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Posted at 07:00AM May 23, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Patients on high-deductible plans need primary care coverage

Patients with high-deductible health plans often avoid preventive care, leading to higher health care costs down the road. Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines an AAFP policy proposal that would provide such patients with access to primary care without cost-sharing requirements.


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Posted at 07:00AM May 09, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 25, 2017

I'm Listening: Part II

In a second In The Trenches blog post dedicated to responding to member feedback, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how the AAFP is addressing concerns about administrative burden.


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Posted at 07:00AM Apr 25, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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