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Wednesday Jul 05, 2017

What You Need to Know About the 2018 QPP Proposed Rule

CMS has released the 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule, which recommends several changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Model. You could read that 1,058-page document, or you could check out 10 bullet points in this In The Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 07:00AM Jul 05, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 28, 2017

Pick-Your-Pace Program Can Help FPs Prepare for 2018

This year marks the initial performance period of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Programs. Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights new resources available to help family physicians, and he suggests four steps they should take to prepare their practices.


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Posted at 07:00AM Mar 28, 2017 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 25, 2016

MACRA 101: What You Need to Know

On October 14, CMS released the final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes what family physicians need to know about MACRA.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 25, 2016 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

Academy Offering Tools for Chronic Care Management

When it comes to chronic care management, payers are undervaluing the service by nearly $12 per patient per month. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin details the findings of the Academy's new brief on chronic care management and highlights new member resources related to this important topic.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 30, 2016 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 16, 2016

CPC+ Holds Plenty of Potential for FPs

The CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program (CPC+) may bring great benefit to family physicians. AAFP Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that realizing that potential requires a high number of family physicians apply to the program and participate in it.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 16, 2016 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 05, 2016

Making MACRA Manageable

The AAFP recently submitted an in-depth response to the proposed rule intended to guide implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines three key areas of the proposed rule that need revision and what the Academy recommended.


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Posted at 07:00AM Jul 05, 2016 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 07, 2016

AAFP Offering Resources, Support for Small Practices

Solo and small practices often outperform larger practices in evaluations, but the once dominant practice models have seen their numbers decline dramatically. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some resources and opportunities that could offer help to solo and small practices.


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Posted at 07:00AM Jun 07, 2016 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Why You Should Apply for CPC+ Program

This summer, CMS will select 5,000 practices to participate in the new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines why the Academy is urging family physicians to apply for a program that is designed to support fundamental change in care delivery with fundamental changes in payment structure.


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Posted at 07:00AM May 24, 2016 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 10, 2016

MACRA is Coming, the AAFP Has Resources to Help

The AAFP recently launched a campaign to help family physicians prepare for the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA). AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some key resources that will help you start the process of becoming MACRA Ready.


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Posted at 07:00AM May 10, 2016 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

APMs: A Primer on the New Payment Model

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act established two distinct payment systems for physicians. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an introduction to Alternative Payment Models. 


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Posted at 07:00AM Mar 15, 2016 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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