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AAFP Board Chair Pushes Back on Translator Costs in Proposed Rule

'Small Practices Already Operate on Such Thin Margins'

11/13/2015 — The AAFP told HHS in a recent letter regarding a proposed rule that the government must provide funding for interpreter services or drop the mandate.

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No Pay Raise in 2016, but Shift to Value-based Pay Continues

AAFP Blasts CMS' Broken Promise of Positive Update in Fee Schedule

11/11/2015 — The final 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule has been released, and an expected 0.5 percent pay increase was effectively reduced to zero.

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AAFP Backs Bill to Grant Forbearance on MU Penalties

Legislation Would Allow Blanket Exception for 2015 Reporting

11/11/2015 — Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has sponsored the Meaningful Use Relief Act that would allow CMS to grant a blanket hardship exception for eligible health professionals who cannot attest to meaningful use stage two for 2015.

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AAFP Leaders Take Family Medicine's Message to Capitol Hill

Delaying Meaningful Use, Supporting Primary Care Are Priorities

11/04/2015 — Members of the AAFP Board of Directors spoke to lawmakers about FPs' frustration with meaningful use rules, Medicare payment and other issues.

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