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Panel Assesses ACA on Legislation's Fifth Anniversary

Changes Put More Emphasis on Primary Care

04/22/2015 — Health officials and policy analysts at a panel discussion marking the fifth anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act said the legislation brought benefits and put more emphasis on primary care.

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AAFP Declares Victory for FPs as Senate Fully Repeals SGR

Lawmakers Credit Physicians' Tireless Advocacy

04/14/2015 — Family physicians triumphed as the Senate removed a longstanding obstacle to improved patient care by repealing the Medicare sustainable growth rate, which had threatened to cut physician payments for years.

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04/10/2015 — Medicare Payment Advisory Commission members recently discussed possible incentives for Medicare beneficiaries to choose the most efficient and least costly health plan option in their local markets.

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Burdensome Meaningful Use Audits Snag Family Physicians

Member Concerns Prompt AAFP Action

04/08/2015 — In a recent letter, the AAFP told CMS that meaningful use audits are unreasonable, create an administrative burden and take family physicians away from patient care.

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