Government & Medicine

Recent Government & Medicine Stories

Final Rule Focuses on Limited English Proficiency Accommodations

AAFP's Concern for Small Practices Overruled by HHS

10/19/2016 — HHS overruled AAFP objections to a final rule that toughens requirements for physicians to accommodate patients with limited English proficiency.

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10/11/2016 — The AAFP is urging CMS to make sure that rules governing federal health insurance exchanges contribute to improved patient access and health outcomes.

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10/03/2016 — A proposed rule heeds the AAFP's call to expand the pool of clinicians eligible to assess whether a patient who has diabetes can safely work as a commercial driver.

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09/27/2016 — Lawmakers in the House introduced a bill that would change the tax code so the direct primary care model is not treated as a health plan or insurance.

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