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Academy Leader Meets With CMS Officials

Member Feedback Drives AAFP Advocacy on Narrow Networks

09/30/2014 — In a meeting last week with CMS officials, AAFP Board Chair Jeff Cain, M.D., used feedback from hundreds of Academy members to illustrate how patient care is in danger of being compromised by insurers' narrow provider networks. The Academy urged CMS to require health plans to maintain the same list of physicians for an entire year and to provide physicians with cost and quality information on which network eligibility decisions are based.

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AAFP Cries Foul on Meaningful Use Attestation Portal Delay

Don't Penalize Family Physicians for CMS Oversight, Says Academy

09/24/2014 — After learning of a technical oversight that could lead to penalties for thousands of family physicians trying to attest to meaningful use, the AAFP immediately fired off a letter to CMS asking for relief.

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09/23/2014 — The AAFP and 16 other health care organizations recently sent a letter to HHS asking for flexibility in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive programs to keep physicians and hospitals from dropping out.

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