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Recent Government & Medicine Stories

CMS Issues Proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Begins Work on Review, Response

07/17/2017 — CMS has released proposed 2018 updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule and invited public comment on ways to reduce the administrative burden that physicians face.

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Broad Physician Coalition Pushes Senate for Better Health Legislation

AAFP Joins Conversations With Senators to Emphasize Importance of Preserving Health Coverage

07/14/2017 — Leaders from the AAFP and five other national physician organizations went to Capitol Hill to emphasize the importance of expanded access to health insurance coverage.

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07/12/2017 — In a recent letter to the FDA, the AAFP spoke out strongly against mandatory "one size fits all" CME for prescribers of opioids.

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07/11/2017 — The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has proposed changing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System to include population data and reduce the reporting burden on physicians.

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