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AAFP, Other Groups Push to Maintain Funding for Affordable Insurance | Attacks on Science Call for Strong Defense by Family Physicians
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AAFP, Other Groups Push to Maintain Funding for Affordable Insurance
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Letters to President, Congress Call for Continuing to Fund Cost-sharing Assistance
April 14, 2017 — A coalition of organizations that includes the AAFP is pressing Congress and the White House to maintain federal funding that enables millions of Americans to obtain affordable health insurance. Read More »
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Attacks on Science Call for Strong Defense by Family Physicians
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April 17, 2017 — The administration's budget blueprint makes harmful cuts to agencies that impact health. AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., writes that family physicians must speak up. Read More »
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Health of the Public
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CDC: HPV Infection Rates Remain High in Both Men, Women
April 18, 2017 — Among adults ages 18-59, about 45 percent of men and 40 percent of women had genital HPV infection in 2013-2014, according to a recent CDC data brief. Read More »
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Individualize Decisions on PSA Screening for Men Ages 55-69 April 11, 2017 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted its new draft recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer.
AMA Opioid Task Force Issues Safe Storage, Disposal Resource April 10, 2017 — The AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse has released a resource on safe storage and disposal of opioids and other medications.
Kids' Solid-dose Acetaminophen Products Transition to Single Strength April 7, 2017 — U.S. manufacturers of pediatric solid-dose acetaminophen products are transitioning to a single 160-mg strength of chewables.
Practice & Professional Issues
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New Features Coming to CMS' Physician Compare Website
Learn More; Register for Free Webinar
April 14, 2017 — CMS' Physician Compare website soon will publish new quality measures components; register now for a free webinar to learn the details. Read More »
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Study Finds Even Split Between 'Desktop Medicine,' Office Visits April 12, 2017 — Primary care physicians treat patients in ways other than via face-to-face office visits, and new research shows that payment should reflect this fact.
Private Pilot 'BasicMed Exam' Coming May 1 April 10, 2017 — Beginning May 1, some family physicians may start getting patient requests to complete a new medical exam for certain small-plane pilots.
AAFP Joins Campaign to Push Back Against Rising Drug Prices April 7, 2017 — The AAFP has joined the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, which seeks a balance between pharmaceuticals innovation and affordability.
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Learn About Assuming Risk in Advanced Alternative Payment Models
April 18, 2017 — An upcoming AAFP webinar will teach family physicians what they need to know about assuming risk when participating in advanced alternative payment models. Read More »
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MIPS Registration Deadline Coming; NCQA Revamps PCMH Recognition April 13, 2017 — Some physicians in CMS' Merit-based Incentive Payment System should know about an upcoming deadline. In related news, a medical home recognition program has been updated.
As We See It: Voices From the AAFP
Finding Purple: Creating Nonpartisan Paths to Advance Primary Care
April 17, 2017 — Lynne Lillie, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family physicians are uniquely positioned to find a path through polarized politics that can lead to a solution to our health care crisis. Read More »
Twins Multiply Challenges -- and Rewards -- of Breastfeeding April 17, 2017 — In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Beth Oller, M.D., shares her insights from one of the hardest things she's ever done: breastfeeding twins.
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