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I Filled My Prescription Against Burnout at the Gym | Despite Narrowing Gap, Racial Health Disparities Remain
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AAFP Turns to Senate for Fix After House Vote on AHCA
May 4, 2017 — The AAFP was disappointed by the House vote to pass the American Health Care Act and now will focus on helping the Senate improve the U.S. health care system.
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AAFP Turns to Senate for Fix After House Vote on AHCA
I Filled My Prescription Against Burnout at the Gym
I Filled My Prescription Against Burnout at the Gym
May 8, 2017 — Getting in tune with your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is key to treating burnout. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives Blog that she did all three at her local gym. Read More »
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Despite Narrowing Gap, Racial Health Disparities Remain
May 9, 2017 — The death rate for African-Americans declined 25 percent between 1999 and 2015, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC, but health disparity gaps between blacks and whites remain. Read More »
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Despite Narrowing Gap, Racial Health Disparities Remain
PRACTICE & PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
New Annals Feature Spotlights Practice Innovations New Annals Feature Spotlights Practice Innovations May 9, 2017 — The latest issue of Annals of Family Medicine launches a new feature with brief articles that describe primary care innovations and close with takeaway lessons. Read More »
MACRA READY
AAFP Tells CMS to Move Slowly on Proposed Episode of Care Groups AAFP Tells CMS to Move Slowly on Proposed Episode of Care Groups
May 4, 2017 — The AAFP recently weighed in on effective ways for CMS to develop cost measures that are based on care episode and patient condition groups. Read More »
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Look for MIPS Participation Status Letters in May May 8, 2017 — Medicare administrative contractors will mail eligible clinicians letters regarding their status in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System throughout May.
INSIDE THE ACADEMY
Speakers Chart Paths From Physician Burnout to Well-being Speakers Chart Paths From Physician Burnout to Well-being May 8, 2017 — Speakers at this year's AAFP Leadership Conference discussed well-being resources the AAFP is preparing and tips that physicians can use immediately to fight burnout. Read More »
Additional Stories
FP Advocacy Key to Achieving Health Equity May 8, 2017 — Kim Yu, M.D., and Daniel Dawes, J.D., discussed advocacy for marginalized patients during a session at the National Conference of Constituency Leaders.
FPs Protect Scope of Family Medicine, Address Practice Issues May 3, 2017 — Delegates to the 2017 National Conference of Constituency Leaders acted to protect the role of FPs in ERs, support operative obstetrical privileges and help members launch private practices.
Delegates Focus on Improving Health Equity May 3, 2017 — Delegates at the National Conference of Constituency Leaders acted on resolutions considered by the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science.
Family Physicians Get Fired Up About Training Issues, Patient Care May 2, 2017 — National Conference of Constituency Leaders delegates acted on such diverse topics as buprenorphine therapy, physician well-being and social determinants of health.
Delegates Address Diversity in AAFP Leadership, Resident Retention May 2, 2017 — Among other topics considered during this year's National Conference of Constituency Leaders, delegates acted on resolutions involving a number of organizational issues.
Delegates Take on Immigrant Health, Other Advocacy Issues May 2, 2017 — Delegates to the 2017 National Conference of Constituency Leaders adopted no fewer than four measures that aim to safeguard the health of immigrants.
AS WE SEE IT: VOICES FROM THE AAFP
Free Clinics Need Our Help to Heal Patients, Communities Free Clinics Need Our Help to Heal Patients, Communities May 8, 2017 — Leonard Reeves, M.D., shares a patient story in the Leader Voices Blog to illustrate the powerful impact free clinics can have for those in dire need of help. Read More »
 
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