Practice & Professional Issues

Recent Practice & Professional Issues Stories

09/29/2015 — A sizable percentage of family physicians work in emergency departments, but many had not previously been counted as FPs because they reported being ER physicians.

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Arkansas Shared Savings Initiative Sparks FPs' Interest

Program Shows Promise in Improving Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

09/28/2015 — A Medicaid shared savings program titled, the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative seeks to improve quality of care and reduce unnecessary hospital and ER visits.

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Alliance for Health Reform Event

Patient Tools Help With Shared Decision-making

09/28/2015 — Certified decision aids can help patients contribute to informed shared decisions about their health care.

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Improve Patient Adherence to Insulin Therapy

AAFP Pushes Payers to Make Insulin Pens Available, Affordable

09/23/2015 — The AAFP has asked public and private payers to cover insulin pens at the same pricing tier as vial and syringe insulin injections.

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