Practice & Professional Issues

AAFP Board Takes Tough Stand on Retail Clinics

July 31, 2015 09:52 am — Armed with a newly minted set of characteristics governing how retail clinics nationwide should approach the provision of health care, the AAFP is set to enter into discussions with any and all such companies about future opportunities to collaborate for the good of patients.

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Paying Primary Care Physicians for Hospital Consults

AAFP Makes Persuasive Case to Biggest Private Payers

07/21/2015 — The AAFP recently kicked off a conversation with America's largest private health insurers regarding their payment policies for hospital consultation services provided by primary care physicians.

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07/21/2015 — A recently published three-year study of a Pennsylvania medical home initiative showed the program's potential to transform care delivery.

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07/15/2015 — The first direct primary care summit held in the Midwest, organized by the AAFP and two partner organizations, drew hundreds of physicians eager to learn more about the practice model.

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First-year Results in: Physicians Still Learning About ACA

Nearly Half Unsure How Their Practice Has Been Affected

07/15/2015 — Acknowledging that expanded insurance coverage has brought new patients through their doors, many physicians are still unaware about how some details of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affect their practices.

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