Practice & Professional Issues

AAFP Seeks Member Input on Narrow Networks

September 10, 2014 04:22 pm — The AAFP is asking members who have been eliminated from an insurer's provider network or who are experiencing complications with a narrow network to participate in an online survey on the topic. Survey results will be presented to federal officials when AAFP Board Chair Jeff Cain, M.D., of Denver, meets with CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, M.A., on Sept. 24.

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One in 15 FPs Spends Considerable Time in ER, Urgent Care

Number Increases in Rural, Frontier Settings

09/10/2014 — Overall, about one out of every 15 family physicians devotes at least 80 percent of his or her time to emergency or urgent care, according to researchers at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, with those in remote areas taking on a higher percentage of these patients compared with their urban peers.

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AAFP Urges Full Appeals Court to Review Florida Gun Law

Statute Undermines Patient-Physician Relationship, Say Groups

09/03/2014 — The AAFP and other medical organizations have petitioned a U.S. appeals court to reconsider a Florida law that restricts physicians from asking and counseling patients about guns in the home.

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08/27/2014 — Growing implementation of electronic health records, combined with rapidly evolving predictive analytics techniques, promises to help physicians better manage their patients' multiple health care needs. By collecting and analyzing data that present a more comprehensive, detailed medical picture of entire patient populations, physician practices can monitor their patient panels more efficiently.

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