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Family Physician Makes House Call Medicine His Mission

May 26, 2015 11:29 am — Family physician Thomas Cornwell, M.D., of Wheaton, Ill., has been delivering house call medicine to mostly elderly patients for nearly 20 years. He sings the praises of medical care that is fast and efficient and avoids having to transport patients with serious mobility issues.

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05/20/2015 — More and more, primary care physicians are taking the reins in managing all types of care, said panelists at a recent Health is Primary event.

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Help CMS Complete Computer System Transition by July 13

PQRS Participants Urged to Access, Update User Accounts

05/20/2015 — CMS urges participants in the Physician Quality Reporting System to access and update their user accounts to help ensure a smooth transition to a new computer system.

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05/13/2015 — The AAFP recently asked CMS to revise its "conditions of participation" document for Medicare-participating hospitals to disallow use of certain language in physician contracts.

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05/13/2015 — The salaries of family physicians increased 10 percent from 2014 to 2015 but are still considerably lower than those of subspecialists.

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