On August 9, the Academy called on the EPA to ban asbestos and asbestos products to protect patients, families, and communities from a substance linked to approximately half of all occupational cancer deaths. "There is no safe form of asbestos, nor is there a safe level of asbestos exposure," the letter said.
Is simpler better? AAFP is taking a critical look at a blending of E/M codes in the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. What's meant to streamline is provoking early worry.
AAFP's evaluation of CMS' proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule starts with the agency's decision to combine that rule with recommendations for Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program.