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Tuesday Jul 07, 2020

ACA's Vital Progress Again in Jeopardy

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog that the focus should be on building on aspects of the law that have worked while also addressing things that have not.


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Posted at 11:25AM Jul 07, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 23, 2020

Pandemic Exposes Flaws in Health Care Payment System

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the many challenges that the fee-for-service system presents to primary care. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn examines what needs to change.


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Posted at 09:48AM Jun 23, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 09, 2020

End the Silence -- Make Every Voice Count

In her first In the Trenches blog post, Stephanie Quinn, the AAFP's new senior vice president for advocacy, practice advancement and policy, writes that during a pivotal moment in U.S. history, it is important for family medicine to lead with compassion and strength.


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Posted at 09:43AM Jun 09, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 26, 2020

What Lies Ahead

Family physicians will never relinquish the future of their discipline to someone else's vision, Shawn Martin writes in his final In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 01:25PM May 26, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 12, 2020

The Fight for FPs Will Go On -- From a New Front

As he prepares to transition to the role of AAFP CEO/EVP this summer, Shawn Martin reflects in this In the Trenches blog post on his eight years in the Academy's Washington, D.C., office.


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Posted at 09:23AM May 12, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 28, 2020

COVID-19: Lessons Learned So Far

In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior VP for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers three key observations on family medicine and the pandemic.


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Posted at 11:38AM Apr 28, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

Carpe Diem: It's Time to Fix Our Broken Health Care System

AAFP Senior VP for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in this In the Trenches blog post that the current health crisis presents an opportunity to drastically improve the U.S. health care system.


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Posted at 09:55AM Apr 14, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

Telehealth Deserves Payment; the AAFP Is Helping Secure It

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's efforts to help family physicians during the pandemic, including securing payment for telephone-based services.


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Posted at 03:46PM Mar 31, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 17, 2020

COVID-19: The AAFP Is Working to Keep You Informed, Prepared

As COVID-19 spreads, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the resources the Academy is making available and the steps it is taking to help family physicians prepare for the pandemic.


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Posted at 08:54AM Mar 17, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Feb 04, 2020

Here's How We Fight Administrative Burden for You

According to surveys, administrative burden is the top concern of family physicians. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's work to reduce prior authorization and documentation requirements.


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Posted at 08:34AM Feb 04, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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Stephanie Quinn, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy.

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