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Tuesday Sep 03, 2019

Not All Clinicians Are Trained Equally

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains why family physicians and nurse practitioners are not interchangeable.


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Posted at 09:53AM Sep 03, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 20, 2019

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.


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Posted at 08:31AM Aug 20, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 06, 2019

Celebrating Disruptive Innovators in Primary Care

In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin spotlights four family physician leaders who found innovative ways to improve care.


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Posted at 09:51AM Aug 06, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 23, 2019

Academy Takes Aim at Rural Health Challenges

Rural Americans tend to be older, poorer and sicker than their urban counterparts. In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at the issues the Academy's new rural health initiative aims to address.


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Posted at 08:30AM Jul 23, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 09, 2019

Why Do We Neglect Our Health System's Foundation?

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares insights from The Hill's Future of Health Care Summit.


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Posted at 06:48AM Jul 09, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 25, 2019

Now's the Time: Speak Out to Support Primary Care

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights two primary care issues being debated by Congress and explains how you can help them advance.


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Posted at 08:38AM Jun 25, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 11, 2019

Focusing on Single Issue Guarantees Inaction on Others

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that disagreement on a single issue shouldn't prevent collaboration on others.


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Posted at 08:30AM Jun 11, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 28, 2019

Taking Aim at the High Deductibles That Drive Off Patients

A new coalition co-founded by the Academy aims to realign the incentives and design of health care, writes AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin in this In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 09:52AM May 28, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Does Single Payer Have Friends in CBO Places?

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin finds no bogeyman in the Congressional Budget Office's report on single-payer health care.


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Posted at 08:31AM May 14, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 30, 2019

CMS Heeds AAFP Advice on New Payment Models

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the Primary Cares Initiative that CMS launched last week.


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Posted at 09:19AM Apr 30, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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