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Tuesday Nov 12, 2019

Here's What You Need to Know About Primary Care First

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes key points of the new Primary Care First program.


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Posted at 09:15AM Nov 12, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 29, 2019

Closing Down Tobacco Road

In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the Academy's advocacy efforts related to tobacco and nicotine regulation and tells family physicians how to learn more about a new payment model.


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Posted at 08:41AM Oct 29, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 15, 2019

Advocacy in All Arenas: Making the Case for Family Medicine

Each year, the AAFP conducts face-to-face meetings with the nation's largest health insurers. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the goals of those meetings.


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Posted at 08:30AM Oct 15, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 01, 2019

Members Set Course for AAFP at Congress of Delegates

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some key new AAFP policies established last week during the Congress of Delegates.


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Posted at 10:12AM Oct 01, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 17, 2019

Invest in FPs and Maybe Insurance Won't Cost as Much as a Car

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin makes the case that the most prudent place to invest any single health care dollar is in family medicine.


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Posted at 06:21AM Sep 17, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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]

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