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Wednesday Feb 17, 2021

It’s Time to Double Down on Payment Parity

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need for Medicaid primary care payment to be at least equal to the Medicare rate. Parity is also how we ensure a more robust pipeline.


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Posted at 07:00AM Feb 17, 2021 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Thursday Feb 04, 2021

Executive Orders Bring Wins for Family Medicine

The AAFP sees its advocacy rewarded in several of President Biden’s recent executive orders.


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Posted at 07:00AM Feb 04, 2021 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Thursday Jan 21, 2021

Encouraging Signs in Washington for Family Medicine

There’s reason to hope that the incoming administration is ready to recognize primary care’s importance as it works to improve vaccination efforts and health care policy as a whole.


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Posted at 06:00AM Jan 21, 2021 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 06, 2021

New Year, New Paradigm(s)

President-elect Biden says it’s going to take patience, persistence and determination to beat this virus. It’s also going to take primary care.


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Posted at 06:00AM Jan 06, 2021 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 08, 2020

Budget Neutrality, Not Primary Care, Is Subspecialties’ Enemy

The 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule increases E/M payment as planned on Jan. 1, but Congress is weighing action that puts your long-overdue raise at risk.


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Posted at 06:00AM Dec 08, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 24, 2020

Correcting CMS’ Suggested Correction for Value-based Systems

Here’s what CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s recent op-ed gets wrong about accountable care organizations and value-based models.


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Posted at 06:00AM Nov 24, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 29, 2020

We’re a Broken Record — And We’ll Keep Playing Louder

Whatever happens Nov. 3, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes that primary care needs Congress to take important action before year’s end.


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Posted at 06:00AM Oct 29, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 13, 2020

Fighting the Nuclear Defense

On the eve of what should be rebalanced Medicare reimbursement, we’re working to keep your much-needed raise.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 13, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 01, 2020

Roundtable Shows How to Square Off for Family Medicine

The Academy's all-virtual State Legislative Conference kicked off with a strong session recognizing big wins from three chapters -- and showing how these victories can be reproduced elsewhere.


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Posted at 07:15AM Oct 01, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 15, 2020

Retail Telehealth Isn’t the Call Policymakers Should Answer

A new report issued by the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy misses the mark, writes AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn.


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Posted at 06:00AM Sep 15, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

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

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