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Tuesday Jul 17, 2018

It's Still the Prices, Stupid

High drug prices are driving dramatic increases in health care costs. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at how HHS and the AAFP are responding.


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Posted at 08:00AM Jul 17, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 03, 2018

Robert Graham Center Is Vital Tool for Family Medicine

The Robert Graham Center recently published a report that offers a treasure trove of facts about family medicine. As the center marks its 19th year, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at how it works to advance primary care.


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Posted at 08:00AM Jul 03, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 19, 2018

AAFP Survey Reveals DPC Trends

As we prepare for the annual Direct Primary Care Summit, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results of the AAFP's recent survey related to DPC.


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Posted at 08:00AM Jun 19, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 05, 2018

Key Issues Face Congress Before Summer Recess

Congress has a lot of work to do before its summer recess and the mid-term election. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at some key health care issues legislators must address this summer.


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Posted at 08:00AM Jun 05, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Bill Would Help Patients With High Deductible Plans

Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., have introduced the Primary Care Patient Protection Act of 2018 (H.R. 5858). In the latest In The Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines why the proposed legislation is needed.


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Posted at 08:00AM May 29, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Four Days of Family Medicine Advocacy

Hundreds of family physicians and medical students will be in Washington, D.C., next week for the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks ahead at the popular event.


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Posted at 08:00AM May 15, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 01, 2018

EHR Market Needs Competition, Innovation

Back in 2004, the Bush Administration predicted that electronic health records would help clinicians avoid medical mistakes, reduce costs and improve care within 10 years. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at what went wrong and what still needs to happen for EHRs to deliver on those lofty expectations.


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Posted at 08:00AM May 01, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

Protecting the Environment, Our Health

April 22 is Earth Day. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the AAFP's nearly 50-year-old policy on climate change and pollution and outlines what the Academy is doing now to protect public health and the environment.


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Posted at 09:00AM Apr 17, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 03, 2018

AAFP Payment Model Clears Another Hurdle

Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the progress of the Academy's Advanced Primary Care Alternative Payment Model, as well as a summary of how provisions of the recently passed federal spending bill will affect primary care.


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Posted at 08:00AM Apr 03, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 20, 2018

Health Care Costs Soar, But Does U.S. Get What It Pays For?

At a time when overall health care costs are skyrocketing, U.S. spending on primary care office visits is in decline. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin breaks down the Health Care Cost and Utilization Report.


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Posted at 08:00AM Mar 20, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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