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Tuesday Dec 04, 2018

Teaching Health Centers Funding a Top Priority for 2019

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that securing funding for the teaching health center program will be a top priority for the Academy when the new Congress convenes.


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Posted at 08:45AM Dec 04, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 20, 2018

The Votes Were Cast. What Does It Mean for Family Medicine?

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin sets the stage for an analysis of the 2018 midterm elections and looks at Wall Street's growing interest in health care.


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Posted at 08:05AM Nov 20, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 06, 2018

State Legislative Conference Offers Insight Into 2019's Top Issues

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers highlights from the Academy's annual State Legislative Conference.


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Posted at 08:45AM Nov 06, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 23, 2018

A Look Ahead to Election Day and a Look Back at FMX

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers his thoughts on the upcoming election and his top five highlights from the recent Family Medicine Experience.


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Posted at 10:45AM Oct 23, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 09, 2018

Reclaiming Family Medicine's Broad Scope Benefits Everyone

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the debate about family medicine scope of practice shouldn't focus just on midlevel providers, but also on subspecialists.


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Posted at 12:15AM Oct 09, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 25, 2018

It's Time to Rethink Who Should Be Eligible to Lead ACOs

CMS recently published a proposed rule for accountable care organizations (ACOs). In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has a recommendation for CMS: Require that all ACOs be led by physicians.


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Posted at 09:00AM Sep 25, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 11, 2018

AAFP Offers CMS Five Major Changes to Fee Schedule

The AAFP submitted 92 pages of comments to help CMS create a Medicare physician fee schedule that works for family physicians and their patients. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers a summary in his latest In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 09:00AM Sep 11, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 28, 2018

And Down the Stretch They Come

As we near the final stretch of the midterm campaigns, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains how FamMedPAC supports candidates who support primary care.


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Posted at 12:00AM Aug 28, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 14, 2018

Proposed Changes to QPP: What You Need to Know

In the second post of a two-part analysis, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines proposed changes to the MACRA Quality Payment Program.


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Posted at 09:00AM Aug 14, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 31, 2018

Early Thoughts on the 2019 Fee Schedule

AAFP staff members are reviewing the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares some initial reactions based on the Academy's early evaluation of the proposal.


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Posted at 09:00AM Jul 31, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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