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Tuesday Feb 06, 2018

Part I: Sharing Our Legislative, Regulatory Priorities for 2018

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the AAFP's priorities for 2018 regarding payment reform and practice transformation.


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Posted at 09:00AM Feb 06, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 23, 2018

New AAFP Resources Aim to Help With Payment, Outcomes

Shawn Martin highlights two new free Academy resources -- one related to payment and one intended to improve patient care -- in the latest In The Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 10:30AM Jan 23, 2018 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 09, 2018

AAFP Payment Model Wins Committee's Support

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines an AAFP payment model that recently won the support of an HHS committee, and he reviews the health care challenges awaiting Congress.


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Posted at 09:03AM Jan 09, 2018 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 19, 2017

Eight Questions for 2018: Yes, Single Payer Is One of Them

Despite opposition to "socialized, single-payer health care," nearly 120 million Americans have health care coverage through government-supported programs. With that growing number in mind, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin poses eight questions about the future of government health care programs the latest In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 09:00AM Dec 19, 2017 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 05, 2017

Value-based Payment? Survey Says …

The AAFP partnered with Humana to survey family physicians regarding their engagement with, and attitudes toward, value-based payment models. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 09:00AM Dec 05, 2017 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 21, 2017

Tax Bills Could Add to Health Care's Ills

Provisions in both the House and Senate tax bills could hold negative consequences for physicians and patients. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 09:00AM Nov 21, 2017 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 07, 2017

Inaction by Congress Jeopardizes Kids' Health

Inaction by Congress has put the Children's Health Insurance Program and a handful of other vital health care programs in jeopardy. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on legislation that could ensure continued coverage for more than 9 million American kids.


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Posted at 10:00AM Nov 07, 2017 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 24, 2017

If Payers Could Reduce Administrative Burden, 'That'd Be Great'

In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's efforts to reduce administrative requirements and physician burnout.


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Posted at 09:00AM Oct 24, 2017 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 10, 2017

Reviewing a Strange, Historic Week in Washington

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act survived yet another repeal effort, and an HHS secretary was ousted. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the strange final week of September (and relates how you can help with hurricane disaster relief) in the latest In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 10, 2017 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 26, 2017

Here We Go Again: GOP Attempting ACA Repeal

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act survived four Senate votes regarding repeal and replacement in July, but Senate Republicans are set to try again this week. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines what's at stake.


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Posted at 08:00AM Sep 26, 2017 | Comments [0]

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