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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]

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018

Independent Research Shows Value of AAFP Advocacy

A Washington research firm evaluated the efficacy and impact of the AAFP's advocacy activities. In this In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results.


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Posted at 08:00AM Mar 06, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Feb 20, 2018

Part II: Sharing Our Workforce, Clinical Priorities for 2018

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the Academy's priorities related to physician workforce and clinical expertise.


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

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]

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