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Tuesday Mar 17, 2020

COVID-19: The AAFP Is Working to Keep You Informed, Prepared

As COVID-19 spreads, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the resources the Academy is making available and the steps it is taking to help family physicians prepare for the pandemic.


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Posted at 08:54AM Mar 17, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Feb 04, 2020

Here's How We Fight Administrative Burden for You

According to surveys, administrative burden is the top concern of family physicians. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's work to reduce prior authorization and documentation requirements.


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Posted at 08:34AM Feb 04, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 21, 2020

Burnout by Numbers

Recent surveys and studies paint a bleak landscape regarding physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in this In The Trenches blog post that the continued shortcomings of electronic health records are the prime driver.


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Posted at 08:41AM Jan 21, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 07, 2020

The Economics of Our Health Care System Are Horrifying

Millions of Americans are forgoing health care because of cost while others are accruing staggering debt to pay for care. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Management and Policy Shawn Martin examines a growing crisis in this In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 08:30AM Jan 07, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 10, 2019

Reflections on a Decade of Change

Positive and sometimes negative, the 2010s saw massive shifts in health policy. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks back at the issues he thinks made the biggest impact.


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Posted at 08:34AM Dec 10, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 26, 2019

You Earned That Raise; Here's How to Keep It

Subspecialists are fighting a CMS final rule that would boost Medicare primary care payment by 12%. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin asks family physicians to join the Academy in protecting the win.


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Posted at 08:00AM Nov 26, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 12, 2019

Here's What You Need to Know About Primary Care First

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes key points of the new Primary Care First program.


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Posted at 09:15AM Nov 12, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 29, 2019

Closing Down Tobacco Road

In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the Academy's advocacy efforts related to tobacco and nicotine regulation and tells family physicians how to learn more about a new payment model.


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Posted at 08:41AM Oct 29, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 15, 2019

Advocacy in All Arenas: Making the Case for Family Medicine

Each year, the AAFP conducts face-to-face meetings with the nation's largest health insurers. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the goals of those meetings.


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Posted at 08:30AM Oct 15, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 01, 2019

Members Set Course for AAFP at Congress of Delegates

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some key new AAFP policies established last week during the Congress of Delegates.


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Posted at 10:12AM Oct 01, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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