Tuesday Apr 02, 2019

Trump Administration Rolling the Dice on Health Care

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the administration's recent decision to not defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an interesting gamble ahead of the 2020 elections.


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Posted at 09:10AM Apr 02, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 05, 2019

Under Pressure: Health Care Needs Reform, Stable Markets

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update after legislators from both sides of the aisle introduced bills regarding health insurance.


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Posted at 07:35AM Mar 05, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Feb 19, 2019

Bipartisan Work on Crucial Issues Deserves Support

Congress is showing signs of bipartisan agreement on three health care issues. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on prescription drug pricing, physician workforce training and insurance reform.


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Posted at 09:00AM Feb 19, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Feb 05, 2019

Window of Opportunity Opening to Revalue E/M Codes

Codes for evaluation and management services have not had a comprehensive review by CMS in more than a decade. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that it's time to correct that oversight.


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Posted at 09:38AM Feb 05, 2019 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 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 Aug 29, 2017

Congress Faces Tight Deadlines on Critical Issues

A handful of critical health care programs will run out of funding if Congress fails to act by the end of September.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 29, 2017 | Comments [0]

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