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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 Sep 03, 2019

Not All Clinicians Are Trained Equally

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains why family physicians and nurse practitioners are not interchangeable.


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Posted at 09:53AM Sep 03, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 25, 2019

Now's the Time: Speak Out to Support Primary Care

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights two primary care issues being debated by Congress and explains how you can help them advance.


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Posted at 08:38AM Jun 25, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 11, 2019

Focusing on Single Issue Guarantees Inaction on Others

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that disagreement on a single issue shouldn't prevent collaboration on others.


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Posted at 08:30AM Jun 11, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 28, 2019

Taking Aim at the High Deductibles That Drive Off Patients

A new coalition co-founded by the Academy aims to realign the incentives and design of health care, writes AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin in this In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 09:52AM May 28, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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]

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