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Wednesday Feb 17, 2021

It’s Time to Double Down on Payment Parity

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need for Medicaid primary care payment to be at least equal to the Medicare rate. Parity is also how we ensure a more robust pipeline.


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Posted at 07:00AM Feb 17, 2021 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 06, 2021

New Year, New Paradigm(s)

President-elect Biden says it’s going to take patience, persistence and determination to beat this virus. It’s also going to take primary care.


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Posted at 06:00AM Jan 06, 2021 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 24, 2020

Correcting CMS’ Suggested Correction for Value-based Systems

Here’s what CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s recent op-ed gets wrong about accountable care organizations and value-based models.


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Posted at 06:00AM Nov 24, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 13, 2020

Fighting the Nuclear Defense

On the eve of what should be rebalanced Medicare reimbursement, we’re working to keep your much-needed raise.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 13, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 23, 2020

Pandemic Exposes Flaws in Health Care Payment System

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the many challenges that the fee-for-service system presents to primary care. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn examines what needs to change.


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Posted at 09:48AM Jun 23, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 28, 2020

COVID-19: Lessons Learned So Far

In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior VP for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers three key observations on family medicine and the pandemic.


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Posted at 11:38AM Apr 28, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

Carpe Diem: It's Time to Fix Our Broken Health Care System

AAFP Senior VP for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in this In the Trenches blog post that the current health crisis presents an opportunity to drastically improve the U.S. health care system.


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Posted at 09:55AM Apr 14, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

Telehealth Deserves Payment; the AAFP Is Helping Secure It

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's efforts to help family physicians during the pandemic, including securing payment for telephone-based services.


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Posted at 03:46PM Mar 31, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020

The 30 Year Lie: How Physician Payment Inequities Began

The discrepancies between payment levels and cost values for primary care compared to surgical procedures have been recognized for decades. AAFP Senior VP Shawn Martin examines the missteps that led us to this point in this In the Trenches post.


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Posted at 08:00AM Feb 18, 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]

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Stephanie Quinn, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy.

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