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Tuesday May 14, 2019

Does Single Payer Have Friends in CBO Places?

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin finds no bogeyman in the Congressional Budget Office's report on single-payer health care.


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Posted at 08:31AM May 14, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 30, 2019

CMS Heeds AAFP Advice on New Payment Models

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the Primary Cares Initiative that CMS launched last week.


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Posted at 09:19AM Apr 30, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 16, 2019

Surveys: Physician Salaries Are Increasing, Burnout Persists

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in the latest In the Trenches blog post that findings from a pair of Medscape surveys on compensation and burnout offer a mix of good and bad news.


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Posted at 09:09AM Apr 16, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 08, 2019

No Margin, No Mission: Better Physician Pay = Better Patient Care

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines six areas of focus where the Academy's advocacy work is aimed at improving payment for primary care.


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Posted at 06:00AM Jan 08, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 25, 2018

It's Time to Rethink Who Should Be Eligible to Lead ACOs

CMS recently published a proposed rule for accountable care organizations (ACOs). In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has a recommendation for CMS: Require that all ACOs be led by physicians.


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Posted at 09:00AM Sep 25, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 11, 2018

AAFP Offers CMS Five Major Changes to Fee Schedule

The AAFP submitted 92 pages of comments to help CMS create a Medicare physician fee schedule that works for family physicians and their patients. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers a summary in his latest In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 09:00AM Sep 11, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 14, 2018

Proposed Changes to QPP: What You Need to Know

In the second post of a two-part analysis, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines proposed changes to the MACRA Quality Payment Program.


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Posted at 09:00AM Aug 14, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 31, 2018

Early Thoughts on the 2019 Fee Schedule

AAFP staff members are reviewing the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares some initial reactions based on the Academy's early evaluation of the proposal.


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Posted at 09:00AM Jul 31, 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 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]

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