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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]

Tuesday Feb 06, 2018

Part I: Sharing Our Legislative, Regulatory Priorities for 2018

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the AAFP's priorities for 2018 regarding payment reform and practice transformation.


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Posted at 09:00AM Feb 06, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 09, 2018

AAFP Payment Model Wins Committee's Support

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines an AAFP payment model that recently won the support of an HHS committee, and he reviews the health care challenges awaiting Congress.


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Posted at 09:03AM Jan 09, 2018 | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 05, 2017

What You Need to Know About the 2018 QPP Proposed Rule

CMS has released the 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule, which recommends several changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Model. You could read that 1,058-page document, or you could check out 10 bullet points in this In The Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 07:00AM Jul 05, 2017 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 28, 2017

Pick-Your-Pace Program Can Help FPs Prepare for 2018

This year marks the initial performance period of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Programs. Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights new resources available to help family physicians, and he suggests four steps they should take to prepare their practices.


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Posted at 07:00AM Mar 28, 2017 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 25, 2016

MACRA 101: What You Need to Know

On October 14, CMS released the final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes what family physicians need to know about MACRA.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 25, 2016 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

Academy Offering Tools for Chronic Care Management

When it comes to chronic care management, payers are undervaluing the service by nearly $12 per patient per month. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin details the findings of the Academy's new brief on chronic care management and highlights new member resources related to this important topic.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 30, 2016 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 16, 2016

CPC+ Holds Plenty of Potential for FPs

The CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program (CPC+) may bring great benefit to family physicians. AAFP Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that realizing that potential requires a high number of family physicians apply to the program and participate in it.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 16, 2016 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 05, 2016

Making MACRA Manageable

The AAFP recently submitted an in-depth response to the proposed rule intended to guide implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines three key areas of the proposed rule that need revision and what the Academy recommended.


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Posted at 07:00AM Jul 05, 2016 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 07, 2016

AAFP Offering Resources, Support for Small Practices

Solo and small practices often outperform larger practices in evaluations, but the once dominant practice models have seen their numbers decline dramatically. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some resources and opportunities that could offer help to solo and small practices.


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Posted at 07:00AM Jun 07, 2016 | Comments [0]

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