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Monday Oct 08, 2018

We're Making Progress on the Issues That Matter to FPs

As his term comes to an end, Michael Munger, M.D., reflects in this Leader Voices Blog post on his year as AAFP president and ponders the challenges that remain for family medicine.


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Posted at 04:33PM Oct 08, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 07, 2018

Why Does Equal Pay for Equal Work Still Elude Us?

The compensation gap between male and female physicians is widening. AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., writes that this inequity is inexcusable and must end.


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Posted at 10:42AM Sep 07, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 11, 2018

More Investment in Primary Care Would Help Mothers, Babies

Obstetric care recommendations implemented in 2012 lowered costs and improved outcomes in Washington, but Carl Olden, M.D., asks in this Leader Voices Blog post whether his home state can do better.


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Posted at 11:40AM Apr 11, 2018 by Carl Olden, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 11, 2017

Everyone Should Realize FPs Are the Quarterbacks of Medicine

Family physicians are the quarterbacks of the health care team, so why do they get treated like kickers? Too many payers and policymakers still fail to appreciate the vital role FPs play in the health care system.


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Posted at 11:36AM Sep 11, 2017 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Feb 07, 2017

CPC+ Laying Groundwork for Value-based Payment

Nearly 3,000 primary care practices and 50 payers in more than a dozen states and regions are participating in a pilot that aims to deliver better care for patients and better pay for practices.


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Posted at 01:52PM Feb 07, 2017 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 03, 2017

Direct Primary Care Is a Sensible Workforce Solution

John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., writes that contrary to misconceptions, the direct primary care model is an ideal strategy to ensure our nation has a robust family medicine physician workforce in the long run.


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Posted at 08:51AM Jan 03, 2017 by John Bender, M.D., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Dec 23, 2015

End of Medicare Bonuses Underlines Need for New Payment Models


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Posted at 01:51PM Dec 23, 2015 by Robert Wergin, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 17, 2015

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List


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Posted at 12:43PM Aug 17, 2015 by Emily Briggs, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday May 23, 2014

Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income


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Posted at 01:42PM May 23, 2014 by Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Verifying Coverage Key for Patients Insured Via Marketplace


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Posted at 12:26PM Feb 12, 2014 by Robert Wergin, M.D. | Comments [0]

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