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AAFP Query Prompts CMS Order on Pneumococcal Vaccine Denial

FPs Whose Claims Were Denied Should Resubmit for Payment

10/16/2019 — In response to AAFP concerns that some physicians' Medicare claims for administering pneumococcal vaccinations have been denied, CMS has instructed Medicare contractors to cease local pneumococcal vaccination frequency edits.

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10/09/2019 — The AAFP has responded to a request for information from the Health Resources and Services Administration regarding rural communities' access to health care services. Noting that 17% of AAFP members currently practice in rural areas, the Academy said FPs are best-suited to deliver primary care services in this setting.

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PAMA Pay Cuts: How Have They Affected Your Practice?

FPs Encouraged to Take Survey to Help Fix Faulty Legislation

09/30/2019 — The Academy is encouraging family physicians to complete a survey that explores the effects of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act on their ability to provide office-based laboratory services.

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Transformation in Practice Series Takes on Agenda-setting

New TIPS Topic Available Free to Family Physicians

09/20/2019 — A new resource from the AAFP aims to help physicians who struggle to fit all of their patients' needs, concerns and questions into a typical 15-minute office visit and put an end to those "hand on the doorknob" moments.

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