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2016 Election: Dates to Remember

On Nov. 8, American voters will elect a new president and vice president, 469 members of Congress and a dozen governors. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some important dates to remember.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_election_dates_to_remember.html

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190820itt-2020mpfs.html

A Conversation About Fair Payment

A Conversation About Fair Payment

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_conversation_about_fair_payment.html

A Hiring Manager's Perspective on the Art of Interviewing

Are you looking for a job or preparing for residency interviews? Hiring manager Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., tells you what she's looking for when she's interviewing candidates.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180910fp-interviewer.html

A New Year, a New Congress and New Opportunities for Family Medicine

A New Year, a New Congress and New Opportunities for Family Medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/a_new_year_a_new.html

A Perfect Time to Talk About Breastfeeding

A Perfect Time to Talk About Breastfeeding

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_perfect_time_to_talk.html

AAFP Advocacy on MACRA Implementation Paying Off

CMS recently announced a Pick Your Pace plan that would provide greater flexibility for physicians regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the options outlined by CMS ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_advocacy_on_macra_implementation.html

AAFP Advocacy Promotes Compassionate Care

After years of advocacy efforts, public policy has begun to align with AAFP policy in regards to advance care planning. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin looks at how the 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule would ensure that family physicians are ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_advocacy_promotes_compassionate_care.html

AAFP Delivering on Maternity Care Training, Resources

In many rural communities, family physicians are the only maternity care providers. The AAFP provides training and support members need to play this vital role.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_delivering_on_maternity_care.html

AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'

AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_joins_cdc_campaign_urging.html

AAFP Member Survey Provides Valuable Perspective

The AAFP's annual Practice Profile Survey provides tremendous insight that drives improvements in the Academy's advocacy, education and member services.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20170801ITT_Survey.html

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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_offering_resources_support_for.html

AAFP Payment Model Clears Another Hurdle

In the latest In the Trenches post, 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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180403ITT_PTAC2.html

AAFP Survey Reveals DPC Trends

As we prepare for the annual Direct Primary Care Summit, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results of the AAFP's recent survey related to DPC.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180619ITT_DPC.html

AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_to_congress_primary_care.html

AAFP Urges Congress to Uphold Health Care Coverage Expansion

The number of uninsured Americans has fallen nearly 6 percent in recent years. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines how Congressional efforts could undermine that progress and outlines key insurance reforms the Academy intends to...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_urges_congress_to_uphold.html

AAFP's Advocacy Efforts Paved Way for New Care Management Code

AAFP's Advocacy Efforts Paved Way for New Care Management Code

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_s_advocacy_efforts_paved.html

ACA's Vital Progress Again in Jeopardy

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog that the focus should be on building on aspects of the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200707itt-aca.html

Academy is Working to Define, Value Care Management

Academy is Working to Define, Value Care Management

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/academy_is_working_to_define.html

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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/academy_offering_tools_for_chronic.html

Accreditation Merger Creates Unified Standard, Preserves D.O.s' Identity

Accreditation Merger Creates Unified Standard, Preserves D.O.s' Identity

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/accreditation_merger_creates_unified_standard.html

Advocacy, Like Sailing, Means Navigating Turbulent Seas

John Cullen, M.D., knows the ropes of sailing and advocacy. In this Leader Voices blog post, he says both require teamwork and persistence.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180420lv-sailing.html

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

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

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/acos_can_reduce_costs_improve.html

Ah, Nuts: Is Kellogg's Putting Consumers at Risk by Adding Allergen to Food?

Ah, Nuts: Is Kellogg's Putting Consumers at Risk by Adding Allergen to Food?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/ah_nuts_kellogg_s_puts.html

AHCA Won't Help Patients Who Need It Most

We asked our new physician bloggers how the American Health Care Act would affect their patients. Most said the legislation would hurt the poor, the elderly and the disabled.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/ahca_won_t_help_patients.html

an_american_board.pdf

...in the House of Delegates urging the creation of such a board. This resolution was rejected on the ground that whenever a doctor of medicine passes a state or national board examination, he is auto- GP June 1962 In June, 1941, the AMA rejected a resolution urging that a...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/news/an_american_board.pdf

APMs: A Primer on the New Payment Model

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act established two distinct payment systems for physicians. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an introduction to Alternative Payment Models.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/apms_a_primer_on_the.html

Are You Kidding Me? We Need More Primary Care Physicians

A recent commentary in The American Journal of Medicine suggests that primary care be left to nurse practitioners and physician assistants. In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin points out the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190319itt-workforce.html

Are You the Leader We're Looking for?

Are You the Leader We're Looking for?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/are_you_the_leader_we.html

Are Your Patients Wasting Money on Supplements?

According to the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post, a recent survey found that nearly 90 percent of adults take vitamins or supplements, but less than 25 percent of respondents had a confirmed nutrient deficiency.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190213fp-supplements.html

As Flu Reaches Epidemic Proportions, Protect Yourself and Patients

As Flu Reaches Epidemic Proportions, Protect Yourself and Patients

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/as_flu_reaches_epidemic_proportions.html

As Match Day Nears, Student Board Member Shares Wishes for Family Medicine

As Match Day Nears, Student Board Member Shares Wishes for Family Medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/as_match_day_approaches_student.html

Asking Tough Questions About Abuse Can Save Lives

Asking Tough Questions About Abuse Can Save Lives

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/asking_tough_questions_about_abuse.html

At a Loss: If Educating Parents About Vaccines Won't Work, What Will?

At a Loss: If Educating Parents About Vaccines Won't Work, What Will?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/at_a_loss_if_educating.html

Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/balancing_act_there_is_more.html

Banding Together Helps Small Practices Achieve PCMH Recognition

Banding Together Helps Small Practices Achieve PCMH Recognition

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/banding_together_helps_small_practices.html

Barriers Hindering Use of Telemedicine

Family physicians see promise in telemedicine, but numerous barriers -- including payment issues -- impede the technology's adoption. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/barriers_hindering_use_of_telemedicine.html

Beating Burnout: Get Involved, Call for Change

Beating Burnout: Get Involved, Call for Change

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/beating_burnout_get_involved_call.html

Being a Family Physician Requires 'Courageous' Commitment

Aroha? In this Leader Voices Blog post, Gary LeRoy, M.D., describes the courage and commitment needed to succeed in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180103lv-aroha.html

Benefits of Rural Practice Make Sacrifices Worthwhile

Benefits of Rural Practice Make Sacrifices Worthwhile

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/benefits_of_rural_practice_make.html

Better Health Care for Veterans Requires Better Payment

Ada Stewart, M.D., who cares for active-duty soldiers and veterans as a U.S. Army Reserve physician, as well as in her civilian practice, writes about the urgent need for payment and workforce reform in the nation's veterans health care system.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190218lv-veterans.html

Bipartisan Teaching Health Center Bill Is Vital to Workforce

Without congressional action, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program will expire Sept. 30. A newly introduced bill to extend funding has support from both sides of the aisle.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170725thcgmebill.html

Bipartisan Work on Crucial Issues Deserves Support

Congress is showing signs of bipartisan agreement on three health care issues. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on prescription drug pricing, physician workforce training and insurance reform.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190219itt-bipartisan.html

Bouncing Back From Burnout in Residency

When family medicine resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., experienced symptoms of burnout, she acted quickly to overcome it. Read more in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190820lv-residburnout.html

Breadth of Opportunities in Family Medicine Intrigues Medical Students

Breadth of Opportunities in Family Medicine Intrigues Medical Students

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/breadth_of_opportunities_in_family.html

Building Student Interest Focus of Family Medicine Stakeholders

Building Student Interest Focus of Family Medicine Stakeholders

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/building_student_interest_focus_of.html

Burnout by Numbers

Recent surveys and studies paint a bleak landscape regarding physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in this In The Trenches blog post that the continued shortcomings of electronic health records are the prime driver.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200121itt-ehr.html

Burnout Part 2: Adopting a Systems Approach to Prevention

Carl Olden, M.D., examines methods to approach physician burnout and resilience from the perspectives of the small practice, the multispecialty group and hospital medical staff.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180219lv-burnout.html

Can Design Thinking Improve Health Care for Patients, Physicians?

Design thinking requires decision-makers to empathize with, and test potential solutions with, users and stakeholders. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., shares insights from a crash course on the process.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190205fp-designthinking.html

Candidates Wanted: Four Spots Available for AAFP Board

Candidates Wanted: Four Spots Available for AAFP Board

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/candidates_wanted_four_spots_available.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200414itt-fixsystem.html

Center Provides Important Lesson on Where We Came From

Center Provides Important Lesson on Where We Came From

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/center_provides_important_lesson_on.html

Challenges, Opportunities Await in 2014

Challenges, Opportunities Await in 2014

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/challenges_opportunities_await_in_2014.html

Chance to Shape FP Training, Education Prompts Career Move

Chance to Shape FP Training, Education Prompts Career Move

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/chance_to_shape_fp_training.html

Changing the Conversation: What Would It Take to Make Using Our EHRs Truly Meaningful?

Changing the Conversation: What Would It Take to Make Using Our EHRs Truly Meaningful?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/changing_the_conversation_what_would.html

Chemical Spill Puts Resident, Hospital to Test

Chemical Spill Puts Resident, Hospital to Test

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/chemical_spill_puts_resident_hospital.html

Child Abuse: We Have a Role to Play

Child Abuse: We Have a Role to Play

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/child_abuse_we_have_a.html

Clinical Case Managers Improve Chronic Care Outcomes

Clinical Case Managers Improve Chronic Care Outcomes

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/clinical_case_managers_improve_chronic.html

Closing Down Tobacco Road

In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the Academy's advocacy efforts related to tobacco and nicotine regulation and tells family physicians how to learn more about a new payment model.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191029itt-tobacco.html

Cloudy With a Chance of Misdiagnosis

Cloudy With a Chance of Misdiagnosis

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/cloudy_with_a_chance_of.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190430itt-primarycares.html

COGME Report Puts Family Medicine on Priority List

COGME Report Puts Family Medicine on Priority List

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/cogme_report_puts_family_medicine.html

Colonel's Request is Simple: Ask Patients if They Served in Military

Colonel's Request is Simple: Ask Patients if They Served in Military

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/colonel_s_request_is_simple.html

Congress Faces Tight Deadlines on Critical Issues

A handful of critical health care programs will run out of funding if Congress fails to act by the end of September.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20170829itt-deadlines.html

Congress Got a Shot of FP Expertise to Boost Immunizations

AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn talks about the AAFP's role in writing a new House bill to boost vaccine confidence, in part by recognizing the importance of the physician-patient relationship.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200901itt-vaccinebill.html

Congress Needs to Hear From FPs -- Here's Your Chance

AAFP President-elect John Cullen, M.D., reports from Capitol Hill, where the Academy's Board of Directors recently had dozens of meetings with legislators and congressional staff.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180302lv-hillvisits.html

Congress of Delegates and Scientific Assembly: A Week to Remember

Congress of Delegates and Scientific Assembly: A Week to Remember

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_week_to_remember.html

Congress' Inaction Threatens Family Medicine Training

The future of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program -- and more than 700 residency slots -- is unclear because Congress has failed to address long-term funding.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180129lv-thcgme.html

Connecting Family Physicians to Communities in Need

Without Congressional action, funding for the National Health Service Corps is scheduled to end on Sept. 30. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin outlines the benefits of the program, which currently has 9,000 physicians, dentists, and other primary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/connecting_family_physicians_to_communities.html

Country in Crisis: Addressing our Addiction Epidemic

The AAFP is working with Congress and federal agencies to address the nation's growing drug addiction epidemic while ensuring that family physicians are able to care for patients in a manner that is free of unnecessary regulatory burdens. Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/country_in_crisis_addressing_our.html

COVID-19 Shows What Is Truly Valuable in Health Care

The financial burden that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on family physicians must be addressed as a threat to the very foundation of the U.S. health care system, Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200423lv-familymedicinevalue.html

COVID-19: FP Searches for Supplies, Information and Lessons

As COVID-19 spreads across the country, Allison Edwards, M.D., describes the difficulty and frustration of preparing for the pandemic in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200320fp-ppesearch.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200428itt-covidlessons.html

COVID-19: The AAFP Is Working to Keep You Informed, Prepared

As COVID-19 spreads, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the resources the Academy is making available and the steps it is taking to help family physicians prepare for the pandemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200317itt-covidefforts.html

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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/cpc_holds_plenty_of_potential.html

Crackdown on Undocumented Immigrants Poses Broad Health Risks

Increased enforcement of immigration laws is affecting the health of undocumented immigrants and may have unintended consequences for others, too.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/crackdown_on_undocumented_immigrants_poses.html

Crunch Time for Congress: Key Health Issues Unresolved

As time runs out on the current Congress, the AAFP is closely monitoring legislation that would affect key health care programs and issues, including funding to address the Zika virus outbreak. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/crunch_time_for_congress_key.html

Curious About the ABFM Pilot? Here's My Experience So Far

Family physicians have long clamored for an alternative to the high-stakes continuing certification exam. In this Leader Voices Blog post, Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., offers her perspective on the Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment pilot.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190304lv-fmcla.html

Data in (Direct) Primary Care: Striking the Right Balance

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., writes that the health care system has done a poor job of measuring quality overall, but says that direct primary care can start over with a blank slate.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190624fp-dpcmeasures.html

Dealing With Addiction at Home

Dealing With Addiction at Home

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/dealing_with_addiction_at_home.html

Dear Payers: Unnecessary Visits Waste Patients' Time

Dear Payers: Unnecessary Visits Waste Patients' Time

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/dear_payers_unnecessary_visits_waste.html

Delaying Visa Approvals Would Harm Medical Training, Patients

As a new training year approaches, many international medical graduates are waiting for H1-B visa approvals. The AAFP and others have been pressing the administration to expedite the process.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180619lv-visaapproval.html

Delta Incidents, Film Underscore Need for More Black Female Doctors

Two black female physicians recently said their offers to help ill passengers were rejected by flight crews because of race. Sadly, their stories aren't uncommon. AAFP Speaker Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H.; and Director Ada Stewart, M.D., write that black female physicians are doing ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/delta_incidents_film_underscore_need.html

Digging Out of Medical School Debt

Digging Out of Medical School Debt

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/digging_out_of_medical_school.html

Digital Media: It's Here to Stay, and That's a Good Thing

Digital Media: It's Here to Stay, and That's a Good Thing

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/digital_media_it_s_here.html

Direct Primary Care Doc Sets Record Straight

Direct Primary Care Doc Sets Record Straight

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/direct_primary_care_doc_sets.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/direct_primary_care_is_a.html

Direct Primary Care Model Poised for Rapid Growth

Direct Primary Care Model Poised for Rapid Growth

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/direct_primary_care_model_poised.html

Dismissing Osteopathic Manipulation Rubs Me the Wrong Way

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., offers a rebuttal to a recent Forbes article that was critical of osteopathic manipulation.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180313fp-do.html

Do No (Financial) Harm

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., examines why understanding and addressing patients' financial health is as important as caring for their physical and mental health.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200911fp-financialhealth.html

Docs Seeking Strong Connection to Patients Could Find it in Rural Practice

Docs Seeking Strong Connection to Patients Could Find it in Rural Practice

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/docs_seeking_strong_connection_to.html

Doctors Need the Straight Dope on Medical Marijuana

Doctors Need the Straight Dope on Medical Marijuana

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/doctors_need_the_straight_dope.html

Doing My Part to Help Physician Workforce Reflect Diverse Population

When minority physicians treat patients of the same minority group, patient satisfaction often improves and care is more culturally proficient. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of minority doctors in our health care system.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/doing_my_part_to_help.html

Don't Throw Away Your Shot to Make the World Better

What can physicians learn from a Broadway musical? Gerry Tolbert, M.D., writes that Hamilton provides some important lessons about language and being willing to take a stand.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/don_t_throw_away_your.html

Done Right, Annual Wellness Visit Helps Patient and Practice

Kurt Bravata, M.D., examines the utility of the Medicare annual wellness visit and how to get paid properly for conducting it.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180205fp-medicareawv.html

Drop in Number of FPs Who Deliver Babies May Create Rural Crisis

A projected shortage of obstetricians and a declining percentage of family physicians who provide maternity care could create a crisis for women in underserved areas.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170815lv-ruralob.html

Duke Students Show Keen Interest in Family Medicine

Duke Students Show Keen Interest in Family Medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/duke_students_show_keen_interest.html

During COVID-19 Pandemic, Public Health Is Personal

In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, Jennifer Bacani McKenney, M.D., relates the challenges of trying to protect the community she grew up in during a pandemic as a family physician and county health officer.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200730fl-publichealthpersonal.html

E-prescribing Holds Potential to Curb Opioid Abuse

E-prescribing Holds Potential to Curb Opioid Abuse

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/e_prescribing_holds_potential_to.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180731itt_feeschedule.html

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