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Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p29.html

Our Wins Are Big Steps Toward Better Health Care Landscape

Michael Munger, M.D.; sustainable growth rate formula; SGR; MACRA; Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; MIPS; Quality Payment Program; QPP; American Board of Family Medicine; ABFM; continuing board certification; America Needs More Family Doctors: 25x2030

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190918lv-mungerterm.html

Helping Patients Lose Weight Is Hard, but Don't Give Up

Human behavior is hard to change. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., ponders the challenge of helping patients achieve -- and sustain -- weight loss.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190806fp-weightloss.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.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Value-based Payment? Survey Says …

The AAFP partnered with Humana to survey family physicians regarding their engagement with, and attitudes toward, value-based payment models. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20171205ITT_VBP.html

Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Physicians can cut ties with Medicare and privately contract with Medicare beneficiaries, but doing it incorrectly can be costly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p17.html

Technology Tools and Trends for Better Patient Care: Beyond the EHR -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - From remote monitoring of chronic diseases to virtual assistants in the exam room, technology will improve practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p28.html

I'm Listening: Part II

In a second In The Trenches blog post dedicated to responding to member feedback, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how the AAFP is addressing concerns about administrative burden.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Executive orders and family medicine -- FPM

Executive orders and family medicine

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/executive_orders_and_family_medicine.html

Meaningful use deadlines extended to March 13 -- FPM

Meaningful use deadlines extended to March 13

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/meaningful_use_deadlines_extended_to.html

Deadline extended for certain PQRS reporting -- FPM

Deadline extended for certain PQRS reporting

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/deadline_extended_for_certain_pqrs.html

Making Sense of MACRA, Part 2: Value-Based Payment and Your Future -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - Your performance this year will affect your Medicare payment in 2019.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p12.html

Should We Fear the Unintended Consequences of MACRA? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - MACRA's methods of controlling health care costs could have unexpected results.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p4.html

After Hitting the Wall, How Do I Bounce Back?

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that just three years out of residency she already is experiencing symptoms of burnout, but she has some ideas about how new physicians can cope.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Speak Out to Preserve Health Care Coverage

Donald Trump is set to become the 45th President of the United States and Congress is moving forward with efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act without firm plans for a replacement. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

New limited English proficiency rule to start Oct. 17 -- FPM

New limited English proficiency rule to start Oct. 17

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/new_limited_english_proficiency_rule.html

Five Lessons for Working With a Scribe -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - Documentation personnel can free up physicians during visits to do what we do best.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p23.html

CMS looks to reduce 2016 meaningful use reporting period to 90 days -- FPM

CMS looks to reduce 2016 meaningful use reporting period to 90 days

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/cms_reducing_2016_meaningful_use.html

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 ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Medicare Payment Reform: Making Sense of MACRA -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Value-based payment will bring big changes to practices. Here’s what we know now.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p12.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2016 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p542.html

Holy MACRA! Will Our Future Be Better or Worse? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Like it or not, value-based payments are here to stay.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p5.html

Deadline for meaningful use hardship exception extended -- FPM

Deadline for meaningful use hardship exception extended

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/deadline_for_meaningful_use_hardship.html

CMS gives physicians more time to attest to 2015 meaningful use -- FPM

CMS gives physicians more time to attest to 2015 meaningful use

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/cms_gives_physicians_more_time.html

MIPS: 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 the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Family Medicine: The Force Awakens

Family Medicine: The Force Awakens

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

The Evolution of Meaningful Use: Today, Stage 3, and Beyond -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - The late-breaking regulations for electronic health records require practices to get up to speed quickly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p17.html

AAFP News - Feb 1, 2016 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p172.html

Coding and Billing Rules in 2016: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - Incident-to rules and advance care planning top the list of changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p14.html

The Problem With Patient Satisfaction Scores -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - Scoring of individual physicians is becoming more widespread. Here’s how to improve the process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p23.html

Survey: EHR adoption continues to increase, information sharing limited -- FPM

Survey: EHR adoption continues to increase, information sharing limited

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/survey_ehr_adoption_continues_to.html

New rules available for requesting MU hardship exceptions -- FPM

New rules available for requesting MU hardship exceptions

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/new_rules_available_for_requesting.html

2016 Advocacy Agenda: Four Things to Know

Four key issues stand out on the Academy's advocacy agenda for 2016: influencing the implementation of the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act; meaningful use; reducing administrative complexity; and aligning payers' quality and performance measures.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

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.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP News - Jan 1, 2016 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p13.html

Congress passes legislation to provide meaningful use relief -- FPM

Congress passes legislation to provide meaningful use relief

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/congress_passes_legislation_to_provide.html

CMS offers help for new Meaningful Use program rules -- FPM

CMS offers help for new Meaningful Use program rules

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/cms_offers_help_for_new.html

How to Be a Leader When You Are Not "the" Leader -- FPM

Dec 1, 2015 - You can grow your influence and help your organization succeed by applying this one leadership concept.

Family Practice Management : Employed Practice

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/p10.html

What You Need to Know About Medicare's New "Quality and Resource Use Report" -- FPM

Dec 1, 2015 - The QRUR is essentially an annual report card, and its data can affect how you get paid in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/p19.html

Maximizing MACRA for Family Medicine

CMS asked for information regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and the AAFP replied with a 53-page response to the agency's 126 questions. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how the Academy is ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Moving On: Finding the Right Job Worth the Effort

Moving On: Finding the Right Job Worth the Effort

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Safeguard Your Sanity -- and Your Specialty -- With a Bold 'No!'

Safeguard Your Sanity -- and Your Specialty -- With a Bold 'No!'

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

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

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

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Whack the 'WAC'

The growing administrative burden on physicians is hampering patient care and fueling physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the Academy's efforts to address problems with the meaningful use program and to end ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Your chance to influence MACRA implementation -- FPM

Your chance to influence MACRA implementation

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/your_chance_to_influence_macra.html

AAFP News - Oct 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2015 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/p666.html

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

CMS updates meaningful use guidance for providers changing EHR vendors -- FPM

CMS updates meaningful use guidance for providers changing EHR vendors

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/cms_updates_guidance_for_changing.html

Staying Connected: Eight Tips for Mindful Office Visits With an EHR -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - A few simple changes can help you focus on your patient instead of your EHR.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p56.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2015 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - ...with them, my practice was concerned. These summaries contain valuable and personal information and are required for compliance with meaningful use rules, but our patients were tossing them on the way out the door. Our solution? We removed the trash can. This change increased the...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p50.html

Ready Or Not, ICD-10 is Here

ICD-10 will be implemented this week. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the Academy’s resources related to that change. He also offers an update on a bill intended to reform meaningful use (and how you can help).

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/ready_or_not_icd_10.html

Practice Perspective: Patient Stories Get Attention of Media, Policymakers

Practice Perspective: Patient Stories Get Attention of Media, Policymakers

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

AAFP's Annual Meeting Offers Plenty to 'Experience' in Denver

Thousands of family physicians will gather two weeks from today in Denver for an opportunity to learn, network, and have fun at the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience (FMX). AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some of what is to come ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Hit the Pause Button on Meaningful Use

A bill has been introduced in Congress that includes many of the changes the AAFP has advocated for regarding the Meaningful Use program. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the need for change, the proposed legislation, and how ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Beyond Meaningful Use: Reconciling Medications - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - Even though a certain medication may be listed in the electronic health record, it doesn't mean that the patient is actually taking it.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p218.html

Primary Care Physicians Are More Likely to Participate in Medicare EHR Incentives than ...

Aug 1, 2015 - Family medicine and general internal medicine physicians are more likely to participate in the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive program compared with other subspecialties, after accounting for Medicare income and other factors. These findings support the continuation of...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p182.html

AAFP News - Aug 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p173.html

Common Skin Rashes in Children - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - Because childhood rashes may be difficult to differentiate by appearance alone, it is important to consider the entire clinical presentation to help make the appropriate diagnosis. Considerations include the appearance and location of the rash; the clinical course; and associated ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p211.html

Hyperpigmented Plaques on the Feet - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - A man presented with asymptomatic blue-gray lesions on both feet that were darkening over time. He was using several medications.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p219.html

Physician Burnout: The AAFP Is Winning Battles For You

Physician Burnout: The AAFP Is Winning Battles For You

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Moving from Meaningless to Meaningful Use

The flawed meaningful use program does not move our health care system closer to widespread adoption of electronic health records, and it is time for a change. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin explains why the Academy is launching an advocacy ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

New payment model seeks to reduce cardiovascular disease -- FPM

New payment model seeks to reduce cardiovascular disease

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/new_payment_model_seeks_to.html

July 1 deadline approaching to avoid 2016 Medicare cut -- FPM

July 1 deadline approaching to avoid 2016 Medicare cut

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/july_1_deadline_approaching_to.html

Top 5 things to know about Meaningful Use Stage 2 changes -- FPM

Top 5 things to know about Meaningful Use Stage 2 changes

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/top_5_things_to_know.html

Final Thoughts on the SGR; A Look Ahead at MACRA

President Obama signed the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 into law on April 16, which eliminates the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin looks at what MACRA ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP News - Apr 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2015 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p516.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2015 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - ...physicians change systems. Physicians participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must review this analysis annually to meet meaningful use requirements. All physicians are also subject to the Breach Notification Rule, which assigns liability and fines for certain improper...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p32.html

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Physicians get a little more time for PQRS reporting -- FPM

Physicians get a little more time for PQRS reporting

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/physicians_get_a_little_more.html

SGR: Time to say goodbye to a familiar foe

Medicare will implement the largest and most damaging payment cut in its history in less than 30 days, as a result of the flawed and failed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin details how family physicians can ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP News - Mar 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2015 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p282.html

The Backbone of American Health Care: Serving Small Practice Family Physicians

The number of regulatory burdens family physician face-meaningful use, PQRS, and ICD-10 to name a few-is daunting, especially for small practices. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin highlights the resources the Academy has developed to help practices ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

EHR Switch Survey: Responses From 305 Family Physicians -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - Changing your EHR could lead to greater practice satisfaction - or not. The results of this survey may surprise you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/p13.html

Removing Six Key Barriers to Online Portal Use -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - Portals can benefit your practice and your patients, but you have to get them using the technology first.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/p26.html

Patient Portals: The Good, the Bad, and the Inevitable -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - Some physicians and patients have been reticent to embrace online portals, but the changing nature of health care will accelerate the process.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/p4.html

2015 is a year of coping with Medicaid and Medicare cuts -- FPM

2015 is a year of coping with Medicaid and Medicare cuts

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2015_is_a_year_of.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

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP News - Dec 1, 2014 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p757.html

A Day On the Hill: Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicare and More

A Day On the Hill: Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicare and More

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Primary Care: Defending What it Means and What It's Worth

Primary Care: Defending What it Means and What It's Worth

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

2015: the year CMS replaces the carrots with sticks -- FPM

2015: the year CMS replaces the carrots with sticks

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2015_the_year_cms_replaces.html

Patients Need Nutrition Facts From Their FP, Not Dr. Google

Patients Need Nutrition Facts From Their FP, Not Dr. Google

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Put the Baseball Bat Down: What the AAFP is Doing to Address EHR Issues

Put the Baseball Bat Down: What the AAFP is Doing to Address EHR Issues

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Gambling on the Transition From Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - Dedicating increasing amounts of income and personal time to lead and manage quality programs is not sustainable.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p6.html

HHS makes EHR Meaningful Use deadline changes final -- FPM

HHS makes EHR Meaningful Use deadline changes final

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/hhs_makes_ehr_meaningful_use.html

CMS providing Meaningful Use exemption for slow Internet -- FPM

CMS providing Meaningful Use exemption for slow Internet

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/physicians_in_communities_with_slow.html

More physicians using EHR, but little information flowing between them -- FPM

More physicians using EHR, but little information flowing between them

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/more_physicians_using_ehr_but.html

The FPM Survey of Family Physicians Who Have Changed EHR Systems -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - Spend a few minutes responding to the survey, and you can help hundreds of colleagues - and just maybe win yourself an iPad Air.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p18.html

AAFP News - Jul 1, 2014 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p10.html

Proposed delay but no reprieve for Meaningful Use -- FPM

Proposed delay but no reprieve for Meaningful Use

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/proposed_delay_but_no_repreive.html

Patient Portals: Useful Resource But Expensive Mandate

Patient Portals: Useful Resource But Expensive Mandate

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

One-stop shopping Medicare quality reporting programs -- FPM

One-stop shopping Medicare quality reporting programs

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/one_stop_shopping_medicare_quality.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?

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Adding Health Education Specialists to Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - These multifaceted employees can improve patient care, generate additional net revenue, and prepare your practice for the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p10.html

Academy Tools Could Ease EHR Burdens

Academy Tools Could Ease EHR Burdens

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0315/p426.html

Private Practice Has Its Rewards, Challenges

Private Practice Has Its Rewards, Challenges

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - You need to prepare for the next round of electronic health record requirements to keep it from swamping your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p19.html

2014 Is Finally Here - Oh My! -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - It's going to be a challenging year, but we can do this.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p4.html

How to Bridge the Health Literacy Gap -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Communicating with patients in a way they understand will lead to better outcomes and avoid mistakes and uncertainty.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p14.html

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