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"Family Medicine Residents: Increasingly Diverse, But Lagging Behind Underrepresented ...

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/afp20140715p80.pdf

"Will the Feds Really Buy Me an EHR?" and Other Commonly Asked Questions About the ...

Aug 1, 2009 - The economic stimulus package offers $19 billion in health IT incentives, but it also creates new penalties. Here's what you need to know.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0700/p19.html

"Will the Feds Really Buy Me and EHR?" and Other Commonly Asked Questions About the ...

...Any physician who participates in the Medicare Part-B program and meaningfully uses a qualified EHR system will be eligible to receive the incentive payments. Payments will be sent to the individual physician, not to the practice. To qualify for the Medicaid incentives, a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0700/fpm20090700p19.pdf

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

2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to the CMS 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2104ProposedMPFS-082913.pdf

2014NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

...Down the 2015 Meaningful Use Criteria RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians strongly encourage the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology to consider a more incremental approach to implementation of future Meaningful Use criteria....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2014NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

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

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

2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

...expanded definitions of gender designation, addition of identified gender to karyotypic gender, or other options, regardless of Stage of Meaningful Use of the electronic medical record. GLBT Practice Enhancement Commission on Quality and Practice Accept for information. The...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

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

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

A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...32. Ornstein SM, Nemeth LS, Nietert P, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Litvin CB. Learning from primary care meaningful use exemplars. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015;28(3):360-370. 33. Mold, JW, Lawler F, Schauf KJ, Aspy CB. Does patient assessment of the quality of the primary care they...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/Valuing-FPs.pdf

A limited time opportunity on eRx penalties -- FPM

A limited time opportunity on eRx penalties

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

A Meaningful Discussion About Meaningful Use

A Meaningful Discussion About Meaningful Use

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_meaningful_discussion_about_meaningful.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

A Physician's Guide to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

...of rules and regulations that govern how physicians and hos- pitals may start to receive incentive payments beginning in 2011 for the meaningful use of certified EHR tech- nology. The programs are voluntary, but the incentives for participation and the penalties for...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/fpm20100900p17.pdf

A Physician's Guide to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: The Basics -- FPM

Oct 1, 2010 - With the changes made in the final rule, earning the EHR incentives is still not easy, but at least it's easier.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p17.html

A Quick Review of Reassignment Can Help Avert Fraud Accusations -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - The author explains the Medicare policy on reassignment, the exceptions and why it's important in the current climate of increased fraud and abuse enforcement.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p21.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health IT

The AAFP's advocacy work around health information technology aims to improve communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it.html

AAFP Comments ONC Regulation Delaying Information Blocking Provisions - December 17, 2020

• The AAFP strongly supports delaying the effective date for information blocking requirements - we urge ONC to extend this delay until July 31, 2021 or the end of the PHE, whichever is later. • Improving interoperability is essential for reducing family physicians’ administrative ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-IFRInfoBlockingCOCDelay-121720.pdf

AAFP Comments to CMS on the 2018 Inpatient Proposed Rule

...how CMS will address a decertification before a reporting period ends. CMS must provide further guidance on options for EPs under Meaningful Use, and ECs under the Advancing Care Information (ACI) component of MIPS, whose EHR becomes decertified. The AAFP does not share CMS'...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-IPPSProposedRule-060817.pdf

AAFP Joins Effort to Decrease 2018 MIPS Reporting Period

More than 40 medical organizations asked CMS to implement a 90-day quality measure reporting period for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20180424mipsreporting.html

AAFP Letter to CMS and ONC with Administrative Simplification Requests - February 7, 2018

...MACRA’s Advancing Care Information (ACI) significantly reduced reliance on measures using an electronic health record (EHR) compared to Meaningful Use (MU). However, inefficient uses of health information technology (HIT) are still required under ACI in the Merit-based Incentive...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-ONC-AdminSimplification-020718.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS in Response to MyHealthEData Initiative - March 14, 2018

...Meaningful Use and QPP’s Advancing Care Information requirements While the AAFP recognizes that CMS significantly reduced reliance on measures using an EHR in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System’s (MIPS) Advancing Care Information (ACI) component as compared to the Meaningful...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-MyHealthEData-031418.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on E/M Documentation Requirements - April 23, 2018

...electronic health records (EHRs) or team-based care. They also negatively impact the usability of EHR software programs. In our study of Meaningful Use criteria, electronic documentation of the patient encounter was the most burdensome task. These guidelines also hinder...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-EMSuggestions-042318.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...approval from CMS, through their State Medicaid HIT Plans (SMHP), similar to the flexibility granted states to modify the definition of meaningful use. CMS proposes that any eCQMs identified via any of these mechanisms be considered high-priority measures for EPs participating...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on EHR Administrative Burdens - January 28, 2019

...have adopted EHRs. Higher adoption rates exist in hospital-based care. It is time to move completely beyond the policies of the Meaningful Use program. Simplification in scoring has not decreased the burden on physicians. Recommendation 2: Incentivize innovative uses of health IT...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-RegRelief-012819.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on Information Blocking - June 3, 2019

...every exchange. Unintended consequences such as this interpretation have occurred with the transitions of care exchange requirements of Meaningful Use. Given that certified EHR technology is not guaranteed to be able to semantically process all incoming data, the end-user (i.e. the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-InfoBlocking060319.pdf

AAFP Letter with Comments to HHS on the Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

...• Inconsistent Claims Review - There are a multitude of post-claims review processes under Medicare alone: ZPIC, RAC, CERT, Meaningful Use, etc. Within these audit programs, there are a multitude of requirements, appeals processes (if any), differing deadlines, and governing...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-Draft2018-2022Framework-101917.pdf

AAFP News

...AAFP, Other Organizations Warn HHS: Meaningful Use Program Is in Jeopardy Several national physician organizations say that an attempt by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to give physicians more flexibility in certification of electronic health records (EHRs)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/afp20141201p757.pdf

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p823.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p675.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

AAFP News - Apr 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/p538.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

AAFP News - Aug 1, 2013 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p160.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

AAFP News - Aug 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/p331.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

AAFP News - Dec 15, 2011 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1329.html

AAFP News - Feb 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p273.html

AAFP News - Feb 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/p239.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

AAFP News - Jan 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0101/p7.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

AAFP News - Jan 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p114.html

AAFP News - Jul 1, 2013 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0701/p8.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

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p125.html

AAFP News - Jun 15, 2009 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2009 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0615/p1037.html

AAFP News - Jun 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0615/p824.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

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p697.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p553.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

AAFP News - May 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1193.html

AAFP News - Nov 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1175.html

AAFP News - Oct 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/p745.html

AAFP News - Oct 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p605.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

AAFP News - Sep 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/p485.html

AAFP News - Sep 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p497.html

AAFP NEWS NOW

...began in 2011 and remains the starting point, indicates that meaningful use consists of transferring data to EHRs and being able to share information. Stage 2, which is to be implemented in 2014, indicates that meaningful use includes new standards such as online access for patients...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/afp20120401p675.pdf

AAFP News Now

...Agencies Release Final Rules on Meaningful Use of EHRs Two final rules that define and support the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) were recently released. One rule, issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, iden- tifies...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/afp20100815p331.pdf

AAFP News Now

...Physicians Required to Pay Taxes on EHR Meaningful Use Bonus Money Physicians who meet incentive payment criteria from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) are eligible to earn as much as $44,000 from Medicare or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/afp20101115p1175.pdf

AAFP News Now

...CMS’ New Meaningful Use Timeline Leaves Stage 2 Requirements Unchanged The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new timeline for implementation of meaningful use for electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs. However, family physicians need to stay...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/afp20140115p114.pdf

AAFP News Now

...government’s push to get America’s physicians on board with integrating needed technology into their practices and meeting the required meaningful use objectives for EHRs. For more information, visit http://www.aafp.org/news-now/practice-management/ 20100901onccertification.html....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/afp20101001p745.pdf

AAFP News Now

...have limited budgets, information technology staff, and broadband access, which are barriers to EHR adoption. Those who meet certain meaningful use criteria are eli- gible for incentive payments through Medicare and Med- icaid EHR Incentive Programs. One-half of those who have...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/afp20111215p1329.pdf

AAFP News Now

...Program, which provides incentive payment to eligible health care profes- sionals and hospitals to adopt, implement, upgrade, or meaningfully use certified EHR technology to improve Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright © 2012...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/afp20120715p125.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...CMS to Revise Meaningful Use in 2015 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will make its Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive programs for 2015 easier for physicians. The changes would help to reduce the reporting...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/afp20150301p282.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Rules Released on Meaningful Use, 2015 Edition Certification Criteria The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Infor- mation Technology have released a long-awaited rule on stage 3 of their meaningful use programs. The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p516.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Groups Express Concerns on Meaningful Use More than 40 medical specialty organizations are asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to delay implementation of meaningful use (MU) stage 3. In separate but identical letters...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/afp20151015p666.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...AAFP Urges Streamlining of MU Program The AAFP knows that family physicians are frustrated with meaningful use (MU) regulations and electronic health record (EHR) systems that do not help them take care of their patients. Thus, the AAFP wasted no time in evaluating and responding to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/afp20160101p13.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Editions

...participate in CMS quality programs such as the Physi- cian Quality Reporting System, the value-based payment modifier initiative, or meaningful use of electronic health records will not be penalized during the 2015 reporting year for failure to select a specific code, as long as...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/afp20150801p173.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on Administrative Burdens - August 7, 2019

...hamstrung in PI since the agency is bound to Meaningful Use requirements by legislation, including both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Affordable Care Act. The AAFP calls on CMS to work with Congress to repeal Meaningful Use requirements and allow Health and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-AdminSimp-080719.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2018 Proposed Quality Payment Program Regulation

...requiring a full year of quality reporting for the 2018 performance year. Since over 70 percent of AAFP members participate in the Meaningful Use Program and over 50 percent of member in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), family physicians are experienced in reporting...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018ProposedQPP-081817.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...EP conducts the analysis after the EP attests to meaningful use of CEHRT to the state. EPs would be required to attest that they will complete a security-risk analysis by December 31, 2021, if they have not completed one by meaningful use attestation. AAFP Response Reducing quality...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

AAFP Sends Administration Detailed Advice on Interoperability

In three letters sent this month, the AAFP provided feedback on proposed health IT rules meant to promote exchange of information in EHRs.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190619HITletters.html

AAFP Statement on Regulatory and Adminstraive Reforms - January 30, 2017

...data and develop similar structures. Inconsistent Claims Review There are a multitude of post-claims review processes: ZPIC, RAC, CERT, Meaningful Use, etc. Within these audit programs, there are a multitude of requirements, appeals processes (if any), differing deadlines, and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/ST-Reg-Admin-Reform-013117.pdf

AAFP Statement to Senate Finance Committee on MACRA - May 8, 2019

...hamstrung in PI since the agency is bound to Meaningful Use requirements by legislation, including both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Affordable Care Act. The AAFP calls on Congress to repeal Meaningful Use requirements and allow HHS to remove these...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-FinanceCommittee-MACRA-050819.pdf

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

AAFP Urges Improvements to Fledgling Patient Data Initiative

The AAFP made detailed suggestions to improve CMS' recently announced initiative to improve patients' access to and control of their electronic health data.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180322myhealthedata.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

Academy Gives Senate Strong Prescription to Improve MACRA

In recent Senate testimony, the Academy recommended key fixes for the framework of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, including reducing complexity.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190515macrasenate.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

ACOs Are Coming: Should You Sell Your Practice? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - If a hospital or health system comes knocking, make sure you’ve considered these key issues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p15.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

afp20120315p553.pdf

...EHR ‘Meaningful Users’ A new data set available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) analyzes the distribution of certified electronic health record (EHR) vendors and products among health care professionals and other providers who have attested to meaningful...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/afp20120315p553.pdf

afp20120915p497.pdf

...CMS believes that complying with electronic prescribing requirements may pose a significant hardship for eligible physicians who are meaningful EHR users. To avoid the 1.5 percent penalty for 2013, CMS is requiring physicians to manually apply for the hardship exemptions. Only...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/afp20120915p497.pdf

afp20130615p824.pdf

...of Care Measures in EHR Meaningful Use Program The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released guidelines to help physicians with certain measures in stage 2 of the elec- tronic health record (EHR) meaningful use program. Specifically, the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0615/afp20130615p824.pdf

afp20130801p160.pdf

...Report Finds Mixed Results for Family Physicians in Meaningful Use of EHRs Recent data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that family physicians participate in the agency’s electronic health records (EHR) incentive pro- gram at higher rates than physicians in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/afp20130801p160.pdf

afp20140315p426.pdf

...CMS Grants Physicians One-Month Extension on Meaningful Use Deadline Physicians participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program now have until the end of March to attest to meaningful use for 2013. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0315/afp20140315p426.pdf

afp20150401p445.pdf

April 1, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/afp20150401p445.pdf

afp20160201p172.pdf

...Congress Simplifies Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption Process Congress provided a bit of end-of-the-year cheer to America’s physicians when the U.S. House and Senate passed the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act in December. The bill included a provision that gives the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/afp20160201p172.pdf

afp20160401p542.pdf

...New Application Deadline for Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption: July 1 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that health care professionals and hospitals now have until July 1, 2016, to apply for hard- ship exemptions for the Medicare Electronic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/afp20160401p542.pdf

afp20180515p666.pdf

...17 The Evolution of Meaningful Use: Today, Stage 3, and Beyond 28 Four Tools for Reducing Burnout by Finding Work-Life Balance 6 Opinion An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout 8 Employed Practice Be Present 34 Coding and Documentation Time-Based Coding • EHR Docu-mentation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/afp20180515p666.pdf

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

An Introduction to Personal Health Records -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Here's what you need to know about this growing trend to give patients access to a portable health record.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p57.html

Appendix to "The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family ...

...This EHR makes it easy to qualify for meaningful use incentive dollars from Medicare or Medicaid. This EHR doesn’t just enable me to meet meaningful use criteria; it actually helps me provide better patient care. E-prescribing is fast, easy, and error-free with this EHR....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/fpm20121100p23-rt1.pdf

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