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AAFP News Now

...October 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 605 New Report Highlights Success of Patient- Centered Medical Home Model The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collabora- tive (PCPCC) has published a new report that details advances in patient care and...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...August 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 233 Several States Report Spike in Pertussis Activity, Need for Vaccination Emphasized An outbreak of pertussis (i.e., whooping cough) has been declared an epidemic by the California Department of Public...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...May 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 10 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 953 Macy Foundation Awards Grant to Study Direction of Graduate Medical Education The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to perform a...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...July 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 155 HHS Announces $42 Million Initiative for an Estimated 500 FQHCs According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Med- icaid Services (CMS) and the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/afp20110715p155.pdf

AAFP News Now

...September 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 607 National Demand for Primary Care Physicians Continues to Outstrip Supply For the fifth consecutive year, family physicians were the most sought-after physician group in the United States,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/afp20110915p607.pdf

AAFP News Now

...March 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 651 AAFP Responds to Obama Administration’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 The Obama administration recently released its proposed budget for the 2012 fiscal year, which includes some key components...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...October 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 745 AAFP Among Organizations Protesting Proposed Tax Law Change The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Medical Association (AMA), and 90 other organizations recently sent a letter to...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...October 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 8 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 729 Study Links Extended Physician Office Hours with Lower Health Care Costs Physicians who offer extended office hours may help patients keep their health care costs down, according to a study in the...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...September 15, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 569 ACIP Expands Influenza Vaccine Guidelines, Advises Against Afluria for Young Children The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...August 15, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 331 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...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...November 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 975 AMA Letter to Supercommittee Calls for Medical Liability Reform The American Medical Association (AMA) recently cir- culated a letter calling on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...October 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 8 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 873 Letter Calls for Oversight of Tobacco Products to Include All Types of Cigars More than 40 organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), have signed a letter opposing...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...July 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 125 Volunteers Needed for Participation in Alzheimer’s Disease Study Initiative The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative is seek- ing participants for the largest and most comprehensive research...

American Family Physician

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

AAFP News Now

...February 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 313 Attributes of PCMH Model of Care Translate to Lower Mortality in Primary Care According to a recent study published in the Annals of Family Medicine, patients whose usual source of primary care...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...February 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 87, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 245 Report Finds Primary Care, PCMH Model Key to Improving Health Care Quality A report published by the Commonwealth Fund Com- mission on a High Performance Health System estimates that the U.S....

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...October 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 7 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 741 IOM Report Finds Few Causal Relationships Between Vaccines and Adverse Events The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a com- prehensive review of evidence on vaccines and adverse events. To...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...August 15, 2012 ◆ Volume 86, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 319 Opioid Manufacturers to Provide Funding for FDA-Specified Education Programs The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) to combat abuse...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/afp20120815p319.pdf

AAFP News Now

...January 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 9 Final Rules Issued on Mental Health Parity Law The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued final rules that clarify and implement a law to ensure that mental health and substance use...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Now

...114 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 2 ◆ January 15, 2014 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...

American Family Physician

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

AAFP News Now

...82 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 87, Number 2 ◆ January 15, 2013 House Bills Would Strengthen Federal Regulations for Compounding Pharmacies Two bills have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would strengthen federal regulations of...

American Family Physician

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AAFP News Nows

...May 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 855 Permanently Adopting Increase in Primary Care Payments Could Save Medicare Billions Extending a temporary provision in the health care reform law that increases payment for primary care services could...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/afp20120501p855.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...93, Number 8 ◆ April 15, 2016 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News 2016 Match Sets Record for Family Medicine The 2016 National Resident Matching Program set a new record for the number of medical students and gradu- ates who matched to family medicine....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/afp20160415p640.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...260 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 93, Number 4 ◆ February 15, 2016 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Submit 2015 PQRS Data to Avoid Penalty The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced time frames for reporting...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/afp20160215p260.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...88 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 93, Number 2 ◆ January 15, 2016 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Federal Officials Call for Changes to EHRs Despite the huge investments in money and energy that have been poured into transitioning to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/afp20160115p88.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...562 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 96, Number 9 ◆ November 1, 2017 Studies: Medical Education System Not Meeting Physician Workforce Needs Two recently published articles conclude that the cur- rent medical school system is failing to produce the workforce that the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1101/afp20171101p562.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...478 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 95, Number 8 ◆ April 15, 2017 New Family Medicine Record in 2017 Match Family medicine recruits hit an all-time high in the 2017 National Resident Matching Program, with 3,237 medical students and graduates choosing residency...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0415/afp20170415p478.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...760 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 95, Number 12 ◆ June 15, 2017 Physician Groups Warn Congress on AHCA Before the Senate takes action on legislation that could affect millions of persons who recently obtained health insurance, six physician groups, including the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/afp20170615p760.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...February 15, 2017 ◆ Volume 95, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 215 AAFP Again Takes Aim at Medicare’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently took advantage of an opportunity to provide the Centers for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0215/afp20170215p215.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...420 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 94, Number 6 ◆ September 15, 2016 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Patients Bear Cost of Brand-Name Drugs Pharmaceutical companies may say their name-brand medications are better than generic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/afp20160915p420.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...250 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 92, Number 4 ◆ August 15, 2015 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News CMS to Cover HPV Testing with Pap Smear Women covered by Medicare now have the option of screening for human papillomavirus (HPV) once...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815p250.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...138 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 90, Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2014 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Medical Schools Challenged by Increasing Shortage of Clinical Training Sites What appears to be solid progress toward building an...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/afp20140801p138.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...704 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 89, Number 9 ◆ May 1, 2014 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News CMS Reverses Decision on Changes to Medicare Part D Prescription Rules Protests from family physicians and others have led the Centers for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/afp20140501p704.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...348 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 95, Number 6 ◆ March 15, 2017 NCPP Ranks Top Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services To help physicians maximize their patient care efforts, the National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP) recently released its...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/afp20170315p348.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...416 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 95, Number 7 ◆ April 1, 2017 Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Physician Gag Law In a ruling that supports a physician’s First Amendment rights, a federal appeals court has overturned provisions of a Florida law that restricted...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/afp20170401p416.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...282 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 96, Number 5 ◆ September 1, 2017 Regulation, Competition Needed to Lower Drug Prices, Says Panel Health policy experts recently convened at a panel discus- sion on prescription drug affordability and innovation hosted by the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/afp20170901p282.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...February 1, 2017 ◆ Volume 95, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 143 AAFP Blasts Decision Granting APRNs Full Practice Authority in VA Facilities The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) spoke out against a final rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p143.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Volume 95, Number 10 ◆ May 15, 2017 VA Offers Funding for Residency Expansion The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must add as many as 1,500 graduate medical education residency positions by 2024, which could be beneficial for family medicine. The Veterans Access, Choice, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0515/afp20170515p614.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...August 1, 2016 ◆ Volume 94, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 195 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Medical Groups Urge Changes to Proposed MACRA Rule More than 100 medical organizations recently urged the Centers for Medicare and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0801/afp20160801p195.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...820 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 91, Number 12 ◆ June 15, 2015 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News CMS Encourages Physicians to Access User Accounts Prior to Computer System Update Participants in the federal government’s Physician...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/afp20150615p820.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...64 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 95, Number 2 ◆ January 15, 2017 Discussing Risks of Opioids May Reduce Likelihood of Misuse Patients whose physicians counsel them about the long- term risks of prescription opioid abuse are significantly less likely to save pills...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/afp20170115p64.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...282 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 91, Number 5 ◆ March 1, 2015 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News CMS to Revise Meaningful Use in 2015 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will make its...

American Family Physician

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

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 96, Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2017 AAFP, ABFM Team Up to Launch Unified CME Reporting Process The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) are teaming up to create a more seamless...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/afp20170801p154.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...October 15, 2016 ◆ Volume 94, Number 8 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 595 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News AAFP Presses Congress to Protect Primary Care Program Funding As members of Congress prepare federal appropriations for 2017, the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/afp20161015p595.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 92, Number 9 ◆ November 1, 2015 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News ABFM and AAFP Team Up to Help Family Physicians Transform Their Practices The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is one of 39 health care...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/afp20151101p762.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...760 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 96, Number 12 ◆ December 15, 2017 Legal Opinion Commissioned to Help Family Physicians Gain Hospital Privileges Family physicians who are struggling to gain hospi- tal privileges for which they are qualified have a new resource in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/afp20171215p760.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...1046 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 92, Number 12 ◆ December 15, 2015 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News No Pay Raise for Physicians in 2016, but Shift to Value-Based Pay Continues A promised 0.5% Medicare pay increase was effectively...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/afp20151215p1046.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...4 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 95, Number 1 ◆ January 1, 2017 AAFP: Don’t Add Subspecialists to USPSTF The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is urging Congress not to mandate the addition of subspe- cialist physicians and industry representatives to a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/afp20170101p4.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...72 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 90, Number 2 ◆ July 15, 2014 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News ONC Lays Out 10-Year Plan for Nation’s Health Information Technology Future The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/afp20140715p72.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...342 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 93, Number 5 ◆ March 1, 2016 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News Research Shows Complexity of Primary Care A recently published study of patients with diabetes mel- litus offers insight into the complex...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/afp20160301p342.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...74 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 91, Number 2 ◆ January 15, 2015 AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News ONC Researchers Search for Factors That Influence Physician EHR Adoption New research released by the Office of the National Coordinator...

American Family Physician

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