...MD, MPH, MBS Ian Coker, DO Sunrise FGME Consortium at Midwestern University - Southern Hills Hospital FMR Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Las Vegas, NV Chandler, AZ Class of 2020 Class of 2020 Resident Reflection Over the last year, I have been humbled to represent...
In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.
...December 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 82, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1315 AAFP Helped Spur CMS’ Final Rule in Favor of Primary Care Bonus Program The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed its implementation rules for the Medicare Primary Care...
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The AAFP called on Congress to bolster primary care as legislators write the bills for the American Rescue Plan.
Academy members have exclusive access to watch the award-winning documentary Power to Heal, which will be the subject of a Virtual Town Hall on health equity on March 10.
The Academy recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the 2020 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules developed by the ACIP to all active members.
The AAFP is mailing all active and resident family physician members full-color laminated copies of the 2019 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules.
...be $36.0896. Based on CMS’ final rule, there would be no change in total Medicare allowed charges for family medicine in 2020, but total allowed charges for family medicine would increase 12% in 2021. Evaluation and Management In 2019 rulemaking, CMS finalized changes to simplify...
...• Retain 5 levels of coding for established patients; • Reduce the number of levels to 4 for office/outpatient E/M visits for new patients; • Revise the times and medical decision-making process for all office-based E/M codes and require performance of history and exam only as...
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AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'
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The AAFP has partnered with CMS and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation on a project to better predict health outcomes and improve health care quality through artificial intelligence.
Dozens of professional medical organizations -- including the AAFP and the New Jersey AFP -- recently signed a letter urging two health insurance companies to reconsider an unfair coding policy.
The AAFP and four other physician organizations warned that a proposed change to the so-called public charge rule would endanger patients and their communities, and increase costs to the health system and taxpayers.
Aug 1, 2008 - ...In an effort to reach out to the international family-medicine community and other health care professionals in developing countries, the AAFP has arranged to make the journals available through the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI), a public-private...
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In a Jan. 8 letter, the AAFP outlined its legislative priorities to the 117th Congress, including ensuring health care access, strengthening the primary care workforce, promoting health equity, increasing primary care payment and preserving telehealth expansion.
A recent AAFP letter to CMS expresses concerns with portions of a proposed rule that would increase the financial burden on in-office laboratories, possibly forcing the closure of those that are operating on already thin margins.
...debate, in part, because of the complexity of care family physicians provide and the fact that the number and intricacy of conditions, complaints, and diseases seen in family medicine is far greater than those seen by https://www.hindawi.com/journals/scientifica/2012/432892/...
...Understanding family medicine’s potential role to improve pregnancy related health outcomes, the AAFP established a maternal health taskforce in 2018. The Academy’s programmatic and legislative priorities include retaining obstetric care professionals, supporting maternity care...
...framework as proposed in the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2019 (HR 2915), which would allow expansion in the number of residents trained from 728 to 900. The benefits of primary care access are well-understood. For example, states with higher ratios...
...the patients’ deductible. The AAFP supports this policy. We urge the inclusion of policies to reduce hospital admissions by increasing the number of primary care visits for patients with high deductible health plan (HDHPs), defined as any plan with a deductible of at least $1,350...
...all contribute to a more accessible and robust primary care delivery system. Combined, they stand to significantly increase the number of primary care physicians trained and practicing in areas that need them the most. The committee’s program extensions will provide critical program...
AAFP letter to CMS opposing provisions of 2015 proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.
...practicing under one or more of the following Physician Specialty Codes: 01 General Practice; 08 Family Medicine; 11 Internal Medicine; 37 Pediatric Medicine; and 38 Geriatric Medicine. o Patients would designate their primary care physician and that physician would be the site...
...Higher premiums threaten the viability of some rural hospitals and make it difficult for rural areas to recruit or retain an adequate number and mix of physicians. Through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), the federal government offers a way for certain rural health centers to...