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Private Practice Has Its Rewards, Challenges

Private Practice Has Its Rewards, Challenges

AAFP News : Blogs

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

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

Scientific Assembly Gets High Marks From FPs, But Can We Do Better?

Scientific Assembly Gets High Marks From FPs, But Can We Do Better?

AAFP News : Blogs

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

Massachusetts Group Calls Physician Burnout Public Health Crisis

Four health care groups recently published a report that labels physician burnout a full-blown public health crisis and suggests steps that can be taken to reach short-, medium- and long-term solutions.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20190208burnoutcrisis.html

Federal Budget Deal Brings Wins for Family Medicine

The Bipartisan Budget Act brings needed support for many AAFP priorities that will help family physicians and the nearly 200 million patients they care for.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180213federalbudget.html

Better EHRs Vital to Value-based Care, AAFP Tells ONC

The AAFP's latest feedback to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT about electronic health record interoperability addressed real-world clinical challenges.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190204oncletter.html

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

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.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

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

Questions About Telehealth? Get Answers in Upcoming Webinar

Whether you’re in a solo or small practice trying to grow a sustainable telehealth operation, or you’ve been tasked with leading telehealth efforts in your large practice, an upcoming AAFP webinar can give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your practice and ...

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201125telehealthwebinar.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 : Blogs

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

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

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

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

AAFP News : Blogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Challenges, Hope for Small Practices and PCMH

Challenges, Hope for Small Practices and PCMH

AAFP News : Blogs

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

Family Medicine: The Force Awakens

Family Medicine: The Force Awakens

AAFP News : Blogs

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

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

AAFP News : Blogs

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

On the Hill

On the Hill

AAFP News : Blogs

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

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

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

AAFP News : Blogs

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

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

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

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

AAFP News : Blogs

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

The Joys -- and Advantages -- of Solo Practice

The Joys -- and Advantages -- of Solo Practice

AAFP News : Blogs

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

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