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2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to the CMS 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule



...efforts that oppose legislation that imposes on abortion providers unnecessary requirements that infringe on the practice of evidence-based medicine, and be it further RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose national legislation that imposes unnecessary...


2015 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Advocacy

...9 10 WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 17,721 deaths in 11 2011 from Hepatitis C, which exceeds the number of deaths from HIV, and 12 13 WHEREAS, the CDC and the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend 14 performing a onetime...


2015 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Education

...2. Resolution No. 2002 Additional Resources for Community-Based Family Medicine GME Programs 3. Resolution No. 2003 Internationally Funded Residency Slots in U.S. Residency Programs 4. Resolution No. 2004 Updating Colon Cancer Screening 5. Resolution No. 2005 Physicians...



...Commission members acknowledged that the AAFP continues to seek ways for these payers to do more to attract and support family medicine practices, especially those in rural settings and in urban underserved areas and agreed to reaffirm the resolution as being addressed through the...


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

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Impact ACOs' Ability to Succeed

The AAFP has asked for changes to a CMS interim final rule regarding 2017 disasters and accountable care organization policies.

2018-2019 Influenza Vaccine Is Effective, Says CDC

On Feb. 15, the CDC released a pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that offer interim information on the 2018-2019 influenza season and address this season's flu vaccine effectiveness.

2019 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Is Coming Soon

Active AAFP and resident members will soon have an opportunity to tell the Academy what they think about being a member and what the AAFP can do to best serve the needs of members and drive the specialty forward.

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

2020 National Conference Virtual FAQs

...You will receive a registration confirmation email with your registrant ID number. How do I log into the National Conference virtual platform? View this page for specific platform access instructions. How do I update my profile? For instructions on how to update...


2020 National Residency Match Program Results: Where Does Family Medicine Stand and ...

Aug 15, 2020 - Although overshadowed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, results of the 2020 National Residency Match Program (The Match) are in.

American Family Physician : Editorials

2020 Student and Resident Leadership Activities

...• Issues worked on: Advocated for reproductive rights, increased training opportunities in LGTBQ healthcare, elimination of race-based medicine, and resident work hours • Leadership skill developed: Finding my voice and in a room full of physicians with much more experience than...


2021 E/M Payment Boost Intact, Academy Reports

An AAFP summary of CMS' proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule confirms that the increase in payment to family physicians announced last year is still set to begin in 2021.


...T argeted use of hepatitis A vaccines in the United States since 1995 has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of reported cases of hepatitis A, from 32,000 in 1990 to 7,700 in 2003,1 with most of the decrease occurring in children.2 As a result of this trend and new...

American Family Physician


...of Adults with Mental Retardation CHRISTOPHER D. PRATER, M.D., and ROBERT G. ZYLSTRA, ED.D., L.C.S.W. University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee A pproximately 1 percent of the gen- eral population has mental retar- dation.1 The U.S....

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...Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois PETER P. LOPEZ, M.D., DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida E pithelial tumors of the esophagus (i.e., squamous cell and adenocar- cinoma) are responsible...

American Family Physician


...2196 American Family Physician Volume 73, Number 12 June 15, 2006 Hip Fracture fatal PE is 1.4 to 7.5 percent.6 The effectiveness of several drug treatments (e.g., heparinoids, fondaparinux [Arix- tra], warfarin [Coumadin], antiplatelet agents) for the...

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21st Century Medicine, 20th Century People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Sometimes technology isn't the problem.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

28sixt.pdf husband and I moved from the coast of Virginia to a small town in North Carolina to hang out our shingle and dive into the business of medicine. We selected a growing, rural town that was close to urban areas but still deeply underserved by physicians. Within a month, both of us...

Family Practice Management

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...applies only to the categories of evaluation and management (E/M) services titled Office or Other Outpatient Services and Preventive Medicine Services, but as a family physician, most of the codes you sub- mit fall into these categories, and the defini- tion is hard to incorporate...

Family Practice Management


...for Musculoskeletal Conditions JOCELYN R. GRAVLEE, M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida DANIEL J. VAN DURME, M.D., Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida F amily physicians often must make decisions regarding the use of...

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...JENNIFER LEISER, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah S erious mental illness (i.e., schizo- phrenia, nonaffective psychotic dis- orders, bipolar spectrum disorders, substance dependence, and suicidal- ity) affects 6 percent of adults in the United...

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...Amblyopia NIPA R. DOSHI, M.D., and MARIA LOURDES F. RODRIGUEZ, M.D. Drexel University College of Medicine, Warminster, Pennsylvania A mblyopia, often called lazy eye, is a decrease in visual acuity resulting from abnormal visual development in infancy and early childhood. The...

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