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

July 1, 2014 Graham

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 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

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