Aug 1, 2003 - The questions being asked in this case scenario can be consolidated into one, Should I continue as this patient's physician? An attorney's typical answer to such a query is often a cautious It depends. In this case, a more definite answer is appropriate: No.
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Applications for the AAFP Public Health Award, which honors members who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving public health, are being accepted until May 15.
The AAFP has added five new recommendations to its Choosing Wisely list, which highlights medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be medically unnecessary and should be discussed with patients.
The AAFP is offering a new livestreaming CME format for two upcoming musculoskeletal and sports care and two adult medicine courses. Each topic will be offered in two formats: six half-day sessions during a three-day event or one 90-minute session every week for 12 weeks.
In an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, the AAFP and 32 other medical organizations are arguing to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
View the new ACCME Standards that AAFP has adopted and will be implemented in January 2022.
The AAFP has released a set of principles dedicated to reducing the administrative burden on family physicians so they can spend more time caring for patients.
The AAFP responded to a CMS request for information with suggestions on refining one of the five new payment models the agency announced this spring.
The AAFP recently made recommendations to CMS on how to address specific issues with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D programs.
HPV vaccination rates have improved in recent years, but the AAFP says physicians and other health care professionals in rural areas, especially, need more education about the vaccine and its benefits
The AAFP recently sent HHS detailed suggestions to prevent a proposed HIPAA rule from increasing administrative complexity.
In written testimony to Congress, the AAFP recommended robust funding for a number of federal programs that are crucial to enhancing primary care's role in protecting health and preventing chronic illness nationwide.
The AAFP recently offered suggestions to the federal government on a draft document that lays out a plan to prioritize nationwide health IT
The AAFP recently gave the Department of Veterans Affairs feedback on a proposed rule that could affect physician payment, prior authorization and scope of practice.
In a recent letter, the AAFP offered the Biden administration recommendations on strengthening the primary care workforce.
The AAFP hosts annual advocacy-centered events to empower its members with the most up-to-date information on our most important issues.
In a July 24 letter, the AAFP lauded the Value in Health Care Act's support of value-based care models and accountable care organizations.
CMS announced retroactive increased payment for audio-only telemedicine that covers more services, a change the AAFP has been urging since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Learn about the AAFP's advocacy work around changes in health care coverage systems and processes, including changes to the ACA, CHIP, and more.
The AAFP supports access to basic health care services for all people that improves health outcomes via patient-centered, cost-effective care.
The AAFP's advocacy work around health information technology aims to improve communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies.
The AAFP advocates on behalf of family physicians in an increasingly complex legal environment, such as simplifying administrative burden and HIPAA.
Stay current on Medicare payment policies, APMs, and the AAFP's work to advocate for physician payment that does not add to administrative complexity.
The AAFP believes primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation, so we work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support it.
The AAFP advocates for primary care-centered public health and preventive medicine policies.