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Team-based Care Aids Response to Pain Crisis

Thousands of patients with chronic pain needed help after several pain clinics in Washington closed this summer. Helen Gray, M.D., writes that a team-based approached, including working with clinical pharmacists and registered nurses who serve as care managers, allowed her practice to ...

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

FPs Are There for Patients in Wake of Disaster

Hurricane Matthew recently claimed the lives of at least 25 people in North Carolina. Total damage to homes and businesses (including more than 100,000 damaged structures), as well as to crops in the state, is estimated at $1.5 billion. In the storm's aftermath, Mott Blair, M.D., ...

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

MACRA 101: What You Need to Know

On October 14, CMS released the final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes what family physicians need to know about MACRA.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/macra_101_what_you_need.html

Prescribing for Opioid Addiction Is My Responsibility

Federal law requires physicians to pass an eight-hour course and apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., explains why he thinks it's a worthwhile investment.

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

Could Self Care or Telehealth Curb Overuse of Health Care?

More Americans now have health insurance, but there is a still a physician shortage. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., ponders solutions to overconsumption of health care.

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

Will You Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes?

Whether you live in an area that is vulnerable to hurricanes or other natural disasters, there are steps family physicians can take to help patients and families, as well as their own practices and communities, prepare for the worst.

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

Donald or Hillary? How Choice Affects Health Care

Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both have expressed commitments to addressing the nation's opioid epidemic as well as support for improved access to mental health services and improve access to care for veterans. But the presidential candidates split -- widely -- on their ...

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

Despite Flaws, Potential Vast for Health IT

Carl Olden, M.D., writes that new payment models and delegating documentation work may be keys to getting the most value out of electronic health records.

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

Unreasonable Drug Prices Force Patients to Skip Meds

AAFP officers are in Washington this week to address many issues of concern to primary care, including skyrocketing prescription drug prices.

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

Patient Preference, Priorities Should Matter

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that the latest book by Atul Gawande, M.D., reinforces what she practices: Patients' priorities must be considered in care decisions.

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

Mental Health Resources Lacking in Opioid Crisis Fight

At a time when opioid abuse is skyrocketing, mental health resources needed to address the epidemic are in short supply, writes Gerry Tolbert, M.D.

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

Meeting With Mentor Underscores Importance of Relationships

A meeting with the mentor who introduced her to family medicine nearly 40 years ago highlighted a week that left Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., feeling like she had been immunized against burnout.

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

AAFP Advocacy on MACRA Implementation Paying Off

CMS recently announced a Pick Your Pace plan that would provide greater flexibility for physicians regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the options outlined by CMS ...

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

Encouragement Is Key to Developing Physician Leaders

Newly installed AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., reflects on his path to leadership and urges others not only to join him, but to mentor and encourage others to follow.

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

Community Response to Disaster Shows Beauty of Rural Practice

An epic flood ravaged her town, but what Kimberly Becher, M.D., remembers most are the selfless acts of kindness that helped her patients put their lives back together.

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

Death in the Family: It's OK to Let Go

Relatives often turn to physicians with medical questions. Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., addresses the difficulty of providing insight and comfort when a family member is dying.

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

Crunch Time for Congress: Key Health Issues Unresolved

As time runs out on the current Congress, the AAFP is closely monitoring legislation that would affect key health care programs and issues, including funding to address the Zika virus outbreak. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains.

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

Our Country Is Hungry for the Message of Family Medicine

After more than 200 days on the road, AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., reflects on a whirlwind of meetings with legislators, policymakers, payers, media and medical students.

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

What I Know Now, and What Lies Ahead

After six years of service on the AAFP Board of Directors, Robert Wergin, M.D., reflects on lessons learned and what the future might hold for family medicine.

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

Physicians, Wellness Should Begin With Us

Venis Wilder, M.D., writes that when physicians neglect their own needs, their ability to care for others suffers, as well.

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

Help Patients Conquer Obesity With Education, Empathy -- Not Shame

Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. How physicians broach the subject with these patients may determine whether or not they can help.

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

Academy Offering Tools for Chronic Care Management

When it comes to chronic care management, payers are undervaluing the service by nearly $12 per patient per month. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin details the findings of the Academy's new brief on chronic care management and ...

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

Family Physicians Can Cut Unnecessary Surgeries

Robust clinical trials demonstrate relevant outcomes of various surgeries. Does a surgery extend a patient's life? Does the surgery decrease a patient's pain? Does it improve the patient's quality of life? Answering these questions, along with weighing risks and other treatment options,...

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

Right Thing to Do: Making the Case for Drug Pricing Transparency

Vermont recently became the first state to require drug manufacturers to justify large price increases. Will any other states -- or the federal government -- follow?

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

Everyday Heroes: What We Do Today Saves Lives Tomorrow

Through detection, prevention and careful health management, primary care physicians save countless lives each day with little drama or fanfare.

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

AAFP Delivering on Maternity Care Training, Resources

In many rural communities, family physicians are the only maternity care providers. The AAFP provides training and support members need to play this vital role.

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

CPC+ Holds Plenty of Potential for FPs

The CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program (CPC+) may bring great benefit to family physicians. AAFP Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that realizing that potential requires a high number of family physicians apply to the program ...

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

Swing and a Miss: Do Quality Measures Have Dubious Value?

With trends pointing to an emphasis on team-based care, Kyle Jones, M.D., questions the rationale for quality measures that focus on individual physicians.

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

Men's Health Campaign Offers Opportunity to Tout Family Medicine

A report on men's health the AAFP released on Aug. 9 gave Academy leaders an opportunity to tell the media about the importance of having a family physician. Two AAFP officers conducted interviews with 39 media outlets in less than six hours.

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

What You Need to Know on Path Through Residency and Beyond

The transition from resident to new physician can be challenging. Our new-to-practice physician bloggers offer advice for those who will follow them.

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

Fee Schedule Reflects CMS Efforts to Support Primary Care

The proposed rule for the 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule includes several updates to payment policies that would benefit family physicians. But CMS can-and should-do more to support primary care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin...

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

FMX Offers Something for Every Family Physician

The AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) offers physicians the ability to earn an entire year's worth of CME, a jam-packed expo hall, and abundant social and networking opportunities.

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

Artful Communication of Evidence Can Overcome Anecdotal Fears

Patients and physicians think about diagnosis and treatment in very different ways. It's up to us to clearly communicate why and how we follow the evidence.

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

Bringing a Small Town Approach to Urban Practice

Whether urban or rural, every patient needs a primary care physician and open lines of communication with that physician.

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

Singing the Praises of a Pharma-free Practice

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., explains how and why her practice took steps to eliminate pharmaceutical industry influence in a bid to avoid bias in prescribing.

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

No Summer Break for AAFP Advocacy Efforts

Summer vacation? Hardly. The AAFP has been tracking and working on a number of important issues, including opioid abuse, mental health, the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, and more. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and ...

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

Leveling the Playing Field: AAFP Tackles Flu Vaccine Supply Issues

Family physicians often receive their flu vaccine weeks after retail clinics get theirs. The AAFP is talking with vaccine manufacturers and other stakeholders to resolve the disparity.

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

Prior Authorization Call Shows Inefficiency, Absurdity of Process

Family physicians waste hours each and every week on prior authorizations. Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., recorded one such call to illustrate the inefficiency of the process.

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

Support, Flexibility at Home, Work Vital to Success in Rural Practice

Support, Flexibility at Home, Work Vital to Success in Rural Practice

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

Try PROBE Tool to Help Stave Off Burnout

Try PROBE Tool to Help Stave Off Burnout

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

Breaking Point Offers Med Students Chance to Grow

Breaking Point Offers Med Students Chance to Grow

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/breaking_point_offers_med_students.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 ...

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

Stranded Patients, Lost Meds Are Just the Beginning of Flood Disaster

Stranded Patients, Lost Meds Are Just the Beginning of Flood Disaster

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

Clinical Case Managers Improve Chronic Care Outcomes

Clinical Case Managers Improve Chronic Care Outcomes

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

Give Back: Making a Plea for Family Medicine Preceptors

Give Back: Making a Plea for Family Medicine Preceptors

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

AAFP Award for Excellence in GME: And the Winners Are …

AAFP Award for Excellence in GME: And the Winners Are …

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

AAFP Showing Strong Support for DPC

The direct primary care model (DPC) is a patient-centered model that eliminates much of the administrative burden associated with modern primary care practice. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights how the Academy is supporting ...

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

FP Salaries Increasing, But How Much?

FP Salaries Increasing, But How Much?

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

Arrival of Superbug Highlights Need for New Antibiotics, New Approach

Arrival of Superbug Highlights Need for New Antibiotics, New Approach

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

Time for Congress to End 20-year Ban on Gun Research

Time for Congress to End 20-year Ban on Gun Research

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

Catching a Dream: Participating in Leadership Keeps 'Goblins' at Bay

Catching a Dream: Participating in Leadership Keeps 'Goblins' at Bay

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

AAFP Offering Resources, Support for Small Practices

Solo and small practices often outperform larger practices in evaluations, but the once dominant practice models have seen their numbers decline dramatically. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some resources and ...

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

Paging Dr. Mom: Becoming a Parent Made Me a Better Physician

Paging Dr. Mom: Becoming a Parent Made Me a Better Physician

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

Diagnosis Dangerous: What Do You Do When a Patient is Armed, Hostile?

Diagnosis Dangerous: What Do You Do When a Patient is Armed, Hostile?

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

We're Getting the Media to Spread the Word About Family Medicine

We're Getting the Media to Spread the Word About Family Medicine

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

Why You Should Apply for CPC+ Program

This summer, CMS will select 5,000 practices to participate in the new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines why the Academy is urging family physicians to apply for a program that ...

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

How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?

How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?

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

Let's All Commit to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic

Let's All Commit to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic

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

Can Mindfulness Meditation Deliver Us From Burnout?

Can Mindfulness Meditation Deliver Us From Burnout?

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

Six Lessons From Six Months as Medical Director

Six Lessons From Six Months as Medical Director

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

MACRA Is Coming; the AAFP Has Resources to Help

The AAFP recently launched a campaign to help family physicians prepare for the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA). AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some key resources that will help you start the process ...

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

If We Fail to Recognize Our Own Bias, We Fail Patients

If We Fail to Recognize Our Own Bias, We Fail Patients

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

FPs Can Be Trusted Guides When the Dying Don't Specify Wishes

FPs Can Be Trusted Guides When the Dying Don't Specify Wishes

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

Insurance Hurdles Add Challenge to Treating Pain

Insurance Hurdles Add Challenge to Treating Pain

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

Keeping a Promise to Share What I Know

Keeping a Promise to Share What I Know

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

Teaching Health Centers Key to Solving FP Shortage

Teaching health centers are a hidden gem in graduate medical education. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin makes the case that the training model deserves greater investment to develop more primary care physicians for underserved areas.

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

FPs Are 'Soldiers in Field' Against Outbreaks

FPs Are 'Soldiers in Field' Against Outbreaks

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

Ah, Nuts: Is Kellogg's Putting Consumers at Risk by Adding Allergen to Food?

Ah, Nuts: Is Kellogg's Putting Consumers at Risk by Adding Allergen to Food?

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

Seeing the Diseases Vaccines Prevent Illustrates Importance of Immunizations

Seeing the Diseases Vaccines Prevent Illustrates Importance of Immunizations

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

Family Medicine's Role in Strengthening Public Health

National Public Health Week recently concluded. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the vital link between public health and primary care.

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

Does Prevention Save Money? That's the Wrong Question

Does Prevention Save Money? That's the Wrong Question

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

Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

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

Shutting Rural Labor and Delivery Units Threatens Access, Health

Shutting Rural Labor and Delivery Units Threatens Access, Health

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

Women in Leadership Build Support for Other Female Physicians

Women in Leadership Build Support for Other Female Physicians

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

So Long, New York, You Were Exactly the Trial This New FP Needed

So Long, New York, You Were Exactly the Trial This New FP Needed

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

Finally, Alignment of Meaningful Quality Measures May be Reality

The AAFP, CMS, and other stakeholders recently released the Core Measure Set for Primary Care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains how the new alignment of quality measures should reduce administrative burden on primary care ...

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

Thoughts on Empathy Under the Northern Lights

Thoughts on Empathy Under the Northern Lights

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

Meet the Press: Why Working With the Media Makes Sense

Meet the Press: Why Working With the Media Makes Sense

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

Here's My Number, Call Me (Maybe)

Here's My Number, Call Me (Maybe)

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

Lessons Learned From the Match

Lessons Learned From the Match

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

Fake Teen Doc Reflects Need for Real Minority Physicians

Fake Teen Doc Reflects Need for Real Minority Physicians

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

APMs: A Primer on the New Payment Model

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act established two distinct payment systems for physicians. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an introduction to Alternative Payment Models.

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

FPs Must Demystify Colorectal Cancer Screening

FPs Must Demystify Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

Barriers to Care Persist for GLBT Patients

Barriers to Care Persist for GLBT Patients

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

E-prescribing Holds Potential to Curb Opioid Abuse

E-prescribing Holds Potential to Curb Opioid Abuse

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

Leadership Conference Gives Voice to Family Physicians

Leadership Conference Gives Voice to Family Physicians

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

Teaching Abroad Helps Grow Family of Family Medicine

Teaching Abroad Helps Grow Family of Family Medicine

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

HHS Program Offers Free Practice Transformation Support

The Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative will bring free practice improvement support, coaching, and training to more than 140,000 clinicians. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the initiative's Practice Transformation ...

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

Finding Right Fit Key to Match Process

Finding Right Fit Key to Match Process

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

FPs May Be Best Advocates for Housing Challenges

FPs May Be Best Advocates for Housing Challenges

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

Let's Shine a Light on Black Contributions to Medicine

Let's Shine a Light on Black Contributions to Medicine

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

Report: PCMH Improves Quality, Reduces Cost

A recently published report found that advanced primary care practices built on the principles of the patient-centered medical home improve quality and reduce the cost of health care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details.

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

Discovering a Brave New World of Medical Scribing

Discovering a Brave New World of Medical Scribing

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/discovering_a_brave_new_world1.html

A Primary Care Approach to Curbing Dangerous Teen Trends

A Primary Care Approach to Curbing Dangerous Teen Trends

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

Get the Candidates Talking About Family Medicine Issues

Get the Candidates Talking About Family Medicine Issues

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

Family Medicine: The Force Awakens

Family Medicine: The Force Awakens

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

MIPS: A Primer on the New Payment Model

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act established two distinct payment systems for physicians. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an introduction to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

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

Win-Win? Cardiology Project Could Benefit Patients, FPs

Win-Win? Cardiology Project Could Benefit Patients, FPs

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

In Family Medicine, Sometimes the Hoofbeats Are Zebras

In Family Medicine, Sometimes the Hoofbeats Are Zebras

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

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