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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

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

Reducing Administrative Burden a Must

Administrative and regulatory burden is one of the top reasons independent practices close and is a leading cause of physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines key issues, such as prior authorizations, the Academy is...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/reducing_administrative_burden_a_must.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

I'm Listening: Part II

In a second In The Trenches blog post dedicated to responding to member feedback, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how the AAFP is addressing concerns about administrative burden.

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

Social Media Campaign Touts Family Medicine

Today, more than 250 family physicians and medical students are on Capitol Hill to talk with their representatives and senators about issues important to family physicians and their patients. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/social_media_campaign_touts_family.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

What You Need to Know About the 2018 QPP Proposed Rule

CMS has released the 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule, which recommends several changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Model. You could read that 1,058-page document, or you could check out 10 bullet points in this ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/what_you_need_to_know.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

Attention, Students: Six Thoughts Before Submitting Your Rank Order List

Rank order lists are due soon for those participating in the National Resident Matching Program. Stewart Decker, M.D., offers a few tips for students still pondering their options.

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

A Changing Climate Threatens Our Health

The health threats posed by climate change are alarming. Given the scope of the problem, everyone could potentially be affected -- and likely, many of us will be.

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

ACOG Confirms What FPs Know: Most Births Need Little Intervention

Robert Raspa, M.D., welcomed guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that says many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor.

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

Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income

Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income

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

Advocacy Improves Community Health Far Beyond Exam Room

Advocacy Improves Community Health Far Beyond Exam Room

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

A Day On the Hill: Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicare and More

A Day On the Hill: Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicare and More

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

Dedication to Lifelong Learning Reflects Specialty's Heritage

Dedication to Lifelong Learning Reflects Specialty's Heritage

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

Colonel's Request is Simple: Ask Patients if They Served in Military

Colonel's Request is Simple: Ask Patients if They Served in Military

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

Dear Payers: Unnecessary Visits Waste Patients' Time

Dear Payers: Unnecessary Visits Waste Patients' Time

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

Direct Primary Care Is a Sensible Workforce Solution

John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., writes that contrary to misconceptions, the direct primary care model is an ideal strategy to ensure our nation has a robust family medicine physician workforce in the long run.

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

Don't Let Implicit Bias Shape Physician Workforce -- or Patient Care

A study at Ohio State University College of Medicine revealed implicit white preference by the admissions committee. This is significant because black, Hispanic and American Indians and Alaska Natives are underrepresented among medical students. However, AAFP student Board member Lauren...

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

FP Recommendation Key to Boosting Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

FP Recommendation Key to Boosting Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

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

Help Students Cut Through the Bull: FPs Are in Demand

Subspecialists in academia have tried to steer students away from primary care for decades. John Cullen, M.D., writes that physician educators need new material because the demand for family medicine isn't going away.

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

Keep Calm and Carry On … Being a Family Physician

In this whale of a tale, John Cullen, M.D., writes that there is a moment of intense clarity during an emergency. That's vital for family physicians in remote locations.

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

Med Students, Schools Must Safeguard Peers' Mental Wellness

Med Students, Schools Must Safeguard Peers' Mental Wellness

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

Leaning on My Community for Resilience and Recovery

In the aftermath of two terrible local accidents, resident Stewart Decker, M.D., reflects on the importance of resilience and community.

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

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

Primary Care: Defending What it Means and What It's Worth

Primary Care: Defending What it Means and What It's Worth

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

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

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

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

Sorry, You're Not Sick Enough: Approach to Hep C Defies Logic

Adequate screening and earlier treatment of hepatitis C infection would curb the spread of disease, ease suffering and reduce long-term health care costs.

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

Teamwork Key to Improving Quality of Care

Teamwork Key to Improving Quality of Care

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

Reflecting on 70 Years of Leadership and Innovation

Seventy years ago this month, general practitioners from across the United States joined forces to form a national organization that eventually became the AAFP.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/reflecting_on_70_years_of.html

U.S. Needs More Than Baby Steps on Paid Maternity Leave

U.S. Needs More Than Baby Steps on Paid Maternity Leave

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

What's in a Name? Annual Exam Jargon Causes Confusion

The abundance of terminology related to annual exams can be confusing for patients and even physicians. Lynne Lillie, M.D., breaks down what should be included in various types of exams and how to get paid for each of them.

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

Relationships Are a Critical Part of Building Medical Homes

Relationships Are a Critical Part of Building Medical Homes

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

Two Common-sense Interventions Could Prevent Gun-related Deaths

Gun control is controversial. Stewart Decker, M.D., writes that two specific interventions to prevent gun-related violence shouldn't be.

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

DTC Tests Raise Questions Among Patients, Physicians

With so many questions about the risks and benefits of direct-to-consumer genetic tests that are hitting the market, we asked two of our new physician bloggers for their insights.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180329fp-dtctests.html

Acting on Our Convictions: Court Ruling Shows Need to Stand Up for Evidence-based Care

Acting on Our Convictions: Court Ruling Shows Need to Stand Up for Evidence-based Care

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/acting_on_our_convictions_court.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

Can Physicians Save Patients From Violent Deaths?

Can Physicians Save Patients From Violent Deaths?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/can_physicians_save_patients_from.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

Cloudy With a Chance of Misdiagnosis

Cloudy With a Chance of Misdiagnosis

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/cloudy_with_a_chance_of.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.

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

Change Isn't Optional, but Making Progress Is

Change Isn't Optional, but Making Progress Is

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

Choose Well: Helping Patients Act on Their Choices Reminds Us to Do the Same

Choose Well: Helping Patients Act on Their Choices Reminds Us to Do the Same

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

Doctor or Patient? Who Owns Medical Records?

Doctor or Patient? Who Owns Medical Records?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/doctor_or_patient_who_owns.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

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

Cut the Jargon and Let Patients Hear What You're Saying

Cut the Jargon and Let Patients Hear What You're Saying

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

Do No Harm: When Is a Physician Too Sick to Work?

Do No Harm: When Is a Physician Too Sick to Work?

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

Family Medicine: Make It What You Want

Family Medicine: Make It What You Want

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

Fresh Perspectives Offers Platform for New-to-Practice Physicians

Fresh Perspectives Offers Platform for New-to-Practice Physicians

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

Don't Throw Away Your Shot to Make the World Better

What can physicians learn from a Broadway musical? Gerry Tolbert, M.D., writes that Hamilton provides some important lessons about language and being willing to take a stand.

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

Global Health Offers Unparalleled Opportunity to Learn While Helping Patients

Global Health Offers Unparalleled Opportunity to Learn While Helping Patients

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

Help Wanted: Swelling Med School Enrollments Boost Need for Preceptors

Help Wanted: Swelling Med School Enrollments Boost Need for Preceptors

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

Here's Why New Physicians Should Care About Global Health

Here's Why New Physicians Should Care About Global Health

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

Here to Help: Launching Free Clinic Is Culmination of a Dream

Here to Help: Launching Free Clinic Is Culmination of a Dream

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

How Long Should It Take to Train a Family Physician?

How Long Should It Take to Train a Family Physician?

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

Home Grown: South Carolina Schools Work Together to Address Primary Care Shortage

Home Grown: South Carolina Schools Work Together to Address Primary Care Shortage

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/home_grown_south_carolina_schools.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

Is Your Stethoscope Making Patients Sick?

Is Your Stethoscope Making Patients Sick?

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

I Filled My Prescription Against Burnout at the Gym

Getting in tune with your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is key to treating burnout. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes that she did all three at her local gym.

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

High Costs (and Profits) of Prescription Drugs Make Me Sick

High Costs (and Profits) of Prescription Drugs Make Me Sick

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

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

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

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

I'm Standing Up for Direct Primary Care

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., knows legislators won't significantly improve our health care system on their own. Success requires persistent grassroots advocacy, and family physicians need to be a part of that.

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

I Referred My Patients to Subspecialists; So Why Did They See NPs?

Barriers abound when rural patients are referred to subspecialty care. Kimberly Becher, M.D., says a new trend is making it even more challenging.

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

Key to Boosting Access Is Expanding the Pipeline

Key to Boosting Access Is Expanding the Pipeline

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

Latest Study of Resident Work Restrictions Doesn't Settle Debate

Latest Study of Resident Work Restrictions Doesn't Settle Debate

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

Media's Focus on Dietary Cholesterol Masks Bigger News

Media's Focus on Dietary Cholesterol Masks Bigger News

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

Moving On: Why My First Job Won't Be My Last

Moving On: Why My First Job Won't Be My Last

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

Oh, Baby! What Happens When a Family Physician's Family Expands?

Oh, Baby! What Happens When a Family Physician's Family Expands?

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

Locum Tenens Work Offers Freedom, Control

Locum Tenens Work Offers Freedom, Control

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

Overcoming the Slings and Arrows: How Humor Can Save Us

Overcoming the Slings and Arrows: How Humor Can Save Us

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/overcoming_the_slings_and_arrows.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

New Gadgets Show Promise for Future of Medicine

New Gadgets Show Promise for Future of Medicine

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

Power of Diagnosis: Delivering Bad News Is Just the Beginning

Telling patients they have HIV infection is hard. Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., writes that helping patients understand they can live life with a serious illness can be even more difficult.

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

Out of Control: What I Learned From 36 Hours in Labor

Physicians like to be in control in health care settings, but Beth Oller, M.D., says doctors -- like all patients -- relinquish much control when they are admitted to a hospital.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/out_of_control_what_i.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

Put the iPad Down: Find Ways to Cut Back on Screen Time

Put the iPad Down: Find Ways to Cut Back on Screen Time

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

What You Didn't Learn in Medical School: Prescribing a Dose of Yourself

What You Didn't Learn in Medical School: Prescribing a Dose of Yourself

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Primary Care Needs -- and Deserves -- More Research Dollars

More research is needed in primary care, but proposed federal budget cuts threaten to make evidence-based resources and guidelines even harder to come by.

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

The EHR Conundrum: How We Got Here, How to Change It

The EHR Conundrum: How We Got Here, How to Change It

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Reflections on Surviving a Malpractice Case

Reflections on Surviving a Malpractice Case

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

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

'Tis the Season: For Us, Holidays Mix Sacrifice, Blessings

'Tis the Season: For Us, Holidays Mix Sacrifice, Blessings

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

What to Do When Experienced Colleague Is Wrong? Speak Up

Young physicians often defer to more experienced colleagues when there are differing opinions. The problem, Peter Rippey, M.D., writes is that sometimes the more experienced physician is wrong.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/what_happens_when_experienced_colleague.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

Questions About DPC? FMX Sessions Offer Answers

Questions About DPC? FMX Sessions Offer Answers

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

AAFP Delegation Gives Family Medicine Voice at AMA Meeting

The AMA House of Delegates met last week in Chicago to discuss and debate policies aimed at improving our health care system. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update from the perspective of the Academy's delegation.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_delegation_gives_family_medicine.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 ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Go Ahead, I'm Listening

From your comments on AAFP News stories and blog posts to responses to annual surveys, the Academy is listening. Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how to make your voice heard.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/go_ahead_i_m_listening.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 ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/crunch_time_for_congress_key.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 : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

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