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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.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_advocacy_agenda_four_things.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

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

Helicopter Parents Need to Know When to Land in Waiting Room

Helicopter Parents Need to Know When to Land in Waiting Room

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

Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

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

Looking for a Hero: Kids Need Medical Role Models

Looking for a Hero: Kids Need Medical Role Models

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

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_election_dates_to_remember.html

End of Medicare Bonuses Underlines Need for New Payment Models

End of Medicare Bonuses Underlines Need for New Payment Models

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

Family Physicians Can Help When Holidays Aren't Merry

Family Physicians Can Help When Holidays Aren't Merry

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

Poll: Drug Costs Top List of Public's Health Care Concerns

According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, a wide majority of Americans are concerned about the high cost of many prescription drugs and think government action is needed to address the problem. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn ...

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

Government Hears From FPs on Opioid Abuse Crisis

Government Hears From FPs on Opioid Abuse Crisis

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

At the Crux of Art and Science: I'm a Family Physician

At the Crux of Art and Science: I'm a Family Physician

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

Seeking Solutions to Gun Violence at the Scene of the Crime

Seeking Solutions to Gun Violence at the Scene of the Crime

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

A Food Desert Reveals Much About Health -- and Community

A Food Desert Reveals Much About Health -- and Community

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

Barriers Hindering Use of Telemedicine

Family physicians see promise in telemedicine, but numerous barriers -- including payment issues -- impede the technology's adoption. 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/barriers_hindering_use_of_telemedicine.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

Stillbirths: Mourning the Children I Never Got to Know

Stillbirths: Mourning the Children I Never Got to Know

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

Tales From the Road: Giving Thanks for Family Medicine

Tales From the Road: Giving Thanks for Family Medicine

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

Moving On: Finding the Right Job Worth the Effort

Moving On: Finding the Right Job Worth the Effort

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

Maximizing MACRA for Family Medicine

CMS asked for information regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and the AAFP replied with a 53-page response to the agency's 126 questions. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how the Academy is ...

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

They're (Usually) Not Doctors, but They Play Them on TV

They're (Usually) Not Doctors, but They Play Them on TV

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

AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

AAFP to Congress: Primary Care Plays Vital Role in Mental Health

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

Beat the PQRS Deadline, Avoid 2 Percent Medicare Cut

CMS has extended the 2014 informal review period for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) to Nov. 23. Physicians who participate in the Medicare fee-for-service program, the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, PQRS group practice reporting option, or an accountable care ...

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

30-hour Shifts? Only If It Makes Us Better Physicians

30-hour Shifts? Only If It Makes Us Better Physicians

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/30_hour_shifts_only_if.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

Digging Out of Medical School Debt

Digging Out of Medical School Debt

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

Surrounded by Ghosts: Wisdom Gained From Patients Past

Surrounded by Ghosts: Wisdom Gained From Patients Past

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

Whack the 'WAC'

The growing administrative burden on physicians is hampering patient care and fueling physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the Academy's efforts to address problems with the meaningful use program and to end ...

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

'Stop the Bleed' Aims to Turn Bystanders into 'By-doers'

'Stop the Bleed' Aims to Turn Bystanders into 'By-doers'

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

Strength in Numbers: Teamwork Prevails in Face of Disaster

Strength in Numbers: Teamwork Prevails in Face of Disaster

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

Prescription for Pain? Important Questions Patients Should Ask

Prescription for Pain? Important Questions Patients Should Ask

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

Fewer, Not More, Vaccine Exemptions Needed

Fewer, Not More, Vaccine Exemptions Needed

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

Support the Primary Care Caucus

For the first time, there is a congressional caucus focused on primary care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how family physicians can show their support for the Primary Care Caucus.

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

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

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

Medical Students, We're Only Looking for the Best

Medical Students, We're Only Looking for the Best

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

Ready Or Not, ICD-10 is Here

ICD-10 will be implemented this week. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the Academy’s resources related to that change. He also offers an update on a bill intended to reform meaningful use (and how you can help).

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/ready_or_not_icd_10.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

Practice Perspective: Patient Stories Get Attention of Media, Policymakers

Practice Perspective: Patient Stories Get Attention of Media, Policymakers

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

Eye on the Ball: Overreliance on EHRs Can Bring Disaster

Eye on the Ball: Overreliance on EHRs Can Bring Disaster

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

Medicine, Media and the Need for a Physician's Perspective

Medicine, Media and the Need for a Physician's Perspective

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

Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

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

AAFP's Annual Meeting Offers Plenty to 'Experience' in Denver

Thousands of family physicians will gather two weeks from today in Denver for an opportunity to learn, network, and have fun at the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience (FMX). AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some of what is to come ...

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

Information Overload: New Gadgets Provide More Data, What Else?

Information Overload: New Gadgets Provide More Data, What Else?

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

Royal Pain: Team's Chickenpox Incident Offers Lesson for Patients

Royal Pain: Team's Chickenpox Incident Offers Lesson for Patients

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

In an Emergency, Family Physicians Have it Covered

In an Emergency, Family Physicians Have it Covered

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

Hit the Pause Button on Meaningful Use

A bill has been introduced in Congress that includes many of the changes the AAFP has advocated for regarding the Meaningful Use program. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the need for change, the proposed legislation, and how ...

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

Former 'Orphan' School Embraces Family Medicine to Drive Progress

Former 'Orphan' School Embraces Family Medicine to Drive Progress

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

Fresh Approach Turns Substance Abuse Challenges Into Triumphs

Fresh Approach Turns Substance Abuse Challenges Into Triumphs

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

Patients, Physicians, Payer Benefit From Primary Care Investment

By investing in primary care, a BlueCross BlueShield program has helped reduce hospital admission rates by 19 percent and reduced readmissions by 20 percent while reducing spending by more than $600 million in a four-year period. Participating primary care practices have reaped ...

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

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

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

Mentoring Key to Molding Next Generation of Leaders

Mentoring Key to Molding Next Generation of Leaders

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

Shaping Our Future: Volunteer to Help Drive Specialty Forward

Shaping Our Future: Volunteer to Help Drive Specialty Forward

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

Students, Residents Show Their Passion for Family Medicine

Students, Residents Show Their Passion for Family Medicine

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

Country in Crisis: Addressing our Addiction Epidemic

The AAFP is working with Congress and federal agencies to address the nation's growing drug addiction epidemic while ensuring that family physicians are able to care for patients in a manner that is free of unnecessary regulatory burdens. Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement...

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

Self-Evaluation: How Many Stars Do I Rate?

Self-Evaluation: How Many Stars Do I Rate?

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

Physician Burnout: The AAFP Is Winning Battles For You

Physician Burnout: The AAFP Is Winning Battles For You

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

FPs Can Help Curb Spending on Services Patients Don't Need

FPs Can Help Curb Spending on Services Patients Don't Need

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

AAFP Advocacy Promotes Compassionate Care

After years of advocacy efforts, public policy has begun to align with AAFP policy in regards to advance care planning. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin looks at how the 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule would ensure that family physicians are ...

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

California's Vaccine Victory Holds Lessons for Other States

California's Vaccine Victory Holds Lessons for Other States

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

Direct Primary Care Model Poised for Rapid Growth

Direct Primary Care Model Poised for Rapid Growth

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

Are You the Leader We're Looking for?

Are You the Leader We're Looking for?

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

AAFP Teams Up With NFL Foundation to Raise Concussion Awareness

AAFP Teams Up With NFL Foundation to Raise Concussion Awareness

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

Dealing With Death: Why Helping Patients' Families Helps Me

Dealing With Death: Why Helping Patients' Families Helps Me

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

Moving from Meaningless to Meaningful Use

The flawed meaningful use program does not move our health care system closer to widespread adoption of electronic health records, and it is time for a change. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin explains why the Academy is launching an advocacy ...

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

What Patients Don't Know Can Hurt Them

What Patients Don't Know Can Hurt Them

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

Medicare and Medicaid: 'Doing the Right Thing for Those in Need'

Medicare and Medicaid provide coverage for 120 million Americans, but creation of the programs initially met with fierce opposition. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin looks back at the evolution of the programs as they approach their 50th anniversaries.

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

Help Patients Trim the Fat Out of Fad Diets

Help Patients Trim the Fat Out of Fad Diets

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

Father's Day Flashback: Lessons Learned From Dads

Father's Day Flashback: Lessons Learned From Dads

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

Helping Hands: Count on Colleagues' Support During Transitions

Helping Hands: Count on Colleagues' Support During Transitions

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

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

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

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

Vacation? Hardly. AAFP Commission Work Is Tough, but Worth It

Vacation? Hardly. AAFP Commission Work Is Tough, but Worth It

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

Not So Fast: AAFP Urging FTC Scrutiny of Health Industry Mergers

Mergers in the health industry-whether hospitals, health systems, or health insurance companies-can increase costs and decrease competition. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin explains how the Academy is fighting business deals that are bad for ...

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

Give Residents Tools to Turn Tide on Physician Burnout

Give Residents Tools to Turn Tide on Physician Burnout

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

Fellowships Aim to Enhance FPs' Training, Not Limit Our Scope

Fellowships Aim to Enhance FPs' Training, Not Limit Our Scope

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

Food Desert: A Community Coping Without a Grocery Store

Food Desert: A Community Coping Without a Grocery Store

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

Learning Matters: How Education Affects Health

Learning Matters: How Education Affects Health

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

ICD-10 Is Inevitable. Be Ready.

With the clock ticking down to the 2015 rollout of ICD-10, family physicians are preparing themselves and their practice staff for the transition. Identifying resources to help smooth the transition, the need for end-to-end testing, and role of family physicians in preventing ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/icd_10_is_inevitable_be.html

Far From the Madding Crowd: Whole-Patient Focus Facilitates Diagnosis

Far From the Madding Crowd: Whole-Patient Focus Facilitates Diagnosis

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

Advocacy Agenda Shifts With SGR Behind Us

Advocacy Agenda Shifts With SGR Behind Us

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

Face-to-Face With Dr. Oz: Benefits of Touting Family Medicine Outweigh Risks

Face-to-Face With Dr. Oz: Benefits of Touting Family Medicine Outweigh Risks

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

It’s Time to Revolutionize GME -- Not Simply Reform It

Family physicians from across the nation will gather this week in Washington, D.C., for the AAFP’s 2015 Family Medicine Congressional Conference. One of the key issues up for discussion is the need to change our nation's graduate medical education system.

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

Dealing With Addiction at Home

Dealing With Addiction at Home

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

Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

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

Family Leave Policies Failing U.S. Families

Family Leave Policies Failing U.S. Families

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

Final Thoughts on the SGR; A Look Ahead at MACRA

President Obama signed the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 into law on April 16, which eliminates the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin looks at what MACRA ...

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

Team-based Training Key to Providing Team-based Care

Team-based Training Key to Providing Team-based Care

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

Doctors Need the Straight Dope on Medical Marijuana

Doctors Need the Straight Dope on Medical Marijuana

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

Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

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

Don't Be Shy: Health is Primary Trumpets FP Success Stories

Don't Be Shy: Health is Primary Trumpets FP Success Stories

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

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