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  1. Chronic Care Management Payment Included in 2015 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ScheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 9 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The not-so-good news: The proposal also includes projected pay cuts required by the sustainable growth rate formula used to determine physician payment.

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  2. AAFP Endorses ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines With QualificationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    On June 11, AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn., participated as a panelist in a webinar hosted by Prescriber's Letter .

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  3. AAFP Applauds Burwell's Confirmation to Lead HHSRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    In an AAFP media statement , AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn., said the Academy looked forward to working with Burwell in her role as head of HHS.

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  4. Preventing Concussions Is Focus of White House SummitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Even after suffering five concussions during his professional soccer career, Taylor Twellman continued making the physical sacrifice many top athletes routinely make when they take the field: He kept on playing.

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  5. FFM 2.0 Project to Define Family Medicine, Underscore Its ValueRead the original story

    May 7, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    AAFP Board Chair Jeff Cain, M.D., of Denver, was stunned -- and somewhat amused -- when he heard a neurosurgeon refer to himself as a primary care physician during a recent medical conference.

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  6. Immunization Resources Aim to Keep You Up-to-DateRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Have you checked your mailbox lately? The AAFP has mailed laminated copies of the 2014 immunization schedules and other helpful resources to all active and resident members.

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  7. House Votes to Delay ICD-10 Implementation for One YearRead the original story

    Mar 28, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Yesterday, the House passed legislation that would, among other things, bar HHS from adopting the ICD-10 code sets for outpatient diagnostic coding until Oct. 1, 2015.

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  8. Workforce Reform Focus of AAFP Policy PaperRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The AAFP recently released a policy document that outlines how the nation could resolve its chronic shortage of family physicians by implementing targeted policies that value primary care.

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  9. Family Medicine Match Rate Up for Fifth Consecutive YearRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Catherine Louw at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, celebrates with her fiance, Ryan Coe, after learning that she'll soon be headed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Family Medicine Residency.

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  10. Medical Home Pilot Findings Fall ShortRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Sometimes researchers exploring a high-profile topic publish study results that seemingly contradict previous study findings.

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  11. House, Senate Need to Act on SGR RepealRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    After the U.S. House and Senate received wide praise for introducing legislation that would repeal the controversial sustainable growth rate formula for Medicare payment, passage of the bill now is in jeopardy because of partisan disagreements about how to finance the cost of repeal.

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  12. President's 2015 Budget Bolsters Primary CareRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    President Obama released his 2015 proposed federal budget last week. The budget met a significant number of AAFP goals for the future, prompting the Academy to support funding requests in the budget, including programs to encourage medical students to enter family medicine and to improve the quality of family medicine practices.

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  13. Prescribing Controlled Substances Focus of Consensus DocumentRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The agreement reached by the 13 participating organizations, which represent physicians, pharmacists, pharmacies, regulatory boards, wholesalers, manufacturers and government agencies, acknowledges the need to work collaboratively to address the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States and to help health care providers in various roles ... (more)

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  14. AAFP Asking Members to Speak Out on SGR LegislationRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Congress currently is looking at legislation that would end the frustrating cycle of temporary fixes to the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula for physician payment and allow physicians to take a major step toward improving the quality of patient care. 1 comment

  15. AAFP Comes Out in Support of SGR Repeal LegislationRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    The AAFP has announced it is supporting pending legislation in Congress that would repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate payment formula and create a payment system that encourages quality improvements instead of the current emphasis on volume.

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  16. Report Looks at Physician Challenges in 2014Read the original story

    Feb 12, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Every profession has its challenges, but in 2014, America's physicians will face a head-spinning array of economic hurdles.

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  17. HHS Adopts Rule Expanding Patient Access to Test ResultsRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    In a move designed to give patients more control over their medical records, individuals will be able to obtain copies of their medicals test results directly from the testing lab, according to a rule recently adopted by HHS Although patients can continue to obtain laboratory results from their physicians, a patient or a patient's designated ... (more)

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  18. Report Charts Course for Workforce ReformRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    A burgeoning demand for a primary care physician workforce that can meet the needs of the United States has led to much introspection on what can be done to increase the number of primary care physicians in the United States.

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  19. Report Looks at Physician Challenges in 2014Read the original story

    Feb 12, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Every profession has its challenges, but in 2014, America's physicians will face a head-spinning array of economic hurdles.

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  20. HHS Adopts Rule Expanding Patient Access to Test ResultsRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2014 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    In a move designed to give patients more control over their medical records, individuals will be able to obtain copies of their medicals test results directly from the testing lab, according to a rule recently adopted by HHS Although patients can continue to obtain laboratory results from their physicians, a patient or a patient's designated ... (more)

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